Dr. FolksAnother school year has just come to an end and we have already begun preparing for the 2016-2017 school year which begins for students on Tuesday, August 9th.  I would like to thank our students, staff, parents, and community members for working alongside us to make this 2015-16SY another successful year in East Allen County Schools!  Though the regular school year has ended, we continue to provide several educational opportunities for our students during the months of June and July leading up to registration at our schools for the 2016-2017 school year in August.  If you need more information about any of the opportunities listed below, please contact your child’s school for more information:

  • I-Read 3 Remediation: May 31 – June 23
  • Summer School: June 6 – July 1
  • Summer Refugee Program: June 6 – July 1
  • Jumpstart & Kindergarten Countdown: July 5 - 29
  • On-line Registration: July 27 – August 3
  • Building Registration: August 1 & 2

Because this is summer break, I want to highly suggest that parents work with and encourage their child(ren) to READ, READ, READ over the summer.  Below are 10 reasons why it is important to read during summer break:

  1. Kids who read often get better at it.
  2. Reading exercises our brains.
  3. Reading improves concentration.
  4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.
  5. Reading improves a child’s vocabulary and nurtures more highly-developed language skills.
  6. Reading develops a child’s imagination.
  7. Children who read do better at school.
  8. Reading is a great form of entertainment!
  9. Reading relaxes the body and calms the mind.
  10. Reading with your child is a time to bond.

Have a great summer break and remember to READ, READ, READ!
Dream it!  Do it!

Dr. Kenneth H. Folks, Superintendent of Schools


Four Star Schools Recognized by EACS Board
Posted on 06/22/2016
The Indiana Department of Education announced the 2014-15 Four Star Schools. East Allen County Schools' - Cedarville Elementary, Leo Elementary and Leo Junior/Senior High School were named 2014-15 Four Star Schools! In order to achi  READ MORE...
Leo Band Recognized at the State Level
Posted on 06/22/2016
Leo Jr. Sr. High School is a recipient of the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) All-Music Award for 2015-2016! The EACS Board of School Trustees and Dr. Ken Folks recognized these talented musicians at a recent board meeting.   READ MORE...
Leo Softball Team Members and Coach Honored at State Level
Posted on 06/21/2016
Leo High School's Brooke Imel and Robyn Hall were named to the 2016 ICGSA All-State Team. Both of the girls played great in the All-Star games on June 18th at Carmel High School and Robyn was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the games.   READ MORE...
New Haven Art Students Design Snow Plows for Indiana Department of Transportation
Posted on 05/26/2016
Several students and staff of New Haven High School including Mrs. Keefe and her advanced art class along with Mrs. Scott and several Library Interns had a great time designing and painting Snow Plows for INDOT NORTHEAST! These Snow plows will be displayed throughout Indiana during the summer,   READ MORE...
Renowned Author Visits Heritage Elementary
Posted on 05/26/2016
The well renowned presenter, teacher and author, Kristina Smekens recently visited Heritage Elementary School. Kristina is best known for her high-energy educational workshops offered around the country. She requested her visit to Heritage Elementary to gather video footage during her training lessons to use in some of her upcoming seminars.  READ MORE...
Superheroes Visit New Haven Primary and Intermediate Students
Posted on 05/24/2016
New Haven Primary and New Haven Intermediate students were visited by a pair of Reading Superheroes this week. Superman and Supergirl dropped by to talk with students about the importance of reading over the summer. Superman and Supergirl read their comics 20 minutes a day in order to help them beat supervillains like Brainiac!   READ MORE...
Indiana Department of Education Names 'Three' East Allen County Schools as Four Star Schools
Posted on 05/24/2016
Recently, the Indiana Department of Education announced the 2014-15 Four Star Schools. East Allen County Schools' - Cedarville Elementary, Leo Elementary and Leo Junior/Senior High School were named 2014-15 Four Star Schools!  READ MORE...
East Allen County Schools Selected to Participate in the United States Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
Posted on 05/24/2016
Southwick Elementary has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2016-17 school year. This USDA program offers a unique opportunity to impact the nutrition environment and ultimately the health and well-being of our students, staff and community. Southwick Elementary was one of 115 schools awarded for this program in Indiana.  READ MORE...
Valedictorians and Salutatorians Honored By Board Of School Trustees
Posted on 05/18/2016
The EACS Board of School Trustees recently held a reception to honor the 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians! The students told the audience their plans after graduation. Mr. Chris Baker, board president and Dr. Folks, superintendent offered words of encouragement to the students!  READ MORE...
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