IAMacomb Update

May 10, 2021

Finishing up a great school year

It is hard to believe the end of the year is approaching. As a community, we have been through so much in the last year. I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your patience and partnership throughout this unique school year. As we look ahead to next school year, we are in conversations about what it might look like for our students. Our hope is that we can return to more normalcy, time will tell. Rest assured we are planning and preparing and will update you as soon as possible. I am very proud of the students and staff for finding ways to achieve such success during this unique time.
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Welcome Ms. Eovaldi

Ms. Annmarie Eovaldi has officially joined our staff as the full-time English/Theatre teacher! Annmarie is a graduate of Oakland University and Dakota High School. Your students may already know her since she was our building sub earlier in the school year. We are excited to have her join our team. She brings her passion for writing and enthusiasm for teaching to the position. Please join me in extending a warm IAM and IB welcome to Ms. Eovaldi!

Important Dates

5/31 -- Memorial Day - No School

6/7-6/11 -- Final Exam Week

6/10 -- Half Day Students

6/11 -- Last Day Students & Staff - Half Day Students


Final Exam schedule will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Seniors - Class of 2021

We have many exciting opportunities approaching to celebrate the seniors. In addition, students recently finished the upload process to submit their internal assessments to IB. IB Diploma results will be available, as they are each year, in July.


On May 11, we are celebrating with an outdoor prom-like event called, "All Dressed Up and No Place to Go!" Senior teacher sponsors Ms. DeMay and Ms. Cook have been diligently planning what I am sure will be a wonderful and memorable event.


On May 13, seniors will come to the IAM for a drive-thru sometime between 9-11am to pick up graduation tickets. Each senior will receive 4 tickets. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube and accessible from the IAM website. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no additional tickets available.


On May 20 at 1pm, the seniors need to attend the commencement rehearsal on zoom.


There will be two great events during senior week. The first is a pre-recorded virtual honors program which will be broadcast on May 25. The link to honors night will be available on our website and on YouTube. The second is our commencement that will take place a Jimmy John's Field on May 27.


We look forward to these great events to honor the IAM Class of 2021!

Macomb County All Academic Team

The following seniors were recognized by the Macomb County All-Academic Program. The recognition will be printed in the Macomb Daily later this month.


Giovanni Cavataio - All Academic Team

Hailey Hartz - Dream Team, All Academic Team

Allison Lee - Dream Team, All Academic Team

Lourd Nesbit - All Academic Team

Achyuth Parola - Dream Team, All Academic Team

Daniel Sak - Dream Team, All Academic Team


Congratulations!

Report Cards-Final Grades

Traditional report cards will be available in mid-June. You can print the report cards from the parent portal. Final grades are not mailed.


If you need to make plans for summer school to make up any classes from this year, please contact Mr. Garcia at JGarcia@cvs.k12.mi.us or (586) 723-7203.

MYP Report Cards for Grades 9 & 10

Separate from traditional final grades, MYP report cards will be mailed home at the beginning of June. This is an opportunity for both 9th and 10th grade students to review the progress they have made toward mastery of the MYP criteria in each subject. The report is a detailed and very informative, please take a look at it when you receive it in the mail.

2021-2022 Calendar

Please take a look at out tentative calendar for next year.

https://www.iamacomb.org/iam-life/academic-calendar-2021-2022/

Robotics

After several years of hard work by the IAM Robot Team, they brought home a Chairman’s Award banner! They were one of 25 teams to win at the district level.

NHS Volunteers

Students at the IAM are keeping busy with community service. They recently did their third drop off of donated items to the Macomb Foster Closet for the year. It was fantastic! This drive was diapers and baby supplies. The representatives from the organization were very grateful for the support.

U.S. News & World Report - IAM Top Ranked School in the Nation

In 2021, US News & World Report ranked nearly 18,000 schools and the IAM is:


  • 1st Best High School in Michigan
  • 24th Best High School in the Nation
  • 12th Best Magnet High School in the Nation


https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan/districts/chippewa-valley-schools/international-academy-of-macomb-91614


US News & World Report features the top schools nationwide in the annual slide show. The IAM was included this year:


https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/slideshows/us-news-best-high-schools?slide=3


I am honored to lead such an outstanding group of students, teachers and support staff.