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IU Police Department – Northwest invites campus, community to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on September 2nd

rot1Officers from the Indiana University Police Department-Northwest (IUPD-NW) invite IU Northwest students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, to come together on Tuesday, Sept. 2 to discuss community issues and build relationships.

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Porter County Parks Selected for National Campaign

rot2Porter County Parks & Recreation has been selected as one of ten organizations nationally to participate in the National Recreation and Park Association “Fund Your Park” Campaign. This inaugural campaign selected 10 projects from across the country to participate as part of their crowdfunding platform to build and improve parks throughout the United States.

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Portage Phys Ed Completes Fitnessgram

phs-floorThe Portage High School physical education department recently completed the Fitnessgram testing program of all physical education students. Fitnessgram is a comprehensive educational, reporting, and promotional tool used to assess physical fitness and physical activity levels for children. The students are tested at the beginning and end of each semester. The initial test is used as a baseline score and the second test is used to measure growth and improvement.

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Portage High School Welcomes 4 New Foreign Language Teachers

2014-PHS-Foreign-Language-DepartmentThe year is off to a fantastic start, and everyone seems to be settling into their routines. This year at PHS we welcomed 4 “new” teachers to PHS. While they may be new to PHS, they are certainly not new to the profession. We had the good fortune of hiring seasoned, veteran teachers to our department. We are also lucky enough to have Mr. Yuuki Guzman from VU. He is student teaching with Mr. Donovan McKiddy. I have attached pictures of each of these teachers, and will share a short bit of information about each of them with you.

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post Participating in Impaired Driving Crackdown

Indiana-State-Police-logoThrough Monday September 1st, Indiana State Police troopers working from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, in conjunction with over 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies, will work overtime as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired and dangerous drivers.

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Porter County Parks Launches Youth Running Program

rot1Porter County Parks & Recreation is incorporating programming this fall to introduce local kids to the joy of running through their Youth Cross Country and Girls on the Run Programming. Both programs emphasize the Department’s mission to provide quality programming that allows participants to enjoy the outdoors and natural environment of the parks, while building lifetime fitness skills and habits.

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September 2014 Family & Youth Services Bureau Newsletter

family-youth-services-bureau-logoIn the summer of 2010, The Family & Youth Services Bureau’s Clinical Services Department began offering the nationally developed and recognized Strengthening Families Program to the residents of Porter County.

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