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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!

While we concentrate on academics, we can't ignore the fact that it's been an SPECTACULAR year for athletic programs here at Perry Township Schools. After having several Perry Meridian wrestlers place in the state tournament, our Southport boys basketball team is now on a quest toward a 4A State Championship.

Last Saturday, for the first time since 1990, the Cardinals captured a Regional Championship; earning the distinction of a Final Four Team. Regardless of which side of the district you live on, please wish these Perry Township student athletes the best as they play in the IHSAA Semi-State Tournament this Saturday in Richmond. It takes a lot of hard work to get this far in Indiana high school basketball and we wish Coach Simpson, his players, staff and cheerleaders the very best as they march toward a state title.

No matter what your plans are, over spring break, enjoy your time away from school and most importantly please be safe. 

Dr. Tom Little

Abraham Lincoln Math Bowl Team
Members of the ALE Math Bowl team placed second in their class for the state Math Bowl competition on February 24th. Congratulations to the team members and their coaches for all the hours they put into this great effort.

PMMS Academic Pursuit Team Undefeated

Mrs. Dever and her seventh grade Academic Pursuit team from Perry Meridian Middle School, were honored during the March School Board meeting at the education center. Dr. Little and board members congratulated the students for their undefeated season and top-place finish in the Marion County Tournament. Team members are: Andrew Haggerty, Elaina Eells, Hannah Hunt, Jack Boston, Kaitlyn Gornik, Krissy Bryzycki, Lauren Franzetti, Ryan Wombles, Seth Newlin, and Tyler Thistlethwaite.

Act Six Scholar Headed to
Taylor University
Za Tluang has been selected to become an Act Six scholar and invited to join the first Act Six cadre at Taylor University. He will receive a four-year full-need, full-tuition leadership scholarship.

The Act Six initiative believes that emerging urban leaders, with the right opportunity, support and inspiration, can combine their natural gifts and passion with a college education to create a new kind of bold visionary leadership that will transform our campuses, our cities, and our collective future. Act Six identifies and rewards scholars who are passionate about learning, eager to foster intercultural relationships, willing to step out of their comfort zones, committed to serving those around them, and want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities and home.

Pictured left to right: PMHS Principal, Rolland Abraham, Za Tluang, Act Six Indianapolis Director, Ryan London, and PMHS Guidance Counselor, Andy Cottingham

Perry Meridian Middle School
Wrestlers Win State 


The Perry Meridian Middle School wrestlers won the 2016 IHSWCA Middle School State Championship at New Castle High School. The team dominated the competition, outpacing the nearest competitor by 50 points. The Falcons had 6 individuals earn a medal: Alex Cottey 2nd, Jeff Wells 2nd, Brayden Lowery 3rd, Bryce Lowery 4th, Kevin Mendoza 4th, and Aiden Warren 5th.

Perry Meridian Senior Wins
Lincoln Scholarship


Congratulations to Perry Meridian High School senior Caitlyn Moore, pictured here with Dr. Little. She was honored at the March school board meeting after receiving the Abe Lincoln Award scholarship sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis. She received the first place award, a $16,000 scholarship. In its 100th year, the Kiwanis Club of (Downtown) Indianapolis honored 25 high school seniors who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives. Circle of Valor awards were presented to the 25 candidates including Moore from Perry Meridian and Kaileigh Thomas from Southport High School. Each candidate was nominated by his or her high schools for the scholarships because of their courageous achievements in the face of daunting obstacles and hardships.

The Science of Rain 
Students in Mrs. Hauber's preschool class recently talked about the science of rain. They learned when clouds get too full of water droplets, they start to make rain. We demonstrated this by having students try and hold water. When the students couldn't hold anymore, it started to rain. We also demonstrated it by using blue water to represent rain. The students enjoyed dropping the water into the cloud and waiting for the rain to fall. 
SMS Drama Club Presents
"And Then They Came for Me"
The Southport Middle School Drama Club will be performing the play, "And Then They Came For Me" on March 11th, 12th, and 13th. The play, "And Then They Came For Me" is based on a holocaust survivor's story. To prepare for the their roles, Drama Club members took a field trip to the Candles Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute. The museum not only provided some great perspective for the play, but the cast also got to meet Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor.

Southport Soccer Standout to Play at UINDY 
Congratulations to Southport High School senior Bawi “Aba” Phutin for signing his letter of intent to play soccer for the University of Indianapolis next year. We are proud of Aba and his accomplishments.


Coach Winters to Lead Southport Cardinals

Brandon Winters was named the new head football coach at Southport High School during the March school board meeting. Winters, a 2002 Southport grad, has been serving as an assistant under former coach Bill Peebles for 11 seasons. Winters will be joining new Southport Principal, Brian Knight, pictured left, in the fall.

Winters had been the defensive coordinator for Southport, which was 28-7 the past three seasons and won sectional titles in 2013 and ’14.

“I’m very excited,” Winters said. “I came in with coach Peebles 11 years ago and I’ve called Southport home basically my entire life. So I’m honored and excited.”

Winters duties are expected to begin immediately. Congratulations to Coach Winters and his family.

Upcoming District Calendar Dates:
Spring Break:
March 21-April 1

Spring Intersession:
March 21-24

Memorial Day Holiday:
May 30

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