Iowa-Grant's Panther Press

JULY 2021 / IGSD NEWSLETTER

Help Wanted

Superintendent. This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/113331. The application is open until 11:59 PM, Monday, July 5, 2021.

Art Teacher (primarily high school) This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/104242.
Special Education Teacher- Elementary/Middle School- This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/108860.

HS Math Teacher. This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/112725. This position is open until filled.

Boys Varsity Basketball Coach- This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/108816.

6th Grade Teacher Long Term Substitute for the month of September (2021). Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/102887. This position is open until filled.

Le Noveau Passe (LNP) Co-advisor- This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/108859 This position is open until filled.

7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach- This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/109163. This position is open until filled.

8th Grade Girls Volleyball Coach. This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/112743. This position is open until filled.

Cheerleading Coach. This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/105318. The position is open until filled.

Cook Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/111166. This position is open until filled.

FROM THE OFFICE OF STEPHANIE HUBBARD:

Panthers,

June 30th is my last day at Iowa-Grant. By the time this is published, I will no longer be employed here. I would like to use this platform to thank you for the opportunity to lead Iowa-Grant School District. I have strived to make Iowa-Grant a better place for our students, families, community, and staff. Here are some things that I have helped the District accomplish during my tenure:

  • Strategic Planning

  • 4K all day everyday/stay and play program

  • Focus on data for continuous academic improvement for our students

  • 5 Star Elementary/Middle School

  • Buildings and Grounds 10 yer plan implemented and adjusted as needed

  • Remodel HS gym (flooring, bleachers, paint, signs.)

  • Phase I of pavement project- Phase II ready to go.

  • Successfully reopened schools this fall and kept open most days

  • Citizens of the Year-Platteville Journal

  • Curriculum review cycle

  • Updated resources for teachers: science, social studies,and interventions- utilizing teachers to determine best opportunity

  • Board Policies all revised- NEOLA

  • Hiring Procedures are in place

  • Academic and Career Planning information available on the district website.

  • Recalibrated classroom sizes

  • Weekly reflections to Board

  • Professional Learning Community Growth/development

  • Creation of District Crisis Response Plan

  • Monthly Electronic District Newsletter

  • Collaboration on usage of state and federal COVID funds


I wish the Iowa-Grant District the best of luck moving forward. It has been a privilege to serve as your superintendent.


Go Panthers!


Sincerely,

Stephanie Hubbard, Former Superintendent, Iowa Grant School District

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Check out the new and improved Iowa-Grant Website at https://www.igs.k12.wi.us.
The PowerSchool Parent Portal has moved to https://igsd.powerschool.com. Great news is that your login credentials have not changed! Please be sure to update your bookmarks used to access PowerSchool. If you have any difficulties accessing your account contact one of our school offices or Stephanie Dirks.
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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are safe

  • COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades.
  • COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown that these vaccines are safe and effective.
  • COVID-19 vaccines have received and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring COVID-19 vaccines work.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective

Once you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing more

COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection

  • Get vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. Studies have shown that vaccination provides a strong boost in protection in people who have recovered from COVID-19,.
  • Learn more about the clinical considerations for people were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, or history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults or children (MIS-A or MIS-C).
  • COVID-19 is still a threat to people who are unvaccinated. Some people who get COVID-19 can become severely ill, which could result in hospitalization, and some people have ongoing health problems several weeks or even longer after getting infected. Even people who did not have symptoms when they were infected can have these ongoing health problems.

Immunity after COVID-19 vaccination

  • There is still a lot we are learning about COVID-19 vaccines and CDC is constantly reviewing evidence and updating guidance. We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated.
  • What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people.
  • If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
  • At this time, there are limited data on vaccine effectiveness in people who are immunocompromised, including those taking immunosuppressive medications. Learn more about the considerations for fully vaccinated people who are immunocompromised.

None of the COVID-19 vaccines can make you sick with COVID-19

None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. Learn more Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Thank You!!!

The Iowa-Grant School District is very grateful to the following people and organizations for their generosity toward the District:


  • Carmel-Peniel Church donated again. This time $1,649 to our youth services fund. We use this fund to help provide basic necessities for students or families in need.
  • GENYOUth, Land O’Lakes, The Land O’Lakes Foundation and Wisconsin Dairy Council $2,000 grant for expenses related to equipment and supplies needed for feeding your students during the pandemic
  • Tri Star Mulch donated 3 yards of mulch for the front of the HS (to look especially nice for graduation)
  • IGHS Class of 2021 donated $400 for the Panther Pack Program.
  • Anonymous donors donated $100 to go toward the Iowa-Grant FFA Chapter in memory of Loren Johnsen


Thank you very much to these and all who are generous to IGSD!

Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

Angie Boldt, 8th grade Reading/Language Arts teacher, & Mandy Rosemeyer, High School English teacher, were recognized by the Ritchie-Bowers-Kohout VFW Post 9298 for encouraging their students to participate in the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest and the Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest. These contests encourage students to write about social issues as they pertain to patriotism and our democratic ideals. Thank you to the Montfort VFW for supporting our students and staff.
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Boxtops for Education

Don't Forget to scan your receipts from all of your summer fun purchases!
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It Takes All of Us - Panther Pride

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IOWA-GRANT HIGH SCHOOL

IGHS Community Hours Opportunity

Are you a high school student who needs community service hours??? Every Monday morning throughout the summer from 8 - 9 A.M., come to the FFA community garden to help weed, water, fertilize, and harvest the garden. The FFA will provide refreshments to the helpers.

Farm Visits

Mrs. Hammerly has begun her farm visits for the summer. She has visited several students on their farms and has seen the hard work they are putting into their summer projects. If you are a high school student with animals or plant-based projects or have an agricultural-based job, please reach out to Mrs. Hammerly (lhammerly@igs.k12.wi.us) to schedule your summer visit if you haven’t already.

IGHS 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Honors:

Freshmen – Charles Harwick, Brach Holman, Angelina Peat, Lillian Pettit, Cyle Steffl

Sophomores – Matthew Grindey, Jonah Hoeper, Owen Laufenberg, Bailey Orth, Jenna Paradis, Cameron Shores

Juniors – Teris Baker, Mariah Blum, Grace Clark, Emma Cullen, Savannah Vivian

Seniors – Avery Barrett, Ryan Esser, Marissa Hahn, Grace Kite, Hazel Klosterman, Mya McCarthy, Colin Merwin


High Honors:

Freshmen – Madison Brandenburg, Amiah Fisher, Elyse Linscheid, Ashton Schmitz, Kaleb Watson

Sophomores – Harinson Huete, Ivy Lindner, Ashley Runde

Juniors – Montanna Freymiller, Zachary Kohlenberg, Reid Lundell, Makayla Pilling

Seniors – Avri Kleist, Lauren Linscheid, Hannah Maughan, Lucas Oyen, Sage Soman, Brena Straka


Distinguished Honors:

Freshmen – Meagan Cullen, Nikolei Freymiller, Grace Gochenaur, Adriana Jelle, Kaden Lindner, Makaya McCarthy, Rachel Rickard, Matthew Rockwell, Rylee Stecklein, Lilliana Vivian, Sophie Volenec, Lillian Warne, Landon Wetzel

Sophomores – Leslie Bartolo-Rivera, Hope Connolly, Jalyssa Cordts, Yessica Garcia, Samuel Kempf, Karstyn McIntosh, Kenadie Munson, Gary Pittman, Madelyn Rogstad, Audrey Rowe, Laighton Schafer, Alexis Thoma-Blankenberg, Elizabeth Volenec, Caitlyn Wetter, Evie Whitaker

Juniors – Dylan Bingham, Jacqueline Hawes, Payton Schmitz, Ella Wolff

Senior – Nicholas Connolly, Luke Fillback, Isaiah Laufenberg, Elly Lindner, Albert Rosales, Brie Straka

Blood Drive - Monfort Fire & Rescue Building

On Wednesday, July 7th from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM there will be a blood drive at the Montfort Fire & Rescue Building. This is sponsored by the Student Council and Leo Club. For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org

Regional Champs!

Congratulations to the Iowa-Grant softball team on their Regional Championship.


The Lady Panthers fell short of state by losing to Juda/Argyle 1-0.


Great job Lady Panthers on a successful season!

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Great News Panther Nation!

Nicholas Connolly was the Regional and Sectional Track and Field Champion in 3200 meter race. He finished the year off on the podium at UW-La Crosse State Track and Field with a 4th place finish. He finished with a time of 10:06. Well done Nick!
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IOWA-GRANT ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

Iowa-Grant School District’s 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Meet and Greet and Final Registration!


4-Year-Old Kindergarten

A BRIGHT START

to your child’s school adventure!

When: August 2nd from 6:00-7:00 PM

August 3rd from 10:00-11:00 AM

Where: Iowa-Grant Elementary School

Why: To receive information for your young child and to register for 4-Year-Old Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.

Who: Any child that will turn 4 on or before September 1, 2021 should come meet the teachers and complete the final register for 4-Year-Old Kindergarten.

The 4K teachers will spend about 45 minutes with your child assessing their developmental milestones while you get a chance to view a slideshow telling you all about Iowa-Grant’s 4-Year-Old Kindergarten program.

Please call Danielle at 943-6313 Extension1000 by July 15th to make an appointment to bring your child to this annual community event. Appointment times will fill up fast so be sure to call soon!

This is an opportunity to visit with the Iowa-Grant teachers and for your child to have a positive first experience at school. The teachers will work with your child and get to know them a bit through a developmental screening. You will get a chance to learn about the 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Program and talk to the teachers about your child.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your child.

Mrs. Sander, Mrs. Nelson, and Miss Breuer

Middle School Honor Roll

8th Grade High Honors:

Landon Budworth, Lucas Christiansen, Bret Connolly, Aiden Friesen, Lakyn Holman, Faith Kite, BreAnn Kohlenberg, Baylee Leix, Kaycee Lindner, Dawson Reid, Carter Rickard, Katie Rickard, MylesRowe, Addison Schafer, Addysen Spink, and William Whitaker


7th Grade High Honors:

Jaxon Busse, Maddox Fisher, William Fulton, Anayeli Garcia-Guahizo, Alexis Gaytan-Gonzalez, Abigail Hake, Quinn Hoeper, Rilya Hrubes, Addison Kramer, Noah Lange, Treaton Loeffelholz, Sam Lundell, Ellison Moen, Gabrielle Munson, Reese Peterson, Pajessa Phillips, Trinity Phillips, Delaney Reid, Laila Ritchie, Michael Schroeder, Jonah Wetter, and Everett Zimmer


8th Grade Honors:

Adrienne Biddick, Riellyn Cartwright, Linnea Elg, Elizabeth Garcia-Salazar, Arleth Gaytan, Georgia Haase, Gavin Hinderman, Sadie Hoge, Kayden Klein, Ella Parish, Scot Pittman, Skyler Reiter, Gretta Schmitz, Allysen Spink, Sadie Stanton, Natalie Starkey, Charles Straka, and Karaline Suhr


7th Grade Honors:

Galilea Aburto-Gomez, Daniel Dosch, Payton Freymiller, Josie Jelle, Quentin Koss, Lexie Kuhls, Camryn Leitzinger, Laina McPhail, Trenton Pelton, Myles Pettit, Joshua Pitzer, Vanessa Quiahua, Emery Riemenapp, Alexandria Sporle, Lucinda Spurley, Hunter Stevens, Addyson Winkers, and Bryar Yelinek

2nd Grade is Making a Difference at IGEMS!

2nd grade is making a difference at IGEMS. Their class recently collected donations from their families in honor of Earth Day. We were able to purchase a beautiful London Planetree. Thanks so much to Marsha Wyatt at Aspen Ridge for her expertise in helping us pick out a new variety for our playground!

4th Grade Lumberjack Day

One of the favorite activities for the day is always the tug-of-war competitions.

Fun on the Last Day!!

Thank you, Student Council for making the last day of school so much fun for our students and staff.

About Iowa-Grant School District

Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to empower all students to reach their full potential as responsible individuals who strive for life-long learning to successfully compete in an ever-changing global society.