Posts Tagged ‘volleyball’

Fall Sport Success!

This fall we have had some awesome results shown from our student athletes!  Check out some of these highlights from this past weekend:

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Congratulations to PCC Mental Attitude Award winner Lauren Casbon! This is a fantastic accomplishment and says a lot about the athlete you are!

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Congratulations to our Boys Varsity Soccer Team on their Regional Championship!

The Girls soccer regional championship was postponed until Monday at 7 PM CST,  at Newton Park in LaVille.  Good luck, Ladies!

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Girls Volleyball brings home a Sectional Championship (and has quite the winning record this season!).  Great work!

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Congratulations girls soccer all-conference players Hannah Wojtyska, Brook Burbridge, Jessica Conner, Lexi Darnell, and Lauren Casbon!

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Here’s 4 of 5 PCC boys soccer all-conference players! Branden Hill, Max Kidd, Kyle Wauro, and Josh Dragomer. Not pictured, Logan Tatalovich.

Thanks to @BGWolvesSports for tweeting out all of the updates and photos!  You keep our community connected!

 

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to all of our BGMS and BGHS Choir members on an outstanding performance on Thursday!

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, the BGMS Library received a very large donation of 188 books plus magazines from the Grant family.   This was a huge help to the library as there were many books here that are frequently requested.  BGMS would like to remind parents that we are ALWAYS accepting appropriate book donations at all of our libraries!  Awesome!

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:

  • October 16:  End of first quarter
  • October 19:  30 minute early dismissal for all students
  • October 19:  Parent/Teacher conferences for elementary students
  • October 23:  30 minute early dismissal for all students
  • October 23:  Parent/Teacher conferences for all students
  • October 24:  Parent/Teacher conferences BGMS and BGHS
  • October 26:  No School, Fall Break
  • October 27:  No School, Fall Break
  • 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.

Inclement Weather Days

Last year we sent out a survey to determine how we would make up our snow days.  The results were fairly split between making them up at the end of the year, trying online days to make them up, or working with a Saturday schedule.  Ultimately it was difficult to find online days on which to schedule our makeup days and we decided to use our built-in snow days along with additional days at the end of the year.

One challenge with this is that instruction is missed in the middle of the units and prior to state assessments.  Extending the school year did allow us to cover the necessary content, but not necessarily in the instructional timeframe that had been designed.

This year the Indiana Department of Education has once again put out guidance for inclement weather days–including the possibility of utilizing online days on the day of a snow day.  While this would be extremely challenging if the weather system was unexpected–if one knows the day before that there is that potential than the district can make sure to prepare.

We are just beginning to discuss this idea as a staff, and have many things to work through.  What would instruction look like for all students?  How will teachers be available to students?  How will learning targets for the day be delivered?  There are many questions left to answer.  PTSC is currently working with a group of other districts to learn from what they are doing.  There are many districts who utilized the flexibility provided last year, and two districts conducted online days on an actual snow day and were successful.

We will keep you informed as this idea progresses–but as we have seen with the shift in the weather–the snow will be here before we know it!

 

PTSC Standouts:

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Congratulations to the Boone Grove High School Boys and Girls Volleyball teams along with the Student Council, Key Club, National Honor Society, the Boosters Club, and the Yearbook for working together to host an amazing cancer game raising $1000 for current PTSC families struggling with the disease.  It was a great night with a great crowd cheering on two great teams that had wins that night!

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

Important Dates:

  • October 11, 2014:  Stuff the Bus for the Porter Township Food Pantry (Read a great article about this from this weekend in the Times!)
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  • October 15, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • October 16, 2014:  The BOO’ Grove Choir Dept. Presents:  Spook’tober Singing Show at 7pm!  Thursday, October 16 is the “Boo” Grove Spook’tober Singing Show.  Come and enjoy fall concert music and spooky Halloween songs.  The show begins at 7 p.m. in the High School Small gym.  It’s only $2 for lil’ Ghouls (students) and $3 for Monsters (adults).  Hope to see you there to cheer on our talented witches and werewolves!!!
  • October 22, 2014:  End of Quarter 1
  • October 24, 2014:  No School, Fall Break
  • September 26, 2014:  Family Fun Night (Bingo) at PLE at 6:00 PM
  • September 30, 2014:  Picture Day at BGE
  • October 31, 2014:  No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 8, 2014:  Family Skate Night at 5:00 PM at Franklin Middle School
  • November 19, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • November 22, 2014:  PTO Fall Fun Fair at BGE
  • November 27-28, 2014:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 22-January 2, 2014:  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.
  • Have you updated your account information in Instant Alert?  Make sure that you have your cell phone number and your email entered so that you will receive the latest updates we send out.  You can update your Instant Alert Account here.
  • 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!

Did You Skip the Most Important Meal of the Day?

If you’re like me, I’d rather not get up fifteen minutes earlier to make a healthy breakfast, even though I know the benefits of eating well for the most important meal of the day.  As a result I’m often grabbing something on the go to make sure my stomach isn’t empty until lunch.

Starting the day off right with a great breakfast has many advantages and is extremely important for students.  Did you know that by eating breakfast research has shown:

  • Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.
  • Students have improved attendance and are absent and tardy less frequently.
  • Students have higher test scores in reading and math.
  • Students have fewer trips to the school nurse–particularly for hunger related reasons.
  • Students have improved classroom behavior as they have increased ability to attend to task and fewer referrals to the office resulting in more time on learning.

Eating breakfast also helps us to achieve a healthy weight, while skipping breakfast has been linked to risks for obesity.

Mornings can be rushed to make sure that everyone is up and ready to leave on time.  PTSC schools offer breakfast for students.  If students receive assistance for meals, there is not charge for breakfast.

Let’s make sure we start each day right!

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to Kennedy Starcevich for setting a new school record for the most digs in a match. She had 34 digs against Wheeler.  What a great fan turnout, too, to support the team!

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

Important Dates:

  • September 9, 2014:  Gangs 101 from 6-7:30 PM at Family and Youth Services Bureau (see above)Gangs 101
  • September 17, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • September 21, 2014:  Empower Porter County’s Around the Table Kick-Off event from 2-4 pm at the Duneland, Portage, and Valparaiso YMCAs and Union Township Middle/High School.  This event is to bring families together through food, games, and conversation to help support one another as they embark on improving the quality of mealtime interaction.  To RSVP, visit http://www.empowerpc.org/
  • September 22, 2014:  Blood Drive at PLE
  • October 11, 2014:  Stuff the Bus for the Porter Township Food Pantry (more information to come)
  • October 15, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • October 22, 2014:  End of Quarter 1
  • October 24, 2014:  No School, Fall Break
  • October 31, 2014:  No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 19, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • November 27-28, 2014:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 22-January 2, 2014:  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.
  • Have you updated your account information in Instant Alert?  Make sure that you have your cell phone number and your email entered so that you will receive the latest updates we send out.  You can update your Instant Alert Account here.
  • 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!