Ithaca Schools
The Thanksgiving Day Parade came to Ithaca! Mrs. Pulvermacher's 3rd Grade class read Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, which tells the story behind the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and balloon floats. Students first decided what the float idea would be, then each had to individually draw the float. Collaborating with each other, groups planned the finalized design of the float. They then used balloons and construction paper to build their float. Once the floats were constructed, groups used the Bee Bots to code their floats down along a mapped out “parade route.”
about 12 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 29th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - BBQ Rib, Second Choice - Fish Sticks, Corn, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band, HS - Day 1 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 25th = Sharon Klang, November 26th = Mitch Ricco, November 27th =Chet Sumwalt, November 28th = Rod Klingaman , November 29th = Gregg Hilby - Congratulations! Grades 6 - 12 Band Students: The calendar raffle tickets and money must be turned in by Tuesday, Nov. 30th. All tickets are expected to be sold. If you cannot sell all of your tickets, please bring them in to Mrs. Behrens this week so that someone else can sell them. On Thursday, December 2nd, Mr. Andresen will be holding the first math contest of the year in his room. It will be a pencil-and-paper test. Calculators will be provided. It will be given during 5th hour and Seminar. Prizes to all students who attempt the test, as well as prizes to the highest scoring student. For more questions, contact Mr. Andresen. There will be a Youth 4 Change meeting during ATTACK tomorrow in the LMC. We will be choosing Red Ribbon Week coloring contest winners and working on our plans for the year. Contact Mrs. Dickey with any questions. FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will meet this Thursday morning, Dec 2nd at 7:00am. All high school students are welcome! Enjoy a hot breakfast, a devotional message and fellowship. Bring your athlete Bibles. If you don’t have one…no worries… one will be given to you! Hope to see you… bring a friend! It is that time of year again! The HS student council is sponsoring Deck The Halls! Join in the fun by decorating your room, door, and locker for prizes!Awards will be given for the best teacher decorated door individual and the best teacher decorated door group. All MS and HS students that participate in decorating their lockers will win a prize too! Decorating must be complete by Friday, Dec. 3 at the end of the day. Judging will be the following Monday. But wait! There is more! The student council is also having the annual Passages Food drive for the month of December. Prizes to the top three classes that collect the most pounds of food! We will collect weekly for the first three weeks of December and announce the winners on December 22! Help support Passages with your donation! This Day in History: Despite strong Arab opposition, the United Nations votes for the partition of Palestine and the creation of an independent Jewish state. The modern conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine dates back to the 1910s, when both groups laid claim to the British-controlled territory. The Jews were Zionists, recent emigrants from Europe and Russia who came to the ancient homeland of the Jews to establish a Jewish national state. The native Palestinian Arabs sought to stem Jewish immigration and set up a secular Palestinian state. Word of the Day: Obfuscate AHB-fuh-skayt Verb Obfuscate means "to make difficult to understand" or "to be evasive, unclear, or confusing." The coach obfuscated his response as to whether he would retire at the end of the season. Birthdays: Elementary—Kaylee Ewing and Colton Straight H.S./M.S.—Dayton Scott
about 14 hours ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
There are so many things to be thankful for. Ithaca Public Schools is thankful for our incredibly resilient students and staff, our supportive families and community, and the commitment to education that is shown by all. Happy Thanksgiving!
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The #IRS Credit for Other Dependents may represent up to $500 per dependent for people supporting relatives who don’t qualify for the #ChildTaxCredit. Learn more at: https://go.usa.gov/xME8r
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The annual food drive put on by Student Council and the NHS starts December 3 and goes through December 20. Have your children bring their donations to their classroom and student council and NHS members will collect items during the week. This year we are making 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 party during lunch. Along with these changes, water will not be accepted as a donation. Thank you for your support and donations to the less fortunate people in our community! See the flyer for needed items. We thank our community and families for always making this such a successful event for Passages.
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The giving spirit extends to donating blood! The need for blood is very large right now. Please consider donating blood during the FFA Ithaca Community Blood Drive on December 14th in the Community Gym. Schedule an appointment online: bit.ly/ithacadec14 or call 877-232-4376 to be a priority donor. All blood types are urgently needed to help us maintain a healthy blood supply during the winter months and holiday season. Thank you for your life-saving donation!
5 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 24th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Pizza Dippers, Second Choice - Hot Dog, Mixed Vegetables Applesauce Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS - Day 2 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 24th, Jacey Maxwell -Congratulations! Teaching Assistants--reminder to turn in your log. New assistants, who have not started, plan on meeting with Ms Schoen Monday and starting Monday. Seniors, MAKE SURE you submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, and Then & Now Pictures to Mrs. Burnley or directly to the Josten's website (https://images.jostens.com/416245955) by today. Feel free to forward the Josten's link to your photographer or email it to the adult helping you with your pictures. Also, make sure that you have submitted your Senior Quote and Senior Legacy. Thank you to the seniors who have already submitted your pictures and statements to the yearbook staff. Again, the deadline is NOVEMBER 24! Choir Students: The end of the fruit sale is today. All orders need to be turned in by today. Make sure you collect all the sales by that time and be sure to turn in your order forms before Thanksgiving Break. It is that time of year again! The HS student council is sponsoring Deck The Halls! Join in the fun by decorating your room, door, and locker for prizes!Awards will be given for the best teacher decorated door individual and the best teacher decorated door group. All MS and HS students that participate in decorating their lockers will win a prize too!Decorating must be complete by Friday, Dec. 3 at the end of the day. Judging will be the following Monday. But wait! There is more! The student council is also having the annual Passages Food drive for the month of December. Prizes to the top three classes that collect the most pounds of food! We will collect weekly for the first three weeks of December and announce the winners on December 22! Help support Passages with your donation! Grades 6 - 12 Band Students: The calendar raffle tickets and money must be turned in by next Tuesday, Nov. 30th. All tickets are expected to be sold. If you cannot sell all of your tickets, please bring them in to Mrs. Behrens this week so that someone else can sell them. This Day in History: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, was published in England on November 24, 1859. Darwin’s theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called “natural selection.” Most scientists quickly embraced the theory that solved so many puzzles of biological science, but orthodox Christians condemned the work as heresy. By the time of Darwin’s death in 1882, his theory of evolution was generally accepted. Word of the Day: Feign FAYN Verb Feign means "to give a false appearance of something." After her mom told her that she will bring her to the doctor's, Kim confessed that she was feigning illness because she forgot to finish her book report. Birthdays: Elementary—today: Tucker Brown, Piper Elliott; on Thursday: Todd Dolan, Brianna Louis H.S./M.S.—today: Ashlynn Fowell; on Saturday: Brooklyn Dickey
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tomorrow, November 24th, is a scheduled Early Release as we begin our Thanksgiving Holiday break. Elementary students begin releasing at 12:15pm. The final bell for Middle and High School is at 12:36pm. Enjoy this time to reflect on all the gifts for which we are thankful.
6 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 23rd, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: Turkey Supreme, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Yams, Cranberry Sauce, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule It is that time of year again! The HS student council is sponsoring Deck The Halls! Join in the fun by decorating your room, door, and locker for prizes! Awards will be given for the best teacher decorated door individual and the best teacher decorated door group. All MS and HS students that participate in decorating their lockers will win a prize too! Decorating must be complete by Friday, Dec. 4 at the end of the day. Judging will be the following Monday. But wait! There is more! The student council is also having the annual Passages Food drive for the month of December. Prizes to the top three classes that collect the most pounds of food! We will collect weekly for the first three weeks of December and announce the winners on December 22! Help support Passages with your donation! Ms Hilby's 5th hr study hall is to report to Mr. Thome's room with their materials. There will be a FBLA club meeting during Attack today in Mrs. Burnley's room. Grades 6 - 12 Band Students: The calendar raffle tickets and money must be turned in by next Tuesday, Nov. 30th. All tickets are expected to be sold. If you cannot sell all of your tickets, please bring them in to Mrs. Behrens this week so that someone else can sell them. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 23rd, Jonah Marchwick -Congratulations! Seniors, MAKE SURE you submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, and Then & Now Pictures to Mrs. Burnley or directly to the Josten's website (https://images.jostens.com/416245955) by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24. Feel free to forward the Josten's link to your photographer or email it to the adult helping you with your pictures. Also, make sure that you have submitted your Senior Quote and Senior Legacy. Thank you to the seniors who have already submitted your pictures and statements to the yearbook staff. Again, the deadline is NOVEMBER 24! Choir Students: The end of the fruit sale is coming fast. All orders need to be turned in by Wednesday. Make sure you collect all the sales by that time and be sure to turn in your order forms before Thanksgiving Break. This Day in History: 1859. The infamous Western outlaw known as “Billy the Kid” is mostly likely born in a poor Irish neighborhood on New York City’s East Side on November 23, 1859. (Much about his early life is unknown or unverified.) Before he was shot dead at age 21, Billy reputedly killed at least nine people in the American West. Word of the Day: enclave. An enclave is an area inhabited by people who are different in some way from the people in the surrounding areas. The district includes an enclave in which students of the university reside. Birthdays: Elementary—no Birthdays H.S./M.S.—Abby Plonka, Ally Plonka, Haleigh Colson
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention Girls Basketball fans! The Ithaca High School Girls Basketball game originally scheduled for tonight at Wonewoc-Center has been cancelled.
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School District is required to make the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan available to the public online, and to offer the public opportunity to review the plan and provide feedback on the plan. Your comments will be considered during reviews of the plan. Please provide the district with your questions, comments, and/or concerns as they relate to the Ithaca School District Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan before December 8, 2021. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UStLMdu6BMZv5AnW9R47-jzCf-0WjorhtMrqgEbXvx8/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHA3kI1YhAM2de5aWV3P8ottHO30DprVvrTRMKB719shovig/viewform
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our students look forward to holiday meals! Tomorrow is one of those days! Enjoy a special holiday meal made special for our students by our kitchen staff tomorrow. There will be only one meal choice. Tomorrow's hot lunch choice will be Turkey Supreme with all the fixin's. Sides will be mashed potatoes, Mandarin oranges, yams, and cranberry sauce with a dinner roll, dessert, and milk.
7 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 22nd, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Mac and Cheese, Second Choice - Brat, Broccoli, Peaches, Breadstick, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir. HS - Day 2 Schedule. Grades 6 - 12 Band Students: The calendar raffle tickets and money must be turned in by next Tuesday, Nov. 30th. All tickets are expected to be sold. If you cannot sell all of your tickets, please bring them in to Mrs. Behrens this week so that someone else can sell them. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 20th = Karin Teplen, November 21st = Austin Durst, November 22nd = Betty Morel - Congratulations! There will be a middle school FFA meeting today. Bring a friend and come to room 316 for some fun FFA time! There will be a National Honor Society meeting today during Attack in the Library. Seniors, MAKE SURE you submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, and Then & Now Pictures to Mrs. Burnley or directly to the Josten's website (https://images.jostens.com/416245955) by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24. Feel free to forward the Josten's link to your photographer or email it to the adult helping you with your pictures. Also, make sure that you have submitted your Senior Quote and Senior Legacy. Thank you to the seniors who have already submitted your pictures and statements to the yearbook staff. Again, the deadline is NOVEMBER 24! Choir Students: The end of the fruit sale is coming fast. All orders need to be turned in by Wednesday. Make sure you collect all the sales by that time and be sure to turn in your order forms before Thanksgiving Break. This Day in History: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible.First lady Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through the streets of downtown Dallas on November 22. Sitting in a Lincoln convertible, they waved at the large and enthusiastic crowds gathered along the parade route. As their vehicle passed the Texas School Book Depository Building at 12:30 p.m., Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired three shots from the sixth floor, fatally wounding President Kennedy and seriously injuring Governor Connally. Word of the Day: Roister (verb) means "to engage in noisy partying or celebration." Fans roistered after their team won the championship. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
8 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Youth Basketball (all youth - boys and girls) apparel and jersey store is open! Place your order before the store closes on December 2nd. Check out the store by clicking this link that takes you to the Ithaca Girls Basketball program Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/456857427815454/permalink/2021201034714411/
10 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Spanish I and Spanish II students learned about the Mexican and Latin American tradition of celebrating Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead is a celebration and welcoming of the souls of the deceased family members and friends. Families often create “ofrendas” or altars to celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones. Spanish students created their own altars or “ofrendas”. The students were to choose either a famous Spanish-speaking person or a friend, family member or pet and create an altar that represented this person or pet. Spanish 2 students wrote a paragraph detailing the likes and dislikes of their chosen person or pet. Spanish II students practiced lots of Spanish grammar! The students did a marvelous job of creating a mini altar for “Dia de los Muertos”.
10 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 19th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Pizza, Second Choice - Chicken Fajita, Steamed Carrots, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule. Junior Class: Thank you for all of your help at concessions last night. You did a great job! Mrs. Behrens Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 19th, Doug Faber -Congratulations! Choir Students: The end of the fruit sale is coming fast. All orders need to be turned in by next Wednesday. Make sure you collect all the sales by that time and be sure to turn in your order forms before Thanksgiving Break. High School FFA Members: A reminder that there is OPTIONAL FFA team building today during Seminar, lunch and ATTACK time. Meet in Ms Sprecher's room at seminar time. There will be a National Honor Society meeting on Monday, November 22nd during Attack in the Library. There will be a popcorn sale today. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 5th grade class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. This Day in History: President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In fewer than 275 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. Word of the Day: Draconian dray-KOH-nee-un adjective Draconian means "cruel" or "severe." It is usually used to describe harsh laws, rules, or regulations. Small businesses believe that the new tax is draconian. Birthdays: Elementary—today: Avah Fargen, on Sunday: Christopher Prouty, and Remington Whiteaker H.S./M.S.—on Sunday: Natashia Mueller
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Public Schools is looking to add to our team! We are seeking an After School Program Group Leader, a Gifted and Talented/Learning Enrichment Activities coach, and substitute teachers. Contact Brooke Hackl in the District Office at 608/585-2512 or view postings on wecan.waspa.org.
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
November is Native American Heritage Month. Third, fourth, and fifth-grade Ithaca students learned about our Ho-Chunk neighbors during a presentation that was brought possible by our local Delta Kappa Gamma chapter. Presenters brought artifacts such as baskets, moccasins, and regalia, and the Ithaca students were able to learn about the Ho-Chunk people and culture. Students and teachers shared in a traditional Ho-Chunk dance and learned about the importance of Ho-Chunk traditions. Thank you, Mrs Bailey, for bringing this to our students.
11 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 18th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Grill Cheese & Soup - Second Choice, Rib Sandwich, Peas, Mixed Fruit, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir. HS - Day 2 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 18th, Aaron Kepler-Congratulations! HS student council will meet today during Seminar in Ms. Sprecher room. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center this Thursday, November 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. There will be a youth basketball sign up meeting today at 5:30pm in the Commons. All boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade interested in playing basketball should come to the sign up meeting. If you have questions, please message John Young at 608-604-9270. High School FFA Members: A reminder that there is OPTIONAL FFA team building on Friday during Seminar, lunch and ATTACK time. Meet in Ms Sprecher's room at seminar time. The Ithaca FFA apparel sale is now open! Place your orders today for guaranteed delivery by Christmas! Store closes November 23rd. Find the link to order on the Ithaca FFA Facebook page or ask an Ithaca FFA member. Thank you for your support! There will be a National Honor Society meeting on Monday, November 22nd during Attack in the Library. There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, November 19. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 5th grade class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. This Day in History: On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a poison-laced punch while others were forced to do so at gunpoint. The final death toll at Jonestown that day was 909; a third of those who perished were children. Word of the Day: Amity AM-uh-tee noun Amity means "friendship" or "friendly relations between nations." Amity between the nations was restored with the treaty. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—Herald Clancy
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A group of sophomore and freshman students traveled with Mr. Thome to the Ridge and Valley Conference Sportsmanship Summit in De Soto. The student athletes were able to learn a lot of great team building ideas and ways to increase sportsmanship in the Ithaca community. It was great to see how well they worked together and with students from other conference schools.
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Some of our Ithaca High School students participated in a Sources of Strength Peer Leader training at the Richland Center Community Center on November 9, 2021. Sources of Strength focuses on training and empowering Peer Leaders to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength. Students learned more about their own sources of strength and how to reach others, through games, instruction, and small group activities.
12 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 17th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Bar-B-Q Sandwich, Second Choice - Mini Corn Dogs, Romaine Salad, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule. Junior Class: You will have a class meeting today, during lunch, in the Band room. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 17th, Alex Hasse-Congratulations! Junior Class: You have concessions this Thursday, Nov. 18th. Please sign up to work on Mrs. Behrens' door. Also, please let Mrs. Behrens know if one of your parents can supervise concessions that night. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center this Thursday, November 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, November 19. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 5th grade class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. Fellowship of Christian Athletes! FCA huddle is back! Join us for a great breakfast, encouraging devotion and student fellowship! This coming Thursday morning at 7:00am. All high school students are welcome! There will be a youth basketball sign up meeting on Thursday, November 18th at 5:30pm in the Commons. All boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade interested in playing basketball should come to the sign up meeting. If you have questions, please message John Young at 608-604-9270. This Day in History: Queen Mary I, the monarch of England and Ireland since 1553, dies and is succeeded by her 25-year-old half-sister, Elizabeth. The two half-sisters, both daughters of King Henry VIII, had a stormy relationship during Mary’s five-year reign. Mary, who was brought up as a Catholic, enacted pro-Catholic legislation and made efforts to restore the pope to supremacy in England. A Protestant rebellion ensued, and Queen Mary imprisoned Elizabeth, a Protestant, in the Tower of London on suspicion of complicity. After Mary’s death, Elizabeth survived several Catholic plots against her; though her ascension was greeted with approval by most of England’s lords, who were largely Protestant and hoped for greater religious tolerance under a Protestant queen. Under the early guidance of Secretary of State Sir William Cecil, Elizabeth repealed Mary’s pro-Catholic legislation, established a permanent Protestant Church of England, and encouraged the Calvinist reformers in Scotland. Word of the Day: Negotiate nih-GOH-shee-ayt verb Negotiate means "to deal with or bring about through discussion or compromise." It also means, for people and things in motion, "to get through, around, or over successfully." The parties negotiated an agreement. Birthdays: Elementary—No birthdays H.S./M.S.—No birthdays
13 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 16th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Hamburger, Second Choice - Chicken Nuggets, Baked Beans, Baby Carrots, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir. HS - Day 2 Schedule. Junior Class: You have concessions this Thursday, Nov. 20. Please sign up to work on Mrs. Behrens' door. Also, please let Mrs. Behrens know if one of your parents can supervise concessions that night. Tonight is the first night for the girls basketball team. Come out and support them wearing neon! Jv at 6 varsity at 7:00. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 13th = Caden Keller, November 14th =Jodi Imhoff , November 15th = Mike Gunderson - November 16th, Roger Cockroft-Congratulations! Junior Class: You will have a class meeting on Wednesday, during lunch, in the Band room. There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, November 19. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 5th grade class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. Fellowship of Christian Athletes! FCA huddle is back! Join us for a great breakfast, encouraging devotion and student fellowship! This coming Thursday morning at 7:00am. All high school students are welcome! There will be a youth basketball sign up meeting on Thursday, November 18th at 5:30pm in the Commons. All boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade interested in playing basketball should come to the sign up meeting. If you have questions, please message John Young at 608-604-9270. This Day in History: On November 16, 1532, Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer and conquistador, springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro lures Atahualpa to a feast in the emperor’s honor and then opens fire on the unarmed Incans. Pizarro’s men massacre the Incans and capture Atahualpa, forcing him to convert to Christianity before eventually killing him. Word of the Day: Facetious adjective fuh-SEE-shuss Facetious means "joking often inappropriately" or "meant to be humorous or funny." It usually describes something said or done as being annoying, silly, or improper. I was just being facetious. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—On Monday: Rachel Stocks
14 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is a reminder from Ithaca Schools. We have a Staff PLC day scheduled today. There will be no classes for students today.
15 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
In Library class, the 5th Grade learned about the federal government and used library research skills to take virtual field trips to the United States Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court. Students also learned how to research who their congressman is, and each student wrote a personal letter to Representative Ron Kind about an issue they are concerned about. This Library unit was a way for students to gain citizenship skills while learning about how our federal system of government works to represent the people.
17 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 12th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Quesadilla, Second Choice - Fish Sandwich, Corn, Mandarin Oranges, Breadstick, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 12th, Bonnie Jones -Congratulations! There will be a youth basketball sign up meeting on Thursday, November 18th at 5:30pm in the Commons. All boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade interested in playing basketball should come to the sign up meeting. If you have questions, please message John Young at 608-604-9270. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 15th by 10:00am. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/ithacagbb21/ The PTSO winter apparel sale is up & running! The sale is available ONLINE ONLY this year. Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Please place your orders using the link below by November 14. Delivery will be before December 22. https://ithacaptso.itemorder.com/shop/sale/ This Day in History: Ellis Island closes. On November 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, tens of millions of Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s. Word of the Day: Edify verb ED-uh-fye Edify means "to uplift, enlighten, or inform." The speaker's words edified the graduating class, giving them hope and encouragement. Birthdays: Elementary—Today: Lane Buscher, on Sunday: Brynli Brady and Maisy Tauaalo H.S./M.S.—None
18 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Veterans day program 2021 will be live streaming on the Ithaca YouTube Channel. The program begins today at 1:30 and can viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWDwwmlFd2t1uT8hDct3jeA
18 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." ~Arthur Ash "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." ~President Harry Truman
18 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Save the Date! Gingerbread House Fun Night will be Friday, December 10 starting at 5:30 in the Commons. Because of possible illnesses going through the building we are not going to use old milk cartons as "structural supports" for houses this year. Instead, we ask that everyone start saving boxes sized like mac n cheese or pasta boxes (see photo). Frosting and graham crackers will be provided. We are also asking families to bring their own trays to put their houses on and candies/decorations (though if you forget, we'll have extra trays and candy). Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place houses! Flyers will be going out soon.
18 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 11th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Cheeseburger, Second Choice - Brat, Baked Beans, Pears, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir. HS - Day 2 Schedule. Haleigh Colson--see Ms. Schoen by noon today. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 11th Niki Jones - Congratulations! The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 15th by 10:00am. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/ithacagbb21/ The PTSO winter apparel sale is up & running! The sale is available ONLINE ONLY this year. Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Please place your orders using the link below by November 14. Delivery will be before December 22. https://ithacaptso.itemorder.com/shop/sale/ This Date in History: Today is Veterans Day! 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. Word of the Day: Steadfast adjective STED-fast Steadfast means "firm in belief, determination, or adherence." The mayor is a steadfast supporter of bringing more businesses into the downtown area. Birthdays: Elementary—Curtis Mani H.S./M.S.—None
19 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Seniors: There is a College Goal Virtual event being held this week to help you and your family fill out the FAFSA. This event is on Wednesday, November 10th starting at 6:00pm. Go to www.collegegoalwi.org to register.
19 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
On November 10, 1969, “Sesame Street,” a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. “Sesame Street,” with its memorable theme song (“Can you tell me how to get/How to get to Sesame Street”), went on to become the most widely viewed children’s program in the world. It has aired in more than 120 countries.
19 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
There will be a Basketball Boosters meeting today in the Ithaca School commons at 6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians of girls and boys basketball players in elementary, middle, and high school levels are all welcome to attend the meeting. Also, those who are interested in coaching elementary players are encouraged to come and learn about the program. Thank you.
20 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Attention middle and high school volleyball players! The pizza order pick up will be today in the Multipurpose Room from 4pm until 5pm. If you are unable to pick up at that time, you must make arrangements for someone else to do so. All High School volleyball players will be released at 3:00 to assist with sorting orders in the Multipurpose Room. Those of you not in basketball will stay on to assist with pick up.
20 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS Nov. 10th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today, First Choice, Chicken & Gravy, Second Choice, Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 10th Joe Durst - Congratulations! HS Band students: Your permission forms for the Milwaukee trip are due today. These students Emma Schoen, Erica Steinmetz, Will Burnley, and Aliya Swenson are to get a pass and meet in Mrs. Schoen's office during Seminar today. Bring your Veterans Day reading with you. There will be a Basketball Boosters meeting today in the Ithaca School commons at 6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians of girls and boys basketball players in elementary, middle, and high school levels are all welcome to attend the meeting. Also, those who are interested in coaching elementary players are encouraged to come and learn about the program. Thank you. Seniors: There is a College Goal Virtual event being held this week to help you and your family fill out the FAFSA. This event is on Wednesday, November 10th starting at 6:00pm. Go to www.collegegoalwi.org to register. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 15th by 10:00am. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/ithacagbb21/ Attention middle and high school volleyball players! The pizza order pick up will be today in the Multipurpose Room from 4pm until 5pm. If you are unable to pick up at that time, you must make arrangements for someone else to do so. All High School volleyball players will be released at 3:00 to assist with sorting orders in the Multipurpose Room. Those of you not in basketball will stay on to assist with pick up. The PTSO winter apparel sale is up & running! The sale is available ONLINE ONLY this year. Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Please place your orders using the link below by November 14. Delivery will be before December 22. https://ithacaptso.itemorder.com/shop/sale/ This Day in History On November 10, 1969, “Sesame Street,” a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. “Sesame Street,” with its memorable theme song (“Can you tell me how to get/How to get to Sesame Street”), went on to become the most widely viewed children’s program in the world. It has aired in more than 120 countries. Word of the Day: Bevy noun BEV-ee A bevy is a large group or collection. The gym offers a bevy of workout classes, including kickboxing and Zumba. Birthdays: Elementary—Blake S. H.S.M.S.—Kaylee P.
20 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
You are cordially invited to attend the Ithaca School Veterans’ Day Assembly. We will be honoring our local veterans through song, readings, stories, military salute, and acknowledgement of the sacrifices our veterans have made. We are honored to have as our guest speaker Cecil Richardson, USAF Retired. Mrs. Schoen is requesting families and community members to send her veterans’ names and military service information so this can be compiled and shared during the assembly. Name, branch of Service, rank, conflict if applicable, if Ithaca alumni, graduation date. The Ithaca School Veterans’ Day Assembly will be on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 1:30 pm. We do ask that masks be worn if at all possible.
20 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Date: November 9, 2021 Dear Parent or Guardian, Ithaca School District Administration will be Canceling the morning and Afternoon 4K classes for the remainder of the week. This is done so under the recommendation from the Ithaca School District Nurse and The Richland County Public Health Department. Ithaca School District has an increased number of confirmed RSV cases and GI illness in the 4K class. In order to break the chain of infection and to do a deep clean of the classroom, Classes for the 4K morning and afternoon of November 10th and 11th will be Canceled. Please know that this decision was not made lightly. We understand that children's education and safety is of the utmost importance. Additional letters with information regarding the illnesses will be sent home as well. Please remember it is important to keep your children home when sick. Students must be symptom and fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever/symptom reducing medication. Rest assured that our custodians and staff are working and will continue to disinfect classrooms and restrooms. The best way to prevent the spread of any illness is to use proper hand washing please remind your children. - After using the restroom. - After coughing or sneezing. - Before touching your mouth. - Before and after eating. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with the matter. Thoughtfully, Samantha Wilson, RN Ithaca District Nurse samantha.wilson@ithaca.k12.wi.us
20 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 9th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Parmesan Chicken, Second Choice - Taco, Steamed Carrots, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk HS Band students: Your permission forms for the Milwaukee trip are due on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 9th Tracy Brownlee - Congratulations! There will be an open gym in the old gym today from 4:00-5:30. On Wednesday, November 10, there will be a Basketball Boosters meeting in the Ithaca School commons at 6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians of girls and boys basketball players in elementary, middle, and high school levels are all welcome to attend the meeting. Also, those who are interested in coaching elementary players are encouraged to come and learn about the program. Thank you. Seniors: There is a College Goal Virtual event being held this week to help you and your family fill out the FAFSA. This event is on Wednesday, November 10th starting at 6:00pm. Go to www.collegegoalwi.org to register. Our November PTSO meeting will be today at 3:45 in the LMC. Babysitting will be provided. There will also be a zoom link for those unable to attend in person. We hope to see you there. The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 15th by 10:00am. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/ithacagbb21/ We are seeking Juniors and/or Seniors who drive to school to ride the PM bus route and help the driver maintain proper bus behaviors: staying seated, masks worn properly, and hands to self. This is a paid position. See Mrs. Hackl or Ms Schoen if you are interested. 6-12 grade students: I am seeking teaching assistants all hours of the day. Placement will be in the elementary. Please see me (Ms Schoen) to sign up. Attention middle and high school volleyball players! The pizza order pick up will be this Wednesday, November 10th in the Multipurpose Room from 4pm until 5pm. If you are unable to pick up at that time, you must make arrangements for someone else to do so. All High School volleyball players will be released at 3:00 to assist with sorting orders in the Multipurpose Room. Those of you not in basketball will stay on to assist with pick up. The PTSO winter apparel sale is up & running! The sale is available ONLINE ONLY this year. Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Please place your orders using the link below by November 14. Delivery will be before December 22. https://ithacaptso.itemorder.com/shop/sale/ This Day in History: On November 9, 1938, in an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November 10 and was later dubbed “Kristallnacht,” or “Night of Broken Glass,” after the countless smashed windows of Jewish-owned establishments, left approximately 100 Jews dead, 7,500 Jewish businesses damaged and hundreds of synagogues, homes, schools and graveyards vandalized. An estimated 30,000 Jewish men were arrested, many of whom were then sent to concentration camps for several months; they were released when they promised to leave Germany. Kristallnacht represented a dramatic escalation of the campaign started by Adolf Hitler in 1933 when he became chancellor to purge Germany of its Jewish population. Word of the Day: Truncate verb TRUNG-kayt Truncate means "to shorten by or as if by cutting off." Many statements in the court document were truncated before publication. Birthdays: Elementary—No birthdays H.S./M.S.—No birthdays
21 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 15th by 10:00am. Find the link for the combined boys and girls basketball apparel on the Ithaca Girls Basketball program Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/456857427815454
21 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov. 8th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Mexican Beef Macaroni Casserole, Second Choice - Hot Dog, Peas, Pineapple, Breadstick, Milk As of Nov. 8th High School, Middle School and Elementary is color blue. Masks are optional. Note: This may change. Certain individuals and classes maybe required to wear a mask. The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule. HS Band students: Your permission forms for the Milwaukee trip are due on Wednesday, Nov. 10. There will be NO open mat wrestling this week. There will be an open gym in the old gym Tuesday from 4:00-5:30. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 6th = Ron Richards, November 7th = Ryan Biermeier, November 8th = Ben and Mindy Drea - Congratulations! The Ithaca basketball apparel store is up and running! Please place your orders by November 15th by 10:00am. https://sportsworld.chipply.com/ithacagbb21/ We are seeking Juniors and/or Seniors who drive to school to ride the PM bus route and help the driver maintain proper bus behaviors: staying seated, masks worn properly, and hands to self. This is a paid position. See Mrs. Hackl or Ms Schoen if you are interested. 6-12 grade students: I am seeking teaching assistants all hours of the day. Placement will be in the elementary. Please see me (Ms Schoen) to sign up. Congratulations to the following students who were our top sellers for the Rural Route 1 popcorn sale: Olivia Biermeier, Easton Degenhardt, Aydin Kloehn, Mason Parduhn, Lyvia Pickel, David Manning, Abigail Phillips Durst, Tanner Swenink, Pearl Ledbury, Eli Swenson and our top seller was Lane Hilby. Mrs. Penfield's class sold the most popcorn. Thank you to everyone for your support of the Ithaca PTSO! Attention middle and high school volleyball players! The pizza order pick up will be this Wednesday, November 10th in the Multipurpose Room from 4pm until 5pm. If you are unable to pick up at that time, you must make arrangements for someone else to do so. All High School volleyball players will be released at 3:00 to assist with sorting orders in the Multipurpose Room. Those of you not in basketball will stay on to assist with pick up. The PTSO winter apparel sale is up & running! The sale is available ONLINE ONLY this year. Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Please place your orders using the link below by November 14. Delivery will be before December 22. https://ithacaptso.itemorder.com/shop/sale/ There will be a high school girls’ basketball parent/player/coach meeting tonight at 6:00 PM right after practice. Our November PTSO meeting will be Tuesday, November 9 at 3:45 in the LMC. Babysitting will be provided. There will also be a zoom link for those unable to attend in person. We hope to see you there. This Day in History: On November 8, 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Word of the Day: Demagogue dem-uh-gog Demagogue is a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power. The country's voters ousted the demagogue who capitalized on the fears of the people. Birthdays: Elementary—Aaron Wetley H.S./M.S.—Haydn Howe and Adrianna Logue
22 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Last night, Ithaca held their Literacy Night planned by Ms. Schmitt and Mrs. Newkirk. We appreciate all of the families that attended the event. We began the event by discussing the Title 1 Reading Program. Each family enjoyed a bag of popcorn and a drink while watching A Tale of Despereaux. The event concluded with students picking out books to read at home. We would like to thank Mrs. Plonka and the Ithaca PTSO for donating the popcorn, Mr. Hess for setting up the technology, Mr. Wastlick and the custodial staff for assistance with set up, Mrs. Thompson for advertising for this event, Mrs. Steinmetz, Erica Steinmetz, Tristen Peterson, and Elise and Kailey Newkirk for your assistance prior to and during the event, and the administration and school board for allowing us to have the event.
24 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Just in time for Christmas present planning, the PTSO Apparel Store is open! The sale is available ONLINE ONLY this year. Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Items for all ages. Using the link below to go to the Ithaca PTSO Facebook page to find the link to shop. Place orders by November 14. Delivery will be before December 22. https://www.facebook.com/Ithaca-PTSO-520910464644722
25 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov 5th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - BBQ Chicken Sub, Second Choice - Pizza Burger, Mixed Vegetable, Pears, Dessert, Milk Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 5th, Amanda Fowell - Congratulations! FBLA dues need to be submitted to Elise Newkirk or Mrs. Burnley by today. Last night, Ithaca held their Literacy Night planned by Ms. Schmitt and Mrs. Newkirk. We appreciate all of the families that attended the event. We began the event by discussing the Title 1 Reading Program. Each family enjoyed a bag of popcorn and a drink while watching A Tale of Despereaux. The event concluded with students picking out books to read at home. We would like to thank Mrs. Plonka and the Ithaca PTSO for donating the popcorn, Mr. Hess for setting up the technology, Mr. Wastlick and the custodial staff for assistance with set up, Mrs. Thompson for advertising for this event, Mrs. Steinmetz, Erica Steinmetz, Tristen Peterson, and Elise and Kailey Newkirk for your assistance prior and during the event, and the administration and school board for allowing us to have the event. The PTSO winter apparel sale is up & running! The sale is available ONLINE ONLY this year. Lots of gift ideas for your Bulldog fan! Please place your orders using the link below by November 14. Delivery will be before December 22. https://ithacaptso.itemorder.com/shop/sale/ There will be a high school girls’ basketball parent/player/coach meeting on Monday, November 8th at 6:00 PM right after practice. Attention all volleyball players and families! The pizza will NOT be delivered today. It will now be WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th from 4pm until 5pm. All high school players not in basketball will be expected to help immediately after school. If you are unable to pick up your order during that time, you must make arrangements for someone else to do so. Our November PTSO meeting will be Tuesday, November 9 at 3:30 in the LMC. Babysitting will be provided. There will also be a zoom link for those unable to attend in person. We hope to see you there. There will be a popcorn sale today. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the Kindergarten class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. Seniors, check your emails! Mrs. Burnley sent links to upload your senior portrait, Baby picture, and Then & Now picture directly to the Josten's website or they can be emailed to Mrs. Burnley. Feel free to forward the Josten's link to your photographer or email it to the adult helping you with your pictures. The email also has a link to submit your Senior Quote and Senior Legacy. Thank you to the seniors who have already submitted your pictures and statements to the yearbook staff. The deadline is NOVEMBER 24! This Day in History: 1941 On November 5, 1941, the Combined Japanese Fleet receives Top-Secret Order No. 1: In just over a month's time, Pearl Harbor is to be bombed, along with Malaya (now known as Malaysia), the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines. Word of the Day: camaraderie kahm-RAH-duh-ree noun Camaraderie is a feeling of good friendship among the people in a group.There is a strong sense of camaraderie among the staff. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—None
25 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
16 of our Ithaca FFA Students travelled to River Ridge this week for CDE contests. They learned a lot and are excited to compete this spring for state qualification. Teams included: Horses- Arianna Louis, Josie Laue, Maggie Kershner, and Brooklyn Granger; Livestock- Bailey Wanless, Tristen Peterson, Holly King, Talena Sprecher, Elli Durst, Hailey Boon, Logan Anderson, Violet Dilley, Katelynn Fry, Ryan Bermeier, and Hailey Allison
25 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCMENTS: Nov 4th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Hambruger, Second Choice - Fish Sticks, Steamed Carrots, Caesar Salad, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule. There will be a high school girls’ basketball meeting today for all players during Seminar time in Mr. Klang's room. There's an open mat wrestling again tonight from 6-7 PM in the multipurpose room. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 4th Phil Raupp - Congratulations! Congrats to the winners of the costume contest hosted by the high school Student Council. For most creative costume, Micah Salisbury and Emma Schoen won with their Fire and Ice duo. For scariest, Moses Ruch won. For funniest costume, Paige Nowiki won with her Stitch outfit. Thank you to all the participants! The winners will be contacted to receive their prizes. FBLA dues need to be submitted to Elise Newkirk or Mrs. Burnley by Friday, Nov. 5. Attention all volleyball players and families! The pizza delivery will NOT be Friday. It will now be WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th from 4pm until 5pm. All high school players not in basketball will be expected to help immediately after school. If you are unable to pick up your order during that time, you must make arrangements for someone else to do so. Seniors, check your emails! Mrs. Burnley sent links to upload your senior portrait, Baby picture, and Then & Now picture directly to the Josten's website or they can be emailed to Mrs. Burnley. Feel free to forward the Josten's link to your photographer or email it to the adult helping you with your pictures. The email also has a link to submit your Senior Quote and Senior Legacy. Thank you to the seniors who have already submitted your pictures and statements to the yearbook staff. The deadline is NOVEMBER 24! Our November PTSO meeting will be Tuesday, November 9 at 3:30 in the LMC. Babysitting will be provided. There will also be a zoom link for those unable to attend in person. We hope to see you there. There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, November 5. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the Kindergarten class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. We are bringing back the Archery Club! If you are interested in bow hunting and archery please attend an informational and sign-up meeting for Archery Club on Thursday November 4th during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's Room (Room number 313). Anyone remotely interested in joining please come to the meeting to learn more. Archery club will be open to 6th through 12th grade students. This Day in History: 1922 British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt on November 4, 1922. Word of the Day: Ad-lib means "to improvise" or "to deliver spontaneously." The actor forgot his lines, so he ad-libbed. Birthdays: Elementary—Gavin Hilby H.S./M.S.—Ryan Biermeier
26 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With the start of the new Ithaca Forensics season about a month and half away, we take you back to the 1975-76 season during THROWBACK THURSDAY. Great memories!
26 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Calling all substitutes!! Ithaca is looking for teaching and paraprofessional substitutes. If you would like to get more information or apply to be a substitute, please contact Brooke Hackl in the District Office 608/585-2512 or on the WECAN website wecan.waspa.org
27 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov 3rd, 2021 Today is a Day2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Cheese Pizza, Second Choice - Polish Sausage, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir. HS - Day 2 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 3rd, Gander Family - Congratulations! There will be a high school girls’ basketball meeting for all players during Seminar time in Mr. Klang's room on Thursday, November 4th. Found a ring in the hallway. If it’s yours please come to the office to claim it. There will be a popcorn sale this Friday, November 5. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the Kindergarten class. Middle school students we will sell in your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. There will be a preseason meeting for all high school students that are planning to wrestle on Wednesday right after school. Coach Clary. Volleyball players, your pizza orders are available for picking up this Friday, November 5th from 4:00pm until 5:00pm in the Multipurpose room. If you are not able to pick up during this time, please make arrangements for someone else to do so. High school players are expected to help sort and hand out, so report to the MPR by 3:30pm. We are bringing back the Archery Club! If you are interested in bow hunting and archery please attend an informational and sign-up meeting for Archery Club on Thursday November 4th during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's Room (Room number 313). Anyone remotely interested in joining please come to the meeting to learn more. Archery club will be open to 6th through 12th grade students. This Day in History: 1957 The Soviet Union launched the first animal into space—a dog name Laika—aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft. Word of the Day: Lenient means "not harsh, severe, or strict." The teacher was lenient in her grading after the holiday break. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—Amanda Schmidt
27 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget! Tomorrow is an early release day. Elementary release starts at 12:15pm and the bell dismissal for Middle and High School is 12:35pm.
27 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov 2nd, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for toda: First Choice - Chicken Nuggets, Second Choice - BBQ Pork, Green Beans, Peaches, Breadstick, Milk Congratulations to the Ithaca Horse Club on a fantastic weekend! Many Top 10 placings in the events. You and your horses did extremely well!! You have much to be proud of!! Best wishes to our seniors: Brooklynn, Brianna, and Emma. I hope you continue riding as you are all excellent equestrians! There will be a high school FFA meeting at ATTACK on Tuesday November 2nd in Mrs. Sprecher's room. The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade-Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS - Day 1 Schedule. There is an open mat wrestling tonight from 6-7 in the multipurpose room. The Youth 4 Change meeting scheduled for today during ATTACK is cancelled. Members please see or email Mrs. Pluemer about signing up to explain the coloring context to the remaining elementary classrooms. They want to see your faces! Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 2nd, Jason Gerner -Congratulations! There will be a preseason meeting for all high school students that are planning to wrestle on Wednesday right after school, Coach Clary. Volleyball players, your pizza orders are available for picking up this Friday, November 5th from 4:00pm until 5:00pm in the Multipurpose room. If you are not able to pick up during this time, please make arrangements for someone else to do so. High school players are expected to help sort and hand out, so report to the MPR by 3:30pm. We are bringing back the Archery Club! If you are interested in bow hunting and archery please attend an informational and sign-up meeting for Archery Club on Thursday November 4th during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's Room (Room number 313).Anyone remotely interested in joining please come to the meeting to learn more, Archery club will be open to 6th through 12th grade students. Richland County 4H registration is open until December 1. If you are in grade 3 through 12, consider joining a local 4H club and participate in learning, volunteering, public speaking, showing, presenting, and so much more. If you are interested but have questions, contact Kathleen Schoen for more specific information. Follow this link for more information as well as the different projects youth can participate in through 4H. This Date in History: 1947 The Hughes Flying Boat-at one time the largest aircraft ever built-is piloted by designer Howard Hughes on its first and only flight. Built with laminated birch and spruce (hence the nickname the Spruce Goose) the massive wooden aircraft had a wingspan longer than a football field and was designed to carry more than 700 men to battle. Word of the Day: passsel (noun) is a large number or amount of something. A passel of work emails awaited Jon on his return from vacation. Birthdays: Elementary-- Brielle Fargen H.S./M.S.-none
28 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tomorrow, November 3rd, is International Stress Awareness Day. Here are 10 common stress relievers: laughter, deep breathing, relaxation stretching, exercise, music you enjoy, mindfulness, cold washcloth on your face, journaling, time with trusted friends/family, nature and sunshine.
28 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Elementary students and staff made a Spooktacular tour for Pine Valley and Schmitt Woodland Hills residents. Students made a walking tour of each campus and brought countless smiles to the residents. What a great time for students and residents!
28 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's not too late! If you'd like to attend the Family Literacy Event this Friday, there's still time today to RSVP. Email your child/ren's teacher or Mrs. Newkirk newkand@ithaca.k12.wi.us today to attend. Come watch The Tale of Despereaux, get a FREE drink, a FREE BOOK, and FREE popcorn.
28 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Nov 1st, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Rib, Second Choice - Mini Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Baby Carrots w/Dip, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Milk Thank you to everyone who participated in the Red Ribbon Week Kahoots! The winning Middle School Seminar is Mrs. Hilby’s class. The winning High School class is Mr. Klang’s. Your teachers will have your prize. Congratulations to Kaylee Peterson for proudly representing Ithaca at the WIAA State Cross Country Meet this past Saturday afternoon. She placed 19th out of 152 runners. Way to go Kaylee! There will be a high school FFA meeting at ATTACK on Tuesday November 2nd in Mrs. Sprecher’s room. Attention high school FFA members. Your dues of $15 is due TODAY, November 1st. Please turn them into Mrs. Sprecher or Ryan Biermeier. Thank you. The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade – Band, 7th and 8th Grade – Choir, HS – Day 2 Schedule. Football Calendar Raffle Winner for November 1st, Nicky McCormick-Congratulations! There will be a preseason meeting for all high school students that are planning to wrestle on Wednesday right after school. Coach Clary. Volleyball players, your pizza orders are available for picking up this Friday, November 5th from 4:00pm until 5:00pm in the Multipurpose room. If you are not able to pick up during this time, please make arrangements for someone else to do so. High school players are expected to help sort and hand out, so report to the MPR by 3:30pm. We are bringing back the Archery Club! If you are interested in bow hunting and archery please attend an informational and sign-up meeting for Archery Club on Thursday November 4th during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's Room (Room number 313). Anyone remotely interested in joining please come to the meeting to learn more. Archery club will be open to 6th through 12th grade students. Richland County 4H registration is open until December 1. If you are in grade 3 through 12, consider joining a local 4H club and participate in learning, volunteering, public speaking, showing, presenting, and so much more. If you are interested but have questions, contact Kathleen Schoen for more specific information. Follow this link for more information as well as the different projects youth can participate in through 4H. Birthdays: Elementary— Lane Hilby, Bristol Nielsen H.S./M.S.—none
29 days ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Today is race day! Good luck to Kaylee Peterson as she competes at the 2021 State Cross Country meet at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23-October 31 each year. The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign®. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Week® celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. For more information, please visit RedRibbon.org
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Check out October's "Notes from the Nurse" to read suggestions and recommendations from our school nurse, Samantha Wilson. She discusses ways to make Halloween, costumes, trick-or-treating, and other related activities as safe as possible! https://docs.google.com/document/d/14LmcthRGqUNin8HvOpHaAB0EdsHrOEN2z6pw-2HA1jk/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thank you to WCCU's Ashley Toussaint and Julie Doudna for stopping in to Mrs. Burnley's 7B (7th graders) class! They gave us a sneak peek into the world of banking. The students also watched how to write a check. Time went so quickly! We look forward to having them back.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 29th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Pizza, Second Choice - Hot Ham & Cheese, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk FCCLA will have a meeting today Friday October 29th during attack time. Meet in Ms. Stocks's room. During Attack time today, students will be given two forms regarding COVID testing offered at school. Please make sure to give these forms to your parents. State WIHA begins this afternoon and concludes Sunday night. The team consists of Sara Jones, Brooklynn and Brianna Granger, Emma Schoen, Josie Laue, Hailey Boon, Arianna Louis, Maggie Kershner, Kinleigh Frost, Ellie Otto, Annabeth Sprecher and non-riding member Talena Sprecher. Today will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! We are bringing back the Archery Club! If you are interested in bow hunting and archery please attend an informational and sign-up meeting for Archery Club on Thursday November 4th during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's Room (Room number 313). Anyone remotely interested in joining please come to the meeting to learn more. Archery club will be open to 6th through 12th grade students. Some good data to end Red Ribbon week, 2021. 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! Join us for the showing of the rated G movie, The Tale of Despereaux. The elementary and middle school teachers are reading the book to their students. Enjoy FREE popcorn, a FREE drink, and a FREE book. This will be held in the Ithaca High School Gym or Commons on Thursday, November 4th at 6:00 pm. Please return the RSVP to your teacher or email Mrs. Newkirk (newkand@ithaca.k12.wi.us) with the number of people attending by November 1st. All high school volleyball players should turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Thompson this week. There is a high school girls' basketball sign-up sheet on Mr. Klang's door. If you are interested in playing this year please sign up by today. Did you miss the Scholastic Book Fair last week while it was at Ithaca? No problem! Shop online until October 31st. https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store-2.html?fairId=4911700 Richland County 4H registration is open until December 1. If you are in grade 3 through 12, consider joining a local 4H club and participate in learning, volunteering, public speaking, showing, presenting, and so much more. If you are interested but have questions, contact Kathleen Schoen for more specific information. Follow this link for more information as well as the different projects youth can participate in through 4H. REMINDER!! Rural Route 1 popcorn delivery is today. Parents/caregivers may pull up to the Multi-Purpose room starting at 3:45 or AFTER all the busses have left. Pickup goes until 8pm. If you are unable to pick up your popcorn at this time, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com to make other arrangements. HELPERS WANTED! If you are available to help sort popcorn orders please come to the Multi-Purpose room anytime after 12:00 on October 29. If you are a middle or high school student that has a free period or are in need of volunteer hours come on down! Please email Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com if you are available to help. Starting November 1st, 2021, the Ithaca School District will be implementing a new entrance policy. For anyone visiting between the hours of 8:00am-3:30pm, you will be required to ring the doorbell upon arrival at which time someone will communicate with you through the doorbell speaker. We will ask that you remain patient until given further instruction by office personnel. If you are dropping something off for your student we ask that you please place the item(s) in a bag and label it with your students name. If you gain entrance to the building by staff we ask that you remain in the entryway until staff greets you. We thank you for your cooperation as we transition to making our community safer for everyone. Thank you This day in history: 1988, John Glenn returns to space Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery on October 29, 1988. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in space. During the nine-day mission, he served as part of a NASA study on health problems associated with aging. Word of the Day: Procrastinate verb pruh-KRASS-tuh-nayt Procrastinate means "to intentionally put off doing something that should be done." The student was procrastinating writing the report; however, the tutor provided the needed guidance and motivation. Birthdays: Elementary— today, Brayden Burns, on Saturday, Jetta Blow, and Sutton Neefe, on Sunday, Dysen Ihm H.S./M.S.—today, Dax Neefe, and Makai Tauaalo, on Sunday, Bodie Hilleshiem
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Elementary Families! Please check your emails for a Halloween message from Mrs. Schoen.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Equestrian Team has a busy weekend in store. We wish them all good luck as they travel to the WIHA State Championship Show! Our team arrives at the competition tomorrow and events conclude on Sunday. Good luck to all our Bulldog riders and coaches!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca is celebrating Red Ribbon week from October 23rd through October 31st. Red Ribbon Week inspires students to make healthy choices instead of using drugs. This year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me." Recently, 3 Ithaca Students (Emma Schoen, Erica Steinmetz and Elise Newkirk) recorded public service announcements about Red Ribbon Week, with those commercials currently airing on WRCO Radio. They can also be found on our IN THE MEDIA section of the Ithaca APP and website. Hear Ithaca senior, Emma Schoen's ad here. https://youtu.be/-n_9UkpOzBY
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Oct. 28th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Chicken & Noodles, Second Choice - Pizza Burger, Carrots, Apples Slices, Bread, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS - Choir. There's Open mat wrestling for high school students from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room again tonight. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center tonight at 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s Thursday & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. We are bringing back the Archery Club! If you are interested in bow hunting and archery please attend an informational and sign-up meeting for Archery Club on Thursday November 4th during ATTACK in Mr. Klang's Room (Room number 313). Anyone remotely interested in joining please come to the meeting to learn more. Archery club will be open to 6th through 12th grade students. Join us for the showing of the rated G movie, The Tale of Despereaux. The elementary and middle school teachers are reading the book to their students. Enjoy FREE popcorn, a FREE drink, and a FREE book. This will be held in the Ithaca High School Gym or Commons on Thursday, November 4th at 6:00 pm. Please return the RSVP to your teacher or email Mrs. Newkirk (newkand@ithaca.k12.wi.us) with the number of people attending by November 1st. All high school volleyball players should turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Thompson this week. There is a high school girls' basketball sign-up sheet on Mr. Klang's door. If you are interested in playing this year please sign up by Friday. Did you miss the Scholastic Book Fair last week while it was at Ithaca? No problem! Shop online until October 31st. https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store-2.html?fairId=4911700 October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week. DID YOU KNOW? Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Richland County 4H registration is open until December 1. If you are in grade 3 through 12, consider joining a local 4H club and participate in learning, volunteering, public speaking, showing, presenting, and so much more. If you are interested but have questions, contact Kathleen Schoen for more specific information. Follow this link for more information as well as the different projects youth can participate in through 4H. REMINDER!! Rural Route 1 popcorn delivery is Friday, October 29. Parents/caregivers may pull up to the Multi-Purpose room starting at 3:45 or AFTER all the busses have left. Pickup goes until 8pm. If you are unable to pick up your popcorn at this time, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com to make other arrangements. HELPERS WANTED! If you are available to help sort popcorn orders please come to the Multi-Purpose room anytime after 12:00 on October 29. If you are a middle or high school student that has a free period or are in need of volunteer hours come on down! Please email Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com if you are available to help. Oct. 29th will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! This day in history: On October 28, 1965, construction is completed on the St. Louis Gateway Arch, a spectacular 630-foot-high parabola of stainless steel marking the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on the waterfront of St. Louis, Missouri. Word of the Day: eloquent adjective EL-uh-kwunt Eloquent means "having or showing the ability to use language clearly or effectively" or "clearly showing feeling or meaning." Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie R. Prouty
There will be a meeting on starting an after school care program on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM. (Zoom only) Mrs. Prouty will email you a link, please ask for it.
about 1 month ago, Julie R. Prouty
Ithaca Schools
"Please join us on November 8, 2021, to learn more about Ithaca Sources of Strength and how we are encouraging our students to grow one another in hope, help, and strength!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Have you heard our students on the radio speaking up about the significance of Red Ribbon Week? Red Ribbon Week inspires students to make healthy choices instead of using drugs. This year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me." Ithaca is celebrating Red Ribbon week from October 23rd through October 31st. Recently, 3 Ithaca Students (Emma Schoen, Erica Steinmetz and Elise Newkirk) recorded public service announcements about Red Ribbon Week, with those commercials currently airing on WRCO Radio. They can also be found on our IN THE MEDIA section of the Ithaca APP and website. Catch Ithaca junior, Erica Steinmetz's ad here. https://youtu.be/ypqYYJjJZXA
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Oct. 27th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Cheese Omelet, Second Choice - Cheddarwurst, Hash Brown, Warm Cinnamon Applesauce Biscuit, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS Band will rehearse as a group today. Three seniors on our Ithaca High School Football Team received a great honor Jed Scallon, Nick King, and Caleb Marchwick were named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Team. Congratulations! All high school volleyball players should turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Thompson this week. There is a high school girls' basketball sign-up sheet on Mr. Klang's door. If you are interested in playing this year please sign up by Friday. There will be a meeting today in Mr. Thome’s room at 3pm for all boys interested in playing basketball. There will also be an open gym after school for all students. Did you miss the Scholastic Book Fair last week while it was at Ithaca? No problem! Shop online until October 31st. https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store-2.html?fairId=4911700 October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week. Did you know...Past year use of over-the-counter cough medicine among eighth graders has gradually increased over the past five years, from 1.6% in 2015 to 4.6% in 2020, its highest rate since 2006. Dextromethorphan, found in certain over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, produces hallucinations and paranoia when taken in large doses. Thus, the name Dex. (Source: DrugAbuse.com) Richland County 4H registration is open until December 1. If you are in grade 3 through 12, consider joining a local 4H club and participate in learning, volunteering, public speaking, showing, presenting, and so much more. If you are interested but have questions, contact Kathleen Schoen for more specific information. Follow this link for more information as well as the different projects youth can participate in through 4H. The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center this Thursday, October 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s Thursday & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. REMINDER!! Rural Route 1 popcorn delivery is Friday, October 29. Parents/caregivers may pull up to the Multi-Purpose room starting at 3:45 or AFTER all the busses have left. Pickup goes until 8pm. If you are unable to pick up your popcorn at this time, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com to make other arrangements. HELPERS WANTED! If you are available to help sort popcorn orders please come to the Multi-Purpose room anytime after 12:00 on October 29. If you are a middle or high school student that has a free period or are in need of volunteer hours come on down! Please email Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com if you are available to help. It was School bus safety week last week and we had a coloring contest for the elementary. The winners are: First Grade - Avah Fargen 1st place, Connie Pulvermacher 2nd place, Scout Mezera 3rd place; Second Grade - Piper Elliot 1st place, Gracelynn Miller 2nd place, Bodyn Louis 3rd place; Third Grade - Rylan Hash 1st place, Emett Barlow 2nd place, Jetta Blow 3rd place; Fourth Grade - Desiree Buscher 1st place, Shayla Klingaman 2nd place, Sutton Neefe 3rd place; Fifth Grade - Mckailah Swenson 1st Place, Syvannah Scott 2nd place, Hayden Byrnes 3rd place. Thank you to all that participated in our school bus safety week contest. Please always remember to follow the school bus rules. Oct. 29th will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! This Date in History: 1659 William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson, two Quakers who came from England in 1656 to escape religious persecution, are executed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony for their religious beliefs.Quakers opposed central church authority, preferring to seek spiritual insight and consensus through egalitarian Quaker meetings. Word of the Day: Treacle tree-kuhl Treacle is a British word for molasses. The heavy sweetness of the syrup influenced people to apply its name to things overly sentimental. From beginning to end, the movie had many lines of sentimental treacle. Birthdays: Elementary— Aydin Kloehn H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If anyone would like a t-shirt to support Richland Center-Ithaca cross country runner and State Qualifier Kaylee Peterson by buying a shirt, you can find the link on the Ithaca/Weston Track & Field Facebook page! The clothing store closes on Wednesday (tomorrow) at noon.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to Ron and Beth Fruit who just received the Wisconsin Rural Advocacy Award for WRCO and Fruit Broadcasting, at the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Conference! Advocates like them work tirelessly to strengthen and defend public education in every corner of Wisconsin. Ithaca Public Schools are especially grateful to them and their businesses for all the personal support they offer to our students and district. Congratulations, and thank you, Ron and Beth!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Starting November 1st, 2021, the Ithaca School District will be implementing a new entrance policy. For anyone visiting between the hours of 8:00am-3:30pm, you will be required to ring the doorbell upon arrival at which time someone will communicate with you through the doorbell speaker. We will ask that you remain patient until given further instruction by office personnel. If you are dropping something off for your student we ask that you please place the item(s) in a bag and label it with your students name. If you gain entrance to the building by staff we ask that you remain in the entryway until staff greets you. We thank you for your cooperation as we transition to making our community safer for everyone.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
From Ithaca Athletic Director, Mr. Thome: Three seniors on our Ithaca High School Football Team received a great honor today. Jed Scallon, Nick King, and Caleb Marchwick were named to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Team. Congratulations!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Red Ribbon Week inspires students to make healthy choices instead of using drugs. This year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me". Ithaca is celebrating Red Ribbon week from October 23rd through October 31st. Recently, 3 Ithaca Students (Emma Schoen, Erica Steinmetz and Elise Newkirk) recorded public service announcements about Red Ribbon Week, with those commercials currently airing on WRCO Radio. They can also be found on our IN THE MEDIA section of the Ithaca APP and website. Listen to Ithaca junior, Elise Newkirk's ad here! https://youtu.be/UsbZbzvA6w8
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Oct. 26th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Beef Stroganoff, Second Choice - Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band - those who aren’t in choir, will have band together today. Tomorrow will be a full band day. There is Open Matt Wrestling tonight for any high school student from 6-7 pm in the multipurpose room. There will be a FBLA meeting for all high school FBLA members today during Attack in Mrs. Burnley's room. SSG Tye Smith will be here during lunch today. Please stop by and see him if you would like to hear about opportunities in the U.S. Army. All high school volleyball players should turn in their uniforms to Mrs. Thompson this week. There is a high school girls' basketball sign-up sheet on Mr. Klang's door. If you are interested in playing this year please sign up by Friday. There will be a meeting for all boys interested in playing basketball in Mr. Thome's room on Wednesday at 3pm. There will also be an open gym after school for all students. Did you miss the Scholastic Book Fair last week while it was at Ithaca? No problem! Shop online until October 31st. https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store-2.html?fairId=4911700 Trunk or Treat is tonight! Those who are decorating trunks park by the playground in the drop off/pick up area at around 5 and decorate until 5:30. Bring a bowl to put candy in - we have candy for you to hand out. Those who are just trunk or treating bring your own candy pails/bags and we'll start at 5:30 and go until 6:30. We ask that you please visit each trunk just one time so everyone gets candy. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 decorated trunks! October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week. Did you know...Adderall is a trade name for a combination drug containing four salts of amphetamine. It’s used to treat hyperactivity and impulse control. Unfortunately, non-medical usage of amphetamines among eighth graders increased from 3.5% in 2017 to 5.3% in 2020. (Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse) The Richland Center Junior Bowlers will be having a share night at Papa Murphy's in Richland Center this Thursday, October 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out to Papa Murphy’s Thursday & support the Junior Bowlers and their Scholarship Program. REMINDER!! Rural Route 1 popcorn delivery is Friday, October 29. Parents/caregivers may pull up to the Multi-Purpose room starting at 3:45 or AFTER all the busses have left. Pickup goes until 8pm. If you are unable to pick up your popcorn at this time, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com to make other arrangements. HELPERS WANTED! If you are available to help sort popcorn orders please come to the Multi-Purpose room anytime after 12:00 on October 29. If you are a middle or high school student that has a free period or are in need of volunteer hours come on down! Please email Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com if you are available to help. Oct. 29th will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! It was School bus safety week last week and we had a coloring contest for the elementary. The winners are: First Grade - Avah Fargen 1st place, Connie Pulvermacher 2nd place, Scout Mezera 3rd place; Second Grade - Piper Elliot 1st place, Gracelynn Miller 2nd place, Bodyn Louis 3rd place; Third Grade - Rylan Hash 1st place, Emett Barlow 2nd place, Jetta Blow 3rd place; Fourth Grade - Desiree Buscher 1st place, Shayla Klingaman 2nd place, Sutton Neefe 3rd place; Fifth Grade - Mckailah Swenson 1st Place, Syvannah Scott 2nd place, Hayden Byrnes 3rd place. Thank you to all that participated in our school bus safety week contest. Please always remember to follow the school bus rules. This Date in History: October 26, 1825 - The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York, the driving force behind the project, led the opening ceremonies and rode the canal boat Seneca Chief from Buffalo to New York City. Word of the Day: Facile (adjective fas-il) means "too easily accomplished or attained." The facts of the unsolved mystery were intriguing, but the author's conclusion was facile. Birthdays: Elementary—Easton Nelson H.S./M.S.—Alexander Evans, Kaitlynn Pinkham, Hailey Rutherford Staff—Sue Meyer
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Did you miss the Scholastic Book Fair last week while it was at Ithaca? No problem! Shop online until October 31st. https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store-2.html?fairId=4911700
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to both Kaylee Peterson and Kaylee Miller as they represented Ithaca proudly in the cross country sectional finals in Prairie Du Chien this past Saturday! Kaylee Peterson ran a time of 19:43 and qualified to run in the state finals this Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. Way to go Lady Bulldogs! Kaylee Miller placed 40th out of 102 runners, running by far her fastest time of the season. Kaylee Peterson placed 6th overall and earning a trip to the Division 2 state championship race in Wisconsin Rapids this Saturday. Best of luck Kaylee!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie R. Prouty
Elementary and Middle school remains RED today, and will be until November 8, 2021. HS is in BLUE, masks recommended, not required.
about 1 month ago, Julie R. Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Oct. 25th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - BBQ Pork Sandwich, Second Choice - Chicken Parmesan, Peas, Pears, Breadstick, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band. HS Band is on the Day 3 Schedule. There will be open mat for wrestling High School students this Tuesday and Thursday fro 6:00-7:00 HS Band Students: Please fill out the survey about the Milwaukee Buck's trip that Mrs. Behrens shared in Schoology. This needs to be taken care of by Noon today. Congratulations to both Kaylee Peterson and Kaylee Miller as they represented Ithaca proudly in the cross country sectional finals in Prairie Du Chien this past Saturday! Kaylee Peterson ran a time of 19:43 and qualified to run in the state finals this Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. Way to go Lady Bulldogs! Kaylee Miller placed 40th out of 102 runners, running by far her fastest time of the season. Kaylee Peterson placed 6th overall and earning a trip to the Division 2 state championship race in Wisconsin Rapids this Saturday. Best of luck Kaylee! Ithaca Horse Club will meet today, Monday, Oct 25, at 6pm at school. Good luck to the Ithaca Horse Team as they prepare to compete at State WIHA Friday through Sunday, Oct 29-31 at the New Holland Pavilion in Madison. Members of the team include Sara Jones, Brooklynn and Brianna Granger, Emma Schoen, Hailey Boon, Josie Laue, Arianna Louis, Maggie Kershner, Kinleigh Frost, Annabeth Sprecher, and Ellie Otto. October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week, for drug abuse awareness and prevention. Did you know...According to the National Center for Drug Abuse statistics, drug use among teens has increased among 8th graders 61% between 2016 and 2020. REMINDER!! Rural Route 1 popcorn delivery is Friday, October 29. Parents/caregivers may pull up to the Multi-Purpose room starting at 3:45 or AFTER all the busses have left. Pickup goes until 8pm. If you are unable to pick up your popcorn at this time, please contact Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com to make other arrangements. HELPERS WANTED! If you are available to help sort popcorn orders please come to the Multi-Purpose room anytime after 12:00 on October 29. If you are a middle or high school student that has a free period or are in need of volunteer hours come on down! Please email Karia Brown at joekariabrown@gmail.com if you are available to help. Oct. 29th will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! Did you miss the Scholastic Book Fair last week while it was at Ithaca? No problem! Shop online until October 31st. https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store-2.html?fairId=4911700 Trunk or Treat is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 26 for the PTSO's Trunk or Treat. If you want to decorate a trunk those will set up in the student drop off/pick up area by the playground starting at 5 PM. Trunk or Treating will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Prizes for the top 3 trunks! For more information on this spooktacular event, check out the Ithaca PTSO facebook page. Birthdays: Elementary— none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If you have some medications you’d like to safely part with, stop in to a drug take-back event tomorrow at the Richland Center Police Department. They are joining with the Partners for Prevention Coalition to reduce the risks drugs have in our community. Stop in Saturday, October 23rd from 10a-2p to drop off.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Sign up for a FREE virtual presentation of the Wake Up Call, sponsored by Communities Talk! The Wake Up Call presentation provides practical information on current drug trends, a walk-through of a teens' bedroom with more than 50 red flags that could indicate substance abuse, and proactive parenting strategies to keep your child substance free. Register here - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1816335223949/WN_S2he1VHGTouT6O99OF0WZQ
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Its playoff football time! Ithaca travels to Bangor Friday night for a 7:00 PM kickoff. There is a WIAA $6 entry fee for the game. The Bangor exit from the East on I-90 is closed. Due to construction, here are some alternate directions: Take West Salem Exit and take Co B to get to Bangor. You could also take HWY 16 out of the mall area of West Salem. In town is fairly congested with construction - main street is open: turn to go past Village Inn restaurant and left at 3/4 blocks to the school. Bangor is fully masked school, so if fans go inside a building they need to wear a mask.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
No School? Nope. There's no school tomorrow, Friday, October 22nd. Enjoy the day away from school, but dress warmly. It'll be a bit cooler!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
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 was brutally murdered in 1985 by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people wanted to honor his sacrifice. Local observations began in California – where Camarena grew up – in 1985, and in 1988 the National Family Partnership started the first National Red Ribbon Week. Next week, students will have opportunities to participate in activities to learn more about healthy choices, personal responsibility, and/or facts about drugs and drug abuse prevention. We will also have dress up days to draw attention to the importance and impact of National Red Ribbon Week!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 21th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Pizzaroni Hot Dish, Second Choice - Turkey Sub, Corn, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS Band is on the Day 2 Schedule. Thank you to the High School Choir members on the trip to the Fireside Theater yesterday. The received several comments about their good behavior, way to represent! Mrs. Niemeyer HS Band: Please fill out the survey that Mrs. Behrens shared on Schoology with you, by Monday. Don't miss your chance to see one of Ithaca's students perform in the UW Richland play the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Talena Sprecher plays Katrina in this comedy twist on the classic Halloween tale of the infamous Iccabod Crane and his time in the rural town. Middle School boys, please sign up for basketball outside of the office by today by 12:00. Practice will begin Monday after school. 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 was brutally murdered in 1985 by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people wanted to honor his sacrifice. Local observations began in California – where Camarena grew up – in 1985, and in 1988 the National Family Partnership started the first National Red Ribbon Week. Next week, students will have opportunities to participate in activities to learn more about healthy choices, personal responsibility, and/or facts about drugs and drug abuse prevention. Oct. 29th will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! SENIORS...it's time to submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, Then and Now Picture, Senior Quote, and Senior Legacy to the Yearbook Committee. Pictures can be submitted directly to Jostens at https://images.jostens.com/416245955 or they can be emailed to Mrs. Burnley. A Google form was sent to your school email for your quote and legacy. Pictures, quotes, and legacies need to be submitted by Nov. 24. Trunk or Treat is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 26 for the PTSO's Trunk or Treat. If you want to decorate a trunk those will set up in the student drop off/pick up area by the playground starting at 5 PM. Trunk or Treating will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Prizes for the top 3 trunks! For more information on this spooktacular event, check out the Ithaca PTSO facebook page. This day in history: Oct 21, 1967 In Washington, D.C. nearly 100,000 people gathered to protest the American war effort in Vietnam. More than 50,000 of the protesters marched to the Pentagon to ask for an end to the conflict. The protest was the most dramatic sign of waning U.S. support for President Lyndon Johnson’s war in Vietnam. Word of the Day: Untoward (adjective) means "unruly, unfavorable, or improper. "The rules specify that untoward behavior will not be tolerated. Birthdays: Elementary— Today, Sofia Weber, on Saturday, Amalia Abarca, on Sunday, Jordan Allison H.S./M.S.—Talena Sprecher Staff—on Friday, Ms. Loven
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
With playoff football just a day away, our THROWBACK THURSDAY memory takes us back to the 1988 football season.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wisconsin Education Fairs are offering a Virtual option.  Students and families will have access to over 150 colleges, universities, military branches, and specialty schools.  Live chat, schedule visits, explore videos, and narrow down your college search.   Once you register, you have access to the fair at any time.   If you are able to log in during the actual scheduled fair time, you will be able to live chat with the college representatives. Fall Virtual Fairs are on November 10th and December 1st from 5pm-8pm.   Please take time to check out this opportunity.  Wisconsin Education Fair Registration : https://wefs.swoogo.com/registration
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Do you have questions on how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?  The FAFSA is the form a student needs to complete to apply for financial aid, such as grants and loans.  Plan to attend a College Goal Wisconsin event in-person or virtually to receive free information and assistance completing the FAFSA.  There will be in-person events held starting at 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 26th at the UW Richland Campus (1200 US-14, Richland Center), or on Monday, November 1st at the UW-Platteville campus (1 University Plaza, Ullrich Hall, Platteville), or on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Madison College Reedsburg location (300 Alexander Ave. Reedsburg). Virtual Events begin at 6:00 pm on the following nights: Wednesday, October 20th; Wednesday, October 27th; Wednesday, November 3rd; Wednesday, November 10th. Please register at  https://collegegoalwi.org/
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Oct. 20th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Cheese Burger, Second Choice - Pizza Dipper, Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band, HS Band is on the Day 1 Schedule. Choir students going to the Fireside Theater should be dismissed to the commons at 8:25 this morning. Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Your fundraiser items will be delivered today. You may pick up items from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Don't miss your chance to see one of Ithaca's students perform in the UW Richland play the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Talena Sprecher plays Katrina in this comedy twist on the classic Halloween tale of the infamous Iccabod Crane and his time in the rural town Middle School boys, please sign up for basketball outside of the office until Thursday, Oct. 21st at 12:00. Practice will begin Monday after school. Oct. 29th will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! SENIORS...it's time to submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, Then and Now Picture, Senior Quote, and Senior Legacy to the Yearbook Committee. Pictures can be submitted directly to Jostens at https://images.jostens.com/416245955 or they can be emailed to Mrs. Burnley. A Google form was sent to your school email for your quote and legacy. Pictures, quotes, and legacies need to be submitted by Nov. 24. Trunk or Treat is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 26 for the PTSO's Trunk or Treat. If you want to decorate a trunk those will set up in the student drop off/pick up area by the playground starting at 5 PM. Trunk or Treating will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Prizes for the top 3 trunks! For more information on this spooktacular event, check out the Ithaca PTSO facebook page. This day in history On October 20, 1803, the U.S. Senate approved a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory of Louisiana, which would double the size of the United States. Word of the Day: Batten bat-n (verb) means "to furnish or fasten with or as if with supports." Residents battened down their doors and windows before the storm. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—Brock Martyniuk and Nolen Waldner
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Thank you to the Richland Center Fire Department for coming to speak to our students! Fire prevention awareness never ends, so even though National Fire Prevention Week may be over, our students learned techniques to prevent fires, tips to stay safe, and equipment our fire fighters use to respond to emergencies. Thank you to all who helped make this happen!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 19th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Chicken Fajita, Second Choice - Fish Sticks, Spanish Rice, Applesauce, Breadstick, Milk Parent Teachers conference tonight at 3:30-7:00. The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS Band is on the Day 4 Schedule. HS Student Council will meet today during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. Volleyball playoffs begin tonight! Good luck to our Lady Bulldogs as they travel to Hazel Green to take on the Southwestern Wildcats. We'd love to have a strong fan section, despite the drive. Come cheer them on! "Dogs" on three. ONE-TWO-THREE - - DOGS! Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Your fundraiser items will be delivered on Wednesday, October 20. You may pick up items from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Choir students, who will be gone that day to the Fireside, should make plans to have another person pick up your items. Middle School boys, please sign up for basketball outside of the office until Thursday, Oct. 21st at 12:00. Practice will begin Monday after school. 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 was brutally murdered in 1985 by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people wanted to honor his sacrifice. Local observations began in California – where Camarena grew up – in 1985, and in 1988 the National Family Partnership started the first National Red Ribbon Week. Next week, students will have opportunities to participate in activities to learn more about healthy choices, personal responsibility, and/or facts about drugs and drug abuse prevention. Oct. 29th will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! SENIORS...it's time to submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, Then and Now Picture, Senior Quote, and Senior Legacy to the Yearbook Committee. Pictures can be submitted directly to Jostens at https://images.jostens.com/416245955 or they can be emailed to Mrs. Burnley. A Google form was sent to your school email for your quote and legacy. Pictures, quotes, and legacies need to be submitted by Nov. 24. Trunk or Treat is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 26 for the PTSO's Trunk or Treat. If you want to decorate a trunk those will set up in the student drop off/pick up area by the playground starting at 5 PM. Trunk or Treating will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Prizes for the top 3 trunks! For more information on this spooktacular event, check out the Ithaca PTSO facebook page. This day in history: 1781 Americans defeat the British at Yorktown - Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution. Word of the Day: Nomenclature (noh-men-kluh-cher) noun can mean "name," but it is most often used for a system of names or naming for things especially in science. Starting a new job or entering a new field of study means becoming familiar with the nomenclature. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—None
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join us for the showing of the Rated G movie, The Tale of Despereaux. Join us on Thursday, November 4th at 6:00 pm. Enjoy FREE POPCORN, a FREE DRINK, and a FREE BOOK. Please return the RSVP to your student's teacher/s by Nov. 1st if you plan to attend.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It is National Bus Safety week, and we are proud to present a few Ithaca Students "in the media" talking about bus safety week. The following ad's will be heard this week on WRCO FM 100.9, FM 107.7 and AM 1450 and are available on our new "In the media" section of our website and the Ithaca APP. https://www.ithaca.k12.wi.us/o/ithaca-school-district/page/ithaca-in-the-media
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Oct. 18th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Mac & Cheese, Second Choice - Mini Corn Dogs, Green Beans, Pears, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th and 8th Grade - Band, HS Band is on the Day 3 Schedule. Attention Middle Schoolers: Today is the day!!! Middle School FFA meeting during ATTACK. Do you like plants or animals? Are you interested in leading or speaking? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If you said yes to any of these questions then FFA is the place for you! Join our Ithaca FFA officers for the first meeting of the Ithaca Middle School FFA today at ATTACK time in room 316! Bring a friend! Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Your fundraiser items will be delivered on Wednesday, October 20. You may pick up items from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Choir students, who will be gone that day to the Fireside, should make plans to have another person pick up your items. Good luck to the freshmen volleyball players tonight! They wrap up their season as they travel to Royall. Go, Lady Bulldogs! Tonight the middle school volleyball players will play St. Mary’s to finish their season. Good luck, Lady Bulldogs! HS Student Council will meet on Tuesday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. There will be Parent Teacher Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 21 at 3:30-7:00 pm Oct. 29 will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! SENIORS...it's time to submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, Then and Now Picture, Senior Quote, and Senior Legacy to the Yearbook Committee. Pictures can be submitted directly to Jostens at https://images.jostens.com/416245955 or they can be emailed to Mrs. Burnley. A Google form was sent to your school email for your quote and legacy. Pictures, quotes, and legacies need to be submitted by Nov. 24. Trunk or Treat is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 26 for the PTSO's Trunk or Treat. If you want to decorate a trunk those will set up in the student drop off/pick up area by the playground starting at 5 PM. Trunk or Treating will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Prizes for the top 3 trunks! For more information on this spooktacular event, check out the Ithaca PTSO facebook page. This day in history: On October 18, 1867, the U.S. formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. Indigenous peoples settled the unforgiving territory thousands of years earlier. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiastically expansionist secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson. Word of the Day: per-puh-TOO-uh-tee noun Perpetuity is a state of continuing forever or for a very long time. The property will be passed on from generation to generation in perpetuity. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—Aiden Brown
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It is National Bus Safety week, and we are proud to present a few Ithaca Students "in the media" talking about bus safety week. The following ad's will be heard this week on WRCO FM 100.9, FM 107.7 and AM 1450 and are available on our new "In the media" section of our website and the Ithaca APP. https://www.ithaca.k12.wi.us/o/ithaca-school-district/page/ithaca-in-the-media
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Join the Trunk or Treat PTSO event! Tuesday, October 26th from 5:00pm until 6:30pm. Decorate your trunk and set up at 5:00pm in the pick up and drop off area near the playground. Prizes for the top three trunks. ¡Únase al evento PTSO Trunk or Treat! Martes 26 de octubre de 17:00 a 18:30 horas. Decore su baúl y colóquelo a las 5:00 pm en el área de recogida y entrega cerca del patio de recreo. Premios para los tres mejores baúles.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 15th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Meatball Sub, Second Choice - Hot Ham Cheese, Corn, Tropical Fruit, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th and 8th Grade - Choir, HS Band is on the Day 2 Schedule. High School Band Students: You will be playing at the Pep Rally today. Please come to the Band room at 2:45 to get ready. Tonight, you will be playing at the football game. Please be in the band room at 6:20 or meet down at the field by 6:35 pm. Congratulations to Kaylee Peterson this past Saturday for getting 2nd place in the Riverdale Cross Country Meet and getting 4th place in last night's conference meet at Richland Center. Kaylee Miller placed 30th out of seventy five runners and Kaylee Peterson received first team All Conference. Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Your fundraiser items will be delivered next Wednesday, October 20. You may pick up items from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Choir students, who will be gone that day to the Fireside, should make plans to have another person pick up your items. There will be a popcorn sale today, Friday! Cost is 50 cents a bag. We will sell to MS and HS during breakfast like we did last sale. Proceeds go to the 3rd grade class. Thank you for your support! There will be Parent Teacher Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 21 at 3:30-7:00 pm Oct. 29 will be the last day to order a high school yearbook for the price of $37.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can contact Mrs. Burnley for an order form. After Oct. 29, the price will increase to $47 so order now! SENIORS...it's time to submit your Senior Portrait, Baby Picture, Then and Now Picture, Senior Quote, and Senior Legacy to the Yearbook Committee. Pictures can be submitted directly to Jostens at https://images.jostens.com/416245955 or they can be emailed to Mrs. Burnley. A Google form was sent to your school email for your quote and legacy. Pictures, quotes, and legacies need to be submitted by Nov. 24. Trunk or Treat is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 26 for the PTSO's Trunk or Treat. If you want to decorate a trunk those will set up in the student drop off/pick up area by the playground starting at 5 PM. Trunk or Treating will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Prizes for the top 3 trunks! For more information on this spooktacular event, check out the Ithaca PTSO facebook page. This day in history: 1990 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending Cold War tensions. One of his accomplishments include four summits with President Ronald Reagan, including a 1987 meeting at which an agreement was reached to dismantle the U.S. and USSR intermediate-range missiles in Europe. Word of the Day Embellish means "to make (something) more appealing or attractive with fanciful or decorative details."As they grew older, the children realized their grandfather embellished the stories of his travels abroad. Birthdays: Elementary—None H.S./M.S.—None Staff—Mrs. Wipperfurth
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca will remain in Red until October 25th, per a board policy change. We will remain in a color zone for at least 1 week, (red is 14 days) unless we must move toward more safeguards. We are not cohorting anymore.
about 1 month ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Tomorrow is Popcorn Friday! Popcorn is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 per student please. We will also sell to middle and high school students at breakfast break. Proceeds this week go to the 3rd grade class. Thank you for your support!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 14th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Chicken Patty, Second Choice - Polish Sausage, Caesar Salad, Baby Carrots, Peaches, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band is on the Day 1 Schedule. High School Band Students: You will be playing at the Pep Rally on Friday. Please come to the Band room at 2:45 to get ready. Grades 5 - 12 Band Students: Your fundraiser items will be delivered next Wednesday, October 20. You may pick up items from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Choir students, who will be gone that day to the Fireside, should make plans to have another person pick up your items. There will be a popcorn sale today, Friday! Cost is 50 cents a bag. We will sell to MS and HS during breakfast like we did last sale. Proceeds go to the 3rd grade class. Thank you for your support! There will be Parent Teacher Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 21 at 3:30-7:00 pm There will be a senior class meeting today during seminar in Ms. Stock’s room. We will be discussing the Josten’s packet, cap and gown ordering, and picking our class flower and motto. Please bring ideas. Thank you. Any Middle and High School students who are entering the VFW Patriot's Pen or Voice of Democracy contest should have their entries - printed essays or stick drives with audio files- into the office by Friday, October 15 at 3:30. Good luck Middle School Volleyball players! Tonight the middle school hosts Richland Center with the action starting at 5pm. They are also supporting Walk With Grace by having Dig In Pink at their concessions stand. Good luck! Tonight Kaylee Miller and Kaylee Peterson will compete with the Richland Center/Ithaca Cross Country teams at the Conference Meet in Richland Center. Boys race at 4:30 and girls race at 5pm. These two talented young women have been competing on the cross country team this fall season as well as in volleyball. We are proud of you both! Good luck, and we know you'll do great things! Tonight the Freshmen, Varsity Reserve, and Varsity travel to DeSoto to take on the Pirates. The Freshmen and Varsity Reserve will play in separate gyms starting at 6pm, and the Varsity will start close to 7:15pm. DeSoto is having their pink night and honoring all seniors as it is the last regular season game! Good luck, and GO LADY BULLDOGS! All football players please have your tickets sold and turned in to your coaches by October 15. On Thursday, October 14th during ATTACK time, Mr. Andresen will hold the organizational meeting of Math Club. What is Math Club? Many different things - a way to learn some fun math challenges, a way to earn college scholarships, a way to compete in math competitions, and a way to talk about math-related topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Any ability is welcome! Any questions - talk to Mr. Andresen in Room 311. Trunk or Treat is back! Join us on Tuesday, October 26 for the PTSO's Trunk or Treat. If you want to decorate a trunk those will set up in the student drop off/pick up area by the playground starting at 5 PM. Trunk or Treating will be from 5:30 - 6:30. Prizes for the top 3 trunks! For more information on this spooktacular event, check out the Ithaca PTSO facebook page. This day in history: 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 organized the first major protest of the civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated nonviolent civil disobedience to racial segregation. Word of the Day cabal kuh-bal (noun) is a group secretly united in a plot. Military police arrested members of the cabal who were planning to overthrow the government. Birthdays: Elementary—Valkyrie Alexander H.S./M.S.—Gage Buscher and John Clary Staff—Bill Kloehn and Ms. Bevan
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 13th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Quesadilla, Second Choice - Hamburger, Baked Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Dessert, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band - Today will be a Day 4. There will be Parent Teacher Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 21 at 3:30-7:00 pm There will be a senior class meeting on Thursday October 14 during seminar in Ms. Stock’s room. We will be discussing the Josten’s packet, cap and gown ordering, and picking our class flower and motto. Please bring ideas. Thank you. There is a National Honor Society meeting on Friday, Oct. 15 during Attack in the Library. We will be discussing the upcoming induction ceremony. There is a National Honor Society induction ceremony on Monday, Oct. 18th during Attack in the Library for students who have been invited to join the National Honor Society. All football players please have your tickets sold and turned in to your coaches by October 15. On Thursday, October 14th during ATTACK time, Mr. Andresen will hold the organizational meeting of Math Club. What is Math Club? Many different things - a way to learn some fun math challenges, a way to earn college scholarships, a way to compete in math competitions, and a way to talk about math-related topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Any ability is welcome! Any questions - talk to Mr. Andresen in Room 311. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. This day in history 1792 the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington, D.C. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the “White House” because its white-gray Virginia freestone contrasted strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings. Word of the Day: Odious, oh-dee-uhs means "causing strong hatred or dislike." It was one of the most odious crimes of recent history. Birthdays: Elementary—Ellyn Brown H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
At 4:35 p.m. we received notification that the fiber splicing was for the most part complete. Shortly after that time the network connectivity at Ithaca returned. The school still may experience minor, brief outages or slow downs as backlogged data moves through the entire system. The good news is it looks as if things should be returned to normal by the start of classes tomorrow morning.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We would like to remind you that Ithaca has a scheduled early release tomorrow, Wednesday October 13th, 2021. Elementary releases at 12:10 p.m. - middle and high school release time is 12:36 p.m. thank you and have a great day
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Hello all, Here is the latest update on the fiber cut in Madison that is causing our network outage. Update: North end splicing has been completed. Splicing on the south end of the cable has begun, this is a 256 count cable. No ETR listed at this time. We will send another update once one becomes available. Thank you, BNNOC
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is the latest update concerning the network outage at Ithaca. This update has been provided by one of our umbrella partners. Fiber repair efforts remain ongoing at this time. The cause of the damage was a water main break in Madison that affected buried fibers. One end of the break has been exposed and prepared for repairs, excavation of the other end is currently in progress. There is no ETR at this time. We will continue to monitor this outage and provide updates as new information becomes available.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
As you know, Ithaca experienced a network outage yesterday starting at 9:30 AM. This outage is affecting about 2 dozen other institutions as well. Yesterday afternoon the outage was finally identified as having been caused by a Frontier fiber optic bundle being cut during a water main installation (location unknown at this time) At of 3:30 am this morning the outage is still affecting all of the original institutions, including Ithaca. I think it is safe to say the outage will last into our school day today. Anyone on site at Ithaca will NOT have access to internet (including but not limited to being without: Zoom, email, Schoology, Google drive - basically anything we would access on the internet will be impacted negatively). As of now, we do have phones at Ithaca. Our telephone provider is Frontier so phone access COULD be impacted at some point in this process but they are functioning as of now. We will utilize email, Facebook and calls to keep everyone informed as this situation progresses. Thanks for your time, Adam
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca is still without internet. If this continues, the board meeting will not have zoom capabilities. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
about 1 month ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
We wanted to post this message to let you know that Ithaca is being affected by a wide Network outage that is also affecting many other institutions across the state of Wisconsin. What this means is in our building we have no access to internet, email, Zoom, or schoology. We will generate another alert when we have an ETA of correction or we have more information from our service provider.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 11th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Corn Dog, Second Choice - Salisbury Steak Sandwich, Mixed Veggies, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band. HS Band - There has been a change to the schedule. Today will be a Day 2. The schedule for the week is on Schoology. All football players please have your tickets sold and turned in to your coaches by October 15. Good luck to the freshman volleyball players tonight as they travel to Iowa-Grant for a triangular against Boscobel and Iowa-Grant. Go, Lady Bulldogs! Tonight the Varsity Reserve and Varsity volleyball teams host Kickapoo! Varsity Reserve action starts at 6:00pm and Varsity to follow at 7:15pm. Good luck, Lady Bulldogs! The October PTSO meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. We will also have a zoom link available in the Facebook PTSO Discussions page for those unable to attend in person. Babysitting will be available. Masks will be required based on the school's status on the Covid Matrix. We hope to see you there. On Thursday, October 14th during ATTACK time, Mr. Andresen will hold the organizational meeting of Math Club. What is Math Club? Many different things - a way to learn some fun math challenges, a way to earn college scholarships, a way to compete in math competitions, and a way to talk about math-related topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Any ability is welcome! Any questions - talk to Mr. Andresen in Room 311. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. This day in history: On October 11, 2002, former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.” Word of the Day: A restaurateur (noun res-tuh-ruh-TER) is a person who owns or manages a restaurant. The restaurateur has created an exquisite menu to match the elegantly renovated dining room. Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—none
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 8th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Pizza, Second Choice - Cold Cut Sandwich - Spinach Salad, Baby Carrots, Peaches, Breadstick, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir. HS Band is on the Day 4 schedule. HS Band Students: This is a reminder that there is pep band for the football game tonight. We will be playing outside of the End zone. Meet in the Band room at 6:20 and be on the field at 6:35. Listen to WRCO or look at the band’s Facebook page for any cancellation due to rain. Good luck to high school volleyball players tomorrow! The Varsity Reserve and Freshmen teams travel to Barneveld for a tournament Saturday. Competition starts at 8:00. Barneveld requires masks in school buildings. Good luck to all! All football players please have your tickets sold and turned in to your coaches by October 15. Thank you. This week is National 4H Week. If you are interested in joining a 4H group, talk with Mrs. Schoen about how to join. The October PTSO meeting will be held next Tuesday, October 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. We will also have a zoom link available in the Facebook PTSO Discussions page for those unable to attend in person. Babysitting will be available. Masks will be required based on the school's status on the Covid Matrix. We hope to see you there. Wisconsin School Board Week is Oct. 3-9, and our theme this year is "Board Service Is a Work of Heart." It’s a chance to recognize the men and women who volunteer to serve their communities and children. School board members serve part-time, though they have accepted a challenging role. Current Ithaca School Board of Education members are: Ron Brisbois, Joe Brown, Bob Buscher, Kelly Feryance, Becca Keller, Randy Manning, and Linda Peterson. Ithaca School Board members devote hours of their time each week to provide leadership for our school district. This week and every week, take time to thank a school board member! On Thursday, October 14th during ATTACK time, Mr. Andresen will hold the organizational meeting of Math Club. What is Math Club? Many different things - a way to learn some fun math challenges, a way to earn college scholarships, a way to compete in math competitions, and a way to talk about math-related topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Any ability is welcome! Any questions - talk to Mr. Andresen in Room 311. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. This day in history: On October 8, 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O’Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that killed 200 to 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, left 100,000 homeless and caused an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; roughly $4 billion in 2021 dollars) in damages. Despite the fire’s devastation, much of Chicago’s physical infrastructure, including its water, sewage and transportation systems, remained intact. Reconstruction efforts began quickly and spurred great economic development and population growth, as architects laid the foundation for a modern city featuring the world’s first skyscrapers. Word of the Day: Scion - noun sahy-uhn A scion is an heir or descendant of a wealthy or influential family. As scions of the celebrity family, the siblings have options when choosing their career paths. Elementary—none H.S./M.S.—on Saturday, Hailey Boon Staff—today Tom Walker, on Sunday, Ms. Pulvermacher
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Wisconsin School Board Week is Oct. 3-9, and our theme this year is "Board Service Is a Work of Heart." It’s a chance to recognize the men and women who volunteer to serve their communities and children. School board members serve part-time, though they have accepted a challenging role. Current Ithaca School Board of Education members are: Ron Brisbois, Joe Brown, Bob Buscher, Kelly Feryance, Becca Keller, Randy Manning, and Linda Peterson. Ithaca School Board members devote hours of their time each week to provide leadership for our school district. This week and every week, take time to thank a school board member!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 7th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Teriyaki Chicken over Rice, Second Choice - Fish Sticks, Steamed Carrots, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band, HS Band is on the Day 3 schedule. Good luck to all our high school volleyball players tonight as they travel to LaFarge to take on the Wildcats. Freshmen start their game at 5:00pm. Varsity reserve will follow as close to 6pm as possible, and Varsity will start as close to 7:15 as possible. This week is National 4H Week. If you are interested in joining a 4H group, talk with Mrs. Schoen about how to join. Youth 4 Change will meet today during ATTACK in the LMC. We'll be discussing Red Ribbon Week. Any student interested in attending is welcome. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Dickey. Attention Middle Schoolers: Do you like plants or animals? Are you interested in leading or speaking? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If you said yes to any of these questions then FFA is the place for you! Join our Ithaca FFA officers for the first meeting of the Ithaca Middle School FFA on Monday, October 18th at ATTACK time in room 316! Bring a friend! The October PTSO meeting will be held next Tuesday, October 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the LMC. We will also have a zoom link available in the Facebook PTSO Discussions page for those unable to attend in person. Babysitting will be available. Masks will be required based on the school's status on the Covid Matrix. We hope to see you there. Wisconsin School Board Week is Oct. 3-9, and our theme this year is "Board Service Is a Work of Heart." It’s a chance to recognize the men and women who volunteer to serve their communities and children. School board members serve part-time, though they have accepted a challenging role. Current Ithaca School Board of Education members are: Ron Brisbois, Joe Brown, Bob Buscher, Kelly Feryance, Becca Keller, Randy Manning, and Linda Peterson. Ithaca School Board members devote hours of their time each week to provide leadership for our school district. This week and every week, take time to thank a school board member! On Thursday, October 14th during ATTACK time, Mr. Andresen will hold the organizational meeting of Math Club. What is Math Club? Many different things - a way to learn some fun math challenges, a way to earn college scholarships, a way to compete in math competitions, and a way to talk about math-related topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Any ability is welcome! Any questions - talk to Mr. Andresen in Room 311. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. This day in history: On October 7, 2001, a U.S.-led coalition begins attacks on Taliban-controlled Afghanistan with an intense bombing campaign by American and British forces. Logistical support was provided by other nations including France, Germany, Australia and Canada and, later, troops were provided by the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance rebels. The invasion of Afghanistan was the opening salvo in the United States “war on terror” and a response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. The conflict in Afghanistan would span two decades and become the longest war in U.S. history. Word of the Day: Cavalier kav-uh-leer, (adjective) means "having or showing no concern for important or serious matters." The company asks employees to watch informative videos on topics such as the dangers of being cavalier in sharing information with unverified emailers. Elementary—Kutter Parduhn H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Mrs. Niemeyer
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 6th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today, First Choice, Soft Shell Taco, Second Choice, Pizza Burger, Corn, Pear, Milk The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir, HS Band is on the Day 2 schedule. Picture retake will be today from 8:00-1:00. This week is National 4H Week. If you are interested in joining a 4H group, talk with Mrs. Schoen about how to join. Youth 4 Change will meet Thursday during ATTACK in the LMC. We'll be discussing Red Ribbon Week. Any student interested in attending is welcome. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Dickey. Wisconsin School Board Week is Oct. 3-9, and our theme this year is "Board Service Is a Work of Heart." It’s a chance to recognize the men and women who volunteer to serve their communities and children. School board members serve part-time, though they have accepted a challenging role. Current Ithaca School Board of Education members are: Ron Brisbois, Joe Brown, Bob Buscher, Kelly Feryance, Becca Keller, Randy Manning, and Linda Peterson. Ithaca School Board members devote hours of their time each week to provide leadership for our school district. This week and every week, take time to thank a school board member! We are back!! Join us Thursday Morning Oct 7th for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Huddle! Start your morning off with an encouraging devotion! Also, a light breakfast will be provided! We will be meeting in the gym at 7:00am. Bring a friend! Also...we have an amazing event coming up...FIELDS OF FAITH- Wed Oct 13th. For more information - check out the Ithaca FCA facebook page. On Thursday, October 14th during ATTACK time, Mr. Andresen will hold the organizational meeting of Math Club. What is Math Club? Many different things - a way to learn some fun math challenges, a way to earn college scholarships, a way to compete in math competitions, and a way to talk about math-related topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Any ability is welcome! Any questions - talk to Mr. Andresen in Room 311. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. This day in history: Oct 6, 1961 President John F. Kennedy, speaking on civil defense, advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. Only one year later, true to Kennedy’s fears, the world hovered on the brink of full-scale nuclear war when the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted over the USSR’s placement of nuclear missiles in Cuba. Word of the Day: Loll-verb Loll most often means "to droop or hang loosely." It can also mean "to act or move in a relaxed or lazy manner."The exhausted dog plopped on the floor with its tongue lolling out. Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Achilles Banker
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca has at least 9 active cases of covid in the student and staff population. We are at RED on the matrix effective immediately.
about 1 month ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Picture retake day is tomorrow! Retakes are available at school tomorrow, Wednesday, October 6th, from 8:00am until 1:00pm.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Correction for Middle School Volleyball tonight at Richland Center Middle School. Both teams will start playing at 4:30pm tonight. Good luck!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Athletic Department is taking applications for the following coaching positions: JV boys basketball, Head Middle School boys basketball, Assistant Middle School boys basketball, Head Middle School Wrestling, and Head Middle School girls basketball. If you love sports, can lead a team of students and have a passion for coaching – we want to talk to you! You can call 608-585-2512 and ask for Zac Thome or email thomzac@ithaca.k12.wi.us for more information about our coaching positions – contact us today to become part of the Ithaca team!
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 5th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today, First Choice, Chicken Nuggets, Second Choice, BBQ Rib, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk Picture retake will be on Wednesday, Oct. 6th. The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band, HS Band is on the Day 1 schedule. High School FFA will meet today during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. Freshmen and Varsity Reserve players will still have practice tonight after school. Varsity players should meet in the Commons. Good luck Middle School volleyball players tonight! The teams travel to take on Richland Center. The action starts at the Richland Center Middle School at 5:30. Tonight our Varsity volleyball players travel to Kickapoo. Originally scheduled as a quad, Ithaca will only play Kickapoo following the conclusion of the Kickapoo vs. Weston game in the Kickapoo High School gym. Good luck! We are back!! Join us Thursday Morning Oct 7th for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Huddle! Start your morning off with an encouraging devotion! Also, a light breakfast will be provided! We will be meeting in the gym at 7:00am. Bring a friend! Also...we have an amazing event coming up...FIELDS OF FAITH- Wed Oct 13th. For more information - check out the Ithaca FCA facebook page. On Thursday, October 14th during ATTACK time, Mr. Andresen will hold the organizational meeting of Math Club. What is Math Club? Many different things - a way to learn some fun math challenges, a way to earn college scholarships, a way to compete in math competitions, and a way to talk about math-related topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Any ability is welcome! Any questions - talk to Mr. Andresen in Room 311. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. This Date in History: On October 5, 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972) made the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. At the time of Truman’s food-conservation speech, Europe was still recovering from World War II and suffering from famine. Word of the Day: intransigent in-TRAN-suh-junt adjective Intransigent means "characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an extreme position or attitude." Despite the mediator's best efforts, the opposing sides in the dispute remained intransigent. Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Moses Ruch
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Hello all, We are at Orange. Orange means that masks are only required when less than 3 feet from others in the building. Masks are still suggested. Cohorting will continue 5k-8th grade.
about 1 month ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Oct. 4th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today, First Choice, Nacho’s with Beef, Second Choice, Brat, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Good luck to the freshmen volleyball team tonight! They host Royall at home starting at 6pm. Rm 104 is a quiet, working environment. Any Student, with permission and a pass, may retrieve items but must be quiet and respectful when in the room. Teaching assistant assignments are temporarily suspended. TAs should report to their study halls. High School FFA will meet Tuesday during ATTACK in Ms. Sprecher's room. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. This Date in History: October 04 1957 Sputnik launched - The Soviet Union inaugurates the “Space Age” with its launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. Sputnik had a diameter of 22 inches and weighed 184 pounds and circled Earth once every hour and 36 minutes. Traveling at 18,000 miles an hour, its elliptical orbit had an apogee (farthest point from Earth) of 584 miles and a perigee (nearest point) of 143 miles. Visible with binoculars before sunrise or after sunset, Sputnik transmitted radio signals back to Earth strong enough to be picked up by amateur radio operators Word of the Day: mettle (noun) Mettle refers to the ability to continue in spite of difficulties.// The contestants proved their mettle by completing the triathlon. Birthdays: Elementary—Aidan Imhoff H.S./M.S.— Kyannah Koch, Malorie Miller
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Oct. 1st, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Hamburger, Second Choice - Hot Dog, Hash Brown, Fresh Veggies, Apple Slices, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st We are in RED which means masks are to be worn correctly (over the mouth and nose) when inside the building at all times. Physical distancing is to be practiced as much as possible. The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Band, 7th Grade - Choir, 8th Grade - Band, HS Band is on the Day 3 schedule. The HS band students, who are in choir, should go to choir both today and Monday. Ithaca/Richland Center Cross Country team raced at Kickapoo Thursday night. There were 64 runners in the race. Kaylee Peterson took 1st place! Kaylee Miller took 31st and ran well. Kaylee Peterson's time was 21minutes 31 seconds. Ithaca Happy Hour members--turn in record book to Ms Schoen today. There is a box outside her library-side door. Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder that Early College Credit, Start College Now, and CollEDGE Up Applications are due to Ms. Bevan today for Spring semester College courses. Please see Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. Popcorn Fridays are back! There will be a sale today. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 2nd grade class. Middle school students we will sell at the end of your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office today. Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— today: Ty Kershner and Alexander Prouty; on Saturday: Will Burnley and Jayden Moran Staff—Ms Wydeven If proper mask-wearing is not followed, the procedure is that a staff member will remind the student to wear the mask properly and notify other staff and Mr. Lechnir/Administration of the warning. When staff again or another staff member notifies Mr. Lechnir/Administration within the same day that the same student is not properly wearing a mask, the student will be sent home under a suspension for the remainder of that school day. Parents will be notified. Students will be required to respectfully join the classes virtually or be deemed unexcused. With any suspensions, there are repercussions that may apply to the co-curricular activity.
about 1 month ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Friday, October 1st is a move to the RED zone on the matrix. Everyone is required to mask properly. Masking is required.
2 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Don't forget your popcorn money tomorrow! Popcorn Fridays are back! Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds tomorrow will go to the 2nd grade class. Middle school students - we will sell at the end of your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school - we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 30th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today, First Choice, Hot Turkey Sandwich, Second Choice, Fish Sticks, Steamed Carrots, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1. Please release Cross Country at 2:00 today for a meet. HS Choir please bring study material to class today. The schedule today for Band and Choir is: 6th Grade - Choir, 7th Grade - Band, 8th Grade - Choir, HS Band is on the Day 2 schedule. National Honor Society Members: There is an NHS meeting today in the LMC during Attack. We will be discussing the upcoming NHS induction ceremony. Ithaca Choir Students: Today is the last day to turn in your Fireside permission slips. See Mrs. Willis for any questions. Ithaca Happy Hour members--turn in record book to Ms Schoen. There is a box outside her library-side door. They are due Friday. Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder that Early College Credit, Start College Now, and CollEDGE Up Applications are due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, October 1st for Spring semester College courses. Please see Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. Popcorn Fridays are back! There will be a sale this Friday, October 1. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 2nd grade class. Middle school students we will sell at the end of your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office by Friday, October 1st. Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc This Date in History: Sept 30, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson speaks in favor of female suffrage - Wilson was appalled to learn that the jailed suffragists were being force-fed and he finally stepped in to champion their cause. Suffragists and their supporters agreed that Wilson had a debt to pay to the country’s women, who at the time were asked to support their sons and husbands fighting overseas in the First World War and who were contributing to the war effort on the home front. On September 30, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of guaranteeing women the right to vote. Word of the Day: Filial (adjective) comes from Latin filius, meaning "son," and filia, "daughter"; in English, it applies to any gender. The word has long carried the dutiful sense "owed to a parent by a child," In many cultures, adult children care for their adult parents out of filial responsibility. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Frank Wastlick and Andrea Newkirk
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
On Friday, September 29, 2006, a bright light in our community was taken away. John Klang was more than a principal, a father, a son, a husband, a friend. He was an inspiration in every aspect of his life. He was an advocate for young people, not only at the Weston School District, but also in our greater community. His loss is still felt, and the Ithaca School District extends its continued sympathy to the Weston School District and all who did and continue to mourn the loss of a truly great man. May we honor his memory by always trying to find the good. In loving memory of John Klang.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Popcorn Fridays are BACK! There will be a sale this Friday, October 1. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 2nd grade class. Middle school students - we will sell at the end of your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school - we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 29th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today, First Choice, Taco Salad, Second Choice, Polish Sausage, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Dinner Roll , Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st MS band and choir students: The 6th grade will continue to be on the Day 1/2 rotation. 7th and 8th grade will have the following schedule today - 7A has choir, 7B has Band, and 8th grade will have study hall. The HS Band and Choir schedule will be announced later this morning. The Ithaca High School Volleyball teams want to thank our Dog Pound, families, staff, and community for all their support. The victories we have had are due in no small part to all you bring to our games. We are so grateful! Attention Youth Apprenticeship students: We still have a few students who are not properly signing out before going to work. Remember this is a privilege...you MUST sign out! If you do not sign out, your Youth Apprenticeship work privileges may be taken away. Please be responsible. Any questions or concerns please see Mrs. Kershner on Wednesday. Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder that Early College Credit, Start College Now, and CollEDGE Up Applications are due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, October 1st for Spring semester College courses. Please see Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. National Honor Society Members: There is an NHS meeting in the LMC on Thursday, September 30th during Attack. We will be discussing the upcoming NHS induction ceremony. Popcorn Fridays are back! There will be a sale this Friday, October 1. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 2nd grade class. Middle school students we will sell at the end of your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. High School Choir Students: Remember to turn in your Fireside trip note and payment before Thurs., Sept.30th. High School Choir Students: Your next New York trip payment is due by Monday, October 4th. Look at the statements handed out and see Mrs. Willis if you have any questions as to what you need to pay. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office by Friday, October Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Word of the Day: Zest - Zest means "keen enjoyment" or "an enjoyably exciting quality." The young couple has a zest for travel and adventure. This Day in History: Sept 29 marks the anniversary of the death of Weston's Principal, John Klang. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Tyler Schauer
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca is now in the Orange stage. Please go to the website to check out the matrix.
2 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
If you or someone you know is looking for a COVID testing site, these options are available through the end of September. As updates for these or other sites are available, Ithaca Schools will share them out.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Class of 2022 and Advisors would like to send a huge thank you to the following: Ithaca Parents, Guardians, and Community Members for making Homecoming 2021 a huge success! WRCO for advertising/promoting all the events that happened on Saturday. Ithaca Staff Members for being flexible and willing to help when and where needed. Mr. Mezera, Mr. Deitelhoff, Ms. Jones, and Ms. Behrens for volunteering their time to help chaperone the dance on Saturday night. Mr. Mani, Mrs. Steinmetz, and Mrs. Penfield for helping us decorate the Commons. Frank, Ben, Tom, Larry, Sue, the best janitorial staff, for their additional hard work over the weekend. Ms. Cayse-Fry for allowing us to build the Senior Class float in the bus garage. Mrs. Thompson for updating the Ithaca app and Facebook page. Ms. Stocks and Ms. Loven would like to thank EVERYONE who helped guide us during this crazy, but memorable week. A special thank you to Ms. Durkin for providing her expertise and continually guiding us along the way!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder that Early College Credit, Start College Now, and CollEDGE Up Applications are due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, October 1st for Spring semester College courses. Explore the Southwest Technical College website and see Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. https://swtc.edu/academics/earn-credit-in-high-school
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 28th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Pizza, Second Choice - Italian Burger, Baked Beans, Pears, Bread Stick, Dessert, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st. To the Ithaca WIHA team, congratulations on your performance this past weekend at the District 3 WIHA horse show. Teamwork, practice, and determination were evident in how you handled yourselves and your horse. Best wishes at the State WIHA Horse Show Oct 29-31 in Madison! You make us proud! 2nd hour middle school choir, please bring your chrome books, study material, and a high lighter. Join the Ithaca Volleyball team for PINK NIGHT! Tonight the Varsity Reserve and Varsity teams host Weston. Wear PINK and help support the fight against breast cancer! Enjoy supper at the game, too. Our Volleyball concessions Menu will include: Cheeseburgers, Hotdogs, Chips, Candy, Popcorn, Pickles, Pink cupcakes, Pink drinks & more! We hope to see you! Thank you for your support. GO BULLDOGS....DIG PINK!! Attention Youth Apprenticeship students: We still have a few students who are not properly signing out before going to work. Remember this is a privilege...you MUST sign out! If you do not sign out, your Youth Apprenticeship work privileges may be taken away. Please be responsible. Any questions or concerns please see Mrs. Kershner on Wednesday. Juniors and Seniors: Just a friendly reminder that Early College Credit, Start College Now, and CollEDGE Up Applications are due to Ms. Bevan by Friday, October 1st for Spring semester College courses. Please see Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. National Honor Society Members: There is an NHS meeting in the LMC on Thursday, September 30th during Attack. We will be discussing the upcoming NHS induction ceremony. Popcorn Fridays are back! There will be a sale this Friday, October 1. Cost is 50 cents a bag, limit 2 bags per student please. Proceeds this week will go to the 2nd grade class. Middle school students, we will sell at the end of your hallway by the elementary doors during your breakfast. High school, we will sell in the hallway by the vending machine during your breakfast. High School Choir Students: Remember to turn in your Fireside trip note and payment before Thurs., Sept.30th. High School Choir Students: Your next New York trip payment is due by Monday, October 4th. Look at the statements handed out and see Mrs. Willis if you have any questions as to what you need to pay. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office by Friday, October Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc This Date in History: Penicillin discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming - Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on September 28, 1928. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria. He identified the mold as penicillium notatum, similar to the kind found on bread. In 1929, Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
September is Suicide Awareness Month. Approaching someone who is struggling can be difficult, but it's worth the discomfort to help save a life. Ask, listen, stay, secure, and call.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 27th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Tater Tot Casserole, Second Choice - Ham Sub, Baby Carrots & Dip, Peaches Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Please release JV football at 2:20 for their game today. Bus leaves at 2:30. Congratulations to Kaylee Peterson for winning 1st place at the Cross Country meet in DeSoto on Saturday. There will be a representative from Southwest Technical College here today during Seminar time in the library. Please get a pass from Mrs. Kershner this morning if you are interested in visiting with her about opportunities at Southwest Tech. The rep from Southwest Tech. is Kaye Woodke and she should be able to meet with students in the library during Seminar time. Monica will be in on Monday, so could meet her and help with anything she may need. I will be available through email if anything comes up. Thank you! High School Choir Students: Remember to turn in your Fireside trip note and payment before Thurs., Sept.30th. High School Choir Students: Your next New York trip payment is due by Monday, October 4th. Look at the statements handed out and see Mrs. Willis if you have any questions as to what you need to pay. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office by Friday, October Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc On September 27, 1939, 140,000 Polish troops were taken prisoner by the German invaders as Warsaw surrendered to Hitler’s army. The Poles fought bravely, but were able to hold on for only 26 days.On the heels of its victory, the Germans began a systematic program of terror, murder, and cruelty, executing members of Poland’s middle and upper classes: Doctors, teachers, priests, landowners, and businessmen were rounded up and killed. The Nazis had given this operation the benign-sounding name “Extraordinary Pacification Action.” Birthdays: Elementary—Cameron Beasley, James Layton H.S./M.S.— Magdalene Gschwind
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Today is Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. We are sending this notification that 2 students and 1 staff have tested positive for covid. We are now at Yellow om the matrix. (masks suggested, still required on buses)
2 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
2021 Homecoming Dance Hometown Heroes will be in the HS Commons from 8pm-11pm with Grand March at 9:30. Admission is $5, but there is no charge for Grand March viewing. Spectators for the Grand March are welcome but will be asked to depart after pictures to allow students to enjoy their Homecoming Dance experience.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 24th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - BBQ Rib, Second Choice - Chicken Nuggets, Baked Beans, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Junior Class: There will be a very quick class meeting at 12:30 today in the band room. High School Choir Students: Remember to turn in your Fireside trip note and payment before Thurs., Sept.30th. High School Choir Students: Your next New York trip payment is due by Monday, October 4th. Look at the statements handed out and see Mrs. Willis if you have any questions as to what you need to pay. Great job High School students on showing your school and homecoming spirit this week. Congratulations to the winners of the class games last night. The winners of the spirit award are the seniors with 89 points, 2nd juniors with 80 points, 3rd sophomores with 68 and 4th freshman with 50 points. The seniors won the pizza party!!! Stay tuned for details! The PTSO will be selling spirit items and apparel in the gym on Saturday from 8 AM - 1 PM. We have yard signs too! The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office by Friday, October Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—today: Oliver Ringelstetter, on Sunday: Briggs Maxwell, and John Weitzel H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Ms. Nugent
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
HOMECOMING FRIDAY IS HERE! Friday is an Early Release for all students. Friday, September 24: Dress Up day: School spirit – wear your bulldog/purple apparel 12:35 PM Early Release – Elementary pick up starting at 12:15 1-7 PM Pick up entry tags and bring in gym exhibits to commons Fair Day - Saturday, September 25: 7 AM Bulldog Block Challenge Run/Walk - meet at Town Garage 7 AM – 10 AM Breakfast burritos served in the Community Gym by the Ithaca Band Parents 7:30 AM Livestock should be in place 8 AM Livestock show and animal judging 8 AM - 10 AM Judging of gym exhibits 8 AM – 2 PM Viewing of gym exhibits 9 AM – 1 PM Pork sandwiches & baked potato bar served in the Commons by the Choir Boosters 9 AM – 12:30 PM Band Parents Pie Silent Auction in the Commons 10:30 AM Parade 11 AM/After parade Meat Animal/Cheese & Butter Auction 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM Bounce house, cotton candy/slushies, games Multi-Purpose room 1:00 PM Youth tractor pedal pull 1:30 PM Football game vs. Luther 8 PM – 11 PM Homecoming Dance – Grand March at 9:30 PM Sunday, October 3: 10:30 AM Horse Show at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse Farm at 27727 County Road BA, Concessions by Horse Club
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Eighth Grade Science classes are learning and practicing their measurement skills in a fun unit called Rubberband Cannons. After measuring, averaging, and graphing their data, they will work together to choose the best variable settings to hit a target and compete with their classmates for the longest launch.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Dress Up days aren't just for students! We caught some of our admin and front office staffers in their capes yesterday. Looking good!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 23rd, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Spaghetti & Meatballs, Second Choice - Salisbury Steak, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Parents of band students in grades 5 - 12: Help is still needed from 8 - 10:30 at the Band Parents homecoming breakfast and from 11:30 - 12:30 for the pie auction. Please use the following link to sign up or call Mrs. Behrens. www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 Junior class: Great job working on your float yesterday!! Some great teamwork occurred. Thank you to Mr. Klang for helping the Juniors with their float yesterday. We appreciate it! Great job with super heros! Today's running totals are Seniors 13, Juniors 20, sophomore 11 and freshman 13. The competition continues tonight with class games starting at 5 pm with boys volleyball in the gym. We hope to see everyone there! Go Bulldogs! Attention all photographers: Yearbook's goal is to get a picture of everyone who is participating in class games tonight. We want students to be participating, making memories and having a great time, so we would appreciate your help capturing these moments. Please let Mrs. Burnley know if you are focusing on a specific grade. A link will be shared tomorrow to upload pictures. Thank you! High School Choir Students: Remember to turn in your Fireside trip note and payment before Thurs., Sept.30th. High School Choir Students: Your next New York trip payment is due by Monday, October 4th. Look at the statements handed out and see Mrs. Willis if you have any questions as to what you need to pay. The PTSO will be selling spirit items and apparel in the gym on Saturday from 8 AM - 1 PM. We have yard signs too! Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office by Friday, October Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?" Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Holly King
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 22nd, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today, First Choice, Turkey Wrap, Second Choice, Pizza Dippers, Spinach Salad, Peaches, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st High School Choir Students: Remember to turn in your Fireside trip note and payment before Thurs., Sept.30th. High School Choir Students: Your next New York trip payment is due by Monday, October 4th. Look at the statements handed out and see Mrs. Willis if you have any questions as to what you need to pay. The PTSO will be selling spirit items and apparel in the gym on Saturday from 8 AM - 1 PM. We have yard signs too! Great job on twin day everyone!!!! Keep up the good work and don't forget tomorrow is class color day. Seniors Black, Juniors Green, Sophomores Yellow, Freshman Orange; The point total is currently at Juniors at 15 points and a three way tie between the other three grades and 9 points. Keep showing us your school spirit! Great job dressing up everyone for Merica/country day. The current point standing is : Juniors in the lead with 8 points and the Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors in a three way tie with 4 points! Make sure if you are leaving before lunch and want to be counted towards your class totals to let Ms. Sprecher or a member of the student council know. We will be taking pictures again today at the end of lunch of the participants! Class games will be Thursday night starting at 5 pm in the Gym with boys playing volleyball. Powder puff football Seniors and Sophomores against the Juniors and Freshman will follow on the football field. See the posters around the high school for more details! Ithaca Band Parents: We need donations of food and workers for the breakfast that we are serving on Fair Day, September 25. Please click on the following link to sign up to help. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale is underway! Find an Ithaca student and order yours today! Order forms and money need to be turned into your elementary classroom teacher or to the office by Friday, October Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—Adam Clancy H.S./M.S.— Kayden Coleman
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
HOMECOMING FUN CONTINUES THE REST OF THE WEEK! Wednesday, September 22: Middle/HS Dress Up day: Who’s Your Hero Day Elementary Dress Up day: Who’s Your Hero Day 12:35 PM - 3:15 PM High School Float building 5 PM Deadline to enter parade floats Thursday, September 23: Dress Up day: Class Colors-- Seniors: Black Juniors: Green Sophomores: Yellow Freshman: Orange 8th grade: Red 7th grade: Blue 6th grade: Pink 5th: Yellow 4th: Orange 3rd: Gray or Camo 2nd: Green 1st: Blue K: Red 4K: Purple 5 PM Homecoming Games at school 8:30 PM (approx.) Pep Rally and Homecoming King & Queen announcement Friday, September 24: Dress Up day: School spirit – wear your bulldog/purple apparel 12:35 PM Early Release – Elementary pick up starting at 12:15 1-7 PM Pick up entry tags and bring in gym exhibits to commons Fair Day - Saturday, September 25: 7 AM Bulldog Block Challenge Run/Walk - meet at Town Garage 7 AM – 10 AM Breakfast burritos served in the Community Gym by the Ithaca Band Parents 7:30 AM Livestock should be in place 8 AM Livestock show and animal judging 8 AM - 10 AM Judging of gym exhibits 8 AM – 2 PM Viewing of gym exhibits 9 AM – 1 PM Pork sandwiches & baked potato bar served in the Commons by the Choir Boosters 9 AM – 12:30 PM Band Parents Pie Silent Auction in the Commons 10:30 AM Parade 11 AM/After parade Meat Animal/Cheese & Butter Auction 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM Bounce house, cotton candy/slushies, games Multi-Purpose room 1:00 PM Youth tractor pedal pull 1:30 PM Football game vs. Luther 8 PM – 11 PM Homecoming Dance – Grand March at 9:30 PM Sunday, October 3: 10:30 AM Horse Show at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse Farm at 27727 County Road BA, Concessions by Horse Club
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 21st, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today, First Choice, Mac & Cheese, Second Choice, Hot Dog, Peas, Tropical Fruit, Bread Stick, Dessert, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Ithaca Band Parents: We need donations of food and workers for the breakfast that we are serving on Fair Day, September 25. Please click on the following link to sign up to help. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 Please release the Cross Country team at 1:00 today. HS Choir will have full group rehearsal today. The High school FFA will meet today in Ms. Sprecher's room during Seminar and lunch today. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sprecher Keep showing us your school spirit! Great job dressing up everyone for Merica/country day. The current point standing is : Juniors in the lead with 8 points and the Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors in a three way tie with 4 points! Make sure if you are leaving before lunch and want to be counted towards your class totals to let Ms. Sprecher or a member of the student council know. We will be taking pictures again today at the end of lunch of the participants! Class games will be Thursday night starting at 5 pm in the Gym with boys playing volleyball. Powder puff football Seniors and Sophomores against the Juniors and Freshman will follow on the football field. See the posters around the high school for more details! Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale starts on September 17 and goes until October 1. All elementary students will receive sales forms and middle and high school students who wish to sell can pick up a form in the office. Proceeds go to the Ithaca PTSO for programs and supplies for our school. Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES CONTINUES! Tuesday, September 21: Middle/HS Dress Up day: Twin Day Elementary Dress Up day: Pajama Day 5 PM MS Football vs. Royal at home 5 PM MS Volleyball at Kickapoo 6 PM HS Volleyball vs. N. Crawford at home Wednesday, September 22: Middle/HS Dress Up day: Who’s Your Hero Day Elementary Dress Up day: Who’s Your Hero Day 12:35 PM - 3:15 PM High School Float building 5 PM Deadline to enter parade floats Thursday, September 23: Dress Up day: Class Colors Seniors: Black Juniors: Green Sophomores: Yellow Freshman: Orange 8th grade: Red 7th grade: Blue 6th grade: Pink 5th: Yellow 4th: Orange 3rd: Gray or Camo 2nd: Green 1st: Blue K: Red 4K: Purple 5 PM Homecoming Games at school 8:30 PM (approx.) Pep Rally and Homecoming King & Queen announcement Friday, September 24: Dress Up day: School spirit – wear your bulldog/purple apparel 12:35 PM Early Release – Elementary pick up starting at 12:15 1-7 PM Pick up entry tags and bring in gym exhibits to commons Fair Day - Saturday, September 25: 7 AM Bulldog Block Challenge Run/Walk - meet at Town Garage 7 AM – 10 AM Breakfast burritos served in the Community Gym by the Ithaca Band Parents 7:30 AM Livestock should be in place 8 AM Livestock show and animal judging 8 AM - 10 AM Judging of gym exhibits 8 AM – 2 PM Viewing of gym exhibits 9 AM – 1 PM Pork sandwiches & baked potato bar served in the Commons by the Choir Boosters 9 AM – 12:30 PM Band Parents Pie Silent Auction in the Commons 10:30 AM Parade 11 AM/After parade Meat Animal/Cheese & Butter Auction 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM Bounce house, cotton candy/slushies, games Multi-Purpose room 1:00 PM Youth tractor pedal pull 1:30 PM Football game vs. Luther 8 PM – 11 PM Homecoming Dance – Grand March at 9:30 PM Sunday, October 3: 10:30 AM Horse Show at the Anderson Family Quarter Horse Farm at 27727 County Road BA, Concessions by Horse Club
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
September is Suicide Awareness month. Sources of Strength is the first suicide prevention program involving peer leaders to build and strengthen protective skills associated with reducing suicide at the school population level. Our trained High School Peer Leaders use their network of friends to: ~Have one-on-one conversations. ~Develop a Hope, Help, Strength message using local faces and voices. ~Present peer-to-peer presentations. https://sourcesofstrength.org/
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 20th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Quesadilla, Second Choice - Fish Sandwich, Steamed Carrots, Pears, Dinner Rolls, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Band students: Your fundraiser forms and money are due to Mrs. Behrens today. Good luck to the Freshmen volleyball team as they host Iowa-Grant tonight. The action starts at 5:00. Attention seniors! If you have not yet voted for Homecoming Representatives, you have until noon today to do so. Due to float building on Tuesday during attack, high school FFA will meet during seminar and lunch tomorrow. Please come to Ms. Sprecher room during that time We have spirit yes we do, we have spirit how about you! The Student Council Wants To See Your School Pride!! Show us your spirit by dressing up during Homecoming Week every day! Classes will get points for dress up days and class games. The more participation by your class, the more points you will get! The class with the most points after the class games will get a pizza party during an ATTACK. Student Council will be taking pictures of each class and counting how many students are dressed up during Seminar each day. Ithaca Band Parents: We need donations of food and workers for the breakfast that we are serving on Fair Day, September 25. Please click on the following link to sign up to help. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale starts on September 17 and goes until October 1. All elementary students will receive sales forms and middle and high school students who wish to sell can pick up a form in the office. Proceeds go to the Ithaca PTSO for programs and supplies for our school. Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
There's still time! You can still get your entries registered for the 99th Ithaca School Fair by Sunday, September 19th by midnight. Go to our "News" tab to find all needed information and links under the School Fair and Homecoming news article or go to the Ithaca Fair Facebook page for all you need to know. Even if you aren't submitting fair entries, get your calendar cleared for next week's fair! https://www.facebook.com/IthacaFairWI
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Homecoming 2021 Dress Up Days kicks off on Monday! Elementary students may dress up in their Crazy Hair. High School and Middle School students may dress up in their best 'Merica/Country outfits. Let's have a great Homecoming week. Show your spirit!
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 17th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today, First Choice, Brat, Second Choice, Chicken Patty Sandwich, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Beginning Monday, backpacks are not allowed in the classroom. Please use your lockers! We have spirit yes we do, we have spirit how about you! The Student Council Wants To See Your School Pride!! Show us your spirit by dressing up during Homecoming Week every day! Classes will get points for dress up days and class games. The more participation by your class, the more points you will get! The class with the most points after the class games will get a pizza party during an ATTACK. Student Council will be taking pictures of each class and counting how many students are dressed up during Seminar each day. Band students in grades 5 - 12 - Your fundraiser forms and money are due on Monday, September 20th. Ithaca Band Parents: We need donations of food and workers for the breakfast that we are serving on Fair Day, September 25. Please click on the following link to sign up to help. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com for the lowest price of $37. If you purchase name personalization for your yearbook, you can get up to four icons on the cover for FREE. Make sure to order your yearbook by Sept. 17 to take advantage of this limited time offer. See Mrs. Burnley if you have questions. Due to shortages in production plant staffing, delivery company staffing, and overall product availability the Richland and Ithaca Food Service Departments may be experiencing needed, last-minute menus changes. When these changes occur, the Food Service Department's goal will be to keep menu items similar to the planned meal when possible. While we will notify schools about any changes as soon as possible, please understand that some changes may occur with little, to no, notice. Thank you for your patience and we are sorry for any inconveniences. If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Pretsch, Food Service Director, at 608-647-6063. The PTSO's Rural Route 1 popcorn sale starts on September 17 and goes until October 1. All elementary students will receive sales forms and middle and high school students who wish to sell can pick up a form in the office. Proceeds go to the Ithaca PTSO for programs and supplies for our school. Thank you for your support! Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to enter in the Ithaca Fair through FairEntry.com has been extended to Sunday, September 19 at midnight. Here is the link for FairEntry: https://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/16011 Please have all paper copies of your Ithaca Fair entries into the school office by Friday, September 17 by 3:30. The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online and are due to Rob Richards by Wednesday, Sept. 22. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—Sunday, Tanner Swenink H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Gia Maestri on Saturday, Mrs. Pope
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Class of 2022 Seniors & Parents @ Ithaca HS: Jostens is scheduled to meet with all Seniors on Tues., Sept. 21st @ 11:55 to explain and pass out ordering information for Graduation Cap/Gown & Announcement products, and measure seniors for cap/gowns. Please click on the link below to place your Graduation Order by Oct. 15, 2021 to avoid a late fee. Cap/Gown/Announcement packages are available to fill all your needs, or you may order an individual cap/gown/tassel unit (Paid for by school/class). Please add 2 inches to your height when ordering your cap & gown set. (Unopened Cap & Gown units may be returned if you do not participate in 2022 Ceremony). To order a graduation tassel only, please select the Souvenir Tassel. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1116349/Ithaca-High-School/ Questions?-Please call 1-800-854-7464 OR EMAIL: www.jostens.com/contact.
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca HS Class of 2025 & Parents: Jostens is scheduled to meet with the Freshmen Class on Tues., Sept. 21st @ 11:45 to explain and pass out Class Ring Ordering information. Please click on the link below to design your ring on the RING DESIGNER. Design & Order your ring by October 31, 2021 and receive $20 off your ring using promo code RING20. (P11,P12, P30, P31 not included). A ring sizer is included in the packet. Rings will ship home in approximately 6-8 weeks with payment programs available. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1116349/Ithaca-High-School/ QUESTIONS? 1-800-854-7464 or EMAIL: www.jostens.com/contact
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The 99th Annual Ithaca School Fair and Homecoming is NEXT WEEK! The Ithaca School Fair will be Saturday, September 25 on the Ithaca school grounds. We have extended the deadline to enter your exhibits on FairEntry to Sunday, September 19 by midnight. Please enter here: https://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/16011 FairEntry Please have all your paper copies into the school office by Friday, September 17 by the end of the school day. If you have any questions about or need help entering, please contact Jill Plonka at plonjil@ithaca.k12.wi.us Thank you! The Ithaca Fair Committee https://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/16011?fbclid=IwAR2FceA2SdfQuMnSsiPGhUa5zTxGW0lUx3TXRt4RDMIrmEeq2wlt8mpjfuQ
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 16th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today, First Choice, BBQ Pork Taco, Second Choice, Breaded Cod Fillets, Coleslaw, Pineapple, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Beginning Monday, backpacks are not allowed in the classroom. please use your lockers! Please dismiss the Varsity Reserve and Varsity volleyball players at 3:15 today. The bus will be at the community gym and will leave at 3:30. Good luck to our middle school volleyball team tonight as they travel to take on Weston! Play starts at 6:00pm. Tonight the Varsity volleyball team travels to DeSoto for a Quad match up. The Lady Bulldogs will take on Wauzeka-Steuben and Weston. Games start at 5:30. Good luck! The U.S. Army will have a table display today during lunch. Please stop by if you have any questions about opportunities in the U.S. Army. Ithaca Band Parents: We need donations of food and workers for the breakfast that we are serving on Fair Day, September 25. Please click on the following link to sign up to help. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 Band students in grades 5 - 12 - Your fundraiser forms and money are due on Monday, September 20th. Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com by Friday, September 17 for the lowest price of $37. If you purchase name personalization for your yearbook, you can get up to four icons on the cover for FREE. Make sure to order your yearbook by Sept. 17 to take advantage of this limited time offer. See Mrs. Burnley if you have questions. Due to shortages in production plant staffing, delivery company staffing, and overall product availability the Richland and Ithaca Food Service Departments may be experiencing needed, last-minute menus changes. When these changes occur, the Food Service Department's goal will be to keep menu items similar to the planned meal when possible. While we will notify schools about any changes as soon as possible, please understand that some changes may occur with little, to no, notice. Thank you for your patience and we are sorry for any inconveniences. If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Pretsch, Food Service Director, at 608-647-6063. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. The deadline to enter in the Ithaca Fair through FairEntry.com has been extended to Sunday, September 19 at midnight. Here is the link for FairEntry: https://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/16011 Please have all paper copies of your Ithaca Fair entries into the school office by Friday, September 17 by 3:30. The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online and are due to Rob Richards by Wednesday, Sept. 22. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
2 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS Sept. 15th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Cheese Burger, Second Choice - Pizza, Caesar Salad, Baby Carrots & Dip, Mandarin Oranges, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st There will be an Admissions Counselor from Viterbo University here today at 11:50a.m. in the library. Please see Mrs. Kershner for a pass this morning if you would like to visit with her. Attention Juniors: The PSAT test is taking place at school on Wed. Oct. 13th. The cost to you is $18.00. If interested in taking this test, please let Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner know by today. Ithaca Band Parents: We need donations of food and workers for the breakfast that we are serving on Fair Day, September 25. Please click on the following link to sign up to help. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 Band students in grades 5 - 12 - Your fundraiser forms and money are due on Monday, September 20th. Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com by Friday, September 17 for the lowest price of $37. If you purchase name personalization for your yearbook, you can get up to four icons on the cover for FREE. Make sure to order your yearbook by Sept. 17 to take advantage of this limited time offer. See Mrs. Burnley if you have questions. Due to shortages in production plant staffing, delivery company staffing, and overall product availability the Richland and Ithaca Food Service Departments may be experiencing needed, last-minute menus changes. When these changes occur, the Food Service Department's goal will be to keep menu items similar to the planned meal when possible. While we will notify schools about any changes as soon as possible, please understand that some changes may occur with little, to no, notice. Thank you for your patience and we are sorry for any inconveniences. If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Pretsch, Food Service Director, at 608-647-6063. Attention Middle School Students: The VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "How Can I Be A Good American?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. Attention High School Students: The VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay contest is now open. The topic this year is "America: Where do we go from here?". Lots of cash prizes for winners! Essays are due October 15. For more information and the rules, contact Mrs. Plonka. The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online. We are using FairEntry.com again this year to enter your exhibits - please have them entered by Friday, September 17. If you are unable to access the online entry system, you may fill out a paper worksheet form and the fair committee will enter your items for you if you turn them into the school office by Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—Kashtyn Alt H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Mrs. Steinmetz
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
It's an Early Release Day tomorrow! This is a reminder for all families that tomorrow our middle and high school students are released at 12:30pm and elementary release for pick up will begin at 12:15pm. Make note! This is a change from last year!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca School District has one positive student covid case in the high school. (9/14/2021) If your child was considered a close contact, you have already been contacted either by email or phone by the school nurse. (please check your email)
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
September is Suicide Awareness month. Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way. Findings suggest acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal ideation. Ask a friend or loved one how they are doing (and really listen)--it makes a difference!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Due to shortages in production plant staffing, delivery company staffing, and overall product availability the Richland and Ithaca Food Service Departments may be experiencing needed, last-minute menus changes. When these changes occur, the Food Service Department's goal will be to keep menu items similar to the planned meal when possible. While we will notify schools about any changes as soon as possible, please understand that some changes may occur with little, to no, notice. Thank you for your patience and we are sorry for any inconveniences. If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Pretsch, Food Service Director, at 608-647-6063.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 14th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Philly Chicken, Second Choice - Hot Ham & Cheese, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Please make sure you stay in the line that you enter the lunch line....No budging! We wish all Middle school and high school volleyball players good luck as they all host DeSoto at hime tonight. Cheer the middle school players on at the community gym. At the high school gym, freshmen take the court at 5:00om. Varsity Reserve and then Varsity games to follow. Tonight is also parents night for the high school teams. Live stream of the high school games is on the school’s YouTube channel. YouTube.channel@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Good luck to all players! There will be an FBLA meeting today for high school students during Attack Time in Mrs. Burnley's room. Please come if you are interested in participating in FBLA this year. New members welcome! We will have the first PTSO meeting today starting at 3:45 in person in the LMC. Note the new day of the week! We will be discussing the Ithaca Fair. Babysitters will be available. A zoom link is available on the Ithaca PTSO Discussions page. Hope to see you there! Ithaca Choir Parents: Please click the link below to sign up to work for the Choir Booster Homecoming Meal held on Saturday September 25. Please sign up by Friday September 18. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EAEAB2FA5FB6-ithaca Thanks in advance for all your help. Attention high school students: if you are in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, there will be a brief meeting Wednesday, Sept.15, at 7:40 (before school) I have important information to share! We will meet outside by the picnic tables. Please make every effort to be present. Thank you, Mrs. Kershner Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com by Friday, September 17 for the lowest price of $37. If you purchase name personalization for your yearbook, you can get up to four icons on the cover for FREE. Make sure to order your yearbook by Sept. 17 to take advantage of this limited time offer. See Mrs. Burnley if you have questions. Attention Juniors: The PSAT test is taking place at school on Wed. Oct. 13th. The cost to you is $18.00. If interested in taking this test, please let Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner know by Wed. Sept. 15th. The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online. We are using FairEntry.com again this year to enter your exhibits - please have them entered by Friday, September 17. If you are unable to access the online entry system, you may fill out a paper worksheet form and the fair committee will enter your items for you if you turn them into the school office by Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—Aydan Phillips H.S./M.S.— none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Reminder: Please have your Ithaca Fair entries entered into FairEntry by this Friday at midnight! If you are unable to enter via our system, fill out your entry on our worksheet on the last page of the fairbook and we will enter it for you - but please have those forms turned into the office by Wednesday, Sept. 15. https://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/16011
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 13th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Second Choice - Mini Corn Dogs, Green Beans, Peaches, Bread Stick, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st The weight room will be closed after school until after homecoming. Junior Class: There will be a class meeting today during lunch. Skip ahead in the lunch line and bring your lunch with you to the band room. There will be an FBLA meeting for high school students during Attack Time on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Mrs. Burnley's room. Please come if you are interested in participating in FBLA this year. New members welcome! Attention high school students: if you are in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, there will be a brief meeting Wednesday, Sep 15, at 7:40 (before school) I have important information to share! We will meet outside by the picnic tables. Please make every effort to be present. Thank you, Mrs. Kershner Safe the date!! FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Huddle group will be begin gathering on Thursday October 7th at 7:00 am…. More info to come as we get closer! Spread the word- bring a friend- this is a great time to be filled with encouragement and enjoy fellowship time together! All high school students are welcome! We will have the first PTSO meeting of the year this Tuesday, September 14 starting at 3:45 in person in the LMC. Note the new day of the week! We will be discussing the Ithaca Fair. Babysitters will be available. A zoom link is available on the Ithaca PTSO Discussions page. Hope to see you there! Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook at jostensyearbooks.com by Friday, September 17 for the lowest price of $37. If you purchase name personalization for your yearbook, you can get up to four icons on the cover for FREE. Make sure to order your yearbook by Sept. 17 to take advantage of this limited time offer. See Mrs. Burnley if you have questions. Attention Juniors: The PSAT test is taking place at school on Wed. Oct. 13th. The cost to you is $18.00. If interested in taking this test, please let Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner know by Wed. Sept. 15th. If you are planning on bringing a guest to the Homecoming Dance, please sign them up on the sheet in the office. You must have your guest signed up before 3:30 pm on Friday, September 17th. The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online. We are using FairEntry.com again this year to enter your exhibits - please have them entered by Friday, September 17. If you are unable to access the online entry system, you may fill out a paper worksheet form and the fair committee will enter your items for you if you turn them into the school office by Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. This is a reminder for all students who were invited to join NHS - the National Honor Society - last June to have their applications filled out and turned in to Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Plonka by Friday, September 17 by the end of the day. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
May we never forget. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died in terroristic attacks on our nation. As we remember the events that unfolded that day, may we never forget. Never forget the lives lost. Never forget the heroism of everyday Americans. Never forget the bravery and sacrifice of countless law enforcement officers, search and rescue handlers and animals, fire and emergency servicemen and women. Never forget the search and rescue teams, handlers and animals. Never forget the military servicemen and women who sprang into action to respond, are still responding. Never forget the intense feeling of patriotism that resulted of that terrible day. On the 20th anniversary of that day, let us honor our Americans who were lost by taking some time today and daily to remember their sacrifices. Never forget.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 10th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice- Fish Sticks, Second Choice- Brat, Peas, Applesauce, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through Oct. 1st to re-apply for the program. Reapply by Oct. 1st Attention Juniors: The PSAT test is taking place at school on Wed. Oct. 13th The cost to you is $18.00. If interested in taking this test, please let Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner know by Wed. Sept. 15th. If you are planning on bringing a guest to the Homecoming Dance, please sign them up on the sheet in the office. You must have your guest signed up before 3:30 pm on Friday, September 17th. The weight room will be closed after school tonight. Ithaca Band Parents: Please click on the following link to sign up to donate food or to work at the breakfast on Fair Day. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 The band students in grades 5 - 12 are having a fundraiser from now until September 20th. If you would like to support the band, please contact a band student to order. There will be a FCCLA meeting at lunch today to determine officers. Grab your lunch and meet in room 317. The Richland County Fair runs until Sunday. Come out and see the many animals, art, foods, photography, and other projects students from Ithaca will be exhibiting. While you're there, don't forget to visit all the local food places including the 4-H baked potato & root beer float stand which will be open at 11 AM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For a list of all the activities, including ax throwing!, visit the following website to plan your day: https://fair.co.richland.wi.us/2021-fair-poster/ Hope to see you at the fair! We will be holding elections for High School Student Council representatives for each grade. Students should do this during Seminar. The Google Form Ballot is in Google Classroom for your graduating class. Ask your Seminar advisor for more information. Good luck to all the candidates! The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online. We are using FairEntry.com again this year to enter your exhibits - please have them entered by Friday, September 17. If you are unable to access the online entry system, you may fill out a paper worksheet form and the fair committee will enter your items for you if you turn them into the school office by Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. This is a reminder for all students who were invited to join NHS - the National Honor Society - last June to have their applications filled out and turned in to Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Plonka by Friday, September 17 by the end of the day. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—Sydney Blank H.S./M.S.— none Staff—Brooke Hackl
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Richland County Fair starts today and runs until Sunday. Come out and see the many animals, art, foods, photography, and other projects students from Ithaca will be exhibiting. While you're there, don't forget to visit all the local food places including the 4-H baked potato & root beer float stand which will be open at 11 AM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For a list of all the activities, including ax throwing!, visit the following website to plan your day: https://fair.co.richland.wi.us/2021-fair-poster/ Hope to see you at the fair!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Band Parents: It's almost Homecoming and Fair time! The Ithaca Band Parents will once again be serving breakfast in the Old Gym on Homecoming/Fair Day, September 25. We ask that parents with students in Band sign up for a time slot to work and donate food. Please click on the following link to sign up to work and donate food. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 9th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Chicken Parmesan, Second Choice - Bar-B-Q Sandwich, Carrots, Pineapple, Bread Stick, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through 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 Monday Oct. 4th. 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. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Please release Jr. High Football players at 3:20 for the game tonight. Good luck to all our middle and high school volleyball players tonight! The middle school opens their season hosting LaFarge in the Community Gym. High School has their home opener against LaFarge with the freshmen team starting at 5:00pm. Come watch the action and cheer them on! Good luck to all. Ithaca Band Parents: Please click on the following link to sign up to donate food or to work at the breakfast on Fair Day. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CABAB2DA2F49-ithaca1 The band students in grades 5 - 12 are having a fundraiser from now until September 20th. If you would like to support the band, please contact a band student to order. There will be a FCCLA meeting at lunch on Friday September 10th to determine officers. Grab your lunch and meet in room 317. Congratulations to all of the students selected to be their class representative on Student Council. Freshman: Maggie Kershner, Sammy Clary, Tristen Peterson, Kailey Newkirk; Sophomores: Kaylee Miller, Josie Laue, Kaylee Peterson, Alyvia Young; Juniors: Elise Newkirk, Paige Nowicki, Lexi Stowell; Seniors: Will Burnley, Benji Clary, Parker Hisel, Ty Kershner; There is a 3 way tie for the 4th spot on Student Council for the Junior class. Juniors, you will have the opportunity to break the tie with a special ballot that will be on Google Classroom during Seminar today. The Richland County Fair starts today and runs until Sunday. Come out and see the many animals, art, foods, photography, and other projects students from Ithaca will be exhibiting. While you're there, don't forget to visit all the local food places including the 4-H baked potato & root beer float stand which will be open at 11 AM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For a list of all the activities, including ax throwing!, visit the following website to plan your day: https://fair.co.richland.wi.us/2021-fair-poster/ Hope to see you at the fair! We will be holding elections for High School Student Council representatives for each grade. Students should do this during Seminar. The Google Form Ballot is in Google Classroom for your graduating class. Ask your Seminar advisor for more information. Good luck to all the candidates! The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online. We are using FairEntry.com again this year to enter your exhibits - please have them entered by Friday, September 17. If you are unable to access the online entry system, you may fill out a paper worksheet form and the fair committee will enter your items for you if you turn them into the school office by Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. This is a reminder for all students who were invited to join NHS - the National Honor Society - last June to have their applications filled out and turned in to Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Plonka by Friday, September 17 by the end of the day. Birthdays: Elementary—Emelia Dickey H.S./M.S.— none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our school nurse, Mrs. Wilson, would like to thank her friend, Tonia Hatfield for the thoughtful donation of fidget toys for her room! Students will have something to help distract, calm, or entertain them while they visit with Mrs. Wilson.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 8th, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Corn Dog, Second Choice - Pizza Burger, Corn, Fresh Peach, Dinner Roll, Milk Teaching Assistants wanted! If you are interested in turning your study hall into a teaching assistant opportunity, see Ms Bevan or Ms Schoen TODAY! There will be a Band Parent's Meeting today at 6:30 pm in the Band room. All parents of band students are invited to attend. Plans will be made for serving breakfast at the Ithaca Fair. We will be holding elections for High School Student Council representatives for each grade. Students should do this during Seminar. The Google Form Ballot is in Google Classroom for your graduating class. Ask your Seminar advisor for more information. Good luck to all the candidates! The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online. We are using FairEntry.com again this year to enter your exhibits - please have them entered by Friday, September 17. If you are unable to access the online entry system, you may fill out a paper worksheet form and the fair committee will enter your items for you if you turn them into the school office by Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. Today is the last day to make schedule changes. See Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. The Choir Boosters will meet today in the commons at7 pm or as soon as the Band Parents meeting concludes. We will plan the Homecoming meal and also get updates on the next payment due for the New York trip this spring. Please plan to attend. High school student council elections are on Wednesday, Sept. 8th. If you want to be on the ballot to be a representative for your class, have your forms into Ms. Sprecher by Tuesday, September 7th. Forms can be found on the bulletin board across the hall from her room. This is a reminder for all students who were invited to join NHS - the National Honor Society - last June to have their applications filled out and turned in to Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Plonka by Friday, September 17 by the end of the day. You can help Ithaca Public Schools earn money and resources! It only takes 5 minutes! Did you know that completing an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program creates statistics that Ithaca may use to apply for grants and qualify for additional programs and resources? Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. All information is kept confidential. Yes, breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year, but we still need families to complete and submit the application forms. Use the fillable pdf application or handwrite to complete the forms. Place completed applications in an envelope if you’d prefer to send to school with your student or mail in completed applications to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— Carson Welte
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. In addition to shifting public perception, we use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. If you or someone you know needs support, call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or text "hopeline" to 741741, for text support (both are staffed 24 hours a day).
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If there are any Ithaca students wanting to join Trap Team there is still some time left! You have till Sept. 13 to get registered. If interested give Jerry Larrabee a call at 608/960-7010. Information is also available from Jason Roh or Kelly Feryance.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept.7th, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Ham Sub, Second Choice - Chicken Burger, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Pears, Milk Please release high school volleyball at 3:15 today for their game. There will be a Band Parent's Meeting on Wednesday, September 8th, at 6:30 pm in the Band room. All parents of band students are invited to attend. Plans will be made for serving breakfast at the Ithaca Fair. High school students, today during ATTACK you will report to your ATTACK teacher for attendance and then go to the commons for the remainder of the time unless you have a pass to go to a teacher for assistance or are attending a meeting. Please bring something to work on quietly during ATTACK time. You must have a pass to go to a teacher before ATTACK time. Today's meeting during ATTACK is FFA in Ms. Sprecher's room number 316. The 99th Annual Ithaca Fair will be held on Saturday, September 25. Fair books can be found on the school website, facebook page, Ithaca Fair facebook page and there are some printed copies in the school office. Parade entry forms can also be found in the office and online. We are using FairEntry.com again this year to enter your exhibits - please have them entered by Friday, September 17. If you are unable to access the online entry system, you may fill out a paper worksheet form and the fair committee will enter your items for you if you turn them into the school office by Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sprecher or Mrs. Plonka. The last day to make schedule changes is Wednesday, September 8th. See Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. The Choir Boosters will meet in the commons on Wednesday September 8th at7 pm or as soon as the Band Parents meeting concludes. We will plan the Homecoming meal and also get updates on the next payment due for the New York trip this spring. Please plan to attend. Any high school students interested in finding out more about FFA are invited to the first meeting of the year. Meet today in Ms. Sprecher's room during Attack. High school student council elections are on Wednesday, Sept. 8th. If you want to be on the ballot to be a representative for your class, have your forms into Ms. Sprecher by Tuesday, September 7th. Forms can be found on the bulletin board across the hall from her room. This is a reminder for all students who were invited to join NHS - the National Honor Society - last June to have their applications filled out and turned in to Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Plonka by Friday, September 17 by the end of the day. Breakfasts and lunches are free to all students this year! But we still need your help. We encourage EVERYONE to complete an application for the Free and Reduced Meals program. These forms create statistics the Department of Public Instruction uses to provide additional funding and resources to schools for educational programs, such as Title 1. Those statistics are also used for teachers and districts to apply for grants or scholarship opportunities. Taking five minutes to complete the fillable pdf or handwrite the application can result in huge opportunities for your students and our school. All information is kept confidential. Only one district employee sees the applications, and that is only to enter the data. Please send completed applications in a sealed envelope to school with your student or mail to Ithaca School District Attn: Free and Reduced Meals 24615 State Hwy 58 Richland Center, WI 53581. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/doc/free-reduced-meal-application.doc Birthdays: Elementary—on Saturday, Croy Calhoon, on Sunday, Odin Alexander H.S./M.S.— on Saturday, Alyssa Olson, on Sunday, Sam Clary, Staff—on Monday, Mrs. Manning
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools together with Weston Schools are happy to congratulate Mrs. Niemeyer (Ithaca Music and Choir) and Mr. Niemeyer (Weston Tech Ed) and their family on the arrival of their daughter! Kayla Grace joins mom, dad, and her big brother and sister. Welcome and congratulations!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
The Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting tonight has been cancelled.
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca is looking for a Translator for our upcoming school year. If interested, please contact HR at 608-585-2512 or get an application online at www.ithaca.k12.wi.us under employment. Pay is $18/hr, and hours will depend on students needs. Requirements: be able to speak English and Spanish, have ability to work with all age groups. We would love to have you on our TEAM here at ITHACA! Ithaca está buscando un traductor para nuestro próximo año escolar. Si está interesado, comuníquese al 608-585-2512 o obtenga una solicitud en línea en www.ithaca.k12.wi.us bajo empleo. $18 por hora, las horas dependerán de las necesidades de los estudiantes. Requerimientos: poder hablar, escribir y leer inglés y español, tener capacidad para trabajar con todos los grupos de edad. ¡Nos encantaría tenerte en nuestro EQUIPO aquí en ITHACA!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS Sept. 3rd, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Lunch for today: First Choice - Hamburger, Second Choice - Chicken Nuggets, Baked Beans, Tropical Fruit, Dinner Roll, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through 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 Monday Oct. 4th. 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. Notice regarding Free and Reduced Lunch applications during the 2021-22 school year. All students will receive free breakfast and lunch, but we request that you fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application as these applications are used to determine Aid Revenues for the School District. The last day to make schedule changes is Wednesday, September 8th. See Ms. Bevan or Mrs. Kershner with questions. The Choir Boosters will meet in the commons on Wednesday September 8th at 7pm or as soon as the Band Parents meeting concludes. We will plan the Homecoming meal and also get updates on the next payment due for the New York trip this spring. Please plan to attend. Any high school students interested in finding out more about FFA are invited to the first meeting of the year on Tuesday. Meet in Ms. Sprecher's room during Attack. High school student council elections are next week on Wednesday. If you want to be on the ballot to be a representative for your class, have your forms into Ms. Sprecher by Tuesday, September 7th. Forms can be found on the bulletin board across the hall from her room. This is a reminder for all students who were invited to join NHS - the National Honor Society - last June to have their applications filled out and turned in to Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Plonka by Friday, September 17 by the end of the day. Attention Youth Apprenticeship students! When you leave for school to work, you MUST sign out in the office and exit out the front doors. Also, please be responsible when leaving the parking lot. Any questions or concerns, please see Mrs. Kershner. Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S./M.S.— none
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Like last year, we are continuing to use family name cards in vehicle windows as part of our pick up process. Elementary students who are picked up at the end of the day will have a family name card in their "take home" folder. This card should be placed in your vehicle's front window to help our staff better identify your vehicles, helping to expedite the pick up process. Thank you all, again, for helping us to make your students' days happy and safe.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
In case you missed the update on our school calendar, tonight's high school volleyball game originally scheduled at home against Kickapoo has been moved to Monday, October 11th at home.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Bulldog Block Challenge is back this year in person or virtually! Run or walk the route on Saturday, September 25th or on your own. Detailed information and registration are included here. Every participant receives a "goodie bag" compliments of our sponsors. Receive your Goody-Bag the day of the in-person race OR if you are participating in the Virtual option please call 608-475-3630 to schedule a pick-up time for your Goody-Bag(s). That’s it! We hope to have your support this year through our Virtual Fun Run/Walk. All proceeds benefit the Ithaca Foundation.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sept. 2nd, 2021 Today is a Day 2 Elementary Day 2 Lunch for today: First Choice - Turkey Wrap, Second Choice - Pulled Pork Sandwich, Green Beans, Applesauce, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through 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 Monday Oct. 4th. 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. Notice regarding Free and Reduced Lunch applications during the 2021-22 school year. All students will receive free breakfast and lunch, but we request that you fill out the Free and and Reduced Lunch application as these applications are used to determine Aid Revenues for the School District. This is a reminder for all students who were invited to join NHS - the National Honor Society - last June to have their applications filled out and turned in to Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Plonka by Friday, September 17 by the end of the day. Attention Youth Apprenticeship students! When you leave for school to work, you MUST sign out in the office and exit out the front doors. Also, please be responsible when leaving the parking lot. Any questions or concerns, please see Mrs. Kershner . Birthdays: Elementary—none H.S.M.S.— Emma Schoen
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Who doesn't love a parade?!? Enter in the Ithaca Homecoming parade with this form. Throwing of candy/treats from your entry is allowed and encouraged. Note the new fax number if faxing to Rob Richards. See you at the fair!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! ANNOUNCEMEN TS: Sept. 1st, 2021 Today is a Day 1 Elementary Day 1 Lunch for today, First Choice, Hot Dog, Second Choice, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Fresh Veggies & Dip, Mandarin Oranges, Milk NOTICE TO THOSE ON FREE OR REDUCED LUNCHES LAST YEAR: You have through 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 Monday Oct. 4th. 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. Birthdays: Elementary—Nolan Parduhn H.S.M.S.— Branson Smith
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Hello Ithaca Community, Our Covid Matrix is currently at Blue (Lowest level of transmission) This means all activities and classes will start with no restrictions. We will notify you when or if the color changes, and we are becoming more restrictive according our policies.
3 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca is seeking to hire a long-term sub for our Tech Ed/Industrial Arts courses to start the 2021 school year. Information regarding this position should contact Brooke at 608-585-2512. Help make a difference in our students' lives!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School District is looking to hire passionate substitute teachers. If you don't have a teaching background, but you are a nurturing and compassionate role model with a flexible schedule, please consider attending a Substitute Teacher Training at CESA 3 on September 7 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can learn more and register at: https://www.cesa3.org/upcoming-events/ For More information contact: Brooke Hackl at brooke.hackl@ithaca.k12.wi.us, or call the District Office (608)-585-2512, you can also check out the WECAN website to fill out an application. Contact us today to become a substitute teacher and join the Ithaca Team!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Hello to our Ithaca Family!! PTSO will be selling spirit items and apparel at the Open House/picture night tonight (August 26) in the gym from 4-8 PM. Several new items this year including car stickers, magnets, yard signs and a new type of water bottle that has a place for kids to put their name on with a Sharpie marker. We are still selling neck gaiters, but in the event we all need to mask up, they are NOT an acceptable form of masking at school. But they have so many other uses and they're pretty cool so buy one anyway! See you tonight!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Middle school football and volleyball will start on Monday August 30 at 3:30 PM. Make sure you have all of your paperwork handed in. If you have not turned in your paperwork, please do so before practice starts. You can turn it in to the School Office or to your coach.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Are you interested in discovering more in the Agriculture field? Are you interested in earning College Credit? Please see the flyer attached! The deadline is approaching soon! So register today! Please note: if you are a Youth Apprenticeship student this class will be FREE! - Contact Youth Apprenticeship Career Coach Monica Kershner for more information: monica.kershner@ithaca.k12.wi.us
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
You'll see a new face in the Math Department this fall! Ithaca is happy to welcome, Michael Andresen to our teaching staff. A native of Richland Center, Mr. Andresen enjoys travelling with his wife. He is looking forward to becoming part of the Ithaca Experience!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A big Bulldog WELCOME to High School English teacher, Ms. Courtney Nugent. She has recently relocated to our area and is excited to join the Ithaca Team! So are we! Welcome, Ms. Nugent.
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Adam Hess
Any high school students interested in cheerleading please come to the commons for a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm with coach Ashley Touissant. If you are unable to attend please email her ahannahc@gmail.com Thank You.
3 months ago, Adam Hess
Ithaca Schools
Let's welcome our new 5th Grade teacher, Summer Seehawer! Mrs. Seehawer is excited to settle into her new classroom and greet her students, as well as get to know our students, staff, and community. Welcome to the Ithaca Team!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca Fair Premium Book is here! Look for paper copies that will be available at school on Open House night. FairEntry. com is ready to accept entries as well. If you do not have internet access or do not feel "tech savvy" fill out the worksheet on the last page and turn into the school office by Wednesday, Sept. 15 and we will enter your items for you. Everyone else please have your items/animals entered by midnight on Friday, September 17. Thank you and see you at the fair! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P20S5C_RiUCVjzavihGmahho_ktQSkyL/view?fbclid=IwAR2HuLdNPE33I69pLQ57mJPfTlYXspSkZseDe25xbgxXkuHNbv6gBsnPrKo
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
If you've stopped in to the School Office, you may have noticed a new face! Sheila Kitsembel has been busily learning the ins and outs of Ithaca as our new Office Secretary. She's eager to see all the new faces of our district and community. Stop in and say hello! Welcome to the Ithaca Team, Sheila!
3 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Public Schools welcome Samantha Wilson, our new School Nurse! She is excited for her new role, and says, "My door is always open, so don't be afraid to stop in and say hello." Thank you for joining the Ithaca community and team!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Middle School Volleyball will start practice on Monday, August 30th from 3:30pm until 5:30pm in the Community Gym. This includes any 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested in playing this fall. Once school starts, practices will run from 3:45pm in the Community Gym until 5:45pm.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
And now a message from our Athletic Director, Zac Thome: Any high school student interested in cheerleading or cross country please email me at thomzac@ithaca.k12.wi.us. Thank You, Mr. Thome.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Volleyball Camp for 2021-22 School Year 5th-12th graders will be August 9-11, next week. 5th-8th graders will have camp from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Skills Camp for 9th-12th graders will be held from 1:30pm until 3:30pm and Competition Camp will start at 6:00pm and run until 8:00pm. See form below for registration. WE WILL accept late or day-of registrations and payments. Have fun exploring volleyball!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Picture Day is coming! Get School Pictures taken and out of the way at one of our Open House events. Monday, August 2nd, Jostens will be available from 4pm until 8pm. Or come during our traditional Open House on Thursday, August 26th from 5pm until 7pm, and have Jostens take a school picture then. Retakes day will be Wednesday, October 6th, times to be determined. A vaccination clinic will also be available on Monday, August 2nd from 3pm until 6pm.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Calling all 3rd and 4th grade volleyball players! Explore the great sport of volleyball with our high school coaching staff and players. 3rd and 4th graders for the 2021-22 School Year are invited to have some fun on august 12th from 1pm until 3:30pm learning the basics of volleyball. Registration and payment is preferred by August 2nd, but late or at-the-door registrations will be accepted! Go, BULLDOGS!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
For the past 50 years, National Night Out celebrates partnerships between law enforcement and communities. This year, over 100 Wisconsin communities will host an event along with thousands of others across the US. As a valued partner in the community, we would love you to be present with us at the 1st annual National Night Out on August 3rd from 5-7 pm at the UWP/R campus.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
A reminder, our first picture day is set for August 2nd from 4 PM until 8 PM in the Ithaca High School Gymnasium.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our Throwback Thursday photo takes us to 1994 and acts as a shout-out to everyone involved in making the dream of a NEW school a reality. Here are just a few of those people:
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Here is a message from our Athletic Director: Just a reminder that on Monday August 2 at 6pm Ithaca will host a co-curricular meeting in the gymnasium. If you are unable to attend there will be an option to watch a taped version at a later time. Thank You, Mr. Thome.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
COME DRIVE A BUS. August 2nd, 2021 from 4 pm to 6 pm Drive a Bus and Fill out Application and become part of the Ithaca Team! To drive for Ithaca you must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver's license, BUT we will help you train for your CDL. You can earn up to $32.86 per route / $13.45 per hour. Our Driver Job Fair will be held on August 2nd from 4 pm until 6 pm at the Lower Parking Lot of ITHACA SCHOOL - 24615 State Hwy 58 - Richland Center, WI 53581 - We will see you there!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Our Throwback Thursday photo takes us back to the 1971 Yearbook as Ithaca honored the "Girls Athletic Association", which predated organized athletics for girls at Ithaca.
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
There is a meeting now for talking about after school programming. Please join us: https://zoom.us/j/3977016441
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
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 25 hours per week. Please contact Ithaca HR at 585-2512 with any questions. Call right away to join the Ithaca team!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
We are looking for a passionate teacher to join the Ithaca Team! We are hiring a Family and Consumer Education Teacher. 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 and join the Ithaca team!
4 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca schools wants your input on beginning a free after school child care. Our next meeting is July 20th at 5:00 PM. The zoom link is here: https://zoom.us/j/3977016441
4 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca high schooler Danny Feryance competed at the National High School Trap competition in Mason, Michigan last weekend. Danny shot 81/100 in the team event, and in the individual event shot a 92/100, just one bird away from qualifying for the final round. Other competitors from his team were Weston student Karlee Peasal who ran a 87/100, and Wonewoc students Abby Verthein (86/100), Hayden Verthein (86/100), and Zach Verthein (79/100). The Vertheins were first-time shooters at Nationals. Congratulations to Danny Feryance and our area competitors!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district has a full time opening for a school nurse. The primary role of the school nurse is to support and advance the health, academic success, and life-long learning of our students. This is a limited full-time position with benefits. Our package includes health, dental and life insurance-, short- and long-term disability, Wisconsin retirement benefits, HSA and flex spending. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with students and staff. A Bachelor of Science is preferred, but we will consider candidates with an associate's degree in nursing. Please call Brooke Hackl in HR at 585-2512 for more information. Call today to become part of our Ithaca team.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is looking for highly qualified and collaborative High School/Middle School Tech Ed teacher to join our team. We offer full benefits, including WI Retirement, Health, Dental, Health savings account, Life insurance and more. Contact Brooke Hackl in HR at 608-585-2512 or check out the WECAN website to apply. Call us today to become part of the Ithaca team!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is now accepting applications for Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Middle School Football Coach, Middle School Volleyball Coach, and Assistant High School Volleyball 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!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca schools wants your input on beginning a free after school child care. Our next meeting is July 20th at 5:00 PM. The zoom link is here: https://zoom.us/j/3977016441
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Julie Prouty
Want to try to drive a bus? Ithaca is hiring, and will train you.
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Congratulations to Marshell Self who qualified for the USA Wrestling Junior and 16U National Championships! Marshell will leave for a training camp on July 15th in Fargo, North Dakota then will wrestle at the famous FargoDome. Good luck, Marshell!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Adam Hess
Reminder: Ithaca athletes need to have a physical or alternate year card taken care of before the August 2nd mandatory school athletic meeting. Forms can be found on the school website at www.Ithaca.k12.wi.us
5 months ago, Adam Hess
Ithaca Schools
Bulldog Pride! Congratulations to Caleb Marchwick who competed at the 2021 State Track and Field meet yesterday! He placed 2nd in the Shot Put with a distance of 48’ 6.25”. That distance also set a new school record previously set by Eric Michel in 2005. Congratulations, Caleb!
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district has a full time opening for a school nurse. The primary role of the school nurse is to support and advance the health, academic success, and life-long learning of our students. This is a limited full time position with benefits. Our package includes health, dental and life insurance; short and long term disability, Wisconsin retirement benefits, HSA as well as flex spending. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with students and staff. A Bachelor of Science is preferred, but we will consider candidates with an associates degree in nursing. Please call Brooke Hackl in HR at 585-2512 for more information. Call today to become part of our Ithaca team.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is hiring a full time or part time Americore “Farm to School” specialist. This position will serve as a liaison between schools and the community as we build up the capacity of our local community to support farm to school programming. You will help maintain a nutrition education program, assist in creating farm to school programming to improve school food environments, control the school gardens, help with menu creations involving local food sources in school meal programs, recruit community volunteers and more. Please call Brooke Hackl in HR at 585-2512 for more information. Call today to become part of our Ithaca team.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca/Weston Shot Put thrower, Caleb Marchwick, placed second at the Boscobel Sectional, barely edged out by the top thrower. Congratulations to Caleb on earning a trip to the 2021 State WIAA Track and Field Championships this Thursday! Tickets went on sale today. THERE WILL BE NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR. All tickets must be purchased online. https://www.expressoticketing.com/wiaa/PickSection.aspx?EN Congratulations, Caleb, and GOOD LUCK at State Thursday! Check out the front page of the program too! https://wiaa1.app.box.com/s/q0is2yemy9kp6d9brxg005br61az4ay7
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Julie Prouty
Ithaca is considering starting an after-school program. We need to have a series of discussions to make it the best fit for our families. If you are interested, please join us virtually on Tuesday, June 22. 5:00 PM. Check your email for the link.
5 months ago, Julie Prouty
Ithaca Schools
Another school record broken! Congratulations to Kaylee Peterson who set a new school record in the 800m race at the Sectional track and field meet in Boscobel Thursday. She clocked in at 2:24.70 to break the record set by Kami (Faber) Clary in 1993.
5 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Hello, This is a quick reminder that our lower gymnasium (community gym) parking lot will be available for our BUS DRIVER JOB FAIR ONLY today (Thursday June 17, 2021). Please refrain from parking in that location for any games, practices or other purposes. The job fair will run from 4 PM until 7 PM. Thanks!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Ithaca-Weston track and field athletes move on to the Boscobel Sectional! Congratulations to all the Ithaca-Weston athletes for such a great showing at the Lancaster Regional last night. Those competing in Boscobel on Thursday are GIRLS: 4x800M relay of Tierney Powell, Kaylee Miller, Saige Albaugh, Kaylee Peterson, Emma Coy, Aubrey Wiedenfeld (4th place), 100M Hurdles Emma Schoen (3rd place), 4x200M relay of Kaylee Miller, Alana Nelson, Emma Schoen, Alivia Koch, Aubri Koch, Keyara Perkins (4th place), 4x100M relay of Kaylee Miller, Alana Nelson, Kaylee Peterson, Emma Schoen, Alivia Koch (2nd place), 800M Kaylee Peterson (4th place); BOYS: 4x800M relay of Lukeus Mueller, Calix Wheaton, Ryan Miller, Tyler Coppernoll, Ryan Lee (3rd place), 100M Jed Scallon (2nd place), 1600M Ryan Lee (2nd place), 4x100M relay of Tyler Coppernoll, Parker Hisel, Jed Scallon, Will Burnely, John Honer, Caleb Marchwick (2nd place ), 300M Hurdles Ryan Miller (3rd place), 3200 Ryan Lee (2nd place), and Shotput Caleb Marchwick (1st place).
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
The Ithaca School district is hosting a “Bus driver Job Fair” June 17th from 4 PM 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 Brooke at 608-585-2512 before June 14. Call now to become part of the Ithaca team!
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
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!
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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,
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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!"
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago, Ithaca Schools
Ithaca Schools
Tonight's JV Baseball games at Prairie du Chien have been cancelled. Please share as needed.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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. 💙🕊
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 months 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!
8 months 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!
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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. 
8 months 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.
8 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!
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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
8 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!
8 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!
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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.
8 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
8 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.
8 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!
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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.
8 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
8 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.
8 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.
8 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
8 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
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 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
9 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!
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 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.
9 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.
9 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
9 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.
9 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
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 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
9 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!
9 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
9 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!
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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
9 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
9 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.
9 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!
9 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
9 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.
9 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
9 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.
9 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!
9 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
9 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.
9 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!
9 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
9 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
9 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.
9 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!
9 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!
9 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.
9 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
9 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!
9 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
9 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.
9 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
9 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
9 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.
9 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
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