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La Porte Celebrates the Holiday Season

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Student Spotlight

As the holidays approach us, happiness and cheer are being spread all throughout La Porte High School. Teachers decorate their classrooms, music is played throughout the hallways, and students are found spreading more positivity than ever. One student, though, has stood out over the years through her everlasting distribution of love and joy.

Jocelynn Coleman, a La Porte High School senior, has been described as “compassionate” and “optimistic” by teachers at LPHS as her outgoing personality and genuine care for others stand out among others.

“She brightens your day with her smile, kind words, and passion for life,” Monica Owens, La Porte High School Physics teacher, said.

Coleman is on the LPHS Quiz Bowl team, and is the President of the La Porte High School Chapter of National Honor Society....

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Michigan City Schools Unite in Grand Performance, "One City, One Sound"


The magic of Christmas sprung to life with the sound of music Thursday evening, November 6, at Michigan City High School. Students of all ages transformed the gymnasium into a concert hall. Local youth filled the room with Christmas music using their voices and instruments. The event lived up to its name: “One City, One Sound.”

“This is a way to bring the whole city together in the spirit of Christmas,” Stephanie Sobecki, Barker Elementary Music Teacher, said.

Michigan-Citys-One-City-One-Sound-Concert-20180407“Sobecki relayed that the students practiced for several months to make the event a great show. She was...

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City High School Showcases Musical Talent

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What’s Happened?   

The Indiana Bandmasters Association hosted their annual all-district honor band last Sunday, November 18, and all-region band the week before. The organization chose from a pool of about 300 students, grades 9-12 for all-district.

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#1StudentNWI: Marquette Catholic High School Update

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Exchange Trips

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#1StudentNWI: Westville Celebrates Veterans and Anticipates Thanksgiving

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What’s Recently Happened?

With the school year finally underway, students and staff have finally gotten comfortable with the routine. Recently, students and parents sat down with teachers for parent teacher conference night. The night was helpful for parents, especially if they have any questions or concerns regarding their student. It was a great night for parents to chat with the teachers.

As the first quarter of the year just ended, students now only have three quarters left to go until the end of another school year. Most recently, Westville celebrated Veterans at their Veterans Day program, honoring those past and present for serving our country. All students, grades K-12, experienced and participated in the program.

A wonderful presentation was put on by the Westville High School...

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#1StudentNWI: La Lu Celebrates Culture and Basketball

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Teacher Spotlight: Señora McDonnell

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#1StudentNWI: La Porte High School November Update

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Teacher Spotlight: Daniel Jeffers

Daniel Jeffers, La Porte High School teacher, has become a friendly face throughout the hallways. Through his time teaching several subjects, on top of coaching Cross Country and basketball, it is rare to find a LPHS student who has not heard of Mr. Jeffers.

“No matter what we’re doing, his class is always fun to be in. His goofy personality makes it easier to be engaged in his lessons,” Grace Miller, senior, said.

Jeffers has taught U.S. History, World History, World Geography, Current Events, Government, and Psychology classes throughout the past 18 years. After developing a love for Social Studies in middle school, and having a few inspiring teachers along the way, Jeffers knew he wanted to teach.

“It just seemed natural to want to teach and share my passion...

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La Lumiere School Celebrates Culture and Basketball

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Teacher Spotlight: Señora McDonnell

Mrs. Andrea McDonnell, or Señora as her students know her, has worked at La Lumiere for 15 years. She teaches Spanish 1, Spanish 4, Spanish Literature, and AP Spanish Language & Culture. Mrs. McDonnell is originally from Michigan City still lives there now, married with two kids. McDonnell attended the University of Dayton and has been teaching for 20 years in total.

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City High School Celebrates Homecoming, Class Olympics, and More

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What’s Happened?

(Winning seniors celebrate after the class olympics - Photo Credit: Jeremy Lugbill)

Earlier this month, Michigan City High School showed its spirit during the week of Homecoming. From spirit week to the class olympics to game night itself, the students represented their school through fun activities that everyone could be involved in.

Student council mapped out most of the week, especially the spirit days and assembly. The goal of the week was not only to feature the homecoming candidates, but to have the four classes compete for the Spirit Stick through various events.

Spirit week consisted of a new theme each day: pajama day, decades day, half and half day, celebrity day, and class color day. Each day, all students in spirit wear were...

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#1StudentNWI: Westville's Halloween Festivities

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What’s Recently Happened?

Fall has arrived! For the community of Westville, that means it’s time for our annual Pumpkin Festival and parade. Each year the Pumpkin Festival takes place at Prairie Meadow Park, where many vendors come from all over the area. This year, the fest took place on the weekend of September 28th through September 30th. Along with visiting all the shops each vendor has to offer, the Pumpkin Festival has much more to provide for a weekend full of entertainment for the whole family.

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#1StudentNWI: MQT Digs Pink and Rehearses for the Fall Play

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Student Spotlight

Grace Murphy is gearing up to act in her 13th production, Our Town. She has “been in two other plays at Marquette, and at least ten other plays at La Porte Little Theatre.”

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