Congratulations to Porter Lakes Elementary School: PTSC Weekly Update

Posted: May 18, 2015 in Building Relationships, Communication, Culture of Achievement, Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Leadership
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Congratulations to Porter Lakes Elementary School

As you know, each year our third grade students take the IREAD-3 Indiana State Assessment.  This assessment is used by the state to determine if students are ready to progress to fourth grade.  If students do not pass in the spring, remediation is provided along with an opportunity to re-test over the summer.  If the student passes, then they proceed to fourth grade.  I am happy to report that we have 98% of our third grade students that have passed this assessment!  Not only did our third graders do their personal best, but our hard-working staff needs to be commended for all of their efforts to achieve this accomplishment!  Great work!

PTSC Standouts:

2015 is the seventh year Indiana Association of School Principals is recognizing the Top 10 teams in each Indiana Academic Super Bowl enrollment class, based on the cumulative scores of all five rounds at the Area Competition.  Congratulations to Boone Grove Middle School for making the Top 10!  The full list of “Top 10” teams can be viewed online at

Boone Grove Middle School and High School both won gold at the choir competition!  Outstanding!

Logan Lucas and Grant Stockwell both shot 73 today giving the Wolves first place in the Westville invite for golf. Logan and Grant had a playoff round and Logan took first for the whole tournament with Grant taking second.  Great job!

Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at

Important Dates:

  • May 18-22:  Food drive for the Porter Township Food Pantry at all buildings.  They are in need of hygiene items and “kid friendly” foods, such as Pop Tarts, snacks, canned pasta, etc.
  • May 20th:   BGE, MS & HS ART SHOW and the MS & HS Choirs’ “May 90’s POP Music” Concert.  The Art Show begins at 6 pm and the Choir Concert begins at 7 pm. Come enjoy the visual and musical talent of our wonderful students. The cost for the Choir Concert is only $4 for Adults, $2 for kids

  • May 20th from 6-8 pm:  The Porter County Substance Abuse Council is sponsoring a community discussion about preventing substance abuse. Come listen to four experts talk about prevention, as it relates to substance abuse, overdose, recovery, and more. This free, open-to-the-public event will feature prevention strategies, information about the Indiana Lifeline Law, resources in our community, and other topics. Registration not required.  Speakers include: Aaron Kochar, Porter-Starke Services; Rodrigo Garcia, Parkdale Recovery Center; Chuck Harris, Porter County Coroner; and Emily Kirk, Corizon Health.  This event is in the Hebron High School Auditorium.

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  • 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.
  • May 25, 2015: Memorial Day, No School
  • June 1, 2015: End of Second Semester, Last Day for Students
  • June 4, 2015:  Sports Physicals at BGHS for students entering BGMS and BGHS–all funds raised support the PTSC Athletics!

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  • June 7, 2015: BGHS Graduation

Things to Know/Do:

  • The BGHS Class of 1975 will be having a 40th class reunion  July 11,2015.  The place is still to be determined.  They are in need of several e-mail addresses for classmates.  If you have any contact information to share for the class of 1975, please email
  • 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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