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      POSTED: 01/09/17 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      The 21st annual Stuff-A-Bus radiothon, sponsored by FUN 101.7 WLDE, will be collecting non-perishable food items on November 20th, 21st, and the 22nd for Associated Churches Neighborhood Food Network.

      A bus will be at the following location for over 48 hours straight! Georgetown Square: 6320 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN
      Donate items anytime day or night between the following hours: Starts: November 20th, 12:00 p.m. Ends: November 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
      Suggested items to donate include non-perishable items such as pasta, noodles, mac and cheese, cereal, dry goods, canned meat/tuna, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, canned fruits, canned vegetables, or soup. All non-perishable food items will be sorted and distributed to the Neighborhood Food Network’s 26 food pantries in Allen County.
      About Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County

      Founded in 1944, Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County is a non-profit organization with over 135 member congregations joining together to help children, families, and individuals. Primary ministries include the Neighborhood Food Network, A Baby’s Closet, Military Families, Rising Stars, and Associated Churches Active in Disaster, visit www.AssociatedChurches.org.

      POSTED: 11/15/16 at 2:30 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      Meet and Welcome New Assistant Principal At Leo Jr. Sr. High

      This is the image for the news article titled Meet and Welcome New Assistant Principal At Leo Jr. Sr. HighMs. Patricia I. Meadows received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and master’s degree in education administration from the University of South Carolina.  She began her teaching career 23 years ago as a physical education, health and US History teacher.  She also coached volleyball and basketball.  The past 15 years Ms. Meadows has been an administrator in East Allen County Schools.  She moved to Leo Jr. Sr. High as an assistant principal from New Haven Middle School.  She truly enjoys working with students to help guide and prepare them for the “walk of life” after their school career.  She finds it very rewarding to see the transition of the student walking in the building as a 7th grader to walking across the stage at graduation!

      WELCOME MS. PATRICIA MEADOWS!

      POSTED: 09/07/16 at 12:50 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      Leo Elementary School Recognized for Promising Practices Classroom

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      At a recent meeting, the EACS Board of School Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Folks recognized Leo Elementary School for being named a Promising Practices School by the Indiana Department of Education. Leo Elementary School was recognized for their success in the Making it Happen initiative, The Promising Practices!  Making it Happen initiative celebrates and recognizes schools across the state of Indiana for their effective implementation of innovative and/or inclusive educational practices. To help celebrate Indiana’s bi-centennial, the IDOE will recognize 200 promising practices for 200 years of Statehood!

      Leo Elementary has a High Performance Teaming (HPT) classroom.  The classroom incorporates creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration with a focus on building relationships.  Students begin the year with a 6-week PBL on team-building, working collaboratively and maneuvering around the technology-enhanced classroom.

      In photo: Leo Elementary Promising Practices team L/R: Mr. Bill Diehl, principal, 6th grade teachers: Christy Sharp, Jennifer Hale, Austin Will and Kevin Elrod. Team members not present: Dorcas Curry, Kurt Dager, and Michael Starewich.  Board members and Dr. Folks on back row.

      POSTED: 09/07/16 at 12:46 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      TERRY JO LIGHTFOOT SEEKS RE-ELECTION FOR EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
      Terry Jo Head Shot 2016Terry Jo Lightfoot is seeking re-election as a board member of the East Allen County School Board, District 7E. Lightfoot is currently the Secretary of the EACS School Board. In 2012, she was awarded the highly regarded Outstanding Boardmanship Award from the Indiana State School Board Association. She has been recognized by Indiana’s NewsCenter for Women in Superior Leadership. During Lightfoot’s term on the board, East Allen County Schools has accomplished much to further high-quality education:
      • Preserved East Allen County School’s unique communities
      • East Allen County School Corporation became an “A” district
      • Hired Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ken Folks, who is a leader in education statewide
      • Achieved a record number of “4 Star” schools: Leo Jr.-Sr. High School, Leo Elementary School, and Cedarville Elementary School
      • Achieved the National “Blue Ribbon” schools at Cedarville Elementary School, 2014, New Haven Intermediate, 2013, and Leo Jr.-Sr. High School, 2008
      • Graduated the first class of East Allen University with a 100% graduation rate, the majority graduating with two-year associate degrees from Vincennes University
      • Partnered with the Associated Builders and Contractors program to establish more vocational opportunities for students
      • Implemented 1:1 technology K-12
      • Maintained a balanced budget
      • Established a new safety program for students and staff Lightfoot is an active member of her community.

      She serves on the Town of Leo-Cedarville Park Board, Cedar Creek Lion’s Club, Parkview Regional Hospital Patient Family Advisory Council, Leo Alumni & Friends Association, and Leo United Methodist Church Children’s Music. She has a Masters Degree in Education in Music and Physical Education and currently works in Insurance sales at Worman-Lightfoot-Hoch Insurance. Lightfoot is committed to continuing the success of the East Allen County School Corporation by supporting facility updates and the further advancement of educational opportunities while preserving the values and traditions of each distinctive community within the school system.

      POSTED: 07/15/16 at 9:41 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      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!

      POSTED: 06/23/16 at 12:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      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!

      POSTED: 06/23/16 at 12:28 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      Indiana Department of Education Names ‘Three’ East Allen County Schools as Four Star Schools

      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!

      POSTED: 05/26/16 at 10:56 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      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.

      POSTED: 05/19/16 at 8:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

      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!

      Valedictorians

      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

      Salutatorians

      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

      POSTED: 05/19/16 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools