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Help IPS Students Succeed with the Back-to-School Supply Drive

As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s time to think about how we can support our students in Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). One essential factor in school success is having the necessary supplies, but for many families, the cost of these supplies can be a significant burden.  That’s where you come in! By donating to the… Read More »Help IPS Students Succeed with the Back-to-School Supply Drive

Unlocking Literacy: Inside IPS Summer School with Teacher Melinda Millholland

In a bustling classroom at Merle Sidener Academy 59, Melinda Millholland is on a mission to ignite a passion for literacy in her young students.  A 23-year educator for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), Millholland spends several hours each morning with a half dozen eager learners at Sidener. Focused primarily on literacy, Millholland’s English language arts… Read More »Unlocking Literacy: Inside IPS Summer School with Teacher Melinda Millholland

Brookside Elementary Hosting Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway to Kick Off New School Year

Indianapolis families are invited to Brookside Elementary School on July 21st for a festive backpack giveaway event to help students gear up for the 2024-2025 academic year. Hosted by the Mayor’s Latino Advisory Council, this free community event will feature snacks, resources, music and more.

Alumni Spotlight—Five Questions with IPS Alums:  Crystal Adams Looks Back at How District Made a Difference in Her Life

Indianapolis Public Schools is proud of our graduates and their diverse, inspiring journeys. We have created the IPS Alumni Spotlight to celebrate our former students and showcase their experiences, accomplishments, and personal interests. Every graduate has a unique path, and we can all learn from their journeys. IPS recently asked Crystal Adams, a 2001 graduate… Read More »Alumni Spotlight—Five Questions with IPS Alums:  Crystal Adams Looks Back at How District Made a Difference in Her Life

IPS to Host Sixth Rebuilding Stronger Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Year at Eliza Blaker School 55

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, to kick off renovations at Eliza Blaker School 55. This is the sixth spring groundbreaking event at IPS, made possible by the district’s Rebuilding Stronger Capital Referendum. More groundbreakings will take place this summer and next school year.… Read More »IPS to Host Sixth Rebuilding Stronger Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Year at Eliza Blaker School 55

Upcoming Events

June 2024

Tuesday June 25

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Agenda Review Session
120 East Walnut Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

Thursday June 27

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Action Session

July 2024

Tuesday July 16Thursday July 18

IPS Teacher Induction

Saturday July 20

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Summer Board Retreat
120 East Walnut Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tuesday July 23

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Agenda Review Session
120 East Walnut Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

Wednesday July 24Thursday July 25

Staff Professional Development

Thursday July 25

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Broad Ripple Middle School Back to School
1115 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220, United States

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