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Portage High School Coaches Teach Students the Mental Side of the Game

Portage-Indian-HeadThe PE/Health department has a few teachers who are working not only on the physical aspect of coaching a varsity sport but they are also working on the mental side of the game. The volleyball, football and girls’ basketball programs all have started working with their athletes on leadership. Each program has looked at the how increasing the knowledge of the players on leadership alone can increase opportunities not just in that sport but life in general. Participating in athletics while in high school is a wonderful way to learn more about the sport, but it is also a way to learn life lessons on what it takes to be successful in life. While most fans place the most importance on winning and losing most coaches see it a different way. Coaches get into the profession to make an impact on their player’s lives, to be able to see their players grow into young men and women.

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Portage High School Math Students Use iPads to Solve Problems

PHS-Algebra-Collage-02-12-15Mr. Hodges’ Mod 7/8 Algebra 1 class uses Ipads to work problems using the ScreenChomp whiteboard app and solve problems on IXL.

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Portage High School MCJROTC Supports Portage

PHS-MCJROTC-2015-February-01Portage High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC Color Guard performs at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Portage, IN on February 7th, 2015.

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Portage High School Business Department Good News, February 12, 2015

PHS-Business-Departmen-02-12-15Last Thursday, 50 students attended a Junior Achievement job shadowing program at the Indiana Welcome Center where the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority staff shared stories about their education, job roles and responsibilities, and how they worked together in the tourism industry to encourage people to come to Northwest Indiana.

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NWI Forum Economic Development Director speaking February 19, 2015, at Purdue Calumet

matt-saltanovitzNorthwest Indiana Forum Economic Development Director Matt Saltanovitz will discuss the job market and economic development opportunities regionally at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19 in Purdue University Calumet’s Powers Building, Room 130. Admission is free.

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Lakeshore PAWS Attends an Animal Rescue Event on February 21, 2015

Lakeshore-PawsRaising awareness and money for animal rescue are among the goals of Lakeshore PAWS and other organizations attending an event created by Compassionate Canines and the staff of the Campagna Academy. Lakeshore PAWS, an animal rescue organization, will be attending the event on Feb. 21, in Schererville, Ind. at the Campagna Academy.

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Purdue Alumni Offer 2 Scholarships to Students

PurdueLogoThe Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana would like to announce that its 2015 Scholarship Applications are now available. There are two scholarships that the Club offers, a Book Scholarship and a Purdue Scholar Award.

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