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  • LPHS Graduation!
  • Student Athletic Council at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference
  • LPHS Girls Tennis Team Sectional Champs!
  • LPHS Wrestling Sectional Champs!
  • LPHS Track Sectional Champs!
  • Congratulations to Kyle Kabacinski for perfect attendance in grades 1-12!
  • Congratulations Crichfield for being a Four Star School!
  • Congratulations to award winners Michael Varda, Bailey Rogers, Katerina Shuble, Owen Strieter, Charles Salary and McKenzie Haite
  • Coach Upp (center) poses with the LPHS Baseball team following win #400!
  • LPHS students Robert Yanez-Mercado, Zoe Potter, Bo Reed, and Gabbie Harris give a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce on the subject of the Sunflower Fest
  • Congratulations to Crichfield Elementary School for 100% of their third graders passing IREAD-3!
  • Congratulations to Kingsford Heights Elementary School for 100% of their third graders passing IREAD-3!
  • Kingsbury STEM day!
  • Mrs. Dunbar's class takes a community trip to go bowling!
  • Riley Elementary School held a Career Fair for students to learn about different careers!
  • Riley Elementary School Girls On The Run!
  • Business partnership visit to Jaeger-Unitek
  • The field designated for the FFA being tilled!
  • Visual Communication classes from La Porte High School visited Mrs. Alcorn’s and Mrs. Friedrich’s 4th graders at Handley School
  • Slicer Athletes who will participate next year in college!
  • Riley preschool graduation!
  • Handley Elementary Planting Day!
  • Kiwanis Club recognition luncheon for LPHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian!
  • LPHS Prom!
  • LPCSC Retirees!
  • Academic Superbowl State Champions!
  • Kesling Middle School Jazz Band received the "All Music" award!
  • Boston Middle School received the "All Music" Award!
  • Superintendent Mark Francesconi presents Crichfield Principal Donna D'Elia with a 4 Star School letter!
  • Senior Scholarship Night at LPHS!
  • La Porte County School Safety Commission meeting
  • Boston Middle School Track!
  • School Board President Shannon Hannon presented Erin Parker with the "Beyond The Expected" award at the April 13, 2015 Board meeting!
  • Mr. Ryan Hart from Aerometals speaks to students about Engineering during Career Ready Week at LPHS
  • Dress for Success during Career Ready Week at LPHS!
  • Boston Middle School students helping out the community through the 8th grade service learning project that took place at the La Porte Public Library
  • LPCSC Feasibility Study Group Meeting
  • Feasibility Study Focus Group
  • Boston Middle School 7th grade band
  • Boston Middle School 8th grade percussion section
  • Boston Middle School 8th grade band rehearsing with composer and music educator, Mr. Bruce Corrigan
  • Boston Middle School 7th grade band enjoys pizza!
  • Boston 8th grade students with perfect attendance
  • Trip to Jenison Performing Arts Center to attend the performance of the musical "Oklahoma"
  • Food service staff joined in to rally the students to take advantage of the free heart screenings from the Play 4 Jake Foundation
  • Boston Middle School students challenge for the most Heart Screening sign ups through the Play 4Jake Foundation funds
  • Students in 1st grade at Indian Trail are busy making a book!
  • Indian Trail 3rd grade students dressed up as famous people for a book report!
Print this article100% I-READ Scores!

Congratulations to Kingsford Heights Elementary School and Crichfield Elementary School for 100% I-READ scores!  Please click on the link to view the La Porte County Life article.

100% I-READ Scores

Print this articleStar-Studded Evening
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La Porte Community School Corporation honored the following retirees and honorees on May 14, 2015 at a Star-Studded Evening recognition dinner.




2014 - 2015 Retirees

Eileen Young - 10 years La Porte High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Sharon Barnes - 11 years Hailmann Elementary School Classroom Assistant
Ange Miller - 11 years Riley Elementary School Food Service
Judi Ridley - 12 years La Porte High School English/Language Arts Teacher
Judie Dermody - 14 years Kesling Middle School Teacher/Secondary Data Coach
Debby Bailey - 18 years Special Education Visually Impaired Teacher
Jim Miller - 22 years Riley Elementary School Head Custodian
Jane Wawok - 25 years Corporation Accounts Payable Clerk
JoAnn Brugos - 27 years Hailmann Elementary School Teacher
Pat Dubbs - 28.5 years Kingsbury Elementary School Food Service
Linda Strain - 31 years Special Education Supervisor
Gerry Wiley - 33 years La Porte High School Counselor
Jeanette Quinn - 34 years Boston MIddle School Choir Teacher
Susan Yazel - 37.5 years La Porte High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Kathy Spurling - 39.5 years Kingsbury Elementary School Teacher
Kathryn Luther - 40 years Special Education Supervisor
Roger Lowe - 41 years Boston MIddle School Social Studies Teacher
Molly Burns-Fischer - 10.5 years Elementary School Counselor
Sally Dipert - 15.5 years Boston Middle School Assistant
Dave Horn - 18.5 years La Porte High School Math Teacher
Donna Perschke - 21 years Bus Driver
Lori VanDierendonck - 23 years Bus Driver
Tamara Reffett - 25 years La Porte High School English, Speech and Debate Teacher
Janet McCrery - 26 years Handley Elementary School Teacher
Sylvia Smith - 48 years Boston Middle School Librarian

Total Years of Service/All Retirees Combined 624

15 Years of Service

Marcia Aragon – Lincoln Elementary Teacher
Kassandra Austin – Kingsford Heights Elementary Librarian
Shea Barden – LaPorte High School Administrative Assistant
Aimee Bornell – Hailmann Elementary Teacher
Denise Bunch – LaPorte High School Food Service
Betty Carpenter – Kesling Middle School Special Ed Assistant
Jennifer Cochran – Lincoln Elementary Teacher
Tom Coe – LaPorte High School Teacher
LeeAnn Daisy – Lincoln Elementary Food Service
Judie Dermody – LaPorte High School Data Coach
John Eason – LaPorte High School Teacher
Miles Fettinger – LaPorte High School Librarian
Corey Goers – LaPorte High School Department Head
Susan Hall – Crichfield Elementary Teacher
Pam Haller – Crichfield Elementary Food Service
Kathleen Hommer – Kingsbury Elementary Teacher
Lisa Horner – Lincoln Elementary Teacher
Janet Kelly – Special Education Administrative Assistant
Sandra Korbly – Kesling Middle School Teacher
Cathleen Lower – Special Education Teacher (NPHS)
Julie Pointon – Special Education Secretary
Shawn Popplewell – Handley/Indian Trail Elementary Teacher
Kim Rehlander – Indian Trail Elementary Principal
Steve Santana – LaPorte High School Teacher
Alice Tallackson – Crichfield Elementary Teacher
Jim Wszolek – LaPorte High School Teacher


20 Years of Service
Judi Alcorn – Handley Elementary Teacher
Deb Applegarth – Kingsbury Elementary Teacher
Pat Bayer – Boston Middle School Custodian
Sue Brasseur – Special Education Teacher (NPHS)
Kyle Chezem – Kesling Middle School Teacher
Kim Clark – LaPorte High School Preschool Assistant
Brenda Cooper – LaPorte High School Teacher
Lynn Davis – Unity Site Teacher
Karen Emerich – Kesling Middle School Teacher
Terry Fenstermaker – LaPorte High School Custodian
Connie Kaminski – Crichfield Elementary Teacher
Traci Kling – LaPorte High School Administrative Assistant
Kirt Lawson – LaPorte High School Teacher
Amy Lestinsky – Handley Elementary Teacher
Donna Nowak – Boston Middle School Teacher
Dan Olson – LaPorte High School Teacher
Starr Rice – LaPorte High School Teacher
Becky Samuelson – Kesling Middle School Teacher
Kari Schroeder – Lincoln School Teacher
Chuck Steck – LaPorte High School Teacher
Tom Travis – Transportation Department Bus Driver


25 Years of Service
Pete Collins – Boston/Kesling/LaPorte High School Teacher
Diane Conrad – Indian Trail Food Service
John Dearing – Kesling Middle School Teacher
Pam Fritzen – Hailmann Elementary Librarian
Don Hall – Lincoln Elementary Custodian
Shelley Ludlow – Child Care Director
Janet McCrery – Handley Elementary Teacher
Marlene Nickerson – Special Education Teacher (NPMS)
Tamara Reffett – LaPorte High School Teacher
Cheryl Severa – LaPorte High School Diagnostician
Ramona Warg – Educational Services Center Administrative Assistant
Jane Wawok – Educational Services Center Accounts Payable Clerk

30 Years of Service
Tina Bowers – Boston Middle School Food Service
Cheryl Daniels – Kingsford Heights Elementary Teacher
Sharon Johnson – Technology Department Administrative Assistant
Sue Keen – LaPorte High School Food Service
Paul Lindeman – LaPorte High School Department Head
Kathi Paulus – LaPorte High School Teacher
Bob Severs – LaPorte High School Teacher
Martha Snyder – Elementary Art Teacher
Linda Strain – Special Education Supervisor
Mike Warfel – Food Service Department Driver

35 Years of Service
Mira Gasko – Special Education Psychologist
Judy Keim – Food Service Director
Bobbi Marrapode – Boston Middle School Teacher
Marsha Morton – Transportation Department Bus Driver
Susan Parsons – Transportation Department Bus Driver
Linda Witt – Transportation Department Bus Driver


40 Years of Service
Tim Howell – Boston Middle School Teacher
Roger Lowe – Boston Middle School Teacher
Kathryn Luther – Special Education Supervisor
Kathy Slater – Handley Elementary Teacher


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Crichfield is a 4 Star School!

Print this article2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Please click on the link below for information regarding the LPHS Valedictorian, Matthew Bartels, and Salutatorian,Joseph Tomal!

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Print this articleLPHS Indiana Academic Super Bowl State Champs!

Congratulations to the LPHS Academic Super Bowl team for earning a state championship!


Academic Super Bowl State Champs

Print this articleLPCSC Feasibility Study Update

Please click on the link below for an update regarding the La Porte Community School Corporation Feasibility Study.

Feasibility Study Update

Print this articleLPHS Student Kaitlin Edquist is a #1StudentNWI!!

Please click on the link to view the La Porte County Life article and video!

Why Are You A #StudentNWI?

Print this article2015-2016 Immunization Requirements

Please click on the link below for the immunization requirements for the 2015-2016 School Year.

2015-2016 School Immunization Requirements

Print this articleLPCSC Seclusion and Restraint Plan

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LPCSC Seclusion and Restraint Plan

Print this articleLPCSC Business and Ed. Engagement Campaign

January 15, 2015


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.






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Covering Kids & Families of Indiana Health Insurance Enrollment Event - 100 Percent Campaign.

Health Insurance Enrollment Event

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Ebola Virus Disease Letter

Core Values

We Believe…

  All children can learn, we can teach all students, and there are no exceptions.
  All students will be challenged throughout their academic career to reach their maximum potential.
  Children are unique and their self esteem will be fostered to become successful.
  In mutual respect in every interaction with students, staff, parents, and community.
  A positive attitude creates a successful working and learning environment.
  Personal and professional integrity is critical to the learning process.
  District employees are highly valued resources.
  Decisions will be information and data based in the best interest of students.
  Accountability for student achievement is critical.
  A collaborative team approach is essential to ensure high performance.
  In an environment in which continuous improvement is embedded in our culture.
  In a safe and secure learning environment.
  Diversity is an asset that is to be valued and respected.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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

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