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Veterans Visit Bittersweet Fifth Graders
Members of the local VFW came to Bittersweet 5th grade classrooms as part of the Flag Awareness Program.   Students and staff learned about the history of the American flag and why it is important to respect it. The local veterans also talked...
Penn summer dance and flag camp students
Do you like to dance? Do you want to learn how to spin a flag? Do you like to perform?   All levels are welcome to come to the Penn Cadet Winter Guard Auditions at Walt Disney Elementary School (enter in back). There will be two audition dates...
Breakfast with Santa picture from 2016
The popular annual family event is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 and is open to the entire community, not just P-H-M families. However, please note this event is for Kindergarten – 3rd grade students only and children must be accompanied by at...
P-H-M Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker
Dr. Jerry Thacker, Superintendent of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, recently learned that the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) named him the IAPSS 2017 Outstanding Educator.    The public announcement...
P-H-M's Triangle of Success-- connecting students, teachers and parents
With the release of the 2016-17 Accountability Grades, Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is proud to have nine schools received A's:  Bittersweet Elementary SchoolElm Road Elementary SchoolHorizon Elementary SchoolMeadow’s Edge...
Dr. Jerry Thacker gives a State of the Corporation address at the 2016 Superintendent's Luncheon
The annual Superintendent’s Luncheon is coming soon! On October 17, 2017, P-H-M Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker will give his State of the Corporation address to parents, business, community and education leaders.   The luncheon, hosted...
Yoga ball chairs used in this Northpoint classroom were made possible by a PHMEF grant.
The application window for P-H-M Education Foundation’s Fall 2017 Grant Cycle is now open!   And thanks to the  success of the P-H-M Education Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala in May 2016, an additional $10,...
Bittersweet students on playground
With the release of the Spring 2017 ISTEP+ results, Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation now ranks in the state’s top 4% of public school districts.   Based on both Math and ELA pass results of grades 3-8, P-H-M ranks 12th out of all 292...
Horizon Elementary School Principal Tressa Decker welcomes students back on the 1st Day of School
More than 10,000 Penn-Harris-Madison students in grades 1-12 headed back to school today (Wednesday, August 23, 2017) with tons of excitement for another year of #PHMExcellence!   Here’s a snapshot of the First Day from across the...
Supt. Dr. Jerry Thacker addresses P-H-M faculty and staff
This morning Penn-Harris-Madison Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker welcomed back nearly 1,500 teachers, administrators and classified support staff during the annual Kickoff Breakfast (click here to see the photo gallery below). As part of building...

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