Local Schools Named 4-Star Schools

Several schools in the Kankakee Valley area were announced Monday as Indiana’s 4-Star schools for 2013.

In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in the ISTEP+ testing results.

Eastern Pulaski Elementary School in Winamac, John Glenn High School in Walkerton, F. Willard Crichfield Elementary School in LaPorte, Saint Peter’s Lutheran School in North Judson, Webster Elementary School in Plymouth, and West Central High School in Francesville were all recognized as being 4-Star Schools.

A total of 313 schools in the state received this honor.

West Central High School Named Four Star School

The West Central High School was recently named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education.

“We’re very happy this accomplishment was made,” said Superintendent Charles Mellon. “It actually reflects back to the 2009-2010 school year. I just sent an email out to the staff congratulating them, as well as the students, for this accomplishment.”

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Teacher Reminds us of Most Important Gift

Kyle and Jessica McCann

Kyle and Jessica McCann

Eight years ago today, a miracle happened on a basketball floor in Michigan City. Jessica (Neace) McCann, a Knox High School basketball player at the time, collapsed on the floor when her heart stopped for no reason. She would have died if it had not been for the quick action of a Michigan City coach and long time family friend, Jackie Estok. They literally brought her back to life.

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