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Nachiket Magesh Wins KV REMC District Spelling Bee

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America’s oldest and most iconic national competition first began at the table of nine newspaper companies who created the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Little did they know that, 90 years later, their literacy efforts would reach 11 million students annually. In the hopes of becoming a Scripps National Champ, local spelling buffs from grades 3-8 competed to be the last one standing at the Regional Championship, hosted by Kankakee Valley REMC at Wheeler High School Thursday March 14.

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Duneland students participate in 44th annual Porter Co. Arts-A-Budding Exhibit


Duneland-School-CorporationThe 44th annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art exhibit was hosted recently at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University Campus. This exhibit is organized through volunteer efforts of the Porter County Visual Arts teachers and is sponsored by the Porter County Arts Commission in cooperation with the Bauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University.

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Chesterton High School cadet teachers participate in JA in a Day


CHS-cadet-teachers-participate-in-JA-in-a-Day-2019Chesterton High School and Junior Achievement (JA) of Chicago participated in a JA in a Day program at Newton Yost Elementary School on March 5, 2019.

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Michael Shumate is semifinalist in 2019 National Geographic Geo Bee Indiana State Competition


Michael-ShumateWestchester Intermediate School fifth grader Michael Shumate has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Indiana State Competition. The contest will be held at the IUPUI campus on Friday, March 29, 2019.

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IU Northwest gallery features Black Creativity exhibit though March 22, 2019


rot1The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to view a multidisciplinary group exhibition celebrating contemporary African American artists in the Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center. The exhibit runs through March 22.

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Visclosky Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotOn Friday, March 1, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District.

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Jackson Elementary School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students


Duneland-School-CorporationJackson Elementary School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW LaunchTM. It is one of just 214 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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Chesterton Middle School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students


Chesterton-Middle-SchoolChesterton Middle School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW GatewayTM. It is one of just 148 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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Chesterton High School State ISSMA Solo & Ensemble results for Winds, Percussion and Strings


Chesterton-High-SchoolA total of 23 students from Chesterton High School represented the Duneland School Corporation on February 23, 2019 at the State ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Event for Winds, Percussion and Strings that was held in Indianapolis. The students under the direction of Adam Bess and Brian Grenier earned a total of 24 medals. Three (3) gold medals with distinction and perfect score, five (5) gold medals with distinction, 14 gold medals, and two (2) silver medals were awarded.

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Journey Senior Living hosts educational estate planning event

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“One in four people are going to need memory care at some point,” said Florian Steciuch, Certified Senior Advisor, who offered the opening remarks at Journey Senior Living’s Estate Planning Event for Realtors this Thursday evening.

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Alzhiemer's Association unites community members to spread awareness

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Community members gathered in a safe space on Thursday night to confide in each other and discover services provided to aid those effected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association of greater Indiana hosted the event in hopes to better understand how to meet the area’s needs to serve them adequately.

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