PTSC Update: Adding Two Online Days to BGHS Calendar

Adding Two Online Days to BGHS Calendar (January 26, 2023, and April 20, 2023)

Based on parent and student feedback, we have added two Synchronous (live instruction) eLearning Days to our schedule for the second semester. When surveyed, 96% of parents and 89% of students were in support of additional Synchronous eLearning days in the second semester. We will use these days to analyze PSAT data and create a plan to focus and improve instruction to improve SAT scores for our March 2nd test. On the first day on Thursday, January 26th, 2023, BGHS will analyze the PSAT data of junior students to continue to plan to improve student scores. They will look at student data to create a plan to focus instructional needs as individual teachers, departments, and as a full school. On Thursday, April 20th, BGHS will evaluate the effectiveness of the plan from this year and create a plan and make adjustments for next year’s SAT including course adjustments, master schedule changes, and instructional practices for next school year. 

Vocational and LRE Courses

In an effort to limit disruption, we will hold all regularly scheduled vocational courses.  All students will attend in a normal fashion.  Similarly, we will arrange our schedule so that our students who take vocational courses off-site, will have the opportunity to attend synchronous learning with little disruption (we will schedule an office hours time from roughly 10-10:30, which should allow afternoon students to return from vocational before their 5th-hour starts,  and morning students to attend without disruption). Additionally, students who attend our LRE program at BGHS will attend in person on those days.


All normally scheduled LRE and vocational transportation will run as scheduled.

The BGHS synchronous eLearning day schedule: 

1st Period 8:00am – 8:25am 

2nd Period 8:30am – 8:55am

3rd Period 9:00am – 9:25am 

4th Period 9:30am – 9:55am 

Office Hours: 10:00am – 10:25am

5th Period 10:30am – 10:55am 

6th Period 11:00am – 11:25am 

7th Period 11:30am – 11:55am

Important Dates:

Here are some dates to keep on your calendar!

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!)

January 26: BGHS eLearning Day

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)

April 20: BGHS eLearning 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:

This is Jourdin Dominguez, a NATIONAL CHAMPION BOXER from BGMS.  She traveled all the way to Lubic Texas to participate in the National Championships and finished first in her division. Congratulations, Jourdin!

This fall PTSC was able to award several grants to staff members. PTSC is able to do this by having generous donations from the community and companies with whom we work that wish to invest in the work of our staff and students. This fall we were able to award:

  • Justine McGinley, BGHS–Robotics
  • Amanda McKee, BGE–A Window to the World
  • Tony Tauber, BGHS–Natural Helpers
  • Kim Corman, PLE–Classroom Transformations
  • Katie Sarnowski, BGHS–Academic Team Competitions
  • Jen Gibbs, BGHS–Certified Trauma Professional Training
  • BGHS Guidance Department, BGHS–Counseling Tools to Support Students
  • Still to come–PLE, The Science of Reading

These grants ranged from $150 to $500 per award. We are thrilled to be able to support our staff and students. If you would like to help us provide these grants with a contribution, let us know and we will work with you to make this happen! Call 219-477-4933

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

Things to Know/Do:

To join the Wolf Pack, follow the links below:

View Postings: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?

Apply: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/default.aspx

Substitute Teaching Information: https://www.ptsc.k12.in.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Guidelines-for-Subs-2022-23.pdf

Substitute Teaching Application: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute

First Student Bus Driver: Call Debbie Crouch at 219-464-3988 or visit https://firststudentinc.com/careers/

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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.