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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
 
Our school board honored a group of Perry Township and IMPD officers, at our December board meeting, who faced off with an armed fugitive on the grounds of Perry Meridian Middle School on October 5th. The district has spent years developing safety initiatives for incidents like this. This group of officers executed their duties according to that training.

The fugitive was being pursued by local police and Federal Marshals when he decided to drive onto Perry Meridian Middle School property. The school district immediately activated emergency plans to protect students and placed the middle and high school on lockdown. For that we are grateful. Staff members immediately went into a safe and secure mode within the classroom and our children were positioned out of harm’s way within seconds. The Perry Township School Police and IMPD addressed the escaped prisoner with swift and decisive action.

Dr. Tom Little

Abraham Lincoln Spell Bowl Team Honored
 
Members of the Abraham Lincoln Elementary Spell Bowl Team were officially honored, at a reception, December 14th, by the Perry Township School Board and Superintendent Dr. Thomas Little. Congratulations to these great young spellers for their fantastic record breaking season.
 

 

Young Hoosier Winner

Noah Pendleton, a student at Perry Meridian Middle School, was recently honored at the Indiana Library Federation Young Hoosier Book Award 
Ceremony. 
He was recognized for the T-shirt design he created last year in Mrs. Maggie Eisenbarth's 6th grade LA/SS classroom at the Perry 6th Grade Academy. 

Noah is pictured with Mrs. Leslie Preddy, PMMS Media Specialist, Mrs. Eisenbarth, Noah's Mother, Allison Bingham and Dave Rohl, PMMS Principal. 

 

 
Spotlight Singers Sing On Radio
 

The Douglas MacArthur Spotlight Singers will be featured on radio station B105.7 in the coming days:

 

     Sunday, 12/20 @ 6:00 p.m.
     Friday, 12/25 @ 12:00 p.m.                

The Spotlight Singers, who won this years $2500 choir contest on the station will be performing several of their popular songs.


 
The White House Responds to PMHS Students 
 

After hosting a first ever Town Hall meeting in October Mr. Griffin's Government and US History students at Perry Meridian received a packet of items from The White House. The large envelope arrived containing pictures of the President, The First Family, even pictures of the family dogs. There was also a card from President Obama thanking Mr. Griffin for his efforts as a teacher.

The students hosted an impressive government Town Hall Meeting on October 8th featuring several elected city officials. It was even covered by the Indianapolis news media. Mr. Griffin’s special needs students sent hand-written letters to the White House. They weren't sure what kind of response they would get but now they know. 


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Clinton Young Wins $10,000 CODE Award 
 
Clinton Young became the only elementary school in the state, out of 341 entries, to win a $10,000 prize from Donors Choose and Code.org 

The check was presented during an assembly December 15thThe grant encourages science and technology, specifically the use of coding in schools. Code sponsors one $10,000 award in each state to promote the event called "Hour of Code." The grant is meant to expand the computer science environment for students. The money will be used to purchase computer equipment and accessories such as 3D printers and robotic equipment that students can program with lines of code.

IMPD Call Roll at
Southport Academy

 
IMPD Southeast District Officers held Roll Call at Southport 6th Grade Academy recently. Some two dozen officers met in the library where they were greeted with gifts from students including artwork and cookies. Principal Kim Campbell and Assistant Superintendent Bob Bohannon welcomed IMPD to the building and thanked them for the work they do in and around the neighborhoods where these students live. Officers took several donated items with them that will be used to pass out to children in need of some encouragement.

 
SHS QB Marion County Player of the Year
 
Assistant Superintendent Bob Bohannon read off a list of record "shattering" statistics as the Perry Township School Board honored Southport Senior QB Luke Johnston Monday night. Johnston, is the winningest quarterback in Southport football history. Luke was also recognized by Dr. Little and board president Gwen Freeman as the Marion County Football Player of the Year.
 

 

Church Donates Gift Cards

Indian Creek Christian Church has expanded into Perry Township and as a way of giving back to the community, representatives presented the district with over $9-thousand dollars in Walmart gift cards. The school district is working through social workers to assist the families of needy students with hats gloves and coats.

Church officials say money for the cards was raised by their youth group who held a concert earlier this fall. Assistant Superintendent Robert Bohannon and Associate Director of Student Services, Louis Norris accepted the gracious donation for the township and will distribute the cards to help Perry Township families.


 

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Upcoming District Calendar Dates:
 
Winter Break:
December 21-January 1
School Reconvenes
January 4
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday:
January 18
Presidents Day Holiday:
February 15
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