“Happy” Flash Mob Ends School Year in Style!

Horizon teacher Mr. Jon West led a school-wide dance to the song “Happy” on the last day of school, watch below!



4th Grade Students Celebrate Becoming Published Authors

Students in Julia Rulli’s fourth-grade class have achieved an extraordinary milestone by becoming published authors! 


The students’ poems, created during their February poetry unit, focus on the theme of love—specifically, a general love towards people and the importance of every individual. Click to get more details on the background of this project. The collection of these heartfelt poems has been compiled into a book that is available for purchase.

student reading poem

To celebrate this achievement, Ms. Rulli planned a book signing party where students were afforded the opportunity, if they so chose, to read their poems for the class and the invited family members that were in attendance. 

teacher and student reading poem

Take a look at more photos below!

Running is Elementary 2024 is in the Books!

The “Running is Elementary” program wrapped up its 2024 season with the main race at Elm Road Elementary School yesterday. The event saw enthusiastic participation from 4th and 5th grade students, both boys and girls, who competed in a 1-mile course that tested their endurance and speed.

The annual program, aimed at promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles among elementary school students, brought together participants from various schools in the area. 

team gets ready

Parents and teachers cheered from the sidelines as students dashed toward the finish line, each striving to put forth their best effort. The event not only highlighted the physical capabilities of the students but also emphasized the importance of physical education in the school curriculum.

Meadows Edge TEam Photo

The “Running is Elementary” program has been a key event in the community’s calendar for the last 15 years, fostering a sense of unity and encouraging children to adopt active lifestyles. Special thanks to the P-H-M Education Foundation for making it possible! 

4th Grade Girls

  • Praire Vista 6:24
  • Horizon 7:14
  • Elm Road 7:15

4th Grade Boys

  • Northpoint 6:08
  • Meadow’s Edge 6:22
  • Northpoint 6:50

5th Grade Girls

  • Bittersweet 6:42
  • Horizon 6:59
  • Meadow’s Edge 7:03

5th Grade Boys

  • Prairie Vista 6:07
  • Mary Frank 6:11
  • Horizon 6:12


Running is Elementary Date Announced, May 6, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the P-H-M Education Foundation is providing funding for the 15th annual Running is Elementary program!

SAVE THE DATE!  The date is May 6 (Rain Date May 8).

All P-H-M 4th & 5th grade students are invited to participate.  Students will practice at their home schools with the culminating run at Elm Road Elementary School.

More details will follow so be on the lookout for communication regarding signups. 

Take a look at the video below to see how fun and exciting it is!

Horizon Celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Third grade students got into the Holiday Spirit with their performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” directed by Mr. Jon West.

This 30-minute stage adaptation of the classic animated TV special featured Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and the gang discovering the true meaning of Christmas

These talented young actors, with infectious enthusiasm, brought the Peanuts gang to life, spreading holiday cheer to a captivated audience of parents, teachers, and fellow students.



Instrument Selection Night: Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 28

Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 28
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is nationally recognized as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” offering choir, band and orchestra at Schmucker, Discovery and Grissom Middle Schools.


Every P-H-M 5th grader who will be attending a P-H-M middle school as an incoming 6th grader in the Fall 2023 has the opportunity to join an instrumental music class, which includes either band or orchestra. “Instrument Selection Night” is when students and families get to make their choice!


In order to join 6th grade band or orchestra, students must select an instrument that they will learn throughout their time in their chosen class. Our Instrument Selection Nights are designed with the intention of helping your child make this decision.


At “Instrument Selection Night,” a music professional will be available to give students advice about which instrument may be best suited for them. They will be allowed to “try out” instruments from various instrument groups. Click here to visit the expansive website with more details on on Instrument Selection Night.


You will sign up for an appointment at one of our Instrument Selection Nights. Try to sign up at the middle school where your child will attend. If those dates do not work, you may sign up for one of the other nights. Click here to sign up.

 Click here to download a PDF that provides more information on PHM Band and Orchestra.

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Spring Hat Parade Displays Creativity

We know it’s going to be a good day when it starts out with a hat parade!

Students had the opportunity to wear Easter / Spring themed hats at school today, this morning the classes that participated did a parade and walked through the entire school.

It’s a great way to encourage interaction between our older and younger students. Take a look at some of the pictures below! 

Sphero Madness Concludes for 5th Grade

When P-H-M Elementary Technology Curriculum Integration Coach Jessie Kinney dropped off a case of Sphero Robots on March 1st there were two goals: to get 5th Graders excited about coding and to have fun!

For the month of March the fifth graders practiced coding in their classrooms in small groups. As the month drew to an end, the small groups in the class rooms competed against each other in a bracket challenge.

Once each class had their small group representatives, ALL of the fifth graders headed down to the LGI to watch the teams compete for the championship.

Congratulations to Mrs. Austin’s championship winning team! 

5th Grade Winning Team

Fun in the Sun to Encourage Literacy!

We’ve been encouraging students to do something a little different all week, and today is no different.

For “Read Across America Day” we had some fun in the sun!

At different times throughout the day, ALL classes and grade levels dedicated at least 15 minutes to read a book of their choice.

To make things interesting students got out their towels and were able to picture themselves reading on a beach, take a look!