valpolife logo portagelife logo laportecountylife logo Share good news

Features

Lessons in 'Becoming'

OprahMichelleObamaArticle

I sat in the passenger seat on the Indiana Toll Road headed for Chicago with my fingers anxiously twirling a strand of my curls, when my friend who was driving gently pushed my hands to my lap and encouraged me to not be nervous.

Read more



La Porte Celebrates the Holiday Season

kjhljg

Student Spotlight

As the holidays approach us, happiness and cheer are being spread all throughout La Porte High School. Teachers decorate their classrooms, music is played throughout the hallways, and students are found spreading more positivity than ever. One student, though, has stood out over the years through her everlasting distribution of love and joy.

Jocelynn Coleman, a La Porte High School senior, has been described as “compassionate” and “optimistic” by teachers at LPHS as her outgoing personality and genuine care for others stand out among others.

“She brightens your day with her smile, kind words, and passion for life,” Monica Owens, La Porte High School Physics teacher, said.

Coleman is on the LPHS Quiz Bowl team, and is the President of the La Porte High School Chapter of National Honor Society....

Read more



A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Brian Doolin

Brian-Doolin

Brian Doolin is a valuable educator at Westchester Intermediate School. As head of the Special Education Department, Doolin spends his days helping children with special needs reach their potential.

Read more



10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana December 14 - 16, 2018

10-Fun-Things-12-14-16-2018

Pet picture with Santa, holiday craft shows, and planetarium shows are just some of the AMAZING things to do this weekend in northwest Indiana! Find out what amazing family activities are going on near you!

Read more



#1StudentNWI: Strength in Small Numbers at Kouts High School

1-Stu-Kouts-Dec-2018-01

Basketball Managers Extraordinaire

In high school, athletics oftentimes takes the forefront in news. Typically, though, we only see what is being shown to the public. The players, formations, coaches, and awards are always on the minds of those paying attention. Unfortunately, we don’t often see what is happening behind the scenes of the stardum.

I briefly spoke with the Kouts High School Boys Basketball Team managers, Emily, Elly, Brielle, and Olivia. These young women are responsible for washing jerseys, giving players water, keeping track using the scoreboard, loading the bus for travel, and organizing their equipment. Many of the girls chose to be managers in an attempt to feel closer to the players, and to also feel like part of a team, as some of them don’t feel confident...

Read more



Michigan City Schools Unite in Grand Performance, "One City, One Sound"


The magic of Christmas sprung to life with the sound of music Thursday evening, November 6, at Michigan City High School. Students of all ages transformed the gymnasium into a concert hall. Local youth filled the room with Christmas music using their voices and instruments. The event lived up to its name: “One City, One Sound.”

“This is a way to bring the whole city together in the spirit of Christmas,” Stephanie Sobecki, Barker Elementary Music Teacher, said.

Michigan-Citys-One-City-One-Sound-Concert-20180407“Sobecki relayed that the students practiced for several months to make the event a great show. She was...

Read more



#1StudentNWI: Bishop Noll Institute Connects Students to Community

1StudentNWI-Bishop-Noll-1

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Albrecht

 A teacher who has taught almost everything is Mary Albrercht. When she first started at Bishop Noll five years ago, she was the freshmen theology teacher. Two years ago she took over STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.) She teaches STEM to all freshmen and a select group of eight graders from nearby Catholic grade schools. This year she is also teaching Intro to Engineering Design to all grade levels.

Read more



10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana December 7 - 9, 2018

10-Fun-Things-12-07-09-18

'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' in northwest Indiana! From cookies with Santa, tree light celebrations to a hike in the park, northwest Indiana has TONS of activities this weekend!

Read more



A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: WJOB's Jim "Jed" Dedelow

2018JimDedelowLITS

“I let them disagree and express their viewpoints,” says WJOB’s Jim “Jed” Dedelow of his approach to his morning show, describing how he continues to implement the values he learned working at WJOB in the 70s, that focused on free speech, independent thought, and a little bit of confrontation to make sure you serve your community.

Read more



#1StudentNWI: Boone Grove Prepares for Upcoming Madrigals and Reflects on Field Trips, Star Students, and Resourceful Teachers


What Has Happened? : Hamiltonbg1HAMILTON

This past month, Boone Grove High Schools journalism class in its inaugural year traveled to CIBC Theater in Chicago to see the musical ​Hamilton: An American Musical.

Thanks to a generous local business donation, the class of over twenty students spent the day in the city wrapping up the “American Revolution and Journalism” unit they had just completed.

Students came in for a normal day of class when they were surprised with the news. Sophomore Catrina DeLeon was one of the lucky students.

“I’ve wanted to see if for two years, and the fact that this opportunity was so easily given to us, I’ll forever be grateful.”, said DeLeon.

She is also active in BGHS theatre and took notice saying, “The play had a mix of everything from romance and comedy and all the...

Read more



#1StudentNWI: Teamwork & Promising Futures at Area Career Center University

1-Stu-ACCU-Nov-01

What Has Happened at ACCU

The Area Career Center University has started its sixth year and is maintaining its hold on academic excellence. If someone were to walk the halls of this school, they would feel a sense of motivation, a forward mindset so thick you could cut it with a knife. Last summer, the seniors want to further their knowledge and education. More than 20 students went to Vincennes University to take an accelerated, two-week sociology course. This course was hosted at the Vincennes campus for the first week, and then the students moved to the ACCU for the second week. This coursed kept the same rigor as the semester course, but crunched the work down into a two section. Even though this course was a lot of work, every student who participated in this program passed the course. These...

Read more




1   2   3   4   ... Last