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Print this articleMessage from Superintendent, Mark Francesconi

November 11, 2014

Re:  College and Career Standards and New State Standards

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As Superintendent of the La Porte Community School Corporation, I assure you that teachers and administrators are working very hard to adjust curriculum this year, to ensure that it aligns with the new Indiana College and Career Ready Standards. In addition to aligning curriculum, our staffs are studying the new assessments that will be given in grades 3 – 8. These new assessments will call for students to learn how to use technology to correctly select answers and provide responses to test questions. Additionally, we know that the reading and writing exercises will be focused on informational text, unlike previous years.

Recently, State of Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, communicated how important it is that parents are aware of the changes. Additionally, she emphasizes the importance of families engaging in activities and communication with teachers that empower students for success.

The following link connects you to the Superintendent’s message to all families in Indiana. I encourage you to visit the link and continue working with us to ensure that we are all doing everything we can to prepare our children today to excel tomorrow.


Mark D. Francesconi

Superintendent, La Porte Community School Corporation


Glenda Ritz Communication

Print this articleInformation Regarding Ebola Virus Disease

Please click on the link to read a letter regarding Ebola Virus Disease.

Ebola Virus Disease Letter

Print this articleMichael Varda is Burger King Athlete of the Week

LPHS Senior, Michael Varda, has been named Burger King Outstanding Student Athlete of the Week!  Click on the link to hear his story.

Michael Varda Story

Print this articleLPHS Marching Band State Championship Performance

Click on the link to watch the LPHS Marching Band State Championship Performance!

LPHS Marching Band State Championship Performance

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

Health Insurance Enrollment Event

Print this articleWhat Is A Slicer?
Check out the latest youtube video from the LPHS Yearbook on What Is A Slicer.
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What Is A Slicer

Print this articleA School Bus Can Be A Traveling Classroom

The following article was written by a LPCSC bus driver and was published in the latest edition of NEA Today:

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What I’ve Learned: A School Bus Can Be a Traveling Classroom

May 6, 2014 by twalker  
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Educators may spend their careers preparing lessons, but often the most memorable are those they learn themselves.  With that in mind, NEA Today asked school staff –  everyone from classroom teachers and bus drivers to guidance counselors and school nurses – to share the everyday lessons they’ve picked up along the way in a series called “What I’ve Learned.”

Mickey Brady is a bus driver for the La Porte Community School Corporation in La Porte, Indiana, and a graduate of NEA’s Leaders of Tomorrow program. These are the lessons she’s she’s learned after more than two decades behind the wheel.

What I’ve Learned: A School Bus Can Be a Traveling Classroom

By Mickey Brady

I have learned that school bus drivers are more than just drivers – they provide a lot more than transportation to school kids.  I am privileged to drive a school bus, and early on in my career I realized what an important profession I had chosen.  Bus drivers are the first and last school contact that students have each and every school day.  We, as drivers, have the responsibility of ensuring that our students not only arrive safe and sound at their schools but also ready, willing and excited to learn the day’s lessons.  After school is dismissed, our students return to us, eager to share the events of the day.  We celebrate their successes, downplay their failures and then send them off to their homes with, “Have a good night, I’ll see you in the morning!”

I have learned that a school bus is a traveling classroom where a great deal of learning takes place.  Drivers practice spelling words, give math quizzes, help with homework, answer all sorts of questions, encourage reading, and teach politeness and good manners.

I have learned to never underestimate the power a smile or a few words of praise can have in the lives of our students.

I have learned to treat each student as the unique individual that they truly are. If you recognize and acknowledge how special they are in their own way, they will thrive.

I have learned that Education Support Professionals are, in fact, educators. It takes every single one of us in the education profession, working together, to develop a well-rounded, well educated, successful student.

Print this articleCollege and Career Ready Standards

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College & Career Ready Standards

Print this article2014-2015 Immunization Requirements

Please click on the link below for the immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 School Year.

2014-2015 School Immunization Requirements

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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