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Michigan City Early College High School to Open in Fall 2014

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City High School will offer a new “Early College” program, beginning in August 2014.

February 27, 2014 4:05 pm
Michigan City students visit lab at Ivy Tech

Michigan City students visit lab at Ivy Tech

Left to right, junior Zach Siegmund and senior Will Harber (background Anthony Hootman and Christian Gomez).

December 13, 2013 5:27 pm
MCHS students visit lab at Ivy Tech

MCHS students visit lab at Ivy Tech

Michigan City High School students studying Biomedical Science and Biology 2 visited Ivy Tech in Michigan City on December 5, to complete a lab in Forensics. The lab involved performing tests on human bones to determine age, gender, race, and height. It was led by Dr. David Merrill of Ivy Te…

December 13, 2013 5:19 pm Photos

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Michigan City students visit lab at Ivy Tech

Michigan City students visit lab at Ivy Tech

Left to right, sophomore Kalin Dombkowski, senior Allison Ormsby, senior Kaiti Scott and junior Brooke Westphal.

December 13, 2013 5:21 pm
Construction Program at A. K. Smith Announces Partnership with Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program

Construction Program at A. K. Smith Announces Partnership with Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program

MICHIGAN CITY | Leaders from the La Porte County Career and Technical Education program, the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City, Ivy Tech Community College, and Michigan City Area Schools announced a new partnership tod…

October 27, 2013 1:43 pm
Construction Program at A. K. Smith Announces Partnership with Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program

Construction Program at A. K. Smith Announces Partnership with Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program

Partners in the new Construction Technology initiative are pictured in the Construction classroom lab at the A. K. Smith Center in Michigan City. Pictured are (L-R): Todd Pancake, Director of Education, Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fu…

October 27, 2013 1:45 pm
Krueger Middle School Honored with Governors’ Award

Krueger Middle School Honored with Governors’ Award

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City’s Krueger Middle School received a 2013 Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence today. The award was presented in Bloomington, Indiana, during a luncheon honoring this year’s recipients that was held in conjunction with the Association of Indiana S…

October 19, 2013 1:49 pm
Krueger and IDEM representatives at the Bloomington ceremony

Krueger and IDEM representatives at the Bloomington ceremony

Front row (L-R): Betty Catterlin (7th Grade Science); Amanda Maycroft (Environmental Science); Vera Jones (Principal); Erica Ackerson (Wellness); Sara Trobridge (IDEM Governors Awards Coordinator);Back row (L-R): Brian Schroll (Environmental Technology); Leslie Samelson (8th Grade Science); …

October 19, 2013 1:50 pm
Alexander Brandon

Alexander Brandon

July 29, 2013 4:29 pm
Alex Brandon named Principal of Joy Elementary School

Alex Brandon named Principal of Joy Elementary School

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Mr. Alexander Brandon as principal of Joy Elementary School at a special meeting on Friday, July 26.

July 29, 2013 4:27 pm
MCAS Teacher Named Indiana Finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching

MCAS Teacher Named Indiana Finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching

MICHIGAN CITY | Barker Middle School teacher Amy Hamann has been selected as an Indiana State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

July 10, 2013 5:47 pm
Automotive Technology Program at A.K. Smith Center Receives National Accreditation

Automotive Technology Program at A.K. Smith Center Receives National Accreditation

MICHIGAN CITY | The LaPorte County Career and Technical Education Automotive Technology program at the A. K. Smith Career Center in Michigan City has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

June 26, 2013 2:23 pm Photos

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Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

June 26, 2013 2:25 pm
Ken Patterson

Ken Patterson

June 26, 2013 2:26 pm
Lake Hills

Lake Hills

June 26, 2013 2:20 pm
Lake Hills

Lake Hills

June 26, 2013 2:21 pm
Lake Hills Elementary STEM Magnet School Selected to Participate in National Elementary STEM Pilot Program

Lake Hills Elementary STEM Magnet School Selected to Participate in National Elementary STEM Pilot Program

MICHIGAN CITY | Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School is proud to announce its selection as one of just 44 schools in the United States invited to pilot the newest science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program for students in grades K-5. The elementary STEM program is d…

June 26, 2013 2:16 pm Photos

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Barker Middle School Inducts 63 into National Junior Honor Society

Barker Middle School Inducts 63 into National Junior Honor Society

MICHIGAN CITY | Barker Middle School’s John H. Barker Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society welcomed 63 new members at its induction ceremony on May 15 in the school gymnasium. They joined 73 current seventh and eighth graders who were already members.

May 22, 2013 7:01 pm

Krueger opens new Forest Management Path

MICHIGAN CITY | Krueger Middle School held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to introduce its new Forest Management Path, the latest addition to its Outdoor Environmental Science Center initiative. The path, which features a pavilion and three-tier deck overlooking Lake Michigan’s Trail Creek,…

May 22, 2013 5:46 pm
Cinderella's Fella

Cinderella's Fella

Cast members from Elston's upcoming production of "Cinderella's Fella"

April 19, 2013 4:58 pm
Elston to Stage "Cinderella's Fella"

Elston to Stage "Cinderella's Fella"

MICHIGAN CITY | Elston Middle School will give a classic fairytale a techno-twist as they present the play, "Cinderella's Fella" on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Elston Performing Arts Center.

April 19, 2013 4:56 pm
City's Got Talent! Annual production will showcase area high school performers

City's Got Talent! Annual production will showcase area high school performers

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City High School's Student Council invites the community to attend its annual high school talent show, "City's Got Talent!" The event will be held in the Michigan City High School auditorium on Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00p.m.) Admission is $5, c…

April 17, 2013 8:18 pm
City's Got Talent

City's Got Talent

April 17, 2013 8:20 pm

MCAS Seeks Nominations for Wall of Fame

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City Area Schools is seeking nominations for the 2013 Michigan City Area Schools Wall of Fame.

April 11, 2013 8:57 am
Krueger Middle School student named National Geographic Bee Semifinalist

Krueger Middle School student named National Geographic Bee Semifinalist

MICHIGAN CITY | Shawn Hill, a seventh grader at Krueger Middle School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 Indiana National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.

April 03, 2013 9:49 pm
Shawn Hill

Shawn Hill

April 03, 2013 9:51 pm
Pine Elementary students

Pine Elementary students

March 15, 2013 5:23 pm
MCAS Magnet Schools Accepting Applications for 2013-14

MCAS Magnet Schools Accepting Applications for 2013-14

MICHIGAN CITY | Lake Hills and Pine Elementary Schools, two Michigan City Area Schools elementary buildings that serve students from across the region as Magnet Schools, are now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

March 15, 2013 5:21 pm Photos

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Lake Hills students

Lake Hills students

March 15, 2013 5:22 pm
Michigan City quiz bowl team

Michigan City quiz bowl team

Pictured are Varsity and JV players (Seated, L-R): Lillianna Pollnow, Olivia Glowacki, Veronika Werner, Theresa Saenz, Evan Prast, James Kaiser, Ryan Krueger, Wesley Deutscher, Joshua Palmer, and Tyler Richards. Team coach (standing) is MCHS Social Studies teacher Brian Richards.

March 14, 2013 7:55 pm
Wolves capture DAC Quiz Bowl tourney title

Wolves capture DAC Quiz Bowl tourney title

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City High School Quiz Bowl Team won the 2013 Duneland Area Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament, which was held at Chesterton High School on Monday, March 11.

March 14, 2013 7:53 pm
Michigan City High School teams finish third in State Japanese Contest

Michigan City High School teams finish third in State Japanese Contest

MICHIGAN CITY | Two teams of students studying Japanese at Michigan City High School finished in third place at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana, a day-long academic tournament held at Ball State University on March 2.

March 11, 2013 1:03 pm
Japanese Olympics team

Japanese Olympics team

Michigan City High School Japanese Olympiad team members who finished third in the state finals include (L-R): Sam Cooney, Preston Mahaffey, Jaspar Miller, Theresa Saenz, Allen Murray, Aaron Rehbein, and JOI Coach Mike Tsugawa - Sensei

March 11, 2013 1:05 pm

Kindergarten and Pre-K Roundup Set for March 26

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City Area Schools will conduct Kindergarten and Preschool (Pre-K) registration for the 2013-2014 school year on Tuesday, March 26. Kindergarten students must be age 5 by August 1, 2013; Pre-K students must be age 3 by August 1, 2013.

March 06, 2013 6:13 pm
VFW essay winners

VFW essay winners

February 25, 2013 10:07 am
VFW Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay winners

VFW Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay winners

MICHIGAN CITY | Seven Michigan City High School sophomores received awards in the District 2012-13 Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay competition, which is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Students were required to submit a five-minute audio essay addressing the topic, "Is ou…

February 25, 2013 9:53 am

Career & Technical Education Month activities

MICHIGAN CITY | February 2 Marquette Mall CTE Month Celebration – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

January 29, 2013 4:09 pm

La Porte County celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

MICHIGAN CITY | Students and staff at the A. K. Smith Area Career Center in Michigan City will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year’s theme is Career and Technical Education WORKS! CTE Month pro…

January 29, 2013 3:00 pm

Health, fitness and nutrition workshop Wednesday at MCHS

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City High School parents are invited to attend a free workshop on "Health, Fitness, and Nutrition" on Wednesday, December 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the school's Media Center. Participants will experience yoga, Jazzercise, and healthy snacks, and are encouraged to wea…

November 29, 2012 3:20 pm
One City One Sound

One City One Sound

November 28, 2012 3:25 pm
One City One Sound Set for December 13th

One City One Sound Set for December 13th

MICHIGAN CITY | Festive holiday music will fill the air as more than 1,500 vocalists and instrumentalists perform together at the Michigan City Area Schools’ “One City, One Sound” concert on Thursday, December 13. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Michigan City High School gymnasium. A…

November 28, 2012 3:22 pm
Buddy the Blood Drop

Buddy the Blood Drop

Buddy the Blood Drop with Pine Elementary students.

October 24, 2012 4:20 pm
Pint size heroes

Pint size heroes

MICHIGAN CITY | Buddy the Blood Drop (a.k.a. Paraprofessional Andrea Renner, shown here with a group of 4th graders) was on hand at Pine Elementary School last week, for the kickoff of the school's "Pint Size Heroes" Red Cross blood drive. The drive will be held in the school gym at Pine on …

October 24, 2012 4:12 pm
Michigan City JROTC

Michigan City JROTC

Michigan City JROTC

October 12, 2012 4:24 pm
MCHS JROTC supports community

MCHS JROTC supports community

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) recently conducted two community service activities in support of Michigan City area agencies. The cadets performed an exhibition military drill routine at the Marquette Mall’s “Kids Da…

October 12, 2012 3:42 pm

Schools Set to Celebrate Bus Safety Week

MICHIGAN CITY | National School Bus Safety Week is October 15-19, and Michigan City Area Schools is once again joining school bus industry officials nationwide to highlight the importance of school bus safety.

October 12, 2012 1:27 pm

Lake Hills to Host Bird Festival on October 13

MICHIGAN CITY | Lake Hills STEM Magnet School, 201 Ferguson Road, invites families, neighbors, and members of the community to attend its Bird Festival on Saturday, October 13, from 9-11 a.m.

October 12, 2012 1:17 pm

MCAS Superintendent to Deliver “State of our Schools” address

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins invites parents, community members, business and civic leaders, and school district staff to join her for a “State of our Schools” address on Wednesday, October 3, at 6 p.m. at Michigan City High School (8466…

October 01, 2012 4:58 pm
Dual Credit

Dual Credit

Community partners joined representatives from LaPorte County CTE and Ivy Tech as they announced they are working to expand dual credits offered at the A. K. Smith Career Center. Pictured are (L-R): Charlie Roberts, Horizon Bank; Derek Dabrowiak, Regional Director of Admissions, Ivy Tech; Dr…

October 01, 2012 4:54 pm
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