The Culver Community Schools Corporation is seeing some positive indicators when it comes to enrollment. “I can tell you right now, we just added a third section of pre-K a week ago, and it’s already full,” Superintendent Karen Shuman told the school board during Monday’s work session on the corporation’s referendum money.Continue reading
Culver Community Middle School is working to achieve a “STEM school” designation. To help with that effort, school officials will soon be attending training sessions, with more coming up in January, according to Superintendent Karen Shuman.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is reporting some positive enrollment figures. Superintendent Karen Shuman shared the results of last Friday’s official count during Monday’s school board meeting. “We are up 24 students [over] last year, so we’re at 774, where last year, we were at 750,” she said. “So that is good.”
It’s now easier for underprivileged kids to attend Culver Elementary School’s new pre-K program. Principal Erin Proskey told the school board Monday that the program was officially designated a legally licensed exempt preschool by the state last week. Continue reading
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.”
Culver Elementary School recently got some landscaping upgrades, thanks to one of its regular tenants. Earlier this month, volunteers from Crossroads Church pulled weeds and laid down 70 bags of mulch, among other improvements, according to Principal Erin Proskey.
Students at Culver Community Schools will see some updated discipline policies when they return to school next month. The 2018-2019 student handbooks were presented to the Culver School Board last week.
Before the new school year gets underway next week, the Culver School Board reviewed the corporation’s summer food program Monday.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation will be able to continue its Title I program, but a $29,000 cut in the school’s Title I grant will make it a bit more difficult. The federal program provides resources to schools with high percentages of students from low-income families.
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is looking to boost its school letter grades, following the latest round of ISTEP scores. Continue reading
Culver Schools Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell made his retirement official this week. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has identified a few areas for improvement. School improvement plans from both the elementary and middle/high schools were approved by the school board Monday. Continue reading
Students at Culver Elementary School may notice a tree missing from the school’s playground when they return from fall break Monday. Principal Erin Proskey told the school board this week the tree in the southwest corner of the playground has become a bit of a safety hazard. Continue reading
Students at the Culver Community Schools Corporation are learning how to keep themselves safe online. Elementary School Principal Erin Proskey told the school board Monday that a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is giving presentations to students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation has changed its plans for administrative cuts, due to some recent resignations. Last December, the school corporation recommended cutting two administrative positions, as well as some teaching jobs, as a cost-saving measure. The school board moved ahead with that process earlier this year, voting not to renew the contract of Assistant Principal/Title 1 Director Julie Berndt. Continue reading
The Culver School Board Monday approved plans for this year’s summer school classes. Students in sixth through eighth grades who need extra help in Math or English/Language Arts will be able to attend classes for four hours each morning from June 7 until June 17. Continue reading
The Culver Community Schools Corporation is stepping up its efforts to keep students safe during potential crisis situations. School safety coordinator and elementary school principal Erin Proskey presented the corporation’s updated crisis plan to the school board Monday. Continue reading
Culver Schools principals had the chance to share their perspectives on the ISTEP results with the school board, during Monday’s meeting. The corporation saw the biggest drop in test scores locally, with only 44.8 percent of students passing both the English/Language Arts and Math tests. Continue reading
The Culver School Board is now set for 2016, after the board reorganized during Monday’s meeting. Jim Wentzel was elected to serve as school board president, replacing Ken VanDePutte. Mark Maes succeeds Wentzel as vice president, and Marina Cavazos was chosen to take over as secretary, replacing Maes. Continue reading