Iowa-Grant's Panther Press
January 2021 / IGSD NEWSLETTER
FROM THE OFFICE OF STEPHANIE HUBBARD
Welcome to January of 2021! I don’t know about you, but I feel very optimistic about 2021. I am knocking on wood as I write this, but I am hopeful that we will get beyond this pandemic and get back to our normal lives in 2021. I realize that this isn’t going to happen with the changing of the calendar, but it is going to happen. In the meantime, it continues to be important that each student, staff member, and family do their part:
Quarantine if you are a close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Stay home if you or someone in your household is sick with COVID symptoms.
COVID testing expectations:
Consider getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
If you are being tested for COVID-19, remain at home while waiting for your results.
Remain at home and keep any family members home while waiting for test results of a household member who has symptoms and has been tested.
Wash hands frequently.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Use face coverings in public.
Email Sharon Friederick at firstname.lastname@example.org to report COVID-19 cases, concerns, or ask COVID questions.
I look forward to the day that we don’t have to spend so much time contact tracing, analyzing the COVID data, and sharing COVID updates. Most importantly, I am excited that someday in 2021 students and staff will feel safe coming to school each day. Getting past the pandemic is a big part of my vision for 2021, but I want more for the IGSD community. The heart of my desire, as I imagine is the case for many in the IGSD community, is to be able to once again focus on teaching and learning. The day when we can open our facilities back up to outside organizations will be memorable. I am also anxious to get back on track with our District’s Strategic Plan.
I find that January is a great time to reflect on the past and consider how to make the future even brighter. This time spent helps me to be more purposeful and focused on what matters. I challenge others to spend some time reflecting and planning for 2021. The more of us who have a clear vision for the future, the more likely we are to see improvements to Iowa-Grant.
I wish everyone peace, safety, joy, and continuous improvement. Please take care of yourselves. Happy 2021!
As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to connect.
Stephanie Hubbard, Superintendent, Iowa Grant School District
Office: 608-943-6311 ext 3018 Email: email@example.com
Board Members Wanted
School Board members play a very important role in the success of a district. The April 6th election will determine two of our Board members. We will not have any incumbents this year, so we have openings in Area 4 (Livingston) and Area 5 (Rewey).
Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy, must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in the District Office. The person elected to each Area will begin his/her term on Monday, April 26, 2021. If we don’t have individuals file for candidacy by the deadline, then it is very likely that write-in candidates will be elected.
We appreciate all Board members' hard work and dedication to the District. If anyone is interested in running , please feel free to contact Loras Winders at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Board members may also be a great source of information. For more information on Board elections check out our District Bylaws under Board Policies 0000.
Iowa-Grant Home Events Streamed for FREE
All Iowa-Grant Home Events this year in High School Gym, South IGEMS Gym, and coming soon..the Crull Memorial Football Field will be live streamed for FREE on the NFHS Network.
All you have to do...go to www. nfhsnetwork.com
1. Create a login account.
2. After you login, Type in “Iowa-Grant” in the top search bar.
3. Upcoming events and times will be displayed.
4. Choose the event you’d like to watch.
It is for free for Iowa-Grant live streamed events and to view archived I-G events from Sept.19th, 2020 and on.
It is just that simple! Enjoy watching Iowa-Grant events safely from your home. Go Panthers!!!
FREE Meals - Breakfast and Lunch - 5 days - 10 meals
FREE Panther Packs - Weekend meals/snacks for our Panthers
Iowa-Grant Toy Drive -Thank you
Seals-on-Wheels Oral Health Program's 2nd Visit
FREE Dental Program
Seals-On-Wheels Oral Health Program will be providing FREE dental care at your child’s school during the 2020-21 school year. All students are eligible to participate in this free program that provides dental screenings, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments by a registered dental hygienist. Students of all ages can benefit from this dental program. Seals-On-Wheels will examine your child’s teeth and provide oral hygiene instruction. These preventative services are conveniently provided during the school day with minimal disruption to your child’s class schedule, plus your child receives a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a letter to parents.
If you already received the services in the fall, you do not need to refill out the form to receive the services in January. If you missed the sign up for the fall and would like to receive the January services please have the consent form filled out and turned in by January 11th.
To sign up or learn more, please visit your school’s office for a permission form or you can register online at https://sealasmile.wisconsin.gov/Consent
The hygienist will be at Iowa Grant January 18-22, 2020. Please contact the school for a consent form if you would like your child(ren) to receive these services you can register online.
Additional program info at www.SealsOnWheelsWisconsin.com.
Substitute teachers always needed! Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/62953 or call Cathy for more information: 608-943-6311 ext 3014
Substitute assistants always needed! Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/78911 or call Cathy for more information: 608-943-6311 ext 3014
Substitute Custodians. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/93678 or call Cathy for more information: 608-943-6311 ext 3014
Regular and Substitute Bus Drivers. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/78910 or call WARCO.
Grant County Farm Bureau and Joseph and Annette Carroll donated money to be used for the chicken coop.
Elmer Biddick Foundation Grant gave IGSD a grant to be used for the chicken coop.
Cummins provided IGSD grant money to be used towards community support during pandemic
Garrett Jones donated money towards the Iowa-Grant Golf Program
Dan and Jill Allen, Kevin & Nicole Pluemer, Mike & Helen Laufenberg, Jill & Kevin Zajicek , Tim and Anne Donovan, Tom and Gayle Thompson, Montfort United Methodist Women and the Enloe Family Dairy donated money to be used toward the Panther Packs Program.
Thank you very much to these and all who are generous to IGSD!
Summer Theatre 2021
Do You Show Pigs?
The Wisconsin Pork Association is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. 4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $50.00 scholarship used to offset costs associated with their 2021 pig project. Scholarships will be awarded in three age divisions as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19 (as of January 1, 2021). Thanks to support from pig breeders and allied industry members throughout the state, there is the opportunity to provide a minimum of 50 scholarships this spring.
Interested youth may complete the attached application form. Completed application forms must be emailed or postmarked no later than February 1, 2021 to Wisconsin Pork Association, P. O. Box 327, Lancaster, WI 53813.
**Youth who receive a WPA Youth Pig Project Scholarship will receive a follow-up questionnaire after their project year is complete. Wisconsin Pork Association is interested in how this program made a difference in your 4-H or FFA career involvement!**
For 2021, several Wisconsin show pig producers have generously helped sponsor the Youth Pig Project Scholarships. If you are looking for a producer to purchase your show animals from, please consider reaching out to the sponsors listed on the application form. WPA extends a sincere THANK YOU to all pig project sponsors: Kadi Walsh, Badger Swine Genetics, Fritsch Show Pigs, Krebs Farms, Magolski Farms, Paula Keats & Steve Horwath, Goplin Show Pigs, Rake Genetics (In Memory of Tom Rake), Walsh Family Farm, Yelinek Showpigs, Watson Family Farm, Paul Proctor, Bonnie Hamer, Jake’s Pig Palace, Cherney Family Show Stock, Graff’s Show Pigs, Morgan & Jeff Worek, and Wehrle Farms LLC.
Iowa-Grant High School
IGHS Calendar of Events
1/4 Classes Resume
1/4 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Highland (Home)
1/4 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Highland (Home)
1/5 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Southwestern (Home)
1/5 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Shullsburg (Away)
1/5 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Southwestern (Home)
1/5 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Shullsburg (Away)
1/7 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Boscobel (Home)
1/7 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Boscobel (Home)
1/8 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Boscobel (Away)
1/8 6:30 PM Wrestling: JV Match vs Riverdale (Highland)
1/8 7:00 PM Wrestling: Varsity Match vs Riverdale (Highland)
1/8 7:30 PM Basketball: Varsity vs Boscobel (Away)
1/9 10:00 AM Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Invitational vs Multiple Schools @ Mount Horeb HS
1/9 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Mineral Point (Home)
1/9 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Mineral Point (Home)
1/11 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Belmont (Belmont)
1/11 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Benton (Benton)
1/11 6:00 PM Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet vs Multiple Schools (Dodgeville)
1/11 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Belmont (Belmont)
1/11 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Benton (Benton)
1/12 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Cassville (Cassville)
1/12 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Mineral Point (Mineral Point)
1/12 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Cassville (Cassville)
1/12 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Mineral Point (Mineral Point)
1/14 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Fennimore (Fennimore)
1/14 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Fennimore (Fennimore)
1/15 End of Second Quarter
1/15 NO SCHOOL
1/15 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Highland (Highland)
1/15 6:30 PM Wrestling: JV Match vs Darlington/Blackhawk (Darlington)
1/15 7:00 PM Wrestling: Varsity Match vs Darlington/Blackhawk (Darlington)
1/15 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Highland (Highland)
1/18 Start of Third Quarter
1/18 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Hillsboro (Home - IGEMS Gymnasium)
1/18 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Hillsboro (Home - IGHS Gymnasium)
1/18 7:15 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Hillsboro (Home - IGEMS Gymnasium)
1/18 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Hillsboro (Home - IGHS Gymnasium)
1/19 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Boscobel (Home)
1/19 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Boscobel (Home)
1/21 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Darlington (Darlington)
1/21 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Darlington (Darlington)
1/22 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Darlington (Home - IGHS)
1/22 7:00 PM Wrestling: Varsity Match vs Mineral Point (Home - IGEMS)
1/22 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Darlington (Home - IGHS)
1/23 Wrestling: JV Match vs Dodgeville (Dodgeville)
1/23 Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Invitational vs Multiple Schools (Southwestern HS/MS)
1/23 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Fennimore (Home)
1/23 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Fennimore (Home)
1/25 6:00 PM Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet vs Platteville/Lancaster (Platteville HS)
1/25 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Benton (Home)
1/25 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Benton (Home)
1/26 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Southwestern (Southwestern HS/MS)
1/26 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Southwestern (Southwestern HS/MS)
1/28 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Cuba City (Cuba City)
1/28 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Wauzeka-Steuben (Home)
1/28 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Cuba City (Cuba City)
1/28 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Wauzeka-Steuben (Home)
1/29 6:00 PM Basketball: Girls JV vs Cuba City (Cuba City)
1/29 7:30 PM Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Cuba City (Cuba City)
1/30 10:30 AM Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Invitational vs Multiple Schools (River Valley HS)
1/30 6:00 PM Basketball: Boys JV vs Fennimore (Home)
1/30 7:30 PM Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Fennimore (Home)
The show will go on in 2021!
This year all Forensics competitions will be virtual. The WHSFA has made several rule modifications to accommodate all students who want to participate. This is the ideal situation for students who may have been afraid to join in the past or have very full schedules. We can work on your timeline. Plans and piece selections are being made and practice schedules will be posted to begin by January 6th. It's not too late to join! Any high school student who is interested, should contact Mrs. Rolli as soon as possible.
FFA Awarded Money from the Elmer G. Biddick Charitable Foundation
Grant County Fair - Steer ID Information
It is that time of the year that we identify and weigh in our steer(s) for the 2021 Grant County Fair. In the past, we have done this at the Grant County Fairgrounds over Christmas break. This year, due to health safety recommendations concerning COVID-19, we will NOT be doing an in-person identification/weigh-in day this December. Exhibitors wishing to show beef or dairy steers in the market division will need to self-identify their steer(s) and submit paperwork by January 8, 2021, before 4:00 PM with the Grant County Extension Office. Please reach out to Mrs. Hammerly (email@example.com) to obtain the proper forms and information that is needed to submit your identification/weigh-in forms, pictures, and proper weight slips on time. They will not accept any late entries!!! You will need to contact the Grant County Extension Office to request the number of tags needed.
Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle School
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL JANUARY 15th
Middle School Girls Basketball - Start Date January 6th 2021
4th Graders Give
Child Development Screenings
4K had fun playing reindeer games and decorating gingerbread houses! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!🎅
About Iowa-Grant School District
Our Mission is to work in partnership with the community to empower all student to reach their full potential as responsible individuals who strive for life-long learning to successfully compete in an ever-changing global society.