Julie Prouty
Families, please complete the survey by 3:00 on Friday to notify the school that you are choosing in-person or virtual for third quarter. (check your email for the link)
about 4 hours ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Announcement regarding the January Policy Committee meeting: The Policy Committee meeting originally scheduled for this Wednesday at 5:00pm has been cancelled.
about 12 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 19, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 4 The schedule for HS Band and Choir today is: Day's 1 & 2 students go to Band and Day's 3, 4, & 5 go to Choir. At 12:25, the students will switch so Day's 1 & 2 will go to Choir and Day's 3, 4, & 5 will go to Band. Those who are not in one of the classes, will go to their assigned Study Hall. Lunch for today: First choice, Chili, Second choice, Chicken Teriyaki Bites, Corn, Applesauce, Cornbread, Milk Our next PTSO meeting will be next Wednesday, January 20 at 4 p.m. This meeting will be via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We hope to see you there. Jan 19--This Day in History On January 19, 1809, poet, author, and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe's imaginative storytelling and tales of mystery and horror gave birth to the modern detective story. Many of Poe’s works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and "The Raven," became literary classics. Some aspects of Poe’s life, like his literature, is shrouded in mystery, and the lines between fact and fiction have been blurred substantially since his death. Attention high school girls: The John Deere Women in STEM Career Day will be held on Tuesday, February 23 from 8:30-2 PM via Zoom. This is a free, one-day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, and make a difference in society. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see Mr. Klang for more information and a parental permission form which must be turned in to him or Mrs. Plonka by Thursday, January 28. Word of the Day: Bellicose bel-i-kohs adj. Hostile in manner or temperament. Demonstrating aggression or a willingness to fight. “His bellicose behavior concerned authorities.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S.M.S.— none
about 14 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 18, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 3 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is 7th Grade has Band first, while 8th Grade has Choir. At 8:40, you will switch and 7th Grade will have Choir, while 8th Grade has Band. When you are not in Band or Choir, you will be in Study Hall. 6th Grade will have Choir first and then switch to Band at 10:37. When you are not in Band or Choir, you will be in Study Hall. The HS Band and Choir do not meet today. Lunch for today: First choice, Mac & Cheese, Second choice, Pizza Burger, Peas, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk Forensics team: During the exam days, longer study halls are a good time to work with a coach, but remember that studying comes first! TODAY, we will have a short but very important meeting during lunch in the LMC. Boys' basketball will have film at 5 PM in Mr. Mezera's room and will practice from 5:30-7:30 tonight. The Middle School Girls Basketball teams will have back to back nights of games. Tonight they will host Desoto. The 6th & 7th grade will start at 5:00, and 8th grade to follow! On Tuesday they will travel to LaFarge. Good Luck, girls! Middle and High School students--when you are picked up in the pickup line, you wait to get into the car until the car is at the front of the line. All drop offs in the morning are to occur at the elementary entrance--not the north parking lot. Our next PTSO meeting will be next Wednesday, January 20 at 4 p.m. This meeting will be via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We hope to see you there. Attention high school girls: The John Deere Women in STEM Career Day will be held on Tuesday, February 23 from 8:30-2 PM via Zoom. This is a free, one-day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, and make a difference in society. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see Mr. Klang for more information and a parental permission form which must be turned in to him or Mrs. Plonka by Thursday, January 28. This day in History: On January 18, 1919, in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Martin Luther King Jr Day (MLK Day) Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983. Word of the Day: Accolade ak-uh-leyd, Accolade n. An expression of praise or admiration. An award or privilege granted; an acknowledgment of merit. “The scientist was given many accolades for his research.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
1 day ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
As a reminder, 1st Semester Finals will be administered tomorrow (Even Hour Classes) and Tuesday (Odd Hour Classes), January 18th and 19th. Here is the schedule for the next two days. Good luck!
2 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the food service survey for the week of January 18th-22nd. It should have gone out on Friday, but for some reason, it didn't. You can still sign up until Monday, or contact Annette or Mrs. Thompson if needed. For this week only - if you only want food for Virtual Wednesday, that food will go home on Tuesday with your student/s. If you are 100% virtual OR want food for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, YOU MUST PICK UP on Wednesday from 4pm until 6pm at the Elementary doors. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcfMT8jFIH9X60wVFy0SWrHs1_NulwPC3kBgym42VSnj1w2w/viewform?usp=sf_link
2 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 15, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 3 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice, Chicken Parmesan, Second choice, Baked Fish, Mixed Vegetables, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Milk Forensics Team: Today is the deadline for choosing your category. Touch base with a coach today! We will have a very quick team meeting during lunch on Monday January 18 in the LMC. All must attend! Middle and High School students--when you are picked up in the pickup line, you wait to get into the car until the car is at the front of the line. All drop offs in the morning are to occur at the elementary entrance--not the north parking lot. Our next PTSO meeting will be next Wednesday, January 20 at 4 p.m. This meeting will be via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We hope to see you there. Attention high school girls: The John Deere Women in STEM Career Day will be held on Tuesday, February 23 from 8:30-2 PM via Zoom. This is a free, one-day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, and make a difference in society. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see Mr. Klang for more information and a parental permission form which must be turned in to him or Mrs. Plonka by Thursday, January 28. Word of the Day: Amicable am-i-kuh-buhl Amicable adj. Having a spirit of friendliness; without arguments or serious disagreement. “An amicable agreement between the two firms.” Birthdays: Elementary—On Saturday, Abby Phillips-Durst, on Sunday, Kannon Jones H.S./M.S.— Tyler Coppernoll, Mac Neefe, on Saturday, Jacob Manning, Staff—on Saturday, Mrs. Behrens
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Today is Friday, January 15. Ithaca has a 2 hour delay due to poor road conditions.
5 days ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 14, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice, Cheeseburger Second choice, Brat, Baked Beans, Carrots & Dip, Pears, Dessert, Milk HS Band students: A reminder that you have pep band tonight. Please be here by 6:30 pm. This Thursday, January 14th is the Richland Center Junior Bowlers Papa Murphy's Share Night. It will run from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Junior Bowlers Scholarship Program. Forensics Team: Make sure to meet with a coach this week. Everyone needs to choose a category and a topic by Friday. Mrs. Murphey will be in on Thursday, but you can reach her by email at any time. Attention high school girls: The John Deere Women in STEM Career Day will be held on Tuesday, February 23 from 8:30-2 PM via Zoom. This is a free, one-day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, and make a difference in society. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see Mr. Klang for more information and a parental permission form which must be turned in to him or Mrs. Plonka by Thursday, January 28. Word of the Day: Patronize pey-truh-nahyz Patronize v. Treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority. “She detests being patronized.” Frequent an establishment as a customer. “He always patronizes the same restaurant.” Birthdays: Elementary—Hayden Byrnes H.S./M.S.— none
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Substitute teachers are needed now, perhaps more than ever. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a substitute teacher, CESA 3 is again offering the required training course to help obtain a substitute teaching qualification on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The virtual training will be from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration fee is $90.00. Brad Van Epps will serve as the trainer. For more details please see the attached flier. Contact Kate Hennessy khennessy@cesa3.org at CESA 3 for any questions or concerns.
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 13, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 1 This Thursday, January 14th is the Richland Center Junior Bowlers Papa Murphy's Share Night. It will run from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Junior Bowlers Scholarship Program. Forensics Team: Make sure to meet with a coach this week. Everyone needs to choose a category and a topic by Friday. Mrs. Murphey will be in on Thursday, but you can reach her by email at any time. Attention high school girls: The John Deere Women in STEM Career Day will be held on Tuesday, February 23 from 8:30-2 PM via Zoom. This is a free, one-day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, and make a difference in society. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please see Mr. Klang for more information and a parental permission form which must be turned in to him or Mrs. Plonka by Thursday, January 28. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 12, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 6 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice, Chicken & Gravy Over Biscuits, Second choice, Meatloaf, Broccoli, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk Last night both Middle School Girls Basketball teams defeated Kickapoo! The 6th/7th grade team won, 12-11 and the 8th grade won with a score of 23-22. Congratulations girls! They travel tonight to Riverdale. 6th/7th grade will start at 6:00, with 8th grade to follow...Good Luck girls!! This Thursday, January 14th is the Richland Center Junior Bowlers Papa Murphy's Share Night. It will run from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Junior Bowlers Scholarship Program. Forensics Team: Make sure to meet with a coach this week. Everyone needs to choose a category and a topic by Friday. Mrs. Murphey will be in today and Thursday, but you can reach her by email at any time. Word of the Day: Ardent ahr-dnt Ardent adj. Enthusiastic or passionate. “He is an ardent sports fan.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Wesley Nelson
8 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The 8th grade girls basketball team defeated Weston Friday night, 28-13. It was a great team effort WIN to start the season! Congratulations, girls! Both Middle School Girls Basketball teams will host Kickapoo tonight! The 6th & 7th graders will play at 5:00, with the 8th grade game to follow. Just a reminder only 2 spectator tickets are available per athlete. If you can't make the games, we will keep you updated...just visit the Ithaca Girls Basketball Facebook page or the school website. Good Luck tonight, girls!
9 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 11, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 5 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice, Pizza Dippers, Second choice, Corn Dog, Carrots, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk Forensics Team: Make sure to meet with a coach this week. Everyone needs to choose a category and a topic by Friday. Mrs. Murphey will be in Tuesday and Thursday, but you can reach her by email at any time. There will be an FBLA Zoom meeting during Attack Time TODAY. Please attend. There will be important information about RLC and the rapidly approaching deadlines. Check your school email for the zoom link from Ryan. The 8th grade girls basketball team defeated Weston Friday night, 28-13. It was a great team effort WIN to start the season! Congratulations, girls! Both Middle School Girls Basketball teams will host Kickapoo tonight! The 6th & 7th graders will play at 5:00, with the 8th grade game to follow. Just a reminder only 2 spectator tickets are available per athlete. If you can't make the games, we will keep you updated...just visit the Ithaca Girls Basketball Facebook page or the school website. Good Luck tonight, girls! Students in grades 8-11: Please have your colored class scheduling sheet signed by your parent/guardian here and ready to schedule with teachers on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, seniors may complete late work or scholarships in the library during scheduling time or report for 1st hour class at 8:55am. Contact Ms. Bevan if you have any questions before Tuesday. Word of the Day: Vituperative vahy-too-per-uh-tiv, Vituperative adj. Bitter and abusive. “The critic’s vituperative review was needlessly harsh.” Birthdays: Elementary—Declan Miller H.S./M.S.— none
9 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here's the food survey for next week. Have a wonderful and safe weekend! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8sDhhv9vR1pPI7HT6Zcqo2q2LGidT3mGrjOGmiDI6suzNKg/viewform?usp=sf_link
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Students in grades 8-11: Please have your colored class scheduling sheet signed by your parent/guardian here and ready to schedule with teachers on Tuesday morning, January 12th. On Tuesday, seniors may complete late work or scholarships in the library during scheduling time or report for 1st hour class at 8:55am. Contact Ms. Bevan if you have any questions before Tuesday.
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Middle School Girls Basketball will be traveling to Weston tonight for their season opener! Start time is 6:00PM and only 2 specters per athlete are allowed. There will be only one game, with that being the 8th grade. Tonight’s roster: Maggie Kershner, Holly King, Kailey Newkirk, Ari Louis, Trista Pluemer, Tristen Peterson, Bailey Wanless, Alyssa Mueller & Brooklyn Dickey. Good Luck tonight Lady Bulldogs! There will be shortened practice right after school for Middle School 6th grade Girls (3:30-4:45) in the old gym .
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Boys basketball practice will be after school today. If any players can not make it due to yesterday's cancellation and the uncertainty, please let Coach Mezera or Coach Miller know. Thanks!
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 08, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 4 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice, Fish Sticks, Second choice, Pizza, Corn, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk 6th Grade Band Students: Please bring your chromebooks with you to class today. Students in grades 8-11: Please have your colored class scheduling sheet signed by your parent/guardian here and ready to schedule with teachers on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, seniors may complete late work or scholarships in the library during scheduling time or report for 1st hour class at 8:55am. Contact Ms. Bevan if you have any questions before Tuesday. Students: masks are required and required to be worn properly. We are to social distance and wash hands frequently. In order to remain in person, we MUST keep covid out of the building. It takes all of us to do this! Seniors: Please stop in the office (one at a time) and give us your name the way you want it on your diploma. Thanks. The Ithaca basketball apparel is in. Please get in contact with Mr. Klang (Email=klandav@ithaca.k12.wi.us) to make arrangements for your pick up of apparel. A great big thank you to everyone who donated to the Student council food drive. A special thank you to our helpers Annette Louis and Kate Powell. This year our Bulldog families donated 725 pounds of food and other items for Passages shelter. And here are our winners: In 3rd place - with 49.6 pounds is 4th grade, in 2nd place with 149.9 pounds is the Kindergarten classes, and our big winners this year with 206.3 pounds is the 4K students!!! Congratulations! On January 8, 1877, Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse and his men—outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves—fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana. The Native Americans were resisting the U.S. government’s efforts to force them back to their reservations. This was later dubbed “Custer’s Last Stand,” Word of the Day: Tangential tan-jen-shuhl Tangential adj. Superficially relevant; divergent. Diverging from a previous course or line; erratic. “He took credit for anything tangentially related to their work.” Birthdays: Elementary—On Sunday, Ethan Fry H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Mr. Lechnir and Mrs. Preuss
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tonight's boys basketball game and practice have been cancelled. We will update when there is a reschedule option.
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
¡Se acerca la inscripción abierta para el año escolar 2021-2022! El período de solicitud comienza el 1 de febrero y termina el 30 de abril de 2021. El portal de solicitud NO abre hasta el 1 de febrero de 2021. Hay un enlace a la solicitud del DPI y la información de inscripción. https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment?rdt=oe. Las instrucciones y los formularios en español también se encuentran en el mismo enlace del sitio web del DPI.
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is coming up! The application period begins February 1st and runs through April 30, 2021. The application portal does NOT open until February 1, 2021. A link to the DPI application and enrollment information is https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment?rdt=oe. Spanish instructions and forms are also on the same DPI website link.
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 07, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 3 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: Turkey Supreme, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk FCCLA will meet today during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. Students in grades 8-11: Please have your colored class scheduling sheet signed by your parent/guardian here and ready to schedule with teachers on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, seniors may complete late work or scholarships in the library during scheduling time or report for 1st hour class at 8:55am. Contact Ms. Bevan if you have any questions before Tuesday. Congress sets January 7, 1789, as the date by which states are required to choose electors for the country's first-ever presidential election. A month later, on February 4, George Washington was elected president by state electors and sworn into office on April 30, 1789 Students: masks are required and required to be worn properly. We are to social distance and wash hands frequently. In order to remain in person, we MUST keep covid out of the building. It takes all of us to do this! Seniors: Please stop in the office (one at a time) and give us your name the way you want it on your diploma. Thanks. The Ithaca basketball apparel is in. Please get in contact with Mr. Klang (Email=klandav@ithaca.k12.wi.us) to make arrangements for your pick up of apparel. Word of the Day: Discern dih-surn, Discern; Discerning v. Perceive or recognize (something). Distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses. “Discern who is telling the truth.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Callie Muckler and Maylee Pluemer
13 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Dear Parents and Guardians: We have been notified that one high school student and one elementary student have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19. All close contacts (6’ or less for over 15 minutes in a 24 hour period) have already been contacted. We have implemented the CDC recommended protocols for positive cases in schools. This includes thorough disinfection of all potentially affected rooms and surfaces. If your child exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you keep him/her home and seek the advice of your medical provider immediately or Richland County Health Department. Some symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, new cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, or loss of taste or smell.
13 days ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
A reminder that we are tree nut/peanut sensitive which means you make every attempt to NOT have any tree nuts/peanuts in food you bring into the school. This applies to all sporting activities, field trips, and bus riding. We cannot emphasize this enough. This is literally a life/death situation. Besides the obvious sources, check labels for wording like "may contain tree nuts" or "produced on shared equipment with tree nuts or peanuts". Foods with labels that reflect contact with or actually containing peanuts or tree nuts pose a serious life/death risk to those with these types of allergies.
13 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 06, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Students: masks are required and required to be worn properly. We are to social distance and wash hands frequently. In order to remain in person, we MUST keep covid out of the building. It takes all of us to do this! Seniors: Please stop in the office (one at a time) and give us your name the way you want it on your diploma. Thanks. FCCLA will meet this Thursday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. Word of the Day: Compendium kuhm-pen-dee-uhm Compendium n. A collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject. A collection of things, esp. one systematically gathered. “Compendium of old stories gathered by topic.” Birthdays: Elementary—Paislee Sims H.S./M.S.— none
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
El Distrito Escolar de Ithaca está dando la bienvenida a las familias a nuestro evento de registro y evaluación para el año escolar 2021-2022. Las pruebas de detección nos permiten conocer mejor a su hijo y anticiparnos a cualquier necesidad que pueda tener su hijo. Si su hijo tendrá tres o cuatro años el 1 de septiembre de 2021 o antes, llame al Distrito Escolar de Ithaca para registrarse al (608) 585-2311. Los paquetes de evaluación se enviarán a casa según la información que proporcione y le daremos más información como se indica en los materiales del paquete de evaluación. ¡Estamos emocionados de conocer a nuestros futuros cachorros ‘Buldog’!
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School District is welcoming families to our registration and screening event for the 2021-2022 school year. Screening allows us to get to know your child better and anticipate any needs your child may have. If your child will be three-years-old or four-years-old on or before September 1st, 2021, please call the Ithaca School District to register at (608) 585-2311. Screening packets will be sent home based on the information you provide and we will follow up with you as stated in your screening packet materials. We cannot wait to meet our future Bulldog pups!
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Curriculum Committee meeting scheduled for this Thursday, January 7th has been cancelled.
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Voice of Democracy contest through the Richland Center VFW Post 2267 last November: 6th grader Aliyah Swenson received 2nd place on her essay "What is Patriotism to Me?" and in the high school division where the topic was "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" Erica Steinmetz also placed second and Emma Schoen placed first in the county and second at district with her essay. We are proud of you!
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
10th grade families: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all youth have an emotional health screen annually. Ithaca is providing an emotional health screen called the YScreen. An informational brochure and a consent form will be sent home with your student later this week (please note that the screenings are virtual via Zoom at this time). As we spread Hope, Help and Strength in stressful times, it's a valuable opportunity for Ithaca 10th grade students to receive reassurance or recommendations for staying healthy. Please consider having your student screened, for peace of mind or further support, if needed. We ask that you complete the consent form, whether or not you choose to give consent.
15 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 05, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, BBQ Rib, 2nd choice, Mini Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Carrots & Dip, Applesauce, Milk Students: masks are required and required to be worn properly. We are to social distance and wash hands frequently. In order to remain in person, we MUST keep covid out of the building. It takes all of us to do this! Seniors: Please stop in the office (one at a time:) and give us your name the way you want it on your diploma. Thanks. Students in grades 9-11. You will be receiving your folder with materials to create your schedule for next year during ATTACK time today. Mr. Hess sent a copy of the Ithaca Course Description Guide to your email to use as you are planning classes. Our scheduling day with teachers will happen on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:55a.m. Make sure you have your colored scheduling sheet signed by your parent/guardian here and ready to use on Tuesday. Please make an appointment with Ms. Bevan if you need help or have questions about scheduling before Tuesday. FCCLA will meet this Thursday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. There will be a Forensics team meeting today during Attack time, in the LMC, after you have received your scheduling packet from your Attack time teacher. This meeting is for all students who are interested in participating in this year's competition, and for students who want to learn more about Forensics. Forensics students: Mrs. Murphey will be available in the library on Tuesday Jan 5 after 9:00 a.m. for any of you who want to choose a category and topic. Just stop in during a study hall or free period. If you're interested and haven't yet signed up, that's okay too. Just find Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Zorea, or Mrs. Thompson in the library to get started! We look forward to working with you! Word of the Day: Canonize kan-uh-nahyz Canonize v. Regard as being above reproach or of great significance. “He canonized women.” Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.— Arianna Louis
15 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention all residents of Ithaca School District! Three positions are open for election this spring. The deadline for candidates to submit their paperwork to establish eligibility to appear on the ballot is 5:00pm on January 5th (tomorrow, Tuesday).
15 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 04, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Chicken Nuggets, 2nd choice, Hot Dog, Hash Brown, Peaches, Breadstick, Milk The final winners in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle were: Monty Berger - $150, Kathy Hilleshiem - $175, and Betty Morel - $250. Forensics students: Mrs. Murphey will be available in the library on Tuesday Jan 5 after 9:00 a.m. for any of you who want to choose a category and topic. Just stop in during a study hall or free period. If you're interested and haven't yet signed up, that's okay too. Just find Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Zorea, or Mrs. Thompson in the library to get started! We look forward to working with you! Middle School Girls Basketball season starts today! (Monday Jan 4) any girls in grades 6-8, are welcome to join! Practice will be held 3:30-5:30 in the old gym. Please make sure all physical and concussion forms are handed in. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Voice of Democracy contest through the Richland Center VFW Post 2267 last November: 6th grader Aliyah Swenson received 2nd place on her essay "What is Patriotism to Me?" and in the high school division where the topic was "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" Erica Steinmetz also placed second and Emma Schoen placed first in the county and second at district with her essay. We are proud of you! Word of the Day: Equivocal ih-kwiv-uh-kuhl Equivocal adj. Open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous. Uncertain or questionable in nature. “Congress was equivocal on its domestic spending package.” Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S.M.S.— None
16 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the sign up for this upcoming food service. As earlier in the fall, you may indicate the platform that your student is using for school to help choose what food needs suit your situation. Any questions may be directed to Annette Louis at 608/475-7312 by phone call or text or Juli Thompson by email at juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc6QrqoAUePGHFrdW6gXrM3tVPjAsqXaZhmJJIm0Vm574Q6Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
16 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
BOYS BASKETBALL ANNOUNCEMENT - Just a reminder - this was announced at practice today - due to the incoming weather there will be no boys basketball practice tomorrow (Wednesday December 30). We will practice again on Thursday from 7-9 AM in the old gym. Please stay safe!
22 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mrs. Behrens invites you all to go to the Ithaca Band or school FB pages to enjoy the performances of all three levels of band. Each student recorded themselves playing their portion of the composite piece. The 6th Grade Band played "Good King Wenceslas", the Middle School Band played "God Rest You Merry Peeps", and the High School Band performed "Silent Night". Merry Christmas from Mrs. Behrens and the Ithaca Bands.
27 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
As we begin our Holiday Break, everyone at Ithaca Public Schools wishes all our families and community members a very Merry Christmas and amazing New Year! Enjoy the much-needed break, and we'll see you when we resume school on January 4th.
27 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 23, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Tuesday's winner of $75 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Lyndsey Swenson, Lone Rock, with ticket #363. Middle School Girls Basketball season will be starting soon! Girls in 6th-8th grade are welcome to attend open gym on the following days: Monday Dec 28 ~ Thursday Dec 31st (9:30-11:00am, old gym). We will be starting practice on Monday January 4. (3:30-5:30- old gym) Please submit all concussion forms & WIAA physical forms in to the office, prior to the first practice date. We will have a schedule coming out soon! Any questions or concerns please reach out to Coach Monica Kershner or Coach Bailey Miller. Word of the Day: Unctuous uhngk-choo-uhs Unctuous adj. (of a person) Excessively or ingratiatingly flattering. “Anxious to please in an unctuous way.” Birthdays: Elementary—Malakai Tauaalo on 12/27 and Lyvia Pickel on 12/31, Averie Montes on 01/01, Peyton Brown on 01/02, Alexander Toussaint on 01/02 H.S./M.S.—Michah Salisbury 12/25, Evan Gomez & Kailey Newkirk 12/26, Wyatt Hilby & Adam Kepler on 12/31, Ethan Stowell on 01/01 Staff—Larry Hines on 12/29, Adam Hess on 12/27, Kate Powell on 12/30, Mike Mani on 12/30
28 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 22, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. Monday's winner of $75 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Jane Kepler, Richland Center, with ticket #95. HS Band Students: Secret Santa gift opening will be held on Zoom during Attack time. You don't need to check in with your Attack teacher today. If you didn't participate, you don't need to join. The high school girl’s basketball game at Seneca on Tuesday, December 22nd has been cancelled. Middle School Girls Basketball season will be starting soon! Girls in 6th-8th grade are welcome to attend open gym on the following days: Monday Dec 28 ~ Thursday Dec 31st (9:30-11:00am, old gym). We will be starting practice on Monday January 4. (3:30-5:30- old gym) Please submit all concussion forms & WIAA physical forms in to the office, prior to the first practice date. We will have a schedule coming out soon! Any questions or concerns please reach out to Coach Monica Kershner or Coach Bailey Miller. Word of the Day: Surreal suh-ree-uhl, -reel Surreal adj. Having the disorienting quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic. “There was something surreal about the diving accident.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Calix Wheaton
29 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Middle School Girls Basketball season will be starting soon! 😃🏀 Girls in 6th-8th grade are welcome to attend open gym on the following days: Monday Dec 28 ~ Thursday Dec 31st (9:30-11:00am, old gym) We will be starting practice on Monday January 4. (3:30-5:30- old gym) Please submit all concussion forms & WIAA physical forms in to the office, prior to the first practice date. We will have a schedule coming out soon! Any questions or concerns please reach out to Coach Monica Kershner or Coach Bailey Miller.
30 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 21, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. The weekend winners in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle were Aaron Huebsch - $50, Sabrina Fargen - $100, and Jim Luxton - $50. HS Band Students: This is a reminder to come to school today to pick up your Secret Santa gifts. We will open the presents up on Tuesday during Attack time. PTSO Online Spirit Sale items will be available to pickup on Monday, December 21 from 5-7pm in the commons. Middle School Girls Basketball season will be starting soon! Girls in 6th-8th grade are welcome to attend open gym on the following days: Monday Dec 28 ~ Thursday Dec 31st (9:30-11:00am, old gym) We will be starting practice on Monday January 4. (3:30-5:30- old gym) Please submit all concussion forms & WIAA physical forms in to the office, prior to the first practice date. We will have a schedule coming out soon! Any questions or concerns please reach out to Coach Monica Kershner or Coach Bailey Miller. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Birthdays: Elementary—Today, Paislee Grassman, on Saturday, Shayla Klingaman H.S./M.S.—Katarina Weitzel
30 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 18, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Thursday's winner of $50 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Gene Clary, Richland Center, with ticket #40. HS Band Students: This is a reminder to bring your Secret Santa gifts into the band room at any time today between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. Please put the name of the recipient as well as your own name on the gift. Attention Ithaca Choir: Fruit orders can be picked up today at the bus garage in Ithaca. Students who submitted the order may pick up their fruit between 3-5:30pm. Masks and social distancing protocols will be observed. More details were emailed to parents. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Word of the Day: Elegiac el-i-jahy-uhk, -ak, ih-lee-jee-ak Elegiac adj. Having a mournful quality. “An elegiac poem.” Birthdays: Elementary—Today, Paislee Grassman, on Saturday, Shayla Klingaman H.S./M.S.—on Saturday, Daniel Feryance, Benjamin Otto, on Sunday, Marshell Self
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Staff embraced a little holiday spirit by caroling yesterday. Check out the talents of our staff as they share some Christmas carol classics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ37lArHswA&feature=youtu.be
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A Surprise Visitor Joins the First Ever Virtual Literacy Night at Ithaca! On December 14, Ithaca held their first ever virtual Family Literacy Event hosted by the Title 1 Program. Over 80 students registered for the literacy night planned by Mr. Kyle Lange and Mrs. Andrea Newkirk. They started the event by reading the classic story, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Mrs. Newkirk discussed the Title 1 Reading Program. Each family picked up a bag of goodies from the school which included a countdown to Christmas Santa calendar, supplies to make a reindeer ornament, and a cookie decorating kit. The event concluded with a surprise visit from Santa! After the virtual event, families spent time making memories by working on the projects that were included in their bags.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 17, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Wednesday's winner of $75 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Jeff Scallon, Hillpoint, with ticket #200. HS Band Students: This is a reminder to bring your Secret Santa gifts into the band room at any time between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Please put the name of the recipient as well as your own name on the gift. Attention Ithaca Choir: Fruit orders can be picked up Friday, December 18th at the bus garage in Ithaca. Students who submitted the order may pick up their fruit between 3-5:30pm. Masks and social distancing protocols will be observed. More details were emailed to parents. Attention students in grades 4-8 - remember to take the Spelling Bee online qualification test this week. Sign up at https://online-test.spellingbee.com and take the online test by Friday, December 18 at 6 PM. School spelling bee qualifiers will be announced on Monday, December 21. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Mrs. Murphey is BACK! Please join Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Zorea for an introductory Forensics meeting on Thursday, December 17th during ATTACK time at 11:50am. This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss updates to this year's season, get you on our sign up list with your availability, and talk about the season timeline. Use this link to join.https://zoom.us/j/98511446133 Word of the Day: Colloquial kuh-loh-kwee-uhl Colloquial (ism) adj. (of language) Used in ordinary conversation; not formal or literary. “His lecture was quite engaging due to his colloquial speech. Birthdays: Elementary—Jerika Banker, Jaxson Elliott H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 16, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Tuesday's winner of $50 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Elise Nelson, Richland Center, with ticket #274. HS Band Students: This is a reminder to bring your Secret Santa gifts into the band room at any time between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Please put the name of the recipient as well as your own name on the gift. Attention Ithaca Choir: Fruit orders can be picked up Friday, December 18th at the bus garage in Ithaca. Students who submitted the order may pick up their fruit between 3-5:30pm. Masks and social distancing protocols will be observed. More details were emailed to parents. Attention students in grades 4-8 - remember to take the Spelling Bee online qualification test this week. Sign up at https://online-test.spellingbee.com and take the online test by Friday, December 18 at 6 PM. School spelling bee qualifiers will be announced on Monday, December 21. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Mrs. Murphey is BACK! Please join Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Zorea for an introductory Forensics meeting on Thursday, December 17th during ATTACK time at 11:50am. This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss updates to this year's season, get you on our sign up list with your availability, and talk about the season timeline. Use this link to join.https://zoom.us/j/98511446133 Word of the Day: Ignoble Ignoble adj. Not honorable in character or purpose; shameful. “An ignoble act.” Birthdays: Elementary—Gracelynn Miller H.S./M.S.—John Honer
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Lots of Ugly Sweaters yesterday to kick off our Holiday Spirit Week! Send us your pictures of today's white out for Blizzard Day. Tomorrow wear your best holiday clothing and celebrate with a Holiday Dress Up day.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
There's still time to help improve the Ithaca Softball field! By watching a video, answering a few questions, and a few other activities, we can earn points toward raising as much as $1000 from US Cellular. No money is needed from the community for this project. Click the link to get started towarding supporting our school and team. https://communityconnections.uscellular.com/support/ithaca-softball-team
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The 2020 National FCCLA Contest was held this fall, and our Ithaca students stand out again! Each category has three levels broken on grade in school. Because of COVID this year's competition was held virtually with students having to record their presentation and send it into the judges. We had four students compete: Aubrey Weidenfeld and Talena Sprecher in Interviewing, Anna Dahlke in Toys that Teach and Maggie Gscwind in Consumer Math Challenge. Anna Dahlke earned 1st Place in the Nation Level 2 and Maggie Gswhind received 2nd place in the Nation Level 1. Congratulations to these young ladies for making the effort to compete in these challenging times and for their successes!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 15, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 Schedule. Monday's winner of $75 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Shirley Grenie, Cazenovia, with ticket #515. Attention Ithaca Choir: Fruit orders can be picked up Friday, December 18th at the bus garage in Ithaca. Students who submitted the order may pick up their fruit between 3-5:30pm. Masks and social distancing protocols will be observed. More details were emailed to parents. Attention students in grades 4-8 - remember to take the Spelling Bee online qualification test this week. Sign up at https://online-test.spellingbee.com and take the online test by Friday, December 18 at 6 PM. School spelling bee qualifiers will be announced on Monday, December 21. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Mrs. Murphey is BACK! Please join Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Zorea for an introductory Forensics meeting on Thursday, December 17th during ATTACK time at 11:50am. This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss updates to this year's season, get you on our sign up list with your availability, and talk about the season timeline. Use this link to join.https://zoom.us/j/98511446133 Word of the Day: Tenuous ten-yoo-uhs Tenuous adj. Very weak or slight; insubstantial. “A tenuous argument.” Birthdays: Elementary—Michaella Seep H.S./M.S.—Alexia McCullough, Sawyer Simpson
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 14, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. The weekend winners in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle were Brandon Harness - $50 with ticket #300, Kari Honer - $100 with ticket #458, and Amy Reyzek - $50 with ticket #128. There will be a student council meeting during attack today Thank you everyone who participated in the PTSO's Christmas Zoom Trivia Night Friday night! Congratulations to the Menne'-Plonka family team who were the high scorers of the night. Also Congratulations to the Niemeyer family for winning a $50 Culver's gift card, the Brown family for winning a $50 Papa Murphy's gift card, and the Pluemer family for winning a $50 Richland Family Restaurant gift card. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy 2021 from the Ithaca PTSO!!! Attention students in grades 4-8 - remember to take the Spelling Bee online qualification test this week. Sign up at https://online-test.spellingbee.com and take the online test by Friday, December 18 at 6 PM. School spelling bee qualifiers will be announced on Monday, December 21. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Mrs. Murphey is BACK! Please join Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Zorea for an introductory Forensics meeting on Thursday, December 17th during ATTACK time at 11:50am. This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss updates to this year's season, get you on our sign up list with your availability, and talk about the season timeline. Use this link to join.https://zoom.us/j/98511446133 Word of the Day: Ostracize os-truh-sahyz Ostracize v. Exclude (someone) from a society or group. “She felt ostracized by society. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Trevor Templen
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Great news! It appears Google Mail is up and running again. We hope everyone has a GREAT Monday!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Good morning Ithaca community. Google has been experiencing worldwide downtime this morning. It has affected Google Mail, Drive, Docs, Single sign on and YouTube. As of this moment, everything seems to be restored except for email. Your student (and teacher) can now sign into a Chromebook and Schoology with the usual Single Sign On technique. We will keep everyone informed here as to WHEN email becomes available. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Show off your Holiday Spirit! Monday starts our week-long Holiday Spirit Week. Let's see your ugliest holiday sweater on Monday. Share your pictures with us! Send to a teacher, email to juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us or post to the school's social media!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today and daily through Friday, December 18, books for elementary-aged students will be available to pick in the commons. For each child, please take 1-2 books that you think would be of interest and enjoyed by your child. Do you have books to donate? Mrs. Schoen left a labeled tote set out that you can leave your good, used books for another child to enjoy. Donated books will be set aside for the recommended three (3) days before being offered to others to choose. 8am-4pm daily.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 11, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Thursday's winner of $50 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Kelly Louis, with ticket #549. HS Band Students: Please let Mrs. Behrens know if you didn't sign up for the Secret Santa gift exchange this past Wednesday and you want to participate. Please read your email for directions on picking names. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Mrs. Murphey is BACK! Please join Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Zorea for an introductory Forensics meeting on Thursday, December 17th during ATTACK time at 11:50am. This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss updates to this year's season, get you on our sign up list with your availability, and talk about the season timeline. Use this link to join.https://zoom.us/j/98511446133 Word of the Day: Acrid ak-rid Acrid adj. Having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell. Angry and bitter. “An acrid odor filled the room." Birthdays: Elementary—Sat.-Bodyn Louis H.S./M.S.—Sat.-Derek Franzen and Alana Nelson
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget to sign up for next week's food service distribution. Pick up is Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm until 6pm. Now receive a full gallon or half gallon of milk determined by family size. If you're coming, please consider donating to the High School Passages drive. Donations can be dropped off as you're picking up your meals. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqHtIWM0oCb2J8j4HsC4ZYtDWEaVGzVp-UhcB0C8HdMjv0LQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 10, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Wednesday's winner of $75 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Sam Geraths, with ticket #354. The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! Mrs. Murphey is BACK! Please join Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Zorea for an introductory Forensics meeting on Thursday, December 17th during ATTACK time at 11:50am. This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss updates to this year's season, get you on our sign up list with your availability, and talk about the season timeline. Use this link to join.https://zoom.us/j/98511446133 Word of the Day: Elucidate Elucidate v. Make (something) clear; explain. “The presentation will help to elucidate the project.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The annual food drive put on by Student Council is going to be a little different this year but we still wanted to support Passages. We are going to have 3 nights to donate at our Food Drive Through Drop Off. Those nights are December 15, 17 and 21 from 4-6 pm. Bring your donations to the elementary drop off and food pick up area and a member of the Student council will unload your donation for you! Plus we have heard that Santa may be there to say Hello! We are continuing to have the food drive competition a school wide event. The top three classes throughout the elementary, middle, and high school who collect the most pounds of food will get a pizza or ice cream party! Water will be accepted as a donation but not counted towards pounds of food collected. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Help improve the Ithaca Softball field! By watching a video, answering a few questions, and a few other activities, we can earn points toward raising as much as $1000 from USCellular. No money is needed from the community for this project. Click the link to get started towarding supporting our school and team. https://communityconnections.uscellular.com/support/ithaca-softball-team
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join in on the Holiday FUN! Pull out your ugly sweater, find your holiday PJs, dust of your Santa hats! Next week is Holiday Spirit Dress Up Week. Send us your pictures (either to your teacher or juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us) as you get in the Holiday Spirit!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 9, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Tuesday's winner of $50 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Patty Swenink, with ticket #46. Mrs. Murphey is BACK! Please join Mrs. Murphey, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Zorea for an introductory Forensics meeting on Thursday, December 17th during ATTACK time at 11:50am. This will be a Zoom meeting to discuss updates to this year's season, get you on our sign up list with your availability, and talk about the season timeline. Use this link to join.https://zoom.us/j/98511446133 Word of the Day: Contrite kon-trahyt Contrite adj. 1. Arising from sense of guilt: done or said out of a sense of guilt or remorse. 2. Very sorry: genuinely and deeply sorry about something. “He was suitably contrite.” Birthdays: Elementary—Brennan Klingaman H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
¡Registro de Ithaca 4K y Evaluación del Desarrollo! El Distrito Escolar de Ithaca está dando la bienvenida a las familias a nuestro evento de registro y evaluación para el año escolar 2021-2022. Las pruebas de detección nos permiten conocer mejor a su hijo y anticiparnos a cualquier necesidad que pueda tener su hijo. Si su hijo tendrá tres o cuatro años el 1 de septiembre de 2021 o antes, llame al Distrito Escolar de Ithaca para registrarse al (608) 585-2311. Los paquetes de evaluación se enviarán a casa según la información que proporcione y le daremos más información como se indica en los materiales del paquete de evaluación. ¡Estamos emocionados de conocer a nuestros futuros cachorros ‘Buldog’!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School District is welcoming families to our registration and screening event for the 2021-2022 school year. Screening allows us to get to know your child better and anticipate any needs your child may have. If your child will be three-years-old or four-years-old on or before September 1st, 2021, please call the Ithaca School District to register at (608) 585-2311. Screening packets will be sent home based on the information you provide and we will follow up with you as stated in your screening packet materials. We cannot wait to meet our future Bulldog pups!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 8, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Monday's winner of $75 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Julie Doudna of Lone Rock, with ticket #431. Middle School Science Quiz bowl will meet today at 1 PM. Check the Schoology group or email Mrs. Plonka for the Zoom link. High School Science Quiz bowl will meet today at Attack. Check the Schoology group or email Mrs. Plonka for the Zoom link. Word of the Day: Precocious pri-koh-shuhs Precocious adj. Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude. “A precocious child.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Christmas Trivia sign up has been extended one day! We have a couple slots left and wanted to make sure everyone who wants to participate can! Please sign up via Sign Up Genius by 6 PM today, December 8. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094facac2dabfe3-family
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 7, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 Schedule. The weekend winners in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle were: Kristie Troxel - $50, with ticket #123, Stacey Ottman - $100, with ticket #361, and Brandi Aide - $50, with ticket #29. Mark your calendars! Friday, December 11 starting at 6 PM the PTSO is sponsoring Christmas Trivia Zoom Night! This event is FREE for our Ithaca friends and families. We are doing Sporcle Live Trivia via Zoom and will have drawings for door prizes throughout the night. Please reserve your spot via Sign Up Genius - we can have up to 60 devices/families (please only one device per household). If you would like to team up via breakout room with another family, mention it in your comments. If you have any questions, contact Jill Plonka at 986-2921. Please sign up by December 7. Thanks and hope to see you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094facac2dabfe3-family Word of the Day: Assertive uh-sur-tiv Assertive adj. 1.Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured. “She is an assertive businesswoman.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Sam Waldner
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With the change to virtual learning until January 4th, the food distribution will continue. Please complete surveys to sign up for the program for weeks December 7th-11th, December 14th-18th, and December 21st-25th. There is still a new form each week. During the week of December 28th, there will be NO FOOD distributed. All of these forms have been emailed today to families and community. These and subsequent forms are also always found on our website under the "News" tab in an article titled "Weekly Food Service Survey". Check there for the surveys as well. Pick up will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm until 6pm at the Elementary School entrance, except the week of Christmas. On Monday, December 21st from 4pm until 6pm, two meals will be distributed. On Wednesday, December 23rd from 4pm until 6pm, three meals will be distributed. NEW NEXT WEEK! Families will receive full gallon or half gallon jugs of milk according to family size. There may be some transition time with cartons to use them up, but eventually all families will receive jugs on Tuesdays during pick up. Regarding any meal needs, please contact Annette Louis by phone or text at 608/475-7312. If you have any questions or issues with the form, please email Juli Thompson at juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 4, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. Thursday's winner of $50 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Justin Manning with ticket #430. Family Literacy Night is Monday, December 14th! Join Mrs. Newkirk and Mr. Lange as they read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. Goodie bags with cookie decoration kits and other fun holiday activities will be provided beforehand! If you are interested in attending via Zoom, please email Mrs. Newkirk (newkand@ithaca.k12.wi.us) or Mr. Lange (kyle.lange@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by THIS Friday, December 4th. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by December 4th. https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-basketball-online-store/ Attention Middle and High school students: The deadline for the Dream Careers essay contest has been moved to January 6. Cash prizes are awarded to students who win or are chosen as honorable mention. For more details on how to enter, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attn Middle and High schoolers interested in doing Destination Imagination: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Friday, December 4 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Mark your calendars! Friday, December 11 starting at 6 PM the PTSO is sponsoring Christmas Trivia Zoom Night! This event is FREE for our Ithaca friends and families. We are doing Sporcle Live Trivia via Zoom and will have drawings for door prizes throughout the night. Please reserve your spot via Sign Up Genius - we can have up to 60 devices/families (please only one device per household). If you would like to team up via breakout room with another family, mention it in your comments. If you have any questions, contact Jill Plonka at 986-2921. Please sign up by December 7. Thanks and hope to see you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094facac2dabfe3-family Word of the Day: Licentious lahy-sen-shuhs Licentious adj. Promiscuous and unprincipled. Lacking moral discipline. “The judge treated her in a most licentious manner.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Cole Dicken and Asher Gomez
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you like decorating Christmas cookies? Do you want to make a Santa calendar? Would you like to make an ornament for your tree? Join Mrs. Newkirk and Mr. Lange as they read Twas the Night Before Christmas for their virtual Literacy Event which will be held on zoom at 5:30 on December 14th. Please register for this event by emailing Mrs. Newkirk (newkand@ithaca.k12.wi.us) or Mr. Lange (kyle.lange@ithaca.k12.wi.us). Registration will close on Friday, December 4th! Come join the fun!!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 3, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Wednesday's winner of $75 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was George Belch, of Richland Center, with ticket #677. Band students: Quite a few raffle tickets have not been turned in. This is a reminder that all unsold tickets need to be turned in too. Family Literacy Night is Monday, December 14th! Join Mrs. Newkirk and Mr. Lange as they read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. Goodie bags with cookie decoration kits and other fun holiday activities will be provided beforehand! If you are interested in attending via Zoom, please email Mrs. Newkirk (newkand@ithaca.k12.wi.us) or Mr. Lange (kyle.lange@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by THIS Friday, December 4th. Attn Middle Schoolers interested in doing MathCounts: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by December 4th. https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-basketball-online-store/ Attention Middle and High school students: The deadline for the Dream Careers essay contest has been moved to January 6. Cash prizes are awarded to students who win or are chosen as honorable mention. For more details on how to enter, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attn Middle and High schoolers interested in doing Destination Imagination: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Friday, December 4 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Mark your calendars! Friday, December 11 starting at 6 PM the PTSO is sponsoring Christmas Trivia Zoom Night! This event is FREE for our Ithaca friends and families. We are doing Sporcle Live Trivia via Zoom and will have drawings for door prizes throughout the night. Please reserve your spot via Sign Up Genius - we can have up to 60 devices/families (please only one device per household). If you would like to team up via breakout room with another family, mention it in your comments. If you have any questions, contact Jill Plonka at 986-2921. Please sign up by December 7. Thanks and hope to see you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094facac2dabfe3-family Word of the Day: Eviscerate verb ih-vis-uh-reyt; Eviscerate v. Deprive or take away (something) of its essential content. “The compromise eviscerated the proposed agreement.” Birthdays: Elementary—Laina Mani H.S./M.S.—None
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec. 2, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Tuesday's winner of $50 in the Band Parent's Calendar Raffle was Cathy Coppernoll with ticket #474. Band students: Quite a few raffle tickets have not been turned in. This is a reminder that all unsold tickets need to be turned in too. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by December 4th. https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-basketball-online-store/ Attention Middle and High school students: The deadline for the Dream Careers essay contest has been moved to January 6. Cash prizes are awarded to students who win or are chosen as honorable mention. For more details on how to enter, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attn Middle Schoolers interested in doing MathCounts: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Attn Middle and High schoolers interested in doing Destination Imagination: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Friday, December 4 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Mark your calendars! Friday, December 11 starting at 6 PM the PTSO is sponsoring Christmas Trivia Zoom Night! This event is FREE for our Ithaca friends and families. We are doing Sporcle Live Trivia via Zoom and will have drawings for door prizes throughout the night. Please reserve your spot via Sign Up Genius - we can have up to 60 devices/families (please only one device per household). If you would like to team up via breakout room with another family, mention it in your comments. If you have any questions, contact Jill Plonka at 986-2921. Please sign up by December 7. Thanks and hope to see you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094facac2dabfe3-family Word of the Day: Abate uh-beyt Abate v. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen. “The wind finally abated." Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Brianna and Brooklynn Granger
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Community! The Butternut Road Coffee truck will be at the Ithaca Elementary door side of the building tomorrow from noon until 2pm! Enjoy some winter flavors, traditional coffee or tea, or warm up with hot chocolate. #bylocalorbyelocal
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
This is the survey for next week only. It is open until Sunday, December 6th at 5pm. There is a clarifying question to help aid us if we unexpectedly change to virtual from in-person. Families may choose BOTH the virtual Wednesdays only option AND the district/classroom is virtually temporarily option to help our food service staff understand family needs if changes occur. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6Y2Q6v-Q8KlwcyTNhKqvi5yTb1vLEwr3vnqDo8sEX300obA/viewform?usp=sf_link
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dec., 1st 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov. 30th, Nik Lins, Congratulations! Band students: Quite a few raffle tickets have not been turned in. This is a reminder that all unsold tickets need to be turned in too. Attn Middle and High schoolers interested in doing Science Quiz Bowl: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. We will all meet together for this first meeting then HS and MS will meet separately. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by December 4th. https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-basketball-online-store/ Attention Middle and High school students: The deadline for the Dream Careers essay contest has been moved to January 6. Cash prizes are awarded to students who win or are chosen as honorable mention. For more details on how to enter, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attn Middle Schoolers interested in doing MathCounts: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Attn Middle and High schoolers interested in doing Destination Imagination: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Friday, December 4 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Mark your calendars! Friday, December 11 starting at 6 PM the PTSO is sponsoring Christmas Trivia Zoom Night! This event is FREE for our Ithaca friends and families. We are doing Sporcle Live Trivia via Zoom and will have drawings for door prizes throughout the night. Please reserve your spot via Sign Up Genius - we can have up to 60 devices/families (please only one device per household). If you would like to team up via breakout room with another family, mention it in your comments. If you have any questions, contact Jill Plonka at 986-2921. Please sign up by December 7. Thanks and hope to see you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094facac2dabfe3-family Word of the Day: Futile Futile [fu·tile] adj. Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless. “All of his attempts to rectify the situation proved futile.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Jonathon Hash, and Adrianna Longo
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join Mrs. Newkirk and Mr. Lange as they read "Twas the Night Before Christmas"! There will be little goodie bags sent out to all who RSVP including a cookie decoration kit, reading activities, a Christmas countdown, and a sheet for writing a letter to Santa. If you can't make it, no worries! We will be recording the Zoom and are happy to send it so you and your family can participate on your own time! Please RSVP by emailing Mr. Lange or Mrs. Newkirk by Friday Dec. 4th. We hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With great pride, the Ithaca Art Department wishes to congratulate Jacob Mueller. Jacob was accepted to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to their Graphic Design program and will receive a scholarship of $16,000 per year toward his degree. The hard work Jacob has put in toward improving his skill and honing his talent has certainly paid off. Congratulations to Jacob and his parents, Sabrina Mueller and Clyde and Lisa Mueller, on this achievement.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Have you thought about becoming a substitute teacher? Think of the difference you could make as a sub! Obtain required training at CESA in Fennimore next Tuesday, December 8th. Register for and read important information about the class at https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?from_cms=1&eventid=26878
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon., Nov. 30th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Band Students: All raffle tickets and money needs to be turned in to Mrs. Behrens today. Choir students: fruit order forms are due Monday, November 30th. Money is due the following Monday, December 7th. The high school girls basketball game at Iowa-Grant on Monday, November 30th has been cancelled. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.25th, Tim Kepler, Nov. 26, Shirley McCluskey, Nov. 27, Darrick Marchwick, Nov. 28, Pat Rech, Nov. 29, Mark Clark, Congratulations! The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by December 4th. https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-basketball-online-store/ Attn Middle and High schoolers interested in doing Science Quiz Bowl: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. We will all meet together for this first meeting then HS and MS will meet separately. Attn Middle Schoolers interested in doing MathCounts: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Attn Middle and High schoolers interested in doing Destination Imagination: There will be an organizational Zoom meeting on Friday, December 4 at 1 PM that will last about a half an hour. Contact Mrs. Plonka to join the Schoology group to get the Zoom link if you haven't already. Attention Middle and High school students: The deadline for the Dream Careers essay contest has been moved to January 6. Cash prizes are awarded to students who win or are chosen as honorable mention. For more details on how to enter, contact Mrs. Plonka. Mark your calendars! Friday, December 11 starting at 6 PM the PTSO is sponsoring Christmas Trivia Zoom Night! This event is FREE for our Ithaca friends and families. We are doing Sporcle Live Trivia via Zoom and will have drawings for door prizes throughout the night. Please reserve your spot via Sign Up Genius - we can have up to 60 devices/families (please only one device per household). If you would like to team up via breakout room with another family, mention it in your comments. If you have any questions, contact Jill Plonka at 986-2921. Please sign up by December 7. Thanks and hope to see you there! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094facac2dabfe3-family Word of the Day: Ingratiate in-grey-shee-eyt Ingratiate tr.v. Bring oneself into favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort. “She soon ingratiated herself with her new boss.” Birthdays: Elementary—Miley Brown H.S./M.S.—Maggie Kershner and Ryan Tourdot
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Reminder: Please have any paper order forms for PTSO apparel in to the office by Noon today! Online orders need to be placed by Monday, November 30. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Choir Kids: orders are due Monday November 30th. Money is due the following Monday, December 7th. It's not too late to place an order with a choir student!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed., Nov. 25th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 The high school girls basketball game at Iowa-Grant on Monday, November 30th has been cancelled. Congratulations to Aliyah Swenson who received 2nd place on her essay "What is Patriotism to Me?" through the Richland Center VFW Post 2267 Voice of Democracy middle school contest! Band Students: This is the last week to sell your raffle tickets. All tickets and money need to be in by next Monday, November 30th. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by December 4th. https://www.idoshirts.com/onli... Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.24th, Kersten Rasmussen Congratulations! The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/onli... Word of the Day: Serendipity ser-uhn-dip-i-tee Serendipity; Serendipitous n. The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. “A fortunate stroke of serendipity.” Birthdays: Elementary—today Todd Dolan and Brianna Louis; Sunday, Nove. 29th Colton Straight H.S./M.S.—none today; Friday, Nov. 27th Brooklyn Dickey; Sunday, Nov. 29th Dayton Scott
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tonight's girls basketball game vs the Riverdale Chieftain and the Ithaca Bulldogs will be lived stream on the Riverdale Youtube Channel. To access the game please go to the Riverdale webpage www.riverdale.k12.wi.us and click the Youtube link on the top right of the screen. Or just use this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYr2_jn783WEN0RFjcmJOUA?view_as=public
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 Schedule. Congratulations to Erica Steinmetz for placing second at the Richland Center VFW Post 2267 for her Voice of Democracy essay on the topic "Is This The Country Our Founders Envisioned?” Band Students: This is the last week to sell your raffle tickets. All tickets and money need to be in by next Monday, November 30th. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by December 4th. https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-basketball-online-store/ 5th Grade Band Students: Please check the Band Page in Schoology for band and lesson times. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.23, Driftless Area Hunters Outlet, Congratulations! The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ Word of the Day: Overt oh-vurt, Overt adj. Done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden. “Overt hostility.” Birthdays: Elementary—Tucker Brown, Lillian Duarte, Piper Elliott, Ashlynn Fowell H.S./M.S.—Frania Flores
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Monday, Nov. 23rd, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. Band Students: This is the last week to sell your raffle tickets. All tickets and money need to be in by next Monday, November 30th. Congratulations to Emma Schoen for placing first at the VFW post level for her Voice of Democracy essay on the topic "Is This The Country Our Founders Envisioned?” Emma's essay will represent Richland Center VFW Post 2267 at the district level competition that will take place in February 2021. Boy’s basketball practice starts Monday at 5:30. All players need to be in the commons by 5:15. Coach Mezera will hand out practice schedules and go through the protocols for COVID at that time. If you haven't signed up yet and still would like to participate, please show up at that time. 5th Grade Band Students: Please check the Band Page in Schoology for band and lesson times. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.20 Matt Dolan, Nov. 21, Roger Cockroft, Nov. 22, Pat Marchwick, Congratulations! Apparel orders for youth, middle and high school wrestlers are due today. Emails have been sent out to families. With questions please contact Amber Hilby. The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ Word of the Day: Intrinsic Intrinsic adj. Belonging naturally; essential. “Intrinsic stock value.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Haleigh Colson, Abby Plonka and Ally Plonka
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Boys basketball practice starts Monday at 5:30. All players need to be in the commons by 5:15. Coach Mezera will hand out practice schedules and go through the protocols for COVID at that time. If you haven't signed up yet and still would like to participate, please show up at that time.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Friday, Nov. 20th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Band Students: The Calendar Raffle tickets and money are due back to Mrs. Behrens by Monday, November 30th. 5th Grade Band Students: Please check the Band Page in Schoology for band and lesson times. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.19th, Derrick Kaul, Congratulations! Apparel orders for youth, middle and high school wrestlers are due by Nov 23. Emails have been sent out to families. With questions please contact Amber Hilby. If you did not pick up your popcorn order Friday night, it is available to pick up in the entryway at school. If you still owe money, please turn into the school office or place in Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office. Thank you all for making this one of our biggest sales ever! The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ Word of the Day: Obfuscate [ ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt Obfuscate v. Render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. Bewilder (someone). “The eclipse will obfuscate the sun’s light.” Birthdays: Elementary—Saturday-Christopher Prouty H.S./M.S.—Saturday-Natashia Mueller
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Middle school wrestling will start on Monday November 30. Practice will be at Weston. Please email Mr. Thome thomzac@ithaca.k12.wi.us if you are joining. We also need to know how you will get to practice since we are virtual and practice will be at Weston. Make sure you have all your paperwork turned in. Thank You!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Throw Back Thursday! Let's look back at the incredible talent showcased a year ago at the 2019 Ithaca Variety Show. Enjoy the amazing talents of our students! https://youtu.be/59zB7QrqJkA
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs., Nov. 19th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.18th, Gander Family, Congratulations! Apparel orders for youth, middle and high school wrestlers are due by Nov 23. Emails have been sent out to families. With questions please contact Amber Hilby. If you did not pick up your popcorn order Friday night, it is available to pick up in the entryway at school. If you still owe money, please turn into the school office or place in Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office. Thank you all for making this one of our biggest sales ever! The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ Word of the Day: Trepidation Trepidation n. A feeling of fear or agitation about something that may or may not actually happen. “He entered the cave with considerable trepidation.” Birthdays: Elementary—Avah Fargen H.S./M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
During this uncertain time, parents are struggling to balance work, childcare and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You are not alone. The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) and Urban Education Institute (UEI) have partnered to organize and offer a virtual series that aims to help parents and caregivers manage the new normal. The sessions in the five-part series will draw on the perspectives and experiences of social service practitioners, literacy experts, college admissions officers and counselors, and other parents to help you navigate challenging days. Click here to register for this event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-parents-support-social-and-emotional-learning-at-home-tickets-125524133061
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If you would like to order Bulldog spiritwear items from the PTSO via paper form and check, here is the link to the form. There will also be a few copies in the entryway tables at school which you may pick up during school hours (8-3). Paper orders must be in to the school office by Noon on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 25 for delivery by Christmas. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BZBPrCx5w8Cq7CqqGkty6TccfB4j3VOO/view?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed., Nov. 18th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.17th, Shirley Jennings, Congratulations! If you did not pick up your popcorn order Friday night, it is available to pick up in the entryway at school. If you still owe money, please turn into the school office or place in Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office. Thank you all for making this one of our biggest sales ever! There will be a PTSO meeting today, starting at 4 PM via Zoom. We will be discussing Christmas/Winter activities and the online clothing sale. We welcome all new ideas!! Here is the meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ Word of the Day: Egress noun ee-gres; verb ih-gres Egress n. The action of going out of or leaving a place. “The company’s egress procedures.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With 55 percent of the vote, this week’s News 8 Now Play of the Week goes to Ithaca Football, for the Bulldogs’ fourth down touchdown pass and catch from Benji Clary to Tyler Coppernoll. Coppernoll broke several tackles to finish off the play. Watch the video here! https://www.news8000.com/nov-10-news-8-now-play-of-the-week-nominees/
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget that food pick up is tonight and Thursday night at the Elementary doors from 4pm until 6pm. Not sure you signed up? Email juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us or call school and ask for her. While you're thinking of it, sign up for next week too. The link is on our News page where it will continue to be for future sign up forms.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca School District is seeking a 5th grade elementary-certified teacher for the 2020-21 school year. Our district offers a highly competitive benefits package, including Health, Dental, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance. Interested candidates should apply by completing a WECAN online application. Link is listed below. https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/88586
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues., Nov. 17th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov.13, Frank Spires, Nov.14, Jane Stoiber, Nov.15, Beth Lynch, and Nov. 16, Megan Burnley Congratulations! If you did not pick up your popcorn order Friday night, it is available to pick up in the entryway at school. If you still owe money, please turn into the school office or place in Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office. Thank you all for making this one of our biggest sales ever! There will be a PTSO meeting on Wednesday, November 18 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. We will be discussing Christmas/Winter activities and the online clothing sale. We welcome all new ideas!! Here is the meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ Word of the Day: Abrogate Abrogate v. Repeal or do away with a law, right, or agreement. “To abrogate a law.” Birthdays: Elementary—Maddix Jones H.S./M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Friday, Nov. 13th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band is on the Day 1 Schedule. All HS Choir students will have choir. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, 2nd choice, Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Tropical Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk Student Council will meet today in Ms. Sprecher's room during ATTACK. HS Band Students: This is a reminder that you have Pep Band for Friday night's football game. Please be at the field by 6:35 pm. Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Please make sure you take your instruments and music home with you today. Band Students: If you need any extra calendar raffle tickets to sell, please get them from Mrs. Behrens before you leave today. Tickets and money are due back to Mrs. Behrens by November 30. Please plan ahead to drop them off by that day. FBLA: Remember that $20 dues are due today. High school: give dues to Mrs. Burnley. Middle school: give dues to Mrs. Boland or Ms. Wydeven Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov. 12th, Matt Parduhn, Congratulations! There is a boy’s basketball signup sheet outside Mr. Mezera's door for all high school boys interested in playing this year. Practice starts November 23rd. Virtual students will need to email Mr. Mezera to let him know if you want to sign up. The Ithaca PTSO's online winter apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 30. Delivery will be before Christmas - we will notify you when you can pick your orders up at school. If you have any questions, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/ The Ithaca Happy Hour 4-H Club's new year is starting! We will have a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 15th at 4:00. If you've ever wondered what 4-H is, contact Holly Nelson at hollyenelson@yahoo.com to get the link information and come and join the fun! Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Officious uh-fish-uhs Officious adj. Assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, esp. with regard to petty or trivial matters. Intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering. “The officious man is widely disliked.” Birthdays: Elementary—Saturday, Brady Brynli, and Maisy Tauaalo H.S./M.S.—Sunday, Rachel Stocks
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The online spirit apparel store is online! Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Order by Nov. 30 for pick up before Christmas! Paper order forms will be available Friday in the commons pick up area. https://www.idoshirts.com/online-stores/ithaca-ptso-online-store/
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thursday, Nov. 12th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Beef Nacho’s, 2nd choice, BBQ Rib, Carrots, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk HS Band Students: This is a reminder that you have Pep Band for Friday night's football game. Please be at the field by 6:35 pm. Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Please make sure you take your instruments and music home with you on Friday. Band Students: If you need any extra calendar raffle tickets to sell, please get them from Mrs. Behrens before you leave on Friday. Tickets and money are due back to Mrs. Behrens by November 30. Please plan ahead to drop them off by that day. FBLA: Remember that $20 dues are due by FRIDAY, November 13. High school: give dues to Mrs. Burnley. Middle school: give dues to Mrs. Boland or Ms. Wydeven There will be a wrestling meeting today in Mr. Thome's room during ATTACK . Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov. 11th, David Klang, Congratulations! There is a National Honor Society meeting today in the LMC during Attack Time. There is a boy’s basketball signup sheet outside Mr. Mezera's door for all high school boys interested in playing this year. Practice starts November 23rd. Virtual students will need to email Mr. Mezera to let him know if you want to sign up. A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th The Ithaca Happy Hour 4-H Club's new year is starting! We will have a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 15th at 4:00. If you've ever wondered what 4-H is, contact Holly Nelson at hollyenelson@yahoo.com to get the link information and come and join the fun! Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Propensity [ pruh-pen-si-tee ] Propensity n. An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. “He has a propensity for clear thinking.” Birthdays: Elementary—Lane Buscher H.S./M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Enjoy this Veteran's Day presentation to help honor the veterans in your life, our area and community. "In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ljyDszXc32TMjhpnK_HnegWjaDEFCqbcGTYNMEIylyI/edit?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed, Nov. 11th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 “We take this time to remember our “Blue Star” and “Gold Star” Military Families and thank them for their sacrifice and generosity. We want them to know that they are a part of our community.” This observance day began in 1919 as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War 1. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, “a day dedicated to world peace.” The day honors all veterans of the U.S. armed services. There will be a wrestling meeting on Thursday in Mr. Thome's room during ATTACK . "The Sources of Strength Peer Leader Training is today from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. It will be virtual, but games will be played and prizes will be won! Please email Mr. Lange if you have any questions or concerns." Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov. 10th, Austin Durst, Congratulations! There is a National Honor Society meeting in the LMC on Thursday, November 12th during Attack Time. A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th. The Ithaca Happy Hour 4-H Club's new year is starting! We will have a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 15th at 4:00. If you've ever wondered what 4-H is, contact Holly Nelson at hollyenelson@yahoo.com to get the link information and come and join the fun! Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Antipathy Antipathy n. A deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion. “His antipathy for first wife dates back to his divorce.” Birthdays: Elementary—Curtis Mani H.S./M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca has an opening coaching our Middle School Wrestling program. If you are interested or know someone who would be great at helping to develop Bulldog wrestlers, should mail in or drop off a district application. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s8gh2mmMbiA6MOC_dCRSD5BaPBXpg7bWJM0NnZAzUXk/edit?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues., Nov. 10th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 6 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Chili/Cornbread, 2nd choice, Hot Dog, Corn, Applesauce, Dessert, Milk "The Sources of Strength Peer Leader Training is tomorrow (11/11) from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. It will be virtual, but games will be played and prizes will be won! Please email Mr. Lange if you have any questions or concerns." Any high school girl interested in playing girls basketball this season please email Mr. Klang and let him know you want to play this season. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov. 9th, Doug Muehe, Congratulations! There is a National Honor Society meeting in the LMC on Thursday, November 12th during Attack Time. A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th The Ithaca Happy Hour 4-H Club's new year is starting! We will have a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 15th at 4:00. If you've ever wondered what 4-H is, contact Holly Nelson at hollyenelson@yahoo.com to get the link information and come and join the fun! Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Sycophant [ sik-uh-fuhnt, -fant, sahy-kuh- ] Sycophant n. A person who acts attentively toward someone in order to gain advantage; a servile flatterer. Birthdays: Elementary—Chael Waldner, Chloe Waldner, Blake Straight H.S./M.S.—Kaylee Peterson
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Students in Mrs. Owen's, Mrs. Richard's, Mrs. Huffar's and Mr. Urban's class/cohort are receiving letters home tonight. Please read your email and check backpacks.
2 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Please read the following press release from the Richland County Emergency Management office regarding recent testing events and expanded testing events coming to our area. The release discusses criteria for participating in upcoming events, the symptoms of Covid-19, and links to helpful resources you may need. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ee71dD4Xee31TJb8xDIKy52mI0mdWGglyc_7hUGZlM8/edit?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The top sellers of the Rural Route 1 popcorn sale this year who will each receive a $10 prize are: 10. Mason Parduhn, 9. Juliet Hein, 8. Xander Hilby, 7. Connie Pulvermacher, 6. Paislee Sims, 5. Aydin Kloehn, 4. Eli Swenson, 3. Ella Fargen, 2. Tanner Swenink, and our top seller this year who will receive a $20 prize and who sold 175 tubs is Aydan Phillips! The top selling classroom this year is Mr. Urban's 4th grade and they will receive $100 to spend on whatever they want. Thank you to everyone who sold popcorn and bought popcorn to help our school and our PTSO!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon., Nov. 9th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 5 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Cheesy Chicken Casserole, 2nd choice, BBQ Pork, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk This is a reminder that Ithaca is a peanut-sensitive school. Please do not bring anything with peanuts and or peanut butter into school. This is a 4K-12 issue. We care about all our students. Please remember to wear your mask properly. If you are asked more than once to wear it correctly, you may be asked to go home instead. If you are attending in-person, you are agreeing to stay properly masked. The top sellers of the Rural Route 1 popcorn sale this year who will each receive a $10 prize are: 10. Mason Parduhn, 9. Juliet Hein, 8. Xander Hilby, 7. Connie Pulvermacher, 6. Paislee Sims, 5. Aydin Kloehn, 4. Eli Swenson, 3. Ella Fargen, 2. Tanner Swenink, and our top seller this year who will receive a $20 prize and who sold 175 tubs is Aydan Phillips! The top selling classroom this year is Mr. Urban's 4th grade and they will receive $100 to spend on whatever they want. Thank you to everyone who sold popcorn to help our school and our PTSO! The Ithaca Happy Hour 4-H Club's new year is starting! We will have a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 15th at 4:00. If you've ever wondered what 4-H is, contact Holly Nelson at hollyenelson@yahoo.com to get the link information and come and join the fun! There is a National Honor Society meeting in the LMC on Thursday, November 12th during Attack Time. Any high school girl interested in playing girls basketball this season please email Mr. Klang and let him know you want to play this season. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Friday, Nov 6th: Nancy Clary, Nov. 7th winner, Aaron Huebsch, Nov. 8th winner, Geralyn Kohlstedt, Congratulations! A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Perfidious Perfidious adj. Deceitful and untrustworthy. “A perfidious relationship.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Reminder: Rural Route 1 pick up will be NEXT Friday, November 13 from 3-8 PM at the Multi Purpose room drive up! Thank you!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 4 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. All HS Band students will have band today. For Choir, all tenors and basses, not in band, will have rehearsal today. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Hot Ham & Cheese, 2nd choice, Brat, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Pineapple, Milk 7th grade Band Students: Please bring your chromebooks to band today. The Band students in grades 6 - 12 are selling Calendar Raffle Tickets. Drawings start on December 1st. If any band students have not picked up their tickets, they should do that today. Also, there are extra tickets that are available to sell. Please let Mrs. Behrens know if you need more. FCCLA will meet today during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. If you want to know more about FCCLA and what we do, be sure to come to our meeting or ask Ms. Sprecher for more information. Any high school girl interested in playing girls basketball this season please email Mr. Klang and let him know you want to play this season. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov 4th: Adam Wilson, Congratulations! A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Voracious Voracious adj. An eager approach to an activity; Wanting or devouring great quantities of something or somebody: “She has a voracious appetite for life.” Birthdays: Elementary—on Sunday: Aaron Wetley H.S./M.S.—on Sunday: Haydn Howe, Adrianna Logue
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you want your child to be sensitive to other people, think of solutions to a problem, and understand the impact of their actions on others? Extension educator Chelsea Wunnicke introduces the benefits of teaching children how to solve problems in the introductory video of a 11-part series. This is the first presentation in the series. This 11-part "I Can Problem Solve" series is based on Dr. Myrna Shure's evidence-based "I Can Problem Solve" program and introduces how parents and teachers can support children’s ability to think for themselves. Each video teaches one skill from the program that you can try right now. You can find more about this program by going to the “I Can Problem Solve” website (http://www.icanproblemsolve.info/) or attending a “Raising a Thinking Child” class (https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/rtcprogram/) offered throughout WI by Extension educators. https://www.facebook.com/HDRInstitute/videos/2692980574285532
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs., Nov. 5, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 3 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. All HS Band students will have band today. For Choir, all sopranos and altos not in band will have rehearsal today. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, 2nd choice, Fish Sticks, Caesar Salad, Applesauce, Breadsticks, Milk There will be a FFA meeting today during ATTACK in Mr. Favreau's room for any member wishing to attend the Fall Leadership Workshop Attention Freshman class -- Today is the day for your pizza party. that you earned from Homecoming week. Come to the commons during ATTACK time to enjoy your pizza! FCCLA will meet on Friday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. If you want to know more about FCCLA and what we do, be sure to come to our meeting Friday or ask Ms. Sprecher for more information. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov 4th: Kent Marshall, Congratulations! A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th. There will be a flu clinic at Ithaca on Friday, Nov. 6th in the multi-purpose room. Permission slips went home Friday. Please have the H.S. and M.S. students return the signed permission slips outside the office if you plan to get an immunization. Elementary students return permission slips to their teachers. If you didn’t get an immunization form, you can pick one up outside the office. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Thank you to all who turned out for the Student Councils mock election. The results are: In the High school -> Trump - 42, Biden - 7 Pocan - 10, Theron - 37 Novak - 35 Marion - 9 In the middle school -> Trump - 50, Biden - 16 Pocan - 18, Theron - 42 Novak - 46 Marion - 15 Word of the Day: Insular Insular adj. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or people outside a person’s own experience. “An insular taste in music.” Lacking contact with other people. “She seemed too insular to leave her house.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Bus 17 has a temporary driver, and will be arriving in a Kobussen bus. If you ride that bus, please be aware that this substitute is named Tyler. Pick up times might be off, please have patience.
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Share your talent! Ithaca's Got Talent, so let's see it! Can you crack us up with jokes? Do you do a fabulous impersonation of your favorite teacher? Can you moonwalk or do the worm? What is your go-to karaoke song? Let's see it all! Below you will see a link to Flipgrid (make sure you're using your child's email with the @ithaca.k12.wi.us). Or use the QR code to access. Check out the instructional video and then record your talent! https://flipgrid.com/0cf7436c
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed., Nov. 4, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov 4th: Kent Marshall Congratulations! Yesterday’s winner for the FFA trivia was Darin Nelson. Did you know that there are over 760,000 FFA members in the United States? Wisconsin has about 250 FFA chapters and 20,000 members. Which state in the USA has the most FFA members? Email Brooklynn Granger your answers. The winner will be announced tomorrow. A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th There will be a flu clinic at Ithaca on Friday, Nov. 6th in the multi-purpose room. Permission slips went home Friday. Please have the H.S. and M.S. students return the signed permission slips outside the office if you plan to get an immunization. Elementary students return permission slips to their teachers. If you didn’t get an immunization form, you can pick one up outside the office. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the firelane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Taciturn Taciturn adj. Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. “Today the normally taciturn man would not stop talking. Birthdays: Elementary—Gavin Hilby H.S./M.S.—Ryan Biermeier, Madalynn Richards
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
If your child rides Mike H’s bus (bus 17), please check your child's backpack. Someone on that bus has been exposed to Covid. Because of assigned seats, not all students are impacted.
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Make this flu season a little bit easier on your family by signing your student up for this year's flu clinic at school. Ithaca students may receive this year's flu vaccine if the following form is completed and returned. The clinic will be THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th in the Multi-Purpose Room. Forms and information sheets were sent home with students last Friday. More forms and the drop off are located outside the office.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is looking for bus drivers! Help transport our students to and from school. See your kids participate in sporting activities when you drive them to away games! We offer $32.86 per route and also an hourly rate for extra curricular activities. This position does offer some benefits as well. They include personal time off, long-term disability, retirement fund, school calendar holidays, and life insurance. Contact Brooke Hackl at 585-2512 and complete the employment application on our website to join the Ithaca team!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you need to get out of the house for a few hours a day AND make some money at the same time? Come and join the amazing Team at Ithaca Schools. The Ithaca School District is looking to hire part time team members for a variety of positions. Pay is $15 per hour and hours are negotiable, but you could work up to 25 hours per week if you would like. We do have immediate openings. Please contact Ithaca HR at 585-2512 with any questions. Call right away to join the Ithaca team!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves - and the only way they could do that is by not voting at all." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Go out and vote!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues. Nov. 3, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. All HS Choir students will have choir today. For Band, the trumpet students who are not in choir, will have rehearsal today. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Cheese Pizza , 2nd choice, Cheddarwurst, Corn, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk Football Calendar Raffle Winner for Nov 1st was Jeff Sieckman and for Nov. 2nd Jim Simpson. Congratulations! A reminder to all students interested in joining the FFA to get their dues paid to Mr. Favreau before November 13th Congratulations to the newly inducted members of the National Honor Society, Emma Schoen, Carissa Willis, and Brooklynn Granger. They will join current NHS members Hannah Durst, Ryan Lee, and Audrey Newkirk. Mrs. Plonka and Mrs. Zorea look forward to a great year. It's election day!!! High school students, the student council is having a mock election in the gym today during lunch hour. Bring a writing utensil and come to the polling place in the commons by the gym. You will get to vote for President and other state and local officials on a sample of what a real ballot in our county looks like. Ballots will be counted this afternoon and the results will be announced tomorrow There will be a flu clinic at Ithaca on Friday, Nov. 6th in the multi-purpose room. Permission slips went home Friday. Please have the H.S. and M.S. students return the signed permission slips outside the office if you plan to get an immunization. Elementary students return permission slips to their teachers. If you didn’t get an immunization form, you can pick one up outside the office. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the firelane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Contentious Contentious adj. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. Involving a heated argument. “The terms of the agreement remain contentious between the parties.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Amanda Schmidt
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon. Nov. 2, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. Today all hs choir students will have choir, and all percussion students (except for those in choir) will have Band. Lunch for today: 1st choice, BBQ Rib , 2nd choice, Mini Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Carrots & Dip, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Milk National Honor Society has a meeting during Attack today.  The high school student council will be holding a mock presidential election for our high school students. Come to the commons during lunch hour on Tuesday November 3rd to cast your ballot. Results will be announced on Wednesday November 4th. Contact the student council if you need more information.  There will be a flu clinic at Ithaca on Friday, Nov. 6th in the multi-purpose room. Permission slips went home Friday. Please have the H.S. and M.S. students return the signed permission slips outside the office if you plan to get an immunization. Elementary students return permission slips to their teachers.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the firelane).  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Word of the Day: Excoriate Excoriate v. Censure or criticize severely; Severely berate: “He was excoriated for his mistakes.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Danielle Hatfield
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget, Charlie Brown! And it's a full moon, too!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Aging & Disability Resource Center is collecting data related to food security. This survey is anonymous and confidential. Please complete this survey by Thursday, November 4th. Thank you for participating! If you have any questions, please call the ADRC (608)355-3289 and ask to speak with Susan Blodgett or Marina Wittmann. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/azbjsFZWQscSpGZb9
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Halloween might look different at your house this year. If you see any ghosts, ghouls, sports heroes, princesses, or other characters that look like our students, send us a picture! We'd love to see the creativity and to share the photos in our yearbooks too. Feel free to send to the school's FB Messenger inbox or email to juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us or plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School District is looking to hire part time paraprofessionals. Applicants should be flexible, professional, patient and encouraging with a variety of learning levels. The individuals filling these roles will work closely with staff members to provide additional learning, coaching, tutoring, and supervision to our students. The role may require using office equipment, having basic computer skills and knowledge of common computer programs. Pay is $15 per hour and you will average around 25 hours per week. Please contact Ithaca HR at 585-2512 with any questions. Call right away to join the Ithaca team!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fri. Oct. 30th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 6 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. High School Band/Choir is on the Day 3 schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Hamburger, 2nd choice, Quesadilla, Corn, Pears, Dinner Roll, Sugar Cookie, Milk National Honor Society has a meeting during Attack on Monday, November 2nd. This week is Red Ribbon week. Did you know...:? 24% of Ithaca 11th graders in 2019 reported ever having used marijuana (on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, YRBS). Decline in school performance, increased risk of mental health issues, impaired driving, and potential for addiction (research shows that about 1 in 6 teens who repeatedly use marijuana can become addicted) are all negative effects of marijuana use in teens. (CDC) Some good data to end Red Ribbon week, 2020. Did you know…? Reported use of heroin, methamphetamines, and other illegal drugs besides marijuana in the past 12 months, on the 2019 YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey), was too small to report. Know what you stand for and stand for it--it’s your future! Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the firelane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Attn Girls in grades 6-12 - UW-Platteville has a FREE class for girls who want to learn how to code. They Zoom meet every Tuesday from 4-6 PM. What a terrific way to see if a career in computer programming and coding is for you! Go to go.uwplatt.edu/girls-who-code or contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Attention Middle and High School Students: The Dream Careers Essay contest is open! Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. Word of the Day: Pontificate Pontificate v. To speak or behave in a pompous or dogmatic manner. “He pontificates at great length in political matters.” Birthdays: Elementary—Jetta Blow, Sutton Neefe, on Saturday, Dysen Ihm on Sunday, Bristol Nielsen H.S./M.S.—on Saturday, Bodie Hilleshiem, and Sunday, Justin Durst
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Since me missed THROWBACK THURSDAY, how about a FUN MEMORY FRIDAY? Who remembers the VB team from 2000? Tag a member of this team if you are friends with them on FB.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the fire lane). We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs. Oct. 29th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 5 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band.  High School Band/Choir are on the Day 2 schedule.   Lunch for today: 1 st choice, Chicken Patty, 2 nd choice, Polish Sausage, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Milk Seniors:  These seniors need to order caps and gowns by Friday: Tyler Coppernoll, Noah Drone, Maddy Roh. If you need the website to order, see Ms Durkin or check your three emails about it from Jostens. National Honor Society has a meeting during Attack on Monday, November 2nd.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Rural Route 1 Popcorn order pick up has been moved to FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 from after school until 8 PM still in the Multi-Purpose room (drive up on the firelane).  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you are unable to pick up at this time or are available to help unload the truck and sort orders starting at Noon, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Attn Girls in grades 6-12 - UW-Platteville has a FREE class for girls who want to learn how to code.  They Zoom meet every Tuesday from 4-6 PM.  What a terrific way to see if a career in computer programming and coding is for you!  Go to go.uwplatt.edu/girls-who-code or contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Attention Middle and High School Students:  The Dream Careers Essay contest is open!  Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us.  Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. Word of the Day: Corpulent Corpulent adj. Physically bulky; fat. “The once corpulent woman is now trim and fit.” Birthdays: Elementary—Brayden Burns H.S./M.S.—Dax Neefe and Makai Tauaalo
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed. Oct. 28th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. There will be a zoom FBLA meeting at 1 pm on Wednesday, October 28.  Email Ryan Lee if you need the zoom link.  If you missed the September meeting, but are still interested in joining, please attend.  Membership is due soon. This is National Red Ribbon week. Did you know?...In the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 26-29% of 10th-12th grade Ithaca students reported they had had at least one drink in the past 30 days. According to NIAAA research, people who started drinking before age 15 were 50% more likely to become alcohol dependent as adults. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) Attn Girls in grades 6-12 - UW-Platteville has a FREE class for girls who want to learn how to code.  They Zoom meet every Tuesday from 4-6 PM.  What a terrific way to see if a career in computer programming and coding is for you!  Go to go.uwplatt.edu/girls-who-code or contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Attention Middle and High School Students:  The Dream Careers Essay contest is open!  Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us.  Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. Word of the Day: Dubious Dubious adj. Hesitating or doubting. Not to be relied upon; suspect. “He seemed dubious about the idea.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues. Oct. 27th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 1 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. This week we observe Red Ribbon week, for drug abuse prevention. Did you know....? 47% of 9th grade students reported having had a drink of alcohol. (Ithaca 2019 Youth Behavior Risk Survey) Among students who drank, 35% had their first drink before age 13. Among students who drank, 45% had engaged in binge drinking. Persistent changes to the brain, caused by binge drinking in adolescence, can lead to behavioral struggles, problems maintaining work, acquiring an education, maintaining stable relationships, and controlling cravings or impulses for alcohol or other drugs. (American Addiction Centers, alcohol.org) Attn Girls in grades 6-12 - UW-Platteville has a FREE class for girls who want to learn how to code. They Zoom meet every Tuesday from 4-6 PM. What a terrific way to see if a career in computer programming and coding is for you! Go to go.uwplatt.edu/girls-who-code or contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Attention Middle and High School Students: The Dream Careers Essay contest is open! Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. Word of the Day: Slavish Slavish adj. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: “A slavish copy of the original work.” Birthdays: Elementary—Aydin Kloehn H.S./M.S.—none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon. Oct. 26, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 5 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people wanted to honor his sacrifice. Local celebrations began in California – where Camarena grew up – in 1985, and in 1988 the National Family Partnership started the first National Red Ribbon Week. This week students have opportunities to participate in activities to learn more about healthy choices, personal responsibility, and/or facts about drugs and drug use. Did you know?...40% of Ithaca high school students reported having ever tried vaping, on the 2019 YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey). Nicotine associated with vaping can slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood, and increase the risk of other types of addiction later in life. Attn Girls in grades 6-12 - UW-Platteville has a FREE class for girls who want to learn how to code. They Zoom meet every Wednesday from 4-6 PM. What a terrific way to see if a career in computer programming and coding is for you! Go to go.uwplatt.edu/girls-who-code or contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Attention Middle and High School Students: The Dream Careers Essay contest is open! Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. Word of the Day: Ambivalent Ambivalent; Ambivalence adj. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “She has ambivalent feelings about the relationship.” Birthdays: Elementary—Easton Nelson H.S./M.S.—Alexander Evans Staff--Sue Meyer
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon week for drug abuse prevention. Students in all grades will have the opportunity to participate in activities related to such topics as making healthy choices and setting goals(K-6), refusal skills (6), brain development and drug use (6-12), and facts and information about different types of drugs (6-12).
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs. Oct. 22, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 4 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Attention Middle and High School Students: The Dream Careers Essay contest is open! Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! Word of the Day: Gravitas Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none Staff-Ms. Loven
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed. Oct. 21, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Attention Middle and High School Students: The Dream Careers Essay contest is open! Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. There will be an Ithaca PTSO meeting today, Oct. 21 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7190983725 We will be discussing the fate of Trunk or Treat this year, the RR1 and online spirit wear fundraisers and ideas for possible replacement activities for in-person events. All are welcome to attend, hope to see you then! The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! Incendiary: Incendiary adj. Designed to cause fires. “An incendiary device.” Birthdays: Elementary—Sofia Weber H.S./M.S.—Talena Sprecher
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Parent/Teacher conferences are tonight and Thursday night! There is still time to schedule a conference if you'd like to do so. Simply email your students' teacher/s to discuss a time.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues. Oct. 20th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 3 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Attention Middle and High School Students: The Dream Careers Essay contest is open! Contact Mrs. Plonka for details at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please have your submissions to Mrs. Plonka by December 1. Middle and High school students participating in the Patriots Pen or Voice of Democracy contests should have their essays or speech audio files to Mrs. Plonka by today, Oct. 20th. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us There will be an Ithaca PTSO meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7190983725 We will be discussing the fate of Trunk or Treat this year, the RR1 and online spirit wear fundraisers and ideas for possible replacement activities for in-person events. All are welcome to attend, hope to see you then! The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! Word of the Day: Dismal Dismal adj Gloomy. Depressing; dreary. “The business was a dismal failure;” “Dismal weather.” Birthdays: Elementary—Brock Martyniuk H.S.M.S.—Nolen Waldner
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Free FOOD?! The USDA is offering FREE meals to all children in the household - school-aged and younger. Your household has students in school? Free meals! Your household has children younger than school-age? Free meals! All you have to do is sign up! Use this link to sign up for next week. Pick up on Tuesday, October 27th will include meals for two days. Pick up on Thursday, October 29th will include meals for three days. Stop at the elementary doors between 4pm and 6pm to pick up. If you are unable to pick up during that time, you may arrange for someone to pick up for you. There is a spot on the sign up to specify any special arrangements or meal needs. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeZ2-1J4MNFlx5l_ckfpCSCcaLSaBsgRmKIZ88tHy7wTIMPw/viewform?usp=sf_link
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Shop the BOOK FAIR! Don't forget that our online book fair is open this week until Sunday, October 25th. Use this link to shop online or cruise the 360 Book Fair. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1 Check out Mrs. Zorea's tour of the 360 Book Fair. https://youtu.be/8ds9Qumv-fA
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon. Oct. 19th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 2 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Middle and High school students participating in the Patriots Pen or Voice of Democracy contests should have their essays or speech audio files to Mrs. Plonka by Tuesday, October 20. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us There will be an Ithaca PTSO meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7190983725 We will be discussing the fate of Trunk or Treat this year, the RR1 and online spirit wear fundraisers and ideas for possible replacement activities for in-person events. All are welcome to attend, hope to see you then! The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! Word of the Day: Onerous Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.” Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—None
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Smooth down your hair, pop that collar, brush your teeth - it's picture retake day! If you signed up to have your student/s pictures taken today, don't forget that the fun begins at 1pm until 4pm.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget to sign up!! Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning starting next week. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Sign up for this service by completing the survey each week. Each week has a separate form to complete - complete by Sunday night at 5pm. Week of October 19th - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJvuZC9qVQmUz5jkIrTt6N350Olvt4t_TjxrKEVG0COFMW5w/viewform October 26th - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeZ2-1J4MNFlx5l_ckfpCSCcaLSaBsgRmKIZ88tHy7wTIMPw/viewform
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fri. Oct. 16th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 1 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Middle and High school students participating in the Patriots Pen or Voice of Democracy contests should have their essays or speech audio files to Mrs. Plonka by next Tuesday, October 20. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us There will be an Ithaca PTSO meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 21 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7190983725 We will be discussing the fate of Trunk or Treat this year, the RR1 and online spirit wear fundraisers and ideas for possible replacement activities for in-person events. All are welcome to attend, hope to see you then! The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! High School students: If you order the yearbook by October 16 it will be only $37 and if you personalize your yearbook you get 4 free icons. To order your yearbooks go to Josten.com Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Note the Change in Time: Picture retakes today, October 16th from 1:00 - 4:00. Word of the Day: Efficacious Efficacious adj. Successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective. “Efficacious treatment for the disease.” Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—on Sunday, Aiden Brown
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Policy Committee meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, October 21st at 5:00pm has been cancelled. The next scheduled Policy Committee meeting has not been approved as of yet.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Many of you have completed and submitted college applications. Your next step is to complete the FAFSA. If you are not familiar with this process, please take a look at the following opportunity to get assistance with submitting this information. The link is provided below. You may also reach out to the financial aid office at your college of choice to check on opportunities that they may offer. **College Goal Wisconsin is offering online help for students and their families filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The dates that are available to register for are Wednesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 11th both taking place at 6:00p.m. The agenda for the evening: 5:50-6:00 p.m. Log in to the FAFSA completion event 6:00 p.m. The FAFSA completion event begins with a short presentation on tips to complete the FAFSA 6:30 p.m. Families can ask questions and receive individual assistance to complete the FAFSA https://collegegoalwi.org/
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here are the results of the Ithaca livestock show and virtual fair. Premiums and ribbons will be going out soon! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sfS8BWQQW_2OST8YZB_Jxm7RdAp3V_j4/view?usp=sharing
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
DON'T FORGET! Band Students and Parents: The Band Fundraiser orders will be delivered on TODAY! You will be able to pick up your orders from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. in the North Parking Lot. All orders have to be picked up. If you are unavailable at this time, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. There are frozen items and nowhere to store them at school. The company specifically said that they will not take any unclaimed orders back with them. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Behrens.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs. Oct. 15th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 5 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Band Students and Parents: The Band Fundraiser orders will be delivered today. You will be able to pick up your orders from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. in the North Parking Lot. All orders have to be picked up. If you are unavailable at this time, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. There are frozen items and nowhere to store them at school. The company specifically said that they will not take any unclaimed orders back with them. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Behrens. There will be an Ithaca PTSO meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 21 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7190983725 We will be discussing the fate of Trunk or Treat this year, the RR1 and online spirit wear fundraisers and ideas for possible replacement activities for in-person events. All are welcome to attend, hope to see you then! The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! High School students: If you order the yearbook by October 16 it will be only $37 and if you personalize your yearbook you get 4 free icons. To order your yearbook go to Josten.com Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Note the Change in Time: Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 1:00 - 4:00. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—None Staff—Mrs. Wipperfurth
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's not the same as previous book fairs, but you can still shop online! Check out the new Virtual 360 Book Fair. Experience the joy of book cases, characters, and much more. View exclusive book trailer videos and reading lists. Shop over 200 new books and premium titles. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tomorrow!! Band Students and Parents: The Band Fundraiser orders will be delivered on Thursday, October 15th. You will be able to pick up your orders from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. in the North Parking Lot. All orders have to be picked up. If you are unavailable at this time, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. There are frozen items and nowhere to store them at school. The company specifically said that they will not take any unclaimed orders back with them. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Behrens.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed. Oct. 14th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Band Students and Parents: The Band Fundraiser orders will be delivered on Thursday, October 15th. You will be able to pick up your orders from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. in the North Parking Lot. All orders have to be picked up. If you are unavailable at this time, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. There are frozen items and nowhere to store them at school. The company specifically said that they will not take any unclaimed orders back with them. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Behrens. The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! High School students: If you order the yearbook by October 16 it will be only $37 and if you personalize your yearbook you get 4 free icons. Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Note the Change in Time: Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 1:00 - 4:00. Word of the Day: Malicious Malicious adj. Characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm. “Malicious rumors.” Birthdays: Elementary—Gage Buscher H.S./M.S.—John Clary Staff—Bill Kloehn and Meredith Bevan
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Want to check and order school pictures before retake day this Friday? To review and order, go to https://shop.jostenspix.com/login - log in or create your free account. Click "FIND YOUR STUDENT?" and type in our school and event code FE47920. Your students' pictures will appear.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Since we are virtual, our school's Scholastic book fair has moved online this fall. You can access the book fair now from October 12-25, 2020 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1 The online book fair has a great range of titles for elementary, middle, and high school readers. Book-only orders of $25 or more will ship to your home for free! Scholastic will donate 25% of all sales back to our school. This money will be used in the spring to purchase books to give to students to keep. Shop online or tour the 360 degree virtual fair!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Band Students and Parents: The Band Fundraiser orders will be delivered on Thursday, October 15th. You will be able to pick up your orders from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. in the North Parking Lot. All orders have to be picked up. If you are unavailable at this time, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. There are frozen items and nowhere to store them at school. The company specifically said that they will not take any unclaimed orders back with them. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Behrens.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues. Oct. 13th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. High School Band/Choir are on the Day 4 schedule. Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Band Students and Parents: The Band Fundraiser orders will be delivered on Thursday, October 15th. You will be able to pick up your orders from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. in the North Parking Lot. All orders have to be picked up. If you are unavailable at this time, please make arrangements to have someone else pick it up for you. There are frozen items and nowhere to store them at school. The company specifically said that they will not take any unclaimed orders back with them. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Behrens. The Scholastic Book Fair is open online from October 12-25th. Shop at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase helps our school. The book fair has titles for all ages, from 4K through high school. Our goal is to sell 314 books. Help us reach our goal by shopping the online book fair! High School students: If you order the yearbook by October 16 it will be only $37 and if you personalize your yearbook you get 4 free icons. Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Note the Change in Time: Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 1:00 - 4:00. Word of the Day: Doleful Doleful adj Expressing sorrow; mournful. “A doleful look.” Causing misfortune or grief. “Doleful consequences.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
On Wed, Oct. 7, the Ithaca School Board voted for student learning to be virtual starting today, Oct. 12 through Oct. 30 with a review at the Monday, Oct. 26 board meeting. If you have not received an email regarding this from the school, please email Mrs. Schoen at schokat@ithaca.k12.wi.us or call the school office at 608-585-2311 and provide your current email address. All extra-curricular activities are suspended until further notice or face-to-face learning resumes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Julie Prouty at 608-585-2512.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Picture Retake Day is scheduled for this Friday, October 16, 2020. Due to the students having virtual classes in the morning, the times for the retakes have changed to 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The previous sign-up has been deleted and replaced with the new times. Please sign up again to have your student's pictures retaken. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-picture1
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If you have any Rural Route 1 orders please get the number of tubs or a picture of the order form to Karia Brown joekariabrown@gmail.com by 4 PM today! All paper order forms and money should be turned in by this Friday, October 16 to the school office please. Thank you all for supporting the Ithaca PTSO!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The fall Scholastic book fair will be held online this year from October 12-25, 2020. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1 It’s not too early to think about books as gifts for Christmas. Book-only orders of $25 or more will ship to your home for free! Every purchase helps our school. Scholastic will donate 25% of the total sales of the book fair back to Ithaca. The money is used to purchase supplies for teacher’s classrooms or free books for students. Our goal is to sell 314 books throughout the district. Please help us reach our goal! The online book fair has titles for all ages of readers, from 4K-high school. There will be a selection of newly-released titles, as well as bargain books. Although we will not be seeing you in person this year, Mrs. Thompson and I wish everyone a great fall season and happy reading!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon. Oct. 12th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 5 Lunch for today: 1st choice, Cheese Pizza, 2nd choice, BBQ Rib, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer. In 1492, in the service of the Spanish king and queen, he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the Bahamas. He is acclaimed for providing the initiative that brought the cultures of Africa and Europe to the Americas, linking people on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. His voyages led to widespread European exploration and settlement of the Americas. High School students: If you order the yearbook by October 16 it will be only $37 and if you personalize your yearbook you get 4 free icons. Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: romide Bromide n. A commonplace remark or notion; a platitude. “Her speech contained the usual bromides about teamwork.” A tiresome or dull person; a bore. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—McKennzie Weeden
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will be held this Sunday at the Anderson Family Farm starting at 10:30. There will be no concessions. Bring your own lawn chairs and refreshments. Remember to social distance. Trophies will be awarded but no ribbons.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Food Service distribution will continue while we are virtually learning starting next week. Pick up will be available two days per week at the Elementary entrance doors similar to the pick up last spring from 4pm until 6pm. Tuesday will be two meals, and Thursday will be three meals. Sign up for this service by completing the survey each week. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQx97RrodFF5luw6NVhScaon58f3OZQ0zif06vGQLosBX7gQ/viewform https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJvuZC9qVQmUz5jkIrTt6N350Olvt4t_TjxrKEVG0COFMW5w/viewform?usp=sf_link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeZ2-1J4MNFlx5l_ckfpCSCcaLSaBsgRmKIZ88tHy7wTIMPw/viewform?usp=sf_link
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Check out this link to watch the live streaming of tonight's football game at Hillsboro and tomorrow's volleyball game at Hillsboro! Go, BULLDOGS! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXZeDXl9w4Y8fzBr51gElQ
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If you forgot to send in your Rural Route 1 order form and money with your child this morning, you can 1. bring it after school at pick up or 2. drop it off at the school office on Monday. If you are unable to bring it in then, please take a picture of your order and send to joekariabrown@gmail.com by no later than Monday at NOON. Then drop off the form and money at school by Friday, Oct. 16. If you have any questions, contact Karia Brown at the aforementioned email. Thank you for your support of the Ithaca Schools and PTSO!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fri. Oct. 9th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 4 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B - Band, 6A- Choir, 7B - Band, 7A - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Hamburger, 2nd choice, Brat, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Milk High School, Middle School: We are running a two hour early release, but students need to stay in school for the homecoming activities. During lunch students can change into their class colors if they want to. At 1:10, HS boys will go to the volleyball pit and girls will go down the high school hall to the softball field for kickball. Band Students: Please remember to take all of your instruments and music home with you today. Football players, please turn in your sold raffle tickets to Coach Clary or Klang ASAP. High School students: If you order the yearbook by October 16 it will be only $37 and if you personalize your yearbook you get 4 free icons. There will be a visit today by the U.S. Army. They will be located outside in the patio area during high school lunch. Please stop by if you would like to hear about opportunities available through the Army. Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Reminder to all students selling Rural Route 1 Popcorn: Elementary students please turn in your money and order forms to your classroom teacher today. Middle School students, who sold, please turn your money and order forms into Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office by today also. Popcorn pick up will be November 6 after school until 8 PM. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: Veracity Veracity n. Conformity to facts; accuracy. “What is the veracity of these allegations.” Habitual truthfulness. “Her veracity and character.”0 Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Hailey Boon, on Saturday, Briella Hollands
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca High School Volleyball players were "cheered" on by their virtual fans! Mrs. Burnely's students turned their get-to-know-you project into a virtual student fan section that sure brought excitement to the gym on game nights. The volleyball teams are so grateful. Thank you!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A fresh coat of paint always spruces up the look of a building! The front of the Elementary Building looks more welcoming with the bright new paint.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs. Oct. 8th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 3 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A - Band, 6B- Choir, 7A - Band, 7B - Choir. HS Band - There will not be a full group rehearsal today. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 schedule. All sopranos and altos should go to choir today Lunch for today: 1st choice, Baked Fish, 2nd choice, Chicken Nuggets, Mixed Vegetables, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk Football players, please turn in your sold raffle tickets to Coach Clary or Klang ASAP. There will be a visit today by the U.S. Army. They will be located outside in the patio area during high school lunch. Please stop by if you would like to hear about opportunities available through the Army. Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Reminder to all students selling Rural Route 1 Popcorn: Elementary students please turn in your money and order forms to your classroom teacher by this Friday, Oct. 9. Middle School students, who sold, please turn your money and order forms into Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office by this Friday also. Popcorn pick up will be November 6 after school until 8 PM. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Homecoming 2020 Covid-Survior Island Dress Up Days Friday: School Spirit Wear If classes want to wear their class colors to the Friday games, they can change to their colors before the games. Word of the Day: Sardonic Sardonic adj. Grimly mocking or cynical. “His sardonic smile.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none Staff—Tom Walker
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Schoology is giving us the "all clear"! Procedure as your teachers indicate.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
SCHOOLOGY UPDATE! A reported nationwide issue with Schoology occurred this morning. They are working to resolve the outage. Students should check their emails for instructions from their teachers. As the situation changes, update(s) will be emailed to students and posted here.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed. Oct. 07, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: 1st choice, Turkey Wrap, Green Beans, Pears, Milk Any High School and Middle School students interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Books can pick up a book list in the library. The list and the books are in a bookcase by Mrs. Zorea's desk. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Plonka. We will meet later in October to organize and assign books. Student Council wants to make sure that our virtual high school students get in on the fun of dress up days. Virtual students please email Ms. Sprecher a picture of yourself in your dress up outfit each day and we will include you in the count! Also, a reminder that you are invited to come to school on Friday and take part in the class games! Reminder to all students selling Rural Route 1 Popcorn: Elementary students please turn in your money and order forms to your classroom teacher by this Friday, Oct. 9. Middle School students, who sold, please turn your money and order forms into Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office by this Friday also. Popcorn pick up will be November 6 after school until 8 PM. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Homecoming 2020 Covid-Survior Island Dress Up Days Thursday: Class Color Day: Freshmen/Pink, Sophomore/ Orange, Juniors/ Yellow, Seniors/Black Friday: School Spirit Wear If classes want to wear their class colors to the Friday games, they can change to their colors before the games. Word of the Day: Pejorative Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.” Birthdays: Elementary—Kutter Parduhn H.S./M.S.—Tim Moore Staff—Mary Jo Meyer, Mrs. Niemeyer
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues. Oct. 06, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 2 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B - Band, 6A- Choir, 8B - Band, 8A - Choir. All of the HS Band students will have rehearsal outside today. HS choir is on the Day 5 schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Mexican Beef Casserole, 2nd choice, Hot Dog, Peas, Apple Slices, Dessert, Dinner Roll, Milk HS Band students - To maintain social distancing in coming to the band room today, all sophomores, juniors, and seniors should go to their study halls first and your teachers will release you. Freshman - you should come to the band room right away, instead of going to your study hall. There will be a FFA meeting today during the ATTACK period in Mr. Favreau's room Student Council wants to make sure that our virtual high school students get in on the fun of dress up days. Virtual students please email Ms. Sprecher a picture of yourself in your dress up outfit each day and we will include you in the count! Also, a reminder that you are invited to come to school on Friday and take part in the class games! Reminder to all students selling Rural Route 1 Popcorn: Elementary students please turn in your money and order forms to your classroom teacher by this Friday, Oct. 9. Middle School students who sold, please turn your money and order forms into Mrs. Plonka's mailbox in the office by this Friday also. Popcorn pick up will be November 6 after school until 8 PM. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Homecoming 2020 Covid-Survior Island Dress Up Days Wednesday… virtual day no dress up Thursday: Class Color Day: Freshmen/Pink, Sophomore/ Orange, Juniors/ Yellow, Seniors/Black Friday: School Spirit Wear If classes want to wear their class colors to the Friday games, they can change to their colors before the games. Word of the Day: Spurious Spurious adj. Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit. Not being what it purports to be; false or fake. “Spurious claims.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Achilles Banker
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Wisconsin Association of School Boards has designated Oct. 4-10 as Wisconsin School Board Week as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our communities. Ithaca Public Schools are joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate Wisconsin School Board Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Ithaca and its children. Ithaca School Board members are: Susan Bloczynski, Ron Brisbois, Kelly Feryance, Steve Louis, Randy Manning, Linda Peterson, and Summer Roh.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Case of the Mystery Smell was solved this summer! Detective Frank Wastlick didn't give up on this case and through his persistence, the smell that plagued Mrs. Willis' room was found and remedied! Trust him when he says you don't want to see the evidence of the source.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon. Oct. 05, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 1 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A - Band, 6B- Choir, 8A - Band, 8B - Choir. The HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Meatloaf, 2nd choice, Philly Chicken, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Milk There will be a Youth4Change meeting in the library today, during ATTACK time. It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle & high schoolers interested in selling may pick up order forms from the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 cannot guarantee delivery by November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want! Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: Vitiate Vitiate v. Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of. “The government programs were vitiated by excessive red tape.” Destroy or impair the legal validity of. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
An update on upcoming Special Committee meetings: The Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting for October is cancelled, and the Curriculum Committee meeting scheduled for November is also cancelled.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Homecoming 2020 Dress Up Days! COVID Survivor Island! MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL: Monday - Favorite Team/Player Jersey Tuesday - Twin Day Wednesday - nothing for virtual learning day Thursday - Class Colors - Fresh. pink, Soph. orange, Jun. yellow, Sen. black; 6A pink, 6B yellow, 7A green, 7B red, 8A blue, 8B purple Friday - School Spirit Wear ELEMENTARY: Monday - Favorite Team/Player Jersey Tuesday - Twin Day Wednesday - nothing for virtual learning day Thursday - Class Colors - 4K rainbow colors, K blue, 1st black, 2nd purple, 3rd red, 4th turquoise, 5th green Friday - School Spirit Wear
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fri. Oct.2nd, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 6 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B - Band, 6A - Choir, 7B - Band, 7A - Choir. The HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Fish Sandwich, 2nd choice, Grilled Chicken, Yams, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk There will be a Youth4Change meeting in the library on Monday, October 5th, during ATTACK time. It's time to show your school spirit!!! Next week is homecoming week with dress up days and class games! The class that shows the most spirit by participating in dressing up and competing in the games will win a pizza party during ATTACK on October 15. Win points for your class by dressing up every day next week. Student Council will keep track of what percentage of your class participates and assign points. The scores will be posted each day. Then on Friday, the class games will add points to your score. We will finish off the day with an outdoor pep rally! Watch for signs for more information! It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle & high schoolers interested in selling may pick up order forms from the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 cannot guarantee delivery by November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want! Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Homecoming 2020 Covid-Survior Island Dress Up Days Monday: Favorite Team/Player Jersey Tuesday: Twin Day Wednesday… virtual day no dress up Thursday: Class Color Day..Freshmen/Pink, Sophomore/ Orange, Juniors/ Yellow, Seniors/Black Friday: School Spirit Wear If classes want to wear their class colors to the Friday games, they can change to their colors before the games. Word of the Day: Vitriol Vitriol; Vitriolic n. Cruel, bitter, scathing criticism; Abusive feeling or expression. “A vitriolic tone of voice.” Birthdays: Elementary—Sunday, Aidan Imhoff H.S./M.S.—Will Burnley, Jayden Moran, Sunday, Malorie Miller
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget tomorrow is a a scheduled early release at 1:10pm. We will begin elementary student pickup at 12:45 pm.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Once all that dust settled, the clean up and finishing touches went on! The finishing touches on our gym floor look fantastic. Look at the process of putting down detail painting!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please note time correction! The previous post had typos! The Ithaca School fair animal show and sale is this Saturday, October 3. Weigh in is from 7-730, the show begins at 8 am. Little britches show is at 9:30 am with the sale to begin at 10:00 am. Please wear a mask while on school property and social distancing is encouraged. Come support our youth that have stuck with their animal projects through this uncertain summer! If you would like to leave a bid for an animal because you are unable to make it to the sale, please contact Jim Favreau or Melissa Sprecher at 608-585-2311.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Students and families, please remember to charge your school-issued Chromebooks at home each night so they arrive at school each day fully charged and ready to go. We are noticing that many students are not charging their Chromebooks each night. Thanks!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs. Oct. 1st, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 5 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A - Band, 6B - Choir, 7A - Band, 7B - Choir. The HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, BBQ, 2nd choice, Corn Dog, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. It's time to show your school spirit!!! Next week is homecoming week with dress up days and class games! The class that shows the most spirit by participating in dressing up and competing in the games will win a pizza party during ATTACK on October 15. Win points for your class by dressing up every day next week. Student Council will keep track of what percentage of your class participates and assign points. The scores will be posted each day. Then on Friday, the class games will add points to your score. We will finish off the day with an outdoor pep rally! Watch for signs for more information! Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder: If you are interested in taking any courses in the Spring through UW Platteville-Richland or Southwest Technical College, please have your Early College Credit Program, CollEDGE Up, or Start College Now applications turned into Ms. Bevan today. All information and application form links may be found in your Schoology Group "Class of 2021" or "Class of 2022" or on the Ithaca School Facebook page. Stop in or email Ms. Bevan if you have any questions. Thank you! It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle & high schoolers interested in selling may pick up order forms from the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 cannot guarantee delivery by November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want! Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: Alchemy Alchemy n. 1. A power or process of transforming something common into something special. 2. An inexplicable or mysterious process by which paradoxical results are achieved with no obvious rational explanation. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Ty Kershner and Alexander Prouty
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
You may have noticed at Picture Night that our gym floor got a facelift! What a project! Check out the early pictures during the process. The dust was flying!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is looking to hire a School Bus aide. This assistant will be responsible for taking temperatures, monitoring the bus activity and will involve some cleaning duties as well. Shifts are roughly two hours in the morning and evening - from 6:15am to 8:15am and from 3:10pm-5:00pm. Pay is $9.00 per hour Contact Ithaca Human Resources @ 585-2512 to become part of the Ithaca Team.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed. Sept. 30th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: 1st choice, Turkey Sub, Green Beans, Orange, Milk 2nd choice, NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. The Ithaca Volleyball Boosters will meet tonight in the LMC starting at 5:35pm. All interested community members and families are welcome to attend. It's time to show your school spirit!!! Next week is homecoming week with dress up days and class games! The class that shows the most spirit by participating in dressing up and competing in the games will win a pizza party during ATTACK on October 15. Win points for your class by dressing up every day next week. Student Council will keep track of what percentage of your class participates and assign points. The scores will be posted each day. Then on Friday, the class games will add points to your score. We will finish off the day with an outdoor pep rally! Watch for signs for more information! Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder: If you are interested in taking any courses in the Spring through UW Platteville-Richland or Southwest Technical College, please have your Early College Credit Program, CollEDGE Up, or Start College Now applications turned into Ms. Bevan by October 1st. All information and application form links may be found in your Schoology Group "Class of 2021" or "Class of 2022" or on the Ithaca School Facebook page. Stop in or email Ms. Bevan if you have any questions. Thank you! It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle & high schoolers interested in selling may pick up order forms from the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 cannot guarantee delivery by November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want! Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Mrs. Richards' first-grade class received notes and instructions to take home today. Please check backpacks and take-home folders for important information. Mrs. Prouty
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
While we were away on summer break, our buildings and grounds crew took on some big tasks! Thanks to Simpson Tractor, our outside received some attention. The exterior of the building was treated and power-washed to get a fresh look for the new year! What a difference it made!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues. Sept. 29th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 4 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B - Band, 6A - Choir, 8B - Band, 8A - Choir. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Chicken & Gravy, 2nd choice, Ham Wrap, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies & Dip, Peaches, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Please release the Cross Country athletes at 1:50 today. All HS Band students will have band today outside. Entrances need to be staggered to allow for social distancing. Freshman should come right to the Band room at the beginning of 5th hour. All other grades go to your study halls. Your teachers will dismiss you when it is time for your class to come to the Band room. During ATTACK today there will be a Senior Class meeting in Ms. Durkin's room. The Freshman class will also have a class meeting during this time. The Ithaca Volleyball Boosters will meet Wednesday night, September 30th in the LMC starting at 5:35pm. All interested community members and families are welcome to attend. Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder: If you are interested in taking any courses in the Spring through UW Platteville-Richland or Southwest Technical College, please have your Early College Credit Program, CollEDGE Up, or Start College Now applications turned into Ms. Bevan by October 1st. All information and application form links may be found in your Schoology Group "Class of 2021" or "Class of 2022" or on the Ithaca School Facebook page. Stop in or email Ms. Bevan if you have any questions. Thank you! It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle & high schoolers interested in selling may pick up order forms from the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 cannot guarantee delivery by November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want! Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: Indolent Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The amphitheater is open for business! Our outside and inside areas are constantly improving. As of this week, our students, staff, and community may now use the outdoor amphitheater. So many thanks to pass out: Mike Mani for all his muscle power, Adam Hess for rigging it up with WiFi, the Playground Committee for their vision, the School Board for approving the project, and all the individuals and groups along the way that helped make the process a smooth and speedy one. That and so many improvements have been made to the Ithaca School buildings and grounds recently. Stay tuned for more information on all the transformations!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Parent Connect is a free, weekly opportunity for parents and caregivers to talk with each other. As we connect, we find resources and gain skills that can make our families happier. Each Parent Connect is hosted by an Extension Educator and lasts one hour. Participants can join via phone or video-chat. Sessions are offered each Thursday evenings in October from 7-8pm. More information is available here: https://go.wisc.edu/s36p55 Important! Please register prior to The Parent Connect to receive connection link & phone number: https://go.wisc.edu/r15h82 Please see the attached image that can be posted to facebook and use the text above as the "body" of the facebook post or email you can forward. Visit the Extension Responds to COVID-19 website for a wide range of resources developed by Extension.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon. Sept. 28th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 3 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A - Band, 6B - Choir, 8A - Band, 8B - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. 8th grade Band students - Please bring your chromebooks with you today and tomorrow. Lunch for today: 1st choice, BBQ Rib Sandwich, 2nd choice, Chicken Salad Sub, Baked Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Sources of Strength will be meeting in the Library during ATTACK time today. The Ithaca Volleyball Boosters will meet Wednesday night, September 30th in the LMC starting at 5:35pm. All interested community members and families are welcome to attend. Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder: If you are interested in taking any courses in the Spring through UW Platteville-Richland or Southwest Technical College, please have your Early College Credit Program, CollEDGE Up, or Start College Now applications turned into Ms. Bevan by October 1st. All information and application form links may be found in your Schoology Group "Class of 2021" or "Class of 2022" or on the Ithaca School Facebook page. Stop in or email Ms. Bevan if you have any questions. Thank you! It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle & high schoolers interested in selling may pick up order forms from the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 cannot guarantee delivery by November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want! Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: Caprice Caprice n. A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser begins September 25 and runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle and high schoolers interested in selling may pick up an order form outside the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 can not be guaranteed delivery on November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Class of 2021 Seniors & Parents @ Ithaca HS: With the current COVID-19 concerns, we would ask that you check out the link below to place your GRADUATION needs for the class of 2021. Senior accessory items will be shipped directly home this year (hoodies, sweatpants, t-shirts etc.) in approximately 2- 3 weeks after order is placed. Cap/Gown/Announcement packages are available to fill all your needs or you may order an individual cap/gown/tassel unit (Click on "Browse all Cap/Gown products" under Individual Products to find this option) Please add 2 inches to your height when ordering your cap & gown set. (Unopened Cap & Gown units may be returned if you do not participate in 2021 Ceremony). To order a graduation tassel only, please select the Souvenir Tassel. Please arrange to have orders placed online by NOVEMBER 1, 2020 to avoid late fees. Graduation packets will also be available at or outside the High School main office if you have difficulty with online access or ordering, and may be mailed in. Questions?-Please call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) OR EMAIL: www.jostens.com/contact. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1116349/Ithaca-High-School/ Thank you-Dale Komro-Jostens @ 1-800-567-8367 and Linda Antony, Office Manager
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca HS Class of 2024 & Parents: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Jostens will be providing the opportunity to order your class rings/jewelry online this fall. Click on the link below to check out the Jostens RING DESIGNER. Design & order your ring between SEPTEMBER 18th - OCTOBER 31st and receive a bonus pair of CLEER-EARBUDS. Please click this promo option when checking out. (P11,P12, P30, P31 not included). If you are uncertain of your ring size, Click on "unknown" when asked for size. Once you click "Place Order Online" you will receive a prompt asking if you would like to have a ring sizer sent home. Rings will ship directly home in approximately 6-8 weeks with payment programs available. Earbuds to follow. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1116349/Ithaca-High-School/ QUESTIONS? 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) or EMAIL: www.jostens.com/contact Thank you- Dale Komro -Jostens 1-800-567-8367 and Linda Antony, Office manager
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fri. Sept. 25th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 2 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B - Band, 6A - Choir, 7B - Band, 7A - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Chicken Nuggets 2nd choice, Bologna/Cheese Sandwich, Corn, Carrots & Dip, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. There will be a FFA meeting today for all interested students during ATTACK period in Mr. Favreau's room Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder: If you are interested in taking any courses in the Spring through UW Platteville-Richland or Southwest Technical College, please have your Early College Credit Program, CollEDGE Up, or Start College Now applications turned into Ms. Bevan by October 1st. All information and application form links may be found in your Schoology Group "Class of 2021" or "Class of 2022" or on the Ithaca School Facebook page. Stop in or email Ms. Bevan if you have any questions. Thank you! It's that time of year again! The PTSO Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser begins September 25 and runs through October 9. Popcorn delivery will be November 6. Elementary students will be bringing home order forms in their backpacks. Middle & high schoolers interested in selling may pick up order forms from the school office. Any order forms turned in after October 9 cannot guarantee delivery by November 6. Prizes will be given for the top 10 sellers - top seller will receive $20 and 2nd-10th will receive $10! The class that sells the most will receive a $100 prize to spend on whatever they want! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars - is sponsoring the Patriots Pen written essay contest. The theme this year is "What is Patriotism to Me?" The 300-400 word essays are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are several large cash prizes for winning entries. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. mailto:plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us Attention High School Students: The VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy speech contest. This year's theme is "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" You will be required to write your own essay and record yourself reading the 3-5 minute speech on an audio CD or flash drive. These are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are over $2 million in scholarship awards and incentives available to participants. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: http://www.wordthink.com/tactile/ Tactile adj. (1) Of or connected with the sense of touch. (2) Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible: “A tactile keyboard. Birthdays: Elementary—On Saturday, Briggs Maxwell, John Weitzel, on Sunday, Cameron Beasley, James Layton H.S./M.S.—on Sunday, Maggie Gschwind
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder: If you are interested in taking any courses in the Spring through UW Platteville-Richland or Southwest Technical College, please have your ECCP, CollEDGE Up, or Start College Now applications turned into Ms. Bevan by October 1st. All information and application forms are linked below. Stop in or email Meredith Bevan if you have any questions at bevamer@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Thank you! https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/high-school-special-student-options/ https://www.swtc.edu/academics/earn-credit-in-high-school https://5il.co/ledx
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs. Sept. 24th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 1 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A - band, 6B - Choir, 7A - Band, 7B - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce 2nd choice, Turkey Sub, Apple Slices, Bread Stick, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. There will be a FFA meeting for all interested students on Friday Sept 25th during the ATTACK period in Mr. Favreau's room Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder: If you are interested in taking any courses in the Spring through UW Platteville-Richland or Southwest Technical College, please have your Early College Credit Program, CollEDGE Up, or Start College Now applications turned into Ms. Bevan by October 1st. All information and application form links may be found in your Schoology Group "Class of 2021" or "Class of 2022" or on the Ithaca School Facebook page. Stop in or email Ms. Bevan if you have any questions. Thank you! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars - is sponsoring the Patriots Pen written essay contest. The theme this year is "What is Patriotism to Me?" The 300-400 word essays are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are several large cash prizes for winning entries. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us Attention High School Students: The VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy speech contest. This year's theme is "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" You will be required to write your own essay and record yourself reading the 3-5 minute speech on an audio CD or flash drive. These are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are over $2 million in scholarship awards and incentives available to participants. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Word of the Day: Propitious Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. “It was a propitious time to leave the party without offending the host.” (2) Favorably disposed toward someone. Birthdays: Elementary—Oliver Ringelstetter H.S./M.S.—none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed. Sept. 23rd, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: 1st choice, 2nd choice, Bologna Sandwich, Carrots, Apple, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. It is not allowable to drive your vehicles to the practice AFTER school from the parking lot. There will be a FFA meeting for all interested students on Friday Sept 25th during the ATTACK period in Mr. Favreau's room Attention Middle School Students: The VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars - is sponsoring the Patriots Pen written essay contest. The theme this year is "What is Patriotism to Me?" The 300-400 word essays are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are several large cash prizes for winning entries. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us Attention High School Students: The VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy speech contest. This year's theme is "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" You will be required to write your own essay and record yourself reading the 3-5 minute speech on an audio CD or flash drive. These are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are over $2 million in scholarship awards and incentives available to participants. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. The 98th annual Ithaca School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3. The livestock classes except for the Horse show must be entered into FairEntry.com by Wednesday, September 23 at 11:59 PM. Make sure those of you showing pigs have your rope test results into Mr. Favreau ASAP! We are EXTENDING the deadline to get your non-animal exhibits entered to Saturday, Sept. 26 by midnight! Get those projects photographed and entered! The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will also be held in-person on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse farm near Sextonville. The annual Ithaca Foundation’s Big Block Challenge Race will also still be held but you can do the 1 mile fun walk, 5K run, or 10 mile biking option whenever and wherever you want. Cost is $15 per participant with a maximum of $45 per family. Check the Ithaca School website to pre-register by September 30. We are sorry to announce that the parade, children’s activities, and food stands have been cancelled this year. There is also no Saturday football game on October 3. All livestock show participants and spectators will be required to wear masks while on school grounds for the health and safety of our community. All Ithaca Fair information can be found on the school's website, facebook page and the Ithaca Fair facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Favreau at school. Link to Fair Entry: www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Word of the Day: Divergence Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Holly King
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fair entry deadlines! Livestock must be entered into FairEntry by tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 23 at midnight! Make sure those of you showing pigs have your rope test results into Mr. Favreau ASAP! We are EXTENDING the deadline to get your non-animal exhibits entered to Saturday, Sept. 26 by midnight! Get those projects photographed and entered!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dear Middle School Parent/Guardians, If you would like to access to your child(ren)’s Schoology assignment information, please email Samantha Hilby at hilbsam@ithaca.k12.wi.us . She will send you the code you will need. With this code you will be able to see what is assigned, what needs to be handed in, and if any assignment is late. Sincerely, Ithaca Middle School Teachers
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tuesday Sept. 22nd, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 6 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B - Band, 6A - Choir, 8B - Band, 8A -Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Mini Corn Dogs, 2nd choice, Ham and Cheese (Bun), Baked Beans, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. It is not allowable to drive your vehicles to the practice AFTER school from the parking lot. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars - is sponsoring the Patriots Pen written essay contest. The theme this year is "What is Patriotism to Me?" The 300-400 word essays are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are several large cash prizes for winning entries. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us Attention High School Students: The VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy speech contest. This year's theme is "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" You will be required to write your own essay and record yourself reading the 3-5 minute speech on an audio CD or flash drive. These are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are over $2 million in scholarship awards and incentives available to participants. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. The 98th annual Ithaca School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3. There will be no change to the in-person livestock show and auction, however exhibitors will be asked to show their non-animal projects virtually. Through FairEntry.com, exhibitors will be able to enter and upload digital photos of their creations for a judge to review. Premiums will still be awarded to all entries. All classes except for the Ithaca School Fair Horse show must be entered into FairEntry.com by Wednesday, September 23 at 11:59 PM. The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will also be held in-person on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse farm near Sextonville. The annual Ithaca Foundation’s Big Block Challenge Race will also still be held but you can do the 1 mile fun walk, 5K run, or 10 mile biking option whenever and wherever you want. Cost is $15 per participant with a maximum of $45 per family. Check the Ithaca School website to pre-register by September 30. We are sorry to announce that the parade, children’s activities, and food stands have been cancelled this year. There is also no Saturday football game on October 3. All livestock show participants and spectators will be required to wear masks while on school grounds for the health and safety of our community. All Ithaca Fair information can be found on the school's website, facebook page and the Ithaca Fair facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Favreau at school. Link to Fair Entry: www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Word of the Day: Determinate Determinate adj. Having exact and discernible limits or form. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Kayden Coleman
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Volleyball fans! Here’s the link to tonight’s road game at LaFarge. https://youtu.be/bb89CiEQ0rs
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Monday. Sept. 21st, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 5 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A - Band, 6B - Choir, 8A - Band, 8B - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Pizza, 2nd choice, Turkey Wrap, Green Beans, Pineapple, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Youth 4 Change meeting today in the library during Attack time. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars - is sponsoring the Patriots Pen written essay contest. The theme this year is "What is Patriotism to Me?" The 300-400 word essays are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are several large cash prizes for winning entries. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us Attention High School Students: The VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy speech contest. This year's theme is "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" You will be required to write your own essay and record yourself reading the 3-5 minute speech on an audio CD or flash drive. These are due by October 20 to Mrs. Plonka and there are over $2 million in scholarship awards and incentives available to participants. Contact Mrs. Plonka if you would like to participate or have any questions. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Band students in Grades 5 - 12: Your fundraiser is due today. The 98th annual Ithaca School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3. There will be no change to the in-person livestock show and auction, however exhibitors will be asked to show their non-animal projects virtually. Through FairEntry.com, exhibitors will be able to enter and upload digital photos of their creations for a judge to review. Premiums will still be awarded to all entries. All classes except for the Ithaca School Fair Horse show must be entered into FairEntry.com by Wednesday, September 23 at 11:59 PM. The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will also be held in-person on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse farm near Sextonville. The annual Ithaca Foundation’s Big Block Challenge Race will also still be held but you can do the 1 mile fun walk, 5K run, or 10 mile biking option whenever and wherever you want. Cost is $15 per participant with a maximum of $45 per family. Check the Ithaca School website to pre-register by September 30. We are sorry to announce that the parade, children’s activities, and food stands have been cancelled this year. There is also no Saturday football game on October 3. All livestock show participants and spectators will be required to wear masks while on school grounds for the health and safety of our community. All Ithaca Fair information can be found on the school's website, facebook page and the Ithaca Fair facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Favreau at school. Link to Fair Entry: www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Word of the Day: Mitigate Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake). Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Go out and check your gardens this weekend....make those Lego creations....draw a picture.....bake some chocolate chip cookies...pick out a nice jar of canned beans.....and then TAKE A PICTURE of it and enter it in the Ithaca Fair! http://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Friday. Sept. 18th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 4 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B - Band, 6A - Choir, 7B - Band, 7A - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 5 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Turkey Wrap, 2nd choice, Chicken Patty, Peaches, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. FBLA will have their first meeting of the school year today during Attack Time in the Commons. This will be a very important meeting with officer elections, discussing the Regional Leadership Conference that will be hosted this year by Ithaca and many other topics. Please attend if you have been in FBLA previously or if you want to learn more about it. We're excited to see you and hear fresh ideas from Ithaca's Future Business Leaders of America. Band students in Grades 5 - 12: Your fundraiser is due next Monday. Reminder to students invited to join NHS this past summer: The deadline for submitting your completed forms has been extended to Friday, September 18 by 3:30 pm. Turn your forms in to the office to Mrs. Zorea's mailbox or make sure the application is postmarked and sent to the school by September 18. The 98th annual Ithaca School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3. There will be no change to the in-person livestock show and auction, however exhibitors will be asked to show their non-animal projects virtually. Through FairEntry.com, exhibitors will be able to enter and upload digital photos of their creations for a judge to review. Premiums will still be awarded to all entries. All classes except for the Ithaca School Fair Horse show must be entered into FairEntry.com by Wednesday, September 23 at 11:59 PM. The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will also be held in-person on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse farm near Sextonville. The annual Ithaca Foundation’s Big Block Challenge Race will also still be held but you can do the 1 mile fun walk, 5K run, or 10 mile biking option whenever and wherever you want. Cost is $15 per participant with a maximum of $45 per family. Check the Ithaca School website to pre-register by September 30. We are sorry to announce that the parade, children’s activities, and food stands have been cancelled this year. There is also no Saturday football game on October 3. All livestock show participants and spectators will be required to wear masks while on school grounds for the health and safety of our community. All Ithaca Fair information can be found on the school's website, facebook page and the Ithaca Fair facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Favreau at school. Link to Fair Entry: www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Word of the Day: Fractious Fractious adj. (1) Easily irritated; bad-tempered: “they fight and squabble like fractious kids.” (2) (of an organization) Difficult to control; unruly. Birthdays Elementary—Saturday, Tanner Swenink H.S./M.S.—none STAFF—Mrs. Pope
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wanting to order school pictures? Want to review them before re-take day on October 16th from 8:00am until 1:00pm? Go to https://shop.jostenspix.com/login. Create an account or log in. Look for your child's pictures by searching "Find Your Student?" Type "Ithaca" in the school field and it should help you find our school. Enter the event code FE47920, then click "Search" or "Your Photos". Jostens did let us know there was a digital glitch on their end they hope to have resolved quickly. Check out the smiles!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is looking for bus drivers! We offer $32.86 per route and also an hourly rate for extra curricular activities. This position does offer some benefits as well. They include personal time off, long-term disability, retirement fund, school calendar holidays, and life insurance. Contact Brooke Hackl at 585-2512 and complete the employment application on our website to join the Ithaca team!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Some students may be filling out college applications and some may be in the exploration stage for life after high school. Wherever they are in this process, the Wisconsin Education Fair is a great experience and this year it is being presented in a virtual format. This is a chance to see 100+ colleges and other options. The virtual fairs will be offered on Wednesday, September 16th, Wednesday, October 7th, or Sunday, November 8th from 3:00p-6:00p. There is also a financial aid workshop included if you are interested. Once you have pre-registered, the recorded sessions and videos will be available for you to access at other times. The link to register is listed below. Ms. Bevan https://gotocollegefairs.swoogo.com/WEFS
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs. Sept. 17th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 3 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A - Band, 6B -Choir, 7A - Band, 7B - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 4 Schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Ham and Cheese, Bun and 2nd choice, Grilled Chicken, Rice Vegetable Medley, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Picture retakes are on Friday October 16th from 8:00 - 1:00. Today student council representatives will be elected from 8 am to noon on your chromebooks. Go to Google classroom and join the classroom for your class. In that room you will find a Google form to vote. Voting closes at noon. The representatives will be announced at the end of 8th hour before ATTACK. All new representatives will meet in Ms. Sprecher room during ATTACK. FBLA will have their first meeting of the school year this Friday, Sept. 18 during Attack Time in the Commons. This will be a very important meeting with officer elections, discussing the Regional Leadership Conference that will be hosted this year by Ithaca and many other topics. Please attend if you have been in FBLA previously or if you want to learn more about it. We're excited to see you and hear fresh ideas from Ithaca's Future Business Leaders of America. Band students in Grades 5 - 12: Your fundraiser is due next Monday. Reminder to students invited to join NHS this past summer: The deadline for submitting your completed forms has been extended to Friday, September 18 by 3:30 pm. Turn your forms in to the office to Mrs. Zorea's mailbox or make sure the application is postmarked and sent to the school by September 18. The 98th annual Ithaca School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3. There will be no change to the in-person livestock show and auction, however exhibitors will be asked to show their non-animal projects virtually. Through FairEntry.com, exhibitors will be able to enter and upload digital photos of their creations for a judge to review. Premiums will still be awarded to all entries. All classes except for the Ithaca School Fair Horse show must be entered into FairEntry.com by Wednesday, September 23 at 11:59 PM. The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will also be held in-person on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse farm near Sextonville. The annual Ithaca Foundation’s Big Block Challenge Race will also still be held but you can do the 1 mile fun walk, 5K run, or 10 mile biking option whenever and wherever you want. Cost is $15 per participant with a maximum of $45 per family. Check the Ithaca School website to pre-register by September 30. We are sorry to announce that the parade, children’s activities, and food stands have been cancelled this year. There is also no Saturday football game on October 3. All livestock show participants and spectators will be required to wear masks while on school grounds for the health and safety of our community. All Ithaca Fair information can be found on the school's website, facebook page and the Ithaca Fair facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Favreau at school. Link to Fair Entry: www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Word of the Day: Abysmal Abysmal adj. Extremely bad; appalling. “The results were pretty abysmal;” “Abysmal failure.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Needed, part-time translator/paraprofessional at Ithaca Schools. The best candidate will assist students approximately 6 hours per day, four days per week dependent on student schedules and needs. Contact Brooke Hackl 608-585-2512, brooke.hackl@ithaca.k12.wi.us, complete the application online under "Explore", then "Employment", or view the posting and apply on wecan.education.wisc.edu.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed. Sept. 16th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Band students in Grades 5 - 12: Your fundraiser is due next Monday. Reminder to students invited to join NHS this past summer: The deadline for submitting your completed forms has been extended to Friday, September 18 by 3:30 pm. Turn your forms in to the office to Mrs. Zorea's mailbox or make sure the application is postmarked and sent to the school by September 18. There will be a PTSO Zoom meeting tonight at 6 PM. We will be discussing the Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser, Trunk or Treat and other possible activities this year. Go to the PTSO Discussions page on Facebook or contact an officer for the Zoom link. The 98th annual Ithaca School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3. There will be no change to the in-person livestock show and auction, however exhibitors will be asked to show their non-animal projects virtually. Through FairEntry.com, exhibitors will be able to enter and upload digital photos of their creations for a judge to review. Premiums will still be awarded to all entries. All classes except for the Ithaca School Fair Horse show must be entered into FairEntry.com by Wednesday, September 23 at 11:59 PM. The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will also be held in-person on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse farm near Sextonville. The annual Ithaca Foundation’s Big Block Challenge Race will also still be held but you can do the 1 mile fun walk, 5K run, or 10 mile biking option whenever and wherever you want. Cost is $15 per participant with a maximum of $45 per family. Check the Ithaca School website to pre-register by September 30. We are sorry to announce that the parade, children’s activities, and food stands have been cancelled this year. There is also no Saturday football game on October 3. All livestock show participants and spectators will be required to wear masks while on school grounds for the health and safety of our community. All Ithaca Fair information can be found on the school's website, facebook page and the Ithaca Fair facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Favreau at school. Link to Fair Entry: www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Word of the Day: Atrocious Atrocious adj. Horrifyingly wicked: “Atrocious cruelties.” Of a very poor quality; extremely bad or unpleasant: “Atrocious weather. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Keyara Perkins
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Coming to you live and soon!! Watch Ithaca host Hillsboro in volleyball action! https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWDwwmlFd2t1uT8hDct3jeA/featured?view_as=subscriber
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
This year will be unlike any sports year in Ithaca history. To try to help bring some sense of normalcy to the season Mrs. Summer Roh will be taking photographs at football and volleyball games. Remember, as of today fans are not allowed at athletic events. She does a fantastic job as many in the Ithaca community know. She'll also be capturing photos for the 2020-21 High School yearbook. If you would like to get in contact with her you can email her at rohsumm@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Doing so will help her to get you copies of the photos she takes. Thank You and Go Bulldogs! Mr. Zac Thome, Athletic Director
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tues. Sept. 15th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 2 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6B has Band, 6A has Choir, 8B has Band, 8A has Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Mac & Cheese and 2nd choice, Turkey Sub, Carrots, Nectarine, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Band students in Grades 5 - 12: Your fundraiser is due next Monday. High school students- Attack today is class meetings. Report to your Attack pack for attendance and then go to your class meeting. Freshman are on the hill east of the parking lot. Sophomores to the grass by the softball field. Juniors are outside by the band room. Seniors are in the commons. Sgt. Turk from the U.S. Army will be visiting during lunch today. He will be set up outside by the patio. Please stop by and see him if you have questions about opportunities in the Army. Today is the last day to turn in nomination papers for student council. Forms are on the bulletin board outside Ms. Sprecher room. Are you as excited as we are? Ithaca Volleyball is back and hosting the Hillsboro Tigers on Tuesday, September 15th. Though there are no spectators allowed at this time, we are live feed broadcasting through our school's YouTube channel. JV starts at 6:00pm and Varsity will begin no earlier than 7:15pm. WRCO 100.9FM is broadcasting Varsity live on the radio. If you can't catch the game on the radio, click the link below to be directed to our school's YouTube channel. Click the video that says "LIVE NOW". No need to subscribe to watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWDwwmlFd2t1uT8hDct3jeA/featured?view_as=subscriber Reminder to students invited to join NHS this past summer: The deadline for submitting your completed forms has been extended to Friday, September 18 by 3:30 pm. Turn your forms in to the office to Mrs. Zorea's mailbox or make sure the application is postmarked and sent to the school by September 18. There will be a PTSO Zoom meeting this Wednesday, September 16 at 6 PM. We will be discussing the Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser, Trunk or Treat and other possible activities this year. Go to the PTSO Discussions page on Facebook or contact an officer for the Zoom link. The 98th annual Ithaca School Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3. There will be no change to the in-person livestock show and auction, however exhibitors will be asked to show their non-animal projects virtually. Through FairEntry.com, exhibitors will be able to enter and upload digital photos of their creations for a judge to review. Premiums will still be awarded to all entries. All classes except for the Ithaca School Fair Horse show must be entered into FairEntry.com by Wednesday, September 23 at 11:59 PM. The Ithaca Fair Horse Show will also be held in-person on Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse farm near Sextonville. The annual Ithaca Foundation’s Big Block Challenge Race will also still be held but you can do the 1 mile fun walk, 5K run, or 10 mile biking option whenever and wherever you want. Cost is $15 per participant with a maximum of $45 per family. Check the Ithaca School website to pre-register by September 30. We are sorry to announce that the parade, children’s activities, and food stands have been cancelled this year. There is also no Saturday football game on October 3. All livestock show participants and spectators will be required to wear masks while on school grounds for the health and safety of our community. All Ithaca Fair information can be found on the school's website, facebook page and the Ithaca Fair facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Favreau at school. Link to Fair Entry: www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Word of the Day: Endemic Endemic adj. Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. “Malaria is endemic in tropical climates.” (n.) An endemic plant or animal Birthdays Elementary—Kashtyn Alt and Jaxson Eng H.S./M.S.—none STAFF—Mrs. Steinmetz
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School Fair Horse Show has announced its schedule! Check out the bill for the horse show. This event is open to all ages of students, Ithaca alumni, district resident or employee. Ribbons awarded for 1st through 4th for all events.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mon. Sept. 14th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 1 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6A has Band, 6B has Choir, 8A has Band, 8B has Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 schedule. Lunch for today: 1st choice, Lunch Meat Sandwich and 2nd choice, Fish Sticks, Baked Beans, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Are you as excited as we are? Ithaca Volleyball is back and hosting the Hillsboro Tigers on Tuesday, September 15th. Though there are no spectators allowed at this time, we are live feed broadcasting through our school's YouTube channel, and WRCO 100.9FM is broadcasting Varsity live on the radio. If you can't catch the game on the radio, click the link below to be directed to our school's YouTube channel. Click the video that says "LIVE NOW". No need to subscribe to watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWDwwmlFd2t1uT8hDct3jeA/featured?view_as=subscriber Reminder to students invited to join NHS this past summer: The deadline for submitting your completed forms has been extended to Friday, September 18 by 3:30 pm. Turn your forms in to the office to Mrs. Zorea's mailbox or make sure the application is postmarked and sent to the school by September 18. There will be a PTSO Zoom meeting this Wednesday, September 16 at 6 PM. We will be discussing the Rural Route 1 popcorn fundraiser, Trunk or Treat and other possible activities this year. Go to the PTSO Discussions page on Facebook or contact an officer for the Zoom link. Any High school student interested in joining Student Council please pick up nomination papers from Ms. Sprecher on the bulletin board outside her room. The nomination papers will need to be returned by today. Elections will take place later this week. Word of the Day Paradox Paradox n. A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. An opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion, but may be factual. Birthdays Elementary—Aydan Phillips H.S./M.S.--None
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fri. Sept. 11th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 6 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is 6th Grade - Day 2, 7 & 8th Grade - Day 2, High School - Day 1 Lunch for today: Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Fresh Vegetables, Orange, Milk The tragic events of September 11, 2001 changed the U.S., and the world, forever. For those who were old enough to watch those events unfold, that day and the aftermath of the attacks has left an indelible mark. For those too young to remember, the legacy of 9/11 shapes their lives as a central event in world history. Today, we remember all those who lost their lives in this tragedy. We also remember the brave Americans-police, military, firefighters, and citizens- who risked their lives to bring others to safety. NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Because of the actions of some students in regards to not following our outside lunch time rules, ALL outside lunch times will be cancelled until further notice. Please report to the gym or cafeteria during lunch. Please finalize any schedule changes for the semester with Ms. Bevan by the end of this week. Reminder to students invited to join NHS this past summer: The deadline for submitting your completed forms is today by 3:30 pm. Turn your forms in to the office or make sure the application is postmarked by September 11. Candidates will be notified of the results of the selection committee meeting no later than Friday, October 2 Any High school student interested in joining Student Council please pick up nomination papers from Ms. Sprecher on the bulletin board outside her room. The nomination papers will need to be returned by Monday, Sept. 14. Elections will take place later that week. Word of the Day: Masticate Masticate v. To chew (as in food). To reduce to pulp by crushing, grinding or kneading. “The patient was unwilling to masticate or swallow his food.” Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.--None
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Bulldog Block Challenge is still on! the Ithaca Foundation will be hosting a 1 mile fun walk, 5k fun run, or 10 mile biking option, but not in the typical way. It’s not our first choice, but THE GOOD PART IS....You can do it whenever and wherever you would like. We will NOT have a race the morning of the Ithaca Fair, but we still want to safely encourage our community to get out there and be active as a family, all while supporting the Ithaca Foundation. Pre-Register by September 30th, 2020! Read the information and registration form attached.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thurs, Sept. 10th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 5 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is 6th Grade - Day 1, 7th and 8th Grade - Day 1, and High School - Day 5. Lunch for today: Turkey Wrap, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Pineapple, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Please finalize any schedule changes for the semester with Ms. Bevan by the end of this week. Reminder to students invited to join NHS this past summer: The deadline for submitting your completed forms is Friday, September 11 by 3:30 pm. Turn your forms in to the office or make sure the application is postmarked by September 11. Candidates will be notified of the results of the selection committee meeting no later than Friday, October 2. Any High school student interested in joining Student Council please pick up nomination papers from Ms. Sprecher on the bulletin board outside her room. The nomination papers will need to be returned by Monday, Sept. 14. Elections will take place later that week. The Ithaca Fair is still on! Check out the Ithaca Fair Facebook page for the Fair Entry Book. We are asking that DIORAMAS be entered in picture only to avoid excessive touching. You may take up to 10 photos of your diorama and display in a book or on a piece of tagboard for example. Also, if you plan on selling pigs in our auction, get your rope test results to Mr. Favreau ASAP. Any questions on the livestock show can be directed to Mr. Jim Favreau. Questions on FairEntry can be directed to Mrs. Jill Plonka. http://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Link to fairbook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yHnoodIm2VYWW41VrN3MemA1XStylMtD/view?usp=sharing Word of the Day: Didactic Didactic adj. (1) Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. (2) In the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way. “The didactic speech influenced the weaker members of the audience.” Birthdays Elementary—None H.S./M.S.--None Staff—Brooke Hackl
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed, Sept. 9th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day Lunch for today: Chicken Salad Sub, Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Please finalize any schedule changes for the semester with Ms. Bevan by the end of this week. The Ithaca Fair is still on! Check out the Ithaca Fair Facebook page for the Fair Entry Book. We are asking that DIORAMAS be entered in picture only to avoid excessive touching. You may take up to 10 photos of your diorama and display in a book or on a piece of tagboard for example. Also, if you plan on selling pigs in our auction, get your rope test results to Mr. Favreau ASAP. Any questions on the livestock show can be directed to Mr. Jim Favreau. Questions on FairEntry can be directed to Mrs. Jill Plonka. http://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Link to fairbook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yHnoodIm2VYWW41VrN3MemA1XStylMtD/view?usp=sharing Word of the Day: Decadent Decadent n. A person who is luxuriously self-indulgent. (adj.) Characterized by or reflecting a state of decay or cultural decline, as in being self-indulgent or morally corrupt. Birthdays: Elementary—Emelia Dickey H.S./M.S.—Delaney Brown
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 2020 Today is a Day 1 Elementary is a Day 4 Today's schedule for Band and Choir Students is: 6th Grade - Day 2, 7 and 8th Grade - Day 4, and High School - Day 4. Lunch for today: Ham Wrap, Pickles, String Cheese, Applesauce, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Please finalize any schedule changes for the semester with Ms. Bevan by the end of this week. The Ithaca Fair is still on! Check out the Ithaca Fair Facebook page for the Fair Entry Book. We are asking that DIORAMAS be entered in picture only to avoid excessive touching. You may take up to 10 photos of your diorama and display in a book or on a piece of tagboard for example. Also, if you plan on selling pigs in our auction, get your rope test results to Mr. Favreau ASAP. Any questions on the livestock show can be directed to Mr. Jim Favreau. Questions on FairEntry can be directed to Mrs. Jill Plonka. http://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Link to fairbook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yHnoodIm2VYWW41VrN3MemA1XStylMtD/view?usp=sharing Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Carson Welte
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fri, Sept. 4th, 2020 Today is a Day 2 Elementary is a Day 3 Today's schedule for Band and Choir Students is: 6th Grade - Day 1, 7 and 8th Grade - Day 3, and High School - Day 3. Lunch for today: Turkey Sandwich, Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Peach, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. There is going to be a Football Booster Club meeting on Monday September 7th at 7:00 pm by the football field for anyone that wants to attend. The Ithaca Fair is still on! Check out the Ithaca Fair Facebook page for the Fair Entry Book. We are asking that DIORAMAS be entered in picture only to avoid excessive touching. You may take up to 10 photos of your diorama and display in a book or on a piece of tagboard for example. Also, if you plan on selling pigs in our auction, get your rope test results to Mr. Favreau ASAP. Any questions on the livestock show can be directed to Mr. Jim Favreau. Questions on FairEntry can be directed to Mrs. Jill Plonka. http://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Link to fairbook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yHnoodIm2VYWW41VrN3MemA1XStylMtD/view?usp=sharing Word of the Day: Agnostic Agnostic n. A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena. Birthdays Elementary—Croy Calhoon and Alyssa Olson H.S./M.S.—On Saturday, Sammy Clary Staff—on Sunday, Mrs. Deb Manning
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI) has released further information explaining the food service program that will allow for ALL students access to FREE meals whether virtual or in-person and to include our all virtual days on Wednesday. Please refer to earlier messages for forms and applications. They are also available on our News tab under 2020-2021 Food Service Program.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please carefully read this letter from Mrs. Prouty regarding the Food Service Program funded by the USDA. There are specific instructions to receive this benefit offered to ALL students and families. The link to the letter has important links embedded in it to complete each required step. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Avo1T_F90Ykn75Eeh9zb4ksoIzxXryZXQc-3aVgMvtI/edit?usp=sharing
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Curriculum Committee meeting that was scheduled for tonight at 5:30 in the LMC is cancelled. Thank you.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca district is looking for a Social Emotional Learning Coach. The SEL coach would work 4 hours per day for 30 weeks. Candidates must have a Human Development Degree. We will hire an SEL coach to help us implement SEL in our classes and integrate it into the curriculum to add or increase SEL in all areas. To apply for this position or learn more visit the WECAN website or call the district and ask for Brooke Hackl at 608-585-2512 to join the Ithaca Team!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School District is looking for a part time janitor (a temporary position), You will work around 25 hours per week. The starting pay is $11.50/hour. The hours would vary, with most being on the PM shift, This position does not offer benefits. To apply for this position visit the WECAN website, or call the district and ask for Brooke Hackl at 608-585-2512 to join the Ithaca Team!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wed, Sept. 2nd, 2020 Lunch for today: Ham Wrap, Pickles, Tropical Fruit Cup, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Welcome back to school!!! FCCLA will have its first meeting this Thursday after school on the patio. All High school students interested in joining or curious what FCCLA is all about, join us for a quick snack and meeting. If you are interested in joining and are unable to attend, please let Ms. Sprecher know. See you Thursday! The Ithaca Volleyball Boosters will hold a meeting today at 6:30 pm on the back patio of the High School. All interested in helping support our volleyball program at all levels is invited to come. If you prefer to attend via Zoom, please contact Juli Thompson. Attention anyone interested in playing high school volleyball this fall: There will be team and individual pictures today after school starting at 3:45. You must enter through the main high school entrance and wear a mask. Jerseys will be handed out tonight for pictures. The Ithaca Fair is still on! Check out the Ithaca Fair Facebook page for the Fair Entry Book. We are asking that DIORAMAS be entered in picture only to avoid excessive touching. You may take up to 10 photos of your diorama and display in a book or on a piece of tagboard for example. Also, if you plan on selling pigs in our auction, get your rope test results to Mr. Favreau ASAP. Any questions on the livestock show can be directed to Mr. Jim Favreau. Questions on FairEntry can be directed to Mrs. Jill Plonka. http://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14844 Link to fairbook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yHnoodIm2VYWW41VrN3MemA1XStylMtD/view?usp=sharing Word of the Day: Pundit Pundit n. 1. Somebody who expresses an opinion: somebody who acts as a critic or authority on a particular subject, especially in the media. “The election results threw the political pundits into confusion.” 2. Somebody wise: somebody with knowledge and wisdom. Birthdays Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—Emma Schoen
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
From Mr. Lechnir: For the first two weeks we will be using this schedule. Your 1st hour teacher is leading the 1 hr delay, so you should log in with the 1st hr teacher. ON WEDNESDAY's the schedule differes (see below the first schedule) There have been some "expected" hiccups with some of the teachers getting into the zoom part of their class for the virtual students. W hope to have these cleaned up quickly. Also virtual students do not need to log into any study halls unless they have questions for their study hall instructor.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
From Mrs. Prouty: Happy First Day of School!! I am a yellow! See our chart below, used today will all Middle and High school students. I am very happy to announce that the USDA has approved free lunch and breakfast for all students. We still need your applications for free and reduced lunch for every family, but all will be given free food. Soon, probably tomorrow, we will send out the information about how to order for your children 18 and under, on the virtual days. I had previously sent out a survey, which is now closed, for this week's food. If you filled that survey out, Annette Louis is sending food home with your children today (for Wed.) and has arranged for the 100% virtual students' food to be picked up. (Please note this is a very small number of families- only about 20, so you are probably not getting the extra food today or tomorrow. If this is a hardship for your family, please let me know by contacting me via email.) We have already had many glitches, errors, and mistakes. (And it is only 11:00!) Thanks to all of our families that let us know things did not go well; we are working on it. But, we are all HERE, in some way or another, trying our best. Tomorrow will be a learning day for everyone, but with grace and patience, we will all get better at this new way of learning.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tuesday, Sept. 1st, 2020 Lunch for today: Turkey Sub, Carrots & Dip, Pear Cup, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Thursday Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. If you have not applied by Oct. 1st, it will be assumed you plan on paying the lunch fee starting Friday Oct. 2nd. If you were on reduced lunches last year, you may have the reduced price of $.40 per day or $2.00 per week and reapply, also. Welcome back to school!!! FCCLA will have its first meeting this Thursday after school on the patio. All High school students interested in joining or curious what FCCLA is all about, join us for a quick snack and meeting. If you are interested in joining and are unable to attend, please let Ms. Sprecher know. See you Thursday! The Ithaca Volleyball Boosters will hold a meeting this Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30pm on the back patio of the High School. All interested in helping support our volleyball program at all levels is invited to come. If you prefer to attend via Zoom, please contact Juli Thompson. Attention anyone interested in playing high school volleyball this fall: There will be team and individual pictures this Wednesday after school starting at 3:45. You must enter through the main high school entrance and wear a mask. Jerseys will be handed out that night. Birthdays: Elementary—Nolan Parduhn H.S./M.S.—Branson Smith
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Students and families who picked up Chromebooks in the spring that still have them MUST send them to school with your students tomorrow for the first day of school. They will be needed! Bring a charger, too. There won't be enough to go around if you don't bring it with you.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Before school resumes, we send out the last of our "summer" birthday wishes. Happy Birthday today, August 29th, to Isaiah Fargen! Best "fishes" to you. Hope you have the "bass" day yet.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do Good Wisconsin* recently held a teacher supply drive and give away. This year, they were able to donate supplies to over 250 teachers and one of our elementary school teachers was a lucky recipient.! Congratulations Mrs. Bailey and thank you #DoGoodWisconsin for supporting educators across Wisconsin! *Do Good Wisconsin is a platform sharing inspiring content and showcasing individuals, organizations, and businesses “Doing Good” in Wisconsin! They wanted to create a platform that highlights everyday people doing great things and give them a voice in front of a community who wants to listen. Go to DoGoodWisconsin.com to learn more.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Please use this linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXptVyJ_wGvsCSUtqOwn9COl00oE4Ibq0ob3T-Qq_o6COxEA/viewform to order lunch and breakfast for virtual students on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and for all students to order breakfast and/or lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 2. We will have the details worked out by Monday, to figure out how we will schedule a pick up for the food. (We will probably send Wed. food home Tues. night in students' backpacks). Stay tuned.
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Julie Prouty
It seems like so long since students were here!  It was a great evening for picture night- If you have a virtual child in your home, please contact Mr. Hess to arrange a pick up of the Chromebook and other items needed to begin school. (adam.hess@ithaca.k12.wi.us)   All students start Tuesday, Sept. 1.  Doors open at 7:30, do not drop anyone off early, please.  Virtual students log into your computers by 8:00 (7:55 for MS and HS) We are very excited to work with you on social and emotional skills first thing in the morning.  All students are virtual on Wednesday, Sept. 2, and for the rest of the school year on Wednesdays.  
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
In the excitement of school prep yesterday, August 26th, we missed wishing a very Happy Birthday to Lincoln Manning! But now you get to keep celebrating! Today, August 27th, we wish a very Happy Birthday to Ella Fargen, Trent Franzen, Parker Hisel, and Grayclyn Straka! Smile big for your special day and for school pictures!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The PTSO will be selling spirit items tomorrow during picture night in the gym. We have a new design for our t-shirts ($12) and sweatshirts ($20) this year. We are also liquidating the old "Pride" t-shirts for $10. New this year are Ithaca Bulldogs lanyards for $2 each - great for attaching to your mask so it doesn't fall on the floor during lunch and your lunch id cards (coming soon). We'll also have fun child masks for $4, adult sized Bulldog masks for $7, purple Bulldog neck gaiters for $10 in youth and adult sizes, and water bottles for $9 (reminder - kids will not be allowed to use "direct-drink" water fountains this year). Check out the Ithaca PTSO Facebook page for more items and pricing! (We will take cash or check, sorry we are unable to take credit/debit cards at this time.)
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Kathleen Schoen
Hello! Ms Schoen sent out an email to all families and staff. Check your inbox and your Spam folders. If you didn't receive it, please call the school office. Thank you!
5 months ago, Kathleen Schoen
Ithaca Schools
If you're coming to the Picture Day event tomorrow and still have some library books at home, bring them along! There will be a drop box in the gym. While you're there, browse the books and discarded magazines on display to take home. Find something for almost every reader!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
We are so excited to begin the school year. Please check out our new Ithaca Parent Hub. It has lots of information for the first days of school. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X9G892E0igGtnLSclQ87o1rMcKrGgt3RfJg3MyLLRz0/edit?usp=sharing
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
It's almost here! Picture Day a new way will be this Thursday night from 4pm until 8pm. Click this link to register your family - one sign up per family regardless of how many students in each family. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4cabab2da2f49-picture
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday today, August 25th to our own Mr. Zac Thome. Go out and spend at least "just a bit outside".
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
While some look forward to birthdays, others are less enthusiastic. Either way, you deserve to celebrate your birthday! Happy Birthday today, August 24th to Destiney Lindner-Ruiz, Mattias Twining, Elijah Waldner, and Mrs. Jill Pinkstaff!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Sorry birthday folks, Wally was all out of disinfectant wipes. We all know those are the hottest item right now. Happy Birthday wishes today, August 23rd, to Logan Biermeier and Paige Nowicki anyway. We hope it's as wonderful as you are.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
You're becoming you! With every birthday, you get better and better. Happy Birthday today, August 22nd to Emma Birkrem, Lexi Brown, Dylan Colson, and Xander Hilby. You just keep getting better!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The start of another year of adventures. Go out and conquer! Happy Birthday wishes to out to Meghan Miller today, August 20th.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Just because it's your birthday doesn't mean you get out of doing chores, right Josie Laue? Today, August 20th, we wish Josie a very Happy Birthday. Go out and celebrate, and maybe someone will help you with the less desirable chores.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wait, what? More birthdays today? Happy Birthday wishes today, August 18th to Jakob McGlynn and Kyle Tourdot! Go out and horse around to celebrate!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The 2020-21 is about to begin! In preparation, we are trying our best to keep all families informed as decisions are made, plans are created, and changes occur. Through it all, Ithaca staff is dedicated to doing our best to educate your child/ren during these uncertain times. We will continue to send information as we get closer to the start date of school--Tuesday, September 1. If you have questions or need clarification, please call the school office and ask for Mrs. Prouty, Mr. Lechnir, or Mrs. Schoen. An email with this message and a document (link below) outlining current and pertinent information regarding the restart of school was emailed to all families in our contact list. If you did not receive that email, either in your inbox or spam folder, please contact Mrs. Schoen at schokat@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Stay well and take care. file:///C:/Users/jthompson/Downloads/School_Plan_8.18.2020.pdf
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
For their birthday today, August 17th, we have a pictorial math question for Jaxon Louis and Brinley Wanless. Don't worry, it's easy and it will always equal Happy Birthday wishes!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
HAY!! I mean, HEY! It's your birthday! Today, August 16th, we wish Nathan Weldon and Mr. Jim Favreau Happy Birthday. You're both outstanding in your field. :)
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Another reminder that all who may be interested in joining Trap Club should meet at the Hillpoint Rod and Gun Club tomorrow, Sunday, August 16th at 1pm. There are many things to discuss. See attached to review prior to the meeting.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday today, August 15th, to Kyla Pluemer and Gavin Templen. Some of us just say it louder than others. Good grief! It's a great day for a birthday.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
What could you do with a bus? The Ithaca School District has a school bus for sale that is not drive-able. This bus is a 2006 Blue Bird 71 passenger capacity bus with 148,479 miles on it. Sealed bids must be submitted to the district office by August 31st, 2020. Contact the district office at 585-2514 with any questions.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Careful blowing out all those candles! We send out lots of Happy Birthday wishes today, August 14th, to Aaron Feryance!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Picture Day is Thursday, August 27, 4:00 - 8:00 pm! Click the link below to go to the Sign Up Genius page to sign up. Nine families are allowed to sign up per time slot. Only one parent is allowed per family. Students are to remain standing together in their family groups and maintain 6 ft distance with other families. Staff members will be available to assist. There will be 3 photographers taking pictures. Use 1 parent/guardian name to sign up your family in 1 slot only. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4cabab2da2f49-picture
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Anyone interested on being on the trap team is invited to come to the Hillpoint Rod and Gun Club this Sunday, August 16th at 1pm.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Oh my goodness! We have the same birthday! Technically, it was mine first, but I don't mind sharing. Just don't eat my cake. Happy Birthday today, August 11th, to Syvannah Scott and Mrs. Juli Thompson.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
When you have a summer birthday, it isn't hard to stay cool, because you ARE cool. Happy Birthday today, August 10th, to Makenna Anderson!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Another one of Ithaca's cool chicks has a birthday today, August 9th. Happy Birthday to Avaya Pyfferoen. We hope today is extra cool!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Big cake and big wishes for two of our awesome students! Happy Birthday today, August 8th, to Jaci Rosenow and Montanna Scott! Enjoy cake, fun, and all-around awesomeness on your special day.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention volleyball fans! Head over to the Ithaca Volleyball Facebook page to browse the online apparel store. And a reminder that high school practices begin September 7th. Please have all your paperwork completed and turned in by the first night of practice.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Due to the change in schedule for 4K classes, the school supply list has been revised. Please review this list if your child will be a 4K student for the 2020-21 school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dqT52MWuVda0TvKrNK2yYApWt1_nIOfW3v2bp6iUJCQ/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't question the delivery. On a birthday, anything is possible! Just enjoy the wishes and have a fantastic day. Happy Birthday today, August 7th, to Katelynn Fry and Casey Pomering!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wishing you happy birthday just once today isn't enough. Today, August 6th, we wish Charlie Jones and Kasey King a very Happy Birthday! Charlie is finishing his training, so he won't get to see these wishes today, but we hope he still has a great day. Happy day to you both!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Attention: Ithaca Trap Club members and potential members. There is a meeting on Sunday, August 9th at 1:00. The meeting is at the Hillpoint Rod and Gun Club. Please attend.
6 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Birthdays give you an even better reason to do something special. Make your day wonderful, Allison Durst! Happy Birthday today, August 5th. Hope it's groovy.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Are you a junior or senior that may have some free time in the mornings? Want to earn some money and credits as a TA or volunteer? Ithaca Public Schools are in need of reliable junior and/or senior students to help on bus routes in the morning assisting with taking temperatures and documenting. This position would earn $9/hour for roughly two hours per day. Personal protective equipment would be provided, and some cleaning duties may be involved. Interested students must be in good academic standing and be able to get to school in the morning before bus routes begin. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian approval. To apply, complete an employment form and contact Brooke Hackl in the district office at 585-2512.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca will not be having its annual co-curricular meeting in August. All paperwork is still required to participate in extracurricular activities. You can find links to what is needed on the Ithaca website. Students and their parents/guardians need to read/watch the co-curricular code and sign it. You can watch the video from last year by clicking the following link https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=32hI5NPUDUs. The school has a few DVD copies that can be checked out if needed. Fall sport athletes should turn their paperwork into their coaches who will deliver it to the school. If your child doesn't play a fall sport have them turn their paperwork in when school starts. Thanks.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
So much to smile about for your birthday! Today, August 4th, we wish Abby Wiedenfeld a very Happy Birthday. We hope it's Puurrrr-fect!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Mrs. Prouty sent home an email message last week. If you did not receive it, please check your spam for her email. It starts with julie.prouty
6 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
It's not a birthday without a pinata....or is it a cake? Well, whatever you have, make sure you have a great time! Happy Birthday today, August 3rd to Wyatt Laukant and Ms. Cheri Jacobson.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
I think the same applies to birthday cake. Enjoy the frosting! Enjoy your day! Happy Birthday wishes today, August 2nd, to go out to Landen Moody!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Even artists like da Vinci get creative for birthdays. Happy Birthday to one of our own creative talents today, August 1st, to Jacob Mueller! May your day be filled with color and fun.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
What compliments great sweet corn? Great birthdays and a "corn-y" joke. Happy Birthday today, July 31st to Ben Huebsch and Keegan Jones. We hope your day is a-MAIZE-ing!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's your birthday, so treat yourself! Today, July 30th, we send out big Happy Birthday wishes to Cortez Kleinsasser!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Turn that frown upside down! We've got some birthdays to smile about. Happy Birthday today, July 29th, to Finley Fowell and Robert Ringelstetter!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We found this portrait sent years ago from Bob Ross wishing Happy Birthday today, July 28th to Leah Tourdot and Ms. Peg Durkin. Have a wonderful birthday! May all of it be happy, not just the trees.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Even though there's ups and downs on the roller coaster of life, it's always an adventure. May the next year bring lots of fun and excitement! Happy Birthday today, July 27th to Braeden Freestone.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We send beautiful birthday wishes to some wonderful birthday girls today, July 26th. Happy Birthday to Ember Hollands and Kapri Kalland!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Let me take a deep breath for today's birthdays.... It's July 25th, and today we wish Happy Birthday to Zachary Jacobson, Kolton Kalish, Kyan Kalish, Bailey Wanless, Sterling Weitzel, Bethany Weldon, Mrs. Hannah Chavez, and Mr. Matt Mezera.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Check out the agenda for Monday's (July 27th) School Board of Education Meeting. Use the Zoom link to register in advance before attending virtually. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WMrtyOOGSXcSdf_UouIFz5elACsZj79yLb47ppDF2Xo/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Lions do so much for our students and community. Let's help them continue that tradition! The Ithaca Lions will be having a Brat sale at the WCCU in Richland Center on Friday, August 7th to raise money for our Stuff The Bus fundraiser for the Ithaca School. They will be serving brats, hot dogs, chips, soda, and water. There will also be bars and cookies for sale. Their 3rd annual Stuff the Bus will be held on Wednesday August 19th at the school in Ithaca from 12:00 to 6:30. Drop off supplies or cash donations then or to any Ithaca Lion. They hope to make this the best one yet, but can't do it without your support. Thanks for your past support. Also, The Ithaca Lions in conjunction with NexTrex will be collecting plastic. They will have to collect 500 pounds in six months and NexTrex will donate a park bench to the Ithaca Lions which is made of recycled plastics. The collection bin location has not been announced yet. If you would start saving now, it will make the collection more successful. If you have any questions you may contact any Lion or Dick Hauser at 605-585-4808.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to Talena Sprecher! She competed in the National FCCLA Star Event competition. She received a Gold rating in her category of Job Interview. Here she is doing her interview via Zoom.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
To our smart, talented, pretty, creative, and fabulous birthday gals. Happy Birthday today, July 23rd, to Ilana Bloczynski and Tammie Cayse-Fry!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ok, so I remembered because I get a list of birthdays. But it doesn't mean you don't get big wishes! Happy Birthday today, July 21st to Max Koch and Koen Pyfferoen! Celebrate and have a great day!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
YES! We're talkin' to you! We're wishing Happy Birthday today, July 21st to Max Koch and Koen Pyfferoen.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Public Schools are looking for four (4) part time paraprofessionals. Applicants should be flexible, professional, patient and encouraging with a variety of learning levels. The individuals filling these roles will work closely with staff members to provide additional learning, coaching, tutoring, and supervision to our students. The role may require using office equipment, having basic computer skills and knowledge of common computer programs. Please contact Brooke Hackl at the district office at 585-2512 with any questions. These positions along with other openings in the district are also posted on the WECAN website: https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/. To apply there, you must create an account.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Elementary is seeking a certified teacher to begin the 2020-21 school year. This candidate must be able to teach students of all ability levels. They must have a genuine interest in improving student achievement and contributing in a positive manner to the overall school environment. Desired skills include: Incorporate differentiated instructional strategies into lesson planning and lesson delivery; develop and build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents; utilize evidence-based best practices; use assessments to plan, monitor, and assess student understanding; collaborate with other professionals. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Education with certification in areas of intermediate grades. The Ithaca District offers a highly competitive benefits package, including Health, Dental, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance. Initial training begins August 17 with several days of various trainings/collaborations before students arrive September 1. Interested individuals will find the position posted in WECAN but can also call Ithaca School at 608.585.2512.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Brace yourself! Saddle up and help us celebrate birthdays today, July 20th. Happy Birthday to Kierra Atkinson and Brielle Kennedy!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
So much to celebrate today, July 19th! Celebrate until the donkeys or cows come home. We send out redonkulous Happy Birthday wishes to Quintis Banker, Jaxon Scott, Michael Self and extra special wishes to Erin Miller.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
One of our ex-STRAW-dinary students has a birthday today, July 18th. Happy Birthday wishes to Nick King!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We've got a lot of cool chicks in our school. Happy Birthday today, July 17th to one of them. Have a birthday that's as cool as you are, Kaila Layton!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Elementary is looking for a long term substitute teacher for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year! The best candidate for this position has a bachelor's degree in education and loves working with first grade students. Official experience and a state teaching license is preferred, but we welcome those with informal experiences as well. Candidates will be covering the beginning of the school year. We ask that candidates are flexible and willing to work with the everyday changes that a classroom has to offer. It is also important that you are willing to become a part of the Ithaca community and serve the many families throughout the district. Apply online through WECAN at WECAN.education.wisc.edu. Questions may be directed to Ithaca Elementary School Principal Kathleen Schoen at 608/585-2311.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Public Schools are committed to safety, flexibility, and instruction always but especially in light of our current environment. Please read the following document outlining the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The article is also shared on our "News" tab. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Av-qnq0RktCfazeLinXICM5VQt4xZXbEU8UqDTTpu64/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We have a quiz today, July 15th for Mrs. Shawna Kitsemble on her birthday. What do you get every birthday? Happy Birthday!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
What's your jam? Today's Happy Birthday wishes go out to someone who teaches kinders for her jam! Happy Birthday today, July 14th, to Mrs. McKenzie Mindham.
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Are you kitten me? You have a birthday? Happy Birthday wishes today, July 13th, go out to Madison Hackl, Mrs. Sarah Bailey, and Mrs. Julie Prouty. Have a purr-fect day!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Adventures await in the year ahead for you! Today, July 12th, we wish Happy Birthday to Deegan Ihm and Samuel Jones. Go out and celebrate and find your adventure!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Help us plan for fall! Don't forget to complete the Transportation Form that went out recently. This form will help us plan for getting students to and from school safely. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeC03VhDNkYGynVOXRggwRfXaM9GzJGVAMCJDrN2_D98kP5Sw/viewform
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Hot off the presses! Check out the schedule for summer band lessons. Lessons begin Monday, July 13th. The schedule is also on our "News" tab on the website and app. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P5AOHAlMm5E5cnJ9txaGOf97NLJ1BcRYMFhp9ZsCeS8/edit?usp=sharing
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Polish up your boots and kick up your heels. We've got some birthdays to celebrate! Happy Birthday to Molly Geraths, and Shelby Funk celebrates a very special birthday!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday today, July 9th, to Braylen Logue! Put on your best pink and purple, and get your sparkle shined up. Have a great day celebrating you!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With lots of emotion and from deep down, we send out birthday wishes today, July 8th, to Autumn McBain. Happy Birthday! Belt it out!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday wishes come in big sizes for big hearts. This wish comes from Hulk Hogan, too. Today, July 7th, we wish a great birthday to Memphis Burkhalter!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday wishes go out today, July 6th to a STARR student! We hope Eli Starr has a bright birthday.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The fireworks are over, but the celebration is just beginning for birthdays! Have a very Happy Birthday today, July 5th, to Wesley Brown, Samuel Geraths, and Ellie Otto.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
You share a birthday with our nation! Have a star spangled birthday today, July 4th, to Alejandro Abarca and Alexis McBain. Happy Birthday!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Public School currently has a job opening for a paraprofessional. Applicants should be flexible, professional, patient and encouraging with a variety of learning levels. The individual filling this role will work closely with staff members to provide additional learning, coaching, tutoring, and supervision to our students. This role may require using office equipment, having basic computer skills and knowledge of common computer programs. Questions may be directed to Brooke Hackl in the Ithaca School District Office at 585-2512 ext. 406 during normal business hours. Refer to Ithaca School District Policy 373 for more details regarding this position. To apply, complete an application form found on the "Employment" tab of our website. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R9qBx6o_Oxi_2m3J3IAf4GC6Yg6eb9CNKb7fex0Ekkc/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Doggone it! It's Remington Baney's birthday today, July 3rd. Have a very Happy Birthday! Celebrate and have fun.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
5th Grade Parents! If your student is interested in joining our band, but hasn't done the online listening activity, please have them do this by Monday, July 6. Click on the link below and go to "Instrument Matching Tool". Click on "Matching Tool" to begin the listening activity and then click "submit". https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=3162 On Thursday, July 9th, the students will try instruments and parents will receive information on renting or buying an instrument. Please use the following form to sign up for a time to do this. Students will be able to start learning their instruments beginning July 27th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a2R5ZgWzZLS8_48ZWwZ12yzwS8cnGvlBU6up2K-6lEo/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
I raise my coffee mug! I'd like to make a toast to Austin Fry and Liam Starks that they may have a very Happy Birthday today, July 2nd! Make it great!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
All Ithaca families are asked to complete this transportation form by July 15th. Please answer for all of your children; there are two sections, morning and afternoon. The district is trying to create safe busing patterns, in light of the pandemic. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeC03VhDNkYGynVOXRggwRfXaM9GzJGVAMCJDrN2_D98kP5Sw/viewform
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Parents of Grades 6 - 12 Band Students: Summer Band Lessons will start on July 13 for the students going into grades 6 - 12. Students were given a chance to sign up for lessons during their last online assignment in May. Please ask them if they signed up. If they did, there is no need to sign up again. If they didn't, or if something has changed and they can't take lessons, please use the following link to fill out the google form with this information. Please do so by this Friday, July 3, 2020. Please watch for the schedule to come out next week online. Lessons will be done a little differently this year. Students will be spaced apart at least 6 feet, the chairs and stands will be disinfected between each lesson, lessons will possibly be held outside (under a tent). More information may be included when the schedule comes out. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegJnRvVEpCEnBrpjfCRLaWRjUPkaEMzcjOy9UvXoSYjVpDKA/viewform?usp=sf_link
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please read this important letter from Mr. Lechnir and Mrs. Prouty regarding our in-person 2020 graduation ceremony on July 12th at 11:00 AM. It includes details and guidelines that all will be expected to follow. We look forward to celebrating our graduating Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020! The letter may also be found under our "News" page on the school's website and app. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PI9AiVuUwLo5BiEb6vMwk0CcS8WFQsM0IXhvD0IHxy8/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We are passing along some sport related information from the WIAA - WIAA Summer Contact FAQ https://5il.co/ht53 and WIAA Reopen School Sports-Summer https://5il.co/ht54
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's time for a birthday party! Turn up the mew-sic to celebrate. Today, June 30th, we wish Rhiya Waterman a very Happy Birthday!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Another year older?! You don't look it at all. Today, June 28th, we send out birthday wishes to some marvelous Bulldogs. Happy Birthday, Deegan Mezera, Landon Thompson, and Mrs. Emily Zorea!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Super Happy Birthday wishes go out to one of our Super Students. Happy Birthday today, June 27th, to Dalton Ihm!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? The Richland Center Tourism Board is looking for 2 youth (or a youth and adult) who can commit to two- 4hr shifts (8-noon or 12-4) per month (July and August) to provide visitor information, answer phone calls, be a friendly, smiling greeter at the Depot Visitor Center in Richland Center two weekend days (Friday and/or Saturday) each month. There will be a short application process and training for those who meet the requirements. Contact Christy Adsit at 608/647-3035.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Who's a birthday girl? Happy Birthday to Ruthie Weitzel today, June 26th!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Some Paw-some students have birthdays today, June 25th. Happy Birthday wishes to Cameron Brown and Memphis Phillips today. Have a howling good time celebrating you!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca is seeking individuals who are interested in guiding our student-athletes. Middle School Football is needing to fill a head coach position and an assistant coach position. There are also openings in our High School Volleyball program for two assistant coaches. Interested applicants should complete an employment application found on our website under "Employment" and contact Athletic Director Zac Thome at thomzac@ithaca.k12.wi.us or call the district office to leave a message at 585-2512.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's a special day for two of our students! Happy Birthday wishes today, June 24th, to Hadley Czys and a very special birthday for Gunner Honer! Enjoy your day.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please review the press release from Richland County Emergency Management regarding the progression to Phase II reopening https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P7y7gfVDFpCxLYVgbv9TSDz85puwRqDKns5RsdQa9SE/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's time to celebrate! A very Happy Birthday today, June 23rd to Gavriel Fauver, Scout Mezera, and Logan Rutherford. Have a wonderful and special day celebrating YOU!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please read this important update from Ithaca Superintendent Mrs. Julie Prouty regarding the most recent Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Education Forward plan. The letter may also be found in an article on our "News" tab on our website and app.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
No one is you-er than you! And today, June 21st, we wish Happy Birthday to you, James Kypke!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's the last week for the food pick up next week! What a success this program has been. If you still want to sign up to participate in the program for next week and receive delicious Carr Valley curd on the 25th, use the link below or go to our "News" page to find the Food Service Survey. Thanks to all our families who have participated to make it such a success! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLW3Q52IAG1nNqVwFkzk1OE43axqmMqLsmAX3ETPaGrA6oCA/viewform?usp=sf_link
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Let's sing Happy Birthday today, June 20th, to Kayla Fry and Hunter Kennedy!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don’t forget next week is the last week of our Food Program Pick Up device. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on fresh Carr Valley cheese curds compliments of Jones Chevrolet-Buick on June 25! Find e survey on our website and app under the “News” article “Food Service Survey”.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
S'more birthdays today, June 19th. Happy Birthday to Emma Hilby, Devon Hisel, Alyssa Mueller, and Brock Nelson! Have a great day celebrating you!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Bubbles the Clown is happy to report that the 98th Annual Ithaca Fair is still on! The fair will be Saturday, October 3, 2020. Here is the Ithaca Fair Book so you can create and grow entries for it this summer! When we get a theme and times for everything, we will add that. We will still use FairEntry.com this year to streamline the entry process. An exhibit organization sheet is also included on the last page of the fair book. Registration will open in August. Any fair book questions can be directed to Mr. Jim Favreau at favrjim@ithaca.k12.wi.us or Mrs. Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwHNqMgxBZpsFJMRPkDqKGpgrXv?projector=1
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join the Ithaca FCCLA as Papa Murphy sponsors a Share Night. Head over tonight from 4pm until 8pm to support the club! https://www.facebook.com/events/553354685551971/
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Birthdays rule! Let's wish a Happy Birthday to Mrs. Paula Boland today, June 18th! Don't be "mean" about it, because she's above "average".
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join WRCO-FM 100.9 and at https://wrco.com this Friday at 7 for "Rewind, Press Play!". This rewind "sports broadcast" program will feature the Ithaca Baseball State Championship from 2016. Phil Nee has the play-by-play call of the game featuring an Ithaca State Title. During the broadcast you can enjoy Phil's interview with Coach Dan Clary and some former players, as they reminisce about the title run. Again, it will be broadcast on WRCO-FM 100.9 and WRCO.com this Friday evening at 7:00 PM.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
This survey has been created to assist in gathering information to best prepare the district to manage the safety and welfare of all our Ithaca family. The Ithaca School District is preparing for as many avenues of learning as possible (including remote learning, every other day access to school, full time learning for all, one week at Ithaca and then one-week remote learning, the younger the child the more at school learning, among many other ideas). We have weekly Wednesday 3:00 meetings about this (ask the office for a login). All are welcome to attend and participate. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0fiT2_0PMhJ2qTB2ErnuUy_gN79xxI_te32Cc_O3zZx-aPg/viewform
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
When you're twins, do you get to celebrate twice as much? When you share a birthday with twins, can you celebrate three times as much? Happy Birthday wishes today, June 16th to Eugene and Leo Dederich and Noah Drone! Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, nah!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please email Mr. Favreau if you are interested in the first ever virtual Wisconsin FFA Agriscience Fair and Talent Show. To learn more about these amazing events you can visit the "Intro to FFA" PowerPoint, talk to an officer, or ask your advisor! Let's make the best of the 2020 virtual Wisconsin State FFA convention July 6-10 by participating!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Party cats are here to celebrate a birthday! We want to wish Addyson Jurgensen a Happy Birthday today, June 15th!
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Get ready to celebrate! Happy Birthday wishes today, June 14th, to Cole Brownlee! Have a great day.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Birthday Wishes! Today, June 13th, we wish Kaylee Miller and Carissa Willis a very Happy Birthday! Celebrate and make it unbelievable.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
June is Dairy Month! It's hard to beat celebrating Dairy Month than eating fresh cheese curds. Patrons of our Food Program Pick Up were able to get fresh Carr Valley curd compliments of a donation from Jones Chevrolet-Buick of Richland Center. Fifty pounds of curd were handed out last night and another 50 pounds will be handed out on June 25 to our Food Program families. (And don't forget to sign up for next week's food program!)
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Public School is looking to fill a new position of bookkeeper and administrative assistant to our staff. A full description of this position is found in our District Policy Manual - Policy 361 (a link is below). To apply, complete the Employment Application found on our website under "Employment" and submit to our district office. Questions may be referred to Brooke Hackl, District HR/Payroll at 585-2512 during normal business hours. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pvHoTTk3a_U-5812dhPMSZzd7fiipKiuxiKejZzBBRY/edit
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Substitute Teacher Training! Have you considered becoming a substitute teacher for the Ithaca School District or other surrounding districts? CESA 3 will be offering VIRTUAL substitute teacher training next Tuesday, June 16th. If you or someone you know has an interest, sign up here: https://bit.ly/2W9CraX This training, along with an associate's degree or higher, is a requirement for a substitute teacher's license in Wisconsin.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Staff wanted to still be able to send our students off into the summer break with flair! Check out this video of Ithaca Staff wishing our students well as we head into summer. Have a great Summer Break! Stay well and have fun. https://spark.adobe.com/video/STFizIdoSraiO
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Remember, you can view our Board of Education and Committee meeting ZOOM recordings at the following location on our website: https://www.ithaca.k12.wi.us/o/ithaca-school-district/page/2020-video-links
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Seniors and senior families! Please take your banners from the display in front of the Community Gym as soon as possible. Also, keep July 12 open as the date for our face-to-face graduation! Details will not be finalized until the end of June, so stay tuned.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
To celebrate, or not to celebrate? That should never be the question! Happy Birthday, today, June 10th to Mrs. Melany Wontor! We hope it's gr8.
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to our one and only FFA advisor, tech Ed teacher, and agriculture teacher Mr. Favreau on receiving the Ken Solis award! This award is for an outstanding teacher in out school and is given to one teacher per year. Thank you for your dedication to teaching and FFA and congrats again on your accomplishment Mr. Favreau!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If you filled out a Food Service survey for next week and it appeared differently than other weeks, please complete the survey again. Inadvertently it was edited, and there were missing question fields. The information that you would enter there is needed for our program. Thanks for your cooperation.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Good luck to Talena Sprecher as she competes in the National FCCLA Job Interview Star Event. Although many of the State and National school competitions were cancelled this spring, FCCLA decided to host their National Convention virtually. This allowed some of the contests to be held via zoom or in a electronic submission format. Talena qualified for Nationals by being one of the top two scores in her division at the district contest. She had to prepare a portfolio for the judges and will have a half hour interview via Zoom.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We start the week with birthday shout outs. Even though it's a Monday, have a great day. Happy Birthday today, June 8th, to Abdias Abarca and Caden Keller!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Greetings Ithaca administration, staff, students, community members and graduating seniors. Since we are unable to meet as a group for our annual commencement celebration at this time, we would like to share the following links (Ithaca Website, Vidyard and YouTube) to view our virtual graduation ceremony. We have included a PDF version of the "Commencement Paper Program" in on our launch document. This program will be featured throughout our video graduation as well. On Monday, June 1 our graduating seniors, participating staff and administration came together in the Ithaca High School Gymnasium to present speeches, commencement rituals and the presentation of diplomas to be recorded and debuted at the regularly scheduled graduation date and time of June 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM. At this time we are proud, honored and humbled to present to you the commencement ceremony of the Ithaca Class of 2020. (please visit the following document for all of the video launch options) https://docs.google.com/document/d/14EoaVcGZ5tg8ub6QZt7NrINWBeWxLq-jH8P8r1OGqZU/edit?usp=sharing You may also click on any of the following direct links to the video - https://www.ithaca.k12.wi.us/o/ithaca-school-district/page/graduation-2020--16 or https://share.vidyard.com/watch/UtuZ9KpQTBMGWj3CnXrD6b? or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghZGpJDtBas&feature=youtu.be
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Before the weekend is over, we can't miss sending birthday wishes out. Happy Birthday to August Ringelstetter today, June 7th!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Athletic Director Mr. Thome received this message from the WIAA who asked him to share: Greetings, We are well aware of a news item posted on the WNFL radio website yesterday that misrepresents the existing reality with regard to football and fall sports. No new announcement was made from our office about the status of fall sports, and an excerpt from an interview with a different media outlet was taken out of context and used as the source. Safety and health continue to be our biggest concerns. More accurately, we are optimistic and hopeful that our schools will be able to provide fall sports. But it will ultimately come down to local and state health leaders who are the experts determining if our schools can provide sport opportunities to their student-athletes. We have been involved in some very detailed and intensive communication with the DHS, DPI and the governor's office - near daily - as we work with our sport medical advisory to develop summer contact guidance for our members should they be able to reopen and offer sports. However, it is not finalized yet. We will be discussing the potential opportunities with our committees beginning with the Sports Advisory on Monday. We have been keeping WADA informed of our efforts to develop guidance. We know and understand the interest in all of this and have been working hard to get it right. We hold out hope that our student-athletes will have opportunities in July and in the fall. In regards to fall sports, what we are sharing with anyone who asks: 1. At this point nothing has been canceled. 2. That status can change as other virus developments might emerge. 3. We HOPE kids might return to their schools come fall, and if they do and if schools reopen, we will do our best to have a plan and guidance that our members might choose to use - along with input from state and local health authorities - to decide locally if they can resume their sport and activity programs. Respectfully, WIAA Executive Staff
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thank you to all the families who have used our Food Service Pick Up program! You've made it a huge success. There is still time today to sign up for next week's program. ALSO, the surveys for the remaining weeks are now open. Complete them all now or up until the Friday before the following week. Find all the surveys on our website under the "News" tab in the "Food Service Survey" article. Each week has it's own survey. Links will also be listed in a Facebook post going out today. Sign up for this FREE service for all children in your home who are senior students and younger.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If the forecast is right, it's a beautiful day to celebrate a birthday! Today, June 6th, we wish Lorenzo Bell a very Happy Birthday!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
REMINDER - This Sunday, June 7 at 1:00 PM is our virtual commencement ceremony. We will be sharing information and the links to the ceremony just before 1:00 PM on Sunday. We will send them via email, Twitter, Facebook, our School APP and will post it on our website. We encourage you to make this an event that your graduating senior will remember, forever. Have a nice lunch before the ceremony, talk about fun times at school through the years, take pictures of your senior in cap and gown, have grandma and grandpa (if distancing acceptable) over for the viewing party. We stand with you in this unprecedented and challenging time. Congratulations to the Ithaca class of 2020, and remember to join us this Sunday at 1:00 PM for our virtual graduation ceremony.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wisconsin families are invited to join the Mission: Healthy Kids Summer Healthy Family Challenge. It's a free and fun way to work on some healthy habits together this summer. Complete the Challenge, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of five family prize packages that include for Fitbit Inspire fitness trackers and a $100 Home Chef gift card. Visit missionhealthykids.org for details and to get started on the Challenge!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join WRCO-FM 100.9 and at https://wrco.com this evening at 7 for "Rewind, Press Play!". This rewind "sports broadcast" program will feature an Ithaca Softball match-up from June 5, 2014 (6 years to the day!) Phil Nee has the play-by-play call of the Sectional Championship featuring Ithaca vs. Argyle. During the broadcast, enjoy Phil's interview with Todd and Jordan Cockroft as they reminisce about that game. Again, it will be broadcast on WRCO-FM 100.9 and WRCO.com tonight at 7:00 PM.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A big round of applause and Congratulations to Ithaca Honor Roll students. These High School and Middle School students were on the Honor Roll 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters of this year. So much to be proud of! Keep up the hard work, Bulldogs!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ermagersh! More birfthdays to celebrate. Today, June 5th we wish Happy Birthday to Chase Keller and Olivia Menne!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Sunshine, clear sky, beautiful weather... Sounds like the perfect day to celebrate birthdays. Happy Birthday today, June 4th, to Miranda Franzen, Kydyn Mueller, and Spencer Nelson.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Adam Hess
Recently, students of Ms. Durkin's Art Program completed projects dedicated to our local health care professionals and their tireless commitment as front-line workers. Please enjoy the following video of that art work, as we are pleased to be able to share it with our Ithaca community. https://share.vidyard.com/watch/psEdF6rZ3qduQxr2cC3LHb?
8 months ago, Adam Hess
Ithaca Schools
Parents, if you registered your young writer for the Hidden Valley Reading Council's Young Authors Workshop for students in grades K-5 that was scheduled for June 11th on the UW-Plattevill/Richland campus, that workshop has been cancelled. Registrants should have received an email. Check your spam folder if you missed a notification.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Temporary food benefits for children who usually get free or reduced-price school meals: Since schools are closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, children who usually get free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program can instead get temporary food benefits. These benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. Children can get these benefits in addition to any other school meals they are getting. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is automatically providing these benefits to most children who usually get free or reduced-price school meals based on information they have on file. If the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is able to verify your information, the benefits will automatically be provided on your QUEST card if you have one or on a P-EBT card you will get in the mail. You can use these cards like a debit card to buy food. You will get a letter in the mail letting you know if you are automatically getting the benefits. You may also get an email in addition to the mailed letter. See more information about these benefits and how you will be notified at dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/forwardhealth-foodshare.htm If the Wisconsin Department of Health Services does not have your information or is not able to verify your information, you will need to apply for the benefits. If you have not been notified that you are automatically getting these benefits by May 20, please complete the application at access.wi.gov/s/pebt?language=en_US. You must apply for the benefits by June 30. It is very important that the information you provide for each child who usually gets free or reduced-price school meals exactly matches the information your school has on file. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will look at that information to make sure you can get the benefits. If you apply and your information cannot be verified, please check with us to make sure your information is correct. You can contact us at 608-585-2512. We will work with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to make sure the correct information is on file.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
SWCAP recently learned we will be receiving WI Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) funds, resulting from the CARES Act. The purpose of these funds is to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent or security deposit. The SWCAP program will provide funding to eligible individuals residing in the Wisconsin counties of Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland. In general, an applicant must be an adult resident of Wisconsin, with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of the application or the prior month. For those eligible, the program may provide direct financial assistance for rent owed and/or security deposits. The program will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and the program will expire once CARES funding is exhausted. ----> PLEASE NOTE: SWCAP is not yet taking applications. We will post application instructions and contact information online, once the program is operational, on or about June 8, 2020. We are excited and relieved to have these funds available to eligible residents of Southwestern Wisconsin. We do not currently have any programs that provide similar assistance with mortgage payments. If you are struggling with mortgage payments due to COVID, you may wish to contact Neighborhood Housing Services of Southwest Wisconsin or Wisconsin Rural Housing at https://www.wisconsinruralhousing.org/ to talk with them about programs and services that may be able to help.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join WRCO-FM 100.9 and at https://wrco.com this Friday evening at 7 for "Rewind, Press Play!". This rewind "sports broadcast" program will feature an Ithaca Softball match-up from June 5, 2014 (6 years to the day!) Phil Nee has the play-by-play call of the Sectional Championship featuring Ithaca vs. Argyle. During the broadcast, enjoy Phil's interview with Todd and Jordan Cockroft as they reminisce about that game. Again, it will be broadcats on WRCO-FM 100.9 and WRCO.com this Friday at 7:00 PM.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our school's food service program has received funding to continue to offer the Food Service Pick Up Program past the last day of school. Find the form on our website, app, or Facebook page to sign up for next week - June 8th through the 12th. As before, this service is available to ANY minors living in your household, to include seniors that just graduated. If you open enroll and live outside the district, you still qualify for Ithaca's food program. If you live in the district but open enroll to another district, you still qualify for Ithaca's food program. The survey must be completed each week and must be submitted by the Friday prior to the week. This week, the survey should be completed by Friday, June 5th. To find the survey on our website and app, go to "Explore" from the main page, and click on "News". From there, open the article titled "Food Service Survey". The link is embedded in the article and listed at the end. Sign up your household, pass the word along, and encourage others to participate!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Sunday, June 7 at 1:00 PM is our virtual commencement ceremony. We will be sharing information and the links to the ceremony just before 1:00 PM on Sunday. We will send them via email, Twitter, Facebook, our School APP and will post it on our website. We encourage you to make this an event that your graduating senior will remember, forever. Have a nice lunch before the ceremony, talk about fun times at school through the years, take pictures of your senior in cap and gown, have grandma and grandpa (if distancing acceptable) over for the viewing party. We stand with you in this unprecedented and challenging time. Congratulations to the Ithaca class of 2020, and remember to join us this Sunday at 1:00 PM for our virtual graduation ceremony.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's gonna be a hot one today! Stay cool and celebrate. Today, June 2nd, we wish Happy Birthday to Branden Debeukelar!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention Ithaca Families: If you were unable to return books, Chromebooks, and turn in final school work, please do so Tuesday, June 2 or Wed, June 3 from 9AM-4PM.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Just a reminder that All Ithaca athletic facilities are closed until July 1, 2020. This is for the entire community, not just Ithaca Athletics. If the State of Wisconsin or WIAA makes changes we will let you know. Thank you. Zac Thome, Ithaca Athletic Director.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you have health or mental health needs and don't know where to start or who to see? "Well Badger Resource Center" is a Wisconsin health information and referral service, operated by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. They connect Wisconsin individuals and families with the resources they’re looking for — specifically for services for children and youth with special healthcare needs, financial assistance, health care and coverage, nutrition help, and more. Check out the link to see how they can help you! https://www.wellbadger.org/s/?language=en_US
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Who doesn't love a good reason to eat cake? Have a very Happy Birthday today, June 1st, Anthony Prouty! Have some birthday cake to celebrate.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Even though it's the last day of May, we have May birthday wishes to go out. Happy Birthday to Gwen Sharp today, May 31st!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
You forgot to sign up for the Food Service program for next week? I know I did! Good thing there's still time to fill it out. We'll leave the survey open for you to complete it today so you don't miss out next week! Find it on our "News" tab under the Food Service Survey article.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
What a wonderful day to celebrate a birthday. Happy Birthday wishes today, May 30th, go out to Channing Wheaton! We'll be singing Happy Birthday all day.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
UW-Platteville, Richland, and Baraboo summer camps are Re-Inventing Summer by going virtual! Check out this site and click on Virtual Youth Camps to register for online classes: https://www.uwplatt.edu/youth-programs. Some courses are for creative writing, advanced high school subjects, acting, just to name a few. See our "News" tab article "UW-Platteville Virtual Youth Camps" for more information or visit the link above.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Friday! And Happy Birthday to Serenity Clary and Clayton Lee. Sending you birthday wishes from a safe distance.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Since we are not able to get together in person, we are delighted to share with you the scholarship and award recipients, as well as the future plans for the Ithaca Class of 2020. Please visit out Google Doc for all the links and details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j-dkJuVDXCzAA9-BJZKEHthJuNmx8Vm2d2NyW6v5dvs/edit?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget TODAY, Friday, May 29th, the building is open from 10am until 6pm for returning homework, Chromebooks, library books, or any other district-owned items. Please pick up elementary and middle school yearbooks, completed art projects, any lost/found items, and Mrs. Zorea has books to take home for elementary students in the gym. If you didn't order an elementary or middle school yearbook, but would like to purchase one, they will be for sale while supplies last at school today (make checks payable to Ithaca PTSO). If you are unable to come today, please discuss arrangements with Mr. Lechnir or Mrs. Schoen.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget, this morning at 9:00 AM we will be debuting the Ithaca Class of 2020 Awards and Scholarships. We will have a video presentation plus all the text to read the awards, as well. All the information will be posted to Facebook, Twitter, Ithaca App Push and an email. All data will be contained in a Google Doc just for you. We will send the info / doc information at 9:00 AM as we release the video. Please enjoy this presentation at 9 AM, as we celebrate the Ithaca Class of 2020.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget! Senior Scholarship and Awards will be posted to the Ithaca Facebook Page, email and other Social Media outlets at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29th (tomorrow). There will be a link to a YouTube or VidYard video (your choice), showing each student's "Senior Picture" along with future plans, awards and scholarships. Again, that video will premiere tomorrow, Friday May 29 at 9:00 AM.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
SENIORS! Are you coming to graduation taping? We still have not heard from all of you! Don't assume Ms. Durkin knows you're coming unless you have emailed or called her. June 1st we will be videotaping for virtual graduation that will be aired on June 7th at the time slotted for graduation. YOU MUST BE HERE on June 1st to tape this for the class. We will be breaking up the class in groups for social distancing. Meet in the commons at the time your group is supposed to meet. WEAR YOUR CAP AND GOWN. We start at 8am with speeches... Speeches by Jim, Bethany, Zach and McKenna. Ms. Durkin has a speech from McKenna. The others need to be finished and ready to go for editing ASAP! Email her a copy please. These are the times and groups broken up for the day. Please make arrangements to be here. If you are not feeling well, we will reschedule. If you do not respond or make arrangements to be here, you will not be videotaped. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Durkin ASAP. Group 1 9-10am: Jim, Logan C, Ellie, Noelle, Aaron Group 2 10-11am: Shelby, Keegan, Gunner, Melissa, Charlie Group 3 11-12pm: Alexis, Kayde, Raelyn, Erin Louis, Jonah Group 4 12-1pm ; Erin Miller, Carrie, McKenna, Andrew, Zach Group 5 1-2pm: Aubrey, Logan Olson, JoAnn, Stone, Robert Group 6 2-3pm: Caleb, Elizabeth, Kaleb, Sterling, Beth, Sawyer
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Food Service pick up next week will still be from 4pm until 6pm at the Elementary doors as has been done other days. The time in today's earlier message was incorrect. Pick up is still from 4pm until 6pm Monday through Friday next week. The program will continue through June.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Did you order a 2019-2020 yearbook? If you ordered an elementary or middle school yearbook, they will be available for pick up this Friday, May 29th in the Commons from 10am until 6pm. They will be labelled with the students' names on them. Students who ordered a high school yearbook have been notified via their school email address of their order status. If anyone would like to purchase a middle school or elementary yearbook, extras are available Friday for $15. Bring your money that day if you'd like one.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Summer is almost here! Do you know where your library books are? Please round them up and return them to the Commons this Friday between 10am and 6pm. There is a large box labeled "Library Books" for you to return them. Keep reading this summer! Utilize SORA, the Brewer Library curbside pick up service, our online Scholastic Book Fair, the free books in the High School gym, or one of the other many options available to you for reading over the summer.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade Lit Wars team who competed virtually via Zoom on May 7. They had to answer 60 tough questions about 6 preselected books they read during the school year and placed in a tie for 2nd of all schools competing! Participating were Peyton Brown, Alyssa Olson, Isaiah Fargen, Callie Muckler, and Aubri Imhoff. I am beaming with pride from how well you all worked together to come up with the answers! Mrs. Plonka
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our food program pick up continues next week! Use the form on our website and app on the "News" tab in the Food Service Program article to sign up for next week's service. There is a new survey each week. Pick up is Monday through Friday from 6pm until 7pm at the elementary door. If you are unable to pick up but can arrange for someone else to, please indicate that on the form. This service is available to all children 18 years of age and under for all youth enrolled or living in the district. Help keep your pantry stocked in snacks, milk, and juice! Any questions may be directed to Kathleen Schoen at 583-2622.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
From Mrs. Schoen: The school year is its the final stretch. We sincerely appreciate how you have worked with your student and the teachers as we worked through so many unknowns. This Friday, May 29,from 10am-6pm will be the final drop off of student work. There are items to be picked up as well--elementary art projects, leftover items found in lockers or desks, etc. Chromebooks and chargers are to be returned Friday, May 29 between 10am and 6pm. If your child needs to keep the chromebook over the summer, the Chromebook Use Agreement remains in effect through the summer months. When school resumes, if the chromebook is damaged or unusable, you will be responsible for the replacement cost before another chromebook may be issued. When returning textbooks and class books, write the student’s name in the book and place on table beside the teacher’s tote (MS/HS) and in the tote (elementary) All library books should be returned at this time. Anything borrowed from a teacher should be well labeled and returned. A final reminder that this is last week of the 2019-20 school year so all assigned school work must be completed and turned in to your teacher by Friday, May 29, 2020. If unable to make the Friday drop due to family circumstance, call and ask for either Mrs. Schoen or Mr. Lechnir to arrange an alternative time June 2nd or 3rd. . The building remains closed due to the order by the State Dept of Health Services. As before, up to 10 will be allowed in at one time so as to maintain social distancing and other Covid safety measures. We are requesting only one (1) adult /student in the building per family. Elementary parents: If you have not already, please pick up 4 free books for each elementary-aged child. Mrs. Zorea has many, many to choose from . Free lunches and breakfasts will continue through the end of June. Weekly sign up surveys are found on the Ithaca website. Everyone is encouraged to participate. And finally, your family is invited to drive through Ithaca from 6-7pm as the teachers line the streets for the Ithaca Summer Send Off! Drive slow and wave to the staff who will be there to wish their students well as the 2019-20 school year ends. Take care!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget tonight's Summer Send Off! Staff will line Hwy 58 from the Community Gym to Willow Creek Road (the homecoming parade route) from 6pm until 7pm. Drive by, say hello, and wave! Stay in your vehicles and maintain highway safety. Both lanes of traffic will be used. It will NOT be one-way traffic. Also, send Mrs. Diane Clements off into retirement! Thank her for all her dedication and commitment to Ithaca students.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Since we are not able to meet as a group for our annual end of the year celebrations,  we wanted to share the updated plans with our community.  Senior Scholarship and Awards will be posted to the Ithaca Facebook page at 9:00 a.m. on  Friday, May 29th. There will be a YouTube video included showing each student's "Senior Picture" along with future plans, awards and scholarships.  Again, that video will premiere Friday May 29 at 9:00 AM. The Senior Graduation Video will also include the Scholarships and Awards video and will be debuted on Sunday, June 7th at 1:00 p.m.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca, along with 30 other schools, participated in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Region 4 Leadership Conference on February 1 in Baraboo. We are proud of how the 18 Ithaca students who participated in the FBLA RLC represented our school and community. Out of the 18 students, 14 students placed in the top eight. Eighth through fourth place finishers are 8th place Erica Steinmetz: Intro to Business Objective Test 7th place Brooklyn Freestone: Intro to Business Communications Objective Test 6th place Emma Schoen: Organizational Leadership Objective Test 5th place Maddie Richards and Lexi Stowell: Social Media Campaign 4th place Erin Louis: Business Communication Objective Test and Elise Newkirk and Alana Nelson: Intro to Business Presentation. Students that placed in the top three qualified for the State Leadership Conference. These students include: 3rd place awards - Zach Nelson: Agribusiness Objective Test and Talena Sprecher: Intro to Public Speaking 2nd place awards - Ellie Crook, Noelle Crook, and Shelby Funk Publication Design and McKenna Muckler: Electronic Career Portfolio 1st place awards - Audrey Newkirk and Ryan Lee: Broadcast Journalism and Aaron Feryance: Computer Problem Solving Objective Test. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work! Congratulations to Audrey Newkirk who was elected as the FBLA Vice President of Region 4. Not only are we excited for Audrey’s new position, but a requirement of the office is hosting the FBLA Region 4 Leadership Conference at Ithaca next year on February 6, 2021. We’re looking forward to hosting this event and showing the region our wonderful community. The 66th Annual FBLA State Leadership Conference was canceled due to COVID-19. The National FBLA Conference that was scheduled to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, was also canceled. The FBLA Board of Directors opted to develop a virtual format. Seven students from Ithaca will participate in the Virtual National Leadership Conference. McKenna Muckler and the team of Audrey Newkirk and Ryan Lee will participate in their presentation events. Aaron Feryance, Erin Louis, Zach Nelson, and Emma Schoen will participate in their objective test events. Ellie Crook, Noelle Crook, and Shelby Funk also qualified for the competition. Good luck to all of the participants! Competitive medals and prize checks will be sent to the winning competitors between July 10 and July 15. Thank you to everyone who supported the students and helped them prepare for these events. A huge thank you to our Ithaca FBLA advisor, Mrs. Burnley, Mr. Adam Hess for his technology expertise, and Mrs. Julie Prouty for supporting the FBLA program.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We have "Reese"-ently heard there are special wishes due today, May 26th. Happy Birthday to Reese Richards!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mrs. Diane Clements, a paraprofessional at our district, is retiring after 7 years of working with the students at Ithaca. Within those years, Diane has worked with our smallest Bulldogs all the way to our graduates. To thank Mrs. Clements for her years of service, she will be stationed at the end of the "Summer Send Off" parade route tomorrow from 6pm until 7pm with signs and balloons. Any family planning on participating, please feel free to make signs for Mrs. Clements to read as you drive by.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Not only is it Memorial Day today, May 25th, but there are birthdays today, too! Happy Birthday to Lucas Pluemer, and to Carrie Morris we wish a very special Happy Birthday!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Traditional celebrations for Memorial Day are different this year. The reason we honor this day remains the same. Remember our fallen servicemen and women who gave all for the protection of our freedoms, the freedoms of others in the world, and the rights of humanity. We invite you to find your own way of honoring the fallen this Memorial Day.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tomorrow Bower-Gunnill-Dalton VFW Post 2267 will still hold a public Memorial Day service at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Richland Center beginning at 10:30am honoring our area fallen servicemen and women. It will also be live streamed from on the Richland Center Tourism Facebook page for those of us choosing to attend from home. Please find a way to honor our fallen, as they have given all so that we may have so much. From the VFW Post 2267 Facebook Page, "According to legend, Memorial Day-type remembrances began a year after the end of America’s Civil War. Shops in Waterloo, N.Y. closed for a day in 1866 to honor soldiers killed in that four-year war. The day of remembrance eventually spread to places such as Richmond, Virginia, where flowers were put on the graves of soldiers and, by 1868, a ceremony was added in which the dead were honored with songs and flowers. The annual ceremony began to be called Decoration Day. In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May. Memorial Day celebrations include flags and bunting, eagles and other symbols of America’s hard-fought wars and fallen soldiers. Postcards were one way to express the emotions of Memorial Day and to honor those who had died for their country. They are great collectibles, with their bright colors and sentimental pictures and words. This 1911 postcard with the words “Lest We Forget” was published by LR Conwell."
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget to sign up for the Food Program pick up next week. Due to Memorial Day, there is no pick up on Monday. The survey is still open today if you'd like to sign up. Go to our website or app on the "News" tab and open the article "Food Service Survey" to find the link.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A very Happy Birthday goes out today, May 23rd to Annalynn Webster! Have a very special day.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
As we head into the long weekend, today, May 22nd, we have birthdays to celebrate. Happy Birthday to Nathan Drone and Mr. David Klang!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Summer Send Off! Join Ithaca staff as we send off students for the summer! Tuesday, May 26 from 6-7pm Rain Date: Wednesday, May 27 from 6-7pm Staff will be along the sidewalks of Highway 58 from the Community Gym to Willow Creek Road (the Homecoming parade route). All social distancing guidelines will be followed. We ask that you maintain highway safety. Do not get out of your car; just drive by, wave, and say hello. Both lanes of Highway 58 will be used. It will NOT be one-way traffic. See you Tuesday!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
"Lettuce" celebrate birthdays! Today, May 21st we send out a big Happy Birthday to Elise Newkirk, Taygan Ryan, Jed Scallon, and Rebekah Weitzel.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Does your student want to join our new group of beginning band students? If so, please click on the following link and go to "Instrument Matching Tool". Students should do the listening activity and then click on "submit". This is the first step in the process of choosing an instrument. Please do this by June 5th. Also included on this website are videos of all of the band instruments playing so that students can hear what the instruments sound like and start thinking about what they might like to play. (Link is also found on our website and app in the "News" tab.) https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=3162
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mrs. Boland’s students are working with numbers in different ways to use the same mathematical concepts. They made a meal for their family, converted the recipe to new measurements, and graphed 2 ingredients to keep equivalent proportions. Yummy!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Food Program survey for next week is now open. Sign up by completing the survey on our website and app under the "News" tab in the Food Service article or on our Facebook page. Complete a new survey for each week. Next week, the program runs from Tuesday through Friday. There is NO pick up on Monday, May 25th due to the Memorial Day holiday.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Richland County Mental Health Coalition is partnering with Ithaca and Richland School Districts to promote mental well-being of our students. Hortonville Area School District in northeastern Wisconsin is part of N.E.W. Mental Health Connection https://www.newmentalhealthconnection.org/, and is our mentor school. They, along with Prairie du Chien Public School, are guiding our districts in screening students to identify topics and individuals who need more focused attention. By screening students, we can better serve their needs. This video shows how Hortonville Area School District decided to utilize screening and campus-based visits to help promote healthy mental well-being for all their students. Hortonville was the first high school in Wisconsin to implement Sources of Strength in 2015. Since then 42 high schools and two middle schools implemented Sources of Strength. Together, we work toward teaching Hope, Help and Strength. https://dpi.wi.gov/news/dpi-connected/mental-health-video
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Like other graduates before them, this year's graduating seniors face a future of uncertainty. Unlike other classes, the Class of 2020 will be able to say they encountered challenges like no other. We wish them congratulations, as does the US Department of Education.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Krouskop Park Fence along Highway 14 has been transformed in to an awesome display to honor the graduates of the area schools. Each of the Class of 2020 students are featured on a beautiful sign with their name, photo, and an image of their school mascot. Schools represented (in alphabetical order) are Eagle, Hillsboro, Ithaca, Kickapoo, Richland Center, Riverdale, and Weston. A huge thank you to Southwest Partners, Richland County Bank, Walsh's Ace Hardware, Wallace Cooper & Elliott Insurance, Erie Insurance, and Rotary Lights for their help in making this wonderful display to honor our area graduates. If you can come to Richland Center and take a look at the fence that is great, but if not, here is a video of the entire fence for you to enjoy - https://share.vidyard.com/watch/i5q7Kihxyy3uE5ubVMX6XM? #Classof2020
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please continue to keep the Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020 in your thoughts as they graduate. They have worked hard to achieve such an accomplishment! We complete our spotlight on the seniors with Sterling Weitzel, Bethany Weldon, and Sawyer Willis.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We want to wish AJ Manning a Happy Birthday today, May 16th! Hope it's legen-DAIRY!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
So much to be proud of! We would like to continue to shine a bright spotlight on the Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020. Today we honor Caleb Scallon, Elizabeth Stocks, and Kaleb Underwood.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
June 1st we will be videotaping for virtual graduation that will be aired on June 7th at the time slotted for graduation. YOU MUST BE HERE on June 1st to tape this for the class. We will be breaking up the class in groups for social distancing . Meet in the commons at the time your group is supposed to meet. WEAR YOUR CAP AND GOWN. We start at 8am with taping speeches, so Jim, Beth, McKenna and Zach need to be there at this time as well as their scheduled time slot. These are the times and groups broken up for the day. Please make arrangements to be here. If you are not feeling well, we will reschedule. If you do not respond or make arrangements to be here, you will not be videotaped. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Durkin ASAP. Group 1 9-10am Jim, Logan Clary, Ellie, Noelle, Aaron Group 2 10-11am Shelby, Keegan, Gunner, Melissa, Charlie Group 3 11-12pm Alexis, Kayde, Raelyn, Erin Louis, Jonah Group 4 12-1pm Erin Miller, Carrie, McKenna, Andrew, Zach Group 5 1-2pm Aubrey, Logan Olson, JoAnn, Stone, Robert Group 6 2-3pm Caleb, Elizabeth, Kaleb, Sterling, Beth, Sawyer
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday, Ethan Birkrem! We hope you have lots to smile about today.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wednesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the “Safer at Home Order” issued by Governor Evers/Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) was no longer in effect and allowed for restrictions for non-essential businesses and on travel to be lifted. However, the ruling also specifically excluded the section of the order that called for school closure for purposes of instruction and extra/co-curricular activities. Here is a letter to district residents from Ithaca Superintendent, Julie Prouty, concerning that ruling. Please visit our Google Document Link to view the letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ulsc3yEeCuWTFPSRwLcPtfFbPy7oUmT/view?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020 will never forget their senior year. May we shower them with praises for persevering through it all. Today's spotlight is on JoAnn Pretsch, Stone Richwalski, and Robert Ringelstetter.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
More artistic talent to share! From Garrett and Emmett some pics of their hard work Garrett finished his skull project. Emmett likes to watch videos of tutorials and try to complete them. Logan worked on finishing touches to his wood burning project. Keep it up, Bulldogs! What are you working on?
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Calling all elementary readers! There are hundreds of free books set up in the high school gym. Each student in elementary school is able to pick four books to take home and keep. Come to school on either Friday, May 15, or Friday, May 29th from 10am-6pm to pick your books. We will have Covid safety measures in place. Please watch for signs. There is a wide variety of books for both lower elementary and upper elementary readers, so everyone is sure to find books they are excited about. Come pick out your four books! These books were purchased with Scholastic Dollars earned from past Book Fairs. Sales boost our ability to promote reading. Thanks for supporting our Book Fairs!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's your birthday! Today we wish Audiana Abarca and Parker Grassman a very Happy Birthday! You otter be excited.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We keep the spotlight shining on the Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020 today by highlighting Zach Nelson, Aubrey Olson, and Logan Olson. Congratulations, seniors!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
As you know, each week our food service staff assemble a breakfast and lunch for every member of our families who have signed up for our pick up service. This has been as many as 450 meals! Take advantage of this service and sign up for next week's program. Can't pick up yourself? No problem! Arrange for someone to pick up for you and indicate on the survey. You can find the link on our "News" tab. There is a new survey each week.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Birthday twins?! Today, May 13th, we wish Hallie Steinmetz and Aspen Young a very Happy Birthday!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020 deserves a big "Congratulations" for achieving success. Today we spotlight Carrie Morris, Mckenna Muckler, and Andrew Mueller.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
While we strive to meet the academic needs of our students, we recognize the need to also provide support for emotional and mental health needs. In an effort to best support our students and families, we are inviting caregivers to complete this form if they have a need or concern. If you need support in any of these areas, please let us know by filling out this form, or reaching out to your trusted contact person at school. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jCK1lDLuw-TpwW4UB6qvxnP8toIU8jXvnFvrXc8TqDg/viewform?edit_requested=true
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's May 12th, and we have some birthday wishes to go out. Happy Birthday to Brennan Wiedenfeld!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We honor our Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020 by shining the spotlight on them. Today we showcase Erin Louis, Jonah Marchwick, and Erin Miller. Good luck in all your future endeavors!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
This week, our school’s virtual Scholastic Book Fair opens! You are able to order books online. Orders that are $25 or more ship FREE to your home! Shop at home to find great summer reading options. When you do, our school receives resources to enhance our classrooms and library! Use this link to access our school’s book fair: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mrs. Prouty's geometry students were tasked with creating their own origami forms. Here are examples from Addison, Alana, Brooklyn, and Elise.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Little surprises brighten up dark days. Thanks to senior Mckenna Muckler for the beautiful bulletin board reminding us that we can make a difference each and every day.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
As we shine the spotlight on our Ithaca High School Seniors, today we honor Alexis Kast, Kayde Koch, and Raelyn Lasse. We wish you all the best for you in your future.
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's a very special day for Keegan Gerbig! Today, May 10th, we wish him Happy Birthday!
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The spotlight today for the Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020 is on Gunner Honer, Melissa Hutchison, and Charlie Jones. Congratulations, Graduates!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today, May 9th, we wish Preschool teacher Mrs. Brittany Penfield a very Happy Birthday!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020 spotlight today is on Aaron Feryance, Shelby Funk, and Keegan Gerbig. Dream big and go after those dreams!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ms. Durkin's been receiving more art pictures! 4th Graders worked on asymmetrical art, and Alyssa, Addison, and Memphis sent her photos of their work. Senior JoAnn sent a picture of her finished Snail project.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget to sign up for next week's food program (link below)! This week, a generous donation of 50 pounds of Carr Valley cheese curds from Sue Ripp (great aunt of an Ithaca student) were distributed to each family that participated in the program. Don't miss out on this great resource to help your family and our food program! And a big thank you to Sue for all you do for our students and families. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0FINdgZNqenUkITR1sC-SmPIx4eEq2r98bEZ_6tqVfErDpQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today begins our spotlight on the Ithaca High School Senior Class of 2020. Congratulations to you all! Featured Seniors today are Jim Clary, Logan Clary, Ellie Crook, and Noelle Crook.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. We see the child first, the struggle second, but the struggle is real. We support our children, whatever challenges they face!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mr. Mani, Ms. Durkin, and the senior class would like to thank Susan Bloczynski for making the senior banners, Mrs. Prouty and Mr. Lechnir for helping provide the resources to make this happen, and Steve Louis, Jody Louis, Greg Olson, and Aaron Nelson for hanging these banners for the seniors. In honor of the seniors, we will light up the scoreboard every Friday night this month at sunset. Thank you all during this difficult time.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Logan Clary celebrates his birthday today, May 7th. A very special Happy Birthday to you!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Time for a Throwback Thursday picture. We travel back to the 1999 Ithaconian for some Track and Field memories. Tag team members from 1999. This is from 21 years ago. How is this possible?
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Fourth Graders work on creating their own Coat of Arms in art class. Here are some completed projects from Rhiya and Dalton.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Food Service Survey for next week is now open! Be sure to sign up for this FREE meal option that provides anyone 18 years of age and younger with breakfast and lunch. All students and residents of the Ithaca School District qualify regardless of financial situation. See our website and app under the "News" tab for the "Food Service Survey" article. Complete the survey listed there by Friday, May 8th.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
In social studies, fourth grade students created dioramas representing the early Native American groups and their Wisconsin environments. Students studied about the homes, environment, food, and cultural traditions of these people. These early groups inhabited Wisconsin from 10,000 B.C. to 1200 A.D. The Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, Oneota groups are represented in the dioramas that were displayed in the library.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
See the Mini-Monet's that are our students. Starry Night inspired Zander, Rainey, Maddix, and their family to create their own art. Addyson recreated Water Lillies. Cameron drew his own Starry Night. Abby drew Monet's Pond. What beautiful art!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Band Students! The Yankee Candle Fundraiser items are still available to be picked up TODAY Tuesday, May 5, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. When you pick them up, please drive into the high school parking lot and go to the band room door that leads outside. Please only 1 person at a time at the door and Mrs. Behrens will hand your order out to you.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our students spread so much May Day cheer on Friday! Little Bulldog Clara hit up her neighborhood. Shayla and Brennan also made May Day baskets to pass out. Zander, Rainey, and Maddix spread some May Day cheer around, too.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
More wonderful art to share from our talented Bulldogs! Deegan completed his cup weavings. Shayla recreated an under the sea environment. Owen used Georgia O'Keefe to inspire him. Emma created woven art.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Families are invited to "stop in" to The Parent Cafe sponsored by the UW Extension Office. Sessions are open Wednesday mornings from 9-10am or Thursday afternoons from 1-2pm. The Parent Cafe is a free, weekly opportunity for parents and caregivers in Southwest Wisconsin to talk with each other. As we connect, we find resources and gain skills that can make our families happier. Each Parent Cafe is hosted by an Extension Educator from Southwest Wisconsin and lasts one hour. Participants can join via phone or video-chat, with connection information provided after you register. https://richland.extension.wisc.edu/2020/05/01/the-parent-cafe/
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Staff Appreciation Week. As parents, I think we can all say our level of appreciation has evolved this spring. Here's to a GREAT Staff!! Thanks for all you do for our students, your fellow staff members, the Ithaca community, administration and the School District. We APPRECIATE you!!!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May the 4th be with you today on your birthday. Happy Birthday to Jayden McBride and Ms. Shelly Pluemer!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A very Happy and Special Birthday to Zach Nelson! We hope it's a-moo-zing!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Art can be so enjoyable as a family! Hallie, Tyler, and Erica sat down together to work on art projects. Wonderful finished creations!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If you forgot to sign up for the food program distribution next week, it's still open today, Sat., May 2nd. This is a great program to support our food program, the many layers of the food supply chain, and it could keep those kids from asking what's for lunch a million times and eating all your snacks. Find the link to the survey on our website or app under the "News" tab in the "Food Service Survey" article. You must complete a new survey each week. Help us reach a new record!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ira Coppernoll and Conner Montes celebrate their birthday today, May 2nd. Happy Birthday to you both! Enjoy the weekend. You all deserve it!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 1st is also School Lunch Hero Day! We want to honor the food service staff who tirelessly prepare meals for our students. During the closure, they have been assembling meals for our pick up program. This week, they set a milestone with preparing meals for 244 students. They have a few extras ready each day, so that total for meals was 490! You read that right! Thank you everyday, but especially thank you for promoting healthy eating, promoting our food program, and sustaining the many layers of our food supply chain. Thank you School Lunch HEROES!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today is May Day! And for our final day of Virtual Spirit Week, it's take a paper flower to a neighbor. Yesterday was Hat Day. Deegan wore the luck of the Irish. You can hardly see Scout under her pretty hat. Rhiya "bear-ly" got into her hat. Juliet is ready for her day of work.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A reminder that today between 10:00am and 6:00pm you may drop off completed work and pick up work in the Commons. Teachers would have been communicating if you have work to pick up. We ask you to enter at the main door, use hand sanitizer upon entry, maintain social distancing courtesies, and follow instructions to exit out the middle school door.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy May Day and Happy Birthday today, May 1st to Avery Kranz and Chelsey Offerdahl. Have a great day and celebrate you!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) is travelling to nearby communities with a Pop-Up Pantry Food Distribution program. Check out, follow or like their Facebook page for updated information. They will be in Muscoda tomorrow, May 1st and Lone Rock May 6th.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ms. Durkin continues to receive so much effort and talent in the art she's seeing. Keep it up Bulldogs! Check out Kapri's watercolor drawing, Carissa's flamingo in progress, Tanner's work on Monet's pond, and Ivie's rainbow drawing.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dig out your hats! Today is Hat Day for Virtual Spirit Week. Send your pictures! Yesterday, Shalya, Aaron, Juliet, and Eli wore their PJs (I'll bet more of you did - it's the hottest fashion trend in quarantine.)
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Have a very Happy Birthday, Blake Wobschall! You're the last birthday of April. Today is still April, but tomorrow, guess what?
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Band Students: The Yankee Candle Fundraiser items will be delivered on Friday, May 1. You may pick your items up on Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, or on Tuesday, May 5, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. When you pick them up, please drive into the high school parking lot and go to the band room door that leads outside. Please only 1 person at a time at the door and Mrs. Behrens will hand your order out to you.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Wisconsin Department of Health Services has ideas for how to talk with your child(ren) about underage drinking. Check out the various suggestions for all age groups. Small Talks: Start Talking, It Makes a Difference https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/small-talks/start-talking.htm
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's PJ Day today for Virtual Spirit Week. This might be the easiest for us all right now! Let's see what you're sporting. Yesterday we got some great snapshots of Crazy Hair from Brennan, Julie, Mrs. Moser, Mrs. Penfield, Ms. Powell, and Mrs. Wobschall. Fun to see the wild!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Next week's food sign up is OPEN! All families qualify for FREE Breakfast/Lunch regardless of your family's financial situation! Please complete the form found on our website and app under the "News" tab or our Facebook page. There is a new survey each week. Surveys for the following week open on Wednesday and close on Friday. The survey will be used to request FREE Breakfast/Lunch meals the week of May 4 - 8, 2020, for ANY child UNDER the age of 18 in your home, whether or not your family receives free or reduced lunches, during Ithaca School's closure. Requests MUST be submitted by Friday, May 1st. Any questions can be directed to Kathleen Schoen at 583-2622. Pick up is daily from 4-6pm. If you are unable to pick up during that time, arrangements may be made prior to pick up to allow someone else to pick up for you. If you like, you may indicate this on the survey form. https://docs.google.com/forms/...​
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's Brooklyn Freestone's birthday today, April 29th! Happy Birthday and have a fantastic day.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please visit our website and app under the "News" tab for an updated message from Principals Mr. Lechnir and Mrs. Schoen regarding communication with parents and students and drop off/pick up this Friday and upcoming dates.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Completing work as a family helps make the process more enjoyable. The same can be said for art. Alana and Elise like creating and completing projects together.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention families of Seniors! ​We are asking for feedback regarding Graduation for Class of 2020 Seniors. This form​ will help administration and the School Board make decisions that will help determine how our district will celebrate our seniors. Please be aware that per the "safer at home" order, we are not allowed to have more than 10 people at an organized event for school until after June 30, 2020. We would prefer to have a traditional graduation, but right now, that does not look possible.​ Thank you in advance for your participation by completing the survey. We are asking the parents and guardians of current seniors about their opinion. Seniors will have a survey also. As of April 27, 2020, we are NOT allowed to have school-sponsored activities on grounds until at least June 30, 2020. Due to insurance, the outdoor theater is not possible.​ A link is found below, and it is also found on our "News" tab under the article discussing this survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQw1rdp90EKz2EJ0qg0QVeojJke3gcnKaF6bKPuhaYlVll0Q/viewform​
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today's theme for Virtual Spirit week is Crazy Hair! Let's see what you come up with! Yesterday we had Ithaca Bulldog Pride with wear purple. Thanks to Eli, Spencer, and Elise for sharing their Pride Pictures.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feliz cumpleaños, Randy Pichardo-Flores! Lo extrañamos mucho. Ten un buen dia! Happy birthday, Randy Pichardo-Flores! We miss you so much. Have a nice day!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
More incredible art work from our students! Ms. Durkin looks forward to seeing her students and their art, so please continue to share! Alyssa completed her Family Coat of Arms. Oliver created an array of rainbow chalk art. Sara portrayed the beauty of these horses.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's Virtual Spirit Week! What purple or Ithaca gear are you sporting? Mrs. Zorea got some outside time in today with her Bulldog Pride.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't frown! You should still celebrate your birthday a little bit. Happy Birthday today, April 27th to Lucas Smyth and Kerrick Thompson!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Let's wish Katarina Aschenbrenner a Happy Birthday today, April 25th. Enjoy the weekend!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Get creative for Virtual Spirit Week! Next week Apr. 27th - May 1st is Virtual Spirit Week. Check out the themes and share your pictures!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
To say we miss you is an understatement! Ithaca Public School administration and staff want to show you that we miss you. We wish we could see you in our regular setting, but for now electronic communication and phone calls will have to do. You can see us in this video though, and see how much we miss you! https://spark.adobe.com/video/ic88bBWj5SsrY
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We want to wish Raelyn Lasse and Kaleb Underwood big Happy Birthday wishes today, April 24th! May all those candles on your cake avoid drawing the fire department. We're still under a burn ban. :)
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We send out Happy Birthday wishes today, April 23rd to Devin Ihm! Have a wonderful day.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wrestling families: Please return your wrestling singlet to the school. Any Ithaca singlet, wrestling shoes, or headgear that was loaned out should be put in a plastic bag and labeled clearly with the athlete's name. It can then be delivered to Ithaca School during the homework drop offs on May 1st, 15th, and 29th from 10am until 6pm. There will be a box labeled "Wrestling Singlets/Gear". We ask that you please return these for next year's use. Thank you!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you have some art to share? Ms. Durkin is excited to see all the wonderful work her students have been doing. Keep sharing and keep it up! Jon Hash has been working on some art of his own. Such talent in our district!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The food service survey for next week April 27th through May 1st is open for completion. It may be found on our website and app under "News" in the "Food Service Survey" posting. Please complete it by Friday, April 24th. Refer any questions to Kathleen Schoen at 583-2622.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Wednesday, April 22nd. Today we want to wish our G/T Director, Mrs. Jill Plonka, a very happy birthday!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
In 1976, the esteemed career of Principal Ernest Modjeski began at Ithaca. He guided countless students and community members during his time at Ithaca and in their lives after they left our community. Mr. Modjeski passed away on Friday, April 17th, and we extend our sympathies to Mr. Modjeski's family and all who mourn the loss of a great man and amazing educator. https://www.dickinsonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Ernest--Lee-Modjeski?obId=12711429
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ms. Durkin's high school students have tremendous talent! Logan Clary shared his barn board creation with her. Jacob Mueller drew amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing your work with us! Ms. Durkin encourages you all to keep creating and sharing your work.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
All Middle and High School students should be checking their school email account daily. Teachers are noticing that some students aren't doing so. Emails from your teachers contain important information for your schoolwork and are a way for them to make sure you're doing well.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wish a Happy Birthday today, April 21st to Juliet Hein and Hunter Moe! Have a wonderful day!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thanks, Abby! She pointed out this beautiful rainbow tonight. A sign of brighter days ahead. Even nature has a smile for you.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday wishes today, Sunday, April 19th, go out to Jonah Marchwick and Anthony Varela! Have a great day!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We're too far away to see you in person, but today, April 18th, we wish Cayden Beasley, Ryan Miller, and Eli Swenson a very Happy Birthday!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attn: Middle schoolers interested in participating in the UW-LaCrosse Science & Math Expo in May. They are doing a virtual Expo! Instead of an abstract and a trifold they want you to create a Power Point/Google Slide OR a pdf of your experiment, research, or math game. Let Mrs. Plonka know by April 22 (next Wednesday) at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us if you want to participate or have any questions. She'll get you more details on what to include in your Slides/pdf.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
More talent from our artists! Alexis and Autumn surprised their mom with amazing art work. Addyson posed with her Family Coat of Arms. Memphis showed off his Family Coat of Arms, too. Art is a great outlet to relax or take a break from book work. Keep up the creativity!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today is FRIDAAAAY, April 17th, and we wish a Happy Little Birthday to Alivya Young!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Parents, guardians, and students - if you weren't able to come to school the last 2 days to drop off and pick up or missed something, please come today, Friday, April 17th between 9am and noon.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today is the last day to come to pick up learning resources and turn in what you have from 10am until 6pm. Also sign up for the free breakfast and lunch food service pick up. Links and information may be found on our website and app under the "News" tab or on our Facebook page.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A Toad-ally Happy Birthday today to Ethan Cockroft and Reid Wosbschall! Have a great day!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Please have all Middle school and High students check their Ithaca email for important group announcements.
9 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Packets, learning materials, and turn-in bins? Check! Chromebooks for those who need them? Check! Muscle Man Randy Savage? Check! Last night's pick up/drop off had it all together in one place. Great things are happening for our Bulldogs! (P.S. "Tell your kids Mr. Mani says hi.")
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget to order your Elementary or Middle School Yearbook! Links to the online order are listed below or may be found on our "News" tab. Middle School orders may be placed until this Friday, April 17th. https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=750002E8-A1BE-46A4-BE32-2335C86CDAA4&fbclid=IwAR2cWskkYy4gG_bbzHTpfGTA_Jt-LurP4xql6bTK-4JtCAJF2F4u2-z9HmQ Elementary orders will be accepted until Monday, April 20th. https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/IthacaElementary2020?fbclid=IwAR1vVvkXN5v5WWblA0oP-6hrMQ3aGLvEtzQcWWHBgJxnoM5RPoieF7xjlWg Each book is $15.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the survey to complete for next week's distribution from April 20th until 24th. This breakfast and lunch distribution is FREE to all families in the Ithaca district regardless of financial status. It is available for anyone in the household under 18 or still in high school. There is a new survey each week. Ithaca staff will be providing pickup from 4-6pm Monday, April 20-Friday, April 24.  A new survey is required each week. Access this week's survey here or at the end of this message. Complete the survey by the end of this week, Friday, April 17th. We ask that the front seat of the vehicle be vacant so that the food bag can be placed on the seat.  This will limit if not prevent completely any contact between the passengers and the food server.  The drive-thru is set up on the elementary side of the building. Watch for signs. Food service will continue through the closure.  Updates will be broadcast on WRCO, the school website and the Ithaca School District Facebook page. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecsvjYidxVX_uxPE4YVQNTvgBpBIdaU0N-beBn-qoerPb9GA/viewform?usp=sf_link
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ms. Durkin was missing her students and seeing them when they complete art with her. Receiving pictures of their completed projects is bringing her big smiles. We've got great artists! Easton created some Easter art. Tanner painted his door windows. Jacey and Briggs said it all.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Students, parents, and guardians: Please read through the letter from principals Mr. Lechnir and Mrs. Schoen regarding pick up/drop off on Wed. and Thurs. this week. The complete letter may be found on our website and app under "News" or on our Facebook page. If you did not receive a phone call or text, please contact the district office, as it is likely we do not have a current phone number for you. Same holds for an email address. If you did not receive the email message with the information, we do not have a current email address for you. It is recommended that the one parent or adult coming to school brings their own bags or boxes to carry materials.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Let's send some Ha-PEA Birthday wishes today, April 14th, to Valerie Fauver, Connie Pulvermacher, and Matthew Roh!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Just a friendly reminder that there IS food pick up today! We’re here until 6.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 13, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians of Ithaca students, (please have pen and paper handy) We hope all have been able to remain safe during this difficult time. Staff are at school every day and phone messages are checked daily so if you need something, please call. Also, ALL families of the Ithaca School District are highly encouraged to participate in the FREE daily breakfast/lunch. Visit the school website weekly to submit your request. If you have questions, contact either Annette Louis or Kathleen Schoen. Some things regarding this next “round” of learning: We will have the school open for you to return student work packets and to pick up the next round. Elementary will continue with packets. Middle and High School are moving their classes to Google Classroom for the most part. If your middle or high school child has not accessed their school email account, they need to do that as the teacher has been in contact with them through Google Classroom. Material pickup and drop off will be Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16, from 10 AM-6 PM. Chromebooks are being prepared for only the students (Gr 3-12) who indicated on the Student Tech Avail (for parents) Survey that a device was needed. An agreement for use must be signed by a parent at the time of pickup. Please bring your own pen. Please come through the main entrance, maintain social distancing practices, use sanitizer, follow directions for picking up all class materials, drop off completed work packets in teacher-labeled totes, and pick up and sign for chromebooks. Please then follow the signs to exit the building out a different door from the main entrance. We are allowing only one (1) adult /student in the building per family. This is to help reduce the amount of people in and out of the building. Do maintain social distancing and use hand sanitizers. Please do your best to protect yourself and others. Come with a list of your student’s teachers/classes so you know what to collect. We will have internet access in the parking lots for students to use as needed beginning April 20. Everyone is to remain in their cars, download/upload as needed, and leave as soon as possible. This service is being provided because we understand the problem of connectivity we have in our district. All school rules apply because of being on school property. Although the teachers are doing things similarly, all student and/or parent should be in contact with the teacher weekly. Our teachers want to support the learning as well as family needs during this time. If you have not been contacted yet, please call the school office to ensure we have an accurate phone number in our system. Assigned student learning should be completed. Each teacher will be in contact with the student and/or parent regarding how work will be “turned in.” MS/HS school work is to be satisfactorily completed and returned to the teacher. Teachers will then issue a CP (Covid Pass) / CF (Covid Fail) grade based on the school work completed and turned in. The Pass/Fail grade will be for all MS/HS 2nd semester grades (including 3rd quarter). ThePass/Fail grading system does not factor into overall cumulative GPA . Elementary grading remains the same and each teacher will indicate which work is to be turned in or discussed during their weekly check-in calls. Upcoming packet drop offs will be outside the main entrance on Fridays in May. May 1, 15, and 29 from 10 AM until 6 PM. Be sure the student’s name is on all papers turned into the labeled tote. Ithaca Seniors and parents of Seniors, the graduation ceremony is pending the directive of the Governor regarding closure and social distancing. Prom is postponed until further notice as are all other school activities. Again, take care of yourself and your family. Be safe. Sincerely, Mr. Lechnir Ms. Schoen
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
More reading, and we love it! Aaron relaxes while he reads. Kristin reads to her boys Devin, Dalton, Deegan, and Dyson. They make reading a family event!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Birthday wishes today go out to Aaron Bloczynski and Anna Dahlke! Going back to Mar. 31st we wish a Belated Birthday to Naila Lorenzo-Castillo and Logan Olson who had a very special day to celebrate!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Easter from Ithaca Public Schools! Take this day to reflect on all the wonderful things you have in your life. If you can't see people important to you today face-to-face, we hope you are able to talk to them on the phone, send a message, or visit virtually.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday today, Apr. 11th to Jason Logue, Darin Nelson, and Kegan Ringelstetter! Belated Happy Birthday to Audrey Newkirk and Middle School teacher Mrs. Kris Willis on Mar. 29th and on Mar. 30th to Channing Brown, Katy King, and 1st grade teacher Mrs. Heather Owen!
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Is your food survey completed for next week? There's still time today to get it done. The link can be quickly found under the "News" tab on our website and app or scroll down through the "Live Feed" or on our Facebook page. A new survey is sent each week.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today we wish Megann Fenton Happy Birthday! We go back to Mar. 25th to wish Owen Feryance a Happy Birthday. Mar. 26th Happy Birthday wishes to Tristen Peterson. Birthday wishes from Mar. 27th to office staff Barb Michel. Happy Birthday to Tyler Steinmetz on Mar. 28th.
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A reminder that there is no school on Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th. Enjoy the long weekend!
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Pauquette Centers are offering free webinars from their professionals! Topics include mindfulness, managing anxiety in youth, and depression. You can even watch recordings of previous webinars. Check out this link for details. https://pauquette.com/mental-health-services/free_webinars/
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Sauk County has a webpage devoted to resources for families. https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/publichealth/covid-19-resources-individuals-and-families They are also promoting a Wellness Webinar on Thursdays at 6pm. Register for the webinar at the link below. It does not seem that you need to be a Sauk County resident to participate. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2135353142295848973
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Reading and pets go hand in hand! Pets like reading, too. Reid is enjoying a Bear Grylls book and his cat, Roscoe, thinks he needs to read the book also! Michael and his pup also read together.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Birthday today, Apr. 9th, to Landen Richards! We missed wishing Matthew Kepler Happy Birthday on Mar. 23rd, and on Mar. 24th Izabela Ortiz, our custodian Ben Murphy, and Mrs. Schoen celebrated their special days.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Order your Elementary Yearbooks now! Orders will be accepted until April 20th. Each book is $15. Click the link to order. https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/IthacaElementary2020?fbclid=IwAR3kMTMgmPLtotqY-YhjGuZgEUpwlksNc8n-PVolRtCX3A0eiRAbH9WO5ZE
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Look at these awesome readers! Parker's mom caught him reading to his sister. Syvannah reads in her favorite spot - her bed! Reading doesn't have to be a chore. Find a comfortable spot to relax or find someone to read to. Keep it up and keep the pictures coming!
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The transformation is complete! Some of our students and staff were asking about the progress of a cocoon an Ithaca family had. We're happy to show you the results. Was it a cocoon or a chrysalis? The major difference between a chrysalis and a cocoon is that a chrysalis is the hardened body of a butterfly pupa, whereas a cocoon is an external structure constructed by larvae of moths to protect themselves during the pupal stage. This beauty is a Tiger Moth!
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A reminder that due to the Good Friday holiday, there is no food service pick up this Friday. Sign up for next week's FREE Breakfast/Lunch regardless of your family's financial situation. Complete the following form (also found on our website and app under Live Feed and News tabs, or our Facebook page). Each week has a new form. The survey will be used to request FREE Breakfast/Lunch meals the week of April 13-17, 2020, for ANY child UNDER the age of 18 in your home, whether or not your family receives free or reduced lunches, during Ithaca School's closure. Requests MUST be submitted by Friday, April 10th. Any questions can be directed to Kathleen Schoen at 583-2622. Pick up is daily from 4-6pm. If you are unable to pick up during that time, arrangements may be made prior to pick up to allow someone else to pick up for you. If you like, you may indicate this on the survey form. https://forms.gle/dBYwHqhYSJ1b2ZgY8
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Birthday wishes today go back to Mar. 18th for Addison Smyth, Mar. 19th for Samuel Hollands and Melissa Hutchison, Mar. 20th for Aliyah Swenson, Mar. 21st for Braxton Fowell, and Ellie Crook had a very special day on Mar. 22nd. Happy Belated Birthday to you all!
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Loss again comes to the Ithaca Community. Orlen Richards (Class of '52) passed away yesterday. For 30 years, Orlen drove bus for Ithaca students and "retired to a celebration typically reserved for returning championship sports teams." We extend sympathies to the many staff and students who are part of Orlen's family. Orlen touched many Ithaca student lives over all those years - our sympathies to you all as well. https://www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Orlen-Richards/#!/Obituary
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If it seems like we're putting a lot of focus on reading.... We ARE! Reading will help keep you entertained and there are so many ways to learn while doing do. Aspen finds all kinds of ways to read. I'll bet you didn't recognize Kaylee - she lets her hair down to read at home.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today, we wish Zander Jones Happy Birthday! Going back to March 17th, we wish Happy Belated Birthday to Kaylynn Burns, David Fargen, and Trista Pluemer.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Food pick up for today begins at 4pm until 6pm. Don't forget! See you there.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Middle School families! Order it now!! Place your order now for the 2019-2020 Ithaca Middle School yearbook. https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/view_account.asp?l=750002E8-A1BE-46A4-BE32-2335C86CDAA4&fbclid=IwAR0mCXXfR5Zx0yWonXvwlfjgXa3NOnYy0pBjrpTmGF6wgcShXZ0GDJ6ZGcQ
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
What is your reading routine? These readers shared an example of where they read. Ella is reading on the couch, and Kaylynn built a fort and read there. Mrs. Thompson's friend Arnold took a break while working at his desk in his office to read. Let's see where you read.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca School District is reaching out to families who have children enrolled in our district as residents or open enrolled. We would like to pass on information that may be helpful to your family during this COVID-19 pandemic. If your household’s economic status has been affected by loss of income due to the Safe-at-Home mandate, we want to remind you that besides filing for possible unemployment we recommend that you check out eligibility for the FoodShare program or other benefit programs that are available. The FoodShare Resource page can be found at: https://www.hungertaskforce.org/get-help/apply-for-foodshare/ The WI FoodShare Access page for applying can be found at: https://access.wisconsin.gov/access/
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wish 5th grade teacher Michele Wobschall a Happy Birthday today! We'll also go back for some belated Happy Birthday wishes to bus driver Mike Hutchison and 5th grade teacher Kally Clary on Mar. 15th, and from Mar. 16th Carter Pluemer and 4th grade teacher Trent Urban. Hope you were still able to celebrate!
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 5th Happy Birthday wishes for Liberty Clary and Aubrey Wiedenfeld. On March 14th, we missed wishing Logan Anderson and Aaron Jacobson Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday to you all.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to Olivia Biermeier, Caleb Birkrem, Lennon Neefe, and Mason Parduhn! Backtracking, April Fool's Day birthday wishes go out to Brooklyn Dahlke, Mason Fenton, Hudson Huebsch, Chad Meyer, and Joann Pretsch. Sending lots of Birthday Wishes!
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Miss Annette says don’t forget your food pick up! We’re here until 6. And fill out the survey for next week too!
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
More creative reading going on. Did you know that reading aloud helps with comprehension and fluency. It builds confidence with speaking and helps readers understand new words by hearing them in context. Read to your children, have them read to you, or read together! Brayden found a tree to read to his sister. Gracelynn's tiger listens to her read.
10 months ago, Ithaca Schools