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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!

Kindergarten Round Up

If you are a Pike Township resident with a child who will be starting Kindergarten next school year, please join us for Kindergarten Round Up this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 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!

Early Dismissal - Thursday, February 23 & Friday, February 24

Please be reminded that all Pike Township Schools will be dismissed early on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24. 

Realizing Your Dream Scholarship Application Now Being Accepted

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township “Realizing Your Dream Scholarship” Application Deadline is fast approaching.  All applications must be completed and returned to Evelyn Gearries, Assistant Principal – Pike Freshman Center no later than 2:30 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017 for consideration. Mrs. Gearries will forward all applications to the office of the Superintendent. It is imperative to complete all categories listed on the application. Omission of information in any area will disqualify your application.

 

Girls’ Basketball Heads to State

Our Lady Red Devils basketball team made history again this weekend by defeating Columbus North on Saturday to capture the Semi-State title.  Now it’s on to the State Championship game versus the 27-2 Homestead Lady Spartans from Fort Wayne. Tickets for Saturday’s 8:15pm game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse are $15 and are on sale in our high school athletic office. Children 2 and under are free and handicap accessible tickets are available.

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. 

 

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. 

Girls’ Basketball Semi-State PRE-SALE tickets

Our district has been allotted a limited number of floor level tickets for Saturday’s Girls’ semi-state basketball game in Richmond, Indiana.  The tickets can only be purchased pre-sale Thursday from 6:00am to 3:00pm and on Friday starting at 8am and ending at 7:30pm.  For more information or to set up an appointment, please call or email Kendra Champion-Mcaloon, Assistant Athletic Director at kchampio@pike.k12.in.us or 317-387-2659.

Game Details:

Date: Saturday, February 18th

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Richmond High School 

Ticket Cost: $8.00 (Kindergarten & Older)

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."

 

2017- 18 Online Enrollment and Registration

Pike is providing online enrollment for new students and registration for current students through the links below.
It is important to complete enrollment and/or registration...

2018-19 and 2019-20 School Calendars' Survey

The MSD of Pike Township is preparing the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school calendars. Two years ago, Pike aligned its school calendars with neighboring school districts by transitioning to a more balanced calendar design.  The proposed calendars model this same design.  As such, we now refer to the alternate school calendar (continuous) as the “Balanced” calendar.  Pike is interested in your feedback to these DRAFT school calendars. Please review each DRAFT calendar and provide your feedback by responding to the survey questions by February 10, 2017.

 

Riley Dance Marathon

Please join us at Pike High School from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 10 for our Key Clubs annual Riley Dance Marathon.

#PikeProud - Week of 4-10-17

Our students, staff, and community has given us so much to be #PikeProud of this week!

Pike Proud - Week of 1-23-17

Thank you to our entire Pike Township Family for another wonderful week! You make  us Pike Proud.

School Board's School Liaison Program

MSD of Pike Township School Board Members enjoy being actively engaged in our community and our schools.

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.

Here Comes the Bus®

Mornings can be a stressful time. Getting ready for work. Getting your kids ready for school. So what if – at least when it came to making sure your kids didn’t miss the bus

Parent Information Meeting - High Ability Program

A parent information meeting will be held at New Augusta North on February 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for famlies interested in learning about the high ability program.

PHS Student Named Bepko Scholar

Please join us in congratulating Supriya Chittajallu, who was selected as a Bepko Scholar at IUPUI.

Heartbreaking News

Kam’Ron Redding, a Pike High School senior passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon as a result of a car accident.

Pike Red Zone Food Pantry

The Pike Red Zone Food Pantry is open to families whose children attend any of the Pike Township schools and are in need of additional dietary staples. The Food Pantry has its food distribution from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Pike Freshman Center on the 2nd Monday of the month or by appointment.  Families can contact their building Social Worker to arrange a time during the week.

Pike to host Teacher TechConnect Event

Dozens of teachers from Pike elementary and secondary schools will join tech company and community leaders for the three-hour event at the Pike High School cafeteria. 

Pike to Host Navy Band

MSD of Pike Township, the Pike Performing Arts Department and the Pike Performing Arts Center are proud to host The United States Navy Concert Band. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

PHS to Present The Wedding Singer The Wedding Singer

November 11 & 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pike Performing Arts Center

Superintendent Search Update

The Board has completed their interview process and will vote on their selected candidate at their next meeting.

Pike Proud

With over 64 countries and 80 home languages represented by more than 11,300 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!

Catch on to Fitness Camp & Clinic

Our district will have the privilege of hosting Tamika Catching's Catch on to Fitness Camp & Parent Wellness Clinic again this year. The clinic, which is open to boys and girls ages 7-14, will be held at Pike High School on Saturday, November 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Camp admission is free with a 10 can donation per camper.

2016 Safe Trick-or-Treat

Pike High School's Bussiness Professionals of America will host their annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event this Thursday, October 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pike Freshmen Center. Admission is $1 or 1 canned good per person (including adults).

Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Superintendent of Schools employment contract

The Board of School Trustees of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township will meet on October 27, 2016, at 7:00 P.M., at the Administrative Building located at 6901 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268, for a public hearing regarding objections to and support for a proposed Superintendent of Schools employment contract. (I.C. 20-26-5-4.3).

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 Dates & Times

We look forward to seeing all of our families at Back to School Night this week!

Opportunity to assist with Strategic Plan Development Process

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township is seeking parents and community members to help develop its next Strategic Plan.

 

 

Onsite Registration & Enrollment Opportunity

We are proud to offer our families convenient online and onsite registration and enrollment opportunities.

  

Jazz on the Green

Due to the weather Jazz on the Green will be held in our Pike Freshman Center Cafe.Tickets for the concert, which will feature great performances by jazz headliners, local artists, and a jazz inspired Cajun themed meal, are $20 and willl be available at the door. Door at 4:00 p.m.; Show at 4:30 p.m.

School Board Candidate Forum

The Pike Township Educational Foundation will host a School Board Candidate Forum at Central Elementary School, 7001 Zionsville Road, on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Marion County Champs to Play at Bankers Life

Congratulate our PHS Boys Basketball team for winning their third consecutive Marion County Championship & support them when they play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, January 28.

 

Meet Our New Superintendent

Meet and Greet-Listening Tour Schedule – The new Superintendent of Schools for MSD of Pike Township, Dr. Flora Reichanadter, will be providing several opportunities this month and next for our school community to meet her as well as provide information and feedback about our schools.  

 

Superintendent Jones Retirement Celebration & Scholarship Fund

After more than 13 years of serving as the leader of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, Superintendent Jones will retire this December. The Pike Township Educational Foundation has established a scholarship to honor Superintendent Jones and we are in the process of collecting well wishes and cards/notes of appreciation.

Homecoming 2016 - Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence!

We are excited to invite the community to join us in our weeklong celebration of Pike Pride, Tradition, and Excellence!

Board Update - Superintendent Search

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

PHS Astronomical Society Planetarium Show

The students in our Pike High School Astronomical Society will present a special planetarium show on Wednesday, November 16. 

Superintendent Search Survey Results

Please click here for a message from the MSD of Pike Township's Board of Education regarding the results of the recent survey they conducted.

PTEF Race for Education

Please join us for the seventh annual Red Devil Dash on October 1, 2016.

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).

Board of Education on Superintendent Jones' Retirement

The Pike Township Board of Education, would like to thank you, Mr. Nathaniel Jones, for your many years of love, hard work, sacrifice and dedication to the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township. The commitment you have shown towards our children...

A Message from the Superintendent

An important message from the Superintendent...

Pike Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

The Pike Township Lions Club will host their famous Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 10 from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the Pike High School Cafeteria. 

National Compliment Day

Tuesday, January 24 was National Compliment Day. Here is our contribution.

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.  

The Next Level

Check out the latest edition of our district newsletter, The Next Level!

Gridiron Classic

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

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.

Five Pike Elementary Schools to Receive Grants

Five Pike elementary schools have been selected to receive grants to support their efforts to teach math and science through robotics.

RED Zone Food Pantry

The RED Zone Food Pantry will be open from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12.

Teacher TechConnect

On Thursday, November 10, thanks to our incredible YCC grant program we had the privilege of hosting the first Teacher TechConnect gathering.

Central Elementary School Receives Educational Excellence Award

Central Elementary School was selected by the Indianapolis Urban League to receive the 2016 Educational Excellence Award.

Honor an Educator!

Think “outside the mug!” Looking for a holiday gift that will make a difference to students in Pike Schools? Something a little more creative than a coffee mug? 

PHS Students Receive National Center for Women and IT Award

Pike High School’s Arica Simon & Essence Jordan selected to receive the National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT) Indiana Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing!

 

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.

Pike State Spell Bowl Results

Pike’s Spellers competed at Purdue this past Saturday and finished fourth in the state!

A message from Superintendent Jones on his upcoming retirement

Dear Pike Family,

I would like to begin my letter by saying that it has been a privilege and an honor to serve as the Superintendent of the MSD of Pike Township for the last 13 years.

Pike Names Next Superintendent

At their regularly scheduled board meeting last evening, the MSD of Pike Township's school board named Dr. Flora Reichanadter as the district's next superintendent.

Be #PikeProud & Celebrate #Giving Tuesday with our PTEF

The Pike Township Educational Foundation will be participating in Giving Tuesday for the first time this year and are offering several opportunities for you to support this effort. 

Pike Educators Honored for Excellence

Congratulations to Deborah Calhoun (PHS), April Moss (PHS), Temeka Lomax (PHS), and Peggy Owens (SCES), who were all recently honored with well deserved recognitions!