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Portage High School's Work Based Learning Students Participate in "The Hour of Code"

Portage_High_Schools_Work_Based_Learnin-1Portage High Schools Work Based Learning Class participated in the largest learning event in history this week. This global movement taking place during Computer Education Week, which is December 8-14, is designed to fix the diversity gap in computer science. Last year half of the participants were girls, 8% black and 14% Hispanic. President Obama kicked off the activity in the GQE lab with a video message.

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IU Northwest Marketing Professor to Educate Seniors about Online Fraud, Scams

rot1Senior citizens and the general public are invited to learn more about protecting themselves against online fraud and Internet scams at a presentation by Indiana University Northwest Professor of Marketing Subir Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D. Bandyopadhyay’s discussion is planned for 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Dec. 19 at the Maria Reiner Center, 705 East 4th Street in Hobart. He will be assisted by his student, Paul Ficker.

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Kyle Elementary 2nd Graders Visit Sunset Hill Farm

Kyle-Elementary-Second-Graders-Sunset-HillSecond graders fromKyle Elementary were engaged in learning at Sunset Hills Farm in Valparaiso. The students explored the pond and fished with nets. Some students caught tiny fish and tadpoles! They also learned about the water cycle and visited the animals that live on the farm.

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Housing Opportunities, Holiday Food Helpers

Housing Opportunities    Holiday Food He-1---2014-12-08 17 02 09Thanks to Woodforest Bank Manager, Tom Powley ,H.O. property manager Kris Richardson and Members Advantage Credit Union President, Frank Beachnau . They all Stepped Up in funding, purchase or assembly of the Holiday baskets for our Michigan City families. Our families do not have enough income to provide the most basic necessities.

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Portage High School World History Class gets a Taste of the Twenties

taste-of-the-twentiesStudents in Miss Nye's US History classes got a taste of the Roaring Twenties with this week with a round robin activity. In five different stations, students explored the culture of the 1920s, analyzing the economy, slang, fashion, culture, and even the crime of the Roaring Twenties.

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Top 10 PortageLife Community Articles of 2014

2014-PL-Comm-Top-102014 is coming to a close, and before we move on to a new year, let's take a moment to look back on all of the highlights that made this year special. So much took place that it was hard to choose, but here are the Top 10 Community Articles that PortageLife is proud to display. We got to be part of all of these great moments with you, and we can't wait to be part of more in the years to come.

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“Shop with Our Cops” Christmas Program is the Gift That Keeps Giving

IKORCC-Shop-with cop 3Photos from the IKORCC "Shop with Our Cops" event can be seen here!

Faces young and old alike were bright with smiles at the "Shop with Our Cop" event at the Michigan City Wal-Mart on Monday, December 8. NIPSCO, the Michigan City Police Department, union workers, Wal-Mart staff, the Michigan City Zoo, and WIMS AM 1420 radio station joined together with  Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters to bring Christmas cheer to children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities.

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