Perry Township Schools
Students do well in school for a variety of reasons. Extracurricular activities play a key role in many of our students’ lives as they take the path to graduation. The relationships built, the work ethic established and the pride developed as a representative of their schools is entrenched in students who participate in programs such as athletics, the arts and robotics.
For example, the high school football season is underway, and Southport and Perry Meridian participate against other teams on Friday evenings. Home games for both schools are played on Skillman Field at Perry Stadium. The Falcons and Cardinals were invited to participate in the Horseshoe Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The safety of our athletes is our top priority. Football helmet safety has been in the news recently. A Virginia Tech firm conducted a battery of tests on adult-size football helmet models with each model receiving a rating. Helmets with five stars were considered of superior quality. Helmets receiving one star rating were not recommended. All helmets used in our high schools have received high ratings.
Aside from practice and games, Southport players are continuing their game-day tradition of reading to preschoolers at the Early Childhood Academy. I’m proud that these athletes serve as reading role models for our youngest learners.
Football season also means that it’s homecoming time. Come and join the fun.
• Theme: “Cardinals Take Center Stage,” a fun-filled take on school spirit and classical musical theatre.
• Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., powder puff football at Perry Stadium
• Friday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., homecoming parade. Serving as grand marshal is Rupert Boneham of “Survivor” fame. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and daughter.
• Football game against Bloomington South at 7 p.m.
• Homecoming court at halftime.
• Saturday, Sept. 20, dance at Southport.
Perry Meridian’s homecoming
• Theme: “Once Upon a Homecoming.”
• Thursday, Sept. 25, class hall decorating contest.
• Parade at 5:30 p.m. Grand marshal is Nikki Knight, Perry’s 2013-14 Teacher of the Year.
• Extravaganza/push cart race at 6 p.m., competitions between the classes in an obstacle course, a phone booth stuffing contest and a tug-of-war challenge.
• Friday, Sept. 26, pep session.
• Football game against Bloomington North at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 27, dance at Perry.