I'm Randy Maurer and this is MY elementary! I may not own it, but I am one of many people who take a personal pride in Eastern Elementary and make Eastern Elementary a special place to learn and grow. Everyday at my elementary, I am a witness to the academic, athletic, and social growth of a dynamic student body. I’d like to introduce you to my school and staff, and I’d like to do it through the eyes of a student.
Students at my elementary are proud to be winners of Indiana’s Four Star Award for much of the last decade. My students know that their achievement and attendance consistently put Eastern Elementary in the top twenty percent of ALL elementary schools in our state. Our students know all about my great elementary, but it’s not the first thing they notice.
The first thing they notice is my caring and committed staff. It will be the bus driver on the morning route, the teacher greeting them at the door as they enter, or the adult line-leader on the way to kindergarten class. Read more...
The city of Greentown, population 2,546 is situated in eastern Howard County in north central Indiana. Surrounding areas in Eastern Howard School Corporation district have a population of 4,173 for a total population of 6,719 in the district.
The community offers many resources and strengths. The new Eastern Howard Performing Arts Center is attached to the Eastern Jr./Sr. High School. Many top-name talents appear there, as well as school and other local performance and activities. Major businesses in the Greentown area include insurance offices, restaurants, farm implement dealership, car dealership, grocery, florist, two gift shops, photography studio, two banks, auto parts store, beauty parlors, barber shop, sandwich shop, three pizza shops, attorney's office, doctor's office, dentist's office, two convenience stores, sporting goods store, funeral home, furniture store, and nursing home/retirement village. Two new medical clinics, a pharmacy, and a dental office just opened in Greentown.
Greentown is home to thirteen churches. There is a public library housed at both the elementary and jr./sr. high school building. There is a volunteer fire department and a city police department. There is an active American Legion Post, Masonic Lodge, and Lions Club.
A glass museum attracts many visitors each year, as does the annual Howard County 4-H Fair hosted by the Greentown Lions Club. A monthly newspaper, The Greentown Grapevine, always includes news about what is happening in the schools, as well as the community.
Indiana/Purdue University at Kokomo, Ivy Tech State College, and Wright's Beauty College are close by in Kokomo. Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and Taylor University in Upland are within daily commuting distance. The Kokomo Airport is near Greentown.