Culver Elementary School to Get Outdoor Classroom, Thanks to $5,000 Grant

Culver Elementary School is getting a new outdoor classroom, and volunteers are being sought to help with the installation. The school recently got a $5,000 grant from the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, according to a school press release. That money will be used to install an outdoor classroom, which will include covered seating, an art area, space for gardening and science projects, and bird watching tools.

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Culver Community Schools Working on a ‘More Proactive Approach to Discipline’

The Culver Community Schools Corporation is overhauling its student discipline system. “We are working on a trauma-recognized discipline system that all our teachers are being trained on,” Superintendent Karen Shuman says, “in order to help offset any type of negative consequences for discipline in more of a proactive approach to discipline.”

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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.”

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Culver Elementary School Finalizing Preparations for Pre-K Program

Culver Elementary School is getting ready to welcome its first preschool students. “We are full-fledged still going forward,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board last week. “We have two sections of preschool in place. [Transportation Director] Paul [Widman] and I have worked out the transportation routes, so they’ll be attending the same number of hours as the regular students, and we’ll keep mapping that out as registration comes.”

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Culver School Board Approves Elementary School Book Rental Fees

The Culver School Board finalized elementary school book rental fees for the upcoming school year Monday. Fees will vary depending on grade level. Second grade will be the lowest at $84, while kindergarten will be highest at $123. Superintendent Karen Shuman said those amounts include book rental as well as other expenses throughout the course of the school year.  Continue reading