During OrthoWorx Innovative Careers Pathway Program students learned about the orthopedic industry, opportunities available in advanced manufacturing, the skills needed for potential future careers and the pathways to get there. (Photo provided)

OrthoWorx Program Educates Students About Orthopedics And Career Pathways

WARSAW — A select group of about 60 eighth-grade students from Edgewood Middle School and Lakeview Middle School recently participated in the OrthoWorx Innovative Careers Pathway Program. Participants learned about the orthopedic industry, advanced manufacturing career opportunities, the skills needed and the pathways to pursue those careers. The group also included five administrators, counselors and a teacher.

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Leesburg Students Learn Creativity While Recycling

By DANI BARKEY Chief Accountability Officer, Warsaw Community Schools LEESBURG — Leesburg Elementary School second-graders learned last week about making paper. Sarah Fruit from KC Recycling visited the school and talked to students about the importance of recycling. She taught them how paper is recycled and then each child had the … Read More


Workshop Focuses On Non-Traditional Female Careers

SYRACUSE — From a very young age, Elizabeth Perepezko had an interest in how things worked and wanted to take things apart and put them back together. “I was always thinking, ‘what could I make from ordinary things?’” she said.

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WCS Building Project Moves Forward

WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Schools building project took one more step forward Monday evening, Oct. 19, as the board of school trustees announced Performance Services as the choice for its design-build firm. Other choices included Hagerman Inc. and The Korte Company. The extensive project includes major renovations and additions … Read More

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Observatory Brings Dreams Into Focus At Harrison

WARSAW — When it comes to dreams at Warsaw Community Schools, the sky is the limit — literally. Students and staff are taking their love of astronomy to new heights through the use of the school’s very own observatory.

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WCS PAC To Become Hit Entertainment Venue

WARSAW — Warsaw Community School Corporation has big plans for the future. During the monthly board work session, held Tuesday, Oct. 13, the board was met by Robert Bucher, the newly appointed Performing Arts Center director, to discuss the transformational process of turning the building into a public … Read More

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‘Heroes’ Concert At The Wagon Wheel

By ETHAN SHECKLER Marketing Director, Wagon Wheel Center WARSAW — The Symphony of the Lakes will present its fall concert, Heroes, at 7p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. The concert will feature the iconic musical themes of heroes, including a “Star Wars Epic Suite” and “007: Throughout the Years.” Attendees are … Read More


The Y Offering Fall Break Childcare

WARSAW — Over Warsaw Community Schools’ Fall Break, the Y will be offering School Break Camp from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Parkview Warsaw YMCA. Children Kindergarten through 6th grade will be kept busy and having fun October 21-23. Wednesday, they will play group games and go on a field trip to HealthWorks Museum in South Bend. Thursday, children will take a field trip to Shipshewana’s corn maze. On Friday, Fall Break Camp will make a craft and Scarecrow Snack Mix, go on a skeleton scavenger hunt, go skating at Eastlake Skate Center and end the day with a movie.

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WCS Counselor Honored

By DANI BARKEY Warsaw Community Schools WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools announced that Cathy Suhany, WCS school psychologist, has been named IASP School Psychologist of the Year by the Indiana Association of School Psychologists in a ceremony, held Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis. Suhany completed her … Read More


Warsaw Food Service: A Day In The Life

WARSAW — School is a place where young minds are fed and nourished in preparation for the future. However, in order to feed growing minds, schools must also feed growing bodies. This is where food services comes in. Marci Franks is the director of Warsaw Community Schools Food … Read More

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Schools Offer Safe Way To Report Bullying

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — A student walking down the hallway notices two classmates casually passing insults back and forth about a third person, who pretends to laugh but is clearly hurt. The student has seen this before; in fact, it happens a lot to this person. The student is faced … Read More


Walorski Visits Claypool Elementary

CLAYPOOL — Congresswoman Jackie Walorski visited Claypool Elementary School Tuesday, Sept. 1, in one of several stops on a recent education tour. Walorski visited with students and teachers as she learned about the Warsaw Inquiry Learning Laboratory as classroom teacher, Jennifer Gunder, instructional coach, Nicole Baird and STEM Bus … Read More


Tigers Collect Change For FMSC

By DANI BARKEY Warsaw Community Schools WARSAW — Each day, approximately 6,200 children around the world die because they do not have enough food to eat. The Warsaw community is doing something to change that. Last year, more than 5,000 volunteers came together as a community to help pack … Read More

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WCS Outlines Future Of Building Project

WARSAW — Warsaw Community School Corporation hopes to keep the community apprised of its latest building project. Superintendent David Hoffert gave a presentation at a special meeting held Wednesday evening, Aug. 26, in which he outlined the project. The plan, he said, is to keep the community informed … Read More


Local Kids Learn About Self-Esteem

WARSAW — What do remote controls, suitcases, tire gauges and garbage cans have in common? According to motivational speaker, Retro Bill, they are all visual metaphors for self-esteem. Retro Bill has been making the rounds of Warsaw Community Schools, speaking at Jefferson and Harrison Elementary Schools Monday, Aug. … Read More