Southern Wells

Indiana’s interconnected schools getting attention

Indiana is hot.

Where are all the new teachers?

Local school districts have a smaller pool of applicants to pick from

School days coming soon

Registration next week at Norwell; the following week at Bluffton, Southern Wells

Feds tell SWCS: Boost lunch prices

Officials with the USDA Child Nutrition Program have told Southern Wells that it’s not charging enough for school lunches.

Diploma proposals mean more math

Proposed changes to Indiana’s high school graduation requirements call for students to take more math classes and earn additional credits.

Schools’ grade change idea gets resistance

A pitch for a one-year change to the state’s A-F school accountability system could be a tough sell, despite the support of many educators across Indiana.

School grades will get a review

State Board of Education members will weigh options Wednesday for school A-F accountability for 2014-15.

National honor for 4 local schools

Four Wells County schools are among those chosen this week by the U.S. Department of Education to showcase students’ “achievement and hard work.”

Kindergarten Countdown to return soon

It is a successful program, one that is growing and aims to help prepare children to enter kindergarten.

Projects continue despite rainfall

Wells County schools are dealing with recent wet weather and flooding, though they have, for the most part, escaped its most damaging effects.

Water woes at Southern Wells, both in and out

A fried well water pump and a floating tank left members of the Southern Wells School Board a little frazzled Tuesday night.

What they’re doing this summer

What they’re doing this summer

School districts have a variety of projects planned and under way.

71 graduate from Southern Wells

71 graduate from Southern Wells

Well before her granddaughter walked across the dais Sunday afternoon to accept her high school diploma, Sheena Hamilton’s eyes were watery.

One final goodbye until August

One final goodbye until August

Southern Wells Elementary School teachers, continuing a long-standing tradition, wave goodbye

Andrews nets statewide school treasurer award

Andrews nets statewide school treasurer award

Southern Wells Treasurer Vicki Andrews has been named the Indiana Association of School Business Officials Treasurer of the Year.

Bluffton/Southern Wells Dollars for Scholars showers cash on students

Bluffton/Southern Wells Dollars for Scholars showers cash on students

The Bluffton/Southern Wells Dollars for Scholars program handed out 98 scholarships Sunday afternoon with a combined value of $62,200.

IREAD-3 preliminary results: 86% of Wells County students passed

At least 86 percent of Wells County third-graders passed the state’s standardized reading test this year, according to preliminary data released Friday.

State budget numbers boost local schools

Final funding projections included in a biennial budget passed by state lawmakers this week include funding increases for school districts in Wells County.

State budget scramble winds down

It is the home stretch for the Indiana General Assembly, and lawmakers are poised to finalize big decisions this week that will affect schools.

Bypassing technology

Due to disruptions, one NWCS school will use paper ISTEP+ test

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