East Allen County Schools will have on-line registration from July 28 – August 5, 2015 for currently enrolled students. Students new to EACS and enrolling for the first time need to make an appointment with the school office. For currently enrolled students, you may complete the on-line registration from July 28 – August 5, 2015 using your Password or Activation Codes. If parents do not have computer and Internet access at home, the schools will have computer labs available during registration on the following dates:
Elementary and Secondary Schools Registration: New Haven, Woodlan, Heritage, Leo Attendance Areas:
Monday, August 3, noon – 7:00 p.m. (Burmese translators will be available at New Haven HS, Woodlan HS and Heritage HS)
Tuesday, August 4, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Elementary and Secondary Schools Registration: Paul Harding Attendance Area:
Southwick: Monday, August 3, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m. Translators will be available for assistance.
Tuesday, August 4, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Prince Chapman: Monday, August 3, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 12:00 noon- 7:00 p.m. Translators will be available for assistance.
Paul Harding Jr. High/East Allen University: Tuesday August 4, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 12:00 noon- 7:00 p.m. Translators will be available for assistance.
To complete the registration / enrollment process parents are required to register each student at his/her assigned school. Parents please bring your Password or Activation Codes with you to register at school. A birth certificate and Proof of Residency is required (for new students) at the time of enrollment. (Example: utility bill, lease agreement, etc…)
District seeks passage of building referendum
Jamie Duffy | The Journal Gazette
Residents could be polled on a proposed $74 million building referendum this weekend after the East Allen County Schools board Tuesday approved the phone survey.
The survey to be conducted by Public Opinion Survey, a professional polling firm in Washington, D.C., will randomly select 300 residents from the EACS school district with several questions specifically related to the referendum and others concerning the resident’s level of education and political leanings.
The board passed the motion by a 6-1 show of hands.
The cost of the referendum is estimated at a high amount on purpose, board President Chris Baker said, and is broken down in two pieces.
District Digital Competition Winners Honored by Board
Recently, the EACS technology department hosted the annual Digital Learning Day iMovie Video Contest. There were three categories – K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The board honored the top three winners in each category. You are able to view the winning videos on the districts main webpage.
Grades K-5 category:
1st place: Edward Stuckey, Woodlan Elementary
2nd place: Let Win, Prince Chapman Academy
3rd place: Josh Carter, Leo Elementary
Grades 6-8 category:
1st place: Lane Hasselman, Leo Jr. High
2nd place: Adia Horston, New Haven Middle
3rd place: War War Win, Paul Harding Jr.
Grades 9-12 category:
1st place: Nicole Winans, East Allen University
2nd place: Rebecca Steeber, Divine Vasquez, and Kaitlyn Brown, New Haven High
3rd place: Evan Purk, New Haven High
EACS Health Service Coordinator Selected ‘Nurse of the Year’
Mrs. Wendy Walker, EACS Health Service Coordinator was selected as the 21 Alive/Insight Talk Show ‘Nurse of the Year’! Mr. Dirk Rowley, host of the Insight Show presented Mrs. Walker a $500 gift card from James Medical for being nominated and selected as Nurse of the Year.
Mrs. Walker coordinates all the nurses in the district as well as work directly with kids and staff in the Paul Harding Jr. building. “We appreciate her hard work and dedication for so many years”, said Dr. Ken Folks, superintendent. Mrs. Walker has been with EACS since January 28, 1991. Wendy provides CPR training for staff and all bus drivers. “It’s important that we keep staff trained in case of emergencies. Keeping kids safe and healthy is extremely important and I’m blessed to be able to do it”, said Walker.
May 6 was National Nurses Day, a day when we honor the devotion of our EACS nurses who selflessly and tirelessly care for our students and staff in very meaningful and tangible ways. The work they do is vital and they the way they do it is even more vital. We honor nurses because of their impulse to care, their capacity to encourage and nurture, and their heart that finds joy in giving!
Congratulations to Leo’s Lindsey Sharp she was a winner at last night’s BBB Torch Awards.
The BBB awarded four scholarships to students of integrity, who were chosen based on recommendations and essays submissions. There were: Andrew Norman Swing, Lakewood Park Christian School; Lindsey Sharp, Leo High School; Samuel Thomas, IPFW; and Chelsea Wiseman, Indiana Tech.
Paulding Putnam Supports the EACS Educational Foundation!
The East Allen County Schools Educational Foundation (the “Foundation” herein) received a $500 donation from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Trust’s “Operation Round UP!” to support the Foundation’s efforts. Paulding Putnam’s “Operation Round UP!” is a program that provides benefits to “organizations and governmental entities for charitable purposes in the Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative service area.” The program is available through the generosity of Paulding Putnam’s members. That is, “The membership of Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op contributes […] by rounding up their electric bill payments to the next whole dollar.” Through this support, our East Allen County Schools (EACS) Educational Foundation provides
1. EACS Dual Credit / Collegiate Connection. Current EACS juniors and seniors in EACS high schools have the opportunity to receive reimbursement for college coursework they successfully complete while they are EACS juniors or seniors. Annual allocation is up to $5,000 per EACS high school for this program.
2. Recognition of our EACS building-level Teachers of the Year. Each EACS building-level Teacher of the Year up to $250 worth of classroom materials to support their students.
The Foundation’s programming is possible because of donors, like Paulding Putnam, and the EACS Foundation’s lead sponsors: Pepsi and Parkview Health. Pictured (left to right) are Gary Lybarger (Paulding Putnam), Rose Fritzinger (EACS Foundation director) and Dr. Kenneth H. Folks (EACS Superintendent). If you want to learn more about the EACS Educational Foundation, contact Rose Fritzinger, 260/446-0135 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EACS BOARD HONORS ACADEMIC ALL-STATE ATHLETES
At a recent board meeting, the Board of School Trustees along with Dr. Ken Folks, Superintendent honored the Academic All-State Fall athletes. To receive this distinguished All-State award, an athlete must have played in 70% of games this season, have a minimum of a 3.40/4.0 or 9.1/12.0, and a minimum SAT of 1660 or a minimum ACT of 24. Congratulations to the following athletes:
Heritage High School:
Lucas Scheumann 3.7
Leo High School:
John Grush 10.1
Logan Leiter 10.9
New Haven High School:
Adam Hoffer 11.6 (Salutatorian)
Nate Kitzmiller 10.9
Andrew Kohrman 10.1
Todd Moeller 9.5
Spencer Perkins 10.5
Ryan Shaffer 9.9
Vance Shearer 9.5
Zachary Watson 12.1 (Valedictorian)
Woodlan High School:
Shawn Kitzmiller 11.4
Lutheran Hospital hosting spring career fair for medical professionals April 9
Medical professionals and soon-to-be 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 April 9 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
- Telemetry/heart failure unit
Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded.
Clinical staff at Lutheran Hospital have access to: dental, medical and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; paid time off; a per diem program; professional development opportunities; a retirement savings plan with company match; schedule flexibility; and tuition reimbursement.
(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.
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.