Ground Officially Broken On WCHS-Lutheran Partnership

WARSAW – The groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday at Warsaw Community High School with Lutheran Health Network for the new turf football field.

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Barkey Named AFA Indiana Teacher Of Year

WARSAW — On Friday, May 13, Warsaw Community Schools and members of the local chapter of the Air Force Association presented the 2016 Indiana Teacher of the Year award to Ben Barkey for his work as an instructional coach in STEM education at Washington STEM Academy. The honor … Read More

Warsaw elementary-school and high-school art students display the banners they designed for this summer's season at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Warsaw. (Photo provided)

Student Banners On Display In Warsaw

WARSAW — Drivers in Warsaw’s downtown area this summer will notice colorful banners depicting two well-known musicals. Every fall and spring, students from Warsaw Community Schools compete to have their artwork displayed throughout the downtown area for a full season, announcing upcoming productions at the nonprofit Wagon Wheel Center … Read More


Gilstrap Receives Award From Pearl Harbor Survivor

LEESBURG — Survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Ray Emory, 95, awarded Leesburg student Brooklyn Gilstrap for her historical essay. Emory was born in Peoria, Ill., and was stationed aboard the USS Honolulu during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surviving the attack, he went … Read More


WCS Building Project Has New Website

WARSAW — Community members wishing to keep up with the latest on the Warsaw Community Schools design-build project can now do so, via a website launched this week. The project includes Washington STEM Academy, Edgewood Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School. The site features links to local coverage of … Read More

Jefferson Elementary students place rocks illustrating what kindness means to them. (Photos provided)

Kindness ‘Rocks’ At Jefferson Elementary

WINONA LAKE — Kindness is emphasized at Jefferson at all times, but it is especially highlighted during “The Great Kindness Challenge,” which is a “week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible.” Jefferson observed this week in early March. Student council members got the idea … Read More


Last Beam Placed For New Lincoln School

Warsaw — The final beam is in place on the framework of the new Lincoln Elementary School, Warsaw. Students, teachers and school officials took part in a beam raising ceremony Friday morning, May 20. Earlier in the week, students had the opportunity to sign the beam, knowing their names will be … Read More


Gradway Students Look To Successful Future

WARSAW — As graduation approaches, high school seniors throughout Kosciusko County are planning for their futures. For 45 of these students, getting to go through commencement is an accomplishment they may not have otherwise had the chance to enjoy. Tuesday afternoon, May 17, Gradway held its annual graduation ceremony … Read More


WCHS Bands Present, ‘The Serious Moonlight’

WARSAW — The Warsaw Community High School bands will present their annual pops concert, titled, “The Serious Moonlight,” at 7:39 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the WCHS Performing Arts Center. The WCHS concert band will perform music from movie soundtracks, including a medley from Disney’s “Tangled,” music from “Young Frankenstein” … Read More


WCS Appoints Administrative Staff

WARSAW — During the monthly regular meeting of the school board Monday, May 16, members of the Warsaw Community Schools Board of Trustees approved the appointment of two administrative staff members. Brandon Penrod will join Warsaw Community Schools as chief financial officer and Ben Barkey will now serve … Read More


School Board Learns About Shark Dissection

WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Schools Board of Trustees learned about sharks and shark dissection from Leesburg Elementary School third-graders during its regular meeting Monday, May 16. The students and their teachers showed off their Shark Week projects and told the board how they were able to fit sharks into their … Read More


Sumo Robot Battles At Warsaw High School Career Center

  WARSAW — The Warsaw High School Career Center had crowds that were elbow-to-elbow yesterday, Saturday, May 14, as the fourth, fifth and sixth graders from Warsaw Community School’s had their first Robotics Showcase. A donation from Zimmer-Biomet enabled all eight Warsaw school’s to be on equal ground … Read More

The different components of Washington Elementary School's new addition are taking shape. At the far left is new classroom area. The tall portion is the new STEM lab and at the far right is the overhang to the new entrance. (Photos by Amanda McFarland)

Washington School Taking On New Look

WARSAW — As the Warsaw Community Schools design-build program progresses, Washington STEM Academy is taking on a whole different look. Design-build supervisor Jim Lemasters described some of the changes taking place at Washington. The most visible is the new addition to the side of the building facing SR … Read More


Warsaw Sixth-Graders Celebrate DARE Graduation

WARSAW — Retro Bill, lip-synching cops and a laser light spectacular all marked the end of this year’s DARE program as sixth-graders from nine area elementary schools gathered to celebrate their graduation. Students from Madison, Claypool, Sacred Heart, Leesburg, Harrison, Washington, Jefferson, Eisenhower and Lincoln, along with their … Read More


WCS Kindergarten Registration Deadline Approaching

WARSAW — As the school year comes to a close, parents are encouraged to finalize their kindergarten registration forms. Those who missed April’s kindergarten roundup are still able to register their child at their neighborhood elementary school. Parents interested in enrolling their child in the Spanish-English dual language … Read More


Zimmer-Biomet Donation Paves Way to WCS Robotics Showcase

Through a donation from a local orthopedics business, Warsaw Community Schools students are receiving an opportunity to work hands on with robotics in their classrooms. According to Washington STEM Academy teacher David Burden, a donation from Zimmer-Biomet, Warsaw, totaling $20,000 has allowed students in all eight WCS elementary … Read More