The Flamini Foundation created the Captain HurriKane bear in memory of Kane, a former patient at Rush University Children’s Hospital who passed away from a congenital heart defect at 16-months-old. Captain HurriKane bears are delivered to children who are hospitalized in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland areas.
It’s not every day that you get to see the past and present collide! At Indiana University Northwest’s 2018 IU Day celebration, students and alumni came together to celebrate the institution’s academic impact as well as its history. Between caramel apples, build-a-bear stations, caricature artists, and music from the IU Calliope, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced 13 appointments to the state’s Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, a new group created during the 2018 legislative session to assess and realign Indiana’s workforce development programs and services.
Change makers. Give unto others. Celebrate service. These are but a few of the phrases that you may have seen associated with National Volunteer Week, celebrated annually in the United States in April.
This past weekend, Munster Horsepower Robotics Team 3147 traveled to Kokomo,IN with 15 team members for the IndianaFIRST Robotics State Championship. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. IndianaFIRST is a nonprofit that brings hands-on skills in engineering, science, and technology to students of all ages. IndianaFIRST teams are provided the opportunity to design and build their robot from the ground up while working alongside professional engineers and mentors.
On Friday, April 13th, over one hundred 5th through 8th grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point gathered to play dodgeball and raise money for La Rabida Children’s Hospital. This hospital, in Chicago, is the only children’s hospital in the country to specialize in chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities.
In commemoration of National Arbor Day, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) will host a number of tree-planting and educational events to demonstrate to communities the importance of trees and of planting the right tree in the right place.
On Thursday, April 12, St. Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental Club toured Camp Lawrence in Valparaiso. Students were treated to nature walks where they saw a salamander, a large variety of birds, and even a beaver. They learned about how the beaver is eating away at the trees in the forest and building dams in the lake. They also were able to experience the wide open fields the land has to offer and even some fishing, too.
Crown Point Community School Corporation proudly shares that Solon Robinson Elementary School is now nominated by the Indiana Department of Education, as confirmed by State Superintendent of Public Education Dr. Jennifer McCormick, to join the esteemed community of National Blue Ribbon Schools. “When provided with a nurturing environment, a dedicated educator, and unwavering support, we know every child is capable of achieving at their highest level,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Chesterton High School has recognized 1000 students on its three varying honor rolls for the third nine weeks'. Of those 1000 students, 303 students are listed on the Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.0 - 3.49999); 301 students are listed on the High Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.5 - 3.99999); and 396 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of (4.0 - 5.33333) for the third nine weeks'. Students who received a grade of "D", "F", "I", or had less than four attempts were disqualified.
Frank J. Mrvan has made veterans a priority during his time as North Township Trustee. He understands that the struggles a veteran faces after service can vary greatly, and that it takes a lot of dedicated citizens and strong community programs to welcome these men and women home the right way.