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A new perspective on music

A new perspective on music

Cedric McCoy, staff

September 15, 2018


Filed under Community, Handley, Humans of LP, Indian Trail, Showcase

Kirsten Berry is another recent addition to the La Porte Community School Corporation. She teaches music at Handley and Indian Trail Elementary. Berry attended Ball State for four years, studying Music Education. Her goal since day one has been to brighten children's days. “If kids can get in...

One last walkthrough

One last walkthrough

McKenzie Jacobs, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Crichfield, Events, Handley, Indian Trail, Kingsford Heights, Riley

Many LPHS seniors had the chance to walk through the halls of their former elementary schools during the graduation walk throughs. During the last few weeks of May, and school, several elementary schools in the corporation welcomed the seniors back and gave them a chance to meander the halls one last ...

Once a Slicer, always a Slicer: Braden returning home

Once a Slicer, always a Slicer: Braden returning home

Corrine Kelley, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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

Ben Braden, former Slicer, is returning to the Maple City to take over as assistant principal at Handley Elementary School. Braden’s roots lie deep in LaPorte, Indiana. As a child, he attended Crichfield Elementary School and Boston Middle School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in El...

Red ribbon week

Red ribbon week

Taylor Pletcher, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Events, Hailmann, Handley, Showcase

Elementary schools throughout the La Porte School Corporation are celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23rd through October 27th. Red Ribbon Week is all about staying and what it means to be drug free. There is a Red Ribbon Campaign which provides drug awareness to millions around the world. T...

New Handley construction underway

New Handley construction underway

Taylor Pletcher, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Community, Events, Handley, Showcase

Handley Elementary School is currently in the process of building a new school that is  projected to be finished by December of 2019. Change is scary or unwelcomed sometimes, but Handley students and staff are up for the challenge. The excitement of having a new school is creating a buzz for the Troja...

A walk down memory lane

A walk down memory lane

Taylor Kegebein, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Events, Handley, Showcase, Uncategorized

Handley Elementary School has started a yearly tradition to the community that no other school in La Porte County has done before. The grade school wanted to honor seniors that are graduating high school this year in a unique way that would bring back memories from their childhood before advancing forw...

Maule is moving on

Maule is moving on

Autumn Prast, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Handley, Humans of LP, Showcase

Teaching can be defined by an endless combination of words: exciting, inspirational, all-embracing, or animated. In the 42 and a half years that retiree Mrs. Maule has been an educator, she has taught several different generations with open arms and a head full of inspiration.     Maule’s passion for teaching star...

Schellinger to end phenomenal career

Schellinger to end phenomenal career

Autumn Prast, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Handley, Humans of LP, Showcase

Working in the education system can impact people in an endless amount of ways. It can stress some out, while inspiring others, or in some cases, it can even be significantly eye opening. For retiring counselor Mrs. Schellinger, working at Handley did just that.     Schellinger has been on the job for...

Slater starts with a clean slate

Slater starts with a clean slate

Autumn Prast, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Handley, Humans of LP, Showcase

Many great teachers have the opportunity to create a fun and grounded environment for their students, and retiree Mrs. Slater is no exception. She has been teaching for a total of 43 years with a head and a heart full of compassion and patience.     Slater knew her career path from the beginning. From a ...

Saying goodbye to a familiar face

Saying goodbye to a familiar face

Autumn Prast, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Handley, Humans of LP

Handley Elementary School will have big shoes to fill come August when school starts. Mrs. Levenhagen, beloved teacher and co-worker, will say goodbye for the final time as she now starts a new chapter in her life: retirement. Levenhagen became a teacher not only to educate but to make sure that each studen...

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