National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 1–5, 2016, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

If you see our wonderful counselors this week (Pam Kassner, Jennifer Gibbs, Anastasia Hernandez, Kelly Johnson) make sure to let them know you appreciate all they do!

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PTSC Standouts:

The following students were recognized as Outstanding Students for the 2nd grading period at the Porter County Career and Technical Center:

Jon Hugar

Boone Grove

Building Trades

Emma Awdey

Boone Grove


Bryce Vann

Boone Grove

Machine Trades 

Johnny Newell

Boone Grove

TV Productions 

Emma Awdey also passed the very difficult Solidworks Certification exam which is nearly unheard of for a 1st year student.  Awesome work!


I read this quote at BGE today and it’s a great reminder to all of us (thanks, BGE!):

“A word is not a bird–when it flies you can not catch it.”


Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at

Important Dates:

  • February 12:  Snow Day Make-Up Day or Break Day
  • February 15:  President’s Day–No School
  • February 17:  Online Day BGHS and BGMS
  • February 19:  Empty Bowls Event

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  • March 16:  Online Day BGHS and BGMS
  • March 17:  End of Third Quarter
  • March 21-25:  Spring Break Week–No School
  • April 27:  Kindergarten Round-Up at Porter Lakes Elementary School

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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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