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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
 
Congratulations to our Retirees!

It is with much gratitude that we celebrate the 9,465 years of experience of our retirees. Thank you for your years of dedicated service to the children of Perry Township Schools.
 
Martha Brown (17 years), Sharon Bryant (17 years), Karen Butchko-Cleary (27 years), Charlotte Champion (33 years), Elizabeth Cooper (28 years), Barbara Ellis (23 years), Martha Fair (11 years), Judy Gary (10.5 years), Mary Ann Gaybrick (18 years), Joyce Gentry (34 years), Susan Greaves (38.5 years), William Harding (14 years), Donna Harrison (18 years), Sharon Hritsko (23 years), Holly Jones (28 years), Mary Jungemann (19.5 years), Lynda Key (38 years), Marcia Kirk (41 years), Ann Marie Knoll (21 years), Elizabeth Levin (31.5 years), Richard Lines (11.5 years), Janet Lucas (33 years), Patricia Meyer (19 years), Karen Newport (28.5 years), James O'Brien Jr. (43 years), William Penish (37.5 years), Jacqueline Pearcy (19 years), Catherine Radomski (40 years),Cindy Shrontz (25 years), Jeff Teter (35.5 years), Barbara Toon (29 years) and Lois Vick (19 years)
 
We wish them many happy and healthy years of retirement. They will be greatly missed.


Dr. Tom Little

Perry Meridian senior, Tyler Grimes, signs to run at Valparaiso University next year. Congratulations, Tyler!

Pictured are Coach Fleenor, Tyler and Coach Raker

The PMHS Falcon Cheerleaders kicked off their season by participating in a spirit competition on the sidelines of the Mini-marathon. Cheer squads from around the state came prepared to cheer on the 13.1 mile race participants with creative ideas and enthusiasm. With the unique theme of the TV show WIPEOUT!, PMHS cheer brought home the grand prize in the competition -- $1,000! Way to go, Falcons! The squad's coaches are Lauren Lenox and Dede Sims.

8th Grade ROAD Showcase a Success

Congratulations to all of the Perry Meridian Middle School students who participated in the ROAD (Research, Observe, Analyze, Discover) community event. The 8th grade showcase had a phenomenal attendance of families, students, and community members. At this event, the 8th grade students shared their year-long progress and project with the community. It was the culmination of a year-long project developing lifelong research skills through the collaboration of the school librarian and 8th grade language arts teachers. A special thank you to the Indiana State Library, the Indianapolis Public Library, the PMMS/PMA PTA, and all the families for their involvement and participation.
GV Art Club Paints Murals for School
The Glenns Valley Elementary School Art Club has had a busy year. They worked hard on creating two new murals at the school. Their creativity brought fun and color to the nurse’s office and the baseball field.
Each month, Southport 6th Grade Academy students and staff support a deserving charity through funds raised by wearing jeans. In May, SA chose to help Darin Ping, an adult with Down’s Syndrome, purchase a much needed hearing aide. SA students and staff, along with a gracious donation from the Brian Freeman Memorial Foundation, raised all the necessary money needed to replace Darin’s current device. The school presented Darin with a ceremonial check in the amount of $900. Thank you to all of the students and staff for their gracious contribution and huge hearts.
PTEF Grant in Action
Author of over 130 children’s books, Marcia Thornton Jones, visited Glenns Valley Elementary School. She met with students and shared a variety of ways she has developed ideas and characters for stories. Her presentation also focused on “What If”, journaling and illustrating. This program was made possible due to a PTEF Grant and GV PTA support.
Author Visits SHS
Author, Francesca Zappia, visited the Southport High School IMC to talk about her debut novel, "Made You Up", that features a teen with paranoid schizophrenia. Students discussed with Zappia about mental health, being a teen, creative writing, and, of course, books.
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Upcoming District Calendar Dates:
 
Last Student Day:
May 28, 2015

Commencement:  
May 29, 2015

PMHS: 6:00 p.m.
SHS:  8:00 p.m.

Elementary Summer School:
June 1 - June 18, 2015


Secondary Summer School:
June 1 - June 26, 2015 (Only PE will attend June 22-26)


PTEF Golf Outing:
June 11, 2015 at The Legends in Franklin, IN

First Day of School for Students:
July 29, 2015

Coach Hathaway's Running South:
September 26, 2015
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