Poetry Club Ready to Battle at First Poetry Slam

When Tiffany Parker started the Poetry Club at Charles Warren Fairbanks School 105, she was skeptical about the response she would receive.   So, she embellished the truth just a little.   “I tricked them,” said Parker, the school’s parent involvement educator (PIE)....

Thomas Gregg Students Race to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The IndyCar Series is in full swing, and students from Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School have already been brushing up on their knowledge of auto sports. On Tuesday, April 16, fourth-grade students at the IPS Innovation school took a field trip to the Indianapolis...

District Schools Prepare for ILEARN

At Harshman Middle School, there are colorful and inspirational posters lining the hallway walls, morning announcements will include song parodies, and a special Spirit Week will be held April 22-26 — allowing students to ditch their mandatory uniforms for special...

Women-Only High-Five Rally Inspires Youth

  When Indianapolis Public Schools invited women throughout the community to help encourage and greet students with a simple high-five, the response was strong and overwhelming.   There were no formal invitations sent. All it took was simple word-of-mouth, a few...

USDA Food Service Waiver

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is seeking a waiver of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Service guidance and certain regulations regarding paying from the fund indirect costs that were incurred by the District in previous years.

Tamia Jackson Wins National JROTC Essay Contest

Tamia Jackson thought she was heading into another ordinary day at school, but things didn’t go as planned Tuesday morning.   Instead, she was surprised with a congressional recognition for winning the 2019 Army JROTC Essay Contest. The Shortridge High School...