The Ithaca School District is holding Developmental/4K Screening on Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14, 2022, for any child in the Ithaca School District and surrounding communities that will turn 3-years-old or 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2022. Screening allows us to get to know your 3-year-old or 4-year-old child better in a play-based screening scenario. It will also allow you to receive information for/about your young child, whether there may be any developmental concerns that need to be addressed in preparation for their future school experience, and to register your 4-year-old child for 4-Year-Old Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. Please call the Ithaca School Office at (608) 585-2311 to register and schedule a screening appointment by January 28, 2022. Thank you, and we look forward to meeting you and your child! El distrito escolar de Ithaca llevará a cabo una evaluación de desarrollo/4K el miércoles 13 de abril y el jueves 14 de abril de 2022 para cualquier niño en el distrito escolar de Ithaca y las comunidades circundantes que cumplirá 3 o 4 años el o antes del 1 de septiembre de 2022. La evaluación nos permite conocer mejor a su hijo de 3 o 4 años en un escenario de evaluación basado en el juego. También le permitirá recibir información para/sobre su hijo pequeño, si puede haber algún problema de desarrollo que deba abordarse en preparación para su futura experiencia escolar, y registrar a su hijo de 4 años para 4-Year- Antiguo Jardín de Infantes para el año escolar 2022-2023. Llame a la oficina de la escuela de Ithaca al (608) 585-2311 para registrarse y programar una cita de evaluación antes del 28 de enero de 2022. ¡Gracias y esperamos conocerlo a usted y a su hijo!
9 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Preschool screening
Evaluación de desarrollo/4K
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan. 11th, 2022 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Sweet & Sassy Chicken, Second Choice - Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band, HS - Band. Seniors: There is a signup sheet in the office. Please sign your name the way you want it printed on your diploma. Forensics students will meet during ATTACK time this Wednesday, January 12th in the LMC. All Juniors should go to their ACT prep instead of this meeting. There will be an FBLA club meeting today during Attack in Mrs. Burnley's room. This year's SnoBall's theme is Enchanted Forest/Northern Lights. It is on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8-11 pm. If you are bringing a guest, please sign them up in the office before the end of the day on Wednesday, Jan.19. Attention Youth Apprenticeship students. Please check your school email regarding an assignment that must be completed by Wednesday January 12th. Any questions please see Mrs. Kershner. HS student council will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13 during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. The January PTSO meeting will today at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. A zoom link will be provided on the PTSO Facebook page for anyone unable to make it in person. Babysitting will also be provided. We hope to see you there! Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: U.S. Surgeon General announces definitive link between smoking and cancer. United States Surgeon General Luther Terry knew his report was a bombshell. He intentionally chose to release it on January 11, 1964, a Saturday, so as to limit its immediate effects on the stock market. It was on this date that, on behalf of the U.S. Government, Terry announced a definitive link between smoking and cancer. U.S. Surgeon General announces definitive Word of the Day: Tome TOHM noun A tome is a large or scholarly book. The book is a literary tome set during the French Revolution. Elementary—Declan Miller H.S./M.S.—None
9 days ago, Ithaca Schools
On Saturday, the following middle school and high school band students participated in the Conference Honors Band Festival at Iowa Grant HS: Emma Schoen, Alana Nelson, Brooklyn Freestone, Erica Steinmetz, Allison Durst, Maggie Gschwind, Owen Feryance, Tyler Steinmetz, Derek Franzen, Izzie Ortiz, Ally Plonka, Abby Plonka, and Valerie Fauver. Congratulations on the great concert performance! Also, thank you to the parents who came to Iowa Grant to attend the concert. Your support of the students performance is appreciated!
10 days ago, Ithaca Schools
2022 Ithaca High School Honors Band members Emma Schoen, Allison Durst, Alana Nelson, Brooklyn Freestone, Erica Steinmetz, and Maggie Gschwind
2022 Ithaca Middle School Honors Band members Valerie Fauver, Owen Feryance, Ally Plonka, Abby Plonka, Derek Franzen, Tyler Steinmetz, and Izzie Ortiz
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan. 10th, 2022 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Mac & Cheese, Second Choice - Fish Sandwich, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Bread Stick, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS - Choir. On Saturday, the following middle school and high school band students participated in the Conference Honors Band Festival at Iowa Grant HS: Emma Schoen, Alana Nelson, Brooklyn Freestone, Erica Steinmetz, Allison Durst, Maggie Gschwind, Owen Feryance, Tyler Steinmetz, Derek Franzen, Izzie Ortiz, Ally Plonka, Abby Plonka, and Valerie Fauver. Congratulations on the great concert performance! Also, thank you to the parents who came to Iowa Grant to attend the concert. Your support of the students performance is appreciated! This year's SnoBall's theme is Enchanted Forest/Northern Lights. It is on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8-11 pm. If you are bringing a guest, please sign them up in the office before the end of the day Wednesday, Jan.19. Attention Youth Apprenticeship students. Please check your school email regarding an assignment that must be completed by Wednesday January 12th. Any questions please see Mrs. Kershner. HS student council will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13 during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room The January PTSO meeting will be Tuesday, January 11 at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. A zoom link will be provided on the PTSO Facebook page for anyone unable to make it in person. Babysitting will also be provided. We hope to see you there! Seniors! Monday evening (Jan 10) at 6:00pm we will host a ‘Senior Scholarship Prep Night’. This will be an evening to assist you with any scholarship essays and questions you may have. Pizza and soda will be served. Please RSVP and sign up by the guidance office. Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry On January 10, 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. Word of the Day: Affable AF-uh-bul adjective Affable means "being pleasant and at ease in talking to others" or "characterized by ease and friendliness." The affable owner of the restaurant can be seen most nights welcoming his guests and making light conversation. Elementary—Aiden Ewing and Ethan Fry H.S./M.S.—None
10 days ago, Ithaca Schools
There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, January 7. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the Kindergarten class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast.
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Popcorn Friday!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan. 6th, 2022 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Bar-B-Que, Second Choice - Cheddarwurst, Corn, Pears, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS - Choir. Honors Band Students - Please remember to bring in your permission slip by Friday. Concessions are HS Student Council tonight (Thursday) and FCCLA on Friday. There will be a Math Club meeting in Mr. Andresen's room today during ATTACK time. There will be an FCCLA meeting on Friday in Ms. Stocks room during attack. Attention Youth Apprenticeship students. Please check your school email regarding an assignment that must be completed by Wednesday January 12th. Any questions please see Mrs. Kershner HS student council will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13 during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. We are welcoming the State FFA Officer Mia Hillebrand to our school on Monday. If you want more information, talk to an officer or Ms. Sprecher. The January PTSO meeting will be next Tuesday, January 11 at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. A zoom link will be provided on the PTSO Facebook page for anyone unable to make it in person. Babysitting will also be provided. We hope to see you there! There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, January 7. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the Kindergarten class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. Seniors! Next Monday evening (Jan 10) at 6:00pm we will host a ‘Senior Scholarship Prep Night’. This will be an evening to assist you with any scholarship essays and questions you may have. Pizza and soda will be served. Please RSVP and sign up by the guidance office. Any questions, please see Mrs. Kershner Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: Samuel Morse unveils the telegraph, revolutionizing communication On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. Word of the Day: Cerulean suh-ROO-lee-un adjective Cerulean means "resembling the blue of the sky." The painting depicts autumnal trees bordering a cerulean lake. Elementary—Paislee Sims H.S./M.S.—None
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan. 5th, 2022 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Baked Fish, Second Choice - Pulled Pork Sandwich, Green Beans, Baby Carrots & Dip, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band, HS - Band. On Thursday, January 6th, there will be a Math Club meeting in Mr. Andresen's room during ATTACK time. There will be a High School FFA meeting on Thursday in Ms. Sprechers room at ATTACK There will be a HS student council meeting next Thursday, Jan.13th during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, January 7. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the Kindergarten class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will gather for our group huddle Thursday morning Jan 6th at 7am. We will share an encouraging New Years devotion & message. Breakfast will be served. All high school students are welcome! Seniors! Next Monday evening (Jan 10) at 6:00pm we will host a ‘Senior Scholarship Prep Night’. This will be an evening to assist you with any scholarship essays and questions you may have. Pizza and soda will be served. Please RSVP and sign up by the guidance office. Any questions, please see Mrs. Kershner Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: Golden Gate Bridge is born Following the Gold Rush boom that began in 1849, speculators realized the land north of San Francisco Bay would increase in value in direct proportion to its accessibility to the city. Soon, a plan was hatched to build a bridge that would span the Golden Gate, a narrow, 400-foot deep strait that serves as the mouth of the San Francisco Bay. Word of the Day: Sully SUL-ee verb Sully means "to make soiled or tarnished." The money-related charges brought against the restaurant's owner has sullied her reputation. Elementary—Atlas Begay H.S./M.S.—Arianna Louis Staff—Ms. Stocks
15 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Don't forget! Tomorrow, January 5th is a scheduled early release. Elementary will begin releasing at 12:15pm, and the final bell for Middle and High School is 12:36pm.
16 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Early Release on January 5th
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan. 4th, 2022 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Cheesy Chicken Casserole, Second Choice - Pizza Burger, Peas, Caesar Salad, Peaches, Bread Stick, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS - Choir. Junior Class: You have concessions tonight and no one has signed up to work. If no one signs up by 2nd hour, the concessions will be given to another class or club that wants it. Please sign up on Mrs. Behrens' door. There will be a High School FFA meeting on Thursday in Ms. Sprecher's room at ATTACK There will be a HS student council meeting on Thursday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, January 7. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the Kindergarten class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will gather for our group huddle Thursday morning Jan 6th at 7am. We will share an encouraging New Year's devotion & message. Breakfast will be served. All high school students are welcome! Seniors! Next Monday evening (Jan 10) at 6:00pm we will host a ‘Senior Scholarship Prep Night’. This will be an evening to assist you with any scholarship essays and questions you may have. Pizza and soda will be served. Please RSVP and sign up by the guidance office. Any questions, please see Mrs. Kershner Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: L.B.J. envisions a Great Society in his State of the Union address. On January 4, 1965, in his State of the Union address, President Lyndon Baines Johnson lays out for Congress a laundry list of legislation needed to achieve his plan for a Great Society. On the heels of John F. Kennedy’s tragic death, Americans had elected Johnson, his vice president, to the presidency by the largest popular vote in the nation’s history. Johnson used this mandate to push for improvements he believed would better Americans’ quality of life. Word of the Day: Antithetical an-tuh-THET-ih-kul adjective. Antithetical means "directly opposite of or opposed." The question asks students to describe and analyze the antithetical forces of good and evil in the story. Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—None
16 days ago, Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan. 3rd, 2022 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - BBQ Rib, Second Choice - Mini Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band, HS - Band. The final winners in the Ithaca Band Parents Calendar Raffle were: Greg Dischler - $75, Danny Clary - $150, Heather Thome - $175, and Crystal Peer - $250. Thank you to everyone for supporting this fundraiser! Junior Class: You have concessions on Tuesday night, January 4. Please sign up on Mrs. Behrens door to work. All forensics students should attend a meeting today during ATTACK time in the LMC. This week's concessions are: Monday – FFA Tuesday - Junior Class Thursday - HS Student Council Friday - FCCLA FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will gather for our group huddle Thursday morning Jan 6th at 7am. We will share an encouraging New Year's devotion & message. Breakfast will be served. All high school students are welcome! Seniors! Next Monday evening (Jan 10) at 6:00pm we will host a ‘Senior Scholarship Prep Night’. This will be an evening to assist you with any scholarship essays and questions you may have. Pizza and soda will be served. Please RSVP and sign up by the guidance office. Any questions, please see Mrs. Kershner. There will be a high school FFA meeting on Tuesday, January 4th in Ms. Sprecher's room at ATTACK. Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. On January 3, 1990, Panama’s General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking. Noriega was flown to Miami the following day and crowds of citizens on the streets of Panama City rejoiced. On July 10, 1992, the former dictator was convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering and racketeering and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Word of the Day: Palindrome PAL-un-drohm noun. A palindrome is a word, verse, or sentence (as "Able was I ere I saw Elba"), or a number (as 2002) that reads the same backward or forward. Hannah was amused when Otto pointed out that they both had first names that were palindromes. Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—None
17 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Don't forget to sign up for New Year's Eve Trivia night by Tuesday, Dec. 28 by 6 PM!! This event is FREE and you could win a $50 gift card!!
24 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca PTSO New Years Eve Free Virtual Trivia
Our staff have so very many talents! Recently at the Elementary Winter Music Program, some of our staff members sang Carol of the Bells. Enjoy their performance! https://youtu.be/iFT98NsUiLw
26 days ago, Ithaca Schools
From all of us at Ithaca Public Schools, a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season to all our families and community!
26 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Merry Christmas to our families and communtiy
Good morning everyone, Adam Hess here. Our new Ithaca website DNS/SSL has migrated, and it looks WONDERFUL. Our team will be browsing the site over the next few days to verify all data migrated in a proper manner. Until then, please enjoy our new site. I would like to give special thanks to staff member Juli Thompson. Juli handled the site design, data migration, and backend platform migration for Ithaca. She worked one on one with our hosting team. Juli went above and beyond on this project, and it shows!! The new design will allow for easier navigation and easier data location for our end users. Plus, it looks pretty cool! https://www.ithaca.k12.wi.us
28 days ago, Ithaca Schools
our site
Each year, our National Honor Society and High School Student Council challenge our grade levels to beat each other out in a food collection benefitting Passages, Inc. of Richland County. As is done each year, Ithaca pulls through! This year, the Ithaca School family collected 1372.5 pounds of food for Passages! Ultimate winners are the clients of Passages. However, class winners were 4th grade, with a late game push at 289 pounds of food. Second with 250 pounds was Kindergarten. The next three places were really tight but bringing in 163 pounds for third place is the 8th grade. Fourth place with 156 pounds is 4K, and 5th place with 152.5 pounds is third grade. Passages reports that our drive is one of their biggest donations each year, making a huge impact on their clients. They are so very grateful!
29 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Passages Holiday Food Drive collection
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Some of our second graders recently read the story Ah, Music! Students constructed their own instruments from recycled materials and presented them to the class. Their finale was a parade. They played the instruments and paraded through the elementary hallway.
29 days ago, Ithaca Schools
2nd Graders with recycled material instruments after reading Ah, Music!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dec. 22, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Turkey Supreme, Second Choice - Baked Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Orange Fluff, Dinner Roll, Holiday Sugar Cookie, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS - Choir. Tuesday's winner of $75 in the Ithaca Band Parents Calendar Raffle was Jason Klepacz, of Cazenovia, with ticket #248. Junior Class: You have concessions on the day that you get back from winter break. Please let Mrs. Behrens know if you can work. Attention High School Students. Please see Mrs. Kershner today, if you would like a Fellowship of Christian Athletes t-shirt. The cost is $6.00. Thanks The totals are in and the Ithaca school family collected 1372.5 pounds of food for Passages! The race for the most food collected was tight by the 4th grade made a late game push and came out in first with 289 pounds. Second with 250 pounds was Kindergarten. the next three places were really tight but bringing in 163 pounds for third place is the 8th grade. 4th place with 156 pounds is 4K and 5th place with 152.5 pounds is third grade. Thank you all so much for helping with this wonderful cause to aid our local victims of domestic violence. It is very appreciated! Hey Students… psst, HEY students! Listen to this awesome news! We couldn’t be more proud of you! Between last week's boys basketball game and this week's girls game… “Hoops for Huebsch” raised a total of ….(drum role please)….. $4,435.00 to go to the American Family Children’s Hospital Oncology department in honor of our friend Ben! How cool is that? Our financial gift will comfort patients, care for them and help with research! A huge THANK YOU to our students, community and area businesses for your generous support! Seniors...Seniors...SENIORS...If you have not turned in your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture or Senior Quote, PLEASE submit it to Mrs. Burnley or Jostens before school resumes on Jan. 3. The Yearbook Staff truly does not want an empty square next to your name. If you haven't submitted your Senior Survey, please complete it by Jan. 3 also. If you have pictures that you would like to include on the "Through the Years" page, please email them to Mrs. Burnley as soon as possible. THANK YOU! The 2020-2021 Yearbook Supplement has arrived! If you purchased a yearbook last year, please see Mrs. Burnley to pick up your Supplement. Choir Students: Remember to turn in your fruit fundraiser money to Mrs. Willis or Mrs. Niemeyer before break. If you have questions or concerns, stop by to talk. The Ithaca FBLA is hosting a Coat Drive this week. Please bring any coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and any other winter apparel that you have outgrown or no longer use to Mrs. Burnley's room by the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd. Thank you for making a difference during the cold weather! There will be a middle school girls’ basketball open gym today after school until 5:15 in the old gym. Please meet Coach Miller in the commons after school Wednesday and walk down with her. Also on Wednesday, December 22nd at 5:15pm we will have a player/parent/coach meeting to get contact information, sign up for concessions and hand out practice schedules. Everyone is invited to visit the library and pick out free books to take home and keep. Mrs. Zorea adds new books to our library every month. To make room for the new books that are being added, books that have not been read in a while have been removed from the library collection. All of these books are on tables in the library marked "FREE." These books need a forever home. You can choose and take as many books as you want. Come to the library and pick out some free books. One of our students is going through a very difficult time. If you would like to know more and offer your support, please visit this care page: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/benhuebsch/journal/view/id/61b7892e82357ae224f5a93d It's not too late to join Forensics! If you missed Friday's meeting but still want to join or have questions about what we are about, stop in and chat with Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Zorea, or Ms Schmitt. All Forensics students should make time to talk with a coach about your category and topic or selection before the start of break. Zoom meetings are possible too! The PTSO will be hosting a Virtual Ithaca Family & Friends Trivia Night via Zoom on December 31 - New Year's Eve - starting at 6 PM. Sign up your team by emailing the PTSO at IthacaPTSO@gmail.com with your group or family name by December 28. We will be drawing for three $50 gift cards throughout the night and you must Zoom in to win. Join us for family fun and prizes as we ring in the new year! Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: First gorilla born in captivity. On December 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. Weighing in at approximately 4 pounds. Word of the Day: Benign bih-NYNE adjective Benign means "not causing harm or injury." In medicine, it refers to tumors that are not cancerous. The email seemed benign, but it was discovered to be from a hacker. Elementary—Dec.27th: Malakai Tauaalo; Dec. 31st: Lyvia Pickel; Jan. 1: Breydun VonBehren; Jan. 2nd: Alexander Toussaint H.S./M.S.—Dec. 25th: Micah Salisbury; Dec. 26th: Evan Gomez, Kailey Newkirk; Dec. 31: Wyatt Hilby, Adam Kepler; Jan. 1st: Ethan Stowell; Jan. 2nd: Peyton Brown Staff—Dec. 27th: Adam Hess; Dec. 29th: Mr. Herbst; Dec. 30: Mr. Mani
29 days ago, Ithaca Schools
It's Holiday Mealtime at Ithaca for lunch tomorrow! Our kitchen staff is preparing a favorite our students look forward to each year. Enjoy a choice of Turkey Supreme or Baked Ham with sweet potatoes, green beans, orange fluff, dinner roll and holiday sugar cookie.
30 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Choice of Turkey Supreme or Baked Ham holiday meal
Candy, cocoa, crackers, frosting, and fun! Such talented Gingerbread House constructors! Thank you to all the families that came out for a fantastic evening. The Holiday fun isn't over: Mark your calendars for Virtual Family Trivia night on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31). Have your team names in by the 28th to IthacaPTSO@gmail.com. Merry Christmas everybody!
30 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Gingerbread Houses hosted by Ithaca PTSO
Families at Ithaca PTSO Gingerbread House night
Ithaca PTSO Gingerbread House talent
Families show off their Gingerbread Houses at Ithaca PTSO night
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dec. 21, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Baked Fish, Second Choice - Chicken Burger, Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce, Strawberry/Blueberries, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band, HS - Band. Monday's winner of $50 in the Ithaca Band Parents Calendar Raffle was Eric Wanless, of Gays Mills. FBLA will have a meeting today during Attack. Choir Students: Remember to turn in your fruit fundraiser money to Mrs. Willis or Mrs. Niemeyer before break. If you have questions or concerns, stop by to talk. Tonight at the Varsity Girls Basketball game we will gather at halftime for ‘Hoops for Huebsch’. Pay $1.00 and shoot a shot! All proceeds will go to benefit the American Family Children’s Hospital Oncology department, in honor of Ben! Help us reach our goal of $4,242.00 … so far we have raise $3,450.00…only $792.00 to go!! Don’t forget to wear your green! Go Bulldogs! Great job on Christmas colors, hats and flannel yesterday! Tomorrow is the last day before Christmas break so let's kick it off by wearing our pajamas at school! HS students, don't forget to sign up for a fun room for tomorrow after lunch. The student council has some great activities planned. We will do our regular schedule in the morning and begin the holiday fun right after lunch. If you have a set of bags that we can use for the corn hole tournament we would be appreciative to be able to borrow them. Holiday door judging results: 1st place goes to the Juniors, 2nd place to the Sophomores, 3rd place to the Freshman, and the seniors received the ba humbug award. The teacher door decorating results will be announced tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped to make our school look festive! The Ithaca FBLA is hosting a Coat Drive this week. Please bring any coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and any other winter apparel that you have outgrown or no longer use to Mrs. Burnley's room by the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd. Thank you for making a difference during the cold weather! There will be a middle school girls’ basketball open gym on Wednesday, December 22nd from after school until 5:15 in the old gym. Please meet Coach Miller in the commons after school Wednesday and walk down with her. Also on Wednesday, December 22nd at 5:15pm we will have a player/parent/coach meeting to get contact information, sign up for concessions and hand out practice schedules. Everyone is invited to visit the library and pick out free books to take home and keep. Mrs. Zorea adds new books to our library every month. To make room for the new books that are being added, books that have not been read in a while have been removed from the library collection. All of these books are on tables in the library marked "FREE." These books need a forever home. You can choose and take as many books as you want. Come to the library, and pick out some free books. One of our students is going through a very difficult time. If you would like to know more and offer your support, please visit this care page: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/benhuebsch/journal/view/id/61b7892e82357ae224f5a93d It's not too late to join Forensics! If you missed Friday's meeting but still want to join or have questions about what we are about, stop in and chat with Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Zorea, or Ms Schmitt. All Forensics students should make time to talk with a coach about your category and topic or selection before the start of break. Zoom meetings are possible too! The PTSO will be hosting a Virtual Ithaca Family & Friends Trivia Night via Zoom on December 31 - New Year's Eve - starting at 6 PM. Sign up your team by emailing the PTSO at IthacaPTSO@gmail.com with your group or family name by December 28. We will be drawing for three $50 gift cards throughout the night and you must Zoom in to win. Join us for family fun and prizes as we ring in the new year! Elementary--what is the temperature right now? How many more degrees until it's warm enough to go out? How many more degrees is it above (or below) our going-outside temperature? What time will we check the temperature for lunch recess? This Day in History: Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland. On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cassette player detonated in the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet. The disaster, which became the subject of Britain’s largest criminal investigation, was believed to be an attack against the United States. One hundred eighty nine of the victims were American. Word of the Day: Exasperate ig-ZASS-puh-rayt verb Exasperate means "to cause irritation or annoyance to someone" or "to excite the anger of someone." The flight delays began to exasperate people in the airport. Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—Katarina Weitzel
30 days ago, Ithaca Schools