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.

Blog Rules

Comments should be respectful and pertain to the topic posted. Comments about personnel matters should be made directly to the administrators responsible. Blog moderators reserve the right to remove any comment determined not in keeping with these guidelines.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Geothermal Update

Geothermal Technology May be Coming to Wawasee Middle School

In an effort to reduce energy costs and continue to save money in the future, the Wawasee Community School Corporation is looking into the possibility of utilizing the geothermal energy in the area. Geothermal energy is the heat contained within the earth and is a clean, reliable and renewable resource. It can be used as an energy efficient heating and cooling alternative. Information provided by the company, Performance Services, suggests that the location of Wawasee Middle School is likely to have significant geothermal potential. Recent upgrades to the heating and cooling system at Wawasee Middle School make that location ideal to best use this natural resource. The first step in the process is to drill a small test well.

Drilling a test well will provide data on both heat transfer and the type of geology at the site. This information will help determine if the site is suitable and aid in projecting the cost of installing a geothermal system. The test well will be approximately 6-8 inches in diameter and roughly 500 feet deep and it will not impact the soccer fields. The drilling of the test well is expected to take just a couple of days and the results reported back in a week or so. During the first two days of the project what will be visible is a truck-mounted drill rig. Once the well is drilled, the site will be fenced off and the area secured until the necessary data is collected. The test well site will either be fully restored or converted into a production well if the project is approved by the School Board. If approved, anywhere from 30 to 50 production wells would be installed in an open area just east of the tennis courts. Once installed, the wells are covered with top soil and are not noticeable. 

Building Trades Open House


WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The 2011-12 Wawasee Building Trades Project house was built for Brian and Kara Warren and is located at 9800 W Northshore Drive Kimmel Indiana 46760. Come view this beautiful 1750 square foot single story home with walk out basement. It boasts a sunroom, open concept living, dining & kitchen, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms and a large sun deck.
Students involved in this build are:   Charles Bird, Allen Carson, Jacob Chalman, Dylan DeSomer, Kyle Flores, Josh Gohlke, Andrew Hepler, Luke Jackson, Henry Kidd, Cole Love, Jordan Schmitt, Scott Shepherd, Trenton Thornburg, Mario Torres, Kory Workman & Derek Zurcher

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Photo Courtesy of The Mail-Journal
Congratulations to the 2012 Education Program Essay Contest winner, Syracuse Elementary fourth grader Adrianna Clark. Adrianna's essay was selected out of nearly 1,000 entries from fourth graders across the state. She will receive a 500 Festival gift pack which includes four tickets to the IPL Festival Parade and the Indianapolis 500. Her teacher, Kristina Long, will also receive two qualification tickets as well as tickets to the parade. For more information and to read Adrianna's winning essay, please click HERE

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

WMS Natatorium Roof Supports Repair

Repairs to the Wawasee Middle School Natatorium roof supports are currently under way. On Tuesday, May 1, the Wawasee School Board members met at a special board meeting to discuss the options for repairing the roof supports. Please click HERE for to read the memo from Dr. Edington to staff, parents, and community members. Thank you!

Snow Make-Up Day

Wawasee Community Schools will be in session on Monday, May 14. This is to make up for the weather cancellation on February 23.