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READY NWI gathers to plan for region-wide student success

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On the third Thursday of each month during the school year, leaders from K-12 schools, colleges across the Region, and workforce development professionals gather at Hobart High School to tackle the tricky topic of preparing students for college and careers. This Thursday, the leaders had a lot to discuss, namely their upcoming annual Summer Institute and how to best meet the state’s new graduation requirements.

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Students learn their vital role at Citizen Science Symposium

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Entire worlds live right in our backyards. For the past several months, middle school students have been learning about the different worlds outside of their windows through the Dunes Learning Center’s new Citizen Science program. May 17 saw the culmination of their studies, as the students gathered at the Genesis Center in Gary for the Citizen Science Symposium.

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Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship available to students seeking a career in the surgical environment


rot3La Porte and Porter County students seeking a career in the surgical environment can apply for an award of up to $5,000 through the Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 17, 2019


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The PTO of Kyle Elementary provided our students and staff with a hot dog lunch in our courtyard to celebrate our reading growth through out the year. Our principal Mr. Sopko, cooked all the hot dogs on his grill.

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University of Saint Francis Crown Point offers a unique educational experience

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Driving north on I – 65 from Lowell to Crown Point, you might look to your right and glimpse a brand-new building across from Franciscan Health Franciscan Point. Welcome to The University of Saint Francis Crown Point - a private, Catholic university that offers a variety of healthcare programs and degrees.

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Liz Guzman-Arredondo of Calumet College of St. Joseph grows her calling

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One of the eldest children in a blended family of 12 siblings, Liz Guzman-Arredondo, M.S.W., L.S.W., still remembers the moment she realized she wanted to be a professional helper. Growing up, she had the extra responsibility of caring for her many younger siblings. In truth, she said, she was forced to grow up a little before her time. One day, a social worker came to speak with a young family member who had had a baby. The impact the social worker’s guidance had on the young woman’s stress did not escape Guzman-Arredondo’s notice.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 10, 2019


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Officer Monks and Officer Dandurand as well as K9 dog Nakir came to Kyle Elementary to talk about a K9's job on the police department and the importance of staying drug free.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 3, 2019

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Mr. McDaniel did a 3D printing presentation with Mrs. Cannon's 4th gr. class.The class printed a glider. The students then did a flight distance activity and measured how far the glider flew.

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2019 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

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Caps off to these new graduates! Our coverage team has traveled across the Region to capture the culmination of these students' hard work. Celebrate with us and take a tour through our galleries.

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Volunteers planted 77 trees on IU Northwest campus for Arbor Day

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Folks from every corner of Indiana University Northwest, and the region, gathered at the Community Garden on Thursday, April 25 for a lesson in tree planting.

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IU Northwest hosts free summer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp for teens August 5 - 7

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Indiana University Northwest invites teens to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at a free STEM Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, August 5 through Wednesday, Aug. 7. Students from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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