The School City of Hammond has formalized swapping parcels of land with the city. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Hammond school board adopted a resolution to swap athletic fields at George Rogers Clark Middle/High School — the school is set to close this year — for park land behind the Hammond Civic Center.
The idea of gathering the city of Hammond’s four traditional high schools for a four-game, one-day baseball tournament on the same field came with a now-or-never deadline.
It was almost a given, but Larry Moore Jr. doesn't take it for granted. After leading Hammond to its first No. 1 ranking since 1974, Moore has officially been hired as the first boys basketball coach at Hammond Central. The decision was approved Tuesday night at a School City of Hammond board meeting, along with several other coaching hires at Hammond Central and Morton.
Following some tense moments between two of its members, the School City of Hammond board voted Tuesday against a proposed balanced calendar for the 2021-22 school year that would have started earlier and created remediation time during fall and spring breaks. Instead, the school calendar will revert to the previously approved calendar. The first day of school is Aug. 18 and the last day is June 3.
For George Rogers Clark Middle/High School students and alumni, it’s time to say goodbye. As the message on a souvenir T-shirt stated: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
More than a hundred years of history lie within the white subway tile-lined stairwells at Hammond High School. The halls, flanked by purple lockers and filled with student murals, flags and college banners, however, soon will see their last days.
The School City of Hammond is looking to increase opportunities for intervention during the school year. During a work session last month, the Hammond school board heard a pitch to adopt a balanced calendar, also known as the year-round calendar, for the upcoming school year. The board is set to consider the 2021-2022 school year calendar at its meeting Tuesday.
After nearly an entire school year of virtual learning, the School City of Hammond is proposing two sessions of in-person summer school.
Next week, the School City of Hammond will begin taking eligible students to the mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary.
Superintendent Miller joins with the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents to describe how current legislation hurts urban and rural school districts throughout Indiana.
Hammond students returned to classrooms for the first time in more than a year Tuesday. Greeted by administrators, principals and teachers, students also were met with a new learning environment created for a pandemic world — one where face masks are required, hand sanitation stations line the hallways, classrooms are arranged to meet social distancing guidelines and shields surround desks.
Last Thursday in Indianapolis, Superintendent Miller spoke out against HB 1008. The bill would divert millions of public school dollars to private schools. Miller urged lawmakers to "realign priorities to support schools that accept everyone and to support families and kids who we know have the greatest need."
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