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Portage High School principal position is 'dream job' for Pardeeville native, military member  WiscNews

Portage High School's next principal is a Pardeeville native who did two tours in Iraq as a member of the U.S. military.

Former high school coach pleads guilty to sex with students; faces four years in prison

VALPARAISO — A former assistant diving coach at Portage High School faces a four-year prison term after pleading guilty Tuesday to having sex with two ...

Portage Regional notes: Lake Central continues its dominance in field events

Lake Central's Madison Rigg, LaTreasure Johnson and Makeda Ellis won field events at the Portage girls track regional.

Flamenco performance to come to Portage High School West Auditorium

Globally influenced flamenco dancing will come to the Portage High School West Auditorium this May.

Motorcyclists honoring veterans stop in Portage to visit JROTC

PORTAGE — With sirens blaring and flags waving, the National Veterans Awareness Organization's convoy of motorcycles pulled into Portage High School ...

Northwest Indiana High School Track Stars Shine at Girls Track Regionals

Four lucky rabbit's feet– still attached to the rest of the rabbit– bounded across the Portage High School track Tuesday afternoon, moments before trials began for ...

Portage High School Thespians presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella  PortageLife

The Portage High School Thespians put on yet another outstanding show as they presented Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on April 26th, 27th, and ...

Portage natives return home to open downtown photography business  Portage Daily Register

Photographers Katie Seiler and Brieana Pulver thought of their clients when they named their business Solas and Kin Photography.

Ex-Indiana high school dive coach enters plea in sex case  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A former assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces four years in prison after reaching a plea agreement in a sexual misconduct case ...

Portage students, teachers plant trees for Earth Day  WiscNews

TOWN OF FORT WINNEBAGO — When Kyla Hopper returned to the Portage Community School District's forest Saturday for the first time in three years, she dug ...

Portage Coasts triumphs 14-3 Victory Over Merrillville  PortageLife

The Portage Indians competed against the Merrillville Pirates in the 35th Annual IHSAA Sectional Softball Tournament on Monday night. The Indians jumped on ...

Chesterton Trojans outrun Portage Indians  PortageLife

The Chesterton Trojans defeated the Portage Indians 14 - 2 at Chesterton High School on Wednesday evening. Fans of both teams gathered around the softball ...

Four Portage studen-athletes make college decisions official  WJAC Johnstown

PORTAGE -- Portage High School hosted a signing Wednesday for four standout student-athletes, making college decisions officialAlbert Koenigsberg will play ...

UPDATE: Small fire extinguished in Portage High School

PORTAGE — A small fire was extinguished at Portage High School this afternoon, according to Portage Township School Corp. officials.

Former Portage coach files plea agreement in sexual misconduct case  Chicago Tribune

A former assistant diving coach at Portage High School could serve four years in prison if a Porter County judge accepts his plea agreement.

Portage High School auditorium fire sparked by overheated stage light, fire chief says  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — Fire officials say a heated stage light caused a small fire in the Portage High School East Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon that prompted ...

Authorities in Baraboo, Portage address underage drinking risks near end of school year  WiscNews

With prom season in full swing and high school graduation ceremonies approaching, authorities in Sauk and Columbia counties hope parents, students and ...

PREP BOYS TENNIS: Portage drops pair of three-set matches late, falls to DeForest, 4-3  Portage Daily Register

The Portage boys tennis team has played well in Badger North Conference dual meet action this season, picking up three victories.

Hard work and endurance pay off for IHSAA Boys Track and Field Sectionals Athletes  PortageLife

A few lingering afternoon rain drops couldn't dampen the spirits of those gathered at Portage High School Thursday afternoon for the IHSAA Boys Track and ...

Portage EDC's Healthcare 360 shows students every angle of healthcare  PortageLife

With futures full of possibilities, Portage High School students explored careers in healthcare in the first part of an event called Healthcare 360.

A Portage Life In The Spotlight: Mike Steege  PortageLife

In life, we all seek people we can relate to, often searching for mentors who can guide us through life's muddy waters. As a School Resource Officer (SRO) for ...

Mehran Jalili and Lucrero Flamenco Dance Co. music and dance concert | Northwest Indiana Event Calendar  PortageLife

Experience the passionate and stirring music and dance of Spain-- in Portage, Indiana! Mehran Jalili and Lucero Flamenco Dance Company will perform on ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Portage gets pair of walk-off victories  WiscNews

The Portage High School softball team picked up two walk-off victories Saturday, beating Rice Lake 3-2 before rallying for a 6-5 win over Luxemburg-Casco in ...

'Harmony' concert fundraiser will help Portage shelter remodel  Portage Daily Register

From Tracy Cooper's perspective, every person who takes a seat Saturday at Portage Center for the Arts is making a difference for the River Haven homeless ...

'Crazy is underrated' in Portage High School musical 'The Addams Family'  Portage Daily Register

AJ DeSomer had his reasons for playing “Don't Stop Me Now” by Queen for his classmates Thursday night at Portage High School.

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.

Chesterton Trojans Win Against the Portage Indians 6 - 0 Girls Softball  PortageLife

The Chesterton Trojans won in a defensive game against the Portage Indians in girls softball on Thursday. Both teams showed off a good defense, with the ...

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

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 Club Member Shines in Indiana State Youth of the Year Competition  PortageLife

Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana attended Boys Girls Clubs of America's Indiana Alliance annual conference and State Youth of the Year ...

6 will be inducted into Portage High School Hall of Fame  Portage Daily Register

Recognizing success in all walks of life is the backbone of the Portage High School Hall of Fame, organizers say.

UPDATE: Turnout at Region polls slow; Porter County voting running smooth after a few morning snags

Voting in the primary election was running smooth but slow early Tuesday afternoon, several hours after Porter County elections officials reported a few snags in ...

Portage starting over in search for next high school principal  Portage Daily Register

Portage is still looking for its next high school principal after the school board interviewed what had been its top two finalists for the job Monday.

BASEBALL: 6th inning rally boosts Beaver Dam by Portage 2-1  Portage Daily Register

All game long Friday evening against Portage, Beaver Dam's prep baseball team had been squandering scoring chance after scoring chance. Finally, the ...

Portage considers 2 candidates for high school principal | Education  WiscNews

The Portage Community School District has narrowed its options for the next high school principal from 20 to two.

Students Explore Careers at NorthShore Health Center in Part Two of Healthcare 360  PortageLife

Healthcare 360 is an annual event organized by the Portage Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with Portage Township Schools and ...

A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Jessie Howe  PortageLife

Growing up in Hebron, Jessie Howe loved playing out fiction and fantasy in the country surrounding her rural home. Today, she has turned that into her day job ...

Teacher receives $6000 from Kohl Foundation for Portage High School  Portage Daily Register

Social studies teacher Elizabeth Hansen's Herb Kohl fellowship is boosting the offerings in Portage High School classrooms for 2019-20, including virtual field ...

Eight Schools Race to the Finish Line at the Boy's Track & Field DAC Invitational  PortageLife

Under a bright blue sky, eight high school track teams gathered together for the Duneland Athletic Conference Boy's Track Field Invitational. Lake Central High ...

Officials: 'Vague' Portage High threat dismissed by police  Chicago Tribune

Police have dismissed a rumored shooting threat at Portage High School on Friday, officials said earlier this week. A Portage High School student was ...

Portage High School Student Alayna Ortiz Shot And Killed In Griffith, Indiana  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — An 18-year-old student at Portage High School was shot and killed Wednesday night in Griffith, Indiana. Shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, ...

A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Patricia Ireland  PortageLife

For Patricia Ireland, life has been about finding ways to share knowledge and truth. Born and raised in Porter County, she has called Portage home for more ...

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

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

Six Region seniors shine as Academic All-Stars  Chicago Tribune

Six Northwest Indiana high school seniors were recently named as Academic All-Stars, according to a news release. Two from Crown Point and Michigan City ...

Portage High School announces 2019 ACES  PortageLife

Congratulations to the Portage High School 2019 ACES (Academic Champions Excelling in School)! These are the top 30 students in the class of 2019.

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

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 ...

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 ...

Portage High School no longer allows pranks during Homecoming  WiscNews

Portage High School says toilet paper belongs in the bathroom.

Events - Symphony Under the Stars 2019  PortageLife

Join us on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 7:30 PM for a FREE concert in Downtown Valparaiso at Central Park Plaza, home to The Porter Health Amphitheater.

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 ...

Longtime Oxford man turns 100, celebrates birthday with friends at gym where he exercises  Portage Daily Register

Urban Huber had one request. He wanted to share the spotlight with friends who also exercise regularly at La Vita. One day after he joined the centenarian club, ...

After November snafus, few speedbumps in new Porter County voting process: officials  Chicago Tribune

After last fall's problems, how did voting go in Porter County?

Second Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Portage High School Student Alayna Ortiz  CBS Chicago

Chicago (CBS) — A second suspect was taken into custody for the murder of an 18-year-old Portage High School student, police in Griffith, Indiana said.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Portage High School to hold baseball camp

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 ...

Gallery: A look at Election Day in Northwest Indiana

Gary Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chuck Hughes, left, congratulates Jerome Prince on his Gary mayoral primary win over incumbent Mayor Karen ...

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 schools put female students at risk of sexual abuse by coach, lawsuit claims  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — A lawsuit claims that Portage Township Schools failed to protect a female student from sexual abuse by an assistant diving coach.

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

Two men were charged with in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Portage High School student last week in Griffith as police continue to look for more people ...

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

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

Whirlwind of positive activity drives Portage's economic development climate  PortageLife

Injecting positivity and vibrancy into communities – both economically and otherwise—is only successful when great minds meet community-oriented people, ...

10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana, May 17th - 19th, 2019  PortageLife

Color outside the lines in more ways than one with our 10 fun things weekend guide!

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

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.

10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana April 26th - 28th, 2019  PortageLife

It's HUMP-DAY and you know what that means.... your full weekend guide is here!

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 Township Schools ups police presence Friday after multiple social media threats

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

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 schools addressing cockroach issue at elementary school

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

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 ...

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 ...

NorthShore Health Centers Employee in the Spotlight: Dr. Aditya Shah  PortageLife

It's important for physicians to get to know their patients, but it is just as important for patients to know their physicians. Dr. Aditya Shah, M.D., is one of the newer ...

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.

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 ...

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.

A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Robert Wilson  PortageLife

As director of student achievement and innovation for Portage Township Schools, Robert Wilson dedicates his life to the success of Portage students. He is a ...

Third man charged with murder in Griffith shooting of Portage High School senior  Chicago Tribune

A third man has been charged with murder from a January shooting in Griffith that left a a Portage High School senior dead. Giovante Galloway, 21, of Gary, and ...

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 ...

Portage Backpack Program keeps growing; covers all 5 elementary schools  Portage Daily Register

Weekend snacks are now available to students in all five Portage elementary schools, and the program's expansion won't stop there.

Police continue hunting for four suspects in the killing of Portage High student Alayna Ortiz  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GRIFFITH — Four of five men accused of the botched Jan. 9 robbery that cost the life of Portage High student Alayna Ortiz are still being sought by police.

Man pleads not guilty in Portage High student's shooting death

CROWN POINT — A judge entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a Gary man charged in a botched robbery that resulted in the Jan. 9 shooting death of an.

Deadline to apply for Portage Township Schools board seat is Thursday

PORTAGE — Qualifying Portage Township residents interested in filling a vacancy on the Portage Township School Board have until 5 p.m. Thursday to submit ...

Ice fishing forges 'connections' among Portage students | Education  WiscNews

Paul the Portage Pike can't speak, but answered a question for Brad Meixner.

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 ...

A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Brian Jones  PortageLife

Balancing a large family with a successful career takes grace, patience, and passion. Brian Jones, Assistant Principal of Portage High School and father to ...

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

The Portage Township Schools Corp. ended it's nearly 20-year school resource officer relationship with the Portage Police Department Friday. In a written ...

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

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

New face will join Portage School Board for first time in 4 years  Portage Daily Register

The Portage School Board is about to look different for the first time in four years.

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

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

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

PORTAGE — Portage Township Schools has been selected by the Indiana Department of Education to receive the 2019 Digital Learning Grant. Portage was ...

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

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

Portage approves teachers' contract; superintendent given high marks

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

New school library will house development materials for Portage staff  Portage Daily Register

Not long ago it occurred to Sue Conner that all of the books piled in the offices of retiring Portage school administrators might someday make a nice library for ...

Portage schools bring lessons home in makerspace labs using Legos, kits and gadgets  The Times of Northwest Indiana

It's never too early to begin preparing students for careers.

Snow days pile up for Portage schools | Education |  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 schools reset calendars after wild winter | Education  Portage Daily Register

Schools in and around Portage reset their calendars to account for what administrators say was the most unusual winter they can remember.

Portage softball team fills 18221 plastic Easter eggs for its annual hunt and fundraiser  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Portage High School softball hosts its fourth annual “Under the Lights” Easter egg hunt Saturday on the school's football field.

Portage High School Homecoming Court | Community |  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, ...

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 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 Township School Board candidates talk issues | Porter County News

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

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