LPHS Parent Newsletter
I am very proud of our students and teachers and the accomplishments we have earned during the difficult set of circumstances this year. At LPHS we all are very grateful for the support from our Slicer families.
Our December newsletter features: four students eligible for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, a reminder about our Free & Reduced application, our programming for the next two weeks, our State-bound Spell Bowl team, the IBA All District and/or Regional Honor Band recipients, the IJEA All District North Jazz Band, and information from our Slicer Health Clinic if you need to provide medical care for your student.
The next two weeks we are going to shift to remote learning in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Thank you in advance for monitoring your student's progress and encouraging them to login to the Zoom sessions and stay current with the coursework. During the holiday season I encourage you to follow the Indiana Department of Health guidelines in an effort to protect our students and minimize their exposure to the virus.
In closing, I want to include a link to a Google Form for our Slicer Shoutouts! It is always nice to read a note of appreciation from our students and parents. If you have a positive note to share please fill out the link:
Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season.
November 23-24th and November 30th-December 4th Programming
Free and Reduced Application
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship by Erin Parker
La Porte High School is extremely proud to announce that we have four of the twelve La Porte County seniors who are finalists for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Please help us congratulate Alexander Ake, Jillian Maudlin, Sophie Sorg, and Riya Verma.
Two students will be chosen to receive a full-tuition scholarship from any accredited private or public college or university in Indiana. Good luck to all twelve but especially to our Slicers! We are proud of you.
Congratulations Coach Kuzdas!
Slicer Champions Mentor Program
Please check out this wonderful article from Tori Kegebien on our Slicer Champions Mentor Program:
La Porte Education Foundation Grant Winners!
$ 200.00 CPR Certifications for Health Science I Sophomores Mrs. Muller/Health Interns
$ 400.00 2 copies of "Final Cut Pro" from Apple Mr. Sullivan/Music
$ 625.00 Personal Finance Budget Challenge simulation for 25 students for spring 2021 semester Ms. LaRocco/Business
$ 1,000.00 Pottery wheels Mrs. Lebo/Art
News from A.K. Smith (La Porte County Career & Tech)
We have made the decision to move all classes online beginning Monday, November 16th. AK Smith will remain online through Friday, January 15th, 2021.
It is our goal to return to in-person instruction or a hybrid model by Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. We will observe the Martin Luther King holiday as scheduled on Monday, January 18th, 2021. There will be no school during our scheduled Thanksgiving Break, November 23rd- November 28th nor during the Winter Break, December 21st - January 1st.
All students should plan to learn from home during this time. Assignments and class links will be posted online at the start of the school day by 7:25 a.m. and students will receive further instructions from their classroom teachers. No students' class schedules will be changing during this period of online learning.
I wanted to take this time to thank you for your continued partnership, patience, understanding, and flexibility throughout this unprecedented time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Director of La Porte County Career and
817 Lafayette Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
News from Family and Community Engagement Services (F.A.C.E.S.)
Thank you to all the parents who participated in the Family Interest Survey. F.A.C.E.S. will use the information to develop topics for the next Parent Academy. Please keep an eye out for the Dec. F.A.C.E.S. Newsletter and information on Parent Academy.
LPHS F.A.C.E.S. Parent Rep
Slicer Health Clinic
News from the Band Department
Eleven students from the LPHS band were selected for the IBA All District Honor Band:
Ireland Albin - Alto Saxophone
Farrah Coddington - Euphonium
Brooke Enos - Trumpet
Logan Gard - Clarinet
Allison Glen - Euphonium
Audrey Jeffers - Oboe
Benjamin Kish - Horn
Aaron Kroening - Clarinet
Danielle Lilly - Bassoon
Alexis Tracy - Clarinet
Cameron Tucker - Tuba
Four students from the LPHS band were selected for the IBA All Region Honor Band:
Esther Chairez-Munoz - Flute
Vada Albin - Oboe
Avalynn Holtz - Alto Saxophone
Zach Kabacinski - Trumpet
Several hundred students apply each year to be a part of these ensembles. Students are selected based on musicality, participation in the ISSMA solo and ensemble contest and teacher evaluations. These students will be unable to perform live this year due to COVID 19, but we are excited they are still able to be recognized for outstanding musical ability.
Three students from the LPHS jazz band were selected for the IJEA All District North Jazz Band:
Logan Gard - Alto Saxophone
Aaron Kroening - Guitar
Caleb Matz - Drum Set
The IJEA All District North Jazz Band is made up of students from the northern half of Indiana. These three students will participate in a virtual rehearsal and concert directed by Dr. Mark O'Connor from the University of Indianapolis.
We are very excited to recognize these students and their musical achievements. They represent some of the best musicians at LPHS, and we are very proud of them!