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tales of transformation

What an amazing start to a new program, a new concept, a new venture!! We may be starting out small, but we have the biggest blessing with our kids! Three very outspoken, wonderful, smart, worthwhile students have blessed our new location. We...

Where do I start? Do I talk about how our kids come early and get to work? Do I talk about how they hang out after school and we have to kick them out to go home? Or, should I talk about all the great...

"Kind words promote instruction." Solomon, the Old Testament author of the book of Proverbs, is so very correct. We can move a lot of people a long way in a definite direction if we are diligent in using this principal of wisdom. Build people up,...

School will provide middle school alternative By SUE LOWE Tribune Staff Writer MISHAWAKA — As many as 12 Penn-Harris-Madison middle school students will be able to go to The Crossing alternative school in Elkhart this year. Members of the P-H-M board approved the contract Monday night. Under the contract, the...

By JOSEPH DITS Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND — The suicide note that Andrea Gyokeres wrote came after a good sixth grade, then progressively worse pressure from bullies in the seventh and eighth grade. A's and B's plummeted to F's. Bruises. Missed classes. She turned to black hair...

South Bend races to fill gap left by two alternative schools. By JOSEPH DITS Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND — Two alternative schools welcomed them and, in many cases, re-ignited their interest in learning. Expelled students. Dropouts. Kids who ran away from home or somehow got into trouble. But,...