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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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Water Quality Workshops Aim to Reduce Human Impact on Lake Michigan


Recycling-Porter-County-rainbarrel-2017Porter County residents who live in the Lake Michigan watershed are eligible for a free or reduced price rain barrel when they attend one of three water quality workshops, sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. Quantities are limited.

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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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South Shore Line Thanking Riders with Free Rides Week: February 12th - 18th

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We love our riders! As a thank you for all the support, we want to give back to our loyal and even leisure riders! You can ride the South Shore Line for FREE* on all Westbound weekend and off-peak weekday trains from Sunday, February 12, thru Saturday, February 18, 2017. *Riders pay the applicable fare on their eastbound trip.

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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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Center of Workforce Innovations Receives Grant from Porter County Community Foundation


Porter-County-Community-Foundation-logofgfeThe Porter County Community Foundation selected the Center of Workforce Innovations to receive a Community Fund Grant to support the Women’s Adult Learning and High School Equivalency (HSE) Program at the Porter County Jail.

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

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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

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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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Portage High School Announces 2016-2017 Semester 1 Honor Roll

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Congratulations to all of the students who have worked hard during the first half of the year to make the 2016-2017 Semester 1 Honor Roll! Be sure to give your favorite students a shout-out on their great grades!

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Porter EMS Donates Decommissioned Ambulance to Porter County Search & Rescue

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On Wednesday, Porter County Healthcare System donated a decommissioned ambulance to Porter County Search & Rescue, who was in dire need of a large vehicle to use during their operations.

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Show Your Support for the Portage Police with the Shirt On Your Back


Portage-Police-Shirt-2017We taking orders for the Portage Police Supporter shirts, hoodies, and long sleeves. The cost is as follows: Tee Shirts $15, Long Sleeves $20, and Hoodies are $30. For 2xl and up $1 more. We will also be doing youth shirts.

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