Monthly Archives: March 2015


Students Enjoy Theatrical Version of Seuss Classic

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!” These words of Dr. Seuss rang true for some Indianapolis Public Schools students, who recently trekked through the dreary winter weather for a warm afternoon of fun at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. Civic invited several IPS classrooms to enjoy their annual celebration of the author’s birthday – a live stage version of “The Cat in the Hat.”

2017-08-19T15:37:58-04:00March 1st, 2015|

Shortridge Students Headed to State Mock Trial Competition

Students from Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy will represent Indianapolis Public Schools in the State High School Mock Trial competition. The Shortridge Mock Trial Team competed in the preliminary competition last month, finishing in third place with a record of 5-1. Their strong performance earned the Shortridge team an automatic bid to compete in the state finals happening on March 7.

2017-08-19T15:38:38-04:00March 1st, 2015|

A Week of Seuss Celebration!

The works of Dr. Seuss are among the first books many people learned to read, and the students at Francis Bellamy School 102 are in that group as well! The preschoolers at Francis Bellamy are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a week full of guest readers.

2017-08-19T15:39:00-04:00March 1st, 2015|

Reading is Good, Reading is Fun, Reading is for Every One

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” –Dr. Seuss Indianapolis Public Schools high school students across the district grasped the meaning of that Dr. Seuss quote this week when they visited neighboring elementary schools to read with the students.

2017-08-19T15:39:57-04:00March 1st, 2015|

Butler Lab School Students Portray Favorite Book Characters

Who’s your favorite children’s book character? Is it Harry Potter? Madeline? Clifford the Big Red Dog? The students at the IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 60 had the opportunity to dress up as their favorite children’s book characters this past week and had a little fun.

2017-08-19T15:40:42-04:00March 1st, 2015|

Strategic Plan Community Interest Meetings Conclude March 4

March 4 marks the final Strategic Plan Community Meeting to explain the strategic plan drafting process and for community members to sign up to participate on one of the three goal area committees—Teaching and Learning, Efficient Operations and Family and Community. The meetings have been a great opportunity to talk with our community about the strategic planning process, and we have been excited by the intelligent questions asked and interest shown by all who participated.

2017-08-19T15:41:10-04:00March 1st, 2015|

Call-a-Pacer Kicks off with “Green Eggs and Ham”

Indianapolis Public Schools students can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by listening to a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” by Paul George. George’s reading of the Dr. Seuss classic is the kickoff for the 22nd year of Call-a-Pacer, offered by the Indianapolis Public Library and the Indiana Pacers.

2017-08-19T15:41:40-04:00March 1st, 2015|

IPS and Indy Eleven Expand Partnership with School Appearances

“E-L-E! V-E-N!” George W. Julian School 57 students start the famous chant as the Indy Eleven soccer players enter the gym. This appearance by the players is the first of eleven at Indianapolis Public Schools with Indianapolis’s professional soccer team.

2017-08-19T15:42:30-04:00March 1st, 2015|
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