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Strong Schools Reflect a Strong Community!
In Perry Township Schools, there is a strong legacy within our community.  Our newsletters will feature a staff member or student who exemplifies the strong family ties within our school community. 

Dr. Tom Little, Superintendent
Thank You for Voting YES!

On May 5th, our community voted Yes for Perry Schools. They voted YES to address the district’s capacity needs. They voted YES for permanent solutions to provide safe and secure learning environments for all children in Perry Township Schools.

Thank you to our community, our volunteers, our staff and our students for their hard work and tireless efforts to support the referenda.

Strong schools reflect a strong community!

Dr. Tom Little

Girl Scout Troop 460 from PMA opened the School Board meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. Michelle Brzycki it the troop's leader.
Nate Guenther, Perry Meridian High School senior, signed to play soccer in the fall at St. Joseph’s college.
Perry Meridian High School senior, Justin Bowman, signed to play golf at St. Joseph’s College.
Indiana Junior All-Star
SHS Cardinal, Joey Brunk, has been named to the Indiana Junior All-Star Team. He will play two exhibition games against the Indiana All-Stars in June. Joey is the first Junior All-Star in SHS history. He was also named IBCA Underclass Supreme 15 All-State and AP 3rd Team All-State this past season. 
Scruggs to attend NBA MVP Stephen Curry Select Camp
SHS Cardinal, Paul Scruggs, has been selected to be 1 of 20 guards from around the world to attend NBA MVP Stephen Curry Select Camp. The camp will be in Alameda, California in June. Paul was also named to IBCA Underclass Supreme 15 All-State Team. 
Morgan Ray will represent SHS in the Hoosier Heartland District at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Dallas, Texas this summer.
All-Music Award
The Perry Meridian Middle School Band Program received the All-Music Award from the Indiana State School Music Association!
IREAD-3 Perfect Scores 
The district is proud to announce that 47 students scored a perfect score on the ISTEP-3! These outstanding students and their parents were recognized and honored by the Board of Education at a special reception at PTEC.
"Blankets for Hope"
Members of Mrs. Knight's Falcon Academy Biology Class at Perry Meridian High School made blankets for Peyton Manning Children's Hospital patients over the course of the week as they were studying about cancer and its affects.  The students made 5 blankets under the guidance of class student assistant, sophomore, Olivia Kavanaugh.  Olivia has donated hundreds of blankets to PMCH over the past 3 years with her service project "Blankets for Hope." 
"Red Out Day" at MB
Mary Bryan students and staff have been jumping, moving and learning about things people need to do and not do to take care of their hearts for life. Students are celebrating in their annual Jump Rope For Heart Compassion Celebration in PE classes and teachers are showing their support with a "Red Out Day". Mary Bryan has raised over $3,500 to help save lives!

The PMHS National Honor Society had a fantastic year. Here is a recap of their major accomplishments:

1. 38 new initiates

2. $1,069.41 raised for Breast Cancer Awareness

3. $1,712.78 raised during Penny Wars and donated for Leukemia research

4. 140 pints of blood donated

5. 308 mums sold

6. $1,324 raised for Wish for our Heroes through 1st dodge ball tournament

7. 221 law enforcement officers supported while participating in Shop with a Cop for the holidays.

8. 14 hours spent having fun with senior citizens.

 “How do Things Get Built”
In first grade at Homecroft Elementary, students built bird houses after reading “How do Things Get Built” in their Reading series. Thank you to Home Depot for the bird house kits and to the volunteer construction supervisor.
Tessellations
A sixth grade Pre-Algebra class at Southport 6th Grade Academy is doing Tessellations. They learned about translations, rotations, and reflections and the origin of tessellations. Most of the students did translations as their tessellations but there were a few rotations as well. They then put their images on a ceiling tile and will be decorating Mrs. Goodson’s celling with their creations!
Upcoming District Calendar Dates:
 
Memorial Day:  No School
May 25, 2015

Last Student Day:
May 28, 2015

Commencement:  
May 29, 2015

PMHS: 6:00 p.m.
SHS:  8:00 p.m.

Elementary Summer School:
June 1 - June 18, 2015


Secondary Summer School:
June 1 - June 26, 2015 (Only PE will attend June 22-26)


PTEF Golf Outing:
June 11, 2015 at The Legends in Franklin, IN

First Day of School for Students:
July 29, 2015

Coach Hathaway's Running South:
September 26, 2015
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