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St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

CROWN POINT | On the morning of Friday, Oct. 10, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School will show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in a walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon is organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council. The purpose of the walk is to show…

September 18, 2014 1:36 pm
Crown Point Community School Corporation awarded Continuing Worldwide Accreditation

Crown Point Community School Corporation awarded Continuing Worldwide Accreditation

CROWN POINT | Superintendent Dr. Teresa A. Eineman announced today that Crown Point Community School Corporation earned continuing accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This actio…

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm Photos

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Poker tourney funds class trip

Poker tourney funds class trip

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, (D-Merrillville), addresses the St. Mary's class of 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building during this year's annual class trip. A Wildcat Texas Hold’em Tournament will be hosted Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., Crown Point,…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
'We are Valpo' continues

'We are Valpo' continues

I am very pleased to have been selected as the superintendent of the Valparaiso Community Schools. I am also pleased to have Julie Lauck serve with me as the new assistant superintendent of our school corporation.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MVP Spike Albrecht visis SMS

MVP Spike Albrecht visis SMS

CROWN POINT | On Aug. 27, St. Mary Catholic Community School Alumni Spike Albrecht paid a visit to his old elementary school.

September 02, 2014 4:30 pm
Home and School Association hosts lunch and golf

Home and School Association hosts lunch and golf

Students, from left, Ayden Westbury, Bernie Perea, Jaci Dumas, Elle Czyszczon, Sophia Rodriguez and Jacob Jen, are ready to tee off with the St. Mary Catholic Community School Home and School Association at the school's annual golf outing, set for a noon lunch and 1 p.m. shotgun start Sept. …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

St. Mary's to host Golf Outing Sept. 6

CROWN POINT | Come join St. Mary Catholic Community School's Home and School Association at Youche Country Club for the school's annual golf outing. The outing will take place on September 6 at noon. Your $100 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf at a beautiful private club, lunch, ref…

August 27, 2014 2:41 pm
CPCSC introduces 45 new teachers

CPCSC introduces 45 new teachers

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Community School Corporation is pleased and excited to welcome a talented and dedicated group of new teachers for the 2014-2015 school year.

August 21, 2014 5:47 pm
CPCSC lowest cost, highest achievement

CPCSC lowest cost, highest achievement

CROWN POINT | The Center for American Progress released its national study of school districts across America and ranked the most productive school districts on their educational Return on Investment (ROI) by state.

August 01, 2014 4:41 pm
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

Johnny Sorensen and Isabella Diaz compete in the dizzy bat race as their teammates cheer them on during the annual Field Day last month at St. Mary Catholic Community School.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

The Jr. Pre-K class at St. Mary Catholic Community School ended the school year with a Change for Chicks collection drive to help needy families worldwide, front row from left, Jackson Sorensen, Petey Perea, Nicholas Scheeringa, Julian Wagner, middle row, Michael Wysocki, Emma Kehan, Marisa …

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

St. Mary Catholic Community School ends year with special events

More than 100 students, as well as parents, made an impressive sight for the Ride Your Bike to School event at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Those who live a great distance from school met at a local park, where parents unloaded their bike so they could join the ride.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo School Board meets

VALPARAISO | Attorney David Hollenbeck began Thursday night’s Valparaiso School Board meeting by swearing in Karl Cender as a member after he was reappointed by the Valparaiso City Council at the end of June.

July 10, 2014 5:58 pm
Eighth-graders second in state at Stock Market Game

Eighth-graders second in state at Stock Market Game

The "High Fivers," from left, Marissa Okeley, Megan Ritter, Allison Gruszka, Rachael Martin and Madison Jurgensen, took second place among middle school teams in the state of Indiana in the Stock Market Game.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

Scott Tysen, from left, scoops out shrimp to show St. Mary's students Annika Denney, Madalyn Molnar, Logan Angerman, Hannah Schneider and Courtney Grcevich.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

St. Mary's Environmental Club visits new shrimp farm

Madalyn Molnar, from left, Bella VanAmstel, Josh Walkowiak, Calan Burns, Zachary Molnar, Hannah Schneider, Katelyn Bottando, Logan Angerman, Marianna Ruiz, Bryce Yerga, Grace Mumaugh, Elizabeth Pellicane, and Courtney Grcevich take a close up look at a shrimp, held by Scott Tysen, that had "…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's Junior Pre-K students collect change for Food for the Poor

St. Mary's Junior Pre-K students collect change for Food for the Poor

CROWN POINT | The Junior Pre-K class at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently collected change for chicks.

June 04, 2014 12:11 pm
St. Mary Environment Club members take trip to shrimp farm

St. Mary Environment Club members take trip to shrimp farm

CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana might seem an unlikely place for growing some of the country’s favorite seafood. However, the students in the environmental club of St. Mary’s School in Crown Point became the first ever school group to visit a new indoor shrimp farm located Wheatfield, Ind.

May 27, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Fourth-graders open their arms to serve others

Fourth-graders open their arms to serve others

Fourth grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School recently sponsored a drive to help supply the Prenatal Assistance Program operated through the St. Clare Clinic in Crown Point. Students brought in all kinds of items related to babies, including "gently used" baby clothes. "I was o…

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
C.P. Schools announces 2014-15 Teachers of the Year and Employee of the Year

C.P. Schools announces 2014-15 Teachers of the Year and Employee of the Year

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Schools' Board of Trustees announced the Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year winners at the May 19 Board Meeting.

May 22, 2014 7:47 am

Parkview Elementary School’s Friday Night Live celebrates 30 years

On Friday, Parkview Elementary School will host “Friday Night Live” for students in fourth and fifth grade.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am
Student chefs get lesson in healthy snacking

Student chefs get lesson in healthy snacking

CROWN POINT | Timothy Ball cafeteria manager, Jill Owczarzak, hosted a healthy snack class for students. Participants received healthy eating tips, made fresh fruit kabobs and sported their own chef hats

May 09, 2014 2:29 pm Photos

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Celebrating school nurses

On May 7, we recognize our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is, The School Nurse: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point High School cheerleading team cheer their way to the top

Crown Point High School cheerleading team cheer their way to the top

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees presented Commendation Awards to Crown Point High School cheerleading team at the March 24 school board meeting for being named National Champions in the Performance Division and first place in the Game Time …

April 30, 2014 1:52 pm
Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, addresses St. Mary's eighth-graders on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. Visclosky's office scrambled to obtain interns for capital tours for the St. Mary Catholic Community School students from the offices of other Indiana U.S. Representatives…

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

Eighth-graders (finally) visit U.S. capital on class trip

St. Mary Catholic Community School students visit the famous Einstein sculpture in Washington D.C. during their eighth-grade class trip. The youths spent four days touring the nation's capital and learning about U.S. history and government.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point students demonstrate robotics at Chicago museum

Crown Point students demonstrate robotics at Chicago museum

Demonstrating their robots at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago are St. Mary Catholic Community School students, front row from left, Aiden Conley, Owen Olenik, Jimmy Spencer, Dominic Rund, Evan Parent, middle row, Joey Lucas, Adam Olenik Daniel Crnokjrak, back row, Patrick Oleni…

April 26, 2014 12:00 am
U.S. News & World Report names Crown Point among 2014 best High Schools in Nation

U.S. News & World Report names Crown Point among 2014 best High Schools in Nation

CROWN POINT | U.S. News & World Report awards Crown Point High School a Silver Medal and ranks it in the top 4% in the nation and top 5% in the State of Indiana. Teamed up with American Institutes for Research based out of Washington D.C., U.S. News evaluated more than 31,200 public high…

April 23, 2014 3:29 pm
Crown Point Community School Corporation recognizes cheerleading team

Crown Point Community School Corporation recognizes cheerleading team

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees presented Commendation Awards to CPHS Cheerleading Team at the March 24, School Board Meeting for being named National Champions in the Performance Division and first place in the Game Time Timeout Cheer at t…

April 22, 2014 3:37 pm
Parochial school hosts silent auction to fund art program

Parochial school hosts silent auction to fund art program

Guests Morag Thompson, left, and Carrie Carpenter examine some of the artwork up for auction at a previous Art from the Heart event. This year's fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary students readying for annual Art from the Heart event

St. Mary students readying for annual Art from the Heart event

CROWN POINT | Art is an important part of the curriculum at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The school has two outstanding art teachers and a very robust program.

April 14, 2014 3:00 pm
The power of caring in school success

The power of caring in school success

President Theodore Roosevelt advised, “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care."

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Winning team Eisenhower's Bald Eagles go a 'cut' above

Winning team Eisenhower's Bald Eagles go a 'cut' above

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees presented a Commendation Awards to Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School’s winning Team Bald Eagles at the March 24 School Board meeting.

April 11, 2014 4:01 pm

Merrillville Community Schools announces Kindergarten Spring registration

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community School Corporation scheduled registration dates for Kindergarten classes beginning in August 2014. If your child will be five (5) years old on or before August 1, you are urged to enroll at the school serving your area on the date listed below. The h…

March 24, 2014 3:27 pm
St. Mary's experiences March Madness

St. Mary's experiences March Madness

CROWN POINT | St. Mary’s Catholic Community School in Crown Point experienced some March Madness of their own. Last Friday, 15 basketball teams squared off to compete in the school’s annual co-ed 3-on-3 double elimination basketball tournament.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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St. Mary Catholic School hosting CYO Spelling Bee April 29

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point is hosting the CYO Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM.  This is their second year hosting this event.  This is the 42nd year CYO will hold a Spelling Bee competition.

March 21, 2014 12:59 pm
Crown Point High School Bulldogs participate in Special Olympics basketball game

Crown Point High School Bulldogs participate in Special Olympics basketball game

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School Bulldogs Special Olympians participated in a basketball game hosted by Lowell High School on March 6. Several Crown Point students attended the game to support and cheer the Bulldogs on. It was a great night for the players and spectators.

March 11, 2014 3:46 pm
Filling up on history

Filling up on history

Fourth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point have been learning about Indiana history in a unique way this year. Teacher Candace Wadas assigned each student a one-page report and a “biography bottle” (made from an empty 2-liter pop bottle) based on a famous person from…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's goes all out for Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary's goes all out for Catholic Schools Week

Sara Wieser's third-grade class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point dressed as minions from the movie "Despicable Me" for Thursday's Theme Day during Catholic Schools Week, front row from left, Jaidin Traina, Aidan Conley, Regan Leader, Mea Sanders, Emily Wake, second row, M…

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Jerry Ross Students Recognized for Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service

Jerry Ross Students Recognized for Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service

CROWN POINT | Twenty-seven fourth and fifth grade students at Jerry Ross Elementary School were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society on Feb. 20. These students all represent excellent examples of the four tenants of the honor society – scholarship, leadership, character, and s…

February 25, 2014 2:54 pm
Building a highway to the future

Building a highway to the future

Several years ago, many school systems embarked on a brave new concept of issuing students computing devices that students could use at school and home. This opened up a new experience for the learner. Immediate access to the world of information was just clicks away. Delivering tests and qu…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's students Andres Espinoza and Adam Olenik look over their robotics project during FIRST LEGO League competition at IUN in Gary.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

St. Mary's on the cutting edge of technology in and out of the classroom

Brianna Platt, Cassidy Stanage, Megan Brownlee, Jenna Thomas, and Abby Wadas work together on a project in Ali Bickel's Language Arts class at St. Mary Catholic Community School.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point One of Seven Northwest Indiana School Corporations to Share Major STEM Grant

Crown Point One of Seven Northwest Indiana School Corporations to Share Major STEM Grant

CROWN POINT | Crown Point Community School Corporation is one of seven Northwest Indiana school corporations that will share a $450,000 federal Mathematics and Science Partnership grant administered by the Indiana Department of Education to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (…

February 12, 2014 1:56 am
St. Mary Catholic Community School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary Catholic Community School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

CROWN POINT | Catholic Schools around the country celebrated Catholic Schools Week this year from January 26- February 1. Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point spent the week celebrating this year’s theme, “Catholic Schools- Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”

February 05, 2014 8:03 pm
Differentiated instruction makes difference

Differentiated instruction makes difference

Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching and learning that provides challenging and engaging instructional experiences to all students. Educators in differentiated classrooms use student learning profiles or preferred learning modalities to present and assess curriculum through …

January 27, 2014 12:05 am
School holds fundraising event

School holds fundraising event

St. Mary Catholic Community School parents Katie Bologna, from left, Melissa Scott and Amy Mumaugh enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment at last year's "Celebration of Gifts" hosted by the St. Mary's Home and School Association. This year's event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to m…

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary students learn about natural dyes

St. Mary students learn about natural dyes

CROWN POINT | Seventh grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School are currently learning about natural dyes in art class.

January 24, 2014 11:58 am
Come for the pancakes, stay for an education

Come for the pancakes, stay for an education

St. Mary Catholic Community School students, from left, Calan Burns, Jenna Thomas, Sam Krutz, Selena Tran, Alex Emmanoilidis and Angela Wiley, are ready to welcome prospective classmates and the public to the Crown Point school's 25th annual Pancake Breakfast, Bake Sale and and Open House fr…

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
St. Mary Celebration of Gifts slated for Feb. 1

St. Mary Celebration of Gifts slated for Feb. 1

CROWN POINT | St. Mary Catholic Community School's Home and School Association will soon proudly present "Celebration of Gifts". The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, from 6 p.m.-midnight. The night offers an evening of dinner and entertainment as …

January 20, 2014 3:04 pm
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