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Education

Fegely 8th Graders Library Trip

fegely-library-field-trip-2Fegely Middle School 8th graders had an opportunity to visit the PHS library, South Haven Public Library, and the Portage Library over the last week. Each student had a scavenger hunt sheet and had to look for specific items in each library.

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Central Elementary's 2014 Reading Garden

central-elementary-gardenCentral Elementary School in Portage got outside to enjoy the warm weather! Mrs. Cruz's 2nd grade class took their reading lesson outside. Central's reading garden has been made possible by the hard work and dedication of Central's head custodian, Mary Sawochka, and her team. Ms. Mary has written and received a grant from Lowe's, and the garden includes picnic tables, umbrellas, benches, fountains and a gazebo. In the spring, Central students also look forward to the mallard ducks that hatch and remind us all spring is here!

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IU Northwest to Host Youth Violence Conference May 9

rot1Indiana University Northwest is proud to once again be a partner in the Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference on Friday, May 9. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the IU Northwest campus in the Savannah Center.

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Myers Elementary 2014 Kidventions

myers-elementary-kidventionsDid you ever wonder what your dog would say if it could talk to you like a human? Did any of you gamers out there ever consider the possibility of a 4D holographic video console that causes the action to literally appear in your living room?

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Crisman Girls Run for a Cause

Crisman-girls-run-for-a-cause-01Three of Crisman’s teachers and the home school advisor recently put a call out to all 4th and 5th grade girls for a walk/run club.

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IU Northwest, Area Police Departments Partner to Create Unprecedented Data Sharing Initiative

rot1In 2012, Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram wanted to begin using crime data analysis to help identify patterns of activity in the city and tailor responses and deploy personnel accordingly. It was a practice he’d become accustomed to when he worked for the Chicago Police Department, but he didn’t have the technical skills or resources to begin the practice in Gary.

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Fegely 8th Graders Play Bingo with Seniors

fegely-8th-grade-bingo-with-seniorsThe student Council went to the Golden Living Center Nursing home this month to play bingo with the residents. The President of Student Council called the bingo numbers while the rest of the members helped residents with their cards if need be. The residents and the student council both had a good time playing bingo. Student Council has requested to make playing bingo a month activity for next year.

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