Portage Education News

IUN will continue to offer classes at University Center

PORTAGE | Indiana University Northwest will continue to offer classes at Portage University Center.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Portage High students glimpse city government operations

Portage High students glimpse city government operations

PORTAGE | While a couple of his peers had some issues in handling the city's new automated trash trucks, Aidan Fletcher handled it like a pro.

April 01, 2014 6:27 pm Photos

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Wall project at PHS West could cost $5 million

PORTAGE | When what is now known as Portage High School West was constructed some four decades ago, the open classroom concept was the in thing.

March 23, 2014 7:53 pm

Kindergarten Round Up April 2

PORTAGE | Kindergarten Round Up in the Portage Township Schools will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m.,…

March 17, 2014 4:30 pm

NEO considers buying building from Portage schools

PORTAGE | Neighbors' Educational Opportunities Inc., the nonprofit group that operates adult education programs here, is considering purchasin…

March 15, 2014 5:00 pm

Former NASA team leader returns to inspire students

Former NASA team leader returns to inspire students

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

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart High School hosts college fair

Hobart High School hosts college fair

HOBART | Hobart High School hosted it's second annual sanctioned college fair on March 11. A total of 40 colleges participated in the event.

March 12, 2014 2:52 pm

Portage schools host kindergarten round up April 2

PORTAGE | Kindergarten Round Up in the Portage Township Schools will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. April 2 a…

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage schools move closer to 1:1 technology

PORTAGE | If everything falls into place, all Portage Township Schools students in grades six through 12 will be using iPads in their English …

March 06, 2014 8:28 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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Portage schools approve make up days

PORTAGE | Graduating seniors won't have to come back to school after receiving their diplomas after all.

February 25, 2014 10:17 am

Portage superintendent search will expand to three states

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved expanding the search for a new superintendent to Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am

Swickard retiring as PHS principal

Swickard retiring as PHS principal

PORTAGE | After 30 years of teaching and coaching and leading, Caren Swickard is retiring.

February 24, 2014 7:15 pm

Portage school officials differ on superintendent process

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board has just begun the process of selecting a new superintendent, but members appear to be differing o…

February 22, 2014 5:30 pm

Portage schools are reconsidering make-up days

PORTAGE | Portage High School seniors may not have to return to classes after they graduate after all.

February 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Portage High School Honor Roll, semester 1

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February 10, 2014 2:46 pm

Frataccia to resign as Portage Schools superintendent

Frataccia to resign as Portage Schools superintendent

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia announced he is resigning as of July 1.

February 10, 2014 1:15 pm

Portage extends school beyond graduation due to weather

PORTAGE | Just because Portage High School seniors receive their diplomas June 7 won't mean they're done with school.

January 30, 2014 6:30 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

Portage schools, city balk at business tax elimination proposal

PORTAGE | Both city and Portage Township Schools officials are sending a message to Gov. Mike Pence about his proposal to eliminate the busine…

January 18, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage school officials still pondering drug testing policy

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia is going to the source before he recommends whether the district should imp…

January 15, 2014 7:05 pm

M & M Ross Productions presents "Spamalot" Jan. 10-18

M & M Ross Productions presents "Spamalot" Jan. 10-18

MERRILLVILLE | M & M Ross Production proudly presents "Spamalot," the obnoxiously fun tale of King Arthur and his entourage of valiant, an…

January 10, 2014 2:00 pm Video Photos

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Portage School Board sidesteps parks panel appointment issue

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools board members were able to sidestep voting on who would represent them on the city's Park Board Thursday night.

January 09, 2014 7:50 am

Local schools continue to focus on technology

Local schools continue to focus on technology

Portage Township Schools is the latest local district to consider a one-to-one computer initiative, that is, supplying each student with a tab…

December 30, 2013 6:35 pm Photos

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Ridge View students pay special visit to Miller's Merry Manor

Ridge View students pay special visit to Miller's Merry Manor

HOBART | The Helping Hands Club at Ridge View Elementary recently visited Miller's Merry Manor to sing Christmas carols and spread holiday cheer.

December 26, 2013 9:29 am

Valparaiso schools superintendent to retire in August

Valparaiso schools superintendent to retire in August

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Mike Berta has invested 42 years in education and will call it quits for the second t…

December 19, 2013 7:12 am

Surprise homecoming for Air Force uncle

Surprise homecoming for Air Force uncle

PORTAGE | During the week of Thanksgiving, Portage High School student Josh Gale received a surprise of a lifetime.

December 18, 2013 1:51 pm

More local schools open school-based health centers

More local schools open school-based health centers

Merrillville and Hobart high schools are the latest schools to join the trend of school-based health clinics.

December 15, 2013 11:15 pm Photos

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Portage schools to get share of city TIF money?

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members and administrators are feeling more positive the district may get a share of the city's tax in…

December 11, 2013 10:30 pm

Portage schools to consider partnering with foreign student program

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools board members pondered on Wednesday whether the district should participate in a program that would bring f…

December 04, 2013 7:58 pm

Local teachers focus on Project Lead the Way

In an effort to stimulate and engage students, a handful of local educators attended a two-day Project Lead the Way conference recently in Ind…

December 01, 2013 6:54 pm

Portage schools coping with nearly $1M cut in state revenue

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will deal with a near $1 million loss in state revenue due to a drop in enrollment.

November 25, 2013 8:49 pm

Valparaiso High School Drama Club presents "Grease"

Valparaiso High School Drama Club presents "Grease"

VALPARAISO | We all know the names-Danny Zuko, Sandy Dumbrowski, Kenickie, Rizzo, Marty and Frenchy.

November 22, 2013 4:15 pm Video

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New Vistas hosts open house

New Vistas hosts open house

PORTAGE | Dozens of people streamed in and out of Neighbors' New Vistas High School in Portage Thursday night during an open house to showcase…

November 14, 2013 3:26 pm Photos

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Local schools among recipients for school security grants

School districts in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will share in more than $9 million to improve school security, the governor's office ann…

November 01, 2013 7:10 pm

Portage Township School Board OKs teachers' contract

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved a one-year teachers' contract during a special meeting Friday night.

November 01, 2013 7:00 pm

State makes changes to high school equivalency testing

PORTAGE | Testing for those seeking high school equivalency diplomas is changing in Indiana beginning Jan. 1.

October 19, 2013 10:30 am

Porter County Career Center, other centers ready students for careers, college

Porter County Career Center, other centers ready students for careers, college

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Career and Technical Center and the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable sent out a survey to Porter County bu…

October 18, 2013 11:26 am

Nominate an inspiring teacher through Ken Allen & Associates Outstanding Teacher Program

Nominate an inspiring teacher through Ken Allen & Associates Outstanding Teacher Program

VALPARAISO | Each month Ken Allen & Associates publicly recognize outstanding teachers in both Lake and Porter counties in The Times and a…

October 15, 2013 2:42 pm

New Vistas High School to hold open house

PORTAGE | New Vistas High School will hold its annual open house from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the school, 5391 Central Ave.

October 14, 2013 6:15 pm

Kids Caring For the Community initiative brings students together

Kids Caring For the Community initiative brings students together

MERRILLVILLE | The Carpenters Local 1005 and 599 invited all Lake and Porter County public elementary schools to participate in their Kids Car…

October 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Portage schools drop 150 students in enrollment

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools enrollment has dropped 150 students.

October 09, 2013 7:30 pm

Ridge View’s Coats for Kids (and Families) Drive

Ridge View’s Coats for Kids (and Families) Drive

HOBART | Do you have any old coats taking up space in your closet? Ridge View Student Council has a way to help out you and your community.

October 08, 2013 10:44 am

Portage students discover adults use reading to succeed

Portage students discover adults use reading to succeed

PORTAGE | Jabria Saleh wants to be an attorney when she grows up. She knows to accomplish that goal, she's going to have to read a lot.

October 04, 2013 6:49 pm Photos

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Local manufacturing occupations touted for Portage students

Local manufacturing occupations touted for Portage students

PORTAGE | Paul Bui explained solar inverters to a group of Portage High School freshmen Thursday afternoon.

October 03, 2013 6:34 pm Photos

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Centier Encourages Local Youth to "Get Smart About Credit"

MERRILLVILLE | Employees of Centier Bank are looking for classroom opportunities to teach students at local high schools the “do’s and don’ts”…

October 01, 2013 7:29 pm

Portage schools add to 1:1 computer plan

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board on Monday moved forward with expanding its 1:1 computer endeavor.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am

Portage students to learn about local manufacturing careers

PORTAGE | Portage High School freshmen will have an opportunity to explore high-tech career opportunities in manufacturing facilities in the city.

September 30, 2013 6:15 pm

Portage High School celebrates homecoming

PORTAGE | Portage High School will hold its annual homecoming celebration Monday through Friday.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am

Social media, blog posts exaggerate Portage homecoming story

Social media, blog posts exaggerate Portage homecoming story

PORTAGE | Amy Aldrich wants her daughter Mackenzie to have the time of her life next week, serving on the Portage High School's homecoming court.

September 20, 2013 5:30 pm


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