Westchester Intermediate and Chesterton Middle School were two of nine participating schools in Porter County competing in the first-ever Recycled Latex Paint School Art Contest.
The Duneland School Corporation recognizes the problems students, parents and employees encounter when a question exists regarding whether or not schools will be delayed and/or cancelled. The following guidelines will be used when determining a change in the starting time for school and cancellations:
1. The school administration will make a decision to delay or cancel school by 6:00 a.m. and announce the decision over designated radio stations, online at www.duneland.k12.in.us and through the Skylert calling system.
2. When a school delay is announced and inclement weather does not permit school to be in session for the remainder of the day, the school cancellation will be announced prior to 9:00 a.m. Efforts will be made to have students in school for a minimum of 3 1/2 hours for elementary/intermediate students and 4 hours for high school/middle school students which would negate the necessity for a make-up of time lost. On days when school is delayed, the following time schedule will be in effect:
High School 9:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Middle School 9:50 a.m.- 2:55 p.m.
Intermediate 10:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Elementary 10:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
3. On school days with delayed start, school lunches will follow the regular school menu and there will be no morning YCare available.
4. When limited bus routing is ordered by the administration, transportation will be available at specified pickup points. Students transported to school by parents on limited routing days are to be transported home in the afternoon by parents.
5. Please do not call the Support ServicesCenter or Schools for information. Listen to the following radio stations: Valparais WAKE 1500 AM and Indiana 105.5 FM; Michigan City: WEFM 95.9 FM; Chesterton H.S. WDSO 88.3 FM; WGN Radio 720; WBBM Newsradio 78; Chicagoland area TV station channels 2, 5, 7, 9, 32, CLTV news. Or visit online:
Winter Recess begins at the end of the regular school day on Friday, Dec. 20. All Duneland School classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
No Open Swim: The Chesterton High School Pool will be closed Dec. 25, thru Jan. 1, 2014 to observe the holiday break. Open swim will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Holiday Concerts: Mark your calendars for these upcoming holiday concerts.
Dec. 15 CHS Music Concert at 3 p.m.
Dec. 16 CMS Choral at 6:30 p.m./Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. each in the CMS Auditorium
Dec. 17 CMS Band at 7 p.m.
Dec. 18 WIS Band (Gym B) at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 CMS Bell Choir at 7 p.m.
All of these events are at the school listed unless noted otherwise. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Cookies with Mrs. Claus: Parents As Teachers of Porter County will host their sixth annual "Cookies with Mrs. Claus" on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Waterbird Banquet Center in Chesterton. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children (age 2 and under are free). Enjoy a brunch, cookie decorating, crafts for kids of all ages, musical entertainment, caroling, silent auction, third annual special art auction with items created by CHS Art Club and a special visit with Mrs. Claus. For more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets, call 395-8412 or buy online at www.patpc.org
Duneland Swim Club: On site registration for returning members is available at the CMS Pool. Parents may make a payment from 6-7 p.m. during regular scheduled practices. New swimmers can register on the Monday or Tuesday of the trial date at 3:45 p.m. at the CMS Pool or in advance of the start day from 6-7 p.m. on practice days.
Registration for the 2013-2014 three-week trial program: Trial #6-Dec. 30; and Trial #7-Jan. 20, 2014.
For group swim times and more information visit the website at duneswim.com or contact Coach Christy at email@example.com.
School Immunization Update: The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Division annually reviews and updates the immunization required for school entry. Changes to the 2014-2015 School Immunization Requirements are as follows:
• Two (2) doses of Hepatitis A vaccine are required for all students entering Kindergarten.
• One (1) dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) is required for 6th grade and one (1) booster dose of MCV4 is required for students in grade 12.
All other requirements from the 2013-2014 School Year will remain unchanged.
A full list of all school immunization requirements can be found online at https://chirp.in.gov/
Christmas Caroling: Yost Elementary Kindergarten students hope to perform their annual Christmas caroling at the Porter Town Hall sometime during the week of Dec. 15 should weather permit. The students sing carols that they have been working on in class and at home. The school will try to notify the local newspapers if a specific date is determined so that the community can participate.
Donuts with Dads: Westchester Intermediate School will host Donuts for Dads on Thursday, Dec. 19 for sixth grade and Friday, Dec. 20 for fifth grade from 7:30-8 a.m. each day. This is an opportunity for the positive male role models in students' lives to visit our school to socialize with students, other visitors, teachers, school personnel and the school principal. Last names A-N, please bring 1/2 dozen donuts. Last names M-Z please bring milk or juice to share.
CHESTERTON HIGH SCHOOL
The CHS annual Holiday Food Drive continues through this Friday, Dec.13 for the Westchester Food Pantry. Those who would like to donate are reminded that the greatest needs are for toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste), baby food, main dishes, hearty soups and canned fruit. Cash donations will also be accepted. Just place your donated item in any classroom or give your donation to any staff member through Dec. 18. Questions can be directed to James Sensibaugh at 983-3730.
Winter Guard Coupon Booklets: The Chesterton High School Winter Guard is selling their new 2014 Coupon Book full of valuable money savings at the following locations: Gelsosomos, Round the Clock, Santiago's Mexican Restaurant, Rosewood, Third Coast Spice Café, El Salto, El Cantarito, George's Gyros Spot, Dunkin' Donuts, Val's Famous Pizza & Grinders, Arby's, Denny's, Allure Tan & Spa, Nuvo Cleaners, Jiffy Lube, Accurate Transmission, Red Cup, Lemon Tree and Sunrise Café. They are available now from any Winter Guard member and in the CHS Main Office during school hours. They will also be available before and after the FREE CHS Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 15 (doors open at 2:30 p.m.). Cost is $10.00 and the savings is worth hundreds. Coupon books are good until the end of December 2014.
CHS Career Center:
The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University Jun 15-22, 2014 has applications available online at http://reynolds.denison.edu/. Deadline is March 3.
SAT/ACT Prep Programs. eKnowledge Corporation has partnered with the NFHS to provide students SAT and ACT preparation programs at a minimal cost. The links below are to documents explaining the programs. http://www.ihsaa.net/IHSAA0913.doc. http://www.ihsaa.net/IHSAADonation.doc.
National Civilian Community Corps and FEMA Corps are accepting applications. The programs are full-time 10 month team-based residential service programs. Apply at www.National Service.org.
RSL Hotline for free college counseling is available Wednesdays & Sundays from 6-8 EST at 469.546.5481.
Scholarship Inf See Mrs. Arthur in the CHS Career Center located in the Guidance Office for an application and more information.
AXA Achievement Scholarship available online at http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html. Due Dec.15.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. Apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA. Dec. 17
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program applications are available online at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships. Jan. 9
IAHPERD Scholarships are available for students who plan to major in health education, physical education, recreation or dance education at an Indiana college or university. Jan. 15
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program application available at http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships. Jan. 21
Knights of Pythias Scholarship. Jan. 25
General Federation of Women's Club Art Scholarship. Must be planning on majoring in art. Jan. 30
Visiting Nurse Association Foundation Tricia's Scholarship. Must be planning on a career in nursing. Feb. 1.
Playing With Purpose Award. For requirements and application go to www.playingwithpurpose.org. Feb. 1
American's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship. Application online at https://www.ffa.org/programs/grantsandscholarships/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx. Feb. 1
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship application is available at http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html. Feb. 1
Three Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership Awards. Must be male, a confirmed member of the Lutheran church, and plan to attend Purdue-West Lafayette/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/ Indiana Univ-Bloomington/or any accredited four-year college or university. Feb. 15.
Del Lonzo Memorial Scholarship. Must be a member or child of a member of First Trust Credit Union pursuing a 4-year college degree. Feb. 21
Virginia Stevens Memorial Career Scholarship Must be a member or child of a member of First Trust Credit Union pursuing an Associate's Degree, certification, or licensing in a specialized field. Feb. 21
General Federation of Women's Clubs Nurses Scholarship. Must be planning on a degree in the field of nursing. March 1.
General Federation of Women's Clubs Music Scholarship. Must plan on majoring in music. March 15.
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville President's Scholarship. May 1
Open Swim: Chesterton High School will offer open swim every Wednesday only from 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. (pick-up by 9 p.m.). Open swim is for infants through 12th grade. Admission for adults is $2 and Duneland students $1 (no staff passes). Please bring bills smaller than $20 for admission. Towels are not provided. Small children with or without a floatation device must be with a parent or guardian at all times and be within arms reach at all times. Those attending should use Entrance 34.
|Thursday, December 12, 2013|
BA Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Friday, December 13, 2013
BA Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
|Saturday, December 14, 2013|
CMS 7&8 WR Conf.-H
|Sunday, December 15, 2013|
CHS Band/Choral/Orchestra Holiday Concert-Gym
|Monday, December 16, 2013|
CMS 7&8 WR-Boston-H
|Tuesday, December 17, 2013|
CMS 7 Boys BB-Fegely
|Wednesday, December 18, 2013|
BA Kdg. Christmas Parties
|Thursday, December 19, 2013|
BR Holiday Parties
|Friday, December 20, 2013|
LES Polar Express Day-wear pajamas
|Saturday, December 21, 2013|
CHS Boys V SW Inv.-LaPorte
|Sunday, December 22, 2013|
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NO SCHOOL-Winter Break (thru 1/3/2014)
BB=Basketball; WR=Wrestling; SW=Swimming; GYM=Gymnastics; B&G=Boys & Girls; TG=Trojan Guard