2019 Young Authors’ Conference Registration Now Open!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Schmucker Middle School

P-H-M Elementary students, grades K-5

Registration Fee: $5 per child

Click here to register and pay online
*Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, March 1

The Young Authors’ Conference is an annual, beloved event for P-H-M students in grades K-5. The event, sponsored by Corporations for Education, a division of the P-H-M Education Foundation, provides an opportunity for students and their parents to meet and hear from a well-known children’s authors. Click here to view the photo gallery of last year’s event.

Troy Cummings is this year’s celebrity author and illustrator of the popular series “The Notebook of Doom.” Cummings’ illustrations have also been featured on magazines, puzzles, and games! Click hear to learn more about Cummings’ other work. 

As part of the morning activities, participants and parents will not only enjoy a presentation by Cummings, but also a short performance by Penn High School Theater students from their upcoming musical “Tuck Everlasting” (March 1, 2 and 3).

Parents will attend a special presentation by Bethel College Education professor Dr. Michelle Fish.  Dr. Fish will share how parents can use children’s literature to connect with writing at home. *One parent must accompany students! However, keep in mind that students and parents will separate for a portion of the day.

REGISTRATION: Click here to register and pay online. If you don’t have a PHM Revtrak account, you will need to create one. There is a fee for using this service. If you prefer to register via paper, please fill out the front of the blue envelope that was attached to the hard copy of the flyer that came home with your student. Fill out the blue envelope completely, insert your payment, and return it to your child’s school. Checks should be made payable to: Young Authors’ Conference. Cash is also accepted. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 22, 2019!

CONFIRMATION: Participating students will receive additional information prior to the conference through their home school at the beginning of March.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Russell at lrussell@phm.k12.in.us.

#PHMExcellence is Helping Others in Need

 

Staff throughout the district adopted families at P-H-M schools as a way to spread love and compassion this holiday season.

ND’s Austin Torres to help lead Kingsmen Basketball Camp

Campers will have the opportunity to learn from Kingsmen and University of Notre Dame alum Austin Torres at the upcoming Kingsmen Basektball Day Camp!  

 

After a great career at Notre Dame, Austin is giving back to Penn High School and Penn-Harris-Madison Schools by passing on his knowledge to younger players. Austin will be will be a lead instructor at the Kingsmen Day Camp June 11th -15th.

 

Austin Torres   Austin Torres

 

The camp is for boys currently in grades 4-8th grade. Registrations are still being accepted up until the first day of camp.  Click here to register online or to download and print a pdf flier.

 

Click to check out the full list of other Kingsmen Athletic Camps being offered this summer.

ND’s Austin Torres to help lead Kingsmen Basketball Camp

Campers will have the opportunity to learn from Kingsmen and University of Notre Dame alum Austin Torres at the upcoming Kingsmen Basektball Day Camp!  

After a great career at Notre Dame, Austin is giving back to Penn High School and Penn-Harris-Madison Schools by passing on his knowledge to younger players. Austin will be will be a lead instructor at the Kingsmen Day Camp June 11th -15th.

Austin Torres   

The camp is for boys currently in grades 4-8th grade. Registrations are still being accepted up until the first day of camp.  Click here to register online or to download and print a pdf flier.

Click to check out the full list of other Kingsmen Athletic Camps being offered this summer.

Prairie Vista Alumna Graduates Penn as Valedictorian

Penn High School was proud to have 17 students earn valedictorian honors and two students earn salutatorian honors for the Class of 2018 during Commencement held on Friday, May 25, 2018.

 

Of those 17 Valedictorians, one of them, Erin Ludwig, attended Prairie Vista Elementary School and Schmucker Middle School.

 

Erin’s college plans are to attend the University of Notre Dame where she will major in Neuroscience and Behavior. Her career plan is in the Life Sciences.

 

While attending Penn, Erin’s activities, honors and team memberships included Soccer (State Champions in 2016 & 2017, National Champions in 2017), Tennis, President of Handwritten Hearts, National Honor Society, Key Club, Freshmen Mentor, Kingsmen Tutor, winner of the C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award presented by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

 

Click to read more points of pride from the Class of 2018.

P-H-M Offers Summer Food Service Program

The Food Service Department of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Summer 2018.

 

FREE MEALS will be available to children 18 years of age and under, or persons more than 18 who are determined by a state or local public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate in a public or non-profit private school program established for the mentally or physically disabled. 

 

The program will operate Monday through Friday. All sites will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

 

Please click here for more information and a complete list of sites and dates.

Retirement Celebration

Prairie Vista invites you to an

Open House

as we honor and celebrate these amazing women:

 

Deborah Baughman

Donna Christensen

Cathi Gage

Patti Gerndt

Debra Walker

 

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Prairie Vista Cafeteria

 

RSVP: By Thursday, May 24th to Sarah Sage at ssage@phm.k12.in.us

 

Our retirees are looking forward to reminiscing with students, families, and coworkers whose lives they have impacted over the years. Please join us in honoring them with favorite memories, stories, and pictures as we celebrate their retirement.

 

Remember the Past, Enjoy the Present, and Enhance the Future!

 

Prairie Vista employees honored at P-H-M Retiree & Employee Recognition Dinner

The annual P-H-M Employee & Retiree Recognition Dinner was held Tuesday, May 15. Service Awards were given to employees who have dedicated 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 50 years of service to Penn-Harris-Madison. 

 

Prairie Vista employees recognized for their years of service with P-H-M:

  • Darlene Evans, 40 years of service
  • Cathleen Gage, 20 years of service
  • Karen Hlade, 20 years of service
  • Pam O’Neal, 15 years of service
  • Debra Walker, 15 years of service
  • Debra Wassenhove, 15 years of service
  • Sara Hammond, 10 years of service
  • Stefanie Hanks, 10 years of service

 

Click here for a full list of this year’s Service Award employees. 

 

This year 47 faithful and dedicated P-H-M teachers and staff members also retired, including a few from Bittersweet. Those that attended the dinner were recognized by Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker and School Board President Chris Riley.

 

These are the names that retired from Bittersweet:

  • Debra Baughman, Teacher, 27 years
  • Patricia Gerndt, ESP, 31 years
  • Debra Walker, Educational Assistant, 15 years
  • Connie Young, Educational Assistant, 23 years
  • Kimberly Breske, Teacher, 31 years

 

Click here to view the full photo gallery of Service Award Winners and Retirees.

 

We thank all our employees for their years of faithful service to P-H-M students and families!

DVD now offers online ticket sales and seat reservations!

The P-H-M DVT & Planetarium is now proud to offer online ticket purchasing, seat reservation & online payment through the P-H-M RevTrak Web Store

 

Click here to pick your seats and purchase them online today!

 

There are three shows left for the rest of the 2017-18 school year, take advantage of this new online feature today to see these last three shows:

  • Wed., May 9, 6:30 p.m.:  EGYPT: SECRETS OF THE MUMMIES
  • Wed., May 16, 6:30 p.m.: SPACEPARK  360
  • Wed., May 24, 6:30 p.m.: SUMMER NIGHT SKY

 

To get more details on the P-H-M DVT & Planetarium, please visit www.phmschools.org/dvt.

2018 Silver Mile Bubble Bash Huge Success!

This inaugural year for the P-H-M Education Foundation’s Silver Mile new format … the Bubble Bash … was a huge success! Click here to see the full photo gallery below.

 

Hundreds of P-H-M students, family, teachers and staff turned out Saturday, May 5 at Penn High School for the morning non-timed 5K walk/run through the neighborhoods behind Penn. More than 1,500 enjoyed the gorgeous and warm weather and bubbles!

 

There was lots of pre-race activities to get the runners warmed up, including a School Spirit Contest and Zumba!

 

After the race, runners enjoyed post-race snacks donated by Whole Foods and Hacienda Restaurants and browsed through the Health & Fitness Expo in Penn’s Cafeteria. Free health screenings were offered by presenting sponsor Saint Joseph Health System, along with numerous businesses showcasing their health-related items.  More than 100 items were up for bid at the silent auction, including Penn High School parking spaces and front-row graduation seats. And families were treated to P-H-M’s talented students participating in the Silver Mile Talent Showcase inside the Main Arena. 

 

Thank you to all the sponsors including St. Joseph Health System, ABC 57, Sunny 101.5, Drive & Shine, and many others.

 

The Silver Mile Run for Education raises funds to provide innovative grants that fall outside the P-H-M school district’s budget. It remains the Foundation’s largest fundraiser in its 13th year.  We look forward to seeing you in May 2019!

 

*Please see the photo gallery below. To download a high resolution jpg file from the photo gallery, just simply click the “DOWNLOAD” button on the bottom right-hand corner of the photo while viewing it in the Photo Gallery function.

2-Hour Example

Due to the weather, there will be a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Bus schedules will begin exactly two hours later than the usual time. Morning Kids Club, Head Start and morning PennPALS classes are all canceled. Early Learning Academy will operate on a 2-hour delay.

Click here for the middle schools two-hour delay class schedules. 

Tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 1 is a Gold Day for Penn. Click for Penn High School’s 2-hour delay schedule.