The Indianapolis Public Schools planetarium is housed in Stuart Hall on the Arsenal Technical High School campus. Gail Schwoebel has been a Planetarium Director for over 20 years, both at Arlington High School when it was part of IPS and at Arsenal Tech when the planetarium moved there.
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A group of compassionate IPS students saw a need in the community and took some amazing action to help! It all started when Mrs. Shari Peterson’s 2nd grade class heard about financial troubles at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. A newspaper article on the rough conditions for animals there sparked a serious conversation among their Meredith Nicholson School 96 classroom.
High school students from IPS are teaming up with community partners to share their unique voices in a creative way. Students from Northwest Community High School and George Washington Community High School received Youth as Resources (YAR) grants from the United Way of Central Indiana.
In 2013 Broad Ripple freshman Jessica Halsmer won the 100-meter backstroke at the City Swim Meet. Now a year later she not only won the same race, but her time of 1:01.56 broke a City Swim Meet Record.
Center for Inquiry students learn about the importance of being a global citizen each school day, and the 3rd grade classes at CFI 84 take community service to an international level!
Indianapolis Public Schools is committed to offering stellar education not just to our students, but to our families as well. Many IPS locations offer families great financial education opportunities.
On January 14, 2015, Thomas Gregg will open the doors to its new Pacers Mission Control Room. Inside you’ll find a flight simulator, air traffic control center and much more!
Indianapolis Public Schools is at the center of a community with a rich and diverse history, and we are proud to be the educational home for students who are committed to community service. We have an impressive array of high school students who, while they’re old enough to choose their extracurricular activities, dedicate hours of their personal time to making our community a better place to live.
For the past five years, 6th grade students at Clarence Farrington School 61 have gotten a financial education along with their English, math and science courses. Thanks to a partnership with Fifth Third Bank, students take part in a 10-week Young Bankers Club (completely sponsored by Fifth Third) that teaches students financial literacy.
In September we brought you the story of Jamie Wolf’s Project Lead the Way Principles of Biomedical Science class at Arsenal Technical High School. Students were investigating the death of Anna Garcia. Using evidence found at the crime scene and an autopsy report, they determined she died of natural causes, possibly from complications with Type I Diabetes. Now that the students have this information, they’re digging deeper into what could have prevented Ms. Garcia’s untimely demise.