President’s Corner

Project Lead The Way Update

I am very excited to tell you which IPS schools will receive the benefits of new or expanded Project Lead the Way programs for the 2016-2017 school year, thanks to our $250,000 donation to this organization. Sixteen schools – 9 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 2 high schools – will receive funding to launch or expand PLTW programs that provide pathways to computer science, technology, engineering and biomedical science learning and skills. Eleven schools will launch new programs and 5 others will expand PLTW. Here’s the breakdown:

New programs

  • Clarence Farrington School 61
  • Elder W. Diggs School 42
  • IPS/Butler Lab School 60
  • Jonathan Jennings School 109
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson School 50
  • Rousseau McClelland School 90
  • Francis W. Parker School 56
  • George W. Carver School 87
  • SUPER School 19
  • William McKinley School 39
  • Northwest Community High School

Expanded Programs

  • Arsenal Technical High School
  • Cold Spring School
  • Harshman Magnet Middle School
  • Washington Irving School 14
  • Thomas D. Gregg School 15

As I’ve said many times, I am truly excited about this partnership and its possibilities. There is no better way to fulfill our mission statement of “improving the quality of life for our communities” than by investing to ensure young people are college- and career-ready upon graduation from high school.

50th Anniversary Client Event Ahead

Much work is going on behind the scenes to prepare for our 50th anniversary client party, set for Thursday, September 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This promises to be an awesome thank-you to employees and our clients for American Structurepoint’s 50 years of success. We will be serving drinks and snacks and the event include continuous showings of our 50th anniversary video. I urge you all to attend to reminisce and celebrate our good fortune and our many great days ahead.

Fun at the Ballpark

Another 50th anniversary event I’m looking forward to is the Indianapolis Indians game on Friday at Victory Field. I hope to see many of you and your family members at the game. The Indians take on the Toledo Mud Hens, the minor league team of the Detroit Tigers. Also included – a fireworks show after the game. An Indians game is one of our city’s beloved summer traditions, so it should be a great time to sit back, relax, and enjoy ourselves.

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