The Lowe’s Operation Playground Project at KCES is Complete!

Some brand new playground equipment will be waiting for Knox Elementary School students when they return to class this August.

Back in March, the elementary school was awarded approximately $40,000 through the Lowe’s Operation Playground grant. The grant money was put toward new equipment and additional funds raised by the Lil’ Redskins Fan Club covered the cost of installation and mulch. Continue reading

Knox Community Elementary School Officially Opens New Outdoor Learning Lab

Yesterday afternoon, Knox Elementary School celebrated the completion of a grant-funded project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Outdoor Odyssey is a one-of-a-kind classroom that was constructed thanks to community collaboration and the dedicated efforts of motivated faculty members.

Second Grade teacher Jamie Shireman worked with Knox High School science teacher Marge Woods to obtain grants to fund the project. They were able to receive $11,000 worth of funding through the Starke County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Arrow Head Country RC & D Grant. Continue reading

Knox Community Schools Partner With Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation

Harold Welter approached the Knox School Board Tuesday night to discuss how the charitable foundation that was created in memory of his daughter could be a helpful resource to the school corporation. The Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation was formed in order to assist underprivileged students in grades K-12 with expenses that are beyond what their families are able to afford.

Knox School Board members permitted the principals at each of the buildings to work with the Cheryl Lyn Foundation to process grants that would be provided to disadvantaged students at the elementary, middle and high schools.

Knox was just the first school board that Welter approached. He made plans to speak to the Eastern Pulaski School board in November and is meeting with the superintendent at North Judson-San Pierre later this week to arrange to be put on the agenda for their next board meeting. Continue reading

Knox Community School Board Members Approved More Sandbox Donations

The Knox Community School board approved two donations for the School Corporation in their meeting Wednesday evening. During the last school board meeting in August, board members approved a $500 donation from the Starke County Community Foundation for the purchase of a new sandbox for the pre-school program. In last night’s meeting, board members approved donations of sand and delivery costs to complete the playground addition. Continue reading

Knox School Board to Discuss Rescheduling October Meeting

The Knox School Board will meet Wednesday evening in the administrative office to first discuss litigation matters and individual employee evaluations in a private executive session, followed by the regular session at 6:30 p.m.

The main business item on the agenda is moving the first meeting in October due to a scheduling conflict with a conference that a number of board members are set to attend. The board is anticipated to hear from administrators about how the eLearning test day went on Friday, September 1st. Continue reading