Upcoming Projects at PTSC–All Tax Neutral

This year we’ve been talking about our strategic plan and items that need to be addressed with our school facilities.  While there are many to consider, we are focused on being considerate of our community tax payers and want to address our facility needs without any increase to tax bills.  As we have been working to plan this, our next steps involve addressing safety and energy efficiency at Porter Lakes Elementary School.  I have covered some of our needs in previous PTSC Weekly Updates (re-read them here and here) and we are now at the point of taking steps to plan just what that could entail.  We have partnered with a group called EMCOR to begin to look at our needs at Porter Lakes and to help us develop a plan.  The two goals of this project are first and foremost student safety followed by updates needed to the building that will result in a more energy-efficient building.  On top of all of that our commitment has also been to do this all without causing an increase to tax bills.  We are excited about these first steps as we begin to address the needs at Porter Lakes–watch for more information to come!

PTSC Standouts:

What a great week it was for the staff at BGHS!  The students from the student council made the week very special through making posters, special little gifts, and an awesome lunch–all to appreciate the staff.  I know I was personally thankful for the special thoughts and care that was shown to me–and I heard that from many other staff members as well.  In case you didn’t know–not only do we have a great staff, but we have some totally amazing students, too.  Thanks to all who made us feel so special!

Did you know it is Administrative Assistant’s Day on Wednesday?  Make sure you tell your school office staff thank you for all of the hard work they do each and every day!  I thank you, too!

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

Important Dates:

  • 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 14, 2015:  Nelson’s Chicken Night:  Sponsored by the Boone Grove Athletic Booster Club from 3-6 pm.
  • May 23, 2015:  Kent’s Run at 8:00 am at BGE/BGMS.  Kent’s Run has raised over $257,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Come join many of us as we remember our former student, Kent Ribordy.

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  • 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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