Running is Elementary Date Announced, May 6, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the P-H-M Education Foundation is providing funding for the 15th annual Running is Elementary program!

SAVE THE DATE!  The date is May 6 (Rain Date May 8).

All P-H-M 4th & 5th grade students are invited to participate.  Students will practice at their home schools with the culminating run at Elm Road Elementary School.

More details will follow so be on the lookout for communication regarding signups. 

Take a look at the video below to see how fun and exciting it is!

2023 Instrument Selection Night – Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14

Grissom 
Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is nationally recognized as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” offering choir, band and orchestra at Schmucker, Discovery and Grissom Middle Schools.

Every P-H-M 5th grader who will be attending a P-H-M middle school as an incoming 6th grader in the Fall 2023 has the opportunity to join an instrumental music class, which includes either band or orchestra. “Instrument Selection Night” is when students and families get to make their choice!

In order to join 6th grade band or orchestra, students must select an instrument that they will learn throughout their time in their chosen class. Our Instrument Selection Nights are designed with the intention of helping your child make this decision.

At “Instrument Selection Night,” a music professional will be available to give students advice about which instrument may be best suited for them. They will be allowed to “try out” instruments from various instrument groups. Click here to visit the expansive website with more details on on Instrument Selection Night.

You will sign up for an appointment at one of our Instrument Selection Nights. Try to sign up at the middle school where your child will attend. If those dates do not work, you may sign up for one of the other nights. Click here to sign up.

 Click here to download a PDF that provides more information on PHM Band and Orchestra.

PHM Schools Polling Locations on Nov. 8

Voting Information

The NED Show Comes to Meadows Edge

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, our students were treated to an assembly that delivered a message of positivity with yo-yo’s!

The NED Show believes that there’s a Champion in EVERY Child. NED stands for:

Never give up

Encourage others

Do your best.

Ned Assembly

“NED” was also the main character in the show. He was represented as a life-size image that stood next to the host who interacted with NED as if he was real. 

My name stands for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best!

For 32 years, I’ve been on stage with incredible live performers. Together, we’ve impacted millions of kids with messages like showing kindness, doing your best, and having an awesome mindset for learning. When we do a school-wide assembly, we make it so entertaining and fun that kids remember and talk about it forever! We also make hundreds of printable resources for teachers and parents. I hope you’ll check it all out!” (Courtesy of the NED website)

 

yoyo trick

By using yo-yo’s to pull off fantastic tricks, it kept the mood light and fun while providing an excellent avenue to deliver the message of positivity. 

Take a look at some photos below!

Promise Fulfilled For Class of 2020!

When schools were shut down in the Spring of 2020 and field days were canceled, Principal Gary Gardner made a promise to our 5th grade students that they would be welcomed back to say a proper “Goodbye”.

Promises were made and those promises were kept on Monday, May 23rd, 2022. That’s when students who were in 5th grade in 2020 came back for “Pizza on the Playground”.

Approximately 30 students and their families came back to see old friends and former teachers. 

In addition to the fun of seeing everybody again, this event held deeper meaning for some of the attendees. 

“Thank you so much.  This is all my son has been talking about since the email came out.” said one parent.

“This was the closure we needed.” said another.
 
The parent of one student was glad their daughter could reconnect with her teachers that had meant so much to her “My daughter was disappointed school closed, but not because of her friends.  She knew she would see them again.  She was most disappointed she wouldn’t see her teachers again.”
 
Thanks to all who came out, it was so good seeing everybody! Click below for more pictures.
 

 

 

 

 

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

For “Read Across America” week we had a different theme each day to encourage literacy.

On Monday, February 28th we were inspired by the Dr. Seuss classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” and asked our students to dress up for the careers they would like to eventually go into!

Take a look at the photos below.

 

2022 Middle School Instrument Selection Night

Discovery 

Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 23

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Schmucker 

Monday, Feb. 28 and Tuesday, March 1

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Grissom 

Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is nationally recognized as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” offering choir, band and orchestra at Schmucker, Discovery and Grissom Middle Schools.

Every P-H-M 5th grader who will be attending a P-H-M middle school as an incoming 6th grader in the Fall 2022 has the opportunity to join an instrumental music class, which includes either band or orchestra. “Instrument Selection Night” is when students and families get to make their choice!

At “Instrument Selection Night,” a music professional will be available to give students advice about which instrument may be best suited for them. They will be allowed to “try out” instruments from various instrument groups. Click here to download, view and print more information on Instrument Selection Night.

In order to join 6th grade band or orchestra, students must select an instrument that they will learn, practice and perform for the school year.  Click this link to sign-up for your appointment at your designated school and date. 

Penn Poms to host one-day clinic on Saturday, Jan. 29

Penn Poms will host a one-day clinic on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

The Poms clinic participants (pre-K through eighth grade) will learn a dance routine during the day on Saturday, Jan. 29, that will be performed at the Penn High School boys basketball halftime that night. The clinic cost is $35 per student.

Click here for details.

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COVID Testing Walk-in Clinic for P-H-M Students & Staff

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The Clinic is located at the Southeast Corner of Bittersweet Rd & McKinley Hwy


COVID Testing Walk-in Clinic
If a student, teacher, or staff member is symptomatic or quarantined due to exposure, they may receive a free BinaxNOW rapid antigen test for the COVID-19 virus. This program uses Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW tests provided by the federal government.

The IDOH has recently revised the school site testing criteria due to the limited supply to only test the following groups:

  • Symptomatic students Pre-K through grade 12
  • Symptomatic teachers and staff members age 50 and above.  

Where can they be tested:

  • The walk-up clinic will take place at the P-H-M Bank Locker Room Building located on the corner of Bittersweet and McKinley Hwy (US20) near Penn High School. Entry is off McKinley Hwy.
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • The clinic will be open when school is in session on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. AS LONG AS TESTS ARE AVAILABLE. The Clinic may need to close early on the days it is in operation as the number of available tests per day may vary due to the national shortage. 
  • We will only test a student accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Please bring the completed consent form to the clinic at the time of testing. Click here to download and print the consent form.

 

Santa is Back on Saturday, December 4, 2021

We are happy to announce that Santa Claus is coming to town!

At the 2021 P-H-M Winter Wonderland Show, attendees will be treated to a fabulous light show and then children will have an opportunity to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.

The show is called “Laser Holidays” and it will be shown in the state-of-the-art Digital Video Theater located at Bittersweet Elementary School.

Quick Details:

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021
    • ​Shows at 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
    • Bittersweet Elementary School
  • $5 for all tickets​
    • ​Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10 a.m.
    • Space is limited to 75 participants per time slot.
    • Purchase tickets here: phm.revtrak.net

Ticket sales begin on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. Tickets will only be available online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Space is limited to 75 participants per time slot. Once all tickets are sold, all sales end.

While the program is intended for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students, children of other ages may attend with their siblings. All children
must be accompanied by an adult and each person must purchase a ticket to attend.

Tickets will then be mailed to you from the Community Education office prior to the event.

If you have any questions about the program, please call 574.258.9568 or email jforkner@phm.k12.in.us.

Masks will be required to wear during the DVT show and in line to visit Santa. Masks can be taken off briefly to take the picture with Santa.

If you have any questions about the program, please call 574.258.9568 or email jforkner@phm.k12.in.us.

Winter Wonderland Show & Visit with Santa Flyer 12.4.21