Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival to Accept Short Film Entries

Lake Maxinkuckee beach in Culver

High school and college undergraduate student film makers are encouraged to submit short films for the upcoming 10th Annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival.

The theme is “The Gift of Warmth”. Entrants will be separated in two categories: high school students up to age 18 and college undergraduate students up to age 24. Cash awards will be given during the Labor Day Film Festival weekend. Continue reading

Training Video Educates School Leaders on Sexual Abuse

 

A training video designed to inform school leaders and staff about sexual abuse will be released.

The Indiana Department of Education will be distributing a video to all Indiana school corporations where it is encouraged to share it with all staff members. The video is part of a collaboration between the IDOE, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Dealing Drugs Lands LaPorte Man in Jail

Reginald Spraggins

A LaPorte man was taken into custody without incident Thursday night and is in the LaPorte County Jail on a charge of dealing in cocaine/narcotic drugs, a Level 5 felony.

According to LaPorte City Police, a vehicle Reginald Spraggins, 42, was traveling in was pulled over Thursday night as a result of a traffic stop initiated by the LaPorte Police Crime and Drug Reduction Strike. The incident occurred in the 500 block of Tipton Street.

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Culver School Board Honors Former Member

Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell (left) presents Jim Wentzel with a plaque

The Culver School Board honored a former long-time school board member this week.

Jim Wentzel served 13 years on the Culver School Board of Trustees from Sept. 9, 2004 to January 9, 2017. Wentzel said that he’s proud to have served this tenure on the board.

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Culver Middle/High School Awning to be Removed

The awning that blankets the front entryway of the Culver Middle/High School is crumbling and it will be removed.

Culver Middle/High School Principal Brett Berndt told the school board Monday night that the bottom of the structure is rusted and dried out. He said it could be repaired at a great cost, so the decision was made to simply tear down the awning.

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Culver School Board Approves Intersession, Summer Teachers

The Culver School Board discussed the hire of several teachers during the upcoming intersession and summer school.

Interim Superintendent Chuck Kitchell said two elementary teachers will need to be approved for hire during the intersession which will include four days of instruction. The intersession will be from April 3 to April 6 from 8 a.m. to

Students will be offered breakfast and lunch during their time of instruction.

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ISTEP Testing Continues This Week at Culver Schools

 

The Culver School Board received an update on the status of ISTEP testing during their meeting Monday Night. Middle/High School Assistant Principal and Curriculum Director Julie Berndt takes on the role of testing coordinator when it comes to this mandatory state testing. She explained to the board that students in grades 3 through 8 participate in English/Language Arts and Math in addition to Social Studies and Science testing during a period of two weeks. Each grade is tested individually and teachers monitor the work in a locked classroom. Tenth grade students also participate in testing.

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