Letter from the Superintendent
August 18, 2015
Dear Slicer Families:
On behalf of the La Porte Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees, it is my pleasure to report a great start to the 2015-16 school year. As we enter our first full week of classes, students and staff are getting more comfortable with the changes and challenges a new school year presents. The La Porte Community School Corporation, along with the Chamber of Commerce, welcomed more than forty new staff members to our team of teachers at the annual Chamber of Commerce New Teacher Luncheon. We look forward to the energy and fresh ideas that will be offered by our new colleagues.
This school year presents exciting opportunities as we enter the next phase of our Feasibility Study process. Specifically, LPCSC staff members have embraced a model of continuous improvement that produces growth in the following five domains:
Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Parent and Community Relations
Challenging Goals and Effective Feedback
Our Feasibility Study consultants considered these five domains as they collected data last school year. Within the next few weeks, we look forward to learning about improvement options regarding major programs and facilities.
Finally, we anticipate more success stories from students and staff during the 2015-16 school year. Last year’s successes will be tough to beat, but we are convinced that our students and staff are up for the challenge!
Mark D. Francesconi
LPHS Student Sarah Zygmuntowski #1StudentNWI!!
LPCSC Feasibility Study Timeline
Please click on the link below to view the La Porte Community School Corporation Feasibility Study Timeline.
Feasibility Study Timeline
Wellness & Healthy Eating in Elementary Schools
Please read the attached brochure from the LPCSC Food Service Department regarding changes taking place that will affect the types of foods taken in to elementary schools.
Making Healthy Choices
2015-2016 Textbook Rental, Fees, and Supplies
Kindergarten - $109.00
First Grade - $147.00
Second Grade - $133.00
Third Grade - $105.00
Fourth Grade - $90.00
Fifth Grade - $90.00
Sixth Grade - $213.00
Seventh Grade - $214.00
Eighth Grade - $219.00
Book rental and fees at La Porte High School are based on each individual student’s class selection.
2015-2016 Immunization Requirements
LPCSC Seclusion and Restraint Plan
LPCSC Business and Ed. Engagement Campaign
January 15, 2015
LPCSC BUSINESS AND EDUCATION ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN
In conjunction with the City of La Porte, GLEDC, and the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce, the La Porte Community School Corporation will be unveiling opportunities to engage our business community in K-12 career and technical education experiences. Considering the recent changes in the academic standards to include a career focus, it is imperative that we foster opportunities at all grade levels for students to explore careers of interest.
Currently, the Indiana school grading system, high school graduation requirements, and high school course selections predominantly encourage students to attend college. It is our desire to collaborate with our business community and establish a K-12 menu of student career experiences. These experiences would better prepare them for the world of work and help provide a workforce that meets the needs of the La Porte community.
It is the vision of the La Porte Community School Corporation to increase the number of school-business partnerships and foster relationships which lead to new opportunities for our students. At the secondary level, we will be looking for partnerships which provide guest speakers to make presentations regarding their career and/or the products associated with their field of work. Job shadowing experiences, creation of “maker’s spaces”, school-to-work opportunities, and internships will also be utilized. In the middle school and lower grades, we would like to expose students to a variety of careers through field trips, guest speakers, classroom visits, virtual tours, etc.
Many of our local businesses are already partnering with schools in other ventures and we intend to continue those efforts. Career exploration and preparation would create another valuable link between our school community and local businesses.
We are thankful for the efforts of the Mayor, GLEDC, and the Chamber of Commerce in initiating this new opportunity to engage the La Porte community in the education and preparation of our students.
LaPorte's Educational Future
Information Regarding Ebola Virus Disease
No person shall be excluded from participation in the educational programs, activities, instruction and facilities of the La Porte Community School Corporation, or denied the benefits of or otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin or handicapping condition including limited English proficiency.
For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the following persons:
- Personnel and Section 504: Assistant Superintendent, 1921 ‘A’ Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7056
- Facilities: Director of Facilities, 205 Rumely Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7145
- Liaison for Homeless Children: Mr. Don Tonsoni, Kesling Middle School, 306 East 18th Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7507
Delays & Closings