Important Upcoming Events

3/1 WSPTA Essay Contest Submission Deadline
3/1 Virtual Course Selection Starts for 8th Graders entering IHS in the Fall 6PM (contact IHS office with questions)
3/3 8th Grade Open Q&A Session with IHS Counselors 12-3PM (contact IHS office with questions)
3/3 ParentWiser Presents: Powerful Study Techniques that Make the Grade 7PM
3/10 IHS Course Selections Due in Skyward for 8th Graders by 7PM (contact IHS office with questions)
3/11 Swedish Middle School Mental Health Team Presents: Supporting Your Middle Schooler During COVID-19 7PM Register Here
3/24 March PTSA General Membership Meeting 6:30PM via Zoom
 
 
            
 
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Did You Know?

What is PBSES?

What is PBSES? Positive Behavior Social Emotional Support is a district initiative targeting students in elementary through middle school. The vision for PBSES is to promote respect, positive relationships, and predictable, proactive learning environments so that students can lead socially and emotionally safe and healthy lives. Find out more about it here.

At IMS, we are very lucky to have Mari Stevens as our PBSES coach. She regularly sends resources and announcements in the weekly IMS E-news.


Volunteer at IMS!

Even with COVID-19, volunteers are appreciated and wanted at IMS!

With COVID-19, there will be no volunteers physically at the school at this time. However, our hope is that we can get back to volunteering soon - or may have virtual volunteer opportunities! We have a complete list of volunteer opportunities. Click here to see the list. Once you add your name to any of the events or programs, you will be contacted by the chairperson/s to sign up for specific time slots or to provide certain items. You can remove yourself from any list at any time by going to, My Account.


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WSPTA Essay Contest

Students: Who Inspires You?

This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. The application deadline is March 1st. Click here for more information.


ParentWiser Events

ParentWiser Presents: Powerful Study Techniques That Make the Grade

Research reveals: most students aren’t taught how to study, and the strategies they devise by themselves don’t work. Also, brain science points to some very clear, easy-to-implement (and even motivating!) strategies that are proven to work, if only students knew them. Ready to upgrade your, or your students', study skills? Gretchen Wegner’s presentation condenses the complex neuroscience of learning into a simple 3-steps. Participants will learn the science behind effective study strategies, and walk away with an easy checklist for what to do before each test to rock your learning... and your grades! **Middle and high school students are invited to attend with a caregiver.

Wednesday, March 3rd at 7PM. More information and register here.


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WPTA Essay Contest Deadline
WPTA Essay Contest Deadline

Date:
Monday, March 1

https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/pta-essay-contest/
6:00p IHS Virtual Course Selection Starts - 8th Graders
IHS Virtual Course Selection Starts - 8th Graders

Date:
Monday, March 1
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
12:00p 8th Grade Zoom with IHS Counselors if needed
8th Grade Zoom with IHS Counselors if needed

Date:
Wednesday, March 3
Time:
12:00p - 3:00p

7:00p ParentWiser Virtual Event
ParentWiser Virtual Event

Date:
Wednesday, March 3
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Virtual - See Website for Information

https://www.parentwiser.org/
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8th Grade IHS Course Selections Due 7PM
8th Grade IHS Course Selections Due 7PM

Date:
Wednesday, March 10
7:00p Webinar: Support your Middle Schooler during COVID
Webinar: Support your Middle Schooler during COVID

Date:
Thursday, March 11
Time:
7:00p - 8:15p

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezSfW8O8HvpP4uYICyeGHQKKg0yRZeAOK5TJkj8p7_6ac8uA/viewform
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