Parents STEM Night

Toyota will be conducting a “Parents STEM Night”, which is intended to provide information to high school age female students on career opportunities in STEM.  The evening is planned for October 3, 2017, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, at the TMMI Visitors Center.  For more information please contact Mr. Barry Roberts at

Wood Memorial High School – A 2016 – 2017 Champions Together Partner

Congratulations Wood Memorial!

The following confirmation was received from Mr. Lee Lonzo, Director Champions Together, a wonderful man, advising that our students have earned the designation as a Champions Together partner for 2016 – 2017.

This is outstanding and shows the wonderful heart of our men and women.


Good morning, my friend.  


As Director of the Champions Together partnership between the IHSAA and SOIN I would like to sincerely congratulate you and your students on becoming a 1st year Unified Champion School banner winner for 2016-17. The efforts schools are making as part of this partnership are teaching the rewards of servant leadership and at the same time leading to more inclusive and respectful schools and communities around the state. This program assists in providing additional opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in both schools and SOIN community programs to improve their health, learn valuable life lessons associated with athletic competition and become socially included in activities which lead to lifelong friendships.

I will notify you when your banner is ready. This is a noteworthy accomplishment and most schools choose to recognize it in a special way to share this award with their students, staff, community, board, etc. These often take place at a football or basketball game, school assembly, school board meeting or as a way to kick-off another year of Champions Together activities. I will be glad to work with each school individually when your banner arrives to see the best method of delivery and to try and schedule a representative from the IHSAA and/or Special Olympics to be part of the presentation. I will also provide information for a media release and game announcement which you can customize to best meet your needs.

I would like to once again thank you for your participation in Champions Together. By raising a minimum of $1500 to “pay it forward” for Special Olympics Indiana your school is helping assure the sustainability and growth of Champions Together. Special Olympics spent more than $150,000 supporting IHSAA member schools last year alone by sponsoring the Unified Champion School banner program, providing $1500 grants to schools participating in the IHSAA Unified Track and Field Championship, sponsoring the Unified Track and Field Championship, providing school assemblies at no cost to the schools, providing R-Word posters and other general support to schools participating in Champions Together. We are hoping that you will continue to support and grow Champions Together at your school by setting a goal of achieving Unified Champion School status again during the 201718 school year. Your continued financial support will help us to include even more schools and provide more opportunities for students both with and without disabilities.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional information or be of any assistance in helping you continue and grow your school’s participation in Champions Together.



Wood Memorial Champions Together Banner

AES Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline is October 6, 2017

AES Scholarship Deadline Is Approaching

The deadline for the 12th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2017. 

Visit our website at and please encourage your students to apply.  We wish them all good luck!

The winner(s) will be announced within 2 weeks of the deadline.

Each winner will be personally notified by email.

If you wish to discontinue receipt of these notices, please reply to this email and type “unsubscribe” in the subject line or in the body of the email.

Bob Glendinning

HR Manager

AES Engineers


Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is pleased to announce the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application is now open for students to apply. As you may remember, the scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school. Students interested in applying must have a teacher complete a nomination form and upload the nomination form in their online application through ScholarTrack. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2017.

In addition to informing your students of this scholarship, we are also looking to recruit educators, administrators, and community partners to serve as interviewers for the selected finalists. In order to select the final 200 recipient of the scholarship, the Commission will interview finalists at seven regional locations over three weekends in February. Current educators are eligible to receive one Professional Growth Point for each hour they participate in the interview.

The interview will be hosted at the following sites during the dedicated dates. If you are interested in volunteering as an interviewer, please signup using the links provided below.

February 10, 2018

·         Central: Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis)

February 17, 2018

·         West: Ivy Tech Community College (Greencastle)

·         Northeast: Ivy Tech Community College (Warsaw)

·         Southeast: Ivy Tech Community College (Madison)

February 24, 2018

·         East: Ivy Tech Community College (Anderson)

·         Northwest: Ivy Tech Community College (Valparaiso)

·         Southwest: Vincennes University (Jasper)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Commission at

Thank you for your time,

Indiana Commission for Higher Education