Motor vehicle crashes are among the top two leading causes of death throughout a person’s lifetime. The lives lost on U.S. roadways each year are equivalent to the lives that would be lost from a 100-passenger jet crashing every day of the year. This includes people inside and outside of vehicles-motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians who were hit by cars. In addition to the fatalities, many more people suffer life-changing injuries because of motor vehicle crashes. To reduce this toll, education and prevention must focus on the cause of the crashes. While alcohol and speeding have always been leading factors, driver distraction has joined the ranks. Let’s face it-we have an unhealthy obsession with our phones.
Indiana University Northwest released their 2015 Indiana Civic Health Index to a conference of local leaders and educators hosted by Chancellor William Lowe, to get a glimpse of how civic-minded we are in Indiana, and where some the state's civic strength and weaknesses lie.
Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet will offer two free information sessions on the basics of the Lean LaunchPad methodology, led by Dushan Nikolovski, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Success, at Purdue University Calumet.
Mr. Ben Parrish began today in a new role--he will now be the PTSC Assistant Superintendent overseeing our Alternative School Program, our High Ability Program, School Safety, and other key district functions. As you may know, Mr. Parrish was previously the Assistant Principal at Boone Grove High School and most recently was the Assistant Director of Facilities. It is great to welcome Mr. Parrish to a new role in the district!
Visit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at www.ValpoParks.org. Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.