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

Discovery 
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.

PHM Schools Polling Locations on Nov. 8

Voting Information

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!

 

2022 Middle School Instrument Selection Night

Discovery 

Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 23

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Schmucker 

Monday, Feb. 28 and Tuesday, March 1

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Grissom 

Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15

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 2022 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!

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 download, view and print more information on Instrument Selection Night.

In order to join 6th grade band or orchestra, students must select an instrument that they will learn, practice and perform for the school year.  Click this link to sign-up for your appointment at your designated school and date. 

Penn Poms to host one-day clinic on Saturday, Jan. 29

Penn Poms will host a one-day clinic on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

The Poms clinic participants (pre-K through eighth grade) will learn a dance routine during the day on Saturday, Jan. 29, that will be performed at the Penn High School boys basketball halftime that night. The clinic cost is $35 per student.

Click here for details.

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COVID Testing Walk-in Clinic for P-H-M Students & Staff

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The Clinic is located at the Southeast Corner of Bittersweet Rd & McKinley Hwy


COVID Testing Walk-in Clinic
If a student, teacher, or staff member is symptomatic or quarantined due to exposure, they may receive a free BinaxNOW rapid antigen test for the COVID-19 virus. This program uses Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW tests provided by the federal government.

The IDOH has recently revised the school site testing criteria due to the limited supply to only test the following groups:

  • Symptomatic students Pre-K through grade 12
  • Symptomatic teachers and staff members age 50 and above.  

Where can they be tested:

  • The walk-up clinic will take place at the P-H-M Bank Locker Room Building located on the corner of Bittersweet and McKinley Hwy (US20) near Penn High School. Entry is off McKinley Hwy.
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • The clinic will be open when school is in session on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. AS LONG AS TESTS ARE AVAILABLE. The Clinic may need to close early on the days it is in operation as the number of available tests per day may vary due to the national shortage. 
  • We will only test a student accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • Please bring the completed consent form to the clinic at the time of testing. Click here to download and print the consent form.