Valparaiso Education News

Porter County entrepreneurship students dip their toes into business waters

Porter County entrepreneurship students dip their toes into business waters

VALPARAISO | In his two months in the entrepreneurship class at Porter County Career and Technical Center, Jarred Root has already learned an …

October 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Disney characters will come to life at VHS performance Wednesday

Disney characters will come to life at VHS performance Wednesday

VALPARAISO | Disney characters will join the Valparaiso High School band Wednesday night for a free concert featuring music from Walt Disney films.

October 20, 2014 4:55 pm Photos

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Free public viewing of partial solar eclipse offered at VU

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University will host a free public viewing of the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, weather permitting.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

VHS speech and debate team ranked among the top in the nation

VALPARAISO | It takes a special kind of kid to spend long hours, before and after school, during the weekends, nearly year-around, honing thei…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

From a bus driver's perspective

From a bus driver's perspective

Do you remember the name of your bus driver? I do. It was Connie. Every morning from the sixth grade until my senior year, there she was, in t…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ben Franklin students take on service projects

Ben Franklin students take on service projects

VALPARAISO | About 300 eighth-graders from Benjamin Franklin Middle School fanned out across the city on Friday taking part in various public …

October 13, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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The power of two: TJMS embraces co-teaching

The power of two: TJMS embraces co-teaching

It may look like a typical classroom. On further glance, you see something different. There are two certified teachers who bring two viewpoint…

October 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Visclosky gets quick course in Ivy Tech progress, needs

Visclosky gets quick course in Ivy Tech progress, needs

VALPARAISO | As a former business law teacher at Ivy Tech during the 1970s, Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., said he was impressed with the change…

October 10, 2014 5:04 pm Photos

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Valparaiso High School Pep Rally

Valparaiso High School Pep Rally

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School students gathered Thursday night at Central Park Plaza for a homecoming pep rally.

October 10, 2014 12:18 pm Photos

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Cooks Corners launches '20 Together' reading program

Cooks Corners launches '20 Together' reading program

Last May, the staff at Cooks Corners Elementary School sat down together and brainstormed. We were thinking about homework. More specifically,…

October 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Water main break forces early dismissal for Valpo school

VALPARAISO | A water main break in front of Memorial Elementary Friday prompted an early dismissal of students.

October 03, 2014 10:58 am

Disney, fall concerts scheduled at Valaparaiso High School

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School band will perform Disney classics and other well-known songs at two upcoming concerts.

October 01, 2014 4:15 pm

Pakistani counsul general tells VU students his country seeks stability

VALPARAISO | The important relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan is one that's experienced many ups and downs, Pakistani Consul General F…

September 19, 2014 5:11 pm

Teachers help students focus on culinary creations

Teachers help students focus on culinary creations

VALPARAISO | Devon Chapman watched a chef visiting from Johnson & Wales University closely to see what he used as he prepared Enchilada Ro…

September 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Law Clinic at VU Law School accepting new cases

VALPARAISO | The Law Clinic at Valparaiso University Law School, which provides free legal representation to individuals with limited income, …

September 14, 2014 4:30 am

VU opens new residence hall

VU opens new residence hall

VALPARAISO | With a nod to the past, but filled with modern amenities, Beacon Hall opens to Valparaiso University sophomores next week.

August 15, 2014 2:45 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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Forbes ranks Valparaiso University among top 100

Forbes ranks Valparaiso University among top 100

VALPARAISO | Forbes has ranked Valparaiso University as one of the top 100 colleges in the Midwest in 2014 and the university regularly appear…

August 11, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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School start dates

School start dates

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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…

August 03, 2014 11:01 pm Related

Former Lake Station school treasurer pleads guilty

A former extracurricular treasurer at Bailly Elementary School in Lake Station pleaded guilty to felony theft from the school. 

August 01, 2014 8:02 pm

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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Valpo High grad wins stipend to Michigan State University

One local student is among about 1,600 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities across the country.

July 14, 2014 5:40 pm

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

Cender returned to Valpo school board

VALPARAISO | Karl Cender has been reappointed to the Valparaiso Community Schools Board of Education by the Valparaiso City Council.

June 24, 2014 10:42 am

Local students receive $57,570 in financial assistance from IU Health La Porte entities

Local students receive $57,570 in financial assistance from IU Health La Porte entities

LAPORTE | On Tuesday, three Indiana University Health La Porte entities awarded 37 local students a total of $57,750 in financial assistance t…

June 23, 2014 3:37 pm

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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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

Valpo School Board honors groups, hears program changes

VALPARAISO | As is traditional at the end-of-school-year meeting, the Valparaiso Community Schools School Board honored several groups for the…

June 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Valpo schools food service worker repays district $37,750

VALPARAISO | Whether a former Valparaiso Community Schools food service manager will face criminal charges for theft is likely up to the schoo…

June 12, 2014 6:30 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

Valpo Grad accomplishes something not achieved since 1737

Valpo Grad accomplishes something not achieved since 1737

VALPARAISO | Nathaniel A. Turner, Author of the triumphant book "Raising Supaman" is hoping to inspire and encourage parents especially father…

June 11, 2014 8:53 pm

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

Valparaiso Community Schools to distribute free lunches to children

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools will host a Summer Feeding Program.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo High locked down for one hour after bomb threat

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School was placed on full lock down Wednesday afternoon after the school received a bomb threat. No bomb was foun…

May 28, 2014 3:11 pm

VU appoints Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion

VU appoints Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University has named Professor Phillip Powell as Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion beginning June 1.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am

Ivy Tech's Valpo campus to offer new programs

Ivy Tech's Valpo campus to offer new programs

VALPARAISO | Ivy Tech Community College is expanding its electrical engineering program for the fall semester and the program will be offered …

May 25, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Principal gets high-flying send off

Principal gets high-flying send off

UNION TOWNSHIP | Principal Phyllis Allison's retirement party Thursday was no flight of fancy.

May 22, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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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

Career Day at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Career Day at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Valparaiso native Robbie Hummel, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, spoke Thursday at a Career Day event at Thomas Jefferson Middle Sch…

May 15, 2014 4:50 pm Photos

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Region schools heading to National Science Olympiad

Region schools heading to National Science Olympiad

Munster High School science teacher Patrick O'Neill is confident the Science Olympiad team he helps coach has a shot at bringing home a first-…

May 15, 2014 2:22 pm Photos

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PNC student named to Circle K Indiana Post

PNC student named to Circle K Indiana Post

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central student Kathryn Orr has been named as the Circle K Indiana District Governor, a key leadership pos…

May 12, 2014 12:00 am

All About Art takes kids beyond the classroom

VALPARAISO | A camp designed to bring in-depth art experiences to elementary and middle school students will take place June 9-27 at Valparais…

May 09, 2014 7:49 am

Students learn danagers of drinking and driving

Students learn danagers of drinking and driving

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School freshmen Matthew Klemm and Alec Kessler said they don't ever plan to drive while drunk.

May 07, 2014 6:45 pm Video

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Valparaiso University appoints dean to graduate school

Valparaiso University appoints dean to graduate school

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University has named Jennifer Ziegler as dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Education.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am

Iconic 'March King' Sousa honored at VU

Iconic 'March King' Sousa honored at VU

VALPARAISO | An American icon and frequent turn-of-the-century performer in Valparaiso was honored at Valparaiso University Saturday afternoon.

May 03, 2014 3:21 pm Video

Racers showered in color

Racers showered in color

VALPARAISO | Runners were a blank canvas who were turned into living works of art Saturday during a 5K race at Valparaiso University.

May 03, 2014 2:21 pm Photos

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