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Board Meeting travels to Bittersweet Elementary

Bittersweet Principal Bob Thompson addresses the Board

The regularly scheduled meeting for the Penn-Harris-Madison Board of School Trustees was held Monday, May 8 at Bittersweet Elementary School.


Every year, the Board chooses three to four schools to hold their Board meetings. The school meeting sites are a way for Board members to not only visit the schools, but to give the schools a chance to highlight their successes. Bittersweet Principal Bob Thompson used the opportunity to do a “show and tell” with the help of DVT Director Mindy O’Malley. They showed the Board the latest capabilities of the P-H-M Digital Video Theater and PlanetariumSee the photo gallery below. 


P-H-M’s newly named 2017 Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year were  recognized and honored. Both Penn Orchestra Director Anne Tschetter and  Meadow’s Edge Teacher’s Aide Shari Cerney received standing ovations as they stepped forward to address the Board.


PHM Teacher of the Year PHM Employee of the Year


Also recognized on his retirement as the coach of Penn High School's Academic Super Bowl - Social Studies team was Pete DeKever. He remains the Spell Bowl coach. DeKever coached the Social Studies team for 25 years until his retirement this past July 1, 2016. Under his leadership, the team won   12 state titles and was state runner-up four times. They won regional championships 22 times, also qualifying them for the state finals 22 times.


Penn Spell Bowl Coach retires