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Kyle Elementary 3rd Graders Visit Countryside Park

Kyle-Elementary-Countryside-Park-01The Kyle third grade went to Countryside Park in Portage where they were engaged in learning all about the history of our community. They had a tour of Trager Homestead and viewed authentic artifacts at Al Goin Historical Museum.

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Portage High School Industrial Mechanics Class Starts Lathe Class

Portage-High-School-Industrial-Mechanics-Class-Starts-Lathe-ClassThe Portage High School Industrial Mechanics class started their Lathe project this week. Next week Industrial Mechanic’s Instructor Tom Moodie will meet with IVY Tech to discuss dual credit opportunities toward the Steelworker of The Future Program. Also, October 30 is Manufacturing Day at PHS in the Field House. This will be a great event to introduce students to different types of manufacturing positions available in the Portage area.

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Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Fair

Home-Ownership-Fair-FlyerHabitat for Humanity is holding Homeownership Fairs next week. These sessions are informational for anyone interested in owning their own home, that doesn't qualify for traditional financing. The sessions will be held Tuesday October 28 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday October 29 at 4 p.m. at the South Haven Library and also on Thursday October 30 at 4 p.m. at the Portage Library. We do have a flier available with the basic requirements.

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Crisman Elementary Hand-Washing: Do's and Don'ts

Willowcreek-Middle-School-Handwashing-Dos-Donts-01The nurse from Willowcreek Middle School, Dawn Moslander, gave the students at Crisman Elementary School a hands on lesson on the correct way to make sure their hands are free of germs. Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

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Students of the Week at the 'Creek!

Students_of_the_Week_at_the_Creek21-1Today marks the second week students are being recognized at Willowcreek Middle School for achieving our weekly Outstanding Student of the Week Award. These are students who practice the Five Critical Values day in and day out during their school day. Principal Michelle Stewart honored these students with certificates and a small award for being recognized by their team leaders. Daniel Trujillo, Gavin J. Miller, Amaya Jones, Curtis Woelffer, Jaedyn Lowe, Alyssa Mitchell, Ryan Woods, Aliza Jones, Noah Petretta, Matthew Martin, Jadon Hearns and Delia Lopez were recognized this week and will have their certificates hanging in the office showcase! Congratulations to them all for a Job Well Done!

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Portage Fire Department Halloween Safety Glow Necklaces

Portage_Fire_Department_Halloween_Safety-1The Portage Fire Department with help from Porter Regional and Firefighters Local 3151 will be passing out 3,600 glow necklaces on Halloween in effort to keep children safe. Necklaces will be distributed only from clearly marked fire engines and ambulances.

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Portage High School Art Club Participates in 2014 Anti-Bullying Month

2014-PHS-Anti-Bully-MonthOctober is Bullying Awareness month. PHS students and staff rocked orange on October 22 to bring awareness to bullying. The Art Club designed two posters with the anti-bullying pledge that were displayed in the East and West cafeterias during lunchtime. Students were encouraged to sign pledges against bullying. Here are pictures of our posters, pledges, and some PHS Indians wearing orange!

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