A Panoply of Poets in Eighth Grade
It is a pleasure to announce that I.L.M.T. has many students who will be published poets this year. The following students were notified that their poems will appear in a Creative Communication anthology, once the poet's permission is granted. Congratulations to the following composers: Riley Goulet, Joe DeTolla, Makenna Edgar, Hannah Hibbert, Abby Jutton, Delaney Smith, Drew McIntosh, Katelyn Bousquet, Rachel Taggett, Reagan Buhrman, Gwen Earol Carranza, Olivia Walker, Jasmine Morrissette, Tory Donahue, Olivia Pendergast, Georgiana Ducsai, Emma Knowles, Rebecca Leberman, Ashlee Coogan, Eli Misavage, Tyler Epstein, Brenna Chrusciel, Angelica Lara, Lilly Okker, Veronica Sirles, Mollie Durand, Phoebe Hoag, Grayson Alosa, Maeve Torrey, Katherine Losada, Maya Weil-Cooley, Evelyn Hicks, Liam Brown, Cape Mulsow, Alexander Robbins, Haley Thomas, Andrew Tolles, Matthew Nichols, Erik Neggers, Aria Shufelt, Brandon Lennox, Miranda Vieira, and Blake Dunlap.
8th Grade Parent Meeting
Getting Ready for
February 4, 2016
I-L Jr./Sr. High School Library
Teachers in grades K-8 will be holding conferences on February 12, 15, and 16, 2016. February 15th and 16th are early release days with students in K-6 being dismissed at 12:00. Students in grades seven and eight will be dismissed at 11:55 a.m. On February 12, 2016, students in grades K-12 will have no school to allow for conferences.
In K-6, the goal is to hold parent/student/teacher conferences with every family as part of the K-6 reporting process. The conferences in K-6 allow student, parents, and teachers to discuss progress and set goals for the second half of the year. If for some reason parents cannot attend a conference, the teacher and student will hold the conference. Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule a conference for students in grades five and six.
7th Grade Spanish & Family & Consumer Science Classes
Students in Mrs. Clogston's Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Señor Henderson's Spanish classes came together on December 22nd for an inter-disciplinary activity involving the two disciplines. Students were wrapping up their study of the Aztec civilization of Mexico by creating Ojos de Dios (God's eyes). In many Mexican societies, fathers would make their children God's eyes when they were born and add a new color each year until age five. These crafts would watch over and protect their children throughout their lives. The students did a phenomenal job! Please ask them to share the story and their God's eye with you! Bravo, estudiantes!
I-LES Band Notes
Monday, February 15th from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.: SmartMusic Access and Extra Lessons Opportunity will be offered to students who would like to use the band room computers/iPads to practice and submit their SmartMusic exercises and for students who would like to have an extra lesson during the afternoon of the Monday early release. Please contact Ms. Hoefs at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a specific time for your child!
Tuesday, February 16th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Jazz Band extended rehearsal.
Each month we set performance goals for the students in band.
This helps us to establish steady progress and ensures introduction and learning of important concepts and skills. It is very important to practice the assigned pages using either the band book or SmartMusic. This will help to make sure all students are practicing and learning their new skills.
Inter-Lakes School District Budget Meetings
The Public Hearing for the proposed 2016-2017 Inter-Lakes School District Budget is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. in the I-L Community Auditorium. This is the meeting where the I-L School Board presents the proposed budget, addresses questions from the public, and solicits feedback.
The Annual School District Meeting to vote on the School District budget will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School Gymnasium.
Mrs. DeCamp, our technology integrator, has started a new club called the Blue Wave Broadcasters. There are approximately fourteen students from grades six and three who are working with Mrs. DeCamp. This group of young people have been learning a wealth of technological skills as they report news around our school.
Every year, the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference is held in the State of New Hampshire. It is an opportunity for educators to present and learn about some of the best practices related to technology education. Part of the conference was a student STEAM Showcase. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Mrs. DeCamp took five sixth grade Blue Wave Broadcasters to share the process of how they create their newscasts to the STEAM Showcase.
Fun in the Snow at ILES
Now that snow has arrived, the children will be sliding, climbing snow banks, and building forts! We ask that students wear full winter apparel in order to play in the snow, so please send your child with snow pants, boots, coats, hats, and mittens/gloves.
The behavioral expectations at recess are the same, with a few added rules to help ensure everyone’s safety when there is snow and ice. The following information was shared with teachers, but please review it at home with your child as well: