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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
The renovations and construction at Winchester Village Elementary School will transform the school from an open concept school with safety and security concerns to a school with walls and doors that lock. We are very excited as we anticipate the completion of this project in the Spring of 2017.

Dr. Tom Little

What's New Bike Patrols at Perry Stadium
You might have noticed these two police officers on bike patrol at the Southport Westfield football game at Perry Stadium. They are Anthony McGavock and William Tharpe. Being on bikes allows the officers to be more mobile checking to make sure cars and people in parking lots around the stadium are safe. The bike patrol along with other officers inside the stadium are all part of a great team designed to keep our thousands of fans who visit Perry Stadium weekly safe

SHS Freshman Wins Arthur Ashe Award

A Perry Township freshman is being honored as one of only ten students in the country to win the prestigious Arthur Ashe Essay award. Southport High School freshman Colston Streit was featured Thursday August 27th on WRTV 6 News with reporter Lauren Casey who interviewed Colston at the High School.

Colston says he’s honored to be one of only a handful of students in the country to win the Arthur Ashe Essay Award. It’s sponsored by the National Junior Tennis and Learning Organization (NJTL) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA). His essay was chosen out of 5,000 essay entries from across the nation. As a result, he and his family flew to New York City to receive the honor for his achievement. Colston participated in Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day and various clinics. He currently is alternately playing #1 singles and #1 doubles for the Southport High School boys’ tennis team, so you can imagine his excitement to have played on those courts in New York. Colston and his family are also saw “Wicked” on Broadway plus they attended concerts on the grounds. They were also guests at the start of the US Open. Congratulations!

Lady Falcons Read to Pre-schoolers
Thanks to the Perry Meridian High School Girls Basketball Team for coming in to read to our pre-schoolers at the Perry Township Education Center. Our Early Education students are always happy to have special guest's visit and read to them. Special thanks to Coach Armstrong and Coach Hagenmaier for bringing the team to PTEC and Go Lady Falcons!
Posting Positives

7th and 8th grade students at Southport Middle School went on a positive message blitz recently plastering hallway lockers with hundreds of positive and inspiring Post-it messages. Principal Brian Knight says they try and promote a positive environment each and every day. Thanks to WRTV 6 News reporter Lauren Casey's for highlighting this event.

PMMS Cheerleaders Take 2nd Place at State Fair
Congratulations to the Perry Meridian Middle School cheerleaders who finished second at the Indiana State Fair. Hats off to coaches Mary Aspatore and Samantha Coakley for a great effort!
Team Building
Fourth graders at Rosa Parks Elementary worked on team-building and getting-to-know you activities to kick off their school year. Teams are seen here working to stack cups during a rubber band challenge.
Book Buddies
Students at Mary Bryan Elementary in Miss Colbert’s 5th grade class were excited to meet with their Kindergarten Book Buddies in Mrs. Ware’s class for the first time.  The 5th graders will read with the book buddies each week throughout the school year.


Coach Hathaway's Running South isn't possible without your continued help and support. The event is a little over a month away on Saturday, September 26th. Coach Hathaway’s Running South is a fun event open to all ages and abilities. The event includes: Health Fair, 10K, 5K, 1 mile, and ¼ mile Kiddie Romp to be held at Southport High School/Perry Stadium. The proceeds raised from Coach Hathaway’s Running South will allow the Perry Township Education Foundation (PTEF) to provide grants to teachers and administrators in Perry Township Schools for innovative and creative educational opportunities. Since 1994, the Education Foundation has awarded over $1,100,000 in grants to Perry Township Schools. 

The late Tom Hathaway ran 131 marathons, many half-marathons, and countless other races. At age 79, he was the oldest finisher at the inaugural Running South event. He accomplished the feat of running one marathon in each state-gaining him entry into the 50 States Marathon Club. He would often win his age group. Tom taught and coached cross-country and track in Perry Township Schools for 44 years, most of that time at Southport High School. He also coached at the University of Indianapolis and KLA’s Training Programs. PTEF will also award a scholarship to a Perry Township graduate that will attend the University of Indianapolis.

I challenge every Perry Township Employee to complete at least one of the tasks below. There are many ways you can support the event:

Don't forget the elementary and secondary schools with the highest percentages of participants and volunteers will receive a $250 grant. New this year is a traveling trophy. The Perry Township school with the highest percentage of participants and volunteers will have their school name engraved on a trophy. The winning school will keep the trophy to display at their school for the next year.

All event details and to register can be found at

Upcoming District Calendar Dates:
Labor Day Holiday -No School
September 7, 2015

Coach Hathaway's Running South:
September 26, 2015

Fall Intersession:
No School - October 12-23
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