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Falloween Fest in Walkerton kicks off with parade

September 22, 2017 by WNDU-TV

WNDU-TVChris Manering, the assistant principal at John Glenn High School, said in its eight years, the Falloween Fest has provided over $225,000 in scholarships to current high school seniors. It's an event the whole community takes part in, and it's fun for ...

Walkerton teen collects thousands of soda tabs to help kids in need

August 11, 2017 by WSBT-TV

WSBT-TVIt all started when the John Glenn High School student's friend was diagnosed with bone cancer. Austin wanted to take action and help a charity that would aid his friend's battle. His initial goal was 20,000 soda can tabs, but when he started to exceed ...

Community mourns long-time John Glenn band director

June 13, 2017 by WSBT-TV

WSBT-TVHe served as Band Director for John Glenn for 32-years, every year teaching anywhere 200 to 250 students in sixth grad through high school. High School Principal Will Morton says Fortlander, “was most joyful and positive, a great teacher,” who, “smiled ...

Community mourns longtime John Glenn High School band leader

June 12, 2017 by South Bend Tribune

South Bend TribuneIn addition to the high school marching, concert and jazz bands, Fortlander taught a music theory class and led the Urey Middle School band and the sixth-grade band at Walkerton Elementary School, Burnett said. She noted that he traveled between three ...

Beloved Michiana high school band director dies, the community reminisces

June 11, 2017 by WNDU-TV

WNDU-TVWALKERTON, Ind. (WNDU) - As peace and quiet are the chorus of the country, the band's one of the high notes at John Glenn High School. The school's band director, Daniel Fortlander, suddenly died Saturday at just 60 years-old. Cathy Burnett, the band's ...

Walkerton student has had perfect attendance for 13 years

June 4, 2017 by WSBT-TV

WSBT-TVBut Trey Gates, a graduating senior at John Glenn High School in Walkerton, didn't let anything stop him from coming to learn on every school day for the past 13 years. In the early days, Trey credits his mom for making sure he was out of his bed and ...

New superintendent ready to hit ground running

May 7, 2017 by Newsexaminer

NewsexaminerChristopher Winchell, 35, who currently serves as an associate principal at John Glenn High School in Walkerton, about 20 miles southwest of South Bend, confirmed Friday he has been offered and has accepted the position. His first official day would be ...

2 local high schools ranked in Indiana's top 25: US News & World Report

May 4, 2017 by WNDU-TV

WNDU-TVUS News & World Report has once again ranked the best high schools in the Hoosier State, and two from our area cracked the top 25. Fairfield High School in Goshen came in at number 14, and John Glenn High School in Walkerton came in at 24.

Union County to select new supt.

April 30, 2017 by Newsexaminer

Winchell comes from the John Glenn School Corporation in Walkerton, Ind., where he was assistant principal at John Glenn High School – one of the top 20 “Best High Schools” in the country, per U.S. News and World Report. He was named the Indiana ...

Union Co. school board picks new superintendent

April 27, 2017 by Palladium-Item

Palladium-ItemBoard President Mike Murray said the board has chosen Christopher Winchell to fill the superintendent position. Winchell is the assistant principal at John Glenn High School in Walkerton, Ind. John Glenn is ranked 19th in U.S. News' “Best High Schools ...

Glenn, Tribe make it look easy

February 1, 2017 by South Bend Tribune

South Bend TribuneThat sets up Friday's semifinals featuring Saint Joe against Washington (4-17) at 6 p.m. followed by Glenn taking on Culver Academies (12-7). The Indians beat Washington, 61-27, recently. The Falcons took down the Eagles, 53-38 earlier this season ...

Walkerton high school remembers John Glenn

December 9, 2016 by WSBT-TV

"This is the gymnasium where John Glenn dedicated this high school back in October of 1968,” Morton said. Brad Schmeltz was in 7th grade at the time. He still remembers where he sat when Glenn visited. "Having him come to our small town at that time ...

Falloween Fest 2016 kicks off Friday

September 23, 2016 by WNDU-TV

WNDU-TVWalkerton, Ind. — John Glenn High School is welcoming in the first full day of fall with their annual Falloween Fest. It's a family filled festival that they liken to a county fair. There are rides, games, food, a parade, fireworks and more. This is ...

Firework displays in Michiana

June 28, 2016 by WSBT-TV

WSBT-TVWalkerton. July 4, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.. John Glenn High School-- 201 John Glenn Dr. Walkerton, Indiana 47564. Lakeville. July 4, 2016 at Dusk. Cook and Belle Concert-- Newton Park, 601 N. Michigan St. ELKHART COUNTY. Nappanee Fourth of July. July 4 ...

High school student killed in Marshall County crash

February 3, 2016 by WNDU-TV

WNDU-TVJohn Glenn High School's principal says Moren attended the school last year as a sophomore before leaving to be home-schooled. "It's very sad because she was connected in many ways, of course, to the school and to students and friends," said Principal ...

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