Perry Township Schools
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings. Perry Township is a special place filled with families that care a great deal about their community.
We are thankful for the children who walk through our school doors every day. We are thankful for the teachers who tirelessly plan and spend long hours preparing lessons for their students to help them succeed.
Our teachers are committed to helping children prepare for the challenges in life and to help students realize their life dreams. We are thankful for our parents who support their schools and provide the guidance and direction for their children to be successful.
We’re thankful for our administrators who guide and direct students, staff and academics in their respective buildings on a daily basis. We are thankful for the bus drivers who safely transport our children to and from school in all types of weather. We are thankful for our food service staff that prepares meals for our children.
We are thankful for clinic assistants, custodians, teacher aides, administrative assistants, maintenance, technology and staff members who work to help make Perry Township Schools an A-rated district. We are thankful for the board of education as it provides excellent leadership. Your board spends hours upon hours attending meetings, reading material and talking with patrons.
We are also thankful for such organizations as the Perry Township Education Foundation, which provides scholarships for teachers and donations to other worthy projects and programs. The Dads Club at Perry Meridian High can be seen grilling and selling burgers and hotdogs at various events. On any given Friday night, many parents and patrons can be seen loading and unloading band equipment.
We are thankful for the more than 100 corporate and business partners that support our schools. We will soon announce that a sponsor has come forward and would like to financially support an outdoor facility improvement initiative. I am told by former staff members that this need has existed since the school opened almost 43 years ago.
We are especially thankful for the Southport and Perry Meridian high school alumni associations, which donate time and invest money in the future of our upcoming alums. Their offices are located in the Perry Township Education Center at the corner of Banta Road and Orinoco Avenue. You will be amazed by the number of items that they have collected over the years.
We are thankful to the community for supporting our schools. Student success is our community success. This would not happen without the support of our community and local business initiatives. On behalf of the 1,900-plus employees of Perry Township Schools and its more than 15,000 students, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving!.