For the last several years Meredith Nicholson School 96 has taken a professional development opportunity and expanded it. In the summer of 2008, IUPUI professor Dr. Annela Teemant began actively working with Meredith Nicholson staff. The goal? Develop the school as a district demonstration site for best instructional practices for English Language Learners (ELLs).
A new school year brings a lot of excitement; and our English as a New Language (ENL) program has several new offerings for our multilingual families. The ENL department organized a welcoming back-to-school initiative for a group of refugee families at a pair of our west side schools.
In what could have been a difficult situation, the new Harshman Magnet Middle School is off to a great start. Everyone involved in this merger has approached it as a chance to forge a new strong educational partnership, making Harshman a stellar example of student, family, staff and community cooperation in the new IPS.
A new leadership initiative was introduced to the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners at the August 19th briefing session. Deputy Superintendent Dr. Wanda H. Legrand presented a proposal to develop a Lead Principal initiative at IPS. This program would identify existing principals to assist with the leadership and guidance of our school administrators.
Junior Achievement of Central Indiana (JA) is a vital resource for many Indianapolis Public Schools students. Now, a generous gift will support this educational programming!
Students in the JROTC program at John Marshall Community High School volunteered for the second year in a row at the Indianapolis Colts Back to Football 5K on Saturday, August 23.
Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities student Ruby Smith is a national finalist for the 2014 Maytag Dependable Leader Award.
Mrs. Eleanor Henry, the music teacher at Stephen Foster School 67, says she loves what she does. And she must. She’s been doing it for 47 years, 38 of them at Stephen Foster!
Students at IPS/Butler University Laboratory School love their newest classroom. He listens to them, loves to read and also loves to sing. The students love to give him hugs and pet his soft ears.
Volunteers from OneAmerica visited Brookside School 54 and Theodore Potter School 74 this week for their first-ever “Week of Caring.”