Private School Information Letter

Local Middle Schools

October 2, 2019

Parents of prospective Penn High School students,

The transition from middle school to high school is an important process and vital to the sustained success of students at Penn High School. With this in mind, our staff works to offer multiple resources to our incoming students/parents to ease this transition. Several programs and events are offered to eighth grade students at Discovery, Grissom, and Schmucker Middle Schools. We also realize there are students coming to Penn High School from middle schools not affiliated with Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. Please see the information below for a summary of options and events for students/parents transitioning to Penn High School from private middle schools. Prospective families must live in the PHM district.

The programming options for our incoming eighth grade students include:

  • Parent night at PHM middle schools- scheduling for high school /general information presentation 6:00pm-7:00pm (feel free to attend the most convenient location, students/parents welcome)

    • Discovery Middle School - December 2, 2019

    • Schmucker Middle School - December 3, 2019

    • Grissom Middle School - December 4, 2019

  • Showcase at Penn High School - Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 pm (students/parents welcome). This is a great night to tour the building and speak to teachers and students about course options. See some classes in action!

We hope these events are useful for families considering Penn High School. We also look forward to continued partnerships with local private schools. Pre-Registration will begin January 6. Enrollment information can be found on the Penn High School website at click on “Welcome”. Please contact Wendy Hayes for enrollment appointments at (574) 254-2851 or by email at


Mr. John Westra

Counseling Center Director