June 2017

Purdue Polytechnic High School students participate in national conference

Over 50 of our incoming students served as volunteers at inX3, a national conference for entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers in Indianapolis. Students joined Joe Hogsett, mayor of Indianapolis, Scott Fadness, mayor of Fishers, and Gerry Dick, host of Inside INdiana Business, to help kick off the innovation showcase. The conference gave Purdue Polytechnic High School students a glimpse into presentations and pitch competitions from the entrepreneurial and venture capital communities. The day ended with a fun block party where students, parents, instructors, and staff engaged with conference attendees and rode in Purdue’s Boilermaker Special.

First set of 9th Grade Project Challenges will involve conservation, food production, and sports

The Indianapolis Zoo, Fair Oaks Farms, and the Indy Fuel are partnering with Purdue Polytechnic High School for the first three (of six) 9th Grade Project Challenges, providing these projects to help our students connect with real-world challenges:

Staff Spotlight: Devin Lee

Devin Lee recently joined the Purdue Polytechnic High School team as a teacher with expertise in humanities. She brings experience in a variety of educational settings from public to private and traditional to virtual.

“I am passionate about providing students with a learning experience that is authentic and relevant to the world we live in today and will prepare them both academically and professionally for life beyond high school,” Lee said.

Lee spent fifteen years as an educator in Texas before bringing her talents to Indiana. She has worked with students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, skill levels, and talent areas. “I am most excited to see what students will create when given the freedom to explore while teachers provide tools and support along the way. I think we are going to be blown away by their innovation as they navigate working in diverse groups to solve complex problems,” she said.

Staff Spotlight: Lacey Beatty

The Purdue Polytechnic High School team welcomes Lacey Beatty as a teacher with expertise in mathematics.

“My role is to facilitate the exponential growth opportunities of our students to explore and stretch the limits of their gifts, talents, and imagination through our core values of innovation, communication and collaboration," Beatty said. "I am excited to be a part of this groundbreaking endeavor which will become the drop of water which creates the tsunami of innovation for the educational system in Indianapolis, Indiana and beyond.”

Lacey earned a bachelor’s degree in special education with a focus on deaf and hearing impaired education from Ball State University and a master’s degree in Christian education from Cornerstone Christian Bible College. Lacey previously served as a math teacher, assistant principal and school leader at KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Indianapolis, an algebra and geometry instructor at Richard Milburn Academy in Odessa, Texas, and, most recently, an adult math instructor at the Excel Center.

Don't forget! Our Open House will be July 25

Don't forget: you are invited to our Industry and Community Partner Open House! During the event, you will have the opportunity to tour the Union 525 building, meet staff, and mingle with other industry and community partners. If you haven't already, please RSVP by July 18, 2017.

Industry and Community Partner Open House

July 25, 2017 • 5–7 PM

Union 525, 525 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis • June 2017

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