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Calumet Revisited to Focus to Examine the Chicago/Calumet Underground Railroad Research

rot3Calumet Revisited is a monthly forum on the Calumet Region’s past, present and future. This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 3rd at 5:00 p.m. The Underground Railroad in the Calumet Region will be the topic with discussion lead by Paul Petraitis.

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Parkview Elementary School Pen Pals Connect

Parkview-Elementary-Collage-01-23-15Often one thinks of pen pals being across the continent from one another or at least a thousand miles apart. This fall Parkview Elementary School 3rd graders embarked on an interesting writing opportunity when two sisters, who are teachers, decided to connect their students. Parkview Elementary school teacher, Tina Wehner contacted her sister, Molly Campbell, who also teaches third grade at Wanatah Elementary School just down the road. The two teachers recognized an opportunity for their students to develop relevant writing skills through pen pals. Both classrooms committed to writing letters at least one time per month with hopes of motivating their students to not only build relationships but also develop writing skills.

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Purdue Calumet Hosts NWI Regional Science Olympiad Saturday, January 31, 2015

purdue-cal-griffinNineteen teams of high school and middle school students will compete in the Purdue University Calumet Science Olympiad, Saturday, January 31, on campus.

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Making an Impression on Our Youth

Making-an-Impression-on-Our-YouthThe Porter County Substance Abuse Council’s Speaker’s Bureau has been visiting area middle schools to present information to students on the consequences of using drugs and alcohol. The program is a collaboration with the school health professionals, behavioral healthcare providers, teachers and individuals in recovery. The presentation addresses risky behaviors and provides tools for middle school students to effectively remain drug free.

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The St. Paul Link, January, 22, 2015

st-paulDuring December, Father Joe, Mrs. Scupham, Mrs. Kepa, Steve Poole, Jessica Clements and I met to review our school’s finances. In those meetings, we judiciously reviewed our current budget, and formulated a new one for the 2015-2016 school year. These meetings are never easy, and require a lot of preparation and prayer to guide us.

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PNC Books and Coffee Series Continues in 2015

PNCThe Purdue University North Central "Books & Coffee" discussion series will continue with presentations during the spring semester. The programs are free and open to the public and meet from noon to about 1 p.m. in Library-Student-Faculty Building, Assembly Hall, Room 02, located on the building’s lower level. Refreshments will be served.

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Career Advancement Scholarships Offered to Area Homemakers

Purdue-ExtensionThe Indiana Extension Homemakers Association and the Porter County Extension Homemakers are offering $500 scholarships to local adult men and women who are furthering their education.

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