• Making Mosaics (Summer School) - 6/17

    Duneland Summer School students Kylee Fieffer (gr. 2) and Grayson Nagel (3) are working on mosaics as part of their high ability class that is studying Ancient Rome...

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  • Roman Gladiator (Summer School) - 6/17

    First grader Dominic Sylvester demonstrates a gladiator move during a presentation at High Ability Summer School. He gave a presentation about the different types of gladiators that were seen in the Colosseum in Ancient Rome.

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  • Bernie Stento to Receive NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

    Bernard Stento, MS, LAT, ATC, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2017 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Stento, a resident of Chesterton, Indiana, is an athletic trainer at Chesterton High School. The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes NATA...

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  • DSC Students Win Tri-County Jr/Sr HS Art Exhibition Awards - 6/17

    Several Chesterton High School and Middle School students participated and received awards in the 43rd annual Tri-County Jr./Sr. High School Art Exhibition hosted at South Shore Arts in Munster, Indiana. Students participating...

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  • Perfect Attendance - 6/17

    Several Duneland School students were recognized for achieving perfect attendance at their school for the 2016-2017 school year. Those students are...

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  • CHS Summer Counseling Hours

    The Chesterton High School Counseling Office will be open limited hours over the summer. Appointments can be made by calling 219-983-3730 and asking for Nina Vasquez. No walk in appointments...

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  • CHS Commencement - 5/17

    The 127th annual Chesterton High School commencement exercises will be hosted on Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the CHS Football Stadium (weather permitting). Student Government officers are...

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  • Duneland Retirees Honored - 5/17

    The Duneland School Corporation honored retiring teachers and support staff at a special reception celebration at its Administration Center. Retiring Duneland teachers and support staff will have a combined total of 613.5 years of service at the end of this school year. The following retirees honored were: William Bailey, Science teacher...

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  • New Superintendent Appointed - 5/17

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  • Families Celebrate Student Art - 5/17

    Duneland Schools hosted its annual opening reception featuring an exhibit of art from students in grades 1-8. Many families attended the exhibit on Wednesday evening at the Chesterton Art Center where the exhibit is on display...

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  • Corporation Art Show - 5/17

    Westchester Intermediate sixth grader Jeralyn Huenecke talks about her ceramic art piece with her art teacher Cheryl Muller and mother Jennifer Jones with brother Eli at the Corp. Art Show opening reception for grades 1-8. The art...

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  • DSC Veterans Memorial Dedication - 5/17

    The Duneland School Corporation Veterans Memorial Committee invites the community and Gold Star parents to the unveiling of a new Duneland Schools Veterans Memorial on Saturday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Chesterton High School Stadium, 2125 S 11th Street in Chesterton. Those in attendance may park...

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  • CHS Art Show at Chesterton Art Center - 5/17

    Chesterton High School junior River Marquardt shows off his artwork to his mother Sara Rodich holding her younger son Luka at the Corporation Art Show Reception for grades 9-12. The exhibit is being hosted at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St. in Chesterton through...

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  • Exchange Club Honors Counselors - 5/17

    All Duneland School guidance counselors were honored at the Duneland Exchange Club 2017 Youth Recognition Breakfast on Thursday morning. Those in attendance to be honored for their help and support of the youth in local schools were, left to right...

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  • Exchange Club Honors Duneland Administrators - 5/17

    The Duneland Exchange Club honored all Duneland School administrators at their annual Youth Recognition Breakfast last week at the Spa Special Events Center. Those in attendance were, left to right, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction James Goetz, Principal...

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  • Physical for CMS and CHS Athletes - 4/17

    The CHS athletic department is sponsoring physicals for next year’s 7-12 grade students. On Monday, June 5th, 2017 (CMS students, incoming freshmen and next year’s 10th graders) should attend. On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 (next year’s juniors and seniors)...

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  • 2014 CHS Grad Named Truman Scholar - 4/17

    2014 Chesterton High School Graduate and current Junior at Purdue University Mikaela Meyer has been named a 2017 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Foundation,,,

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  • Elementary Book Bowl - 4/17

    Recently students from Bailly, Brummitt, Jackson, Liberty and Yost Elementary competed in a Duneland Schools District Book Bowl. Each of the five elementary schools hosted an individual Book Bowl where students answered questions about certain books that they read from the Young Hoosier Books list. The winning team...

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  • Elementary School Spelling Bee Winners - 4/17

    en Duneland Elementary winners and their alternates gathered at Chesterton Middle School for a district wide spelling bee on Thursday. Pictured, front, left to right, are elementary school spelling bee winners...

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  • LIS Teacher Quoted in NSTA Journal - 4/17

    Liberty Intermediate fifth grade Science teacher, Sue Gore, was interviewed and quoted in a monthly publication put out by the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA). The NSTA is one of...

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  • Duneland Schools awarded $50,000 Lilly Endowment Counseling Initiative Planning Grant - 4/17

    The Duneland School Corporation has been awarded a $50,000 Lilly Endowment Counseling Initiative Planning Grant to help students from elementary grades through high school prepare for academic, career and personal success. This grant is the first phase of a...

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  • Tall Cop Says Stop Program - 3/17

    Help prevent youth substance abuse and know what is going on in your community. The Porter County Substance Abuse Council / Drunk Driving Task Force will present the free presentation, “Tall Cop Says Stop,” on Thursday, April 6...

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  • Band and Orchestra Beginner Signups - 3/17

    Chesterton Band and Orchestra beginner signups are underway. The registration process for joining the band (current fifth grade students) and orchestra (current fourth grade students) has begun. The performing arts program in Duneland involves over 1,000 students each year...

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  • Duneland students selected to participate in 42nd annual Porter Co. Arts-A-Budding Exhibit - 2/17

    The 42nd annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art exhibit begins on March 4 and will continue until March 14 at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University Campus. This exhibit is organized through volunteer efforts of the Porter County Visual Arts teachers and is sponsored...

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  • Spring Learn to Swim - 2/17

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  • CHS Family Theatre Production - 2/17

    Chesterton High School Family Theatre will present “Subpar Heroes,” written by 2009 CHS Graduate Tom O’Neill and directed by Anne Sharp, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale...

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  • Four Schools Receive State Robotics Initiative Grant - 2/17

    Four Duneland Schools applied for and were awarded a robotics start-up grant from the Tech Point Foundation for Youth for the State Robotics Initiative. Those schools awarded were Jackson, Liberty and Yost Elementary Schools; and Liberty Intermediate School...

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  • ISSMA District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest Results - 2/17

    A total of 131 soloists and 54 ensembles from Duneland Schools received Gold medals; 30 soloists and six ensemble Silver medals; and one soloist Bronze in the ISSMA District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest at Kankakee Valley Middle School

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  • Drug Prevention and Outreach Program on March 9

    Chesterton High School will host a Drug Prevention and Outreach Program on Thursday, March 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium featuring a short presentation by key panel members addressing substance abuse followed by a question and answer session. The program is free and open to the community. Please use Entrance #31....

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  • CMS Benefit - 2/17

    The annual Chesterton Middle School Benefit will be hosted on Friday, Feb. 24 in the CMS Goldsborough Gym. Admission cost is $1. If you purchased a Benefit ticket, your stub will get you in the event. This event provides funding for CMS to purchase athletic equipment...

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  • String Octet ‘Barrage 8’ to Perform at Chesterton High School on Feb. 27

    The amazing string octet ‘Barrage 8’ will perform at Chesterton High School on Monday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (with student ID) and are available online at www.barrage8.com, in-person at the CHS Music Office, or at the door...

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  • CHS Recognizes 1052 on Honor Rolls for 2nd Nine Weeks - 2/18

    Chesterton High School has recognized 1052 students on its three varying honor rolls for the second nine weeks'. Of those 1052 students, 299 students are listed on the Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.0 - 3.49999); 315 students are listed on the High Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.5 - 3.99999); and 439 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll...

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  • Duneland Intermediate Schools 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls - 1/17

    Liberty Intermediate School has recognized 251 students on the honor roll for earning at least 3.0 grade point average for the second nine weeks’. Of those, 110 students are listed on the Principal’s Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of 3.66 or higher for the second nine weeks' grading period...

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  • CHS Mid-year Graduates - 1/17

    Chesterton High School has announced 22 students that will graduate mid-year this January 2017. Nine mid-year graduates have chosen to receive their diplomas in January. Those students are...

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  • CHS Music Department to Host Big Band Bash - 1/17

    The Chesterton High School Music Department will once again present the Big Band Bash. An evening of music and dancing that showcases the students of the Chesterton High School Jazz Ensemble. The “Big Band Bash” offers the public a nostalgic dance...

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  • Indiana Department of Education Recognizes Liberty Elementary School as a School of Promising Practice - 12/16

    Liberty Elementary School in Chesterton has been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as a school of Promising Practice in the area of School Closet. Liberty Elementary’s Promising Practice is one of 200 education...

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  • Free Holiday Concert at CHS on Sunday, Dec. 11 - 12/16

    This coming Sunday, December 11, the Chesterton High School Music Department will be ringing in the season with a festive Holiday Band Concert. The Jazz Ensemble will open the program with three pieces including a light Latin version of ‘White Christmas’, a swing chart based on the well-known ‘We Three Kings’ entitled ‘Comfort and Joy’...

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  • A Parent Plan for Drug Prevention - 11/16

    It is our goal at Duneland School Corporation to partner with parents and our community to provide a quality education and a safe place for our students to live and learn. We strive to have ongoing and open communication with our Duneland community. It is in this line of thinking that we would like to share some serious information with you. There are concerns regarding the local supplies of illicit heroin. While heroin use is an immediate concern...

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  • Fantastic Beasts: We Know Where to Find Them!  - 11/16

    Do you love books, or just need another Harry Potter fix? Join the Chesterton High School Student Library Advisory Committee at the Valparaiso Barnes & Noble on Saturday, November 19 from...

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  • Lions Give Dictionaries to Duneland 3rd Graders - 10/16

    The local Chesterton Lions club members have been visiting the Duneland Schools to present the Webster Dictionary for Students to all third graders. This Gift of Knowledge from the Lions Club is designed to aid third grade teachers in their goal to...

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  • CHS Musical Godspell Nov. 18-24 - 10/16

    The Chesterton High School Music and Drama departments will present their annual musical in the fall this year. The musical, GOSPELL, will be performed on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 & 19 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the CHS Auditorium. Godspell is composed of various...

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  • Bailly Elementary to Celebrate 50 Years - 10/16

    Bailly Elementary School will celebrate 50 years on the 50th day of school at a reception on Friday, Oct. 28 at 2:45 p.m. in the Bailly Elementary Cafeteria. All former Bailly Elementary employees are invited to attend event for an opportunity of fellowship, building tours, and memory sharing. Four of the five former principals....

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  • CHS Hall-oween Trick or Treat event - 10/16

    Clip art of boy and girl with pumpkins The Chesterton High School Student Government will host its third annual Hall-oween Trick or Treat event at CHS on Thursday, October 27, from 5-7 p.m. for all children sixth grade and younger. Families will enter Door Entrance 1 and proceed down the main hallway, where groups from CHS (soccer, art club, etc) and community organizations...

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  • Organizing Your Student presented by Westchester Public Library - 9/16

    Is your student feeling overwhelmed? Let Wendy Taddeucci, CPO, from Simply Organized, LLC, help you learn how to communicate with your student and get the tools they need to help them get back in control and be successful at school. This free program...

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  • Open Swim begins Oct. 5 at Chesterton High School

    Chesterton High School will offer open swim every Wednesday only from 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. (pick-up by 9 p.m.) beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Open swim is for infants through 12th grade. Admission...

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  • Duneland Schools to host 2nd Annual JOB FAIR Oct. 11

    Hoping to find a fresh start, a different job, or a new career direction? Job seekers can find exciting part-time opportunities at this free in-house job fair being hosted by the Duneland School Corporation on Tuesday, October 11. The School Corporation is always looking for and in need of substitutes in custodial, transportation...

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  • In Memory of Ralph Ayres - 9/16

    The Chesterton High School Student Government honored the late Ralph Ayres, retired Duneland educator, former Indiana State Representative, dedicated public education advocate, community activist and president of Duneland’s Board of School Trustees. The redbud tree, donated by Chesterton Feed...

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  • Five CHS Students Named Merit Semifinalists

    Five Chesterton High School seniors are among the nation’s 16,000 Semifinalists announced in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) competition. These students have completed the first step in the competition for some 7,500 Merit Scholarships, worth more than $33 million, to be offered next spring...

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  • 40th Year of Broadcasting Resumes Monday, August 29th - 8/16

    Chesterton High School’s radio station, WDSO-FM 88.3, is reaching a milestone this year. This marks the 40th year of broadcasting for the station. WDSO will be resuming its regular programming on Monday, August 29 at 6 a.m. after broadcasting continuous music in June and August during summer break for the Duneland Schools. WDSO serves...

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  • CHS Homecoming Parde Call-out - 8/16

    Come and join us for one of the biggest parades in the Town of Chesterton! Any local community groups and organizations interested in participating in the annual CHS Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. should...

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  • Chamber Hosts New Teacher Luncheon - 8/16

    The Duneland Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on Thursday for the new Duneland School teachers at the Library Service Center in Chesterton. Front row, left to right...

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  • Welcome Back to School! - 8/16

    Brummitt Elementary first grade students Layne Gustin and Riley Mills hold hands while they wait for the bus to arrive this morning on the first day of the school for Duneland...

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  • Three Day Training for Liberty and Bailly Elementary Schools - 8/16

    For the 2016-2017 school year, both Liberty Elementary and Bailly Elementary Schools will embark on an adventure called The Leader In Me (TLIM). The goal of the Leader In Me is for students to understand that they all have the essential qualities to become leaders. The Leader...

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