Porter Township School Corporation Weekly Update: January 13, 2014

Posted: January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Welcome to the new home of the Porter Township Schools Weekly Updates!  I will continue to publish the same type of content each week, but will use a format that is easier for me to distribute to PTSC families and also our community.  I hope you will follow this blog (click “follow blog via email in the left column) so that you will receive notice of updates so you don’t have to try to remember to visit each Monday.  While the look of this update may evolve over time, I hope to continue to include content that is useful to you!

PTSC Standouts:

  • Please congratulate Mr. Bob Lichtenberger on being named the Principal at the Boone Grove Complex (Boone Grove Elementary School and Boone Grove Middle School).  This announcement was made following the acceptance of Mr. Schlottman’s resignation during the December board meeting.  Mr. Lichtenberger began this new role on January 6, 2014 and is now hard at work interviewing candidates for the newly created Boone Grove Complex Assistant Principal position.
  • PLE second grader Haley VanDerMolen entered an essay contest sponsored by Dave Long’s State Farm Insurance on how she helped those less fortunate this Christmas Season.  She won a new bike for her generosity.  We are proud of Haley!
  • The Boone Grove Girls Bowling Team took 3rd place in the small school division at the NWI 2014 Holiday Classic Tournament on January 1st. The Lady wolves had their highest single game series to date with a pin total of 705. Meaghan Spalla led the way with a 526 series, including a high game of 212. Christina Cheek added a 424 series, Sidney Davies add a 163 game, Catherine Mikos, tallied a 146 game, and Ellie Ioannides added a 110 game. Congratulations to all the girls for an outstanding effort!

Important Dates:

  • January 15, 2014:  Online Day BGHS and BGMS
  • January 17, 2014:  End of first semester
  • February 8, 2014:  Legislative Forum being sponsored by the Porter County Retired Teachers is being held at Wheeler High School from 9-10:30 am.
  • February 17, 2014:  President’s Day, No School
  • February 19, 2014:  Online Day BGHS and BGMS

Things to Know:

  • Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start.  If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
  • We are hiring substitute teachers!  Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
  • We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs.  If you are interested, please apply online.
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Comments
  1. henry says:

    i like the newsletter better. i don’t like blogs

    • I’m sorry to hear you don’t like blogs! My Monday posts will have the same type of content as the newsletters did. The difference is that I can more widely and easily disseminate the information as I’m not bound to the limited email addresses that I have. This also lets me keep the greater community in touch with the great things that are happening at the Porter Township School Corporation!

  2. Iris Varlan says:

    How come the schedule for the games for any of the corporation schools – especially the high school – is not on the newsletters? I was surprised no mention of Homecoming either.

    • Great question! To list all of the games for every sport each week for the high school and the middle school would be extremely lengthy. For that reason buildings update their activities for the week either through their websites, newsletters, or calendars they place online. I know the high school and the middle school has athletic events listed for their buildings.

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