Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Local News

December 4, 2012

Kokomo eyes 3rd middle school

Bon Air Middle School to reopen as technology school.

Kokomo-Center Schools will open a new middle school and change programs at the existing middle schools for the 2013-2014 school year.

The school board unanimously approved a recommendation to open Bon Air Middle School, the third middle school in the district, as a 1-to-1 technology school. The recommendation also designated Central Middle School as a magnet school for international studies for the 2013-2014 school year. Central is on track to become an integrated arts school the following year. Maple Crest Middle School will host career and traditional education programs.

Bon Air Middle School has not been in operation since the 2010-2011 school year. With its reopening, the school will be a “1-to-1 technology” school, meaning each student will have individual access to a computer or tablet.

“The new Bon Air Middle School will be completely renovated and updated with new facilities, modern classrooms and lots of interactive technology,” Superintendent Jeff Hauswald said. “These changes will provide students with a tech-rich environment in a small-school setting where their individual interests and needs can best be met.”

Assistant Superintendent Pennye Siefert said the addition of a technology school will provide students with a modernized learning environment.

“This is a new way of thinking, learning and problem solving both for the teachers and the students,” Siefert said in a release.

The Bon Air school will be attended by students attending Bon Air and Pettit Park Elementary 1-to-1 Tech Schools, or other students in the district wishing to attend provided they complete an application process. If students attending those elementary schools wish to attend Maple Crest or Central Middle Magnet for International and Integrated Arts Education, they may choose to apply to attend those schools. School registration begins in February 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. Any student may apply to any program, and transportation is provided for Kokomo Center residents.

Megan Graham is the Kokomo Tribune business

reporter. She can be reached by phone at 765-454-8570 or by email at megan.graham@kokomotribune.com.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • NIPSCO donates $50K to YMCA campaign The Northern Indiana Public Service Company donated $50,000 Tuesday to the Kokomo Family YMCA's Beyond the Bricks campaign to build a new Y in downtown Kokomo. "The Y is a great resource for the community, so we're glad to help it grow and add to the

    July 29, 2014

  • Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has asked the state Supreme Court for permission to continue its suspension on sales of vanity plates until a court case is settled. The Indiana attorney general's office announced Monday it ha

    July 29, 2014

  • Fatal wreck UPDATE: Woman killed in overnight wreck near 31-931 split

    One person was killed late Monday night in an automobile accident involving a car and semi-trailer truck in the northbound lane of U.S. 31 near the junction with U.S. 931.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Higher ed chief rolls out class load campaign INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's higher education commissioner wants college students to get the message that they should take at least 15 credit hours each semester if they expect to graduate on time. Commissioner Teresa Lubbers on Monday kicked off a

    July 29, 2014

  • Commission postpones rezoning vote for Functional Devices land TIPTON — Residents of Prairie Acres subdivision will have to wait at least two more weeks to learn the fate of a pair of zoning requests from Functional Devices. At Monday’s regularly-scheduled bi-weekly county commissioners meeting, city-county plan

    July 29, 2014

  • Illinois man leads police on high-speed chase PERU — An Illinois man driving at speeds of 120 mph led officers from three counties on a high-speed chase Sunday before crashing into a utility pole. Peru police say Isaac K. Hoefling, 31, Lamont, Illinois, was first pulled over by Howard County dep

    July 28, 2014

  • Permanent road closure has Miami Co. residents worried PERU — Residents who live near a safety-flare company that’s expanding north of Peru spoke out against a proposal to permanently close a section of county road that runs through the company’s facilities. Orion Safety Products, located at 3157 N. 500

    July 28, 2014

  • Gary Rhum bringing music lessons to Catholic school Rhum Academy of Music's owner is set to give all students at Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School music lessons next year as part of the school's curriculum. When Gary Rhum talks about why he loves to teach kids music, the long-time performer and instru

    July 28, 2014

  • The Annex 01 Move-in date approaching at The Annex of Kokomo A new apartment complex catering to Indiana University students is ready for occupancy. Some students will be able to move into The Annex of Kokomo, located across the street from the IUK campus on Washington Street, as early as Aug. 1, while the maj

    July 28, 2014 6 Photos

  • Teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers heading back to classrooms starting this week are facing the daunting task of preparing students for a standardized test that's been retooled for the third time since 2009. Some teachers and district administrator

    July 28, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.