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May 242017

What a special day at Southport Academy! Two hundred sixty students were honored for various outstanding efforts and achievements.

Also, sixth grader Devi Canseco Lopez received the Carolynn Weiss Spell Bowl Award from Homecroft Elementary.  She earned $1,000 that will be placed into a college savings account.

School leaders also honored two former students with scholarships. Daniel Vidal and Austin McNeil – both Southport High seniors – were awarded $200 and $500, respectively, from the Southport Academy Teaches Fund.

May 192017

Exchange students at Perry Meridian High presented Principal Rolland Abraham with a special plaque on behalf of the U.S. State Department and the Council on International Educational Exchange. This year, PMHS welcomed 14 exchange students.

May 192017

It’s an exciting time inside our schools! We are pleased to welcome new faces and provide new opportunities to a few familiar faces! Southport Elementary has named Jeffrey Spencer as the school’s newest principal.  Read more here


May 152017

Three teachers from Clinton Young Elementary – Ryan Gomez, Travis Hensler, and Jason Davis – have been nominated  for the 2017 Health Care Hero for Children  Award, which is given by the Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children.

The trio is being honored for the promptness and care they provided to some members of Project Perfect Gentlemen during an after-school meeting. The teachers and students were outside posing for a photo when an underground beehive was inadvertently disturbed resulting in multiple stings for approximately a dozen students. The teachers hustled the kids back inside and treated each students’ stings.

We are so thankful for their quick actions!

May 052017

Perry Meridian High and Southport High hosted a “working lunch” between students and district administrators. Acting Superintendent Patrick Mapes and Assistant Superintendent for Career Preparation Robert Bohannon listened to students’ insights about a variety of topics, including college/career planning, social media, and mentoring programs. Open discussions like these help school leaders stay connected to what’s important to students.

May 022017

School: Early Childhood Academy at Perry Township Education Center

Grade/Subject: Pre-K

Education Background: Bachelor of Science from University of Nevada, Las Vegas & Masters in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA

Why did you become a teacher? I fell in love with teaching Pre-K, so I decided to continue my education to work as a elementary teacher.

What goals do you have for your students? My biggest goal for them is that they are kind and can manage their own social interactions.

Name you favorite band or musician. Led Zepplin

What is something your students might be surprised to learn about you? I love to do Zumba.

Choose one and explain why: Oscar, Olympic gold or Showcase Showdown. Oscar because teaching is putting on a show

Name 3 people — living or dead — who you would like to invite to dinner. Albert Einstein, and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Elie Wiesel

When you were a kid, what were your career aspirations? To be a mother