Perry Township Schools
The arts are alive and flourishing in Perry Township Schools.
The community understands the importance of a strong fine arts program. And that program will be on display when the district hosts its 55th annual art show from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17 at Perry Meridian High School.
The show will feature art from all schools and all grade levels. Much appreciation goes out to the staff members who have worked long hours collecting art samples and setting up the exhibit. The variety and quality of art is always impressive. There will be paintings, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, weavings, textiles, papier-mache, sculptures, etc.
Homecroft Elementary Assistant Principal Aaron Hufnagel and Lincoln Elementary Assistant Principal John Sponsel are serving as event coordinators.
A “chair”ity silent auction of furniture will run from 6-8:30 p.m. April 16. The pieces, all of which were donated by faculty and parents, purchased by students or pulled out of the trash, have been refinished by high schools and art teachers.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit our Kirsten Richardson Memorial Scholarship. Kirsten was a 2004 graduate who died in a barn accident shortly after graduation. A talented artist, she was dedicated to community service. The recipient of this scholarship must exemplify these characteristics.
I would encourage you to come and bid on a chair. I was fortunate last year to have the winning bid on an item.
Free mini-art lessons will be offered at 6:30, 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 17 for students in Grades K-12. All supplies will be provided, and registration is open to the first 50 students. Perry Meridian High School Advanced Placement art students will serve as instructors.
An event of this magnitude requires a lot of volunteers. I would like to thank all of our art teachers for their dedication and commitment to the world of art:
Jennifer Bastien, Kristine Brennan, Denise Britt, Terry Burkhardt, Brooke Conder, Elizabeth Darnell, Christine Dearth, Maria Delon, Jessica Dennis, Claire Dillehay, Cynthia Fread, Mike Greathouse, Katherine Han, Jamie Holmes, Stephanie Lancaster, Sara Orme, Melody Penish, Anthony Pernell, Rebecca Rissell, Kris Scifres, Bruce Thompson, Sue Troglin, Nicholas Vannote and Tina White.
Perry Township Schools, an A-plus district where learning takes place on canvas with clay and with paint and brushes.
Second-graders in Corrie Callahan’s class at Abraham Lincoln Elementary recently completed their research reports on states in the United States. As part of their work the students had to write commercials about their states to attract tourists.
The classroom was then transformed into an airplane. After pupils and special guests, including Perry Township Schools Superintendent Tom Little, boarded, they received snacks and enjoyed their “flight” while watching the commercials. Passengers on Callahan Flight 2015 even watched a movie starring super heroes who bore a close resemblance to many of their teachers and administrators.