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Students love DARE

The St. Joseph County Police Department implemented the DARE program in 1996.  At that time the DARE program was taught in eleven schools.  Currently, our department serves eighteen schools throughout St. Joseph County.  

P-H-M Spring 2018 ISTEP+ Scores Above State Average

Once again Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation schools, in all grade levels tested, scored above Indiana’s averages. The variance between P-H-M’s pass rate over the state is at least 10% or higher across all grade levels and subjects.


For grade 10, 75.6% of P-H-M students passed the ELA test and 58.4% passed the Math portion. The district’s overall pass rate for grade 10 was 56.4%.


For grades 3-8, 78.0% of P-H-M students passed the ELA test and 74.8% passed the Math test. P-H-M’s overall district pass rate for grades 3-8 was 68.3%.


A Look at P-H-M First Days of School for 2018-19 School Year

The first day back for the school of the 2018-19 school year for Penn-Harris-Madison schools was Wednesday, August 22. Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker and Penn Principal Sean Galiher were up early to do live interviews on local South Bend TV stations.


Dr. Thacker then began his annual 15 schools in 3 days tour. Longtime Board Member Larry Beehler accompanied Dr. Thacker on the first two days. Take a look at their visits …



Wisler Award 2018

One of the most coveted awards at Madison is the WORK LIKE A WISLER AWARD.

Classroom teachers nominate students who have exhibited WORK LIKE A WISLER traits in the classroom and during the school day.

Mrs. Wisler is loved by all and brings a positive, I CAN DO IT attitude with her to school every day.

W – Work Hard, Warm, Welcoming

I  – Integrity, Intelligence, Involved, Independence, Invincible, Interesting, Improvement

S – Sports, Sincerity, smiling, selflessness, service, support, sweet, spectacular

Continental Mathematics League Competitors

Continental Mathematics League is a competition that gives students opportunity to improve problem solving capabilities. Madison students in grades 3, 4, and 5 joined students all over the U.S.  answer questions that requires critical thinking.


Grade 3:

Finn O’Donnell

Emma Laidig

Sienna Smith

Nick Madlem

Braden White

First Place with medal: Allison Sommers


Grade 4:

AJ Watkins

Brody Minne

Joey O’Donnell

Jacob Rhodes

First Place with medal:  Christopher Sailes-Laidig