The West Central School Corporation last week recognized three retiring teachers and honored five employees with milestone awards. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation continues to lower its expectations for next school year’s enrollment. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation has received a couple of grants to assist with elementary school literacy skills. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation is projecting further enrollment declines. This comes after the corporation reported losing 20 students between September and February. Continue reading
Several local school corporations would stand to benefit from a bill introduced last week in the Indiana House of Representatives. Francesville Republican Doug Gutwein has co-authored a bill that would reestablish a small school grant for 2017 through 2019. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation is seeing some results from its credit recovery program. Superintendent Don Street says 24 credits have been earned by students in the Trojan Opportunity Academy. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation is reporting a slight increase in enrollment. Superintendent Don Street says the corporation has 825 students this fall. That’s 10 more than last year. Continue reading
This November, Indiana students will be taking part in a mock election. But before that, some of them will have the chance to play an active role in a gubernatorial town hall meeting. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation may be making changes to the entrances of its school buildings. Superintendent Don Street says the reconfiguration would improve the schools’ security. Continue reading
West Central students may notice a few improvements when they return to class next week. Continue reading
A longtime faculty member at West Central High School is retiring at the end of the year. Julie Hart has served as the high school librarian for nearly two decades. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation reported a mid-year increase in enrollment. Continue reading
The West Central School Corporation can schedule e-learning days if necessary to make up for any missed instructional time this year. Superintendent Don Street says the state approved the corporation’s waiver application. Continue reading
Small school corporations throughout the state are feeling a pinch in the pocketbook thanks to changes in the state’s per-pupil funding formula. West Central Superintendent Don Street says state tuition support is down significantly over last year. Continue reading
The wind turbine on the West Central Schools campus has proven to be a sound investment for the corporation. Superintendent Don Street says it conserves energy and helps keep electric bills in check. He says June, July and August are traditionally slow months in terms of wind production. It picks up in September through the winter months, though. West Central is on net metering through NIPSCO, which allows the corporation to build up credits during heavy wind months and use them during slower months. Continue reading
Students at West Central High School have a chance to try several careers on for size thanks to the corporation’s participation in the Indian Trails Vocational Cooperative. Superintendent Don Street says West Central shares resources with schools in White, Jasper and Newton Counties.
“We have students this year from North White School Corporation that are involved in our welding program and our health occupations program. We’ve had students as well in our drafting/CAD program, as well as our anatomy/physiology and athletic training courses as well.” Continue reading
“Our enrollment is at currently 818 students. The complexity index that we have talked about before has changed with different laws with the state legislature, and many small, rural schools are being hurt by that complexity index change.” Continue reading
When the West Central School Board met Thursday evening they discussed a plethora of back-to-school matters. One agenda item under personnel matters was the current need for a High School English teacher and a band director middle and senior high school.
An update about facility renovations was also provided. Over the summer custodians have been working diligently to replace carpet and install new energy saving lighting.
Superintendent Don Street said that Monday, August 10 will be the first teacher day back. The Tuesday of that week will be another teacher preparation day as well as meet the teacher night for students in grades K through 5 from 6 to 7 pm eastern. Wednesday, August 11 will be a half day for teachers and students return on Thursday August 13th.
During the West Central School Board meeting Thursday evening the school board utilized chrome books in an effort to cut down on paper costs. One of the items on the agenda under new business was the opening of bids on an old van that is no longer in use at the school.