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Dr. Tom Cripliver

As the school year winds down, there has been a lot going on in the Lake Station Schools and a lot more to come.

In athletics, our Varsity Boys Basketball team became sectional champions beating Hanover Central.  We continue to celebrate our boys and the coaching staff for their accomplishment this year. Be looking for our congratulatory posters and free lapel stickers for you so you can be a part of the celebration. Congratulations Coach Bob Burke, Boys Basketball, for being named Coach of the Year for our conference. Our spring sports program is well underway. We have a strong baseball team, softball team, and Boys and Girls Track and Field Team. Come out for nice evening at the ball park right here in Lake Station at Edison High School.

Our academic programs are always first on our minds. Our students in grades 3 – 8 have been working hard all year. They are taking the state mandated test called IREAD this week. We had a very successful career day program called, “Bridging the Gap in a Diverse World”. More information about this event is in the newsletter. The 8th grade students took part in a Junior Achievement program, “ Economics for Success. “ We have been partners with Junior Achievement for a few years now and value this partnership.

We started a new partnership and program for our students. We are partnering with the Hobart YMCA to offer our 4th graders a safety around the pool and swimming lesson program. Our high school students can take a swim class and a Lifeguard certification class at the Y and receive an advanced physical education credit used towards graduation. Adrian Vera, Lake Station Parks Department, says lifeguards are always needed at the Riverview Park pool in the summer. Edison students who get their lifeguard certification can apply to be a lifeguard at the pool. We like hiring Edison students to work in our community.

In community news the mayor and the Latin Media Group is planning a Hoosier Veteran Festival to recognize and show our appreciation to our veterans and active service members. This festival will be held at Riverview Park on June 23rd and 24th. More news to come about this wonderful event.

These are just a few of the highlights going on in the Lake Station Schools. We will send out monthly newsletters highlighting our students and what’s going on in our schools. We will also include community news. If you have community news you would like to share, please send a description of the event or write up the news, and we’ll include it in our newsletters.

Edison High School News


Edison High School in conjunction with the Latin Media Group, Mayor Bill Carroll, and the Lake Station Community Schools hosted a vendor fair program called, “Bridging the Gap in a Diverse World” The purpose of the program was through the presentations of guest speakers and local companies setting up booths, students were exposed to current diverse trends and needs in the business world. 

Students learned about job prospects now, jobs needed in the future, and the education and skills that are needed to do these jobs. All of our high school students participated in the event. 

We would like to thank our vendors for working with our students. They were: NIPSCO, IVY TECH, Purdue University, Indiana University Northwest, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Lake Station Lions Club, Lake Station’s FIGHT community organization, Cleveland Cliff Co., Army, and to our guest speakers, Mayor Bill Carroll, The Indiana Office of Civil Rights, and Danny Lopez of the Indianapolis Pacers.

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By Michelle L. Quinn


Mar 26, 2023 at 2:46 pm

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Thomas A. Edison Junior Senior High School senior Mikaylah Baber, 17, uses a virtual reality headset as her friends Dante Taylor, left, and Aliyah Lawson look on during the “Bridging the Gap in a Diverse World” program for juniors and seniors at the school in Lake Station, Indiana Tuesday March 21, 2023. (Andy Lavalley for the Post-Tribune) (Andy Lavalley / Post-Tribune)

Anne-Therese Ryan posed a scenario to the Lake Station Edison’s Freshman and Sophomore classes: Jada, a 17-year-old who uses a wheelchair, gets a job in a clothing store.

The young woman was doing everything she was asked, said Ryan, the Indiana Civil Rights Commission’s public outreach coordinator during the school’s Bridging the Gap program March 21. Then her boss tells her she doesn’t want her to work in front anymore.

Confused, the employee asks her boss why, and the boss tells her that Jada “doesn’t promote the image” the owner wants to project.

“What motivated this?” Ryan asked, to which the students overwhelmingly agreed that discrimination was the overriding factor.

Ryan, along with her boss, Gregory Wilson, and several other dignitaries from academia and business showed up at Lake Station Edison High School’s inaugural “Bridging the Gap” program March 21. The program aimed to get students thinking about what comes next after high school.

Their plans don’t have to include college if they don’t want, event co-organizer Lorraine Guillen-Wentz of Latin Media said. They could go straight into a career if they like, but they need to have a plan of attack to do so.

The vendors on-hand included NiSource, Work One, Anthem, First Financial Bank, Cleveland Cliffs, the Lake Station Police Department and Purdue University and Indiana University Northwest.

“The kids don’t necessarily go to the businesses, so our purpose today was to bring the businesses to them,” she said.

If someone had told Wilson he was going to be the state’s leader on Civil Rights, he’d have told them they were nuts, he said. Back when he was a kid, he wasn’t thinking about much accept hanging out and having fun.

“There were days that I just sat there and wanted to do anything but sit there in class,” he told the group. “But I had a teacher, John Hall, who reminded me that showing up is the first step, because now that you’re here, why not do something while you are? Then you end up doing something else, and pretty soon, there’s nothing stopping you from getting where you want to go.

“You just have to show up.”

Danny Lopez, vice president of external relations and corporate communications for Indiana Pacers Sports and Entertainment, spoke to both groups of students, as did Lake Station Mayor Bill Carroll, who said he was pleased with the event.

Sophomores Gracelyn Music, Valeria Perez and Dylin Urbanczyk hung around after the program and chatted. The three already have an idea of what they want to do — Gracelyn is thinking about going architecture, Valeria law and Dylin computer science — so hearing the information was beneficial, they agreed.

Dylin, however, has a plan within a plan to reach his goal: a possible stint in the military.

“I may want to go into the military to help get my education paid,” he said.



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Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter and Assistant Prosecutor and Edison High School graduate Chris Anderson visited Edison Jr. High School and talked with the 6,7,and 8th graders on Thursday, April 6.

They talked about the importance of planning and preparing for the future. They shared stories of people who got in trouble because they had no direction, goals, or expectations for themselves. Many had dropped out of school. They worked in low wage jobs doing hard menial work. They found themselves lost, dissatisfied, and going nowhere. This led to a life of crime for some people.



Edison’s 8th graders participated in Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success. This a program that assists students with learning about the world of work and different careers paths.

The students are first taught a variety of lessons that help develop preferences toward career, financial goals, skills, and interests that will help them in their eventual entry into the workforce. The lessons ended with putting their new skills into action in a simulated real world experience called JA Town.

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Alexander Hamilton Elementary


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Cassie Davis, 2nd grade teacher at Hamilton Elementary Schools was recognized by Ken Allen, a local attorney who features an Excellence in Teaching award. Ms Davis is recognized as the April Teacher of Excellence. Congratulations to Ms Davis.


4th grade students at Alexander Hamilton Elementary won an onsite mobile field trip from the Indy 500. Students learned about it's history and got to see a race car!

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Student Spotlight

11th Grade Edison student Mieka Neely participating at the statehouse for VOICE, Indiana’s statewide youth empowerment program sponsored by Tobacco Free Lake County. Below are links to articles, press release and pictures. Meika has also been named a Delegate to represent Lake Station Edison at the Hoosier Girls State this summer.

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Eagles Education Foundation

Where Learners Today Make Leaders Tomorrow

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The Eagles Education Foundation, an organization to support academics and programs for our students, is seeking people to be a part of the foundation committee. Anyone interested in supporting our schools may join. 

Please come to our next meeting Tuesday, April 25 at 6pm at Edison. We will meet in the community room. And bring a friend! For further information email [email protected] or call 219-962-1159. Thanks in advance for helping out our students.


Lake Station Schools have partnered with the Hobart YMCA to offer our 4th graders a water safety program and swimming lessons. The purpose is to teach our students how to be safe and help others that may be in distress in and around water without putting themselves at risk. 

We are also offering swimming and a Lifeguard certification class as an elective for our high school students. Pictured below are some of our 4th grade students.

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More District News




On Saturday, March 4th, the Edison Fighting Eagles Men’s Varsity Basketball Team made history by defeating the Hanover Central Wildcats in the Championship Game of the Class 3A IHSAA Sectional #17 at Hanover Central High School by a score of 66 to 48. This was Lake Station Edison’s first Sectional Title since 1941!

The Fighting Eagles are led by Head Coach Bob Burke. Assistants: Sal Guel; Jared Jones Dominique Smith; Nate Dukich; Angelo Guerra. Players Include: Seniors….Maurion Turks; Willie Miller; Travis Randolph; Vince Yzaguirre; Adam Eastland; Armoni Gonzalez; D’Marco Terry. Juniors….Davon Jones; Darryl Mosley; Brandon Powell; Sophomores…. Kaleb Young; Adriane Yzaguirre.

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Congratulations to the Lake Station Edison High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team on their accomplishments. 


Congratulations to Edison Men's Head Varsity Basketball Coach, Bob Burke, for being named the Greater South Shore Conference (GSSC) Coach of the Year for the 2022-2023 Season!


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Edison Men's Head Varsity Basketball Coach, Bob Burke


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The Angel Fund allows members of the community to contribute funds to assist students in need. You can be a Lunch Angel by making a tax deductible gift to help with the burden of these debts.

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Now Posted in Skyward Family Access!

Report cards for all Lake Station Community Schools students have been posted to Skyward Family Access and are now available to view on the "Report Cards/Portfolio Tab" in the left navigation bar. You will be prompted to digitally sign before viewing the report card.

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Complete your Application Today for Free/Reduced Meals and Textbook Rental Assistance. This application must be filled out every year. Please fill it out ASAP. 

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