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As one of Indiana’s largest school districts, Indianapolis Public Schools is committed to academic excellence built through individualized, relationship-based learning. Our students are empowered to think critically, creatively and responsibly, to embrace diversity and pursue their dreams with purpose.

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The IPS Board of School Commissioners approved six new strategic priorities for the 2019-2020 school year, laying the foundation for a long-term strategic plan. We want your feedback. Your input will be considered as IPS lays the foundation for its five-year strategic plan, which will guide the district well into the future.
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Congratulations, IPS Summer Graduates!

More than 70 IPS students received their high school diplomas during the district’s Summer Graduation ceremony on Sep. 11 inside Anderson Auditorium at Arsenal Technical High School. The annual program is hosted for students who complete their graduation requirements after the summer school session. This…

Next Step in Emma Donnan Process Set for Friday, Dec. 13

The Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 8–1 Wednesday, Dec. 4, to approve a resolution directing Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) to pursue a charter to continue operating Emma Donnan. This was another landmark in the events surrounding the status of three former IPS schools…

Teachers’ Treasures East 10th Street Store Temporarily Closed

Due to renovations, Teachers’ Treasures at 1800 E. 10th St. is temporarily closed for the month of December. But there are several other locations open to help teachers fulfill their classroom needs.

Bring Your Own Lunch, But the Entertainment is Free

The John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services (most commonly called the IPS Ed Center) transforms into center stage for dozens of IPS students spreading cheer each December during the district’s annual holiday student performances. For David Newman, event director and IPS district fine arts instructional…

Students Can Enjoy Free Breakfast and Lunch During Winter Break

During Winter Break, the IPS Food Service Team will continue to serve delicious meals to students at a variety of school and satellite locations throughout the district. Here’s the list of the times, dates and locations.

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It was a special day as @kroger @Pacers and @ShoeCarnival treated our students at @DanielWebster46
with new shoes, socks and toys!

Watch the video below to see the students' excitement when they received these holiday treats!🎥👀

🎁 👟 🧦 🎄

Today we honored our team of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Liaisons with a Holiday Breakfast thanks to the @IPSEForg. They go above and beyond in support of #myIPS families each and every day! 🍽😋🍽


Justin Houston, of the @Colts, along with his wife Johnisha Houston hosted a coat giveaway today @ArlingtonWds99! Thank you @coltscommunity and Houston family for keeping our kiddos warm this holiday season! 🎁❄️🧣🧥🎄



Thanks to @Colts Cornerback @pierre_desir 500 #myIPS students will receive new shoes and socks! @Samaritans_Feet volunteers are placing a new pair of athletic shoes and socks on each student @IPSBrookside54! 👟🧦



The @EdisonArts47 Elementary Choir brought some holiday cheer to our office today. I'm so glad I got to hear them; they did an excellent job! #IPSProud

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