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Portage High School Update, February 5, 2016


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Economics
Students in Mr. Marvin's AP Micro-Economics class are pictured playing the online game "Kahoot!" to review for an upcoming quiz!

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 5, 2016

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Central Elementary
Students at Central​ Elementary had a wonderful opportunity to reach out to others in the Portage community through a food drive called Poppin’ for Pasta. The Portage Food Pantry is in great need of boxes of pasta, so the students brought in all types of pasta to help out this organization. They were encouraged to do so by our P.S.O. Popcorn Parents, who rewarded the kids who participated in this with a bag of popcorn. It worked out well for all involved.

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Portage High School Announces 2016 ACES


phs-logo-2015Portage High School is proud to announce and congratulate the 2016 ACES (Academic Champions Excelling in School). These students represent the top 30 of the graduating class. The annual ACES banquet will be held in April to honor the students and the educators who inspired them.

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Myers Elementary Jump Rope for Heart: Smith vs. Galik


Myers-Elementary-Jump-Rope-for-Heart-Smith-vs-GalikJump Rope for Heart is our annual Physical Education Fundraiser where students have an opportunity to raise money to help save lives! According to the American Heart Association, for every $50 raised, one life is saved! To motivate our students here at Myers Elementary our two Physical Education Teachers (Mrs. Sarah Smith and Mr. Ken Galik) have put up a contest between their classes. Whoever gets the most students to participate in raising money for Jump Rope for Heart will win! The loser will be receiving a pie (or two or three) in the face at one of our family gatherings. During the Jump Rope for Heart event students will participate in a variety of jump rope activities and contests to exercise their own hearts in honor of those they are trying to save.

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Indiana Department of Education Recognizes Portage High School as a School of Promising Practice


Portage-Indian-HeadPortage High School has been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as a school of Promising Practice in the area of English/Language Arts & Math Looping Program. Portage High School’s Promising Practice is one of 200 education or wrap-around service programs to be recognized by the Department in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration.

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Indiana State Police Reminds Drivers to Celebrate Responsibly this Super Bowl


ISP-Super-Bowl-2016The Indiana State Police, in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), would like to remind all Indiana motorists to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl responsibly, by driving sober and safe.

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IU Northwest Opens 2016 Spring Enrollment for Adult Education Classes


rot1The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest offers a leading Adult Education Program that promotes professional development, lifelong learning and personal enrichment for residents throughout Northwest Indiana.

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Purdue University North Central 2016 Spring Enrollment


PNCPurdue North Central opened its spring semester with 5,841 students, an increase of six percent over the 5,498 students, who were enrolled in spring 2015. These students are taking 49,746 credit hours, an increase of about 2.7 percent over spring, 2015.

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Portage Police Department Receives Grant in 2016


Portage-Police-LogoPortage Police Department is a recipient of a $3,500 grant from the Porter County Substance Abuse Council for Digital Cameras. Portage Police Department is a member of the coalition.

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Purdue Extension-Porter County Master Gardeners Association Offers Scholarship and Grant Opportunities in 2016


Purdue-Extension-Porter-County-Master-Gardeners-Association-Offers-Scholarship-and-Grant-Opportunities-in-2016The Purdue Extension-Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) invite individuals, groups or charitable organizations in Porter County and the immediate surrounding area to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 Community Service Donations, $250 Community Grants or $250 Edible Garden Grants.

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Duneland Family YMCA Receives Generous Donation of $10,000 from 1st Source Bank

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Officials of the Duneland Family YMCA and 1st Source Bank gathered for a STEM presentation at Brummitt Elementary School on the afternoon of February 3rd. It was a special day for both: The YMCA received a $10,000 check for their afterschool program, and 1st Source got a firsthand look at what their donation will be supporting.

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