Finishing Strong!

I can’t believe it–but we are in the final month of school.  Each year seems to go by at a more rapid pace.  Although it is our last month of school, we still have a lot left to accomplish!  As you know, ECA and ISTEP+ testing have been going on last week.  Thankfully we did not experience the volume of disruptions that we did last year!  We continue with testing this week.  Even though we are completing those tests, there is still lots of teaching and learning left for the remainder of the month!  For those of you who are runners, you are familiar with “hitting the wall” and the challenge of keeping moving when your body is tired.  This is the point in the race where one can gain ground and make great advances by keeping focused on the task at hand and pushing through.  Join us in reminding students that we have important learning left to do this year–and to push through giving the best effort right until the very last day!  I love crossing the finish line of the race and feeling good about what I have accomplished–something I hope our students will reflect on at the end of the school year.  For now, it’s important to enjoy the moments that are happening in anticipation of crossing the finish line at the end of the year!

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to the Boone Grove High School English Academic Team who have qualified for the state meet which is happening this weekend!  The team has been working hard preparing for the competitions reading novels, short stories, and poems based on this years theme of westward expansion.  We wish you luck this weekend!  We are proud of you!

The following student athletes were recognized by the Porter County Conferences as All-Academic Athletes:  Elizabeth Barton, Tyler Bauman, Nicole Malouhos, Michael Meyne, Macy Miller, and Ben Tomasik.  To earn this honor these students had to meet GPA requirements and have lettered in a PCC sport this year.  Way to go!

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Important Dates:

  • Now-May 30, 2014:  PTSC will be accepting applications for transfer students for the 2014-2015 school year until May 30, 2014.  There are openings in every grade level.  Please contact Linda Dusek at 219-477-4933 ext. 1000 if you are interested in applying and share this information with those you know who may be interested.
  • April 21-June 4, 2014:  ECA Algebra 1, English 10, and Biology 1 Testing Window
  • April 28-May 13, 2014:  ISTEP+ Multiple Choice Online Testing Window Grades 3-8 (extended window)
  • May 5, 2014:  Nelson’s Port-A-Pit Night at BGHS! The BGHS Athletic Department is sponsoring a fun-filled fundraising evening on Monday, May 5th, from 4:00 – 7:00 at the high school. There will be ballgames, raffles and dinner from Nelson’s Port-a-Pit.
  • May 9, 2014:  PLE Spring Carnival from 5:00-7:00 pm.  The cost is $5 and it will be a fun night!
  • May 23, 2014:  BGHS and BGMS Band Concert at 7 pm at BGHS.  Come out and enjoy the last band concert of the year!
  • May 24, 2014:  The 7th annual Kent’s Run at 8:00am. If you would like to participate, please visit www.KentsRun.com for a link to online registration. If you would like to volunteer, please email KentsRun5K@gmail.com. Volunteers are needed for parking, course management, packet pick up, the water station, and assistance at the pancake breakfast. All volunteers will receive a Kent’s Run Event Staff t-shirt and free pancakes.
  • June 2, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 27, 2014
  • June 3, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 28, 2014
  • June 4, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on February 5, 2014
  • June 5, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on March 12, 2014
  • June 8, 2014:  BGHS Graduation

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.
  • Now 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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