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LPCSC holds Business and Community Engagement event

LPCSC holds Business and Community Engagement event

Mallory Warner, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community, Corporation, Events

LPHS held the first annual Engagement Event in the brand new Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 28. This was an opportunity for local, small businesses and people in community to learn about the new Indiana Graduation Pathways and how they can get involved within LaPorte Community School...

Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

Emily Conrad, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Corporation, Events, Humans of LP, Showcase

The La Porte Educational Development Foundation put on its annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving Day. The idea for the run came from Nick Otis, LEDF board member, and it has since become a Thanksgiving tradition for many. The Turkey Trot started off bright and early with registration at 7:15...

Operation Christmas Child seeking donations

Operation Christmas Child seeking donations

Alyssa Foster, Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Community, Events

With every holiday season comes the opportunity to pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. This year, over 5,000 drop-off locations are available to those all over the country. Operation Christmas Child boxes are filled for ages from two all the way through teenage years. They are packed w...

Farris’ forte: making music

Farris’ forte: making music

Alli Glen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Academics, Arts, Community, Corporation, Hailmann, Humans of LP, Kingsford Heights, Showcase

When most people think of elementary school music, they think of kids spending most of the year playing the recorder, but Mr. Farris is transforming that stereotype with his students. Farris is in his fifth year teaching music, but it hasn’t always been spent in the music room.  Before he becam...

Slicer Champions inspire student success

Slicer Champions inspire student success

Payton Neely, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Community, Humans of LP, Showcase

Every student deserves to have someone in his or her corner. LPHS is making sure students have that with the LPHS Slicer Champions Mentoring Program. The program piloted in March of 2017 and was developed by Sara Fine, District Attendance Officer, and Bert Sappenfield, program coordinator. As of r...

Sullivan: building core values in students

Sullivan: building core values in students

Cedric McCoy, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Boston, Community, Corporation, Humans of LP, Showcase

Mrs. Sullivan is a committed, caring, and invested educator and Boston students are reaping the benefits. Sullivan attended Indiana University Bloomington, where she studied Music Education as a euphonium player. “I play the euphonium. It's part of the tuba family. I thought I would play the s...

LPHS band students perform in honor bands

LPHS band students perform in honor bands

Cedric McCoy, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Clubs, Community, Events, Humans of LP, Showcase

The past two weekends LPHS band students participated in the IJEA and IBA all-district bands at Benton Central High School and Kankakee Valley High School, respectively. “[Honor bands] give students a chance to rehearse and perform music with others who are likewise more focused on making music at a h...

Crichfield, Riley earn ‘A’

Crichfield, Riley earn ‘A’

LPCSC

November 20, 2018


Filed under Community, Corporation, Crichfield, Riley, Showcase

Crichfield and Riley earned an “A” rating for the 2017-2018 school year, as was announced by the Indiana Department of Education--IDOE--last week. Elementary and middle schools across the state earn grades based on data from test scores, growth, and participation in standardized tests. High sch...

Holocaust survivor visits Valpo University

Holocaust survivor visits Valpo University

Payton Neely, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Community, Corporation, Humans of LP, Showcase

The Valparaiso International Center conjoined with the Valparaiso University College of Arts and Sciences to welcome Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to speak at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union Ballrooms at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 12. It was a full room ranging from school aged children to older a...

Five Slicers up for Lilly Scholarship

Five Slicers up for Lilly Scholarship

Mallory Warner, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Academics, Community

Five LaPorte High School students have been selected as finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides four-year, full-tuition scholarships to selected students from each Indiana county. Each scholarship must b...

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