Concord Community Schools is regularly featured in local media stories. Links to the stories can be found by clicking on the photos or the story title. Our thanks to local media outlets for supporting our schools with great coverage!

Nov. 1, 2018

ABC 57: Cool Schools: Concord West Side uses Extreme Clubs to boost reading skills

Staff at Concord West Side Elementary School has developed a unique guided reading program called Extreme Clubs. Since its creation the program has helped to turn the school and test scores around.

Oct. 31, 2018

THE ELKHART TRUTH: Four Elkhart County bands march to state finals

And then there were four. Of the eight high school bands in Elkhart County that competed in the Indiana State School Music Association semi-state finals last weekend, four will march on to the state finals. Concord, Northridge, NorthWood and Fairfield ensembles will vie for the state championships at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday.

Oct. 31, 2018

THE GOSHEN NEWS: Concord hosts Blazers in championship

Two schools — Concord and Elkhart Central — that are not that far apart will meet for just the third time in recent years on the gridiron. The Concord Minutemen (5-5) host the Elkhart Central Blue Blazers (6-5) Friday night at Lawrence J. Jackowiak Field in Dunlap in the Class 5A, Sectional 10 championship.

Oct. 28, 2018

THE ELKHART TRUTH: Creating a legacy for Elkhart teen

The parents of a teen who passed away unexpectedly nearly two years ago are seeing their daughter’s legacy immortalized in a way they never expected. The two-year anniversary of the death of Mary Kate Riker will be on Nov. 14 and as they had done three times each year since her death, her parents Brian and Kathy Riker raised funds to offer to Bashor Children’s Home and Safe Haven Women’s Shelter.

Oct. 15, 2018

THE GOSHEN NEWS: Concord community service day

Concord High School freshmen spent Oct. 10 morning at various locations around Elkhart County for their second annual community service day.

Oct. 4, 2018

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE: Concord edges Fairfield in regional championship

Concord beat Fairfield, 3-2, Wednesday to take home the its own regional tennis championship. Concord’s Alex Serwatkza dispatched Aaron Striet in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1 singles and the doubles teams did the rest. Travis Hermon and Nathan Slabach beat Tanner Nunemaker and Ben Toole, 6-3, 6-1. Grant Lucchese and Drew McDougle beat Riley Behles and Isaac Inniger, 6-1, 6-1.

Sept. 10, 2018

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE: Outpouring of appreciation of retiring Concord superintendent

Before she made the motion to approve Superintendent John Trout’s retirement from Concord Community Schools, school board vice president Kami Wait, on the verge of tears, said, “I don’t want to.” Wait and others around the table at the Concord School Board meeting Thursday night were emotional, some nearly unable to speak, as they officially accepted Trout’s resignation. He’ll stay through April 30, 2019, when Assistant Superintendent Tim Tahara will become superintendent.

Aug. 24, 2018

THE ELKHART TRUTH: Concord High School brings Frankenstein to life

Students at Concord High School will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s book, “Frankenstein,” this school year. The school received a $1,000 grant from Indiana Humanities to be a part of its One State / One Story: Frankenstein program.

Aug. 22, 2018

WSBT 22: Police dog added to Concord schools’ police force

Since the beginning of the new school year, the newest member of the Concord Police Department has reported for duty. Jax is a 2-year-old German Dutch mix German Shepherd. His partner and handler is Officer Darrin Tucker.

Aug. 20, 2018

Ludus Spotlight: Concord – Making a joyful noise

Few marching bands have had a book written about them, and few of those books have been as eloquent as the one written about Elkhart, Indiana’s Concord High School Marching Minutemen. Kristen Laine’s American Band: Music, Dreams, and Coming of Age followed the dramatic trajectory of the Minutemen as they defended their state title in 2004. And while that story took place nearly 15 years before, for today’s Concord’s Music Department and the community it serves, the history books will need to make room for many more chapters to come.