Iowa-Grant's Panther Press

May 2021 / IGSD NEWSLETTER

FROM THE OFFICE OF STEPHANIE HUBBARD:

Panthers,


The 20-21 school year is quickly coming to an end. We are tremendously proud of our Panthers for all that was done to make this challenging year very successful. I know that we are all anxious for life to return to pre-COVID status, but we need to hang in there a little bit longer. We will continue to wear masks and do our best to social distance. We also need our students to buckle down and finish the year strong academically. Our principals and teachers are planning some joyful activities to help end the year on a positive note.


As a reminder, grades 4K-5th will continue with school as planned until 11:00 am on June 4th. Students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to be done on Friday May 28th at noon if they are passing all classes. We will be offering 3 student support options which are described in the next article for students who are not passing one or more classes. These options were created because Iowa-Grant is committed to the following ideals:

  • We want our Panthers to have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful at Iowa-Grant and in the future.

  • We know that this has been a year full of challenges for students and staff. We want to support them.

  • We celebrate the success of the majority of our students this year, virtual and in-person.

  • We want to support our Panthers who have not been able or willing to learn as expected this year.

  • We want to make sure that every student has the skills needed to succeed in the 2021-2022 school year.


Thank you to all parents who are continuing to support our Panthers’ social/emotional, physical, and academic wellbeing. The end is in sight. I hope that we can all finish strong.


Sincerely,

Stephanie Hubbard, Superintendent, Iowa Grant School District

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

Iowa-Grant - Student Support Options - 2020-2021

We have created three additional Student Support Options this year:

  1. Panther Student Support Days - June 1st-4th

  2. Credit Recovery Summer School - June 7th-30th

  3. Course Repetition - 2021-2022 school year


Panther Student Support Days - June 1, 2, 3, and 4 for grades 6-12

  • Grades 4K-5th will continue with school as planned until dismissal at 11:00 am on June 4th.

  • Students in grades 6-12 who are passing classes and have the skills needed for the next course or grade level will be dismissed at noon on Friday, May 28th.

  • Students in grades 6-8 who are failing classes this semester will be attending school June 1st-4th. Our main focus will be passing core academic classes and acquiring skills needed for fall.

  • Students in 9-12 who did not pass courses in the spring of 19-20, Semester 1 of 20-21, and courses for Semester 2 of 20-21 will be attending Student Support Days June 1st-4th.

  • Students will have 1:1 or small group instruction June 1st-4th with their course instructors for extra support. Individuals who finish coursework and earn a passing grade will be dismissed from Student Support Days between June 1st and June 4th.

  • If a struggling student is not passing all classes by 11:00 on June 4th, Credit Recovery Summer School will be assigned.


Credit Recovery Summer School - June 7th-30th

  • Students required to attend our Credit Recovery Summer School will attend Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to noon until they have successfully completed all failed/incomplete work.

  • Students in grades 9-12 who do not complete the required work during the Student Support days will need to attend Credit Recovery Summer School.

  • If a student does not attend summer school or does not pass by the end of the day on June 30, the student will repeat the course the following year in lieu of an elective course or courses.

  • If we are unable to staff Credit Recovery Summer School, Course Repetition would be applied.


Course Repetition - 2021-2022 School Year

  • If a student is failing a course or courses and does not attend Panther Student Support Days, s/he will repeat the course(s) in the fall in lieu of electives.

  • If a student is failing a course or courses does not attend our Credit Recovery Summer School program, s/he will repeat the course(s) in the fall in lieu of electives. For example, a freshman who failed 8th grade science would continue with freshman classes and also attend 8th grade science classes.

PowerSchool Reports – Coming from New Address

We will be transitioning from emailing our PowerSchool reports via SchoolMessenger to BrightArrow. The first report via BrightArrow will be the 4th Quarter Report Card sent the first week of June. In preparation of this change, please whitelist brightarrow.com to ensure that reports are received. Furthermore, please note the student number listed on the report card. Beginning next school year, this number will be needed to unlock reports.


To whitelist an email address just means you add them to your approved senders list. This tells your email client that you know this sender and trust them, which will keep emails from this contact at the top of your inbox and out of the junk folder. If you aren't sure how to do this, go to: https://downtimemonkey.com/blog/how-to-whitelist-an-email-address-in-gmail.php for step by step instructions.

Youth Services Fund

Did you Know?

The Youth Services Fund is a monetary program that is used to purchase items for our Iowa Grant Students who may not be able to purchase the items they need to be a successful student. This fund has been used to purchase school supplies, pay for field trip fees, book fees, glasses, dental work, class shirts, yearbooks, lunch fees, gas and food cards to local businesses, clothing/shoes, hygiene products, and numerous other items that may be needed. If you would like to donate to this fund, please send your monetary donation to the following address:


IGSD Youth Services Fund

District Bookkeeper

498 CTY RD IG

Livingston, WI 53554

Your donation funds the Youth Services Fund, designed to empower under-resourced students by providing the supplies/services they need to succeed. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing support of the Iowa-Grant School District.

NOTICE TO ALL IOWA-GRANT DISTRICT RESIDENTS- ANNUAL CENSUS

By State and Federal law, we are required to take a school census each year as well as try to find any suspected handicapped children we should be serving. The purpose of the annual census is to count the exact number of children, aged birth to twenty-one, residing in the school district. We are also interested in knowing if parents suspect their child to have any special problems or needs. State and Federal legislation require the Child Find efforts be made to locate all children who might benefit from special education services. This year, we will be collecting the information electronically. Please click on this link: https://forms.gle/pM8oeYtzB3nvCxP29 or use your phone to scan the QR code to submit your family's information electronically. Include all children in your home, ages birth to twenty-one. Only one form per household is needed. (If you fill it out electronically you do not need to also complete a paper copy.) Paper copies will be available at the building offices. If electing to complete the paper version, please return it to the school building where your children attend or return it to the district office: 498 County IG, Livingston, WI 53554. It is very important that we know which village or township you reside in as this is how we report census to the State of Wisconsin.


We ask your cooperation in answering these census questions. It will take only a few minutes of your time and all information will be confidential.


Thank you!

Stephanie Hubbard, Superintendent

Jinkins Field

On April 27th there was a dedication ceremony at Jinkins Field. It was amazing to hear how many companies, individuals, and families donated time, materials, and money to make these beautiful ball fields in Livingston a reality. The first pitch of the Iowa-Grant verse Fennimore varsity game was thrown by a member of the Jinkins family and IG went on to win their first game of the season on their new home field. A special thanks to all who made this dream a reality. This kind of community collaboration is what makes us all proud to be Panthers.

Thank You!

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


  • We received a $500 anonymous donation to be used for our Panther Packs or with other situations where student needs aren’t being met.
  • Darcy Breuer donated $100 to the Theater Club
  • Chetan and Surveen Inc, DBA Cobb Food Mart donated $500 for math and science at IGEMS
  • Jen Rogstad donated $20 for youth dental services.
  • Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin gave us $769 after they received a $10,000 grant from Compeer Financial. (CFSW gave to all schools with education foundations with CFSW)


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

Help Wanted - Please spread the word!

Art Teacher (primarily high school). This position will start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/104242. This position will be open until filled. Call Cathy Kohlenberg for more information: 608-943-6311 ext 3014.


Special Education Teacher- High School to start the 2021-2022 School Year. Apply at: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/102885. This position will be open until filled. Call Cathy Kohlenberg for more information: 608-943-6311 ext 3014 .


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

May 7th is School Lunch Hero Day

May 7th is School Lunch Hero Day. We will be celebrating with a contest. All students, 4-K through 8th grade can submit a picture of “What you think a School Lunch Hero is.” The pictures will be displayed in the cafeteria and the students' names will be entered in a drawing for a Lunch Lady Book by Jarret J. Krosoczka. School Nutrition Employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. Thank you to the Iowa-Grant School Lunch Heros!


The USDA has extended the Seamless Summer Option until September 30, 2021. Iowa-Grant will be offering free meals for children in the Iowa-Grant School District ages 18 and under. The Panther Meals Pickup will be from June 9th, 2021 through August 25, 2021. Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches a week. Pick up will be once a week, on Wednesdays, between 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM.


We encourage all families to participate in the Panther Meals Pick Up Program. Children need good nutrition all year long. We offer fruits and vegetables, milk, grains and proteins to help children grow. Panther Meals are convenient; perfect for busy summer days. Panther Meals are economical, they will help the weekly groceries go farther. Please consider signing up for Panther Meals Pick Up


Barb Hugill

Iowa-Grant Food Service

Iowa-Grant High School

IGHS Calendar of Events

5/1 9:00 AM Golf: JV/ Varsity Invitational vs Multiple Schools @ House On The Rock Golf Course

5/1 3:00 - 4:00 PM May Day Promenade - Freshmen

5/1 4:00 - 5:00 PM May Day Promenade - Sophomores

5/1 5:00 - 6:00 PM May Day Promenade - Juniors

5/1 6:00 - 7:00 PM May Day Promenade - Seniors

5/3 4:00 PM Golf: JV/Varsity Match vs Multiple Schools @ Deer Valley Golf Course

5/3 4:00 PM Track & Field: Meet vs Multiple Schools @ River Ridge School District

5/3 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Potosi (Away)

5/3 5:00 PM PM Softball: Varsity vs Riverdale (Away)

5/3 6:00 PM Baseball: JV vs Potosi (Away)

5/3 6:15 PM Softball: JV vs Riverdale (Away)

5/4 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Mineral Point (Away)

5/4 4:30 PM Baseball: JV vs Mineral Point (Home) (Livingston Ballpark)

5/4 5:00 PM Softball: Varsity vs Highland (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/4 6:15 PM Softball: JV vs Highland (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/5 6:30 PM National Honor Society Ceremony (Roome 100 - IGEMS)

5/6 4:30 PM Softball: Varsity vs Mineral Point (Home) (Cobb City Park) (DH)

5/7 4:00 PM Golf: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Fennimore -Hickory Grove Golf Course

5/7 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Darlington (Away) (DH)

5/7 5:00 PM Softball: Varsity vs Lancaster (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/7 5:00 PM Softball: JV vs Lancaster (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/8 10:00 AM Track & Field: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Riverdale High School

5/10 4:00 PM Golf: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Cuba City - Cole Acres

5/10 5:00 PM Softball: JV/Varsity vs Fennimore (Away)

5/11 4:00 PM Track & Field: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Platteville

5/11 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Riverdale (Home) (Livingston Ballpark)

5/11 6:30 PM Board Meeting

5/13 4:00 PM Track & Field: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Fennimore High School

5/13 4:30 PM Softball: JV/Varsity vs Southwestern (Home) (Cobb City Park) (DH)

5/13 5:00 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Belmont (Away)

5/14 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Boscobel (Home) (Livingston Ballpark)

5/15 10:30 AM AM Softball: JV Tournament vs Multiple Schools @ St. Feriole Island Prairie Du Chien

5/15 10:30 AM Softball: Varsity Tournament vs Multiple Schools @ Viroqua High School:30

5/17 4:00 PM Golf: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Fennimore - Hickory Grove Golf Course

5/17 5:00 PM Softball: Varsity vs Boscobel (Away)

5/17 6:15 PM Softball: JV vs Boscobel (Away)

5/18 4:15 PM Track & Field JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Cassville

5/18 4:30 PM Baseball: JV vs Cuba City (Home) (Linden)

5/18 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Cuba City (Home) (Livingston Ballpark)

5/19 7:00 PM Senior Award Night - IGHS Gymnasium

5/20 4:00 PM Golf: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Mineral Point - Dodge-Point Country Club

5/20 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Highland (Home) (Livingston Ballpark)

5/20 5:00 PM Softball: JV/Varsity vs Darlington (Away)

5/21 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Fennimore (Away)

5/21 5:00 PM Softball: JV/Varsity vs Platteville (Away)

5/22 11:00 AM Track & Field: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Platteville

5/24 4:00 PM Golf: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Argyle - Yellowstone Golf Course

5/24 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Mineral Point (Home) (Livingston Ballpark)

5/24 4:30 PM Baseball: JV vs Mineral Point (Away)

5/24 5:00 PM Softball: JV/Varsity vs Cuba City (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/25 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Southwestern (Away) (DH)

5/27 4:30 PM Track & Field: JV/Varsity vs Multiple Schools @ Lancaster

5/27 4:30 PM Baseball: Varsity vs Riverdale (Away)

5/27 5:00 PM Softball: Varsity vs Riverdale (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/27 6:15 PM Softball: JV vs Riverdale (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/28 3:30 PM Softball: Varsity vs Belmont (Home) (Cobb City Park)

5/27 6:30 PM Baseball: JV vs Riverdale (Away)

5/29 1:00 PM IGHS Graduation - HS Gymnasium

5/31 MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL

IGHS - THIRD QUARTER HONOR ROLL

Honors:

Freshmen – Madison Brandenburg, Lillian Pettit, Cyle Steffl, Kaleb Watson

Sophomores – Jonah Hoeper, Alexander Lee, Jeran Rux, Bekka Shemak

Juniors – Arianna Barr, Grace Clark, Emma Cullen, Jacqueline Hawes, Hailee Kite, Kora Kite, Cade Kuhls, Mackenzie Leitzinger, Grace Lenz, Treyton Starkey, Savannah Vivian

Seniors – Ryan Esser, Marissa Hahn, Isaac Hill, Avri Kleist, Lauren Linscheid, Taylor Runde


High Honors:

Freshmen – Angelina Peat, Morgan Washburn

Sophomores – Matthew Grindey, Owen Laufenberg, Jenna Paradis, Blake Reeves, Julia Searls, Cameron Shores

Juniors – Teris Baker, Cortney Fiedler-Fosbinder, Montanna Freymiller, Reid Lundell

Seniors – Hazel Klosterman, Hannah Maughan, Lucas Oyen


Distinguished Honors:

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

Sophomores – Leslie Bartolo-Rivera, Hope Connolly, Jalyssa Cordts, Yessica Garcia, Harinson Huete, Samuel Kempf, Ivy Lindner, Karstyn McIntosh, Kenadie Munson, Bailey Orth, Gary Pittman, Madelyn Rogstad, Audrey Rowe, Ashley Runde, Laighten Schafer, Alexis Thoma-Blankenberg, Elizabeth Volenec, Caitlyn Wetter, Evie Whitaker

Juniors – Dylan Bingham, Zachary Kohlenberg, Makayla Pilling, Payton Schmitz, Ella Wolff

Senior – Nicholas Connolly, Luke Fillback, Isaiah Laufenberg, Brett Lee, Elly Lindner, Albert Rosales, Sage Soman, Brena Straka, Brie Straka

Musicals

Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year's musicals! On April 9 - 11, we recorded three short musicals in the IMC. Videos of the musicals are available online! If you'd like to watch any of our shows, please visit the link below to purchase a family ticket for $5. Enjoy the shows!


https://schoolpay.com/pay/for/-IGHS-Musicals--Family-Ticket/SbI0prW

Spring Update from Activities Director: Casey Clausius

Spectators/Fans COVID-19 Spring Sports Expectations-


  • Spectators/fans in attendance at Iowa-Grant spring events, It is highly recommended to wear masks at all times during home events. If outside, spectators/fans will NOT have to wear masks, unless they are closer than 6ft.
  • Away events, spring spectators/fans in attendance need to abide by home schools' masks wearing and COVID-19 protocol at all times, while at their facilities.
  • Spectators should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.
  • Spectators should leave immediately following the event.
  • To social distance spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as bleacher space is limited.
  • No live stream will be provided.


Concession Stands

Iowa-Grant is allowing concession stands.


The physical address of the new ballpark (Jinkins Field) in Livingston-

910 W. County Road E

Livingston, WI 53554

2020-21 FORENSICS TEAM CELEBRATES SUCCESS!

Since 1895, the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association (WHSFA) has provided programming for students in theatre, debate, and public speaking activities. This year, 2,269 students in 1,828 entries, representing 277 schools, advanced to the State Festival. Adjudicators rated each student or performing group to determine a medal award. The WHSFA has announced the results of the 2021 Forensics Season. Congratulations to the schools and students who earned school awards and cumulative gold medallions, respectively.

Follow this link to a special virtual awards ceremony video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJebLRGGEQ.


An elite number of students earn the contest’s top score and honor of Critic’s Choice – a gold medal – multiple times during their high school career. This year’s students earned the top score at the 2018, 2019, and 2021 State Speech Festival, and participated during the 2020 season before it was interrupted. Those honorees include Iowa-Grant Senior, Sage Soman.

Link to official news release: Four Consecutive Critic's Choice


The top five percent of medal-earning schools are recognized with Excellence in Speech Awards. Additionally, this year, the WHSFA unveiled a new award, the Distinction in Speech Award, for schools whose medal achievement was top six to ten percent. Those honorees include the 20-21 Iowa-Grant Forensics Team coached by Jacqueline Rolli and Rebecca Richmond. Link to official news release: School Awards

FFA Banquet and Awards Night

On April 28th, the Iowa-Grant FFA Chapter had their annual FFA Banquet and Awards Night. The I-G FFA Officer Team led the banquet acknowledging accomplishments from the 2020-2021 school year and also the 2019-2020 school year since they were unable to hold a banquet last spring. Thank you to all those who attended.

ANOTHER VOLLEYBALL SUMMER OFFERINGS - Once again, Panther Volleyball will be offering their week long summer camp for grades 3rd -12th (grade you are entering in the fall 2021) the week of July 12th - 16th! This camp is a long-standing tradition at Iowa-Grant and it is affordable and close, in your "own backyard." Please check out the form. We would love to see many young ladies from our school and area schools on the volleyball court!


Panther Volleyball also sponsors a high school summer league on Thursday nights, starting June 24th. This league is very competitive with the area schools and once again, is affordable and close!!! Both the camp and league are well-known and successful!! Please check out forms for both and see what works for your daughter.


**Summer Camp - July 12th -16th

**Summer League - Thursday nights: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, & July 29



GO PANTHER VOLLEYBALL

Juniors: If you plan on retaking your ACT, summer testing dates are as follows:

June 12th, 2021 – Registration deadline May 7th, 2021

July 17th, 2021 – Registration deadline June 18th, 2021

All Juniors have an ACT account and should register for additional test sessions through it. Please use the same e-mail address and password too. Questions?? Please contact Jackie Benish at 608-943-6312 Ext: 2012 or jbenish@igs.k12.wi.us

http://my.act.org

2021 Iowa-Grant FFA Greenhouse Inventory / Hours of Operation



The I-G FFA is excited to announce that they will be having an IN-PERSON GREENHOUSE SALE this year! Cash and checks will be accepted. Thank you for shopping locally and supporting our students!



Hours of Operations:

* I-G STAFF ONLY: Wednesday, May 5th: 3:30 - 6:00 PM

* OPEN TO ALL: Thursday, May 6th: 3:30 - 6:30 PM; Friday, May 7th: 12:30 - 6:30 PM; Saturday, May 8th: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

* May 10-14: Times TBD based on inventory remaining. Check Iowa-Grant Facebook Page for more details.



Special Notes:

* Customers will be limited in the Greenhouse for the safety of all shoppers and workers.

* Masks are REQUIRED by all.

* The variety of inventory is lower this year due to COVID-19 and Mrs. Hammerly being on maternity leave this Spring. We look forward to having our large variety again in 2022.

Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle School

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May Calendar

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7th & 8th Grade Honor Roll

8th Grade High Honors:

Lucas Christiansen, Bret Connolly, Aiden Friesen, Georgia Haase, Lakyn Holman, BreAnn Kohlenberg, Baylee Leix, Kaycee Lindner, Dawson Reid, Katie Rickard, Myles Rowe, Addison Schafer, Addysen Spink, and William Whitaker

7th Grade High Honors:

Maddox Fisher, William Fulton, Anayeli Garcia-Cuahizo, Quinn Hoeper, Rilya Hrubes, Addison Kramer, Lexie Kuhls, Noah Lange, Treaton Loeffelholz, Sam Lundell, Ellison Moen, Gabriella Munson, Pajessa Phillips, Trinity Phillips, Joshua Pitzer, Delaney Reid, Laila Ritchie, Michael Schroeder, Addyson Winkers, and Everett Zimmer

8th Grade Honors:

Adrienne Biddick, Landon Budworth, Riellyn Cartwright, Linnea Elg, Gavin Hinderman, Sadie Hoge, Faith Kite, Kayden Klein, Ella Parish, Skyler Reiter, Carter Rickard, Gretta Schmitz, Allysen Spink, Natalie Starkey, and Karaline Suhr

7th Grade Honors:

Galilea Aburto-Gomez, Jaxon Busse, Daniel Dosch, Payton Freymiller, Alexis Gaytan-Gonzales, Abigail Hake, Josie Jelle, Quentin Koss, Laina McPhail, Trenton Pelton, Reese Peterson, Myles Pettit, Emery Riemenapp, Lucinda Spurley, Hunter Stevens, Jonah Wetter, and Bryar Yelinek

Third grade has been busy with our biography project! Usually, we have a Wax Museum. Unfortunately, we were not able to hold our event in the traditional sense. Instead, sit back and enjoy our Virtual Wax Museum.

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Girls Basketball Camp is BACK!!

Hello to all the Parents/Guardians of Basket-Ballers,


The Summer Basketball Camp is back at Iowa-Grant.


If your daughter is interested in learning about basketball, improving her skills, and having some fun on the court please keep June 28- July 1 open for some court time.


Here are a few of the details with more information to follow on sign-up procedures.

Date: June 28 - July 1

Where: IGEMS

Session Times:

Grades 3-5 9:00 - 10:15

Grades 6-7 10:45 - 12:15

Grade 8 12:45 - 2:30


Cost $25.00(includes camp t-shirt)

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If you have any further questions contact Ms. Martinez at IGEMS

3rd Grade Text Feature Surgery

The surgeries consisted of transplanting important Text Features on our patients. Our doctors did a great job and enjoyed a different approach to learning.

4K is CRAZY for Pizza!

Hands on learning is an essential part of our curriculum! Young children learn best when interacting with their peers in real life learning situations!

Early Intervention for Communication Disorders

With speech and language disorders among the most common conditions that young children experience, Iowa-Grant speech-language pathologists are encouraging parents and caregivers to learn the signs of communication disorders—and seek an evaluation if they have any concerns. The message is a timely one, as May is national Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM).


Many parents have questions about their child’s speech, language, or social communication skills but are often told by family, friends, or even other professionals to wait and see if their child outgrows a potential problem. Unfortunately, this often results in a delayed diagnosis of a disorder that is highly treatable—particularly when caught early.


It is especially important to be vigilant now, as some children who traditionally would have been recommended for speech and language services by a daycare provider or pediatrician may have been missed due to the pandemic—since many kids remained at home, with more limited interaction with these professionals. Families should know that early intervention services are still available at this time, even if they have been modified due to the pandemic, through Iowa or Grant County Birth to 3 programs (age 1-3), through your local school district (age 3+), as well as from private speech-language pathologists who continue to practice both in person and virtually. Now is the time to act on any concern.


Here are some signs of a speech or language disorder in a young child (age 3 and under):


  • Does not smile or interact with others (birth and older)

  • Does not babble (4–7 months)

  • Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7–12 months)

  • Does not understand what others say (7 months – 2 years)

  • Says only a few words (12–18 months)

  • Says words that are not easily understood by others (18 months – 2 years)

  • Does not put words together to make sentences (1.5–3 years)

  • Produces speech that is unclear, even to familiar people (2–3 years)


Here are some of the key benefits of early treatment:


  • Maximizes a child’s success. Treatment at any age is worthwhile, but earlier is usually most effective. Early treatment can reduce the need for school-based services later.

  • Saves time and money. It can take less time to treat a communication delay or disorder when families act on the early warning signs. Fewer treatment sessions can also mean fewer out-of-pocket expenses. Many early intervention programs offer free or low-cost services to children ages birth to 3 years and their families. They also can link you to other community support.

  • Prepares a child for kindergarten. What happens between birth and age 3 lays the foundation for kindergarten readiness. Strong speech, language, cognitive, and social skills are necessary for reading, writing, and academic success—as well as all the other demands of school.

  • Sets a child on a course to school, social, and life success. All families want what’s best for their children. Acting early can have positive, long-lasting effects on your child’s communication, social relationships, learning, and daily life activities well into adulthood.


Learn more about the benefits of early identification and treatment at www.IdentifytheSigns.org.

4K Helped Clean Up for Earth Day!

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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.