District News & Highlights

June 10, 2024

Summer School 2024 for Incoming 1st-4th Grades

Attention Parents of incoming 1st-4th Grade Students:

We have limited availability for a FREE Summer School Opportunity! 
Space is limited, so click below to enroll right away.

Click HERE to Enroll!

Who:   Incoming 1st-4th grade students (students who will be in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grades for 2024-2025)
When: June 16-July 19 (no school on June 19 or July 4-5)
Times: 7:30 am-2:00 pm
Where: Lynwood Elementary

Summer School 2024 incoming grades 1st-4th

June 7, 2024

Summer Servings Free Lunch 2024

The MSD Decatur Child Nutrition Team invites children ages 18 years old and younger to Summer Servings for FREE LUNCH! Help us reach out goal of 25,000 meals served this summer!

Adult meal cost = $4.


Summer Servings Information


May 30, 2024

Susan Strube, IASP District 7 Elementary Principal of the Year

As we celebrate the end of the 2023-2024 school year, please join us in congratulating Mrs. Susan Strube, Principal of West Newton Elementary, who is the Indiana Association of School Principals District 7 Elementary Principal of the Year!! We are #DecaturProud to have such an amazing leader serving the students and families of West Newton!!

Mrs. Strube, IASP Elementary Principal of the Year District 7

“Not only am I Decatur Proud to be the principal of West Newton Elementary, but what a tremendous blessing it is to me that I am the principal of a school in the community in which I live. My husband and both daughters all attended West Newton Elementary so it’s wonderful to carry on the legacy of being a West Newton Tiger,” said Strube. “I consider it an absolute honor to be entrusted to take care of this corner of the world in the MSD of Decatur Township.” 

Mrs. Strube has served Decatur Township as a teacher for 22 years and administrator for 15 years. The majority of her career has been at West Newton Elementary as a teacher, instructional coach, and principal. Additionally, she has taught at Decatur Middle School and served as a Director/AP at Lynwood Elementary.

Mrs. Strube also shared about her love for the principalship: “I am at the time in my educational career to be one of the lucky principals who actually gets to see how my staff and I have touched the future through our students with teaching and learning. I am always thankful to the West Newton families for sharing their students with us each day; I hope that I bring our students as much joy each day that they bring to me. I am grateful that I have such an amazing staff with the mindset that every student is a capable learner and can be successful.”

Congratulations Mrs. Strube, on your well-deserved honor!

Mr. Tony Burchett

Interim Superintendent

Mr. Chris Gearlds

Assistant Superintendent

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