School Probation Series
Editor's note: This school year, The Times embarks on a project, the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana, to follow Calumet and Hammond high schools, which are on academic probation.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Jasmine Jones recalls her freshman year at Calumet High School, when she was mostly bored and work seemed pretty easy. This school year has been light years away from last year with the introduction of project-based learning under the New Tech method.
HAMMOND | For his protection, we're going to call him Mike. Mike is a junior at Hammond High School, a good student with a B+ grade point average who participates in numerous school and community activities.
Editor's note: This school year, The Times embarks on a project, the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana, to follow Calumet and Hammond high schools, which are on academic probation. Each Monday, The Times will publish an account.
HAMMOND | Students in Jeff Hayden's microbiology class discovered a practical application for what they've learned in the classroom when they toured Alverno Clinical Laboratories in Hammond.
HAMMOND | The long and illustrious history of Hammond High School, the sports trophies won by athletes like Roland Parrish or former coach Bernie Krueger, the academic awards and school memorabilia are buried in storage rooms instead of out on display.
CALUMET TWP. | Despite the school's probationary status and antiquated equipment, it's been a good year for Calumet High School's band.
Editor's note: This school year, The Times embarks on a project, the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana, to follow Calumet and Hammond high schools, both of which are on academic probation. The Times will publish an account each Monday.
HAMMOND | A tour of the Hammond Area Career Center when he was in middle school imprinted itself on Savon Shields and inspired him to pursue a trade. Shields, a Hammond High School senior, is learning to be a welder from the ground up.
CALUMET TWP. | In addition to challenging classes and personal attention to all students, education consultants Linda Randolph and Rocharda Moore-Morris know the key to a successful school includes involved parents and community partnerships.
HAMMOND | Two years ago, identical twin brothers Anthony and Andrew Short were freshmen at Hammond High School. They'd be the first to tell you it was a wild ride.
CALUMET TWP. | A network coach from the California-based New Tech Network visited Calumet High School recently and had a lot to say about what he saw as he walked from classroom to classroom and met with teachers and administrators.
HAMMOND | Through rain or snow, Brenda Muhammad leaves about 7:45 a.m. every weekday walking the five blocks to Hammond High School. She leaves several minutes after her daughter Dyamond, a 17-year-old senior. Muhammad heads directly to room 4, a tiny, windowless room attached to the first-f…
CALUMET TWP. | Even as the Lake Ridge Community Schools board moves forward with plans to expand New Tech to the entire high school, including juniors and seniors next fall, not everyone is pleased.
HAMMOND | While most local educators are against a merit pay system, that's exactly what's going to happen under the state's TAP program at Hammond High School.
CALUMET TWP. | Seven teachers in Lake Ridge Community Schools remain on probation.
A group of Hammond High School students, some of whom are under pressure to make better grades, pass tests or get into a good college, enjoyed a good laugh last week to help relieve their stress when laughter therapist Tanaz Bamboat, of Munster, visited.
HAMMOND | Everyone knows you always feel better after a good laugh.
CALUMET TWP. | For some Calumet High School students, a presentation from representatives of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, brought their project-based assignment on DNA to life.
HAMMOND | Leilani Forbes was a teenager when she first began working with students with disabilities.
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