DuneNews

Duneland School news for parents, students and teachers

Thursday, June 3, 2021 Vol. 55 No. 37

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Chesterton High School announces National Merit Scholarship winner


The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced over 3,100 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.


Ryan Donovan, Chesterton High School senior, has received a college-sponsored Indiana University Bloomington National Merit Scholarship in the area of Biology. He is the son of Thad and Susan Donovan of Chesterton.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. An additional group of Scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients in the 2021 competition to about 4,000.


This year, 160 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 85 private and 75 public institutions located in 42 states and the District of Columbia. College-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners announced today are a part of the distinguished group of about 7,500 high school seniors who will receive National Merit Scholarships for college undergraduate study worth over $30 million.

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WIS announces top performance in VEX Robotics World Championship

Westchester Intermediate School (WIS) Robotics had eight amazing teams qualify for the prestigious VEX Robotics World Championship. They were among 1,600 teams and 8,600 students from the United States and 30 countries from around the World that participated in the May competition.


Locally, the Remote VEX Robotics World Championship was held at WIS for part of each day's competition. Eight WIS teams competed in the Live Remote Skills Division which included three runs of driver's skills and three runs of coding skills. Here's a quick summary of the top performances among the WIS teams:


Team C had the highest driver skills run with 104 points. Team C members include Andrew Klootwyk, Vance Gaston, and Colton Beckwith.


Team E had the highest coding skills run with 38 points. The group also had the highest combined total driver and coding with 110 points. Team E members include Danny Cain, Emmet Burkus, Michael Ward, and Matthew Balhoff.


Team G won the Design Award in the Mars Division. This award goes to the team with the most effective and efficient robot design process. Team G members are Allison Klootwyk, Lily Linsemeyer, Rosemary Hundt, and Riley Rodriguez.


Team B won the Create Award in the Venus Division. This award goes to the team with the most creative engineering solution to solve the year’s challenge. Team B members are Brady McWhirter, Macie Kania, Elizabeth Dodds, and Alina Micchia.


The following teams also performed well during the event:

Team A members include Ava Bozak, Michael Izguerra, Nicholas Jakel, Christian Keene, and Lela Ragnone.


Team D members include JP White, Adam Tenbarge, Finn McCready, and Eva Capodice.

Team F members include Isaiah Prater, Drew Reagor, Maddy Ronstadt, Elizabeth Uehling, and Aly Malinovsky.


Team J members include Liam Crum, Nolan Marin, and Zach Erwin.


Westchester Robotics is coached by Miss Kaitlyn Toweson, Mr. Brad Sweet, and Mrs. Kari Balon. "We are incredibly proud of all the WIS teams for what they were able to accomplish during the unprecedented 2020-2021 robotics competition season," said Toweson. We recognize that the members did their best to meet their individual team's expectations."

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CMS announces scores in VEX Robotics World Championship

The Chesterton Middle School (CMS) Robotics teams concluded their season at the VEX World Championship. This event was held virtually due to COVID instead of traveling to Texas. Competing teams from across the United States and Foreign countries including China, Australia, Canada, Germany and others were present at this year's competition.


Team E (consisting of Ayden Bozak, Ethan Glassman, William Morgan and Keith Ward) had a score of 159 and was 27 out of 125 teams.


Team A (consisting of Lucas Sparks, Sam Macker and Addisyn Rodriguez) had a score of 105 and was 79th.


Team F (consisting of Raymond Hundt, William Roberson, Aiden Sweet and Alexander Kozinski) had a score of 86 and was 102nd


Team B (consisting of Paige Engels, Mackenzie Kania and Lincoln Rhoda) had a score of 73 was 114th.


"Getting into the World Tournament was not a small accomplishment, said Coach Rob Yong. "A lot of hard work was put in along with winning qualifying awards at the State Tournament in March." He congratulates all team members on an awesome season.

Duneland Schools to Launch Trojan Virtual Academy this Fall

Duneland School Corporation is excited to announce a new chapter in our history of excellence by expanding our curricular choice offerings to include a virtual K-12 program. Starting in the fall of 2021, we will be launching the Trojan Virtual Academy (TVA).


We recognize that most students find academic and social success best through in-person learning. Our commitment to these practices and programs remains unchanged. However, as we navigated 2020, we became increasingly aware of a growing number of students that thrive through alternative learning environments and specifically through online learning.


The TVA thus serves as a school choice option for families to maintain connection with Duneland Schools while selecting a learning option that they feel works best for their student(s).


For more information, please visit our Trojan Virtual Academy site for more information.

Last chance to apply for TVA is Friday, June 4!!

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Trojan Virtual Academy Applications (TVA) Due June 4

Families interested in enrolling their student in the Trojan Virtual Academy for Fall 2021 should complete an online application found on the Duneland School Corporation website. The application window will be open from May 14-June 4 with families being notified of final decisions by June 10.


As we navigated 2020, we became increasingly aware of a growing number of students that thrive through alternative learning environments and specifically through online learning. The Trojan Virtual Academy is Duneland's school choice option for families to maintain connection with Duneland Schools while selecting a learning option that they feel works best for their student(s).


To learn more about the TVA please visit the Duneland School Corporation website and click the link under "Find it Fast" for Trojan Virtual Academy. On this page, parents can find links to handbooks, presentations, FAQs, and other related documents. The TVA Application is now available on the TVA Website.


We realize that families have many educational options for their children and we are honored that you continue to make Duneland School Corporation your education destination.

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Chesterton High School Announces Graduation Parade on June 8

Chesterton High School will celebrate Graduating 2021 Seniors with a celebratory parade throughout the downtown on Tuesday, June 8 beginning at 4 p.m.


The Duneland community is invited to congratulate this year's Chesterton High School 2021 graduates along the parade route. Parade route is as follows: Exit CHS by the Football Stadium, north on 11th Street, east on Porter Avenue, north on 8th Street, east on Broadway, south on Calumet. The parade will end at the corner of Calumet and Porter Ave. where student cars may disperse.


Graduating seniors and their immediate family members only, may participate in this voluntary car parade through town. Students do not need to register to participate. Student/family cars will line up for the parade at 3:00 p.m. in the CHS Parking Lot. Seniors in their family car will enter the CHS campus from the Entrance on 1050 only, to organize into a parade line that will kickoff at 4 p.m.

CHS Outdoor Graduation Set for June 9 (Rain Date: June 10)

The Chesterton High School commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be hosted on Wednesday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Football Stadium. This event is not open to the general public. Patrons attending must have a ticket and will use allotted tickets based on the color labeled by the Porter County Health Department at the time of the event.


Date: June 9, 2021 (June 10, 2021, in case of inclement weather)

Time: 7:00 p.m. ceremony

Where: CHS Football Stadium

Duration: 2 hours


Overflow parking will be available to families attending the event in the south parking lot of Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S 5th Street. Bus shuttles to the CHS Graduation event will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. with return shuttle following the ceremony.


A live press box view will be available of the CHS Graduation ceremony on June 9 beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Facebook Live through the CHS Facebook Page


Commencement details and list of graduates

Duneland School Student Device Information

The Duneland School Corporation (DSC) has finalized plans for students in grades K-7 regarding new device distribution.


  • Students in grades K-7 will be allowed to keep their current DSC device over the 2021 summer. During the first few weeks of the 2021-22 school year, students in grades K-7 will be required to return their current iPad, keyboard case, power block, and power cord. At that time, students will receive their new iPad, keyboard case, power block, and power cord.
    It is important that students save anything that they would like to preserve from their current iPads. For more information on saving items from the iPad to iCloud please see the following guide: Moving iPad Files to iCloud Drive - https://bit.ly/3v6kXMY

  • Chesterton Middle School 8th graders received their devices at school today (6-3-21).

  • All returning Chesterton High School students will keep their current devices over the 2021 summer

  • Graduating seniors that have been issued a Duneland device will be required to return the device and the associated power block/cable. Failure to return these items will result in the full replacement cost of the equipment charged to your account. Seniors that are ready to return their device can do so in the CHS Media Center.
    Please also take a few moments to preserve any materials saved directly to your student device on a permanent storage mechanism. These storage mechanisms could include a personal Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Removable USB drives, or other cloud storage.
    For assistance working through this process please visit the CHS media center for technical assistance.

Any student that needs technical support over the summer can create an IT support ticket here: https://duneland.freshservice.com/support/tickets/new (Students/parents must use the student “myduneland.org" email address to open an IT Ticket)


Students/parents may also call 219-983-3759 and speak to a technician

DuneNews

Next Thursday, June 10 will be the last informational issue of the DuneNews for this school year. The DuneNews will resume with a Back-To-School issue in mid July and regular issues after school begins in August.

Thank you to everyone who submitted information for this school year's publications.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Above photo compliments of the Indiana Dunes

Photo Field Trip at the Diana of the Dunes Dare

The magnificent scenery of the Indiana Dunes makes it a photographer’s paradise. The epic sand dunes, gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets, and wooded trails offer unlimited opportunities to take photographs. One of the best places to take pictures is at West Beach in the Indiana Dunes National Park.


In partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park, Chesterton High School Photo 2 students in Adam Schultz class took a field trip to West Beach to hone their camera skills and take on the Diana of the Dunes Dare, a new hiking challenge on the Dune Succession Trail at Indiana Dunes National Park’s West Beach. The one-mile trail leads up and over Diana’s Dune and through the four stages of dune development.


"It was my hope to take my Photo 2 students on a photography field trip and possibly have some of the student images published," said Schultz. He contacted the marketing director at Indiana Dunes, Christine Livingston, to see if they would be interested in having the students come out for a field trip. "Luckily my timing worked out in correlation with a new trail they were developing, the Diana Dunes Dare.


Below is a link to the Indiana Dunes website advertising the Diana Dunes Dare challenge featuring the students from Adam Schultz Photo 2 class, their photo images and portions of their blogs about their experiences on the new hiking challenge.


Diana Dunes Dare Link

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The Westchester Drama Club, directed by Rebecca Uehling, presented "A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale for a limited audience on Friday, May 28.


Drama Club students participating were: Nola Macias, Leah Lewis, Wyatt Wellensiek, Finn McCready, Azalea Long, Elizabeth Uehling, Adam Tenbarge, Stella Strupeck, Clare Jobgen, Valeria Chavez, Lauren Drewes, Kelsey Schermerhorn, Mason Kubath, Ambrea Flick, Adrianna Gorbea, Allyson Gregory, Lucy Arocha, Porter Fowler, Peyton Schwartz, Zoey McKee, Amber Smith, Leah Krzan and Sophia Kirka. Student director was Elia Livovich.

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Bailly Cereal Box Food Drive Benefits Local Food Pantry

Bailly Elementary Student Council hosted a cereal box food drive to donate to the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry in Chesterton. Pictured are STuCo students and a cute video as well. The video shows the kids making a cereal box "domino" run.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn9zYRczEIg

DSC COVID-19 Support Center

Looking for COVID-19 Resources?

Duneland families can access our COVID-19 Support Center by visiting our website at www.duneland.k12.in.us and clicking on the COVID-19 INFO link at the top of our website. This link is also available on each of our school's websites in the same location.


Duneland School's Daily COVID-19 Risk Level is located on our COVID-19 INFO Home page along with many other helpful resources.

COVID-19 Dashboard

The DSC administration has established a COVID-19 dashboard that can always be found on our COVID-19 Support Center webpage. The COVID-19 dashboard (below) will now be updated once per day with all active cases reported, and/or will include cases removed from active status (conclusion of the 10-day isolation period). Below is the COVID-19 Dashboard with the latest update available at time of this publication. Please visit the COVID-19 Support Center for the most up-to-date posting. This will be the last Dashboard update for this school year.

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Long-Term Capital Improvements

The DSC leadership, architects, and constructional management professionals have begun meeting with staff to discuss the next steps of the Long-Term Capital Improvement projects. Staff input sessions will take place prior to summer break and community forums will take place during the summer.

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Community members may review the Long Term Capital Improvements information that will be continuously updated on the DSC website.

DUNELAND SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

Session 1 Summer School Bus Stops

The Duneland School Summer School Session 1 Bus Route Stops are now available for Elementary, CMS and CHS.


Elementary K-4 Summer School Bus Stops
CMS 5-8 Summer School Bus Stops

CHS 9-12 Summer School Bus Stops

Duneland 9-12 Summer School. DEADLINE TO REGISTER: June 4

Classes Offered

Virtually or In-Person

Registration closes June 4, 2021

Click here for more information

Duneland K-8 Summer School Information

Duneland K-8 Summer School

In-Person Classes

Click here for more information

DSC 2020-2021 Calendar Change

ATTENTION PARENTS:

In order to provide additional time for teachers to submit student grades, the eLearning day that was previously scheduled on Wednesday, June 2 was moved to the last day of the school year for students on Friday, June 4.


Click on the Calendar image to download the 2020-2021 Calendar

Housing Resources List for Families

United Way of Porter County is responding to family hardships during these unprecedented times with assistance in a number of categories. Help is available in the areas of rent, mortgage and utility bills, eviction, and even homelessness. Please refer to the Housing Resources List from United Way for addresses, phone numbers, and weblinks listed on the First Contact list for further information regarding specific resources.

Summer Grab & Go Meals

Summer Grab & Go Meals will begin on Monday, June 7 for all YOUTH 18 years and younger. Meals must be pre-ordered each Thursday by 9:00 a.m. to be eligible for the Monday meal pick up. Summer Meals Grab & Go Order Form


Meals will be distributed every Monday from 1-2 p.m. from June 7-July 26, 2021. Meals will consist of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches with heating instructions. Meals are for CHILDREN ONLY.


*PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOUR CHILD PARTICIPATES IN SUMMER SCHOOL, THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THESE MEALS BUT CAN RECEIVE FRIDAY'S MEAL TO TAKE HOME ON THURSDAY.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Now Open

  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially opened the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to qualified applicants. The program offers:
  • Up to $50/month discount on service and associated equipment
  • Up to $75/month discount on for households on Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 on a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer
  • Those eligible for the EBB Program include anyone who experienced a substantial loss of income in 2020, those who qualify for SNAP benefits or the free and reduced school lunch programs, and households with incomes at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. Internet Service Providers must opt-in to provide the discounts.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
  • Those who experienced a substantial loss in income in 2020;
  • Those who already meet the requirements of an internet service provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program;
  • Those who qualify for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP and other government assistance programs;
  • Participants of Tribal assistance programs;
  • Those who received a Pell Grant;
  • Those received benefits under free and reduced school lunch program
  • Households with incomes at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
  • Examples: household of 1 making $17,338 per year; household of 4 making $35,775 per year


HOW TO APPLY

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a temporary program. It will end when the funds run out or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services ends the COVID-19 health emergency.

Summer Sport Camps

Athlete Physical Information

Chesterton Athletics has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows parents to complete and sign all necessary athletic forms for your student athletes. This includes enrollment, informational, medical, athletic, technology and other traditional forms you have filled out by hand in the past. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

https://chestertontrojans.com/2021/05/31/physicals-for-next-school-year/

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2021 Duneland Swim Club Final Summer Tryout

2021 Duneland Swim Club Final Summer Tryout

Monday, June 7 from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

at Chesterton Middle School thru entrance #9

The Duneland Swim Club is offering its final Summer season tryouts for swimmers that are new to the program. New swimmers must be entering Kindergarten, be able to put their face in the water, and swim 12 1/2 yards without touching the bottom or side.

For more information visit www.duneswim.com

Athlete Physical Information

Chesterton Athletics has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows parents to complete and sign all necessary athletic forms for your student athletes. This includes enrollment, informational, medical, athletic, technology and other traditional forms you have filled out by hand in the past. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

https://chestertontrojans.com/2021/05/10/physical-information-final-forms-launch/

2021 Northwest Regional Sheriff's Camp

CHS Trojan Football Golf Outing -Sign up deadline July 2

FORMAT: FOUR PERSON TEAM (18-Hole Scramble)

START TIME: 1pm-SHOTGUN START (registration begins at 11:30)

COST: $100 per person (includes cart, green fees, range balls, 2 beverage

tickets and All-American grill dinner)

AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Individual prizes will also be

awarded for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Auctions and raffles

will also take place.

All proceeds will benefit the Chesterton High School Football Program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 2, 2021

NOTE: MONEY MUST BE RECEIVED BY DEADLINE: NON-REFUNDABLE


3 METHODS OF PAYMENt:


  1. Check and registration form sent to:
    CHS Football Boosters
    Attn: Jeff Cunningham
    210 Sandpiper Drive
    Chesterton, IN 46304

  2. Check and registration form dropped off to the CHS Athletic office.
  3. Purchase online with EVENTBRITE (Registration form must also be turned in)
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NorthShore Clinic for ALL DSC Students located at CMS

Duneland School Corporation has partnered with NorthShore Health Services to establish a school-based health clinic that is now located in Chesterton Middle School.


This partnership will provide access to healthcare for ALL Duneland School students.


Some of the services include:

  • Strep Throat
  • Ear Infections
  • Immunizations
  • Sports Physicals
  • Treatment for pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Behavioral health services and referrals

Duneland parents interested in using the school-based clinic for their child will need to have a signed consent form on file. Consent forms are available from your Duneland school nurse or can be obtained at the NorthShore clinic where the visit is scheduled.


Currently Open:

Currently M, T, Th, and F from 8-3.

Summer Hours (beginning June 7): Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-12

Beginning August 2, Monday-Friday 8-3

Call: 219-983-3776 x7020 to schedule an appointment


No answer at the phone number above? Parents may also schedule an appointment at by calling 219-763-8112 and ask to schedule an appointment at the CMS clinic.


Pictured at right is nurse practitioner and Chesterton resident Shawn Kroft taking a student's blood pressure at the clinic.

MAY REFERENDUM SPOTLIGHT

Registered Nurses in Every School Building

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On May 7, 2019, residents living in the Duneland School Corporation boundaries voted to continue a twenty-two cents ($0.22) tax levy originally approved in 2012, for the purposes of maintaining the current educational and operational programs of the Duneland School Corporation. This general operating referendum will expire in 2026. Each month, the DuneNews will highlight a different initiative or program being funded by referendum dollars. The Duneland School Corporation thanks the community for their support, and in turn, pledges to be innovative and responsible stewards. This month, DSC highlights Registered Nurses in Every School Building.


The Duneland School Corporation is fortunate to have a registered nurse in each of its school buildings. Only about 50 percent of schools nationwide have a full-time registered nurse for at least 30 hours per week and 18 percent do not have a nurse at all.*
A skilled school nurse can be a lifesaver for teachers. School nurses have medical training to deal with the physical and mental illnesses of students as well as the entire school population. School nurses are a vital part of the health of our schools and community.


* Taken from Building Strong Children: Why We Need Nurses in Schools, by Erin D. Maughan (www.aft.org/ae/spring2016/maughan)


For more operating referendum information, visit: https://www.duneland.k12.in.us/domain/367

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY & IT SUPPORT

Contacting IT Support

The Duneland School Corporation IT department is committed to making hybrid and remote learning models as successful as possible. To get your problems solved as fast as possible:


  1. Open a new Freshservice ticket:
    1. AV number is typically located on a sticker on the back/bottom of the device
      1. Serial number is also acceptable
  2. Open a Freshservice ticket by sending an email to: helpdesk@duneland.k12.in.us
    1. Please be sure to include email address, student or staff name, and a description of the problem
  3. Please use the above best methods to contact the DSC IT Department.

Device Repair

In some cases there will be issues that cannot be resolved remotely. If you have a device that has sustained physical damage (i.e. cracked screen, broken keyboard), please fill out the form below. After submitting the form, a member of the IT department will contact you to schedule your service appointment.


DSC - Device Repair Form

After-Hours Technical Support

Duneland School Corporation now offers after-hours technical support to our Duneland School families. If you have any issues that require technical support you can call 219-983-3759, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 7 PM.

After-hours IT Support hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - until 7:00 p.m.
Call: 219-983-3759

Anonymous Tip Line

Do you have a safety or security concern at Duneland that you'd like to make us aware of? Please contact us by email or phone (contact information), or Use our Anonymous Tip Line

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Celebrate Your Favorite Duneland School Teacher(s)

Nominate DSC Teachers of Excellence today!

Kenneth J. Allen Law Group supports Northwest Indiana teachers who go above and beyond for their students and honors them for their outstanding contributions to education. To learn more about the educators who are Teachers of Excellence or if you know of someone who should be recognized as a Teacher of Excellence, please nominate him or her by following this link.


View DSC Teachers of Excellence on our website.

UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS

This calendar of events is subject to change

Thursday, June 3, 2021

CHS Final Exams

Friday, June 4, 2021

eLearning Day - Last day of School

End of the 4th Grading Period (49 days)

End of the Second Semester (92 days)

TBD CHS Boys V Golf IHSAA Golf Sectional-Valpo

TBD CHS Boys V TR-IHSAA State Finals (A)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

TBD CHS Boys V Bsb-IHSAA Regionals (A)

TBD CHS Girls V TR State Finals (A)

Monday, June 7, 2021

1-2 p.m. Summer Grab and Go Meal pickup-CHS Back Parking lot

6 p.m. Duneland School Board Mtg.-CMS Aud.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

7:30 a.m. -12:55 p.m. Session 1: CHS Summer School Classes Begins

8-11:50 a.m. Session 1: K-4 Summer School Begins

3 p.m. 4th Quarter/2nd Semester Grade Reports Available

4 p.m. CHS Class of 2021 Car Parade (Line up begins at 3 p.m. at CHS)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

7 p.m. Chesterton High School Graduation (CHS Stadium)

Thursday, June 10, 2021

CHS Graduation RAIN DATE

Friday, June 11, 2021

NO SCHOOL - K-12 Summer School

Monday, June 14, 2021

1-2 p.m. Summer Grab and Go Meal pickup-CHS Back Parking lot

Friday, June 18, 2021

NO SCHOOL - K-12 Summer School

Monday, June 21, 2021

1-2 p.m.Summer Grab and Go Meal pickup-CHS Back Parking lot

Friday, June 25, 2021

NO SCHOOL - K-12 Summer School

Monday, June 28, 2021

1-2 p.m. Summer Grab and Go Meal pickup-CHS Back Parking lot

Thursday, July 1, 2021

7:30 a.m. -12:55 p.m. Session 1: CHS Summer School Classes Ends

8-11:50 a.m. Session 1: K-4 Summer School Ends

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

7:30 a.m. -12:55 p.m. Session 2: CHS Summer School Classes Begins

8-11:50 a.m. Session 2: K-4 Summer School Begins

Friday, July 16, 2021

NO SCHOOL - K-12 Summer School

Friday, July 23, 2021

NO SCHOOL - K-12 Summer School

Thursday, July 29, 2021

7:30 a.m. -12:55 p.m. Session 2: CHS Summer School Classes Ends

8-11:50 a.m. Session 2: K-4 Summer School Ends

Duneland Schools Spirit Store

Did you know that Duneland Schools has an online Spirit Wear Store where you can buy your Duneland spirit wear?


Purchase your CMS/CHS student P.E./Strength Training uniforms (shorts and t-shirts) online and arrange to have them delivered to your home or pick up at the store.

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$50 Special Offer Lifetime Alumni Association Membership

Thinking about joining the Chesterton High School Alumni Association, but just haven't gotten around to it? Are you wondering why you should join this newly formed organization?


COVID-19 has limited our fundraising efforts this past year, so the Chesterton High School Alumni Association would like to offer an opportunity to former alumni, present and past faculty and staff members of the Duneland Schools to join the Association for only $50 for a Lifetime charter membership. This limited special membership opportunity will be available from March 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022.


The CHS Alumni Association was formed to help support the enhancement of the Duneland School Corporation’s educational processes and scholarships for graduating seniors at Chesterton High School. Your dues in the organization will help the group to continue to grow and present more and more of our graduates college assistance. We will also enshrine teachers, administration, support staff and graduates (alumni) into their respective ''Halls of Fame”. Just recently the Alumni Association inducted three retirees into the Hall of Fame - Becky Dunbar, support staff member; James Cavallo, teacher; and Garry Nallenweg, administrator. Read more...

CHS REUNIONS

If you are on a planning committee for your Chesterton High School reunion, please email us with reunion information so that we can include it on the DSC Website. Please include a daytime telephone number in case we need to contact you by phone.


For additional information on the currently planned reunions visit the website link above.