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Portage High School Update, September 18, 2015


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College Prep Classes

The Preparing for College and Career classes worked on their teamwork skills by participating in a Challenge Ed. activity.

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Portage Township Schools Update, September 18, 2015


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South Haven Elementary Good News

A celebration of Super heroes took place at South Haven Elementary Friday night. Students, staff and families celebrated being back in school with a zesty dance featuring every Superhero imaginable. The P.T.O. sponsored event was to remind students that all of us can do super in school. The students were having such a good time that Spider-Man couldn't resist stopping by for a few pictures and a dance or two.

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Saylor Elementary Good News Recap, September 18, 2015


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Saylor second grade classes went to Sunset Hill Farm Wednesday! We had been learning about the life cycle of frogs and read "Frog and Toad are Friends" in preparation for our field trip. We saw tadpoles, froglets, and adult bullfrogs!

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Portage Community Garden Produces 6,500+ Pounds of Food in 2015


Portage-Community-GardenWell we are nearing the end of our growing season and I wanted to share our success with everyone. Although we fought the weeds with Gods help we were able to raise so far 6580.4 lbs. of veggies for the needy in NW Indiana.

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Portage High School Students Participate in 1st Annual Education & Early Childhood Leadership Conference


1st_Annual_Education_26amp__Early_Childho-1On Friday, September 11, over 100 students enrolled in the CTE Education & Early Childhood programs attend the 1st annual Education & Early Childhood Leadership Conference held at the Boys and Girls Club in Valparaiso.

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Opportunity Enterprises Celebrates 2015 National Direct Support Professionals Week


ValerieValerie has been a Direct Support Professional for more than a decade. Shareese is approaching her tenth anniversary caring for adults with disabilities. Shawn has been a DSP for nearly eight year. Keith will celebrate four years as a DSP. Nancy S. has been a House Lead for two years. Courtney is about to celebrate her first year as a Direct Support Professional. Nancy has been with OE for 4 months. Each of these men and women work with adults with disabilities on a daily basis, assisting them with everything from personal hygiene to learning new skills to guiding them as they interact in the community. They assume the roles of teachers, chefs, nurses, chauffeurs, mentors, cheerleaders, and friends for their clients, and OE is proud to join thousands of like-organizations across the country to celebrate their passion, hard-work, and...

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Portage High School Students Participate in 2015 College Fair


PHS-Guidance-Collage-09-17-15This was the place to be on Wednesday September 16th if you were looking for a friendly, dynamic, and efficient place to learn about college opportunities with knowledgeable representatives. Portage High School hosted their yearly College Fair and, as usual, it was an incredible success. Over seventy colleges and universities were present to share with eager students the information that will help them make the all- important decision of where to spend their post high school years. The military was also present to answer questions concerning military opportunities. If you missed College Fair this year remember to put it on your calendar for next fall.

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PNC Math Club Discusses Diophantine Quintuple Conjecture


PNCThe Purdue University North Central Math Club will host its first presentation of the semester, on Monday, Sept. 21, at noon in Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 170A, located adjacent to the PNC cafeteria. The event is free and open to the public. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one in the cafeteria. Directions to PNC and a campus map can be found at http://www.pnc.edu/maps.

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PNC Chancellor Signs Indiana Campus Compact Commitment


Campus-Compact-2015Purdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin was one of eight chancellors and presidents who recently signed the Indiana Campus Compact Presidential Commitment.

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Portage YMCA Seeking Vendors for 2015 Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk


portage-y-trick-treat-2014-1We at the Portage Township YMCA would like to invite you and your business to be a part of our 3nd annual Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk! What is the Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk you ask? It’s an event where local businesses come together in a fun family-friendly environment to bring smiles and joy to the children of Portage by handing out candy. This year’s Trail Walk will be held at the Portage Y from 6-8pm on Friday October 16th.

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Porter County Community Foundation Makes Donation to Independent Cat Society 09-16-15


ICS-Porter-County-Community-Foundation-Donation-2015On Thursday, September 10th, William Higbie and Brenda Sheetz of the Porter County Community Foundation visited the Independent Cat Society in order to present a $2500 Grant check for Spay/Neutering funding to ICS Grant Chair, Roberta Jocius and ICS Board Members, Joan Hildebrand and Carol Albrecht. While they were there they spent some time visiting the ICS' Rainbow Bridge Garden and stopped in the Garden to have some photographs taken. The Independent Cat Society thanks them for their generosity and time.

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