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Rodent Rampage

July 8, 2020

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...

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”  ...

Teverbaugh joins track teams, looks toward future seasons

Andrew Haggerty, Reporter

December 12, 2019

This spring, the Perry Meridian track team will undergo a coaching change, as social studies teacher and girls head track coach Ryan Teverbaugh will become the head coach for both programs.  The overall goal is to develop ...

Teachers seek future alternatives to current “track” system, hope to adapt to student needs in class

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

November 25, 2019

The English department recently formed a committee in order to take a closer look at the school’s tracking system for English classes.  “Tracks” refer to the specific courses provided along the general path of Engli...

Teachers rally for Red for Ed, school remains in session

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

November 22, 2019

Teachers across Indiana huddled outside the statehouse Tuesday to protest for improved school funding, increased teacher pay and changes to standardized testing.  The rally, championing the Red for Ed movement, came soon after ...

Athletic director shines out of the spotlight

Krissy Brzycki, Page Editor

November 22, 2019

Upon first entering athletic director Doug Schornick’s office, visitors are greeted with the presence of a large beehive sitting upon his cabinets. As the head of the athletic department, he has a variety of jobs that consume his time,  ...

Henninger resigns as football coach

Andrew Haggerty, Reporter

November 22, 2019

At the end of the 2019 football season, head coach Matthew Henninger officially resigned.  The job isn’t easy. The head coach needs to be on-call at all times, requiring extensive personal sacrifice throughout the year. ...

New assistant band director makes impact

Andrew Haggerty, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Early this fall, assistant band director Paula Hacker resigned to take a position at a different school.  Just this month, a replacement was found in Michael Richardson, and he’s already making a big impact on the program. ...

Town hall merges politics, student voices

Gabriel Beasley, Page Editor

November 20, 2019

U.S. Congressman André Carson, along with other local representatives, visited the fifth annual PMHS town hall meeting, speaking on a wide range of topics.  The town hall meeting, created and hosted by special education t...

Perry lacks student-death protocol

Editorial Board

November 20, 2019

As is inevitable at a high school with a large student body, students occasionally pass away, whether by illness or violence.  Perry Meridian High School saw the deaths of two students in the last six months. Over the summer...