PTSC Update: Quarter Four–Let’s Finish Strong!

Posted: April 4, 2016 in Building Relationships, Communication, Culture of Achievement, Curriculum, Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Leadership

Quarter Four–Let’s Finish Strong!

It’s fourth quarter and we are in our final push of the year.  We still have many things to learn, state testing, and the chance to knock this last quarter out of the park!  We are a team, and as I’m sure you can remember from your days in school–it can be difficult to stay motivated and engaged when the weather turns warm (or we hope it will!) and our gaze shifts to summer plans.  Daily attendance and keeping up on school work will help the year end on a positive note!  Let’s all work together to keep our kids motivated and engaged!



PTSC Standouts:

Porter County Career and Tech Center named top television broadcasting school (From Mr. Groth)

Annual high school conference draws hundreds to University of Indianapolis

Porter County Career & Technical Center was the big winner Monday when the University of Indianapolis hosted the 13th annual Indiana Association of School Broadcasters High School Conference & Competition.

Organized by UIndy’s Department of Communication and its student-run stations, UIndy TV and WICR-FM/HD public radio, the event drew more than 800 students and instructors from 28 Indiana high schools for workshops and discussions led by local media professionals. The contest judged by professional broadcasters, drew nearly 500 entries in 28 categories, some evaluated in advance and others decided during final rounds live in the UIndy studios.

 33 PCCTC Video Production & Media Studies Students traveled to the University of Indianapolis on Monday, March 14th, for the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) 2016 Conference & Competition. The Video Production program received the “Indiana Television School of the Year” for the second straight year. In addition, 2nd year student KT Wright (PHS), won a separate award at the contest. Her production of a 30 second Public Service Announcement for the Indiana Youth Institute won first place, and includes a cash prize for the class. 

Indiana Youth Institute PSA- Produced by KT Wright (1st Place)

Television School of the Year winner in 2015, the Porter County Career & Technical Center, retained its title for the second consecutive year.  The program is taught by Mr. Bob Phelps

Porter County Career and Tech Center Student Award Winners

Music Video

3rd Place – Kennedy Starcevich – Boone Grove HS

Short Film

1st Place – Johnny Newell – Boone Grove HS (He made the film with fellow BGHS drama students and an assist from Ms. Welbourne on the audio.  Johnny will be attending Columbia College Chicago in the fall for Cinematography and Music.)

Overall School Winner

Television School of the Year 2016

Porter County Career & Technical Center

Special thanks to all of our families and staff at PLE.  There is a lot going on at PLE (and even more to come this summer)–thank you for the hard work and flexibility to make PLE an even better facility!

PLE Staff


Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at

Important Dates:

  • April 9:  Prompalooza from 9am-3pm

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  • April 20:  Online Day BGHS and BGMS
  • April 27:  Kindergarten Round-Up at Porter Lakes Elementary School

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  • April 29-May 1:  BG Drama Club’s Production of Beauty and the Beast
  • May 27:  Last day of school for students
  • June 5:  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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