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21 Penn student-athletes sign collegiate letters of intent

Penn High School had a strong display of talent on November 11, when 21 student-athletes gathered on “early signing day” to meet the press and formally announce their college plans.

Representing eight varsity sports, these seniors have accepted offers to continue their academic and athletic careers at colleges and universities across the nation.

BASEBALL, coach Greg Dikos

  • Skylar Szynski                     Indiana


BOYS BASKETBALL, coach Al Rhodes

  • Trey Burns                         Bethel


Prairie Vista principal travels to Washington, D.C. for National Blue Ribbon School honors

Keely Twibell, principal of Prairie Vista Elementary School is in Washington, D.C. to attend events surrounding the National Blue Ribbon Schools award ceremony and accept the school’s award. Traveling with Ms. Twibell is third grade teacher Mrs. Cathi Gage, who was honored to make the trip and represent her colleagues at the ceremony. The National Blue Ribbon awards ceremony is conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, and all events and travel expenses are underwritten by the agency.

Update from State on ISTEP cut scores

The State Board of Education on Oct. 28th set pass-fail benchmarks for last spring's ISTEP tests. The new benchmarks were approved by the State Board of Education last week. The state expects about 65% of students to pass the Language Arts section and approximately 59% to pass Math. In 2014, more than of Indiana’s students 80% passed those sections.