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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

Valpo disability council struggles with attendance

VALPARAISO | The Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability welcomed a new member Wednesday, but it continues to struggle to get a quorum for meetings.

April 17, 2013 5:47 pm

Valpo fire might have started in basement

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.

March 07, 2013 7:30 pm
Porter County students compete in math bowl

Porter County students compete in math bowl

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.

February 28, 2013 8:51 pm Photos

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Valpo schools honor science bowl winners

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.

February 19, 2013 9:15 pm

Valpo board hears 2013 stormwter budget plan

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.

November 17, 2012 12:00 am

Portage Township School Board hires administrators

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board last week approved the hiring of several administrators.

August 04, 2012 8:00 pm

Portage schools to expand Title I programming

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will expand its Title I programming for at-risk students this coming year.

July 18, 2012 8:15 pm
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