Happy 2019, Panthers!

January 2019 * District Newsletter for Iowa-Grant Schools

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Missoula Children's Theatre and the Iowa-Grant Theatre Club are proud to announce "Jack and the Beanstalk" this summer - Registration Jan 30th

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 5:30-6:30pm

IGEMS Library for Registration

Iowa-Grant Theatre Club presents: Jack and the Beanstalk

Practices will be at IGEMS July 22-27th, 2019 from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

If you would like your child to participate in this classic musical please plan to register your child on January 30th from 5:30-6:30 in the IGEMS library. We will have spots for the first 60 children with paid registration. The cost will be $30.00 per student.

(Checks can be made out to Iowa-Grant Theatre Club)

4-Year-Old Kindergarten - A BRIGHT START to your child's school adventure!

WHEN: February 11th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

February 12th from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

WHERE: Iowa-Grant Elementary School

WHY: To receive information and to register for 4K for the 2019-20 school year

WHO: Any child who will be 4 on or before September 1, 2019

You will need to fill out and complete paperwork. Please bring your child's birth certificate.

The 4K teachers will spend about 45 minutes with your child assessing his/her developmental milestones. Parents will get a chance to view a slideshow about I-G's 4-Year-Old Kindergarten program.

Please call Mary Ann (943-6313, Extension 0) by February 1st to make an appointment to bring your child to this annual community event. Appointment times will fill up fast so call soon!

This is an opportunity to visit Iowa-Grant Elementary School and visit with teachers. We want your child to have a positive first experience at school. The teachers will work with your child and get to know him/her a bit through developmental screening.

We look forward to meeting you and your child,

Mrs. Sander & Miss Bomkamp

2nd Grade Grandparents - You Are Invited!

Attention all Grandparents of IGEMS 2nd Graders!

WHAT: IGEMS Grandparents Day

WHEN: April 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: IGEMS Cafeteria

Look for more details to arrive home with your 2nd grader soon!

Your 2nd Grade Teachers,

Mrs. Liddicoat, Mrs. Fitzsimons, Mrs. Leix, and Mrs. Peat

4K and 5th grade Immunizations

There are required immunizations for students entering Kindergarten and 6th grade. Parents of current 4K and 5th grade students will receive a letter stating what your child needs. 5th graders are required to have a current dose of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis) before entering 6th grade.

If your child has health insurance, vaccinations need to be done by your primary health care provider or clinic. The health department is no longer able to provide immunizations to those with insurance coverage.

Who can go to the health department for vaccinations?

If your child is covered by BadgerCare/Medicaid,

if your child has no insurance coverage,

or if your child has insurance that does not cover vaccinations,

then you may receive immunizations at the health department.

If you have questions, contact Sharon Friederick, our School Nurse.

Every Day Starts Better with a Good Breakfast

The Iowa-Grant School District offers a healthy breakfast at both schools for our students and staff. The costs are:

$1.50 for Early Childhood, 4K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders

$1.60 for 5th-12th graders

$0.30 for students who quality for Reduced meals

FREE for students who qualify for Free meals

$2.30 for adults

Upcoming Blood Drives

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Blood Drives at Iowa-Grant High School sponsored by the Student Council and LEO Club.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 7th

Wednesday, May 8th

WHERE: Iowa-Grant High School Gymnasium

TIME: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

University of Wisconsin - Financial Education Survey

The UW-Extension Office in Iowa County is constantly striving to meet the educational needs of those who live and/or work here. In a recent process to identify potential needs in our area, we noticed a strong interest in more information and education regarding financial management, financial strategies, and life planning. As we plan our educational programs for 2019 and beyond, we would like to know more about the specific financial topics that people want to learn about. To collect that information, we are asking for your assistance. Please click on the link below to take a brief survey.


HOME High School Athletic Events in January

January 8 - Girls Basketball vs Belmont

January 10 - Boys Basketball vs Cuba City

January 11 - Girls Basketball vs Darlington

January 14 - Girls Basketball vs Potosi

January 17 – Boys Basketball vs Belmont

January 22 – Girls Basketball vs Mineral Point

January 24 – Boys Basketball vs Boscobel

January 25 – Wrestling vs Cuba City/Southwestern/Benton

Milk Moola is ending in March

Kwik Trip announced that they are ending the Milk Moola program this spring. We will continue to collect milk caps and bag tops until March 1st. Please continue to send your caps and tops until then. THANK YOU to everyone who has collected items for our school.

Box Tops for Education - Keep 'em coming!

We will CONTINUE to collect Box Tops for Education, so keep clipping! We receive a sizable check a few times a year because YOU support us. Thank you!

Do you have old containers we can use for planting?

The Iowa-Grant FFA is looking for old containers that we can use for planting containers in the greenhouse. If you have old tins, sprinkling cans, baskets, etc... that you would like to part with, please email Mr. Johannesen at ejohannesen@igs.k12.wi.us. You can also drop the items off at the high school.


Third graders made "playgrounds" for Ozobots during their latest visit to the IMC. Ozobots are tiny robots that can identify lines, colors, and codes. This was an opportunity for kids to explore what Ozobots can do. Future visits to the library will have them programming the Ozobot to complete specific tasks!

Iowa-Grant Schools are Committed to Safety

The Iowa-Grant School District is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. The District has established policies and procedures that were designed to effectively deal with emergencies in our District and communities. These plans were created by our District Crisis Planning Team, in cooperation with our local fire and emergency services, as well as Iowa & Grant County Law Enforcement and Iowa County Emergency Management Services. A Family Guide to School Emergencies will go home to all families on Friday, January 11th so our families are informed and prepared.

Please Keep Student Information Updated

Cell phone numbers and email addresses change. During an emergency, it is vital that the school district has accurate and up-to-date emergency contact information. Parents and Families will be contacted via text and email using the School Messenger Notification service. If your telephone numbers or email addresses change, please contact the office as soon as possible.

Parents: What To Do in an Emergency Situation

In an emergency situation, Iowa-Grant parents will be notified by telephone and email using School Messenger. An emergency message will include basic information about the nature of the emergency. It is likely that school phone lines and cell phones may be overwhelmed, please DO NOT call the school or come to the school. It is also likely that all roads surrounding the school will be closed to traffic during these events. Students will not be released to parents or families during building emergencies and outside doors will be locked. Please wait for further information regarding the incident and updates via School Messenger. We will make every effort to send updates as often as necessary. Depending on the situation, we will establish a reunification point and release the specific location once it has been established.

IGEMS Lost & Found Box

Our Lost & Found Box is overflowing! You would be AMAZED at the terrific items in our Lost & Found Box at IGEMS. Please take a moment to add your child's name or initials on coats, gloves, sweatshirts, boots, and shoes. (Yes, even our middle schoolers lose things!)
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Congratulations to our Panthers in the SWAL Honors Bands!

Nineteen of Iowa-Grant's finest musicians rehearsed and performed in Mineral Point as part of the SWAL Honors Band Festival. (Pictures: MS participants above and HS participants below.)
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Advanced Placement Biology Field Trip

The Advanced Placement Biology students took a field trip to BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute Tuesday, December 18th in Madison. The students performed the following labs at the facility: Restriction Enzyme Digest and Gel Electrophoresis of DNA and Bioluminescence of Genetically Transformed Bacteria.

Finally we can play in the SNOW!