At the May 25 Board Action Session, the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners discussed several key initiatives impacting the 2017-18 school year.
Friends since seventh grade, Justin Smith and Curtez Hudgins are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Arlington Community High School.
Crispus Attucks Salutatorian Marlene Azucena Martinez Calderon remembers sitting for hours looking at anatomy books as a young girl. She's turned that habit into a career path.
Annie King, valedictorian of Arsenal Technical High School, is passionate about the environment and Indiana University seems to be the right fit.
Our youngest 2017 graduate and Shortridge Valedictorian, Zacharie A. Zirnheld, entered high school at age 13.
George Washington Valedictorian Taylor Shoopman wanted to be close to home during her college years. IUPUI provides everything she needs.
Northwest Salutatorian Ron Sims feels a sense of responsibility to fulfill his career goals.
Born in Nigeria, Shortridge Salutatorian Opeoluwea Obajolu credits her strong educational foundation and exposure to different communities to IPS.
Broad Ripple Salutatorian Margaret VanSchaik, who wants to be a diplomat, is heading to Indiana University this fall.
Kayla A. Hawthorne, Crispus Attucks valedictorian, said playing sports and participating in extracurricular activities “gave me a way to blow-off steam and another reason to give my best effort in class.”
Traditions are important to Daniela Lopez, salutatorian at Arsenal Technical High School. This fall, she hopes being a first-generation college student will create a new tradition for her family.
Cosmel Euceda is the only one of this year’s 16 vals and sals going outside of Indiana for college. He’s also entering a field of study that the rest of the scholars probably never considered.
In Nigeria, Blessing Ajoke Olagundoye sold fruit with her mom to pay for her education. Now she’s graduating as valedictorian from Northwest Community High School after only 18 months in the U.S.
Equipped with a passion for drawing and photography, John Marshall Salutatorian Anissa Davis has big plans. One is following in the footsteps of African-American Cartoonist Jackie Ormes.
Andres Calvillo’s love for video games started in his youth, provided a way for him to cope during difficult times, and now holds the key to his future.
Alexis Jo Matthews has participated in four sports while maintaining a 3.99 GPA during her high school career. She’s hoping to turn her love of sports into a career as an athletic trainer.
Indianapolis Public Schools is pleased to announce the 2017 Class of Valedictorians and Salutatorians today, May 25, at 6pm, during the May Board of School Commissioners Action Session.
Students in Grades 3-12 walk away from annual awards ceremony with a trophy and bragging rights.
Using the Paideia Seminar, conversations are more thoughtful and polite.
Indianapolis Public Schools is teaming up with FOX59 for a bonus community meeting to discuss high school closures this Sunday at 3pm on the FOX59 Facebook page.
Inside a 54,000-square-foot building on the city's east side, the IPS Food Service team prepares free, healthy meals 51 weeks a year.
Students and staff at Wendell Phillips School 63 are reaping the benefits from this new and innovative staffing framework. IPS is the first in the state of Indiana to develop an Opportunity Culture model.
His name is unforgettable and so are his skills on the basketball court. The 6"4' guard talks about the NBA player who inspires him most and life after Attucks.
The social studies teacher at Center for Inquiry School 2 spent her year promoting and advocating for education in the classroom and with politicians.
IPS Facilities Utilization Taskforce members, school commissioners and district leaders have traveled across Indianapolis sharing details of the Taskforce's report and gathering valuable feedback.
The IPS Board of School Commissioners will celebrate the 2016-2017 valedictorians and salutatorians during the Action Session on May 25. They will also discuss preschool admissions, and high school career academies and pathways.
The district has hired several new principals and a Director of Transformation for the 2017-2018 school year. Learn more about the new employees and leaders at Clarence Farrington School 61, George S. Buck School 94 and John Marshall Middle School.
Food service for IPS students doesn't stop when school breaks for summer. The Food Service team will serve free breakfast and lunch at 34 locations throughout the community.
Presented by the United Way of Indianapolis, 10 IPS educators are vying for the 2017 Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Award and the Hubbard Life-Changing School Leadership Award. Find out who’s in the running.
Jane DeVoe has a long history with IPS — as a student at Mary E. Nicholson School 70 and Shortridge High School. She also taught in IPS schools. DeVoe recounts her early years in the district and what she’s doing now.
Micah Nelson is serious about educating today’s youth, but she also has hobbies and interests outside of education. Get to know more about the middle school social studies teacher before she ends her reign as the 2017 IPS Teacher of the Year.
In this week's Hot Topics, find out the next selections in Andres Luck's book club; how Eskenazi Hospital is helping to stop youth violence; and different way to enjoy the Indy 500.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate in the community meetings hosted by the IPS Board of School Commissioners on potential high school closures, you have one last chance!
The fourth community meeting on high school closures on Tuesday evening welcomed another packed house—this time on Indy’s west side at the Hawthorne Community Center.
Students improved their culinary skills, interacted with celebrity judges and walked away with McDonald's-branded prizes. The competition also provided Tech's Culinary Arts Program with a $1,000 donation.
Response to the community meetings on the IPS Facilities Utilization Taskforce recommendation to close some high schools has been so robust that Indianapolis Public Schools has expanded the schedule.
Ten Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) educators out of 584 nominees have been chosen as finalists for this year’s Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Award, presented by United Way of Central Indiana. Now in its fourth year, the award honors teachers and principals who have made a significant difference in the classroom and in the lives of students.
The colorful tapestry of performances and student-based exhibits, which celebrate the history and culture of people from different lands, draw crowds to popular festival at Lafayette Square Mall.
Men of all ages and professions bring stories to life through the district's inaugural reading and mentoring program.
Some of Indianapolis Public Schools' youngest students are being introduced to America's favorite pastime this spring, thanks to a partnership between IPS Athletics and Major League Baseball's RBI Initiative.
Key Notes with Kristian unlocks information about the district's key initiatives and hot topics.
The Board also discussed a study-abroad school being considered for an IPS Innovation Network school partner at the April 27, 2017, Agenda Review Session.
Singers and musicians took center stage at the 2017 Rotary Better Together District Conference.
We know how good Teyon Scanlan is on the court — that was evident during the team's memorable win against Twin Lakes on March 25, when he scored 24 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Now learn more about the 6-foot-1 guard away from the sport.
For 22 years, Amy White has been living out her childhood dream of being a teacher. The third-grade educator at Raymond F. Brandes School 65 was also a finalist in the 2017 IPS Teacher of the Year program.
In this week's Hot Topics column, learn more about Mayor Hogsett's Indianapolis Promise — an initiative that will allow every student with a high school diploma access to postsecondary education via college or skills training.
Since 1972, National Nurse Day has celebrated the work that nurses do for students in schools throughout the country.
We recently asked IPS students to tell us about their favorite book. Find out what Sophia A., a third-grader at Center for Inquiry School 27, said.
The second Indianapolis Public Schools Community Meeting convened at the Ivy Tech Culinary Arts Center Monday night to gather feedback on the Facilities Utilization Taskforce recommendations to close some high schools.