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Interior design course prepares Portage students for popular, stable job market  Portage Daily Register

Interior design curriculum at Portage High School will prepare students for a flourishing field, educators say.



Portage Township Schools Update, February 15, 2019  PortageLife

Myers Elementary Myers Elementary School hosted a Kindergarten Grandparent's Day! Grandparent's visited their student's classrooms. Together they ...



2 men charged with murder in fatal shooting of Portage High School student  Chicago Tribune

Two men were charged with the murder of Alayna Ortiz on Jan. 9 in Griffith.



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sauk Prairie's defense slips up in 71-51 loss to Portage  WiscNews

PORTAGE — Offensive struggles have weighed down the Sauk Prairie girls basketball team this season.



Portage Alumni Tournament tips off for 23rd year this weekend  Portage Daily Register

In the strictest sense of the word, Jerry Foellmi is neither a Young Buck, nor a Soon-To-Be Wise Man, nor a Wise Man.



Portage student wants to raise $25000 for cancer research  WiscNews

Portage High School sophomore and cancer survivor Morgan Fimreite is accustomed to prioritizing others ahead of herself.



PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Portage's Eli Considine scores 1000th point in loss to DeForest  Portage Daily Register

Portage senior Eli Considine became the sixth player in program history to score his 1000th career point, and the first since Kevin Hurd in 2010, when he scored ...



PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Portage pulls away from Baraboo late  Portage Daily Register

BARABOO — The Portage High School boys basketball team closed strong on Monday night.



Portage mother accused of leaving kids home alone without water, heat  WLS-TV

A Portage, Indiana, mother is accused of leaving her children alone in a mobile home without water or a working furnace.



Education Roundup: Portage students to travel this summer  nwitimes.com

Portage students to travel this summer. Three Portage High School students will be traveling to Mexico and France this summer to participate in a summer of ...



Portage FBLA sends 30 students to state and takes 1st in community service  Portage Daily Register

Portage High School's Future Business Leaders of America program overcame cold-weather challenges to send 30 students to Green Bay for state competition.



Man pleads not guilty to murder in shooting of Portage High School student in Griffith  Chicago Tribune

A Gary man pleaded not guilty to charges from a Griffith shooting that left a Portage High School senior dead. Giovante Galloway, 21, appeared Thursday for his ...



UPDATE: Portage High School handles 2 social media-based investigations in 1 day  The Times of Northwest Indiana

In one day Portage High School had two separate incidents where students' social media posts were investigated as potential threats against the school.



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.



Local artist honors Portage plane crash victim in debut album  Portage Daily Register

In the first song of her debut album, recent Portage High School graduate Grace Gladem pays tribute to the aunt she never met.



Valparaiso Five Guys Holds Fundraiser For Family Of Slain Teenager  CBS Chicago

Chicago (CBS) — Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Valparaiso is raising money for the family of a murdered Portage High School student. The popular restaurant ...



A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Autumn Vizena  PortageLife

All cliches have a little truth in them. “It takes a village to raise a child” is one. Parents, grandparents, principals and teachers often are recognized as the village ...



Police notebook for Feb. 12, 2019 | Crime and courts | wiscnews.com  Portage Daily Register

Information is taken from the records of the Portage Police Department and does not represent a comprehensive list of police activity. Each individual named in ...



Portage High School student says threat was a joke, but police are calling it a felony  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — A 16-year-old Portage High School student who said he was just joking when he allegedly threatened a female student and the school on ...



Portage High School's homecoming parade to go on within city  nwitimes.com

The Portage High School parade will go on as planned Sept. 27, following its traditional route along Central Avenue.



IN DEPTH: Where's the drama? Theater offerings vary considerably from school to school  Baraboo News Republic

Pardeeville High School's drama club students have spent hours after school sorting costumes, boxing props and knocking the dust out of shoes.



Local Career and Technical District Continues to Be Among the Best in Indiana  PortageLife

Porter County Career and Technical Education (PCCTE) is among five districts in Indiana that met all performance indicators in the most recent year studied.



PHS Teacher Awarded Project Lead the Way Grant for Computer Science Course  PortageLife

Portage High School's course list will include a Computer Science class next year, thanks to a grant from the organization Project Lead the Way.



Portage High School student fatally shot in head near Griffith apartment complex: police  Chicago Tribune

Police collected video footage and witness statements Thursday after a Portage High School student was fatally shot in the head Wednesday near a Griffith ...



PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Reedsburg slows Considine, picks up victory over Portage  Portage Daily Register

Reedsburg coach Josh Rupnow and his boys basketball team saw Portage senior Eli Considine torch them for 31 points back in December, so they were going ...



Snow days pile up for Portage schools | Education | wiscnews.com  Portage Daily Register

So much for a mild winter. Major snowfall led the Portage Community School District to cancel school for the third time in six days Monday, as school ...



Portage superintendent defends telling teachers to grade students no less than 50 percent  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A recent email from the principal at Portage High School reminding teachers not to grade any tests or quizzes below 50 percent is causing enough ...



Strong Talent Moves On Following the Men's Wrestling Regional Championship at Hobart High School  PortageLife

The excitement was high and the stands were full at Hobart High School as friends, families, and fans joined together for the IHSAA Mens' Wrestling Regional ...



UPDATE: 2 charged in Portage High student's slaying planned to rob her boyfriend, records say  nwitimes.com

GRIFFITH — Portage High School student Alayna Ortiz died last week as an innocent bystander in a botched robbery of her boyfriend, police said Thursday.



Cellphone ban gets good reviews at Portage High School  Portage Daily Register

Portage High School's ban on cellphones in classrooms is bearing fruit and inspired more than a dozen inquiries from administrators across the U.S. during the ...



Portage High School no longer allows pranks during Homecoming  WiscNews

Portage High School says toilet paper belongs in the bathroom.



Portage teachers protest over contract talks  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE – More than 100 Portage Township Schools teachers picketed Thursday night over what they alleged were broken wage promises by the school ...



Portage Township Schools ups police presence Friday after multiple social media threats  nwitimes.com

Authorities in Portage are telling parents there is no cause for concern after a round of Snapchat messages circulated Thursday night among Portage High ...



Firearms, narcotics packaging found during probe of Portage High School student's homicide  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GRIFFITH — Police found guns and narcotics packaging in a Gary home that was searched during an investigation to find the shooter who took the life of an ...



Assistant Portage High School dive coach charged with sexual misconduct with two female students  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — A 19-year-old assistant dive coach at Portage High School is accused of sexual misconduct with two female students at the school, including as ...



Mediation needed to settle Portage contract after teachers reject proposed agreement  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — Portage Township Schools administrators and teachers are awaiting the appointment of a state mediator to intercede in contract negotiations.



Portage students petition for return of Portage school resource officers  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 600 Portage High School students have signed a petition requesting Portage police officers return as their school resource officers.



SPORTS BRIEFS: Portage High School to hold baseball camp  nwitimes.com

Morris baseball Chiefs Elite to hold holiday bags tournament: The Morris Chiefs Elite 17-and-Under will hold a holiday bags tournament beginning with sign in ...



Timing is everything in Portage High School's 'Unnecessary Farce'  Portage Daily Register

Good timing means everything for the actors in “Unnecessary Farce.”



Portage schools addressing cockroach issue at elementary school  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A local elementary school has been dealing with unwanted visitors since late last week.



Portage schools threaten legal action against city for sending unauthorized school resource officers to schools  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The battle between the school district and city over the deployment of school resource officers here came to a boil this week with the school district ...



GALLERY: Veterans Day ceremony at Portage High School  WiscNews

Portage High School welcomed veterans from near and far during its 14th annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday.



Portage students try to make lasting impression with downtown mural  Portage Daily Register

On every school day, Lorisa Harvey steps past the mural she helped create as a student of Portage High School 20 years ago.



Portage High School marks halfway completion of west building renovations  The Times of Northwest Indiana

It's not your mother's high school, especially if your mother attended Portage High School.



Portage school officials accuse police chief, mayor of attempting to undermine school security plan  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — School Board members and officials told a standing-room only crowd at a Portage Township School Board meeting Monday night attempts by the ...



Portage students protest firing of high school auditorium director  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 50 present and former Portage High School students stood holding signs protesting the apparent firing of the school's auditorium ...



Court delay granted in Portage High School assistant dive coach sex case  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — A delay was granted Tuesday morning in the case involving a 19-year-old assistant dive coach from Portage High School, who is charged with ...



Restorative justice program at Portage High School works to build trust, lower disciplinary problems in troubled students  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Editor's note: The names of the Portage High School students involved in the restorative justice program have been changed to protect their privacy.



Portage's feud over school resource officers seething  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — The feud over police officers in Portage Township schools remains at a boiling point.



Portage school board candidates tout experience at forum  Chicago Tribune

Candidates for the Portage school board drew heavily on their backgrounds to make their case to voters on Tuesday evening. The forum at Portage High School ...



New assistant principal chosen for Portage High School  Sauk Prairie Eagle

Portage High School's new assistant principal says her past work experience in post-secondary education should come in handy when helping students ...



Students face expulsion after arrests at Portage High School  Chicago Tribune

Three Portage high school students, all under 18, face expulsion hearings after they were arrested for drug- and weapons-related charges.



Portage Homecoming 2018: Down on the Farm | Education  Columbus Journal

Every Portage High School Homecoming float looked as if it were the FFA float.



Timothy (Tim) Ralph Cox  nwitimes.com

DeMOTTE, IN - Timothy (Tim) Ralph Cox born in Gary, IN on July 25, 1965 to Ralph and Victoria Cox. 1983 graduate of Portage High School, then attended ...



Portage High School sees positive results after banning phones in class  WMTV

A year after taking cell phones out of the classroom completely, Portage High has seen a decrease in cyber-bullying, and improved student mental health.



Wood graduates basic training | Community | wiscnews.com  Portage Daily Register

U.S. Air Force Airman Mason D. Wood, a 2018 Portage High School alum, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San ...



Research continually shows how distracting cell phones are—so some schools want to ban them  CNBC

According to Pew Research Center, 95 percent of teens have a smartphone or access have to one and 45 percent are online on a near-constant basis.



James Charles Davis, Sr - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

James Charles Davis Sr, age 74, of Madison, WI, passed away with family by his side on January 25th, 2019 at UW Hospital, Madison, WI.



Portage teachers ratify contract on second try  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The second time was apparently the charm as members of the Portage Association of Teachers ratified the latest version of their contract with ...



Caught on Camera: Troy Kinne of NIPSCO  PortageLife

Meet Troy Kinne, apprentice construction electrician, from Valparaiso, Indiana. He has been with NIPSCO for two years.



Bond set at $2,500 cash for Portage High School coach accused of sexual misconduct with two students  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — Bond was set Friday afternoon at $2500 cash for a 19-year-old assistant dive coach from Portage High School, who is charged with sexual ...



PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Poor offensive execution sinks Portage in 79-54 loss to Mt. Horeb  WiscNews

Poor first halves have plagued the Portage boys basketball team this season and Thursday night was no different.



Community Shows Support for Teams at the IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals  PortageLife

Inside the Merrillville High School gymnasium on Saturday evening, hundreds of fans were showing support for four teams—Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Michigan ...



Portage schools eliminate full-time school resource officers in return for part-time security personnel  nwitimes.com

Portage Township Schools will no longer have full-time Portage police officers serving as school resource officers.



New school resource officer aims to be a mentor for Portage students  Portage Daily Register

When Pete Warning was growing up in Oshkosh, his first interaction with law enforcement was running up to a police squad car and requesting to trade baseball ...



Portage High's Veterans Day ceremony offers lessons that 'go way beyond the classroom'  WiscNews

More and more veterans attend Portage High School's Veterans Day ceremony, year after year.



Portage approves teachers' contract; superintendent given high marks  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Portage Township teachers have a contract for the next year, but one union official isn't happy with it.



Portage schools looking to float $2 million bond issue  nwitimes.com

If a proposed bond issue by the Portage Township Schools is approved, driving around buildings will be a lot smoother.



10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana January 25th - 27th, 2018  PortageLife

As January's end is in sight, the Region is here with tons of fun activities like film festivals, concerts, Zumba classes and more this weekend! Oh... did I mention ...



GUEST COMMENTARY: Portage school security is more expensive now  nwitimes.com

As you know, the Portage Township Schools superintendent and the School Board ended its nearly 20-year relationship with the Portage Police Department ...



Portage schools switching from city police to sheriff's department; Portage chief calls move 'a disgrace'  Chicago Tribune

The Portage Township Schools Corp. ended its nearly 20-year school resource officer relationship with the Portage Police Department on Friday.



Portage High School student appointed youth adviser to act as liaison between schools and city  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — Simon Quiroz wants to be the voice of students at Portage High School — all the students.



Portage homecoming parade may be latest pawn in battle between city and schools  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — There will be a Portage High School homecoming parade Sept. 27, but officials aren't sure where it will take place.



Portage High School student named Merit semifinalist | Education  Portage Daily Register

Perfect test scores have their perks. Portage High School senior Emma Goldthorpe is a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program after achieving ...



GALLERY: Portage High School's class of 2018 | Galleries  WiscNews

Portage High School students said their thank yous and farewells Friday at the school's graduation held in the gymnasium.



Portage High School teacher honored for 2nd time in less than a year  WiscNews

Jan Imhoff is racking up honors. Portage High School's business and information technology teacher received the 2017 Russell J. Hosler Award on Friday at the ...



Portage teen arrested, accused of making threats to another student  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A 15-year-old Portage High School student was arrested Friday night after he allegedly sent text messages threatening another student.



Portage School Board seeking replacement for resigning member  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Portage Township Schools will seek a new board member beginning Jan. 1.



Different kind of 'Cinderella' debuts Thursday at Portage High School  WiscNews

Audiences might want to adjust their expectations for Portage High School's production of “Cinderella.”



Portage High School Homecoming Court | Community | wiscnews.com  Portage Daily Register

Portage High School announces the 2018 Homecoming Court. Pictured, from left, front row, are Olivia Limmex, Chloe Druckrey, Carlie Audiss, Tess Wilson, ...



Duneland graduation rate lowest in the county  Chesterton Tribune

By LILY REX. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently released its graduation rate data for the 2017-2018 school year. The IDOE said in a press ...



Police chief, former school administrator face off for Portage Township School Board seat  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The city's police chief and a former longtime school administrator are vying for one of three seats on the Nov. 6 ballot for Portage Township School ...



4 administrators retiring from Portage School District this summer  Portage Daily Register

The Portage Community School District will lose nearly a century of combined leadership experience this summer, including its high school principal, Robin ...



Portage Township School Board candidates talk issues  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Following recent controversy over school security and the placement of school resources officers in the district, voters heard directly from five ...



Prosecutors: State's "Romeo and Juliet" defense does not protect Portage High School coach in student sex case  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — One of two female Portage High School students claiming to have had ongoing sexual encounters with an assistant dive coach at the school ...



A Season of Hard Work Equal Success at the Girls Swimming Sectional Championship at Lake Central High School  PortageLife

In the wee hours of the morning, when most of the world is still asleep, high-school girls from schools all over the Region were hitting the pool, practicing their ...



UPDATE: Portage student who threatened to 'shoot up the school' claims gang affiliation  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A Portage High School student who was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening to "shoot up the school" told police he is affiliated with a ...



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lodi rides hot start past Portage, 72-45  WiscNews

The Lodi girls basketball team had been in a bit of a shooting funk as of late, having lost two of its last three games.



Portage vocal director asks his students to 'explore' ahead of Cabaret  WiscNews

Stephen Rodrigues-Pavao tossed the baton over his shoulder and feigned disgust.



Indiana high school dive coach charged with sex misconduct  WTHR

A 19-year-old assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces felony counts of sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography.



PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Lodi pulls away late to down Portage, 60-45  WiscNews

In the last five meetings between the Lodi and Portage boys basketball teams, the home team has been able to hold court.



Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled at Portage High School  nwitimes.com

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, thinners, solvents and other ...



Mold forces temporary closure of Portage Township school  Chicago Tribune

Mold was found in South Haven Elementary School in Portage Township, and students were moved to the high school where they will remain until Sept. 10.



South Haven Elementary School closed for the rest of the week over possible mold issues  The Times of Northwest Indiana

South Haven Elementary School will remain closed for the remainder of the week as officials investigate the possibility of mold in the building.



Full-time school cops to stay at Portage Township  Chicago Tribune

In a reversal, Portage Township Schools will keep its two full-time school cops in 2018-19, an official said on Friday. “Due to the Portage Police Department ...



Portage High School Homecoming Parade Shows City Colors  PortageLife

Hundreds of youths donning Portage's school colors of Red, White, and Black congregated behind Willow Creek Middle School Thursday evening to prepare for ...



Portage teachers issue statement opposing move to part-time SROs  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The Portage Association of Teachers issued a statement Wednesday, opposing last week's School Board decision to eliminate full-time school ...



Portage, Spanish students 'learn to listen' in school exchange  Portage Daily Register

Angela Fernandez hadn't even set foot in Portage before finding her most memorable experience here.



Sheriff, Portage schools partner on school safety plan  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Portage Township Schools and the Porter County Sheriff's Department have announced a joint effort to improve school security.



Friday Flyover: Portage High School  WLS-TV

This week, we feature Portage High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!



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