Monthly Archives: December 2014


Tis the Season of Testing

Post by Tina Ahlgren For most people, this time of the year is all about preparing for the upcoming holiday season. For me, and many high school teachers across [...]

2017-05-07T20:55:24-04:00December 17th, 2014|

IPS Music Teacher Mrs. Gale Is a Force to be Reckoned With

Mrs. Para Gale has been teaching music at Charles W. Fairbanks School 105 for over 30 years. And for all those years she has conducted a choir, which this year numbers 62 students. That’s an amazing achievement by itself. But what makes her commitment all the more amazing is that during the last 4 years she’s been teaching while battling cancer.

2017-08-20T19:00:35-04:00December 1st, 2014|

Art Program Extends "Reach"

Students at Brookside School 54 have multiple after-school activities to choose from on a daily basis, including basketball, ballet, tutoring and Whiz Kids among others. However, one group of students has chosen to expand their horizons in the art world.

2017-08-20T19:02:02-04:00December 1st, 2014|

Broad Ripple Ballet Brings the Holiday Spirit

Many things make the holiday season special, but it’s hard to imagine most of those vivid memories without the impact of the fine arts. Whether it’s that song that holds a special place in your heart, the movie your family loves to watch or the live performance you can’t miss every December – the arts enrich our holidays!

2017-08-20T19:02:18-04:00December 1st, 2014|

SUPER School Develops Through Dance

Harnessing the power of the arts to fuel academic achievement – that’s the mission of a local program celebrating its first-ever partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools. Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) is a community organization dedicated to using the creativity and discipline of dance to prepare students for a successful future.

2017-08-20T19:02:33-04:00December 1st, 2014|

Help Shape the Future of IPS!

At Indianapolis Public Schools we’re always looking for unique and creative leaders to develop new ways to enrich our students’ educational opportunities. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Mind Trust for the second round of the Innovation School Fellowship. If you think your ideas could shape a new IPS school, there’s still time to apply!

2017-08-19T14:39:50-04:00December 1st, 2014|

Cold Feet, Warm Shoes, Warm Hearts

Students at Charles W. Fairbanks School 105 received some holiday goodies today during a special event with LIDS, Journeys and the Indianapolis Colts. In its tenth year, the “Cold Feet, Warm Shoes and Hats” event has provided new shoes and winter clothing to over 3,000 students across Indianapolis.

2017-08-20T19:02:50-04:00December 1st, 2014|

Control of Arlington High School Returned to IPS

A decision by the Indiana State Board of Education paves the way for Indianapolis Public Schools to welcome Arlington High School back to our administration. On December 3, the Board voted unanimously to allow Indianapolis Public Schools to regain control of Arlington.

2017-08-19T14:39:27-04:00December 1st, 2014|
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