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La Porte Community School Corporation Feasibility Study Announced

The Board of School Trustees for the La Porte Community School Corporation is pleased to announce the kickoff of a feasibility study process. In conjunction with school administration, experts from Odle, McGuire, and Shook Architects will facilitate a feasibility study which will engage our students, staff, and community in activities designed to identify future student programming and facility improvements.

A Feasibility Study Task Force will convene to oversee the study process. The duties of the team will be to assist with communications, provide valuable input to facilitators, and present recommendations for improvements to the LPCSC Board of School Trustees.

Final recommendations for improvements are expected to be determined by July of 2015. A Strategic Planning Team will be formed at that time to carry out the improvement plans which will range from curriculum revision, implementation of safety measures, building renovation, and new construction projects.

A key component to the study will be the collection of data and input from staff, students, parents, and community members. Announcements and information regarding surveys, meetings, and interviews will be provided in the near future.


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Young Hearts For Life Cardiac Screening Program

In March, the Play for Jake Foundation will be partnering with the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program. Young Hearts for Life® is a not for profit organization affiliated with Advocate Charitable Foundation. They offer a voluntary screening program that involves a simple, three-minute ECG (electrocardiogram) and may include a screening ECHO (echocardiogram). An electrocardiogram (also known as EKG or ECG) is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart and can detect certain heart abnormalities leading to sudden cardiac death. An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart that can detect heart abnormalities.

The screening will be FREE to the high school students on March 26 and FREE to Boston and Kesling Middle School students, grades 6-8, on March 27. Special thanks to our sponsors, The Play for Jake Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of La Porte and Alcoa, who have provided the funding for the event.


Parents who wish to have their child participate in the FREE screening program must complete a registration by clicking on the YH4L logo/link on the school home page, or by completing and returning the registration form to the office by March 16. Copies are available in the main office.

Participation is voluntary; however, all high school students are strongly encouraged to participate in the free screenings even if they were previously screened. An ECG screening is recommended every two years for students up until the age of 25. Cardiologists will be on site to interpret the testing. The results from the screening will be sent to parents via an email notification 3 to 4 weeks after the screening. All results are confidential and communicated through a secure system.

To learn more about Young Hearts for Life®, please visit or call Johneen Davis, Program Director, at 630-785-4366. For more information about ECG screenings, visit the Frequently Asked Questions at

Print this articleSnow Make-Up Days

Friday, March 13, 2015 will be scheduled as a regular school day to replace the January 9, 2015 school cancellation day.


Thursday, June 4, 2015 will be scheduled as a regular school day to replace the February 2, 2015 school cancellation day.


Friday, June 5, 2015 will be scheduled as a regular school day to replace the February 12, 2015 school cancellation day.


Monday, June 8, 2015 will be scheduled as a regular school day to replace the February 19, 2015 school cancellation day.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015 will be scheduled as a regular school day to replace the March 3, 2015 school cancellation day.


All school and corporation offices will be open and both students and staff will report to school.

Print this articleKindergarten and Preschool Registration Dates

The following kindergarten registration dates and times have been announced by La Porte Community School Corporation, providing that the child has attained the age of five on or before August 1st.

Children must be registered by their parent(s) or guardian(s). Proper certification of legal guardianship and, when applicable, custody arrangements must be provided, along with the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence.

Crichfield: 04/15/15 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Hailmann: 03/18/15 - 7:00am to 3:00pm
Handley: 03/24/15 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Indian Trail: 03/18/15 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Kingsbury: 03/19/15 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Kingsford Heights: 03/11/15 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln: 03/12/15 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Riley: 03/24/15 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The following preschool registration dates and times have been announced by La Porte Community School Corporation, providing that the child has attained the age of four on or before August 1st.

Crichfield: 04/15/15 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Hailmann: 03/18/15 - 7:00am to 3:00pm
Indian Trail: 03/18/15 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Kingsbury: 03/25/15 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Kingsford Heights: 03/11/15 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln: 03/12/15 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Riley: 03/31/15 to 04/02/15 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
La Porte High School Preschool: 03/02/15 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Print this articleMessage from Superintendent, Mark Francesconi

January 14, 2015 

Dear Parents and La Porte Community Members,

As we reflect on the year 2014, we have much for which we can be thankful. The historic fall of 2014 encompassed both the achievements of our students and changes in education. “The bar has been raised” and we look forward to the challenges now before us.

Work has already begun to include a focus on college/career standards and career readiness. Our teachers are preparing our students for the changes in the state academic standards and for the new assessments which will be administered in grades 3 through 8 this spring.

In conjunction with the City of La Porte, GLEDC, and the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce, the La Porte Community School Corporation will soon be unveiling opportunities to engage our business community in K-12 career and technical education experiences. We, too, have “raised the bar”, endeavoring to promote career-readiness experiences for students and help them prepare to make well-informed decisions regarding their futures. Many of our local businesses are already partnering with schools in other ventures and we intend to continue those efforts. We hope that these partnering businesses will prove to be an invaluable resource in providing career exploration opportunities for our students.

The new year brought with it changes in the weather, as well. Last week, we missed three days of school. These days will be made up according to the established corporation calendar, using make-up days which were built into the school year. If additional days need to be made up, we will add days to the end of the school year. We will not be opting to extend school days to make up instructional time.

The decisions regarding delays and cancellations are made by a dedicated team comprised of the Maintenance Director, corporation CFO, Transportation Director, and Superintendent. Weather conditions and projections are carefully examined and extensive communication precedes any decision regarding school delays or cancellations. It is our primary objective to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Last week, we were able to communicate the night before regarding school cancellation. Please realize that this is not always possible. Many times, we must wait until we can actually assess the conditions before making decisions. I encourage students and parents to set aside additional time to prepare for travel delays during inclement weather. Challenging our students to prepare for success in their chosen careers includes helping them understand that the “real world” does not provide two-hour delays. As educators, we will continue to balance this challenge with our commitment to the safety of our students and staff.

Lastly, I encourage you to tune in to the live-streamed board meetings held on the second Monday of each month. The year 2015 will be an exciting time to share the vision of La Porte Community Schools through the building and program feasibility process. We invite the community to engage with us. Together, we can ensure that the final vision reflects what is best for both our students and our community.

I am proud to be serving as your Superintendent and look forward to celebrating all of the successes that 2015 will bring.


Mark D. Francesconi

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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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

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LPCSC Seclusion and Restraint Plan

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

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Print this articleCommunity Health Needs Assessment

Franciscan St. Anthony Health –Michigan City and IU Health La Porte Hospital are reaching out to La Porte County residents to get their views on the most important health needs in their communities. Please take five to seven minutes to share what you think are the most pressing health needs in our community by clicking on the following survey link .

Resident responses to the online survey will be used to help each hospital determine its community benefit strategies for the years 2016-2018.  In 2013, Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City and IU Health La Porte Hospital invested more than $98 million to improve the health of the community and provide free or reduced cost healthcare to qualifying residents.

Please take a few moments to help guide the hospitals’ strategies to make the most impact in the health of our community.


Maria Fruth


Executive Vice President|Chief Operating Officer

The Foundation in support of IU Health La Porte Hospital

PO Box 250

La Porte IN 46352

(O) 219-326-2472  I (Cell) 219-363-6335

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Print this articleCollege and Career Ready Standards

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College & Career Ready Standards

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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