Education

Muncie Community Schools Partners with Chartwells K12 and SSC Services for Education

By: Ana M. Pichardo— Muncie Community Schools, Chartwells K12 and SSC Services for Education are kicking off a new partnership to enhance area schools and cafés through a strong commitment to the great teams already engaged in Muncie schools, passionate support for the community, fresh, student-focused menus and facilities plans to support continued upgrades in the facilities program. The transition for these partnerships begin March 19 for Chartwells K12 and March 21 for SSC Services for Education. Students will notice immediate…

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Ontario Systems Congratulates Local Finalists of ‘2016 College Mentors for Kids Inspire Awards’

Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington and client Alan Holdren of Atlas Collections will honor higher education, career focus, culture, diversity and community service February 25th. MUNCIE, Ind.  – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, congratulated Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington, along with friend and client Alan Holdren of Atlas Collections, on their finalist nominations for the College Mentors for Kids Inspire Awards today. Pilkington’s nomination highlights his mentorship of Client…


Tom Jarvis Reflects on His 33 Years in Education

By: Tom Jarvis— For the past 33 years, I have lived my dream as an educator.  During that time I have been a teacher, coach, principal, assistant principal, athletic director, husband, father and grandfather.  I have seen a lot of change in education from open concept, to teaming, zero period and block scheduling.  I have seen countless students, parents, grandparents, guardians, athletic events, concerts, plays, and graduations.  I have worked many nights, Saturdays, holidays, and weekends.  I do those things…


Delta High School’s Tanner Lambert Sets a New State Record

By: Christopher Conley, Principal of Delta High School— Tanner Lambert set a new Indiana State Basketball Record for the best three-point field goal percentage in a game. During the Boys Basketball game vs. New Palestine on January 8th, Tanner went nine for nine for a 100% shot percentage. The previous record was held by  DJ Byrd (North Montgomery), Ty Riddle (Muncie Central), and Brian Wylie (Carmel) all were seven for seven.  This was also a school record for Delta High…


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

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 41 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free…


Ivy Tech Community College to hold Go Ivy Day Event at Muncie Housing Authority

By: Shawn Carmichael—  Muncie, Ind—Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding a Go Ivy Day event on February 18 at the Muncie Housing Authority – Price Hall.  Prospective students will be able to learn all about Ivy Tech Community College including admissions, financial aid, new student orientation, and career services. Go Ivy Day Muncie Housing Authority – Price Hall February 18 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 704 South Madison Street Muncie, IN 47302 Appointments are required and…


Project Leadership’s Ice League Kicks Off With Draft Day

By: Brenda Morehead— MUNCIE — The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League launched Saturday with a Draft Day for more than 100 middle school student athletes at Muncie Central High School. The day featured students taking part in skill drills showcasing their basketball talents, as well as motivational speeches by Muncie Central basketball coaches. The Project Leadership Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student athletes as…


BSU Center for International Development Needs Host Families

By: Hanna DelaGardelle— Jacob Okomo, a 17-year-old student from Rusinga Island, Kenya, traveled over three days last spring to visit the United States. Jacob, among 23 other students, were selected by the U.S. Embassies in five different countries to participate in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), funded by the U.S. Department of State. David and Hanna DelaGardelle, residents of Muncie, accommodated Jacob in their apartment for two weeks while he studied at Ball State University. After two consecutive years,…


Ice League Draft Day Kicks Off 2016 Season on Saturday

By: Sue Godfrey— The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student athletes as they move toward high school and post-secondary educations. The ICE League ties in closely with Project Leadership’s mission to assist local students to and through college. Project Leadership…


Delta Middle School Students Adopt ARF as 2016 Outreach Recipient

By: Dee McKinsey— Approximately 155 students in Delta Middle School’s eight grade have been collecting supplies for ARF (Animal Rescue Fund), Muncie’s no-kill animal shelter, since they returned from winter break. Christopher Overholt, eighth grade social studies teacher, says that his pupils picked ARF after two rounds of voting. The students receive competitive points based on ARF requested donations, and the pupils’ character traits of effort, attitude and respect also were rewarded points. Overholt said that the students solicited donations…