LPHS Parent Newsletter

November 2020

Dear Families,

Thank you to everyone in your efforts to keep our campus safe during this pandemic. It is important for all of us to continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash our hands, and stay home if you feel ill or exhibit any of the COVID-19 screening symptoms.


November is another busy month at LPHS. We are opening up the window to select Option 1 for on campus instruction and Option 2 for our distance learning from October 28th through November 6th. Please login into Skyward and select your option starting the second semester.


I hope you enjoy the newsletter and recognize the positive achievements of our students and faculty. I want to wish all of our families both a Happy Halloween and a Happy Thanksgiving!


Once A Slicer, Always A Slicer!


Mr. Alber

WINDOW TO SELECT YOUR OPTION 1 ON CAMPUS OR OPTION 2 DISTANCE LEARNING FOR SECOND SEMESTER

Parents and Guardians,

The window for selecting the learning Option 1 on campus instruction or Option 2 distance learning for the second semester starting January 19th is available from Wednesday, October 28th through Friday, November 6th at 5 p.m. Parents will need to designate their selection using Skyward Family Access and selecting ONLINE FORMS on the left side of the menu. A screenshot is provided below. All families need to login and select their choice for second semester.

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Slicer Shout Outs!

Mulligan Foundation Donation!

On October 16th the Gerry and Franca Mulligan Foundation donated several instruments to the LPHS band in an outside and socially distant presentation. LPHS was honored to host Mia Toschi from the Mulligan Foundation, Mayor Tom Dermody, and State Representative Jim Pressel. We appreciate the generosity of the Mulligan Foundation and their donation in excess of $16,000!


One of the most widely respected and admired jazz musicians of all time, Gerry Mulligan occupies a unique place in the American musical scene. Recognized as an important 20th century composer, arranger, saxophonist, and conductor, he played a vital role in the history of modern jazz and contemporary music. Mulligan performed with such jazz immortals as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Jack Teagarden, Dave Brubeck, and Billie Holiday. He was consistently voted number one in jazz polls around the world winning a record twenty-nine consecutive Down Beat Readers Poll awards and 1 grammy award in 1981.


Pictured: Front row from left to right: Aaron Kroening, Victorio Sirugo, Logan Gard, Ireland Albin, Mia Toschi

Back row from left to right: State Representative Jim Pressel, Mayor Tom Dermody, Principal Chris Alber, K-12 Music Coordinator Matt Sullivan, and Band teacher Joe Clark

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Mulligan Foundation awards LPHS new instruments

Congratulations to our 2020 Sectional Champions!

Congratulations to Coach Ramirez and LPVB for their sectional championship on Saturday, October 17th.
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Daylight Savings Time

A reminder to set your clocks back one hour for Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, November 1st.
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Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of the staff at La Porte High School, we would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our students and their families. We will be in school on November 23rd and 24th and our Thanksgiving break will be November 25th-27th. We will see you back on Monday, November 30th.
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We will have an e-learning day on Tuesday, November 3rd

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Slicers pitching in!

The 2020-2021 school year is in full swing at

La Porte High School

. The Slicers aren’t letting COVID-19 halt their Cadet Teaching program, Key Club community service opportunities or biomedical courses.

Check out our La Porte #1StudentNWI student intern’s update on the latest and greatest here: https://laportecounty.life/.../1studentnwi-la-porte-high.../

La Porte Community School Corporation

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Congratulations Cross Country Runners!


What a morning for Slicer Cross Country! Help us congratulate both the girls and boys' teams for qualifying for Semi-State.



Cole Raymond was Regional Champion, and Sam Bell (7th) and Jay Pillai (17th) joined him on the All-Regional team.



Ella Bensz (4th) and Brenna Sobecki (14th) made the All-Regional team for the girls.

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IATCCC Academic All-State Honorable Mention

Huge congrats to Alli Bender, Ella Bensz, Lilly Burke, Laramie Lilly, Audriana Nunez and Mason Tulacz on earning IATCCC Academic All-State Honorable Mention!

They are the definition of STUDENT athletes!

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Picture retake information *NEW DATE*

Underclassmen retakes are on Wednesday, November 11th for any OPTION 1 student who missed the original school photo days. Option 2 students will not be asked to come this day for photos.


There will be a retake day in January or February for OPTION 2 students who missed the photo day in September.


Seniors who missed the senior photos will have their ID photo used in the yearbook. There may be additional senior retake days scheduled, but there is nothing set as of yet.


Email eparker@lpcsc.k12.in.us with any questions.

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Our Second Grading Period begins Monday, October 26th

Homecoming King & Queen

LPHS is excited to announce this year’s Homecoming King and Queen: Mark Franklin and Sophie Sorg.

1st runners up were Alex Kring and Emily Conrad, and 2nd runners up were Alex Ake and Melissa Orsonio.

(Masks were removed quickly for a yearbook photo and then pulled back up.)

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Best of luck to our football team in sectionals v. Munster on Friday, October 30th!

Distance Learners Chromebook Repair

If you are a distance learner and you have a chromebook in need of repair please contact Mrs. Taylor by email (ctaylor@lpcsc.k12.in.us) or phone (219-362-3102 ext. 61056). Students that have turned in a chromebook already for repairs please check your school email regularly for notices that your device has been repaired and is ready for pick up.

Counselors Corner

Information regarding Junior & Senior Meetings was posted to 11th & 12th grade "LPHS News & Announcements" Canvas pages on 10/14/20. To find this information students should click on the "Counselor Corner" button in their respective Canvas modules. They would then click on "Junior Meeting" or "Senior Meeting" to review the posted PowerPoint for further instructions.

Choir Concert!

The LPHS Choirs presented their Fall Choral Concert online on October 7 with a virtual performance of “Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name.” Students learned the song through a series of in-class and at-home assignments. They recorded themselves singing and then Mr. Coe mixed the audio files together with video footage of the choirs during class activities to create the virtual experience. It was a great summative representation of what choir has looked like in these unique times.
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A reminder we have free breakfast and free lunch offered daily while the federal funding lasts!

Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31st

Job Hiring Event

Let us help you find the perfect warehouse or manufacturing job at American Licorice Company, American Renolit Corporation, Corsicana Mattress Company, E-PAK Machinery, Inc., and Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions! NOVEMBER 12, 2020 | 3 PM - 6PM LA PORTE CIVIC AUDITORIUM Interviews will be conducted ON THE SPOT! If you are interested in attending, please send your resume to events@gotoworkonenw.com.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

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Student IDs

A friendly reminder that all students are mandated to wear their student ID while on campus. Students have already received their permanent ID. We are allowing them to wear an individualized and school-appropriate lanyard if they so choose. Thank you for your cooperation.