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Valparaiso Community Schools

Gallery: Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor

Gallery: Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor speaks to 8th graders at Valparaiso High School's auditorium.

November 01, 2013 12:40 pm Photos


Culvert design a problem, Valpo to try again with new consultant

VALPARAISO | The third time was not the charm when it came to designing a replacement stormwater culvert at the Franklin House, so the city's Utilities Board is expected to start over.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso School Board, community discuss future

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso school leaders, parents and students discussed the district's future during the School Board's Wednesday night’s meeting.

November 28, 2012 9:00 pm
Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

VALPARAISO | When the frost is on the pumpkins this fall, some of those pumpkins will be growing in the city-sponsored Garden for Others.

June 27, 2012 8:15 pm Photos


Generous, philanthropic class lauded

Generous, philanthropic class lauded

VALPARAISO | As the blazing sun sank behind the trees west of the Viking stadium, 476 seniors became the 138th graduating class of Valparaiso High School.

June 08, 2012 9:15 pm Photos


Valpo schools eye rainy day fund

VALPARAISO | In a prelude to what promises to be a challenging 2012 budget year, Valparaiso Community Schools took steps Tuesday to put its 2011 financial house in order by the end of the year.

November 15, 2011 9:00 pm

Valpo teacher time plan deemed 'a godsend'

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso teachers' expanded collaboration time -- increased this school year by the addition of late student starts on Wednesdays -- was described as "very helpful" and "a godsend" by school personnel Tuesday.

October 04, 2011 8:24 pm

Full-day kindergarten is new option at VCS

The Valparaiso Community Schools provided parents with a full-day kindergarten program this year as an option to our half-day program. Traditionally, kindergarten in VCS, Indiana and across the nation has been a half-day program with students attending either a morning or an afternoon sessio…

September 26, 2011 12:00 am

View and purchase photos from the Penn at Valparaiso football game

View and purchase photos from the Penn at Valparaiso football game.

August 19, 2011 10:00 pm

Valpo School Board lit up over scoreboard

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools board faced pointed questioning Tuesday on its after-the-fact approval of a deal to bring a multimedia screen and scoreboard to Valparaiso High School in time for Friday's football season opener.

August 16, 2011 9:45 pm

Money-making VHS scoreboard a go -- for now

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools will greenlight the installation of an electronic display scoreboard at the high school field in time for the first Vikings football game on Aug. 19 -- and ask questions later.

August 04, 2011 9:00 pm

Sarkisian reappointed to Valpo Schools board

VALPARAISO | Attorney James Sarkisian won a second term Monday on the board of Valparaiso Community Schools.

June 27, 2011 9:30 pm
State Science Olympiad champs prepare for national tournament

State Science Olympiad champs prepare for national tournament

VALPARAISO | On a 70-degree Saturday morning, when most kids are finally getting to enjoy a little of the great outdoors, these 15 kids and their coaches are inside their school, studying the solar system, rocket propulsion, and the underground rivers of planet earth.

April 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Valpo grant program to create 21st century jobs

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission is ready to receive applications for grants from both the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts for a share of $150,000 set aside to develop skills for 21st century jobs.

March 09, 2011 10:40 pm
ISTEP on my blue suede shoes

ISTEP on my blue suede shoes

VALPARAISO | Students clapped and cheered as their beloved fifth-grade teacher Justin Schafer stepped into the Parkview Elementary School gymnasium dressed up like the King himself -- Elvis.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Blizzard means Porter County schools must extend calendar

Last week's blizzard and snow days have pushed the school year further into June for most Porter County school districts.

February 07, 2011 12:00 am

Cooks Corners Elementary has lots to celebrate

Happy New Year from Cooks Corners Elementary School

January 31, 2011 12:00 am
Vocabulary on parade

Vocabulary on parade

December 26, 2010 12:00 am

Valpo schools to start later on one day in '11

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools students will start school 30 minutes later on Wednesdays, starting with the 2011-12 school year.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am
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