Monthly Archives: January 2015


IPS Extends Deadline for Magnet Program Applications

The magnet programs of Indianapolis Public Schools are in high demand - now families have an additional week to apply for these innovative schools! IPS is proud to offer specialized programs in 20 of our schools. The original due date for magnet applications was January 16. We have now extended the window to January 23!

2017-08-20T17:44:14-04:00January 1st, 2015|

Board Session Highlights: January 6, 2015

The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners held an organizational meeting to start the new year on January 6, 2015. At this meeting, new members were sworn in and Board officers were chosen by their fellow commissioners.

2017-08-20T17:44:05-04:00January 1st, 2015|

IPS High Schools Set the Bar for Service

Indianapolis Public Schools is at the center of a community with a rich and diverse history, and we are proud to be the educational home for students who are committed to community service. We have an impressive array of high school students who, while they’re old enough to choose their extracurricular activities, dedicate hours of their personal time to making our community a better place to live.

2017-08-20T21:18:38-04:00January 1st, 2015|

CFI 84 Students Help Heifer International

Center for Inquiry students learn about the importance of being a global citizen each school day, and the 3rd grade classes at CFI 84 take community service to an international level!

2017-08-20T17:49:50-04:00January 1st, 2015|

Meredith Nicholson Students Collect Pennies for Paws

A group of compassionate IPS students saw a need in the community and took some amazing action to help! It all started when Mrs. Shari Peterson’s 2nd grade class heard about financial troubles at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. A newspaper article on the rough conditions for animals there sparked a serious conversation among their Meredith Nicholson School 96 classroom.

2017-08-20T17:50:08-04:00January 1st, 2015|

George Buck Boys and Girls Club Inspires Passion for Service

Four out of the last five years a George Buck School 94 student has won the citywide Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award for elementary students. That achievement is a testament to the energy and excitement both staff and students bring to the club. To win this prestigious award students must demonstrate in an interview their passion for service to their community and others.

2017-08-20T17:51:03-04:00January 1st, 2015|

Alternative Education Students Are Improving More Than Their Grades

Indianapolis Public Schools alternative education sites like the Meridian Transition Academy and the Step Ahead Academy are used to being seen as places where students get back on track academically. But this year each academy also focuses significant time providing students with service learning experiences in addition to classroom time.

2017-08-19T15:08:27-04:00January 1st, 2015|

Carl Wilde Principal Turns Family Tradition into Community Outreach

Carl Wilde School 79 has the largest population of refugee families in Indianapolis Public Schools. Principal Joyce Akridge knows that many of these families flee their countries with just the clothes on their backs. With the prospect of a cold, Indiana winter foreign to many of these families, Akridge launched a Pajama Giveaway as a way to support the families.

2017-08-19T15:06:15-04:00January 1st, 2015|
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