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April 2018

PERSPECTIVE
Nancy Perez: Elkhart Memorial graduation speaker
As students prepare to receive their diplomas - ordering caps and gowns, planning a graduation party, and studying for finals - one Memorial student has an extra special task - delivering a memorable, meaningful graduation speech. Learn more about EMHS' Nancy Perez, commencement speaker.
CO-CURRICULAR
New spring sports
As spring makes its way to Elkhart, students will have new opportunities to participate in athletics, including boys volleyball, lacrosse, archery, crew, and e-sports. Learn more about the programs.
GIVING BACK
Cleveland: Dream for Riley's
What started as a conversation between friends about the possibility of making money with a lemonade stand quickly turned into a successful fourth grade service project for Riley's Children's Hospital. Learn more about this project.
GIVING BACK
Pinewood: jump rope for heart success
In her last year at Pinewood, PE Teacher Cheryl Gough set a lofty goal for Pinewood's annual American Heart Assosication fundraiser: $7,000. The dedication of her students exceeded her goal. Read more about their success.
COMMUNITY
ECS hosts Elkhart Chamber Leadership Academy
Participants from the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy got hands-on with technology at Beardsley and programs at the Elkhart Area Career Center during Education Day
SOCIAL MEDIA
Mary Feeser students fundraise for flood relief
Inspired by the stories of neighboring students displaced by flooding, students at Mary Feeser worked hard to collect money to help. See the photos of their check presentation on Facebook.
IN THE NEWS
Mechatronics program added to EACC offerings
New to the 2018-2019 course catalog at EACC will be the growing field of Mechantronics.  Mechatronics combines electronics and mechanical engineering to form systems. Learn more about the program in The Elkhart Truth.
IN THE NEWS
ECS students take over downtown Elkhart at ArtWalk
April's ArtWalk featured up and coming artists: Elkhart Community Schools students. Throughout downtown, students' artwork greeted ArtWalk guests. Read more in The Elkhart Truth and see more photos on Facebook.
UPCOMING
Summer Program Fair
Over 25 local organizations will be gathered in Elkhart Central's gym on Wednesday, April 25 from 5:00-7:00pm to showcase their summer programs, classes, camps, and day care options. Join us to learn more about summer programs! 
UPCOMING
High school 1:1 technology parent meetings
Next year marks the beginning of 1:1 Technology in our high schools (1 device for every student). What do parents needs to know? Join us at Central on May 3 and at Memorial on May 9, from 7:00-8:00pm to learn more!
COMMUNITY
High school naming update
History is in the making as a naming committee receives input from the community, narrows down the choices, and give students the opportunity to vote on their favorite choice. Learn more about the process and hear from the committee.
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