PTSC Update: Construction Happening at PTSC

Construction Happening at PTSC

This summer PTSC completed the Early Learning Center, which was added to Porter Lakes Elementary School. This was essential to free up space within Porter Lakes, which had been taken by our growing preschool program, and to give our preschoolers appropriate, dedicated space. This early learning space now consists of four classrooms (with restrooms), a large group instructional space, and a dedicated playground. Additionally, there is a drive to the early learning center to help with pickup and dropoff safety. It is a perfect pairing for our new Career and Technical Education Early Learning Program that we house at Porter Lakes as a pathway for students pursuing careers in education. The high school students attending this program can spend time working in our preschool classrooms, getting hands-on experience with our youngest learners.

When you drive by BGHS, you may see the earth moving! Construction on our new Wastewater Treatment Plant has started. While this might not seem exciting, our existing plant was the original plant for the high school and has served the school well, but it has reached the end of its life. The new plant will be up and running in the next few months.

When the new Wastewater Treatment Plant is up and running, we can fully begin construction on some new athletic facilities encompassing the area where the old Wastewater Treatment Plant was located. The new athletic complex, located south of the current softball field, will include a full turf playing surface for football and soccer teams, an 8-lane synthetic track (and all field event areas), and an indoor facility that will house locker rooms, concession stands, restrooms, weight room (for use by teams and physical education classes), and wrestling areas. While these projects depend on the weather, the targeted completion date is late August 2023.

Important Dates:

Here are some dates to keep on your calendar!

November 4: PLE Picture Retake Day

November 4: PTO Bingo!

November 7: BGHS Picture Retake Day

November 7: BGHS STEM Club Fundraiser at Valpo Culvers

November 8: eLearning All Buildings

November 23-25: No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 20: End of Second Quarter and First Semester

December 21-January 3: No School, Winter Break

January 4: First day back after break!

January 16: No School, MLK Day (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

January 20: Porter County Sensory Night (more information to come!)

February 17: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

February 20: No School, President’s Day

March 10: End of Third Quarter

March 27-31: No School, Spring Break

April 7: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

April 10: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

May 2: eLearning All Buildings

May 24: End of Fourth Quarter, Last Day of School Students

May 26: BGHS Graduation

June 2: Alternative BGHS Graduation

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to our 7th Grade PCC Volleyball Champions!

Have a PTSC Standout to share? Send it to stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us.

Things to Know/Do:

Now hiring substitute teachers! Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching, and she will help you start the application process and discuss your qualifications.

Tell your friends and neighbors about this new way to know what is happening at PTSC! Even if your neighbors don’t have kids in school, tell them about our weekly updates so they can hear the great news of what happens at PTSC!

Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start. If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.