Our Careers students completed their mock interview. The last few weeks they have filled out an application, created a cover letter, resume, and prepared for an interview. Thank you to Marty Richards, Rob Richards, Dillion Louis, Julie Doudna, and Ashley Toussaint for taking time out of their day to help our students be prepared for interviews in the future.
about 10 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Careers Class mock interviews
Careers Class mock interviews
Careers Class mock interviews
Careers Class mock interviews
The cooks have chosen! On Friday, June 2nd, the elementary students will enjoy a choice of Cereal Bars or Nutrigrain Bars with Mixed Fruit. Lunch choices for all will be Chicken Strips/Nuggest or Brat on a Bun, with vegetables, fresh fruit, wheat bread, and milk.
about 12 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Check it out! Today is the Middle School Science Fair! From 3:30pm until 5:00pm, browse and listen to the scientific talents of our middle school students. They have been busy exploring and creating projects to share with you. Join us in the Commons tonight!
about 15 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Middle School Science Fair 2023
Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Announcements: Wed, May 31, 2023 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today - First Choice: Beef Taco & Shell, Second Choice: Polish Sausage/Hot Dog Bun, Baby Carrots, Applesauce, WG Dinner Roll, Milk From Mr. Herbst: Hardcopies of the semester exam schedule and expectations are in the office. From Coach Clary: Baseball players should be released at 2:30 today. From Ms. Durkin: If you had a first or second semester art class and would like your artwork, please pick it up by Friday or it will be recycled next week. From Track coaches: Athletes should turn in their washed uniforms by Wednesday this week. Place clean uniforms in a bag with your name on it and turn it in please. From Ms. Loven and Sources of Strength Team: Did you know that about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life? May is Mental Health Month - please join us to spread Mental Health Awareness by wearing green on Wed, May 31. From Ms. Schmitt: Do you want to act on stage and shine in the spotlight? Community Players has the show for you! CP is producing “Heidi” this summer, and needs YOU to audition! There are roles for children of all ages, and NO EXPERIENCE is needed! Auditions will be Tue, May 30 and Wed, May 31 at 6:00 pm in the downtown auditorium. Questions? Email communityplayersswwi@gmail.com or talk to Ms. Schmitt! From the PTSO: We have 14 elementary/middle school yearbooks left. If you missed the deadline and are interested in one, please email hilbsam@ithaca.k12.wi.us by Thur, Jun 1. The price is $15 per yearbook. From Ms. Stocks and Ms. Loven: Attention Seniors: This Friday, June 2 is graduation practice. Breakfast will be served at 7:30am with practice to follow at 9am. You MUST be at graduation practice if you want to walk with your class for graduation. From Ms. Bevan: Seniors: If you haven’t done this already, please make sure you check your email for the Senior Post Graduation Survey link. This survey should be completed before Fri, Jun 2. Thank you! From Mrs. Kershner: For all 1st year Youth Apprenticeship students- please have your ETA (Education Training Agreements) turned into the guidance office by Fri, June 2 - any other questions about the Youth Apprenticeship Program…please see Mrs. Kershner. Thank you! From Mrs. Wipperfurth: On behalf of the Ithaca Playground Committee, we would like to thank everyone for helping make our brick fundraiser a success over the past couple years. This will be our final call for brick sales! Please take this opportunity to commemorate your child’s upcoming graduation, represent your graduating class from years past, honor a loved one, represent your business, and/or leave your legacy in any way you choose. Orders can be placed online at https://www.thatsmybrick.com/ithacawi. The order deadline is Fri, Jun 2. If you have questions, please reach out to Brittany Penfield at brittany.penfield@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Bricks will be ordered this summer and will be placed behind the school near the patio prior to the 2023-2024 school year. Thanks again for your support! From Ms Schoen: YOUniversity staff (summer school) are seeking student helpers in grades 8-11 during the weeks of summer school, June 12-23. Please see Ms Schoen if interested. Volunteer hours available. Word of the day: To expedite something is to speed up its process or progress. Expedite can also mean “to carry out promptly.” To expedite the processing of your request, please include your account number on all documents. This Day in History: The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high Elizabeth Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on May 31, 1859. Birthdays: Elementary: Gwen Sharp MS/HS: none
about 16 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to Ithaca math teacher, Mrs. Paula Boland! She is the 2023 recipient of the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services General Educator Teacher of the Year in Southwest Wisconsin and also the Dr. Ken Solis award. Every year, the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services, or WCASS, nominates general education teachers who surpass the expectations of students with special needs. WCASS members are special education directors, pupil services directors, and school psychologists who work for all students with special needs. Mrs. Boland's nomination form stated that she is amazing at her job and a great friend. She finds ways to teach kids who may be struggling with what she is teaching. She goes at the pace of the students. Paula makes connections with her students, and they know what her expectations are. Students know and are comfortable going to her with issues. Paula is also always there for her coworkers and friends. She is on committees outside her normal duties and even coaches softball. As part of winning this award, she is automatically nominated to become the State winner. Dr. Solis graduated from Ithaca in 1976. He graduated with a master’s degree in bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2007 and from UW Madison and is an emergency medicine physician. He also created a fitness program using jump ropes in the 1980s called “Ropics” which was designed to make rope jumping both easy to learn and to make it less likely to cause shin splints. He earned the nickname “Dr. Jump” while he was training for breaking records. Dr. Solis has earned 2 Guinness world records for endurance feats in jump roping. Dr. Ken Solis says, “Education is crucial for better understanding and improving our world, making life more meaningful, and improving the futures of our children. While a sound education is dependent on the community, educational board, and school administration, it is the teachers who are ultimately at the student’s side. Their commitment to teaching important facts, promoting creativity, and encouraging critical thinking should never be taken for granted. This award echoes my unspoken, but sincerely felt, thanks to my Ithaca teachers as well as those who have succeeded them as the worthy recipient today.” Beginning in 2002, Dr. Solis encouraged the Ithaca School District to recognize an outstanding teacher with this award named in his honor. But not just any teacher - one that is a leader and great at their job. Someone that goes the extra mile. Ithaca Public Schools are full of educators with such qualities, so each year the selection is challenging. Mrs. Boland went above and beyond her teaching duties this year, preparing during the summer to add courses to her load that would enable our high school math teachers and students access to courses that hadn't been offered before and could give our students the added skills those courses could provide. This and for so many more reasons led the selection group to chose her as this year's Dr. Ken Solis award winner. We thank Mrs. Boland for always being her best and going beyond for all students. Additionally, her coaching and safety team lead work have expertly and boldly served students and the Ithaca School District. Congratulations!
1 day ago, Ithaca Schools
Paula Boland, Dr. Ken Solis award and WCASS Southwest award recipient
Mrs. Boland's Geometry students finished their lessons by making soccer balls and wind balls. For the soccer ball they were told they needed 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons, nothing else. They figured out the angles needed for each shape and constructed the balls. The wind ball directions were 32 square pieces, put together to make a sphere. The holes in the wind ball can only be pentagons and triangles. The students were proud of their creations and some asked to make another one which led to the giant ones being constructed.
1 day ago, Ithaca Schools
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
Mrs Boland's Geometry classes wind balls and soccer balls
On Monday, May 22nd the Ithaca 3rd graders went on a field trip to the Cave of the Mounds. They enjoyed a mini course on the Geology of the Earth, sluicing for minerals and a cave tour.
1 day ago, Ithaca Schools
3rd Grade trip to Cave of the Mounds
3rd Graders took a field trip to Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds field trip for 3rd grade
Field trip to Cave of the Mounds for 3rd graders
Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Announcements: Tues, May 30, 2023 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today - First Choice: Chicken Patty, Second Choice: Hamburger, Baked Beans, Pineapple, WG Hamburger Bun, Milk From Mr. Herbst: Hardcopies of the semester exam schedule and expectations are in the office. From Ms. Durkin: The Ithaca Student Council would like to thank all of you who attended the dance last Friday night! Thank you to all who generously donated to the Newkirk Family. We are truly blessed to have such a great community! A huge thank you to Mr. Andresen and Ms. Stocks for chaperoning and Mr.G for playing such great music! From Track coaches: Athletes should turn in their washed uniforms by Wednesday this week. Place clean uniforms in a bag with your name on it and turn it in please. From Ms. Loven and Sources of Strength Team: Did you know that about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life? May is Mental Health Month - please join us to spread Mental Health Awareness by wearing green on Wed, May 31. From Ms. Schmitt: Do you want to act on stage and shine in the spotlight? Community Players has the show for you! CP is producing “Heidi” this summer, and needs YOU to audition! There are roles for children of all ages, and NO EXPERIENCE is needed! Auditions will be Tue, May 30 and Wed, May 31 at 6:00 pm in the downtown auditorium. Questions? Email communityplayersswwi@gmail.com or talk to Ms. Schmitt! From the PTSO: We have 14 elementary/middle school yearbooks left. If you missed the deadline and are interested in one, please email hilbsam@ithaca.k12.wi.us by Thur, Jun 1. The price is $15 per yearbook. From Ms. Bevan: Seniors: If you haven’t done this already, please make sure you check your email for the Senior Post Graduation Survey link. This survey should be completed before Fri, Jun 2. Thank you! From Mrs. Wipperfurth: On behalf of the Ithaca Playground Committee, we would like to thank everyone for helping make our brick fundraiser a success over the past couple years. This will be our final call for brick sales! Please take this opportunity to commemorate your child’s upcoming graduation, represent your graduating class from years past, honor a loved one, represent your business, and/or leave your legacy in any way you choose. Orders can be placed online at https://www.thatsmybrick.com/ithacawi. The order deadline is Fri, Jun 2. If you have questions, please reach out to Brittany Penfield at brittany.penfield@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Bricks will be ordered this summer and will be placed behind the school near the patio prior to the 2023-2024 school year. Thanks again for your support! From Ms Schoen: YOUniversity staff (summer school) are seeking student helpers in grades 8-11 during the weeks of summer school, June 12-23. Please see Ms Schoen if interested. Volunteer hours available. All MS volleyball players grades should report to the commons today during attack time. Thank you! Birthdays: Elementary: none MS/HS: Mon, May 29-Clayton Lee; May 30-Jorge Dermas, Channing Wheaton
1 day ago, Ithaca Schools
Get yours! Show your spirit when you cheer on our state qualifiers at the the State meet next Friday and Saturday. Use the link below to get your Ithaca/Weston Track & Field Statebound tshirts. The shop closes at 9am on Sunday so that they may arrive in time. https://ithacawestontrstate23.itemorder.com/shop/sale/?fbclid=IwAR1RdbgjOCdxUsNdhz5aXWzCHh1g4R9QJjulPgpu8L8lonD-P-fXxXT6Iq4
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Blue Statebound 2023 track
Pink Statebound 2023 track
On May 16th, the fourth grade journeyed to Madison to visit the Wisconsin State Capitol to learn how our government works. After the Capitol tour, students headed to the UW Geology Museum to learn about Wisconsin minerals and fossils and the pride of Richland County, the Boaz Mastodon.
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
4th Grade field trip to State Capitol 2023 group picture
4th grade field trip to Geology Museum 2023
4th Grade field trip to State Capitol 2023
4th grade field trip to Geology Museum 2023 mastodon
It was a BIRTHDAY BASH! Each year, Ithaca Elementary sets aside one day to collectively celebrate our Bulldogs' birthdays. This year's celebration was another success enjoyed by our Elementary Bulldogs.
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
2023 Birthday Bash (9)
2023 Birthday Bash (2)
2023 Birthday Bash (4)
2023 Birthday Bash (6)
2023 Birthday Bash (7)
2023 Birthday Bash (8)
2023 Birthday Bash
2023 Birthday Bash (10)
Birthday Bash 2023
Mrs Schoen and Birthday Bash
State Qualifiers! Congratulations to the Ithaca/Weston Track & Field team state qualifiers who are advancing from last night's Lancaster Sectional Meet. Tristen Peterson placed 3rd in the Long Jump, setting a new school record with a jump of 17'2.5". She also placed 4th in the 100m Hurdles, setting a new school record with a time of 16.96s. Kaylee Peterson placed 2nd in the 800m run, setting a new school record with a time of 2:18.80. All the Ithaca/Weston athletes at the meet competed very well, reaching or beating personal bests. Congratulations to you all on a very successful season. The 2023 WIAA State Track and Field Championships are on Friday and Saturday, June 2nd and 3rd. Tickets are ONLY available ONLINE. To purchase tickets or see the meet schedule, use the link below. https://www.wiaawi.org/Sports/Spring/Boys-Track-Field/Tournament#51061277-state
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Kaylee Peterson, 2nd in 800m run at Lancaster Sectionals 2023
Tristen Peterson, 3rd in Long Jump at Lancaster Sectionals 2023
Tristen Peterson, 4th in the 100m Hurdles at Lancaster Sectionals 2023
Brewer Public Library in Richland Center is offering many kid, teen, and family events and programs over the summer. Everything is free, and you do not even need a library card to participate. We hope to see you at the public library this summer!
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Brewer Public Library summer activities
Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Announcements: Fri, May 26, 2023 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today - First Choice: Quesadilla, Second Choice: Philly Chicken/Sub Bun, Green Beans, Peaches, WG Dinner Roll, Milk Congratulations to all the Ithaca/Weston athletes on a successful meet last night at the Lancaster Sectional. A special congratulations to Tristen Peterson who will be competing at the State Track and Field meet next Friday and Saturday in the 100m hurdles and long jump, and to Kaylee Peterson who will be competing in the 800m run. They both set new school records last night in those events. There will be an informational volleyball meeting in the LMC during ATTACK today. If you will be in 9-12th grade next fall and are planning to play volleyball, please attend this discussion. Important information will be given out regarding Summer League, Camps, Open Gyms, and preparation for the Fall season. Any questions, please reach out to Angie Young. From Ms Schoen: Teaching assistants-turn in this week’s and any past week’s work logs today. Thank you for working so well in the elementary classrooms. Your service is appreciated and extremely helpful. From Ms Durkin: Tonight is the night! The Senior Class and the Student Council will be hosting a Senior Farewell Dance today in the commons from 8-11pm. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! The price for admission is free BUT we are accepting donations for the Newkirk Family as a free will offering. The dance is a casual dance so come as you are and have fun! Same rules apply for any non-Ithaca student attending the dance. From the FFA: Thank you to all who came out and supported the FFA greenhouse! We still have many beautiful 12" baskets, bedding plants and planters. This is the last week of the greenhouse being open. We will be open Sat, May 27 from 9am-1 pm, or contact Ms Sprecher to make an appointment to shop. Support Ithaca FFA by purchasing your hanging flower baskets and bedding plants from our greenhouse. From Track coaches: Athletes should turn in their washed uniforms by Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Place clean uniforms in a bag with your name on it and turn it in. From Ms. Loven and Sources of Strength Team: Did you know that about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life? May is Mental Health Month - please join us to spread Mental Health Awareness by wearing green on Wed, May 31. From Ms. Schmitt: Do you want to act on stage and shine in the spotlight? Community Players has the show for you! CP is producing “Heidi” this summer, and needs YOU to audition! Roles for children of all ages, and NO EXPERIENCE is needed! Auditions will be Tue, May 30 and Wed, May 31 at 6:00 pm in the downtown auditorium. Questions? Email communityplayersswwi@gmail.com or talk to Ms. Schmitt! From Ms Schoen: YOUniversity staff (summer school) are seeking student helpers in grades 8-11 during the weeks of summer school, June 12-23. Please see Ms Schoen if interested. Volunteer hours available. From the PTSO: We have 14 elementary/middle school yearbooks left. If you missed the deadline and are interested in one, please email hilbsam@ithaca.k12.wi.us. The price is $15 per yearbook. From Mrs. Wipperfurth: On behalf of the Ithaca Playground Committee, we would like to thank everyone for helping make our brick fundraiser a success over the past couple years. This will be our final call for brick sales! Please take this opportunity to commemorate your child’s upcoming graduation, represent your graduating class from years past, honor a loved one, represent your business, and/or leave your legacy in any way you choose. Orders can be placed online at https://www.thatsmybrick.com/ithacawi. The order deadline is Fri, Jun 2. If you have questions, please reach out to Brittany Penfield at brittany.penfield@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Bricks will be ordered this summer and will be placed behind the school near the patio prior to the 2023-2024 school year. Thanks again for your support! Word of the day: Arboreal (ahr-BOR-ee-ul) is a literary term that means “of or relating to trees.” It can also mean “living in or often found in trees,” as in “arboreal monkeys.” Despite taking weekly hikes on the same trail, she never ceases to be amazed by the forest’s arboreal beauty. This Day in History: The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on May 26, 1897. Stoker would go on to publish 17 novels in all, but it was his 1897 novel Dracula that eventually earned him literary fame and became known as a masterpiece of Victorian-era Gothic literature. Written in the form of diaries and journals of its main characters, Dracula is the story of a vampire who makes his way from Transylvania—a region of Eastern Europe now in Romania—to Yorkshire, England, and preys on innocents there to get the blood he needs to live. Birthdays: Elementary: none MS/HS: none
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Here is our May Newsletter from Julie Severance, Ithaca Farm to School Specialist. Enjoy!
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
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Here is the sign-up for summer band lessons! Lessons will take place during the weeks of August 14-18 and August 21-25. You will be expected to attend both weeks - if this is an issue, please let Mr. Crawford know at josiah.crawford@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bGMxUzvecwuiG_bCnnyuztoJ7o9nw7mFrJhAnEWPFdY/edit?usp=sharing
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Good Luck to the Ithaca/Weston Track and Field athletes that are competing at the Lancaster Sectional Meet tonight! Field events begin at 3:00pm and running at 3:45pm. Individual event athletes that qualified to compete are Tristen Peterson in the 100m and 300m hurdles as well as the long jump, Alivia Koch in the 200m dash, and Kaylee Peterson in the 800m and 3200m run, and Clayton Lee in the 1600m and 3200m run. Ithaca/Weston relay teams that are also competing are: the girls 4X800m relay of Maggie Kershner, Abby Wiedenfeld, Martina Olson, Emma Coy, and Marie Dunow; the 4X200m relay of Kaylee Miller, Alivia, Maggie, Aubri Koch, and Marie; and the 4X100m relay of Tristen, Aubri, Kaylee, Kaylee, Alivia, and Maggie.
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Tristen Peterson, long jump, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles 2023 Sectional
Alivia Koch, 200m sectional 2023
Kaylee Peterson 3200m, 800m sectional 2023
Clayton Lee, 1600m and 3200m sectional 2023
Ithaca/Weston Girls 2023 Sectional 4X200m relay
Girls 4X800 relay
4x100 relay
Ithaca Youth Apprenticeship Student Spotlight...connecting students to career opportunities! The YA Program is a 1 or 2 yr program that gives Juniors & Seniors the chance to explore a career of their interest. Students will earn credit & wages while gaining career pathway experience under the guidance of a mentor. Over the next couple weeks we will showcase this year's Ithaca Youth Apprenticeship students! For more information about the program please contact our Youth Apprenticeship Career Coach: Monica Kershner 608-585-2311 / monica.kershner@ithaca.k12.wi.us Ithaca High School Youth Apprenticeship students in the Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics pathway are Alex Evans, Emma Coy, and Braeden Freestone, juniors.
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Youth Apprenticeship Transportation, Distribution & Logistics pathway, Alex Evans, junior
Ithaca Youth Apprenticeship Transportation, Distribution & Logistics pathway, Emma Coy, junior
Ithaca Youth Apprenticeship Transportation, Distribution & Logistics pathway, Braeden Freestone, junior
As part of the Elementary School end-of-the-year celebrations, Mrs Schoen and the 4K-2nd grade staff hosted a Fun Day for their students! Our Bulldogs enjoyed games, sidewalk chalk drawing, time on the playground, and other exciting activities. It was a great day to celebrate all the year's successes!
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
4K-2nd Fun Day
Author of the popular "National Park Mysteries" series, Aaron Johnson zoomed with Ithaca 6th grade students in Mrs. Zorea's Reading Class in the Library. During the Zoom meeting, Mr. Johnson answered questions, led students through a quiz about our National Parks, and read the first chapter of his upcoming book. Many 6th grade students read these books this school year, and it was special experience to meet one of their favorite authors. Thank you, Aaron Johnson!
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Aaron Johnson author visit with 6th graders
Aaron Johnson author visit with 6th graders