PTSC Update: Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals Join the Wolf Pack

Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals Join the Wolf Pack

With the start of the 2023-2024 school year, special education teachers and paraprofessionals will be employed directly by Porter Township School Corporation.

Porter Township School Corporation is part of Porter County Education Services. This Cooperative consists of the public school corporations in Porter County and collaborates to provide special education services and career and technical education to the students in Porter County (the School City of Hobart participates in our Porter County Career programs as well).

This change comes to provide school corporations the opportunity to employ those teachers and paraprofessionals that work full-time supporting our students in our school buildings. We are excited about this opportunity to continue to support our special education staff and look at our student needs and programming development.

Porter Township will continue with the other districts in Porter County to support Porter County Education Services to assist our students through shared services both at the SELF school in Valparaiso and through services offered in our school buildings. We will continue to partner to provide outstanding opportunities in career and technical education through the Porter County Career Center and through the career and technical programs offered throughout the County (Porter Township offers culinary arts, criminal justice, and early childhood within our district).

This is one step in looking at how to better serve students with special needs. We think it’s a great first step, as we believe we have some of the very best special education staff in the County and are pleased to officially welcome them to our Pack!

Important Dates:

Here are some dates to keep on your calendar!

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:

Congratulations to the BGHS VEX Robotics Team, Robowolves, who competed in their first competition at Crown Point HS this past weekend. We can’t wait to see where the Robowolves head from here!

Congratulations to Emma Carpenter, Nikolai Hixon, Benjamin Jones, Cole Keyser, Ashlee Sinkiewicz, Karlee Tatalovich, and Ian Wilson for being chosen by their Porter County Career & Technical Education teachers as Outstanding Students for the second grading period! Keep up the great work!

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.