Justin Weaver

Justin Weaver

A graduate of Taylor University's class of 2005, Justin holds a degree in Computer Graphic Arts / Systems. Justin teaches in the Engineering Tech Education department at Warsaw Area Career Center and serves as the District Webmaster..

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We have had a successful first week of STEM Summer School!

In Mr. Burden's class students have gone through the scientific process to engineer a straw rocket based on the driving question of "How can I engineer a straw rocket that flies the farthest horizontally?" Through this investigation we have looked at different variables and their impact on the objective. We found that our clay nose cones were ineffective with consistency and weight, so we designed a nose cone using 3D CAD that we then printed for their straw rockets. Our finish to this project involved creating a poster that shares our learning along with a final rocket design to answer the driving question.

In Mr. Hazelton's class we began working through the driving question "Can we re-engineer the Titanic to survive the impact of the iceberg?" We utilized a program called LoggerPro and did video analysis to generate graphs showing the energy. Students tested 3D models of the original Titanic and of their own student created Titanics that they re-engineered. Next, students analyzed the results to find whether or not they were successful while writing an ending conclusion based on their data. In addition, students researched and developed an opinion in the form of an essay about whether or not the Titanic should be brought to the surface or be left alone.

David Burden
STEM Instructional Coach
Washington STEM Academy

Registration Form: Registration-Form-2017_20160328-184912_1-1.pdf

Summer Session 1: June 5 - 23, 2017
Pre-school - High School
Location: Pre-school - Grade 7, Lakeview Middle School
Location: High School Credit and Credit Recovery, WCHS

Applications available at each elementary and middle school. High school students can enroll online.
Deadline for Applications: May 12, 2017

Summer Session 2: July 10 - 28, 2017
High School Only

Breakfast and lunch provided free of charge to all summer school students. Transportation is available.

 Programs Offered

Kindergarten Readiness: Funded through United Way
· Target population: students entering kindergarten who never went to preschool. (Only those students who have gone through the Kindergarten screening process.)

Reading Readiness: Title I funding
· Target population: students who have completed kindergarten but are slightly behind and would benefit from a summer intervention to make sure they have the skills needed for 1st grade. (Only those students from Title 1 elementary schools are eligible.)

IREAD: Grades 1 – 3 · Target population: Students who are identified through the use of multiple assessments and teacher recommendation and/or 3rd grade students who did not pass the spring IREAD in 3rd grade. (The 3rd grade students who did not pass the spring IREAD assessment will take the IREAD assessment again at the conclusion of summer school after participating in the summer intervention program.)

Literacy Intervention: Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7
· Target population: students who are behind on basic literacy skills for reading, writing and/or math. (Each elementary school will be permitted to enroll up to 5 per grade level, with the possibility to fill any remaining seats, grades 4 – 6. Each middle school will have 10 seats, grade 7 only.) These spots are limited and the enrollment will close when the classes are filled.

STEM Summer Program: Grades 4, 5, 6
· Students interested in exploring STEM through Inquiry lessons and Project Based Learning. Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences and Biomedical Engineering will be explored in this exciting summer learning opportunity! A STEM learning showcase will be open to the public at the conclusion of the summer session to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning.

High School Credit/APEX (credit recovery): Grades 9 – 12 (Category 1)
· Target population: Students interested in earning credits to pursue other courses during the school year and those who need to recover credits not attained yet and needed for graduation.


 Contact JoElla Smyth, WCS Summer Program Coordinator

 Summer Camps Available in July:
Some Scholarships Available

   July 10 - 14, 2017
Art in the Great Outdoors: Grades 1 - 3 Cost $100
Nature will be our classroom! Art and nature will come together as we explore the garden, creek and woods near the school. Let’s study like the famous scientist and artist Leonardo Da Vinci. He learned by careful observation and sketching scientific specimens.

Another famous French artist Claude Monet painted outdoors and was careful to notice the light and color around him. Let’s get outside and paint the beautiful colors of summer in Indiana!

Participants will create a variety of artwork to include a handmade sketchbook/journal, art with botanical accent, watercolor nature scene and woodland inspired collage and sculpture The time frame and format of this class will provide the perfect setting for in depth study not present in the regular school curriculum.

Course instructor, Mrs. Johnson is an experienced art teacher and certified Master Gardener and is anxious to share her love of art and nature with children.

Ivy Tech Camp: 3D CAD and 3-D Printing: Grades 5-7 — Cost $100
See Flyers for details:

   July 17 - 21, 2017
Art in the Great Outdoors: Grades 4 - 6 Cost $100

Ivy Tech 3D CAM & CNC Manufacturing Camp :Grades 5-7 — Cost $100 CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacture) CNC Machining (Computer Numerical Control)
See Flyers for details:

Camp Applications are available online. Please download and print Registration-Form-2017_20160328-184912_1-1.pdf, complete and return with your payment to your school office or send to:

Edgewood Middle School
Attn: JoElla Smyth
900 S. Union Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580

Warsaw Community Schools Mission
OUR MISSION is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.

Indiana Definition (Article 36. IC 20-36-1 Sec. 3) “High ability student” means a student who:
  • (1) performs at or shows the potential for performing at an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain when compared with other students of the same age, experience, or environment; and
  • (2) is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation or interests.

Warsaw Community Schools recognizes that: 
  • High ability students are found in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic populations 
  • High ability students have different cognitive and social/emotional needs that must be addressed in order for them to reach their potential
Please see the below attachment for Warsaw Community Schools definitions and procedures for High Ability identification.
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Warsaw Community Schools is pleased to announce Matthew Deeds, former assistant principal and athletic director of Lakeview Middle School, will be stepping in as the new principal of Harrison Elementary School.

Deeds is a graduate of Purdue University, where he attained his bachelor’s degree in secondary English education as well as his master’s degree in educational administration and supervision.

Bringing a passion for student success both in and out of the classroom, Deeds served as a middle school educator from August 2006 to July 2012. In 2012, he transitioned into his administrative roles at Lakeview Middle School.

In addition to his service to students through his career, Deeds also brings his talents to several school and community organizations.

Deeds noted he hopes to instill his motivation for both personal and professional excellence in students and staff through example, vision, leadership, enrichment and drive while taking Harrison Elementary to the next level of academic excellence by fostering a safe and collaborative culture.

“We are very excited for Matt to assume the role of principal at Harrison Elementary,” stated Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert. “Matt is a school leader who has excelled in the Warsaw system as an English language arts teacher and assistant principal. He is dedicated to the WCS mission and Harrison

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