Portage Township Schools | An Indiana "B" School District!
Last week, Fegely Middle School hosted a very special event for their Fegely Family. On D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything And Read), students, families, and staff were invited to read a good book during the last hour of the school day. Research shows that reading every day has countless benefits, and we encourage all of our families to model good literacy skills. Set aside a time every day for reading at home. Help your child pick out books that interest them and share what you are reading. If you are introducing a "Reading Routine" at home, start by reading to your children for just a few minutes and gradually increase the time each day. Reading puts your child on the path to success!
MANAGE LUNCH ACCOUNTS WITH MY SCHOOL BUCKS
MySchoolBucks.com makes it possible for you to view your child's meal purchases and current account balances at a glance. You can see what items they have been purchasing as a way to help them manage their school meal funds. You will also be sent an email reminder weekly when you student's account needs to be replenished. You may sign up to receive an alert when the meal account balance drops below a certain amount.
Visit www.MySchoolBucks.com to sign up and manage your account.
PTS MOBILE MARKETPLACE
VAPING SYMPOSIUM & INFORMATION NIGHT
Learn about the dangers associated with vaping
Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 6-7:30pm
6450 U.S. 6
This informative event will begin with a presentation on how adults can identify vape products and look for signs that their child is vaping. Following the presentation is a panel discussion featuring school staff and community experts who will be discussing the legal ramifications, psychological impacts, and disciplinary consequences of vaping. Participants will leave feeling empowered to have important conversations with their children and students about the dangers of vaping. (*This is an adult-only event.)
GOOD NEWS AT PORTAGE
Kyle Elementary hosts Laps for Learning Fundraiser
Kyle Elementary School held their annual Laps For Learning fundraiser last week. The students had the opportunity to walk, run, or jog around the school yard for 30 minutes while enjoying music. The students collected $8,800 to help buy a new sound system for the school. The ten students who raised the most money are able to choose which teacher or staff member they would like to be for a half day. Congratulations to all of our Kyle students, and great job on a successful fundraiser!
PHS West hallways feature new College & Career banners
PTS Mobile Marketplace serves 150 families in September
Thank you to everyone who came to this month's Mobile Marketplace, where we served 150 families in our community!
Thank you to our always amazing MCJROTC volunteers from Portage High School. We would also like to thank Portage High School SRO Officer Mike Steege and his son (who did a great job helping his dad carry groceries to our visitors’ cars!) as well as the ladies of Center of Attention Salon in Portage for volunteering their time at the Marketplace last night. We appreciate your dedication to the community!
The next PTS Mobile Marketplace is scheduled for November 14 at Portage High School (Door A) at 4:00 p.m.
If you or your group would like to volunteer at the Mobile Marketplace, contact our Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisory class leaves positive message at Willowcreek
Mrs. Scheuer took her seventh grade Advisory class outside last week to create positive messages of welcome at the entrance to Willowcreek Middle School. This was a great way to welcome everyone to the ‘Creek this week!
Fegely hosts Drop Everything and Read Day!
Willowcreek girls cross county takes first place
Myers Elementary first grade visits County Line Orchard
The first grade classes at Myers Elementary School visited County Line Orchard on a field trip last week! The students were given a tour of the orchard, beginning with a lesson about bees and pollination. Next, students learned about the packing of apples by seeing the sorting machine up close. Students then got to see an apple press at work to make apple cider. Finally, classes were able to take a ride on the tractors out to the apple trees, where each student picked their own bag of delicious apples. Overall it was an awesome, educational field trip for our first grade classes!
Fegely Volleyball sweeps at Merrillville game
STEM Champs are hard at work
Saylor Elementary School fifth grader Levi created a mini robot figurine using TynkerCad. Levi participated in our Summer STEM Champs Camp and used what he learned to create quite a few different projects, so his school's ITS helped him 3D print one of his creations. Levi showed his class around the program and answered questions like a pro. Way to go, Levi!