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Lions lending a helping hand

Lions lending a helping hand

Cedric McCoy, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

In light of recent natural disasters and tragedy, a local effort is trying to improve the lives of others halfway around the country. Shelly Otwinowski, a 4th-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, is leading an initiative to raise money for a Florida school affected by Hurricane Michael. ...

Corporation moves to eLearning

Corporation moves to eLearning

Payton Neely, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

LaPorte Community School Corporation is preparing and practicing to implement eLearning days. The eLearning days offer students the ability to continue with a school day at home when school is canceled. Canvas and Google Classroom allow students to complete assignments and to interact with and ask qu...

Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

Emily Conrad, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

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...

Farris’ forte: making music

Farris’ forte: making music

Alli Glen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

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

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

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

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...

Girl’s Basketball starts off 2018-2019 season

Girl’s Basketball starts off 2018-2019 season

Emily Conrad, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

La Porte High school girls’ basketball kicked off this year's season with two games under their belt. La Porte’s varsity teams suffered a loss to Penn High School with a score of 35-46. Penn is one of the top teams in the area and usually a challenge for La Porte. La Porte got the ball ro...

Holocaust survivor visits Valpo University

Holocaust survivor visits Valpo University

Payton Neely, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

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...

Wishing Warg a fantastic farewell

Wishing Warg a fantastic farewell

Alyssa Foster, Editor

November 14, 2018

As all good things must come to an end, the LaPorte Community School Corporation is expecting a difficult “goodbye” on Wednesday, November 14th. Ramona Warg, administrative assistant in Human Resources, is planning to retire after 29 years in the corporation. Warg has held her current position at the La...

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