Iowa-Grant's Panther Press

January 2021 / IGSD NEWSLETTER

FROM THE OFFICE OF STEPHANIE HUBBARD

Panther Families,


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.


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.


Sincerely,

Stephanie Hubbard, Superintendent, Iowa Grant School District

Office: 608-943-6311 ext 3018 Email: shubbard@igs.k12.wi.us

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 lwinders@igs.k12.wi.us. 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

We have free breakfasts and lunches for all children in our district, ages 1-18. There is no income requirement and meals are available to all our families. You can cancel at any time. Please feel free to take advantage of this government-funded program to support families and provide nutritious meals. Please call Christi at the IGEMS Office or Alisha at the HS Office to sign up or fill out this form. Please let us know if your family has food allergies. We offer PICK UP on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00-2:30 pm. If you are unable to pick up during these times, please let us know.

FREE Panther Packs - Weekend meals/snacks for our Panthers

We have such generous donors in our communities. They have provided food and funds to help us stock our shelves for the Panther Packs program. We are happy to send home a backpack with food for the weekend for families who need a little extra support. We are happy to help! Please call Christi at the IGEMS Office or Alisha at the IGHS Office to sign up. We will arrange a pick up on Thursdays with the Free Meals pickup or arrange a drop off for our Panther Packs families during our virtual weeks. We have volunteers ready to help.

Iowa-Grant Toy Drive -Thank you

Once again the generosity of the Iowa-Grant community was overwhelming making our 6th annual Toy Drive a great success! This year we packed Santa Sacks for 60 kids! We are so grateful for the support this program gets each year from our community and that we were given the opportunity to make a difference for so many of our families! 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.

Help Wanted

HIGH SCHOOL JV SOFTBALL COACH Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/98209 by Sunday, February 28, 2021 or call Cathy for more information at 608-943-6311 ext 3014.


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.

Thank You!

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


  • 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

Exciting news! We just booked Alice In Wonderland for July 26-31, 2021. Summer theatre will make it’s return to IG! More information will be coming soon! Many of you registered for the summer of 2020 so we will honor those registrations first and fill remaining spots on a first come first serve basis! Your child needs to be entering 1st-12th grade. The cost is $40.00 but scholarships are available if you need assistance! If you are interested in being a part of the show, reach out to Mrs. Sander @ tsander@igs.k12.wi.us

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

1/1 Happy New Year - NO SCHOOL

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

The Iowa-Grant FFA is pleased to announce that they have been awarded $2,000 from the Elmer G. Biddick Charitable Foundation to help offset the construction costs and future expenses of the Ag Department Chicken Coop Project. Thank you for your support!

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 (lhammerly@igs.k12.wi.us) 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

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IGEMS calendar may have changes throughout the month. Access the link to make sure you are viewing the most up to date calendar of events.


IGEMS January Calendar

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL JANUARY 15th

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Middle School Girls Basketball - Start Date January 6th 2021

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4th Graders Give

In conjunction with the IGEMS Christmas Card Contest for local nursing homes and after reading our Wonders story, “Aguinaldo,” fourth graders donated gifts to Bloomfield Manor Residents. Instead of having a class gift exchange, the students were able to experience the inspirational gift of giving and thinking of others in our community.
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Child Development Screenings

The Iowa-Grant School District will be offering developmental screenings to children in our district who are between the ages of 2 ½ and 4 who are not currently enrolled in school. This screening will look at fine motor skills, speech and language development, and preschool readiness skills. Screenings will be held in the Early Childhood classroom the 3nd Friday of every month. The next screening date will be on Friday,January15th. If you are interested in signing your child up for a screening please call the Iowa-Grant office at 943-6313. Please let the office know if you have concerns about your child’s development when you call to set up the screening. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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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.