February 2017 News
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Our Science Olympiad Team recently competed in the Science Olympiad tournament at St. Joseph’s College in Rennselear, and they have qualified for the State Tournament being held at Indiana University on March 18th.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Indiana Academy recently received a planning grant of $30,000 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K – 12 Students. The aim of Lilly’s Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K–12 students in Indiana public school corporations and charter schools who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials, certifications, and degrees necessary for meaningful employment, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.
The Academy will use the grant for multiple counseling areas including student mental health, college and career advising, and professional development resources for Academy staff. “Having the best counseling department as possible is crucial with a school as unique as ours. A population of such high ability students combined with a predominantly residential school creates unique counseling situations,” said Dr. Vickie Barton, Executive Director of the Indiana Academy. “We are always looking for the best ways to meet their college and career counseling needs while also addressing their social and emotional needs.”
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family – J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli – through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly & Company. The Endowment is primarily committed to the causes of community development, education and religion and has a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and its home state, Indiana.
Friday, February 10, 2017
The following seniors have advanced to Finalist standing in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition:
Sidra St. Rain
Monday, February 6, 2017
Indiana Academy students recently served as Senate Pages at the Indiana Statehouse. In addition to touring the historical Statehouse which includes the House and Senate Chambers, the Supreme Court, and the Governor’s Office, pages had the opportunity to observe the legislative session directly from the Statehouse floor as well as meet and assist their senators with tasks.
View our Facebook photo gallery from the visit. Below are photos of our students with their senators.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The movie Break My Bones by Indiana Academy instructor David Haynes continues to garner attention from film festivals worldwide. It will next play in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the IMAGINE Film Festival, and then, in October of 2017, it will play in Barcelona, Spain, at the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival.