6th-grade mathematicians in Mrs. Boyce's class are learning how to calculate Unit Rates. This week they used a local grocery ad to practice this skill. On Nov. 14, National Pickle Day, students compared unit prices of popular brands. Everyone is looking forward to snacking on crunchy dill pickles later this week!
Thank you to the many parents who donated wonderful food today for a Thanksgiving lunch for our teachers!
The FCA breakfast this morning was festive! Mrs. Henry, Mr. Welti, Mr. Standers and Mrs. Boyce made delicious food to share with everyone.
AP World students showed their knowledge and creativity!
Congratulations to 7th grade students Mia Boruff and Liana Nascimbene for being selected as the Darrell Wiatt Family Philanthropy Essay Contest Winners from South Putnam. Mia wrote about her grandmother and Liana wrote about her mother. Each student detailed the time, care and concern these women show to the people around them. The Putnam County Community Foundation donated $50 to Beyond Homeless and the Putnam County Cancer Center on behalf of Mia and Liana. Thank you to Dean Gambill, the Community Development Director, and middle school teacher Janet Zimmerman.
The P.I.E. Coalition is sponsoring a food drive this week and during the Girls Basketball County Tourney. The high school and middle school Homerooms that bring in the most food will win a pizza party. Also, if South Putnam brings in the most food in the county, Mr. Burgess and I, Mrs. Gardner, will get a pie in the face during halftime of the consolation game on Saturday night. Please come out and support our Girls Basketball program and bring canned food to support our community. Thank you to all of the county students who volunteered to set up the food display in our Commons this weekend!
The high school fall play, Maid to Order, was this previous weekend, and it was a lot of fun! There were mistaken identities, new love and a house in an uproar! Well done, Mrs. Crum and the entire cast and crew! Also, thanks to Mr. Champion for his help with set, lights and sound.
Congratulations to Bryan Bye and Robert Emmerich who represented South Putnam at the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA) All-Region Honor Band!
Congratulations to Katherine Kempf on being named the South Putnam High School Student of the Month for October. Katherine is a dedicated and hardworking student who brings a smile to every classroom. Katherine challenges herself by taking difficult classes but never forgets to help others. Katherine was nominated by Mr. Errett who gave her the following praise: "What has been most impressive with Katherine is her kindness and willingness to help another student in class. In class, one of the students is a foreign exchange student and struggles with English. Katherine always takes the time to work with her and include her in group projects. She is kind, patient, and makes her feel included.”
Congratulations to our AP students, who thanks to our partnership with Norte Dame were paid for their success on AP exams. Through this partnership South Putnam students earned over $3000 last year. They also earned college credit which will save them even more money when they leave South. These students challenged themselves and then rose to meet the challenge.
Thank you to all our students who participated in our blood drive today. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to set up this life-saving event.
Thank you to Old National Trail for once again coordinating an equine therapy program for some of our middle school students this fall. Students enjoyed time learning to work with and care for horses at Lakeland Center.
Clarification: Eastbound lanes can exit onto 40. People intending to go westbound need to exit onto 231.
Due to I-70 being closed, State Police are requesting that all people exit the South Putnam parking lot at the end of the day through the west exit onto 231.
Just want to give a shoutout to our food service staff at the high school. They do amazing work each day! Thank you Lori Boyce for your leadership and hard work too.
Members of the 8th Grade and High School Bands traveled to Carmel to see The President's Own United States Marine Band in Concert. After the performance the students had the opportunity to meet with some of the musicians and ask questions. The students truly enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience.
Job Opportunity: We have an opportunity for a middle school math teacher at South Putnam. There may be an opening for a full-day or half-day schedule. Click on https://app.hirenimble.com/jobs/South-Putnam-CS for more information.
Saturday night South Putnam Middle and High School hosted a trick-or-treat night. Many little ones and their families came by to show off their costumes and pick up treats from our students. That you to Student Council, NHS and FFA for sponsoring this event.
Congratulations to the new National Honor Society members. Mrs. Bye and the NHS members did a wonderful job conducting the induction ceremony. Members must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. They must also exhibit and maintain high standards in four areas: scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Congratulations to our A Honor Roll students for the first nine weeks of the first semester. They earned a lunch from Chick-Fil-A today. Thank you to these students and their families for all the hard work they have put in this year.