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Winter Wonderland Ball

Join us for the PTO's Winter Wonderland Ball! 

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The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township is an award-winning school district, widely regarded as an education leader for high academic standards, innovative educational programs, state-of-the-art facilities, strong parent engagement, community partnerships, exceptional students and acclaimed educators.

 

Newsies Newsies

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

 

Fight the flow Fight the flow

Pike is hosting "Fight the Flow" to raise funds for The American Cancer Society!  Fight the Flow is an hour long yoga event which will be held Wednesday, November 14th at Pike High School.  Check-in is at 6:00 p.m. followed by yoga from 6:30-7:30. The first 80 participants to donate $5.00 will receive a swag bag of goodies. Enter the East gym door 11A at Pike HS.  Register now by clicking on this link.

 

Family Literacy Night Family Literacy Night

Our Family Literacy Night is October 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.!

IU Science Fest Is Coming

 

This event will be the LARGEST open house event that IU has ever hosted.  Not listed on the attached flyer include Baxter Healthcare Pharmaceutical, Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes, IU Science Libraries, Molecular, and Cellular Biochemistry, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  This event is free and open to the public with no registration required.  They have activities for all ages! To learn more, visit them at www.go.iu.edu/sciencefest.

 

E-Cards for Pike Students PIKE ECARD

Extend the shelves beyond school walls with electronic library cards.  A partnership with Pike and our public libraries allows our students to receive an electronic card (E-Card) to access millions of digital resources from the Indianapolis Public Library. Both public and school libraries are community centers at heart, with the same goal: to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all patrons and access to information in a variety of formats. Research shows that when students can get books more easily, they spend more time reading. When they spend more time reading, research shows they read and write better.  All Pike students will receive an electronic card (E-Card)  to access digital resources. However, if you do not want an electronic card for your student, please decline by completing the opt-out form at this link. 

Online 2018-2019 Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Pike Township is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!

Safe & Secure

We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded.

Private & Available

Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!

Fast 

Your data is transmitted to the Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster.

Go Green 

No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office!  Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

•  Visit http://msdpike.heartlandapps.com

•Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information

•  Click “Apply” to submit your application for meal benefits!

It’s That Easy!

- See more at: http://www.pike.k12.in.us/News/286#sthash.sw2gG2Im.dpuf

Pike Students and Alumni Selected for Simon SRP

Current Pike students Sarah Shado, Melanie Man, Brionna Tolbert and Kelsie Kimbrough along with Pike graduates Ariana Black (Tuskegee University) and Jordan Lyles-Holly (Hampton University) have been selected to participate in the 2018 Simon Summer Research Program (SRP).  The program is designed to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.  During the eight-week program, the students will be paired with a mentor and work on laboratory-based, computer-based and clinical research projects. At the end of the program, the students will present their findings as well as give an oral presentation. Former Pike student Amanuel Kibrom who is currently faculty in the Department of Biochemistry at the Duke University School of Medicine participated in the Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program during the 2012 summer.

Summer Enrichment Programming

Hurry! Time is almost up! Pike Summer Enrichment registration ends on May 11, 2018!

The MSD of Pike Township will offer enrichment classes for students at the elementary and middle school level. Interested students will be charged a fee to participate. Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. Classes will take place Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. between June 18 and June 29.

Launch Your Day

The MSD of Pike Township continues to offer breakfast free of charge for all elementary and middle school students each morning as they arrive to start their school day in the school cafeteria. Join us in the cafeteria to start each school day fueled and ready to Launch Your Day with breakfast. Check out the Benefits of Breakfast!

Motown Magic is Back! Motown Logo

The Pike Township Educational Foundation will proudly present Motown Magic at our Pike Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m.

2019-20 Balanced Calendar calendar pic

The Balanced Calendar application for the 2019-2020 school year is now available online and can be accessed by clicking the buttons below. Please only submit the online application if you would like your child to attend the balanced calendar school designated for your home address for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications must be submitted by 3 pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2019, to be considered in the first round of the lottery.

Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Each year a selection committee comprised of business leaders, community members, and educators from throughout Pike Township has a wealth of exemplary candidates from which to choose.

Inductees, who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields and positively impacted the communities in which they live, are honored at an annual awards program which includes the recognition of the academic achievements of the Top 30 students from that year’s graduating class.
 

United Way

We have started our campaign to raise money for United Way!

Pike Safe Trick or Treat

Pike High School's wonderful Safe-Trick-or-Treat event is right around the corner! The annual event is organized by Business Professionals of America, and features the clubs and organizations of Pike High School.

Best Selling Author Coming to Pike Performing Arts Center

Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green on tour in support of John's new novel, TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN. In this multimedia event the brothers will talk about John's latest book, answer audience questions, perform live music, and more. All tickets include an autographed copy of TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN.

Pike Homecoming Events

Are your ready for Homecoming 2017? Join us for our weeklong celebration starting on Monday, September 11th with Superhero vs Disney Day and concluding with our football game on September 15th.

Pike Proud District Newsletter

Our Pike Proud District Newsletter is our way of communicating important information to you throughout the school year. We ask that you take the time to read through each publication to stay current on what's happening around the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township. Important information about student achievement, school departments, important upcoming events, Performing Arts Center updates, and much more will be included in each newsletter.

Our Pike Proud District Newsletter will be published each week during the school year and will be available online by click on the link below or using the links in the right sidebar labeled Pike Proud District Newsletter.   

Red Cross Lifeguard Class

We are excited to offer you American Red Cross Lifeguarding Blended Learning. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency. Please plan to complete the initial online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills session, which is scheduled for September 29th at our Pike Aquatic Center.

Jobs Available in Pike Township

Our Human Resources Department is committed to assisting both staff and applicants in a friendly, efficient manner. We believe that it's our job to put the "human" in Human Resources, so that everyone - whether an employee or applicant feels valued and respected.

Our top priority is hiring quality educators and educational support personnel who can provide the very best learning environment for Pike students.

Back to School & Ice Cream Social Events

Come by and visit your students school for a Ice Cream Social and make the most of back-to-school night. It's a valuable opportunity to learn important information about your child's classroom experience. See the dates and times below for your students school.

New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration

Have you registered your child for the 2017-2018 school year? If not, join us in the Snacks Crossing computer lab for registration on Tuesday, July 11!

Ice Cream Social

Come and meet your child's teacher! 

Pike Offers Summer Sport Camps

Pike Summer Sport Camps are an excellent opportunity for your child to develop and maintain fitness while improving sports skills and techniques.  Pike Summer Sport Camps will be offered this summer between the dates of June 5th thru July 13th.  Please consult the enclosed calendar to be sure when your camp is offered.

Each sport camp will be conducted by Varsity Coaches from Pike High School.  The Varsity Coach and staff will provide expert instruction which will improve your child’s overall fitness and specific skill levels for future participation on a Pike school team.

Dates and times for each camp are set to maximize the opportunity for every child’s participation. If your child is enrolling in more than one sport, the registration form may be copied. 

STEAM Enrichment Programs for Elementary and Middle

The MSD of Pike Township will offer enrichment classes for students at the elementary and middle school level. Interested students will be charged a fee to participate. Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. Classes will take place Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. between June 12 and June 30. All Enrichment classes will take place at Pike High School. Please review the available options for week #1, #2 or #3; complete the attached enrollment form; and submit with the appropriate payment to your child’s school as soon as possible but no later than May 12. Application deadline is end of school day on May 12, 2017.  Courses without the minimum number of participants (20 students) will not be offered and a refund will be provided.  Enrollment is first come first serve so turn in your enrollment application to your child’s school office as soon as possible! Enrollment is limited!

Welcome to the STEM Club!

The state of Indiana has increased the number of STEM schools, and ECES is one of them! "Schools are chosen to receive certification based on their commitment to teaching the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math throughout the entire school. STEM Certified Schools exemplify a highly non-traditional approach to education, employing a great deal of inquiry, project based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student centered classrooms, integration into humanities and related arts, and out of school STEM activities. STEM Certified Schools accomplish this while following educational policies set by the state and excelling under the system of accountability."

 

Field Day is May 19th!

Field Day will be held on Friday, May 19th, and we need some help! 

Billion Mile Race

Snacks Crossing is participating in the national Billion Mile Race!

School Menus On Your Device With Nutrislice

With an eye toward healthier school meals, Pike Township Schools is making it easier for parents to learn the nutritional value of food eaten at school.

Pike Township now uses Nutrislice, an online menu featuring nutrition and carbohydrate information for every item served in school cafeterias. Nutrislice menus may be viewed online or on a tablet or smartphone by using the Nutrislice app.

By using Nutrislice, parents easily view information about what is on the school menu for breakfast and lunch each day. They can also see an image and a description of food items, as well as nutrition and carbohydrate information.

View the Nutrislice menu at http://pike.nutrislice.com/. Or search "School Lunch by Nutrislice" on Google Play or the App Store.

2016 ISTEP Video

We're trending! 

Pike Township Counseling Program Survey

Pike is conducting a comprehensive study of our counseling program beginning with an analysis of our current counseling services to determine the strengths, challenges,  and how we may enhance our services. To assist us in this endeavor we need your anonymous feedback. 

 

All for Books Update Book donations

Thank you to everyone who donated to our All for Books fundraiser during our Scholastic Book Fair!

Points of Pride

With over 64 countries and 81 home languages represented by more than 11,400 scholars in our schools, diversity is the strength of Pike Township. We offer our students a real world, global education which is one of the best in the state of Indiana.

Our high school has a 94% graduation rate which exceeds the 89% average in our state. Pike High School has been named one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” by The Washington Post in 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016. Newsweek has recognized Pike High School as one of “America’s Best High Schools” for the past two years.

The National Student Clearing House finds that over 60% of Pike students are currently enrolled in college compared to the national average of 57% and our high school continues to score above the national average for ACT composite score by race/ethnicity.

We have celebrated a record five Gates Millennium Scholars in the past seven years. With over 250 course offerings and more that 50 AP and IB courses, Pike far exceeds what’s available at local private and parochial school. Quite simply, we are #PikeProud!

Here Comes the Bus® HERE COMES THE BUS

Mornings can be a stressful time. Getting ready for work. Getting your kids ready for school. Don’t send your child to the bus stop in severe weather. Instead, download our free innovative app to keep your children safer and make your morning easier. With Here Comes the Bus®, you and your child will receive alerts when the bus is near!

Meet our New Superintendent

Meet Dr. Flora on Tuesday, January 24th. 

Pike Youth Performing Arts - After School Program

The afterschool performing arts program – Pike Youth Performing Arts is back!  This is the second year for the program.  It has been renamed and enhanced. This new and improved program will begin on January 24 and end on February 28 with a performance for family and friends.  All classes are on Tuesday nights!  Enrollment forms have been delivered to all Pike elementary and middle schools!  Visit the Pike Performing Arts Center website to access the enrollment forms (English & Spanish).

Spirit Wear Available Now!

Order your Snacks Crossing spirit wear! 

Pike Spirit Days

Show some Pike Spirit Sept. 26 through Sept. 30 with these special dress days!

Survey: District Mission Statement

The MSD of Pike Township is in the process of developing a 3-year district Strategic Plan. Based on feedback from the Strategic Planning Committee, we have drafted a new district Mission and Core Belief Statements . A few things to note: • A mission statement is a brief statement of the purpose of an organization including who they serve, what they serve, and why they exist. • Core belief statements describe what we believe will guide us to successfully accomplish our mission. • Taglines create a memorable and powerful phrase about our district’s mission.  

Confirmed Case of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

A confirmed of pertussis (whooping cough) has been identified in Pike Township High School and exposure to some students and staff may have occurred either in the classroom or on the bus. Please be alert for the symptoms of pertussis listed below in order to prevent further cases.

Symptoms usually begin 7-10 days following exposure (range 4-21 days). The first symptoms of pertussis are those of the common cold with a mild cough.

Gridiron Classic

Pike Red Devils Varsity Football team will play Warren Central Warriors on Friday, September 23rd at Victory Field in the Gridiron Classic.

Dismissal Delayed Due to Severe Weather - FCPA, NAS, NAN, GCMS, LMS

Please be advised that our students and staff members have taken shelter. Out of concern for their safety they will not be dismissed until it is deemed safe.

Back to School Night

Thursday, August 18, 2016  from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Board Update - Superintendent Search

The MSD of Pike Township Board of Education has been actively reviewing applicants for our new Superintendent...

2016/2017 Free and Reduced Meal Applications Online

Pike Twp. Food Service is very pleased to announce that beginning July 1st, applications for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits (which includes textbook assistance) are available online.

To complete an application online, please visit http://msdpike.heartlandapps.com. The online application will guide you through the process.  If you would prefer to print and return a paper copy, it is available under "School Forms" on the main Deer Run page.

If your child received free or reduced meal benefits last school year, please be advised that all applications expire 9/23/2016 and a new application must be completed each year.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the new online application, please feel free to contact the Chartwells office at (317) 387-2501.

Ice Cream Social

Join us Sunday, July 31st from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria! 

Registration and Enrollment for 2016-2017

Registration will be held at Snacks Crossing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 10:00am to 7:00pm for students who have not already registered online.  

Response to Federal Guidelines

This message is in response to the Federal Government’s guidelines on Transgender.  Please refer to our Board Policy 5517 and specifically to the following paragraph:

Chartwell's Food Service Survey

Chartwells goal is to bring healthy and nutritious meals to the students of Pike TWP. while finding fresh ideas and innovative concepts for the cafeterias. We would love to hear your feedback about your cafeteria experience and any ideas you would like to share that could enhance your dining experience. Please take this brief survey listed in the link below.

https://www.bvfpulse.com/prod/pulse.site/t/6WN9

Superintendent Search and Key Stakeholder Survey

Dear Friends of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township:

The MSD of Pike Township announces the opening of a search for a new Superintendent who will assume responsibilities on January 1, 2017.  The new leader will succeed Mr. Nathaniel Jones who has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2016.  The Board of Education has selected the University Superintendent Search Team with representatives from Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University and Purdue University to assist in this process.

Superintendent Application

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township has partnered with University Superintendent Search Team to recruit our new Superintendent.  We are seeking a dynamic and proven innovative educational leader to continue our outstanding level of educational excellence.  Interested candidates can learn more about the MSD of Pike Township at www.Pike.k12.in.us.

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for our Snacks Crossing Field Day on May 20th.

Eyes on Pike: Community Literacy Fair

The MSD of Pike Township's annual Community Literacy Fair will be held at Pike High School on Friday, April 8th, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Pike and Lawrence Township Present ElevatED 2017

The MSD’s of Pike and Lawrence Township are proud to present Indiana 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 is building a regional reputation as a leading education conference and this summer will again exceed all expectations!

All for Books fundraiser

Help us raise money to purchase books for the children at Dayspring Homeless Shelter!

Job Fair

MSD of Pike Township Schools

We are looking for Instructional Assistants, Substitutes, Bus Drivers, and Bus Monitors to join our school team.  Applicants must have a strong work ethic, organized, team oriented, and interest in supporting the success of youth.  Visit our booth at the job fair.

Candlelight Holiday Luncheon

The Candlelight Holiday Luncheon returns on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, 2015!

The NED Show comes to Snacks Crossing

Yo-yo sales extended to Wed., Dec. 16!

PHS to Proudly Present The Wiz

Our Pike Performing Arts Department will proudly present The Wiz at the Pike Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children 10 and under, can be purchased online at www.pike.k12.in.us/PerformingArtsCenter/home.

Pike to Host First Lego League Event

Sunday, November 8, Pike Township will be hosting the Indy NW – Pike Township FIRST Lego League (FLL) Qualifying Event from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Pike High School's main gym. FLL is a robotics competition geared towards grades 3-6. Six Pike teams, as well as other local elementary schools, will be competing. All are welcome to watch, so bring your family to cheer on these exciting teams. This free event is open to the public.

United Way Fundraiser

Help us give back to our community through United Way! 

Connect2Community

  Veterans & Military Families

NCAA 3rd Grade Reading Challenge

The NCAA Women's Final Four basketball tournament is coming to Indianapolis in April, and the NCAA wants to encourage our 3rd grade students to go to college! 

Trick or Treat for Kids off their Feet

Help Snacks Crossing collect "treats" for pediatric patients at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital. 

Big Blue Football Camp

The Indianapolis Colts brought the Big Blue Football Camp to our 4th and 5th graders!

Book Fair!

The Book Fair runs from Sept. 17 through Sept. 25.

Red Devil Dash: Race for Education

Join us October 10, 2015 for the Red Devil Dash at the Pike Freshman Centerl. 

Snacks Crossing Elementary receives $242,000 United Way Grant!

Snacks Crossing receives United Way Success Grant.