The Buzz

Volume 3, Edition 6, October 1, 2021

Irmo High School International School for the Arts

We bring our A Game to all we do in Academics, the Arts, Athletics, Attendance and Attitude by promoting the 3 R's - being Respectful, Responsible and Reputable.

A Message from our #ProudPrincipal, Dr. Robin Hardy

Happy Friday!


As our school motto states, “Proud Past, Bright Future,” we have much for which to be grateful. We appreciate the thoughtfulness and support of our community to positively promote our school through participation in the Irmo Okra Strut last weekend. Also, our staffulty (staff and faculty) and students celebrated homecoming week with creativity and style. We also are excited about the proposed new construction to replace our east wing section of the school building in the near future. I will give you updates as we learn more!


With Irmo Pride,

Dr. Robin L. Hardy

New This Week:

Irmo High Enjoyed Homecoming Spirit Week!

Students and Staff have enjoyed showing their #IrmoSpirit throughout the week!


Follow us on social media to see more photos!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irmohighschool

Twitter: @IrmoHigh

Instagram: @irmohigh

Congratulations to JaMari Baxter-Woodard, Logan Spencer, Makayla Keith, Ibuomode Micah, and Shayla Harris!

These students have earned the College Board National African-American Recognition because of their exceptional academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT® and/or AP® Exam(s). This honor, recognizing their hard work and superior academic performance, is remarkable.


Congratulations to JaMari, Logan, Makayla, Ibuomode, and Shayla! Our school is proud to congratulate you on your academic honors.


JaMari and Logan are IHS students in the FIVE virtual academy this year. Makayla, Ibuomode, and Shayla are pictured below.

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In-Person PSAT / SAT / ACT test prep after school (free)

We appreciate our teachers who are also PSAT / SAT / ACT coaches!


Ms. Dukes will host a session about the READING sections on Thursday, October 7 from 4-5pm in room 127. Mr. Bennett will host a session about the MATH sections on Monday, October 11 from 4-5pm in room 258. Join the Google Classroom, from your student email address, using code gmwkzmg to sign up for these sessions, have access to test prep materials, and more.


Students, be sure to take advantage of these opportunities to improve your scores and earn more scholarships!

No School for Students on Monday, October 4

Monday, October 4, is a Teacher Work Day and there is no school for students throughout School District Five.


Please visit the #LexRich5Schools website for calendar information here: https://www.lexrich5.org/domain/3620#calendar14436/20210930/month

There is no late start on Wednesday, October 13

There is NO LATE START on Wednesday, October 13.


Bell Schedules: https://www.lexrich5.org/Domain/2534

Yearbook Photo Reminders & Ordering Information

Senior Yearbook Makeup portraits for seniors who were not photographed on September 27 or 28 will be November 10. Please visit https://seniors.legacystudios.com/irmo-high-school-columbia-sc/ to select your day and time. Your sitting fee must be paid at time of booking.


Underclassmen yearbook photos will be taken on Monday, October 11 and Tuesday October 12. Information about ordering underclassmen pictures will be sent at a later date.


Senior yearbook ads can be purchased by visiting www.yearbookforever.com and searching Irmo High School. The deadline to purchase a senior ad is February 28, 2022.


Yearbooks may be purchased by visiting www.yearbookforever.com and searching Irmo High School.


A makeup picture day for all students will take place on November 10.


Please email Erin Parker (eparker@lexrich5.org) with any questions.

Register to take the ASVAB at school

The next testing date at Irmo High School is October 21, 2021 from 8:30 to noon in computer lab 135. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3F8VKa4

Magnet Update:

Media Technology / International Baccalaureate student makes #D5EveryDay Video for Career-related Service Learning Project

12th grader Alexandria Mack created videos for Attendance Awareness Month!


Alex is in the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, in which she takes high-level IB courses at Irmo High School as well as the Media Technology course of study at The Center for Advanced Technical Studies. She made these videos as part of her career-related Service Learning.


Her videos show Irmo Spirit and demonstrate why Irmo High students attend #D5EveryDay! Way to go, Alex!!


Longer Version (shown below): https://youtu.be/TYsZtsJXDVc


Shorter Version: https://youtu.be/oYA9ss6STcw

This Is Irmo -- Attendance #D5EveryDay

Athletics:

  • Volleyball beat L-E, the defending region champions in 5 games.


  • Cross Country and Tennis continue to have solid seasons.


  • Swimmers set several P.R.’s last week and we celebrated Senior Night!



  • Baseball conditioning begins on October 4! Check out the Baseball page on our website, Athletics tab, IHS Sports Pages.


  • Softball News: there will be a player-only informational meeting on Wednesday, October 6 at 4:00 pm at the Irmo High School softball field. The meeting will last from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm. If you cannot make this meeting or have questions, contact Coach Jason Huffman at jhuffman@lexrich5.org. Conditioning / practice begins on November 2 (https://www.lexrich5.org/Page/22387).


  • Families are encouraged to join the Irmo Yellow Jacket Club to support our athletic programs. Some of the Yellow Jacket Club's packages include free parking and tickets to sporting events! Info: https://www.lexrich5.org/Page/22923.

  • Attending a sporting event? Know the safety protocols before attending: https://bit.ly/38NF6hD.

Previously Published Information:

PSAT Workshops Offered to Students

A free PSAT workshop is available for all students in grades 9 - 11. Space is limited, so please sign up right away using this link. Registration for the workshop will close on October 4th.

Important Information from our Attendance Office

Please take note! Parents/guardians must notify the attendance office if a student needs to leave school during the day or before the end of the day.


Parents/guardians are asked to email Ms. Menger at emenger@lexrich5.org.


The attendance office opens at 7AM and closes promptly at 3:15 every day. For more information about our attendance procedures, please visit our website here.


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County Tours Meeting Kinship Caregivers

Are you taking care of your grandchild, niece/nephew, younger sibling, or a friend's child? Please see the flyer below...
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ACT, SAT, and Accuplacer Tutorials

Apex offers tutorials to support students as they prepare to take the ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer assessments. Students have the option to complete all tutorials or focus on selected parts.


Students can self-enroll in these courses using the codes and directions outlined on the flyer below!

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Chromebook Support - The Tech Nest is here to help!

Students, need a Chromebook repaired? Come to the Tech Nest in the Media Center between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm each day.


Parents/Guardians, please view the District’s Parent Orientation for District Issued Chromebooks.

The PSAT is on October 13 and Practice Tests are available

Online Lunch Application is Needed to Receive Other Benefits

Breakfast and lunch for students will be provided at no cost during the 2021–2022 school year.


Eligible families are encouraged, however, to complete the online meal applications for the 2021–2022 school year, which determines eligibility for other benefits, including P-EBT funding, scholarships, reduction in school fees, camp fees waived or reduced, ACT/SAT fees waived or reduced, etc. Families may complete the online meal applications at www.lunchapplication.com.

The PSAT/NMSQT is October 13!

Sophomore Information

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all 10th grade students at IHS during the school day on October 13, 2021 beginning at 8:30am at no charge.

Wednesday mornings - Late Start


On Wednesdays, classes start one hour later to allow for teachers to participate in professional development. The first bell rings at 9:10 am and classes begin at 9:20 am. The morning CATE Bus leaves the IHS bus loop at 9:05am on Late Start Wednesdays.


Bell Schedules are on our website: https://www.lexrich5.org/IHS , Our School tab, Bell Schedules page.


Mark your calendars for the NO Late Start Days for this school year:

October 13, 2021

March 2, 2022

March 23, 2022

May 4, 2022

May 11, 2022

May 18, 2022

May 25, 2022

June 1, 2022

Keep your student informed!

Students need to join their grade-level google classrooms. Students may ask their homeroom teachers for the code to join. Important information is shared regularly so it is imperative students have access.

Class of 2022 Graduation Date

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold its 2022 high school graduation ceremonies Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 at the Colonial Life Arena.

  • Dutch Fork High School: June 2 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Irmo High School: June 3 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Spring Hill High School: June 3 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Chapin High School: June 3 at 4:00 p.m.

While Colonial Life Arena has confirmed dates for the district’s 2022 graduation ceremonies, dates, times and locations are subject to change due to COVID-19 response and restrictions that could be placed on event venues. Seating guidelines, mask requirements and other safety measures could be implemented by Colonial Life Arena. Any changes or additional details will be communicated with families and the public as soon as information becomes available.

Student Parking Information


All students are required to take the Alive at 25 class in order to receive a parking pass at IHS. Also, all school debt must be resolved; including school fees, library, IDs or textbook. The bookkeeper will verify that debts have been satisfied.


Please click this link to be directed to information on the IHS website regarding Alive at 25 classes and the online parking pass application. You can also access this information under the resources tab on the IHS homepage. Purchased parking passes can be picked from Ms. Carlsen in the Main Office.


Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Carlsen at (803) 476-3195 or dcarlsen@lexrich5.org.

Athletics

Ticket sales to all athletics events are online only at https://gofan.co/app/school/SC1145. When attending event, please remember the D5 clear bag policy.


Irmo High School Students may purchase a Fall Season Athletic Pass for only $20!!


Passes allow for admission to all of the football and volleyball games at no additional charge;

cheer is excluded. Students will receive a sticker as proof of purchase and Athletic Pass Stickers must be placed on school ID to be valid.


Students may purchase the pass any time at the Athletic Office, which is located behind the goalpost on the football field.

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Follow IHS on Social Media!

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/irmohighschool/

Twitter: @irmohigh

Instagram: @irmohigh


#IrmoStrong #FearTheStingIHS #ThisIsIrmo #IrmoMagnet