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Select schools can write off missed weather days: officials  Chicago Tribune

Select schools will have the option to write off missed weather days, a state spokesman said.



Cops: Knives used in physical altercation that left 2 teens injured at Boone Grove High School  nwitimes.com

Juvenile prosecutors said they will seek felony charges after a physical altercation involving knives at Boone Grove High School left two 17-year-old students ...



Police: 15-year-old arrested after making threats to blow up Boone Grove High School  nwitimes.com

A 15-year-old Boone Grove High School student was arrested after allegedly threatening to blow up the school.



PREP FOOTBALL: Boone Grove testing fundraising waters for football, track complex  nwitimes.com

The football team practices at Boone Grove. A field was put in when the school began the program in 2009 but there are no bleachers or other facilities.



Indiana school bus driver fired, arrested after video shows students at wheel  NBCNews.com

Joandrea McAtee, 27, was charged with neglect of a dependent, a felony charge, after video surfaced showing students as young as 11 years old behind the ...



2019 Academic Super Bowl Winners announced | LaPorte County News  nwitimes.com

Purdue Northwest hosted the 11th annual Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational competition with students from throughout Northwest Indiana competing ...



Police: Porter Township bus driver let children drive bus  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Three children, one as young as 11, were allowed by their school bus driver to drive the bus after school Thursday along a stretch of road in Valparaiso, police ...



BASEBALL: Boone Grove's Antone takes job at Franklin  nwitimes.com

Nearly seven months after leading Boone Grove to the Class 2A state baseball title, Pat Antone has resigned to become an assistant at Franklin College.



Porter County high schoolers become members of inaugural fire, rescue program  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — For most of the 16 students enrolled in the inaugural fire and rescue class, it's the idea of giving back to their communities.



UPDATE: One airlifted after accident near Boone Grove High School  nwitimes.com

PORTER TOWNSHIP — An unidentified driver has been airlifted to South Bend Memorial hospital following a roll-over crash near Boone Grove High School ...



Police investigate threat at Boone Grove High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Porter County Sheriff's Police investigated rumors of a threat that a student was going to "shoot up" Boone Grove High School on ...



Alternative school focuses on goal-setting for students  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — Boone Grove High School senior Brandon Gavras enrolled at New Horizons Learning Center because he wasn't on track to graduate on time.



Portage schools go into lockout following suspicious activity near Kyle Elementary  The Times of Northwest Indiana

All Portage Township Schools lifted a district-wide lockout following suspicious activity Wednesday in the area of Kyle Elementary School, school spokesperson ...



East Porter County administrators investigate false claims of student's plan to come to school and 'shoot it up'  nwitimes.com

East Porter County School Corp. parents were notified of a false threat Wednesday afternoon after Morgan Township High School officials investigated ...



Twitter Videos Allegedly Show Indiana Bus Driver Letting Middle Schoolers Drive  NBC Chicago

Several kids, including an 11-year-old, drove an Indiana school bus at the behest of its adult driver—who now faces charges, the Northwest Indiana Times ...



State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.  nwitimes.com

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.



Boone Grove schools to be renovated | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

BOONE GROVE — Boone Grove elementary and middle school are up for renovations.



Boone Grove student arrested following shooting threat | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — An 18-year-old Boone Grove High School student was discovered with six knives in her purse Tuesday after making a comment in class about ...



Indiana School Bus Driver Lets Kids Drive, Gets Charged With Felony  The Drive

A school bus driver in northwest Indiana has been arrested after letting three students, aged 11, 13, and 17, drive her bus without proper licensing or consent.



State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...



GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hebron, South Central advance to PCC Tourney final  nwitimes.com

The PCC tourney final could be even better. Hebron and South Central played down-to-the-wire thriller on Jan. 3 that the Satellites won 42-38.



A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Mike Poynter  PortageLife

Mike Poynter is passionate about providing a good balance between coaching to win and coaching to enhance the lives of student athletes.



Teacher pay in Indiana continues its downward slide  The Times of Northwest Indiana

As a national and local teacher shortage continues, many are blaming a corresponding decline in teacher pay for part of the problem across Northwest Indiana ...



Cadet teachers earn high school credit, get hands-on experience  nwitimes.com

Boone Grove High School senior Ryleigh Pierce and Lake Central High School senior Hope Ciarrocchi both yearn to become teachers.



Speaker tells Boone Grove grads to make 'connections'  nwitimes.com

BOONE GROVE | Boone Grove High School Principal and guest commencement speaker Clay Corman likened graduation and life after high school to Twitter at ...



See the 33 Indiana women selected as 2019 500 Festival Princesses  Indianapolis Star

Justice Amick, Greenwood, a graduate of Center Grove High School and a senior at Ball State University majoring in telecommunications and journalism.



Purdue student dies in fall | Indiana | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

WEST LAFAYETTE – A 19-year-old Purdue University student died after falling from the balcony of an apartment on the top floor of a 10-story comp ...



School bus cameras get green light from Indiana Senate committee  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — School buses throughout Indiana soon may be equipped with cameras to record motorists who ignore the stop arm and drive past buses ...



Hearing set for proposed roundabout  Chicago Tribune

A Porter County intersection with what a transportation study called "a higher than normal crash average" is up for a Thursday hearing on a proposed ...



Boone Grove celebrates graduates’ diverse achievement and service to others  nwitimes.com

BOONE TOWNSHIP | As friends and family gathered for the 124th annual Boone Grove High School commencement ceremony, the band established the festive ...



A photo finish | Sports  News Dispatch

VALPARAISO — South Central cross country runner Adelaide Young Brust doesn't consider herself one of those runners that conserves a pinch of energy and ...



Porter County prepared to control growth in rural areas  nwitimes.com

The groundwork has been laid for most of the future growth in unincorporated Porter County to occur just outside the city limits of Portage and Valparaiso.



Boone Grove student arrested, charged with threatening bus driver  nwitimes.com

PORTER TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old Porter Township boy was arrested Thursday after police said he made threats to a school bus driver after being ...



Andrean hosts state appeals court debate: individual rights vs. police safety  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE — When Indianapolis resident Gary Tindall was pulled over by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer in August 2017, he told ...



Local women racing to Indy 500 Festival events | Porter County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

Three women with local ties will be part of one of the world's most famous sporting events.



PREP BASEBALL: Sophomore leadoff man Elijah Covington is Boone Grove's speedy sparkplug  nwitimes.com

PORTER TWP. — Elijah Covington has always been the smallest guy on the team.



Witness said she watched Hammond man repeatedly throw pug down and toss the lifeless dog in water  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — After describing to the jury how she watched a man beat a small tan pug dog and repeatedly throw it to the ground outside her Porter Township ...



Education roundup | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

Public Access Bleeding Control Station donated to DSC. The Duneland School Corporation (DSC) received a donation of a "Public Access Bleeding Control ...



Roundabout proposed for dangerous Ind. 2 intersection | Government and Politics  nwitimes.com

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Roundabouts continue to catch on in popularity in Northwest Indiana, with a new one in the works along Ind. 2 at the combined ...



Stakeholders speak out against proposed Porter County roundabout  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — Roundabouts are supposed to slow traffic and reduce accidents, but some people don't like these circular interchanges.



Getting to know Porter County's public school districts ahead of the 2017-18 school year  nwitimes.com

As the 2017-18 school year gets set to begin, The Times provides a snapshot of each public school district in Porter County.



Valpo schools begins massive renovation project | Education  The Times of Northwest Indiana

With a fistful of dollars as the result of a $148 million construction referendum approved in May 2015, Valparaiso Community Schools is undertaking major ...



Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...



Faces of the Region: Here's a look at some of the new faces you'll find teaching at Region schools this year  nwitimes.com

The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce New Teachers Luncheon on Monday at the Lighthouse restaurant in Cedar Lake welcomed new teachers to ...



Several local students named among Indiana Association of School Principals Academic All-Stars  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Seven local students from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are among 40 students who have been named Indiana Academic All-Stars through a program of ...



High school students across Northwest Indiana get ready to graduate  nwitimes.com

Students across Northwest Indiana are wrapping up their senior year and getting ready for college and careers. Many have earned college credit through dual ...



Funnel cloud spotted, Hebron Elementary students kept inside  nwitimes.com

HEBRON — Wheatfield resident Janet Scroggins and other parents were waiting Tuesday afternoon for the release of their children from Hebron Elementary ...



Ron Ranta has gone from Boys & Girls Club volunteer to director  nwitimes.com

The Boys & Girls Clubs facilities across the country have been described in many ways: a haven, a safe place, fun, a place that gives children life-changing ...



Porter County schools record improvements | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

Local schools are in line with nearly three-quarters of the traditional public schools across the state that received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several ...



Find your school's 2017 ISTEP scores here  Chalkbeat Indiana

Use Chalkbeat's database to search for your school's individual results on Indiana's 2017 ISTEP for English, math and both tests. For more information about the ...



Social media a growing concern in high school athletics  nwitimes.com

Two years ago while conducting tryouts, Lake Central baseball coach Jeff Sandor told players they would have to make a sacrifice to be on the team, and it had ...



2015 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station  PortageLife

We've captured tons of great 2015 graduation and commencement photos from high school graduations across the Northwest Indiana region, including Portage ...



Injured child on hand during initial hearing of accused dad  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — Susan Jones sat in court Thursday afternoon, holding her 15-month-old son. He has undergone multiple brain and eye surgeries, spent eight ...



2014 graduation rates increase | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | Almost every high school in Lake and Porter counties improved its graduation rate for 2014, in line with schools across Indiana.



Valparaiso swears in three new police officers | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — Three new police officers were sworn to duty Monday morning at City Hall.



180 area students receive scholarships | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

A total of 180 high school seniors from Lake, Newton, Porter, and Jasper counties were awarded a Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded ...



Former Porter County cop charged with allegedly injuring young son  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — A former Porter County sheriff's officer was arrested last week for allegedly injuring his young son.



Minorities growing in traditionally white local schools  nwitimes.com

There are a growing number of minorities in traditionally majority-white school corporations in Lake and Porter counties, in line with the growing number of ...



Hobart couple killed in crash remembered as fun-loving, dedicated to children  nwitimes.com

HOBART — Debbie Palmer recalled babysitting for her nephew Shawn Robb so many years ago.



Teachers tested by state requirements | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

High-stakes testing is controversial among region teachers, as it often is used to make decisions that affect them and their students in ways they cannot influence ...



Five arrested at Kankakee Valley High School prom  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — Five people were arrested Saturday night at the Kankakee Valley High School prom held at the Porter County Expo Center.



SPORTS BRIEFS: Hammond Optimist youth sports to hold signups on Monday  nwitimes.com

Hammond Optimist youth sports to hold signups: Hammond Optimist youth sports summer baseball and softball signups will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at ...



ICYMI: SBOE approves school grades | News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

After five years of being in danger of state intervention, West Side Leadership Academy has climbed to a C from an F for the 2014-15 school year.



State grades schools; majority in region gets A or B  nwitimes.com

Schools in Northwest Indiana were in line with those in the rest of the state as more than 61 percent of Indiana's schools received A or B grades for the.



No explanation for door left ajar at Valpo school  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Ric Frataccia said he is unsure why a rear door was left ajar Friday at Thomas Jefferson Middle ...



Porter County Fair Queen  nwitimes.com

Since 1960, the Porter County Fair has been helping to shape young girls lives through the hard work, pride, dedication of the Porter County Fair Queen ...



Indiana State Board of Education approves school grades  nwitimes.com

Many of the region's public high schools earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education, though some earned lower grades and many of the local middle ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Gary Old Timers Athletic Banquet to be held Wednesday  nwitimes.com

Schererville girls softball to hold registration: Schererville girls softball will hold spring and fall registration for players aged 5 and over from noon to 3 p.m. today, ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Southlake YMCA to hold registration for winter sports  nwitimes.com

Southlake YMCA to hold registration for winter sports: Southlake YMCA will hold registration for youth basketball and floor hockey for those in Kindergarten ...



Northwest Indiana students receive Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships  nwitimes.com

The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation presented Scholarships to 122 seniors from Lake, Newton, Porter and Jasper County High Schools. Jim and Betty Dye ...



Achievement night celebrates 4-H families  nwitimes.com

Lake County 4-H members, families, and adult volunteers celebrated 4-H Achievement Night at the conclusion of the Lake County Fair.



Portage man arrested after head-on crash on U.S. 30  nwitimes.com

UNION TOWNSHIP — A Portage man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. 30 and crashed into another vehicle.



Bomb threat clears Valpo Cinemark theater | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — The Cinemark theater on the city's east side was evacuated during a busy period Saturday night after police received a call that a bomb had ...



Independent shoe retailer competes with variety, personal service  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO | When Aaron Szczepanski was looking to purchase new work boots for his wider-than-average feet, he decided to check out Silcott Shoes for the ...



Sortable Table: 2014 A-F Letter Grades For Every Ind. School  Indiana Public Media

A sortable table of 2014 A-F grades for all Indiana schools.



Davich: Parents chasing dreams for their children  Chicago Tribune

Emily Felter surprised me by giving a gentle hug when I said goodbye. An hour earlier, she wanted nothing to do with me. "Emily, do you like coming here?



Ethiopian orphan finds home, running success in Morgan Township  nwitimes.com

It's April 18, 2008. A 12-year-old boy from an Ethiopian orphanage runs up to Lisbeth Savage as she gets off a bus and wraps his arms around her.



#1StudentNWI: March Brings Success in Robotics and Marketing at the PCCTC  PortageLife

What's Happening The five electronics students at PCCTC wrapped up their robotic competition after six months of hard work. Originally, when the competition ...



Lakes of the Four Seasons Fire Force faces unique challenges  The Times of Northwest Indiana

LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS — The Lakes of the Four Seasons Fire Department is unique to the Region.



Porter County Fair Queen Pageant spotlights contestants who excel  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Karen Jacobs became the first Porter County Fair Queen in 1951 by selling the most grandstand tickets. Though nine years went by before the pageant resumed ...



Wal-Mart evacuates store twice following bomb threats  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — Police are investigating a 14-year-old boy in connection with bomb threats that resulted in the local Wal-Mart store evacuating its building twice ...



Schools taking technology to the next level | News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

Several area school corporations already have initiated one-to-one technology in their districts, and in some cases are moving forward to the next level.



Chris Wallace 'Remembers When" he lived in the region  nwitimes.com

The story of pop singer Chris Wallace is a combination “Cinderella story” and “local boy makes good” story. It's likely to make area fans dash to download music ...



Hammond Area Career Center students learn about the judicial branch  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — It was like an episode of TV's "Law and Order" come to life when a group of students from the Hammond Area Career Center visited the federal ...



Munster High students part of All-State choir  nwitimes.com

Munster High School congratulates eight students on being selected as 2017 Indiana All-State Choir participants or alternates. The six participants are Anu ...



'The Nutcracker' ballet brings magic to the Star Plaza  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | Even before the curtain rose Wednesday morning, the magic created by the Indiana Ballet Theatre's first performance of "The Nutcracker" filled ...



2018 Hamilton County Primary Election Guide  Current in Carmel

Editor's note: In an oversight, Current's Election Guide, published May 5, for the upcoming primary election May 8, left out the Hamilton County Commissioner ...



Hammond Area Career Center students conduct mock interviews that could lead to entry-level jobs  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Mock interviews with representatives from the Community Healthcare System may turn into entry-level jobs for students at the Hammond Area ...



Making the Grade: 2015-2016 school year | Digital Exclusives: Graphics  nwitimes.com

Did you miss our latest Making the Grade stories? This slideshow features all the stories that have run in the series for the 2015-2016 school year in Northwest ...



Healthy food projects sprouting in Gary | Lifestyles | nwitimes.com  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Frances Whitehead believes planting fruit trees can not only improve access to *fresh* produce in Gary, but beautify it as well, upending the idea of what a Rust ...



Golf carts are moving beyond the greens and onto roadways in some subdivisions  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Golf carts are moving off the golf course and onto residential streets so people can get to parks, festivals, work and even the local Dairy Queen.



Scholarships awarded by Dye foundation in 20th year  nwitimes.com

The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation recently awarded 72 new Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships to graduating seniors from Lake, Porter, Newton, and Jasper ...



Man faced myriad sexual misconduct allegations in decades-long career working with children  nwitimes.com

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories that resulted from a Times investigation into Michael Ritchie, a former region man who has worked with ...



Slideshow: A look back at your Celebrations in 2016  nwitimes.com

The Times wants to celebrate your milestones — everything from births, birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and more. Submit your ...



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