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How to Get a Diploma in Indiana

You may remember last year reading about Indiana’s new Graduation Pathways.  Graduation Pathways will be required starting with the class of 2023.  Here are some things to know:

  • Students in the classes of 2019-2022–requirements for graduation can be found on the Indiana Department of Education Website here.
  • It is possible to work with BGHS to look at using the Graduation Pathways as an option for graduation prior to 2023.
  • If your child falls into the class of 2023 and beyond–now is the time to start looking at these requirements as they are vastly different from previous graduation requirements.   The short version of the Graduation Pathways can be found here, including what is required starting with the class of 2023 for graduation.
  • While long and detailed, you can get an in-depth look at the Graduation Pathways here.
  • PTSC has been hard at work since the Graduation Pathways were passed (and even before) to consider how we can offer even more opportunities for students.  Watch for more information to come!
  • Middle school parents–make sure to take advantage of opportunities to visit the Porter County Career Center to check out opportunities available to your child.  These are wonderful programs that are part of our PTSC school day.  We are looking at how we can expand our programming there and offer even more students the opportunity to participate in these programs.

PTSC Standouts:

The Boone Grove Wolves won their 6th sectional title in 8 years on a Saturday night.  The team defeated Andrean by a score of 5 to 11, earning a repeat sectional championship.  Congratulations to the team and Coach Sherwin!  The Wolves will face the winner of the Bremen/LaVille Sectional Championship (being played 10/8) in the Argos Regional at 11:00 AM Central Time.  Good luck to the team! (Taken from the Athletics Page)

Do you have a standout to include in this section?  Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us to make sure your standout is included.  She counts on you to send her updates all can celebrate PTSC student accomplishments!

Important Dates:

    • Approved 2018-2019 Calendar
    • October 10:  Wednesday, October 10 is the “Boo” Grove Spook’tober Singing Show.  Come and enjoy fall concert music and spooky Halloween songs.  The show begins at 7 pm in the High School Small gym.  It’s only $2 for lil’ Ghouls (students) – $4 for Monsters (adults) – & FREEEEEEEE for BG Staff!!!  Hope to see you there to cheer on our talented Spooks!
    • October 11:  Early Learning Time is on Thursday, October 11th from 4:30-6:00pm! “A Farmer’s Market” is the theme this month.  Porter Lakes Pre-School would like to invite families with children ages 5 and under to our monthly early education learning times.  At these times, children and their families will listen to readings and participate in a variety of themed educational activities.Early Learning Time will take places at Porter Lakes Elementary from 4:30-6pm on the following dates during the 2018-2019 school year: October 11th, November 8th, January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, and April 11th.
    • October 12:  End of Quarter 1
    • October 13:  Love Will Stuff the Bus 2018

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    • October 17:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
    • October 18:  PLE/BGE Parent/Teacher Conferences–30 minute early dismissal in all buildings
    • October 21:  The class of 2020 is holding a 5k Color Run/Walk at Boone Grove High School as a fundraiser for Prom.  The Junior class would love if you could come out and support them on October 21st.  Bring your families because we are also having a kids dash (1k) for any kids 10 and under. Registration is available on Eventbrite.com and search Halloween Hustle.  Register by Monday, October 15th to guarantee a t-shirt.

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    • October 22:  PLE/BGE Parent/Teacher Conferences–30 minute early dismissal in all buildings
    • October 23:  BGMS/BGHS Parent/Teacher Conferences evening
    • October 25-26:  Fall Break–No School
    • November 14:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
    • November 21-23:  Thanksgiving Break–No School
    • December 21:  End of Quarter 2/Semester 1
    • December 24-January 4:  Winter Break–No School
    • January 7:  Classes Resume
    • January 23:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
    • February 15:  Make-up Day (No School or make-up day if needed)
    • February 18:  President’s Day–No School
    • February 27:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
    • March 15:  End of Quarter 3
    • March 20:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
    • March 25-29:  Spring Break–No School
    • April 17:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
    • April 19:  Make-up Day (No School or make-up day if needed)
    • April 22:  Make-up Day (No School or make-up day if needed)
    • May 27:  Memorial Day–No School
    • May 29:  Last Student Day
    • May 31:  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.
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Graduation Pathways Recommendation

There has been a committee working at the state level (consisting mainly of folks who are not public school educators) to create a graduation pathway recommendation for the State of Indiana. This recommendation will go to the Indiana Department of Education for approval.  I have attached a draft of their recommendations.  Please note that as of 2022, students must satisfy all three requirements.  Within each requirement there are choices for how to achieve that requirement.  In the second page of the document there are further details including the impact on students graduating prior to 2022.

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You may submit public comment at gradpathways_comment@sboe.in.gov until the December 1, 2017 Indiana State Board of Education meeting.  The final decision on the graduation pathways is expected to be made at the December 1 State Board of Education meeting.

 

PTSC Standouts:

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Check out BGE 5th grade teacher Amanda Hurley!  Miss Hurley takes her school spirit to a whole new level and brought joy to all with her zany outfit!

Congratulations to our BGHS football team–they are headed to the Sectional Championship game this Friday night at 7pm!

Do you have a standout to include in this section?  Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us to make sure your standout is included.  She counts on you to send her updates all can celebrate PTSC student accomplishments!

Important Dates:

  • November 15:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • November 22-24:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 22:  End of second quarter and first semester
  • December 23-January 7:  No School, Winter Break

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.