Believe and Achieve Times

Student and Parent Edition: 4-11-22

IB Art Show is a success!

Mrs. Taylor McGuirl, IB art teacher, and her students put on an outstanding art show this past week. Enjoy the pictures below as we have the most talented students in the state!
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2022 Prom Information!

The Chesterton High School junior/senior prom, “Enchanted Garden,” will be hosted at Duneland Falls Banquet Hall, 1100 IN-149 in Burns Harbor on Saturday, April 30. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with check-in from 6-7 p.m. Doors close promptly at 7 p.m. with dinner from 7-8 p.m. Dancing is from 8-11 p.m.

Prom tickets will be sold after school in Room A122 from 2:45-3:15 p.m. from April 4-20 (except April 15 & 19). Prom ticket sales will end on April 20 at 3:00 p.m. Students must present their ID and sign a ticket agreement to purchase one ticket. Students will be allowed to invite an outside guest this year. CHS students must get an approval form signed by their assistant principal PRIOR to purchasing an outside guest ticket. These forms are available in the AP Office.

Tickets are $45 per person. Only cash or check will be accepted (no credit card sales). The ticket price includes: hall, dinner & dessert, dancing, photo booth, security, decorations, prom essentials (crowns, wristbands, mints in the bathroom, etc.)

The Grand March will take place at Chesterton High School, 2125 S. 11th Street, on Saturday, April 30 promptly at 5 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. Admission is free for all students and spectators.

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8th grade parent night is set for April 21!

On Thursday, April 21 at 6pm all 8th grade students and parents are invited to the CHS Auditorium for 8th grade parent night. This is an opportunity for all incoming freshmen learn about CHS and meet staff. We look forward to seeing you on April 21st!

Duneland Exchange Club Talent Show set for Friday, April 29th!

Trojan Virtual Academy: Roxanna Frey

Bailly: Marlo and Harry Colburn, Elizabeth Denfeld, Ella LaMar, Heidie Purcell, and Nathan Seaman

Brummitt: Lily Morley; and Aadhyaa, Hari, Neel and Panth Patel

Jackson: Charley Love

Yost: Kiera Dunlap, and Riya and Reyaan Patel

Liberty Intermediate School: Evan Shaw and Isabel and Lucas Torres

Chesterton Middle School: Sam Smith

Chesterton High School: Madelin Billings; Lauren Bolla, Kassidy Miller, Maggie Oksimowicz, Keven Schmidt,

Caleb VanNevel & Noah Fletcher

and The Band - Seamus and Liam Heneghan, Dexter Matthew and Jimmy O'Connor

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CMS students participate in Career Fair at CHS!

Chesterton Middle School students participated in a Career Fair at CHS to share with them the many opportunities they have as juniors and seniors at the Porter County Career Center. Many CHS students led presentations that exposed students to classes that are available to them in high school to help them prepare for life after high school! Enjoy the pictures!
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Chesterton High School will be offering swimming lessons

Chesterton High School will be offering swimming lessons for Duneland School children this spring and summer. Lessons are for ages 4 and older of all skill levels.

The program will be provided by the high school swimming coaching staff, team members and led by Head Coach Mat Pavlovich. This is a great program for water safety purposes or a springboard to competitive swimming with the Duneland Swim Club. Coach Pavlovich has many aquatic certifications and is a WSI (Water Safety Instructor). The lifeguards will hold current LG (Lifeguard) certifications.

Instructional groups will be organized with the goal of four (4) students or less in most groups. Therefore, based on the number of in-water instructors we have available, sign-ups are on a first come/first serve basis and could close quickly. Classes are typically capped around 40 total students. More parental information will be available at registration.

Registrations and Classes: Chesterton High School Pool/Entrance 34


Spring Registration: Thursday April 14, 2022 from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Spring Session Dates: Monday-Thursdays (April 18 - April 21) (April 25-28)

(5:45-6:30 p.m.) (6:45-7:30 p.m. available if 5:45 class fills up and there is interest)

Spring Cost: $80.00 1st Child, $40.00 2nd Child


Summer Sign-ups: Tuesday May 17, 2022 from 5:45-6:45 p.m.

*Summer Session Dates: May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, & 17, 2022

Summer Session Times: 8:45-9:30 a.m.; 9:45-10:30 a.m.; 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Summer Cost: $70.00 1st Child, $35.00 2nd Child

*Information updated and corrected on 4/6/2022 12:15 p.m.

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Attendance Procedures

Attendance Protocol:

Regular attendance and punctuality are essential to good performance in school! Our students are expected to attend all of their classes on a daily basis. Students that participate in afternoon extracurriculars will not be able to participate if they miss school without medical documentation.

  • Students that accumulate 8 blocks of unexcused absences receive a one hour detention.

  • Students who skip a block of school, which is defined as truancy, will receive a 2 hour detention.

If your student must miss school, you have 48 hours to excuse their absence. We send out daily emails & calls for unexcused absences. If you feel that an absence is in error, please contact the attendance office at the number below.

We have numerous ways to contact the school to excuse their absence:

Please support and encourage your students to at

Dates to Remember!

April 21: 8th grade student and parent night / 6pm in the Auditorium

April 22: DEF Gala / 7pm at the Spa Springhouse Inn

April 26: 12th grade Graduation meeting / 11:00 in the Auditorium

April 29: Duneland Exchange Club Talent Show / 6pm in the Auditorium

April 30: Prom / 5pm Grand March in CHS Fieldhouse / 7pm Prom at Duneland Falls

May 4: 5% Banquet / 6pm at the Spa Springhouse Inn

May 16: Senior Awards Night / 6pm in the Auditorium

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