Calling Job Seekers of All Ages: SCEDF to Host Career Fair Today & Manufacturers Day Tomorrow

The Starke County Economic Development Foundation wants to help community members of all ages find a job that’s right for them. That’s why they’re hosting a few different events this week that will highlight a variety of local career options.

Today, WorkOne is teaming up with the SCEDF to host a career fair from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Knox Middle School auxiliary gym. Job seekers are invited to attend this event to find out more about the kind of opportunities that are out there. Attendees are asked to enter through door number five. Continue reading

New Entrance Nearly Ready at Culver Community Middle/High School

Culver Community Middle/High School’s new main entrance is just about done. “All glass is in,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board Monday. “All rooms are created. All plumbing is into the nurse’s station. All painting is completed. All furniture has been delivered. And all carpet has been replaced that needed replaced. So at this point, we are just waiting for trim to be finalized and cleaning of the whole zone to make it shine.”

Continue reading

Culver School Board Approves Use of Bond Money to Remodel Entrance, Restrooms at Middle/High School

Upgrades to Culver Community Middle/High School will soon be able to move ahead. The school board voted Monday to use bond money to move the main entrance and office to where the school’s library currently is. Board member Mark Maes commented that the new arrangement would be a big upgrade, both for safety and aesthetics. Some of the bond money will also be used to remodel the restrooms across from the high school gym.

Continue reading

Culver School Board Holds Work Session to Discuss Student-Related Policies

The Culver School Board has recently been assessing school policies and Superintendent Karen Shuman said that some members met in a work session this week to familiarize themselves with the rules that are being reviewed.

“It’s more of an education of the board members so that they have a chance to understand what the policies mean since some of them are new or some of the members weren’t around when the policies were adopted.” Continue reading

Culver Blessings In A Back Pack Seeks Donations, Program To Continue into Summertime

Volunteers with Culver’s Blessings in a Backpack program realize that hunger doesn’t halt just because school is no longer in session.

Thanks to the generous donations of committed community members, Blessings in a Backpack was able to expand their winter school program into the summertime last year.

This year, they will continue the summer program and will be working in conjunction with the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide weekend meals to students who require additional assistance. Continue reading

Culver Community School Board Awards Bus Bids to IC Collins

According to Culver Superintendent Karen Shuman, school board members awarded bus bids during their meeting Monday night.

Shuman explained that the school corporation was looking to sell three buses as a part of their bus replacement plan. They had two 66 passenger buses that were included in one bid and then another bus that holds 54 passengers that was bid out on its own. Continue reading

Public Perception of Safety Discussed During Culver School Board Meeting

School safety was a topic discussed at this week’s Culver School Board meeting.

Superintendent Karen Shuman said that the school recently sent out a survey to teachers, students and parents. Though the survey included a variety of questions, Superintendent Shuman focused on the question that gauged the community’s perception of safety at Culver Community Schools during Monday’s meeting. Continue reading

Culver Community Schools to Implement E-Learning Days in 2018-2019 School Year

Culver Community School students will be participating in e-Learning in next school year.

Superintendent Karen Shuman said that when school board members met on Monday, they approved the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

Shuman explained that the calendar has three E-Learning days built in, to allow students and teachers to get familiarized with the system. Continue reading

Culver Community School Board Members Approve Field Trip Requests

The Culver Community School Board members approved a few different field trip requests when they met earlier this week. Superintendent Karen Shuman stated that one of the requested field trips will be funded by the Parent Teacher Organization.

Shuman said, “Our PTO provides behavior incentive trips to multiple students throughout the school year and one that’s coming up at the end of January is a trip to Plymouth for our 6th graders to go bowling as a reward for them doing what they’re supposed to do in school.” Continue reading