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From student to engineer: making a successful transition

From-student-to-engineer-making-a-successful-transitionA computer engineer from Qualcomm CDMA Technologies with 15 years’ experience will share career advice from an insider's viewpoint at the March 29 Purdue University Northwest’s School of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series.

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La Porte Community School Corporation prepares for Intermediate Program Fall 2019


An agenda for a new program of studies will be set in motion for 5th-8th graders in La Porte this upcoming school year. The vision will transform Kesling Middle School into Kesling Intermediate Campus where two intermediate schools will be connected under one roof. The 5th- and 6th- graders will be combined under the existing Kesling Middle School, while 7th- and 8th-graders will be under a newly-constructed academic wing.

“The building is phenomenal. They are opening up new spaces for innovation labs, where students can get creative. The new additions include all the state of the art bells and whistles,” said Erin Parker, teacher at La Porte High School.

“About a year ago feasibility studies were conducted to students and community members about educational incentives for an intermediate middle school. The La...

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Purdue University Northwest offers Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning summer camp

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest (PNW) will offer its first Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Summer Camp weekdays from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19 on the Hammond Campus.

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Barker Middle School Paper Airplane Engineers Face Off in STEM Challenge

Barker-Middle-School-Paper-Airplane-Engineers-Face-Off-in-STEM-Challenge-2019Barker Middle School held its third quarterly “STEM Community Challenge” on Friday, February 22. This quarter’s challenge was to design a paper airplane that would fly the farthest distance. Students on several Barker teams took on teams from elementary schools and area businesses and organizations.

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La Porte High School Winter Color Guard places 1st in the Scholastic Open Class at the Midwest Color Guard Circuit

laporte-slicersThe La Porte High School Winter Color Guard placed 1st in the Scholastic Open Class at the Midwest Color Guard Circuit (MWCGC) Contest at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL, on March 9. Complete class results were as follows:

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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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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Support DAV Bruce Ceremony

Michigan-City-High-School-MCJROTC-Support-DAV-Bruce-Ceremony“There is no greater love than to lay one’s life down for others.” This is how the ceremony, conducted on the evening of March 1st at the Michigan City chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), began as it marked the 50th anniversary of when Michigan City native Private First Class Danny Bruce sacrificed his life to save his fellow Marines. Bruce paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his country during the Vietnam War. For his heroism, Bruce was awarded the Nation’s highest decoration for bravery in combat, the Medal of Honor.

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Michigan City High School Wolves Wire, March 2019

MC Wolves logoWe have several successes to celebrate this month!

We want to congratulate our band and choir students who qualified to compete at ISSMA solo and ensemble state contest! Our choir students are Jasmine Williams, Bailee Laux, Jill Dombkowski, Amanda Sparks, Bria Thomas, Adnie Wilson, Sara Poulin, McKenna Bluhm, Hayley Catchings, Felicia Skelton, Delaina Adams and Gwen Sardon. All of the ladies earned a gold medal at state! Our band students were Anna-Lisse Lenard winning gold and Isaiah Barczak winning silver!

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LPCSC jazz groups receive ISSMA gold ratings

laporte-slicersLa Porte High School hosted the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Jazz Festival on March 1 and 2. The LPHS Jazz Band and Lab Band each received a Gold Division Rating with Distinction due to their high scores for their performances. The LPHS Show Choir, Boston Middle School Jazz Band, and Kesling Middle School Jazz Band each received Gold Division Ratings. The following members of these ensembles received Outstanding Soloist Awards:

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PNW offers week-long camps for middle and high school students interested in a hands-on learning experience

PNW-offers-week-long-camps-for-middle-and-high-school-students-interested-in-a-hands-on-learning-experiencePurdue University Northwest (PNW) and Enbridge are partnering to offer summer enrichment camps for middle and high school students interested in learning more about engineering disciplines.

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Startup idea propels Purdue Northwest marketing students to final 32 in national competition

Purdue-Northwest-colorImagine if a car could alert you of a nearby motorcycle by detecting its engine. That is the ingenious idea conceived by Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) marketing students Kristin Augustyne and Rada Tanasijevic.

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