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The Library's Book Character Holiday Tree

The holiday tree inside our school library has come to life! With the help of some helpful little “Eagle Elves,” Media Aide Linda Knapp put up the school’s annual Book Character Holiday Tree, which includes characters from students’ favorite children’s books and movies.


Some featured characters include the Grinch from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Olaf the Snowman from the Disney animated movie “Frozen,” and Ms. Frizzle from the animated educational show “The Magic School Bus.”


P-H-M Spring 2018 ISTEP+ Scores Above State Average

Once again Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation schools, in all grade levels tested, scored above Indiana’s averages. The variance between P-H-M’s pass rate over the state is at least 10% or higher across all grade levels and subjects.


For grade 10, 75.6% of P-H-M students passed the ELA test and 58.4% passed the Math portion. The district’s overall pass rate for grade 10 was 56.4%.


For grades 3-8, 78.0% of P-H-M students passed the ELA test and 74.8% passed the Math test. P-H-M’s overall district pass rate for grades 3-8 was 68.3%.


A Look at P-H-M First Days of School for 2018-19 School Year

The first day back for the school of the 2018-19 school year for Penn-Harris-Madison schools was Wednesday, August 22. Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker and Penn Principal Sean Galiher were up early to do live interviews on local South Bend TV stations.


Dr. Thacker then began his annual 15 schools in 3 days tour. Longtime Board Member Larry Beehler accompanied Dr. Thacker on the first two days. Take a look at their visits …