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The Elkhart Area Career Center cut the ribbon on its new automotive annex Thursday.

The Elkhart Area Career Center teaches students from 16 area schools. The new 20,000 square foot facility is bright and clean with tall ceilings and enough space for plenty of projects It’s a state of the art shop for teaching automotive and diesel technology. 

Students learn everything from changing tires to re-building engines.

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Elkhart Community Schools is asking for the community’s help in writing lyrics for the new fight song for the combined high school that students will attend this fall.

Elkhart Memorial and Central High Schools will compete as one set of sports teams next school year. 

Because of the merger, there have been a lot of decisions to be made. Last spring the school choose the Lions as the new mascot. 

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Elkhart Community Schools officially broke ground Thursday on a new building that will house engineering and technical education classes.

When the district’s two high schools merge next school year students will choose an area of study. The new building will have classrooms and labs for students in the Engineering, Technology and Innovation, or ETI, track. 

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Thursday is the first day back to school for students in Elkhart. This is the last year high schoolers will belong to different schools. 


Next year, students coming back will go to either the Memorial or Central campus of Elkhart High School. Sports teams and music ensembles will be unified. The class of 2021 will hold Elkhart High School diplomas.

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The Elkhart Education Foundation opened its schoolhouse supply store Monday. It's full of school supplies and hygeine items that teachers and school staff can take for students.

It’s no secret that most teachers spend a good chunk of their own money on supplies for their classrooms every school year. 

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Elkhart Community Schools has named Steve Thalheimer as it’s new superintendent.


Thalheimer will leave his current position as the superintendent of Fairfield Community Schools in Southeastern Elkhart County, a position he has held for the last five years.

He has also been a teacher, curriculum coordinator and assistant superintendent.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Mark Mow about his decison to return his old post  as the district searches for a permanent replacement for Rob Haworth who retired earlier this year.


Elkhart Community Schools has confirmed that superintendent Rob Haworth has tendered his resignation.

In a statement Haworth and the school board cited his need to be closer to family. Haworth is awaiting board approval to be the new superintendent of Vigo County School Corporation in Terre Haute.

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A media outlet is reporting Elkhart Community Schools Superintendent is leaving his post after six years in the job.

Rob Haworth is rumored to have announced his resignation at a closed school board meeting Tuesday night.

WVPE has been unable to independently confirm Haworth’s resignation. Calls to officials have not been returned.