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IU Northwest business students help local businesses thrive

IU-Northwest-business-students-help-local-businesses-thriveAt Indiana University Northwest, Yllka Azemi teaches “Marketing Strategies,” a course designed for business administration majors that requires students to assemble in groups and develop a marketing plan for a new product or service, or an existing business.

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Portage Robotics is Headed Back to the World Championships!

Portage-Robotics-is-Headed-Back-to-the-World-Championships-2019_01 Porta-Botz! middle school Team “2568K”, Ilija Kirov and Grant Kappes, and college team “Porta”, Connor Edwards, Payton Bailey, and Scott Watson both won the “Excellence Award” at their respective World Qualifying tournaments. 2568K earned their award at the Indiana State Robotics Championships, and team Porta earned theirs at the Midwest US Qualifier at Purdue University. The Excellence Award is the highest honor a robotics team can earn and is presented to the overall best robotics program. And, the Porta-Botz! are honored to have two teams receive this distinction.

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Portage Township Schools receives 2019 Digital Learning Grant from Indiana Department of Education

Portage-Township-Schools-LogoPortage Township Schools has been selected by the Indiana Department of Education to receive the 2019 Digital Learning Grant. Portage was one of 48 school districts in Indiana to receive this highly competitive grant.

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 15, 2019

Portage-Township-Schools-Update-03-15-19_01Kyle Elementary
Miss Stasik's 4th grade students took the time to read with Mrs. Mundt's 1st grade students during Dr Suess week.

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 8, 2019

Portage-Township-Schools-Update-03-08-19_01 Saylor AR Program
Saylor students Dylan Pezel and Joselyn Perrine, both reaches 75 AR points. They read to their class, and were able to check out books to their classmates. Keep up the great work!

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IU Northwest gallery features Black Creativity exhibit though March 22, 2019

rot1The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to view a multidisciplinary group exhibition celebrating contemporary African American artists in the Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center. The exhibit runs through March 22.

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Visclosky Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotOn Friday, March 1, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District.

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Portage Township Schools to host 2019 Kindergarten Round-Up

Portage-Township-Schools-LogoPortage Township Schools will be hosting its annual Kindergarten Round-Up on March 13 at all eight elementary schools. 

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Local seniors receive Horatio Alger State Scholarships


In October of 2018, thousands of high school seniors from across the country submitted their applications to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. In January, two Northwest Indiana students achieved the coveted 2019 state scholar awards —Hailey Bianco and Vanesa Lozano, both from River Forest High School.

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Portage High School announces 2019 ACES

Portage-IndiansCongratulations to the Portage High School 2019 ACES (Academic Champions Excelling in School)! These are the top 30 students in the class of 2019. This elite group will be honored at our annual ACES banquet which will be held in April.

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Region Students Tackle Important Issues at Valparaiso University and ArcelorMittal USA 66th Annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair


In a crowded ballroom at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union, bright young minds explored some of the strangest, diverse, and important topics of the day. How much fat is in your food? Does social media impact mental health? Why do people respond differently to drugs? All of these topics and more were on the table at Valparaiso University and ArcelorMittal USA’s 2019 Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair.

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