The Wawascene was created by Dr. Mark Stock, former Superintendent of the Wawasee Community School Corporation. Due to its local popularity, Dr. Stock has left the blog site to future Wawasee administrators.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Season's Greetings

As we approach a break in regular school activities we would like to take this opportunity to wish each of our students, staff and their families a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. As you gather with loved ones during this season may the Love of Christmas surround each of you.

There may not be much blog activity over the next couple of weeks. Dr. Edington will be serving as interim superintendent during January and officially begin his duties February 1, 2008. At that time blog activities should return to normal.

School resumes January 7, 2008. Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday Evening Activities Update

Tonight's boys' junior varsity and varsity basketball games here at Wawasee High School against Columbia City will be held with the junior varsity game beginning at 6:15 p.m.

The high school boys' and girls' swimming and diving meets against Northridge will take place today at the Wawasee Middle School pool with diving beginning at 4:45 p.m. followed by swimming at 6:30 p.m.

Milford Middle School's Winter Concert has been cancelled.


Due to drifting on many county roads, Wawasee Community Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, December 18, 2007.


Due to drifting snow, Wawasee Community Schools will have a two hour delay today Tuesday, December 18, 2007. Please observe the alternate kindergarten schedule.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Milford Middle School's Winter Concert that was scheduled for Monday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. has been postponed to Tuesday, December 18th, at 7:00 p.m.


Wawasee Community Schools will be closed today, Monday, December 17, 2007. Many roads are impassable and many are ice covered.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Board Notes

Wawasee Community School Corporation
December 13, 2007
During its regular meeting on December 11, the Wawasee Community Board of School Trustees:

Commended Randy Warren for being named the Indiana Small and Rural Schools educator of the year.

Received the following support personnel resignations:

1. Miss. Tyson Niles as Title I Parent Involvement Paraprofessional at Syracuse School.

Approved the following support personnel for employment:

1. Ms. Jamie Meek as Computer Technician Paraprofessional at Syracuse School.
2. Transfer of Beth Polsean from Wawasee Middle School to Wawasee High School as Resource Paraprofessional

Accepted the following certified personnel items:

1. Mrs. Mickey Speicher, Fifth grade teacher at Milford School—maternity leave February 28 through May, 2008

Agreed to the following certified personnel for employment:

1. Mr. Brian Bowser—temporary teacher at Syracuse to replace Jeanette Wood
2. Ms. Catherine Bowen—temporary science teacher at Wawasee High School beginning 1/24/08 through 5/30/08

Authorized payment, claims for the period 11/1407 through 12/14/07

Accepted the financial report as presented by Mr. Evans

Approved advertising for Tax Anticipation Warrants for 2008

Adopted a Frame Work for Literacy as presented by Mrs. Goshert

Changed the date of the January board meeting to January 15, 2008

Adopted a goal for Expenditure Categories as required by Indiana Statute

Received an overview of Wawasee Community School’s ISTEP scores as presented by Mrs. Goshert and Mr. Cockburn

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Warren Receives Top Teacher Award

Wawasee Community Schools is excited to announce that the Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association has named Mr. Randy Warren as its Indiana Teacher of the Year. In addition, Randy is also among the five (5) finalists who will be considered for the National Rural Teacher of the Year.

We are extremely excited that Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association has selected Randy as its recipient for Teacher of the Year. This is a great honor for Randy personally and we are pleased for the recognition his award brings to Wawasee Community Schools. We congratulate Randy along with members of the entire Wawasee Community.

Wawasee Community Schools extends its best wishes to Randy as he is considered for the National Teacher of the Year award.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Board Hires Superintendent

During a special meeting on December 4, 2007, the Wawasee Community Schools Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Thomas Edington as the new Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. and Mrs. Edington


Dr. Thomas R. Edington


Ph.D. Educational Administration 1996 Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana

Educational Specialist in Administration 1992 University of S. Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Principal Certification 1985 Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

M.A. in Elementary Education 1978 Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

B.E. in Elementary Education 1975 Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana


Superintendent 2005-Present Richland Bean Blossom
Community Schools
Ellettsville, IN

Superintendent 1996-2005 North Miami Community
Schools, Denver, IN

Principal 1986-1996 Huntington County
Community Schools
Huntington, IN

Teacher 1979-1986 Northern Wells Community
Schools, Ossian, IN

Teacher 1975-1979 Mt. Pleasant Township
Community Schools
Yorktown, IN


United Way of Monroe County—board President
Monroe County Rural Advisory Board—member
Bloomington Rotary Club—member
Bloomington Teacher’s Warehouse—board member
Monroe County Community Corrections—board member
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church—member
Edgewood Dollars for Scholars—board member


Phi Delta Kappa—educational honorary—member
West Central Indiana Education Service Center—board president
Hoosier Hills Special Services Cooperative—board member
South Central Indiana School Study Council—member
Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents—audit chair
Indiana School Executive Leadership Academy—graduate
Ivy Tech Community College Board—Bloomington board member

Monday, December 03, 2007


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