At Central Elementary in Valparaiso, we end each assembly by singing our school song. We, along with all Valparaiso Community Schools, are a PBIS school. PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) strives to promote positive behaviors. We are teaching students how to be successful at school, and teaching life skills that will last throughout the rest of their educational career and beyond. We follow four expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be Supportive. How do we practice these and how can you practice at home?
The partnership between Horizon Bank and Michigan City High School, that got off the ground in 2013, led to the opening of the Wolves Branch in the high school in early 2014 and has had an increasingly positive impact on both current and former students who have worked at the branch. The skills they learn are invaluable tools that will help them succeed throughout their lives.
For the 28th consecutive year, Valparaiso University has been identified as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine. In the 2017 edition, released today, Valpo is the No. 4 Best Regional University, among more than 140 universities in the category, and is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest for both Best Value and Best Undergraduate Teaching.
More than 400 northern Indiana and southern Michigan farmers – representing more than a half million farmed acres – gathered Wednesday, August 24, to hear the latest research-based information about the business of farming. And while the people who grow our food were reminded not to leverage the farm during this economic downturn in the agricultural business, they also learned about the potential for growing hops to meet the demand of the growing craft beer business.
In an important step to further enhance its role as the region’s provider of premier community leadership programs, The South Shore Leadership Center (SSLC) announced today it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Purdue University Northwest (PNW) to develop an expanded range of leadership programs and services designed to address the needs of private, public and not-for-profit participants.