Independence Middle School
On Tuesday, May 21
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Monday, May 27th
Wednesday, May 1st @6:30pm
Device Collection Day(s)
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6th Grade Chromebooks
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 5th Grade iPads
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7th Grade Chromebooks
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 8th Grade Chromebooks
This year student Chromebooks and iPads will be collected on May 30 (6th Grade) and May 31 (5th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade). Students should make sure their devices and chargers are in school on those days. Additionally, students will need to turn in their carry case when they turn in their device.
Ms. Hannah's Art Club
After reading the story Hansel & Gretel, orthographically drawing our pattern pieces and constructing our houses, we were treated to the sweet smells of spring and decadent candy throughout our lobby. Congratulations to the following students for winning top prizes in each class period.
First place winners: Brooke Pasal and Callia Shumay
Second place winners: Emily Richards and Amanda Kaufman
Third place winners: Ally Biondi and Kaitlyn Dailey
Kona Ice Truck Returns
5th Grade Drama Club
5th Grade Drama presents: 40 Plays in 40 Minutes
It's a race against the clock in this madcap challenge to perform 40 plays in only 40 minutes! These 40 mini-skits range from the quirky (like the sewing event that is announced like a sports play-by-play) to the cute (like the little girl serving "tea" to her dad) to the jokes and puns (like the many scenes that end with a punchline). Each of the 20 actors plays many different roles and individual skits are directed by several student directors in grades 7-12! Join us, Friday, May 3rd at 7PM in the IMS Auditorium! Produced and directed by Gretchen Obrovac. General admission is $3 at the door.
IMS Variety Show
Auditions for the IMS Variety Show will be held Tuesday, May 7th after school in the auditorium. Interested students should see Mrs. Obrovac for audition materials. The performance, open to all, is held on Friday, May 17th at 1:30PM in the IMS Auditorium.
IMS Spring Choir Concert
Tuesday, May 14th at 7PM - featuring 5th Grade Choir, 6th Grade Choir, 7th & 8th Grade Choir, Treble Makers Show Choir
This performance features music of the students' choosing, including Flashlight from Pitch Perfect 3, Hold Back the River recorded by James Bay, A Tribute to Queen and a Hamilton medley!
Ohio Music Educator's Association Solo & Ensemble Contest
IMS Choir members had the opportunity to work on solos or in small groups to perform at this contest for adjudicators from across the state in an effort to improve their vocal technique. On Saturday, April 6th, four soloists and two ensembles performed pieces they had been working on for weeks, in their free time, individually and with Mrs. Obrovac. Students earn a rating based on the technical aspects of their performance, such as rhythm and note accuracy, interpretation, breath support, posture, dynamics and blend and balance for an ensemble. Congratulations to the following performers:
Gabrielle Rodriguez, Mezzo Soprano Solo - Superior Rating
Callia Shumay, Mezzo Soprano Solo - Superior Rating
Samantha Johnson, Mezzo Soprano Solo - Superior Rating
Sydney Wilson, Soprano Solo - Superior Rating
IMS 8th Grade SA Ensemble - Ella Fleming, Emma Konopa, Alyssa Novak, Alex Leffler - Excellent Rating
IMS 7th Grade SA Ensemble - Gabrielle Rodriguez, Molly McGreal, Maggie Panichi, Julia Deblock - Superior Rating
2019 8th Grade Washington DC
7th Grade Chicago 2020
No, we have not forgotten about the Seventh Grade trip to Chicago; we are simply altering dates. The Class of 2025 will enjoy a spring trip to the Windy City rather than one in the fall. The following is a succinct summary of the itinerary: a visit to the University of Notre Dame, dinner at an authentic, deep dish pizzeria, a Broadway show (NOT Tootsie!), a visit to Shedd Aquarium, a guided tour of Chicago, and lunch/ shopping at Navy Pier. Parents of our current sixth graders can expect a letter of interest, including a more detailed itinerary and estimated trip cost, within the next week or two.
Save the Date
The boys and girls track and field team have been busy this season with several competitive meets, including three on our home turf. Independence hosted the conference meet while running under the lights, and featuring a DJ and the Kona Ice Machine on 4/26. Our away competitions have included Cuyahoga Heights and Beachwood. The team went back to Cuyahoga Heights for its final meet on 5/1, which was a relay meet. The boys and girls on this year’s MS track team demonstrated hard work and commitment. Congratulations to all 7th and 8th graders who participated!
Student Life Parent Survey
Officer Kevin Repicky
As the school year comes to a close and the weather continues to get better I would like to remind everyone to slow down in the school parking lots. I’m sure many of you have noticed police cars in the parking lot monitoring the morning drop off and afternoon pick up. We have seen students and parents driving too fast and rolling stop signs. Please keep in mind as drivers you ALWAYS need to come to a complete stop at the stop signs. Slowing down and rolling through a stop sign and stop bar is not stopping and thus a traffic violation. The lines for the stop bars and crosswalk were recently repainted from the middle school to the football field crossing. This is where we are seeing a lot of rolling stops. We have warned numerous drivers about their driving habits and if it continues, enforcement actions will be taken. Also, please follow the flow of traffic when dropping off your children at the middle school and wait your turn in line. I know everyone is in a hurry, but by going around the line and dropping your children off outside of the normal flow of traffic or driving in the opposite direction is dangerous for your child and children exiting other vehicles. Finally, with the weather improving, there will be more children riding their bicycles to and from school. Please use extra caution.
Safe School Helpline
Access Link: https://www.safeschoolhelpline.com/
800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359
800-418-6423/ Text:66746, TIPS