IBMA Newsletter

Week of August 23, 2021

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Congratulations!!! You made it through the first week of school. In this newsletter you will find helpful information, and some volunteer opportunities.

Parents/Guardians, please make sure that you have gone into skyward and checked your email addresses. It is our main way of communicating with everyone and last week many were undelivered. If it is incorrect, please update it.

If you need to email Mr. Lam or Mr. Oliphant make sure to include your academy, campus, and ID number in the body of your email. Please reach out with any questions or concerns that you have to Mr. Lam ( or Mr. Oliphant (

Enrichment and Volunteer Hours: You will find links in the newsletters to enrichment and volunteer opportunities for the semester. Please remember that you will need to complete two enrichments per semester for a total of 4 for the year and 12.5 volunteer hours for a total of 25 hours a year.

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TASB Performance in Dallas, 2021

Nicholas and Noel Pappas will be representing THS and IBMA in September as they Sing at TASB (Texas Association of Scholl Board) Conference in Dallas.

Nicholas has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Convention.

Good luck Nicholas and Noel!! We know that you sing your hearts out.

Hip Hop StandOut Scholarship from NUVO Dance Convention

Congratulations Arabella Phillips on receiving the Hip Hop StandOut Scholarship from NUVO Dance Convention. She was picked out of all the others in her class as excelling above all in Hip Hop dance. Her scholarship will help her attend their 2022 DancerPalooza Intensive and a workshop at the 2022 Dance Awards!!! Way to go!

We would like to start highlighting our outstanding Academy students and their accomplishments in and outside of school. If your student has won an award, received a scholarship, participated in a competitive summer program, etc. please submit this form. We will post your student's accomplishment in/on the varies academy social media platforms and they may be featured in other community publication.

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form

Academy Bus Routes for the 2021-2022 School Year

Schoology Course Codes

Please make sure that you have joined your class GSA Schoology Course. This is where you will upload your Enrichment Activities, find links to upload your Volunteer Hours, and be able to track your Enrichment Activities and Volunteer Hours in gradebook. Updates can also be found there as well.

Class of 2025 275J-6J4P-SPT9Z

Cass of 2024 3W2J-GRJ8-QNW4Z

Class of 2023 X3V6V-6NCMT

Class of 2022 RBG7V-FJWTP

A Message from the Booster Club

Welcome IBMA Parents,

We're excited to welcome everyone back!

Attached please find the IBMA Booster Club Membership form for the 2021-2022 school year. As mentioned during the commitment night the booster club is an essential part of assisting with many of the social programs that IBMA hosts throughout the school year such as fund IBMA activities, events, and scholarships. Please join to show your support of the program!

Also, the booster club has all of their positions open for this upcoming school year. Anyone interested, please contact the booster club, ( ) email copied. No experience is needed just a willingness to support the students in the academy. Each position term is for one academic year.


IBMA Booster Club

IBMA Year at a Glance

Senior Project Form Due September 30 For The Class of 2022
Fall 12.5 Volunteer Hours Due December 9th
Fall Enrichments Due December 9th

Enrichment Opportunities

Youth In Philanthropy Program

The George Foundation has opened an opportunity for Juniors and Seniors residing in Fort Bend County interested in a program designed to offer high school students an opportunity to make a difference in their community while obtaining leadership skills that can be used throughout their lifetime. For more information see the attachment below, or the website.



Dates for meetings are below

• October 9 – Orientation – UHSL - Mandatory

• November 6 – Volunteer Session 1 – Meet at UHSL

• December 4 – Volunteer Session 2 – Meet at UHSL

• January 8 – Volunteer Session 3 – Meet at UHSL

• February 5 – Volunteer Session 4 – Meet at UHSL

• March 5 – Evaluation – UHSL – Mandatory

• Sessions are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Show up at 8:45 am to sign in.

Live: Young Adult Advisory Council via WebEx Mission Bend

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

The Mission Bend Branch Young Adult Advisory Council meets monthly to express ideas, organize upcoming young adult activities, and suggest new teen programs for the branch. For the present time the Council will meet online via WebEx. For more information please call 832-471-5908.

This program is for students in grades 9 through 12 and will be presented via WebEx. Register online and a link for the meeting will be emailed to you.

Register HERE

Live: Young Adult Advisory Council Missouri City

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

The Missouri Branch Branch Young Adult Advisory Council meets monthly to express ideas, organize upcoming young adult activities, and suggest new teen programs for the branch. For more information please call 281-238-2100.

This program is for students in grades 9 through 12 and will be presented in person. Register online and a link for the meeting will be emailed to you.

Register HERE

Volunteer Hours

Houston Superhero Heart Run

Houston Superhero Heart Run Home Page

Link to Volunteer: There are 6 spots left

"The Superhero Heart Run is the nation’s only 5k/2k event aimed at raising awareness for Congenital Heart Disease! To date, over $1,000,000 has been raised for the children and families affected by CHD. This family-friendly event first launched in Omaha, NE in 2013 and has grown each year. Heart Heroes partners with local and national CHD organizations to bring this event to cities across the country. Proceeds raised from these events are utilized to provide support, education, research and create awareness for CHD, the most common birth defect worldwide." (

Second Mile

Whether you love to work one-on-one with people in need or to work diligently behind the scenes, we have a place for you. People like you give their time and talents to help us serve our neighbors through the most devastating moments of their life. We could not do this work without generous volunteers. Volunteers ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    1. Before your volunteer session and for a quicker check-in, complete this online volunteer application:
    2. Please be sure to sign in at the volunteer kiosk and sign out after volunteering. We will not be able to process your volunteer records without these steps.

    Mask Mandate Update (August 2021)

    In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines and with the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases, masks are required for all individuals who enter Second Mile.

    Thank you for your help in supporting this ministry while prioritizing the health of our community.

Houston Food Bank

Click the button to sign up to volunteer with the Houston Food Bank

Project C.U.R.E

Please join us in saving lives by preparing medical supplies for shipment to hospitals and clinics in need around the world. Activities may include organizing warehouse inventory, sorting medical supplies, supporting administrative efforts, pulling for and loading containers, or other projects to be accomplished for the day. This will be a fun, engaging, and hands-on experience.

Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment, and services around the world. Project C.U.R.E. builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing the medical supplies and equipment needed to deliver healthcare in communities. Since its inception, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to people in need in more than 130 countries.

  1. Go to this link:
  2. Scroll to the calendar and select a date which you are available (Make sure to go fast, spots are filling up!)
  3. Select “Sign Up” and “Create new account”
  4. Once you have created your account, you will be emailed a confirmation
  5. Students below 18 must print/ fill out a waiver form signed by their parent/guardian and bring it to the event *The waiver will be in your email confirmation
  6. New volunteers must arrive 10-15 minutes early to their volunteer slot for an orientation

Important Information:

Thank you for volunteering to serve with Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E.’s Houston facility is located at 8303 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX 77055. We are located in Spring Branch near the intersection of Bingle and Kempwood.

Before arriving, please review the safety guidelines in this video.

Also, please keep the following in mind:

  • Volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes in the warehouse.
  • Please dress comfortably and wear weather appropriate clothing - the warehouse can be warm in the summer and cool in the winter.
  • Some of our tasks can be physically demanding but are always optional
  • Minimum age to volunteer is 15 (under 18 requires parent/legal guardian signed consent in advance).

We look forward to working with you soon! Thanks for your interest in helping in our mission of "delivering Health & Hope to the world!"

The safety of our volunteers and staff is our top priority. We are taking all possible precautions. During your volunteer time, we will be following CDC recommendations and all volunteers and staff are required to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask and gloves. If you have your own mask, please bring it to your volunteer session. Disposable masks will be provided if needed. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer throughout your volunteer session. Please do not come volunteer if you are feeling ill or have been in contact with someone feeling ill. Your support in maintaining a safe facility is tremendously appreciated!

Please keep in mind the following:

  • Attire: Volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes. We recommend comfortable, weather-appropriate attire that you don't mind getting dusty. The warehouse is colder in winters and warmer in summers.
  • Timing: Please arrive on time. You will be led by a Volunteer Leader and they will need adequate time to explain to you what will need to be done.
  • Food/drink: You are welcome to bring water and small snacks with you if you wish.
  • Age: The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old; volunteers younger than 18 years old will need parent/legal guardian consent signature.
  • Cancellation concern: If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration so we do not schedule staff unnecessarily.

We look forward to working with you soon! Thank you for helping us in delivering health and hope to the world.

Target Hunger

Target Hunger Website

Target Hunger depends upon the support of the community to fulfill our mission. A vital aspect of that support is volunteerism. Each year, Target Hunger welcomes hundreds of volunteers who donate their time to help children, families, and seniors in need of food assistance. If you are interested in volunteering with Target Hunger, please register below.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Drive-Thru Food Distributions

Volunteer to help pack bags filled with food and place into the trunk’s of cars.

Register to Volunteer at a Food Distribution

Community Garden

Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you want to share your passion for gardening with others? We welcome both novice and experienced gardeners to volunteer at our Garden. Volunteers work together to grow 6,000 pounds of nutritious produce that is distributed through Target Hunger Pantries and Food Fairs.

Register to Volunteer at the Garden

Community Garden Volunteers: Missouri City

The Lettuce Live community garden is in Buffalo Run Park in Missouri City, Texas. We have shifts every Saturday from 8:15am - 11:30am to help maintain the Lettuce Live community garden. We're looking for energetic volunteers to join us to harvest, weed, paint, plant seeds and have fun.

Sign up to volunteer at

We have precautions in place to ensure the safety of our volunteers. These include outdoor space to maintain at least 6 feet of social distance, using gloves to handle produce, and wearing of masks or protective coverings over the nose and mouth in spaces where sufficient social distance cannot be maintained. We recommend volunteers bring their own drinking water to the garden and ask that you stay home if you are not feeling well.

IBMA Volunteer Signature Form

You will need to print out the volunteer form and take it with you when you volunteer. Fill it out and have the person in charge of the volunteer event sign the form for you.

Volunteer Hours Submission Form

Once you have a signed form, take a picture of it, use this link to fill out the information and then attached the signed form when prompted.

How to Upload your Volunteer Videos Tutorial

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