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Portage Township Schools Update, March 15, 2019

Portage-Township-Schools-Update-03-15-19_01Kyle Elementary
Miss Stasik's 4th grade students took the time to read with Mrs. Mundt's 1st grade students during Dr Suess week.

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 8, 2019

Portage-Township-Schools-Update-03-08-19_01 Saylor AR Program
Saylor students Dylan Pezel and Joselyn Perrine, both reaches 75 AR points. They read to their class, and were able to check out books to their classmates. Keep up the great work!

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IU Northwest gallery features Black Creativity exhibit though March 22, 2019

rot1The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to view a multidisciplinary group exhibition celebrating contemporary African American artists in the Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center. The exhibit runs through March 22.

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Visclosky Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotOn Friday, March 1, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District.

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Portage Township Schools to host 2019 Kindergarten Round-Up

Portage-Township-Schools-LogoPortage Township Schools will be hosting its annual Kindergarten Round-Up on March 13 at all eight elementary schools. 

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Local seniors receive Horatio Alger State Scholarships


In October of 2018, thousands of high school seniors from across the country submitted their applications to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. In January, two Northwest Indiana students achieved the coveted 2019 state scholar awards —Hailey Bianco and Vanesa Lozano, both from River Forest High School.

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Portage High School announces 2019 ACES

Portage-IndiansCongratulations to the Portage High School 2019 ACES (Academic Champions Excelling in School)! These are the top 30 students in the class of 2019. This elite group will be honored at our annual ACES banquet which will be held in April.

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Region Students Tackle Important Issues at Valparaiso University and ArcelorMittal USA 66th Annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair


In a crowded ballroom at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union, bright young minds explored some of the strangest, diverse, and important topics of the day. How much fat is in your food? Does social media impact mental health? Why do people respond differently to drugs? All of these topics and more were on the table at Valparaiso University and ArcelorMittal USA’s 2019 Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair.

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Portage middle schools receive grant to implement LifeSkills program

Portage-Township-Schools-LogoWillowcreek Middle School and Fegely Middle School will be implementing a LifeSkills program in the fall, thanks to a grant they received from the University of Colorado.

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Students Demonstrate their STEM Skills at the Purdue University Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Competition with Support from ArcelorMittal


One of the best ways to learn a new skill is through hands-on, active participation. In a world where technology is constantly at our fingertips, the need for people with skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow. Students from all over the Region are fostering their STEM skills through Science Olympiad, an academic competition with emphasis on teamwork, commitment, and fun. With the help of volunteers from ArcelorMittal, students from middle schools and high schools from all over the area competed on Saturday, February 9, in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) in Hammond.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 15, 2019

Portage-Township-Schools-Update-02-15-19_0 Myers Elementary
Myers Elementary School hosted a Kindergarten Grandparent’s Day! Grandparent’s visited their student’s classrooms. Together they completed activities, crafts, and games. Students were excited to show their grandparent their class. Fun was had by all!

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