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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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Full Day Kindergarten

The Wawasee Community School Corporation administration is working on a plan to implement full day kindergarten for some children during the 2008-09 school year. Two classes are being considered at both Syracuse and North Webster schools, with one class at Milford School.
A total of approximately 100 students would be involved in the full day program. (For anyone wondering, Milford has fewer elementary students, being a K-8 school, and has some space issues, too.)
The children would be selected based upon educational need, with the additional time spent at school getting them ready for first grade. Details about selection of students, curriculum of the full day classes, possible cost to parents, and other issues are still being worked out.
To add a new program means that we will be doing less of something else. Some Reading Recovery time may be reduced to free up professional time for teaching the additional one-half day of kindergarten. Some assistance from state funding is also expected.
We expect to have a recommendation prepared for the May 13 school board meeting.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Regional Competition

Last evening, Wawasee High School Academic Super Bowl teams participated in the regional competition at Northridge High School. The social studies team and the interdisciplinary team had first place finishes! Later today, Wawasee will find out if these two teams qualify for the state competition on May 3.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Waiver Granted by State for Missed Days

The Indiana Department of Education has granted our waiver request of two days for the Wawasee Community School Corporation. Barring unforeseen situations, our student year will conclude on Friday, May 30, with the final teacher day on Monday, June 2.