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CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich said the feds have his back in a dispute with council finance officials over $400,000 of additional health care services for inmates in his work-release center.
LAKE STATION |¬†An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used money from the city's food pantry and his re-elec…
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.
CROWN POINT | Some U.S. military veterans face myriad challenges when they re-enter civilian life, including homelessness, employment problems, mental health issues, substance abuse and encoun…
GARY | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana officials collected nearly 82,000 eggs Wednesday, and they didn't have to hunt for them.
LAKE STATION | With the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and recent stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school in the rearview mirror, Indiana State Police's school safety liaison fo…
GARY | The new Ivy Tech Gary campus president envisions making the campus more community focused and engaging the entire community in emphasizing workforce development and meeting the demands …
The Indiana Public Access counselor has issued an advisory opinion that the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority improperly noticed a closed meeting and technically violated the st…
ArcelorMittal is being showered with honors for its work with automakers.
A Palos Heights man was beaten and shot in a home invasion early Tuesday after returning home from Horseshoe Casino in Hammond with a large amount of money from gambling winnings, police said.

Mission Statement

Excellence in learning: Success in life.

Vision Statement

The School City of Hammond embraces its diversity and communicates consistently high expectations.  SCH provides a rich and challenging learning environment that encourages academic excellence and the development of talents that prepares students to make positive contributions to our world. 

District leadership provides continuous, system-wide, professional growth opportunities enhanced by technology and guided by data-driven, research-based strategies, assessments, and timely interventions.  Highly effective teachers and support staff collaboratively utilize best practices to maximize student growth and achievement. 

Supported by the pillars of sound, fiscal management, accountability, and community partnerships, SCH maintains a focus on transparency and good stewardship.

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