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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
 
We had several amazing programs throughout the school district on Veterans Day honoring those who have served our Nation. We're grateful to our parents and teachers for helping to instill patriotism and love for our country in the hearts and minds of our students. Sadly, still today, the freedom to obtain an education is not a freedom all young people throughout the world enjoy. I'm grateful for all of our Veterans who've given us that opportunity especially our students family members who serve in the military today.

Dr. Tom Little

Garrity BIG 10 Bound For Boilers
 
Perry Meridian Senior Mitchell Garrity, a pitcher and outfielder on the Falcon baseball team, has signed his letter of intent to play BIG 10 baseball for Purdue University. Mitchell was joined recently, in the Falcon's Nest, by family members including his mother Melisa and dad Chris, both Perry Township educators, for the ceremony.

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Students Set White Table for Vets

On Veterans Day, Clinton Young first graders in Mrs. Marshall's class set a "White Table" to honor all veterans who have served our country. The idea stems from a book by Margot Theis-Raven about a young girl's uncle who served in the Vietnam War. Items included an empty place setting, red rose, downturned glass, lemon, salt, and a black napkin. Items signified a veteran's service, honor, courage, tears, struggles, and sacrifice. After setting the table, students spontaneously receited the "Pledge of Allegiance." Later in the day, they wrote thank you notes to area vets. Students asked that the table be left in place until Thanksgiving as a reminder of those who are currently serving our country and are away from their families.

 
Mr. Sponsel Kisses A Pig
 
Assistant Principal at Abraham Lincoln, Mr. John Sponsel, struck a deal with Mrs. Richey's second grade classroom. If they could read 100 books in two weeks, he would kiss a pig! He followed through with his promise on 10/29.  The kids were so excited!
Eggs Teach Teens Parenting Skills
 

It’s not a child but it’s a reality check for some PMHS Child Development Students. Over ten days 85 students will learn to develop basic parenting skills using a raw egg. It's designed to help teens understand the complexity and seriousness of dealing with an actual baby. Students will keep a scrapbook and journal of all the things their baby/egg experiences including typical behaviors and milestones. The baby/eggs will develop at 1-year per day over the ten day period. The students can even have a sonogram of their baby. The class, an elective, also discusses family backgrounds and budgeting.

 


 

Brunk Butler Bound
 
Southport High School Basketball Center Joey Brunk inked with the Butler Bulldogs recently. The 6’10, 225 pound Southport senior center signed his letter of intent with his parents, Joe and Helen and other family members, coaches and fellow players looking on in the “Cardinals Nest” at the Southport Fieldhouse. Brunk, who’s been recruited by several teams is one of the top ranked high school big men in the country.
Taylor To Set For Eastern Michigan
 
Perry Meridian Senior Riley Taylor, a setter on the Falcon volleyball team, has signed her letter of intent to play for Eastern Michigan University. EMU is a member of the Mid-American Conference. Riley was joined by her family, high school and club coaches, friends and a number of administrators in the Falcon's Nest. Over her 4 years at Perry, the volleyball team has won 3 Sectional Championships, 2 Conference Indiana Championships and a Marion County Championship. Individually, this fall Riley surpassed 1000 assists in her senior season.
 
Record Band and Orchestra Numbers
 
With a record number of musicians, the Southport Academy Band and Orchestra opened its concert season in November. Parents had the opportunity to hear and see what the students have learned since beginning school in July.

 

 

Knitting for the Needy

G.I.R.L.'s Club, at Homecroft Elementary, had a great time learning how to finger knit a scarf. The scarves will be donated to Homeless Reentry Helpers. The girls are looking forward to completing more projects to help people in our community.


 

Upcoming District Calendar Dates:
 
Thanksgiving Holiday:
November 25-27
Half Day Teacher Record Day:
December 18
Winter Break
December 21-January 1
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