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Relationships key for Folks

Outgoing EACS chief wins praise

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

If you are an East Allen County Schools student, chances are good Superintendent Ken Folks knows your name.

If he doesn’t, he likely knows your face.

EACS Superintendent Dr Kenneth Folks Talks With Preschoolers About the Blankets They Have Selected

The self-described people person tried to visit every school at least every other week during his four-year tenure at EACS, which ends with his retirement Friday. That’s 16 schools in 10 days, meaning multiple building visits per day was common, he said.

“They have so many events I want to be a part of,” Folks said, standing among spectators at New Haven Intermediate School last month for the fifth-grade rocket launch.

An invitation-only retirement celebration honoring Folks, 59, is set for Wednesday.

His 36-year career in schools included work as a social studies teacher, coach, athletic director and principal. He began his first central office job in 2010 as chief academic officer at Marion Community Schools.

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POSTED: 06/25/17 at 2:17 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

BREAKING NEWS….

EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT MOVING TO NEW LOCATION CAUSING TECHOLOGY SHUTDOWN

The EACS Technology Department will be moving to their new location in the former New Haven Elementary School at 800 Homestead Drive. The moving process will begin 12:00 am on Sunday, July 2 and should be restored by Thursday, July 6, 2017. During the move, phones, email, and all computer systems will be down, which will include:

 RDS parent access

 Access to transcripts

 The ability to create work permits

 The ability to fill out a job application

 Access to job postings

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this move. For more information prior to the shutdown please call 260-446-0100.

POSTED: 06/21/17 at 3:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

EACS BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT HONOR LONG TIME EDUCATOR AND WRESTLING COACH

Mr. Bill Kerbel, former EACS educator and wrestling coach was recently honored by EACS board members and superintendent, Dr. Ken Folks for his hard work and dedication to kids. Dr. Folks stated, “It is important to note that Bill is more than just a supporter of wrestling; he is first and foremost an educator. Bill has always been driven by doing what is best for kids. He has dedicated his life to developing young people into successful adults”. Mr. Kerbel will be inducted into the Class of 2018, Indiana Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in February.

Mr. Bill Kerbel we salute you for all you’ve done for kids!

POSTED: 06/09/17 at 9:34 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Garage sales are right around the corner and if your sales are anything like ours you will have some items leftover afterwards. New Horizons Fellowship is willing to accept any gently used, school-age children’s clothing to give away before school starts in the fall. You can drop the clothes off on July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th from 10 to 12. The address is 1330 Werling Road.

NHF is not selling the items but will be giving them away to any students in need of clothing before school starts. We may even make arrangements to come and pick them up. You can contact us at 749-0422 or office@newhorizonsfellowship.net

POSTED: 06/05/17 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Schools

TRAI ESSEX/NEW HAVEN FOOTBALL CAMP “2017″

Come Join Us As The TRADITION CONTINUES IN THE “2017″ SEASON
FOR ALL BOYS & GIRLS WHO WILL BE IN THE 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th & 3rd GRADE FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR AT

PAUL HARDING JUNIOR HS, PRINCE CHAPMAN ACADEMY, SOUTHWICK ELEMENTARY, NEW HAVEN (MIDDLE, INTERMEDIATE, & PRIMARY) SCHOOLS, St JOHNS & CENTRAL LUTHERAN SCHOOLS. FORMER HARDING FOOTBALL PLAYER, NORTHWESTERN UNVERSITY & AND PITTSBURG STEELERS TACKLE TRAI ESSEX & NEW HAVEN HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JIM ROWLAND ARE CAMP DIRECTORS.
THIS CAMP WILL BE A FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP. NEW HAVEN TEAM PLAYERS AND PAST AND PRESENT COLLEGE PLAYERS WILL BE HELPING WITH THE CAMP. THIS IS A NON-CONTACT SKILL CAMP. PADS AND HELMETS WILL NOT BE USED!!! DRILLS AND ACTIVITES WILL BE LED BY THE NEW HAVEN FOOTBALL AND AWP STAFFS.
CAMP IS FROM

SUNDAY, JUNE 11TH TO
MONDAY, JUNE 12th
 

FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.
AT NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICE FIELD.

EACH CAMPER WILL RECEIVE A TRAI ESSEX/NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL CAMP T-SHIRT PLUS MANY PRIZES THAT WILL BE HANDED OUT DURING CAMP.

THERE IS NO COST PER CAMPER !!

You MUST PRE-REGISTER by Monday, June 5th
Online at:

http://www.totalcamps.com/FUNDAMENTALS/camps/2017_trai_essex_fundamentals_camp/_bvm

or

Email: newhavenfootball@gmail.com
Any questions, please call Head Coach Jim Rowland or Assistant Coach Tom Neuenschwander at (260) 622-4169

POSTED: 05/31/17 at 9:08 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

At the May 16th School Board meeting, three students from the East Allen Alternative School presented their ideas on games with a New Haven twist. Leading off was Travis Mash, who explained his team’s game, “New Havenopoly”. Following him was Chandler Schriber, whose game was “New Havenland”. Finally, Chase Silvis finished up with “Battle New Fort”, and included a video presentation with his game. These games, based loosely on an idea by Principal Jeff Kline, are part of Mr. Troy Fansler’s and Mr. Kent Goeglein’s Project-Based Learning classes and were designed to give the New Haven Chamber of Commerce some ideas on how to promote the city of New Haven to both residents and tourists of all ages.

POSTED: 05/26/17 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Central Lutheran Preschool Celebrates the Week of the Young Child Central Lutheran Preschool was happy to celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Students participated in special dress days and activities each day, including Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday, and Future Friday. Preschoolers were able to work and engage with older elementary students to complete many of these activities. They are very excited to share a building with the elementary students next year, as the new preschool addition is now being built onto the elementary school. The Nahrwold Early Childhood Center is scheduled to open its doors this July and be ready for the first day of school! If you would like more information about the preschool or elementary programs at Central Lutheran School, please contact the school office at 493-2502.

POSTED: 05/16/17 at 1:48 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

POSTED: 05/16/17 at 1:41 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

The United States Marine Corps is pleased to announce that Blake Rhymer of Heritage High School in Monroeville, East Allen County was selected to participate in the 2017 Battles Won Academy, July 13-17, in Washington D.C.  Blake was selected not only for his athletic performance but for outstanding character, academic excellence, and community leadership that reflects the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment.

The Battles Won Academy will bring together approximately 100 of the country’s top student-leaders for a week in the nation’s capital. The program provides Marines with several opportunities to purposefully engage the student leaders and share leadership lessons that will enhance their future success.

The Battles Won Academy taps into the irreducible essence of the Marine Corps, which is the fighting spirit of the Marine. The essence of the Marines individually and collectively is the willingness to engage and the determination to defeat an opposing force – whether personal or on behalf of our nation and its communities.

POSTED: 05/16/17 at 12:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Schools

Woodlan Elementary Teacher to Chaperone Honor Flight

Shelly Gibson

Ms. Shelly Gibson, teacher at Woodlan Elementary was chosen to chaperone the next honor flight! Ms. Gibson was chosen because of her hard work and dedication by supporting the Veterans over the years as she leads the efforts for the annual Veterans Day program.

CONGRATULATIONS MS. GIBSON!

POSTED: 05/02/17 at 4:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools