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Fish On! St. Mary's Environmental Club Enjoys a Great Morning of Fishing

St-Marys-Fish-On-2017_01 The Environmental Club from St. Mary’s School in Crown Point recently enjoyed an early morning of fall fishing. Students, families, and staff members journeyed to southern Lake County to enjoy some time at one of their principal, Tom Ruiz’s, “secret” fishing spots. The pond is connected to the Kankakee River, providing it with a diverse population of fish, and most students were lucky enough to reel in several fish regardless of previous experience. While many species were caught including bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, and dogfish, students were enthralled by the large northern pike caught by a few of the dads in the group.

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Duneland Schools Update, September 22, 2017


Bailly Elementary Reveals One School One Book
Last week Bailly Elementary revealed this year’s One School One Book selection, Almost Super, by author Marion Jensen. Talk show host Harvey Bolt (aka Principal Kevin Zeck) of Hero Up! Harvey Bolt entered the Cafeteria dancing with outlandish antics that got his students and staff laughing and all fired-up for the big reveal. A skit including the Benny and Rafter Bailey (aka teachers Cathy Roles and Sarah Holloway) for everyone to enjoy. Following the skit and the reveal all the students were told that their very own copy of the book awaited them on their classroom chairs.

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Purdue University Northwest Gives Update at September 2017 Crossroads Regional Chamber Luncheon


The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce held its September Membership Luncheon on Tuesday at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. Chamber members were treated to a delicious lunch as they gathered to network, connect with new members, and listen to a great update by Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon.

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Purdue University Northwest Presents Debut of Mayan Inspired Art Work


Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will showcase the “Mayan Procession,” a 14-piece collection of life-sized paintings depicting figures representative of indigenous Guatemalan groups in their attire unique to each village, by noted artist Winifred Godfrey.

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Purdue Northwest Sets University Record for Student Retention

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue Northwest begins its academic year by setting records for retention rates and for full-time student populations.

Retention of PNW students has increased to 68.2 percent, up 7.5 percent from last year, and Chancellor Thomas L. Keon notes it is the “highest ever” for the university.

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Duneland Schools Update, September 15, 2017


Students, Staff and Community Partner for 'Westchester Wings'
Each school year, Westchester Intermediate School (WIS) celebrates its Going Green Week. This special week was created to as a way to bring fifth and sixth grade students and teachers together as one and to work together throughout the year to learn more about our local resources and to learn different methods to become more “green.”

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Highland Community Foundation Moving Forward On Several Projects

Highland_Community_Foundation_Moving_For-2 It is a busy time of year for the Highland Community Foundation, as we move forward with several projects during the second half of 2017.

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IU Northwest MBA Program Open for Business in Michigan City

rot1Beginning in January, Indiana University Northwest’s School of Business and Economics will offer its popular Weekend MBA for Professionals Program in Michigan City, Ind. On-site courses will take place at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation (NIEF), located at 402 Franklin St.

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Accomplished Author, Journalist Set to Take the PNW Stage

PNW-Sinai-Forum-Jason-RileyThe Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum will continue its 64th season with author and journalist Jason L. Riley at 4 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Sept. 24 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the PNW Westville Campus.

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PNW Chooses New Leader for Concurrent Enrollment Program

pnw-AnneGregoryPurdue University Northwest (PNW) has appointed Anne Gregory to lead the university’s Office of Concurrent Enrollment. Gregory is also the director of PNW’s School of Education and Counseling within the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

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Bishop Noll STEM Teacher Leads the Way 2017


This summer was a busy one for Bishop Noll teacher Mary Albrecht. To prepare for her role as the high school’s STEM teacher, she took a course called Design and Modeling through Project Lead the Way (pltw.org), a nonprofit organization that provides learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers in the United States.

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