Leo-Grabill, Indiana

Friday, February 27, 2015





POSTED: 02/17/15 at 3:29 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

(WANE) – Indiana State Police said an EACS school bus started a crash on I-69 in Delaware County that ended up with more than two dozen vehicles involved.

Photo Courtesy: Indiana State Police(Photo Courtesy: Indiana State Police)

It happened around 11:30 a.m. around mile marker 248. Police said the initial investigation found the school bus was going south in the right lane on I-69 and ran into the back of a southbound minivan. The minivan was knocked into the ditch off to the right of the highway.

That collision sparked dozens of other crashes. In the end, police said five semi-trucks and more than 20 passenger vehicles were involved in the pileup that stretched for about a quarter mile.


POSTED: 02/15/15 at 8:18 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Strikes for Charity Bowling Tournament to benefit local charities

bowlFire Police City County FCU and Reflection of Caring invite you on Saturday, February 21, 2015, to Georgetown Bowl located at 6770 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. The bowling tournament will begin at 1pm, doors open at 12:30pm. The public is welcome and walk-in registration is available. Cost per bowler is $15.00 (max 5 bowlers per lane.) Registration includes 3 games of bowling, shoes rental, and a door prize ticket. Bowler pre-registration forms are available online at http://www.fpccfcu.org/R_O_C.html. Reflection of Caring was established by Fire Police City County FCU for the purpose of providing monetary donations as well as volunteer support to charitable organizations. In 2014, Reflection of Caring donated over $14,000 to nearly 50 local and national charitable organizations while Credit Union employees gave 800 hours of volunteer service to the community!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Fire Police City County FCU for additional information about the Strikes for Charity Bowling Tournament. Call Angie at 260-484-2102 or email angie.felger@fpccfcu.org.

POSTED: 02/09/15 at 10:49 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Jamie Duffy The Journal Gazette

With a vote of 5-2 the East Allen County Schools board Monday gave preliminary approval to a $53.8 million building referendum that calls for construction of a new elementary school and large middle school addition to New Haven High School.

The board could vote to move ahead with the referendum as early as the Feb. 17 meeting, said Chris Baker, board president. The board’s next meeting is today at 6:30 p.m., but the referendum is not on the agenda.

The consensus vote was taken at a special work session. The earliest a referendum could be put to a public vote is in November, Baker said.

Most of the construction work or demolition will happen in the New Haven area. The plan calls for demolishing the 1958-era New Haven Middle School and the 64 building, referring to the year it was built, and the Park Hill Learning Center, where 85 special education preschool students and some administration staff are housed.

At the New Haven Primary School for grades pre-K through 2, the district wants to build a six-classroom wing to unite the preschool special education classes with the general education population. The wing is estimated to cost $1,964,500, which would be covered in a general obligation bond, not the referendum.


POSTED: 02/03/15 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


POSTED: 01/13/15 at 7:49 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Mr. Leland Etzler: Mr. Etzler is a retired educator of 43 years. He was a former EACS Board member from 2006-2010. He was a football coach at Woodlan High for 40 years and has been inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame!  Mr. Etzler has been married to Gayle for 48 years. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.






Mr. Timothy Hines: Mr. Hines is the owner of TE Hines Concrete Construction.  He serves on many committees, has coached baseball and basketball in the Harlan and Woodlan communities.  He also serves on EACS budget committee.  Mr. Hines is a graduate of Ball State University.  He is married and they have two adult sons.  Mr. Hines has been actively involved in the EACS district for many years.





Mrs. Paulette Nellems: Mrs. Nellems is a former NAACP President for the City of Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch.  She is also a former General Motors assembly worker.  She has been involved and extremely active in the East Allen County School district for quite sometime.  She has a passion for kids and wants every child to receive a great education!  Mrs. Nellems is married to Danny; they have two adult daughters and one son. They are also foster parents.

POSTED: 01/08/15 at 6:57 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


EACS…is an ‘A’ District!!! The State Board of Education announced November 5, 2014, that EACS is an overall ‘A’ district! EACS has 7 ‘A’ schools, 5 ‘B’ schools and 4 ‘C’ schools. No schools were categorized as either a ‘D’ or ‘F’ school.

EACS….has National Blue Ribbon Schools Cedarville Elementary, New Haven Intermediate, and Leo Jr. Sr. High Schools received National Blue Ribbon designations. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created in 1982 to honor schools which have achieved high levels of performance or made significant improvements in closing the achievement gap in schools where at least 40% of the student population is classified as disadvantaged.

EACS…. has 4-Star Schools Annually the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction announces Indiana’s 4-Star Schools. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories. Cedarville Elementary, Leo Elementary, Leo Jr./Sr., and Woodlan Primary have recently received this designation.

EACS….has a MultiCultural district. EACS has an ethnicity of 69% White, 13% B lack, 8% Asian, 6% Hispanic, and 4% Multi-Racial. The district is made up of urban and rural communities. There are 31 languages spoken.

EACS….ISTEP scores increased more than the State average During 2013-14 school year, EACS had 72.2% of students in grades 3 through 8 pass both portions of ISTEP, compared with 66.7% during 2012-13 school year. This is a 5.5% increase! The State average increased only 1%.


POSTED: 12/02/14 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Lutheran Hospital Hosting Career Fair for Medical Professionals Nov. 6

Medical professionals and new graduates interested in seeking a career as a registered nurse, surgical technologist or monitor technician are invited to attend a career fair at Lutheran Hospital Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lutheran is looking for compassionate applicants who want to provide life-changing care for patients in a team-approach culture.

Participants are asked to RSVP online at LutheranHospital.com/careers .

The career fair will take place in the Lutheran Hospital South Lobby. Parking is available free of charge in the south parking garage on the Lutheran Hospital campus.

Career fair attendees can chat with staff and tour:

  • Intensive care units
  • Lutheran Children’s Hospital
  • Medical/surgical unit
  • Neurosciences
  • Telemetry/heart failure unit
  • Surgery


POSTED: 10/29/14 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leo Jr/Sr High Supports Cancer Patients and Research

Leo Junior-Senior High School raised over $1,000 to send to Riley Children’s Hospital for Cancer Patients and Research!  As a result of the success, 9 staff members, a student teacher, and a high school student took whipped cream to the face for the campaign “Whipping Childhood Cancer.”  Leo’s Mr. Cogdell, Ms. Hancock, Mrs. Kattner, Mr. Lance, Ms. McKanna, Mr. Newberg, Dr. Singer, Mrs. Shappell, along with student teacher Ms. Mintari, and Mrs.Yamano volunteered to take whipped cream in the face to help the cause!

POSTED: 10/23/14 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


Life is Good Campaign Club Kick-off was a success!  Over 150 Leo Junior High students attended the event to play games, compete in challenges, and have fun.  The goal of Life is Good Campaign Club is to promote community service and build a sense of positive community within our school.

Way to Go Leo Junior High Students!

POSTED: 10/23/14 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools