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EDUCATING LEADERS

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PIKE PROUD

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Our Mission

 In Pike Township we have an incredible school community that is fully invested in our mission to “cultivate a diverse, innovative learning environment by opening doors of opportunity for students to achieve their maximum potential”. This investment can be seen through a variety of local partnerships, the academic initiatives and experiences, and a staff that works diligently to provide a world-class education. Pike High School’s 93% graduation rate and IDOE recognition as an “A” school makes us #PikeProud of our accomplishments.

News & Announcements

2020 Virtual Kindergarten Roundup Presentations

Virtual Kindergarten Roundup | About the District

Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Kindergarten Roundup! 

Please watch the video below for a kindergarten overview.

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Dear Marion County Public School Families,

We appreciate the patience and understanding of our families and communities as we have

been planning for a safe return to school. The Marion County public school corporations

have been meeting weekly with the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) as

we prepare for the 2020 - 2021 school year. We know that Governor Holcomb’s Executive

Order allows schools in Indiana to open July 1. In addition, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett

and MCPHD Director Dr. Virginia Caine anticipate that Marion County will be in Stage 5 in

mid-July based on the current data. And, the Indiana Department of Education, in

conjunction with the Indiana Department of Health and the Indiana Family and Social

Services Agency recently released guidance for the reopening of Indiana schools in their

IN-CLASS report.

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Marion County Public Schools have united to stand in solidarity with our communities to build a more just and compassionate world, to abolish racism, value social justice, and respect human dignity. The MSD of Pike Township is committed to equity, as stated in the Human Dignity Policy and through the work of the Equity Council. These are not isolated efforts, as we know this is ongoing work to create the change needed, and we look forward to working together.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Virtual ElevatED 2020 Virtual ElevateED 2020

The MSD of Pike is proud to present educators with a one of a kind opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills that will prove dividends for student achievement and allow teachers to go further. ElevatED has built a reputation as a leading education conference, and this summer will again exceed all expectations! Conference organizers for ElevatED 2020 will host well-known authors, cutting-edge leaders, who connect the research with effective practice. Join us for this year’s Virtual ElevatED starting on Tuesday, July 21stand concludes on Thursday, July 23rd. This conference is free to all Pike teachers, and space is limited!

Hiring Bus Drivers Hiring Bus Drivers

Training provided - Free

Position begins as a substitute with contract possible upon successfully completing training

CDL endorsement required

Air brake and S endorsement required

Minimum 5-hour workday

Ability to pass background checks including DOT drug and alcohol screenings

Previous bus driving experience preferred, but not required

Previous experience working with children preferred, but not required
 

HS Grad Rates Flawed news alert

A Message from the Superintendent:

 

At our school board meeting on Thursday, January 9th, I shared my concerns about the Indiana Department of Education’s current process for determining graduation rates. Additionally, I asserted my belief that the graduation rate that was publicized for Pike High School was inaccurate. As the Superintendent of Schools, I am unwilling to allow a flawed system to impact our high school, our district, and most importantly, our community.

There are several factors outside of our control that impact our graduation rate. For example, if a student withdraws from Pike High School and moves to another country, that student will be counted as a drop out unless we receive a transcript request. Our exceptional learners are counted as drop outs after 4 years even though we provide services until they are 22 years old. I was particularly frustrated by a situation we encountered this year, when students who left Pike High School to participate in another accredited opportunity such as Job Corp were considered drop outs and counted against our 2019 graduation rate even though we could prove they received an Indiana Diploma.

 

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2020-2021 Registration Dates 

Thursday, July 9, 2020: Virtual Kindergarten Roundup Information available at each school website

Tuesday, July 14, 2020: Elementary Onsite Registration (1pm – 7pm): By appt. only; contact the 

school to schedule an appt.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020: Middle School Onsite Registration (1pm – 7pm): By appt only;

contact the school to schedule an appt.

 

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Due to our traditional and balanced calendars becoming more aligned, our School Board has approved a universal calendar that will begin in the 2020-21 school year. This fall, we surveyed staff, parents, and the community, which generated feedback for drafting a single calendar. The use of a universal calendar will increase efficiencies and eliminate some operational and scheduling challenges. It will not impact the school assignments of our current students. Eagle Creek, Fishback, and New Augusta North and South will continue as “choice” schools but with a curriculum concentration. The School Board will consider feedback from the district survey and focus group discussions as they finalize the concentration in the new year. Thank you for your patience, input, and support throughout this process.

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