Entries by Jill Saligoe-Simmel

Creating the Future of OUR Schools

Washington Township Schools Community: You Are Invited!   Who:  All Stakeholders in Washington Township (Parents, Students, Staff, Community Members, Residents, & Business Owners in Washington Township) What: Creating the Future of OUR Schools through the strategic planning process.  Our current strategic plan ends in December, 2015 and we need community wide input in creating our next plan for Washington Township Schools. Why:  Give feedback on the future of Washington Township Schools. There will be a brief presentation and then a forum forfeedback. We hope to hear from many voices in the community as we vision for the future of OUR schools. When/Where:  Sessions will be repeated in two parts to give broad access for feedback opportunities. The sessions listed for each part  will be repeated, so please choose one session  listed for each part to attend. All stakeholders are invited to attend anysession listed unless otherwise noted.   Have a Voice!   Part 1: Community Feedback State of Washington Township Schools Presentation & Visioning for the Future August 27, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 PM Spring Mill, 8250 Spring Mill Road, 46260 September 8, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 PM Eastwood, 4401 E. 62nd Street, 46228 September 1, 2015 7:00 – 8:00 PM Westlane, 1301 West 73rd Street, 46260 […]

Nora Keystone Gateway: 1st Meeting with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

On July 20th, community members met with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) for the Nora Alliance’s first meeting regarding Nora’s Keystone & 86th Street Gateway. This is a summary of that meeting, and invitation for continued public input. The Keystone Avenue Bridge at 86th Street, currently under construction, serves as a gateway to the Nora community. However, […]

Nora’s 86th St / Keystone Bridge Gateway Beautification Project

What would a nice gateway to Nora look like? With your help, we will work with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to answer that question. The Keystone Avenue Bridge at 86th Street, currently under construction, serves as a gateway to the Nora community. However, the bridge, exit ramps, and surrounding land have been neglected for years, collecting trash, invasive plants, […]

Indy Parks Plan – Your Opportunity for Feedback

At the April Nora Alliance meeting, we gathered input to the Indy Parks, Recreation, and Open Space 5-Year Plan. The DRAFT document linked below is an outcome of that meeting, submitted to Indy Parks in June 2015. This is an open, transparent, and community-let effort. Like it? Don’t like it? Your comments, constructive criticism, praise, ideas, alternatives, input, and priorities are […]

Indy Parks Plan Feedback: What We Heard

Opening & Introductions Local resident Bob Weaver kicked off the April 28th, 2015, Nora Alliance meeting with introductions and background from the first meeting of the Nora Alliance. We will be soliciting a steering committee to guide the first year of Nora Alliance activities and proactive community planning. Indianapolis – Marion County Park, Recreation & Open Space […]

2015 Great North Run & Fitness Fair Breaks Records

The Great North Run is a 10K, 5K & Fun Walk/Run through the North Central High School campus and surrounding Nora neighborhoods. The registration fee includes race, recovery station with food and a fitness fair. All events are open to all walkers and runners. Funds raised support programs in our schools that tax dollars do […]

North Central Senior Accepted to Every Ivy League School

Stefan Stoykov, who scored a perfect 2400 on his SAT, has an inspirational story to tell about his journey from Bulgaria to the Nora community in Indianapolis. While Stefan is clearly exceptional, his is also a story of how Washington Township schools help students from all backgrounds succeed. Nora Elementary, where Stefan first attended at […]

Leadership Opportunities: Join MSDWT Parent Council’s Excom!

MSDWT Parent Council is looking to fill one more leadership position on their Executive Committee. The President Elect position shadows the current president and would be Parent Council President in the 2016-2017 school year. This is the group that plans our meetings, including researching topics and arranging guest speakers. If you have an interest in […]

Walkability High on Nora’s Wishlist

Walkability is high on the list of priorities identified by attendees of the first Nora Alliance meeting – nearly half (48%) of the submitted comments revolve around sidewalks, trails, pedestrian connectivity, safe routes and walkability. Safe communities are livable communities. Here we focus on a few of the critical safety concerns – our arterial roads – that call […]