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Education

Aylesworth Elementary 2014 Book Fair

Bingo-for-books-01Aylesworth Elementary held a Title I Bingo for Books night on the evening of April 9, 2014. Parents and students enjoyed a night of bingo, pizza, snacks, and fabulous book prizes. The Aylesworth Café was filled almost to capacity with 125 people attending. A fun night was had by all and every child went home with at least one new book to read.

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Jones Elementary School 2014 Book Fair

Jones-Parent-Involvement-Night-01Jones Elementary School hosted an event on Wednesday, April 9, where students and families were invited to a Buy One, Get One Scholastic Book Fair in the library. Afterward, everyone was invited to the cafeteria for a Story Hour, with a visit by three book characters: Fancy Nancy, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and the Cat in the Hat. Every child got to pick out a free book and enjoy cookies and lemonade.

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Lake County Medical Society Donates $100,000 to IU School of Medicine-Northwest

Generous gift will help Northwest Indiana’s medical school to renovate, expand

LCMS-IUSM-NWThanks to the generosity of the Lake County Medical Society, the Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest (IUSM-NW) is one step closer to its goal of fully renovating and expanding its teaching laboratories, including advanced teaching technologies and state-of-the-art patient simulation equipment.

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Portage Sports results, April 9, 2014

PHS-LogoLast night the boys track team defeated Munster by a score of 105-27. First place finishers were: Lorenzo Wells in the 100 and 200, Gemel Tribble in the 400 meter dash, Mauricio Martinez in the 800, Danny Mills in the 110 meter hurdles, Taylor Sebben in the 300 meter hurdles, Chris Watson in the high jump, Nathan Cherry in the Long Jump, Tyler McCann in the shot put, Zach Chandler in the discus, Zach Topper in the pole vault, the 4x100 relay team of Sebben, Wells, Jared Nieves, and Kyle Green, the 4x800 relay team of Tribble, Tommy Martin, David Clegg, and Alex Gunnum, and the 4x400 relay team of Tribble, wells, Gunnum, and Martin. The Indians also swept several events with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes. The events were the 110 m hurdles with Mills, Sebben, and Daveon Finley, the 300 hurdles with Sebben Mills, and Finley, the shot put with McCann, Nick Johnson, and Craig Weinberger, and the discus with Chandler, Ronald Shore, and McCann

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Central Elementary Gets a Special Guest

central-elementary-officer-shmitt-01After reading the nonfiction text, Aero and Officer Mike, 3rd grade students were visited by the Portage Police Department K-9 team, Chuckie and Officer Schmitt. Students were able to see Chuckie in action and ask many questions about Chuckie and Officer Schmitt's experience on the police force.

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Sunset Hill Farms Pays Visit to Kyle Elementary 1st Graders

kyle-sunset-hill-1Sunset Hill Farms came to visit the the 1st grade classes. The students were actively engaged in learning about how a tree grows. Pictured are students from Mrs. Renee Mundt's class.

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Levi Perez Wins South Haven Elementary 5th Grade Spelling Bee

south-haven-2014-spelling-bee-1The competition was tough but Levi Perez is the best speller in the South Haven Elementary fifth grade class.

Levi and 69 of his classmates competed earlier this month for the final nine spots. These nine students competed in the Spelling Bee Semi-finals held on Monday morning, March 31st.

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