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See Something, Say Something!

As you may recall reading a couple weeks ago, we made several additions to school safety over the summer.  We have prioritized our School Resource Officers and hopefully you have noticed them when you have been to our buildings.  Safety continues to be a top priority for PTSC!

We need everyone to be part of school safety.  What we share with students, but is a great message for all of us all the time, is that if we see something we should say something.  It’s important for all of us to be aware of our surroundings and report when something doesn’t seem quite right.

For our students, we tell them to talk to their teachers, or an adult at their school to get help.  For parents, you may start with a teacher or if it is something you notice at an event you may want to talk to the Athletic Director or Administrator.  School safety involves each of us!  Thank you for being part of our team!

 

PTSC Standouts:

Mrs. Wotherspoon is our teacher standout this week!  As you know, we spent the summer working on BGE and BGMS completing many projects (read about them here!).  Mrs. Wotherspoon was in over the weekend and noticed an issue with our cooling system. Her quick reporting of the issue helped us to have the building ready for students on Monday morning–getting the chiller up and running again!  Way to go, Mrs. Wotherspoon!  Thanks for seeing something and saying something!

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:

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  • September 3:  Labor Day–No School
  • September 12:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
  • October 12:  End of Quarter 1
  • October 17:  BGHS/BGMS Online Day
  • October 18:  PLE/BGE Parent/Teacher Conferences–30 minute early dismissal in all buildings
  • 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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What do I do when I’m having a tough day or when I need a dose of inspiration?  The answer always resides in our students!  Whether it is having a conversation with them, visiting a classroom, or interacting in the hallway–they always remind me of what is important and provide me with a valuable perspective–one that is uniquely theirs.

This month at our board meeting we had the chance to learn from some amazingly articulate BGMS students.  I will let their teacher, Kristin Schumacher, tell you about the project and then some of the student responses will follow.  Our future is bright in the hands of these great, young minds!

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PTSC Standouts:

Thank you to all who attended (and played in) our School Safety Basketball Game last Friday night!  Congratulations to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department on their victory!  If you would still like to support school safety at PTSC, you can still donate even though you were unable to attend the game.  Drop your donation off (or mail to) the PTSC Central Office and your donations will be used to increase our School Resource Officers at PTSC!

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
  • March 13:  End of Third Quarter
  • March 14:  BGMS and BGHS Online Day
  • March 20:  Wake Up Call Stairway to Heroin Educational Series–for those age 21 and above (this is a great opportunity, and if you cannot make this one at Chesterton, you can go to Lake Central on March 1 from 6:30-8 pm, or Highland High School at 6:30 pm on April 11th, or Lake Station High School at 6 pm on April 25th.)

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  • March 26-30:  Spring Break, No School
  • April 2:  Snow Day Make-Up Day (Currently we will not have school this day–fingers crossed!)
  • April 18:  BGMS and BGHS Online Day
  • April 25:  Kindergarten Round Up

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  • April 30:  “Why Teens Kill” presentation by Frank DeAngelis, former Columbine High School Principal, and Phil Chalmers, leading authority on teen violence (see below for more information)

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  • May 24:  End of Quarter 4 and Second Semester
  • May 24:  Last Day for students
  • May 25:  Potential Snow Day make-up day
  • May 28:  Memorial Day
  • June 1:  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.