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Life in the middle has homework

Life in the middle has homework

Middle school is an important time in a young person’s life. Over the course of three years from sixth to eighth grade it is a time of signifi…

September 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Energizing Portage

Energizing Portage

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | This past summer, Portage Township Schools participated in the Energizing Indiana Program, a united effort by the Indiana O…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Open communication is key

Open communication is key

The return to school is a highlight of the year for so many of us. It was exciting to have the students return to school a few weeks ago. As p…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Never settle for second best

Never settle for second best

Each year at Crisman Elementary School, a theme is selected which is intended to act as a guide or focus for the upcoming school year. This ye…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Remembering in Portage Township this weekend

Here we are already in September and the calendar is starting to fill up with many activities and events for young and old alike.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

New journeys

Recently I took a walk along a familiar path through a small wooded area adjacent to my subdivision.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

A Labor of Love

Gosh, you can tell school is back in session. The minute the kids are in class every day the temperature seems to go up outside. It’s just bee…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Communities help raise children

We have all heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The education of our children is a community event.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Supporting your child's transition to middle school

It's that time of year again. As our last precious weeks of summer fade away, we turn our attention to school supplies, class schedules, and s…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Free pre-School Program Offered at all Portage Elementary Schools

Kindergarten today looks more like yesterday’s first grade.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Together we succeed

The motto of Portage Township Schools is “Together We Succeed.” That short phrase speaks volumes about our schools and what we believe. It is …

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Back to school in Portage Township

Here we are; the last few days in July and already thoughts are turning to back to school.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

PTS online registration 2014 -15 begins in July

Online registration for the 2014-15 school year will be open July 14 through 25. With the new registration process, parents and guardians can …

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Portage graduates 615 students

As the Graduation of 2014 commences today at Portage High School, let’s take a walk down memory lane. What was the world like when these gradu…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Moving closer and closer to a laptop or an IPad for each student

We continue to be so very proud of the level of achievement of our Portage Township School Corporation students. Their achievement is directly…

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Portage prekindergarten partnerships

Parents and educators alike tend to agree that preschool education helps children to enter kindergarten ready to thrive with the social, cogni…

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

What’s new at Willowcreek?

This academic year Willowcreek Middle School introduced the nationally renowned Project Lead the Way STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, a…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Portage High School students learn through innovation

Portage High School students participate in a variety of innovations.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

The Thin Blue Line

The topic of law enforcement might not be a topic one would associate with our schools, but all school employees walk the same halls and inter…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

When it rains it pours in Portage

You know the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers," depicting the weather for this time of year? Well it also could be said, with all …

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Behind the scenes

Portage Township Schools has departments that work behind-the-scenes to make educating students top priority. While these departments are not …

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

The Importance of Grit

Today, more than ever, it is important that we teach our kids about the importance of resiliency, which relates to effort and the ability to p…

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Keeping schools safe

The Portage Township School system employs approximately 600 non-certified staff across the district.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Rounding up future kindergarten students in Portage

Beginning kindergarten marks an important milestone in a child’s education. At Portage Township Schools, we want to help get your child off to…

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Paul Saylor goes to the M.A.T.H. Bowl

Paul Saylor fifth- and fourth-graders competed last month in the Purdue University Indiana Academic M.A.T.H. Bowl at Portage High School. We c…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Our own Olympics

Like most of you, I enjoy taking a break and watching the Olympics. Over the Winter Break, I began to pay attention to those “Thanks Mom” commercials.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Believing in the schools

Creative. Innovative. Interesting. Thought provoking. Awe inspiring.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Supporting your student during the ISTEP process

It’s that time of year again! As we attempt to thaw out from the winter freeze, ISTEP review is in full swing at most Indiana schools.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Paraprofessionals make a difference in Portage Township Schools

Porter County Education Services, which provides special education services to students throughout Porter County, currently employs nearly 200…

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

What do I want to be when I grow up?

As parents, we all wish happiness and success for our children. Educators share these same goals for your families. Together, we form a powerf…

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

Love is in the air in Portage

Love is truly in the air this week as Friday is Valentine’s Day. Anyone who says St. Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, they better check …

February 12, 2014 12:00 am

Outstanding Young Man program continues

Portage High School takes enormous pride in sponsoring a unique concept in promoting the youth of our high school. The Portage High School Out…

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Don’t forget to daydream

We have all heard a child say at one time, “When I grow up, I’m going to be…” This, in its simplest form, is daydreaming and at times becomes …

January 19, 2014 12:00 am

Talent is not enough

Talent can be found in many organizations, professions, and companies, but talent alone will not lead to success.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

It’s Ok to Make Mistakes

As the Dean of Students at Willowcreek Middle School I deal with a number of student issues on a daily basis. Many of those issues are behavio…

December 29, 2013 12:00 am

Who did you turn to for advice?

One of the most important factors effecting a young person’s development is the quality of relationships they experience with important adults…

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

Community Service and the 5 Critical Values

A common reaction I get when I invite the students at Fegely Middle School to go out on a Friday afternoon and help me with Community Service …

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Stay healthy this holiday season

With the holiday season and winter upon us we are exposed to holiday cheer and, unfortunately, a variety of germs. Colds and flu as well as ot…

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Girls on the Run

“Girls on the Run is so much fun!” said our Jones Elementary School Girls on the Run team.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

Healthy boundaries necessary when children use technology

Portage Township Schools and the Portage community are committed to encouraging positive, healthy, life practices in children.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Keeping safety a priority in schools

During the past few decades, school safety and security has become a mandatory part of day to day school operations.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am

The Athletic Classroom

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Staying fiscally healthy

It may seem that the Business Office has little to do with the actual outcome of educating the children of Portage, but in reality, our staff …

November 03, 2013 12:00 am

A drug-free lifestyle

Portage Township Schools actively participates in the National Red Ribbon Campaign each October. This year’s theme is “A Healthy Me is Drug Free.”

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

Summer projects improve safety

One of Portage Township Schools District goals is to provide a safe, secure and healthy learning environment. The safety committees at the bui…

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Perseverance is key

Perseverance is an essential trait when we are dealing with others in the course of our daily lives. The dictionary defines perseverance as “……

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

Portage starts preschool program in elementary schools

Parents as Teachers of Porter County has partnered with Portage Township Schools, Porter County Community Foundation, Learning by Giving Found…

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
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