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Jones Elementary Holds Pumpkin Contest

Jones_Elementary_Pumpkin_Contest-1The school did a contest where the kids and their families got to design a pumpkin and it was judge by our principle, the designs were really good. hope you like it. to view the pictures just copy and paste the following urls:

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Portage Fire Department Visits Crisman Elementary

2014-Crisman-Portage-FirefightersOn September 25, members of the Portage Fire Department came to Crisman Elementary School for a visit. They explained fire safety to the students. The students were able to socialize with the firefighters during their lunchtime.

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PNC Chancellor Earns Purdue Special Boilermaker Award

PNC-Chancellor-Earns-Purdue-Special-Boilermaker-AwardPurdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin was presented with the Purdue Alumni Association Special Boilermaker Award during a recent ceremony in West Lafayette. The award honors a member of the Purdue faculty or staff who has contributed significantly to the improvement of the quality of life and/or the betterment of the educational experience for a substantial number of Purdue students.

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Teachers From Across Northwest Indiana Learn about Minds in Motion

minds-in-motion-2014-ee-1Held at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor's Center in Chesterton and sponsored by the United Way Programs of La Porte, Elkhart, and Porter counties, 100 teachers from the 3 counties were present on Friday, as Candace S. Meyer, Founder & CEO, presented the Minds In Motion program.

Designed to stimulate a child's visual, auditory skills and motor skills, this revolutionary program is designed to accelerate a child's potential for academic, athletic, and social success. It was developed using clinical data and a machine created by NASA for use with astronauts.Meyer, a reading specialist of 40 years, started the company 15 years ago and her program is currently being used in school systems 15 different states.

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Central Elementary Participates in "From Seed to Plant" Program

Central-Elementary-From-Seed-to-Plant-ProgramMrs. Benson from Porter County Soil and Conservation came to Central Elementary School in Portage for the 'From Seed to Plant' program. She read the 2nd grade students a story about the life of a seed. After the classroom lesson, they took a schoolyard hike to witness firsthand the journey a seed takes in order to become a plant.

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Exciting Activities Promoting German Language Learning

Exciting-Activities-Promoting-German-Language-LearningDo you want to play with fire and controlled explosions? This is how Weishaupt American Inc.’s representative started his speech at Goethe Institut’s Big German Career Day. On Monday, October 6th 25 Portage High School students joined over 350 high school students who visited the College of DePage to speak with figureheads from Germany, New York, and Chicago to who came to speak about how German can be used in the job market. Participating companies included Air Berlin, Bosch, German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest, Bosch, Hegele Logistic, and two student travel organizations: Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst, and CBYX. Germany continues to be an economic powerhouse and with this comes jobs, many in the US. In the Chicagoland area alone there are more than 250 German companies with over 500 offices in the area employing both Americans and Germans. Volkswagen has over 20 facilities in the US and employs over 3,000 people just in Chattanooga Tennessee.

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PCCTC Students Attend 2014 Fall Leadership

Students_attend_fall_leadership-1Porter County Career and Technical students enrolled in PHS medical and dental classes recently attended a fall leadership retreat at Woodland Park. Students participated in leadership workshops and challenge education activities.

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