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Rodent Rampage

July 8, 2020

New drug testing policy takes effect in Perry Township

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

July 8, 2020

In a recent effort to curb student drug use and confront the vaping epidemic, Perry Township has enacted a new drug testing policy allowing for student drug testing on-site. “We have been trained, as an administrative team, to perform t...

Songs of the season: preparation through student eyes

Alejandra Aguilar, Reporter

December 13, 2019

On Dec. 4 and 5,  the music department hosted its Songs of the Season: Winter Bells Program, bringing together each section from the jazz band, choir, and orchestra.  Although each student is part of his or her own group, they came...

Holloway on a new journey

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

Spanish teacher Laura Holloway has had an eventful school year, being awarded the AATP Teacher of the year to being presented with a new job opportunity with Kiwanis International, which partners with Key Club.  “I’ve been...

Seniors dominate club leadership

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

Green lanyards. Lots and lots of bright, neon green lanyards. These polyester chains often choke the vision of students participating in clubs. While this occasionally puts them in odd positions, senior leadership within clubs ...

Teachers struggle to make ends meet

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

Although having a steady job, teachers often times have to work a side job in order to survive. Indiana's average starting salary is $35,943 while the average salary goes to $50,614 ranking number 36 nationally according to Neat...

Students seek rigor, college credit

Alejandra Aguilar, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Before Thanksgiving Break, U.S. Senator Todd Young visited Perry Meridian,  answering student questions about the student loan debt crisis and dual credit courses. .  Young claims Perry Meridian is “overperforming”  ...

Hunt organizes book drive to benefit local students

Krissy Brzycki, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

Although she was born in California, junior Hannah Hunt defies the valley girl stereotype typically associated with her birthplace. She moved to Indianapolis when she was two years old and grew up in Perry Township. She acknowledg...

C-9 student gains crucial technical skills

Jaelyn Reynolds, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

Senior Walker Parker spends the later hours of the school day working at Lion’s Head Precision Machining, where he bends sheet metal and punches out pieces for parts. And he is able to do this due to the school’s partnership...

Holiday celebrations excite

Lucas Ferdinand-McDonald, Page Editor

December 13, 2019

The holiday season has arrived, and with it, Thanksgiving pitch-ins and Christmas gift-giving has entered into the halls of PMHS.  Getting a break from a classroom routine allows students to feel more relaxed entering the ...

Students balance faith and celebrations

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

December 2, 2019

When it comes to religion and other factors, many are not allowed to celebrate certain occasions such as Halloween, Christmas, and even their birthdays.  With stores pushing the holidays on consumers, students here at Perry who a...