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November 2021 News

A Message from the Principal

Hello Indian Trail Families!

Indian Trail Intermediate School is being recognized in the inaugural US News & World Report rankings of the Top Middle Schools in Tennessee. Out of the 535 middle schools included in the rankings, Indian Trail ranked 42!

US News & World Report: According to the data used by the US News & World Report, 59 percent of Indian Trail students scored at or above the proficient level for math, while 45 percent scored at or above that level for reading. The student-teacher ratio is 17:1. At Indian Trail, 52 percent of students are economically disadvantaged, while the school has 33.8 percent of minority enrollment. Also, 92 percent of the teachers at Indian Trail have three years or more of teaching experience. In other words, all the top-ranked schools are high achieving and have succeeded at educating all their students.

Congratulations to our entire Indian Trail community!!! School climate has always been a top priority at our school. Our faculty and staff make sure our students are engaged in the classroom, have a safe environment to work in, and feel loved and welcomed each and every day. All of these factors positively impact student test scores and daily attendance. Indian Trail is a great place to be!!!


James Jacobs

Dates to Remember

Oct. 25th -Nov. 7th

  • Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Nov. 16th-17th

  • Winter Benchmark: Easy CBM

Nov. 16th

  • PTA Luncheon

Nov. 24th, 25th & 26th

  • Thanksgiving Break

ITIS Clubs

Homework Club

Homework club will be after school from 2:50-5:15 Monday through Thursday and 2:50-4:35 on Fridays. There are applications located in the office. For any questions, please call 423-610-6000 or email oetkenk@jcschools.org with any questions about the Homework Club.


Mathletes meets on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 in Mrs. Galloway's Room.

Chess Club

Chess Club meets on Mondays 3:00-4:00 in the Library. Membership applications can be picked up in the front office or Mr. Anderson’s office in 128A (Across from the gym).

Drama Squad

Drama Squad Meets on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 in the Auditorium.

Student Newspaper

Student Newspaper meets on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 in Mrs. Norwood's Room.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code will start meeting after Thanksgiving on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings from 7:00 to 7:30. A sign-up sheet will be sent out soon. For any questions, please email Mrs. Elliott at elliotts@jcschools.org.

ITIS Yearbook Cover Contest 2021-2022

Submit your artwork to Mrs. Gambino on Mustang Hall by Friday, December 3rd, to be considered for this year’s Indian Trail Yearbook cover!

Submissions Must:

  1. Feature this year’s theme and book title: THE TRAIL TO SUCCESS
  2. Include our full school name + year: INDIAN TRAIL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 2021-2022
  3. Include artwork, color, and creativity! (on cardstock!)

*The TOP 2 winners will be printed on the front and back yearbook covers! Runners up will also be featured within the yearbook!

*Please include your full name and homebase teacher on the back of your artwork.

Student Newspaper

Click the link below to view the latest edition of Inside ITIS.

All Pro Dads

It's time for our second, "All Pro Dads," breakfast meeting! We are so happy with our first meeting's turnout, and it is our hope and vision that more and more dads and kids will join us as this program grows! Please click the link, below, and visit the website for the meeting information, along with the place to RSVP your intent to attend.


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Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

We are halfway through our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair! Start your holiday shopping early and support our school library. The dates for our Virtual Fair are October 25 - November 7. Use the following link or simply search for Scholastic Book Fairs and search for our school. All purchases benefit our school library!

Book Fair Link

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Break - November 24th, 25th & 26th
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November 2021 PTA Update

We are now on Instagram!

Be sure to follow @itis.pta for pics and updates.

Thank You from PTA!

Thank you to all those who participated in our October Soup & Grilled cheese luncheon....it was a great success!! We'd especially like to thank Frannie's Vegan Cafe for donating soup for the event!

Amazon Smiles Charity

Please select Indian Trail PTA for your Amazon Smiles Charity.

Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com

Step 2: Select Indian Trail Intermediate School PTA as your charity

Step 3: Every purchase you make supports ITIS PTA!

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PTA Creative Arts Competitions

The PTA Reflections competition welcomes all students to explore their inner artist and create art that supports a specific theme. This is a national PTA program with competitions at the school, city/council, state, and national levels. Students are welcome to participate in any and all categories. This year’s theme is: I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY...

Click the Link for more info.

Link: ITIS Reflections Contests/Cultural Arts

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Join PTA Today!

It is not too late to join the PTA. Send in your $5 marked to ITIS PTA or go to: https://indiantrail.memberhub.com/store
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2021-2022 School Calendar

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ITIS Website

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