Grissom Middle School Assistant Principal Lavon Dean-Null, Principal Nathan Boyd and Band Director Vickie Marshall accept a check from WNDU for the after-school Drum Brigade.

Prairie Vista third graders won the annual P-H-M Spell Bowl contest. Teacher-coach Debbie Baughman and Dr. Jerry Thacker congratulate the team.

Prairie Vista fourth graders won the annual P-H-M Spell Bowl contest. Teacher-coach Amanda Fox & Dr. Jerry Thacker are with the team.

Prairie Vista fifth graders won the annual P-H-M Spell Bowl contest. Teacher-coach Shelly Lebiedzinski and Dr. Jerry Thacker congratulate the team.

Dr. Denise Seger receives the Lamplighter Award from IASBO

Dr. Denise Seger, associate superintendent, has been awarded the John F. Young Lamplighter Award by the Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO). The award is the highest given for service to the profession of school business management and Dr. Seger is the twelfth person to receive the award. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of IASBO in French Lick, Indiana in May this year.

P-H-M named 2014 Best Communities for Music Education

The NAMM Foundation has awarded Penn-Harris-Madison a 2014 Best Communities for Music Education. Only 376 districts across the nation received the designation.The BCME program applauds the efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders working to assure that music education is part of the core curriculum. More than 2000 schools and school districts participated in this year’s survey resulting in a 21 percent increase in designations.

Penn Theater presents The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel & Gretel

This delightfully funny version of Hansel and Gretel tells the familiar story with the bread crumbs and then spins into a fairy tale mash-up with familiar characters accusing Hansel & Gretel of “criminal” behavior.  Little Red, the Big Bad Wolf, Charming, the Three Bears, Goldilocks, The Three Pigs, and an ogre named Snow White, all appear as you’ve never seen them before.
Treat the kids to a live theater event that will tickle everyone’s funny bone – little or big – old or young.
Performance Dates & Times:
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Jerry Thacker recognized with Sagamore of the Wabash

Penn-Harris-Madison Superintendent  of Schools , Dr. Jerry Thacker has been recognized with Indiana’s highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash award. The award is a special honor made by Governor Mike Pence and Dr. Thacker was nominated by State Senator Ryan Mishler. The award is a tribute from the governor for those who have rendered distinguished service to the state. The term “sagamore” was used by Native Americans to describe a great man.  

Plans for making up days has been approved

Penn-Harris-Madison schools had a total of nine days this winter season when school was not in session due to bad weather. We received a waiver from the state for January 6 and January 7. We will make-up one day on March 21.

Our innovative plan to make up the remaining six days has been approved by the Indiana Department of Education. The original last day of school was Tuesday, June 3. We will make up three days at the end of the year with school in session until Friday, June 6.


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