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National Honor Society’s new officers

National Honor Society’s new officers

Kirsta Greer, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Academics, Clubs

The National Honor Society (NHS) just elected their new officers for the 2017-2018 school year. In order to be accepted into NHS, members must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The members of NHS are considered the top academic students in school. The people who ran for office had to give a short speech to thei...

Benefits of taking Precalculus and Calculus

Benefits of taking Precalculus and Calculus

Makayla Blinco, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Academics

Precalculus and Calculus can be challenging courses for any student; however, there are many things a student can do to prepare for the classes and it can benefit one’s future. According to the Program of Studies, Precalculus blends together all of the concepts and skills that must be mastered p...

Freshmen and Sophomore Learning Community gives great chances to students

Freshmen and Sophomore Learning Community gives great chances to students

Jaden Millard, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Academics, Clubs

The Freshmen, and Sophomore Learning Community is a great chance for students who learn at an easier pace than other kids. Many of the teachers in the F.L.C./S.L.C. care deeply about their students just like many other teachers, but the F.L.C./S.L.C. teachers might give their students an extra push to...

Indiana’s exchange student opportunities

Indiana’s exchange student opportunities

Alyssa Foster, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Academics, Showcase, Slicer Resources

Indiana high school students in foreign language classes are being given the opportunity to travel around the world.     The Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) offers high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in foreign language classes the chance to travel to other ...

In the know: The Common App

In the know: The Common App

Keeley Higley, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Academics, Showcase, Slicer Resources

August 1st, 2017, marked the opening of the Common Application to high school seniors. It also marked the beginning of a mad-dash to understanding college applications and pre-collegiate terminology.   The Common Application, referred to as the Common App, is a resource used by many, but not all...

Chromebooks set to transform LPHS education

Chromebooks set to transform LPHS education

Autumn Prast, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under Academics, Events, Showcase

The 2017-2018 school year has kicked off with many new changes in its wake--one primarily being the introduction of Chromebooks. Chromebooks were first incorporated two years ago but were only in English classes and could not be taken out of the classroom. Last year, the math and social studies ...

New changes to LPHS

New changes to LPHS

Sadie Padgett, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017


Filed under Academics, Events

LaPorte High School is now introducing new changes in the attendance policy and is adding chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year. For the start of the new year, the attendance will account for 10 percent of the final grade for each class. There will be an emphasis on students’ tardies and absences...

Abnormal Psychology; new topics class at LPHS

Abnormal Psychology; new topics class at LPHS

McKenzie Jacobs, Staff Writer

August 21, 2017


Filed under Academics, Showcase

La Porte High School is offering a new class in the social studies department this year: Abnormal Psychology. According to Merriam Webster, Abnormal Psychology is medically defined as a branch of psychology concerned with mental and emotional disorders. “It’s been something that I was perso...

Crichfield and Indian Trail named 4-Star schools

Crichfield and Indian Trail named 4-Star schools

June 6, 2017


Filed under Academics, Community, Crichfield, Indian Trail, Showcase

Crichfield and Indian Trail Elementary School were both named 4-Star schools by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2015-2016 school year. Only 28 schools in NW Indiana made the list. This is the fourth time Crichfield has been named a 4-Star school in the last seven years, including the ...

College workshop

College workshop

Maria Castedo, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Academics

LaPorte High School is offering a college application workshop this summer on June 6th for the Class of 2018 students. This workshop started two years ago, and it helps to guide the incoming seniors in their college application process. The workshop is a three-hour session from 9 a.m. to noon. This i...

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