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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton Brings Safe Options for Halloween


Teacher Spotlight:

English teacher Penny-Jo Morris recently dyed her hair bright pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kim Olesker


Kim Olesker is a beacon of inspiration. She has had midwestern beginnings, big adventures, and dreams of a better world. All of life’s paths lead her to become CEO & President of United Way of Porter County. Kim leads with her heart.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI October 26 - October 28, 2018


Halloween is here so time to celebrate this spooky holiday with some wonderful events! There are many ways to enjoy this weekend like the delicious Trunk or Treat at Wicker Park, colorful Dance Party at the Y, hot Flame + Flair Halloween Festival, delightful Pumpkins in the Park, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for October 26th - 28th!

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Fundraisers and Halloween Prep


Staff Spotlight:

More and more opportunities seem to keep arising for Kouts students as the school has acquired a new athletic director. Amy Evans, a former teacher for the Wawasee School District, has joined the staff at Kouts Middle/High School!

For many students, athletics are a huge part of their everyday routines, and could assist them in building a future after high school. As an athletic director, she is constantly working to create a fun and safe environment for athletes.

“[I work on] planning, supervising, and ensuring the athletic department is functioning to the highest level. Examples include meeting IHSAA requirements, official/game contracts, concessions,...

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Runs Into the Fall



The 2018 ‘A Night in the Secret Garden’ Homecoming was a major success, with students enjoying every minute of the event.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Michelle Andres


“You shouldn’t have to choose between being a mom and building a great career,” said Michelle Andres, President of Group 7even. “Any time I’m not at work, I try to spend with my husband and three kids. They’re the center of my world. Our philosophy at Group 7even is ‘Family First.’”

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI October 19 - October 21, 2018


Time to start getting in the mood for Halloween this weekend! Look for an array of events to enjoy this weekend like the classic Flashback Cinema: Beetlejuice at the Portage 16 IMAX + GDX, spooky Boo at the Zoo, yummy Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center Trunk or Treat, musical City of Hammond hosts Monster Mash, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for October 19th - 21st!

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#1StudentNWI: October Activities at VHS


What’s happened?

Valparaiso High School recently celebrated Homecoming Week which included many dress up days like neon day, decade day, school spirit day, and ended with the homecoming dance. The theme was Up in Space.

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A Valparaiso Life in the Spotlight: Stacey Kellogg


Stacey Kellogg is a lover of good news, fresh air, writing, and local community, and she seamlessly blends them together in both her personal and professional life.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI October 12 - October 14, 2018


Enjoy the changing of the leaves and coolness of autumn this weekend with some fun events. There are great events to make the weekend memorable like the naturalistic Festival of the Owls, colorful Portage Township YMCA Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk, delicious Westville United Methodist Church Fish Fry, energetic Hammond Sportsplex Host Men's Soccer Tournament, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for October 12th - 14th!

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Polly Pozzo


Polly Pozzo, an upcoming artist at the tender age of nine, faces serious daily challenges. Polly has a rare genetic disorder called muscle-eye-brain disease, or MEB, which is a form of Muscular Dystrophy.

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