Hammond Education News

School Board hopefuls focus of Oct. 30 Hammond forum

HAMMOND | The Hammond Council PTA hosts a Candidate Night Forum for School City of Hammond board candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m Oct. 30 at t…

October 21, 2014 12:05 am

Local politicians support public education

Local politicians support public education

HIGHLAND | A rally in support of public education was held Monday by Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, and state Rep. Mara Candelaria-Reardon, D-Munster.

October 20, 2014 7:29 pm Photos

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Policy for use of new Honor College lounge sparks protest

Jacob Yothment is a junior at Purdue University Calumet and the editor-in-chief of The Purdue University Calumet Chronicle; this story first a…

September 28, 2014 12:39 pm

Purdue University Calumet hosts college fair on Tuesday

HAMMOND | Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be on hand at the Central Midwest College Fair, hosted by Purdue U…

September 25, 2014 12:05 am

Enrollment & retention up at Purdue University Calumet

HAMMOND | A jump in student retention and more first time, full time freshmen are driving an enrollment increase at Purdue University Calumet …

September 24, 2014 5:19 pm

Gavit sails into uncharted territory in achieving high AP schores

HAMMOND | Gavit High School has set an all school record in Advance Placement. In the 2012-13 school year, Gavit had 26 qualifying scores. Thi…

September 22, 2014 5:09 pm

Kramer & Leonard donates school supplies to School City of Hammond

Kramer & Leonard donates school supplies to School City of Hammond

HAMMOND | Kramer & Leonard, an office supply store in Chesterton, Indiana, donated 70 school supply kits to the School City of Hammond. Ea…

September 18, 2014 2:11 pm

Retired educator starts website for teachers

A local retired educator has set up a website intended to help educators on a daily basis.

September 15, 2014 7:45 pm

School leaders take stock of students

School leaders take stock of students

School superintendents across Northwest Indiana and the state took a tally of each student enrolled in school Friday for the first ADM or Aver…

September 12, 2014 1:06 pm Photos

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Hammond High teacher accused of throwing chair

HAMMOND | A substitute teacher at Hammond High School is accused of throwing a chair at a student in the classroom.

September 10, 2014 7:58 pm

Special ed can begin before school

Parents need not wait until the start of their child's first school year to start receiving special education services, said Indiana Youth Ins…

August 17, 2014 6:30 pm

State panel approves Ivy Tech lease/purchase of ALC

The State Budget Committee on Thursday approved Ivy Tech Community College's request to enter into a lease with an option to purchase the Purd…

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Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Pilot program to focus on preschool education

Katrina McFerrin is pleased to see Lake County is one of five counties in the state selected to operate a preschool education program.

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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School year starts with controversial new standards

School year starts with controversial new standards

New Indiana State Standards — material all students in grades K-through-12 need to know — will be rolled out this year when school begins. 

August 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Purdue University Calumet hosts 2014 Stand Down

GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Indiana National Guar…

August 11, 2014 12:43 pm

School start dates

School start dates

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August 11, 2014 12:36 pm

State ed department partners with Gary schools

State ed department partners with Gary schools

GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community…

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

As state officials continue to squabble over policy and procedure, local educators are getting ready for a school year with new state standard…

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm

State releases ISTEP-Plus scores

State releases ISTEP-Plus scores

The Indiana Department of Education released statewide 2014 ISTEP-Plus scores that show continued improvement in schools across Northwest Indi…

August 03, 2014 11:01 pm Related

New school in Lansing searching for students

LANSING | A new school plans to open Aug. 25 in the one-time Luther East High School building, although officials there are still searching fo…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Beaten Hammond schools chief continuing recovery

Beaten Hammond schools chief continuing recovery

HAMMOND | Hammond schools Superintendent Walter Watkins is continuing to recover.

July 30, 2014 7:30 pm

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their cu…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hammond school superintendent listed in fair condition

Hammond school superintendent listed in fair condition

HAMMOND | Walter Watkins, the School City of Hammond superintendent who was brutally beaten two weeks ago, has been upgraded to fair condition.

July 16, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm fo…

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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State audit finds some accounts overdrawn in Hammond schools

HAMMOND | The Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the School City of Hammond shows some accounts are overdrawn.

July 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Purdue University Calumet announces 1,486 students earn Dean’s List honors

HAMMOND | Some 1,436 Purdue University Calumet undergraduate students qualified for the university’s 2014 spring semester Dean’s List for outs…

July 12, 2014 5:35 pm

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22-year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed away in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Ivy Tech pursues purchase of Purdue Academic Learning Center

Ivy Tech Community College is pursuing acquisition of the Purdue Academic Learning Center in Merrillville.

July 09, 2014 5:30 pm

Hammond School Board names acting superintendent

HAMMOND | The chief administrator for academic services for the School City of Hammond has been named the acting superintendent while Superint…

July 08, 2014 7:34 pm

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

School officials reviewing new federal breakfast, lunch program

Some region school food service directors are looking at new federal guidelines allowing more students to eat free school breakfasts and lunches.

July 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Lake County submits early childhood proposal

After a month of hard work, the One Region organization has submitted its preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and …

June 30, 2014 4:19 pm

Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

Rosalyn Weems Memorial Scholarship honors legacy and educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22 year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

June 30, 2014 10:47 am

Purdue committee selects three names

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Unification Committee has settled on three proposed names for the unified Purdue University Calumet and Purdue…

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Calumet College grad: It's never too late

Calumet College grad: It's never too late

A native of Chicago's South Side and a former military wife, Phyllis Chavez has lived all over the United States and much of the world.

June 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Virginia transplant 'works smarter' at VU

Nathan Dolan, of South Haven, is passionate about quality and organization, and has set a path to "work smarter" throughout his career.

June 18, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Hammond school district reassigns administrators, some teachers

Hammond school district reassigns administrators, some teachers

HAMMOND | In January, the School City of Hammond notified five administrators they would be lose their positions because their schools were failing.

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Highland High School All Class Reunion slated for Aug. 2

Highland High School All Class Reunion slated for Aug. 2

HIGHLAND | The annual Highland High School All Class Reunion event is back and will take place on the first Saturday in August at the Highland…

June 12, 2014 1:25 am

Family keeps their daughter's legacy alive with scholarships

Family keeps their daughter's legacy alive with scholarships

VALPARAISO | The family of Roxanne Yagelski is pleased to announce that on May 14, the first bi-annual Roxanne Yagelski “Mom Returning to Coll…

May 22, 2014 1:24 am

College Bound program extended 12 more years

College Bound program extended 12 more years

HAMMOND │ Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. signed a $36 million ordinance Tuesday at City Hall.

May 20, 2014 7:30 pm

PUC holds special summer registration day Wednesday

HAMMOND | Students of out-of-town colleges and universities who are home for the summer can take courses for credit at Purdue University Calum…

May 20, 2014 12:05 am

School City of Hobart leaders in education recognized at IASBO Conference

School City of Hobart leaders in education recognized at IASBO Conference

HOBART | School City of Hobart Board President Terry Butler was awarded District One Business Professional of the Year. Butler is the director…

May 12, 2014 4:45 pm

Calumet College of St. Joseph announces Commencement May 17

Calumet College of St. Joseph announces Commencement May 17

HAMMOND | Calumet College of St. Joseph will hold commencement services on Saturday, May 17, at noon at the Dennis and Leslie Rittenmeyer Cent…

May 12, 2014 2:49 pm

USF Crown Point pins largest class ever

USF Crown Point pins largest class ever

CROWN POINT | The University of Saint Francis Crown Point held a pinning ceremony for its largest-ever class of graduating nurses on May 6 at …

May 12, 2014 2:26 pm

BNI faculty member chosen state’s top Chinese language teacher

BNI faculty member chosen state’s top Chinese language teacher

HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute’s Guijuan “Julie” Niu has been selected by the Indiana Chinese Teachers Association as the state’s top high sc…

May 12, 2014 1:51 pm

First PUC graduate returns for Saturday commencement

First PUC graduate returns for Saturday commencement

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will award its 50,000th degree Saturday at a ceremony that will include the school's first graduate in 1967.

May 08, 2014 6:15 pm

Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

Region native shares her journey with the arts, reaches out to aspiring students

WATERBURY, CT | As multi-instrumentalist, Rock N' Roll aficionado, and Region native Crystal Taliefero gazed into the crowd of 3,000 youth at …

May 07, 2014 5:38 pm Video Photos

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HAST students showcase projects

HAST students showcase projects

HAMMOND | Eight Hammond Academy of Science and Technology seniors showcased STEM-related projects Tuesday at the Purdue University Calumet Cen…

April 29, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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HAST students partner with Purdue Calumet CIVS to present projects April 29

HAMMOND | Eight senior students of the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST) are showcasing STEM-related learning projects they hav…

April 24, 2014 4:10 pm

Purdue University making strides, increasing numbers

WESTVILLE | While some universities across the country have declining student enrollment, Purdue University is reporting growth.

April 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Free showings of "Rise Above the Mark" slated for April 30 at Chesterton and Hobart High Schools

HOBART | FREE SHOWING!!!

April 10, 2014 3:51 pm


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