Congratulations to Skyler Ernst (center), winner of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Middle School Design Contest for Hometown Festival Days. During art class at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point, Skyler created the cover design for this pull-out section. (Also pictured…
During art class at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point, Skyler created this design for Hometown Festival Days. Her winning creation artfully depicts the festive atmosphere of Hometown Festival Days, with Crown Point’s Bulldog highlighting the traditional Corn Roast, which kicks thi…
Congratulations to Skyler Ernst winner of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Middle School Design Contest for Hometown Festival Days. During art class at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point, Skyler created the design especially for the festival section.
Shedding Tears (of joy) and Pounds: Contestants in Seattle Sutton's Slim Down Challenge lose and win
Sue Kiefer of Crown Point is ready for warm temperatures for more reasons than just an end to the long winter of 2014.
Months before last week's Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten Season, registered nurse-turned-sensible eating and menu planning guru Seattle Sutton was already thinking "meatless" meal options.
Editor's note: In 2010, Columnist Philip Potempa competed in the Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge.
Duke University researcher Jacob Vigdor wrote in a Feb. 5, 2012, letter eventually shared with the Highland School Board, “Placing Highland’s sixth graders in middle school will harm them.” “(Sixth grade) academic performance will suffer.” “Instead of heeding (the evidence to place sixth-gra…
Editor's note: In 2010, Times Columnist Philip Potempa competed in the Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge.
Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor speaks to 8th graders at Valparaiso High School's auditorium.
The United States was originally not so united when 13 colonies defeated a powerful British army to secure our independence. As all states are responsible for educating their citizenry, we now have a 50-headed monster that has no chance against determined emerging superpowers like China and …
As our children head back to school, they might be walking into buildings that bear the names of some pretty important folks in our history — and some who might be a bit more obscure but worth knowing.
HOBART | Three Hobart teachers will be honored as this year's Outstanding Educator recipients at a chamber of commerce-sponsored event at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books. But regular reading, done for fun, is linked to better school performance.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana middle and high school students can get an up-close look at the legislative process -- and an excused absence from school -- by volunteering to serve as an Indiana Senate page for a day.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board on Monday approved the creation of dean of students positions at the district's two middle schools.
A 14-year-old Crown Point student won the top monetary prize in the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest.
GARY | Almost 300 parents and students came out Saturday to hear about options for middle school students and see presentations by some of the best student groups the Gary Community School Corp. has to offer.
PORTAGE | City and Portage Township Schools officials are working to bring a second school resource officer to the district.
SCHERERVILLE | One last Halloween ghost stuck around at Forest Ridge Academy and perched on the shoulder of middle school teacher Julie Anderson recently as she delivered a donation to Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sr. Peg Spindler, CSA, who oversees the Gary day center for homele…
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