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School Board Hears Report About Costa Rica Trip

SYRACUSE — Twelve Wawasee High School students who study Spanish were able to practice what they have learned during a trip to Costa Rica this summer. During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, Sept. 12, in Syracuse, the board heard a report about … Read More

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Spring 2017 ISTEP+ Results Released

SYRACUSE — Indiana Department of Education released results of spring 2017 ISTEP+ Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 6. The controversial test, which may be administered for the last time in the spring of 2018, has often frustrated administrators, teachers and students throughout the state. ISTEP+ assesses English and language arts … Read More

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School Board Awards Construction Bids

SYRACUSE — During an unusually brief meeting Tuesday evening, July 11, in Syracuse, the Wawasee school board awarded two construction bids. R. Yoder Construction’s bid of $536,942 was accepted to transform the former Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Syracuse into spaces to be used for vocational purposes … Read More

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Planning Continues For Electronic Learning Board Hears

SYRACUSE — Plans are moving forward for implementing “eLearning” during inclement weather days beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the Wawasee school board heard during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 9, in Syracuse.

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Board Approves Contract For Artificial Turf Field

SYRACUSE — Wawasee High School’s football field will have a significantly different look by August. During the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, April 18, in Syracuse, the board approved entering a contract with Cincinnati-based The Motz Group for a new artificial turf field to be installed at the high school this summer.

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State Releases Wawasee’s 2016 Annual Performance Report

SYRACUSE — Among the many reports public school corporations are involved in each year is the annual performance report. The 2016 version for the Wawasee Community School Corp. was recently released by the Indiana Department of Education and is published in its full form in this edition of The Mail-Journal.

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Wawasee Is Preparing For Accreditation Visit

SYRACUSE — Every five years, the Wawasee Community School Corp. goes through an accreditation process where a team visits and thoroughly examines the school district. The school corporation is preparing for a visit from AdvancED next week for the accreditation process.

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Wawasee Awarded Digital Learning Grant

SYRACUSE — Wawasee Community School Corp. was one of 32 school districts statewide to be awarded a 2017 digital learning grant by the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning. This grant supports school corporations in providing professional development, developing content and expectations, creating avenues for parent and student communication, as well as purchasing devices.

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School Corporation Grades Itself Board Hears

SYRACUSE — Each year the Indiana Department of Education assigns letter grades to public schools in the state. For the most part, the grades assigned are based on ISTEP+ results and growth.

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Thousands Celebrate The Lives Of Kim And Stephen Conrad

SYRACUSE — Thousands came to Wawasee High School to celebrate the lives of Kim Conrad and her son Stephen Conrad II Wednesday evening, Jan. 4. Not only for the visitation but for a celebration which began at 6 p.m.

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Construction Projects Move Forward After Hearing

SYRACUSE — Several construction or renovation projects in Wawasee schools to be done next summer were approved during the regular monthly meeting of the Wawasee school board Tuesday evening, Dec. 13, in Syracuse.

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Spring 2016 ISTEP+ Results Released By State

SYRACUSE — Indiana Department of Education released spring 2016 ISTEP+ results Thursday, Nov. 17. It was the second year of a new state assessment for grades three to eight based on Indiana’s more rigorous college and career ready standards. A new baseline was established for ISTEP+ in spring 2015.

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Board Given Report On School Improvement Plan

SYRACUSE — During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Nov. 8, in Syracuse, the Wawasee school board heard a report on the school improvement plan, as well as the school achievement plan, in place at Wawasee Middle School. Susan Mishler, principal of WMS, presented the report.

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Students Entered Into Video Challenge Board Hears

SYRACUSE — Some Wawasee High School students in classes taught by Jeremy VanLue and Phil Huffman have entered the #kickRXabuse video challenge. A brief report was given to the Wawasee school board during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 11, in Syracuse.

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