Students from the Oregon-Davis School Corporation will be utilizing eLearning Days on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14 due to the high number of illness experienced by students and staff members.Continue reading
Two local school districts are keeping students home Friday because of illness. The Knox and Oregon-Davis school corporations have both made February 7 an eLearning day. Knox school officials cite student, bus driver, and staff illness. This marks the corporation’s fourth eLearning day in a week.Continue reading
Hamlet officials continue exploring ways to boost housing development. The town council is working on getting a home built on a piece of town-owned land at Lincoln and Pearl streets. But there are also several privately-owned lots that might benefit from some incentives, according to Council President Dave Kesvormas.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis Elementary School’s kindergarten enrollment turned out to be higher than expected. Now, school officials say they’re taking applications for another kindergarten teacher, so they can add a third section.Continue reading
Oregon-Davis school officials are being asked to keep in mind the lack of recent raises, as they get to work on this year’s teacher contracts. Under a new state law, school corporations and teachers associations are required to hold a public hearing before they start negotiations.Continue reading
Representatives from 1st Source Bank went to several school locations on Thursday to drop off a donation of reflectors for elementary school students to put on their backpacks.
This safety feature allows the student to choose a flashing function, a strobe-like function or a solid glow to alert drivers that they are on the move to and from school.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation will welcome students back to school next week. O-D will host its annual back-to-school open house on Wednesday, August 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and water will be served, and a mobile health bus will be there to provide immunizations and sports physicals. Students, parents, guardians, and community members are invited to attend.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is holding registration this week. Registration for the coming school year will take place tomorrow and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the junior/senior high school.Continue reading
School may be out for the summer, but the Oregon-Davis School Corporation is bustling with activities. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says there are a lot of great programs going on.Continue reading
A lack of quality housing options and major employment opportunities are a couple of challenges residents think are facing the Town of Hamlet. More than 20 residents discussed what they like about the town and what they think is missing, during an input session Tuesday, as part of Hamlet’s comprehensive planning process.Continue reading
Changes in assessments of agricultural land are impacting local communities’ tax revenues. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation shared some statistics with the Hamlet Town Council Wednesday.Continue reading
Officials from the Oregon-Davis School Corporation announced snow make-up days this school year.Continue reading
Indiana’s 2018 graduation rates were released by the Department of Education Wednesday. Of Starke County’s school corporations, Knox had the highest total graduation rate at 98.6 percent, while Oregon-Davis had the lowest at 80 percent.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is making progress at implementing its new safety strategy. This year, the school corporation has adopted the ALICE procedure for dealing with armed intruders. It stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.
Three local schools saw their letter grades decline in the latest round of School Accountability Grades. Knox Middle School and West Central Elementary School both got a D for the 2017-2018 school year, down from a C the year before. North Judson-San Pierre Elementary dropped from a B to a C.
A new strategy for responding to armed intruders will be discussed with parents of Oregon-Davis students tonight. School officials will give a presentation and answer questions about the ALICE procedure, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.
The upcoming Manufacturing Day events in Starke County will be covered in part by a Purdue IN-MaC micro grant.
The USDA Summer Food Program helped feed children all over the Kankakee Valley, including the Oregon-Davis School Corporation.
The paving portion of Hamlet’s Starke Street project is essentially complete. Walsh & Kelly rebuilt the road from Plymouth Street to U.S. 30, making drainage improvements in the process. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, Council President Dave Kesvormas said the street looks really good. It was also mentioned that no drainage issues were noticed the last time it rained.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is doing away with eLearning days. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman says the decision was made after talking to teachers, parents, and community members. “We firmly believe we want students here at school to get direct instruction, and there’s really no research out there that supports students’ achievement will increase with eLearning days,” he says. Continue reading