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Kyle Students Plant Flowers at their School


ABC Club (Assets Building Club) planted flowers and did some clean up work a Kyle Elementary.

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Purdue Calumet Alumna Recognized for Professional, Community Service

PUC-LogoSamantha Lakin, a Purdue University Calumet graduate student and visual arts teacher at Carrie Gosch Elementary in East Chicago, has received the university’s Scholarship of Excellence and Professionalism Award.

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Portage High School Students Gear Up for Success at Valparaiso University


The College Readiness program sponsored by the Urban League of Northwest Indiana toured Valparaiso University Tuesday along with special guest Mike Berta.

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Portage High School Students Prepare for Upcoming Algebra ECA

PHS-Students-Prepare-for-Algebra-ECA-JumpStartEarth Space classes have been making poster boards for the solar system. In the next two weeks we will be making the actual solar system with balloons, painting them, and hanging them in the classroom.

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Portage High School Business Students Evaluate Store Fronts at the Mall


Students worked in pairs evaluating 5 sets of direct competition on how well the stores use visual merchandising. Students evaluated the store fronts and windows, how merchandise was displayed, store fixtures, lighting, use of colors and music, and evaluated customer service.

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Portage High School Physical Education Classes Encouraging Students to be Active Outside

phs-floorWhile transitioning to our last quarter of the year our Physical Education classes have been doing as many activities outside as possible, weather permitting. You do not see as many kids outside as you used to playing and we are trying to show them a different lifestyle that can be exciting and fun. We have tried to put an emphasis on showing the enjoyment of doing activities outside in the hopes that this will lead to lifelong fitness and not just limited to the brief time we spend with them in class. Our classes are currently involved in activities such as running, tennis, football, soccer, kickball, and mushball that we conduct outside.

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Portage High School Continues the Empty Bowl Project in 2015

PHS-Empty-Bowl-Collage-2015This year the Portage High School art students, art club, and elementary art students are continuing the Empty Bowl Project. This is the fourth year the students have made ceramic bowls to donate. Empty Bowls is a national program to somehow donate money to the hungry; which refers to the title of an empty bowl. For the Portage Art club the students make & glaze ceramic bowls and the money directly benefits the Portage Food Pantry.

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