Riley High School

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Twenty-six soon-to-be graduates of South Bend schools ceremonially signed their intent to join the military this morning at a joint ceremony attended by their principals, superintendent and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.


This is the first year South Bend Community Schools has done a ceremony together for all district graduates joining the military. Superintendent Kenneth Spells. “I see students that are going to gain strong leadership skills. Students that are going to be leaders of this country and students that I’m very proud of.” Spells is a Navy veteran.

students place cans in layers to build the titanic out of cans
Jennifer Weingart


  Local high school students were at the mall today, but they weren’t skipping class, they were working on a project called canstruction.


At 8:30 on a Monday morning, the University Park Mall is not exactly a bustling place. It’s just mall walkers and window washers, but this Monday there are also a handful of high school STEM classes building things out of cans.