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.

Kindergarten registration is underway for 2014-2015

Registration for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year is underway. A parent or guardian can register a child at the elementary school he or she will attend and all elementary schools offer full-day kindergarten. Elementary school offices at Bittersweet, Elm Road, Horizon, Madison, Mary Frank, Meadow’s Edge, Northpoint, Prairie Vista and Walt Disney are open between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and at Moran and Elsie Rogers the offices are open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

2014-2015 school year dates announced

2014-2015 School Year Calendar  Important Dates for 2014-2015: First day of school - Wednesday, August 20, 2014; Labor Day Recess Day/No School - Monday,September 1; Fall Recess Days - Friday, October 24 and Monday, October 27; Thanksgiving Recess Days/No School - Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28; Winter Recess Days/No School - Monday, December 22-Friday, January 2, 2015; School Resumes from Winter Recess - Monday, January 5; Martin Luther King Jr.

Meadow's Edge one of top three Title I schools in Indiana

Penn-Harris-Madison’s Meadow’s Edge Elementary School (K-5) was recently recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as being one of the top three Title I schools in Indiana for exceptional progress and student performance. There are nearly 900 pre-K through eighth grade Title I schools in the state. The IDOE used student performance on ISTEP+, an interview with the school’s principal, Jayson Snyder, and a school site visit to make the determination. More than 80 percent of Meadow’s Edge students passed math and English/language arts in ISTEP in 2013. 

Dr. Jerry Thacker named 2013 Outstanding Educator

Dr. Jerry Thacker has been named the 2013 Outstanding Educator by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS). He received the award at a banquet in Indianapolis.  Dr. Thacker was recognized for his “leadership in your school district and community that has enhanced educational opportunities for all the children, staff, and parents of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation,” said JT Coopman, executive director of IAPSS.

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