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TJMS Named in Top 10 Overall School in the Junior Division of the Academic Super Bowl Competition

SB All 1Thomas Jefferson Middle School has been named a 2015 Top 10 Overall School in the Junior Division of the Academic Super Bowl competition sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals. TJ earned this recognition based on cumulative scores of all 5 rounds of the Junior Academic Super Bowl Area contest held at LaPorte High School on May 2.

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The St. Paul Link, May 21, 2015

Jorie-IrvingLast week, I had the pleasure of having a student act as my assistant for the week. Thanks to her parents winning bid at the SPCS Annual Gala, Jorie Irving, a third grader in Mrs. Funk’s class, arrived early Tuesday morning in my office ready to go to work. All week, Jorie did the morning announcements and was always ready to help in any way she could. When Jorie’s job as Assistant Principal was over, I interviewed her about her experience. Here are her thoughts about the job and her experience.

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Public Hearing on Proposed Purdue Fees to be Broadcast at Purdue Calumet on May 27, 2015

purdue-cal-peregreneA public hearing on proposed Purdue University tuition and fees for students attending any Purdue campus during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years is scheduled at 3 p.m. (CDT), Wednesday (5/27) and can be viewed via videoconference connection at Purdue University Calumet.

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2011 Valpo High School Graduate Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Megan_Harsh__2011_Valpo_High_School_grad-1Megan Harsh of Indiana University Bloomington has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Mexico for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

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Purdue Calumet Enabling High School Teachers, Students to Explore Natural Universe

QuarkNet-master-class-2015Spearheaded by Nobel Prize-contributing researcher and Professor of Physics Neeti Parashar, Purdue University Calumet has been established as a QuarkNet Center to enable high school teachers and students to explore hidden aspects of the natural universe through high energy physics.

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Washington Township Middle School Academic Team has Outstanding Performance in 2015

Washington_Township_Middle_School_Academ-1Washington Township Middle School Academic Teams had an outstanding performance at the LaPorte Area Competition on Saturday, May 2nd winning three subject areas in class 4 while placing second and third in two other areas. Moreover, Washington Township Middle School is home to the 2015 Class 4 Social Studies State Champions and three other top 10 finishes in the Class 4 State Competition.

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Valpo Student Named 2015 Kemper Scholar

Tiffany-LeuhrsTiffany Luehrs ’18 has been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The program has been sponsored by the James S. Kemper Foundation of Chicago since 1948.

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