Southern Wells

County schools have high graduation rates

Once again, the county’s public high schools’ graduation rates exceeded the state average, with more than 90 percent of students finishing their high school careers with diplomas.

Deceased coach’s estate will receive part of his salary

In honor of and to compensate for all of the work he did on this year’s girls’ track team, members of the Southern Wells school board Tuesday night approved of paying the estate of Chris Killingbeck $1,500.

Local teachers making grade, state reports

Virtually 100 percent of Wells County’s educators taught either effectively or highly effectively during the 2012-2013 school year, according to the data the Indiana Department of Education released Monday.

SW students visit Speedway

Southern Wells fourth-grade students once again toured the Indianapolis 500 complex Tuesday — kissing bricks, searching for answers in the museum and sitting in an actual race car.

SWCS school year to end June 3

School board also reviews and approves several summer capital projects

New social studies standards adopted

Uniondale resident was among those voting in favor

Schools: 2 districts were closed, but 1 had no delay

Bluffton-Harrison Superintendent Wayne Barker said Wednesday morning he decided not to cancel school because the snow wasn’t falling when he had to make the decision.

‘Life is not over until you win’

‘Life is not over until you win’

Motivational speaker, who serves as Cincinnati Bengals’ chaplain, makes recommendations to local students

SW board reviews technology for elementary use

Technology needs at the elementary school level were the focus of discussion at the special work session of the Southern Wells school board Tuesday evening.

Face to face with history

Face to face with history

Face to face with history

Schools to host kindergarten roundups

Schools to host kindergarten roundups

While schools are now replacing canceled days to end the 2013-2014 school year, they’re also preparing for the 2014-2015 school year for incoming...

State proposes new education standards

State proposes new education standards

Wells County principal says standards will please opponents, proponents of Common Core

School days—Southern Wells will add an hour to the school day, starting Monday

Southern Wells will add an hour to the school day, starting Monday

Schools get options on making up class time

The Indiana Department of Education will allow schools to lengthen the school day, teach class on Saturday or adjust holidays to compensate for cancellations, the DOE announced Thursday.

Educators weigh their options on cancellations

School leaders in Wells County say they will or expect to delay the ISTEP test as students and teachers catch up and cope with cancellations.

Adapting to use new technology

Adapting to use new technology

At Southern Wells, monitors from 15 years ago won’t work with school’s Chromebooks

Horseplay

Horseplay

Horseplay

Southern Wells schools will have a lower tax rate

Southern Wells School Corporation taxpayers will have a slightly smaller tax rate to keep students learning this year.

Southern Wells’ date for commencement remains uncertain

What should Southern Wells High School do about commencement?

School districts get ‘A’ from state

The county’s three public school corporations each earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education for the 2012-2013 school year, officials announced Wednesday.

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