Posts Tagged ‘Ms. Welbourne’

2017 Legislative Session

I received the below information from Dr. Richard Frisbie, Purdue University, through the Indiana Association for Public School Superintendents.  If you follow the legislative session at all, you know how hard it is to keep current with the bills and their current status.  This is a good place to start if you are interested in following the bills impacting public schools.  

PTSC Standouts:

From Ms. Welbourne:

Congratulations to our BGHS Choir Students who competed in the State ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 18 at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis.

All 6 Ensembles earned Gold and Soloists earned 9 Gold and 2 Silver bringing the totals for BGHS Choir to 2 Silver Medals and a whopping 128 Gold Medals!!!  Woohoo!!!  

They have all truly worked hard to make Boone Grove proud!

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.

Important Dates:

  • March 10:  Fish Fry and Silent Auction at BGHS from 4:30-7:00 PM

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  • March 10:  School Safety Basketball Game featuring the Porter County Sheriff’s Department vs. last year’s winners–the PTSC Staff!  Come out and cheer for the PTSC staff at 5:30 PM!  A perfect night to attend this and the fish fry!

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  • March 12:  Cut-a-thon at European Style Salon and Day Spa in Valparaiso to benefit BGMS student, Payton Igras, and support her in her battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma.

    The cut-a-thon will be from 1-4 pm ( donation based with a min donation of $10).

  • March 15:  BGHS and BGMS Online Day
  • March 16:  End of Quarter 3
  • March 18:  Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for 2007 BGHS alumni Dennis Porter at Salem Methodist Church from 4-7 PM.

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  • March 27-31:  Spring Break, No School
  • April 17:  Snow Make Up Day or Break Day (Right now a break day!)
  • April 19:  BGHS and BGMS Online Day
  • May 26:  End of Quarter 4/Semester 2–Last day for students
  • May 30:  Last day for teachers
  • June 4:  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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PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to our BGHS and BGMS Choir Students who competed in the ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Contest at Kankakee Valley Middle School.

The Middle School students earned 86 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals.  The High School students earned 144 Gold Medals and 36 Silver Medals, bringing the totals for Boone Grove Choir to 38 Silver Medals and a whopping 230 Gold Medals!  

60 Students, including 11 Soloist and 7 Ensembles, have advanced to the State competition on February 18 in Indy.  They have all truly worked hard to make Boone Grove proud!

Thank you, Ms. Welbourne, for all of your work with these students!  Your hard work and dedication makes all of this possible!

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.

Important Dates:

  • February 17:  Snow Make Up Day or Break Day (Right now a break day!)
  • February 20:  No School, President’s Day
  • February 24:  Empty Bowls from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

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  • March 15:  BGHS and BGMS Online Day
  • March 16:  End of Quarter 3
  • March 27-31:  Spring Break, No School
  • April 17:  Snow Make Up Day or Break Day (Right now a break day!)
  • April 19:  BGHS and BGMS Online Day
  • May 26:  End of Quarter 4/Semester 2–Last day for students
  • May 30:  Last day for teachers
  • June 4:  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.

What’s on Your Bookshelf?

Have you read anything great lately?  There are a handful of folks in my life that are my go-to referral sources for great reading material.  Recently I bumped into one of them at a meeting and was thrilled to get a referral for the best book he has read in the last year.  So, off to the library I went to borrow my own copy of “Creativity, Inc.:  Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”.  At any given time I usually have three books on my reading pile:  a non-fiction book to better me as a leader, a fiction book purely for fun, and something inspirational.

While watching the Super Bowl last night, I was chatting with a friend who was sharing a story about her adventures in parenting and commented to me about the value of her time sitting in the living room with her son, both of them reading.  Later on in the evening I was reflecting on that conversation and realizing the power not just for mom and son to be together in the same room, but also of the modeling that she was doing of taking time to read, learn, grow, and sometimes just relax.

I think sometimes we forget the ways that the little things we do speak volumes to those around us.  Be it the way we live our lives with integrity choosing what is right over what is easy, or the way we modeling learning, growing, spending time with family, and relaxation.  It’s always a great reminder to me to check that the words I am speaking match with the things I am doing–and if they don’t, to make the necessary adjustments to bring them back into line once again.

And, for those wondering, I’m not far into my latest book checked out from the library, but I’m sure looking forward to an extended weekend to finish it!

 

 

PTSC Standouts:

Awesome message received from a parent (and we agree–Ms. Welbourne is amazing!):

My name is Jennifer Bailey and I have two girls that attend BG.  My oldest is Ashley she is a junior and Alyssa is in 7th grade.  Both of my Girls participated in the ISSMA singing competition at Kankakee Valley this past Saturday w/ Ms. Welbourne.  I must tell you she is truly amazing and we are SO lucky to have her at BG.  This was our families 5th year going and listening to Ashley sing, this was Alyssa’s first year. My main reason for my email is this,  I wanted to let you know that not once but twice Ms. Welbourne was complimented by the judges after our  BG students sang.  One group of girls got not just a Gold but a PERFECT!  Wow!  The judge called Ms. Welbourne up and told her in front of the whole room that whatever she is doing to keep doing it. Another judge said it sounds like you have been singing together for awhile.  Like I said this was our 5th year going and usually we don’t see the judges complimenting the choir teacher….and to have it happen twice in one day that I witnessed.  My girls came home with 3 Gold Medals each and we have Ms. Welbourne to thank for that.  The self confidence that she gives to our kids is amazing!

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

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 11:  Annual All You Can Eat Fish Fry at BGHS to benefit the Football Program
  • March 11:  Annual Porter Township School Corporation Staff vs. Porter County Sheriff’s Department Basketball Game at BGHS at 7pm.  All proceeds benefit the School Safety Fund
  • 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!