Students In Class Today to Make Up for Weather Misses

CalendarStudents at a couple of area corporations are in class today to make up for days missed due to weather. This was an optional day for both Culver Community and North Judson-San Pierre Schools based on the calendars adopted for the 2015-16 school year. Both ended up using today as a make-up due to inclement weather.

Culver Schedules Snow Make-Up Day

CalendarStudents in the Culver Community School Corporation will be in class this Friday, Feb. 6, weather permitting. Superintendent Vicki McGuire says it’s a make-up day for Monday, Feb. 2 when school was canceled due to snow. Anyone with questions can contact the Culver Community School Corporation office at 574-842-3364.

Schools to Make up Missed Days of School

 Schools closed three days last week due to weather which means students will be making up those lost days of instruction.

West Central School Superintendent Don Street explains what his corporation will do to make up those days.

“Feb. 16 and April 20 are two snow make-up days we have. We’re also exploring the possibility of e-learning days and designate Saturdays as a possibility to make up future days missed,” said Street.

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Teacher Performance Grants Awarded to Several Local Schools

Indiana Department of EducationEducators at several local schools will receive a share of the $30 million in Teacher Performance Grants awarded by the state to more than 1,300 schools. Funds were given to schools with students earning ISTEP+ or end of course assessment passing scores of 72.5 percent or above or with a growth in graduation rates of 5 percent ore more from the previous year. Teachers who are rated effective or highly effective under Indiana’s teacher evaluation system for the 2013-2014 academic year will be paid based on student performance. Continue reading

Culver Community School Corporation Applies for State Grant

CulverHSThe Culver Community School Corporation is seeking a $52,747 grant from the state for retention incentives for highly effective teachers. The purpose of the state grant is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and effectiveness. Evaluations of the teachers determine who receives part of the grant as a bonus. Continue reading

Culver Community Extends Bus Service to Prospective Students

Culver Community High School will consider moving to a "balanced schedule".

The Culver Community School Corporation is helping students interested in attending the school.

They are extending bus service for those students who may live in the Monterey area, specifically in the Eastern Pulaski area. Transportation and tuition free services will be available to students that enroll for the 2014-2015 school year.

Those interested may call the Culver Community Administration Office at (574) 842-3364.

Culver Schools to Participate in Summer Food Service Program

 
 

The Culver Community School Corporation will take part in the Summer Food Service Program. It’s funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and offers free meals to all children 18 and younger. The program was created to ensure children have access to nutritious meals when the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs are not available. Meals are also served to persons over the age of 18 who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled.Free meals will be served beginning Tuesday, June 3 and continuing through the summer. All meals must be eaten on site. All nutrition sites are closed on Friday, July 4. Click here to view locations, dates and times  Culver Nutrition Sites.

 

Culver Community Schools to Consider “Balanced Schedule”

 

Culver Community High School will consider moving to a "balanced schedule".
Culver Community High School will consider moving to a “balanced schedule”.

The Culver Community School Corporation is one of many area schools to consider moving to a “Balanced Calendar” in the near future. The Balanced Calendar approach would not mean a year-round school approach, but rather would spread out the required 180 school days over the course of the year, allowing regular break time for holidays, spring and fall breaks, as well as remediation periods. A meeting will be held on Wednesday April 9th at 7:00 p.m. EDT in the Culver Community High School Auditorium to present the possible benefits of the calendar change. Attendees will be asked to fill out a survey regarding their opinions at the conclusion of the meeting.

Oregon-Davis Balanced School Calendar Meeting Rescheduled

Oregon-Davis Jr./Sr. High School
Oregon-Davis Jr./Sr. High School

Oregon-Davis parents are invited to a community meeting tomorrow evening at the school to learn more about the balanced calendar approach several school corporations are considering.

A free spaghetti dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria prior to the informational meeting at 6. The district’s technology plan will also be covered, and other topics will be discussed as well.

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Schools Waitng for Waiver Approval to Enact Make up Days

  
 
Most area schools are waiting to see if a waiver is approved before they start invoking snow days into the calendar.

The state offered an opportunity for schools to submit a waiver to excuse two days of instruction due to the severe weather last week. Schools were forced to close as a state emergency declaration was enacted preventing travel on roadways on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 6 and Jan. 7.

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