For the past six years NIMO has been a sponsor of South Shore Arts’ The Skin You Live In youth literacy program. Presented to students in elementary schools throughout Northwest Indiana, this program teaches second graders reading comprehension as well as acceptance.
Northwest Indiana voter rights and participation—“Why Should We Care & Engage in Local Politics?”—is the focus of the next public forum facilitated by Lakeshore Public Radio at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus, Monday, June 5.
Merrillville Intermediate School joined the fight against cancer with their 2nd Relay Recess event on Friday, May 19th. Despite the rain we took the party inside and danced all day. We relayed to celebrate survivors, remember those we have lost, and fought back against cancer. Our 6th grade teacher Mr. Dan Schiefer ran a full marathon during the event. Seeing him complete his final half mile through the school was truly an inspiration. He showed our students dedication, altruism, and was a wonderful role model that day.
The Duneland School Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Ginger Bolinger as the new superintendent of schools at a special board meeting yesterday afternoon.
Merrillville Intermediate School joined the fight against cancer with their 2nd Relay Recess event on Friday, May 19th. It was our goal to bring awareness to the fight against cancer, fundraise for the American Cancer Society, and engage our students in a community service activity. The event brought in donations totaling $3,455.04 for the American Cancer Society.
Purdue University Northwest students Kara Vizena of Hobart and Erin Deal of Valparaiso each have received $1,000 scholarships from PNW’s Women in Engineering and Technology student organization. Vizena is an electrical and computer engineering technology major. Deal is studying construction engineering and management technology.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for the state’s STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants until Friday, June 30, 2017. The $10 million grant program was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013 to support organizations working to recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools where there are shortages of teachers with training and expertise in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas.
Good news! The Board of School Trustees announced the Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year winners at the May 22, 2017 Board Meeting.
After years of commitment and dedication to their studies, students of Calumet College of St. Joseph celebrated their hard earned graduation Saturday afternoon in Hammond. Though the weather threatened storms and rain fell, nothing could stop the smiles and laughter of those about to receive their degrees.
Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work put in and out of the classroom by students, parents, teachers, coaches, families and friends culminate in one event, with everyone across the school celebrating the same thing, it's just awesome.
Kate Klise visit
Author Kate Klise visited Brummitt Elementary School on Wednesday as the culminating activity for the school's One School, One Book program. The entire school read Klise's book, The Show Must Go On! The students were extremely excited to meet the author. Kate Klise also visited Liberty Elementary School students on Thursday. Brummitt students pictured with Klise, back row left, are front row, left to right, Isabella Sabin, Eli Stewart, Alex Roop, Ruby Dudek and Lilijana Thomas. Back row, Matzen Finck, Lena Finck, Rilee Henry, Emmet Burkus, Nathan Pierce, Jake Bobin, Grace Kuta, Catelyn Wellensiek, Caroline Carrillo and Katherine Jegen.