About Our School

Welcome to Protsman Elementary School, “Home of the Panthers!” Located in Dyer, Indiana.  We first opened our doors in 1963, and the original building stood for the next 50 years.  When Lake Central High School was being re-built in 2014, Protsman Elementary was also re-designed and re-built to accommodate the growing student population.

It is our belief that all children can learn.  Accordingly, we have several support services and programs in place to help us fulfill this belief.  The special needs of every child are always provided for in the least restrictive environment.  Our friendly and accommodating staff is committed to creating a school climate where students realize they are cared about and appreciated as individuals.  We are also committed to making sure that all students have the opportunity to learn and experience success.

Protsman Elementary School

Protsman Elementary School
1121 Harrison Ave.
Dyer, IN 46311
Phone: (219) 322-2040
Fax: (219) 865-4437

Principal: Mrs. Kathy Sapyta

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lake Central School Corporation, as a family, community, and school partnership, is to ensure that each student becomes a self-directed learner and a contributing, responsible citizen through an instructional delivery system that engages students in achieving their personal best.

Lake Central's Beliefs

  • Students are our number one priority
  • People learn in different ways
  • Everyone can learn
  • Each individual has dignity and worth
  • People are responsible for their actions
  • Excellence will only be achieved through continuous improvement
School Improvement Plan