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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
 
Mrs. Stephanie Quinlan has been selected as the new principal of Southport Middle School. Mrs. Quinlan taught math at Perry Meridian Middle School from 1995 until 2005 when she moved to SMS to become assistant principal.  Congratulations to Mrs. Quinlan.

A retirement dinner was held recently in which we honored over 40 people from a variety of departments. Among those honored were support staff, teachers and two building principals. These people have had an extremely positive impact on literally thousands of students.

Over 1,200 students from our two high schools are graduating in 2016. We hope that someday some of those graduates will return to Perry Township to teach or become a principal. Best wishes to our graduates, all of those in new positions and our retirees as you embark on the next phase of your lives. Thanks for another great school year.

Proud to be  part of the Perry Township family!

 

Dr. Tom Little

KINDY 500 
 
"Ladies and gentlemen start your engines", said the announcer and that's exactly what dozens of kindergarten students did at Rosa Parks Elementary in the first ever KIndy 500. Once the flag dropped they were off, wearing their pretend Indycars, in what the school plans to make an annual event.

The students painted and decorated their cars with help from their 4th grade buddies who had been studying Indiana history. Prior to the race, the kindergarten students enjoyed learning about the history of the Indianapolis 500 and about science concepts such as force and motion. 

Principal Trio Makes Big Impact at Glenns Valley

Glenns Valley sends a huge thank you to our three interim principals this year Elizabeth Fox, Steve McGee, and Claire Taylor. Mr. Rohl will be taking over as principal, at Glenns Valley in the fall.

 
PMMS Students
Celebrate Level 5
 
English Learner students at Perry Meridian Middle School celebrated their accomplishments on their recent WIDA testing. Students featured here accomplished reaching Level 5.
Mr. Abrahams First Graduating Class
 

PMHS Principal, Rolland Abraham has led the Falcons for the past 4 years and his first 4-year graduating class of seniors gathered this week to show him just how much he means to them. They presented him with a banner covered in words they feel describe him; dedicated, reliable, trustworthy, generous, kind, caring, inspiring, driven, supportive, altruistic, and innovative!

A.P. Art students presented him with a falcon portrait they made for him with an inscription at the bottom that reads "For Outstanding Vision, Dedication, and Commitment to Your First Graduating CLASS of 2016".

Perry Meridian Senior Named Whitinger Scholar
 
Congratulations to PMHS senior, Afrah Ali for being named a Whitinger Scholar at Ball State University. This award is given annually to ten entering freshmen in Ball State's class of over 3600 and is considered the most prestigious and competitive scholarship offered. Whitinger Scholars receive full tuition, room and board for four years.

Jim and Vivian Leach Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
 
Mr. Doug Shinkle is the 2016 Volunteer of the Year for Perry Township Schools. He received the honor at the May board meeting. Mr. Shinkle has been volunteering at Homecroft Elementary for the past four years coordinating volunteer efforts between his church, Southport UMC. Through his efforts many volunteers have been provided to the school to help with after school activities including After School Achievers and Successmaker Clubs.

The award is named after Jim and Vivian Leach who's tireless volunteer efforts have helped make Perry Township Schools an outstanding school district.

History Timeline
 
Fourth grade students at Mary Bryan Elementary School participated in their first ever Indiana Historical Timeline. This timeline featured people and events from prehistoric to historic times of what is now the state of Indiana.

Students worked in pairs and individually to research and prepare a visual and oral presentation of their assigned person or event. Being its first year, costumes were optional however many students enjoyed the opportunity to dress like those they portrayed.

SHS Students Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship
 
Southport seniors Lian Sian Sang and Mang Khup Ling have been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

The Scholarship includes full tuition, room and board and school supplies to any university in the United States. It's funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide outstanding African American, American Indiana/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Lian, pictured here, is still deciding on a major and which school he will attend. Mang plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study Pre-Law.

 

Valedictorians Salutatorians Proudly Represent Schools 
 

Superintendent, Dr. Tom Little, met recently with the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from both Perry Meridian and Southport High Schools. The students discussed what they enjoyed about their schools and what could be made better for students who'll come after them.

The four young ladies were excited about the next phase in their lives. They all expressed gratitude for their teachers and the experience they had at their high schools.

Pictured from left to right are April Gettelfinger, PMHS Valedictorian, Michelle Frustero, PMHS Salutatorian, Dr. Little, Delaney Bucker, SHS Valedictorian and Jaclyn Boyer, SHS Salutatorian.

Upcoming District Calendar Dates:

Commencement:
May 27

Southport 6:00 pm
Perry Meridian 8:00 pm

 
Memorial Day Holiday:
May 30

Independence Day
July 4

First Day of School
July 27
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