Bluffton

Website says state’s schools below average

Indiana lags behind many of its counterparts in other states in terms of maintaining strong public school systems, according to a recent study.

Empty classrooms, busy projects

Empty classrooms, busy projects

Superintendents, staffers catching up on things while students are on spring break

As ISTEP+ continues, so do the concerns

One round of state standardized testing is finished, and there is little faith among leaders of local schools an upcoming second round will be without problems.

Vocational: Back in vogue

Vocational: Back in vogue

Ehlerding: It’s what industries want; they’re seeking qualified people

Big crane, big job

A crane is on site Thursday at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School. Crews are slated to use the 175-ton machine to place a chiller/condenser atop the school as part of an ongoing project to upgrade the building’s HVAC...

Erin go Bragh

Erin go Bragh

Erin go Bragh

B-H board agrees to contract with Hagerman

School board members Monday took one of the final steps toward renovating and expanding Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School.

BHES committee recommends Hagerman

Board to take vote Monday for work on elementary school

Most Wells County graduates are ready for college

Eighty-four percent of Wells County high school graduates are prepared for college-level coursework by the time they graduate, according to a recent state report.

Bluffton-Harrison set to expand preschool offerings

Bluffton-Harrison set to expand preschool offerings

Bluffton-Harrison schools will expand its offerings for preschool and child care for the 2015-16 school year.

Changes coming to BHS entrance

Changes coming to BHS entrance

Work to bolster security at Bluffton High School is slated to begin — and end — in June.

Dance party!

Dance party!

Dance party!

Let the testing begin

Wells students to start ISTEP+ this week

Wells graduation rates better than state’s

High school graduation rates in Wells County again have exceeded the state average.

Bluffton NOW! effort catches the eye of Bluffton middle schoolers

As an ambitious effort to rethink and reshape Bluffton’s downtown moves forward, the expansive project is drawing interest from community members.

‘We need welders’

‘We need welders’

Area high schools will offer certified training

Barker talks finances, hoping state money keeps up with inflation

Per-student state funding for the Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District has not kept pace with inflation, Superintendent Wayne Barker said Monday.

Communication and technology

Communication and technology

Bluffton-Harrison Middle School students produce announcements

Schools emphasize flexibility in ISTEP+ planning

Indiana schools have instructions from state education officials on how to administer the ISTEP+ exam, just days before students can begin taking the test.

Proposed budget could give a funding boost to schools

Each of Wells County’s three public school districts would see funding increases under a proposed two-year state budget.

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