Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.
VALPARAISO | The sign at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Roosevelt Road says it's a nature preserve and wildlife area, but lately it's mostly been home to chain saws and trucks.
VALPARAISO | Construction of ValPLAYso — The Next Generation, a.k.a. "the Big Build," begins at 8 a.m. Monday, but the site hasn't exactly been abandoned since the original playground was removed in early August.
VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.
VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.
Valparaiso University sophomore Katelyn Niemeyer watches a water absorption test along with students from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School at the Thorgren dentention basin inValparaiso last April. Students were testing water and soil quality at the site.
VALPARAISO | This month, Figure Eight Brewing and Blackbird Café, both in downtown Valparaiso, will host fundraisers benefiting Lakeshore PAWS.
There has to be a better way for voters to pick political candidates than debates. Even Jell-O wrestling would be more helpful than listening to the programmed responses we get from debates.
VALPARAISO | It was the kind of science a bunch of fifth-graders really could appreciate: poking around in creek water for snails, worms and creepy-crawly things.
VALPARAISO | Different faces will be found in a number of principals' offices come August.
HAMMOND | A 9-year-old Hammond girl told police a man drove up to her and told her to get into his car as she was walking to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School on Monday morning.
VALPARAISO | Second-graders in Heather Wells' classroom at Thomas Jefferson Elementary listened as their guest read a book to them Friday morning.
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