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Crete tweens go Hawaii at library luau

Crete tweens go Hawaii at library luau

CRETE | The Crete Public Library recently hosted a Tween After Hours luau complete with hula skirts, leis and coconut crème pie.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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 Crete tweens go Hawaii at library luau

Crete tweens go Hawaii at library luau

Ari Liggins poses for a picture with a shark during the Crete Public Library's tween luau.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
 Crete tweens go Hawaii at library luau

Crete tweens go Hawaii at library luau

Ashley Scharnhorst attended a recent Tween After Hours Luau hosted by the Crete Public Library where she made a brightly colored lei.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
Tweens get a taste of descriptive words

Tweens get a taste of descriptive words

CRETE | The Crete Public Library’s October Tween Ink program, led by Children’s Librarian April Heide-Kracik, was all about describing objects and foods blindfolded.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am
 Tweens get a taste of descriptive words

Tweens get a taste of descriptive words

Blindfolded tweens learn to use their five senses and descriptive words in an exercise meant to help them with their writing.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am
YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

Some experts in child psychology and online safety wonder whether the videos represent a new wave of distress rather than simple self-questioning or pleas for affirmation or attention.

March 12, 2012 9:00 am
YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: "Am I pretty or ugly?"

March 11, 2012 12:00 am
YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: "Am I pretty or ugly?"

March 08, 2012 1:25 pm
A survival guide for parents of tween and teen girls

A survival guide for parents of tween and teen girls

A licensed psychotherapist offers tips to help moms cultivate a respectful, strong connection with their daughters, and strategies to help moms understand their daughters and learn to rise above.

August 01, 2011 11:00 am
After hours at Crete Public Library

After hours at Crete Public Library

Young ladies learn finger knitting during a recent After Hours party at the Crete Public Library.

March 28, 2011 12:00 am
After hours at Crete Public Library

After hours at Crete Public Library

Michelle Madsen taught the art of finger knitting during a recent Teen and Tweens After Hours Party at the Crete Public Library.

March 28, 2011 12:00 am
After hours at Crete Public Library

After hours at Crete Public Library

CRETE | The Crete Public Library, 1177 Main St., offers teens and tweens an After Hours Party where they may use the computers, play electronic games, and do a variety of arts and crafts.

March 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tips on cutting down tween girls' complaining

Too much complaining: Tips on cutting down tween girls 'complaint-talk'

March 09, 2011 12:00 am

Ben Franklin Middle School helps students make better food choices

VALPARAISO | Benjamin Franklin Middle School is participating in a yearlong program to promote health and learning. Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge is a national initiative developed to engage students, teachers, families and the community in fun, all-inclusive activities aimed to h…

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
Merrillville teachers lose weight for education

Merrillville teachers lose weight for education

MERRILLVILLE | As Pierce Middle School teachers and staff get fit with their own version of "The Biggest Loser," students also are in training to prepare for ISTEP-Plus.

February 19, 2011 12:00 am
Munster middle schooler succeeds taking a stab at something new

Munster middle schooler succeeds taking a stab at something new

ST. JOHN | Charles DeCesaris tried to play soccer and baseball.

February 18, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Hobart Students Are Using READ 180 To Improve Literacy

Hobart Students Are Using READ 180 To Improve Literacy

HOBART | READ 180 is an intensive reading intervention program that helps teachers meet the needs of struggling readers whose reading achievement is below proficient level.

February 16, 2011 12:15 am
Fair is all about wellness

Fair is all about wellness

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School hosted its second Student Wellness Fair this month.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Middle school teachers urged to bring hope, be heroes -- and revel in the ride

VALPARAISO | Middle school teachers must act as safe and constant harbors for early adolescents faced with periods of awkwardness, insecurity and poor social skills -- even when the students are reluctant to acknowledge their dependence.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
St. Thomas More hosts open house on Sunday

St. Thomas More hosts open house on Sunday

MUNSTER | The annual St. Thomas More School open house and registration kickoff is from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 and includes a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

January 28, 2011 12:00 am
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