2013 Opening Day PowerPoint


2013 Opening Day PowerPoint
“Empowering students to grow
academically, socially and behaviorally.”
"The Falcon Fight Song"
Fight you Falcons
Let's keep our colors flying
High you Falcons
Let's show our spirit as we
Cheer our teams to fight for the right
They will bring home victory tonight
If you'll just cheer you Falcons
Cheer for the Silver and the
Blue you Falcons
Victory and nothing else will do
We are from Perry Meridian
The home of the Silver and the Blue
“Hail, Southport”
Hail! To Southport High
Let our voices ring
'Til they reach the sky,
And echo as we sing, I love you.
On! And ever on
With banners flying as we go
Hail, Hail our Southport
So all the world will know.
Words and music by
1929 Yell Leaders
Doris (Shannon) Schlensker, class of 1933
Secretary/Treasurer of the Year: Bernie Shinkle, DM
Food Service Worker of the Year: Kathleen Leck, PMHS
Support Staff of the Year: Donna Lang, DM
Bus Driver of the Year: Jon Nelson
Custodian of the Year: Judy Ray, HB
Substitute Teacher of the Year: Beth Hignite, WV
of the
Lauren Gridley
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Nicole Swisher
Clinton Young Elementary School
Carrah Campbell
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
Cheri Puderbaugh
Glenns Valley Elementary School
Amanda Harbert
Wm. Henry Burkhart Elementary School
Marilyn Freeman
Homecroft Elementary School
Briana Young
Jeremiah Gray-Edison Elementary School
Erin Arashiro
Mary Bryan Elementary School
Tracy Daeger
Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary School
Kelly Wilber
Southport Elementary School
Jennifer Taylor
Winchester Village Elementary School
Ryan Harden
Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy
Jennifer Bastien
Southport 6th Grade Academy
Brian Kenney
Perry Meridian Middle School
Kelley Huddleston
Southport Middle School
Elizabeth Cooper
Perry Meridian High School
Sara Kohne
Southport High School
Carie Zaiser
PTEC, Developmental Preschool
2012-2013 Teachers of the Year
2012-2013 MSDPT
Administrator of the Year
High School Senior Portrait
2012-2013 MSDPT
Administrator of the Year
Associate Superintendent for Operations
2012-2013 MSDPT
Teacher of the Year
with the first class she taught!
2012-2013 MSDPT
Teacher of the Year
Southport High School
Points of
Perry Pride!
The Early Childhood Academy will open
additional classrooms at Winchester
Village Elementary School and Clinton
Young Elementary School!
Highest number of books read online
in the township--7,435 hours!
Clinton Young Elementary has 4
new kindergarten classrooms!
The Douglas MacArthur Elementary
“Relay Recess”raised $3,100 to help
fight cancer!
GV raised over $2,625 to provide 175
pairs of shoes for children!
Burkhart Elementary’s Walk-N-Roll
walk-a-thon generated $7,458 for arts
for kids programs.
Homecroft Elementary partnered with the
community, Eli Lilly and the American
Heart Association to participate in the
“Teaching Gardens” campaign.
Jeremiah Gray-Edison Elementary
ranked #1 in all of EdisonLearning for
Student and Family Support.
Mary Bryan Elementary School served as
the command and relief center immediately
after the Richmond Hill explosion.
Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary School
was named 4-Star School for 2013!
(This was the third consecutive year to receive this honor!)
Happy 10th Birthday!
Southport Elementary School received
the 2013 TAP Ambassador Award
(1 of 6 in the nation) from the National
Institute of Excellence in Teaching.
Winchester Village Elementary staff
received 12 PTEF Grants for the 20132014 school year!
Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy held
its first “Access to Success” night!
60% of the students at Southport 6th Grade
Academy exhibited a year or more of growth in
their reading level!
72% of the students categorized as proficient or
All of the PMMS music groups:
band, choir and orchestra received
GOLD awards in ISSMA competitions!
Over 190 Southport Middle School students
are entering high school with the
opportunity to have college paid for
through the 21st Century Scholars Program!
Perry Meridian High School was named to
the AP Honor Roll!
The PMHS boys wrestling team won the
state championship! (again!)
Southport High School was named to the
AP Honor Roll!
2013 Perry Township Teacher of the Year:
Sara Kohne
Perry Township
District-wide Art Show!
Business Services
Perry Township Schools received an
A++ rating from Standards and Poor's.
Facilities and Grounds
Construction! Construction!
Food Services
All managers and site managers are
certified or recertified in ServSafe for
Food Handler Program.
Human Relations and
Student Services
31 PPE students graduated from
the One Step Closer Program!
Human Resources
Employed over 100 new certified
and support staff members!
Technology Services
Launched a K-6 digital reading program.
48,254 online books were read, representing
10,634 hours of reading by our students!
Perry bus drivers transport over 11,000
children on an average day. They drive
an average of 8,000 miles daily!
Coach Hathaway’s Running South:
697 runners and walkers participated! Over 2,000
families and community members attended the event!
Kristen & Dave Blankenship
The 2013 Jim and Vivian Leach
Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients
Community Pride:
Louie Dampier’s #32 Southport High School
basketball jersey was officially retired!
Community Pride:
Group photo of all
staff members who
graduated from