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The Koishikawa-Korakuen, a Chinese-style park created in 1629 in downtown Tokyo. The coloring of the leaves in fall is
called koyo and is almost as popular as the spring sakura (cherry blossoms). Photo by Justin Farlow ’03. Article on page 29.

                                                             Park Tudor School Mission

                                        P         ark Tudor School helps average to high-ability children of good character
                                                  develop and achieve their fullest potential in a cumulative preschool through
                                                  grade 12 program, preparing them for an increasingly complex and diverse
                                        world. We do this by providing the highest quality, well-rounded college preparatory
                                        education within an atmosphere that is responsive to the needs of the child and parents.

From the Archives…                                                                                                                 PARK TUDOR SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                   Head of School
Tudor Hall girls pose in their finest winter fashions in the mid-1920s. Back row left to right: Helen Van
                                                                                                                                   Douglas S. Jennings
Sickel ’27, Mary Jo Miller Owens ’26. Front row: Louis Anderson Goepper ’26, Ruth Skinner Van Sickel ’26.

                                                                                                                                   Lisa A. Hendrickson ’77

                                                                                                                                   Class Notes Editor/Writer
                                                                                                                                   Tina Rice

                                                                                                                                   Assistant Head of School for
                                                                                                                                   Development and Alumni Relations
                                                                                                                                   Suzanne T. Maxwell

                                                                                                                                   Alumni Coordinator/
                                                                                                                                   Planned Giving Officer
                                                                                                                                   Gretchen Hueni

                                                                                                                                   Alumni Board President
                                                                                                                                   Holly Hapak Betz ’83

                                                                                                                                   Vice President
                                                                                                                                   Heather Reilly Murphy ’90

                                                                                                                                   Jeff Kimbell ’82

                                                                                                                                   Carolyn Edwards ’00

                                                                                                                                   Becky Means Barnes ’91
                                                                                                                                   Debbie Stuart Everett ’69
                                                                                                                                   Candy Smith Gardner ’70
                                                                                                                                   Megan Jones Kight ’91
                                                                                                                                   Kelly Lamm ’87
                                                                                                                                   GB Landrigan ’81
                                                                                                                                   Elizabeth Townsend Laughlin ’95
                                                                                                                                   Kay King ’66
                                                                                                                                   Betsy Moses ’65
                                                                                                                                   Brandon Phillips ’96
                                                                                                                                   Wendy Wright Ponader ’78
                                                                                                                                   Amy Kleymeyer Stevens ’97
                                                                                                                                   Jake Sturman ’98
                                                                                                                                   Rob Brown ’79 ex officio
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              Japan: A cultural exploration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
              By Justin Farlow ’03

              Fighting for what's right: Moral Courage
              and the Independent School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
              By Geoffrey Sharpless, Ph.D., Upper School English


              News of the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                   From the Head’s Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                   Homecoming 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
                   Student/faculty accomplishments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                   Fall athletic update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

              Park Tudor Annual Report 2005-2006 . . . . . . . . 17
              Alumni News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
32                 Alumni calendar of events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
                   Distinguished Alumni named . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

              Class Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                   Alumni in the arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40


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              and parents of Park Tudor School. We welcome your comments
              and suggestions. Please send them to:
              Lisa Hendrickson, Editor
              Park Tudor School
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   News of the School
FROM THE HEAD’S DESK by Doug Jennings, Head of School

                                     project. They enjoyed working      France, Spain and Mexico.          share a home and we share
                                     with the future home owner            Likewise, our families are      core values. We have an obli-
                                     and a variety of volunteers.       eager to open their homes to       gation to teach our students to
                                     They did not view their efforts    international visitors. We par-    be citizens of the world.”
                                     so much as charity, but more       ticipate in the ASSIST pro-           Emma Lanham ’08 spent
                                     as an opportunity to learn and     gram which brings us students      last summer in a home-build-
                                     interact.                          from Germany, Sweden and           ing project in a small village
                                        The same spirit is mani-        the Czech Republic. Each fall      in Vietnam. She adapted well
                                     fested each summer through         a contingent of young students     to different living conditions,
                                     the school’s partnership with      visits from the Scuola Italiana    food and culture. Emma said,
                                     the Timmy Foundation. Over         di Montevideo and interacts        “It helped me know myself
                                     the past three years, six to 12    with our Lower School stu-         better, being away from every-
                                     students and a faculty chaper-     dents. We reciprocate, and we      thing American.”
Head of School Doug Jennings at      one have traveled to Ecuador       are always impressed by the           These hands-on experiences
Park Tudor’s Habitat for Humanity    to assist teachers, students and   knowledge and understanding        change students in ways that
Build in August 2006.                families in an impoverished        gained by our fourth and fifth     a classroom experience can-
                                     area. Every year a number          graders who spend 10 days liv-     not. By interacting with people

G     one are the days when
      schools and colleges
proudly described themselves
                                     of PT students combine com-
                                     munity service with first-hand
                                                                        ing with families in Uruguay.
                                                                           Along with his faculty,
                                                                                                           who are beyond the normal
                                                                                                           circle of family and friends,
                                     international educational trips.   Lower School Director Dr. Jeff     our students learn appreciation
as “ivory towers” of learning.       In the planning stages is a        Mitchell places great emphasis     and sensitivity that will carry
The best schools may be elite,       service learning trip to South     on global education, saying        them far, home and abroad.
but not elitist; and our lead-       Africa for next July.              “As citizens of the world, we
ing institutions understand that        When 19 Upper School
some of the most important           students travel to China this      NAIS head visits Park Tudor
education takes place through        summer on a new Park Tudor-
close contact with the local–        sponsored trip, they will spend
and worldwide–community.
As Park Tudor School designs
                                     part of their time meeting with
                                     Chinese high school students
                                                                        P   at Bassett, president of the National Association of Indepen-
                                                                            dent Schools, visited Park Tudor in September to lead ses-
                                                                        sions at a planning retreat for the Park Tudor Board of Directors.
the best education for success       and staying at Beijing Normal        Bassett leads the Washington. D.C.-based organization that
in the 21st century, it looks        University. In preparation for     represents 1350 independent schools in the U.S. and abroad.
both near and far for meaning-       their trip they will build on      His talk, “Road Signs along the Way,” highlighted five areas
ful experiences.                     the knowledge gained in their      on which independent schools must focus in the upcoming
   As you read in this issue about   Non-Western Civilizations class    decade: attracting students and faculty who reflect the diversity
our latest Habitat for Humanity      through a series of presenta-      of the community, creating an environmentally sustainable
home-building project, you will      tions on Chinese culture.          campus, educating students to become global citizens, devel-
be impressed by the commit-             The model of living with        oping a program that reflects the skills and values required for
ment and energy that went            families makes the Indiana         success in the 21st century, and ensuring that a private school
into constructing a new house        University Honors Program          education remains affordable.
in just six weeks. What may          in Foreign Languages popular         Head of School Doug Jennings and the board also reviewed
be less evident, but every bit       with our students. Last sum-       Park Tudor’s five-year strategic management plan, “PT 2010,”
as significant, is the sincerity,    mer seven PT students were         which focuses on many of the areas addressed by Bassett, and
humility and good cheer that         accepted to this competitive       discussed the role of the school’s trustees in continuing to
our students brought to the          program and enjoyed stays in       develop the school’s strategic plan.

                                                                                                                   NEWS OF THE SCHOOL

Homecoming 2006

     picture-perfect fall day
     brought a special touch to
this year’s homecoming festivi-
ties on September 29. Nearly
500 parents, alumni and stu-
dents attended the annual cook-
out before the game, and the
gym was packed with students
trying their luck at games and
attractions at the Park Tudor
Mothers’ Association Carnival.
Although the Panthers played a
noble game against rival Triton
Central, they were defeated.

                                  Freshmen were into the homecoming spirit at the Upper School pep rally before the big game.

                                                                                                           Above: The prize booth was a popular
                                                                                                           attraction at the PTMA Carnival.
                                                                                                           Left: Panther pride was in full evidence
                                                                                                           at the start of the homecoming game.

                                                                                                                        FALL 2006 PARK TUDOR PHOENIX 5

113 named Advanced Placement Scholars

O     ne hundred thirteen Park
      Tudor students and gradu-
ates (and 44% of the Class of
                                     Hamer, Ashley Hanson, Fletcher
                                     Heisler, Elise Hellman, Katie
                                     Hubbard, William Huster, Paula
                                                                        2006 graduates Claire Balmas,
                                                                        Kyle Bemis, Dana Brunette,
                                                                        JP Cournoyer, David Dietz,
                                                                                                             Hapak, Adam Holt, Matthew
                                                                                                             Lanter, Ben Mattingly, Will
                                                                                                             Pearson, Meg Peterson, Julianne
2007) have earned the desig-         Ivaturi, Abbi Johnson, Mark        Thomas Hardacker, Jordan             Sicklesteel, Cameron Thomas,
nation of AP Scholar by the          Koivuniemi, Elizabeth Kulka,       Havercamp, Alexandra Johansen,       Elliott Thomasson, Austin Turner,
College Board in recognition of      Blake Marshall, Stephanie          Michael Knapp, Laura Lauth,          Grace Tuttle, Victor Van den
their exceptional achievement        McMechan, Michelle Myers,          Jonathan McClure, Morgan             Bergh and Skye Wallin; and Class
on the college-level Advanced        Chris Neubauer, Alexandra          McMillan, Tennie Renkens,            of 2008 members Moses Moh and
Placement Program (AP) exams.        Oppelt, Nick Perdue, Erica         Emily Rose, Sheryl Sabandal, Tom     Jonathan Risting.
Fourteen Park Tudor students         Ponski, Jenna Ramsey, Jessica      Schroeder, Jennifer Sondhi, Olivia      About 18 percent of the more
and graduates have been named        Ranucci, Kirsten Reinecke,         Taurel, Nick Tweedy, Mary Beth       than one million students who
National Scholars and Rickpaul       Chisato Sakamoto, William          Winingham and Sarah Zhang;           took AP exams in May 2006
Dhindsa ’06, who attends the         Scales, Katherine Schier, Eli      Class of 2007 members Lauren         performed at a sufficiently high
University of Pennsylvania, is       Simon, Michayla Sullivan, Chris    Braun, Courtney Cantor, Lauren       level to merit the recognition of
one of only two in the state to      Sweeney, John Thornburgh,          Fisher, Emily Gaynor, Frank          AP Scholar.
be named a State Scholar.            Jimmy Waddell, Logan Walker,
   The State Scholar honor is        Adrienne Watson, Lauren
granted to the one female and        Wesley, Neha Yakhmi and Li         18 receive National Merit honors
one male student in the state        Zhang. Class of 2007 members
with grades of 3 or higher on
the greatest number of AP
                                     are Greg Bohn, Jack Brain-
                                     ard, Michael Harris, Jaskaran      S    even seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2007
                                                                             National Merit Scholarship Program. Kathryn Crabb, Michael
                                                                        Harris, Sara Jetty, James Lipshaw, Ravi Parikh, Luke Robbins
Exams, and then the highest          Heir, James Lipshaw, Kentaro
average grade (at least 3.5) on      Matsuoka, Ravi Parikh, Luke        and Alexander Scherer were among the 16,000 students named
all AP Exams taken.                  Robbins and Cindy Zhang.           as semifinalists, representing fewer than one percent of U.S.
                                                                        high school seniors. They reached semifinalist ranking as a result
   National Scholar honors go           Twenty-six students quali-
                                                                        of their exemplary performance on the 2005 Preliminary SAT/
to Class of 2006 graduates Rick-     fied for the AP Scholar with
                                                                        National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They now have the
paul Dhindsa, Doug Friedman,         Honor Award by earning an
                                                                        opportunity to compete for some 8,200 Merit Scholarship awards,
Fletcher Heisler, William Huster,    average grade of at least 3.25
                                                                        worth $33 million, that will be offered next spring.
Michelle Myers, Nick Perdue,         on all AP exams taken, and            In addition, 10 seniors have been named Commended Students
Jessica Ranucci, Kirsten Reinecke,   grades of 3 or higher on four or   in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program. They rank among
William Scales, Eli Simon, Chris     more of these exams. They are      the top five percent of the more than one million students who
Sweeney and Neha Yakhmi and to       Class of 2006 members Yaprak       entered the program. Those honored are Gregory Bohn, Lauren
Class of 2007 members Michael        Baran, Carsten Bick, Elizabeth     Braun, Whitney Dawson, Matthew DeVito, Lauren Fisher, Drew
Harris and Ravi Parikh. The          Dunbar, Hunter Heniser, Evan       Grein, Jaskaran Heir, Clifford Hull, Bryan Tuckman and Victor
National Scholar Award is giv-       Henricks, Sara Hubbard, Alex-      van den Bergh.
en to students who receive an        andra Lanza, Alex Leopold,            Senior Courtney Holland has been named a semifinalist in the
average grade of 4 or higher         Spencer Summerville and Mol-       2007 National Achievement Scholarship Program. She is one of
on a 5-point scale on all AP         lie Tavel; Class of 2007 mem-      only 1,600 Black American high school seniors to be designated a
Exams taken, and grades of 4         bers Luisa Armstrong, Kathryn      semifinalist in the 43rd annual competition. The program honors
or higher on eight or more of        Crabb, Whitney Dawson, Matt        academically promising black youth and provides scholarships to
these exams.                         DeVito, Drew Grein, Clifford       a substantial number of the most outstanding participants. As a
   Forty-seven Park Tudor            Hull, Sara Jetty, Nadia Khoso,     semifinalist Courtney has the opportunity to continue in the com-
students qualified for the AP        Gediminas Ramanauskas, Alex        petition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards,
Scholar with Distinction Award       Scherer, John Scott, Karl Selm,    worth $2.5 million.
by earning an average of at least    Will Tait, Caitlin Vonderohe
3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and       and Gregory Webber; and               Park Tudor students continue to significantly outperform nation-
grades of 3 or higher on five or     Class of 2008 member Reshma        al, state and local SAT score averages. For the Class of 2006, mean
more of these exams. They are        Kalimi.                            SAT scores are: Math - 646, Critical Reading - 636 and Writing
Class of 2006 members Char-             Forty students qualified as     - 620. This is the first year that Writing scores have been included
lotte Bourdillon, Tanya Devnani,     AP Scholars, receiving grades      in the national report. These scores released by the College Board
Rickpaul Dhindsa, Doug Fried-        of 3 or higher on three or more    reflect the latest set of mean scores for the Class of 2006; they do
man, Lillian Goodman, Molly          AP exams. They are Class of        not reflect the best scores for students if they took the test more
                                                                        than once.

                                                                                                                  NEWS OF THE SCHOOL

Park Tudor completes its fourth Habitat for Humanity house
By Michael Harris ’07.              kind of money. In the end,
Habitat Campus Chapter              though—and how could we
Co-president                        have doubted it?—the Park
                                    Tudor community demon-

A     s John F. Kennedy said,
      “Of those to whom much
is given, much is required.”
                                    strated its famous generosity
                                    through gifts large and small.
                                       Once the fund-raising chal-
While we students at Park           lenge was met, the next hurdle
Tudor can be accused of occa-       presented itself—that of per-
sionally forgetting, most of the    suading more than 200 volun-
time we are acutely aware of        teers to give of their time and
how privileged we are. Here         energy (in Habitat parlance,
at our school, we have the          “sweat equity”). The build was
opportunity to learn in small       scheduled to begin the first
classes led by dedicated teach-     week of school; students had
ers; we enjoy the support of        hardly gotten a chance to meet
family and numerous friends;        their teachers before they were
we have access to food that is      tapped to miss a morning or an
healthy and plentiful; and last,    afternoon of classes in order to
and very importantly, we have       work at the build site.
snug homes to which we can             And what a dishearten-
retreat at the end of a long day.   ing sight 2325 N. Kenwood
   We know we are fortunate;        Avenue was on the first day
we are aware of the fact that       of that first week! There was
the lack of affordable housing      no house whatsoever; there
for a segment of our popu-          was, instead, a dirt lot full of
lation right here in Indiana-       trash and litter. Windows of
polis is a sobering reality. To     adjacent homes were boarded
its great credit, Habitat for       up; graffiti and broken-down
Humanity of Greater Indianap-       cars contributed to the sense      Upper School students and parents put up walls for the Habitat house.
olis attempts to address that       that this was definitely a block
problem by “Building Hope           in need of what Habitat calls      teachers, administrators, parents      that had always plagued her as
and Community One House at          “hope and community.”              and alumni. Alumnus Jeff               a renter, and she liked the idea
a Time,” and we at Park Tudor          Fortunately, our volunteers     Kimbell ’82 echoed the senti-          of living closer to work and
School believe that maintain-       were undaunted, and they           ments of many when he said             her daughter’s school. As her
ing our history of partnering       tackled the enormous task          that this was his first chance to      home quickly rose up amidst
with the Habitat organization       with enthusiasm. The physi-        work on a Habitat build, and           the productive clatter of ham-
is a valuable and concrete way      cal activity and the camara-       that it was something that he          mers and saws, we were able
that we can give back to our        derie made the work fun, but       had always wanted to do. He            to watch it all through her
community.                          the importance of the project      noted that he was impressed            eyes. And by September’s end,
   It has been my great privi-      never seemed to be far from        by the great sense of com-             paint and landscaping provided
lege to work on our Habi-           the workers’ minds.                munity at the work site and            finishing touches on a house
tat project for the past two           As junior Mark Rusthoven        that, for him, the experience          that had been only a dream the
years. During that time, fellow     said, “This is about more than     was everything he had hoped            month before.
student and co-chair Emma           just accumulating community        it would be.                              As I write this, the images
Lanham and I met, planned,          service hours — we are actu-          Quietly working beside the          that helped create the exhilara-
organized, wrote, phoned,           ally helping to give someone a     Park Tudor contingent during           tion and profound emotion of
presented, solicited, begged        home, and I feel a great sense     every hour of every day of the         the September 30th dedica-
and pleaded in order to fulfill     of pride in doing this work.”      build was Tonnie Carruthers,           tion ceremony are fresh in my
our commitment to Habitat.             The six weeks of our build      the new home’s soon-to-be              mind: a welcome banner sport-
Raising the required $60,000        flew by, and we were aston-        owner. She was, she said, look-        ing little paper houses made
seemed like a crazy, daunt-         ished by the unflagging com-       ing forward to getting away            by the Hilbert School kids;
ing task, and I have to admit       mitment not only of our Park       from the unscrupulous land-
to some moments of doubt            Tudor students, but also of        lords and constant “racket”                            continued on page 8
about our ability to amass that
                                                                                                                      FALL 2006 PARK TUDOR PHOENIX 7

Park Tudor completes its fourth Habitat for Humanity house

           continued from page 7       received a new home as the
                                       result of the generosity of our
the singing of “You Raise Me           school.
Up” by our Upper School a                 Park Tudor’s partnership
cappella group; Lower School           with Habitat for Humanity of
youngsters in yellow hard hats         Greater Indianapolis dates back
sharing bags of household              to 1998 when student Brian
goodies they had brought for           Tolbert ’00 brainstormed the
Ms. Carruthers; Middle School          idea of involving the school in
students presenting supplies,          a Habitat build as part of his
including a computer, for a            Global Scholars project. As a
“study corner”; the donation of        result of Brian’s dedication and
a new vacuum cleaner by the            hard work, Park Tudor became
Lower School Student Coun-             the first official high school
cil; and the amazing words of          campus chapter in the state
several speakers, all of whom          of Indiana in 1999, and the
observed that the house was            school’s first house was built
built on “a foundation of love”        that summer. The Tolbert fam-
that could be felt in the living       ily continued its commitment            Project co-chair Michael Harris ’07 (left) hands the keys of the house to
room in which we stood. It             to the PT/Habitat relationship          new homeowner Tonnie Carruthers (right) at the dedication ceremony as
was enormously satisfying to           when Brian’s sister Beth ’03            co-chair Emma Lanham ’08 looks on.
hand to Ms. Carruthers the key         oversaw the fundraising and
to her solid, brand-new house,         building of a second house
                                                                               successful build with Habitat;              Because of those energetic
one made possible by Park              in September of 2002. Annie
                                                                               that house was completed in              and visionary student leaders
Tudor—and to realize that this         Kruse ’05 graciously agreed
                                                                               October of 2004.                         who came before us, we have
is the fourth family that has          to spearhead the school’s third
                                                                                                                        seen the completion of yet
                                                                                                                        another Park Tudor Habitat
                                                                                                                        for Humanity house. I want
                                                                                                                        to express my sincere thanks
                                                                                                                        to them, as well as to Head of
                                                                                                                        School Doug Jennings, Assis-
                                                                                                                        tant Head of School for Devel-
                                                                                                                        opment and Alumni Relations
                                                                                                                        Susie Maxwell and Commu-
                                                                                                                        nity Service Coordinator Mon-
                                                                                                                        tez Currin; to our hundreds
                                                                                                                        of donors and volunteers; to
                                                                                                                        the kind and dedicated people
                                                                                                                        at Habitat for Humanity of
                                                                                                                        Greater Indianapolis; to Davis
                                                                                                                        Homes; to Campus Chapter
                                                                                                                        Co-President Emma Lanham
                                                                                                                        ’08; and to Emma’s mom, Sally,
                                                                                                                        and my mom, Laura, for mak-
                                                                                                                        ing this venture such a success.
                                                                                                                           Our Upper School’s philos-
                                                                                                                        ophy encourages us to “lead
                                                                                                                        lives of honor, courage, and
                                                                                                                        compassion.” I believe that
                                                                                                                        our Park Tudor/Habitat for
                                                                                                                        Humanity house is the perfect
                                                                                                                        embodiment of that philoso-
                                                                                                                        phy at work.
Students in the Hilbert Early Education Center made a banner to adorn the house at its dedication.

                                                                                                               NEWS OF THE SCHOOL

Habitat for Humanity donor roster

P   ark Tudor wishes to
    thank these generous
donors, without whom this
                                     Larry and Susan Eckel
                                     Telene Edington
                                     William Elder Jr.
                                                                       Marjorie Kroeger
                                                                       Jackie Laikin
                                                                       Charles Lanham
                                                                                                            Peter and Linda Rusthoven
                                                                                                            Tom and Susie Sams
                                                                                                            Chris and Karen Scanlon
project would not have been          David and Lindsey Flaherty        Kyle and Sally Lanham                Christina Scofield
possible:                            Linda Flanders                    Lisa Lanham                          James Sholly
                                     Sara Flores                       Lilly Endowment Inc.                 Max and Jennifer Siegel
Maura Ahearn                         Suzanne Fong                      Blair and Alice MacPhail             David and Jackie Simon
Molly Altomare                       John Goodman and Sarah            Howard and Susie Maxwell             Cindy Skjodt (Samerian
Ayres Foundation, Inc.                 Kunz                            Loretta McQuaid and Lauren             Foundation)
Nancy Ayres                          Rich and Susan Graffis              Fisher                             Jim and Michal Sommer
Herb and Arlene Biel                 June Graham                       The Mothershead Foundation           Christopher and Ann Stack
Tom and Joanne Black                 The Grein Family                  Sara Murphy                          Patricia Stephens
Bill Bobbs                           Paul and Mary Ellen Hamer         Wendy Fortune Neal                   Michael and Shelley Stout
Liz Brainard                         Ed and Laura Harris               Park Tudor Alumni                      and Family
Douglas, Tyler and Matthew           Mary DePrez Harris                   Association                       Kathy Stuart
  Braly                              JR and Kathy Hetzler              Park Tudor Fathers’                  Michael and Sharon Sullivan
Gina Bremner                         Brooke Huber                         Association                       Maria Tilmans
Mark and Charla Cain                 Patrick and Patricia Hurrle       Park Tudor Mothers’                  Beth Tolbert
Janet Carrington                     William Huster                       Association                       Bill and Susan Tolbert
Jeffrey Christie                     Rao and Rama Ivaturi              Jennifer Pease                       Glenn and Margy Tuckman
Julie Davis                          Doug and Viveka Jennings          David Rardon and Karen               Cindy Whitaker
Jeff and Sara Dugdale                The Knapp Family                    Mahakian                           Christine Wilson
Kathleen Dunbar                      David Kosten and Melissa          Clay and Amy Robbins                 Stephen Wintermeyer
Dave and Merilea Dutro                 McCoy                           Randall Rogers                       Mary Ellen Youngs

Think globally, share locally
Park Tudor teachers share “gifts” with the children of the Westminster Neighborhood Center
By Bonnie Stewart                    and the Park Tudor commu-         ing activities our Park Tudor        by bus. Enthusiastic teachers,
Lower School writing instructor      nity in the fall of 2005. The     students experience to children      parents and children from Park
                                     Learning Project historically     who would otherwise be in            Tudor remained at school,

A    s we strive to inspire our
     students at Park Tudor to
view our community, city and
                                     has attempted to better under-
                                     stand and educate students of
                                                                       after-school care on Fridays.
                                                                       Fridays are a day when they
                                                                                                            eager to get to know the visit-
                                                                                                            ing children, experience aca-
                                     many different learning styles    traditionally have little home-      demically enriching games
country from a global perspec-       and has always had a vision of    work and meaningful structure        and challenging puzzles, and
tive, we find ourselves with         delivering these principles to    to fill their time. Both the chil-   enjoy an afternoon in a warm,
unique opportunities to reach        the greater Indianapolis com-     dren from Westminster and            new atmosphere together.
and positively influence local       munity.                           the teachers from Park Tudor            These predictable Friday
children and communities by             The Westminster Neighbor-      would receive a welcomed and         afternoon visits essentially
sharing our greatest gifts of all:   hood Center provides before-      enriching break from their own       became an enriching “field
time and care. The Park Tudor        and after-school care for the     daily routines.                      trip” for the children of the
community has embraced the           children of an Indianapolis          Roxanne notes, “These types       Westminster Neighborhood
opportunity to get acquainted        near east side neighborhood.      of activities can be motivating,     Center. Many of our Park
and share experiences with the       Children can come to the          boosting a child’s belief in         Tudor teachers, students and
children of the Westminster          center to do homework, have       his or her abilities, and pro-       parents volunteered their Fri-
Neighborhood Center.                 snacks and engage in safe,        vide different experiences than      day afternoons to share aca-
   As a way to reach the young       wholesome activities during       those in a more traditional          demically motivated craft
children of our surrounding          the school year and summer        classroom.”                          projects and challenging math
Indianapolis communities,            months. Roxanne believed it          At the close of every Fri-        games such as Blokus and the
Roxanne Taylor, Coordinator          would be a rewarding outreach     day afternoon throughout the         Math Pentathlon, activities to
of Curriculum Extension at           opportunity for all involved if   2005-06 school year, the quiet-      which many of the children
Park Tudor and a contributor to      teachers and parents at Park      ing hallways in the Park Tudor       from Westminster had never
The Russel & Mary Williams           Tudor could extend many of        Lower School filled up again         been exposed. The children
Learning Project, facilitated a      the hands-on problem-solving      as the excited young boys and        read and discussed classic lit-
partnership between the West-        games and higher-level think-     girls from Westminster arrived                    continued on page 10
minster Neighborhood Center
                                                                                                                   FALL 2006 PARK TUDOR PHOENIX 9

Think globally, share locally

              Continued from page 9                                                                               emphasized. Children also
                                                                                                                  will have time dedicated to
erature and enjoyed physical                                                                                      reflective journal writing. The
activity on our playgrounds.                                                                                      children arrive each Monday
Many of our Park Tudor stu-                                                                                       with a sincere enthusiasm and
dents developed new, positive                                                                                     energy; a relationship built
relationships with other chil-                                                                                    on trust and commitment has
dren their age though these                                                                                       been established between our
games and activities.                                                                                             Park Tudor community and
   Even after the completion of                                                                                   the children of the Westmin-
a wonderfully full school year,                                                                                   ster Neighborhood Center.
several Park Tudor teachers                                                                                          While many of the children
willingly found themselves                                                                                        have made academic gains
once again sharing their pas-                                                                                     while enjoying the provid-
sion, creativity and expertise                                                                                    ed learning experiences this
with the children attending                                                                                       summer and school year, the
the Westminster Summer Pro-                                                                                       teachers have benefited just
gram. Through the generous                                                                                        as much. They have enjoyed
funding of The Learning Proj-                                                                                     the opportunity to make con-
ect, three to six Park Tudor                                                                                      nections with children outside
teachers per week taught the          Samantha Schwab ’14 (right) and a student in the Westminster Program        of the Park Tudor community
eight-week educational com-           work together on math problems.                                             and to encourage them to dis-
ponent of the Westminster                                                                                         cover the joy of learning and
Summer Programs. Still under          “Seeing children gain com-           is critical to future academic
                                                                                                                  the rewards of hard work.
the organization and leader-          plete mastery of their math          success," notes Rominger.
                                                                                                                     When the children were
ship of Roxanne Taylor, sev-          facts, truly enjoy reading a            “Children are more likely to
                                                                                                                  asked to anonymously describe
eral teachers took time out           book from start to finish for        internalize these skills when
                                                                                                                  what they appreciated most
of their summer vacation to           the first time, and being a part     they are reinforced in a posi-
                                                                                                                  about the academic enrich-
offer academic enrichment             of the pride a child feels from      tive and consistent manner,”
                                                                                                                  ment provided by our Park
and instruction to the kinder-        learning to write his full name      she says.
                                                                                                                  Tudor teachers, one wrote,
garten through eighth-grade           without help were deeply sat-           Younger children will
                                                                                                                  “They care. They taught us
students attending the sum-           isfying experiences for me.”         receive phonics instruction
                                                                                                                  new things, and they loved
mer program. These teach-                While some of the same            and time to enjoy engaging
ers divided the morning into          dedicated Park Tudor teach-          literature such as “Ramona
                                                                                                                     All involved would agree
three academic rotations pro-         ers continue to passionately         the Pest” and the “Wayside
                                                                                                                  that this is time well spent.
viding a focused language             share their time and gifts with      School” series. Basic com-
arts, math and computer time          the children of Westminster          putation and problem-solv-
period each day. The children         after school, the program was        ing skills will be continually
read “Bridge to Terabithia,”          moved from Fridays to Mon-
among others, and participat-         days with hopes for a more
ed in lively discussions about        consistent volunteer base.
the books. They engaged in            Maintaining a stable group of
hands-on equations and logic-         volunteers has been an ongo-
based problem-solving activi-         ing challenge and is important
ties in Math. Computers and           for the overall success of this
board games also provided             endeavor. Furthermore, the
fun academic enrichment for           curriculum of the program has
the children. The summer pro-         evolved substantially from last
gram took a more academi-             year. The 30 or so children
cally focused approach than           ranging in age from 5-14 who
the previous Friday afternoon         visit Park Tudor on Mondays
sessions, demonstrating a need        now will receive intensive
for more tutorial-based enrich-       tutoring and reinforcement in
ment. The children seemed to          traditional academic subjects
benefit greatly from the daily        and skill areas such as organi-
structure and academic focus          zation and time management.
of the summer experience.                “The explicit scaffolding of
   Park Tudor first-grade             basic student skills such as         Lower School teaching assistant Robert Keleher and fifth-grade teacher
teacher Mary Rominger said,           organization and study habits        Karlyn Fox work with students from School #14.

                                                                                                                    NEWS OF THE SCHOOL

New technology aids collaborative learning

By Tina Rice, staff writer              In addition, the Lower and          let PC Lab, teachers use a          tion and miss an important part
                                        Middle Schools each received        pen-based technology system         of the lecture, one click brings

P    ark Tudor has started the
     school year with a new
faculty laptop program and
                                        20 laptops on a portable cart
                                        to provide technology when-
                                                                            called DyKnow invented by
                                                                            DePauw University professor
                                                                                                                up the teacher’s notes from that
                                                                                                                section. I also enjoy the ability
                                        ever/wherever it is needed, two     David Berque. Teachers and          to combine both my notes and
the introduction of teacher-            ActiveBoard interactive tablets     students collaborate dynami-        the teacher’s notes on the same
designed technology pilot proj-         and a Quizdom system, while         cally by using graphic tablets      page. When I review the notes
ects – the first steps in an initia-    the Upper School is now home        and pens to display their notes     before a test, if my notes are not
tive to provide additional and          to a Tablet PC lab and an           on computer screens. Students       clear, then I have the teacher’s
updated technology for Park             ActiveBoard.                        can replay notes step by step,      notes to use as well.”
Tudor teachers and students.              ActiveBoards enable teach-        while the teacher has the ability      Sixth grader Cyrus Hart
                                                                            to integrate notes, web pages       says he likes using Quizdom
                                                                            and simulations.                    “because it allows you to take
                                                                               Upper School math teacher        quizzes quickly. I also like
                                                                            Emily Sturman says of the Tab-      the ActiveBoards because you
                                                                            let PC Lab: “While teaching         can create clipboards and edit
                                                                            my calculus classes it allows       assignments all electronically.”
                                                                            me to present notes electroni-         Fourth grader Kyla Ibsen is a
                                                                            cally, give students problems       fan of the new laptop comput-
                                                                            for submission and grade the        ers: “I like them much more
                                                                            students’ work.”                    than the big desktop comput-
                                                                               Students give high marks to      ers,” she says.
                                                                            the school’s newly acquired            “The laptops are more por-
                                                                            technology.                         table and personal because you
                                                                               Senior Wes Cleveland says        have your own password. Also,
                                                                            one of his favorite things about    I like the laptops because they
                                                                            the Tablet Lab “is the ability to   don’t take so long to turn on.”
                                                                            easily backtrack to notes you
                                                                            may have missed. If I ever
                                                                            accidentally stop paying atten-
Sixth grader Joseph Bir uses a stylus and the ActiveBoard to add punctua-
tion to a sentence in Mrs. Jane Sidey-Ray’s English class.

                                                                              Technology notes
   In the fall of 2005, the Park        ers to project information
Tudor Board of Directors creat-         directly from their computers
ed a Technology Task Force to
ensure that the school remains
                                        onto an interactive white board.
                                        Students have the ability to
                                                                              T    he College Counsel-
                                                                                   ing Office this fall has
                                                                                                                forms to request transcripts,
                                                                                                                college profiles that include
                                                                              introduced a new web-based        Park Tudor-specific data,
at the leading edge of educa-           write onto the white board with       data management program           interactive resumes of stu-
tional technology. The Task             a stylus, as seen in the photo        for students, parents and         dent     accomplishments,
Force explored technology               above.                                colleges that will greatly        college admission decision
being used on college campuses             With Quizdom, Middle               expand opportunities for          data, schedules of visits
and recommended that faculty            School teachers can project quiz      college searches and online       (and sign-up forms) by col-
be equipped with the latest             questions from their computer
                                                                              tracking of college applica-      lege admission reps to Park
technology to enhance teaching          onto a screen; students answer
                                                                              tions.                            Tudor, and news updates
and to provide better instruc-          the questions using “clickers,”
tional tools to classrooms.                                                      The TCCi Family Con-           from the College Guid-
                                        much like quiz shows on tele-
   Through the faculty laptop                                                 nection by Naviance offers        ance Department regard-
                                        vision. The software automati-
and pilot programs, more than                                                 dynamic college search and        ing scholarships and other
                                        cally tabulates each student’s
120 laptops were distributed                                                  comparison tools, online          opportunities.
to full-time faculty and staff.            In the Upper School’s Tab-

                                                                                                                       FALL 2006 PARK TUDOR PHOENIX 11

Faculty in the news

• The Russel & Mary Wil-          received a check for $500 to
liams Learning Project at         support the Legacy Initiative.
Park Tudor was featured as an     Mrs. Lerch and Audiovisual
example of “Best Practices” in    Coordinator Shirley Gaughan
the community at the annual       now are working on a project
conference of the Interna-        to create a web archive and
tional Dyslexia Association in    database program to house the
Indianapolis from November        oral history interviews.
8-11. Learning Project staff      • Upper School Latin teacher
members Dr. Mary Ann Scott,       Clifford Hull, social studies
Dr. Scott Hamilton and Lisa       teacher Margo McAlear and
Mercurio and Lower School         Spanish teacher Sheila Young
Director Dr. Jeff Mitchell were   were selected to participate in
panelists for the session. The    the annual reading and scor-
conference, which attracted       ing of the College Board’s
more than 3,500 teachers and      Advanced Placement exams in
                                                                    Preschoolers Stephen Cheesebourough and Cole Greenwalt examine fin-
researchers from throughout       June. Mr. Hull, Ms. McAlear       gerprints during a class project. Photo by Molly Murphy.
the world to the Indiana Con-     and Ms. Young joined more
vention Center, is widely rec-    than 7,400 other Readers from
ognized as the premier profes-    universities and high schools
sional development conference     throughout the United States
in North America presenting       and Canada to assist in the
research-based methods aimed      grading of more than 2 million
at identifying and remediating    exams in 19 disciplines.
dyslexia and related learning     • Instrumental music teacher
disabilities. The Park Tudor      Paul Nordby was invited to
Mothers’ Association offered      present a lecture on bassoon
grants for parents and faculty    restoration, care and main-
members to attend the confer-     tenance at the 35th Annual
ence.                             International Double Reed
                                                                    Jura Leete Finn ’76 and her son Patrick ’13 and Lauren Moreland ’13 and
• Social Studies Department       Society Conference in July at     her mother Debbie collaborate on a sixth-grade class project during Mid-
Chair and history teacher         Ball State University. Twelve-    dle School Mothers’ Morning on October 12.
Kathryn Lerch received two        hundred oboists and bassoon-
awards at the annual Indiana      ists from more than 20 coun-
American Legion Conven-           tries attended the conference.
tion this summer related to       Mr. Nordby, who performed
her work with students at Park    with the Indianapolis Sym-
Tudor. She won both the Dis-      phony Orchestra from 1977-
trict 11 award and an Educator    1988 and was professor of
of the Year award (Division       bassoon at DePauw University
B Level 7-12) for her work        from 1987-2001, has repaired
with students in collecting       and restored bassoons for 24
oral histories of veterans and    years.
the Park Tudor Legacy Initia-
tive history project. She also

       Park Tudor enrollment 2006-07                                Members of the Class of 2006 spent the first two days of the school year
     Total students: 981              Middle School: 309            at a class retreat. The agenda included class meetings, planning sessions
     Hilbert Center: 97               Upper School: 412             and a variety of team-building and strengthening activities surrounding the
     Lower School: 263                New students: 153             question “Is our school a moral community?” Here, students simulate a
                                                                    disaster to work on cooperation and communication skills.

                                                                                                                            NEWS OF THE SCHOOL

Upper School presents “Death Takes a Holiday”

I n early November the Upper
  School presented “Death
Takes A Holiday,” an Italian
                                           This striking drama has
                                        established itself among the
                                        important plays of our time as
                                                                               ing those three days “Death”
                                                                               has many experiences, includ-
                                                                               ing meeting and falling in love
                                                                                                                        has enjoyed wide production
                                                                                                                        among school, community and
                                                                                                                        professional theatres. It was
play written by Alberto Cas-            it is based on the poetic con-         with a beautiful young wom-              made into a film in 1929, and
sella, translated into English          ception of “Death” suspending          an. Through his “holiday” he             it was the inspiration for the
by Walter Ferris and produced           all activities for three days to       learns what it means to be               1998 film “Meet Joe Black”
with great success on Broad-            live among mortals and dis-            truly human.                             starring Brad Pitt and Anthony
way in the late 1920s.                  cover why they fear him. Dur-             “Death Takes A Holiday”               Hopkins.

In September Park Tudor welcomed 11 students and two teachers from the         Park Tudor’s orchestra students had several learning opportunities in con-
Scuola Italiana di Montevideo in Uruguay for the school’s eighth exchange      nection with the Seventh Quadrennial International Violin Competition of
visit. The nine girls and two boys stayed with Park Tudor families, spending   Indianapolis (IVCI), held September 1-17. Orchestra students in grades 5-12
time in Park Tudor Lower and Middle School classes and also visiting local     attended one of the preliminary competition sessions held at the Indiana
attractions. Here, the Uruguayan students perform the “Tarantella” at an       History Center, hearing two of the six finalists perform masterworks by
assembly for students in the Hilbert Early Education Center.                   Bach, Paganini, and a work from the encore repertory. Violinist Erin Keefe,
                                                                               who competed in the event, visited the school to make presentations to
                                                                               orchestra students in grades 2-6 and 7-12.

This year, the Park Tudor parent Multicultural Association’s Religion Forum
Committee is hosting a series called “Religion in the Global Community.”
The Multicultural Association has arranged for members of the Park Tudor
community to visit four places of worship over the course of the school
year – Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Jewish. The series offers opportuni-
ties to meet religious leaders from each faith, to increase understanding
of these religions and to broaden our perspectives as members of a truly       Second-grader Max Alter and his father Ralph had fun together during
global society.                                                                Lower School Fathers’ Morning on October 6.

                                                                                                                               FALL 2006 PARK TUDOR PHOENIX 13

Fall athletic update: Teams capture state title, six conference championships

By Brad Lennon, Athletic Director   matches, and junior Kent Win-           first place in the Red Division          this fall. At the conclusion of
                                    ingham bested Homestead at              of the Pike Invitational, while          the regular season the girls

O     n the heels of a very
      successful spring season,
Park Tudor’s fall sports teams
                                    No. 1 singles. This is the boys’
                                    first state title since 2002.
                                                                            finishing a strong second in the
                                                                            Park Tudor Invite a week later.
                                                                                                                     owned an impressive 24-4 win-
                                                                                                                     loss record that included three
                                       In addition to also capturing        The girls won top honors at              invitational championships at
have some boasting to do. As        the Indiana Crossroads Cham-            the Hilltop Invitational hosted          Rossville, South Decatur and
the fall campaign was winding       pionship, the boys steam-               by Heritage Christian and cap-           North Central. The girls fin-
to a close at press time, six       rolled through the sectional            tured runner-up honors at the            ished conference play with a
teams had captured Indiana          and regional round of the state         Park Tudor Invite as well.               perfect 6-0 record, capturing
Crossroads Conference cham-         tournament topped off with a               The season was capped                 the outright team champion-
pionships.                          close win over North Central            with both the boys’ and girls’           ship for the second consecu-
                                    3-2. Juniors Kent Winingham             harriers running away with               tive year. Coach Steve Math
BOYS’ TENNIS                        and Michael Rardon led the              the conference title in their            and the lady netters finished
   The boys’ tennis team            team at No. 1 and 2 singles.            respective races, represent-             the regular season ranked No.
opened the season ranked                                                    ing a sizeable turnaround in             7 in the 2A state poll. One
No. 1 in the state polls and        BOYS’/GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY              both programs. Eighteen boys             highlight of the season was
ended the season by winning            Most notable was the clean           and girls competed this fall,            a victory over defending 4A
the boys' state team title for      sweep made by the boys’ and             with Ted Somerville standing             state champion Martinsville at
the sixth time. However, inju-      girls’ cross-country teams.             as the lone senior on both               its invitational in September.
ries and juggling the line-up       During the previous two sea-            teams. With several incom-               Seniors Lauren Rapp and Erin
between those times precipi-        sons, Coach Mike Penington              ing freshmen joining the pro-            Trimpe led the way statisti-
tated a slight drop in the rank-    struggled to field full teams,          gram next year, the future of            cally for the volleyball team.
ings. After defeating Munster       often unable to score points            the cross-country teams looks            Lauren will attend the Univer-
High School 3-2 in the semi-        in meets. However, this sea-            even brighter.                           sity of Kentucky next year on
finals, the Panthers were feel-     son saw a major increase in                                                      a full volleyball scholarship.
ing confident going into the        participants, which resulted            GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL                        The team ended the season
finals match against the No.        in several first-place perfor-            The girls’ volleyball team             with a heartbreaking loss to
12 ranked Homestead High            mances. The boys’ team took             continued its winning ways               No. 2-ranked arch rival Heri-
School. The Panthers rolled
with a 4-1 win led by the
No. 1 doubles team of seniors
Luke Robbins and Will Pear-
son. Pearson had been out of
the line-up most of the sea-
son due to a nagging shoul-
der injury; while Robbins had
played most of the season, he
missed the semifinals match
due to a wrist injury. Junior
Dan Tapiero had been play-
ing No. 1 doubles all year
but was replaced when both
Pearson and Robbins returned
to health. “This (victory) was
for Dan,” Robbins said. “He’s
a great teammate to step aside
like that without any problem
for the good of the team.” No.
2 doubles team Juan Lopez ’09       Members of the state championship boys' tennis team after winning their sixth title: Back row, left to right: Coach
and Sam Miles ’10 contributed       John Talbert, Juan Lopez ’09, Michael Rardon ’08, Dan Tapiero ’08, Kent Winingham ’08, Neal Ramchandani ’07,
                                    Elliott Thomasson ’07, Will Pearson ’07, Matt Wise ’07, Coach Dave Heffern. Front row, John Wilson ’09, Kishan
to the victory by winning both
                                    Shah ’10, Sam Miles ’10, Derek Reinbold ’10, Andrew Ponader ’10 and Alex Skelton ’10.

                                                                                                                 NEWS OF THE SCHOOL

tage Christian in the second          games. Included in the season        first-ever Indiana Crossroads      ending the season with a 4-5
round of sectionals. The Pan-         performance was a close 1-           Conference championship.           won-loss record. After a fast
thers had defeated the Eagles         0 loss to 5A Perry Meridian          Coach Scott McDougall looks        start winning three of its first
in three straight games earlier       in the Marion County Tour-           forward to continued progress      four games, the football team
in the season.                        nament and a heartbreaking           with the girls’ program in the     stumbled to four consecutive
                                      overtime loss to Speedway            future. The boys finished the      losses against teams with a
SOCCER                                3-2 in the sectional opener.         year with a respectable 8-7-       combined 26-3 record. Coach
  The boys’ and girls’ soc-           Freshmen Maddie Kahn and             2 record highlighted by their      Tom Page, in his 20th season
cer teams had their share of          Katharine Kulka had very pro-        clean sweep of conference          with the Panthers, knew this
success in the fall, too. After       ductive first-year efforts. The      foes Scecina, Ritter and Beech     would be a rebuilding year
a slow start the girls’ team          season was topped off with           Grove to win the conference        considering the youth of the
won seven of its last nine            the girls winning the school’s       championship for the second        team. However, the Panthers
                                                                           year in a row. Sophomore Cole      rebounded in sectional play,
                                                                           Sommer led the team in scor-       defeating first-round sectional
Authentic turf vs. artificial turf                                         ing with 20 goals, two short       opponent South Decatur 13-
                                                                           of the school record. Junior       7 and second-round opponent

T    he authentic turf of yes-
     terday has faced off with
today’s new, improved artifi-
                                      I’m able to run faster,” said
                                      senior lacrosse player Danielle
                                      MacInnes. “I have to agree,”
                                                                           Nick Huster and seniors Matt
                                                                           DeVito and Frank Hapak pro-
                                                                                                              Monrovia 28-0. At press time,
                                                                                                              the Panthers were preparing
                                                                           vided the extra scoring, assists   to meet Cardinal Ritter in the
cial turf, only to be defeated on     said football quarterback            and defensive efforts for the      sectional championship game
Park Tudor’s Memorial Field.          junior Hank Powell. “Not only
                                                                           team. In addition to Sommer        on November 3.
   The decision last year to          is the new field a lot smoother,
                                                                           and Huster, sophomore spark
replace the old grass with arti-      which allows me to run faster,
                                                                           plug Marc Wagoner returns          CHEERLEADING
ficial turf provided Park Tudor       it also seems like there are a lot
                                                                           next year for what could be a        Park Tudor’s cheerlead-
with a cost-effective way to          less injuries.”
                                                                           most successful campaign.          ers were featured on WTHR-
expand the capacity of its               Director of Physical Edu-
playing fields. Previously, the       cation Sylvia Fleck confirms                                            Channel 13’s “Sports Jam” on
grass-surfaced football field         Hank’s hunch. “With the new          FOOTBALL                           October 6. They appeared as
was used sparingly in the sum-        turf we have decreased the             On the gridiron the Pan-         “Cheerleaders of the Week”
mer and during the season in          amount of scraped knees,             thers won their final regular      on Dave Calabro’s popular
order to conserve it for games.       bumped heads and bee stings,”        season encounter with a 49-        sports wrap-up program.
With the installation of the          she says. “The new turf also         7 victory over Edinburgh,
new artificial turf, the school       has a fast-absorbing finger
has the ability to use the field      system and drainage plan that
in any temperature above 45           allows us to use the field dur-
degrees.                              ing and after heavy rainfall.                         Megan Martzolf
   “The use of our athletic field     We can also use the field in                        named All American
has more than doubled,” says          fall and early spring. The PE
Park Tudor Athletic Direc-            department loves our wonder-                Senior Megan Martzolf       Association Singles State
tor Brad Lennon. “Before the          ful field.”                              has been named to the          Champion, a feat her sister
installation of the artificial turf      In addition to the new sur-
                                                                               National    High    School     Katie ’01 accomplished
we had to limit our use of the        face being safe and environ-
field because of the wear and         mentally friendly, it looks              Tennis      All-American       four times (1998-2001).
tear generated by foot traffic        and behaves like real grass.             Foundation Team.                 Megan took runner-up
from practices, games, sum-           Recycled materials are used in              Megan was named in          state singles honors her
mer camps, and PE classes.            the field construction, and the
                                                                               recognition of attaining       freshman year and has led
Those concerns have all but           use of chemical fertilizers is
disappeared with the new sur-         eliminated.                              the highest standards of       her team to consecutive
face,” he added.                         According to faculty, staff           Prep Tennis excellence.        state championships the
   The players, coaches and           and students, the new artificial         She was the 2005 Indi-         past two seasons.
teachers agree. “I like the new       turf definitely scores a touch-
                                                                               ana High School Athletic
turf better than the old grass        down.
because there are less ruts and
                                                                                                                    FALL 2006 PARK TUDOR PHOENIX 15

New field under construction                                            Basketball team to play at Conseco

T    his fall, the grassy hill on the north side of campus where the
     head of school’s house used to stand has been full of activity.
Bulldozers are leveling the top of the hill to create a new athletic
                                                                        P    ark Tudor is one of six central Indiana schools invited to
                                                                             participate in the second annual KeyBank Tipoff Classic on
                                                                        Wednesday, November 22 at Conseco Fieldhouse. In addition to
practice field that will be available to all students beginning next    Park Tudor, teams from Cathedral, Carmel, Brownsburg, Franklin
spring. The number of Park Tudor athletic teams (22) leaves little      Central and Martinsville High Schools will compete in the event.
time on the field for Lower and Middle School students. The new           Tipoff will be at 5:30 p.m., with the Park Tudor Panthers
hydro-seeded field will be used as a practice and play area.            meeting the Cathedral Fighting Irish. The second game starts at
   Some trees are being removed to accommodate a new access             approximately 7 p.m. and features the Carmel Greyhounds and
road to the playing field. The north-end tree line and adja-            the Brownsburg Bulldogs. The third game at approximately 8:30
cent woods are being                                                                                            p.m. will pit the Martins-
retained and new trees                                                                                          ville Artesians against
will be planted as a part                                                                                       the Franklin Central
of the project.                                                                                                 Flashes.
   Future plans also call                                                                                          Reserved-seating tick-
for a covered shelter                                                                                           ets can be purchased
in the area that will be                                                                                        through the Park Tudor
used for outdoor edu-                                                                                           Athletic Department for
cation activities. This                                                                                         $10 in advance or for
project is part of the                                                                                          $12 at Conseco the day
school’s strategic plan,                                                                                        of the game. Each game
PT 2010, and is being                                                                                           will be broadcast on
financed through fund-                                                                                          ESPN 950.
raising activities.

                                    Keep track of PT scores online

                                    K      eeping track of Park Tudor athletic events and scores has just
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                                    high school sports. Park Tudor is one of more than 6,500 schools
                                    nationwide subscribing to this premier sports-scheduling soft-
                                    ware that offers complete and up-to-date scheduling information
                                    directly from Park Tudor’s athletic department.
                                       You can access all Park Tudor Middle and Upper School ath-
                                    letic schedules and scores on HighSchoolSports.Net directly from
                                    the school’s web site (by going to the web page featuring the sport
                                    in which you are interested). You also can go directly to www.
                          , choose your state, and then choose Park
                                    Tudor School. Driving directions to games are available as well. If
                                    you register for “Change Notifications” on the site, you'll receive
                                    your choice of an e-mail or cell phone message letting you know
                                    that a game has been changed or cancelled.
                                       Bookmark your link to HighSchoolSports.Net today!

Freshmen head to class after a welcome assembly in ayres auditorium on
the opening day of school, august 21.

alaina urbahns ’08 and hannah Fisher ’08 model the 50s look on “decade
day” during upper School Spirit Week in September.

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                                                                                                 eighth-grade students participate

                                                                                                 in advisory group activities at the

                                                                                                 start of the school year. Clockwise

                                                                                                 from bottom left: emily knapp, Willie

                                                                                                 Griswold, Brittany Messer, Matt Braly,

                                                                                                 patrick rezek, emily Criss. photo by

                                                                                                 angela overpeck.

                                                                                                 note to parents: if your son or
                                                                                                 daughter receives the park tudor
                                                                                                 phoenix at your address but no lon-
                                                                                                 ger lives at home and is no longer a
                                                                                                 college student, please let us know
                                                                                                 his or her new address so we may
                                                                                                 update our records. please call the
                                                                                                 development and alumni relations
                                                                                                 office at 317/415-2707
                                                                                                 or (toll-free) 1-888-ptaLuM1, e-
                                                                                                 mail to or fax to


                     Let your friends know! Write your news on this form           Mrs. Suzanne Maxwell
                     and mail it to the address shown, fax to: 317/254-            The Park Tudor Phoenix
                     2714, or e-mail to:               Development & Alumni Relations Office
                                                                                   7200 North College Avenue
                        Dues Enclosed—$10/Year; $100/Life         Address Change   Indianapolis, IN 46240
                        Check Payable to: PT Alumni Association

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