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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
The Perry Township community values education!  We have dedicated staff members who strive each day to meet the needs of your children.
WE ARE SO PROUD!!!  The Indiana Department of Education released the 2014 school and district “grades” and Perry Township Schools earned a letter Grade of ‘A’!  This is to the credit of the students, families, staff, volunteers and community members who provided the support necessary to achieve this academic standard.  It is important to note that the rating of 4.0 is the highest rating that can be achieved and Perry Township earned the rating of 4.0!
As we celebrate the success of Perry Township Schools, I want to extend my sincere thanks to our entire community for their support and engagement in the education of our children in the Perry Township community.  .

Together, let’s continue to strive for excellence.  Let’s continue to make Perry Township Schools a place where families want to move, live, raise their families and retire.  Together, we will continue to improve our skills and strengthen our school which ultimately strengthens our community
Congratulations to the Perry Township community for this achievement!
         
Dr. Tom Little, Superintendent
The College Board is pleased to congratulate Perry Township for achieving recognition in the 5th Annual AP Honor Roll!
Veterans Day In Perry Township Schools
Veterans in the Perry Township Community were honored and recognized for their service at special school Veterans Day programs and receptions throughout the district. Programs included musical tributes, student essays, a candle lighting ceremony, a flag folding presentation, 3 rifle volleys and Taps. Students also wrote letters of appreciation to veterans and donations were collected for the Wounded Warrior Project.
 
Student Donates Hair to Make A Wish Foundation
Douglas MacArthur third grader, Robert Turner, grew his hair for three years so that he could donate a wig for a child with cancer via the  Make a Wish Foundation.  
Boy Scout Troop 139 from PMMS and PMA opened the November school board meeting with the Flag Ceremony.  Their adult leaders are Scoutmaster, Mr. Dave Ashbrook and Assistant Scoutmaster, Mr. Mike Mattingly.
Mr. Stebbe Receives $20,100 Grant for Piano Keyboard Lab!

Congratulations to Mr. John Stebbe, Mary Bryan Elementary School music teacher!  Mr. Stebbe applied for a grant to replace the aging keyboard lab at the school and received a grant donation of $20,100 from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation! This piano keyboard lab will impact every MB student in a positive way.

 

'Tis the Season to Declutter!
Clean up the clutter and clear your closets for the 2015 Goodwill Township Youth Donation Drive, January 1 - February 1, 2015.  Start gathering donations of clothing, shoes, household items, books, electronics, and toys. 
District Spell Bowl
The Elementary School Spell Bowl teams competed at the Perry Township Spell Bowl Competition. Congratulations to the winning Douglas MacArthur Generals.  The State Spell Bowl competition will be on November 20th at 6 p.m. at the SHS Fieldhouse. Good luck to all our participating teams!

 
PMMS Fundraiser for Southside Animal Shelter: 
Meredith Cash, PMMS student, organized a fundraiser for the Southside Animal Shelter. Sara Breining, Southside Animal Shelter Representative, accepted the check for over $500!

Twenty-three SHS publications students traveled to Washington, D.C. for the JEA/NSPA (Journalism Education Association/ National Scholastic Press Association) Fall Convention, where they attended specialized classes, listened to a keynote speech by ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris, and competed in contests.

Four SHS seniors placed in the contests. Honorable mention awards went to Vanessa Abplanalp (editorial writing). Excellent awards went to Maddison Bethel-Brown (photography portfolio) and Tori Updike (copy editing, caption and headline writing) and Nathan Cooper (yearbook copy/caption: academics).

While in Washington, the students also toured the U.S. Capital building, toured the sites along the length of the National Mall, and visited the "Newseum".

CPR Certified Teachers
Did you know that all teachers in Perry Township Schools are CPR certified!
The 2014-2015 Staff!

Teachers:  894
Paraprofessionals/Instructional Aides:  321
Food Service:  180
Bus Drivers:  138
Other (grounds staff, computer techs, etc):  97
Custodians:  94
Clerical:  92
Administrators:  66

Total:  1882
Upcoming District Events:
 
State Spell Bowl Competition:  November 20, 2014, 6 p.m., SHS Fieldhouse

Thanksgiving Break, No School:  November 26-28, 2014

Winter Break:  December 19, 2014 - January 2, 2015

Goodwill Township Youth Donation Drive:  January 2 - February 1, 2015
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