Hammond Education News

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

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 Related

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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

Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

Griffith High School presents Willy Wonka this weekend

GRIFFITH | The tale of Willy Wonka's magical candy factory comes to life in Griffith, Indiana this weekend. A full cast performs the character…

April 10, 2014 11:49 am Related

Purdue extends contract for PNC chancellor

Purdue extends contract for PNC chancellor

As Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville work to consolidate the two campuses, the Purdue Univ…

April 07, 2014 4:15 pm

Purdue board likes the idea of PUC/PNC consolidation

Purdue board likes the idea of PUC/PNC consolidation

WESTVILLE | Members of the Board of Trustees for Purdue University had nothing but good things to say about the consolidation of Purdue Univer…

April 04, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

Ritz pledges to work with Gary schools

GARY | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz made a stop in Northwest Indiana on Wednesday to repeat the department is not …

April 02, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Veterans, friends and family celebrate life

Veterans, friends and family celebrate life

HAMMOND | Celebration of Life, a dinner by Webbhouse Inc., was held at The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2…

April 02, 2014 11:46 am

Deputy director talks about education standards

Deputy director talks about education standards

HAMMOND | Indiana's deputy superintendent of public instruction said the department expected the backlash it received regarding the draft Indi…

March 27, 2014 7:44 pm

LAUW launches volunteer reading program

GRIFFITH | The Lake Area United Way announced it is introducing the 1-2-3 Read to Me Story Time, a literacy program at the Hammond Public Libr…

March 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Indiana Teacher Receives National Award

Indiana Teacher Receives National Award

KANSAS CITY | The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is pleased to announce Tom Clark, a history teacher at Lake Central High School i…

March 25, 2014 4:42 pm

Glenda Ritz to focus on literacy during PUC visit

HAMMOND | Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will stop in the region Thursday to promote her literacy campaign.

March 23, 2014 5:30 pm

300 high school students learn about climate change at Rotary program

300 high school students learn about climate change at Rotary program

HAMMOND | A Nobel Peace Prize-winner told about 300 students that climate changes pose fundamental threats to people, places, land, sea and va…

March 21, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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St. Mary Catholic School hosting CYO Spelling Bee April 29

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point is hosting the CYO Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM.  This is thei…

March 21, 2014 12:59 pm

Hammond Education Foundation honors its outstanding educators

Hammond Education Foundation honors its outstanding educators

HAMMOND | The Hammond Education Foundation honored its outstanding educators, administrators and support staff at Thursday night's Celebrating…

March 20, 2014 10:21 pm Photos

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Develop solid goals, Hammond students advised

Develop solid goals, Hammond students advised

HAMMOND | A 1970 graduate of Morton High School encouraged students to develop good goals and surround themselves with friends who have solid …

March 20, 2014 8:04 pm Photos

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30 young scientists move on to state finals

GARY | Thirty local students learned Sunday they will advance to the state science fair following their presentations Saturday at Indiana Univ…

March 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Students and parents learn the benefits of healthy meals

Students and parents learn the benefits of healthy meals

HAMMOND | Centier Bank's Hammond Community Advisory Panel, along with Purdue University Calumet's Hospitality and Tourism Center, hosted a pai…

March 07, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart High School hosts College Fair March 11

HOBART | Hobart High School will be host a College Fair on Tuesday, March 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the gymnasium, 2211 E. 10th Street.

March 06, 2014 5:07 pm

Former NASA team leader and Brickie returns to inspire students

Former NASA team leader and Brickie returns to inspire students

HOBART | Former NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) team member Michelle Ham has a great passion for education. She is even mo…

March 06, 2014 12:39 pm Photos

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Purdue Calumet working on deal to sell M'ville Academic Learning Center

MERRILLVILLE | Leaders at Purdue University Calumet say there is a buyer for the Academic Learning Center in Merrillville but the details of t…

March 04, 2014 7:08 pm

Annual Kidz Clozet sale slated for Saturday, March 8

Annual Kidz Clozet sale slated for Saturday, March 8

MUNSTER | Frank H. Hammond Elementary School will host its 3rd Annual Spring Kidz Clozet Sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 in the g…

March 03, 2014 1:50 pm

Hammond parents protest removing principals

HAMMOND | Parents packed a special School City of Hammond board meeting Thursday night to protest the removal of principals at several failing…

February 27, 2014 9:08 pm

Sheriff Buncich announces college scholarship program

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich announced the Lake County Sheriff’s Department is providing two $500 college scholarships to local students…

February 27, 2014 1:20 pm

South Korean opera singer visits Books, Brushes and Band for Education students

South Korean opera singer visits Books, Brushes and Band for Education students

HAMMOND | Yohan Yi has a powerful voice and he is not afraid to share it.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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