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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
In Perry Township Schools, there is a strong legacy within our community.  Our newsletters will feature a staff member or student who exemplifies the strong family ties within our school community. 

Dr. Tom Little, Superintendent
Meet Mrs. Andrea Hagenmaier 
Andrea Hagenmaier is a Geography and History of the World teacher at Perry Meridian High School.  Her career with the district spans 19 years.  She has also have served as a coach or assistant coach in basketball, track and volleyball. Several members of her family are SHS graduates:  her mom (Class of ’62), her husband, John (Class of ’92), her sister-in-law (Class of ’95) and her brother-in-law (Class of ’98). 

"Perry Township is a family. I ‘grew up’ here.  My parents, Ron and Karin Bolyard, worked for the district.  Everyone knows us, knows our family.  As kids during the summer, my brother and I worked around the district doing odd jobs like stamping books, painting, stuffing envelopes and answering the phone.  Thus, my desire to teach began. 

"My two nieces, my nephew and my son attend Perry Township Schools.  As a kindergarten student, my son Andrew loves to learn. During his first week of school, he came home and talked about a concept that I use with my own students in high school. I was so proud that he was able to learn it and then teach it to us at home.

My husband is a teacher at PMMS. When I have the pleasure of having his students 2 years later, they still remember things they learned in “Mr. Hagenmaier’s class.” That makes me proud!  When students visit and say “Thank you” or hug me after they have graduated, I know I have made a difference in their life. 

If I could describe Perry Township in one word, that word would be “Family.” Our schools are strong, our students are GREAT and our staff is committed to their students. 

My hope for the future of the district is for the close-knit ‘family’ to continue to grow.  I love that our students are global. As a teacher, I have had students from Myanmar, Honduras, India, China, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mexico, and Bulgaria. I hope that Perry Township will continue to embrace this diversity and encourage its growth.  The community is deeply invested in the schools and the schools are deeply invested in the community." ~Andrea Hagenmaier


 Superintendent’s Award of Excellence Recipients
Congratulations to the newest recipients of the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence! Mr. John Bryant, District Mechanic and Mr. Pete Hubert, SHS Athletic Director went “Above and Beyond!” They were recognized and honored at the April Board of Education meeting.
Community Partnership Recognition
The district is thankful for our community partnerships. A breakfast was held at PTEC to honor and recognize their many contributions to our schools during the 2014-15 school year.
SHS Alumni Association Awards Scholarships
The Southport High school Alumni Association presented scholarships totaling $56,250 to 62 seniors. They will be honored at a banquet to take place on Monday, May 18th at the University of Indianapolis. Congratulations, Cardinals!
Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 499 for opening the April Board with Presenting the Colors and leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
 President's Education Award Recipients
Congratulations to these Henry Burkhart fifth grade students who received the President's Education Award! This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and recognizes and honors students who have achieved high academic goals through hard work and dedication to learning. The students attended a special breakfast with their families.
55th Annual District Art Show
Thank you to all our art teachers who spent countless hours preparing for the district art show. It was an impressive display of drawings, paintings, sculptures, weavings, 3-D art, jewelry, paper mache and more!
United States Air Force Academy Appointee
Cody Donald, PMHS Falcon, has received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, Class of 2019. Congratulations, Cody!
Gridiron Digest’s Prime Time 25
Congratulations to Luke Johnston, SHS Cardinal, on being named to the Gridiron Digest’s Prime Time 25. He will be one of 25 senior football players featured on the 2015 Gridiron Digest Football Magazine cover. Luke is a 2 time All-Conference Indiana performer. He holds school records in season and career passing yardage and season and career touchdown passes for Southport High School. Luke is looking forward to breaking more SHS records during his senior season next year
National Football Foundation's Scholar-Athlete Award
PMHS senior, Clayton Carter, was one of sixteen Central Indiana recipients of the National Football Foundation's Scholar-Athlete Award. The banquet was held at the Indianapolis Colts Pavilion. Clayton will attend The US Military Academy at West Point next year.
SHS Riley Dance Marathon Sets Fundraising Record
The 2015 SHS Riley Dance Marathon was a record-breaking success!  Over this school year, their efforts raised over $40,000 for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.
PMMS Volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank
Team members from PMMS spent a Saturday working at Gleaners Food Bank. Over 7,000 meals were prepared through the group's work!

Homecroft Students “Change the World”

Eleven Homecroft 5th graders recently participated in Mount Pleasant Christian Church’s “Change the World” campaign. These students volunteered their Saturday morning to help be part of the packaging of over 300,000 meals that will be shared with food shelters ranging from Greenwood and Indianapolis to locations all over the world. The event allowed for students to experience what it means to volunteer and make a difference through their actions.

SES Collects Items for Southside Animal Shelter
Third grade students at Southport Elementary held a pet food and supply drive for the Southside Animal Shelter. Students organized the drive after reading the book "A Dog's Life." They wanted to help animals in need. The school donated over 100 items for the shelter. Thank you to everyone who participated.
JGE Students Meet Community Helper
Mrs. Blackley’s kindergarten class at JGE has been studying community helpers in Social Science. Officer Frame visited and talked about her job, how police officers help our community, and how they keep us safe.
HE Student Help Build Homes
Ten Homecroft 5th grade students participated in Mount Pleasant Christian Church’s “Change the World” campaign. These students volunteered their Saturday morning to help build 4 homes that were to be shipped out to assist families in need. Over the course of 3 hours, students helped build 2 window walls, a closet wall, and a doorway. Upon completing each part, students were encouraged to write messages for the families that would be receiving these homes. The event allowed for students to experience what it means to volunteer and make a difference through their actions.
Indianapolis Indians’ Baseball in Education Program
The 3rd graders at Clinton Young Elementary participated in the Indianapolis Indians’ Baseball in Education Program. The group received recognition during the game on the video board and the Indians also provided each student with an in-game educational workbook.

2015 Summer Swim Program

The Perry Township Summer Swim Program will be conducting “learn to swim” Red Cross classes for students from age 3 on up. Summer Swim will be held at Perry Meridian High School this year. Registration will be held at Perry Meridian Middle School on:

April 29th (Wed.) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the sports lobby
May 6th (Wed.) 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the sports lobby

Two 2-week sessions are offered this summer. Each class meets for 50 minutes Monday through Friday for a two-week session. We are offering an evening session between each session. The cost is $55.00 per child, except the Parent/Tot class (ages 6 months-36 months) is $50 and is offered for 30 minutes. Our session dates and times are:

Session 1 – June 1 – 12 (9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm)

Night Session – June 8 – 19 (5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm)

Session 2 – June 15 – 26 (9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm)

This is a great opportunity for your children to get comfortable with water and learn swim strokes. If you have any questions, please contact the director, Lori Beaupre. E-mail:

Upcoming District Calendar Dates:
ISTEP Testing (Multiple Choice Online/Career and College Readiness Transition Assessment):
April 27, 2015 - May 15, 2015

Election Day, Vote!
May 5, 2015

May 29, 2015

PTEF Golf Outing:
June 11, 2015 at The Legends

First Day of School for Students:
July 29, 2015

Coach Hathaway's Running South:
September 26, 2015
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