Invent Learning Hub News - February

Opening July 24!!

Mission: ILH uses personalized learning and design thinking experiences to grow collaborative, entrepreneurial problem-solvers who leave ILH with an individualized post-secondary success plan.

Important Updates

  • Were you eager to send your 6-8 grade student to ILH? Although we are not offering those grades next year, we will have 6-8 in the building because Paramount School of Excellence's new middle school will be operating out of the 2nd floor of our building. If you need a connection to one of their school leaders, call us at 317-503-0265 and we are happy to answer questions and connect you to their staff.
  • Watch for upcoming dates for an opportunity to help spruce up the school grounds! We are so excited to bring this building back to life!
  • We will close on the building soon and four months of construction is planned to start immediately.
  • ILH is currently working with IPS to determine if they will enter into an innovation school partnership. If so, this would mean ILH would enter into contract with IPS for potential services and become a part of the IPS network of schools. This will not impact the ILH model or our commitment to serving the Southeast community through our unique model. This partnership would only open up opportunities for the school, but not change anything about our current model or plan.

Meet our Director of Culture, Rachel Chambers!

Rachel Chambers is our Director of Culture. We are so excited for her to bring her amazing passion for students and her dedication to social and emotional learning!

In 2015, Rachel graduated from Butler University Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education, as well as minors in mild intervention and theatre. During her time in college, Rachel was awarded the title of “Top Ten Most Outstanding Women” on campus while simultaneously publishing an honor’s thesis on arts integration in education. Through her Butler connections,

Rachel received post-graduation training in restorative practices and neuroscience in education, and she continues to stay involved by volunteering her classroom as a practicum training site for pre-service teachers. Rachel began her four-year teaching career working with the diverse and energetic fourth graders of SUPER School 19—an action-based learning, innovative magnet school within Indianapolis Public Schools. After discovering her gifts for building authentic relationships with students and cultivating a positive classroom culture, Rachel chose to pursue her master’s degree in school counseling at Butler University where she is currently completing her second year.

We know our families and students are going to love Ms. Chambers!

We Need Your Help!

In our effort to provide our students with real world applications for the content and skills they’re learning, as well as expose each student to the plethora of careers that are available to them, we are beginning to building partnerships with local businesses and industry experts just like you! Through our Design Thinking course and Pathways program, we are looking for brave souls to share with our students the careers they work in, the paths they took to get there, and the skills that make them successful in their specific profession. If you are extremely passionate about this mission of career exposure, we would also love to visit several businesses to show our students what a day looks like for a career professional!

We are looking for volunteers in all career fields, so if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering your time, we would love to have you. Please click here to view more about the partnerships we are developing and how you can help. If you have a great idea, or someone we should connect with, please reach out to our Director of Academics, Gabriel Surface at or 812-344-8874.

Join us!! Free Valentine's Day Pasta Dinner and Crafts!

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Community Partner Corner

As we're building our network of local partnerships, Gabriel Surface and Magali Torres met with Lourdes Palacio and several members of the Indiana chapter of SHPE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, at the Rolls Royce Meridian Center. They learned more about all of the exceptional work SHPE is doing in Indiana to empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness. SHPE is working in several schools across Indianapolis to provide STEM experiences and career exposure, and ILH is planning to be a part of the work they are doing. The engineers Gabriel and Magali met with were excited to hear about the vision of the school and recognized how important it is that ILH is focusing on exposing our students to a number of careers at an early age. We are looking forward to this partnership and can't wait to use their expertise in our Design Thinking units!

If you'd like to find out more about the work SHPE is doing, they will have a fun booth full of STEM activities for kids at the Children's Museum, February 16th for Engineers Day! We'd love to see you there!

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Share ILH with Your Network

Please like us on social media. See the links at the bottom of the newsletter. Please also consider sharing our site out to your network. We are especially interested in growing our community following on Twitter. We know that eventually Facebook and Instagram will be geared more toward our parents and students. Your endorsement means a lot to us!

Important ILH Events

ILH Board Meeting - March

Wednesday, March 6th, 5:30-7pm

1630 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN

Southeast Neighborhood Congress Meeting

Thursday, March 28th, 7pm

1849 E. Pleasant Run Pkwy S. Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46203