IACS ms News

Virtual ILP (Individual Learning Plan) Conferences

Virtual ILP (Individual Learning Plan) Conferences begin on 10/14. We’ll be checking in about how remote learning is going and set goal(s) for the year together. If you have not yet signed up for a time slot, please be in …

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Middle School Virtual Extracurricular Activities/Clubs Starting

Virtual Extracurricular Activities/Clubs Starting  Please check out this padlet (virtual bulletin board) to see what extracurricular activities are starting at the middle school and how to sign up.

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Logging on to Middle School Classes for Remote Learning

Students will need to sign in to your school Google account. User names and passwords for returning students have not changed. New students received their user names and passwords at their advisory meet-ups and they were also emailed to families …

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MS Summer Packets

2020 Summer Packets All students have a summer packet of work for both Math and English Language/Arts to keep their skills sharp. Returning students were sent an invitation for 2 different summer packet Google Classrooms (one for Math and one …

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After School Art Spring Session

After School Art Spring Session 8-week Spring Session registration is open! Offered on Mondays or Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:30, the after school art program allows students access to a wide variety of materials and tools in the art room …

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Title I Funding Parent Input Session

Come learn about how our school uses Title I funding and share your input on we use our funding in future school years to maximize our reach with our students. Due to the snow delay, the session has been rescheduled …

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Middle School Poetry Slam

We’re hosting a poetry slam for middle school students and staff to read their original poems out loud in a poetry SLAM style on Thursday, March 26th from 3:00-4:30 pm in the auditorium. Come share your poetry or listen and …

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Semester 1 Portfolio Work

We’re excited to share some changes to our schoolwide portfolio system. Students will be focusing on their growth in the 4 school outcomes of self-direction, effective communication, community membership, and problem-solving and selecting projects as evidence to include in their …

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7th/8th grade trip to Boda Borg

The 7th and 8th grade advisories will be going on an advisory field trip to Boda Borg in Malden, MA. Here’s some quick information about the trip: The Problem Solving Team (Advisories Baerg, Grabeyra, Johnson, LamLa, Leonard, Pisco, Uyaguari, and …

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MS Art Show/Embrace Winter Social

Join us on Friday, January 31 from 7 – 9 pm for an evening of fun, food, and the Middle School Art Show!  Volunteers are needed both to set up and break down the art show. Please email jshaby@innovationcharter.org if …

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Middle School Semester Shift

Semester 1 will close on Tuesday, January 21st. Semester 2 begins on Wednesday, January 22nd. Students will shift from Science Project to Social Studies Project (or vice versa) and Wellness (Challenge/Health) to Music and Art (or vice versa). Semester 1 …

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MS Concert

Come hear the MS chorus and the two MS bands perform at the winter concert on Wednesday, 12/11 at 6pm! Admission is free, so bring family and friends!

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After School Program News

The After School Program will not be available on Wednesday, November 27th before the Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday, December 18th or on Friday, December 20th, the day before the December break.  Please make alternative arrangements for your child on these dates. …

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Reminder about Personal Device Policy

A reminder that fifth and sixth grade students are not allowed to use personal devices during the school day between 8-3 pm unless they have teacher permission. Students in seventh and eight grade may use personal devices during passing time …

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Picking Up Students

Middle School students are supervised until 3:05 when dismissal ends and need to be picked up by that time. If students are staying for extra help, please ensure that the student and family has made arrangements with the teacher in …

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HS Transition

It is that time of year that eighth grade student and families are looking ahead to high school. If you missed our first open house, never fear…there is another one coming up on January 22nd from 6-8 pm.  For students …

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Save the Date- Quality Night!

Presenting at Quality Night is a promotion requirement. Fifth and seventh graders will present twice throughout the school year. Sixth and eighth graders will present in December and turn their focus to preparing for their gateway jury presentation in the …

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Middle School Parent/Principal Advisory Council

The MS Parent/Principal Advisory Council will meet five mornings this year from 7:45-8:30 am. This year the council will be meeting on 10/17, 11/14, 1/9, 3/5, and 5/14. Parents that join the group are asked to commit to the council …

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MS Aspen Family Portals

Family Portals in Aspen allow parents/guardians to see a student’s schedule, attendance, missing work, and grades as well as progress reports and report cards when they are released. All families have been emailed logins. If you have not received your …

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5th grade Science Field Trip

The 5th grade science students will be attending a science field trip on September 26th (EC Team) and September 27th (CM Team) to the Nashua River in Groton to sample the pond water on shore and to make observations of …

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The Scribbler

The Scribbler is looking for editors and anyone interested in putting together a literary magazine for the year. This is a yearlong commitment, and we are looking for students who are hardworking and dedicated to publish a literary magazine by …

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MS Yearbook

Yearbook is a yearlong commitment for dedicated, hard working students in good academic standing, who can honor the obligation we have to the community to publish a quality yearbook.   The Yearbook Committee will meet on Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 …

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JBOP

The JBOP (Just a Bunch Of People) club will be here to support people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc. If you are a middle school student and you…   Identify as LGBTQ+… Are questioning whether you …

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Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is starting up again! Do you love role playing? All ability levels are welcome to the D&D Club. We will meet on Thursdays after school, beginning September 26th. We will be in room 207 from 3:00-4:00. If …

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Calling all Singers!

MS Chorus begins on Wednesday, September 11th from 12:25-1:45 in the Middle School Music Room. Open to students in grades 5-8 and meets on Half-Day Wednesdays from 12:25-1: 45 pm. Students must provide their own transportation home at 1:45 pm. …

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Afterschool MS Art Program

10-week Fall Session registration is open! Runs Sept 17th – Nov 21 Offered on Tuesday or Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30, the after school art program allows students access to a wide variety of materials and tools in the art …

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MS Band

Come join the band! If you’ve never played before, beginner band is for you. Choose from flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, or percussion. We meet in 510 on Mon & Thur from 3-4:30. Already played one of those …

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Fall ILP (Individual Learning Plan) Conferences

Advisors are scheduling ILP (Individual Learning Plans) for Wednesday, Sept 18th and Wednesday, Oct. 2. At the conference, Parents/Guardians, student and advisor (along with advice from teachers) discuss and come to consensus on attainable and measurable goals for the student. …

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DESE Family Guide to State Standards

Our state department of education recently published easy-to-read, concise guides (in several languages) for families about what students are learning at each grade level and ways families can support students at particular grade levels. Check it out at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/highstandards/default.html

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Middle School Back to School Night

Mark your calendars for 9/19 6-8 pm.Families will follow their child’s schedule, meet teachers and learn about their grade-level curriculum and expectations.

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Handicap Parking

Handicap Parking

Reminder for parents picking up students: Unless you are eligible, please do not pull into the handicap parking spaces at the circle in front of the school to pickup your child. Thank you.

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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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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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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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Sargent Center Trip

7th & 8th Graders in action at Sargent

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