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NIPSCO Employees Mentor, Develop Girl Scouts with 2017 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day


Around 175 young girls filled NIPSCO and NiSource's Merrillville Headquarters in celebration of Engineering Week, with dozens of teams of NIPSCO engineers and Girl Scouts working together to create their own bridges.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 17, 2017


Aylesworth Elementary Porta-Botz
Aylesworth Porta-Botzs joined the Crisman Indians at Robotics competition Saturday at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point. The Indians had an 8th place finish and the Porta-Botz 5th grade team finished 23rd and the 4th grade team 34th. We learned a lot about teamwork, patience, and perseverance after much mishap with our B bot. Our 4th grade team is excited to take what we learned and apply it to getting a jump start on next years program.

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Porta-Botz Finish 2016-17 Season with 3 Awards


Portage Robotics, The Porta-Botz!, closed out their regular season schedule in great fashion coming home from the Crown Point VEX Starstruck Tournament with 3 Awards.

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Calumet College of Saint Joseph Welcoming St. Joseph's College Students


The suspension of traditional academic programming at Saint Joe’s is painful for all of us at Calumet College of St. Joseph as well. As you may know, we, too, were founded by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. In fact, we opened our doors in 1951 as an outreach initiative sponsored by Saint’s Joseph’s College. The loss of our sister institution is painful for all of us.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 10, 2017


Kyle Elementary
Xiuxiu Wang was recognized as a Young Citizen Award winner. She worked hard through her years at Kyle and demonstrated the PTS Critical and Core Values.

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Saturday is the Last Day to Register for Portage YMCA Spring Aquatics Program

Portage-YMCA-Spring-Aquatics-Program-2017We are currently registering for our Spring I Session that runs February 19 through April 15. Those registering for our Intro to Competitive Swim Class will automatically be invited to our Fun Swim Meet to be held on Friday, March 10th and is only open to those who have recently been enrolled in advanced swim classes and are invited by a YMCA Instructor.

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23 Middle School & High School Teams Competing at PNW’s Hammond Campus

Purdue-Northwest-colorTwenty-three student teams from 18 middle schools and high schools will compete in the Purdue University Northwest regional Science Olympiad Saturday (2/11) at PNW’s Hammond Campus.

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Purdue University Northwest Accounting Students Work With VITA and AARP to Provide Tax Preparation Services for Community Members

Purdue-Northwest-colorStudents from Purdue University Northwest tax and accounting classes are offering free federal and state income tax preparation assistance to taxpayers/families with incomes of $54,000 or less, individuals with disabilities and elderly residents.

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PNW Assisting St. Joseph’s College Students

Purdue-Northwest-colorIn response to a request from nearby St. Joseph’s College to help students of the Northwest Indiana-based institution continue their education, Purdue University Northwest is introducing a special transfer student merit scholarship program.

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Portage High School Junior Named Region 1 President for the 2017-2018 School Year


Saturday, February 4, 2017 Portage High School junior, Nate Partin along with his parents and BPA advisor traveled to J. Everett Light Career Center in Indianapolis, Indiana to be officially declared Region 1 President for the 2017-2018 school year. Business Professionals of America is the number one co-curricular activity not only in the state, but the nation. Nate has been a part of BPA since his freshmen year and will finish his high school career as the Region 1 President which includes eight schools. Nate also participates in cross country, student council, national honor’s society and natural helpers. Nate was chosen for this position because his BPA advisor and business teacher, Lisa Melendez felt Nate possessed the leadership skills that is needed to lead in this position.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 3, 2017


PHS German 1
German 1 students created posters about an animal. See the animal poster pictures for more details. Want to know what the posters say? Ask a German student. After just 1 semester of German, students can not only read short German paragraphs, but write them.

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