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Elspermann to Middle School Girls: “Do It Your Way!”

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As a high school student, Dr. Sue Ellspermann loved math and drawing. After taking a mechanical drawing class, she knew she’d found her calling: engineering. But her school counselors only encouraged girls to pursue fields like teaching, nursing, and accounting. Instead, she applied to Purdue University’s College of Engineering and became a successful industrial engineer, later serving as the first female supervisor in her department at Frito Lay.

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Michigan City Area Schools is Recipient of Lilly Endowment, Indiana Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Grants

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Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to 52 Indiana public school corporations and five Indiana charter schools to help them implement promising strategies to strengthen school counseling programs for their students. The grants – ranging from $68,312 to $2.87 million are based on official enrollments and are part of the Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students (Counseling Initiative). The Michigan City Area Schools is delighted that they are one of the 52 public school corporations to be awarded funding and is the recipient of a total of $555,800 Comprehensive Counseling Initiative Grant for a period of four years.

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Michigan City Artist Returns to his Elementary School


Michigan-City-Artist-Returns-to-his-Elementary-SchoolMichigan-city based artist Kenny Smith recently visited fifth and sixth grade students at Coolspring Elementary School. Smith, a Michigan City High School graduate and alum of Coolspring, spoke about his school experiences, which included serving as captain of the Wrestling team. He discussed the evolution of his artwork from middle school to present, showing students examples of his work over time.

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NIPSCO Invites Schools to Participate in Energy Safety Program


Energy-safe-kids-logoNorthern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) have teamed up to deliver 105 Energy Safe Kids classroom presentations to schools in northern Indiana this November.

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Purdue University Northwest's Friday University Offers High-Quality Education to Students, Public

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Dr. Richard Rupp, the Friday University Executive Producer and Associate Professor of Political Science, hosted the first of two Fridays that kicked off this year’s annual Friday University program. The aim of the program is to engage the local community in ongoing learning through many different methods.

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Michigan City Area Schools is Recipient of Lilly Endowment, Indiana

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Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to 52 Indiana public school corporations and five Indiana charter schools to help them implement promising strategies to strengthen school counseling programs for their students. The grants – ranging from $68,312 to $2.87 million are based on official enrollments and are part of the Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students (Counseling Initiative). The Michigan City Area Schools is delighted that they are one of the 52 public school corporations to be awarded funding and is the recipient of a total of $555,800 Comprehensive Counseling Initiative Grant for a period of four years.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Raider Compeititon


Michigan-City-High-School-MCJROTC-Raider-CompeititonThe Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) competed in a Raider Competition on October 14th. The competition was hosted by Hobart High School Army JROTC. 11 other teams participated, all of them Army except for Portage High School, which is also Marine.

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Purdue Northwest Educates Area Teachers on Particle Physics through QuarkNet Workshop


Purdue-Northwest-colorA QuarkNet workshop was held at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) over the summer months as part of a national outreach to educate teachers in particle physics programs.

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Michigan City Area Schools Students Selected for Regional, District Honor Bands

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Five Michigan City Area Schools instrumental music students will take part in Indiana Bandmasters Association Honors Bands next month. All five were selected for the bands from among hundreds of applicants.

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10th Annual High School Engineering Seminar Immerses Students in Tech at PNW

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Nearly 300 high school students from 12 local schools poured through Purdue University Northwest’s campus on Friday morning to get a taste of college life and delve into the ever-advancing world of engineering.

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La Porte High School Marching Band Advances to 2017 State Finals


La-Porte-High-School-Marching-Band-Advances-to-State-Finals-2017_01 The La Porte High School Marching Band received a Gold Division Rating at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic A Class State Prelims held October 7, at Homestead High School, and advanced to the Scholastic Class State Finals. The band also received the designation of “With Distinction” for their high scores in the general effect and visual captions.

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