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Apr 182017

Congratulations to Heather Green, teacher at our Early Childhood Academy. She was awarded the Christine L. Fisher Award at the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children Conference. The recognition is given to an educator whose exemplary practices embody the application of physical movement, literacy, and art with young children.

Apr 182017

Congratulations are in order for Amy Peddie and Michael Heldman. The duo will be recognized at next month’s Southport High’s Alumni Association banquet.

Mrs. Peddie will receive Southport’s Teacher of the Year Award. She has taught in Perry Township for 20 years – the last eleven as a teacher of our English Learning Department. In that role, she helps students transition into their new environment.

Mr. Heldman has been selected as the Alumnus of the Year. He graduated from Southport in 1965. A lifelong southside resident, he worked for 40 years in the mechanical contracting business and retired in 2010. Mr. Heldman also gives back to the community by selflessly working with the Special Olympics to help with fundraising, volunteer management, and making each athlete feel special.

Kudos to both award recipients!

Apr 032017

 Name: Dan Bailey

School: Southport Middle School

Grade/Subject: 8th Grade English Language Arts and 7th and 8th Grade French

Education Background (high school and college): I attended high school at Lawrence North. I earned a B.A. in English Lit/Creative Writing and French (Francophone Studies) from DePauw University.

Why did you become a teacher? I had some amazing teachers who inspired me to be a lifelong learner, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps.

What goals do you have for your students? My number one goal for my students is for them to be fearless, so that they aren’t afraid to voice their opinions or make mistakes. That’s how children learn!

Name you favorite band or musician. The Avett Brothers

What is something your students might be surprised to learn about you? I enjoy singing, and I play five musical instruments (alto and tenor saxophones, guitar, bass guitar, and harmonica).

Choose one and explain why: Oscar, Olympic gold or Showcase Showdown. I’d choose an Oscar because to win an Oscar means that you’ve touched the souls of thousands of people and possibly changed lives.

Name 3 people — living or dead — who you would like to invite to dinner. Ernest Hemingway, Vincent Van Gogh, and Bob Dylan

When you were a kid, what were your career aspirations? Paleontologist

Mar 212017

Attention, Perry Township students! We want to see you at the upcoming PE Program on Thursday, April 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Perry Meridian High School. Watch the video if you have a love of juggling, cup stacking, and hula hoops.

Mar 132017

Perry Township will proudly host its 56th Annual Art Show on April 13-14. The event will take place at Perry Meridian High School from 6-9 p.m. each night.

Thursday night activities include the “Chair”ity Art Auction with bidding beginning at 6 p.m. On Friday night, PMHS AP art students will host free art lessons for interested children. 

Feb 282017

In partnership with Kelly Educational Staffing, Perry Township Schools will host a job fair on Thursday, March 9 from 1-4 p.m. at our Education Center, located at 6548 Orinoco Avenue.

For more information, call Kelly Educational Staffing at 317-917-0159 or [email protected]