Indianapolis Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership (INIP) Grant

From the City’s release: “Indy DPW will accept applications proposing public infrastructure improvements from non-profit, community-based organizations for the 2023 Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership from December 1, 2022 through February 15, 2023. Awards will be made up to a preferred maximum of $500,000 per project, with a total of $2 million to award in this program from Mayor Hogsett’s 2023 budget. Projects conditionally selected to receive funding will be announced in spring 2023, after which time Indy DPW will work with the applicant to refine the scope of their proposed project, formalize a project agreement, and manage the construction of their proposed project.

Full details and grant application are here.”

What could this look like in Nora? 

Examples and Details

Another example

Update: Public Input into 91st & College proposals

Washington Township School District officials and construction/engineering consultants scheduled several open meetings in January that were open to the public and have continued to have dialogue with neighbors interested in the future of school transportation, safe & walkable neighborhoods, school upgrades and potential construction impacts.

At this link, you can see a presentation from January with additional renderings. Below: some additional dates for informational sessions (RSVP – see yellow notes).

Proposed transportation complex to replace soccer fields at 91st & College

Washington Township Schools is considering a plan to develop an Operations Service Center at the southwest corner of 91st Street and College Avenue. The land is currently the site of 10 soccer fields utilized by Dynamo FC.

The planned development would consolidate a number of district-wide functions into a single location. The complex would include facilities for parking, maintenance, and fueling of buses and other district vehicles, training facilities and offices for the district police department, offices for various other support functions, and storage warehouses for district property and equipment.

The project would be part of a $285 million capital referendum to be placed on the May 2020 ballot along with a $128 million operating referendum, if approved by the school board.  For more details, view the WTS presentation from the November 13 school board meeting.

The Washington Township School Board will hold a second hearing and vote on these referenda at the school board meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 6 PM at the H. Dean Evans Community and Education Center located at 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd.  As the proposed development has the potential to significantly alter the character of the surrounding area, the Nora Alliance encourages all interested residents to attend and participate in the school board meeting. It is our understanding there will be an opportunity for public comment.

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

September 21, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM

North Central, 1801 East 86th

Street, 46240

September 3, 2015

6:00 – 7:00 PM Nora, 1000 East 91st Street, 46240

October 15, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 PM Crooked Creek,

2150 Kessler Blvd. W.

Drive 46228


Part 2: Community Feedback

Review of Strategic Plan and Feedback

November 4, 2015

5:00 – 6:30 PM or 6:45 – 8:15 PM Washington Township Schools Central Office

8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. 46240




Dr. Nikki WoodsonSuperintendent, Washington Township Schools
8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN  46240-2478

PH 317-205-3332 x77201| FAX 317-205-3362  | | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Great North Run Nora Washington Township Schools

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 not provide.

It was a great day in so many ways: the weather, the people, the FUN. A record breaking 2131 runners and walkers plus countless friends turned out for this year’s Great North Run & Fitness Fair on Saturday, March 14, 2015. What a great way to support public education in Washington Township!

At the end of the day, the Great North Run is a fundraiser, and raise funds they did…the totals are in and the event netted more than $47,000 to help fund programs in all schools in the district. Thank you to the Washington Township Schools Foundation for sponsoring the event and to all those who participated!

Money for Your School

A portion of every registration is given directly back to schools designated by participants. The more registrations a school has, the larger their check will be!

Fitness Fair

After the race, a Fitness Fair was hosted in the North Central gym. This free community event combines wonderful vendors sharing resources to foster ongoing development of a healthy lifestyle along with fun activities for the whole family.

Event photographer: Annie Bartrom, NCHS Class of 2015

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 age 8 not knowing any English, is known for its diverse international student population. Nearly 50% of Nora Elementary students were English language learners in 2014.

On his first day of school in the second grade at Nora Elementary, Stefan Stoykov sat in the corner of the classroom, feeling scared as he watched other students walk into the room. When they came up and spoke to him, he tried to make some sense of what they were saying. But he didn’t understand a word of English, so all he could do was bob his head.

Ten years later, Stoykov is graduating as the valedictorian of North Central High School, with a perfect SAT score that helped him win acceptances to all eight Ivy League schools — plus every one of the 10 other colleges to which he applied.

Stoykov’s long list of accomplishments includes:

Valedictorian (class of 802 students), perfect score on the SAT (2400), $2500 National Merit Scholarship, National AP Scholar, member of Student Council, Spirit Week Chair (for 3500 students), National Honor Society, Tutoring Chair, 3 of the Ivy League acceptances include full ride scholarship, and Academic Quiz Bowl.

“North Central High School and the IB (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) have provided me the academic excellence required to achieve learning at a higher level,” he said.

Read more about Stefan’s personal journey in the IndyStar.

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 the big picture of our school district or have ever thought “They should do…” or “If I were in charge…” then this is the leadership opportunity for YOU!
Please contact MSDWT Parent Council in person after the next meeting OR email them at  with any questions or to take on this important role!  Anticipate leadership election during the May 2015 meeting.