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Fegely Middle School Presents: Native American Dioramas

fegely-middle-school-dioramas-01Students at Fegely Middle School, in Mr. Heimberg and Mr. Weaver’s 6th grade Social Studies classes, researched their favorite Native tribes in order to create dioramas of tribal villages. Students began with non-fictional reading research, continued on to a planning stage, and with much hard work their final products were extremely creative. Students used a variety of innovative supplies and products to showcase their knowledge and understanding of Native culture from various parts of North America. These are some of the best student dioramas.

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David Ray Visits Calumet College of St. Joseph's Business Class

david-ray-visits-CCSJ-business-classMr. David Ray, of First Investors, Inc., recently addressed several of Mr. Terry Ferrari's Business classes. He discussed the importance of planning and saving for retirement as soon as you begin your career. Hopefully these students took the lessons to heart and can look forward to a stress-free retirement after a long and happy career. Thank you, Mr. Ray!

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South Haven Elementary 2014 Citizenship Awards

south-haven-elementary-citizenship-photos-01Two outstanding citizenship awards were given to fifth grade students at South Haven Elementary. The awards, sponsored by The Exchange Club, were given to Isabela Velez and Madeline Kujawa. During the presentation both students’ teachers spoke about the attributes that the young ladies have exhibited that made them the best choice for this award. Mr. Lesich, the school principal, also spoke about the positive impact the girls have made on the school.

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Porter County Substance Abuse Council Announces 2014 Red Ribbon Winner

2014-RR-Scholarship-Winner-2The Porter County Substance Abuse Council is pleased to announce this year’s Red Ribbon Scholarship winner, Ashley Barnas. She is a senior at Portage High School and has been an outstanding student. Her work as a leader comes from her attendance at a Natural Helpers program and through her decision to be drug-free. Tim Kunstek, Director of Student Services and Porter County Substance Abuse Council Board member notes, “We commend her work and pursuit of excellence. Ashley shows each and every day her Portage Pride! PHS is very proud of her.”

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IKORCC Revives Apprenticeship Competitions with an Open House

IKORCC Open House Hobart-1April 25 was a big day for the Hobart Campus of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) as they held an open house. During the open house, an apprenticeship contest was held between and among their top apprentices. From 8 am until 2 pm, visitors were invited into their facilities to tour the training center, view vendor displays, witness craft skills competitions, and grab a bite to eat!

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Central Elementary Empty Bowls Event 2014

Central-Elementary-Empty-Bowl-ProjectArt club students at Central Elementary made and donated ceramic cupcake dishes to be sold at the Empty Bowls event this week. Empty Bowls is an annual soup luncheon and art sale that happens at the Portage high school. All proceeds go to help Portage Food Pantry.

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Parent Involvement Night 2014 at Crisman Elementary School

2014-crisman-parent-involvement-night-01April 22nd staff, parents, and students enjoyed the Parent Involvement night to celebrate the 10th birthday of the “Pigeon” Books, by Mo Willems. The activities ranged from food, games, and shopping at the Book Fair. Everyone had fun as the “Pigeon” drove the Bus through the school.

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