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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Syracuse BMV Hearing will be held at Wawasee High School

Local officials have been successful in moving the public BMV hearing from the Syracuse license branch to the Wawasee High School auditorium to accommodate a larger crowd.

The doors will open at 6:00 pm Friday, July 1, 2005. The hearing starts at 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Public BMV Hearing in Syracuse

As most of you know, the current flap over closing license branches in Indiana has drawn Syracuse into the debate.

On Friday, July 1, 2005 the BMV will hold a public hearing at 7:00 pm at the Wawasee High School Auditorium.

If there are Wawasee patrons who would like to voice their opinion on the proposed closure of the Syracuse license branch, this is the opportunity to exercise a uniquely American privilege - the right to freely express their opinions to their government officials.

The high school will open the doors at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Administrative Changes at Wawasee

The Wawasee School Board last night approved a number of administrative changes for 2005-2006.

These changes are a response to Mr. Mikel taking the superintendency in Bremen and Mrs. Rathke announcing her retirement.

The board approved the following moves:

The transfer of Jim Garner to Syracuse Elementary due to the retirement of Sue Rathke.

The transfer of Kris Woodard to North Webster Elementary to replace Jim Garner.

The transfer of Joy Swartzentruber to Central Office to replace Russ Mikel.

There will be openings for an assistant principal at Milford and a principal opening at Wawasee Middle School.

We wish to thank Mrs Rathke for her 9 years of dedication to Wawasee Schools and our students. She has done a tremendous job and we wish her luck in her retirement.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Should a grade reflect effort or achievement?

Here is an age-old debate for you.

How much should a student's grade reflect their knowledge and skills in the subject area. All of it? Almost all of it?

Or should a teacher give extra credit for trying, for working hard etc?

Or should good behavior be part of the grade?

Or should the grade be strictly an academic issue with behavior and work ethic recorded on a grade card somewhere else?

What SHOULD a grade represent?

Here is an interesting Washington Post article on the issue.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Way to go Rachel!

Wawasee's own Rachel Stichter caps off her outstanding career at Wawasee High School with nothing less than the best - a state championship!

Rachel finished the 3200 meter run this weekend at the Indiana state track finals with a sizzling 10:41 in the championship.

Rachel will continue her track and cross country career with a scholarship at Ohio State University. Go Buckeyes!

Thursday, June 02, 2005


Commencement ceremonies will be Friday, June 3, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Wawasee High School.

Congratulations to all graduating seniors!!!!