Huskies in the Know

November 12-16

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Important Dates to Know

  • Extended Library Hours for Students and Parents - Monday, November 12; 4:45-6:15 in the Library
  • Toys for Tots Grade Level Challenge - November 12 - December 3
  • STEM Academy Information Night (5th Grade Parents Only) - Monday, November 12; 6:00 PM, and the Jerry Knight STEM Academy at Wester
  • Game Truck Event for Top Chocolate Fundraiser Sellers (select students only) - Thursday, November 15, 12-2 (6th grade); 1-3 (5th grade)
  • STEM Academy Information Night (5th Grade Parents Only) - Thursday, November 15; 6:00 PM, and the Jerry Knight STEM Academy at Wester
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no school) - November 19-23
  • Extended Library Hours for Students and Parents - Monday, November 26; 4:45-6:15 in the Library
  • STEM Academy Information Night (5th Grade Parents Only) - Thursday, November 29; 6:00 PM, and the Jerry Knight STEM Academy at Wester
  • MISD Toys for Tots - MISD Center for Performing Arts - 5:00-10:00 PM

Extended Library Hours on Mondays for Students and Parents

As a part of our Book Initiative to get more books in the hands of our students and/or to make books more accessible, the Icenhower Library will have Extended Library Hours one day a week for our students and their parents to come check out books, to read and/or to and use the resources in the Library.

Students MUST be accompanied by an adult during these extended hours. If a student arrives without an adult, then the student will not be allowed to stay.

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5th Grade Field Trip to Casa Manana Theater

On Thursday, February 7, our 5th grade students will be going to see the drama, “The Emperors Groovy New Clothes," at the Casa Manana Theater in Fort Worth. All 3 forms below and the $10.00 cover your child’s admission into the venue and transportation must be submitted in order for your child to attend the field trip.

You have 2 payment options:

  • You may pay online at no later than Wednesday, December 12th
  • You may pay by cash or check no later than Wednesday, December 19th. Please make sure to make checks payable to “Della Icenhower Intermediate” or “DIIS”.

Students will be eating lunch at Trinity Park located near the theater after the play. They have the option to either bring their lunch or order a sack lunch from the cafeteria.

Toys for Tots Grade Level Challenge

Toys for Tots is just around the corner, and we will once again be doing our Grade Level Challenge to see which grade level can collect the most toys to donate. We will be collecting toys from November 12 - December 3. Students can take their toys to one of their teachers and/or there will be bins marked by grade level in the reception area at school.

The winning grade level will get the following privileges:

  • A day to sit wherever they want in the cafeteria for lunch
  • An hour extra recess together as a grade level (not split up in teams)
  • Holiday flair to wear on their TOGO Card Lanyard

Let the competition begin:)!

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Report Card Grades in Skyward

  • Report Card Grades for the 2nd grading period were posted in Skyward on Thursday, November 8.
  • Your child's report card grades for this grading period was recorded in his/her planner. Please sign the planner verifying you acknowledged your child's report card grades.
  • At any time, you can always contact your child's teacher(s) if you have questions or concerns about your child's grades.

Attention 5th Grade Parents - STEM Academy Information

If you would like to learn more about the application process for the Jerry Knight STEM Academy please attend one of the following information sessions. It is beneficial to bring your 5th grader to the session. All sessions will be held at the Jerry Knight STEM Academy - 1524 N Walnut Creek Drive, Mansfield Texas.

Session 3 – Monday 11/12/18 6:00 pm

Session 4 – Thursday 11/15/18 6:00 pm

Session 5 – Thursday 11/29/18 6:00 pm

The application window for the 2019-2020 school year will open December 3, 2018 and closes January 11, 2019. It is important that you attend one of the above sessions prior to applying. For more information about JKSA please visit

Thank you!

Victoria Webster, M.Ed.

Associate Principal

Jerry Knight STEM Academy


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School-Wide Reading Initiative!

We are in need of any and all gently used books that you would like to donate to our school.

Icenhower will be embarking on a School-Wide Reading Initiative where all student will be required to read a certain amount of books from several genres for the school year (more to come on this exciting adventure)!

Our teachers are building their classroom libraries to give students a wide variety of books to choose from, and any books you no longer use would be greatly appreciated!

You can drop off your donated books in either the front office or give them to your child's Language Arts teacher!

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Please follow the arrival and dismissal procedures. Parent drop off and pick up is in the FRONT this year, and these procedures MUST be followed to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Everything will go much smoother if everyone follows the correct procedures! Dropping your child off on Collins and/or in the drive to the front is NOT safe!!!!

Students arriving prior to 8:00am are outside and unsupervised until 8:00am. At 8:00am, students enter the building and report to the gym or to the cafeteria for breakfast. The tardy bell rings at 8:30. Students not in class at this time will report to the office and sign-in as “tardy to school.”

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Friendly Reminder about Students Arriving Before 8:00 AM

Several students are arriving VERY early each morning, and they are causing disruptions in front of the school. They are bringing outside balls and play equipment that is NOT allowed.

Icenhower staff begins their duty day at 8:00 AM. Students who are dropped off before 8:00 AM will not be supervised.

The school day ends at 4:00 PM. Please make sure your student is picked up in a timely manner.

No Messages Will be Delivered After 3:00 PM

We will not be able to deliver any messages you have for your child after 3:00 pm. If you are needing to get a message to your child before the end of the day, you will need to call in by 3:00 pm.

We understand that emergency situations can come up, and those will be handled accordingly.

MISD Volunteer Application for the 18-19 School Year!!

Anyone wishing to volunteer and/or attend events at Icenhower must complete the Volunteer Application for the 2018-2019 school year. This includes field trips, class parties, PTA Socials and Field Day.

Parents that have more than one student at multiple campuses, only need to complete one application.

Please use the link below to fill out the application! It takes just a few minutes, and you MUST be on the approved list if you would like to attend any events listed above.

College and Career Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, we promote college and career readiness by encouraging our students to wear their favorite college shirt and/or the colors of their favorite college.

How to Stay In the Know!

  • Remind 101- text @ek7gga to 81010
  • Follow Icenhower Intermediate on Twitter @huskyproud
  • Like us on Facebook at Icenhower Intermediate
  • Visit our website at
  • Follow us on Instagram @huskyproud
  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Skyward Email Blasts
  • Communication with the teachers

Icenhower Remind 101

Please make sure you join the Icenhower Parent Remind 101 to receive important information throughout the year! See below on how to join from your phone and other electronic devices.
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Follow Icenhower PTA on Facebook

PTA is in need of officers to serve on the Board for the 2018-2019 school year! Get the latest and most updated information from our AWESOME PTA @icenhowerpta

2018-2019 MISD Student Handbook

Click on link below to get the 2018-2019 MISD Student Handbook. Pg. 43 addresses dress code.

Icenhower - The Greatest Show!

This is ME!

Based on the the Song, This is Me, from the Greatest Showman, these words define why we chose the theme, This is Me! If you have not seen the song with the lyrics, click on the link below to watch it!

"But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us (…)
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me!"

MISD 2018-2019 School Calendar

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