Leo Band Recognized at the State Level
Leo Jr. Sr. High School is a recipient of the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) All-Music Award for 2015-2016! The EACS Board of School Trustees and Dr. Ken Folks recognized these talented musicians at a recent board meeting.
Congratulations to the young musicians, and the entire music staff for the outstanding musical accomplishments this past year. ISSMA presented the music department a special banner to display in recognition of these outstanding achievements. Leo Jr. Sr. High School is one of only ten high schools in Indiana to receive a Total Department Award!
Leo High School’s Brooke Imel and Robyn Hall were named to the 2016 ICGSA All-State Team. Both of the girls played great in the All-Star games on June 18th at Carmel High School and Robyn was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the game. Leo Coach Head Coach Ben Shappell was voted District 2 4A Coach of the Year!
Four Star Schools Recognized by EACS Board
The Indiana Department of Education announced the 2014-15 Four Star Schools. East Allen County Schools’ – Cedarville Elementary, Leo Elementary and Leo Junior/Senior High School were named 2014-15 Four Star Schools!
In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in performance on ISTEP+ and ECA state exams, as well their rating determined by the national No Child Left Behind statute’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned the highest designation in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. Only a total of 287 schools received the award throughout the state.
The EACS Board of School Trustees and Superintendent Folks recognized each school at a recent board meeting. We salute Cedarville Elementary, Principal, Dr. Brad Bakle (not in photo), Leo Elementary, Principal, Mr. Bill Diehl, and Leo Jr. Sr. High School, Principal, Dr. Neal Brown!
Food Service Employment Opportunities Available at East Allen County Schools East Allen County Schools Food Service Department is looking for energetic and dependable people for the 2016-2017 School Year. If you are interested in flexible, daytime employment, please visit the EACS website (www.eacs.k12.in.us) and follow the “Employment Opportunities” link to submit your application today!
Recently, the Indiana Department of Education announced the 2014-15 Four Star Schools. East Allen County Schools’ – Cedarville Elementary, Leo Elementary and Leo Junior/Senior High School were named 2014-15 Four Star Schools!
In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned the highest designation in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. Only a total of 287 schools received the award throughout the state.
“Congratulations to our students and staff for earning this prestigious recognition! Their hard work and dedication has been recognized and rewarded! Earning Four Star School status is a goal for all of our schools that we track in our data war rooms. Kudos to Cedarville Elementary, Leo Elementary, and Leo Junior/Senior High School on this great accomplishment,” said Dr. Ken Folks, Superintendent of East Allen County Schools!
Ralph R. Hill, 83, of Bronson Michigan, formerly of Leo, passed away on May 19, 2016. Born on July 30, 1932, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Phillip and Mary Hill Sr. A member of Leo United Methodist Church, he was the owner of Hill Plumbing and Heating for 25 years and retired from GE as maintenance manager after 38 years of service; he was also a 50 year member and Past Master of the Leo Masonic Lodge #224, member and past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star Leo #278, a 32nd degree through the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine. Ralph loved golf, fishing, dominos, euchre, collecting toy trucks, the Chicago Cubs and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lois Hill; children, Ken (Merry Kennedy) Hill, Jackie (Mike) Baker, Doug (Alicia) Hill, Tammy (Fred) Young, Bruce Hill and Terry (Chris) Hill; siblings, Richard Hill, Sharon Eastes, Phillip Hill Jr and Karen Washler; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren (with two on the way).
Funeral service will be 11am Wednesday May 25, at Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo, with calling one hour prior to service. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, Tuesday May 24, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with a Masonic Service at 8pm. Burial will be in Leo Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to Leo United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com
Bogus Jury Duty Calls Surface In Allen County
Court does not make phone calls, demand payments for missed jury duty
A persistent scam involving phone calls claiming that the recipient has missed jury duty and owes a fine have surfaced again in Allen County.
The calls have been reported this week and originate from a 260 area code telephone number. An individual claiming to be a police detective instructs the recipient that they have missed jury duty, a warrant has been issued for his or her arrest and that the person must purchase a reloadable debit card or pay a third party in order to satisfy a resulting fine.
“These calls do not originate from the Court or from any other legitimate source,” said Allen Superior Court Chief Judge Craig J. Bobay. “These callers are simply criminals trying to scare and defraud unsuspecting citizens. Prospective jurors who fail to respond have never – and will never – be pursued in such a manner. “
In Allen County, all legitimate contact with prospective jurors occurs in writing, beginning with a postcard requesting certain information to determine eligibility for jury service. Personal information, such as bank or credit card numbers, is never requested.
Should an individual fail to report for jury duty, they can be compelled to attend by the Sheriff. They can also be fined and held in contempt of court. None of these actions, however, are communicated over the telephone.
Anyone with questions about jury duty service, including questions regarding the legitimacy of an unsolicited contact, may call the Allen Superior Court Jury Management Office at (260) 449-7520 or (260) 449-7022.
2016 ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED AT EACS BOARD MEETING
In 1995, East Allen County Schools began holding an annual Art Contest as a way to showcase artwork created by our students. This contest is voluntary on everyone’s part, but it is a wonderful opportunity for our students. Each year four winners are chosen from the many pieces submitted. Winners receive a Certificate of Distinction and a gift certificate to the United Art and Education store for $25.00. Their artwork is then framed and kept on display here in the Board room for five years, at which time the artwork is returned to the student.
Thanks to United Art & Education for partnering with EACS!
The winner in the Kindergarten through 2nd grade category:
Naomi Johnson – (Vase of flowers)
Naomi is a 2nd grader at Cedarville Elementary School.
Cedarville’s art teacher is Ms. Jill Maroney; Cedarville’s principal is Dr. Brad Bakle.
The winner in the 3rd through 6th grade category:
Makayla Richmond – (Elephant)
Makayla is a 5th grader at Heritage Elementary School.
Makayla’s art teacher is Ms. Kristin Kramer; HEEL’s principal is Mrs. Karen Chargers.
The winner in the 7th through 9th grade category:
Jasmine Pilkinton – (Anime Person)
Jasmine is a 9th grader at Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School.
WOHS’s art teacher is Mr. Matt Stebing; WOHS’s principal is Mr. Ron Kammeyer.
The winner in the 10th through 12th grade category:
Isaiah Rivera – (Indian)
Isaiah is a Junior at East Allen University.
Isaiah’s art teacher is Mrs. Stefanie Lichtsinn; EAU’s principal is Mr. Doug Hicks.
The EACS Board of School Trustees recently held a reception to honor the 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians! The students told the audience their plans after graduation. Mr. Chris Baker, board president and Dr. Folks, superintendent offered words of encouragement to the students!
Nicole Winans, East Allen University
Lillian Castleman, Heritage Jr./Sr. High School
Mariano Flores, Leo Jr./Sr. High School
Devin Dubbelde, New Haven High School
Mitchell VanBrocklin, Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School
Victoria Pflueger, East Allen University
Cheyenne Peden, Heritage Jr./Sr. High School
Jenna Roth, Leo Jr./Sr. High School
Owen Doster, New Haven High School
Kenzie Salzbrenner, Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School