On the third Thursday of each month during the school year, leaders from K-12 schools, colleges across the Region, and workforce development professionals gather at Hobart High School to tackle the tricky topic of preparing students for college and careers. This Thursday, the leaders had a lot to discuss, namely their upcoming annual Summer Institute and how to best meet the state’s new graduation requirements.
Entire worlds live right in our backyards. For the past several months, middle school students have been learning about the different worlds outside of their windows through the Dunes Learning Center’s new Citizen Science program. May 17 saw the culmination of their studies, as the students gathered at the Genesis Center in Gary for the Citizen Science Symposium.
The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) honored its cadets with an awards ceremony at MCHS on May 16th. Representatives from numerous organizations presented awards to cadets for accomplishments on their Military Drill, Shooting and Cyber Patriot teams. Additionally, cadets who had excelled scholastically, athletically, in other MCHS extracurricular activities, and in participating in community service and parades and ceremonies were recognized.
Michigan City Area Schools has announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Driving north on I – 65 from Lowell to Crown Point, you might look to your right and glimpse a brand-new building across from Franciscan Health Franciscan Point. Welcome to The University of Saint Francis Crown Point - a private, Catholic university that offers a variety of healthcare programs and degrees.
We are now half-way into the 4th quarter of the 2018-19 school year and the students and staff are looking forward to AP testing and Summer vacation. As we wrap-up the school year we have some final testing to do. Advanced Placement testing will take place May 6-17th, and Biology ILEARN will take place May 20-24th. More than ever, we need for your students to be here and on time every day. Attendance plays a major factor in your students’ academic and social successes at MCHS and beyond. Teachers are delivering rigorous course content in every class preparing them for their summative assessments and final exams. These assessments and grades have significant impact on their semester grades and opportunities post-graduation.
Six Purdue University Northwest (PNW) civil engineering students made PNW history by placing second overall at the recent American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Student Steel Bridge Great Lakes Regional Competition. The placement qualifies the team to advance to the national finals competition at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale at the end of May (5/31 - 6/1).
Staff and students from the LaPorte County Career and Technical Education program at the A. K. Smith Career Center in Michigan City honored an area veteran during their annual Technical Awards and Honor Society induction program on May 2 at the Elston Holdcraft Auditorium.
Paladin, Inc., an organization working daily to advocate for persons with developmental disabilities, is proud to offer a wide array of services to meet the specific needs of their clients. Joshua Janosi, Curriculum Developer, has been getting creative with new learning opportunities and classes.
Indiana State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, delivered the keynote address during Purdue University Northwest’s spring 2019 commencement ceremonies.