Iowa-Grant's Panther Press
May IGSD Newsletter
From the Office of Stephanie Hubbard: Thank You
SchoolMessenger Text Messaging Service
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
Iowa-Grant Awards Night
On May 15, our IG graduating seniors will be honored at the annual awards event. These students are excited about graduation and are making plans for their futures. The Iowa-Grant community has also been looking forward to this event. The continued generosity of our community makes it possible for these graduating seniors to receive monetary rewards for all of their hard work and determination. Many awards honor donors that have passed away; these awards assure that the donors’ passion for education continues to live on. Others in the community provide awards in memory of loved ones who may have passed away too soon. In addition, many community organizations sponsor scholarship awards. All of these, combined, are a representation of our Panther Pride in our school community and the generosity of those individuals. The Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation would like to thank everyone for their continued financial support of “our family” at the Iowa-Grant Schools.
Fred Skaife, IGEF board member
SECOND HARVEST MOBILE FOOD PANTRY 2019
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 – May 20, 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.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME NO RESTRICTIONS
Questions phone: Connie: 623-2095, Kathy: 929-7713, Nancy: 929-7508
Iowa-Grant High School
Saturday, May 25th, 1pm
High School Gym, 462 County Road IG, Livingston, WI 53554
"Don’t Stop Believing."
3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Freshmen: Teris Baker, Dylan Bingham, Grace Clark, Abigail Fowell, Jacqueline Hawes, Zachary Kohlenberg, Cade Kuhls, Reid Lundell, MaKayla Pilling, Payton Schmitz, Ella Wolff
Sophomores: Nicholas Connolly, Ryan Esser, Eduardo Gomes Lacerda, Isaac Hill, Logan Hubbard, Hazel Klosterman, Elly Lindner, Lauren Linscheid, Lucas Oyen, Sage Soman, Brena Straka, Brie Straka, Andrew Winders
Juniors: Carter Christianson, Olivia Liddicoat, Sydney Lundell, Samantha McLeer, Colin Steffl
Seniors: Alexis Busse, Haylee Casper, Sawyer Gough, Madelyn Hunt, Dakota Kohlenberg, Thomas Maughan, Samantha Richards, Grayson Stivarius, Parker Velte
Freshmen: Arianna Barr, Cortney Fiedler-Fosbinder, Montanna Freymiller, Mackenzie Leitzinger, Owen Rundell, Treyton Starkey, Savannah Vivian
Sophomores: Lillian Drew, Luke Fillback, Marissa Hahn, David Heene, Hannah Maughan, Eva Negrini, Taylor Runde
Juniors: Isaac Albaugh, Allison Bickford, Sawyer Dobson, Kenzie Oakes, Matthew Phillips, Keagan Pilling, Jay Schaefer, Joanna Spurley, Tristan Stanton-Johnson, Matthew Winders, Michael Winders
Seniors: Sarah Buckhaus, Carter Grim, Herolyn Klosterman, Alexis Miura, Ashton Miura, Ethan Rundell
Freshmen: Emma Cullen, Kora Kite, Grace Lenz, Alexa Zoha
Sophomores: Tatum Kite, Andrey Lopez, Mya McCarthy, Grace Vivian
Juniors: Faylea Cartwright, Ross Havlik, Jason Sedbrook, Gabriel Vivian
Seniors: Allyson Cullen, Nathan Daniels, Lauren Harmening, Parker Roth, Alec Zimmer
Iowa-Grant Forensics Team
Please join us in congratulating the Iowa-Grant Forensics team for their impressive results at the state level! This year has been a difficult season due to cancellations, changing schedules, and short turnaround time between contests. None of that stopped this group of talented speakers and actors from improving as the season progressed and ending the season in superior fashion. Mrs. Rolli and Mrs. Richmond are very proud of all participants and thankful for the support of our colleagues and community.
Bronze: Hope G, Michael W
Silver: Elly L, Emma C, Colin S, Lucas O, Sarah B, Grace L, Kylie W, Jackie H, Abby F, Ella W
Gold: Allyson C, Annie S, Nathan D, Sage S, Madie H, Carter C, Gabriel V, Samantha R, Lauren H, Arianna G, Samantha M, Sawyer D, Isabelle H, Alec Z
IGHS Career Fair 2019
Students and staff spent the morning in sessions focusing on Personality Colors, Renewable Energy and UW-Journey App. We also visited a Vendor Fair with 15 different vendors sharing their post-secondary education opportunities as well as future employment opportunities with us. You can see by the pictures we all had a great time and learned a lot.
THANK YOU to this year's Career Fair participants: Career Do's and Dont's - Kate Adametz Jenkins; UW Extension, Colors Personalities - Bev Doll; UW Admissions/UW Help- Joshua Rybaski; Renewable Energy - Aidan O'Connor; Capri College of Cosmetology - Erin Fiegen; Community First Bank - Sheila Ruchti; House on the Rock - Nancy Schaaf; Badger Hollow Solar Farm - Tracy Fillback; Lands' End - Wendy Singer; Madison College - Torvic Caradine; Nacel Open Door - Barb Dean; Southwest Technical College - Pauline Wetter; University of Dubuque - Breann Tjaarda; Upland Hills - Jen Thomas; US Army - Sgt. Samuel Vasquez; UW Platteville - Craig Stout; Southwest Health - Miranda Novinskie; Wisconsin Laborers' Apprenticeship - Ray Wiatt; Marines - Sgt. Kenneth Willoughby
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, May 8th, 8:30am-2:30pm
Iowa-Grant High School, 462 County Road IG, Livingston, WI 53554
panther volleyball summer camp and league
It's summertime at Iowa-Grant and that includes once again the Panther Volleyball Camp and Summer League! Volleyball Camp is for ages 3rd grade (entering in fall) through 12th grade and will be held the week of June 24th - 28th. Times, fees, and other information is all listed on the attached form. Deadline is June 14th.
Summer League is for high school only, 9th grade (entering in fall) through 12th grade, and will be run for five Thursday nights during the summer. First night starts June 13th and it is all run at Iowa-Grant. See the attached form for this as well. Deadline is May 20th. Hope you are able to attend the best camp and league in the area, running for the past 20+ years! GO PANTHERS!!
Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle School
IGEMS Events For May
5/3 - Progress Reports Sent Home
5/3 - 1:15-3:00 p.m. Field Trip - Mrs. Bauman's Class
5/7 - 4:00 p.m. Jr Hi Track at Darlington
5/8 - PBIS Assembly (Citizenship & Integrity)
5/8 - 2:00 p.m. DARE Graduation - Rm 100
5/9 - 5:00-8:30 p.m. Art Show - Caft.
5/9 - 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Slide Show - Rm 100
5/9 - 7:00 p.m. MS Band Choir Concert - Gym
5/10 - WE WILL BE HAVING SCHOOL TODAY
5/10 - 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Champion Games
5/13 - 5:15 p.m. Parent Teacher Club Meeting - Rm 333
5/14 - 4:00 p.m. Jr Hi Track at Darlington
5/16 - 8:15 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.Kindergarten Field Trip
5/17 - 12:00-3:20 p.m. 4th Gr. Field Trip
5/22- 5th grade field trip to Four Mounds
5/23 - 8:15 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. 1st Gr. Field Trip
5/23 - 8:15 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. 4th Gr. Field Trip
5/24 - 2:00 p.m. 3rd Gr. Pen Pal Bingo - Caft.
5/27 - No School - Memorial Day
5/29 - 5:00-7:00 p.m. 4K Picnic - Gym/Caft.
5/31 - 8:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 8th Gr. WI Dells Trip
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
6/7 - Middle School Report Cards Mailed
3rd Quarter High Honor Roll
7th Grade: Kaden Lindner; Elyse Linscheid; Makaya McCarthy; Rachel Rickard; Ashton Schmitz; Rylee Stecklein; Lilliana Vivian; Sophie Volenec; Lillian Warne; Landon Wetzel
3rd Quarter Honor Roll
7th Grade: Connor Dowell; Amiah Fisher; Nikolei Freymiller; Grace Gochenaur; Brach Holman; Adriana Jelle; Quinten Kite; Emmerson Moen; Lillian Pettit; Alaina Schultz; Cyle Steffl; Kaleb Watson;
PBIS Updates from IGEMS
During our most recent PBIS assemblies, teachers explained to students what it means to cooperate with others. They also gave Golden Luncheon Tickets to students who were “caught doing good” during the previous month. Additionally, the following students were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of “honesty” during the month of April: Wyatt H., Karman H., Mallory H., Abigail M. (Kdg); Isla K., Elway W., Olivia E., Sadie S. (1st Grade); DaCota F., Mason S., Weston W., Deven E. (2nd Grade); Olivia K., Cole S., Donna H., Sophia S. (3rd Grade); Mason H., Owen W., Jack W. (4th Grade); Delaney R., Everett Z., Anayeli G. (5th Grade); Hayden S., Jocelyn R., Linnea E. (6th Grade); Amiah F., Makaya M., and Berlyn H. (7th Grade); Indigo K., Yessica G., Audrey R. (8th Grade). Congratulations to all of you!
We are excited to tell you about a very special program Mrs. Mayne's Kindergarten class is coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!
All around Iowa-Grant students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off box will be located by Mrs. Mayne’s room for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of people like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!
Thank You United Fund of Iowa County
Loyal Contributors to Iowa-Grant RIF Program
Thank you to all community members and businesses that donate to Iowa-Grant’s Reading is Fundamental program. You are helping to keep the tradition of getting free books into the hands of our future leaders!
United Fund of Iowa County
Bob & Dawn Haase
Cobb Lioness Club
Community First Bank
Rewey United Methodist Church
Linden American Legion
New Image Salon – Peg Holman
Aspen Ridge Home & Garden
Soman-Larson Funeral Home
Christianson Law Office
The Friendly Place
Jim’s Building Center
Rewey Fire Dept.
Montfort Veterinary Service
Linden United Methodist Women
Betty Jean Fund Linden UMW
Iowa Grant Red Hatters Club
Burnham Lumber Co.
United Methodist Women of Cobb
Spring RAINBOWS on the playground at IGEMS!
Family Fun Night at IGEMS! Thanks to everyone for making it a HUGE success!
Spending Versus Saving Money
IGEMS Battle of the Books
Mrs. Bast tried something new this year in the library to encourage students to read a variety of books and to talk about books with each other. As an optional activity, 5th and 6th grade students could register to participate in a grade level Battle of the Books. Students were allowed to choose their teams consisting of 2-4 people at their own grade level. The students had 10 books to read over the course of about 6 weeks. The competitions were held during the week of the Scholastic Book Fair in April. All participants showed enthusiasm, good sportsmanship, and a spirit of fun. As teams, they answered trivia type questions and were awarded points for having the correct book title and author. The team with the most points after 20 questions was declared the winner. 5th grade students earning first place in the competition were: Will F. and Noah L. 6th grade students who took first place were: Bret C., Gavin H., Hayden S., and Ashton J. Our IGEMS Parent/Teacher Club generously awarded each student on the winning teams a $20 voucher to spend at the Book Fair. What better prize for a group of readers than books?! Thank you to our amazing Parent/Teacher Club for supporting the reading culture of our school!
2nd Annual IGEMS Fine Arts Night
The 2nd Annual IGEMS Fine Arts Night will be on May 9th, 2019 from 5:30pm-8:30pm in the IGEMS Cafeteria. This year is a special year, because we are able to have every student from Kindergarten-6th grade to have an art piece in! Please come join in the fun at looking at artwork, enjoying creating activities, and even fun photobooth opportunities to boot! Don't forget: the middle school Band and Choir will be performing in the Gym from 7pm-8pm. Hope to see you there!"
Visioneer Design Challenge 2019
On Friday, April 26th, Ms. Schmidt and 6 very gifted students gathered at IGEMS at 5AM. You read that right, 5AM! 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 we 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, we 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!"
Scholastic Book Fair
Students, parents, grandparents, teachers and volunteers joined together for the annual BOGO Scholastic Book Fair in April. It was a great success, thanks to the many IGEMS families that shopped and shared their enthusiasm for books with their children. Over 2,000 books are in the hands of the students at IGEMS! Wow, that is something to be proud of!
The Scholastic Dollars earned from the sales will be used to replace well loved books and purchase additional books and materials for the IGEMS library and classroom libraries.
Each grade had the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during the school day and filled out a "Wishlist" which was then shared with their parents. IGEMS teachers were excited to receive a generous voucher from the Parent Teacher Club to purchase books on their wishlist as well. The ongoing support of the PTC is greatly appreciated!
A huge shout out to Ms. Schmidt and friends for the DINO-MITE decorations. And last but not least, the AMAZING volunteers and the FANTASTIC Junior Crew that made the Spring 2019 fair possible.
Thanks to all for your support!
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.