Students were busy using duct tape to create wallets, bookmarks, flowers, feathers, and bags.  Everyone had a good time and made fun products to use.  The students worked cooperatively to follow directions.  Great teamwork!
Warsaw Community Schools

eLearning Day Information for Secondary Parents

The next eLearning Day for 2017‐2018 for Warsaw Community Schools will take place on
Saturday, March 17, 2018. This day has been scheduled to make up a school
day that has been missed due to dangerous weather conditions. Making up lost
instructional time in this manner allows students to be dismissed for the summer in late May as opposed to June.

eLearning Day Procedures

All student assignments for the eLearning Day will be posted by 9:00 a.m. on the district and school web site. The district website may be accessed by visiting and the school web site may be accessed by visiting
http://yourschool (ie: All lessons will
be organized by school and teacher. Each teacher’s page will provide specific instructions for
the assignments to be completed or links to commonly used learning tools such as Canvas.
The assignments may be completed on the actual eLearning Day or may be completed and
turned in any time prior to the start of school on the following Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Completion of the assignments will allow the student to be counted as in attendance on the
eLearning Day. Any student who fails to turn in the assignments by the deadline will be counted absent for the eLearning Day.

On the eLearning Day, teachers may be contacted by email or other established means of
communication with any questions about assignments. Additionally, a technology support line
will be available for any general technology questions by calling 574‐371‐5088 from

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

eLearning Day Resources

Also, for individuals that do not have Internet connectivity at home, students may use the
wireless network that extends out into the parking lot around all of our school buildings or use
the free wireless Internet service and/or computers at the Warsaw Community Public Library.
Finally, one computer lab in each middle school and the WCHS Media Center will be open for
one hour each day after school on Tuesday, February 20th, and Wednesday, February 21st.
Our Landscape Management class has been given the opportunity to renovate a courtyard on our school grounds. As a teacher, it is my duty to equip students with useful skills for their future. Providing one’s own food with what Nature provides is a Basic Life Skill that everyone should know. So we have decided to create a Food Forest using Foodscaping techniques.

A Food Forest is a low-maintenance, food production system that mimics woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, perennial and annual vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans.

Foodscaping is transitioning traditional landscapes, like lawns, shrubs, and flowerbeds into an edible garden which provides food and nutrients to humans and incorporates plant biodiversity which benefits our environment. By simply taking a traditional landscape and tucking food plants in here and there, you create a yard that can feed you.

The majority of food and herbs grown in the Food Forest will be given to the on-site food pantry and to our student-run restaurant, The Blue Apron. However, the Food Forest will be accessible to all students who are free to wander through the courtyard between classes and enjoy their lunchtime out of doors. They will be able to pick blueberries and other fresh produce to add to their lunch or enjoy a fresh snack during art class while they draw or paint using our beautiful Forest as their inspiration.

Because a better part of our plants will be open-pollinated, heirloom varieties which will enable students to save seeds from the plants we grow and grow them at their own homes thereby increasing their self-reliance. No fancy equipment required! They will only need seeds, soil, sun and rain to step onto the path of self-sufficiency.

Should students pursue Landscape Management after high school, they will have two different skill-sets, Landscape Design AND Foodscape Design. They can create their own niche market with little competition while also teaching others how to grow their own food thus creating a more self-reliant population.

Below you will See our Schematic design. All of the plants outlined in black are existing and the new plants are shown in green and labeled.

We have written multiple grants and raised a little over $900 on a GoFundMe campaign. We will use the donations/grants for Mulch, Path materials, Soil, Plants, Seeds, Trees, a Water Feature, a Shed, all totally $8000.

As the instructor, I have a long-term vision of turning other green spaces into something more than just a traditional landscapes or mono-cultured lawns. I hope to install a Greenhouse that my students will be able to start large quantities of seeds in so that we might expand upon the Food Forest idea throughout campus, turning neglected spaces into havens, improving plant diversity, rebuilding soils, and providing even more food for our high school community.
In a Split Second by Sophie McKenzie

Following a devastating London terrorist attack that rips her family apart, Charlie tentatively begins a relationship with Nat, another survivor of the attack. But as their relationship deepens, Charlie begins to suspect that Nat is keeping a dangerous secret about the attack.

Image Citation:
Sun. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 9 Mar 2018.
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