David Robertson, chief academic officer for Warsaw Community Schools, recently stopped in to read to first-graders in Amy Swihart’s class at Madison Elementary School. He read several books, but the favorite was “The Book With No Pictures” by B.J. Novak. That book happens to produce a lot of laughs, according to Swihart. Pictured are Cameron, Jake, Robertson, Lupe and Emma.
Gateway Education Center wants to add high-interest non-fiction books to its school library, but it needs the public’s votes to win a $2,500 grant.
When Wendy Kovach started three years ago as Warsaw Community School Corp.’s coordinator of library services, Gateway’s library had a limited number of books. They barely filled two shelves, and they were secondhand.
Five Warsaw Community Schools’ educators recently attended the INTESOL (Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Conference in Indianapolis. Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Timothy Boals, co-founder and president of WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment). WIDA standards are a framework for teachers to embed academic language into classroom instruction and learning. Dr. Boals states, “Teachers need guidance, tools and support for the teaching of language within school contexts to maximize language and content learning.”
Pictured (L-R) Brenda Herrera, Wendy Wildman Long, Dr. Boals, Jenifer Rafferty, Amber Hackworth and Jennivine Yu.
Recently, WCS Autism Resource Specialist Maria Demopoulos visited with Tricia Sloma of WNDU. Maria shared information to raise awareness of autism and to benefit autism programs in Kosciusko County.
Stepping into the role of Superintendent for WCS is the fulfillment of a personal dream.
I am a Warsaw Community Schools graduate, and it’s because of my experience at WCS that I pursued education as a career. I wanted to be like my role models, Jim Gilmer and Jeff Grose, both teachers in the history department. My goal was to make a positive impact on kids, just like these teachers did for me.