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PNC Offers Non-Credit “Drawing by Observation” Class Beginning on June 10, 2015

purdue-north-centralThe Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning will offer a non-credit program for people who want to discover or improve upon their artistic and drawing skills this summer.

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Lt. Governor Visits Porter County Career and Technical Center in 2015

Lt-Governor-at-PCCTC-01Lt Governor Sue Ellspermann stopped in to visit students at the Porter County Career and Tech Center on May 7. The Lt Governor toured our facility and spoke to students in several classes. She shared that she attended Purdue University and that she has an engineering degree. She also told students that they had made a good choice in studying a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course while still in high school and stated that she and the Governor were very supportive of CTE programs. She is pictured talking with Abbey Thomas and Ben Nielsen (both of Valpo HS) about their career plans.

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NorthShore Health Centers Celebrates Moms in 2015

NorthShore-Mothers-Day-Collage-2015This week, NorthShore Health Centers celebrated the moms in their Family Care Program by hosting a Mother’s Day Event on May 12th at the medical location at 2490 Central Avenue in Lake Station. Moms in attendance enjoyed free lunch including chicken, pizza, and cupcakes all donated by Cappo’s Casual Dining, Bam Pizza and Marsha’s Sweet Stuff of Portage. Purdue Extension Food and Nutrition Program also provided a healthy snack and recipe ideas.

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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson Visits Portage High School

karen-freeman-wilsonMayor Karen Freeman-Wilson from Gary came to visit students at Portage High School. She had received a letter from PHS senior Abby Bulatovich as part of Mrs. Wysocki’s Letter to a Politician class project. Abby had seen a documentary about Gary in Mr. Arrendondo’s class and decided to send some kind words to Freeman-Wilson about the hard work she has been doing to improve the city.

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Portage High School Physical Science Class Learns about Electricity

PHS-Physical-Science-Class-05-13-15The Physical Science class is learning about electricity. They have been working with circuit kits to learn about conductors and insulators.

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Mr. Abe to Retire from Recycling District

Mr-Abe-01An elementary student asked his teacher, “What is retirement?” The teacher responded, “It’s like summer vacation that never ends.”

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Two Portage High School Students Qualify for 2016 National Merit Scholarship

PHS-National-Merit-Scholarship-2016The Portage High School Guidance Department is proud to announce two students who have qualified to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Sara Dailey and Lydia Gerike are two extremely dedicated students who have earned GPA's higher than 4.0, as well as being involved in a plethora of extra-curricular activities. Great job ladies, your PHS family is proud of you!

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