Ithaca Schools
The 2021 Spring Trap season is wrapping up with the state competition this weekend. Ithaca competitors are Owen Feryance (11.9 average), Aiden Brown (12.2 average), Danny Feryance (22.2 average and 2nd in conference), Katie Fry (13.7 average), Bodie Hilleshiem (21.6 average and 7th in conference), and Matt Roh (23 average). The Weston Trap team finished 1st in their conference beating Green Bay Preble by 1172 birds, and the River Valley Trap team finished 1st in their conference beating West Salem by 6583 birds. Congratulations and good luck!
2 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is looking to hire for 2 positions. We need an assistant HS football coach and a person to join the summer cleaning crew. The summer cleaning position pays $11.50 per hour and the hours would be approx. 6 am to 2 pm Monday thru Friday. This will include a variety of both inside and outside work, AND you can start right away. Call Brooke Hackl 608-585-2512 for more information or to access the application process for High School Assistant Football Coach or to join the summer cleaning crew. Call today to become part of the Ithaca Team!
3 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Class of 2021 was recognized during the Senior Scholarship Banquet. A big thank you to the generosity of our donors who make these opportunities possible. Congratulations to all our senior recipients! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfdU5KPJ94s
4 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations, Ryan Lee! Last night Ryan broke the school record in the 1600m race by clocking a 4:42.82. Ryan is pictured with Coach Brenda Walton and his dad, Duane Lee. The previous record had been set in 2016 by Sebastian Koch.
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Good luck to the Ithaca-Weston Track and Field team tonight! They will travel to Kickapoo High School to compete at the Conference Track Meet. Field events begin at 4:30pm and running events at 5:00pm. Spectators are welcome. Come to cheer on the team!
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today is the day! Congratulations to the Ithaca High School Class of 2021 on their graduation day! May you realize that today is the beginning of the new adventures that await you. Continue to chase your dreams. Your community is so proud of you! Watch the LIVE STREAM from our YouTube channel. Tune in to youtube.channel@ithaca.k12.wi.us to watch the live event. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWDwwmlFd2t1uT8hDct3jeA
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
June 4th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 1 Lunch for today: Corn Dogs, Breadsticks, Baked Beans, Peaches and Milk If you didn't get a check-out sheet yesterday, please stop in the office and pick one up. The bus for the JV Baseball game leaves at 2:45 today. Seniors: Remember to be here Sunday at 12:30 pm sharp. Meet in the LMC. Speakers, be here by 12:15. Please remind your family that masks are required for the ceremony in the gym. On behalf of the seniors, Ms. Durkin would like to thank all the teachers, staff, and community for helping make graduation and this year possible in person for the Senior Class of 2021. A special thanks to Mary Jo for getting all the programs ready for graduation every year. To Mr Hess for running all the technology for the graduation ceremony. If you were not helping, it would happen. Thank you Mrs Zorea for your help in coordinating the slide show. Thank you to Mrs Behrens and Mrs. Niemeyer for the music and to the band and choir for your contribution to graduation. And thank you to Frank and his staff for helping make the gym ready for this weekend. The Seniors would like to thank all the staff and community for your support in getting us to the finish line. Band Students: Please remember to take your instruments home. If anyone forgot to sign up for summer band lessons, please contact Mrs. Behrens to be added to the schedule. High School students, a reminder that today is an abbreviated schedule since the Student Council has organized games and other activities for you. Please ask a teacher or refer to the schedule posted around the high school. With Mr. Hess's amazing technology skills, the Ithaca Art Show is virtual this year. If you would like to watch it, the link is below in the announcement. A huge thank you to Mr. Hess and his help making this possible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0GmFMiFL There are still a few High School yearbooks left. Stop by and see Ms. Sprecher if you are interested. Because of away baseball games, the weight room will be closed after school today. The Summer Band Lesson Schedule can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ULGfEeemgVFaeXs4FW_-S01xs1CMjFtVDvknoDylYGY/edit?usp=sharing Volleyball summer camp forms were emailed to 8-11 grade volleyball players and parents last week and handed out to 3-7 graders. Since not everyone was at school, Mrs. Thompson will get one to you. Camp will be August 9-11 for this year’s 5-11 grade and August 12 for this year’s 3-4 grade. Forms are also on the Ithaca Volleyball FB page.— Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Precipitous pri-sip-i-tuh adj. Done rashly: acting too quickly and without sufficient thought. “Excessive spending caused the precipitous demise of the company.” August Birthdays: Elementary—Everly Martyniuk, Avaya Pyfferoen, Hayes Anliker, Bailey Hinrichs, Savanah Reese, Kyle Tourdot, Emma Birkem, Lexi Brown, Matthias Twining, Ella Fargen, Grayclyn Straka, and Haven Williams H.S./M.S.— Jacob Mueller, Wyatt Laukant, Mason Bailey, Abby Wiedenfeld, Allison Durst, Nadiah Lietz, Jadyn Boland, Kasey King, Katelynn Fry, Casey Pomering, Montanna Scott, Makenna Anderson, Martina Olson, Braysen Garcia-Boland, Kyla Pluemer, Nathan Weldon, Jaxon Louis, Brinley Wanless, Isaah Foges, Josie Laue, Meghan Miller, Dylan Colson, Xander Hilby, Logan Biermeier, Paige Nowicki, Destiney Lindner-Ruiz, Lincoln Manning, Trent Franzen, Parker, Hisel, and Isaiah Fargen Staff—Mr. Favreau, Mrs. Pinkstaff, Ms. Jacobson, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Thome
9 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is hosting a “bus driver job fair” June 17th from 4 to 7 pm at the lower community gymnasium parking lot. Food and goodies will be provided. Please RSVP by June 14th at 4:30 pm. To qualify to drive for Ithaca you must be 21 years old and hold a valid driver’s license – but we will help you train for your CDL. You will make $32.86 per route. To RSVP or for more information please call 608-585-2512 before June 14. Call now to become part of the Ithaca team!
9 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Jacob Mueller, Lukeus Mueller, and Audrey Newkirk.
10 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our Bulldog artists have been very hard at work this school year. Art on a Cart didn't dampen the talents of our young artists. Virtual learning and the ever-changing school atmosphere didn't keep our older artists from creating amazing pieces. The 2020-21 Art Show may not look the same as other years, but Ms. Durkin is proud to present the fantastic talents of our Ithaca artists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0GmFMiFL4
10 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
June 3rd, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 6 Lunch for today: Chicken Patties, Cheesy Broccoli, Hamburger Bun, Mandarin Oranges and Milk Please release Softball, Baseball teams at 3:00 today. The bus will leave at 3:15. Seniors: Please come to the office today to pick up your check out sheet. Seniors: Report to the commons tomorrow morning at 7:30 for breakfast. Attendance is mandatory for graduation practice! We start at 8 am sharp and should be finished by 9 am. Jacob Manning, AJ Manning and Taygan Ryan, please see Ms. Sprecher during ATTACK this morning. HS student council report to Ms. Sprecher room during 2nd attack period today HS Students in 5th hour study hall, normally in the commons, please report to room 318. With Mr. Hess's amazing technology skills, the Ithaca Art Show is virtual this year. If you would like to watch it, the link is below in the announcement. A huge thank you to Mr. Hess and his help making this possible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0GmFMiFL There are still a few High School yearbooks left. Stop by and see Ms. Sprecher if you are interested. Because of away baseball games, the weight room will be closed after school Thursday, and Friday this week. The Summer Band Lesson Schedule can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ULGfEeemgVFaeXs4FW_-S01xs1CMjFtVDvknoDylYGY/edit?usp=sharing Students needing to fill out a schedule for next year or change anything... please see Mrs Kershner this week during your study hall. Students who are interested in the youth apprenticeship opportunity this summer- please stop in the guidance office to pick up your paperwork OR hand in your paperwork. Please see Mrs Kershner with any questions. The high school student council and PTSO are providing popcorn today to high school and middle school students during the second ATTACK at 11:20-11:40. High school students should come to the hallway by Ms. Sprecher's room and the student council will bring popcorn to the middle school. There is no cost! Happy last week of school! Volleyball summer camp forms were emailed to 8-11 grade volleyball players and parents last week and handed out to 3-7 graders. Since not everyone was at school, Mrs. Thompson will get one to you. Camp will be August 9-11 for this year’s 5-11 grade and August 12 for this year’s 3-4 grade. Forms are also on the Ithaca Volleyball FB page.— Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Specificity spes-uh-fis-i-tee n. 1. The condition or state of being specific rather than general. “His input added a desirable note of specificity to the discussion.” July Birthdays: Elementary—Liam Starks, Olivia Starks, Alejandro Abarca, Wesley Brown, Ellie Otto, Eli Starr, Memphis Burkhalter, Donald Wunnicke, Autumn McBain, Braylen Logue, Molly Geraths, Deegan Ihm, Madison Hackl, Kaila Layton, Jaxon Scott, Koen Pyfferoen, Kolton Kalish, Kyan Kalish, Ember Hollands, Kapri Kalland, Leah Tourdot, and Finley Fowell H.S./M.S.— Austin Fry, Alexis McBain, Sam Geraths, Matthew Baxter, Sam Jones, Ruby Segel, Nick King, Quintis Banker, Michael Self, Kierra Atkinson, Max Koch, Zach Jacobson, Bailey Wanless, Braeden Freestone, Cortez Kleinsasser, Ben Huebsch, and Keegan Jones Staff—Mrs. Kershner, Luanne Honer-Carrimon, Mrs. Prouty, Ms. Durkin, Tammie Cayse-Fry, Mrs. Bailey, Janelle Jones, Mr. Mezera, Mrs. Mindham, Mrs. Kitsembel
10 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
And the band played on! The summer band lesson schedule is out. Check the schedule to see your day and time. This schedule will also be available for viewing on the "News" tab under the "Summer Band Lesson Schedule" article.
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
June 2nd, 2021 Today is a Day 2 The bus will leave at 1:00 for the Softball, Baseball game at LaFarge today. Because of away baseball games, the weight room will be closed after school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. The Summer Band Lesson Schedule can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ULGfEeemgVFaeXs4FW_-S01xs1CMjFtVDvknoDylYGY/edit?usp=sharing Students needing to fill out a schedule for next year or change anything please see Mrs Kershner this week during your study hall. Students who are interested in the youth apprenticeship opportunity this summer- please stop in the guidance office to pick up your paperwork OR hand in your paperwork. Please see Mrs Kershner with any questions. The high school student council and PTSO are providing popcorn to high school and middle school students on Thursday during the second ATTACK at 11:20-11:40. High school students should come to the hallway by Ms. Sprecher's room and the student council will bring popcorn to the middle school. There is no cost! Happy last week of school! Volleyball summer camp forms were emailed to 8-11 grade volleyball players and parents last week and handed out to 3-7 graders. Since not everyone was at school, Mrs. Thompson will get one to you. Camp will be August 9-11 for this year’s 5-11 grade and August 12 for this year’s 3-4 grade. Forms are also on the Ithaca Volleyball FB page.— Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Avarice av-er-is n. Immoderate desire, greed for wealth: an unreasonably strong desire to obtain and keep money. “His life was consumed by ambition and avarice.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S.M.S.-none
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Keyara Perkins,
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Prom and graduation season often means the potential for some uncomfortable situations for our youth. Research indicates that children listen when parents hold short conversations about drugs and alcohol. Check out this guide to having conversations from the Partners for Prevention Coalition of Richland County. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1299736/PartnershipForPrevention_NotInMyHouse_TalkingTips_Digital__1_.pdf https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1299741/PartnershipForPrevention_NotInMyHouse_PartyTips_Digital_final.pdf
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Last week our staff celebrated with Staff Appreciation Week. Staff were challenged to be creative by singing or dancing, brightening up someone's day with kind words or art, and were awarded with many PRIZES! All this was made possible by generous donors. A huge THANK YOU to the donors during Appreciation Week: Ithaca PTSO, Rob and Cheryl Richards at Richards Insurance, Julie Prouty, Lisa Granger at Kwik Trip, Mark Fillback at Fillback Ford, Ryan Jones at Jones Chevrolet, Tractor Supply, Pete and Emily Walsh at Walsh's Ace Hardware, Andrea Wertz at Court & Main, The Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells, and a special thank you to Richland Center Mayor Todd Coppernoll. Our staff is special each and every day, but this was a way that made them feel special and appreciated in many ways. Thank you!
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
June 1st, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 5 The schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Band students will go to Band for the first part of the period and Choir students go to Choir for the second part of the period. Lunch for today: Hot Dogs, Hash Browns, Applesauce, Buns, Milk Please release the Track team at 2:40 today. The bus leaves at 2:50. There will be an 8th - 11th grade girls basketball meeting during the last ATTACK today in the gym. Attn 6th and 7th graders: Please take the survey sent to your email by Mrs. Plonka by Wednesday, June 2 if you want to have a voice in middle school activities for next school year. Students needing to fill out a schedule for next year or change anything please see Mrs. Kershner this week during your study hall. Students who are interested in the youth apprenticeship opportunity this summer- please stop in the guidance office to pick up your paperwork OR hand in your paperwork. Please see Mrs. Kershner with any questions. The high school student council and PTSA are providing popcorn to high school and middle school students today and Thursday during the second ATTACK at 1120-1140. High school students should come to the hallway by Ms. Sprecher's room and the student council will bring popcorn to the middle school. There is no cost! Happy last week of school! Volleyball summer camp forms were emailed to 8-11 grade volleyball players and parents last week and handed out to 3-7 graders. Since not everyone was at school, Mrs. Thompson will get one to you. Camp will be August 9-11 for this year’s 5-11 grade and August 12 for this year’s 3-4 grade. Forms are also on the Ithaca Volleyball FB page. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! On June 1, 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. Word of the Day: Extrapolate ik-strap-uh-leyt v.tr. To infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information. “He extrapolated the historical data to determine the projected outcome.” June Birthdays: Elementary—Spencer Nelson, Abdias Abarca, Addyson Jurgensen, Kayla Fry, James Kypke, Gabriel Fauver, Scout Mezera, Logan Rutherford, Hadley Czys, Cameron Brown, Roman Riley, Dalton Ihm, Deegan Mezera, Desiree Buscher, Rhiya Waterman H.S./M.S.—Anthony Prouty, Branden Debeukelar, Samantha Debeukelar, Miranda Franzen, Chase Keller, Olivia Menne, August Ringelsteter, Caden Keller, Kaylee Miller, Carissa Willis, Cole Brownlee, Noah Drone, Emma Hilby, Devon Hisel, Alyssa Mueller, Brock Nelson, Hunter Kennedy, Memphis Phillips, Ruthie Weitzel, Landon Thompson, Tristan Logue, Maddy Roh, Staff—Ms. Brewer, Mrs. Boland, Mrs. Zorea
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Jacob Mueller, Lukeus Mueller, and Audrey Newkirk.
16 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 28th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 4 The schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th & 8th Grade - Band, and HS - Choir. Lunch for today: Pizza Dipper, Mandarin Oranges, Carrots, Milk Please release the Baseball and Softball teams at 2:15 today. The bus leaves at 2:30. Game starts at 4:30. Student Council will meet in the commons during attack today. Attn 6th and 7th graders: Please take the survey sent to your email by Mrs. Plonka by Wednesday, June 2 if you want to have a voice in middle school activities for next school year. Choir students: Remember to sign your New York Trip commitment and pay your down payment. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Extemporaneous ik-stem-puh-rey-nee-uh adj. 1. Unrehearsed. Done or said without advance preparation or thought; impromptu. 2. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text: “An extemporaneous speech.” Elementary—on Monday, Gwen Sharp H.S./M.S.—on Saturday, Serenity Clary, Clayton Lee, on Sunday, Channing Wheaton
16 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Ryan Lee, Irina Loyer, and Andrew Manning.
17 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mrs. Preuss and Mrs. Pulvermacher's 5th Grade Field Trip headed to the Ithaca School Forest! In the morning they went on a Nature Hike around the school forest with Mrs. Preuss pointing out plants and Mrs. Pulvermacher pointing out tracks and scat. After lunch the group celebrated surviving this year’s school year by playing ball, imaginary games, and building forts in the woods. Some students asked if they could stay all night to keep building! What a great day to enjoy nature. Below are pictures from the beautiful day!
17 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 27th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 3 The schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th & 8th Grade - Choir, and HS - Band. Lunch for today, Quesadilla, Caesar Salad, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk Please release Baseball and Softball teams at 2:50 today. The bus leaves at 3:05. Choir students: Remember to sign your New York Trip commitment and pay your down payment. There will be a 9th-11th grade girls basketball meeting today during the last 10 minutes of lunch in Mr. Klang's room to discuss summer schedules. There will be a meeting for the current 8th grade girls interested in playing summer league basketball and open gym today during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's room. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Furtive fur-tiv adj 1. Marked by quiet, caution or secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed. “A furtive attempt to take control of the business.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
17 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Frania Herrera-Flores, John Honer, and Sara Jones.
18 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We are looking for a passionate long-term substitute teacher to join the Ithaca Team! Our hire will be a long-term sub “MUSIC TEACHER”, needed from the start of school through early October and the pay is $194 per day. This person will be highly qualified, collaborative, and motivated. To apply contact Brooke Hackl in HR at Brooke.Hackl@ithaca.k12.wi.us , check out the WECAN website or call 608-585-2512 today to become part of the Ithaca team!
18 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 26th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 There will be a Horse Club meeting on today at 6pm in the Ithaca School Commons. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Anecdotal an-ik-doht-l adj Based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis: “There is anecdotal evidence that the stock will soon double in price.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Reese Richards
18 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Justin Durst, Austin Fry, and Danielle Hatfield.
19 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Menus for next week have been set and posted to our website/app under "Dining." They will be: Monday - No school (Memorial Day) Tuesday - Breakfast: Poptart, Craisins, String Cheese, Juice, Milk; Lunch: Hot Dog, Hash Brown, Applesauce, Milk Wednesday - Virtual Day Thursday - Breakfast: MiniCinni, Fruit Cup, Juice, Milk; Lunch: Chicken Patty on Bun, Cheesy Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Friday - Breakfast: Cereal, Applesauce Cup, Juice, Milk; Lunch: Corn Dog, Peaches, Baked Beans, Breadstick, Milk
19 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 25th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 2 The schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7 Grade - Band, and HS - Choir. Lunch for today, Walking Taco, Corn, Applesauce, Bread Stick, Dessert, Milk Please release Varsity and J.V Baseball at 3:10 today. The bus leaves at 3:25. The weight room will be closed Tuesday after school due to the away baseball games. There will be a Horse Club meeting on Wed, May 26, at 6pm in the Ithaca School Commons. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Sanguine sang-gwin adj. Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: “A sanguine disposition;” “Sanguine expectations.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Lucas Pluemer
19 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Tyler Coppernoll, Noah Drone, and Hannah Durst!
20 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 24th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 1 The schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7 & 8th Grade - Choir, and HS Band will meet today. Lunch for today, Bar-B-Que, Veggies & Dip, Strawberries, Milk The choir variety show on Saturday was a great success! Mrs. Niemeyer is very proud and would like to thank everyone involved. Even better things to come! HS Choir Students and Mrs.Niemeyer: Congratulations on a great show on Saturday night! Your hard work really paid off and the show was very enjoyable! Mrs. Behrens Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! This Date in History: May 24, 1883 After 14 years, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Designed by the late John A. Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date. Word of the Day: Feckless fek-lis adj. 1. Careless and irresponsible. “The kids were feckless during spring break.” 2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective – unlikely to be successful. “It was a feckless attempt to make the company a success.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
20 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 21th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 6 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7 & 8th Grade - Band. HS Choir will meet today. Those who are not in Choir, should go to Band for rehearsal. Lunch for today, Chicken Nugget’s Peaches, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Milk Please excuse Varsity Softball team and JV Baseball team at 2:30 today. Bus leaves at 2:45. The Track bus leaves Saturday for Cashton at 7:45. Because of the rescheduled JV baseball game, there will be no weight room after school today. This Date in History: May 21, 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make solo, nonstop transatlantic flight. Five years to the day that American aviator Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to accomplish a solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, female aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first pilot to repeat the feat, landing her plane in Ireland after flying across the North Atlantic. Earhart traveled over 2,000 miles from Newfoundland in just under 15 hours. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! Word of the Day: Mercurial mer-kyoor-ee-uhl adj. 1. Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile: “His mercurial temperament made him difficult to work for.” Elementary—on Sunday, Annalynn Webster H.S./M.S.—today, Elise Newkirk, Taygan Ryan, Jedidiah Scallon, Rebekah Weitzel Staff—on Saturday, Mr. Klang
23 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all the Ithaca High School Seniors of the Class of 2021! You've accomplished so much amidst so much. We wish you all well in your future endeavors. Join us as we congratulate and highlight each of them! Congratulations to Matthew Baxter, Delaney Brown, and Serenity Clary.
24 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A reminder that today there will be a Covid vaccination clinic in the Multipurpose Room from 1:30pm until 5:00pm. Anyone 12 years of age or older may receive the vaccination. If you have not already, please contact Kathleen Schoen to register for this clinic by phone. Students under age 18 MUST HAVE AN ADULT present at the time of vaccination, and the consent forms MUST BE SIGNED by a custodial caregiver. All necessary forms are available at on the table at the main front door, on our website in the "NEWS" tab, or at the vaccination clinic. To attend the clinic, please enter the Multipurpose Room through the side door of the building.
24 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 20th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 5 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6th Grade - Band, 7 & 8th Grade - Choir. HS Choir will have rehearsal today. Those who are not in Choir, should go to Band for rehearsal. Lunch for today, Corn Dog, Carrots, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk Senior class meeting during lunch today, Thursday. All seniors must attend. Zoom link is attached for those who cannot attend in person. https://zoom.us/s/94516266139 Please excuse Varsity Baseball and Softball teams at 2:25, bus leaves at 2:40 Please release H.S. Track at 2:20, bus leaves at 2:35 We are interviewing in the LMC today beginning at 2:45 so at that time, the LMC will be closed to all students and staff. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm,or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. This Date in History: May 20, 1873 In 1872, Jacob Davis wrote a letter to Levi Strauss about his method of making work pants with metal rivets on the stress points—at the corners of the pockets and the base of the button fly—to make them stronger. On May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. Word of the Day: Petulant; pech-uh-luhnt adj. 1. Contemptuous in speech or behavior. 2. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; rude. “She was fired over her petulant attitude to our customers.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
24 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
"Speech is power. Speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson National Speech and Language Pathologist Day was May 18th and Ithaca would like to recognize our pathologist, Lynn Umhoefer, for her hard work and dedication to our students. Thank you for assisting our students in reaching their full potential "Ms. Lynn!"
25 days ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Celebrating our seniors is gaining momentum! This Friday, May 21st, Ithaca High School is honored to hold our 2021 Senior Scholarship Banquet. This event will be held in the High School gym beginning at 9:30am and is open only to seniors, their parents/guardians, staff, and scholarship donors. The Senior Scholarship Banquet will be LIVE STREAMED on the school's YouTube channel! Subscribe to our channel (search for "Youtube.Channel@ithaca.k12.wi.us") to receive alerts for this and other live events.
25 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca High School is proud to celebrate our students during our High School Awards Ceremony. This event will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021, during 7th and 8th hours (1:21pm until 2:52pm) in the High School gym. The ceremony is open only to students and staff, but will be LIVE STREAMED on the school's YouTube channel! Subscribe to our channel (Search for "Youtube.Channel@ithaca.k12.wi.us") to get alerts when we're live.
25 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
From 1:30pm until 5:00pm in the Ithaca Multipurpose Room, the Richland County Health will be holding a COVID vaccine clinic in the Ithaca School Multipurpose Room. Attached are the forms you will need to either print, sign and bring at the time of the clinic OR pickup at school, sign and bring at the time of the clinic. Make sure it is completed and signed properly and completely. Those under the age of 18 WILL require an adult present during the vaccination. The consent form MUST be signed by a custodial parent and then an adult MUST be present at the time the child (under age 18) receives the vaccine in the event of any reaction. Return all forms that day. There will be a minimum of 3 nurses to administer the dose so it should move fairly quickly. You are asked to park in either the North Lot or the South Lot (the far side of the community gym). You will enter the side door of the Multipurpose room and be checked in by the registration assistant. At that time, your student will be summoned to come to the MPR. It is recommended that you coordinate the time and when registering for a vaccine, you indicate the time you plan to arrive. All necessary and needed handouts and forms are available at school (on the front table by the entrance), on this post in the links below, on our News tab in the "Covid Vaccination Clinic" article, and will be available the day of the clinic. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1270962/COVID_Pfizer_Vaccine_EUA_Fact_Sheets_5-10-2021.pdf https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1270964/COVID_Vaccine_Consent_Form_1-28-2021.pdf https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1270963/COVID_Pre-vaccination_Screening_Form_1-26-2021.pdf https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1270965/COVID_Vaccine_Next_Steps_03-2021.pdf https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1270966/COVID_V-safe_information_sheet_1-26-2021.pdf
25 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 19th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 End of the year, FCA ‘huddle’ will be this Thursday May 20, @ 7 am. Join us one last time before summer break. We will have a great big fellowship breakfast, encouraging devotion and an inspiring video message! Hope to see you Thursday morning...bring a friend! Our May PTSO meeting will be held today at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. This will be in person and babysitters will be available. We will also have zoom up and running for anyone that would rather attend that way, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We will have elections!! Hope to see you there. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm,or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. Word of the Day: Plethora pleth-er-uh. N A superabundance; an excessive amount or number: “Upon returning from the trip, she had a plethora of calls to make.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
25 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tonight's JV Baseball games at Prairie du Chien have been cancelled. Please share as needed.
26 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 18th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 4 Lunch for today First choice-Chicken Parmesan, Second choice-Cheddarwurst, Baked Beans, Pears, Dessert, Milk Please release JV Baseball today at 2:30. Bus leaves at 2:45. Because of away baseball games, there will be no weight room tonight or Thursday after school. Student council will meet during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room End of the year, FCA ‘huddle’ will be this Thursday May 20, @ 7 am. Join us one last time before summer break. We will have a great big fellowship breakfast, encouraging devotion and an inspiring video message! Hope to see you Thursday morning...bring a friend! Our May PTSO meeting will be held Wednesday, May 19 at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. This will be in person and babysitters will be available. We will also have zoom up and running for anyone that would rather attend that way, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We will have elections!! Hope to see you there. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm,or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. This Date in History: May 18, 1980 At 8:32 a.m. PDT, Mount St. Helens, a volcanic peak in southwestern Washington, suffers a massive eruption, killing 57 people and devastating some 210 square miles of wilderness. On the morning of May 18, Mount St. Helens was shaken by an earthquake of about 5.0 magnitude, and the entire north side of the summit began to slide down the mountain. The giant landslide of rock and ice, one of the largest recorded in history, was followed and overtaken by an enormous explosion of steam and volcanic gases, which surged northward along the ground at high speed. The lateral blast stripped trees from most hill slopes within six miles of the volcano and leveled nearly all vegetation for as far as 12 miles away. Approximately 10 million trees were felled by the blast. Word of the Day Ephemeral ih-fem-er-uhl adj. 1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: “The ephemeral nature of fashion trends.” 2. Living or lasting only for a day, as with certain plants or insects. Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
26 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 17th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 3 The schedule for Band and Choir today is: 6th Grade - Band, 7 & 8th Grade - Choir, HS - Band. Lunch for today First choice-Mac & Cheese, Second choice-Fish Sticks, Peas, Applesauce, Bread Stick, Milk Please release Middle School track today at 2:00. Bus leaves at 2:15. Due to the JV baseball game being away, there will be no weight room after school today. Track team was at Mill Haven Foods Invite Saturday @ New Lisbon. Ladies finished 5 th as a team , guys finished 3 rd . Nice job Team. Results on Accuracetiming. Next action is Thursday at Reedsburg. The Junior and Senior Prom was held on Saturday night. The Senior Prom King and Queen was Ryan Lee and Audrey Newkirk. The Junior Prom King and Queen was Max Koch and Emma Schoen. Thank you to all that attended. Also, thank you to the Juniors and Seniors who decorated and also stayed to clean up the gym after the dance. Thank you to Mr. Lechnir, Mr. Klang and Mr. Mezzera for chaperoning the dance. We appreciated your help! Mrs. Behrens, Ms. Durkin, and Mrs. Boland. End of the year, FCA ‘huddle’ will be this Thursday May 20, @ 7 am. Join us one last time before summer break. We will have a great big fellowship breakfast, encouraging devotion and an inspiring video message! Hope to see you Thursday morning...bring a friend! Our May PTSO meeting will be held Wednesday, May 19 at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. This will be in person. We will also have zoom up and running for anyone that would rather attend that way, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We will have elections!! Hope to see you there. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm,or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. This Date in History: May 17, 1954 In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin. In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that "separate but equal" accommodations in railroad cars conformed to the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. That ruling was used to justify segregating all public facilities, including elementary schools. However, in the case of Linda Brown, the white school she attempted to attend was far superior to her Black alternative and miles closer to her home. Word of the Day Myriad mir-ee-uhd adj. Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable: “The myriad snowflakes in the winter.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
27 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Summer break doesn't mean the end of reading! Mrs. Zorea and Mrs. Thompson are excited to resume the popular Summer Library Check Out program. Please look through your backpacks, lockers, home libraries, under your bed, or in your closets for outstanding library books to help make as many books available to readers for summer as possible. With a signed and returned permission form (one per student), students can check out up to 12 books to enjoy over the summer. Read the information and submit the form attached to participate. This is open to students of all ages!
29 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca High School is proud to celebrate our students during our High School Awards Ceremony. This event will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021, during 7th and 8th hours (1:21pm until 2:52pm) in the High School gym. The ceremony is open only to students and staff, but will be LIVE STREAMED on the school's YouTube channel!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 14th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th & 8th Grade Choir, and HS Choir. Lunch for today First choice-Meatball Sub’s, Second choice-Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheesy Broccoli, Mandarin Oranges, Sub Buns, Milk Please release Middle School track today at 1:45. Bus leaves at 2:00. Varsity Track team: The bus leaves Ithaca at 7:05 am Saturday for New Lisbon. Congratulations to Talena Sprecher for qualifying for State in the FFA Creed contest. Talena is the FIRST -Ever Ithaca FFA Member to qualify in a State level FFA Speaking contest. Talena also qualified for State in three different Proficiency areas for her projects. Talena will be participating at the State FFA Convention in July. Prom will be held on Saturday, May 15, 8:00 - 11:30 pm, in the high school gym. Cost is $10 per person. This is a formal event and no jeans will be allowed to be worn. Once a student leaves the dance, they will not be allowed back in. Masks are required to be worn. Due to Covid, only the parents of the Juniors and Seniors will be allowed to attend the grand march at 9:30. Parents will wait in the Commons until their child's class is featured. Once in the gym, parents will be allowed to stay only as long as the grand march lasts and then will be required to leave the building. 20 minutes is the maximum amount of time allowed for the parent’s to attend. This Date in History: May 14, 1804 Lewis and Clark depart to explore the NorthwestOne year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition left St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned his private secretary Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, an army captain, to lead an expedition into what is now the U.S. Northwest. On May 14, the “Corps of Discovery”—featuring approximately 45 men left St. Louis for the American interior. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm,or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. Middle School Student Council applications are due Friday, May 20. If you are planning to apply, please be sure to have yours turned into Mrs. Hilby by the end of the day on May 20. Word of the Day Gregarious gri-gair-ee-uhs adj. 1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. “She is a gregarious, outgoing person.” Elementary—today, Parker Grassman and Ezekiel Welsh H.S./M.S.— today, Audiana Abarca, on Saturday, Irina Loyer, on Sunday, Andrew Manning
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 13th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 1 The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th & 8th Grade Band, and HS Band. Lunch for today First choice-Pizza Burger, Second choice-Turkey Wrap, Veggies & Dip, Pears, Milk Prom will be held on Saturday, May 15, 8:00 - 11:30 pm, in the high school gym. Cost is $10 per person. This is a formal event and no jeans will be allowed to be worn. Once a student leaves the dance, they will not be allowed back in. Masks are required to be worn. Due to Covid, only the parents of the Juniors and Seniors will be allowed to attend the grand march at 9:30. Parents will wait in the Commons until their child's class is featured. Once in the gym, parents will be allowed to stay only as long as the grand march lasts and then will be required to leave the building. 20 minutes is the maximum amount of time allowed for the parents to attend. Junior and Senior Classes: There will be a meeting in the band room today during lunch, for those who will be attending the Prom. Please skip ahead in the lunch line and bring your lunch with you. Seniors: Just a reminder to keep checking your school email for information and updates about the upcoming scholarship banquet and graduation. This Date in History: May 13, 1607 Some 100 English colonists arrived along the east bank of the James River in Virginia to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Dispatched from England by the London Company, the colonists had sailed across the Atlantic aboard the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm,or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. Middle School Student Council applications are due Friday, May 20. If you are planning to apply, please be sure to have yours turned into Mrs. Hilby by the end of the day on May 20. Word of the Day: Visceral vis-er-uhl adj. 1. Instinctual: proceeding from instinct rather than from reasoned thinking or intellect. “A visceral business decision.” 2. Emotional: characterized by or showing crude or elemental emotions. Elementary—Hallie Steinmetz and Aspen Young H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Softball invites you to shop their online apparel store! Shop now using this link: https://www.gardenhillgraphics.com/ihs-softball. The online store closes May 19th, and apparel will be delivered to school on May 28th.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 12th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Junior and Senior Classes: There will be a meeting in the band room on Thursday during lunch, for those who will be attending the Prom. Please skip ahead in the lunch line and bring your lunch with you. Seniors: Just a reminder to keep checking your school email for information and updates about the upcoming scholarship banquet and graduation. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm,or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. Middle School Student Council applications are due Friday, May 20. If you are planning to apply, please be sure to have yours turned into Mrs. Hilby by the end of the day on May 20. Word of the Day: Auspicious Auspicious [aus·pi·cious] adj. Marked by success; prosperous. Suggesting a positive and successful future. “An auspicious time to purchase the stock.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Brennan Wiedenfeld Staff—Ms. Ramsden
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 11th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 6 Today is a Day 2 for Band and Choir: 6th Grade Choir, MS Band, and HS Choir have rehearsals today. Lunch for today: First choice-Meatloaf, Second choice-Polish Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk Tenth grade, please report to the Multi-purpose room after attendance and lunch count is taken. Congratulations to the 7th grade Quiz Bowl team for placing 1st at the MVGTN Quiz Bowl contest. Team members are Abby Plonka, Ally Plonka, Izzie Ortiz, Derek Franzen, Ethan Stowell, and Keegan Jones. This morning we would like to congratulate Anthony Varela on being accepted into Project Search for the 2021-2022 school year. We would like to congratulate Anthony on his success and will miss seeing his smiling face. If you see Anthony, congratulate him and wish him luck! Stay tuned for more information about “Sundaes on the patio with Anthony.” It was a good night at Lee Griffin Invite @ Kickapoo sport complex. Lots of medals and 2 second place trophies. Results are on Accuracetiming Good job TEAM!!! Seniors...just a reminder to keep checking your school email for information and updates about the upcoming scholarship banquet and graduation. Please return any library books you have checked out to the LMC. Check in your lockers, family car, bedroom, and backpack for books you may have checked out, but forgotten about. If you are not sure what books you might have checked out, please stop by the library and ask Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Thompson. Thank you! The FFA plant sale will now run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 4 pm, or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. Prom will be held on Saturday, May 15, 8:00 - 11:30 pm, in the high school gym. Cost is $10 per person. This is a formal event and no jeans will be allowed to be worn. Once a student leaves the dance, they will not be allowed back in. Masks are required to be worn. Due to Covid, only the parents of the Juniors and Seniors will be allowed to attend the grand march at 9:30. Strict guidelines will be followed. Details will be listed in tomorrow's announcements. Middle School Student Council applications are due Friday, May 20. If you are planning to apply, please be sure to have yours turned into Mrs. Hilby by the end of the day on May 20. Attn Middle and High School Students: If you have any interest in pursuing a science career, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE and FLEXIBLE online Summer Science Camp sponsored by Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison. It takes place Wednesdays from June 23 to July 28th either from 10-11 AM or from 3-4 PM. There are several topics to choose from. To get signed up, and/or if you need to check out a Chromebook to participate, contact Mrs. Plonka (plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday, May 12. This Date in History: On May 11, 1934, a massive storm sent millions of tons of topsoil flying from across the parched Great Plains region of the United States. At the time the Great Plains were settled in the mid-1800s, the land was covered by prairie grass. By the early 20th century, however, farmers had plowed under much of the grass to create fields. The U.S. entry into World War I in 1917 caused a great need for wheat, plowing under more and more grassland with the newly invented tractor. That year, a severe drought spread across the region. Wind began to carry dust from the over-plowed and over-grazed lands. The dust storms forced thousands of families from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico to uproot and migrate to California, where they were derisively known as “Okies”—no matter which state they were from. That year, as part of its New Deal program, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration began to enforce federal regulation of farming methods, including crop rotation, grass-seeding and new plowing methods. Word of the Day: Pensive pen-siv adj. Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful. Expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness. “She was feeling pensive after seeing an old boyfriend.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 10th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 5 Today is a Day 1 for Band and Choir: 6th Grade Band, 7th & 8th Grade Choir, and HS Band have rehearsals today. Lunch for today: First choice-, Chicken Nuggets, Second choice, Cheese Omelet, Hash Brown, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk Please release the Varsity Track team at 2:10 today. The bus will leave at 2:25. Please release the softball team at 3:00 today. The bus will leave at 3:15 The weight room will be closed after school today. Volleyball players interested in Monday night summer league at River Valley must let Coach Thompson know by Tuesday. The deadline was extended. Please check your email inboxes for details and other important information. The FFA Plants Sale begins today. It will run after school on Mondays, Tuesdays,and Thursdays until 4 pm. Or by appointment with Mr. Favreau. Prom will be held on Saturday, May 15, 8:00 - 11:30 pm, in the high school gym. Cost is $10 per person. This is a formal event and no jeans will be allowed to be worn. Once a student leaves the dance, they will not be allowed back in. Masks are required to be worn. Due to Covid, no spectators will be allowed inside to attend the grand march at 9:30. However, if it doesn't rain, the Juniors and Seniors will have a procession outside so that parents can see their children during the grand march. Forensics students, our fabulous celebration for all your hard work will be Tuesday, May 11th during ATTACK time in the LMC. Medals and our team award are in! Please be prompt. Middle School Student Council applications are due Friday, May 14. If you are planning to apply, please be sure to have yours turned into Mrs. Hilby by the end of the day on May 14. High School Students: If you are bringing a guest to Prom, that is not an Ithaca student, you must sign them up on the sheet located in the office by Friday, May 14th. Attn Middle and High School Students: If you have any interest in pursuing a science career, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE and FLEXIBLE online Summer Science Camp sponsored by Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison. It takes place Wednesdays from June 23 to July 28th either from 10-11 AM or from 3-4 PM. There are several topics to choose from. To get signed up, and/or if you need to check out a chromebook to participate, contact Mrs. Plonka (plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday, May 12. This Date in History: On May 10, 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met in Promontory, Utah, and drove a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. No longer would western-bound travelers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train. Word of the Day Cognitive kog-ni-tiv adj. 1. Relating to the process of acquiring knowledge by the use of reasoning, intuition, or perception. 2. Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge. “A Cognitive model for success.” Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
In honor of Nurses Week, we recognize our School Nurse, Skyla Wanless. An Ithaca alumna, Skyla has shown so much compassion and dedication to our school, especially this year with much of her role being different from the traditional School Nurse role. Thank you, Skyla!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 7th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 4 Today is a Day 2 for Band and Choir: 6th Grade Choir, 7th & 8th Grade Band, and HS Choir have rehearsals today. HS Choir will meet in the gym during ATTACK time Lunch for today: First choice-, Hamburger, Second choice, Pizza, Baked Beans, Carrots & Dip, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk Bus leaves for track on Saturday to Riverdale at 8:35. Grades 5 - 11 Band Students: Summer band lesson forms are due to Mrs. Behrens today. The weight room will be closed after school today and after school Monday. Middle School Student Council applications are due Friday, May 14. If you are planning to apply, please be sure to have yours turned into Mrs. Hilby by the end of the day on May 14. High School Students: If you are bringing a guest to Prom, that is not an Ithaca student, you must sign them up on the sheet located in the office by Friday, May 14th. Attn Middle and High School students: Anyone participating in the WI Newspaper Association's Editorial Writing or Cartoon contest should have their entries to Mrs. Plonka by Wednesday, May 12. This Date in History: On May 7, 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony debuts at Vienna’s Theater am Kärntnertor. The Ninth Symphony required the largest orchestra ever employed by Beethoven, and was unusual at the time for its use of voices in addition to instruments. Beethoven hand-picked two young singers, 18-year-old Henriette Sontag and 20-year-old Caroline Unger, for the soprano and alto parts. He stood on stage and appeared to conduct the orchestra when the Ninth debuted, although due to his deafness the players were instructed to ignore the composer and instead follow Michael Umlauf, the actual conductor. Attn Middle and High School Students: If you have any interest in pursuing a science career, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE and FLEXIBLE online Summer Science Camp sponsored by Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison. It takes place Wednesdays from June 23 to July 28th either from 10-11 AM or from 3-4 PM. There are several topics to choose from. To get signed up, and/or if you need to check out a chromebook to participate, contact Mrs. Plonka (plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday, May 12. On behalf of the National Honor Society, we’d like to thank each teacher and staff member for all of your dedication to your profession. The student body will forever be grateful for all you have done for us. Today we are recognizing teachers with 26 years and up in education. Julie Prouty 26 years, Kathleen Schoen 27 years, Peg Durkin 28 years, Jill Pinkstaff 29 years, Jim Favreau 29 years, Melony Wontor 29 years, David Triphan 32 years, Kris Willis 33 years, Mary Beth Behrens 34 years, Lynn Umhoefer 43 years. Thank you for your service! Word of the Day Incredulous [in·cred·u·lous] adj.1. Skeptical; disbelieving. “Most people are incredulous of stories about flying saucers.” 2. Expressive of disbelief. Elementary—none H.S.M.S.—none Staff— on Sunday, Mrs. Penfield
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you know where your library books are? The LMC is gearing up for the Summer Library Check Out, and we're hoping you can check at home for some missing library books. To help give you some ideas, check out the top 10 places to find your child’s lost library books: 1. Between the bed and the wall (even I fall asleep reading) 2. Between the bed and the other wall (so I guess that's the floor, but you get it) 3. Shoved in the back of the bookcase (usually flat against the back, especially for small books) 4. Underneath the couch (keeping them handy!) 5. The bathroom (obvious reasons) 6. In the car (the book wanted to go on a trip!) 7. Inside the dresser (slid in with the pile of socks?) 8. Under the bed (it was originally in the #2 spot, but then got kicked) 9. Between the sheets (usually found at the foot of the bed) 10. On the very bottom of the toybox!! Help us gather as many outstanding library books as possible before the Summer Library Check Out begins at the end of May. Stay tuned for details!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Last night over 50 students gathered in memory of Mason. We shared readings, poems and expressed how much he will be missed. We whispered peace, when we didn't know the words to speak. We cried many tears but also smiled and laughed. We found another level of connection with each other and with Mason. We are grateful for the memories and will hold onto them forever. 💙🕊
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 6th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 3 Today is a Day 1 for Band and Choir: 6th Grade Band, 7th & 8th Grade Choir, and HS Band have rehearsals today. Lunch for today: First choice-, Tater Tot Casserole, Second choice, Brat, Caesar Salad, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk Please release Baseball, Softball teams at 2:35 today. The bus will leave at 2:50 Please release middle school track at 2:30 today. Bus leaves at 2:45 for their track meet. The weight room will be closed after school today due to the away baseball game. Art Club meeting during attack today. Grades 5 - 11 Band Students: Summer band lesson forms are due to Mrs. Behrens tomorrow (Friday). Middle School Student Council applications are due Friday, May 14. If you are planning to apply, please be sure to have yours turned into Mrs. Hilby by the end of the day on May 14. High School Students: If you are bringing a guest to Prom, that is not an Ithaca student, you must sign them up on the sheet located in the office by Friday, May 14th. Sergeant First Class Steven Turk, an ARMY recruiter from Baraboo, will be here today during High School lunch hour. He will be set up outside by the picnic tables. Please visit his table for any information & questions you may have about the ARMY. OR just stop by to thank him for his service. Attn Middle and High School students: Anyone participating in the WI Newspaper Association's Editorial Writing or Cartoon contest should have their entries to Mrs. Plonka by Wednesday, May 12. Attn Middle and High School Students: If you have any interest in pursuing a science career, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE and FLEXIBLE online Summer Science Camp sponsored by Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison. It takes place Wednesdays from June 23 to July 28th either from 10-11 AM or from 3-4 PM. There are several topics to choose from. To get signed up, and/or if you need to check out a chromebook to participate, contact Mrs. Plonka (plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday, May 12. Any High School student interested in a summer job please see Mrs. Kershner. We have heard from many local businesses who are looking for employees! Richland Center Wastewater Treatment Plant, Richland Patterns, Jensen Casting, St. Luke's Daycare in Plain, local banks & nursing homes, Lime Ridge Ag, Primex in Reedsburg and the list goes on. Stop in the guidance office to discover a career pathway for you! Any Sophomore or Junior interested in the Youth Apprenticeship Healthcare CNA Program this summer...please see Mrs. Kershner for any questions you may have. “According to nces.ed.gov, there are currently 3.3 million full-time-equivalent teachers in public schools!” Today we are recognizing teachers with 6-25 years in education. Jenna Wipperfurth 6 years, Kyle Kelly 7 years, David Klang 7 years, Heather Owen 7 years, Liz Neimeyer 7 years, Brittany Penfield 8 years, Greg Herbst 11 years, Mike Mani 11 years, Carrie Pope 12 years, Denise Huffar 14 years, Liz Pulvermacher 14 years, Zac Thome 14 years, Sarah Bailey 16 years, Chris Lechnir 17 years, Andrea Newkirk 20 years, Wendy Jensen 20 years, Kara Steinmetz 22 years, Cheri Jacobson 25 years, Denise Brewer 25 years, Meredith Bevan 25 years, Thank you for your service! This Date in History: On May 6, 1940, John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.The book traces the fictional Joad family of Oklahoma as they lose their family farm and move to California in search of a better life. They encounter only more difficulties and a downward slide into poverty. The book combines simple, plain-spoken language and a compelling plot with rich description. One of Steinbeck’s most effective works of social commentary, the novel also wonthe National Book Award. Word of the Day Odious oh-dee-uhs adj. Extremely unpleasant; repulsive. Deserving of hatred or repugnance. “The detective said it was the most odious crime she had ever seen.” Elementary—none H.S.M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 5th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day. Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. Forensics students, please note a date change for our awards celebration. We will celebrate next week on Tuesday, May 11th during ATTACK time in the LMC. Please be prompt in arriving, as we have plenty of celebrating to do. High School Students: If you are bringing a guest to Prom, that is not an Ithaca student, you must sign them up on the sheet located in the office by Friday, May 14th. On behalf of the sophomore class...we invite the high school students & staff for a memorial for Mason. This will be this evening (Wednesday) from 8:00-9:00pm (following GIG) at the baseball diamond. We will share some music, memories, poems and readings. We will then light candles in his memory together. They say: “It’s ok to smile while your heart is still in pieces of grief and confusion. Moments of being together might be the only glue that keeps you together.” We hope you will join us Wednesday evening for a gathering in memory of our classmate, Mason. Attn Middle and High School students: Anyone participating in the WI Newspaper Association's Editorial Writing or Cartoon contest should have their entries to Mrs. Plonka by Wednesday, May 12. Attn Middle and High School Students: If you have any interest in pursuing a science career, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE and FLEXIBLE online Summer Science Camp sponsored by Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison. It takes place Wednesdays from June 23 to July 28th either from 10-11 AM or from 3-4 PM. There are several topics to choose from. To get signed up, and/or if you need to check out a chromebook to participate, contact Mrs. Plonka (plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday, May 12. Any High School student interested in a summer job please see Mrs. Kershner. We have heard from many local businesses who are looking for employees! Richland Center Wastewater Treatment Plant, Richland Patterns, Jensen Casting, St. Luke's Daycare in Plain, local banks & nursing homes, Lime Ridge Ag, Primex in Reedsburg and the list goes on. Stop in the guidance office to discover a career pathway for you! Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will gather this Thursday May 6th at 7am. All students are welcome. We will gather for an encouraging devotional and uplifting message. Bring a friend! Any Sophomore or Junior interested in the Youth Apprenticeship Healthcare CNA Program this summer...please see Mrs. Kershner for any questions you may have. Sergeant First Class Steven Turk, an ARMY recruiter from Baraboo, will be here on Thursday during High School lunch hour. He will be set up outside by the picnic tables. Please visit his table for any information & questions you may have about the ARMY. OR just stop by to thank him for his service. Shop Ithaca/Weston Track and Field apparel! See the link below to the online apparel store for Ithaca/Weston Track and Field. The deadline to order is today. All items ordered need to be paid for online and will be delivered to the school at which time we will distribute them. Also, you can order items for athletes and family members as well. https://ithacawestontr21.itemorder.com/sale Word of the Day Acerbic uh-sur-bik adj. Sharp or biting, as in character or expression. “The director occasionally allowed an acerbic tone to an otherwise subtle dialogue.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S.M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
On behalf of the sophomore class, we invite the High School students and staff to a memorial for Mason. This will be Wednesday (tomorrow) evening from 8:00-9:00pm (following GIG) at the baseball diamond. We will share some music, memories, poems and readings. We will then light candles in his memory together. They say: “It’s ok to smile while your heart is still in pieces of grief and confusion. Moments of being together might be the only glue that keeps you together.” We hope you will join us Wednesday evening for a gathering in memory of our classmate, Mason.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to Ithaca's Middle School FBLA team! They placed in the top 10 of the nationwide FBLA-PBL Intuit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion competition! Intuit sponsors this competition to because they believe that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are essential principles that promote a safe and inclusive environment celebrating diverse viewpoints and perspectives with resounding benefits to organizations, communities, teams and individuals. This was the Ithaca Middle School FBLA team's first competition. Placing among the top ten is an even bigger fete for our students, as nearly all the competitors were high school teams. Well done, and congratulations! Team members are: Brooklyn Dickey, Jadyn Boland, Holly King, Kailey Newkirk, Alyssa Mueller, Trista Pluemer, Tristen Peterson, Allison Durst, Maggie Gschwind, Tyler Steinmetz, Devin Ihm, Clayton Lee, Hewston Garcia-Boland, Keegan Jones, Ethan Stowell, and Izzie Ortiz (not pictured). The team was advised by Mrs. Paula Boland and Ms. Laura Wydeven.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Shop Ithaca/Weston Track and Field apparel! See the link below to the online apparel store for Ithaca/Weston Track and Field. The deadline to order is May 5th. All items ordered need to be paid for online and will be delivered to the school at which time we will distribute them. Also, you can order items for athletes and family members as well. https://ithacawestontr21.itemorder.com/sale
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 4th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 2 Today is a Day 2 for Band and Choir: 6th Grade Choir, 7th & 8th Grade Band, and HS Choir have rehearsals today. Lunch for today: First choice-Chicken Fajita, Second choice, Fish Sandwich, Corn, Mandarin Oranges, Dessert, Milk Please release JV Baseball today at 2:50. Please release Track today at 1:55 bus leaves at 2:15 There will be a Sophomore Class meeting during ATTACK time today in the gym. Junior Class: There will be a class meeting today during Attack time in the band room. We will be picking names for who is walking together during the grand march. The Middle School FBLA placed in the top 10 in the Nationwide Intuit DEI Challenge open to high school and middle school level groups. This was their first competition. Great job. Forensics students, please note a date change for our awards celebration. We will celebrate next week on Tuesday, May 11th during ATTACK time in the LMC. Please be prompt in arriving, as we have plenty of celebrating to do. High School Students: If you are bringing a guest to Prom, that is not an Ithaca student, you must sign them up on the sheet located in the office by Friday, May 14th. Seniors: If you are planning on attending prom this year, please let Ms. Durkin know by Wednesday this week. That way we can determine if you can be on the ballot for court. On behalf of the sophomore class...we invite the high school students & staff for a memorial for Mason. This will be Wednesday (tomorrow) evening from 8:00-9:00pm (following GIG) at the baseball diamond. We will share some music, memories, poems and readings. We will then light candles in his memory together.They say: “It’s ok to smile while your heart is still in pieces of grief and confusion. Moments of being together might be the only glue that keeps you together.” We hope you will join us Wednesday evening for a gathering in memory of our classmate, Mason. Attn Middle and High School students: Anyone participating in the WI Newspaper Association's Editorial Writing or Cartoon contest should have their entries to Mrs. Plonka by Wednesday, May 12. Attn Middle and High School Students: If you have any interest in pursuing a science career, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE and FLEXIBLE online Summer Science Camp sponsored by Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison. It takes place Wednesdays from June 23 to July 28th either from 10-11 AM or from 3-4 PM. There are several topics to choose from. To get signed up, and/or if you need to check out a chromebook to participate, contact Mrs. Plonka (plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us) by Wednesday, May 12. The Ithaca High School Forensics team was honored recently for their outstanding performances during the 2021 WHSFA State Festival. Our Forensics program was awarded the distinguished Excellence in Speech Award for performing in the top 5% of all state festival competitors. Led by 8 perfect scores earning Gold, the team was further bolstered by earning 5 Silver medals, 4 Bronze medals, and 2 small Bronze medals. Every team member qualified for the state festival this season. This year the team was led by coaches Louise Murphey, Juli Thompson, and Emily Zorea. Any High School student interested in a summer job please see Mrs. Kershner. We have heard from many local businesses who are looking for employees! Richland Center Wastewater Treatment Plant, Richland Patterns, Jensen Casting, St. Luke's Daycare in Plain, local banks & nursing homes, Lime Ridge Ag, Primex in Reedsburg and the list goes on. Stop in the guidance office to discover a career pathway for you! Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will gather this Thursday May 6th at 7am. All students are welcome. We will gather for an encouraging devotional and uplifting message. Bring a friend! Any Sophomore or Junior interested in the Youth Apprenticeship Healthcare CNA Program this summer...please see Mrs. Kershner for any questions you may have. Sergeant First Class Steven Turk, an ARMY recruiter from Baraboo, will be here on Thursday during High School lunch hour. He will be set up outside by the picnic tables. Please visit his table for any information & questions you may have about the ARMY. OR just stop by to thank him for his service. On May 4, 1776, Rhode Island, the colony founded by the most radical religious dissenters from the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony, became the first North American colony to renounce its allegiance to King George III. Ironically, Rhode Island would be the last state to ratify the new American Constitution more than 14 years later on May 29, 1790. Shop Ithaca/Weston Track and Field apparel! See the link below to the online apparel store for Ithaca/Weston Track and Field. The deadline to order is May 5th. All items ordered need to be paid for online and will be delivered to the school at which time we will distribute them. Also, you can order items for athletes and family members as well. https://ithacawestontr21.itemorder.com/sale The sophomore class is inviting anyone who would like to contribute to a collection for Mason Fenton's parents. A jar labeled for this purpose will be located in the office on the counter each day until the end of the day on Tuesday. The donations will be given on behalf of Ithaca Schools by the sophomore class. Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Take a moment to thank each and every teacher today for all they’ve done throughout their years of teaching. “The great teacher is not the man or woman who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson. Today we’d like to recognize all non-teacher Staff/Support and how long they’ve been at Ithaca. Without these staff members, Ithaca wouldn’t be where it is or what it is today. Sue Rynes 1 year, Frank Schuh 1 year, Sarah Stibbe 1 year, Luanne Honer-Carrillo 1 year, Janelle Jones 1 year, Gia Maestri 1 year, Jean Lisney 2 years, Brooke Hackl 2 years, Larry Hines 2 years, Heather Stocks 2 years, Jill Plonka 3 years, Julia Thompson 3 years, Marge Hooks 3 years, Diane Hisel 3 years, Tammie Fry 3 years, Heather Dickey 4 years, Mike Hutchison 4 years, Kate Powell 5 years, Annette Louis 5 year, Adam Hess 6 years, Shelly Pluemer 6 years, Ben Murphy 6 years, Tom Walker 6 Sam Hilby 9 years, Frank Wastlick 9 years, Marla Smith 9 yBill Kloehn 12 years, Cheryl Richards 20 years, Sue Meyer 25 years, Barb Michel 27 years, Deb Manning 27 years, Mary Jo Meyer 30 years. Thank you for your service! Word of the Day: Esoteric es-uh-ter-ik adj. 1. Difficult to understand; abstruse. 2. Not publicly disclosed; confidential. 3. Of rare, special, or unusual interest. “Her software’s success was based on an esoteric programming language. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none Staff—Mrs. Pluemer
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The high school baseball and softball games scheduled for tonight at home are canceled (no rescheduled date as of yet). There is still practice for both teams tonight. No update on track at this time - at this point, the track meet is still on.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The First Grade classes participated in Earth Day recently by taking a field trip to Richards Insurance Agency. The students raked grass trimmings, went on a scavenger hunt, planted potatoes, and spent time with the animals (bunny, chickens, and baby chicks) in hopes to learn how all things contribute to the functionality of our Earth's environment! A huge thank you to Richards Insurance Agency for allowing us to take a field trip to your place of business.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our elementary students are excited about spring! Thanks to the Ithaca PTSO and Mr. Mani and the Playgroud Committee for helping create new experiences for recess!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May 3rd, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 1 Today is a Day 1 for Band and Choir: 6th Grade Band, 7th &8th Grade Choir, and HS Band have rehearsals today. Lunch for today: First choice-Pizza Dippers, Second choice, Hot Dog, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit, Milk Please release Varsity Track at 2:35 today. High School Students: If you are bringing a guest to Prom, that is not an Ithaca student, you must sign them up on the sheet located in the office by Friday, May 14th. Seniors: If you are planning on attending prom this year, please let Ms. Durkin know by Wednesday this week. That way we can determine if you can be on the ballot for court. There will be a Sophomore Class meeting during ATTACK time on Tuesday, May 4th in the gym. The Ithaca High School Forensics team was honored recently for their outstanding performances during the 2021 WHSFA State Festival. Our Forensics program was awarded the distinguished Excellence in Speech Award for performing in the top 5% of all state festival competitors. Led by 8 perfect scores earning Gold, the team was further bolstered by earning 5 Silver medals, 4 Bronze medals, and 2 small Bronze medals. Every team member qualified for the state festival this season. This year the team was led by coaches Louise Murphey, Juli Thompson, and Emily Zorea. Any High School student interested in a summer job please see Mrs. Kershner. We have heard from many local businesses who are looking for employees! Richland Center Wastewater Treatment Plant, Richland Patterns, Jensen Casting, St. Luke's Daycare in Plain, local banks & nursing homes, Lime Ridge Ag, Primex in Reedsburg and the list goes on. Stop in the guidance office to discover a career pathway for you! Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will gather this Thursday May 6th at 7am. All students are welcome. We will gather for an encouraging devotional and uplifting message. Bring a friend! Any Sophomore or Junior interested in the Youth Apprenticeship Healthcare CNA Program this summer...please see Mrs. Kershner for any questions you may have. Sergeant First Class Steven Turk, an ARMY recruiter from Baraboo, will be here on Thursday during High School lunch hour. He will be set up outside by the picnic tables. Please visit his table for any information & questions you may have about the ARMY. OR just stop by to thank him for his service. Forensics students, we will have an awards celebration during ATTACK Time on Thursday, May 6th in the LMC. Please be prompt in arriving, as we have plenty of celebrating to do. Shop Ithaca/Weston Track and Field apparel! See the link below to the online apparel store for Ithaca/Weston Track and Field. The deadline to order is May 5th. All items ordered need to be paid for online and will be delivered to the school at which time we will distribute them. Also, you can order items for athletes and family members as well. https://ithacawestontr21.itemorder.com/sale The sophomore class is inviting anyone who would like to contribute to a collection for Mason Fenton's parents. A jar labeled for this purpose will be located in the office on the counter each day until the end of the day on Tuesday. The donations will be given on behalf of Ithaca Schools by the sophomore class. This day in History: May 3, 1954 Supreme Court rules in Hernandez v. Texas, broadening civil rights laws. The Supreme Court issues a momentous ruling that clarified the way that the American legal system handled charges of discrimination. In Hernandez v. Texas, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment applied to all racial and ethnic groups facing discrimination, effectively broadening civil rights laws to include Hispanics and all other non-whites. Since 1984, the National Parent Teacher Association has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the people who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extend far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Today we are recognizing teachers with 1-5 years in education. Chay Schmitt 1 year, Katie Burnley 2 years, Laura Wydeven 2 years, Emily Zorea 3 years, Paula Boland 3 years, Jessie Loven 4 years, Mackenzie Richards 4 years, Mckenzie Mindham 4 years, Melissa Sprecher 4 years, Olivia Preuss 4 years, Shawna Kitsembel 4 years, Matt Mezera 5 years, Trent Urban 5 years. Thank you for your service! Word of the Day Incongruous in-kong-groo-uhs adj. 1. Lacking in harmony; incompatible. 2. Not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent. “A plan incongruous with reason.” 3. Not in keeping with what is correct, proper, or logical; inappropriate. “She showed incongruous behavior.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A reminder that friends of Mason Fenton have organized a Truck Meet in his memory for tonight, April 30th. The sophomore class is encouraging those interested in attending to go to North Park in Richland Center beginning at 5pm. There will be a free-will offering, with proceeds going directly to his family.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca High School Forensics team was honored recently for their outstanding performances during the 2021 WHSFA State Festival. Our Forensics program was awarded the distinguished Excellence in Speech Award for performing in the top 5% of all state festival competitors. Led by 8 perfect scores earning Gold, our team was further bolstered by earning 5 Silver medals, 4 Bronze medals, and 2 small Bronze medals. Every member of the Ithaca team qualified for the state festival this season. This year the team was led by coaches Louise Murphey, Juli Thompson, and Emily Zorea. Many challenges this season pushed performers and coaches outside of their comfort zone. It may seem that public speaking would be easier when recording in an empty room without an audience, however our performers will tell you that having no audience presents other challenges. Learning and honing tech skills to record performances also changed the forensics experience. The Ithaca Forensics team overcame all those challenges and turned in some of the best performances in the state. Congratulations to all our performers and coaches on such an amazing accomplishment. Forensics may be an individual activity, but the efforts of the entire team made earning this award possible. A virtual standing ovation goes out to Mrs. Louise Murphey. Under her leadership, the Ithaca Forensics program has not just flourished, but has promoted quality public speaking. Her dedication for so many years has made this award possible. She pushes students to work harder than they thought they could, perform better than they thought they could, and held students to high standards that they did know they were capable of. She believed in each of her performers over the years, and they carry that confidence with them even long after they leave her leadership. Thank you, Mrs. Murphey, and congratulations on accomplishing such an honor in earning this award along with your performers. Check out the virtual 2021 WHSFA State Festival awards ceremony featuring the Ithaca High School Forensics team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJebLRGGEQ
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With great sorrow and sympathies to Mason's family, we share details of services celebrating the life of Mason Mark Fenton. Ithaca Public Schools staff, students, and community extend our deepest sympathies to all mourning the loss of a precious young man. Mason touched us all in some way, and his bright light was taken too soon. Services celebrating the life of Mason Fenton will be held this Sunday, May 2nd, beginning with a visitation at 10am and continuing until the beginning of the service at 2pm at Clary Memorial Funeral Home. Details about the visitation and service as well as a tribute wall and site to upload photo memories can be found on the funeral home website at www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 30th, 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. All HS Choir students have choir today. All Band students, who are not in choir, will have band today. Lunch for today: First choice-Hamburger, Second choice, Cheese Omelet, Hash Brown, Fresh Fruit, Biscuit, Milk Please release Varsity Baseball Players at 2:20 today. The bus leaves at 2:35. Due to the high school baseball games being away, there will be no weight room after school today. Junior Class: If you have not taken the survey that was emailed to you by Mrs. Behrens, please do so by 3:00 today. Services celebrating the life of Mason Fenton will be held this Sunday, May 2nd, beginning with a visitation at 10am and continuing until the beginning of the service at 2pm at Clary Memorial Funeral Home. Details about the visitation and service as well as a tribute wall and site to upload photo memories can be found on the funeral home website at www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com. Shop Ithaca/Weston Track and Field apparel! See the link below to the online apparel store for Ithaca/Weston Track and Field. The deadline to order is May 5th. All items ordered need to be paid for online and will be delivered to the school at which time we will distribute them. Also, you can order items for athletes and family members as well. https://ithacawestontr21.itemorder.com/sale The sophomore class is inviting anyone who would like to contribute to a collection for Mason Fenton's parents. A jar labeled for this purpose will be located in the office on the counter each day until the end of the day on Tuesday. The donations will be given on behalf of Ithaca Schools by the sophomore class. Friends of Mason Fenton have organized a Truck Meet in his memory for this Friday, April 30th. The sophomore class is encouraging those interested in attending to go to North Park in Richland Center beginning at 5pm. There will be a free-will offering, with proceeds going directly to his family. SENIORS! Please let Mrs. Kershner know if you have received any outside scholarships. Also, we are looking to hear of your 'after graduation plans' to put in the Senior Spotlight Slide show. Let Mrs. Thompson or Mrs. Kershner know. On April 30, 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be tonight in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Tack and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30AM-1PM Ithaca Community Gym, Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca, WI Vendors and sellers wanted!! Call today to reserve your spot. 608-585-2311 and ask for Kathleen Schoen Elementary and Middle School families: Remember to order your yearbook by today! Yearbook were combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15. There will not be many extra yearbooks ordered this year so if you want one, you need to order! Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones at sarah_rainey@icloud.com or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. Word of the Day Nebulous neb-yuh-luhs adj. 1. Lacking definition or definite content. 2. Lacking definite form or limits; vague. “The test results were nebulous and determined to be unusable.” Birthdays: Elementary—today, Blake Wobschall on Saturday, Avery Kranz H.S./M.S.—today, Lluc Puig, on Saturday, Chelsey Offerdahl, on Sunday, Ira Coppernoll and Conner Montes
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Are you a high school student and not sure what you want to do after high school or would just like to explore some careers? Southwest Tech is excited to offer the Charger Tech Academy for students entering 9th–12th grade in the 2021-2022 school year! Learn about career options and programs through interactive, hands-on activities led by Southwest Tech instructors. Morning and afternoon sessions are available on June 22, 2021.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Elementary and Middle School families: Remember to order your yearbook by this Friday, April 30! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook were combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15. There will not be many extra yearbooks ordered this year so if you want one, you need to order! Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones at sarah_rainey@icloud.com or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 29, 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 2 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Nacho’s w/Meat Sauce, Second choice, Brat, Mixed Vegetables, Carrots & Dip, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk Due to the high school baseball games being away, there will be no weight room after school today (Thursday) or tomorrow Junior Class: If you have not taken the survey that was emailed to you by Mrs. Behrens, please do so by tomorrow. The Art Club sweatshirts are in... if you ordered one, please pick them up in the art room store room. The sophomore class is inviting anyone who would like to contribute to a collection for Mason Fenton's parents. A jar labeled for this purpose will be located in the office on the counter each day until the end of the day on Tuesday. The donations will be given on behalf of Ithaca Schools by the sophomore class. Keyara Perkins is gathering photos from students and staff of Mason Fenton to make a collage for his family and a memorial collage for our school. If you have photos please email them to her. Friends of Mason Fenton have organized a Truck Meet in his memory for this Friday, April 30th. The sophomore class is encouraging those interested in attending to go to North Park in Richland Center beginning at 5pm. There will be a free-will offering, with proceeds going directly to his family. Sergeant Mayberry with the ARMY National Guard, will be here today, following up with any High School students who are seriously interested in learning more about the military. He will be outside, by the picnic tables during lunch hour. If interested please join us! SENIORS! Please let Mrs. Kershner know if you have received any outside scholarships. Also, we are looking to hear of your 'after graduation plans' to put in the Senior Spotlight Slide show. Let Mrs. Thompson or Mrs. Kershner know. Next FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) huddle will be next Thursday May 6th - 7:00 am. Join us for breakfast, fellowship, an encouraging devotion and uplifting message. Bring a friend! Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Tack and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30AM-1PM Ithaca Community Gym, Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca, WI Vendors and sellers wanted!! Call today to reserve your spot. 608-585-2311 and ask for Kathleen Schoen Elementary and Middle School families: Remember to order your yearbook by this Friday, April 30! Yearbook were combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15. There will not be many extra yearbooks ordered this year so if you want one, you need to order! Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones at sarah_rainey@icloud.com or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Word of the Day: Exacerbate ig-zas-er-beyt transitive verb. To make more violent, bitter, or severe; to irritate or make worse. “The continued delays were greatly exacerbated by the lack of workers on the project.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Brooklyn Freestone
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 28, 2021 Today is a Day 2 All athletes: You are not allowed to park in the North parking lot in the morning and drive down to the community gym parking lot in the afternoon. This is a school policy. If it is not followed, the district can revoke your ability to drive to school. There will be an evening covid vaccine clinic scheduled for today from 4:00-8:00 pm. Anyone age 16 and older is eligible. To schedule they can visit the hospital website or call the hotline at 608-647-1820 Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Tack and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30AM-1PM Ithaca Community Gym, Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca, WI Vendors and sellers wanted!! Call today to reserve your spot. 608-585-2311 and ask for Kathleen Schoen Elementary and Middle School families: Remember to order your yearbook by this Friday, April 30! Yearbook were combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15. There will not be many extra yearbooks ordered this year so if you want one, you need to order! Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones at sarah_rainey@icloud.com or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Word of the Day Temporal tem-per-uhl adj. Relating to, or limited by time. Lasting only for a time; not eternal. Also: fleeting, passing, momentary, temporary, transient, short-lived. “The beneficial effects of the loan were temporal. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Randy Pichardo-Flores
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Elementary and Middle School families: Remember to order your yearbook by this Friday, April 30! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook were combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15. There will not be many extra yearbooks ordered this year so if you want one, you need to order! Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones at sarah_rainey@icloud.com or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Shop Ithaca/Weston Track and Field apparel! See the link below to the online apparel store for Ithaca/Weston Track and Field. The deadline to order is May 5th. All items ordered need to be paid for online and will be delivered to the school at which time we will distribute them. Also, you can order items for athletes and family members as well. https://ithacawestontr21.itemorder.com/sale
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We are looking for passionate teachers to join the Ithaca Team! We are hiring High School / Middle School Agriculture and tech ed, High School / Middle school English, High School math teachers. Some of our great benefits include WI Retirement, Health, Dental, A health savings account, Long term disability, Life insurance and more. To apply contact Brooke Hackl in HR at Brooke.Hackl@ithaca.k12.wi.us , check out the WECAN website or call 608-585-2512 today to become part of the Ithaca team!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With great Bulldog Pride, Ithaca Public Schools are proud to announce the Ithaca High School Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Congratulations to Audrey Newkirk, Valedictorian, and Hannah Durst, Salutatorian.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 26, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 3 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Second choice-Corn Dog, Steamed Carrots, Pineapple, Bread Stick, Milk All athletes: You are not allowed to park in the North parking lot in the morning and drive down to the community gym parking lot in the afternoon. This is a school policy. If it is not followed, the district can revoke your ability to drive to school. HS Band and Choir students: Please check the schedule for the week on Schoology. There are several changes. The HS Band will have a full group rehearsal outside on Tuesday. Please make sure you have your instruments here. Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Your fundraiser orders have been delivered. Please pick them up at anytime in the Band room. Tonight the 5th grade and 6th grade Bands will be giving small performances to their parents. The 5th grade is at 5:45 pm and the 6th Grade at 6:30 pm. Since each student can only have 2 people attend their performances, it will be available to watch on Zoom. The Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/94395683450?pwd=QVFqM25aRDFqOE5CTEJwcitUdzB4Zz09 There will be an evening covid vaccine clinic scheduled for Wednesday, May 28th from 4:00-8:00 pm. Anyone age 16 and older is eligible. To schedule they can visit the hospital website or call the hotline at 608-647-1820 Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Tack and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30AM-1PM Ithaca Community Gym, Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca, WI Vendors and sellers wanted!! Call today to reserve your spot. 608-585-2311 and ask for Kathleen Schoen Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day Diminutive dih-min-yuh-tiv adj. Extremely small in size; tiny. A very small person or thing. “Although diminutive in stature, they were a formidable opponent;” “A diminutive report.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Partners for Prevention Coalition is proud to bring to you these virtual gatherings where you and your family can learn about the prevention of underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, meth use, and vaping & marijuana use. These virtual gatherings are designed to allow parents and guardians to have a safe space to learn and ask questions on how to protect their family from these dangerous substances. Register 3 days in advance for each of these VIRTUAL GATHERING events & receive a $10 Restaurant Gift card for each event you register for! You will receive an email prior to each event with the zoom meeting information. Monday, April 26 (7PM)- Let's Talk Underage Drinking - A genuine discussion about underage drinking & solutions to keep your child safe.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Official results are in, and our forensics students performed so very well! Congratulations to all our performers for their tenacity and perseverance this season. A special congratulations to our students who earned a perfect score to achieve a Gold at the 2021 Wisconsin State Forensics festival: Hannah Durst, Maddy Roh, Brooklynn Granger, Emma Schoen, Carissa Willis, Alana Nelson, Erica Steinmetz, and Emma Coy.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Advanced Foods class has been learning grilling techniques. Last week they grilled chicken, pork loins, beef and pizza. Today they finished the unit with the Burger Challenge. Students had to create a burger, prepare a grocery list and make the burger and all the toppings.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 23rd, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-Chicken Nuggets, Second choice-Ham Sub, Green Beans, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk The weight room will not be open after school today. Seniors: Mrs. Thompson sent you all an email. Please respond by the end of today so your senior slide may be as accurate as possible. To those of you, who already responded, thank you. Middle school students interested in track please sign up in the commons. Practice starts Monday. There will be a Junior and Senior Class Meeting during Attack time today in the Band room. There will be an evening covid vaccine clinic scheduled for next Wednesday, May 28th from 4:00-8:00 pm. Anyone age 16 and older are eligible. To schedule they can visit the hospital website or call the hotline at 608-647-1820. Official results are in, and our forensics students performed so very well! Congratulations to all our performers for their tenacity and perseverance this season. A special congratulations to our students who earned a perfect score to achieve a Gold at the 2021 Wisconsin State Forensics festival: Hannah Durst, Maddy Roh, Brooklynn Granger, Emma Schoen, Carissa Willis, Alana Nelson, Erica Steinmetz, and Emma Coy. In honor of National Student Leadership Week, we would like to recognize our Sources of Strength peer leaders and our class officers: Sources of Strength Peer Leaders are Emma Coy, David Fargen, Brooklyn Freestone, Bodie Hilleshiem, Parker Hisel, Kyla Pluemer, Alan Pomering, Erica Steinmetz, Carissa Willis, and Benji Clary; Class Officers: Freshmen - President Darin Nelson, VP Micah Salisbury, Treasurer Caleb Birkhem, Secretary Logan Anderson; Sophomores - President John Clary, VP Lincoln Manning, Treasurer Ethan Cockroft; Juniors - President: Taygen Ryan, VP: Carissa Willis, Secretary: Benji Clary, Treasurer: Emma Schoen; Seniors - President: Audrey Newkirk, VP: Ryan Lee, Secretary: Maddy Roh, Treasurer: Keyara Perkins. Thank you to everyone that voted! The new Ithaca tagline is: Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Tack and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30AM-1PM Ithaca Community Gym, Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca, WI Vendors and sellers wanted!! Call today to reserve your spot. 608-585-2311 and ask for Kathleen Schoen. Attention all STAFF: Reminder to fill out the google form sent to you by Emma Schoen for teacher appreciation week. Thank you! This Date in History: April 23, 1564 William Shakespeare died Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1616. Today, over 400 years later, his plays are performed and read more often and in more nations than ever before. In a million words written over 20 years, he captured the full range of human emotions and conflicts with a precision that remains sharp today. As his great contemporary the poet and dramatist Ben Jonson said, “He was not of an age, but for all time.” Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, and The Taming of the Shrew, and others. Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day Copious koh-pee-uhs adj. Large in quantity; abundant. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy. “He took copious notes during the business meeting.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Devin Ihm
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Happy Earth Day! Senator Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin, had long been concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States. Then in January 1969, he and many others witnessed the ravages of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, Senator Nelson wanted to infuse the energy of student anti-war protests with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a teach-in on college campuses to the national media, and persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair. They recruited Denis Hayes, a young activist, to organize the campus teach-ins and they choose April 22, a weekday falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, to maximize the greatest student participation. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes. Celebrate Earth Day in your own way! https://youtu.be/sYsZCtugbnE
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Choir is proud to announce the upcoming performance of their Spring Variety Show! This performance will be held on Saturday, May 22nd at 6pm in the Amphitheater Stage. Attendance is limited to two audience members per choir student. Please bring your own seating.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 22nd, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-BBQ Sandwich, Second choice-Mini Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Orange Slices, Dinner Roll, Milk Art Club meeting during attack time today. Middle school students interested in track please sign up in the commons. Practice starts Monday. There will be a Junior and Senior Class Meeting during Attack time on Friday, April 23 in the Band room. Environmental Awareness Day: Former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 to organize a national public demonstration that would bring attention to the environment. His effort made environmental issues an integral part of political debate. Environmental Awareness Day marks the anniversary of Earth Day. The legislature encourages schools to conduct a day-long program, using all educational subjects, to enhance the student’s understanding of the environment and to promote an ethic of environmental stewardship. In honor of National Student Leadership week we would like to recognize the officers from the following groups: Student Council-President: Maddy Roh, VP: Keyara Perkins, Secretary: Kyla Pluemer, Treasurer: Emma Schoen; FCCLA-President: Keyara Perkins, VP: Kyla Pluemer, Secretary: Talena Sprecher, Treasurer: Hailey Boon; NHS-President: Audrey Newkirk, VP: Ryan Lee, Secretary: Hannah Durst, Treasurer: Emma Schoen; Y4C (Youth for Change)-Carissa Willis and Emma Schoen; WIHA-President: Brooklynn Granger, VP/Secretary: Talena Sprecher, Treasurer: Emma Schoen Thank you to everyone that voted! The new Ithaca tagline is: Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Tack and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30AM-1PM Ithaca Community Gym, Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca, WI Vendors and sellers wanted!! Call today to reserve your spot. 608-585-2311 and ask for Kathleen Schoen Attention Seniors: If you have received any outside scholarships that you would like included for the Senior Scholarship Banquet, please let Mrs. Kershner know. Youth Apprenticeship opportunity- Are you thinking of applying for a job this summer but not sure where to go or what to do? Stop in to see Mrs. Kershner. She has many different career pathways for you to discover! You can also earn up to 6 free college credits! Attention all STAFF: Reminder to fill out the google form sent to you by Emma Schoen for teacher appreciation week. Thank you! Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day: Ambiguous am-big-yoo-uhs adj. Open to more than one interpretation: “An ambiguous response.” Doubtful or uncertain. “The survey results were ambiguous.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none Staff—Jill Plonka
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca School District is accepting bids for a 2006 International, 66 passenger school bus. The auction will close on or around May 5, 2021. Bids and information may be found on www.wisconsinsurplus.com.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 21st, 2021 Today is a Day 1 There will be a Junior and Senior Class Meeting during Attack time on Friday, April 23 in the Band room. Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Tack and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:30AM-1PM Ithaca Community Gym, Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca, WI Vendors and sellers wanted!! Call today to reserve your spot. 608-585-2311 and ask for Kathleen Schoen Thank you to everyone that voted! The new Ithaca tagline is: Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Attention Seniors: If you have received any outside scholarships that you would like included for the Senior Scholarship Banquet, please let Mrs. Kershner know. Youth Apprenticeship opportunity- Are you thinking of applying for a job this summer but not sure where to go or what to do? Stop in to see Mrs. Kershner. She has many different career pathways for you to discover! You can also earn up to 6 free college credits! The final Youth 4 Change prevention workshop is today, from 2-3pm via zoom or in person. We are excited to wrap up our plans and start putting our ideas into action. Don't forget the pizza, see you there! Our April PTSO meeting will be today at 4 p.m. via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We hope to see you there. Attention all STAFF: Reminder to fill out the google form sent to you by Emma Schoen for teacher appreciation week. Thank you! Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day Austere aw-steer adj. 1. Markedly simple without adornment or ornamentation. “An austere office;” “An austere writing style.” 2. Strict or stern in appearance or manner. “He was an austere movie critic.” Birthdays: Elementary—Juliet Hein H.S./M.S.—Hunter Moe
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca/Richland Center Horse Club is sponsoring a Tack/Craft/Rummage Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, May 8, from 7:30AM-1PM. It will be held in the Ithaca Community Gym located on Hwy 58 in the village of Ithaca. Concessions will be available for purchase. All visitors and vendors will be required to wear a mask and social distancing will be followed. We are seeking vendors and sellers !! Please call Kathleen Schoen at 608-585-2311 to request a contract and for more information. Money raised from the sale goes to fund the costs of the 2021-22 show season.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 20th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 6 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - State Testing, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Cheesy Chicken Casserole, Second choice-Hot Dog, Peas, Peaches, Bread Stick, Dessert, Milk The following must turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Thompson this week or a replacement plan will be instituted: Lexi Stowell, Briella Hollands, Kat Weitzel, Paige Nowicki, Brooklynn Granger, and Keyara Perkins. Thank you to everyone that voted! The new Ithaca tagline is: Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow Attention Seniors: If you have received any outside scholarships that you would like included for the Senior Scholarship Banquet, please let Mrs. Kershner know. Youth Apprenticeship opportunity- Are you thinking of applying for a job this summer but not sure where to go or what to do? Stop in to see Mrs. Kershner. She has many different career pathways for you to discover! You can also earn up to 6 free college credits! The final Youth 4 Change prevention workshop will be tomorrow, April 21st from 2-3pm via zoom or in person. We are excited to wrap up our plans and start putting our ideas into action. Don't forget the pizza, see you there! Our April PTSO meeting will be Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We hope to see you there. Attention all STAFF: Reminder to fill out the google form sent to you by Emma Schoen for teacher appreciation week. Thank you! In honor of National Student Leadership week we would like to recognize our high school student leaders the rest of the week. Today we recognize the officers from the following groups: FBLA - President: Ryan Lee, VP: Audrey Newkirk, Secretary: Carissa Willis, Treasurer: Emma Schoen, Reporter: Alana Nelson, Parliamentarian: Brooklyn Freestone; FFA - President: Talena Sprecher, Secretary: Brooklynn Granger, Treasurer: Ryan Biermeyer, Reporter: Hailey Boon, Sentinel: Landon Thompson; Art Club - Co-Presidents: Audrey Newkirk, Ryan Lee, Keyara Perkins Please send your Boxtops and Village Hearth UPC codes to school with your elementary aged child by Friday, April 30. Boxtops for Education has switched to an app. Download the Boxtops for Education app & scan your receipts to earn money for our school! Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day Euphemism yoo-fuh-miz-uhm n. A mild, inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is often considered harsh or offensive. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 19th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 5 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - State Testing, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Quesadilla, Second choice-BBQ Rib, Corn, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk Softball players come to Mrs. Boland's room after school. Any Middle School students planning on participating in track this spring should meet in the gym today at the start of lunch for a yearbook picture. Please wear a purple or Ithaca t-shirt. Our April PTSO meeting will be Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995. We hope to see you there. Attention all STAFF: Reminder to fill out the google form sent to you by Emma Schoen for teacher appreciation week. Thank you! This week is National Student Leadership week. The theme this year is “Leadership Unlimited”. Being a student leader is advantageous because of the skills you gain from being a leader. When being a leader, not only are you encouraging others, but you are also learning about yourself. You are gaining soft skills that aren’t teachable and will benefit you throughout the course of your life. For example, teamwork, work-ethic, reliability, and responsibility. Many companies and organizations look for leaders among applicants. If you are able to list the times you were a leader, you’ll have a better chance of getting that job. Consider joining the many groups Ithaca has to offer. Actively participate by running for the officer positions. Become a leader. Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. April 19, 1775-- At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, marched into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green. Suddenly, a shot was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the American Revolution had begun. Word of the Day Ostensible o-sten-suh-buhl Ostensible adj. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.” Birthdays: Elementary—Emmalyn Honer H.S./M.S.—Anthony Varela
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 16th, 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 -Testing. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Philly Chicken Sandwich, Second choice-Pork Chop, Hash Brown, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk Little Luke Daycare at St. Luke School in Plain provides excellent care for children 6 weeks to 4 years old. The daycare is Looking for part-time and/or full-time childcare providers. Training is provided. If interested call 546-2963. Student council meeting during ATTACK today (Friday) There will be a sophomore class meeting during ATTACK time in the gym today. Student Council members will still attend the student council meeting. Attention all STAFF: Reminder to fill out the google form sent to you by Emma Schoen for teacher appreciation week. Thank you! Any Middle School students planning on participating in track this spring should meet in the gym at the start of lunch on Monday for a yearbook picture. Please wear a purple or Ithaca t-shirt. Attn Middle and High school students: Any students interested in summer camp opportunities, please pick up a brochure inside the office. Website links are provided for camps in art, STEM, music, writing, sports, architecture and more! If you have any questions, or need a device over the summer to participate in an online camp, contact Mrs. Plonka. Have lunch with a soldier! Have you ever tried a MRE? (Ready to Eat Meal) Are you considering a possible career in the military? Please join Sergeant Mayberry & a testimony from a UW-Platteville student. This will be held, today, April 16 during high school lunch hour. (outside on the patio/picnic table area) Any questions, please see Mrs. Kershner. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day Derisive (de·ri·sive) adj. Expressing contempt or ridicule; mocking or scornful. “A derisive laugh. Birthdays: Elementary—today, Reid Wobschall, Sunday, Cayden Beasley, Jace Olson, Eli Swenson H.S./M.S.—today, Ethan Cockroft, Saturday, Alivya Young, Sunday, Adam Herring, Ryan Miller
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Today is National Librarian Day Mrs. Zorea and Mrs. Thompson work tirelessly each day to find books for all readers and grow a love for reading in each student. On behalf of the students and staff at Ithaca, we thank you ladies for your dedication to our student's futures!
about 1 month ago, Julie Prouty
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!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca and Richland Center Youth 4 Change groups have partnered with Richland County's Partners in Prevention Coalition to create radio ads bringing attention to positive and healthy choices for area youth. We are proud to hear Emma Schoen, Carissa Willis, and Will Burnley offering their voices to make such positive changes in our community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1QNtFQA0n0
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 15th, 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 - State Testing. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 3 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Cheeseburger, Second choice-Hot Dog, Cowboy Beans, Carrots & Dip, Applesauce, Milk Softball players please see Mrs. Boland for the contract you and your parent/guardian need to sign if they did not come to the meeting last night. The following students must return their volleyball uniforms to Mrs. Thompson this week: Lexi Stowell, Briella Hollands, Katarina Weitzel, Paige Nowicki, Reese Ghastin, Brooklynn Granger, Malorie Miller, Keyara Perkins. Junior Class: There will be a class meeting today, during Attack time. The Decorating Committee should be prepared to share their ideas and the class will vote on them. Have lunch with a soldier! Have you ever tried a MRE? (Ready to Eat Meal) Are you considering a possible career in the military? Please join Sergeant Mayberry & a testimony from a UW-Platteville student. This will be held, Friday April 16 during high school lunch hour. (outside on the patio/picnic table area) Any questions, please see Mrs. Kershner. The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day Prodigious (pruh-dij-uhs) adj. Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree. “Her prodigious sales performance resulted in a promotion.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Hello Ithaca families, This email is to remind parents that we will be using a behavioral screener for our Juniors:  mySAEBRS includes 20 items and can be completed by students in grades 2 through 12. Students complete mySAEBRS by logging into the FastBridge system on a computer or tablet device with a headset for audio directions. Students indicate how frequently they have displayed each behavior within the previous month, by selecting “Never,” “Sometimes,” “Often,” and “Almost Always.” Social Behaviors:  Behaviors related to age-appropriate relationships with peers and adults.Academic Behaviors:  Behaviors related to preparation, participation, and benefit from academic instruction.Emotional Problems:  Behaviors related to regulating internal states, adapting to change, and responding to stressful/challenging events. This is a new screener for Ithaca schools, and we hope that we can use the information to add programming based on the needs of the students.  We completed, or will soon complete this for grades 4-6.  Thank you, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 
about 1 month ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Next week Elementary students will be celebrating and learning about Earth Day! Since the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day has brought attention and activism to the health of Earth. Students of all ages participate in this movement, learning about our role in preserving and restoring the health of our planet. Elementary students are encouraged to celebrate by also dressing up each day to increase awareness of Earth Day and what it represents.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 14th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Junior Class: There will be a class meeting on Thursday, April 15, during Attack time. The Decorating Committee should be prepared to share their ideas and the class will vote on them. A reminder that the Youth 4 Change prevention work shop follow up is Wednesday, April 14th from 2-3pm via in person OR zoom. Snacks and drinks will be served. If you attended the workshop, we'd love to see you back! Help us continue to build on our ideas for positive changes for youth in our community! FCA will be held Thursday morning at 7:00AM. All High School students are welcome! Enjoy a hot breakfast, encouraging devotion and inspiring message! Hope to see you! Bring a friend! The Ithaca PTSO's Beach Blanket Bingo night will be Friday, April 30 in the HS Gym from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. This is open to all Ithaca friends and family members. There is no cost to participate. Prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. Feel free to wear your most colorful beach clothes and bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor and play bingo (or your group may sit in the bleachers). Masks and social distancing policies will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you there! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Word of the Day: Recalcitrant (re·cal·ci·trant) adj. Stubborn, often defiant of authority; difficult to manage or control. “After months of recalcitrant behavior, the employee was terminated. Birthdays: Elementary—Connie Pulvermacher H.S./M.S.—Valerie Fauver, and Matthew Roh
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 13th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 2 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - State Testing. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 2 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Chicken Salad Sandwich, Second choice-BBQ Pork Taco, Cole Slaw, Mandarin Oranges, Dessert, Milk There will be a FFA meeting today, during lunch in Mr. Favreau's room for all judging teams. Junior Class: There will be a class meeting on Thursday, April 15, during Attack time. The Decorating Committee should be prepared to share their ideas and the class will vote on them. All current 8th graders and high school students who are interested in playing volleyball next year must attend a meeting today during ATTACK time outside on the back patio. A Zoom link will be available. Please let Mrs. Thompson know if you would like the link. A reminder that the Youth 4 Change prevention work shop follow up is Wednesday, April 14th (TOMORROW) from 2-3pm via in person OR zoom. Snacks and drinks will be served. If you attended the workshop, we'd love to see you back! Help us continue to build on our ideas for positive changes for youth in our community! Congratulations to Audrey Newkirk and Ryan Lee for their 3rd place finish in Business Ethics and to Erica Steinmetz for placing 3rd on her Introduction to Business Procedures test on Monday at the virtual Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference! Audrey, Ryan and Erica will be advancing to the virtual National Leadership Conference this summer. Congratulations also to Emma Schoen and Will Burnley for placing 5th in Broadcast Journalism and to Elise Newkirk and Emma Coy for placing 5th in Introduction to Business Presentation. The 5th place contestants qualified to be alternates for the National Leadership Conference. The NEW Middle School Chapter was recognized three times yesterday during the State Leadership Conference Opening Ceremony. They received 1st place for the Largest Market Share for a Middle School Chapter and 3rd place for the Largest Middle School Chapter. Their Chapter will also be receiving a $100 for starting their new chapter this year. Audrey Newkirk finished her responsibilities yesterday as the Region 4 Vice President. It was bittersweet as we reflected on all of her dedication to planning and adapting to the virtual leadership conference format. Thank you FBLA members for all your hard work preparing for your projects and for all of the support that we received from the Ithaca community. We should all be EXTREMELY PROUD of how Ithaca was represented! Attention Juniors! Posted on your locker, you will see a 'Junior Conference' appointment. Please see Mrs. Kershner at your scheduled time. If you did not receive one...stop by the guidance office to schedule. Thank you! FCA will be held Thursday morning at 7:00AM. All High School students are welcome! Enjoy a hot breakfast, encouraging devotion and inspiring message! Hope to see you! Bring a friend! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Today is American’s Creed Day. William Tyler Page, a messenger in the U.S. House of Representatives, wrote the American’s Creed in 1917. His essay was the winning entry in a national contest for the “best summary of American political faith.” The House of Representatives adopted the 100-word statement in April 1918. This Day in History: Future President Thomas Jefferson, drafter of the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s preeminent political theorist, was born on April 13, 1743. Jefferson denounced oppressive government and was a fierce proponent of freedom of speech and religion. He was at once an intellectual, architect, philosopher, musician and essayist. His fascination with science prompted his study and collection of fossils. Word of the Day: Anomalous (a·nom·a·lous) adj. Deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected. “The marketing department could not explain the anomalous sales performance.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Aaron Bloczynski and Anna Dahlke
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Summer School Job Openings! Ithaca Elementary is seeking creative and fun adults and older youth to work with our elementary students and staff during Summer School 2021. This year's summer school will run from June 14-17 and 21-24. Instruction for K-5 grade students will be from 8:30 am until 11:30 am daily. 11:30am-3:00pm will be lunch and free play. The focus is on reading and writing in content areas and math. Do you have content or topic areas you LOVE and that would excite young people? Do you enjoy working with young people, helping them grow in their learning, and engaging with them in their play while helping the students make good choices and keep them safe? If so, please apply! This is a perfect opportunity to share your love of learning with the kids of Ithaca. Certified teachers (4 hrs per day--3 hrs of instruction, 1 hr for planning purposes) earn $25/hr. We are looking for 3-4 certified teachers. Summer school assistants (one from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm and two positions from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm) earn $12.50/hour. Contact Brooke Hackl at 608.585.2512 for an application Deadline to apply is April 23, 2021.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 12th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - State Testing. HS Band and Choir are on the Day 1 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Polish Sausage, Second choice-Baked Fish, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk All current 8th graders and high school students who are interested in playing volleyball next year must attend a meeting on Tuesday, April 13th during ATTACK time outside on the back patio. A Zoom link will be available. Please let Mrs. Thompson know if you would like the link. Attention Juniors! Posted on your locker, you will see a 'Junior Conference' appointment. Please see Mrs. Kershner at your scheduled time. If you did not receive one...stop by the guidance office to schedule. Thank you! FCA will be held Thursday morning at 7:00AM. All High School students are welcome! Enjoy a hot breakfast, encouraging devotion and inspiring message! Hope to see you! Bring a friend! Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. This Date in History: 1861 Civil War begins as Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort. Word of the Day: Pugnacious puhg-ney-shuhs Pugnacious adj. 1. Quarrelsome or combative in nature; belligerent. 2. Expressing an argument or opinion very forcefully. “Rather than maintaining a calm demeanor, his boss was quite pugnacious.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Leora Barrette Staff—bus driver, Frank Schuh
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
17 Ithaca students participated in the FBLA virtual Regional Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 6 that was hosted by Region IV Vice President, Audrey Newkirk, a senior at Ithaca High School. We're thrilled to announce that 10 of these students are advancing to the FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 12 and 3 students qualified as alternates. Students who won their event are Erica Steinmetz for Introduction to Business Procedures and the team of Emma Schoen and Will Burnley in Broadcast Journalism. Earning 2nd place are the teams of Audrey Newkirk and Ryan Lee in Business Ethics, Emma Coy and Elise Newkirk in Introduction to Business Procedures and Carissa Willis' Job Interview. Josie Laue and Lexi Stowell received a 3rd place award for their Introduction to Social Media Strategy project. The three students who will be alternates for their events at the State Leadership Conference are Talena Sprecher in Agribusiness, Sawyer Simpson for Impromptu Speaking and Alivya Young in Introduction to Event Planning. Congratulations to the FBLA members on their hard work preparing for their events and for how well the Ithaca community was represented. Thank you to everyone who supported the students and helped us prepare for the conference and judged events. This was truly a community effort and we couldn't have done it without your help. Audrey and Mrs. Burnley were bolstered by our immediate and extended families and are grateful for all of their hard work and patience. We especially want to thank Mr. Hess! We couldn't have pulled off this virtual event without your guidance and creative ideas. Having a virtual Leadership Conference was not what Audrey signed up for when she ran for the Region 4 VP, but she demonstrated resilience, determination, imagination and great flexibility. Congratulations Audrey on a wonderful and unique RLC! Good luck to all of the students who qualified for the State Leadership Conference next week.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 9th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 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 3 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Chicken Patty Sandwich, Second choice-Corn Dog, Baked Beans, Peaches, Milk Elementary and Middle School families: It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20 If you have any questions, contact Sarah Jones or Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us or leave a message at Ithaca PTSO on Facebook. Students 16 yrs or older: Center Pharmacy (formerly Thrifty White) has vaccinations for all people 16 or older. If you are interested, call to schedule an appointment. Youth baseball and softball apparel sales are now up and running and ready for orders. The stores will close on April 12. All items will ship to the school once the stores close. Amber Hilby will deliver upon arrival. If you have questions on any items please contact Amber Hilby - Call or text 608-475-1437 or email hilby2008@gmail.com. Links to the stores are as follows... Baseball https://ithacabas21.itemorder.com/ Softball https://ithacasb21.itemorder.com/ Deadline to order is 4/12/21 The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! This Date in History: 1865 - Robert E. Lee surrenders in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Word of the Day: Atypical ey-tip-i-kuhl Atypical adj. Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular. Deviating from what is usual or common or to be expected; often somewhat odd or strange. “The strong sales were atypical of the normally weak market.” Birthdays: Elementary—on Sunday, Kegan Ringelstetter H.S./M.S.—Landen Richards, on Sunday, Jason Logue, Darin Nelson
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's time to order your yearbook! The Elementary and Middle School Yearbook was combined this year so if you have children in grades 4K-8 it will be ONE yearbook this year. Cost is $15 for the soft cover, all color book. Order online at: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/Ithaca?fbclid=IwAR3ms09h-pAw9uTdZ-ofqUAUk1obyLyAxLRuxPyaCEfty6bYuLoRV7agT20
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Anyone travelling to watch Middle School football this evening, please note that the game will be played in LaFarge. Their co-op team often plays in Kickapoo, but tonight's game is in LaFarge.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 8th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 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 2 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Mac & Cheese, Second choice-Fish Sticks, Steamed Carrots, Pineapple, Bread Stick, Milk Please release middle school football at 3:15 for their game tonight. There will be a Middle School FBLA meeting today during Attack. See Mrs. Boland Art club members: If you ordered an art club sweatshirt, you need to pay by today. I will be ordering this Friday. Students 16 yrs or older: Center Pharmacy (formerly Thrifty White) has vaccinations for all people 16 or older. If you are interested, call to schedule an appointment. Youth baseball and softball apparel sales are now up and running and ready for orders. The stores will close on April 12. All items will ship to the school once the stores close. Amber Hilby will deliver upon arrival. If you have questions on any items please contact Amber Hilby - Call or text 608-475-1437 or email hilby2008@gmail.com. Links to the stores are as follows... Baseball https://ithacabas21.itemorder.com/ Softball https://ithacasb21.itemorder.com/ Deadline to order is 4/12/21 The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! Word of the Day: Antiquated an-ti-kwey-tid Antiquated adj. Very old; aged. Too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; outmoded, obsolete. “The committee thought the marketing strategy was too antiquated to approve.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S.M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 7th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Are you missing a light teal, steel tumbler with a straw? See Ms Schoen if you are missing it. Art club members: If you ordered an art club sweatshirt, you need to pay by Thursday. I will be ordering this Friday. FCA students: check out our Facebook page this week for a devotion & more! We will gather again next Thursday April 15th. If you are considering FCA Sports camp or Leadership camp this summer, please see Mrs Kershner’s for a form or any questions. Remember, WI gives a $100 scholarship to all students attending. Hope you will consider as it is a life changing experience! Youth baseball and softball apparel sales are now up and running and ready for orders. The stores will close on April 12. All items will ship to the school once the stores close. Amber Hilby will deliver upon arrival. If you have questions on any items please contact Amber Hilby - Call or text 608-475-1437 or email hilby2008@gmail.com. Links to the stores are as follows... Baseball https://ithacabas21.itemorder.com/ Softball https://ithacasb21.itemorder.com/ Deadline to order is 4/12/21 The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! Word of the Day: Ubiquitous Ubiquitous adj. Being or seeming to be everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent. “Ubiquitous cell phones.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S.M.S.—Zander Jones
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to all our students who earned placement on the Ithaca Schools Honor Roll for Middle and High School!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
FCA students: check out our Facebook page this week for a devotion and more! We will gather again next Thursday April 15th. If you are considering FCA Sports camp or Leadership camp this summer, please see Mrs Kershner’s for a form or any questions. Remember, Wisconsin gives a $100 scholarship to all students attending. Hope you will consider, as it is a life changing experience!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Get out and VOTE!! Today is election day. Click this link to see a preview of your ballot. In the Ithaca School District, there are three School Board of Education seats on the ballot. Other local and state seats are on the ballot as well. Exercise your right to vote! https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PreviewMyBallot
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 6th, 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 1 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Pizza Burger, Second choice-Turkey Wrap, Green Beans, Pears, Dessert, Milk Senior class meeting today during attack in the art room. All seniors must attend! Art club members: If you ordered an art club sweatshirt, you need to pay by Thursday. I will be ordering this Friday. FCA students: check out our Facebook page this week for a devotion & more! We will gather again next Thursday April 15th. If you are considering FCA Sports camp or Leadership camp this summer, please see Mrs Kershner’s for a form or any questions. Remember, WI gives a $100 scholarship to all students attending. Hope you will consider as it is a life changing experience! Youth baseball and softball apparel sales are now up and running and ready for orders. The stores will close on April 12. All items will ship to the school once the stores close. Amber Hilby will deliver upon arrival. If you have questions on any items please contact Amber Hilby - Call or text 608-475-1437 or email hilby2008@gmail.com. Links to the stores are as follows... Baseball https://ithacabas21.itemorder.com/ Softball https://ithacasb21.itemorder.com/ Deadline to order is 4/12/21 The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! Today in History: April 6, 1917 The United States officially enters World War I Two days after the U.S. Senate voted 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany, the U.S. House of Representatives endorseed the declaration by a vote of 373 to 50, and America formally entered World War I. Word of the Day: Fortuitous fawr-too-i-tuhs Fortuitous adj. Happening by accident or chance. Happening by a fortunate accident or chance. Lucky or fortunate. “The check could not have arrived at a more fortuitous time.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
April 5th, 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: First choice-Chicken Nuggets, Second choice-Pizza Dippers, Corn, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk Senior class meeting tomorrow during attack in the art room. All seniors must attend! Today is the day! The Youth 4 Change group invites all high school students to our prevention leadership workshop TONIGHT, after school, from 4-6pm. Help us make positive changes in our community! You are able to participate via zoom or stay at school. Pizza will be served right after school. All participants will be entered into drawings for various prizes. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Pluemer, Mrs. Dickey, Emma Schoen, or Carissa Willis. Youth baseball and softball apparel sales are now up and running and ready for orders. The stores will close on April 12. All items will ship to the school once the stores close. Amber Hilby will deliver upon arrival. If you have questions on any items please contact Amber Hilby - Call or text 608-475-1437 or email hilby2008@gmail.com. Links to the stores are as follows... Baseball https://ithacabas21.itemorder.com/ Softball https://ithacasb21.itemorder.com/ Deadline to order is 4/12/21 The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! Word of the Day: Insipid in-sip-id Insipid adj. Lacking flavor or zest; not tasty. Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull. “The insipid play caused many to walk out of the theater.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S.M.S.—Liberty Clary, and Aubrey Wiedenfeld
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Youth4Change invites you to join our RESCHEDULED prevention workshop virtually on April 5th from 4-6pm! We’re finding new ways to reduce drug misuse, change our community and be leaders! Join the fight, stand for something and make our community better! Please contact Ms. Pluemer, Mrs. Dickey, Emma Schoen, or Carissa Willis if you have any questions.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Important Band Trip Info: The motor coach is broken down in Mt. Vernon, IL. Another company is coming to pick up the band in about 1 hour and they will meet up with another Progressive Travel coach that is already on it’s way. They are waiting in a McDonalds. This will delay the return by AT LEAST 2 hours.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the survey for next week's food distribution. As always, this survey can also be found on our website under the "News" tab in the article titled "Weekly Food Service Survey." Please look for an upcoming message regarding the potential for a summer food distribution similar to what was offered last summer. We will be asking families if they are interested in participating in this program, which would require families to pick up the food twice a week as was done last summer. Contact Annette with any questions at 475-7312 or email Juli Thompson at juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAsRBm3F-ZXrcK0VQ0Ofi_iYXyJfAV6nQnuBjpM-HME7M88A/viewform?usp=sf_link
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
As a Bulldog Alumni, we value your opinion and experience to help us better prepare Ithaca graduates for college and work success. Go to the webpage, click explore and Alumni Survey.
2 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
The fear of public speaking is one of the top fears people have. Ithaca Forensics students have crushed that fear this year! Congratulations to all our Forensics students on earning scores to advance them to the State competition. The entire team succeeded in qualifying for the State level. Seniors: Hannah Durst (Farrago), Audrey Newkirk (Prose), Keyara Perkins (Prose), Maddy Roh (Farrago; Juniors: Brooklynn Granger (Moments in History), Nick King (Prose), Emma Schoen (Farrago), Carissa Willis (Demonstration); Sophomores: Sophomores - Brooklyn Freestone (Prose), Alana Nelson (Poetry), Elise Newkirk (Prose), Kyla Pluemer (Moments in History), Talena Sprecher (Informative), Erica Steinmetz (Poetry); Freshman - Logan Anderson (Prose), Emma Coy (Informative), Josie Laue (Informative), Kaylee Peterson (Informative), Alivya Young (Moments in History). Coaches Murphey, Thompson, and Zorea are so proud of all your hard work! Good Luck at State!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 25, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-Chicken & Gravy, Second choice-Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies & Dip, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk, Junior Class: There will be a class meeting today in the band room during Attack time. Members of the High School Band will be traveling to Orlando Florida on Saturday, March 27th and will arriving back on Friday, April 2nd. During this time, they will be spending their time at Sea World, Universal Studios, Cocoa Beach, Busch Gardens, and taking an Airboat tour of the Everglades. If you would like to see updates and pictures during the trip, go on Facebook and "like" the "Ithaca Bands" Page. High School Art Club meeting during attack on Thursday and will go until 4pm. If you ordered a sweatshirt or want to order a sweatshirt, the cost is $20 and due by Friday. See Ms Durkin if you are interested. Ithaca Baseball apparel order is now up and running on the Ithaca Bulldog Baseball facebook page. Deadline for orders is Monday March 29th. https://bulldog2021.itemorder.com/ Please sign up for high school track! The sign-up sheet is posted outside the office. Make sure your physical or alternate year cards are filled out and turned in. Practice will start April 19th. Run on your free time! Today is the day, forensics students! Filming starts today after school and concludes tomorrow. Meet in the LMC after school, dressed and ready to warm up. Congratulations to all our team members for all the hard work that got them here. Your coaches are proud of your effort! The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. This Day in History: March 25, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. leads march against the Vietnam War. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., leads a march of 5,000 antiwar demonstrators in Chicago. In an address to the demonstrators, King declared that the Vietnam War was “a blasphemy against all that America stands for.” King first began speaking out against American involvement in Vietnam in the summer of 1965. Word of the Day: Vociferous voh-sif-er-uhs Vociferous (vo·cif·er·ous) adj Characterized by vehemence, clamour, or noisiness: “A vociferous crowd.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Owen Feryance
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 24, 2021 Today is a Day 2 High School Art Club meeting during attack on Thursday and will go until 4pm. If you ordered a sweatshirt or want to order a sweatshirt, the cost is $20 and due by Friday. See Ms Durkin if you are interested. Ithaca Baseball apparel order is now up and running on the Ithaca Bulldog Baseball facebook page. Deadline for orders is Monday March 29th. https://bulldog2021.itemorder.com/ Please sign up for high school track! The sign-up sheet is posted outside the office. Make sure your physical or alternate year cards are filled out and turned in. Practice will start April 19th. Run on your free time! Forensics students: Filming for State begins tomorrow and will conclude Friday! This is the final performance of the season! There will be a voluntary open practice for anyone interested today starting at 2pm. Filming will begin tomorrow and Friday after school. Everyone should attend both days. We would like to film as many as possible tomorrow. The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! SENIORS! More opportunities for scholarships! Go to our school website, click on 'Explore', scroll down to 'counselor's corner' and find 'scholarship info'. At the bottoms of the page click on 'scholarship opportunities 20-21'. There you will find the list of scholarships available, a brief description about the scholarship, the due date and a link will be attached! It's super convenient and so many wonderful scholarships available for YOU! Check it out! Any questions: please see Mrs. Kershner Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. History for Today: One of the worst oil spills in U.S. territory begins when the supertanker Exxon Valdez, owned and operated by the Exxon Corporation, runs aground on a reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska. An estimated 11 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the water. Attempts to contain the massive spill were unsuccessful, and wind and currents spread the oil more than 100 miles from its source, eventually polluting more than 700 miles of coastline. Hundreds of thousands of birds and animals were adversely affected by the environmental disaster. It was later revealed that Joseph Hazelwood, the captain of the Valdez, was drinking at the time of the accident and allowed an uncertified officer to steer the massive vessel. Word of the Day: Frenetic Frenetic (fre·net·ic) adj Fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way: “A frenetic ride on the snowboard.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Izabela Ortiz Staff—Mrs. Schoen and Ben Murphy
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 23, 2021 Today is a Day 1 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 3 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-, Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Second choice-, Fish Sandwich, Caesar Salad, Mixed Fruit, Garlic Bread, Milk A reminder to those that are part of the Math Team. Check in with your attack teacher and go to Mr. Triphan's room. Band Students - If you forgot to turn in your fundraiser forms and money yesterday, please drop them off with Mrs. Behrens this morning. The Junior and Senior classes will host prom on May 15th from 7:00 - 10:30 pm. in the high school parking lot. There will be both a Junior Court and a Senior Court since the Seniors didn't have their own prom last year. All high school students are invited to attend. High School Art Club meeting during attack on Thursday and will go until 4pm. If you ordered a sweatshirt or want to order a sweatshirt, the cost is $20 and due by Friday. See Ms Durkin if you are interested. Ithaca Baseball apparel order is now up and running on the Ithaca Bulldog Baseball facebook page. Deadline for orders is Monday March 29th. https://bulldog2021.itemorder.com/ Any high school or 8th grade students wanting to play volleyball next year should attend a meeting during ATTACK time on Thursday in the outside amphitheater. There is much to discuss. Mrs. Thompson sent an email. If you did not receive it, email her to be added to the list. If you prefer to attend the meeting via Zoom, email Mrs. Thompson for the link. All forensic students must rehearse with a coach before filming for State. This is the culmination of the season! An open practice will be held Wednesday beginning at 2pm for anyone interested. Sign up to rehearse. Filming will be Thursday, March 25th and Friday, March 26th after school. Everyone is expected to attend both days and be prepared to film if necessary. SENIORS! More opportunities for scholarships! Go to our school website, click on 'Explore', scroll down to 'counselor's corner' and find 'scholarship info'. At the bottom of the page click on 'scholarship opportunities 20-21'. There you will find the list of scholarships available, a brief description about the scholarship, the due date and a link will be attached! It's super convenient and so many wonderful scholarships available for YOU! Check it out! Any questions: please see Mrs. Kershner Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. March 23, 1839: "OK" entered national vernacular; On March 23, 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans. During the late 1830s, it was a favorite practice among younger, educated circles to misspell words intentionally, then abbreviate them and use them as slang when talking to one another. Word of the Day: Bifurcate bahy-fer-keyt Bifurcate; bifurcation (bi·fur·cate) v Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Matthew Kepler
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It is National Alcohol and Drugs Facts Week March 22nd-26th . The fact is most Richland County youth do not use alcohol or drugs. This week we will shatter the perception that substance use is common among your peers. And we will shatter more myths to keep you in the KNOW about substance use. These messages are brought to you by Youth4Change of Ithaca HS. Marijuana use interferes with attention, motivation, memory, and learning. When used heavily during the teen years, it may lower grades and your IQ. Marijuana can be addictive. People who begin using marijuana before age 18 are more likely to develop marijuana use disorder than adults.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Families! Please check your email inbox (or spam) for a survey regarding the learning platform your student/s will be using next quarter (4th quarter). The 4th quarter begins April 5th and ends on June 4th. This form is used to assist with classroom planning. Please complete it as soon as possible. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd4QDmOMlA5_n_6T976xYuum68yq2zw2K5mDRngTEasaov0w/viewform?gxids=7628
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Good luck to our Middle School Volleyball teams as they travel to Hillsboro tonight to take on the Tigers in the season opener.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
SENIORS! More opportunities for scholarships! Go to our school website, click on 'Explore', scroll down to 'Counselor's Corner' and find 'Scholarship Info'. At the bottom of the page click on 'Scholarship Opportunities 20-21'. There you will find the list of scholarships available, a brief description about the scholarship, the due date and a link will be attached! It's super convenient and so many wonderful scholarships available for YOU! Check it out! Any questions: please see Mrs. Kershner.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 22, 2021 Today is a Day 2 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 2 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-, Chicken Nuggets, Second choice-, Polish Sausage, Corn, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk Band Students - All fundraiser forms and money are due today. If you don't have class today, please drop it off in the band room. All forensic students must rehearse with a coach before filming for State. This is the culmination of the season! An open practice will be held Wednesday beginning at 2pm for anyone interested. Sign up to rehearse. Filming will be Thursday, March 25th and Friday, March 26th after school. Everyone is expected to attend both days and be prepared to film if necessary. The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! SENIORS! More opportunities for scholarships! Go to our school website, click on 'Explore', scroll down to 'Counselor's Corner' and find 'Scholarship Info'. At the bottom of the page click on 'Scholarship Opportunities 20-21'. There you will find the list of scholarships available, a brief description about the scholarship, the due date and a link will be attached! It's super convenient and so many wonderful scholarships available for YOU! Check it out! Any questions: please see Mrs. Kershner. Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. This day in History: March 22, 1765, the stamp act was imposed on the colonies. In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the vast new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on March 22, 1765. The legislation levied a direct tax on all materials printed for commercial and legal use in the colonies, from newspapers and pamphlets to playing cards and dice. Word of the Day: Pernicious per-nish-uhs Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have a pernicious effect on the business.” Birthdays: Elementary—on Sunday, Braxton Fowell, Dresyn Reese H.S./M.S.—last Friday, Sam Hollands, on Saturday, Aliyah Swenson
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Hello Ithaca Families, The Partners for Prevention Coalition would like you to fill out this survey. This survey is intended for use by parents of middle and high school students in Richland County. www.surveymonkey.com/r/IthacaBulldogs
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is looking for a DEDICATED INDIVIDUAL to work in the school office. This position will assist and manage clerical tasks for the principal so that maximum time may be devoted to administrative tasks concerned with operating a school. Some of the responsibilities include: Set up classes for students as needed, prepare a budget for office supplies, have or can gain knowledge in the Skyward student information system, provide help with the school fair, prepare transcripts when needed for students (past and current), process state reporting and more. This is a full time, 10 months a year, position with benefits included. Complete an application form for employment from our website or call 585-2512 and ask for Brooke Hackl for more information on duties, benefits, and qualifications. Call today to become part of the Ithaca team!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you ever wonder what goes on the days students aren't in the building? This year, staff are learning how to improve our equity and inclusion when working with students. .Using the research from Integrated Comprehension Systems for Equity learning modules, the staff are learning how to foster equity and inclusion in our day-to-day lives working with our students and staff. Staff are also collaborating to improve our safety plans so we are well prepared to take care of all in the event something takes place. All training and development helps to ensure staff are best prepared to offer the best educational experiences for student learning and growth.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 18, 2021 Today is a Day 1 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 1 schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Sheperds Pie Second choice-BBQ Rib, Carrots & Dip, Spinach Salad, Orange Slices, Breadstick, Milk The Spring FFA Blood Drive is just around the corner. The Drive is scheduled for Monday April 12 from 9am to 2 pm. All students 16 years old and older are encouraged to sign up with Mr. Favreau. Give a pint of blood and get a pint of Culver's Custard! Art Club meeting today during attack and after school until 4pm. All high school students are welcome to attend! Today during the last few minutes of 5th hour the FBLA will be taking a group photo. Meet by the vending machine. During ATTACK we will be taking pictures for Sr. superlatives and other snapshots for the yearbook. Forensics all-stars! Filming for State Competition will be next Thursday, March 25th and Friday, March 26th after school. Plan to be there each night to support your teammates and to film as many as possible. All of you must meet with a coach today or next week! We will have an open practice Wednesday beginning at 2pm for anyone who would like. Sign up to rehearse! High School Art Club meeting today during attack until 4:00pm. All are welcome to join and attend. The Band students in grades 5 - 12 are selling Berres Flavored Coffee, a company from Watertown, WI. If you are interested, please contact a band student. Band Students - all fundraiser forms and money are due on Monday, March 22. Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. This Day in History: March 18 Copyrighted on March 18, 1911, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” was the multimillion-selling smash hit that helped turn American popular music into a major international phenomenon, both culturally and economically. Word of the Day: Epicurean ep-i-kyoo-ree-uhn Epicurean (ep·i·cu·re·an) adj. Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, particularly the enjoyment of gourmet food. Birthdays: Elementary—Addison Smyth H.S./M.S.—none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 17, 2021 Today is a Day 2 There will be a PTSO meeting today starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Hope to see you then! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 High School Art Club meeting during attack on Thursday until 4:00pm. All are welcome to join and attend. The Band students in grades 5 - 12 are selling Berres Flavored Coffee, a company from Watertown, WI. If you are interested, please contact a band student. Band Students - all fundraiser forms and money are due on Monday, March 22. Join Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this coming Thursday morning for another 'FCA Huddle Group'! 7:00am in the FACE room...enjoy a great breakfast, an inspiring devotion and a powerful message! We will also be taking a group picture for the yearbook! IF we have over 20 students, we will then meet in the gym. We are looking forward to another encouraging morning together! Bring a friend! Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. World Down Syndrome Day: The Middle School Student Council is collecting money from March 15-18, this is completely optional, that will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society, which supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy and Community Engagement. Overall, the goal for this day is to inform and educate people about this condition. For those of you interested in donating during those dates (March 15-18), there will be collection jars in each elementary classroom, one for middle school in room 205, and one for high school on the microwave by the office. In support of World Down Syndrome day on Thursday, March 18, the Middle School Student Council is holding a dress up day for you to wear the colors blue and yellow. Word of the Day: Formative fawr-muh-tiv Formative (for·ma·tive) adj. Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child. Birthdays: Elementary—Kaylynn Burns H.S./M.S.—David Fargen and Trista Pluemer
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Badger Girls State and Badger Boys State recognition! Every year, two students are nominated to represent Ithaca Schools as Badger Girl and Badger Boy. To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled in the Junior year, have an interest in government and citizenship, have outstanding qualities of leadership and good character, be an honor roll student, and participate in extra-curricular activities. Badger Boys and Girls State are designed to train students in the science of government and to further develop their leadership skills. This program also educates young leaders on how to become more impactful community members of Wisconsin. This is a summer week program that is held at UW-Oshkosh for Badger Girls and Ripon College for Badger Boys. The organization is unable to hold session this year due to the continuing concern of the COVID-19 pandemic. We still wanted to recognize and congratulate our two candidates: Ty Kershner and Emma Schoen!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this coming Thursday morning for another FCA Huddle Group! 7:00am in the FACE room...enjoy a great breakfast, an inspiring devotion and a powerful message! We will also be taking a group picture for the yearbook! IF we have over 20 students, we will then meet in the gym. We are looking forward to another encouraging morning together! Bring a friend!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to our elementary writers! Our local DKG chapter judges the original fiction and/or enhanced personal narrative books submitted by area students based on Story Structure/Organization, Creativity/ Originality, accomplished spelling, sentence structure and grammar, as well as, Presentation/Illustrations. Up to ten of the local chapter winners are sent to the state level. The books are judged again, with these books also being judged for illustrations. Illustrations are judged for their Originality, Appropriateness to text, Continuity throughout the story, Creative use of art media and techniques, Cover Design and Neatness. Winning books are displayed at the Spring Wisconsin State Organization Convention. Top winners are invited to the convention luncheon and asked to read their books to the Delta Kappa Gamma Members. Ithaca winners for the 2021 Delta Kappa Gamma writing competition are as follows and pictured.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 16, 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: First choice-Chicken Chop Suey Over Rice, Second choice-Cheese Burger, Broccoli, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk High School Art Club meeting during attack on Thursday until 4:00pm. All are welcome to join and attend. Any senior wishing to apply for St. Mary’s Keyesville scholarship and didn’t turn theirs in yesterday due to the early release may still do so today. Please hand them in to Mrs. Kershner by the end of the day. The Band students in grades 5 - 12 are selling Berres Flavored Coffee, a company from Watertown, WI. If you are interested, please contact a band student. Band Students - all fundraiser forms and money are due on Monday, March 22. Join Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this coming Thursday morning for another 'FCA Huddle Group'! 7:00am in the FACE room...enjoy a great breakfast, an inspiring devotion and a powerful message! We will also be taking a group picture for the yearbook! IF we have over 20 students, we will then meet in the gym. We are looking forward to another encouraging morning together! Bring a friend! Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. There will be a PTSO meeting this Wednesday, March 17 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Hope to see you then! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. World Down Syndrome Day: The Middle School Student Council is collecting money from March 15-18, this is completely optional, that will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society, which supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy and Community Engagement. Overall, the goal for this day is to inform and educate people about this condition. For those of you interested in donating during those dates (March 15-18), there will be collection jars in each elementary classroom, one for middle school in room 205, and one for high school on the microwave by the office. In support of World Down Syndrome day on Thursday, March 18, the Middle School Student Council is holding a dress up day for you to wear the colors blue and yellow. This day in History: March 16, 1802; The United States Military Academy—the first military school in the United States—is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science. Located at West Point, New York, the U.S. Military Academy is often simply known as West Point. Word of the Day: Ostentatious os-ten-tey-shuhs Ostentatious (os·ten·ta·tious) adj. Characterized by or given to pretentiousness. “The chandelier was the most ostentatious I have ever seen.” Birthdays: Elementary—Carter Pluemer H.S./M.S.—none Staff-Mr. Urban, and Sylvester Deitelhoff
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Today is Monday, March 15, 2021. Due to the impending storm, Ithaca Public schools will release students at 1:00 for the elementary, and at 1:15 for the Middle and High school.
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st, is a day to spread awareness and advocate for those who may experience unjust treatment for having Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome occurs when an individual has an extra partial (or whole) copy of chromosome 21. It is not yet known why this syndrome occurs, but Down Syndrome has always been a part of the human condition. It exists in all regions across the globe and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics, and health. The Middle School Student Council is collecting money from March 15-18, this is completely optional, that will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society, which supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy and Community Engagement. Overall, the goal for this day is to inform and educate people about this condition. For those of you interested in donating during those dates (March 15-18), there will be collection jars in each elementary classroom, one for middle school in room 205, and one for high school on the microwave by the office. In support of World Down Syndrome day on Thursday, March 18, the Middle School Student Council is holding a dress up day for you to wear the colors blue and yellow.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 15, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-Corn Dog, Second choice-Fish Sticks, Baked Beans, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk The Band students in grades 5 - 12 are selling Berres Flavored Coffee, a company from Watertown, WI. If you are interested, please contact a band student. Band Students - all fundraiser forms and money are due on Monday, March 22. Seniors...please check your email regarding upcoming scholarship opportunities! Also, you can access all scholarship information on our school website. Go to counselor’s corner and click on scholarship info. We live in a great community with gracious givers! Attn students in grades 8-12: The Morgridge Institute for Research and UW-Madison are offering FREE online Summer Science Camp workshops. If you are interested in more information, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to sign up is May 15. Attn Middle and High School Students:The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has launched an Editorial Writing & Cartoon Contest. High schoolers may write a 500 word article about the First Amendment and middle schoolers a 200 word letter to the editor about the First Amendment. Or you may create an original cartoon about the First Amendment. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded to winners. Submissions are due May 15. Contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. There will be a PTSO meeting this Wednesday, March 17 starting at 4 PM via Zoom. Hope to see you then! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. World Down Syndrome Day: The Middle School Student Council is collecting money from March 15-18, this is completely optional, that will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society, which supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy and Community Engagement. Overall, the goal for this day is to inform and educate people about this condition. For those of you interested in donating during those dates (March 15-18), there will be collection jars in each elementary classroom, one for middle school in room 205, and one for high school on the microwave by the office. In support of World Down Syndrome day on Thursday, March 18, the Middle School Student Council is holding a dress up day for you to wear the colors blue and yellow. Ithaca Youth For Change invites you to join a prevention workshop. We're finding new ways to reduce drug misuse, change our community and be leaders! Join the fight, stand for something and make our community better. This prevention workshop will be held via Zoom on Monday, March 15th from 4-6 pm. If you are planning on attending, zooming from the school building is an option. Meet in the commons after school. We hope to see you on the screen! This Day in History: On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson used the phrase “we shall overcome,” borrowed from African American leaders struggling for equal rights; Johnson declared that “every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.” Johnson reminded the nation that the Fifteenth Amendment, which was passed after the Civil War, gave all citizens the right to vote regardless of race or color. But states had defied the Constitution and erected barriers. Discrimination had taken the form of literacy, knowledge or character tests administered solely to African Americans to keep them from registering to vote. Word of the Day: Expeditious ek-spi-dish-uhs Expeditious (ex·pe·di·tious) adj. Acting or done with speed and efficiency. Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—none Staff-Mike Hutchison, bus driver
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Substitute Teachers make an incredible impact on our children’s education. In fact, one full year of a child’s K-12 education is taught by substitute teachers, according to the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University. In recognition of all they do, schools across the country will celebrate the approximately 270,000 men and women who fill in for permanent teachers. Pictured are: Sly Deitelhoff, Dave Hinrichs, Janet Jeffers, Jeanna Lorenz, Liz Pulvermacher, Chay Schmitt, Heather Stocks, and Michael Whiteside.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 12, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-Cheese Pizza, Second choice-Pulled Pork Sandwich, Caesar Salad Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk Forensics team: District video round 2 starts today right after school! Dress appropriately and meet in the LMC. Those who recorded on Wednesday should attend as well to support your teammates! Seniors...please check your email regarding upcoming scholarship opportunities! Also, you can access all scholarship information on our school website. Go to counselors corner and click on scholarship info. We live in a great community with gracious givers! Today is the final day of National School Social Work week. School Social Workers implement multi-tiered programs and practices, value student self-determination, and honor confidentiality. Mrs. Pluemer thanks you for your support of your School Social Worker! Good luck to the Destination Imagination teams as they will be doing their main challenge recordings tomorrow to try to qualify for state. Teams include: The 7 Yetis - Kerrick Thompson, Meghan Miller, Sam Jones, Annabeth Sprecher, Braysen Garcia-Boland, and Maylee Pluemer. The Secret Six - Abby Plonka, Owen Feryance, Ally Plonka, Jadyn Boland, Callie Muckler, and Caden Keller. Scrat Rats - Maggie Gschwind, Holly King, Trista Pluemer, and Tristen Peterson. And the Chicken Trio - Miranda Franzen, Kaylee Peterson, and Alivya Young. The yearbook staff will be taking group photos for the yearbook today during Attack. Some of these photos are for band, choir, FCCLA, FCA and others. Attention Middle school volleyball players, practice will start Monday in the old gym right after school. Attention Middle school football players, practice will start Monday after school. Bring clothes and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice. Middle School Wrestlers: Please drop off your uniforms in the office as soon as possible. For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. World Down Syndrome Day: The Middle School Student Council is collecting money from March 15-18, this is completely optional, that will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society, which supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy and Community Engagement. Overall, the goal for this day is to inform and educate people about this condition. For those of you interested in donating during those dates (March 15-18), there will be collection jars in each elementary classroom, one for middle school in room 205, and one for high school on the microwave by the office. In support of World Down Syndrome day on Thursday, March 18, the Middle School Student Council is holding a dress up day for you to wear the colors blue and yellow. Ithaca Youth For Change invites you to join a prevention workshop. We're finding new ways to reduce drug misuse, change our community and be leaders! Join the fight, stand for something and make our community better. This prevention workshop will be held via Zoom on Monday, March 15th from 4-6 pm. If you're interested in joining this fun learning experience, contact Mrs. Dickey, Mrs. Pleumer, Carissa Willis, or Emma Schoen to get signed up! Prizes will be given to all participants! Hope to see you on the screen! Congratulations to ALL the students who successfully completed their story and submitted it on time for Delta Kappa Gamma. This year's winners: 3rd Grade Molly Geraths, Smoking the Bees, 2nd Place Kashtyn Alt, Another Boy, 3rd Place Cameron Beasley, My Family Trip 2020, 3rd Place Brynli Brady, Summer Vacation, Honorable Mention Briggs Maxwell, The Hunt, 1st Place Odin Alexander, My Four Wheeler, 1st Place Alejandro Abarca, Costa Rica, 2nd Place Desiree Buscher, North Dakota, Honorable Mention 4th Grade Hallie Steinmetz, Gold Medal Brownies - First Place Aspen Young, The Captain’s Story - Second Place Spencer Nelson, The Hunt - Third Place Miley Brown, Bob the Chicken - Honorable Mention Mckailah Swenson, Pandas - Honorable Mention Braxton Fowell, Frederick the Pig - Honorable Mention Owen Kershner, Finland the Duck - Honorable Mention Avaya Pyfferoen, My Cat Kiki-Honorable mention 5th Grade Alyssa Olson Snowy’s Adventure - 2nd Place Addison Smyth Where’s the Sad Llama? - Honorable Mention Ashlynn Fowell - 3rd place Kennedy Salisbury - Honorable Mention Autumn McBain- Honorable Mention This date in History: On March 12, 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address—or “fireside chat”—broadcast directly from the White House. Roosevelt began that first address simply: “I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.” Word of the Day: Lucid loo-sid Lucid (lu·cid) adj. 1. Easily understood; intelligible. 2. Mentally sound; sane or rational. “A lucid conversation.” 3. Translucent or transparent. Birthdays: Elementary— Today, Jett Elliott, on Sunday, Aaron Jacobson H.S./M.S.—On Sunday, Logan Anderson Staff-Ms. Jensen
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Seniors...please check your email regarding upcoming scholarship opportunities! Also, you can access all scholarship information on our school website. Go to counselors corner and click on scholarship info. We live in a great community with gracious givers!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Registration for the Youth Baseball/Softball has begun. Any boys or girls, 4K-8th grade, interested in playing should complete the registration form. Ithaca Youth Baseball/Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 11, 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 having pictures taken today during 5th hour. All Choir students should go to Choir first. Meet Mrs. Niemeyer outside at the ampitheater. The Band students, who are not in choir, should go to Band first to get instruments out. Lunch for today: First choice-Tator Tot Casserole, Second choice-Hot Ham & Cheese, Steamed Carrots, Applesauce, Breadstick, Milk Attention Middle school volleyball players, practice will start Monday in the old gym right after school. Attention Middle school football players, practice will start Monday after school. Bring clothes and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice. Middle School Wrestlers: Please drop off your uniforms in the office as soon as possible. Anyone interested in joining the art club, there will be a meeting in the art room during attack today. No art skills or classroom experience required! Forensics Students: Great job yesterday making district videos and being present to support your teammates. If you didn't record your video on Wednesday, get in some practice, and then be dressed and ready to go on Friday starting at 3:30. Your coaches love working with you and think you're pretty awesome! For all boys and girls from grades 4K-8th. Registration forms are available in the school office. 2021 Ithaca Youth Baseball and Softball registration forms are due Friday, March 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Brett Maxwell at (608) 588-4496. The yearbook staff will be taking group photos for the yearbook on today and Friday during Attack. Some of these photos are for band, choir, FCCLA, FCA and others. This week is National School Social Workers Week. School Social Workers empower students and offer a voice for marginalized youth. More facts to follow... Ithaca Happy Hour--stop by Ms Schoen's office for a package. Pickup by end of week. Word of the Day: Demonstrable dih-mon-struh-buhl Demonstrable (de·mon·stra·ble) adj. 1. Capable of being demonstrated or proved: “demonstrable truths.” 2. Obvious or apparent: “demonstrable lies.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—None
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
CESA 3 will be conducting a virtual substitute teacher training on Thursday, March 17th, meeting a licensure requirement for your potential subs. Are you or do you know a community member who has expressed interest? A paraeducator who is great with kids? The minimum requirement is an associates degree. That, and this training on Thursday, could make you a new sub by Friday! Future subs register here: https://bit.ly/2XA7L3M
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
First Graders have been playing with their food? Pizzas and equal parts, and restaurant retell sandwiches. In Mrs. Richards' Pizza Company, students reviewed our 2D shapes and created equal parts in our pizza! In Mrs. Owen's Restaurant, students learned how to retell with our retelling sandwich and a book!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 10, 2021 Today is a Day 1 The yearbook staff will be taking group photos for the yearbook on Thursday and Friday during Attack. Some of these photos are for band, choir, FCCLA, FCA and others. Forensics students, today is filming day ONE! Everyone should meet in the LMC, dressed and ready to go. We will begin as close to 1pm as possible.Those of you we don't film today will be filmed on Friday. This week is National School Social Worker Week. School Social Workers consider barriers to learning and value relationship building. More facts to follow this week.... Ithaca Happy Hour--stop by Ms Schoen's office for a package. Pickup by end of week. Word of the Day: Plagiarize pley-juh-rahyz, Plagiarize (pla·gia·rize) v. 1. To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one’s own. 2.To appropriate for use as one’s own passages or ideas from another. Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—Rylee Jacobson and Caleb Marchwick Staff—Ms. Umhoefer
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is now accepting applications for Head Middle School Track Coach, Assistant Middle School Track Coach and JV Baseball Coach. You can print an application from our website at www.Ithaca.k12.wi.us, stop at the school to pick up an application or call the school and we can mail one to you. For more information or to arrange for an application for these coaching positions please call 608-585-2512 today and ask for Brooke Hackl or Zac Thome. Call now for your opportunity to join the Ithaca team!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mrs. Schoen's Irish eyes are smiling, but so are so many other eyes who are happy to get their first dose of a COVID vaccine. Staff at Ithaca are grateful to the many people who made this day possible for them, including local and county health officials, district administration, school nurses, and all staff who gave their time and talents. A special thank you goes out to our families who are understanding of the change to our calendar. There were Ithaca alumni present helping the Ithaca, Richland, Weston, and UW Platteville-Richland personnel receive their vaccinations. And the sun is shining! All around, so much to smile about.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Last week our elementary classes celebrated Read Across America! We had dress up days and Mrs. Schoen visited classrooms for a read aloud. Reading independently, as a family, as a class, to a child helps expand vocabulary and writing skills, exposes students to other ideas and opinions, introduces students to other cultures and geography, and it is a relaxing and entertaining way to spend your time. Make every day a Read Across America day.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
School social work week represents a time when the incredible work of those in the profession is especially recognized. This challenging year, as every year, school social workers have led the way in fostering connections with and among students, staff, families, and community members to turn new problems into new opportunities. School social workers do not look to place blame for a problem, but instead ask, “How can I help?”. School social workers make the world a better place. This week, we recognize our School Social Worker, Shelly Pluemer. She is integral in supporting students of all grade levels as well as our staff.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 8, 2021 Today is a Day 2 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 2 schedule today. Lunch for today: First choice-Hamburger, Second choice-Chicken Nuggets, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk Forensics team: District video recording is this Wednesday and Friday! Make sure to get plenty of practice. If you would like to come in tomorrow, see a coach to arrange a time. This week is National School Social Worker Week. School Social Workers promote the social and emotional development of students. More facts to follow this week..... Ithaca Happy Hour--stop by Ms Schoen's office for a package. Pickup by end of week. Word of the Day: Perpetuity pur-pi-too-i-tee Perpetuity (per·pe·tu·i·ty) n.pl. 1. Time without end; eternity. 2. The quality or condition of being perpetual: “The terms of the agreement remain in effect in perpetuity.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—Emma Coy and Lukeus Mueller
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Due to the change in school for students on Tuesday (there will be no school for students except for juniors on Tuesday, March 9th), all food for Virtual Wednesday will be sent home with students on Monday, March 8th. Please use this form to sign up for food next week. All food for Virtual Wednesday will be sent home with students on Monday, March 8th.Any questions may be directed to Annette via text or phone at 608/475-7312 or Juli Thompson via email at juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaALM2NDoxvzfBFLjd3aYKout4VIqqoOqDcZ3fgnCrkMW9CQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our spring Scholastic Book Fair is still open! Shop the book fair from February 22nd-March 7th. Closing soon! The book fair has 6,000 titles to choose from. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase will benefit our school. Thank you for your support. Shop the fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention high school students. The Ithaca Youth 4 Change group invites you to a youth prevention workshop! We're finding new ways to reduce drug misuse, change our community, and be leaders. Join us March 15th for pizza after school, games, friends, and change including an interactive zoom meeting with youth speaker, Jeremy Triblett. Register with Mrs. Shelly Pluemer or Mrs. Heather Dickey before March 13th!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 5, 2021 Today is a Day 1 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 1 schedule today. HS Band students should bring a pen to class today. Lunch for today: First choice-Cheese Quesadilla, Second choice-Hot Dog, Peas, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk HS Band Students: Your medical and permission forms for the trip are due to Mrs. Behrens today. Except for the junior class, there will be no school on Tuesday, March 9 so all staff can get vaccinated. Juniors must report and take the ACT. 4H Horse Project members--Meeting Sunday, 4pm, via Zoom. Plan to attend. Best of luck to all of our youth and middle school wrestlers who will be participating at the state wrestling tournament this weekend. Junior Class: There will be a class meeting in the band room today during Attack time. Forensics team: District videos are March 10 and 12! That means it's time to practice so be sure to see a coach! Thank you for all of your generous donations in the FBLA - March of Dimes Dime War. The fundraiser collected $725. The Elementary students donated almost $400 themselves. The true winners of the Dime Wars are the mothers and babies who are being helped with this money, but the winners of the ice cream bars are Elementary: Mrs. Pulvermacher’s class donating $88.39; Middle School: 8B donating $74.39; and High School: Freshman donating $124.08 **At the beginning of Attack the freshman class had $0 and the juniors and seniors were $.20 apart. It was an exciting half hour. Freshman, you should thank Landon Thompsonand his posse for the Dime War win.** Any 6-8 graders interested in participating in the virtual UW-LaCrosse Math and Science Expo must let Mrs. Plonka know by Friday, March 5. Our spring Scholastic Book Fair is open! Shop the book fair from February 22nd-March 7th. The book fair has 6,000 titles to choose from. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase will benefit our school. Thank you for your support. Shop the fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Juniors- please don't forget to hand in your ACT permission slip - there is an envelope outside Ms. Bevans room to put them in. THANK YOU! Southwest Technical College Program Visit Days – March 2 – 5 – Program Visit Days will be held virtually this year. It is great for Juniors or Seniors who are unsure of their plans as well as for those students who have already applied to meet their instructors and get more information about their chosen program. For more information and to register go to www.swtc.edu/programvisit. Southwest Technical College Free Applications March 1 – 5 – SWTC Application will be FREE ALL WEEK starting March 1 – 5. This is an awesome opportunity for anyone who hasn’t applied yet, but is thinking about coming to Southwest Tech in the fall to apply at NO COST. Go to www.swtc.edu/apply to apply. This day in history--the hula hoop was patented. 1963, the hula hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958m is patented by the company's cofounder, Arthur "Spud" Melin. An estimated 25 million were sold in first 4 months alone. The Boston Massacre--On the cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of American colonists gathered at the Customs House in Boston and began taunting the British soldiers guarding the building. The protesters, who called themselves Patriots, were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops, who were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce unpopular taxation measures passed by a British parliament that lacked American representation. Word of the Day: Verbose ver-bohs Verbose (ver·bose) adj. Using or containing a great and usually an excessive number of words; wordy. “She was too verbose in her narrative.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—on Saturday, Ryan Lee and Cinara Lorenzo-Castillo Staff—On Saturday, Mr. Kelly
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Scholastic Book Fair digital flyer has links to book trailers for many of the titles! Check it out! https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/S21-Virtual-Booklist/S21-Virtual-Booklist.html#p=2 Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 4, 2021 Today is a Day 2 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 today. All band students should bring a pen to class today. Lunch for today: First choice-Orange Chicken/Rice, Second choice-Fish Sticks, Green Beans, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk Except for the junior class, there will be no school on Tuesday, March 9 so all staff can get vaccinated. Juniors must report and take the ACT. HS Band Students: If you are receiving a refund for the trip, you should stop in and pick up your check from Mrs. Behrens today. If you are going on the trip, please turn your medical and permission forms in to Mrs. Behrens by tomorrow. Junior Class: There will be a class meeting in the band room on Friday during Attack time. Ira Coppernoll, Jacob Mueller, and Ty Kershner need to turn in their basketball jerseys to Mr. Mezera ASAP. Forensics students! Due to the change for next Tuesday, there will be a very short meeting today, Thursday, during ATTACK time. Juniors should go to Mr. Triphan's room for ACT prep. All others should come to the LMC. Forensics team: District videos are March 10 and 12! That means it's time to practice so be sure to see a coach! Any 6-8 graders interested in participating in the virtual UW-LaCrosse Math and Science Expo must let Mrs. Plonka know by Friday, March 5. Our spring Scholastic Book Fair is open! Shop the book fair from February 22nd-March 7th. The book fair has 6,000 titles to choose from. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase will benefit our school. Thank you for your support. Shop the fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Choir Students who sold Butter Braids: Change of plans... The Butter Braid order will come in today, March 4th. (changed from virtual Wednesday, March 3rd) This will allow students with small orders to take them home on the school bus. Students with large orders will still need an adult or driver to help them with their order pick up in the commons after school. Please change your calendars to reflect this delivery day. Juniors- please don't forget to hand in your ACT permission slip - there is an envelope outside Ms. Bevans room to put them in. THANK YOU! Southwest Technical College Program Visit Days – March 2 – 5 – Program Visit Days will be held virtually this year. It is great for Juniors or Seniors who are unsure of their plans as well as for those students who have already applied to meet their instructors and get more information about their chosen program. For more information and to register go to www.swtc.edu/programvisit. Southwest Technical College Free Applications March 1 – 5 – SWTC Application will be FREE ALL WEEK starting March 1 – 5. This is an awesome opportunity for anyone who hasn’t applied yet, but is thinking about coming to Southwest Tech in the fall to apply at NO COST. Go to www.swtc.edu/apply to apply. Word of the Day: Tumult too-muhlt, Tumult n. Confusion or disorder. A loud, confused noise, esp. one caused by a large mass of people. “He quickly became aware of the violent tumult behind the trees.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S.M.S.—Annabeth Sprecher
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's baby time in 8th grade Family Consumer Education class! Each student will take a Reality Works Baby home for a weekend to learn what it is like to care for an infant. In addition to caring for the babies needs of feeding, burping, diapering and just fussing, students keep a journal and reflect on their experience.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Want to know what books are available at the book fair? Watch these book trailers for grades 4th-6th grade! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/LG9eJZeIF_default/index.html?playlistId=1681993286840896787 Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Every purchase helps our school. Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 3, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Congratulations to our Forensics team! All of our performers advanced from the sub-district competition to the district level. Members of this year's Forensics team are: Seniors - Hannah Durst, Audrey Newkirk, Keyara Perkins, Maddy Roh; Juniors - Brooklynn Granger, Nick King, Emma Schoen, Carissa Willis; Sophomores - Brooklyn Freestone, Alana Nelson, Elise Newkirk, Kyla Pluemer, Talena Sprecher, Erica Steinmetz; Freshman - Logan Anderson, Emma Coy, Josie Laue, Kaylee Peterson, Alivya Young. Congratulations and best of luck filming for District. Your coaches are proud of your hard work. Forensics team: District videos are March 10 and 12! That means it's time to practice so be sure to see a coach! Attention 7th and 8th grade boys. If you are interested in playing football this spring please sign up in the commons. Attention Middle school girls: There is a middle school girls volleyball signup in the commons. Attention High school: If you are interested in playing softball this spring, please sign up by the office. Any 6-8 graders interested in participating in the virtual UW-LaCrosse Math and Science Expo must let Mrs. Plonka know by Friday, March 5. Attention Bulldog Alumni, we value your opinion and experience to help us better prepare Ithaca graduates for college and work success. Please complete the following survey. Your answers and opinions will help us improve the outcomes of future Ithaca graduates by giving us insight as only a student and graduate can provide. Although we will review all submissions, your answers are completely anonymous. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0DYeQOA5pOgZiV3Amkh8Bsmb-X5OjWoRV1Z-IIoTlmSge2A/viewform FCA Huddle is back!! Join us, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this coming Thursday morning, 7am in Ms. Sprechers room. Enjoy a good breakfast, an encouraging devotion and an inspiring message! ALL High School students are welcome! Hope to see you! Any questions please see Mrs. Kershner Our spring Scholastic Book Fair is open! Shop the book fair from February 22nd-March 7th. The book fair has 6,000 titles to choose from. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase will benefit our school. Thank you for your support. Shop the fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Choir Students who sold Butter Braids: Change of plans... The Butter Braid order will come in on Thursday, March 4th. (changed from virtual Wednesday, March 3rd) This will allow students with small orders to take them home on the school bus. Students with large orders will still need an adult or driver to help them with their order pick up in the commons after school. Please change your calendars to reflect this delivery day. Juniors- please don't forget to hand in your ACT permission slip - there is an envelope outside Ms. Bevans room to put them in. THANK YOU! Southwest Technical College Program Visit Days – March 2 – 5 – Program Visit Days will be held virtually this year. It is great for Juniors or Seniors who are unsure of their plans as well as for those students who have already applied to meet their instructors and get more information about their chosen program. For more information and to register go to www.swtc.edu/programvisit. Southwest Technical College Free Applications March 1 – 5 – SWTC Application will be FREE ALL WEEK starting March 1 – 5. This is an awesome opportunity for anyone who hasn’t applied yet, but is thinking about coming to Southwest Tech in the fall to apply at NO COST. Go to www.swtc.edu/apply to apply. Word of the Day: Protagonist proh-tag-uh-nist Protagonist n. The main figure or one of the most prominent figures in a real situation. The leading character or a major character in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text. “The unnamed protagonist was the hit of the film.” Birthdays: Elementary— Elise Nelson H.S./M.S.—Hannah Durst
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca Families, Except for the students taking the ACT, Ithaca Schools will have a scheduled day off on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, so that all staff may take the Covid-19 Vaccination. Juniors are required to take the ACT and must report Tuesday.
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Want to know what books are available at the book fair? Watch these book trailers for grades Kindergarten-3rd Grade! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/LG9eJZeIF_default/index.html?playlistId=1681993303844528817 Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Every purchase helps our school. Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
CollEDGE UP is a program through Southwest Wisconsin Technical College that allows high school students to earn college courses toward their desired program. Ithaca High School Junior, Brooklynn Granger, has been working toward earning her nursing degree. Check out one of the practical experiences she has participated in as part of the CollEDGE UP program! If you are interested in the CollEDGE UP program, reach out to Ms. Bevan or check out the information on the SWTC website. https://www.facebook.com/southwesttech/posts/10164993411185652
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 2, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary 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 today. All band students should bring a pen to class today. Lunch for today: First choice-Homemade Meatloaf, Second choice-Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk Forensics team: District videos are March 10 and 12! That means it's time to practice so be sure to see a coach! Attention 7th and 8th grade boys. If you are interested in playing football this spring please sign up in the commons. Attention Middle school girls: There is a middle school girls volleyball signup in the commons Attention High school: If you are interested in playing softball this spring, please sign up by the office. Any 6-8 graders interested in participating in the virtual UW-LaCrosse Math and Science Expo must let Mrs. Plonka know by Friday, March 5. Attention Bulldog Alumni, we value your opinion and experience to help us better prepare Ithaca graduates for college and work success. Please complete the following survey. Your answers and opinions will help us improve the outcomes of future Ithaca graduates by giving us insight as only a student and graduate can provide. Although we will review all submissions, your answers are completely anonymous. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0DYeQOA5pOgZiV3Amkh8Bsmb-X5OjWoRV1Z-IIoTlmSge2A/viewform?gxids=7628 FCA Huddle is back!! Join us, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this coming Thursday morning, 7am in Ms. Sprechers room. Enjoy a good breakfast, an encouraging devotion and an inspiring message! ALL High School students are welcome! Hope to see you! Any questions please see Mrs. Kershner Our spring Scholastic Book Fair is open! Shop the book fair from February 22nd-March 7th. The book fair has 6,000 titles to choose from. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase will benefit our school. Thank you for your support. Shop the fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Choir Students who sold Butter Braids: Change of plans... The Butter Braid order will come in on Thursday, March 4th. (changed from virtual Wednesday, March 3rd) This will allow students with small orders to take them home on the school bus. Students with large orders will still need an adult or driver to help them with their order pick up in the commons after school. Please change your calendars to reflect this delivery day. Juniors- please don't forget to hand in your ACT permission slip - there is an envelope outside Ms. Bevans room to put them in. THANK YOU! Southwest Technical College Program Visit Days – March 2 – 5 – Program Visit Days will be held virtually this year. It is great for Juniors or Seniors who are unsure of their plans as well as for those students who have already applied to meet their instructors and get more information about their chosen program. For more information and to register go to www.swtc.edu/programvisit. Southwest Technical College Free Applications March 1 – 5 – SWTC Application will be FREE ALL WEEK starting March 1 – 5. This is an awesome opportunity for anyone who hasn’t applied yet, but is thinking about coming to Southwest Tech in the fall to apply at NO COST. Go to www.swtc.edu/apply to apply. Ithaca is celebrating Read Across America this week: Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother’s maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books. Today in History: 1807-Congress abolishedd the slave trade. The U.S. Congress passed an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States…from any foreign kingdom, place, or country.” African captives brought to America had begun in 1619. 1917-Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship through an act of Congress so they could be called to serve the US Military by protecting the Panama Canal and the Western Front. Word of the Day: Amorous am-er-uhs Amorous adj. Showing, feeling, or relating to intimate desire. “She did not appreciate his amorous advances.” Birthdays: Elementary— David Manning H.S./M.S.—None
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca is recognizing National Reading Month by highlighting Read Across America this week! Celebrate with us by participating in our dress up days. Share pictures of your celebrations with us - dressing up, reading together, reading virtually, whatever way you celebrate! Read Across America and National Reading Month is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
FCA Huddle is back!! Thursday Morning, Mar 4th Fellowship of Christian Athletes will gather at 7:00 am (FACE room)! Join us for breakfast, an inspiring devotion and an encouraging message! ALL High School students are welcome! We're so excited to gather again, not only to engage in sports ministry but life ministry as well! Hope to see you!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Just like in person, the online book fair also has great titles for Middle School readers! Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Every purchase helps our school. Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
In February, Ithaca School District elementary students read and voted on their top choice for the Wisconsin Golden Archer book award. Hosted by the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA), this book award is unique because only Wisconsin students are allowed to vote on the winner. "This was a great experience for young students to discuss books and their illustrations critically," said school librarian Emily Zorea. "Students gained experience discussing the theme, artwork, and their reaction to each title after they read it." This year's nominees included The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems, The Bad Seed by Jory John, We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins, King Baby by Kate Beaton, and The Thank You Book by Mo Willems. The title with the most votes at Ithaca was King Baby by Kate Beaton. The state winner will be announced after school districts submit their students' votes in April.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
March 1, 2021 Our spring Scholastic Book Fair is open! Shop the book fair from February 22nd-March 7th. The book fair has 6,000 titles to choose from. Book-only orders of $25 or more ship to your home for free. Every purchase will benefit our school. Thank you for your support. Shop the fair at www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Choir Students who sold Butter Braids: Change of plans... The Butter Braid order will come in on Thursday, March 4th. (changed from virtual Wednesday, March 3rd) This will allow students with small orders to take them home on the school bus. Students with large orders will still need an adult or driver to help them with their order pick up in the commons after school. Please change your calendars to reflect this delivery day. Juniors- please don't forget to hand in your ACT permission slip - there is an envelope outside Ms. Bevans room to put them in. THANK YOU! Southwest Technical College Program Visit Days – March 2 – 5 – Program Visit Days will be held virtually this year. It is great for Juniors or Seniors who are unsure of their plans as well as for those students who have already applied to meet their instructors and get more information about their chosen program. For more information and to register go to www.swtc.edu/programvisit. Southwest Technical College Free Applications March 1 – 5 – SWTC Application will be FREE ALL WEEK starting March 1 – 5. This is an awesome opportunity for anyone who hasn’t applied yet, but is thinking about coming to Southwest Tech in the fall to apply at NO COST. Go to www.swtc.edu/apply to apply. Word of the Day: Maniacal muh-nahy-uh-kuhl Maniacal adj. Characterized by excessive enthusiasm or excitement. “A maniacal grin on his face.” Birthdays: Elementary— None H.S./M.S.—None
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Did you know the Scholastic Book Fair has over 6,000 titles? Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Thank you for your support!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please complete this survey to participate in next week's food distribution. Any questions may be directed to Annette at 608/475-7315 or juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6DCrojce73-rtlc9WhsJbxHsGxTmwE1fVQf9V99kTBirCxA/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
While nothing can take the place of the excitement of shopping at the Scholastic book fair in person, the 360 degree virtual fair experience comes close! Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. Check it out from February 22-March 7, 2021. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 26, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 1 Today's schedule for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. All 8th grade choir students will rehearse today, and all HS choir students not going on the band trip should meet by the main doors. We'll be having full rehearsal in the old gym today" Lunch for today: First choice-Fish Sandwich, Second choice-Hot Dog, Hash Brown, Applesauce, Milk HS Band students going to Florida, will meet in the Band Room during 5th hour. All HS Choir students, except for those going on the Band trip, will have Choir today. Senior class meeting in the art room during attack today. If you need the zoom link, I have sent out an email with the link attachment. Forensics students: Time to get ready for district! Take your materials home this weekend to practice, and arrange to meet with a coach next week. Choir Students who sold Butter Braids: Change of plans... The Butter Braid order will come in on Thursday, March 4th. (changed from virtual Wednesday, March 3rd) This will allow students with small orders to take them home on the school bus. Students with large orders will still need an adult or driver to help them with their order pick up in the commons after school. Please change your calendars to reflect this delivery day. Juniors- please don't forget to hand in your ACT permission slip - there is an envelope outside Ms. Bevans room to put them in. THANK YOU! FBLA DIME WARS to raise money for the March of Dimes has begun! Jars have been delivered to elementary and middle school classrooms and are outside the office in the Commons for high school classes and staff members. Ice cream treats will be given next Friday, March 5 to the classes with the largest donation in elementary, middle school and high school. Thank you for donating to help improve the health of mothers and babies. If you haven't already ordered a yearbook, see Ms. Sprecher or order on Jostens.com Seniors - get your senior pictures and information into Ms. Sprecher by March 5. If you haven't submitted your information and pictures by then you will be listed as Not Photographed. The yearbook is looking for fun candid pictures of high school students. Send them to Ms. Sprecher or a yearbook staff member. There will be an ACT Math Prep during Attack this Friday in Mr. Triphan's room. Check in with your Attack teacher first. Just a reminder...CollEDGE UP and Early College Credit Program (ECCP) Applications are due Monday March 1st. Please see Ms. Bevan with any questions. If you are planning on playing High School baseball this Spring, there will be a short meeting immediately after school this Friday, Feb. 26th in the commons. Please be there. Attention students age 16 and older: The Summer 2021 Scenic Rivers Area Wisconsin Health Education Center Healthcare Careers Camp will be held virtually this year in support of the hard work of our partners and the health and well-being of campers and all those who contribute to a successful camp. Virtual camp offers students a realistic and up-close look into a variety of health careers, including the high demand for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas. If you are interested in applying to attend the Healthcare Careers camp, please contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Applications for this camp are due by April 23, 2021. Word of the Day: Apocryphal uh-pok-ruh-fuhl Apocryphal adj. Of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. “Apocryphal stories dating from Hollywood’s golden age.” Birthdays: Elementary— Elli Petkus, on Saturday, Benjamin Gomez H.S./M.S.—on Sunday, Benji Clary and Alan Pomering and on Feb. 29th Ashton Sieckamn
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Bulldogs, we need your help! We are hoping to have a great tagline for our school, will you help us? Vote several times, set it up for grandma to vote, ask your friends, beat your siblings to the punch and vote for the one(s) you like. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2p2x_3YB83QJfSxCLjHkebMV2wMoi83d6VZhUUX67P2JDNA/viewform
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Haven’t shopped the book fair yet? All elementary students have the book fair link and digital flyer in their Library Schoology course. Ask them about what book they want! Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021 at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 25, 2021 Today is a Day 1 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 3 Schedule Lunch for today: First choice-Taco Bake, Second choice-Cheddarwurst, Corn, Salad, Pears, Cornbread, Milk Next week we'll be celebrating FBLA week. To start the celebration, jars will be delivered to elementary and middle school classrooms and the Commons for DIME WARS to raise money for the March of Dimes. Ice cream treats will be given next Friday, March 5 to the Elementary, Middle School and High School class with the largest donation. Please be generous when donating to this nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. Thank you! If you haven't already ordered a yearbook, see Ms. Sprecher or order on Jostens.com Seniors - get your senior pictures and information into Ms. Sprecher by March 5. If you haven't submitted your information and pictures by then you will be listed as Not Photographed. The yearbook is looking for fun candid pictures of high school students. Send them to Ms. Sprecher or a yearbook staff member. There will be an ACT Math Prep during Attack this Friday in Mr. Triphan's room. Check in with your Attack teacher first. Just a reminder...CollEDGE UP and Early College Credit Program (ECCP) Applications are due Monday March 1st. Please see Ms. Bevan with any questions. If you are planning on playing High School baseball this Spring, there will be a short meeting immediately after school this Friday, Feb. 26th in the commons. Please be there. Forensics students, we will hold a meeting during ATTACK Time today in the LMC. We will be taking a team picture for the yearbook too! Dress appropriately. Agenda is in Schoology. You should meet with a coach before Thursday's meeting. Attention students age 16 and older: The Summer 2021 Scenic Rivers Area Wisconsin Health Education Center Healthcare Careers Camp will be held virtually this year in support of the hard work of our partners and the health and well-being of campers and all those who contribute to a successful camp. Virtual camp offers students a realistic and up-close look into a variety of health careers, including the high demand for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas. If you are interested in applying to attend the Healthcare Careers camp, please contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Applications for this camp are due by April 23, 2021. Today in History: 1870 First African American Congressman sworn in - Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi, is sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress. During the Civil War, Revels, a college-educated minister, helped form African American army regiments for the Union cause, started a school for freed men, and served as a chaplain for the Union army. Word of the Day: Coltish kohl-tish Coltish adj. Energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior. Playful, not trained or disciplined. “Coltish horseplay to celebrate their graduation.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.— Reese Ghastin Staff—Larry Hines
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Want to know what books are available at the book fair? Watch these book trailers for elementary reads! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/LG9eJZeIF_default/index.html?playlistId=1681993227247157987 Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. Every purchase helps our school. Thank you for your support!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS Feb. 24, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day Lunch for today: First choice-, Second choice- If you haven't already ordered a yearbook, see Ms. Sprecher or order on Jostens.com Seniors - get your senior pictures and information into Ms. Sprecher by March 5. If you haven't submitted your information and pictures by then you will be listed as Not Photographed. The yearbook is looking for fun candid pictures of high school students. Send them to Ms. Sprecher or a yearbook staff member. There will be an ACT Math Prep during Attack this Friday in Mr. Triphan's room. Check in with your Attack teacher first. Just a reminder...CollEDGE UP and Early College Credit Program (ECCP) Applications are due Monday March 1st. Please see Ms. Bevan with any questions. If you are planning on playing High School baseball this Spring, there will be a short meeting immediately after school this Friday, Feb. 26th in the commons. Please be there. Forensics students, we will hold a meeting during ATTACK Time on Thursday, February 25th in the LMC. We will be taking a team picture for the yearbook too! Dress appropriately. Agenda is in Schoology. You should meet with a coach before Thursday's meeting. Attention students age 16 and older: The Summer 2021 Scenic Rivers Area Wisconsin Health Education Center Healthcare Careers Camp will be held virtually this year in support of the hard work of our partners and the health and well-being of campers and all those who contribute to a successful camp. Virtual camp offers students a realistic and up-close look into a variety of health careers, including the high demand for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas. If you are interested in applying to attend the Healthcare Careers camp, please contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Applications for this camp are due by April 23, 2021. Word of the Day: Glower glou-er Glower v. Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl. “The librarian glowered at her for talking too loud.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S.M.S.— Kinleigh Frost
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Just a reminder...CollEDGE UP and Early College Credit Program (ECCP) Applications are due Monday March 1st. Please see Ms. Bevan with any questions. More detailed information may be found on our News tab under the "CollEDGE UP and ECCP Applications" article.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Parents and families! Our Spring Scholastic Book fair is open! Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Watch this 2-minute video for families about the importance of reading! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=5089146535001
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Advanced Foods class studied dairy last week. The students chose to make homemade Mac and Cheese. Yummy!!!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 23, 2021 There will be an ACT Math Prep during Attack this Friday in Mr. Triphan's room. Check in with your Attack teacher first. Just a reminder...CollEDGE UP and Early College Credit Program (ECCP) Applications are due Monday March 1st. Please see Ms. Bevan with any questions. If you are planning on playing High School baseball this Spring, there will be a short meeting immediately after school this Friday, Feb. 26th in the commons. Please be there. Forensics students, we will hold a meeting during ATTACK Time on Thursday, February 25th in the LMC. We will be taking a team picture for the yearbook too! Dress appropriately. Agenda is in Schoology. You should meet with a coach before Thursday's meeting. Attention students age 16 and older: The Summer 2021 Scenic Rivers Area Wisconsin Health Education Center Healthcare Careers Camp will be held virtually this year in support of the hard work of our partners and the health and well-being of campers and all those who contribute to a successful camp. Virtual camp offers students a realistic and up-close look into a variety of health careers, including the high demand for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas. If you are interested in applying to attend the Healthcare Careers camp, please contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Applications for this camp are due by April 23, 2021. Word of the Day: Misogynous mi-soj-uh-nis-tik, mahy‐ Misogynous; Misogyny; Misogynistic adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women. “Police believe it was a misogynous assault.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.— none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Partly cloudy skies? 100% delicious treats and coffee in the Butternut Road Coffee Truck. Tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 24th, #ButternutRoadCoffeeTruck will be at Ithaca Schools (at the Elem doors). Stop by from noon until 2pm to get local treats - baked goods or coffee.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today, our spring online Scholastic Book Fair Opens! Shop the book fair from February 22-March 7, 2021. You can access the book fair at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ithacaelementaryschool1. Pre-order these popular titles from the book fair now! Every purchase will benefit our school. Order $25 in books for free shipping to your home.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Mrs. Penfield's classes held a virtual Valentine's Dance. Students and their families were moving, shaking, and having fun!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Just a reminder to all our families. Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23rd, there is No School for students. This is a PLC/Inservice day for staff.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Be brave! Try something new! During recess, some of Mrs. Bailey's students did just that. Find your own bravery and try something new! https://youtu.be/fDoHyrJ3_i4
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 22, 2021 Today is a Day 2 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 2 Schedule. All tenors and basses will be going to the old gym- meet by the main doors Lunch for today: First choice-Cheese Burger, Second choice-Quesadilla, Green Beans, Mandarin Orange, Dinner Roll, Milk Reminder boys basketball uniform turn in is today after school. If you are getting picked up after school, or are riding the bus, please turn in the uniforms to Mr. Mezera during ATTACK today. If you are planning on playing High School baseball this Spring, there will be a short meeting immediately after school this Friday, Feb. 26th in the commons. Please be there. Forensics students, we will hold a meeting during ATTACK Time on Thursday, February 25th in the LMC. We will be taking a team picture for the yearbook too! Dress appropriately. Agenda is in Schoology. You should meet with a coach before Thursday's meeting. Attention students age 16 and older: The Summer 2021 Scenic Rivers Area Wisconsin Health Education Center Healthcare Careers Camp will be held virtually this year in support of the hard work of our partners and the health and well-being of campers and all those who contribute to a successful camp. Virtual camp offers students a realistic and up-close look into a variety of health careers, including the high demand for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas. If you are interested in applying to attend the Healthcare Careers camp, please contact Mrs. Plonka for more information. Applications for this camp are due by April 23, 2021. Today is George Washington Day: George Washington is honored for his efforts to create a new nation dedicated to the rights of the people. He was commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. In 1789, he was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. Word of the Day: Luddite luhd-ahyt Luddite n. A person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology, and is often someone who is incompetent when using new technology. “He was a luddite that preferred his typewriter over a computer.” Birthdays: Elementary— On Sunday, was Drew Christianson H.S./M.S.— Justin Honer and Kaylee Manning
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Outside recess is back!! Ithaca Elementary students took full advantage of the "warmer" weather to enjoy outside recess. Sledding, snowman-building, snow "angels," and even football!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 19, 2021 Today is a Day 1 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 1 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Cheese Pizza, Second choice-Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk There will not be middle school boys basketball practice today because of the varsity game. Additional tickets to tonight's boys basketball regional game are available at a cost of 6 dollars. Please sign up at the office and pay Mrs. Kershner or the office. Ithaca Happy Hour--reminder of our 4H zoom meeting this Sunday, Feb 21 at 4pm. The Brewer Public Library is hosting Harry Potter Bingo over Zoom today from 5-6 PM! Once you join the Zoom you will be given a link to open your online Bingo card. Prizes will be awarded to winners and can be picked up through our curbside service! This program is open to all ages. The Link to join on Zoom is at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84575750496 Forensics students, we will hold a meeting during ATTACK Time on Thursday, February 25th in the LMC. We will be taking a team picture for the yearbook too! Dress appropriately. Agenda is in Schoology. You should meet with a coach before Thursday's meeting. Softball players, the camp is coming up. The registration form is on the desk outside of the office or see Mrs. Boland as soon as possible. This is the last week to place an order for a letter jacket. Completed order forms and money must be turned in to Mrs. Thompson by this Friday the 19th. Both she and Landon have forms, and the forms are also on the website in the News tab. No late orders will be accepted. This Day in History: 1878 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph. The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention—the phonograph—on February 19, 1878 Word of the Day: Untenable uhn-ten-uh-buhl Untenable adj. Not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “She was in an untenable situation that was difficult to get out of.” Birthdays: Elementary— on Saturday, Garrett Barlow, Cullen Hackl, and Jaxton Riley H.S./M.S.— none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Please complete this form for participating in the Food Service distribution next week. The survey will close on Sunday, February 21st at 5pm.  Changes for next week! There is no school on Tuesday, February 23rd. As a result, Virtual Wednesday meals will be sent home with students on Monday, February 22nd. Families who are 100% virtual will follow similar plans as other weeks. As always, please feel free to send questions to Annette at 607/475-7312 or me at juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhEyyTRYsMOCj6RzTJ3HbfXrNdPhMMYEr40-bs7Lbmy32W2A/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Each semester, Ms. Sprecher works with the sophomores in Careers class. They learn many facets of being career ready including creating a resume and doing a mock interview. A big thank you to our community members who help out with interviewing the students and offering feedback.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Middle School MathCounts team recently took the online Chapter Invitational qualifying test. These students spent the past 10 weeks practicing and learning new math skills. Participants included Maggie Gschwind, Holly King, Sammy Clary, Xander Sorensen, Abby Plonka, and Allison Durst. Congratulations to Sammy Clary for qualifying for the Chapter Invitational Contest which will be held February 25.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
This is the last week to place an order for a letter jacket. Completed order forms and money must be turned in to Mrs. Thompson by this Friday the 19th. Both she and Landon have forms, and the forms are also on the website in the News tab. No late orders will be accepted.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 18, 2021 Today is a Day 2 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: First choice-Bar-B-Que, Second choice-Chicken Nuggets, Baked Beans, Caesar Salad, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk Ithaca Happy Hour--reminder of our 4H zoom meeting this Sunday, Feb 21 at 4pm. The Brewer Public Library is hosting Harry Potter Bingo over Zoom on Friday February 19th from 5-6 PM! Once you join the Zoom you will be given a link to open your online Bingo card. Prizes will be awarded to winners and can be picked up through our curbside service! This program is open to all ages. The Link to join on Zoom is at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84575750496 The first 3rd grade invention fair was held on February 12. Six students from Mrs. Bailey’s and Mrs. Kitsembel’s classes came up with some fantastic ideas for new products. In Mrs. Bailey’s class, Kashtyn Alt created a new pasta salad recipe, Brynli Brady created blankets and leg warmers for her toy horse collection, and Kaila Layton created the “Nail Markers” which are markers with a marker on one end and fingernail polish on the other. In Mrs. Kitsembel’s class, Aydin Kloehn came up with a waterwheel tote that catches the water so there isn’t a mess, Lexi Brown came up with a pencil case that attaches directly to your art sketchbook, and Zander Welch created the “Spoontula” where he bolted 3 kinds of wooden spoons/spatulas together for ease of finding and multiple use. Kaila’s “Nail Markers” and Zander’s “Spoontula” represented Ithaca at the Mississippi Valley Gifted and Talented Network’s 3rd Grade Inventor’s Workshop where they were able to share their inventions with other 3rd graders in the area via Zoom on February 16. Softball players, the camp is coming up. The registration form is on the desk outside of the office or see Mrs. Boland as soon as possible. This is the last week to place an order for a letter jacket. Completed order forms and money must be turned in to Mrs. Thompson by this Friday the 19th. Both she and Landon have forms, and the forms are also on the website in the News tab. No late orders will be accepted. Word of the Day: Canard kuh-nahrd Canard n. A false or unfounded rumor or story. “The tabloid included some of Hollywood’s oldest canards.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.— none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Elementary had its first 3rd Grade Invention Fair on Friday, February 12. Participating were: Kashtyn Alt who created a new pasta salad recipe, Brynli Brady who created blankets and leg warmers for her toy horse collection, Kaila Layton who created the “Nail Markers” which are markers with a marker on one end and fingernail polish on the other, Aydin Kloehn who came up with a waterwheel tote that catches the water so there isn’t a mess, Lexi Brown who came up with a pencil case that attaches directly to your art sketchbook, and Zander Welch who created the “Spoontula” where he bolted 3 kinds of wooden spoons/spatulas together for ease of finding and multiple use. Kaila’s “Nail Markers” and Zander’s “Spoontula” represented Ithaca at the Mississippi Valley Gifted and Talented Network’s 3rd Grade Inventor’s Workshop where they were able to share their inventions with other 3rd graders in the area via Zoom on February 16.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We want your help! Ithaca is looking for your help in choosing a tagline. Our tagline should tell people who we are as a district and what we stand for in a few words. Please use this link to help us hear your voice. All our community, family, staff, and student members are welcome to complete the survey! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2p2x_3YB83QJfSxCLjHkebMV2wMoi83d6VZhUUX67P2JDNA/viewform
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca elementary and middle school students recently experimented with robotic coding in the library! Using bee bot robots, students wrote code to make their robot navigate through a grid to arrive at designated squares. Students learned problem-solving, experimentation, and troubleshooting during the coding process. While students often visit the library to find information that is important to them in books or websites, coding lessons offer students an opportunity to create information by writing computer code their robots can read. Students and Mrs. Zorea are excited to continue experimenting with these robots, and learning to write computer code that is increasingly more complex!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 17, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Congratulations to 8th grader Sammy Clary for qualifying for the MathCounts Chapter Invitational contest which will take place on February 25. Good luck Sammy! Today is the third day of Ithaca’s FFA week. Tomorrow, Thursday, will be flannel day. We will have turkey bowling at lunch. If you participate in the dress up days and activities there will be ice cream treats on Friday. Thanks for participating in Ithaca’s FFA week! Softball players, the camp is coming up. The registration form is on the desk outside of the office or see Mrs. Boland as soon as possible. Don’t forget to order your yearbook before it is too late! This book will be a celebration of this memorable school year. ORDER TODAY! www.jostensyearbooks.com. or pick up an order form outside Ms. Sprecher door. Final order date for guaranteed copy is this Friday. We order a few extras but last year’s sold out. This is the last week to place an order for a letter jacket. Completed order forms and money must be turned in to Mrs. Thompson by this Friday the 19th. Both she and Landon have forms, and the forms are also on the website in the News tab. No late orders will be accepted. There will be a PTSO meeting today via Zoom starting at 4 PM. Hope to see you then! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 Word of the Day: Boorish boor-ish Boorish adj. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior. “His boorish behavior was unacceptable to the directors.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.— Kelsea Coleman
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
5th Graders in Mrs. Preuss' and Mrs. Pulvermacher's classes created Valentine's Day gifts to take to their families. The students created string art to show celebrate and share Valentine's Day.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Aspen Young and Abby Plonka did an excellent job representing Ithaca at the West Sectional virtual spelling bee on Wednesday, February 10. Both made it all the way to the 6th round where Abby placed 5th and Aspen placed 4th out of 18 participants. Nice job ladies -we are extremely proud of you!!!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 16, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-Philly Chicken, Second choice-Hamburger, Broccoli, Carrots & Dip, Peaches, Milk Choir Students: Remember that your Butter Braid orders and money are due back today. HS Band Students: A reminder that you have pep band tonight. Please be here by 6:30 pm. There is a H.S. boys basketball shoot around this afternoon after school until 4:30 in the gym. Softball players, the camp is coming up. The registration form is on the desk outside of the office or see Mrs. Boland as soon as possible. Don’t forget to order your yearbook before it is too late! This book will be a celebration of this memorable school year. ORDER TODAY! www.jostensyearbooks.com. or pick up an order form outside Ms. Sprecher door. Final order date for guaranteed copy is this Friday. We order a few extras but last years sold out. This is the last week to place an order for a letter jacket. Completed order forms and money must be turned in to Mrs. Thompson by this Friday the 19th. Both she and Landon have forms, and the forms are also on the website in the News tab. No late orders will be accepted. Attn Middle School Students: UW-LaCrosse is holding a virtual Science Fair and Math Expo. If you would like to present a science experiment, a research report on a scientific topic, or demonstrate a math game you created, talk to Mrs. Willis to get an information sheet. If you would like to participate, please let Mrs. Plonka know by Friday, March 5. There will be a PTSO meeting Wednesday, February 17 via Zoom starting at 4 PM. Hope to see you then! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 Word of the Day: Penitent pen-i-tuhnt Penitent n. Feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant. “After the robbery, the thief was penitent and returned the property.” Birthdays: Elementary— Meili Dobson H.S./M.S.— none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Dear families, Due to the extreme cold, Ithaca schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 15, 2021. There will be no morning early childhood, all after school activities are canceled. 
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Students want to thank our amazing bus drivers!! This week students signed a "thank you" recognizing our bus drivers for the dedication, compassion, and hard work they show to students each and every day. For some students, our bus drivers are the very first face they see in the morning. Bus drivers carry our most prized treasures, and for all they do, we thank them.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the Food Service survey for February 15-19th. Please complete the survey by this Sunday, February 14th at 5pm. Thank you for all your flexibility and understanding this week with the many challenges our food distribution faced. It is greatly appreciated! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdu5b8HVIT9NmHKZ6lY8TiycgMfW8S-qf7CSm5_TW9tqOppqg/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 12, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-Corn Dog, Second choice-BBQ Rib, Steamed Carrots, Pears, Dinner Roll, Sugar Cookie, Milk HS Students: A prom survey was emailed to you. Please take the survey by the end of today. HS Band Students going on the Florida Trip: Your Permission forms are due today. Forensics students who are filming today should meet right away after school in the LMC in professional dress. Even though you have finished filming after today, continue to practice at least once daily on your own and schedule to work with a coach weekly starting next week. Next week is FFA week. We will be doing dress up days and fun activities. If you participate, you will receive ice cream on Friday. Monday, February 15th, will be Ithaca Apparel and turkey bowling. Sign ups are posted in Mr, Favreau’s room. Seniors: Just a reminder that all Sports Booster Club Scholarships are due to Ms. Bevan by today. Stop in if you have questions or access them from the website under Additional Scholarship Opportunities. Choir Students: Remember that your Butter Braid orders and money are due back on next Tuesday, February 16th. Finish selling over the weekend and turn it in so that your order is included. Attn Middle School Students: UW-LaCrosse is holding a virtual Science Fair and Math Expo. If you would like to present a science experiment, a research report on a scientific topic, or demonstrate a math game you created, talk to Mrs. Willis to get an information sheet. If you would like to participate, please let Mrs. Plonka know by Friday, March 5. There will be a PTSO meeting next Wednesday, February 17 via Zoom starting at 4 PM. Hope to see you then! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83111432995 Elected president in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was commander-in-chief during the Civil War. In 1863, he signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that all slaves “shall be forever free.” Four months before his assassination, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, was adopted. Word of the Day: Peckish pek-ish Peckish adj. Ill-tempered; irritable; Chiefly British feeling slightly hungry. “He felt rather peckish close to bedtime.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.— none Staff—On Saturday, Sarah Stibbe
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wisconsin School Bus Driver Appreciation Week is February 8 – 12, 2021. EVERYDAY, but especially, this week Ithaca School District and community recognizes school transportation personnel who are involved in the highest standards of safe practices to assure the protection of their passengers, our most precious cargo. In Wisconsin, there are over 15,000 school buses that safely transport more than 600,000 students to and from school each school day and travel nearly 70 million miles a year. School Bus Driver Appreciation Week is an excellent opportunity for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to join and discuss the importance of school bus safety. We proudly and loudly say THANK YOU to our bus drivers: Tammie Cayse-Fry, Bill Kloehn, Mike Hutchison, and Frank Schuh. We don't say it often enough, but we thank you!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 11, 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 3 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Chicken Parmesan, Second choice-Pizza Burger, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk We, the Celebration Committee and on behalf of Ithaca Staff and students we would like to give a shout out to our bus drivers for National Bus Drivers week. (which is this week) Bus driver's names are: Tammie Cayse-Fry, Bill Kloehn, Mike Hutchison, and Frank Schuh Forensics Students: Good job to all of you who made your videos yesterday! Those scheduled to record on Friday should continue to practice...see a coach today! HS Band Students: You have pep band tonight for the boy's game. Please be here at 6:30 pm. HS girls basketball will meet today during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's room. HS Students: A prom survey was emailed out to you yesterday. Please take the survey by the end of the day on Friday. Aspen Young and Abby Plonka did an excellent job representing Ithaca at the West Sectional virtual spelling bee yesterday. Both made it all the way to the 6th round where Abby placed 5th and Aspen placed 4th out of 18 participants. Nice job ladies -we are extremely proud of you!!! Seniors: Just a reminder that all Sports Booster Club Scholarships are due to Ms. Bevan by this Friday, February 12th. Stop in if you have questions or access them from the website under Additional Scholarship Opportunities. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers Share Night at Papa Murphy's will take place tonight from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Word of the Day: Hyperbole hahy-pur-buh-lee Hyperbole; Hyperbolic n. Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. “The company chairman may have been guilty of too much hyperbole during the shareholders meeting.” Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.— none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Good morning. Ithaca Bus #19 - Tammies bus route - is running 45 minutes late this morning. Thanks for your understanding with this matter.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 10, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Forensics students! Today is show time! Those of you scheduled today for filming should arrive, professionally dressed, ready to go at 1pm. Please meet in Mr. Thome's room - the LMC is being used at 1pm for a meeting. All of you should be practicing on your own, out loud. Contact a coach for personal coaching time. Seniors: Just a reminder that all Sports Booster Club Scholarships are due to Ms. Bevan by this Friday, February 12th. Stop in if you have questions or access them from the website under Additional Scholarship Opportunities. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers Share Night at Papa Murphy's will take place on Thursday, February 18th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Word of the Day: Ghoulish goo-lish Ghoulish adj. Suggesting the horror of death and decay; morbid or disgusting. “The ghoulish mask was a scary Halloween favorite.” Birthdays: Elementary— McKailah Swenson H.S./M.S.— none
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca is seeking excited and qualified coaches to lead our middle school track team. If you are interested in a head coaching position or assisting the head coach in our middle school track program, please complete the Application Form found on our website under the "Explore" tab and then "Employment". Forms should be returned to the district office, and any questions may be directed to Brooke Hackl or Zac Thome.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Middle School Boys Basketball families! There will still be Middle School Boys Basketball practice today from 3:30-5:30in the old gym.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Forensics students!! With the change in schedule, you must practice at least on your own. If you want to Zoom today, email one of the coaches to set up a time. Filming will go on as planned tomorrow! Check the schedule for your day.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 9, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Forensics Students: We will video your presentations THIS WEEK on Wednesday and Friday! Check the posted schedule and see your coach to be sure you are fully prepared. Don't forget to dress professionally! Good luck to Abby Plonka and Aspen Young who will represent Ithaca at the West Sectional Spelling Bee tomorrow! Seniors: Just a reminder that all Sports Booster Club Scholarships are due to Ms. Bevan by this Friday, February 12th. Stop in if you have questions or access them from the website under Additional Scholarship Opportunities. HS Band and Choir students: Please look at the new schedule on Schoology so you know what day you have rehearsals. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers Share Night at Papa Murphy's will take place on Thursday, February 18th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Word of the Day: Rapier rey-pee-er Rapier n. Quick and incisive. A sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting. “Rapier combat was not for the meek.” “Rapier wit.” Birthdays: Elementary—Owen Gillett H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Mr. Triphan
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca is using the Wednesday schedule for virtual classes today, 2/9/21.
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
Julie Prouty
Today is Tuesday, February 9. Ithaca will be virtual today. No in-person school. Early childhood is canceled.
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 8, 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 New Day 2 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-BBQ Pork Sandwich, Second choice-Chicken Nuggets, Baked Beans, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk Congratulations to Jacob Manning and all the High School Wrestlers this season. The team won the Ridge and Valley, their WIAA Regional and Jacob qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament this Saturday in Wausau. Good luck Jacob HS student council will meet today during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room. Forensics Students: We will video your presentations THIS WEEK on Wednesday and Friday! Check the posted schedule and see your coach to be sure you are fully prepared. HS Band and Choir students: Please look at the new schedule on Schoology so you know what day you have rehearsals. The Middle School Science Quiz Bowl team of Allison Durst, Holly King, Maggie Gschwind, Sammy Clary, and Tristen Peterson competed virtually in 4 rounds at the state competition on Saturday morning and just missed qualifying in the top 8 for the afternoon rounds. Great job and great teamwork, I am very proud of you! Mrs. Plonka The Richland Center Junior Bowlers Share Night at Papa Murphy's will take place on Thursday, February 18th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. 17 Ithaca students participated in the FBLA virtual Regional Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 6 that was hosted by Region IV Vice President, Audrey Newkirk, a senior at Ithaca High School. We're thrilled to announce that 10 of these students are advancing to the FBLA State Leadership Conference on April 12 and 3 students qualified as alternates. Students who won their event are Erica Steinmetz for Introduction to Business Procedures and the team of Emma Schoen and Will Burnley in Broadcast Journalism. Earning 2nd place are the teams of Audrey Newkirk and Ryan Lee in Business Ethics, Emma Coy and Elise Newkirk in Introduction to Business Procedures and Carissa Willis' Job Interview. Josie Laue and Lexi Stowell received a 3rd place award for their Introduction to Social Media Strategy project. The three students who will be alternates for their events at the State Leadership Conference are Talena Sprecher in Agribusiness, Sawyer Simpson for Impromptu Speaking and Alivya Young in Introduction to Event Planning. Congratulations to the FBLA members on their hard work preparing for their events and for how well the Ithaca community was represented. Thank you to everyone who supported the students and helped us prepare for the conference and judged events. This was truly a community effort and we couldn't have done it without your help. Audrey and I were bolstered by our immediate and extended families and are grateful for all of their hard work and patience. We especially want to thank Mr. Hess! We couldn't have pulled off this virtual event without your guidance and creative ideas. Having a virtual Leadership Conference was not what Audrey signed up for when she ran for the Region 4 VP, but she demonstrated resilience, determination, imagination and great flexibility. Congratulations Audrey on a wonderful and unique RLC! Good luck to all of the students who qualified for the State Leadership Conference in April. Word of the Day: acuity uh-kyoo-i-tee acuity n. Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing. “The sun’s glare can cause discomfort and reduces visual acuity.” Birthdays: Elementary—Juana Gomez H.S./M.S.— Conner Keepers
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention all Bus #19 - Tammie's bus - families. Your route is running about 30 minutes late. Please be aware that your students will be late arriving at their drop off.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the Food Service survey for next week. Please have this completed by Sunday, February 7th. Any questions may be referred to Annette Louis via text or phone at 608/475-4712 or me, Juli Thompson via email at juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Stay warm!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoxSijqnSXJOQBVCYNS87ZNRzXL5eZQk6SEjXbXe2X5u8jiw/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 5, 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 1 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Cheese Burger, Second choice-Mini Corn Dogs, Corn, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk HS Band: This is a reminder that you have pep band tonight. Please be here by 6:30 pm. HS student council will meet on Monday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room. Forensics students: If you were signed up for yesterday, plan to meet at the same time today. In addition, ANYONE with available time today should find a coach and practice! Video recording starts next week! Good luck to the Middle School MathCounts team of Abby Plonka, Allison Durst, Holly King, Maggie Gschwind, Sammy Clary and Xander Sorensen as they take the online Chapter test today to see if they will qualify to go on to State competition. Good luck to the Middle School Science Quiz Bowl team of Allison Durst, Holly King, Maggie Gschwind, Sammy Clary, and Tristen Peterson as they will compete virtually on Saturday morning at the state competition to qualify for the National contest later this spring. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers Share Night at Papa Murphy's will take place on Thursday, February 18th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Our Annual Butter Braid Fundraiser is underway. Order forms were handed out. Orders and money are due back by February 16th and delivery is March 3rd. To order a delicious Butter Braid, see an Ithaca Middle School or High School Choir member. Anyone wishing to purchase a letter jacket or patches for a letter jacket should complete an order form, including full payment, to Mrs. Thompson by February 19th. Mrs. Thompson and Landon will have order forms, and the form is also available on the website under "News". This form and full payment must be turned in no later than Friday, February 19th. No late forms will be accepted. Feb 4 was Rosa Parks birthday Word of the Day: Nuance noo-ahns Nuance n. A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. “Subtle nuances of her on-screen character.” Birthdays: Elementary—yesterday, Zoey Logue, on Sunday, Eva Scholl H.S./M.S.— on Sunday, Anthony Bowe Staff—yesterday, Denise Huffar
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Due to the snow storm, the Curriculum meeting tonight has been moved to March 4, 2021. Thank you for understanding.
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
Julie Prouty
Today is Thursday, February 4, 2021.  Due to the impending snowstorm and ice, there will be no school today.  Early childhood classes are canceled. 
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
With so many more challenges facing our students, it is an honor to recognize the hard work they are still putting into their classes. Congratulations to all of our High School and Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll students.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 3, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Boys basketball players attending school in person will have practice today from 4:50-5:45. Middle school boys basketball practice starts today at 3:45. Make sure all your athletic forms are turned in. HS student council will meet on Thursday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room. Forensics Students: Make sure you are practicing often, on your own and with a coach. Think ahead and take your materials home today in case of bad weather on Thursday! Thursday, February 4th 4 PM - 8 PM The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center this Thursday, February 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s Thursday & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. Our Annual Butter Braid Fundraiser is underway. Order forms were handed out. Orders and money are due back by February 16th and delivery is March 3rd. To order a delicious Butter Braid, see an Ithaca Middle School or High School Choir member. Anyone wishing to purchase a letter jacket or patches for a letter jacket should complete an order form, including full payment, to Mrs. Thompson by February 19th. Mrs. Thompson and Landon will have order forms, and the form is also available on the website under "News". This form and full payment must be turned in no later than Friday, February 19th. No late forms will be accepted. Word of the Day: Potentate poht-n-teyt Potentate n. One who has the power and position to rule over others: A monarch or ruler. “Industrial potentates.” Birthdays: Elementary—Liam Alt H.S./M.S.— Aubri Imhoff and Alexander Sturdevant
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 2, 2021 Today is a Day 2 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 5 Schedule. Lunch for today: First choice-Beef Stroganoff, Second choice-BBQ Rib, Mashed Potatoes, Caesar Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Milk Middle school boys basketball practice starts at 3:45 this Wednesday. Make sure all your athletic forms are turned in. There will be an FCCLA meeting today during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room. HS student council will meet on Thursday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room. Forensics Students: Make sure you are practicing often, on your own and with a coach. Think ahead and take your materials home today in case of bad weather on Thursday! The MS Girls Basketball season as come to an end! Last night the 6th & 7th graders lost a tough played game to Weston, 21-17. Overall their season record was 2-3. We congratulate these young athletes on a great season...6th grades are: Callie Muckler, Maylee Pluemer, Kaylee Manning, Aliyah Swenson, Jacey Maxwell, Brinley Wanless, Kelsea Coleman. & 7th grader: Brooklyn Dickey. The 8th grade defeated Weston 43-21. Their overall record was 6-1. We congratulate the following 8th graders on a successful season- Ari Louis, Maggie Kershner, Trista Pluemer, Bailey Wanless, Kailey Newkirk, Alyssa Mueller, Tristen Peterson & Holly King! Good Luck next year in High School, Lady Bulldogs! Thursday, February 4th 4 PM - 8 PM The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center this Thursday, February 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s Thursday & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. Our Annual Butter Braid Fundraiser is underway. Order forms were handed out. Orders and money are due back by February 16th and delivery is March 3rd. To order a delicious Butter Braid, see an Ithaca Middle School or High School Choir member. Anyone wishing to purchase a letter jacket or patches for a letter jacket should complete an order form, including full payment, to Mrs. Thompson by February 19th. Mrs. Thompson and Landon will have order forms, and the form is also available on the website under "News". This form and full payment must be turned in no later than Friday, February 19th. No late forms will be accepted. Word of the Day: Nascent nas-uhnt, Nascent adj. Recently coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential. Not yet fully developed; emerging. “The business remains nascent but very promising.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Jaci Maxwell
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Feb. 1, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary 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. Lunch for today: First choice-Pizza Dippers, Second choice-Polish Sausage, Baked Beans, Carrots & Dip, Applesauce, Milk There will be an FCCLA meeting on Tuesday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room. HS student council will meet on Thursday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher room. Forensics Students: Make sure you are practicing often, on your own and with a coach. Thursday, February 4th 4 PM - 8 PM The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center this Thursday, February 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s Thursday & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. Our Annual Butter Braid Fundraiser is underway. Order forms were handed out. Orders and money are due back by February 16th and delivery is March 3rd. To order a delicious Butter Braid, see an Ithaca Middle School or High School Choir member. Anyone wishing to purchase a letter jacket or patches for a letter jacket should complete an order form, including full payment, to Mrs. Thompson by February 19th. Mrs. Thompson and Landon will have order forms, and the form is also available on the website under "News". This form and full payment must be turned in no later than Friday, February 19th. No late forms will be accepted. Word of the Day: Surreptitious sur-uhp-tish-uhs Surreptitious adj. Kept secret, particularly because it would not be approved of. “His surreptitious drug habit could land him in jail.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Kayl Ryan and Nicholas Weeden
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the Food Service survey link for the week of February 1st - 5th. Please complete it by Sunday, January 31st. Any questions may be referred to Annette Louis via text or phone at 608/475-7312 or me, Juli Thompson via email at juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcjzBFNvPHLgAD-82GSzYGRMQTvNnPkSrxWkOeydz-Yvbr4g/viewform?usp=sf_link
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 29, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary 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.  Lunch for today: First choice-Pepperoni Pizza, Second choice-Hamburger, Carrots, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk All Seniors: Last chance to get your name on your diploma the way you want it to appear. If you don't stop in the office by today, we will decide. Forensics Students: DON'T FORGET!  Sign up to work with a coach.  Write and practice over the weekend.  Turn in your signed release forms.  Activate your speechwire account. See a coach if you have questions. The Middle School girls basketball teams WON both their games last night! The 6th & 7th grade confidently defeated LaFarge 27-10 and the 8th grade had a great win, 51-8. Congratulations girls!  They host Weston, Monday night, to end the season!  Good luck, Bulldogs!  Anyone wishing to purchase a letter jacket or patches for a letter jacket should complete an order form, including full payment, to Mrs. Thompson by February 19th. Mrs. Thompson and Landon will have order forms, and the form is also available on the website under "News". This form and full payment must be turned in no later than Friday, February 19th. No late forms will be accepted. Seniors: Deadlines are fast approaching.  Just a friendly reminder:  The Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship is due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, January 29th.  This is open to any student planning to attend any Wisconsin Technical School in the fall. The local scholarship packets are due to Ms. Bevan by Monday, February 1st.  You will need to turn in Your Scholarship Checklist, Application Form, three rating forms, and any additional letters of recommendation or essays that go with select scholarships.  All information is available on the school website and your school email.  If you need to check that Ms. Bevan received any of your rating sheets or letters of recommendation, please contact her.    Make sure you continue to check out the Additional Scholarship Opportunities tab on the website or email for other upcoming scholarships.   As always, if you have any questions ask Ms. Bevan.   Word of the Day:  Congruent kong-groo-uhnt, Congruent; Congruous adj. In agreement or harmony. Suitable; appropriate. “The company’s operations were congruent with its business plan.” Birthdays: Elementary—on Sunday, Diezel Clary H.S.M.S.— today, Dante Kleinsasser on Saturday, Xander Sorensen, on Sunday, Addison Parduhn Staff—On Saturday, Ms. Sprecher
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Middle School girls basketball teams WON both their games Thursday night! The 6th & 7th grade confidently defeated LaFarge 27-10 and the 8th grade had a great win, 51-8. Congratulations girls! They host Weston, Monday night, to end the season!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Dear Parents and Guardians: We have been notified that several high school students have recently been exposed to 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 at 608-647-8821. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you,
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 28, 2021 Today is a Day 1 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 2 Schedule. Band students in the Day 1 group should also come to Band today since you missed yesterday. Lunch for today: First choice-Pulled Pork Sandwich, Second choice-Cheese Omelet, Hash Brown, Warm Applesauce , Dinner Roll, Milk All Seniors: Last chance to get your name on your diploma the way you want it to appear. If you don't stop in the office by Friday, we'll decide. HS Band Students: Please make sure you turn in your Florida Trip form to Mrs. Behrens today. Forensics students! Meeting rescheduled for ATTACK Time today, Thursday. We have vital information for you in order for coaches to get you registered for sub-districts. All of you must meet with a coach this week and next. Schedule a time! Junior Class: You will have a class meeting in the Band room today during Attack time. Virtual students - An email with the Zoom link will be sent to you. The Middle School Girls Basketball teams will host LaFarge tonight. The 6th & 7th grade will play at 5:00 and 8th grade will follow! Good luck girls! Parent night and senior night for Boys Basketball will be held on Feb. 1 vs. Kickapoo. Please see Coach Mezera to order flowers. Anyone wishing to purchase a letter jacket or patches for a letter jacket should complete an order form, including full payment, to Mrs. Thompson by February 19th. Mrs. Thompson and Landon will have order forms, and the form is also available on the website under "News". This form and full payment must be turned in no later than Friday, February 19th. No late forms will be accepted. Seniors: Deadlines are fast approaching. Just a friendly reminder: The Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship is due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, January 29th. This is open to any student planning to attend any Wisconsin Technical School in the fall. The local scholarship packets are due to Ms. Bevan by Monday, February 1st. You will need to turn in Your Scholarship Checklist, Application Form, three rating forms, and any additional letters of recommendation or essays that go with select scholarships. All information is available on the school website and your school email. If you need to check that Ms. Bevan received any of your rating sheets or letters of recommendation, please contact her. Make sure you continue to check out the Additional Scholarship Opportunities tab on the website or email for other upcoming scholarships. As always, if you have any questions ask Ms. Bevan. Word of the Day: Churlish adj. Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way. “It was rather churlish of him to complain about the small donations.” This day in history...1985 Music stars gather to record “We Are the World”. The special instruction Quincy Jones sent out to the several dozen pop stars invited to participate in the recording of “We Are the World” was this: “Check your egos at the door.” Jones was the producer of a record that would eventually go on to sell more than 7 million copies and raise more than $60 million for African famine relief. Birthdays: Elementary—Annabelle Barlow H.S./M.S.— Alex Bloedow
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Parent night and senior night for Boys Basketball will be held on Feb. 1 vs. Kickapoo. Please see Coach Mezera to order flowers.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 27, 2021 Today is a Day 2 All Seniors: Last chance to get your name on your diploma the way you want it to appear. If you don't stop in the office by Friday, we'll decide. FBLA will have a meeting at Noon on Wednesday, January 27. Use the zoom link in the Schoology FBLA course. Seniors: Deadlines are fast approaching. Just a friendly reminder: The Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship is due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, January 29th. This is open to any student planning to attend any Wisconsin Technical School in the fall. The local scholarship packets are due to Ms. Bevan by Monday, February 1st. You will need to turn in Your Scholarship Checklist, Application Form, three rating forms, and any additional letters of recommendation or essays that go with select scholarships. All information is available on the school website and your school email. If you need to check that Ms. Bevan received any of your rating sheets or letters of recommendation, please contact her. Make sure you continue to check out the Additional Scholarship Opportunities tab on the website or email for other upcoming scholarships. As always, if you have any questions ask Ms. Bevan. Word of the Day: Empathy em-puh-thee Empathy; Empathetic adj. The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another. “Her doctor was empathetic to her condition.” Birthdays: Elementary—Owen Kershner and Kennedy Salisbury H.S./M.S.— None
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Due to the snow day today, there will be no food distributed this week except to families who are completely virtual who have signed up. Food for those families will be available for pick up on Thursday. Those families should contact Annette Louis to arrange a time.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Today, January 26, Ithaca school is closed. No early childhood classes.
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Tonight the Middle School Girls Basketball team will play HOME against North Crawford. There will only be one game, played by the 8th grade- tip off will be at 5pm. Good Luck, girls! The 6th & 7th grade girls basketball team will have a short practice after school, from 3:30-4:30.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
This food service survey is for THIS WEEK - I forgot (gasp!) to send it out on Friday. My apologies. Email juli.thompson@ithaca.k12.wi.us with any questions/ issues. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2Xa53sq2XIysVrAguydf8wylnuL611MLa5fUIZ8rOUfcVtQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 25, 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 Choir is on the Day 1 Schedule. HS Band Students who are still wanting to go on the trip to Florida, should go to Mrs. Behrens room at the start of 5th hour. The rest of you should go to your study halls. Lunch for today: First choice-Fish Sandwich, Second choice-Salisbury Steak, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk Forensics students: Time is getting short! Make sure that you are working on your piece on your own and with a coach. Don't forget to turn in your signed release forms. We will meet as a team on Tuesday January 26 during attack time in the LMC. FBLA will have a meeting at Noon on Wednesday, January 27. Use the zoom link in the Schoology FBLA course. Tonight the Middle School Girls Basketball team will play HOME against North Crawford. There will only be one game, played by the 8th grade- tip off will be at 5pm. Good Luck, girls! The 6th & 7th grade girls basketball team will have a short practice after school, from 3:30-4:30. Seniors: Deadlines are fast approaching. Just a friendly reminder: The Wisconsin Technical Excellence Scholarship is due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, January 29th. This is open to any student planning to attend any Wisconsin Technical School in the fall. The local scholarship packets are due to Ms. Bevan by Monday, February 1st. You will need to turn in Your Scholarship Checklist, Application Form, three rating forms, and any additional letters of recommendation or essays that go with select scholarships. All information is available on the school website and your school email. If you need to check that Ms. Bevan received any of your rating sheets or letters of recommendation, please contact her. Make sure you continue to check out the Additional Scholarship Opportunities tab on the website or email for other upcoming scholarships. As always, if you have any questions ask Ms. Bevan. The annual Ithaca School Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, January 20 via Zoom. Thank you to the following students for all your hard work in preparing for the bee: Aspen Young, Avaya Pyfferoen, Brayden Burns, Hallie Steinmetz, Roman Riley, Spencer Nelson, Peyton Brown, Naila Lorenzo, Abby Plonka, Ally Plonka, Olivia Menne' and Allison Durst Our winners this year are 3rd place Allison Durst, 2nd place Aspen Young and 1st place Abby Plonka. Abby and Aspen will represent Ithaca at the CESA 3 Sectional spelling bee in February. A big Thank You to Ms. Wydeven, Mrs. Huffar, and Mrs. Bailey for volunteering to assist with the bee and to the parents for helping their children log in and participate. ~Mrs. Plonka 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 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy becomes the first U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. From a podium in the State Department auditorium, Kennedy read a prepared statement regarding the famine in the Congo, the release of two American aviators from Russian custody and impending negotiations for an atomic test ban treaty. He then opened the floor for questions from reporters, answering queries on a variety of topics including relations with Cuba, voting rights, and food aid to impoverished Americans. Word of the Day: Amorphous uh-mawr-fuhs Amorphous adj. Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable. “The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.” Birthdays: Elementary—Ivie Duren H.S./M.S.— Cody Byrnes, Erica Steinmetz, Lexi Stowell
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Bus riders, On Monday, January 25th there will be a Kobussen bus picking up on Mike's route, bus 17. Mike is doing Tammie's route, bus 19.
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Jan. 20, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Our next PTSO meeting will be today 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: Atrophy Atrophy n. A decrease in size or wasting away or progressive decline, as from disuse. “Misleading and infrequent reporting have facilitated the atrophy of self-sufficiency.” Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— on Friday, Andrew Dahlke, on Sunday, Hewsten Garcia-Boland, and Sara Jones Staff—on Saturday, Mrs. Burnley
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
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)
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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!
5 months 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
5 months 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 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Today is Friday, January 15. Ithaca has a 2 hour delay due to poor road conditions.
5 months 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 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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!
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months 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 .
5 months 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!
5 months 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
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tonight's boys basketball game and practice have been cancelled. We will update when there is a reschedule option.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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’!
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Curriculum Committee meeting scheduled for this Thursday, January 7th has been cancelled.
5 months 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!
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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).
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Great news! It appears Google Mail is up and running again. We hope everyone has a GREAT Monday!
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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’!
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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!!
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 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
7 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!
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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/
7 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.
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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/
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.
7 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
7 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!
7 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
7 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!
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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.
7 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
7 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
7 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.
7 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.
7 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!
7 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!
7 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!
7 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
7 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
7 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget, Charlie Brown! And it's a full moon, too!
8 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
8 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.
8 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!
8 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
8 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.
8 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!
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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).
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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/
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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!
8 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.
8 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
8 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.
8 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!
8 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.
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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!
8 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!
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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
8 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!
8 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
8 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!
8 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.
8 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
8 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Schoology is giving us the "all clear"! Procedure as your teachers indicate.
8 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.
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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.
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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!
9 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.
9 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!
9 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
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 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
9 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!
9 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
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 months ago, Ithaca Schools