Principal’s Update – Sunday, Feb. 26

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Feb 262017
 

This is a reminder that we will be taking the first part of the ISTEP test this Tuesday and Thursday.  Parents, please help us make sure your son or daughter is ready by ensuring they go to bed at a decent time, eat a good breakfast, and are on time to school each day.

We are thrilled to announce our March Think and Make will focus on Coding on March 7 at 6:30pm. Whether your student is just curious about the process of coding, or your student has prior experience,  Dr. Stephen Spicklemire and Dr. Paul Talaga from the University of Indianapolis will work with all levels on this fun and interesting topic. To pre-register please follow this link:   https://goo.gl/forms/h9zFCvLQcfryCQTC2 or head to our school website.

Also, our Spring Family Read In around the book, “If You’re Reading This” by Trent Reedy will be Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00.  You won’t want to miss this fun evening.

-This week in sports our Swimming teams are home Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, with Thursday being against Southport.  Additionally, our Girls Basketball teams coming off their County Runner-up performances compete in their final home game on Wednesday.

-Finally, our Reading Madness Month culminating celebration will take place on Thursday after testing.  We know one Administrator will be taped to a wall, but we are hoping with a great final push our other teams can cross the 200,000 page threshold.  It will be a great way to wrap-up an excellent month.

Thanks, have a great evening, and go Falcons!

Daily Announcements

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Feb 232017
 


Join us for March Think and Make

 Please Register HERE

 

 2017 PMMS Track and Field Information

 

  • Registration – Please visit this website to fill out a registration survey if you are interested in joining track this year. This link can also be found on the PMMS webpage under daily announcements.    Register here

 

 

  • Track Conditioning – There will be a week of conditioning starting on Monday, February 27th.  This is optional but should be considered if you are interested in joining the team.  The schedule is as follows:
    • Girls Conditioning – Monday, February 27 and Thursday, March 2
    • Boys Conditioning – Tuesday, February 28 and Friday, March 3

Rides should be here to pick you up at 4pm.  You must have a physical on file to participate.

 

  • Communication – Please consider checking out some of the following links and websites to stay in communication with the track team.  We will be posting important announcements, schedules, and ordering information.
    • Google Classroom – Please join our Track Google Classroom to stay up to date on everything
      • Class Code: tg0e5gk
    • Remind 101 – Consider signing up for our remind 101 reminders.  You will receive text updates about track.

SEASON BEGINS MONDAY MARCH 6!  THIS IS THE FIRST MANDATORY PRACTICE.  PLEASE ARRANGE FOR A RIDE TO PICK YOU UP AT 4:30.  YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE TO PARTICIPATE.

 

Boys Head Coach Chris Gross 789-4099

cgross@perryschools.org

Girls Head Coach Keira Bush 789-4188

knbush@perryschools.org

Assistant Coach Dan Storm dstorm@perryschools.org
Assistant Coach Alex Grayson wgrayson@perryschools.org
Throws Coach Joe Steward jsteward@perryschools.org

Questions?  Contact a coach!


Attention Swimmers
Swim meet on February 16th at Park Tudor has been cancelled.  We will still have practice as usual.

SAVE THE DATES:
For future planning, students will be taking the first part of the ISTEP on February 28 and March 2.  Your student’s attendance is very important on these days.

BOYS & GIRLS TRACK
Anyone interested in participating in track & field this spring PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO REGISTER.  You should also pick up an informational sheet from the office. You must have a physical on file before the first workout to participate. The first girls workout is Monday, Feb. 27, after school until 4. The first boys workout will be Tuesday Feb. 28, after school until 4.  Stay tuned to announcements for further details!

CARDBOARD ARCADE –
Students planning to enter this event should FILL OUT THIS ENTRY FORM.

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Principal’s Update – Feb. 19, 2017

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Feb 192017
 

This is a reminder that in observance of Presidents Day, school will not be in session Monday.  We will resume with our normal schedule on Tuesday.

We had another great week at PMMS with our students continuing to vigorously read as they attempt to meet the 200,00 page challenge.  We have also had numerous academic and co-curricular successes over that past couple of weeks from the many medals our performing arts students earned at the ISSMA competitions the past three weekends, to our Academic Pursuit team finishing second in County, or our Speech team earning its highest showing in their last meet, our students are working hard in and out of the classroom and demonstrating Falcon Pride.

We are fast approaching the first round of ISTEP testing.  Please note we will be taking the first part of the ISTEP test on February 28th and March 2nd.  Your student’s attendance is very important on these days.

We are thrilled to announce our March Think and Make will focus on Coding on March 7th at 6:30. Whether your student is just curious about the process of coding, or your student has prior experience,  Dr. Stephen Spicklemire and Dr. Paul Talaga from the University of Indianapolis will work with all levels on this fun and interesting topic. Register here.

Also, our Spring Family Read In around the book, “If You’re Reading This” by Trent Reedy will be Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00.  You won’t want to miss this fun evening.

Finally, we are excited to announce that both 7th and 8th grade Girls Basketball Teams have earned a trip to Marion County Finals at Lawrence Central on Tuesday evening with the 7th grade game beginning at 6:15 and the 8th grade game immediately following.  Additionally, our wrestling team takes the mat on Thursday against Southport Middle .

Thanks, and Go Falcons!

Math students use good weather to put math concepts into practice

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Feb 172017
 

Student Council visits Douglas MacArthur Elemenary, reads to 4th graders

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Feb 172017
 
Friday, Student Council members from PMMS visited Douglas MacArthur Elementary to read to 4th graders.  Council members invited to attend were Cassie Trammell, Sandar Lin, Mana Sung, Lauren Mervar, Ruth Kuhn, Isabelle Schmidt, Kira Arkins, Kaleigh Cooper, Van Ro Sung, Krissy Brzycki, Ava Judkins, Matthew Patterson, McKenzie Greathouse, and Chris Par.

Yearbooks : $20

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Feb 142017
 

Click here to read the form, sent home with students on January 5-6, 2017.

Until Feb. 11  $18
After Feb. 11 $20

Yearbooks are 80 pages and are printed in full color, and they’ll be passed out at the end of the school year.

Make checks payable to PERRY MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL.   Orders can also be sent to school in check or cash, delivered to the front office.

Order online:   www.inter-state.com/yearbook   CODE:  14314E

Principal’s Message, Week of Feb. 13

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Feb 122017
 

Parents,

Let me begin this evening by commending our students and staff for how they handled themselves on Friday when we were forced to evacuate to the high school.  It was another reminder of the great staff and students we are so fortunate to work with at PMMS.

Also, your student should have brought home a permission slip for the statewide drug survey.  Your student only needs to return it if you do not want your son or daughter to participate in this survey during their PE/Health class.

This is a reminder that eighth grade students will be completing scheduling for next year this week in science classes.  Please work with your student to complete the blue scheduling form and return it this week so he/she is prepared to make selections when our guidance counselors visit science classes

.For future planning, our students will be taking the first part of the ISTEP test on February 28 and March 2.  Your student’s attendance is very important on these days.

We are thrilled to announce our March Think and Make will focus on Coding on March 7 at 6:30pm. We have secured the assistance of the University of Indianapolis and are excited about this learning opportunity.

While there are many contests this week, our only home contest is Thursday with Girls Basketball competing.   Finally, our Academic Pursuit team will compete in the Marion County Tournament this Saturday.

Thanks, have a great evening, and go Falcons!

Girls Basketball, Cheerleaders, Pep Band in action Thursday vs Southport Middle

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Feb 032017
 

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Photos courtesy of Kristina McNabb.

Colts Fitness Camp comes to PMMS

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Feb 032017
 

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Photos courtesy of Kristina McNabb.

Students of the Month

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Jan 242017
 

Students of the month were honored last week with lunch in the office from Teddy’s Burger Joint!  Great job, students!

7th graders honored: Aramys Wortman, Josiah Hartman, Emily Wilson, Dylan Moriarty, Savanna Nelson, Lee Gibson, Biak Rem, Hunter Case, Rolando Jorge, Natalia Diaz- Alcanter, Hmun Cung Nichin, Annabelle Wyeth, Biak Lian Sang, Rachel Schmidt.

8th graders honored: Jessica Guerrini, Hunter Tielking, Elaine Moranchel, J.T. Talbert, Gracie Henson, Nick Redenbarger, Logan Taylor, Kristy Krsulic, Allyson Rentzell, Tallia Jackson

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School raises over $2600 for Leukemia-Lymphoma Society

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Jan 182017
 

PMMS students, staff, and community members raised $2659.39 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society during the month of November.   This week, as a result of their advisory class coming up with the most money donated, Mr. Foster’s eighth graders enjoyed a catered lunch from Olive Garden!


For more than 20 years, Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies program has rewarded elementary and middle school children for their participation in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series, in which students collect donations, including their own spare change, to support LLS’s efforts to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to treatments. The top fundraising classroom in each school receives a pasta party courtesy of Olive Garden. With Olive Garden’s support, LLS Student Series has raised more than $288 million since 1994.

Basketball teams sing carols for local seniors

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Dec 142016
 

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Members of the PMMS 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams recently traveled to the Greenwood Meadows senior community near school to perform Christmas carols for the residents!

Students raise money, purchase gifts for children in need

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Dec 062016
 
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Special education students from Perry Meridian Middle School collected cash donations and created a budget for children in need in Perry Township. They purchased and wrapped gifts for the holiday season and created cards for each child.  The group then attended a lunch at McDonald’s where they worked on their community skills of ordering, counting money, and social etiquette. This experience enriched the curriculum and education of these students while providing a direct correlation to the community for this holiday season.  Teachers Lindsey Dezelan, Ryan Short, Amy Phillips, and Malissa Waltz provided guidance in language arts, math  and philanthropy to accompany the field trip.

Parents must sign consent form

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Dec 022016
 

captureStudents must have a signed consent/HIPPA authorization form on file to be treated by a nurse at PMMS.

Please sign and return this form, returning it to school as soon as possible.   Extra copies are available in the school office. Call the nurses directly at 789-4141 if you have questions.

Athletic Results

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Nov 222016
 

Boys 7th Grade Basketball:  Monday, November 21st beat Brownsburg 58 – 26 on route to a 3-0 record.  They were led by balanced scoring and attacking defense, limiting the opponent to 2 points in the first quarter.  

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VETERANS DAY “WALL OF HEROES”

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Nov 112016
 

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Folks attending Friday’s Veterans Day (and first responder) Luncheon at PMMS are greeted by a “Wall of Heroes,” composed of short biographies of veterans that students know or are related to.   See below for some samples:

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Students of the Month honored

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Nov 092016
 

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Students of the Month have recently been honored at PMMS.  Representing the seventh grade are Abigail Mercer, Aleah Freeman, Benjamin Jones, Campbell Clark, Hunter Case, Katelyn Eversole, Lakaviana Ward, Madison Adkins, Noel R. Thawng, Riley Clayton, Ronald Bik, Sa Thang, Van Bawi Thang, and Wesley Vanek.

Eighth grade Students of the Month are Adam Skjerseth, Autumn Rowe, Cassidy Frantz, Dawson Hall, Hrang Lian, Ja’mir Talbert, Kaleigh Konieczny, Madison Dingess, Michael Fox, Midori Adams, William VanVactor, and Yesenia Gonzalez.  Also joining them is Mr. Jon Romine, PMMS principal.

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Mr. Slightom profiled on Paige’s Music website

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Nov 022016
 

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Alan Slightom, who is in his 39th year at PMMS and is now the longest-serving teacher at the school, was interviewed at length on the Paige’s Music website!  He talks about his life, his job, how teaching music has changed (and how it hasn’t) and gives suggestions to other music teachers.

 

SMS principal loses bet, must wear PM blue

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Oct 072016
 

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A friendly wager between middle school principals means that Southport Middle School principal Stephanie Quinlan (at right) will be wearing Perry Meridian blue during the school day Friday.

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7th grade volleyball team = County Champs!

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Sep 152016
 

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The seventh grade team, led by coach Sara Svendsen, beat New Augusta 25-13 and 25-9 this week at Pike High School.  They defeated Beech Grove and Chapel Hill to reach the finals.

Online Textbooks

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Aug 012016
 

Contact your teacher if you have questions about any online resources available to you.

Science 7 & 8
http://ebooks.lab-aids.com/student-resources
USERNAME: pmms4
PASSWORD: alawrie
Then choose either the Grade 7 or Grade 8 book

(Works even if your teacher isn’t Mrs. Lawrie)
   
Algebra Contact Mr. Carlson.
   
Pre-Algebra
/ Math
Digits.  Go to the Township Resource Portal.
Click Pearson on the right.
Log in using student ID and lunch #
   
Social Studies 7 & 8 Web page: http://mbcurl.me/13mbk
Username: your student #    Password: your lunch #
   
Spanish 1 Web page: http://my.hrw.com
Username: pmeridian   Password: pmeridian
Spanish 2 Web page: http://my.hrw.com
Username: pmeridian   password: pmeridian
   
Language Arts 7
   
Language Arts 8
French
   
German Contact Mrs. Proctor.

 

Teacher of the Year – Mrs. Dillman

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Jul 162016
 

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Alison Dillman, language arts teacher, has been voted “Teacher of the Year” by the staff at Perry Meridian Middle School.

Following is the text of the nomination form that explained why she was a worthy nominee:

* Concern for individual students.  From the start of every school year, Alison works diligently on the behalf of her students. While a computer program may schedule students randomly into teacher’s classrooms, Alison takes her time to purposely rewrite schedules for individual students. It’s important to her that all of her students, regardless of their level, receive the best instruction possible. There are few teachers who go to this length to ensure students are in the best classes for their needs. Continue reading »