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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton Brings Safe Options for Halloween


Teacher Spotlight:

English teacher Penny-Jo Morris recently dyed her hair bright pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Fundraisers and Halloween Prep


Staff Spotlight:

More and more opportunities seem to keep arising for Kouts students as the school has acquired a new athletic director. Amy Evans, a former teacher for the Wawasee School District, has joined the staff at Kouts Middle/High School!

For many students, athletics are a huge part of their everyday routines, and could assist them in building a future after high school. As an athletic director, she is constantly working to create a fun and safe environment for athletes.

“[I work on] planning, supervising, and ensuring the athletic department is functioning to the highest level. Examples include meeting IHSAA requirements, official/game contracts, concessions,...

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Runs Into the Fall



The 2018 ‘A Night in the Secret Garden’ Homecoming was a major success, with students enjoying every minute of the event.

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#1StudentNWI: October Activities at VHS


What’s happened?

Valparaiso High School recently celebrated Homecoming Week which included many dress up days like neon day, decade day, school spirit day, and ended with the homecoming dance. The theme was Up in Space.

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Sports Shine


The Finish Line Awaits

Adrenaline is pumping, heart is thumping; three, two, one - POP! Over 4,000 runners trampled the ground beneath their feet as cross country students near and far participated in the 37th Annual Culver Academies Cross Country Invitational on Saturday September 22nd.

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#1StudentNWI: Homecoming and Engaging Education at Chesterton


What has happened?

Chesterton High School hosted their annual homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 21st at 7pm at the Chesterton High School football field and the homecoming dance on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7-10pm in the Chesterton High School cafeteria.

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#1StudentNWI: Settling into the School Year at Valparaiso High School


Katherine “Katrina” Gootee is a great student. She’s responsible, organized, and participates in extracurriculars while maintaining excellent grades. She has many friends in the high school and is a very kind and respectable student.

How old are you?

“I am 16 years old”

What activities do you do in high school?

“I participate in Women’s Chorus, Girl’s Swimming and Diving, and Spell bowl.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

“I see myself pursuing a CSI major as a sophomore in an undergrad college; most likely ND or VU.”

What do you think of our high school?

“I think it has a lot of great opportunities. I see great things for VHS in the years ahead.”

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Prepares for Homecoming


Wheeler Volunteers

In Valparaiso, the Popcorn Fest is a tradition. People from all throughout the community come together to celebrate. Community organizations, school sports, clubs, and many others march in the parade down Lincoln Way. People young and old run in the Popcorn Panic and enjoy themselves at the festival to follow.

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Welcomes New Business, New Faces, and a New School Year


Teacher Appreciation

While there were many new students that have decided to attend East Porter County schools, there are also several new teachers that have joined. Katie Goldbranson, an eager teacher that is elated to begin her career at Kouts, is one amongst the many that have migrated to the small town.

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Helps Out Around Valpo


Keep Calm and Pedal On: Valparaiso Night Bike Ride

Ready? Set. Pedal! This past Saturday, August 25th, the Valparaiso Parks Department held their 8th annual Valpo Night Ride. The Valparaiso Parks Department had an overwhelming amount of help from volunteers affiliated with the Washington Township Key Club. People of all ages came to take part in the community bike ride on Saturday. Whether the riders were wobbly toddlers on tricycles, teenagers hanging out after a week back at school, a dynamic duo on a tandem, or experienced cyclists, everyone who participated in this event had a wheelie good time.

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton Opens up for the New School Year


What has happened?

CHS Volleyball started its season with a bang. The first game was held Tuesday, August 14 with Varsity and Junior Varsity winning against the opposing team. The varsity team won with scores of 25-11, 25-10, and 25-10 earning them their first victory of the season! Leading scorers were Taylor Bowser, Sammy Deveraux, Lorna Lombardini, and Maggie Vrahoretis.

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