Home Stretch–It’s Time to Push to the End!

It seems each year I am somehow caught off guard by arriving at the fourth quarter of the school year.  It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming students for the first day–but as opening day is happening in baseball I know we’ve reached the last quarter of the school year!

Even though we have reached the home stretch, that does not mean we need to coast to the finish line.  Now is the time to do the hard work necessary to finish strong!  As I’m sure you remember, sometimes it can be hard as a student to maintain that motivation to excel at the end of the year.  Sometimes students need an extra push!

Don’t forget to use our resource in Harmony to login and take a peak at your student’s assignments and grades.  Keeping up with where they are achieving academically through Harmony can help to ensure that each quarter is strong.  Taking a few minutes each week to update yourself on your child’s progress will help keep motivation high!  Login today!

PTSC Standouts:

Have you thanked a member of your school office staff lately?  Those secretaries and nurses do an outstanding job of keeping our buildings safe, answering questions, and helping folks get what they need.  They are amazing–find a chance to tell them!

Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us.

Important Dates:

  • April 15, 2015: Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • April 29, 2015:  The Blunt Truth About Marijuana



Parent’s Edition

Attitudes are changing. Fewer adolescents think marijuana is dangerous. If they think it isn’t dangerous, they are more likely to use. Today, more 10th and 12th graders smoke marijuana than cigarettes.


Marijuana is legal in two states and “medical” marijuana is legal in more states, including our nearest neighbors.


  Parents, you need the latest information.  

Mark your calendars to participate in this frank discussion from health & education professionals on the reality of marijuana use and learn strategies on how to discourage experimentation. Get the facts.



APR. 29, 2015

From 5:45 PM – 8:00  P.M.


Portage IMAX Theater

6550 US HWY 6, Portage, IN

Register by clicking here


or by calling 219.462.0946


  • May 25, 2015: Memorial Day, No School
  • June 1, 2015: End of Second Semester, Last Day for Students
  • June 7, 2015: BGHS Graduation


Things to Know/Do:

  • 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.
  • Do your friends and neighbors know how to find our weekly updates? Even if your neighbors don’t have kids in school tell them about our weekly updates so they can hear the great news of what happens at PTSC!
  • 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 also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs. If you are interested, please apply online. It’s a great way to earn some money and attend extra-curricular events!

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