Plainfield High School

April 2016 Newsletter

ISTEP+ and ECA Testing Information

We are about to begin the second round of testing at Plainfield High School. As a reminder, the Indiana Department of Education made some changes that will greatly impact testing this year.

  • There is a new ISTEP+ Test for Grade 10 English / Language Arts, Grade 10 Math, and Grade 10 Science. The English / Language Arts and Math tests will be given to all sophomores, and the Science test will be given to all students enrolled in Biology.

  • This new ISTEP+ test reflects the changes to the Indiana Academic Standards in these content areas.

  • The English and Math ISTEP+ tests will be the graduation tests for students in the Class of 2019 and beyond.

  • Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors must still pass either the ISTEP+ (English and Math tests) or the English 10 and Algebra End-of-Course Assessment for graduation.

ISTEP+ Round 2

The above mentioned students will take the second round of ISTEP+ testing at the end of April and the beginning of May.


  • Monday, April 18th
  • Tuesday, April 19th
  • Wednesday, April 20th

English / Language Arts:

  • Monday, April 25th
  • Tuesday, April 26th
  • Wednesday, April 27th
  • Thursday, April 28th


  • Monday, May 2nd
  • Tuesday, May 3rd

ECA Testing

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have not previously passed the End of Course Assessment in Algebra and English 10 will take those tests at the beginning of May following the completion of ISTEP+ round 2.

English 10 (ALL sophomores):

  • Thursday, May 5th
  • Friday, May 6th


  • Tuesday, May 10th
  • Wednesday, May 11th

While it is always important for students to be at school, it is even more critical during these significant testing dates. If you have any questions about testing, please contact Mr. Schwanekamp.

Prom 2016: Bright Lights, Big City

Please visit the prom newsletter to access the following:

  • General Information
  • Purchase Tickets
  • Request Songs
  • Picture Information
  • Code of Conduct Form
  • Guest Form

Post Prom Information

Attention students!

It's time for Post Prom!!! The PTO is hosting post prom on Saturday, April 30th from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The theme is Bright Lights, Big City. We will have casino games, food, a mechanical bull, bumper cars and PRIZES!!! Tickets are $10 per person and will include a post prom t-shirt. Tickets will be sold Monday, April 25th thru Friday, April 29th during lunch. If you purchase your ticket on Friday April 29th, you will not get your post prom t-shirt until the following week (after post prom). Come to enjoy a fun night with your friends, a chance to win prizes, play games and eat lots of food.

Attention Parents!

The PTO needs your help in making post prom a success. Please consider donating to post prom, either your time or monetarily. If you choose to donate a gift please send it to the Plainfield High School attention PTO Post Prom. If you would like to experience the fun of Post Prom, please consider signing up to help out that night. You can signup HERE!


Deborah Draper, RN, MSN

P: (317) 837-7244

PHS Health Services Website

To report an absence, please call Student Services at (317) 838-3630.

Meningitis Vaccine (for current juniors)

Remember students who will be seniors during the next school year are required to have a meningitis vaccine before the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

Please give documentation of the meningitis vaccine to the school nurse as soon as possible!

Dental Care

Have you ever really considered the fact that teeth don’t heal? There are so many things that can go wrong with our teeth—decay, gum disease, infections, enamel erosion—the list goes on. For the most part, we do the maintenance by brushing and flossing, but visiting the dentist every six months can stop the progression of a number of painful, expensive, and embarrassing issues.

The foods we eat and drink also play a big role in dental health. Many things cause erosion of the enamel on our teeth including sodas, citrus foods & drinks, and even over brushing. Enamel, once destroyed, never grows back, so the teeth become soft and discolored. To help prevent these issues, drink water. If you chose to drink other beverages, drink them within 30 minutes and use a straw. Then brush your teeth or chew gum. A nice place to learn about dental issues is:

One common obstacle is having a way to pay for dental care. Hope Health is available for Hendricks County residents who do not have dental insurance. It is staffed by local dentists who donate their time and talent. Appointments are scheduled about three months ahead so please take advantage of this program for your routine, preventive dental care and contact them before you need them at 317-272-0708. For further information on this very low cost service check out their website:


Cindy Spangler

P: (317) 838-3626

Attention Seniors!

Please make sure your accounts are current and paid in full before May 1st. Everything has to be paid in full before graduation. Please call the treasurer to find out if you have any balances due.

When turning in your tablet, you need to make sure that you include the case, charger and stylus with your tablet. If any of those items are not turned in, you will need to pay for them before graduation practice.

Tablet supplies are available at PHS!

If your student needs to replace items for their tablet, PHS has the following supplies available for purchase.

Available in the Treasurer's Office:

  • Stylus: $20

  • Charger: $17.19

  • Case: $16.21

Available in the Quaker Corner Bookstore:

  • Stylus Batteries: 2 for $1.00
E-Funds Online Payment Center

For Textbook Rental Fees, Lunch Payments, and Student Activities.


P: (317) 838-3622

F: (317) 838-3685
Twitter: QuakerGuidance

PHS Guidance Department Website

College & Career Advisor

Allison Spillane
P: (317) 754-2210

Media Center

Lael DuBois, Media Specialist

P: (317) 839-7711 X1243

PHS Media Center Website

Plainfield High School vs. Avon High School

10th Annual Reading Challenge 2016

Plainfield won the Reading Challenge! Plainfield had 113,412 pages and Avon had 108,830 pages. Way to go, Plainfield!

2016 Reading Challenge Pie Throwing

2016 Winner - Plainfield High School

April - School Library Month

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April : School Library Month

The American Association of School Librarians' celebrate school librarians and their programs during the month of April. This year's theme is "School Libraries Transform Learning."

Megan McDonald, author of the popular Judy Moody series, the Stink books, and the Sisters Club trilogy, is the national spokesperson for the 2016 celebration.

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April 10-16 : National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week with this year's theme: Libraries Transform. National Library Week was first sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) back in 1958. This is a time to celebrate all libraries and librarians and to promote and support libraries.

Gene Luen Yang is this year's Honorary Chair. He is an award-winning graphic novelist and the 2016-2017 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Gene Luen Yang's book, "American Born Chinese," was the first graphic novel to be a finalist for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Printz Award.

Tuesday, April 12th is National Library Workers Day. This is a day for library staff, users, administrators and friend groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.


P: (317) 838-3612

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Twitter: QuakerSports

PHS Athletic Department Website

2016-17 Online Consent Forms

To complete your 2016-17 Athletic Sports Physical please go to the following link.

2016-17 Online Consent Forms

2015-2016 All Sports Passes

Get your 2015-16 passes in the Athletic Office from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Prices are as follows:

Family Pass (2 adults and 2 kids) - $100
*Additional Child - $10 each
Adult Pass - $45
Student Pass- $15
Senior Citizen Pass - $15
10 for $10 K-5 Pass also available