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The 5th annual Dawn Brancheau Foundation Dream Big Walk will take place Sept. 20 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the 2-mile …
CROWN POINT | September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation will honor the fight of the many local families by hosting a Labor of Love Childho…
CEDAR LAKE | Students, staff, Hanover School Board members and parents were all on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lincoln Elementary School to celebrate the opening of a new, state-of-t…
LOWELL | Teamwork was the key factor this summer as Branden Kien of Boy Scout Troop 697 partnered with the Master Gardener volunteers from Habitat for Humanity of NWI to transform a bare yard …
The fifth annual Dawn Brancheau Foundation Dream Big Walk will take place Sept. 20 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Get more information in today's South Lake edition or online at
Thomas Carter, of Crown Point, was recently promoted to correctional captain at Westville Correctional Facility.
LANSING | Lansing resident Richard Rucoba enjoyed participating in track and field as a high schooler and it’s something he still enjoys today. It’s not unusual for athletes to stick with thei…
Perhaps you were one of the standing-room-only folks who came to see the Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Society's documentary film on the Standard Oil Fire. But if you weren't there and would …
HIGHLAND | The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are working together to distribute food to food-insecure families as well as offer information on living a h…

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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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