Iowa-Grant's Panther Press

June IGSD Newsletter

From the Office of Stephanie Hubbard:

Thank You Iowa-Grant Retirees

Thank you to the Iowa-Grant Staff that will be retiring at the end of the school year for your many years of service to the Iowa-Grant School District.



Ss. Anthony & Philip Church, 726 Main Street, Highland, WI

(The food is brought to you by Catholic Charities and is free to anyone with no income requirements). The type of food varies each month.

Registration begins - 4:00 p.m.

Food pick up – 4:30-5:30 p.m.


MONDAY – June 24, 2019

*Please bring bags, boxes, or containers and we’ll load your car.

All we request is your initials, zip code and how many reside in your family.

*Families may send a representative to pick up food, if they themselves are unable.


Questions phone: Connie: 623-2095, Kathy: 929-7713, Nancy: 929-7508

Hazel Dell

Our beloved Hazel Dell School needs some improvements. Our students learn about Wisconsin history in 4th grade and we are proud to include the history of Hazel Dell's one-room schoolhouse as well. Our 4th graders spend time learning about what it was like to be a student many years ago and Hazel Dell is the perfect setting. We are collecting donations for improvements, including money for paint and labor this summer. There are always little things to fix too. If you are willing to donate to this summer's Hazel Dell facelift, please send donations to IGEMS, in care of Mrs. Oberfoell.

FREE Dental Program

Seals-On-Wheels Oral Health Program will be providing FREE dental care at your child’s school during the 2019-20 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. They will also place sealants on all erupted adult teeth for free. 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.

To sign up or learn more, please visit your school’s office for a permission form or you can register online at Additional program info at

Iowa-Grant High School

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Congratulations to Collen Bailey, Sarah Buckhaus, Alexis Busse, Hannah Cammack, Haylee Casper, Rhyan Cockroft, Allyson Cullen, Nathan Daniels, Keaton Durni, David Foust, Arianna Gilman, Sawyer Gough, Carter Grim, Hope Grimm, Lauren Harmening, Cobb Hubbard, Madelyn Hunt, Herolyn Klosterman, Dakota Kohlenberg, MaKenna Marshall, Thomas Maughan, Hannah McCracken, Alexis Miura, Ashton Miura, Blake Moen, Kendall Peterson, Samantha Richards, Robyn Rockwell, Parker Roth, Ethan Rundell, Dezmon Schafer, Hunter Silvers, Trinity Spurley, Grayson Stivarius, Parker Velte, Kylie Washburn, Jasmine Wills, Brylie Winkers, Alec Zimmer on graduation on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

We, as a staff, could not be prouder of your accomplishments. We cannot wait to see what your future holds!

Class Motto

"Don’t Stop Believing.”

Class Flower

Red Rose

Senior Awards and Recognition Night - May 15, 2019

Senior Awards & Scholarship Night was held on Wednesday, May 15th. Due to our wonderful scholarship providers, our seniors were awarded over $506,000 in scholarship monies. It was a great night to be a Panther! Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!

Spanish Class Bake Off

Spanish IV students enjoyed watching Nailed It! México each Monday during the 4th quarter. As a special event for their last week of class, Mrs. Rolli challenged them to bake and decorate cakes of their own. They formed teams and prepared cakes on Monday. While the baking was happening they planned their designs and materials needed. On Tuesday they came in ready to execute their 47 minutes! Check out their creations and join us in congratulating the winning team of Pepita, Carne, Ana y Margarita who created the adorable lamb cake and Cookie Monster cookie.

High School Band Students

Please carve out some time from your busy summers to represent IG well at our summer parades. Call time is 1:30 PM for all parades. If you know you'll be there, but not quite on time, please email Mrs. Gile and she will save you a spot.

Sunday, June 2nd - Montfort Big Days Parade

Sunday, June 23rd - Livingston Festival Parade

Sunday, July 28th - Linden Frolic Parade

Sunday, August 11th - Cobb Corn Roast Parade

Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle School

IGEMS Events For June, July & August

6/3 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. 3rd Gr. Field Trip

6/3 - 8th Gr. Promotion - Gym

6/4 - 11:20 a.m. Early Dismissal - Last Day of Classes

6/4 - Elementary Report Cards Sent Home

6/4 - No Early Childhood

6/7 - Middle School Report Cards Mailed

7/26 - 7:00 p.m. - Missoula Theater - Jack and the Beanstalk

7/27 - 11:00 a.m. - Missoula Theater - Jack and the Beanstalk

8/22 - 3:30-7:00 IGEMS Back to School Night

8/22 - 3:00 IGEMS School Pictures - IGEMS Gym

Summer School For Students Going Into Grades 1-4

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - July 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, Aug. 1

Kindergarten Jump Start

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - July 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, Aug. 1
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Happy Earth Day

The second graders joined Mr. Zimmer and his high school helpers to plant two trees on our school campus for Earth Day! Second graders then joined their 6th grade buddies to plant lima beans and sunflower seeds. They had fun helping the Earth and collaborating with others! Small hands can make a big difference!

Greek Mythology Unit

Mrs. Buss' Language Arts Classes presented several Greek myth skits after completing their Greek mythology unit. Sixth grade has some great actors and actresses!!

Buddy Bench in Memory of Azhara Kennicker

On February 17th the world lost a bright shining star when Azhara Kennicker passed away due to health complications. Azhara was loved by all who knew her and especially by her fellow 4K Superstars. Azhara taught her classmates that friendships are possible no matter how different two people are, that everyone deserves a friend, and that it is easy to include everyone no matter their abilities.

Azhara would have turned 6 on April 24th and to help celebrate her birthday and remember their incredible friend, Azhara’s family and the 4K Superstars started a campaign to add a buddy bench to the playground. A buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground by spreading the message of inclusion and kindness. The IGEMS students along with Student Council generously donated the money needed for the Buddy Bench! The Buddy Bench will be added to the IGEMS playground this summer.

Panther Outdoor Education Day 2019

6th graders started the day with smiles and ended the day with smiles after a day filled with environmental activities and experiences. It was a perfect weather day to enjoy nature. Students hiked, played several habit survival games, and saw some fantastic views. A great time was had by all!!!

2️⃣nd Graders Are Learning About Plants🌱

They dissected lima bean seeds and found their embryos! They sorted parts of plants they eat, and then ate the evidence! Students imagined they were butterflies and spread pollen from flower to flower. They love learning about life cycles!❤️

4th Grade Field Trip To Mining & Rollo Jamison Museum

4th graders visited the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums in Platteville. They explored the 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine and learned about the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.
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MS Forensics Competition

The IG Middle School participants did very well at their MS Forensics Competition. These 7th & 8th grade ladies amazed the audiences with their performances. A special shout out to Mrs. Richmond who filled in at the last minute as a judge. Also, the team appreciates the helpful tips that Mrs. Rolli gave to them. Bringing home the gold medal was Kennedy K. & Hope C. (Group Acting), Ivy L. (Solo Acting), Alexis T-B (Informative Speech). The silver medal went to Caitlyn W. & Audrey R. (Group Acting), Kenadie M. (Solo Acting). Rounding out third place was Gracie S. (Solo Acting) & Julia S. (Informative Speech). Mrs. Boldt is proud of all the participants.
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Haddie McLean, News 3 Meteorologist Visits IGEMS First Grade Students

Haddie McLean, News 3 Meteorologist, visited IGEMS to talk to the first grade about weather. She presented slides that showed what it is like to work in a news station and how she forecasts the weather. Haddie showed the first graders three different experiments about air pressure, fog and cold and warm air. Thank you, Haddie McLean for making this possible!!☀️☁️❄️

Can You Say Metamorphosis? 🐛 ➡️ 🦋

Second graders have begun the exciting adventure of watching this process. We are each able to have our very own caterpillars! First we had to prepare this food and the cups. Next, we observed our caterpillars and wrote down some interesting facts. Now we watch, wait, and wonder! Stay tuned Panthers, we will let you know what happens next!

Thank You For Another Great Silent Auction For Cancer

Iowa-Grant Elementary Middle School teachers, support staff and administrators had an exciting silent auction. This annual auction began over 20 years ago to raise awareness for those who have been affected by cancer. A sincere thanks to the generous staff, retired employees, employee’s families and local businesses who donated items. Also, a special shout-out to the staff and administrators of IGEMS who bid on the items and raised $2,170 for the Grant County and Iowa County Cancer Coalitions.

2nd Graders Enjoyed Their Guest Speaker, Greg Clark

Mr. Clark talked about his job as an entomologist- a scientist who studies insects. He taught us all about insect body parts, including their different mouth parts. This was great information as we enter our butterfly unit! Butterflies use a proboscis to suck nectar from a flower. We appreciate his help. Thank you Mr. Clark!
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School Lunch Hero Day

A big shout out to our kitchen staff for making everyday Panther Pawesome at IGSD.

Mrs. Boldt's class decided to honor our cooks for School Lunch Hero Day by cooking lunch for them. The students organized and brought food for the luncheon. On the menu were grilled burgers, baked beans, fruit salad, cookie dough brownies, and a key lime dessert. According to our cooks, we have some future chefs in this class.

Drive to Feed sponsored by Premier Cooperative and Nutra Blend

Premier Cooperative and Nutra Blend participate in a campaign to give back to communities. Every purchase at Premier Co-op helps to fund a campaign called Drive to Feed Kids. The goal is to feed kids. Premier gave four boxes of beef sticks for our Panther Packs Program. We appreciate your donation and support for our school.

The Visioneer Design Challenge

Ms. Schmidt and 6 very gifted students gathered at IGEMS at 5 a.m. You read that right, 5 a.m! Now, what would rise these fine students to be up before even the sun wanted to wake up? The Visioneer Design Challenge! They drove all the way to the UW Milwaukee - Peck School of the Arts to compete in a state wide competition of art challenges. The challenge this year encompassed everything about the Global Water Crisis and how we can creatively think of ways to bring attention to it and ways we can help!

Iowa-Grant brought their A-Game, because they received incredibly high medals across the board! Students could be placed in Basic, Proficient, or Advanced for their Long-Term challenge, which means the art project they created for many months. These challenges were created in the mediums of: Animation, Fashion Design, and Game Design.

Out of our 5 competing students, they received 5 Advanced awards and 1 Basic for their long-term challenge. One of our students was a co-captain and went to support, which is an award all on it's own!

What a fantastic experience for a fantastic group of students. We are so proud of our Panthers!

Learning How Plants Change

The First Graders learned about how plants change as they grow and were able to have some hands on learning at the I-G High School Greenhouse. Each student was able to plant four different seeds and will watch them sprout and grow in their classrooms. They hope to bring home a tomato, watermelon, pumpkin and sunflower plant before the end of the school year. They also toured the Greenhouse and saw some beautiful flowers. Thank you, Mr. Johannesen for the great learning experience!

Eggs Hatched!

Kindergarten hatched 24 healthy chicks. We learned a ton about the chicken life cycle, how to take care of chicks, and how to be extra gentle. It was a chick-tastic experience!
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DARE Graduation

Fifth graders graduated from the DARE program. Students completed the DARE course taught by Officer Cliff and Officer Lovell from the Iowa County Sheriff's Department. Students learned about the importance of responsibility, making good choices, being safe, and much more. Students were also required to write a DARE essay. There were three students chosen to read their essays at DARE graduation. Congratulations 2019 DARE Graduates!

Writing Contest On "What Makes You Proud of America"

Last fall Mrs. Buss's 6th-grade language arts, Mrs. Prohaska's 7th-grade social studies, and Mrs. Bolt's 8th-grade language arts class all participated in a writing contest sponsored by the Elks Lodge in Platteville. Students had to write an essay titled "What Makes You Proud of America". Iowa-Grant had 3 winners! Lakyn H. got 3rd in the 5th/6th-grade local division. Makaya M. placed 3rd in local 7th/8th-grade division and 2nd at the state level. Caden L. (not pictured) got 2nd in the 7th/8th-grade local division. The winners and their families were invited to an awards ceremony and dinner at the Elks Lodge in Platteville Tuesday night. Congrats to the three winners! Out of the MANY essays submitted, it is quite an honor to place ~ Way to Write, Panthers!!!!

We are very proud of our 8th grade students!! They spent an afternoon being good environmental citizens cleaning up Hwy 18! Way to go, Panthers!

About Iowa-Grant School District

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