Monthly Archives: November 2014


The Phone Call that Changed my Life

Post by Tina Ahlgren Spring break. As a teacher, no matter how much you love what you do, it’s a welcome respite that you look forward to during those dark and [...]

2017-05-07T20:54:11-04:00November 11th, 2014|

IPS Celebrates Performance Gains

The Indiana State Board of Education has approved the 2014 accountability grades, and we are proud to share with the Indianapolis Public Schools community the performance gains that we have made as well as growth opportunities to be addressed. IPS is pleased to see this public-facing evidence of our efforts to reverse negative trends and employ strategies to accelerate our progress toward ensuring all of our students’ success.

2017-08-20T17:20:04-04:00November 1st, 2014|

IPS JROTC Has Rich History of Success

The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) started in 1916. According to Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Donald B. Spice, Director of Army Instruction for Indianapolis Public Schools, the JROTC programs in IPS dates back nearly as far.

2017-08-20T17:21:06-04:00November 1st, 2014|

Lessons Learned: IPS Grads Share JROTC Experiences

Motivational posters line the walls of the staircase leading to George Washington Community High School’s JROTC classroom. These same posters are what George Washington graduate Douglas Sprowl says inspired him daily while in high school.

2017-08-20T17:22:34-04:00November 1st, 2014|

IPS Honors Top Teachers of 2014​

Indianapolis Public Schools is preparing to honor our exemplary teachers at our annual Teacher of the Year Dinner, as veteran teachers are celebrated for their hard work and inspirational teaching methods. This year’s guest of honor is Tina Ahlgren of Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy.

2017-08-20T17:22:51-04:00November 1st, 2014|

IPS Students Honor Veterans in Many Ways

Indianapolis Public Schools is proud of our students who go above and beyond to honor our nation's veterans. All five of our high school JROTC programs are preparing for Indy's Veterans Day Parade – one of the highlights of the year.

2017-08-20T17:23:14-04:00November 1st, 2014|
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