2017-18 School Year ; Orientation Tuesday, July 18

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Jul 162017
 

Student Orientation is July 18
1-3:30 p.m. or 4:30-7 p.m.  

Students may attend either time period.

Perry Meridian Middle School – Office Number 317.789.4100
Office will be open during the summer Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m

First day of school for students:  Thursday, July 27   
Full-Year Calendar

August 8 – Back-to-School Night from 6:30-8 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Friday August 18, 2017.  This is the date of the first varsity football game at the NEW Falcon Stadium.  The game will be against Greenwood and starts at 7 PM.

New school start times / bus schedules
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SKYWARD:    Tips for Accessing
If you believe you already have an e-mail address on file but have never logged in to Skyward, please use the “Forgot Login/Password” prompt on our Skyward page.   If you have any problems, please contact your child’s school to verify your e-mail address. If we do not have a valid e-mail address on file for you, please contact your child’s school to provide one.

High School Welcomes New Principal

We are honored to announce that Kert Boedicker has been named the new principal of Perry Meridian High School. For the past seven years, Mr. Boedicker served as the assistant principal of Brownsburg High School. The Indiana Association of School Principals named him the 2012-13 Assistant Principal of the Year in District 8. Before joining Brownsburg, he was the principal at Chagrin Falls High School in Ohio. Under his leadership, Chagrin Falls High was ranked as a Top 100 High School each year he served as principal. Mr. Boedicker will replace Rolland Abraham who has accepted a position at Winchester High School in Winchester, IN.

Last Day: 7th Grade

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May 252017
 

Last Day: 8th Grade

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May 252017
 

Yearbooks : $20! Passed out Thursday!

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May 242017
 

Yearbooks are 80 pages and are printed in full color, and they’ll be passed out on the last day of the school year.  Make checks payable to PERRY MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL.  Turn in payments to the front office, attention TREASURER.

Spring Leadership Awards

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May 242017
 

Congrats to the following students, chosen by staff members to be honored for being true LEADERS in our school!

7th Grade
Nathan Slinkard
David Hre
Eme Estes
Casandra Raber
Siang Mang
Riley Clayton
Ruth Mawi
Kylie Treat
Emma Elliott
Adrian Montgomery
Fatima Puente
Maryann Lisby
Matthew Patterson
Aubrey Brown
Dagan Knight
Michael Harrington
Makayla Owens
Zir Zuali
Sandy Par
Katie Egenolf
Gabriella Meyers
Samuel Thang
Savannah Nelson
Ella Siglar

8th Grade
Mackenzie Rasmussen
Randy Newsom
Biak Sung
Bawi Bik
Zo Bawi
Martha Hei Sung
Thawng C. Lian
Midori Adams
Issac Jones
Emmanuel Trejo
Jessica Guerrini
Gracelyn Henson
Esther Par
Ni Thluai
Mason Griswold
Lauren Mervar
Logan Taylor
Tiara White
Eliab Rivera
Hunter Tielking
GraceAnn Hartman
Ram Hlu
Tyler Lake
Skyler Tucker

Daily Announcements

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May 222017
 

Student of the Month March/April 2017

Student of the month for March and April 2017! Students of the month were treated to Teddy’s Burgers in the conference room during lunch! Great job to all of you that your team or teacher nominated!

7th grade Students of the Month
Siang Mang, Annie Sung, David Hre, Rachel Schmidt, Lily Thomas, Conner O’Brian, Juweria Yussuf, Khin Tling, Jasmine Ramey, Dustin Smith, Oscar Baez, Samuel Thang, Ethan Martin, Allyson Herrington

 

8th grade Students of the Month

Nester Gomez, Sophia Lalrindiki, Sandar Lin, Ridge Falco, Bawi Bik, Biak Tha, Ethan Roseberg, Alyssa Warfield, Emily Bower, Ram D. Hlu, Alex McGrath, Bawi Bik, Noah Hoffman, Alexis Dale, Sara Gayheart



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Outstanding Musicians at PMMS

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May 182017
 

Concert Band, Concert Choir, and Vivaldi Orchestra competed in the 2017 Smoky Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, TN, on May 5.  Judged by some of the top music educators in the country, the PMMS students won top honors in many categories with Superior and Excellent ratings in all divisions. We are very proud of our fine young musicians and the excellent performances!

Honor an Educator!

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May 182017
 

If you’re looking for a way to say “Thank You” to that special educator in your student’s life, please consider donating to the Perry Township Education Foundation in his or her honor.

A token of gratitude, your personal message, and a personalized certificate will be delivered to your honoree whose name will be included in the Foundations’ annual report.

Your tax-deductible donation will help fund grants that benefit the children in Perry Township public schools.   Please visit www.ptef.org/honor to donate online or send a check made payable to PTEF: Perry Township Education Foundation 6548 Orinoco Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227

Girls Basketball Camp

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May 162017
 

Lady Falcon Summer Basketball Camp 2017
Tuesday May 30 – Friday June 2
Location : Perry Middle School
Time: 9:00-11:00 am      Cost: $40
Pre-registration can be done by either email at falconcoach24ely@gmail.com or by coming to PMMS on Wednesday May 24, between 6:30-8:30 pm in the sports lobby.

Message to parents from Perry Township Schools

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May 022017
 

Dear Parents:

Perry Township Schools has become aware of a new series on Netflix called “13 Reasons Why,” which is quickly gaining popularity among our students. The story centers around a young girl, who leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says played a role in her decision to take her own life. Mental health advocates have raised concerns over the message conveyed.

Attached to this email is a resource from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for educators and parents. The attachment has more detailed information and resources we believe you will find useful. A few important points include the following:  

  • The National Association of School Psychologists does not recommend that vulnerable youth view this series.  This is particularly important for adolescents who are isolated, struggling, or vulnerable to suggestive images and storylines.
  • While older teens can differentiate between TV drama and reality, parents should consider watching the series with them, and engage in thoughtful conversation to help process the issues addressed.
  • Review the warning signs of suicide. Common signs include:
  1. Suicide threats, both direct (“I am going to kill myself.” “I need life to stop.”) and indirect (“I need it to stop.” “I wish I could fall asleep and never wake up.”) Threats can be verbal or written, and they are often found in online postings.
  2. Giving away prized possessions.
  3. Preoccupation with death in conversation, writing, drawing, and social media.
  4. Changes in behavior, appearance/hygiene, thoughts, and/or feelings. This can include someone who is typically sad who suddenly becomes extremely happy.
  5. Emotional distress.
  • Reinforce suicide is not a solution. It is an irreversible choice regarding a temporary problem. There is help and hope.

Perry Township Schools is a resource for your family. We stand ready to help. If you believe your child may be struggling, please contact your school counselor or administrator.

Sincerely,

Perry Township Schools

Humanitarian Award winners honored

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Apr 182017
 

PMMS eighth grade student Lauren Mervar, advisor Sarah Reuter, and math teacher Doc Rissel were recently honored by the district as our school’s recipients of the Humanitarian Award for service to the school and community.

PMMS picks up honors for Goodwill donations

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Mar 242017
 


Thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2017 Goodwill Donation Drive during the month of January.  Perry Meridian Middle was recognized at the March school board meeting for being the top middle school donor. We appreciate our community’s generosity.  PMMS Principal Jon Romine (at right) received the award from Bob Bohannon, Assistant Superintendent for Career Preparation.

Jazz Band earns Gold

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Mar 212017
 

The Perry Meridian Middle School Jazz Band earned a Gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association Jazz Competition at Whiteland High School. The two-day event brought together the top groups in instrumental and vocal jazz from across Central Indiana. Congrats on an outstanding performance!The Perry Meridian Middle School Jazz Band earned a Gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association Jazz Competition at Whiteland High School. The two-day event brought together the top groups in instrumental and vocal jazz from across Central Indiana. Congrats on an outstanding performance!

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.

Speech Team places 3rd at Riverside Invitational

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Feb 152017
 

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The Falcon Speech Team from Perry Meridian Middle School had 23 of 24 participants earn ribbons and placed a season high 3rd among 17 teams at the Riverside Junior High School Invitational in Fishers Saturday. Continue reading »

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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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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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 »