Five Ithaca students participated in a regional You Be the Chemist competition on Tuesday. They survived some "explosive" chemistry questions and all five qualified for the Wisconsin State You Be the Chemist Competition on April 13th. Congratulations to Lincoln Manning, Anna Dahlke, John Clary, Kyla Pluemer, and especially Ilana Bloczynski who finished in second place. Good luck at state!
On February 8, fourteen 4th and 5th graders tested to try out for the CESA 3 Lit Wars and the first ever Ithaca Battle of the Books teams. Students who tried out for Lit Wars had to read 6 preassigned books and those that tried out for Battle of the Books had to read 20 books from a designated list. Some students were motivated to try out for both teams! Great job to everyone who tried out!
Attention students in grades 3-12: There will be a Game Club today after school until 4:50. We will meet in the commons for a snack and then go to the Multi-Purpose room. Hope to see you there!
There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, February 22. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 5th grade class.
Starting Monday, February 25, 2019, middle school and high school students will be expected to be in class at 7:55 and will be released at 3:25. Elementary students can be picked up in the commons at 3:20.
It is Throwback Thursday time! Today we honor our Student Council of the past. What yearbook is this from? A. 1984-85, B. 1986-87, C. 1989-90, D. 1991-92
PTSO Game Club is tomorrow, Thursday, February 21 from 3-4:50 PM. Elementary students - you can still bring your permission forms and hand in to your teachers tomorrow. Parents: make sure you provide a note/dojo message so your child's teacher and the bus drivers know they are not riding the bus home.
Today is Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Ithaca School District is closed.
Last night, February 18, 2019, the Ithaca School Board approved adding time to the school day to make up missed time from snow days. Starting Monday, February 25, 2019, middle school and high school students will be expected to be in class at 7:55 and will be released at 3:25. Elementary students will be in the Commons for a 3:20 pick up time. The morning bus routes will not change. The afternoon routes will be approximately 15 minutes later than they had been. Doing this will add approximately 25 hours to our school year, and make up for all missed time so far. Thank you for understanding. We make every effort to keep our kids and staff safe; closing school is not something we can plan. Sincerely, Julie R. Prouty Kathleen Schoen Chris Lechnir
Due to a happily full schedule, 5th graders served as "Reading Buddies" to 4K bulldogs during library class today!
This Thursday at 1:00 in the High School gym we will have a pep assembly recognizing all the winter sports programs, Forensics, and FBLA students. This is open to any community member! Help us celebrate our successes.
Attention students in grades 3-12: There will be a Game Club night on Thursday, February 21 from after school until 4:50. We will meet in the commons for a snack and then go to the Multi-Purpose room. Hope to see you there! Also, the February PTSO meeting will be held this Wednesday, February 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the LMC.
Coach Jim Harris will be inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame on Saturday March 30th. Tickets to the Hall of Fame Banquet are available in the high school office. We will have these tickets available until February 26th.
Congratulations to our forensics team on their excellent performances at the sub-district meet. These students qualified to advance to the district meet at UW Platteville in March: Demonstration: Mallory Kershner Farrago: Olivia Duell, Diego Ortiz Group Interpretive Reading: Raelyn Lasse, Ellie Crook, Anna Durst, Cortney Crook Maddie Roh, Bethany Weldon, Erin Louis, Erin Miller Montanna Scott, Keyara Perkins, Kyannah Koch Informative Speech: Carissa Willis, Brooklyn Granger Moments in History Speech: Taygan Ryan, Therese Honer Poetry Reading: Megan Burnley, Delaney Brown Prose Reading: Hannah Durst, Ryan Lee, Emma Schoen Public Address Speech: Audrey Newkirk Solo Acting: Megan Brisbois Special Occasion Speech: Julia Schoen GOOD JOB, SPEAKERS!
Parents, are your students missing any winter gear or clothing? Maybe one shoe got away? We have quite the stockpile of lost and found. At the conclusion of parent-teacher conferences, whatever items still left will be donated. Please take the time to look through the collection.
Mrs. Steinmetz's class recently created handcrafted musical instruments and then showed them off in their own marching band. Creative and fun learning!
Cat's Pajamas, the choir showcase that was originally scheduled for tomorrow night in the High School gym, has been postponed. A future date has not yet been set. Stay tuned!
Congratulations to both the Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Julia Schoen and the Class of 2019 Salutatorian, Diego Ortiz!
Our forensics team competes tonight in Boscobel at the Sub-district competition. This sub-district and district is one of the most distinguished in the state! Good luck!
As you received in the mail, you know that we are reviewing/recreating our mission and vision. The mission is what we stand for and why we exist. Our current mission was created by former board, admin, faculty, staff, parents, and community. As we review/rewrite, we hope you all will actively involve yourself in the process. On Tuesday, February 19th at 6pm, a special school board meeting will begin to address this. All community members, regardless if they currently have students in school, as well as staff are asked to participate in these meetings.