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Harlem Wizards Coming to Jimtown High School!

The Jimtown Boys Basketball and the Althetic Department are hosting a "fun"draising event.  
On Wednesday, December 3rd, the Harlem Wizards will bring their team to Jimtown to compete against the "Jimmie Fire" for a 2-hour event. The Harlem Wizards brand of "Trick Hoops and Alley Oops" entertainment basketball has been packing gyms across the globe for 50 years! Their show includes amazing slams, world-class tricks, precision teamwork and humor.  The "Jimmie Fire" will include a variety of school administrators, teachers and church leaders.


Please come out and enjoy this fun community event.  The game begins at 7:00pm.  Advanced tickets can be purchased online at or at Jimtown High School office.  Advance tickets are $8/student and $10/adult.  At the door tickets will be $10/student and $12/adult.


Congratulations New School Board Members!

Congratulations to those who won recent School Board races for the Baugo Community Schools: Edward J. Collins was re-elected and Caleb A. Pontius and Michael J. Showalter each won their first term.

Mr. Collins is a lifelong resident of Elkhart and a graduate of Jimtown High School, class of 1977. He is currently in his 12th year serving on the Baugo Community School Board. Ed and his wife Adrianna have four children, all of whom attended Baugo Schools and graduated from Jimtown High School.

Mr. Pontius is a 25-year resident of Baugo Township and a 1996 graduate of Jimtown High School. Pontius also graduated from Trine University's Ketner School of Business in 2000 with a BS in business administration. He has worked as a national account manager in Utilimaster Corporation's sales department for the past 10 years, and he is married with four young children.

Mr. Showalter is a 1973 Jimtown graduate. He is retired from tool and die making, which he did for 30 years. He currently works in sales at Min Inc. in Elkhart. Showalter has three grandchildren, and two are attending Baugo Schools.

Special thanks go to David A. Polston and Edward L. Fisher for their combined 29 and a half years of dedicated service as school board members of the Baugo Community Schools. 

Great schools begin with great School Boards!


Early College Gives High School Students a Leg Up

Baugo Community Schools has partnered with Horizon Education Alliance of Elkhart County to put the Early College Initiative in place by fall 2015. This initiative will allow HS students to take the college entrance exam as soon as they enter ninth grade. Once students pass this exam, they will be able to take free college courses. This initiative allows students the potential to earn up to a two-year degree. The Early College Initiative sets students up to be college and career ready.


What does it mean to be a “Jimmie?”

Baugo Community Schools welcomes new branding and a new logo this school year. The question is: What does it mean to be a “Jimmie?” 

Like every hardworking railroad worker:

  • a Jimmie is dependable;
  • a Jimmie confronts life's challenges courageously;
  • a Jimmie understands the power of working together and does not let the team down;
  • a Jimmie plans for the future and knows that what is done today affects what happens tomorrow;
  • a Jimmie applies the virtues of truth, trust, respect, and integrity to actions in life;
  • a Jimmie treats others as they would wish to be treated;
  • a Jimmie takes responsibility for their actions and does the right thing;
  • a Jimmie becomes stronger and smarter through trying, failing, learning, and winning;
  • a Jimmie is a leader; and
  • a Jimmie is dedicated to making the world a better place by compassionately serving others.


Onward Jimmies, toward the best school year yet. Go Big J!