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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...

2019-2020 Senior Issue

June 1, 2020

Here is the 2019-2020 Senior Issue. Thanks for a great year! https://issuu.com/focusstaff/docs/2019-2020_focus_digital_senior_issue

Macias reignites passion for teaching

January 28, 2020

Macias halts master teacher career to take over teaching Spanish classes with her positive energy and passionate drive to teach.  Since former Perry Meridian High School Spanish teacher Laura Holloway left Perry last semester,...

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...

AP social anxiety

Danae Suarez, Reporter

December 13, 2019

Last year, when I sat down with my counselor to create my schedule, I wrote down two AP classes: Spanish and Psychology. I felt obligated to take AP Spanish because that was the next step after Spanish 4, and AP Psychology beca...