Portage Education News

Pride of Portage Marching Band heads to state competition Oct. 25

PORTAGE | The Portage High School Pride of Portage Marching Band traveled to Fort Wayne on Saturday Oct. 11 to compete with 23 other marching …

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Portage marching band makes it to state finals

Portage marching band makes it to state finals

PORTAGE | The Portage High School Pride of Portage Marching Band traveled to Fort Wayne on Oct. 11 to compete with 23 other marching bands in …

October 16, 2014 5:29 pm

Willowcreek football teams tackle cleaning up baseball fields

Willowcreek football teams tackle cleaning up baseball fields

PORTAGE | Declan McKee and a group of his Willowcreek Middle School football teammates pulled weeds, picked up trash and smiled along the way.

October 05, 2014 12:10 am Photos

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Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

PORTAGE | Willowcreek Middle School students were inspired to get their "Mojo Up" Wednesday morning.

October 01, 2014 10:41 am Photos

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Portage schools to re-evaluate Late Start Wednesday program

PORTAGE | Portage Township School officials may be changing their Late Start Wednesday program into an after school program for teachers.

September 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

Da'Ione Fields: Driven to succeed

GARY | Da'Ione Fields of Gary balances academics, work and volunteering as he hones his skills with an eye toward a career in forensic science.

September 07, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Portage schools superintendent invites residents for coffee and a chat

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent Richard Weigel is inviting residents to have a chat over a cup of coffee.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Chamber hears from new superintendent

Portage Chamber hears from new superintendent

PORTAGE | Members of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce heard from Richard Weigel, Portage Township Schools’ new superintendent who said …

August 14, 2014 4:25 pm

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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August 11, 2014 12:36 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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Portage schools receive grants from ArcelorMittal

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools recently received two grants totaling $13,500 from ArcelorMittal.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

PORTAGE | Parents here will be able to follow their children to school this fall without ever leaving the comfort of their homes.

July 23, 2014 6:25 pm

Jump start into kindergarten

Jump start into kindergarten

PORTAGE | Pairs of students took turns rolling a die Tuesday morning.

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm Photos

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Portage schools registration continues this week

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools online registration for the 2014-15 school year continues through July 25.

July 22, 2014 12:00 am

New Kyle principal, Fegely assistant principal named

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved two new administrators for the upcoming school year.

July 21, 2014 7:30 pm

Portage schools working on online registration glitches

PORTAGE | Portage Township School's first attempt at online registration has not gone without glitches.

July 16, 2014 6:18 pm

Portage Adult Learning Center holds summer intake session

PORTAGE | Portage Adult Learning Center will conduct a new student intake session at 9 a.m. July 11 for the summer session.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

Portage superintendent to spend time listening, learning

Portage superintendent to spend time listening, learning

PORTAGE | Newly appointed Portage Township Schools Superintendent Richard Weigel wants to spend his first six months in the post "learning and…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Portage School Board still mum on new superintendent

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members aren't saying who their pick for superintendent is, despite already offering him the job.

June 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Portage superintendent contract aired for public

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board hasn't named a new superintendent yet but is making public the position contract as required by state law.

June 21, 2014 6:30 pm

IUN grad looks toward higher education

IUN grad looks toward higher education

A Portage woman has set her career goals on higher education, and is on the first rung of the ladder.

June 16, 2014 5:15 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

Portage schools to advertise flatline budget

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will advertise a flatline budget for 2015.

June 15, 2014 9:00 pm

Teachers, School Leaders named in competitive fellowships to strengthen Indiana Schools and students

VALPARAISO | Governor Mike Pence has recognized the selection of Fellows in two programs designed to bring new skills and leadership to some o…

June 12, 2014 12:31 am

Faith Fellowship Hosts Vacation Spy Academy

Faith Fellowship Hosts Vacation Spy Academy

VALPARAISO | “International Spy Academy” is the theme of Faith Fellowship Church's Vacation Bible School (VBS), June 23-37, 8:45 a.m.- noon.

June 11, 2014 8:32 pm

Portage School Board approves principal

PORTAGE | It may be the end of the school year, but the Portage Township School Board approved appointments for the coming year.

June 09, 2014 7:30 pm

Portage High earns top energy rating

PORTAGE | Portage High School recently received a top rating in energy efficiency, and school officials are looking to improve efficiency at o…

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Township Schools students post 'best scores ever' in ISTEP and ECA

PORTAGE | Although specific results of ISTEP and End of Course Assessment exams are embargoed for the next two weeks, Portage Township Schools…

June 04, 2014 4:25 pm

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

PORTAGE | Marc Biggs learned pretty well from his mother.

May 29, 2014 5:28 pm Photos

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Portage superintendent search continues

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members are putting the search for a new superintendent into high gear this week.

May 27, 2014 1:09 pm

Most Indiana teachers are deemed effective

Most Hoosier school teachers are effective at their jobs based on a report released by the Indiana Department of Education.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Discrepancies in school crossing guards raise issue for Portage schools

PORTAGE | A proposed pay increase for crossing guards working schools within city limits has raised an issue here.

May 15, 2014 2:00 pm

1:1 technology program moving forward in Portage schools

PORTAGE | Somewhere, in a truck, between here and California are 1,000 iPads that will be in the hands of Portage Township Schools students in…

May 14, 2014 8:15 pm

Open house set for Frataccia

PORTAGE | An open house for outgoing Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia will be held  from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Andy Maletta named new Portage Township School Board member

Andy Maletta named new Portage Township School Board member

PORTAGE | Andy Maletta was approved as the newest member of the Portage Township School Board in a brief meeting Wednesday night.

April 30, 2014 6:35 pm

Ten candidates interviewed for Portage Township School Board job

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board interviewed 10 candidates Monday night, one of which will join the board in just a couple of days.

April 28, 2014 8:15 pm

Portage schools to undertake summer projects

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will be taking on a number of projects this summer.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

Portage schools get look at enclosing high school walls

PORTAGE | Portage High School officials this week got a first look at what Portage High School West could be with interior walls.

April 26, 2014 12:00 am

10 vie for Portage school board vacancy

PORTAGE | Ten residents submitted letters of interest to fill an open Portage Township School Board vacancy.

April 25, 2014 1:31 pm

Portage schools looking to save on insurance costs

PORTAGE | Thanks to a good claims record over the last two years and a few tweaks to their present policy, Portage Township Schools could save…

April 23, 2014 10:00 pm

IUN students take classes with women incarcerated at corrections center

IUN students take classes with women incarcerated at corrections center

CROWN POINT | A handful of Indiana University Northwest students are taking a class with women on work release or house arrest for felony conv…

April 22, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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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


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