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Freshman Virtual Orientation Freshman Orientation 2020

Welcome class of 2024. I am Troy Inman, the principal of Pike High School. Generally, obviously we do this in person, but because of COVID19, we are limiting our visitors to the building. A little bit about myself, this is my 26th year at Pike High School, actually Pike Township. I have been the principal now for 13 years. Before that, I was a middle school teacher, a high school teacher, middle school principal at New Augusta North. I’ve been here I think when I first came we were about 1600 at the high school and now we are right around 3400. A lot of changes took place during that time. We’ll say that I truly believe that right now we are the best high school that we have ever been in the history of Pike Township or Pike High School. Right now our graduation rate is right around 93 - 94 percent. Last year’s graduation class, 75% earned college credit. So a lot of times I talk about our students coming into a university rather than a traditional high school. Something that we’re very proud of. Your students can get college credit in the International Baccalaureate Programme which I’m sure we’ll talk more about, our dual credit through IU, Vincennes, or Ivy Tech or through some CTE programs that we have where college career courses where students can go right into the work world. Also very proud that we are the only large urban high school to earn an A rating by the Indiana Department of Education so we are very proud of that. This is actually the third year in a row that we have been able to receive that recognition. Three big basic things that I tell our classes when they enter Pike High School. First of all, we’ve got to make sure that everybody is safe. Obviously with 3400 students, students from all over the world, it is very important that everybody is safe and secure and we have an environment conducive to learning.

2020-21 Back to School Plan Back to School Graphic

Out of extreme caution for our staff and students, all MSD of Pike Township schools will start on August 11, 2020 with remote or virtual learning until Labor Day at which time a review of COVID-19 data will be used to determine whether schools can open for in-person instruction.

United against Racism united against racism pic

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.

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

Academic Calendar Approved calendar

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.