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Central Elementary School in Valparaiso Wins IASP Academic Spell Bowl Competition

Central_Elementary_School_in_ValparaisoCentral 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.

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IU Northwest Campus, Community Asked to Share Initiatives for IU Diversity Assessment

rot1In 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.

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PTSC Update: Digital Citizenship Parent Resources

PTSC-Update-Digital-Citizenship-Parent-ResourcesRecently 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:

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Grandparents Welcomed at Northview Elementary

Northview-Grandparents-Day-2015-01Recently, 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.

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Porter County Career Center Announces 2015 Awards for Excellence Nominees

PCCTC-Nominees-2015-01Four outstanding Career and Technical Education students and two programs have been nominated for top state awards.

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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.

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Purdue University North Central Student Spotlight, David Sokolowski

David Sokolowski

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.

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The St. Paul Link, November 19, 2015

The-Link-November-19-2015Kindness Campaign
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.

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Washington Township Middle School Wins 1st at 2015 Academic Spell Bowl State Finals

Washington_Township_Middle_School_wins_1-1On 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.

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Purdue Calumet Nobel Prize-Contributing Professor Receives $408,000 NSF Grant

Parashar-NeetiTwo 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.

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VHS Presents 'Guys and Dolls' on November 20,21,22

2015-VHS-Guys-Dolls-1The Valparaiso High School Drama Club will be performing “Guys and Dolls” for their annual Fall Musical on November 20th & 21st at 7pm and on the 22nd at 2pm.

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