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First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Indiana Parenting Institute

First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Indiana Parenting Institute

INDIANAPOLIS | First Lady Karen Pence hosted the second award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation…

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MHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) spread awareness

MHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) spread awareness

MERRILLVILLE | Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) at Merrillville High School have planned several activities for the up…

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Salk Elementary uses Legos to build ideas

MERRILLVILLLE | Salk Elementary School is starting the school year out following a theme: “The Lego State of Mind: Building with a sense of ur…

October 20, 2014 1:45 pm

MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana University Northwest nursing students helped out Merrillville Intermediate School nurse Julie Brack on Oct. 9 by presen…

October 18, 2014 12:17 am Photos

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MIS celebrates Anti-Bullying in a Super way

MIS celebrates Anti-Bullying in a Super way

MERRILLVILLE | On Friday, Oct. 10, the Merrillville Intermediate School staff surprised students by dressing up as many different Superheroes …

October 13, 2014 6:32 pm Photos

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Pierce Middle School Karen Lauper recognized as Social Worker of the Year

Pierce Middle School Karen Lauper recognized as Social Worker of the Year

MERRILLVILLE | Pierce Middle School Social Worker Karen Lauper was honored Sept. 24 as Indiana’s 2014 School Social Worker of the Year.

October 13, 2014 6:24 pm

College and career fair just around the corner

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School is hosting a college and career fair for all area parents and students on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. It…

October 13, 2014 5:24 pm

MIS holds superhero staff day

MIS holds superhero staff day

MERRILLVILLE | On Friday, the Merrillville Intermediate School staff surprised students by dressing up as many different superheroes.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MIS students have eyes checked

MIS students have eyes checked

MERRILLVILLE | How well do the fifth-graders see? On Sept. 17, all Merrillville Intermediate School fifth grade students had their vision tested.

September 24, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Pierce Middle School social worker honored

Pierce Middle School social worker honored

MERRILLVILLE | Pierce Middle School Social Worker Karen Lauper was honored Sept. 24 as Indiana’s 2014 School Social Worker of the Year.

September 24, 2014 5:26 pm

Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

Ritz lauds teaching in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | As she walked around and listened to teachers and students interact in Merrillville Community Schools, Indiana education leader…

September 10, 2014 7:18 pm Photos

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MIS Marshmallow Challenge has STEM applications

MIS Marshmallow Challenge has STEM applications

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Intermediate School teacher Stephanie Flaris’s sixth grade Science Students didn’t realize but they were being ins…

August 29, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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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…

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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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3-D printers open new vistas for campers

3-D printers open new vistas for campers

VALPARAISO | A handful of students from across Northwest Indiana have benefited from a summer computer-design camp for middle school students …

July 18, 2014 7:00 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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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

Merrillville High named Four Star School

Merrillville High named Four Star School

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School joined the ranks of schools which were named Indiana Four Star Schools in the 2012-13 school year.

July 07, 2014 5:18 pm Photos

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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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USF Crown Point student dual scholarship recipient

USF Crown Point student dual scholarship recipient

CROWN POINT | University of Saint Francis Crown Point Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) candidate Nancy Smith has received two scholarship…

July 01, 2014 11:22 am

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

Lake County to submit proposal for preschool education

The One Region organization will submit a preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration on Monday.

June 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

Merrillville resident said studying is a family affair

MERRILLVILLE | Roshanta Buggs contends her family is hugely competitive and maintains an ongoing friendly rivalry at home.

June 17, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Valpo Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious National Award

Valpo Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious National Award

VALPARAISO | For computer and electrical engineering department chair and professor Jeff Will, Ph.D., his dedication to being a mentor and tea…

June 16, 2014 2:25 pm

Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

Lake Ridge super defends pay-hike request

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake Ridge School Board has completed evaluating Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley and will hold a meeting June 30 …

June 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Project Rebuild celebrated third graduation

Project Rebuild celebrated third graduation

GARY | A Gary Roosevelt junior who was referred to Project Rebuild following issues with truancy thanked the program's sponsors for helping hi…

June 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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MIS lunchroom going tech

MIS lunchroom going tech

MERRILLVILLE | Many of the Merrillville Intermediate School students had their right index finger scanned on Monday. Next school year, 2014-'1…

June 06, 2014 5:13 pm Photos

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Ridge View’s 5th Grade Mighty Acorns taking advantage of Spring

Ridge View’s 5th Grade Mighty Acorns taking advantage of Spring

HOBART | Ridge View Elementary fifth graders are in the third stage of this school year’s stewardship of preservation and restoration entitled…

June 04, 2014 3:32 pm

MIS student wins Indiana Cash for College essay

MIS student wins Indiana Cash for College essay

MERRILLVILLE | MIS spent a week long school-wide “Cash for College” Campaign 28 February-7 March 2014. It was an opportunity for students to b…

May 30, 2014 3:38 pm Photos

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SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College recently hosted their annual Spring Tea awards to recognize employees’ years of service, retirements, a…

May 25, 2014 12:00 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

State board releases Merrillville school audit

MERRILLVILLE | The Indiana State Board of Accounts released its audit of the Merrillville Community School Corp. Monday, citing a couple of mi…

May 19, 2014 7:29 pm

MIS hosts annual PTO Student-Faculty Basketball Family Night

MIS hosts annual PTO Student-Faculty Basketball Family Night

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Intermediate School held is annual PTO Student-Faculty Basketball Family Night on May 16. Since the first game in …

May 19, 2014 12:41 pm Photos

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6 Lake Co. students receive full-tuition scholarships through Legacy Foundation

6 Lake Co. students receive full-tuition scholarships through Legacy Foundation

MERRILLVILLE | Legacy Foundation recently named six Lake County students as the 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

May 16, 2014 4:21 pm

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

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

Merrillville students celebrate prom

Merrillville students celebrate prom

MERILLVILLE | As Merrillville students prepared for their annual Prom Friday evening, many plans and adjustments had to be made for this impor…

May 08, 2014 4:10 pm Photos

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Seven students honored for dual-credit success

Seven students honored for dual-credit success

HOBART | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest honored seven local high school seniors with a dinner Wednesday at Avalon Manor in celebration o…

May 07, 2014 10:02 pm Photos

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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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Crown Point Library to bus trip to Field Museum June 2

CROWN POINT |The Friends of the Crown Point Library have coordinated a bus trip to the Chicago Field Museum for Monday, June 2. The cost of th…

May 01, 2014 8:52 am

National Junior Honor Society to host Prayer Pals May 7

CROWN POINT | The National Junior Honor Society Christus Chapter, at Trinity Lutheran School is having a “Prayer Pals” event on Wednesday, May 7.

May 01, 2014 8:34 am

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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