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Ja'La Hardaway, 9, works on a reading assignment Tuesday in teacher Verna Ruiz's third-grade classroom at Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville.
Teacher Verna Ruiz talks about a reading assignment Tuesday with third-grader Nijah Meux, 9, at Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville. About 85 percent of Merrillville Community School Corp. third-graders passed the state's new IREAD exam. The test differs from the ISTEP-Plus because it a…
Third-grader Nijah Meux, 9, reads "Cactus Hotel" during a reading assignment in Verna Ruiz's classroom Tuesday at Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville.
Third-grade teacher Mary Sanger hands U.S. Marine Pvt. Christopher Curnow, 19, his "cover" Tuesday during a visit to her classroom at Wadsworth Elementary School in Griffith. Sanger was Curnow's teacher, and her students had been writing Curnow as he went through basic training. He graduated…
U.S. Marines Pvt. Christopher Curnow, 19, takes questions Tuesday morning from students in Mary Sanger's third-grade class at Wadsworth Elementary School in Griffith. Curnow had been writing to Sanger's students as he went through basic training in San Diego. "I grew up watching fighting mov…
The gymnaisum at Kyle Elementary School in Portage was turned into a musical jungle Thursday by second-graders and music teacher Margie Gough. With help from teachers and parents, about 80 students presented, "It's a Jungle Out There," a musical by Mary Donelly and George Strid that is both …
Students at Kyle Elementary School in Portage watch as second-graders perform in their spring musical, "It's a Jungle Out There."
Second-grade student "monkeys" sing "Goin' Bananas" Thursday at Kyle Elementary School in Portage as they perform in the musical "It's a Jungle Out There." The performance included four songs, one for each second-grade class, and three main characters who are searching for the key to happiness.
Alana Snell, as Spots, left, and Jewel Albee, as Stripes discuss what they learned on their search for the key to happiness Thursday during the second-grade spring musical at Kyle Elementary School in Portage.
Second-grade "hyenas" sing along Thursday during a musical performance of "It's a Jungle Out There" at Kyle Elementary School in Portage. Four second-grade classes performed under the direction of music teacher Margie Gough.
Cheetahs and monkeys and elephants, oh my! oh, and Hyenas, too. Second-grade "elephants" watch as their classmates perform Thursday afternoon at Kyle Elementary School in Portage as they participate in the presentatiaon of "It's a Jungle Out There," a musical by Mary Donelly and George Strid…
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