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McColly Foundation "Marine Toys for Tots Program" Huge Success


McColly Real Estate, on behalf of the McColly Foundation, would like to thank everyone who participated in our Toys for Tots drive. Because of your efforts, the McColly Foundation was able to donate 600+ toys to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

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Portage Township Schools Update, December 15, 2017


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Kindergarten students at Myers Elementary make a countdown chain to count the days until Christmas.

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An Evening with Santa Exceeds Attendance Expectations

Portage-YMCA-Evening-with-Santa-2017On Friday, December 8, 2017, the Portage Township YMCA hosted their Annual Evening with Santa. Despite ticket pre-sales falling behind sales in year’s past, Cathi Srednoselac, Youth & Family Programs Director for the Y, was blown away by this year’s attendance. “This was one of our biggest years with approximately 400-425 people attending” said Srednoselac. While dinner is offered for a minimal fee, not everyone eats dinner and attendance estimates were based off how many meals were served at the event.

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IU Northwest Offers Lean Six Sigma Certification for Business Professionals

rot1Indiana University Northwest‘s Lean Six Sigma (LSS) intermediate- and expert–level certifications, known as the green and black belt designations, respectively, are available to business professionals in Northwest Indiana. Those enrolled need not be IU Northwest students to take advantage of this certification program.

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United Way of Porter County, Uniting the Community, Giving to All


When it comes to inspiring the community of Porter County to improve the lives of those around them, few succeed to unite individuals and organizations more than United Way of Porter County. The United Way truly believes that individuals deserve the opportunity to have a good life with access to a quality education, reasonable income to support their families, and good, affordable healthcare.

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PNW Grad Perserveres to Teach Others

PNW-Spotlight-Angelica-Kasper-2017Angelica Kasper remembers playing schoolhouse with her friends as a child – and realizing early on what she wanted to be when she grew up. Now she is prepared to achieve her goals and be a role model for young children. Her years of steady dedication to her dream were rewarded when she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education Friday, Dec. 8 at the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) commencement ceremony.

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Student Life at PNW was a Main Draw for Future Engineer

PNW-2017-Yosef-MayniePurdue University Northwest alumnus Robert E. Johnson, III encouraged his alma mater’s December graduates to “never stop trying,” regardless of the challenge.

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Purdue Northwest Celebrates the Fall Graduating Class

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest alumnus Robert E. Johnson, III encouraged his alma mater’s December graduates to “never stop trying,” regardless of the challenge.

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Portage High School PLTW Engineering, Biomedical Sciences and Robotics Classes Visit Willowcreek and Fegley Middle Schools

PHS-PLTW-Engineering-Biomedical-Sciences-Robotics-Classes-Visit-Willowcreek-and-Fegley-Middle-Schools-2017_01Portage High School PLTW Engineering, Biomedical Sciences and Robotics classes took their show on the road to Willowcreek and Fegley middle schools on Tuesday. Current high school students presented the PLTW and STEM pathway opportunities to all of the district's 8th graders. They shared examples of class projects for the 8th grade students to see and touch, and talked to the students about what to expect in PLTW and STEM high school classes. The 8th grade students also had the opportunity to ask questions about the PTLW classes.

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Hammond Firefighters Get in the Pink for the Community Cancer Research Foundation


The Community Cancer Research Foundation received a donation of $1,000 from the Hammond Fire Department, in support of breast cancer research in Northwest Indiana.

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Portage High School’s Business Professionals of America Chapter Compete in 2017 Region 1 Competition

Portage-High-Schools-BPA-Compete-in-2017-Region-1-CompetitionSaturday, December 9, 2017, Portage High School’s Business Professionals of America Chapter traveled to Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield, Indiana to compete in Region 1 competition and as always, Portage High School shinned brightly.

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