Education

Kiwanis Club members and students are pictured with their new dictionaries. Photo provided.

Kiwanis Club of Muncie Donates 472 Dictionaries for Muncie Community Schools’ Third Grade Students

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN —At the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) School Board meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, the Kiwanis Club of Muncie presented the corporation with 472 dictionaries—one for each third grade student—in partnership with The Dictionary Project. The Kiwanis Club provided dictionaries to enrich students’ learning experiences. “If a child has their own dictionary to take home with them,…


Ivy Tech Lobby at 345 S. High Street, Muncie, IN

Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Events in Muncie

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events on December 1, December 8, and December 15 at their Muncie Cowan Road location, in the Express Enrollment Center. Express Enrollment offers prospective students a “one-stop” experience in the enrollment process and does not require an appointment.   Muncie Campus Express Enrollment Center December…



Photo of new park bench made from recycled bottle caps donated by MutualBank. Photo provided.

Southside Middle School’s Panther Pantry Sends 9 Days of Food with 160 Students for Thanksgiving Break

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN—On Friday, November 18th, 160 Southside students were able to take home enough food to last through the end of Thanksgiving Break. Students registered for the program normally receive one bag of food every Friday to last the weekend. Debra Huston, the instructional assistant who leads this initiative, and her team work extra hard before school…


Muncie Campus on Cowan Road.

Indiana Students to Get Free FAFSA Filing Help at College Goal Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College’s Muncie Cowan Road and Anderson 60th Street Campus locations as well as the John Jay Center for Learning in Portland. These locations are among the 40 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is…


Athena Nagel, a Music & Memory volunteer, comforts Gene Hart, a Muncie Alzheimer’s patient, during a therapeutic iPod music session. Photo provided.

Ball State Students Organize Variety Show to Benefit Music & Memory

By: Michael Gerhard— Funds will be used to bring iPod music to Alzheimer’s patients Muncie, IN—Ball State —Comedy, music and dance acts will perform at a fundraising variety show Wednesday, Nov. 9 to benefit Music & Memory-Ball State, a Ball State student service group. The annual “A Night to Remember” benefit show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Pruis Hall and…


The Southside Middle School SWAGGER Recovery Team was recognized at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 122nd Annual Meeting for their Outstanding Contributions to Education.

Southside Middle School SWAGGER Recovery Team Recognized by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Contributions to Education

Muncie, IN— The Southside Middle School SWAGGER Recovery Team was recognized at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 122nd Annual Meeting for their Outstanding Contributions to Education. The purpose of this award is to recognize a teacher, administrator, organization, or company that has made significant contribution to education or workforce development in Muncie and Delaware County. “Students Who Achieve Good…


MCS Superintendent Dr. Steve Baule giving his "State of the Muncie Community Schools report." Photo by: Mike Rhodes

MCS Superintendent Dr. Steve Baule Gives “State of the Muncie Community Schools Report”

By: The Woof Boom Radio News Team— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon event Wednesday at the Horizon Convention Center. Dr. Steve Baule, Superintendent of the Muncie Community Schools gave his “State of the Muncie Community Schools” report to local civic and business leaders. Dr. Baule gave an overview of the current state of  MCS, and also shared many positive…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Teachers Awarded Funding for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Muncie, IN—Local teachers will receive $6,564.48 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. More than 1,000 students will benefit in this first grant cycle of the academic year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are creative or innovative ideas or programs designed to stimulate learning…


Muncie's Sports Station's Mark Forester and Cliff Johnson are shown as they broadcast live from Mancino's in Muncie, during the High School Football Sectional Preview show. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie’s Sports Station’s High School Sectional Football Preview

Muncie, IN—Muncie’s Sports Station WXFN 102.9 FM and 1340 AM broadcast its High School Sectional Preview Show  at Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders Wednesday evening. Coaches and players from Muncie Central, Yorktown and Delta were interviewed live during the one hour show. Each school had a 15 minute segment to share their thoughts about the season and the upcoming football sectional. It was…