IHS Newsletter

Weekly updates on IHS activities and programs.

"Written In The Stars" IHS Prom 2016

Friday, April 29th, 7-9pm

23822 Chieftain Road

Lawrence, KS

Who: Open to all homeschoolers (ages 14+)

Dates ok, but not required ("come single and mingle")


What: Dancing, Pictures, Food and Fun.


Admission: $5 per person.


REGISTRATION REQUIRED - SEE BUTTON BELOW


Attendees agree to follow the IHS Dance Dress Code (see below).

IHS DRESS CODE FOR PROM (SEMI FORMAL)

The following dress code for IHS prom will be strictly enforced:


Ladies: Dress or blouse with skirt.

Clothing that is low-cut in the front or back, sheer, tight or revealing in any other way is not acceptable. Extreme clothing (i.e., Gothic, emo, etc.) is not appropriate.

Blouses/Tops - must be modest fit, extend below the waistline, and be long enough to cover the stomach and lower back, especially when bending over or raising hands or arms. Sleeves must be at least 3 inches wide.


Dresses/Skirts - Must be knee-length or longer (i.e. must come to the top of the knee cap), even when worn with leggings or other for-fitting pants.

Slits in dresses and skirts must not go above the knee.

Dresses with spaghetti straps are not permitted unless a shirt or blouse is worn.


Gentlemen: Suit or Slacks with Sports Coat.

Clothing that is tight or revealing in any way is not acceptable. Extreme clothing (i.e., Gothic, emo, etc.) is not appropriate.


IHS chaperons will have final say and are instructed to refuse entrance to those who are not properly dressed.

AWARDS BANQUET

Friday, May 27th, 6pm

Linwood, KS, United States

Linwood, KS

Be sure to save the date for the Annual IHS Awards Banquet honoring IHS students.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE CLASS OF 2016

Seniors & Parents of Seniors -- Please be aware of the following deadlines:


April 30th - Picture & Audio Submissions due.

Each family will have the opportunity to submit (a) up to 8 digital pictures of their senior and (b) a 60 second audio recorded message from mom & dad to be used as part of a graduation highlight video.


May 24th - Graduation Practice (all graduates and their parents)

7:30-8:30pm. Please be on time. We will do a quick run through and work out all the bugs.


May 27th - Awards Banquet/Yearbook Signing Day


May 28th - Graduation Ceremony 11am & Open House (Noon)



The IHS homeschool graduation ceremony provides an opportunity to recognize homeschoolers who complete high school. To be eligible parents must certify that students have met their state’s graduation requirements. Cost: $50 (Includes cap, gown, tassel, diploma cover and all operating expenses. For more information, or to sign up, send an email to: info@ihssports.org.

IHS Graduation will be held May 28, 2016 at 11am

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

The following is a quick look at upcoming IHS events. For a broader look, visit our the calendar page at ihssports.org. Here is the link >>> http://www.ihssports.org/Calendar.aspx


APRIL 8 (Friday) MCLOUTH TRACK MEET

Location: McLouth High School (217 Summit St, McLouth, KS 66054)


APRIL 12 (Tuesday) BAKER UNIVERSITY RELAYS

Location: Baker University (618 Eighth St, Baldwin City, KS 66006)


APRIL 29 (Friday) IHS SPRING FLING (PROM)


APRIL 30 (Saturday) STATE TRACK MEET


MAY 12-14 (Friday & Saturday) NATIONAL HOMESCHOOL TRACK MEET


MAY 27 IHS AWARDS BANQUET


MAY 28 IHS GRADUATION

SPORTS PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Every shared moment amongst teammates lives on with a personalized Sports Memory Mates. Right now you can order individual pictures of your kids who played on any 2015-16 IHS sports team (Cross-country, Football, Cheer, Basketball, Track & Field).


Each 8x10 Memory Mate sheet is $10 and includes a team picture and an individual photo of your athlete (see examples below).


Orders must be received by April 8th and will be available for pickup after April 29th (at the Spring Fling--April 29th, or the Awards Banquet--May 27th, or by arrangement). If you would prefer to have them mailed to you, please include $5 for postage and packageing.


By mail:

Send Student Name, sport(s) and $10 (per sport) to--

IHS

24696 Chieftain Road

Lawrence, KS 66044


OR


In person:

Deliver your check or money order to Christy Mitchell

(Please make all checks payable to IHS).


If you would like them mailed to you please include your address and $5 for postage and packaging.


If you have any questions, please call Christy Mitchell 785-760-4947

or email mailto:info@ihssports.org

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2015-16 YEARBOOKS NOW ON SALE! The IHS Yearbook store is now open. Anyone who pre-orders before March 31st will receive a $50 gift certificate (good at Picaboo's sister website). Also, if you hurry, you will receive four FREE pages that you can customize any way you would like. Here is the link to the store:

https://ihs-fierce.picaboo.com/


PICTURES NEEDED: We need your pictures! If you have pictures that we can use on the student life pages, please email them to mailto:ihsyearbookpictures1@gmail.com no later than March 1!

Make Plans to attend The 5th Annual IHS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Monday, July 4th, 3pm

24696 Chieftain Road

Lawrence, KS

Bring the entire family and your friends for this awesome event!


Bounce houses, a 75' Slip-n-slide, field events, face painting, crafts, contests, live musical performances, and of course the massive fireworks show at dark.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Did you know that two in five online teens (42%) said they've posted information about themselves on the Internet so others can see it and contact them? And nearly half of the teen respondents (47%) to a 2005 survey by Teen Research Unlimited admitted that they've used code words to alert others online to a parent's immediate presence--an effort to disguise a conversation about which a guardian might not approve. More than one in four (28%) said they use such lingo daily.In an effort to protect children by informing parents, the Polly Klaas Foundation has created an Internet Safety Kit. When parents obtain the free Internet Safety Kit, they will be offered a free download of Wired with Wisdom ($19.95 value). Wired with Wisdom grew out of the real need many parents express to catch up with their technologically sophisticated children. In this swift-moving online age, parents often feel overwhelmed or under-qualified to address children's Internet habits.Together, the Internet Safety Kit and Wired With Wisdom provide busy parents practical, workable solutions to help manage their family's Internet safety, including email, personal websites, chat rooms, social networking and instant messaging as well as recognizing and avoiding online predators.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The deadline for submissions for the Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Competition is Friday, April 1st. Over $7500 in scholarship awards will be given away to eligible high school seniors (including Homeschoolers). BONUS: The teacher of the first place winner will receive a $150 gift card.

Grand Prize: $2500

2nd Place: $2000
3rd Place: $1500
4th Place: $1000

5th Place: $500

Up to ten $100 honorable mention scholarships will also be awarded.

For a complete list of requirements and more information about the writing assignment visit www.ksc.ks.gov/Scholarship or contact me at this email or phone below.

Homeschool Facebook Page

Check-out this fairly new facebook page dedicated to helping homeschoolers network and help each other:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/405225869662405/


Be sure to tell your friends!

IHS "Other Resources" Page

Did you know that we have an "Other Resources" tab on the IHS website?


Designed to help homeschool families, the page features lists of non-IHS homeschool sites, links to curriculum help, scholarship information and more.

Here is the direct link: http://www.ihssports.org/OtherResources.aspx


If you have suggestions for curriculum, helpful links, etc. please let us know.

mailto:info@ihssports.org


It is just one way we strive to fulfill our mission: "To assist home-school families"!

IHS CALENDAR

Check out the IHS calendar. Print it off, or better yet, sync it with your google account so you can always have it with you.

IHS

Our mission is to assist parents in educating their children.