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The Warsaw Area Career Center is excited to introduce the new Warsaw Early Learning Academy to you, along with the staff members that will be caring for these children. This program was implemented to help support Warsaw Community School staff members & their families. The WELA currently has 23 students with ages ranging from infant through 5 years old. Please see below for bios from our new staff members, more pictures of the facility, & how much fun these sweet children have already been having. 




Lynette Hawn

Warsaw Early Learning Academy Director

Lynette will be in charge of overseeing our new childcare program here at Warsaw Community Schools and will be working directly with the students, as well as supervising the staff. She is responsible for the daily organization of the program and whatever else each day may bring.
Lynette attended Purdue University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development & Family Studies.
She’s been married for 27 years to Joe Hawn (Officer Hawn). They have 3 children; Meghan (20), Nicholas (20) and Jacob (16). They also have 2 dogs; Maggie, a 9-year-old Golden Retriever, and Max a 1-year-old chocolate lab. Lynette has lived in Warsaw/Winona lake for 27 years but grew up in Fort Wayne. She is the oldest of 4 children and her family attends Walnut Creek United Methodist Church.
In her spare time, Lynette loves to bake, go for walks, read, and watch movies with her family.
When asked about her favorite things, Lynette says:
I LOVE Mexican food!! I could eat it every day if my family would agree to it.
My favorite color is yellow.
My favorite flower is a sunflower.
My husband and I have been chaperoning youth mission trips for 24 years at our church Walnut Creek UMC.
I am a Harry Potter fan!! Love the books and movies.
My favorite band is Third Day and lead singer Mac Powell. I have seen them in concert 20 times.



Erin Schramm
Assistant Director: Infant/Toddler

Erin will be in charge of taking care of all the daily needs of our youngest Tigers in the infant/toddler room. She is very excited about the opportunity to serve our staff & their families in this role.
Erin grew up here in Warsaw, attended Grace College in Winona Lake, and has 3 brothers. She has been married to her husband Drew for just over a year.

Some of her favorites include the color blue, meal: meatloaf, mac & cheese, and green bean casserole, and dessert: brownies or chocolate chip cookies. An interesting fact about Erin is that she has a twin brother, Ethan.
During her free time, she loves to play tennis, ultimate frisbee, bike riding, going for walks, and spending time with family & friends.



Shelby Swartz
Assistant Director: Preschool

Shelby will be in charge of teaching the preschool class (ages 3-5), but also is serving in a part-time advisory role with our FFA Chapter. This school year she is most excited to get to know all of her students and to be able to help them succeed in every way possible.
Shelby is a Wawasee High School graduate and is currently attending North Carolina State University.
During her spare time, Shelby loves to take naps, do anything outdoors (camping, gardening, kayaking, etc.) & spend time with her family, boyfriend, & dogs. Her favorite color is turquoise and her favorite food is anything grilled.  


WACC/WCHS Parents & Students:

Don't forget you're invited to our Back to School event happening right here in our building tomorrow night, Thursday, Aug. 23, from 
4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Parents & students are encouraged to come to visit and tour the WACC/WCHS and learn more about everything our schools have to offer. You won't want to miss this exciting event! 

*PARENTS AND GUARDIANS-CLASS OF 2019:
You are invited to attend informational presentations on the evening of Thursday, August 23, during Back to School Night. The presentations will be held in the Performing Arts Center beginning at 5:30.

5:30-6:15- ISTEP Results, Remediations, What Now?

6:15-6:50- College Financial Aid Information

6:50-7:05- Kosciusko County Work Ethic Certificate-New! (See flyer below!)

*PARENTS AND GUARDIANS-CLASS OF 2020:

5:00-5:30: Diploma Requirements

5:30-6:15- ISTEP Results, Remediation, What Now?

We look forward to seeing you Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m.


    
Yesterday WCHS/WACC hosted the 2018 Tiger Way Convo in the Tiger Den to honor both students & staff on a successful 2017-2018 school year. Congratulations to our 105 WACC Academy Graduates, as shown below. 
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Work-Based Learning Co-Op Employer Appreciation Luncheon

 Warsaw Area Career Center, Work-Based Learning Co-Op students recently honored their supervisors at an Employer Appreciation Luncheon presented by Vitale Events at 2517 in Warsaw.

The 33 Co-Op students expressed appreciation to their supervisors for their guidance and understanding in teaching them professional skills and aiding them in the transition from school to the training site.

The Work-Based Learning Co-Op Student of the Year recipient was Ciara Stout, who worked in the Human Resources Department at Tecomet under the supervision of Kay Kelley.

Positive Attitude Awards were presented to Liza Lewis, Nick Marsh, and Christian Raish.  Professional Growth Awards were presented to Brenda Alvarado, Noah Diaz, Dillon King, Kyle Rickert, and Hannah Williams.  Work-Based Learning Co-Op Excellence Awards were presented to Mia Beckham, Emali Grose, Colton Lind, Brendan Perry, Savannah Taylor, and Matthew Watson.

     Any employers interested in participating in the Work-Based Learning Co-Op program next year may contact Mrs. Angie Heinsman, Coordinator, at 574.371.5074 x 2549 or email aheinsman@warsawschools.org. 



(Pictured above)
WBL Co-Op of the Year
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Ciara Stout, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)



WBL Positive Attitude Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Nick Marsh, Liza Lewis, Christian Raish, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


WBL Professional Growth Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Hannah Williams, Brenda Alvarado, Noah Diaz, Dillon King, Kyle Rickert, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


WBL Excellence Awards
L-R Angie Heinsman (WBL Coordinator), Emali Grose, Savannah Taylor, Mia Beckham, Matthew Watson, Brendan Perry, David Clark (WBL Coordinator)


From Mrs. Heinsman: It’s always a great day when a former student wants to come back and speak with my students. Thanks, Evan Miller, for speaking about your upcoming accounting career at PWC and fellowship in accountancy at The Ohio State University! Very proud of you and great to catch up! Can’t wait to continue to hear about your journey!! 

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