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Indiana teen takes his senior photos in a bathrobe, becomes a 'legend'  Indianapolis Star

Portage High School senior Evan Dennison wanted to do something funny for his senior photos. No one believed he would actually do it.

2 men linked to Portage High School student's homicide considering plea deals

CROWN POINT — Two men linked to the shooting death of an 18-year-old Portage High School student in January may be close to accepting plea agreements, ...

Ex-high school coach taken to prison after admitting to having sex with students  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — Jatwone London told the court Tuesday he had intended to earn a college degree and join the Navy.

17-Year-Old Poses in Robe for His Senior Portraits  Inside Edition

Evan Dennison, an incoming senior at Portage High School in Indiana, said he wears the robe all the time.

Senior pictures of student in bathrobe go viral

An Indiana high school student posed in a bathrobe for his senior pictures. Now, they're gaining a lot of attention on social media.

PREP SPORTS: Considine leaving Baraboo to become Lake Mills athletic director  Portage Daily Register

BARABOO — The Baraboo High School dugout and sidelines will have a different look this coming school year, as coach Steve Considine has accepted a job in ...

Ind. teen's bathrobe senior year photos go viral, though mom is 'very unhappy' with pics  WDRB

(FOX NEWS) -- One fearless Indiana teenager has become an overnight sensation after his one-of-a-kind senior year portraits – featuring the young man posing ...

In Depth: Wisconsin schools welcome safety improvement funds  The State

Peter Warning pointed to the "156-L" written above his office door to illustrate what's different about school safety in Portage. Portage Community School District ...

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.

Bathrobe outfit for senior portrait draws thousands of reactions on social media; ‘Is this going to affect him  Chicago Tribune

Evan Dennison, 17, wasn't joking when he said he was going to wear a bathrobe for his senior photographs.

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 ...

Possible student overdose at Portage High school prompts EMS response, police radio traffic indicates  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — Emergency officials were called to Portage High School Thursday morning in response to a report of an overdose involving a 15-year-old female ...

Teen's bathrobe-clad senior year photos go viral, though his mom is 'very unhappy' with pics  Fox News

One fearless Indiana teenager has become an overnight sensation after his one-of-a-kind senior year portraits – featuring the young man posing in a field in only ...

Edgerton High School joins others adopting zero tolerance cell phone policy  WKOW

EDGERTON (WKOW) –Edgerton High School will join a growing list of schools and districts cracking down on cell phones in classrooms. For Edgerton High ...

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.

Portage High School graduates 177 | Education |  WiscNews

Allisyn Weishoff and Emily McReath laughed about their adventures in kindergarten as they waited for the graduation ceremony to start Friday at Portage High ...

Family traditions, ice cream trucks draw thousands for Portage Fireworks Celebration  WiscNews

Anna Davidson, 18, recalls when growing up, she and her family would take a boat out on Swan Lake and watch the fireworks in Portage from a few miles away.

Best Fest strong for Portage church, despite weather  Portage Daily Register

Despite some chilly rain, St. Mary's Church of Portage managed to draw a crowd almost as big — and generous — to its 21st annual celebration this May as it.

Ex-prep diving coach gets 4 years for sex with teens  Indiana Lawyer

A former assistant diving coach at a northwest Indiana high school has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with two ...

Wrestling: Stephanie Martinez wins championship belt at Midwest Nationals  Galva News

BLOOMINGTON — Stephanie Martinez earned a championship belt and two of her Kewanee High School teammates finished second Saturday at the Midwest ...

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.

Ashes of former NBA, Wake Forest hoops star Len Chappell to be buried Saturday in his Pennsylvania home town

Nearly a year after his death, Len Chappell remains a Portage icon, often referred to as a "Gentle Giant" who was an All-American basketball player at Wake ...

'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.

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.

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, ...

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.

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 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.

Jack Eaton named Gatorade Indiana Boys Soccer Player of the Year  Chesterton Tribune

In its 34th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced Jack Eaton of Chesterton High School as its 2018-19 ...

Regionites celebrate Fourth of July with parades | Porter County News |

WHITING — The booming tenor voice of Jim Cornelison at the steps of City Hall made it obvious that this was no ordinary Fourth of July parade in downtown ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Hohlstein to be inducted into PHS Hall of Fame  Portage Daily Register

Jake Hohlstein wasn't expecting the call to the Portage High School Hall of Fame. He may be the only one who was surprised given the level of success he ...

Portage High School no longer allows pranks during Homecoming  WiscNews

Portage High School says toilet paper belongs in the bathroom.

Teen poses in his bathrobe for epic senior photos  USA TODAY

Evan Dennison wanted to do something funny for his senior photos. No one believed he would actually do it. Now he is a "legend."

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Elrice Williams is the third person to be charged with murder in the January shooting of Alayna Ortiz in Griffith.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

Giovante Galloway pleaded not guilty to murder in the Jan. 9 death of Alayna Ortiz in Griffith.

Woman reflects on her journey to U.S. citizenship during naturalization event in Hammond

HAMMOND — When Belinda Radiceska first learned she would be sworn in as a United States citizen on the Fourth of July, she thought it was a mistake.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Portage schools addressing cockroach issue at elementary school

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

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 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.

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.

Trapshooting a 'lifetime sport' for students in Portage  Portage Daily Register

Sometimes the country song “Beautiful Crazy” plays in the head of Emma Ashbrook when she walks to the trap line at the Portage Rod and Gun Club.

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 ...

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 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.

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 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.

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.

A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Zach Hughes  PortageLife

Before Zach Hughes could even drive a car, he started Young Cuts, a successful lawn care *service* based in Portage. He dreamed up the idea of his landscape ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 teen arrested, accused of making threats to another student

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

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.

Portage Alumni Tournament is one for the generations  Portage Daily Register

Three generations of Brandsmas watched as the 1992-94 team won the Wise Men's division championship at the Portage Alumni Basketball Tournament on ...

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

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

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.

Friday Flyover: Portage High School  WLS-TV

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

PREP FOOTBALL: Shane Haak picked to be Portage's next football coach  Portage Daily Register

The Portage High School football program has turned to a familiar face to lead its football program.

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 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 ...

Portage High School teens rock out with High School Nation

PORTAGE — About 2500 teens at Portage High School "partied hard" when High School Nation made a stop at the school to rock out with students as part of its.

Third annual Fish-On in Portage to showcase more outdoor activities  Chicago Tribune

Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce hosts the third Fish On: Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show Feb. 23-24 at Woodland Park, which is the center of ...

New leaders in place at Portage High School  Chicago Tribune

New principal and three new assistant principals will greet students returning to Portage High School.

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.

Meet the new staff in Portage schools (part II)  Portage Daily Register

About 20 new staff members filled out questionnaires for the Portage Community School District and Daily Register. Their answers will be offered in three ...

Meet the new staff in Portage schools (part I)  Portage Daily Register

About 20 new staff members filled out questionnaires for the Portage Community School District and Daily Register. Their answers will be offered in three ...

Portage student will be among Wisconsin's first female Eagle Scouts  Portage Daily Register

MADISON — Becoming an Eagle Scout is not about the medals for Makela Humke.

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.

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.

UPDATE: New boys hoops coach at Portage Township school takes helm at Monday night game

A new eighth-grade boys basketball coach has been hired amid controversy at Fegely Middle School in Portage Township, pending School Board approval.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Former Baraboo coach Darrin Berger hired at Portage  Baraboo News Republic

Former Baraboo High School boys basketball coach Darrin Berger didn't have to go far to find his next coaching job, as he has been hired to be the next boys.

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