The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) placed in four of the six events at the Pike High School Military Drill Meet held in Indianapolis on February 25th. The cadets earned a first place trophy in the Armed Platoon category, defeating 11 other schools. That unit was commanded by Cadet First Sergeant Michael Livengood.
If you are anything like me, you have a desire to make this world a better place. Every day we have opportunities to take the high road, invest in someone else’s success, show simple kindnesses, and maybe even inspire others to a higher vision. Changing the world starts right here where we are, where we live, where we work, and where we play.
Here at Barker Middle School, for the first time, we have an Historical Explorers Club. Historical Explorers is an after-school club open to all students who have a heightened interest in history. Every Tuesday, students meet after-school with Miss Mariah Pol, a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher. Miss Pol was awarded grant monies from the Michigan City Education Foundation to help subsidize costs to initiate the program at Barker.
The Washington Park Zoological Society would like to acknowledge the Otto J. and Margaret M. Zack Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee for awarding us a grant for 2017 in the amount of $80,000. This grant is to be used to purchase and install 2 generators along with food and medical expenses for the animals.
La Lumiere School junior, Qingyuan (Season) Wu, from Beijing, China, received three awards from the Scholastic Art Awards program for her works of art, and they are currently on display at the South Bend Museum of Art. Season’s photo Bonfire and acrylic painting Bear each won a Gold Key, and her photo See won a Silver Key. Season’s acrylic painting Bear also earned an American Vision & Voice Nomination. Five works of art were selected out of all Gold Key works (across categories) as the “Best of Show” for each region. The 2017 Scholastic Art Awards exhibition is showcasing students’ art at the museum in the Warner and Community Galleries through March 11.
Congratulations to the MCHS Student Council for organizing a fantastic Winter Spirit Week at MCHS. Most students and many faculty and staff participated in the theme dress days, hallways were decorated by each class, Winter Olympics were held on a snowy & frigid night, a spirit filled pep rally was attended by all MCHS students to celebrate winter sport teams and it was all topped off by an exciting game and big win by our MCHS Boys Basketball team against Lake Central High School.
The Michigan City Police Department announced today they will join efforts with over 250 Indiana state and local law enforcement agencies to increase education and enforcement around dangerous and impaired driving. From March 3 through March 26, 2017, officers across the state will conduct high-visibility patrols specifically designated to identify and intercept those driving aggressively and under the influence.
The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) invited each high school in Indiana to recommend up to four current juniors for its Rising Stars of Indiana recognition program, based on their academic achievement. La Lumiere School nominated Olivia Dybing and Sarah Gillen both of La Porte, Ind.; Sasha Lyubashevsky of Chicago; and Shivani Patel of Granger, Ind. All four La Lu students were selected as 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana.
The La Porte High School Winter Color Guard placed 2nd in the Scholastic Open Class finals competition at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Indianapolis Regional Championship held February 18 and 19 at Warren Central High School.
Tuesday, February 14, the La Porte County Indiana Genealogical Society members met at the La Porte Park Department building. After a business meeting, Carol Lloyd presented an alternative tool for pursuing your family connections. Exploring Family History through Hellinger Family Systemic Work, an overview of an understanding of the theories of Bert Hellinger, respected psychotherapist, who examined the effect of past family history on present family dynamics.