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Committees look for right plan at right cost for Valpo schools

VALPARAISO | Eighty people working in eight committees will attempt over the next three weeks to come up with a plan for upgrading the schools at a cost the community will support.

October 15, 2014 8:30 pm
Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Pastor Tim Engel and Barnabas, or Barney, the comfort dog visit with Central Elementary School 3rd grade student Naima Wheatley, 8, during the school's homework help program.

September 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Nancy Cannon-Webber, of Portage, helps Central Elementary School 3rd grade students Analya Contraras, left, and Isabell Atilano, both 8-years-old, with reading Tuesday during the after-school homework help program. Volunteers from Holy Cross Lutheran Church have adopted Central Elementary, a…

September 30, 2014 6:26 pm
Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Pastor Tim Engel from Holy Cross Lutheran Church works on math with Jasmine Bartholomew, 9, left, while Javlin Blackman, 8 reads at right during Central Elementary School's homework help program. Holy Cross Church has adopted Central Elementary School, and members of the congregation visit e…

September 30, 2014 6:26 pm
Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Pastor Tim Engel from Holy Cross Lutheran Church walks the hallway at Central Elementary School with the church's comfort dog, Barnabas or Barney. The church has adopted Central Elementary, and members of the congregation visit the school every Tuesday to help 3rd grade students with homewor…

September 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Central Elementary teacher Connie King works with 3rd grade student Dewom Maclin, 9 during the school's homework help program.

September 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Jasmine Bartholomew, 9, works on math homework with Pastor Tim Engel from Holy Cross Lutheran Church during Central Elementary School's homework help program.

September 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Homework helpers at Central Elementary School

Holy Cross Lutheran Church member Loraine Giertz, of Portage works with Justin Purser, 8, during Central Elementary School's after-school homework help program. Holy Cross Church has adopted Central Elementary , and members of the congregation along with Past Tim Engel visit the school every…

September 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Students arrive for the first day of school at Central Elementary School in Portage

Students arrive for the first day of school at Central Elementary School in Portage

Kindergarten students at Portage's Central Elementary School recite the Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday as classes start up following summer break. Over 500 Central Elementary School students - some came by bus, others with caregivers - made their way from their parents' arms to the classr…

August 20, 2014 2:16 pm
Students arrive for the first day of school at Central Elementary School in Portage

Students arrive for the first day of school at Central Elementary School in Portage

Melissa McCulloch, kindergarten teacher at Central Elementary School in Portage, leads her class on a tour of the school with student Dominick Nicholson on Wednesday morning during the first day of school.

August 20, 2014 2:17 pm
Jessica Lawson speaks to students at Central Elementary School in Portage

Jessica Lawson speaks to students at Central Elementary School in Portage

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.

May 23, 2014 5:24 pm
Jessica Lawson speaks to students at Central Elementary School in Portage

Jessica Lawson speaks to students at Central Elementary School in Portage

Jessica Lawson is cheered by students as she uses a walker Friday after her inspirational speech at Central Elementary School in Portage.

May 23, 2014 5:24 pm
Jessica Lawson speaks to students at Central Elementary School in Portage

Jessica Lawson speaks to students 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.

May 23, 2014 5:24 pm

Valpo approves rain gardens, other drainage contracts

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.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board gets input on 21st century education

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.

May 05, 2014 5:50 pm

Berta suggests new high school, closing Central Elementary

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…

April 24, 2014 9:10 pm
Principal teams up with VU for award-winning Study Buddy program

Principal teams up with VU for award-winning Study Buddy program

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.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo plans $4.4M stormwater budget in 2014

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.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Rain gardens provide lessons for elementary kids

VALPARAISO | Central Elementary School students will learn first-hand about the benefits of rain gardens next fall.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am

Museum exhibit tells history of Valparaiso downtown neighborhood

VALPARAISO | It’s where they grew up, and it’s where they live now.

June 23, 2013 7:30 pm
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