Smith-Green Community Schools serves the town of Churubusco, which is situated near the headwaters of the Eel River in the northeast corner of Whitley County. Students live in either Smith Township (Whitley County) or Green Township (Noble County), an area that incorporates 71 square miles. Churubusco is about 12 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. There are two schools in the district, both of which are in the same complex. Churubusco Elementary School and Churubusco Junior-Senior High School educate students in Grades PK–12. The district’s motto is “Superior schools...in a supportive environment.”
Parents are encouraged to become active in their children’s education and to participate in school activities while helping to maintain a safe school environment. Smith-Green Community Schools has a 24-hour hotline for parents and students to anonymously report information that may affect the safety and security of anyone involved with the schools. A suicide prevention hotline is also available. The school district pledges to provide education in a secure environment, and this pledge is taken very seriously.
Churubusco Elementary School serves students in Grades PK–5. The Common Core program is used as a guide to establish a curriculum in reading, English, math, science, and social students. The school also reinforces positive character traits in the Character Counts program which emphasizes trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Students are publicly recognized when they do well in this program. In addition to academics and the Character Counts program, students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. These include basketball, cheerleading, and student council.
Churubusco Junior-Senior High School serves students in Grades 6–12. The school’s goal is to prepare students to participate in a global society. Students have an opportunity to explore and create a curriculum that builds on their interests and talents. A special program is available for high-ability students. Students who are preparing for entrance to college can take dual credit courses so they can earn college credits while in high school.
These students can also elect to follow a vocational curriculum that prepares them for a career or further education after graduation. There is also a program to help those who need extra help, and family counseling is even available if needed. All students have access to the Media Center, which supplements classroom instruction. And the school also maintains youth leadership and mentoring programs. High school students as well as middle school students can help younger children practice skills and reinforce lessons.
The school athletic department maintains a Facebook page. Churubusco Junior-Senior High School is the home of the Eagles. Students have the opportunity to participate on one of the school’s sports teams such as football, basketball, baseball, softball, cross country, track and field, gymnastics, wrestling, tennis, golf, cheerleading, and volleyball. Some of the other extracurricular activities include band, the New Era Show Choir, FFA, Destination Imagination Team, drama club, SADD, Academic Superbowl Team, and more.
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