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Back to School Immunization Requirements

Published: July 21st, 2014

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West Central Registration Dates Announced

Published: July 21st, 2014

west central logoThe West Central School Corporation will be opening doors to students soon.

Students can register for classes on Monday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Textbook rental fees will be due. A $15 technology fee will be added for students receiving a technical device. The rental fee for sixth through twelfth grade will be based on courses taken and will be calculated at the time of registration.

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West Central School Board Approves Assistant Principal Hire, Projects Update

Published: July 18th, 2014

west central logoThe West Central School Board approved the hire of a new high school assistant principal who will also claim the position of athletic director.

Superintendent Don Street said the new employee is returning to the corporation as a former student.

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West Central Elementary School Earns Grant

Published: July 17th, 2014

The West Central Elementary School is the recipient of a school grant.

Superintendent Don Street said the board members were informed of the grant during their recent meeting.

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West Central School Superintendent Settling into New Office

Published: July 16th, 2014

west central logoWest Central School Superintendent Don Street has been in that position for a little over two weeks now and he seems to be fitting into the corporate office quite well since Charles Mellon’s retirement on June 30.

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West Central School Board has First Reading on Firearms Policy

Published: July 15th, 2014

The West Central School Board approved the first reading of a policy concerning the possession of firearms on school property.

Superintendent Don Street said the policy does not include that a faculty member could possess a firearm inside a building at any time.

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Longtime West Central Superintendent Retires

Published: June 30th, 2014
West Central Superintendent Charles Mellon

West Central Superintendent Charles Mellon

A local school corporation will have a new superintendent when classes start in the fall. This is Charles Mellon’s last day at West Central. He’s retiring after 34 years with the corporation. Mellon started there as an assistant principal in 1980 and worked his way into the front office.

“It is a great place to raise a family. Most things are centered around school and church in this community. That’s what we enjoyed. A lot of our staff that come in new stay. That’s a good sign that’s a good place to live and a good, strong school corporation,” Mellon told WKVI News. Read the rest of this entry »

No Book Rental Increase, Summer School Programs Ongoing at West Central School Corporation

Published: June 11th, 2014

west central logoOne piece of good news that parents and students will like for the next school year at West Central schools is the book rental prices at the corporation will not increase.

The board also discussed summer school for this year and Superintendent Charles Mellon said those classes are mainly for elementary school students.

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West Central Still Waiting on Grant Money

Published: June 10th, 2014

west central logoOne of the projects that the staff at the West Central School Corporation hopes to accomplish this summer is the improvements to security at the school.

Superintendent Charles Mellon said the project has been delayed due in part in not being able to retrieve the Secured School Safety Grant money to finish the project.

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Retirement Open House Planned for West Central Superintendent

Published: June 10th, 2014
West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon

West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon

In honor of the upcoming retirement of West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon, an open house is planned for next week.

Help the West Central School Corporation staff and students celebrate his career as an educator on Tuesday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET at the West Central School Corporation Office at 117 E. Montgomery Street in Francesville.

Mellon will leave as the superintendent of West Central Schools on Monday, June 30. High School Principal Don Street will be taking over in that position on July 1. Patrick Culp, a 1995 graduate of West Central High School, will fill Street’s position as high school principal.

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Plenty of Summer Projects Planned at West Central School Corporation

Published: June 7th, 2014

west central logoThe maintenance staff at the West Central School Corporation will have their hands full with several projects this summer.

Superintendent Charles Mellon said a new telephone system is one of the larger, more expensive projects this summer. The old system is too antiquated to gather parts to fix so a new system will be installed. He added that the last phase of the football field lighting system will be complete this summer. Other smaller projects are also planned.

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West Central School Board to Meet Tonight

Published: June 5th, 2014
West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon

West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon

The West Central School Board will meet in regular session tonight where Superintendent Charles Mellon will attend his last regular meeting of the board as superintendent.

Mellon is retiring at the end of the month after many years in the position. High School Principal Don Street will be taking over as superintendent on July 1.

The board members will discuss annual routine items such as book rental fees for the next school year and summer school programs. A discussion on possession of firearms on school property is also on the agenda.

The board will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on at the central office building in downtown Francesville.

West Central School Board Discusses The Crossing Alternative School

Published: May 6th, 2014

The West Central School Board received information about The Crossing alternative school.

Superintendent Charles Mellon said Middle and High School Principal Don Street presented the information of the school which will involve Starke County students and possibly Eastern Pulaski and West Central schools.

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New Principal Hired at West Central

Published: May 5th, 2014
Pat Culp

Pat Culp

The West Central School Board members approved the hire of a new middle school and high school principal during their meeting last week.

Superintendent Charles Mellon said the corporation is welcoming back a former graduate in this position.

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