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Wood Elementary 4th Graders Graduate from Too Good For Drugs Program


Wood-Elementary-4th-Graders-Graduate-from-Too-Good-For-Drugs-ProgramOn Thursday, December 6, 2018, the fourth grade students at Wood Elementary School gathered in the multi-purpose room for a special ceremony. They were all graduating from the Too Good For Drugs Program. Wood Elementary fourth grade students were the only Merrillville Elementary School to participate in this program due to their unique partnership with the Hobart Police Department.

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Biography Museum at St. Mary's School in Crown Point


Biography-Museum-at-St-Marys-School-in-Crown-Point-2018_01Sixth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point study different forms of literature genre. Over the course of the past six weeks students have been reading biographies and autobiographies with their teacher, Mrs. Michelle Sarabia. After all of their hard work writing an expository paper, creating a timeline, writing a bibliography, the middle schoolers ended the project with a celebration of a “Living Biography Museum.”

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Munster High School Speech Team Wins Bradley University Tournament for Second Consecutive Season and Debate Team has Strong Showing at Chesterton Tournament


Munster-High-School-Speech-Team-Wins-Bradley-Tournament-Debate-Team-at-Chesterton-Tournament-2018_01 Recently the Munster High School Speech and Debate Director Jordan Mayer and Assistant Coach Josh Craig led the team to Peoria, IL with the help of parents Manikana Sarkar and Ayanna Brown. The Munster High School Speech team won the Bradley University George Armstrong Invitational tournament for the second time in school history.

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2 Bishop Noll Seniors Selected to Receive Full Scholarships to Nation’s Top Colleges


Bishop-Noll-Seniors-Selected-to-Receive-Full-Scholarships-to-Nations-Top-Colleges-2018It didn’t take long for Bishop Noll senior David Mendoza to do the math.

“Only 6.4 percent were able to get a full ride,” he said after finding out he and fellow Noll classmate Rebecca Vazquez had received a full scholarship from the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship program, which connects high-achieving, low-income high school seniors to the nation’s top colleges. This year, the program received 16,249 applications and only selected 1,044 students.

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Salk Elementary Gives to Arianna’s Heart


Salk-Elementary-Gives-to-Ariannas-Heart-2018Arianna’s Heart is a charity organization that was started by a young lady who spent a large part of her life in foster care. The organization wants to share a little love and hope to foster children… children who deserve to know that someone cares about them and thinks they are special.

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To Purdue Northwest graduates: Paddle your canoe!

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Advice from commencement speaker and PNW alumnus Stephen Turner

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Duneland Schools Update, December 7, 2018


Duneland-Schools-Update-12-07-18_01Student Council Food Drive
The Jackson Elementary School Student Council sponsored a holiday food drive in conjunction with the CHS Food Drive. Jackson students set a goal to collect 1,000 items, and ended up collecting over 1,700 items to be donated to the Westchester Neighborhood Food Pantry. Pictured are members of the Jackson Student Council, front row, left to right, Eli Garcia, Miranda Smith, Jazzmin Huizar and Madelynn Costello, Row 2, Gabrielle Roberson, Macey Mauke, Addison Pack, June Peterson, Rylee Juhasz, Bradyn Stephan, Luke Boyter, and Ben Bank. Back row, Lillian Dedrick, Tommy Kostbade, Jenna Bircher, Georgia Peterson, Alana Smith and Mace Redman.

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Get To Know - Mr. Josh Haynes at Merrillville High School


Merrillville-High-School-Josh-Haynes_01 Mr. Josh Haynes is new to the Merrillville High School teaching staff this school year. He teaches Construction I and Construction II in a unique classroom located in the high school parking lot by the tennis courts. Upon entering, you notice the absence of desks, but rather unconventional stations to do various types of construction related work.

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Salk Elementary Boys Participate in Let Me Run


Salk-Elementary-Boys-Participate-in-Let-Me-Run-2018_01 Let Me Run is an after-school club for boys. It was created in an effort to support boys and help them grow to their full potential. It helps to inspire boys to be themselves, be active and belong. There is curriculum that trained volunteers/coaches follow that applies the power of running as well as encourages boys to develop their psychological, emotional and social health.

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Purdue Northwest Offers Free Robotics Camp Jan. 2-4, 2019


Purdue-Northwest-Offers-Free-Robotics-Camp-Jan-2-4-2019An exciting free three-day robotics camp is being offered to high school students over the winter recess, January 2-4, 2019 by Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Technology.

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Purdue University Northwest Celebrates the 2018 Fall Graduating Class


Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest (PNW) honors its 2018 class of fall graduates with three Commencement Exercises on the Hammond and Westville campuses on Dec. 7 and 8.

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