Hello families! We have had such a fun and busy week! I took a few pictures of some of our Community Helper speakers this week and have attached a good class photo from the field trip today. One photo is of Mrs. Cox letting kids try on her OR scrubs. They got see many of the tools she uses as a nurse. Another photo is of Officer Croy from Whiteland PD. He let all the kids pass around his radio, handcuffs, and badge. We even got to look in his squad car! (We were also visited by Mr. Shewmaker on Monday. The third picture is of us all on Hay Bale Mountain at Kelsay Farms. I hope you each have a great fall break!
The Southport High School guidance department had the opportunity to take students to several businesses around Indianapolis on Oct. 6th. We took students that were interested in auto, custom painting, culinary, landscaping, and even barbering. The students listened and learned about skills and schooling that it is required for each of these careers. The students asked great questions, and were awesome representatives of Southport High School!
Mr. Rohl says Perry Meridian Middle School just had its Largest Choir performance in school History! 179 singers strong!
Mrs. Hillis’ classroom at Rosa Parks enjoyed a day fall activities recently. Students carved a pumpkin, baked the pumpkin seeds, made pumpkin spice muffins, and did various fall crafts.
Mr. Griffin’s Government and US History students at Perry Meridian High School pulled off an impressive Town Hall Meeting Thursday October 8th. “Instead of reading from a book, I try to make class interesting by developing different techniques to learn about our government, and during this time of year specifically about our election process”, stated Mr. Griffin. Students sent hand-written letters inviting several politicians to attend and interact through a question and answer session in the auditorium. The event was covered by two Indianapolis television stations. WRTV 6 News and WTHR Channel 13. Mr. Griffin says the idea was born out of a Performance Based Learning session. “From this training the students and I developed this PBL thesis: “How do we as students create a voter […]
On Thursday, Mrs. Langdon’s preschool class walked around the entire PTEC building searching for leaves to collect. Not only did they find a wide variety of leaves, they also found other things that had fallen from the trees. They found seed pods, buckeyes, and pine cones. Mrs. Langdon’s class- Front Row: Chan Lian Uk, Willingson Lai, Gabriel Garcia, Bawidawtbik Vuangtu, Maddy Simmons, Mai Thang Middle Row: Van Bik, Mason Rockel, Drew Burton, Asher Hoffman, Victoria Dahn, Tiallian Mang, Paul Van Malsawn Back Row: Mrs. Langdon, Layla Norris, Sarah Souchon, Ava Mulder, Tiara Marsh, Verona Orme, Mrs. Stringe
Ms. Mayorga, Mrs. Koontz, and Mrs. Weiss took their level one EL students on a field trip Thursday October 8th to Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill. Students have been working on their speaking and listening skills this week in class as they have reviewed menus and practiced ordering. Students then took the trip to Uno’s placed their orders, recorded costs of each item, and had a wonderful meal. When students returned they evaluated their ability to order correctly from the menu and worked with Mrs. Koontz to calculate their bill including sales tax and tip. This opportunity was made possible by a Perry Township Education Grant. Thank you to PTEF and Uno’s for supporting this field trip — student success is a team effort!
The boys tennis team, from Perry Meridian High School, won the Regional Tournament Wednesday night over Franklin Central 5-0 to advance to Saturday’s Semi-state match. They will play at noon at Center Grove vs. Terre Haute North. Admission is $5. It’s the first time the team has won the regional’s since 1991. The boys are currently 20-5 this season.
On Saturday September 5th, the Southport Armed Forces Cadets of Southport High School led in 178 veterans of the Korean War and WWII who were returning from the Indy Honor Flight to a celebration in their honor at Plainfield High School. Some cadets presented the colors for the veterans, others assisted the veterans and presented the veterans to their families and a cheering audience. Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their service memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Of all of the wars in recent […]
Indiana Governor Mike Pence and state Education Superintendent Glenda Ritz recently took the time to talk and take pictures with 4th grade students from Douglas MacArthur Elementary. The students were on a field trip to the statehouse.