PTSC Weekly Update, April 29, 2014

porter-township-schools-logoDevelopmental Assets
Recently I was in a meeting discussing the Developmental Assets that the Search Institute has identified as building blocks for what children need as they grow. If you haven't read about these, check them out here and if you identify one on which you think you need to work you can hover over "take action" and it gives ideas for how to strengthen this area. They have developed lists for ages 3-18. If you create a free account you can download the other age ranges.

PTSC Standouts:
The BGHS Drama Group did an outstanding job in their presentation of Disney's High School Musical. I sure hope you had a chance to see it--they did an incredible job!

Important Dates:
Now-May 30, 2014: PTSC will be accepting applications for transfer students for the 2014-2015 school year until May 30, 2014. There are openings in every grade level. Please contact Linda Dusek at 219-477-4933 ext. 1000 if you are interested in applying and share this information with those you know who may be interested.
April 21-June 4, 2014: ECA Algebra 1, English 10, and Biology 1 Testing Window
April 28-May 13, 2014: ISTEP+ Multiple Choice Online Testing Window Grades 3-8 (extended window)
May 5, 2014: Nelson’s Port-A-Pit Night at BGHS! The BGHS Athletic Department is sponsoring a fun-filled fundraising evening on Monday, May 5th, from 4:00 – 7:00 at the high school. There will be ballgames, raffles and dinner from Nelson’s Port-a-Pit.Screen Shot 2014-04-21 at 9.39.31 AM
May 5-23, 2014: CoreLink Online Assessment Grades 3-8 (extended window)
May 23, 2014: BGHS and BGMS Band Concert at 7 pm at BGHS. Come out and enjoy the last band concert of the year!
June 2, 2014: Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 27, 2014
June 3, 2014: Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 28, 2014
June 4, 2014: Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on February 5, 2014
June 5, 2014: Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on March 12, 2014
June 8, 2014: BGHS Graduation

Things to Know:
Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start. If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
Now hiring substitute teachers! Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs. If you are interested, please apply online.