Central Elementary School
Jessica Lawson, an AmeriCorps worker and tutor at Central Elementary School in Portage, uses a walker Friday during an inspirational talk to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders about her life with cerebral palsy. Assistant Veronica Jackson, left, and caregiver Martina Marina help with the walker.
Jessica Lawson is cheered by students as she uses a walker Friday after her inspirational speech at Central Elementary School in Portage.
AmeriCorps worker and tutor Jessica Lawson talks to students Friday at Central Elementary School in Portage about her life with cerebral palsy.
VALPARAISO | Whatever the future use of Central Elementary School, either as a school or the school district's new administration center, it will include two rain gardens.
VALPARAISO | Offering foreign languages at all grade levels received public support at the school board's special meeting Monday, but the closing of Central Elementary did not.
VALPARAISO | A new high school, converting Central Elementary into the new school administration center and realigning some of the grades to create more space at the middle schools and elementary schools were among the ideas proposed Thursday by Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Mi…
Elizabeth Krutz, principal at Central Elementary School in Valparaiso, received the Outstanding Successful School award in October at the 66th annual Association of Teacher Educators - Indiana Conference in Nashville, Ind.
VALPARAISO | The city plans to spend about $4.4 million for stormwater work in 2014 headed by the second phase of the Chautauqua Park project estimated to cost $1.5 million.
VALPARAISO | Central Elementary School students will learn first-hand about the benefits of rain gardens next fall.
VALPARAISO | It’s where they grew up, and it’s where they live now.
VALPARAISO | The Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability welcomed a new member Wednesday, but it continues to struggle to get a quorum for meetings.
VALPARAISO | An attempt to determine the cause of the fire that destroyed the building at 204 Lincolnway will have to wait until demolition of the east wall of the building is completed.
PORTAGE │ A packed house watched local kids engage in a heated competition at a Portage High School gymnasium Thursday. And not a basketball was in sight.
VALPARAISO | The auditorium at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School was filled to capacity Tuesday night with parents and others who came to honor student science bowl winners and listen to student singers.
VALPARAISO | The city expects to be more than halfway through the "Super 17" stormwater project list by the end of 2013, including the first phase of the Chautauqua Park flood relief system.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board last week approved the hiring of several administrators.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will expand its Title I programming for at-risk students this coming year.
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