Central Elementary School in Valparaiso won the IASP Academic Spell Bowl competition, placing 1st in the state of Indiana! The competition took place at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Thursday, November 19th and the state winners were announced on Friday, November 20th.
In early June, the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs launched a university-side diversity assessment. To ensure an objective and comprehensive valuation, outside consultants Halualani and Associates are conducting the assessment of IU Northwest as well as IU’s six other campuses and the office itself.
Recently I attended a conference and went to a session on digital citizenship. Through part of my exploration of the topic, I found some great parent resources that I immediately wanted to get into your hands. I have met some parents that have been using this resources and have found them extremely valuable, and I hope you will as well. There's a lot to explore through Common Sense Media, but here are some links that I found most helpful:
Recently, the hallways and classrooms of Northview Elementary School have been buzzing with the chatter of young students interacting with their grandparents and creating memories they can share for a lifetime. Grandparents came from down the street to as far away as California and Pennsylvania to share a part of Grandparents Week with their Northview grandchildren.
Purdue Calumet, PNC Chancellors Discuss Purdue University Northwest's Progress Towards July 1 Official Launch
Newly named Chancellor of Purdue University Northwest and current Purdue University Calumet Chancellor, Thomas Keon, along with Purdue University North Central Chancellor, James Dworkin, joined members of the media via conference call Friday to discuss the current states of the universities in the merger process and the plans moving forward towards the official merge into one university on July 1.
Purdue University North Central student David Sokolowski is in constant motion. When he is not in class, he can be found working in the PNC Athletics office, or on the baseball field, or taking on an assignment for the campus news network, or he’s working out or working at his off-campus job.
The entire school has begun its Kindness Campaign. Each week we focus on a “concept” or “trait” that ties in with Kindness. This week’s concept is “compassion.” Each classroom and/or religion class will discuss or have activities that focus on compassion. Additionally, each student is encouraged to do acts of random kindness (or ARK) for others. Once a person does an ARK, the receiver is to pass it forward to someone else, hopefully filling our school with thousands of acts of random kindness.
On Saturday Nov 14th, Washington Township Middle School competed at the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl State Finals held at Purdue University. All of their hard work paid off, and after 8 successful rounds of spelling the students at Washington Township won 1st place and are State Champions in class 4. The team received 1st place medals as well as a banner and plaque to display at the school. Pictured are bottom row: Kevin Cahillane, Tayla Havlin, Quinlan Scott, Jennifer Cahillane, Daisy Evans.
Two years after contributing Nobel Prize-winning research, Purdue University Calumet Professor Neeti Parashar has received a $408,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue her exploration of high energy physics.