Elkhart Community Schools is shining the spotlight on Pierre Moran Middle School and Elkhart Area Career Center where students are demonstrating how they can help make a difference for their schools and school community.

In the first article, you can read about the Pierre Moran Move2Stand program, organized by teachers and under a student council leadership team. This team of 57 students selected by their teachers to participate and lead organize dances, lead fundraisers, and help build a sense of connection and community at school. Follow the link to read more about the program and view a photo of the Move2Stand students.

In the second article, you can read about how students in the Elkhart Area Career Center (EACC) test their own knowledge by working with and teaching young students. Thanks to the leadership of Ryan Gortney, Motorcycle/Outdoor Power Technology Instructor, younger (5th-8th grade) students interested in small engines, have an opportunity to work alongside juniors and seniors at the EACC. The hands-on experiences benefit both groups of students where the younger children get to see first-hand what is involved and the older students get to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Follow the link to read more about the program and view photos of students working with small engines.

This post was created in collaboration with Elkhart Community schools.

Indiana’s urban schools offer Hoosier students a rich array of programs, services, and opportunities. IUSA appreciates the opportunity to share the stories that demonstrate what the schools have to offer and the many successes their students, faculty and staff achieve.


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