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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Students Ring Bells for the Salvation Army during 2014 Holiday Season

tjms-bell-ringing-01Pictured ringing bells for the Salvation Army are members of the Valparaiso Thomas Jefferson Middle School Builders’ Club. In December the club also purchased Christmas gifts for five families and sang carols at a local nursing home. Builders’ Club is sponsored by Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis, along with faculty sponsor, Krissie Cole.

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The St. Paul Link, December 18, 2014

st-paulGingerbread Neighborhood
Once again there was a sugar-filled Gingerbread House decorating party in 5th grade Art Class! As you can see, students displayed their artistic talents with CANDY! Many thanks to the elves that helped keep order: Andrea Borowiak, Sharon Frawley, Katie Kuka, Chris Mileusnich, Suzy Mulshine, Jamie Powell, Gina Sainato, and Megan Sweet!

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Honors Valparaiso University as 2015 Best Value College

rot1Valparaiso University is one of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 100 best values in private colleges for 2015. The ranking recognizes universities that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.

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PNC Alumni Night Basketball Game on January 7th, 2015

PNCPurdue University North Central will host an “Alumni Night” for all alumni at the PNC men’s basketball game against Purdue Calumet on Jan. 7 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium at 7 p.m. All PNC Alumni and their families will be admitted free.

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Purdue Calumet Introduces Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PUC-LogoPurdue University Calumet has taken another step in furthering green, sustainable initiatives by installing two electric vehicle charging stations on campus.

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Porter County Career and Technical Education Newsletter, December 17, 2014

Porter-County-Career-And-Technical-Center-12-17-14Students enrolled in Mr. Fischer's Graphic Imaging Technology class at Portage High School gain valuable printing experience. Throughout the year, they design and print various projects for Portage Township Schools such as signs, banners, decals, posters, books, pamphlets, t-shirts, and other apparel.

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St. Paul Catholic School Kindergarteners Collect for Carmelite Home

SPCS-Kindergarteners-Collect-for-Carmelite-HomeThe season of giving is alive and well for Mrs.Donna Shane's Kindergarten Class at Saint Paul Catholic School. The class decided to adopt 2 children from the Carmelite Home for Children in a East Chicago. The students spent the Christmas season doing extra chores to raise money for these 5 & 6 year old children. They counted their money daily then made a list of items to purchase for their new friends. With all the money collected, the class was not only able to give the 2 children a wonderful Christmas but also was able to purchase 9 new video games for all the children at the home. "It feels really good to help other kids" said Moira Kuka. "We were like Santa's helpers" said Chase Auten. All in all it was a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit!

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