IACS School News

IACS School News

School updates and notices. Our calendar is another source of useful information. 

College Acceptance Update 2/17/17

72 seniors (83% of the Class of 2017) have been accepted to the following 78 colleges/universities    Assumption College Becker College University of Bridgeport Bridgewater State University Bryant University Champlain College Clark University Colby-Sawyer College University of Colorado at Boulder …

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Paying for College Presentation

Paying for College Presentation

A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority MEFA is scheduled to come to speak with junior parents/guardians on March 29th at 6:30 in the Tyngsborough High School auditorium. Parents & guardians of Innovation Academy students are invited to attend as …

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College Fair This Thursday!

Innovation Academy and Tyngsborough High School will once again be partnering together to host a College Fair that will be held at Tyngsborough High School.   Students and parents should make every effort to take advantage of this opportunity. Below you …

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Upcoming Programs at the Tyngsborough Public Library

A message from the Tyngsborough Public Library… Hi, everyone – We have some great programs coming up at the Tyngsborough Public Library during the vacation week and into March. We have attached the following program flyers to this email: 1. …

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Board of Trustees February Meeting

  Topic Lead Minutes Call to Order; Review and Approve Minutes 1/9/17 Board Meeting Chair 5 Public Comment Time (if requested)* Chair 5 Presentation: Charter School Finance HOS 30 Strategic Plan Discussion Review and discuss homework. HOS Vision Statement Chair …

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1st Place for HS Cheer Team!

1st Place for HS Cheer Team!

Congratulations to the HS Varsity cheer team, Coach Kyles & Coach Tupaj, as they came in 1st place at this weekends competition at Lowell HS- beating Bradford Christian Academy and Swampscott HS.  Their next competition will be on February 19th …

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Earth & Space Science Class

IACS students were able to tour MIT’s Haystack Observatory in Westford. Mrs. Hinkle’s students had a great tour of the radio telescope. The students also conducted a night-time lab at IACS this past Thursday night to use telescopes.   

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February Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to Sarah Mayotte and Maria Frey for being selected as the seniors of the month for February. Sarah has been a standout on National Honor Society and has gone above and beyond with her volunteering and community service efforts. …

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MS After School Art Upcoming Session

Our next 8 week session will be starting at the beginning of March. This session’s classes will be on Monday and Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30. Please send in registration form and fee by 2/17/17 to secure your student’s space …

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MS Advisory Service Projects

All middle school advisories will be participating in community service projects. Our school day has some extended advisory time incorporated on February 14th and March 22nd to develop and participate in projects. Some advisories will be off campus, visiting residents …

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MS Essay Writing Practice

Middle school students will utilize some time in school on February 10th and March 10th for practice essay writing. While students frequently are working on their writing skills in English/Language Arts and across the curriculum, they typically are not working …

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Transition to New Science Standards/Structural Change for MS for 2017-2018 School Year

Last spring, the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education released new standards for Science and Technology/Engineering. Standards are learning goals that delineate the content and skills students should learn at each grade level. Since the standards have been released, …

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All-State Chorus

All-State Chorus

Congratulations to Zach Hoyt and Abbie King for being accepted into the Massachusetts All-State Chorus! All-State will take place March 9-11 in Boston.  They will rehearse for 3 days and then perform a concert at Symphony Hall at 1:00pm on …

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Middle School Semester 1 Assessments- Published to x2 Student and Family Portal

The Middle School Semester 1 Assessment (report card)  has been published to our Follett Aspen family portal. Listed below are the steps for accessing the document: Step 1: Log into X2 Follett Aspen from the link at http://www.innovationcharter.org/    Step …

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Lowell Sun All-Stars

Lowell Sun All-Stars

Congratulations to Isabela and Araceli Schmalz for being recognized as Second Team Lowell Sun All-Stars for Girls Soccer! Nick Passarelli was also recognized as a Second Team All-Star for Cross Country and Calvin Lee, Joe Jarvis, and Josh Sweetland (not …

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Board of Trustees: Ownership Linkage Meeting

Meeting Location – Innovation Academy Murdoch Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room   Item Topic Lead Topic Minutes 1 CG Call to Order 1 2 CG Public Comment Time (only if requested) 5 3 CG Approval of Minutes from 10/12/2016 5 …

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Feb. 16th College Fair!

You are invited to attend the third annual Innovation Academy and Tyngsborough High School COLLEGE FAIR  Thursday February 16th 2017  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm   Host School Tyngsborough High School 36 Norris Road Tyngsborough, MA 01879   There are currently over 60 …

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COLLEGE COUNSELING NEWS AND NOTES: JANUARY 2017

COLLEGE COUNSELING NEWS AND NOTES: JANUARY 2017   Student Questionnaire, Naviance Self-Assessment Tools and Parent Questionnaire   Reminders are below and refer to the College Counseling Handbook for further info on completing the following steps: Naviance: http://connection.naviance.com/iacs Students should be using …

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Northeastern Senior District Chorus

Congratulations to the following Chorale students who were accepted and participated in the Northeastern Senior District Chorus this past Saturday at UMass Lowell. The 200 member Chorus was comprised of students selected from 58 towns.  Students rehearsed Wednesday & Friday from …

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Re-enrollment forms Due 1/27

Re-enrollment Forms have been mailed to current families. They need to be returned to the main office by January 27th.  Please remember if you have a sibling that would like to enroll at IACS for the 2017-2018 school year  you …

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5th/6th Grade Movie Night- 1/20

IACA is hosting a winter movie night for 5th and 6th graders on January 20th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Cost is $5.00 and includes popcorn and a drink. Other snacks will be available for $1.00. Students are casting …

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High School Open House for 8th Grade Students and Families

High School Open House for 8th Grade Students and Families

On Wednesday, January 18th from 6-8pm there will be the 3rd and final open house for 8th grade students and their families. Please enter through the entrance by the auditorium. Attendees will be able to rotate through three different classrooms in order to …

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Mid-January College Counseling Update

Congratulations to the 61 seniors (69% of the Class of 2017) who have been accepted to the following 58 colleges/universities:   Assumption College Becker College University of Bridgeport Bridgewater State University Champlain College Clark University Colby-Sawyer College University of Colorado, …

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Second Semester!

It’s hard to believe but another semester has come and gone. Second semester will begin on Wednesday, January 18. Students will begin the day meeting with their advisor for 5 minutes to get a hard copy of their 2nd semester …

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MS Close of Semester 1

Semester 1 closes on Friday, January 13th. Semester 1 Middle School Report Cards will be issued on Friday, January 27th. Semester 2 will begin when students return from the long weekend on Wednesday, January 18th. Students that began the year …

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Snowcoming – Winter Semi-Formal Dance

Snowcoming - Winter Semi-Formal Dance

A message from Student Government: This semi-formal dance is meant to bring students together in a fun and safe environment. Now, is a great opportunity to donate to and take part in the IACS community. Student Government is looking for …

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IACS Student Organizes Fundraiser for Rosie’s Place

IACS Student Organizes Fundraiser for Rosie's Place

  Senior Josie Lopez has organized a dinner on April 15th to benefit Rosie’s Place, which is an all women’s shelter in Boston. Thanks for planning the event Josie and we are very proud of your efforts to help others …

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January Board of Trustees Meeting

  Topic Lead Minutes Call to Order; Review and Approve Minutes 12/19/16 Board Meeting Chair 5 Public Comment Time (if requested)* Chair 5 Presentation: Student Health & Wellness Overview HOS 30 Strategic Plan Discussion Reviewing Ends Statement for HOS Strategic …

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Seniors of the Month for January

Seniors of the Month for January

Congratulations to Melanie Thomas and Jamie Thibeault for being our seniors of the month for January. Melanie was recognized for her community membership during her Outdoor Adventure Wellness class.  Melanie has been an excellent role model to the underclassmen in …

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Endersession

The Endersession Packet has been emailed to all students and families, but in case you missed it, here is a link to the packet. Students should return their forms between January 3 and January 20…there is no advantage to returning …

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Ballot Question 4 & Schools

With the passage of Ballot Question 4, the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, some may wonder how this impacts schools? The short answer is, not at all…nothing in our policies or procedures is impacted by this change. To …

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College Acceptance Update for December

Congratulations to the 56 seniors (64% of the Class of 2017) who have already been accepted to the following 49 colleges/universities:   Assumption College Becker College University of Bridgeport Clark University Colby-Sawyer College University of Colorado at Boulder Curry College …

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Calling all Middle School Singers!

Calling all Middle School Singers!   The Middle School Chorus will resume on Wednesday January 4th. Middle School Chorus will meet on Wednesdays after school from 12:25-1:30 in the Middle School Music Room.   We welcome all Middle School students …

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Commonwealth Commitment

Bonus…if a student takes Dual Enrollment classes in high school they will save even more!

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December Board of Trustees Meeting

  Call to Order; Review and Approve Minutes 11/21/16 Board Meeting Chair 5 Public Comment Time (if requested)* Chair 5 Presentation: Special Education & Federal Programs HOS 30 Head of School’s Report MCAS Analysis and Recommendations Strategic Plan Guiding Document …

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PSAT Score Report Information

PSAT Score Report Information

Juniors and Sophomores: PSAT scores will be released throughout the day on Monday (12/12) through each student’s College Board account. College Board has sent an email with instructions to parents/students on how to access these score reports as well as how to …

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MS Progress Reports Published

MS Progress Report #2 of Semester 1 was published this week to our x2 Aspen family portal. Please review it with your child to help them celebrate areas of accomplishment and consider ways in which they can improve their performance. …

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IACS School Closings & Delays

IACS School Closings & Delays

Because IACS serves a large region and does not have it’s own public works department to assess wintery road conditions, we make our decisions to delay, close, or hold normal hours based on reports we receive from surrounding districts. This …

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Instrumental Ensemble at Festival of Trees

(L to R) Hannah Goldthwait, Hannah George, Nathan George, Isaiah Krehbiel, Zachary Palmer and Ms. Destramp      

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Summer Opportunities Fair 1/22/17

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December Breakfast and Lunch Menu

The December Breakfast & Lunch Menu is posted here. Contact Karen Drake kdrake@innovationcharter.org if you have any questions about the School Nutrition Program.

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Picture Re-takes

Picture re-take day for both MS and HS is Thursday, December 8th for students that were absent or would like to have their photo re-taken. Please bring the original photos that were taken and give to the photographer.

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Upcoming Musical Events at IACS

The schedule at IACS between now and winter break is jam-packed with musical events! – On Friday, 12/2, a small group of student musicians will be playing at Tyngsboro’s Festival of Trees. Come hear them from 5:30-6:30 at the Tyngsboro …

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December Seniors of the Month

December Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to Rebecca Kearns, Kayleigh Sorrentino, and Antonio Nogales for being recognized by the faculty as our outstanding seniors for the month of December. All three students are great examples of what we value about community membership. Rebecca is known …

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ACTFL Convention

ACTFL Convention

Last week, IACS Spanish teachers Ofelin Tortorelli, Jose Lopez, Gale Stafford, and Carrie Tawadros presented at the 2016 ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) convention. Their presentation was titled “Learning by Doing: Project Based learning in a …

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Tyngsborough Festival of Trees

Tyngsborough Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is happening this weekend at the Historic Town Hall in Tyngsborough and students from IACS will be participating. Tonight (12/2) at around 5:30pm students from our Instrumental Ensemble will be performing and the choir will be …

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Merrimack Valley: A Regional History

Students from Ms. Hinkle’s and Ms. Ayala’s interdisciplinary Merrimack Valley class enjoyed a site visit to Lowell today.

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College Acceptance Update 12/1/16

Congratulations to Carla Tenaglia and the 16 other seniors listed below that have already learned of their acceptance to college. December is a busy month for students that applied for Early Action or Early Decision so there will be a …

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Switch to Biology MCAS Exam

Switch to Biology MCAS Exam

It is a little known fact that while there is only one English and Math MCAS exam that all grade 10 students take state-wide, high schools can choose one of four Science and Technology exams for their students to take …

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Senior District Chorus

Congratulations to IACS chorus students and their teacher, Erin Lane! After auditioning last weekend, nine of our students were accepted to the Senior District Chorus and seven received an All-State Recommendation  (* denotes All-State Rec). The students listed below will be attending …

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Middle School Quality Night

December 6th and 7th mark our first Quality Night Prep Days in advance of Quality Night. Students will be selecting one of their projects to present at Quality Night. During Quality Night prep time, students will make any revisions, if …

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IACS Envirothon Team

IACS Envirothon Team

Under the leadership of science teacher Katharine Hinkle and some Green Team members, IACS has formed a team to participate in Envirothon this year. According to the Envirothon Website: “The Envirothon is Massachusetts’ leading natural resource education program for high …

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NHS November Update

NHS November Update

Camp Sunshine The IACS National Honor Society would like to thank our Middle School students, and their parents,  who generously supported our Camp Sunshine donation drive. We proudly filled Ms. Pratt’s SUV with supplies that she delivered to Maine last …

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November Board of Trustees Meeting

  Topic Lead Minutes Call to Order; Review and Approve Minutes 10/17/16 Board Meeting Chair 5 Public Comment Time (if requested)* Chair 5 Presentation: High School Academics and Curriculum HOS 30 Head of School’s Report HOS 15 Review Monitoring Reports …

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School Health Screenings for 7th and 10th graders

Each school year IACS conducts school health screenings for all current 7th and 10th grade students.  The screenings include a vision screen, hearing screen and a height/weight screen (BMI).  All screenings are done privately and all results are kept in …

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Please be certain to mark your calendars. All middle school students are required to present at Quality Night. Self-Direction and Effective Communication Teams Tuesday, 12/13 ~ 6-7:15 pm Community Membership and Problem-Solving Teams Thursday, 12/15 ~ 6-7:15 pm

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Financial Aid TV

FInancial Aid TV

Click the following link for a series of short videos on college financial aide. The videos were produced by Framingham State University. FINANCIAL AID TV

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Makerspace – Tyngsborough Public Library

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11th Grade College Night Program

  WHAT: 11TH GRADE COLLEGE NIGHT KICK-OFF 2016 WHEN: TUESDAY DECEMBER 20TH 2016 @ 6:00 PM-7:30 PM WHO: ALL 11TH GRADERS AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS WHERE: IACS AUDITORIUM   ALL students and parents should plan on attending this event. The evening …

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College Counseling Update for November

College Counseling Update for November

COLLEGE COUNSELING NEWS AND NOTES: November 2016 I:  Class of 2017 Early Action Application Update II: FAFSA Day, CSS Profile and Financial Aid Forms III: Application Materials Sent to College and Application Status Updates IV: Who Sends What? Applying to …

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Community Service at IACS

At IACS, we know that teaching goes beyond the classroom walls. We have seen the results first hand when students participate in community service. It fosters team work, encourages critical thinking, problem solving and generates self-esteem, not to mention the …

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There IS school on Election Day

Just a reminder that IACS will operate on normal hours on Election Day, Tuesday November 8th.  A special note to Tyngsboro families that Dee Bus will run their “two bus plan” (same system as our early release Wednesdays) since Tyngsboro …

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Attendance Messages

A friendly reminder that all attendance messages (notes, voicemails, emails, etc.) should go to the main office (mainoffice@innovationcharter.org) and not teachers, advisors, or other staff.   Having attendance streamlined in this manner improves our internal communication systems.   Thank you.

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November Breakfast and Lunch Menu

The November Breakfast & Lunch Menu is posted here. Contact Karen Drake kdrake@innovationcharter.org if you have any questions about the School Nutrition Program.

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Happy Period Project

Student Josivett Lopez has organized a collection drive to benefit women at a local shelter.  The collection bin will be located near Dr. Arnold’s office.  Feminine hygiene products such as pads, tampons, panty liners, menstrual cups and intimate cleansing & …

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For 8th graders Applying to Technical or Independent Schools

Please be aware that deadlines can be quite early. Please provide 2 weeks or more notice for letter of recommendations in order to give staff adequate time. Any requests for other documents (transcripts, attendance/conduct record, etc.) can be made to …

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SAT Prep

Correction in the IACS SAT Prep Schedule for Juniors and Sophomores: The classes will end at 3 PM to help students with after school transportation. The SAT Prep Class will run from 1:40-3:00 pm (Choice Block on Fridays). See registration …

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MS Progress Reports Published

Middle school progress reports were published to the X2 Aspen portal on Thursday, 10/27. Families and students should have received an email when the progress report was published to the portal. Please log on to view the progress report on …

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Prom Dress Collection

The IACS Prom Committee is starting a new project called the Chic Boutique. It will be a fun safe space for people who would like to wear dresses to prom for free…YES FREE! Here is how it works: If you …

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Say Something Week

Next week, IACS will be participating in Say Something Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. The Say Something program provides a framework to create a newly empowered student body that looks out for each other, …

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Health and Wellness Update

As part of  our ongoing  commitment to providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment for our students, IACS has updated the  Substance Use Prevention and Education Policy.  You may find it here, on the  IACS website under the Health Office …

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Lost and Found Bins

Our lost and found bins are overflowing. We’ll be cleaning them out and donating the items to local charities on 10/31. Please ask your student to look through them or come by school if you are missing items.

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7th/8th grade Halloween Social

Get ready for some spooky fun! Our 7/8th grade social is Friday, October 28 from 7-9pm. Thank you to everyone who volunteered for this event! Costumes are optional, but we will have a prize for the best boy and girl …

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MS After School Art

The second session of after school art classes are starting soon!  Classes begin the week of November 8, and students can sign up for either the Tuesday or Thursday session. Like previous sessions, this 8 week open studio class allows …

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Middle School Art Needs Your Recyclables

We are in need of clean cereal boxes or other similar cardboard packaging for an upcoming 6th grade project. Please have students bring materials to the art room. Please no packaging from foods containing nuts.  Thank you!!!

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MS Winter Athletics Registration

Winter sports packets were handed out to all middle school students. All paperwork is due back to the Athletic Department by Tuesday, November 1st. Please read through the packet information to see if your child is interested in any of …

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IACS Teacher Goes National!

IACS High school science teacher, Katharine Hinkle, has been selected by NPR’s Science Friday show to be part of their Educator Collaborative. She will be interviewed on the radio today from 2:40-3:00. If you miss it live the audio should …

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IACS Attends WPI Math Meet

On Tuesday, Ms. Pratt took a team of four IACS students to compete in the 29th Annual WPI Math Meet. These students competed against other teams from over 80 different schools. It it was a great experience for all involved. Great …

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Instrumental Ensemble Visits the BSO

The new IACS Instrumental Ensemble, led by music teacher Julian Sciolla, was able to visit a live rehearsal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Thursday. This was a special opportunity because the world-famous cellist, Yo Yo Ma, was performing with the …

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PSAT Calculator Policy

Bring One of These Calculators Graphing calculator (most models permitted; (see page 24 for specific information https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/official-student-guide-psat-nmsqt-2016.pdf) Scientific calculator Four-function calculator (not recommended) Leave These Devices at Home Anything that can connect to the Internet Anything that makes noise or “talks” …

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Special Education Workshop

Innovation Academy will host a workshop covering Basic Rights in Special Education on November 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30.  This workshop will be led by a representative from the Federation for Children with Special Needs and will provide an overview …

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Intern Mentors Sought

As part of our mission at IACS, we offer our upperclassman an opportunity to take advantage in an Internship program on Wednesday afternoons (1-5pm). The program gives students the opportunity to obtain some first hand exposure and experience in the …

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Spanish Immersion Trip for Students in Grades 8 & 9

This immersion trip is open to 8th and 9th graders who have been in the Spanish program for at least two years. If you are interested and were not able to go to the meeting, please contact Stel Schmalz:  sschmalz@innovationcharter.org …

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Middle School Picture Day

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October Board of Trustees Meeting

Innovation Academy Charter School Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda October 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM   Topic Lead Minutes Call to Order; Review and Approve Minutes 9/19/16 Board Meeting 10/3/16 Board Retreat Chair 5 Public Comment Time (if requested)* Chair …

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College Info for Junior Parents

Juniors and Parents/Guardians, Before we officially begin the college process on the evening of Tuesday December 20th (6:00 pm-7:30 pm) with the ’11th Grade College Kick-Off Night’, I wanted to share with you three upcoming opportunities to get things started …

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High School Spirit Week!

Spirit Week is next week!!! October 11-14 Monday: No school! Tuesday: pajama day Wednesday: twin day Thursday: favorite sport/sports team day Friday: class colors for the Fall Festival. You should plan for active-wear for the day due to the nature …

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October Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to our October Seniors of the Month, Katie Shapiro and Alex Girouard! Both students were recognized for their outstanding displays of community membership. Katie is known to help other students in class by leading study group sessions and for helping …

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Camp Sunshine – Charitable Giving Drive

  This Fall, and instead of a Thanksgiving Food Drive, NHS and the Middle School have joined forces to support Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine. Camp Sunshine operates year-round and “provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope …

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October BOT Ownership Linkage Meeting

Please click here to see the agenda. Per Open Meeting Law, public boards may allow time for public comment, as permitted the chair.  A desire to comment at a board meeting should be submitted 24 hours in advance to bot@innovationcharter.org …

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October Breakfast & Lunch Menu Posted

The OctoberBreakfast & Lunch Menu is posted here. To better serve IACS families, an innovative point of sale (POS) system, specifically designed for school nutrition programs, is being implemented this year.  This eliminates the need to pre-order meals. More information …

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Collection for Camp Sunshine

IACS National Honor Society and Middle School are proud to join forces to support Camp Sunshine, a retreat, located in Casco, Maine, that caters to the needs of children dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Camp Sunshine was brought to our attention …

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Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Please support our school!  Our annual Yankee Candle Fundraiser is kicking off this Friday, September 23 and running until October 7. The packets were issued to all students this week.  You can order two ways:   Fill out the order …

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MS Parent Principal Advisory Council Forming

The MS Parent/Principal Advisory Council will meet five Fridays a year from 7:45-8:30 am. This year the council will be meeting on 10/21, 12/2, 2/3 , 3/17, and 5/19. Parents that join the group are asked to commit to the …

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MS Parent Night: Grading System and x2 Aspen Follett 10/12

Recently middle school families received x2 parent and student portal passwords and a written overview of our middle school grading system. Do you have follow-up questions about our middle school grading system? Would you like a tutorial on how to …

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HS Back to School Night

I hope to see everyone at the High School Back to School this Thursday from 6-8pm. Here is the schedule for the evening: 6:00 – 6:10       Parents pick up student schedule outside of the auditorium 6:10 – …

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Sargent Center Trip

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PSAT Commended Students

Congratulations to Spencer Royston and Keegan Lennon for being recognized as “Commended Students” by the College Board. They are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million student …

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Board of Trustees October Nominations Meeting

  Nominations Committee Agenda 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meeting Location – IACS, Murdoch Hall Room 145 Item Topic Lead Topic Minutes 1 AN-S Call to Order. 1 2 AN-S Public Comment Time (only if requested) [1] 5 3 AN-S …

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FAFSA Day

Save the Date for FAFSA Day The main date will beSunday, November 6th at 1pm at UMass-Lowell. Registration and information on what is required to bring with you is listed below. Address:  UMass Lowell O’ Leary Library Rooms 222, 200a, and …

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Paying for College

Dear 12th and 11th Grade Parents/Students: In collaboration with Tyngsboro High School, Innovation Academy is once again offering parents and students the opportunity to attend a presentation on COLLEGE FINANCING. The one-hour seminar will be held on THURSDAY October 27th at 6:30 PM hosted by TYNGSBORO …

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Murdoch Hall Dedication

Innovation Academy’s roots date back to 1995 when we were chartered as the “Chelmsford Public Charter School.”  Linn Murdoch was a founding parent and Board Member who helped create the vision captured in our charter, making her a true “Founding …

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Field Work

Students in Mrs. Hinkle’s Earth and Space Science Dual Enrollment class are seen here measuring stream flow at Mine Fells in Nashua this week.  Mrs. Hinkle normally takes her students to conduct this study at a park in Westford, but …

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Tardies

We all appreciate that getting teenagers out the door in the morning to get them to school on-time can be a real challenge, but I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of our tardy to school policy. …

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Student Government

Congratulations to Alex and Mary for their selection as student government co-presidents. Thank you for your willingness to take on the challenge.

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x2 Follett Aspen is our online gradebook and database. Families and students can use it to view student schedules, view attendance records, get a sense of current progress based on grades, and note any missing assignments. Passwords for new middle …

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At Middle School Back to School Night, we shared some homework tips to help with making the transition to middle school. They are shared by clicking this link.

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September Board of Trustees Meeting

Innovation Academy Charter School Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda September 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM   Topic Lead Minutes Call to Order; Review and Approve Minutes 6/13/16 Board Meeting 8/29/16 Board Meeting Chair 5 Public Comment Time (if requested)* Chair …

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Messages During the School Day

The school has observed a significant increase in requests to pass along messages during the school day.  Because we do not want to interrupt the learning process in classes, we ask families to limit such request for urgent information. Of …

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Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Conferences

At the outset of the year, each student meets with their advisor and a parent/guardian to set goals as part of an Individual Learning Plan for the year. This year, we have set aside the afternoons of Wednesday, 9/21 and …

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Substitute Teacher Training

If you are interested in substitute teaching at IACS this year, we are holding trainings on Tuesday, 9/13 and Thursday, 9/22 at 8:15 am. Come to either training to learn more about substitute teacher training and to complete paperwork to …

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7th/8th Grade Sargent Center Trip

Seventh and eighth grade students were given an information packet and paperwork to complete for the upcoming Sargent Center trip in advisory. There will be an information session for students during the school day on 9/13. Later that evening, families …

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New Music Classroom and Courses

This summer room 146 was totally renovated to make it more conducive as an instrumental music classroom. Our facilities crew, including Mike and Colin, did a great job preparing the space. New acoustic guitars and keyboards were purchased so that …

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October Lottery

IACS will be holding an October Lottery for the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, October 13th at 4 pm.  All applications are due by 12 noon on Wednesday, October 12th.  Our lotteries are public events, so families are welcome to …

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College Counseling News for 9/9/16

1) PSAT Registration Reminder: PSAT Registration and Payment is due by September 15th for the Saturday October 15thtest date. All 11th grade students are expected to take the practice test and 10th grade students are highly encouraged. Students were provided …

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Free Parent Workshops on the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The A.M.S.I. Foundation in collaboration with Jack Wang, Financial Coach, hosts a three workshop series for parents and students on the FAFSA, filling out the form, and how to read financial aid award letters. These workshops are designed to provide …

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Middle School Back to School Night

Middle School Back to School Night is Thursday, September 15th from 6-8 pm. Mark your calendars! Come meet your child’s teachers and follow a modified version of their day to hear more about the curriculum.

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Seniors of the Month for September!

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Willgohs and Melanie Carignan for being our first “Seniors of the Month” award recipients. This is a new recognition initiative that was developed by last years Student-Principal Advisory Council. Winners will be able to enjoy the reserved parking …

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HS Opening Information

School begins tomorrow and we are all excited to welcome everyone to the high school. A lot of preparation has been going on since teachers returned last week to make sure students have a great beginning to the year and …

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Bus Routes

Here are the Tyngsboro AM Bus Routes to Innovation.

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IACS Board of Trustees August Meeting

The IACS Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 pm in Room 145.  Meeting is public and the agenda can be read here.  Preceding this meeting (5  pm), there will be a public presentation by Aramark …

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August 11th Lottery

IACS will be holding its third lottery for the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, August 11th at 4 pm.  Applications can be found on our website or picked up in our main lobby.  Please send questions to Kathleen Feeney by …

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2016-17 School Year Calendar

We have confirmed our school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.  You can download a PDF copy here.

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