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EACS students will see big changes this school year

Two big changes in the district is the New Haven Intermediate School, which will be grades three through six -- and New Haven Junior Senior High School, expected to be finished in December - will be grades seven through 12.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 8:33 AM

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT) - With the first day of school quickly approaching for some, students and families in East Allen County may be wondering what's in store for them this upcoming school year.

"It's really looking at what our kids need and then trying to fulfill that need."

That's how Superintendent Marilyn Hissong explains the changes happening in East Allen County Schools. From the buildings to the curriculum, everything is about giving students the best chance to succeed.

Two big changes in the district is the New Haven Intermediate School, which will be grades three through six -- and New Haven Junior Senior High School, expected to be finished in December - will be grades seven through 12.

Not all changes are on the outside though. At Paul Harding Junior High School, new science labs are giving students the opportunity to engage in the curriculum.

"It's giving them the environment that they can, I hope, have greater success because they're not limited by the resources around them."

Partnering with Vincennes University, East Allen's new vocational school will start their first program in automation and robotics to help students get a job straight out of school.

"We just find a lot of need for that in the industry right now. We have a lot of companies right now that are saying if you get students ready and prepared, we'll be able to hire them, obviously with school and stuff. So, we're trying to fill that need."

And students can expect to learn more about becoming employable in their normal classes. Senate Act 297 is requiring schools to teach students employability skills.

"It could be the interview. It could be kids knowing how to do a resume. It could be going through an interview with questions and having some of those mock interviews."

Students and families will start noticing these changes when students head back to school in East Allen on August 12th.

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