Education

Southview Elementary School students enjoy a program during United Way's Day of Action. (Photo is the property of United Way and used with permission)

Muncie Action Plan Supports Local MCS Solution, Urges Public Unity

By: MAP Board of Directors— Muncie, IN—Last week, the Muncie Action Plan sent a letter of support for Muncie Community Schools to Senator Doug Eckerty.  The letter was addressed to Senator Luke Kenley and Representative Tim Brown and urged the removal of Muncie Community Schools from State Bill (S.B.) 567. …



Photo: Jessica Van Ness, John Pugsley, drive coach, Mike Koch, Garrett Clausen and Moriah Schlenker. Photo provided.

Delaware County Robotics Team Earns Spot at World Championship

By: PhyXTGears Media Team— Muncie Delaware Robotics, known as the PhyXTGears team 1720, is one of only 14 teams from Indiana to earn a spot at the FIRST World Championship Competition in St. Louis, Missouri. They earned their spot as the top-ranked team in Indiana after finishing as a finalist…



Members of the Muncie Rotary Club are pictured with Muncie Community Schools sports team members with their checks. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

A Retrospective of Positive Articles about Muncie Community Schools

Let’s take a look back at some of the positive articles MuncieJournal.com has published about Muncie Community Schools and students since we launched on July 1, 2015. The Muncie Journal has always been  #Allin4MCS  In no particular order, here are a few headlines and stories you may or may not have…


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Annual “Living Proof” Set for April 5th and 6th

By: Dee McKinsey— Who: The Delaware County Prevention Council and members of its PRIDE Team, county first responders, prosecutors, judges, members of the sheriff’s department and municipal police and other professionals. What: Annual “Living Proof Presentation – a simulation of a fatal car crash involving alcohol. When: 6:30 – 8:30…



Holly Stachler (2nd from left) receiving her award in Chicago. Photo by: Pete Just

Yorktown’s Holly Stachler Named Winner of “Next Generation Leaders” Technology Award

By: Mike Rhodes— Yorktown, IN—Holly Stachler, Director of eLearning and Curricular Innovation for Yorktown Community Schools has been named a winner in the Consortium for School Networking’s  (CoSN) Next Generation Leaders program.  The program is in its second year. Winning educators were officially announced and recognized during CoSN’s annual conference in Chicago…


The PhyXTGears robot climbing a rope on an airship tower at the end of a match. Photo provided.

Delaware County Robotics Team Earns Spot In State Championship Competition

By: The PhyXTGears Media Team— Muncie, IN— Delaware County’s own PhyXTGears robotics team 1720 finished runner-up at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Perry Meridian district robotics tournament  in Indianapolis, earning the team a spot in the FIRST Indiana State Championship competition in Huntington, Indiana, April 7-8 while…


Aerial image of the Ball State Campus. Photo by: Michael Wolfe

Ball State to Offer Two New Degrees for Students

By: BSU News— MUNCIE, Ind. — Students soon could have two new degrees to consider with today’s approval by the Ball State University Board of Trustees — a bachelor of architecture and a master of social work. The degrees were created in response to a defined need and student demand,…


The Entrepreneurship Center Class of 2017. Photo provided.

Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Celebrates 33 Years

By: Krystal M. Geyer— The Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center is celebrating 33 years of rich entrepreneurial history, over 500 alumni, and the future of entrepreneurship in Indiana and beyond on April 21. The program, the first of its kind and one of the oldest collegiate entrepreneurship programs in the country,…


L to R: “Morado” by Casey Myers and "Powerless", self portrait by Casey Myers.

Muncie Central’s Casey Myers Wins Silver Key Award for Artwork

By: Holly Ford— Muncie, IN —Muncie Central junior Casey Myers earned a Silver Key in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. According to the organization’s website, “the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious…


Southside Middle School's student council members with teachers Amy Pieczko (far left) and Jessie Andry (far right), with ARF Executive Director Jody Leddy (far right). Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Southside Middle School Student Council Donates to Local Organizations

By: Holly Ford— Muncie, IN—Members of the Southside Middle School student council are learning firsthand what it means to be philanthropists and leaders in the community. So far this school year, they have donated just over $600 to local organizations. The students raised these funds themselves, and voted on which…


Finalists for the Altrusa Club of Muncie 4th Grade Essay Contest. Photo provided.

Altrusa Club Celebrates 30 Years of Essay Contest

By: Ashlee Bane—  Altrusa International of Muncie, Indiana, Inc. recently celebrated 30 years of their annual 4th Grade Essay Contest. Each year, 4th grade classes throughout Delaware County are invited to participate in the contest by having students answer the question ”What would my world be like without books?” The…


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Muncie Free Teacher Store Joins KINF Network

By: Stacy Wheeler— Muncie, IN— The Kids In Need Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and under-funded teachers, announced it has added the local Muncie non-profit, the Back To School Teachers Store, to its national network of free teacher stores. Now networked with 40…