October 28, 2022


P-H-M prides itself in offering academic excellence at every level, to every student. With a 97% graduation rate, Penn High School is a state and national academic leader helping students with college and career readiness. Penn High School offers everything from vocational to advanced biomedical courses, to the fine arts, to robotics, even providing one of the finest and most complete health and athletic training programs in Indiana.

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Here are the steps you will follow to access your child's first quarter report card:

  • Login to Family Access

  • Click on the Portfolio Folder for your student

  • Click on the download button to download a PDF of the report card, called 1st Quarter Report Card October 28, 2022.

  • Once the Report Card has been downloaded, you may view and/or print a copy

If you have more than one student, you will need to follow the steps for each child. If you are experiencing a technical difficulty, please send an email to and we will assist you.

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Washington, D.C. Deadlines

Registration and First Payment Due to Date: Wednesday, November 2 of $200.00

Second Payment Due Date: Wednesday, December 14 of $400.00

Final Payment Due Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 of remaining balance

Trip Dates are Monday, May 22, 2023 to Friday, May 26, 2023

8th Grade DC Fundraiser

8th grade families, mark your calendars for this year's Poinsettia sale! Order Forms and a letter with more details will go home next Friday, November 4th. Students will have two weeks to turn in money and sales. We will be doing the Voucher Sale, so purchasers can pick out their own poinsettias at Varner's Greenhouse in Niles beginning Nov 19th and running until Dec 24th. Poinsettias are great for holiday parties, gifts, and donations to organizations around town!

What to know:

Sale will run Nov 4-18th 2022.

Money and orders turned in by Nov 11th will receive vouchers on Nov 18th.

Money and orders turned in by Nov 18th will receive vouchers on Dec 2nd (due to holiday break).

Profits from each child's sales will go towards their DC Trip (PTO will transfer each child's profits to the travel company in his/her name). If your child does not participate in this trip, the money earned will be donated to the PTO general fund.

If you have any questions, please email Sarah Kubinski

Scholastic Book Fair

Details for Students:

What: Scholastic Book Fair

When: Monday Oct. 31 - Friday, November 4

Times: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where: the SMS Seminar Room

Payment: cash or e-wallet (click here to watch a video on how to create an e-wallet)

Parent Volunteers Needed:

Please click here (Sign-Up Genius) to volunteer. Shifts are in 2 hour increments. PLEASE NOTE: In order to volunteer during the school day a parent/guardian must have a background check completed and approved.

Students will visit the Book Fair in Language Arts class during library time.

Students can also visit the Book Fair before school from 8:50 - 9:05am, and after school for car riders 4:00 - 4:15pm.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping. If you order online, all orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Order Your Yearbook Now

Click here to order a yearbook. You can also share your photos here, enter schumucker for the school code.
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COVID Home Tests

The state has provided COVID home tests free of charge for students. Limit 1 kit (2 tests) per student. Interested parents/guardians should pick them up from the office while supplies last.

Pay School Fees Online

Click the button below for more information.

PTO Members & Volunteers

Please see the PTO Newsletter for the month of October.

Join the SMS Team

Interested in joining the SMS community not only as a family member but also as a team member? Please see below for two opportunities we currently have available:

Educational Assistant: If you or someone you know has a passion for helping students succeed and feel yourself to be a life-long learner, problem solver and collaborative team member, then this is the position for you! Please reach out to me ( if you would like to talk about the details regarding this position.

Universal Substitute: If you or someone you know loves being in the classroom, and collaborating with teachers and students, then please reach out with interest or questions to me at ( The daily rate for this position is $115 and there is flexibility within the schedule.

Other Subbing Opportunities

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Elementary School Employment Opportunity: Select elementary schools are in need of staff members who have a passion for working with students through our Kids Club After School Care from 2:00-6:00 pm. Please note that there is allowance for flexibility with days and hours for those who are interested in working. Additionally, if you are interested in the position and have an elementary school student in the same building you're working, your student may attend Kids Club for free. For more information, please contact Binti Shah at: or (574) 259-5231 ext. 43204. Thanks for your help!