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IACS School News

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

Summer Programs at the Tyngsborough Public Library

Teens summer reading email to schools 2019

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High School Summer Reading

High School Summer Reading

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2019 Junior/Senior Award Recipients

2019 Junior/Senior Award Recipients

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Class of 2019

College Acceptances for the Class of 2019

Our seniors were accepted to the following colleges and the colleges with an * are where our students have decided to attend. Congratulations to our seniors and the great work of our College Counseling Department Agnes Scott College Amherst College …

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College Fair

College Fair

There is a college fair coming up on May 21st (Tuesday). It’s located at Merrimack College in their athletic facility (6:30-8:30pm, Lawler rink). There will be 150 New England colleges in attendance.    Check out the list here: https://neacac.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/Fairs/merrimack_april_5_2019.pdf

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Model UN Team

Model UN Team

The Model UN team has competed in their spring conferences and brought home several delegation and member awards.  The team spent a March weekend in Boston attending a 40 hour crisis simulation during Boston College’s EagleMUNC, along with 750 other …

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College Kick Off for Juniors and their Parents

College Kick Off for Juniors and their Parents

College Kick Off for Juniors and their Parents Save the Date! This events for juniors and their parents only will be held on Thursday, January 17th, at 7pm in the high school auditorium. Topics covered at that meeting include: College …

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IACS Senior Sets Record

Senior Sets State Shot Put Record!

http://www.lowellsun.com/sports/ci_32335075/innovations-felty-sets-state-shot-put-record https://ma.milesplit.com/articles/253440-massachusetts-boys-indoor-state-leaderboard-1217-update

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Seniors of the Month for December

Seniors of the Month for December

Congratulations to Jonathan Passarelli and Ben MacKinnon for being nominated as seniors of the month for December. Ben was recognized for his excellent community membership skills. He is a bright student that works just as hard participating in athletics as …

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Winter Semi-Formal Seeks Donations

Winter Semi-Formal Seeks Donations 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. A list has been made of …

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Chemistry Ambassadors

Chemistry Ambassadors

Ms. Derival’s chemistry honors students can choose to be Science Ambassadors through the Green Chemistry Storytellers and/or Public Engagers tracks. Some teams are also disseminating info on systems thinking tools through their lessons/activities. Last Friday, Sona, Anita and Hannah visited …

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MAST 2018

MAST 2018

Chemistry teacher Ms. Derival and senior Carrie Brooks attended the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers conference where they co-presented on the “Sustainable Living Project”. The Sustainable Living Project is the final project in our chemistry classes. Guided by the 12 …

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John and Abigail Adams Scholarship 2019

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship 2019

This year 26 seniors, representing 28% of the Class of 2019, at Innovation Academy Charter School (IACS) earned the John and Abigail Adams scholarship.  This award marks high achievement on the Math, English Language Arts, and Science MCAS exams. Recipients …

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November Seniors of the Month

November Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to Tristan Rowe and Leo Premru for being recognized by their peers and teachers as our Seniors of the Month for November. Tristan is known for happily helping others. Tristan has been an asset to his classmates in his …

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IACS eSports Team

IACS eSports Team plays 1st Match Coached by our IT guru, Nick Troy, the IACS eSports team played its first two matches on Tuesday. The new eSports League in Massachusetts consists of 34 Teams in 21 different schools (schools can …

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Teens & Healthy Relationships

Teens & Healthy Relationships

On Tuesday, October 16th, grades 9-12 will attend an assembly on healthy teen relationships and sexual harassment. The presentation is a program that is provided by the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth. IACS is one of over a 100 charter schools, …

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Internships

Internships

Nearly 80 juniors and seniors are planning on completing internships this year. Here is a list of internship locations for our students this semester… Affordable Auto Animal Adventures Beyond Benign Burlington Veterinarian Hospital Center School Community Team Network Environmental & …

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October Seniors of the Month

October Seniors of the Month

We had a ton of great nominations this month, but unfortunately there can only be two winners. For the month of October, Sebastian Chavez and Chris Mennella were recognized by students and teachers alike as our seniors of the month. …

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Senior Portraits for the Yearbook

Senior Portraits for the Yearbook

Seniors have the option of submitting senior portraits taken outside of school. If students don’t take senior portraits outside of school, we will use the portrait taken on School Photo Day. If students want to send in senior portraits from …

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eSports is Here!

eSports is Here!

IACS is looking for eSports Athletes! In partnership with PlayVS, Massachusetts will be one of the first states to offer esports this October as part of PlayVS’ Season Zero featuring League of Legends — the most played PC game in …

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Parent-Principal Advisory Council

Dear IACS Families – I would like to invite all interested parents/guardians to put their names in for the High School Parent-Principal Advisory Council. The group will be limited to 8 parents (preferably equally representing grades 9-12). We will meet …

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18th Annual Student Sportsmanship Essay/Multimedia Contest

18th Annual Student Sportsmanship Essay/Multimedia Contest Students from MIAA Member Schools are encouraged to submit entries.  Show your creativity in a literary work or multimedia presentation on the following topic:     CONTEST GUIDELINES: ·         PARTICIPANTS – Contest is open to …

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Welcome Back

Welcome to all of our returning students and to our new students! Despite the oppressive heat outside, our aging air conditioning units were able to put up a fight with the help of our facilities team and keep the building …

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Star Party

Star Party

Star Party! Monday, June 18th-8:30 PM, All welcome! Do you like star gazing, astronomy and snacks? IACS is hosting its first official Star Party on June 18th! Consider it a date night, a time to hang out with your friends …

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Infographic

Freshman Helena Spanos created this Infographic for her English class, “Me and the World”. The task was to write a piece of advocacy and then send it out to the world. Helena’s piece of advocacy is about peer pressure. 

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Senior Project Short Film

Watch Emily Lyons’s Senior Project Short Film “Spacing Out”

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Spring Concert Videos 2018

Spring Concert Videos 2018

Spring Concert Videos Instrumental Ensemble – Feeling Good Chorale – Let Your Light Shine Instrumental Ensemble – A Song for You

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MCC Summer STEM, Health, & Math Opportunities

MCC Summer STEM, Health, & Math Opportunities

Free Middlesex Community College STEM & Health Summer Bridge Program This is a STEM & Health exploratory program specifically for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or health majors at MCC. This program provides hands-on experience and …

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Date Change for HS Meeting

The orientation meeting for new families that was scheduled for today (5/29), has been rescheduled for 6/19 from 4-5pm. There is also the option of attending a meeting on 5/31 from 5-6pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Tufts Summer Program

IACS Junior Selected for Tufts Medical School Summer Program

Congratulations to junior Selena Ou for being selected for a very competitive summer program at Tufts Medical School! She will be assigned a mentor and will get to spend 5 weeks this summer learning about careers in the biomedical sciences.

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College Visit

Sophomores Take College Tour

On Thursday, April 26th, 85 sophomores visited Merrimack College in Andover, MA. They listened to a quick informational presentation, and toured Merrimack’s campus, stopping in classrooms, living spaces, the athletic complex, student center, and dining hall. They enjoyed an all-you-can …

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IACS Robotics

IACS Robotics Competes this Saturday

Come and support our students at the Botball New England Robotics Competition! Science teacher Chris DiCarlo is taking his robotics students to this regional robotics competition on 4/28. Where: Costello Athletic Center at UMASS Lowell, 375 Riverside St., Lowell, MA …

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Biopharmaceutical Field Trip

Biopharmaceutical Field Trip

10th grade Biology students ventured to AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company in Worcester, for their Career Exploration event sponsered by MassBioEd. Throughout the day students toured labs and saw the numerous steps involved in creating a medicine to treat diseases such …

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College Acceptances Update 4/13/18

College Acceptances Update 4/13/18

The latest update of the colleges and universities that our seniors have been accepted to. Congratulations! American University Assumption College Austin College Bates College Bay Path University Bennington College Bentley University Bishop’s University Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Bridgewater …

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African Community Center Presentation

African Community Center Presentation

Sophomore’s My My Tran and Teshi Waruingi were invited to present today at the African Community Center in Lowell while Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Khalid Karman was visiting. The students will be giving a presentation on former UN …

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Senior Project Success

Senior Project Success

For Courtney Willard’s senior project, she worked on replacing the Poland Springs water in the school’s vending machines with a more environmentally friendly product called JUST WATER. The bottle is made out of 54% paper and 32% plant based plastic. …

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Scheduling Process for 2018-2019

Scheduling Process for 2018-2019

2018-2019 High School Program of Studies  Scheduling Timeline 3/20 Meet with Juniors about scheduling during advisory 3/22 Meet with Sophomores during advisory 3/26 Meet with Freshmen during advisory HS Teachers make course recommendations in X2 by 3/23 4/2 Juniors can …

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Tyngsborough Public Library

April is a great month at the Tyngsborough Public Library…just check out these programs below. Except for Beauty & the Beast, all programs require registration. Click on the links to see the program flyer. Programs for Grades 6-12: 1. Boston Scene …

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March Seniors of the Month

March Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to Kiersten Callery, Nate George, and Lexi Wright for being recognized as our Seniors of the Month for March. Kiersten Callery’s teachers have recognized her for excellent leadership in class. She has done a great job helping underclassmen in …

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A message shared with students

Since the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I have been trying to think of how, or even if, I should address the matter with all of you. Sadly, these mass shootings have become too common of an occurrence …

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Division 5 State Track Meet

Division 5 State Track Meet

Congratulations to all the track athletes that competed in the Division 5 Championships.  Becky Reynolds placed 5th overall breaking her own school record in the 300, Phil Kustura broke the school’s freshman record in the 300.  And both Xavier MacShane …

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Model UN Team Competes at MIT

Model UN Team Competes at MIT

This past weekend, twelve of our high school students participated in MIT’s 10th Annual Model United Nations conference (MITMUNC) held at their campus in Cambridge, MA.  Model UN is a truly unique opportunity that students from all over the world …

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College Acceptances 2/14/18

College Acceptances Update 2/14/18

Here is a list of the colleges and universities that our seniors have been accepted to as of 2/14/18…congratulations seniors! American University Assumption College Austin College Bay Path University Bennington College Bridgewater State University Bryant University Case Western Reserve University …

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Boston Arts Academy Visit

Boston Arts Academy Visit

English teacher Lise Brody was able to arrange a visit by The Mirror Project on Thursday. Boston Arts Academy (BAA) teacher Dara Bayer brought a group of 6 students to lead a 2-hour workshop with some of our students. The …

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Winter Exhibition Night

Winter Exhibition Night

Exhibition Night Thank you to all that were able to attend our Winter Exhibition Night on December 19th. Students and faculty from the Science, English, Art, and Music departments did a wonderful job showcasing some of what they have been …

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Parent Notification on Vaping

Dear IACS Families – While electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have been around for a number of years, some recent versions of these products have caused a large increase in their use by teenagers. Schools across the country have seen them showing …

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Massachusetts Day of Poetry

Massachusetts Day of Poetry

Students in Ms. DiCarlo’s Poetry Workshop traveled to UMASS Boston on December 14 to participate in the Massachusetts Student Day of Poetry Festival. After spending the morning working with professional poets, they attended performances by Regie Gibson, Jeffrey Harrison, and …

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December Seniors of the Month

December Seniors of the Month

December is a special month in that the following five students have been selected as “Seniors of the Month”: Devin Cook, Kevin De La Cruz, Chandler Dilworth, Emily Lyons, and Meghan Spence. Faculty and seniors nominate students and then I …

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Instrumental Ensemble & Garage Band

Instrumental Ensemble & Garage Band

Here are some Video clips from Tuesday’s Instrumental Ensemble and Garage Band Show…It was awesome! Congratulations to Mr. Sciolla and his students on a great performance. The students of Instrumental Ensemble are: Micah Descoteaux, Tyler Donkoh-Halm, Hunter Fagan, Leticia Freire, …

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Summer Opportunities Fair

Summer Opportunities Fair

2018 Summer Opportunities Fair Sunday, January 21, 2018 – Noon to 3 PM PHILLIPS ACADEMY ANDOVER — SMITH CENTER Programs for Middle & High School Students FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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HS Student Activity Update

HS Student Activity Update

The next couple months are going to be busy for our students and here is a list of some of those events… 11/16-11/18 School of Rock Musical Performances 11/21 Garage Band/Instrumental Ensemble Concert during Advisory 11/22 Grades close for 2nd round …

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Lecture Hall Live Recap

Lecture Hall Live Recap 10/31/17

LHL, hosted by Emily Lyons & Isaac Richman, featured a number of great acts on Halloween. It began with a performance of “The Raven” by Nathan Smith, Alexandra Pace, and Eva Richards on piano. Also featured were Improv Choice Block, …

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November Seniors of the Month

November Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to seniors Alyx Dunn and Sarah Yoken for being recognized as Seniors of the Month for November. Alyx was recognized for her kind and understanding demeanor, for being a great math tutor, and for her dedication to extracurriculars and …

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Adams Scholarship 2018

Adams Scholarship - Class of 2018

This year 30 seniors, representing 32% of the Class of 2018, at Innovation Academy Charter School (IACS) earned the John and Abigail Adams scholarship.  This award marks high achievement on the Math, English Language Arts, and Science MCAS exams. Recipients …

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Fall Fest

Fall Fest

The weather was absolutely perfect last Friday for the 2nd Annual Fall Fest. This is the only day of the year when you will see all 800 students in grades 5-12 participating together in fun events around the campus in …

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Musician Field Trip

Musician Field Trip

From Mr. Sciolla: High School Instrumental students were treated to a great performance by the Charlie Hunter Trio. Charlie Hunter plays a 7 and 8 string guitar, enabling him to play bass lines and chords and melodies simultaneously. According to several students …

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October Seniors of the Month

October Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to seniors Madison Lima and Araceli Schmalz for being nominated by their classmates and teachers for October Senior of the Month. Madison is active in the IACS community and is always looking to help others. She is described as …

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Plum Island

Plum Island Beach Erosion Research

Students from Ms. Hinkle’s Geology & Astronomy class conducted field research at Plum Island on Thursday. The students took measurements of the beach profile and then they will return in the spring to measure how any winter storms may have …

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MIAA Sportsmanship Essay Contest

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ILP Conferences

ILP Conferences Begin on September 20

Individual Learning Plan conferences are being held on 9/20 and 10/4 this year. Please do not arrive before 12:55pm in order to allow cars and busses to smoothly exit from the school and to free-up parking spaces for you. Here …

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Penny Wars

Penny Wars

Students are encouraged to bring in their spare change to help animal victims of Harvey and Irma. The pets that have been abandoned by their owners need to be housed in shelters, and to do so, shelters need funds to …

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Helping those impacted by Hurricanes

IACS Students Lend a Hand

In an effort to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, IACS students Madison Lima & Mary O’Flaherty made awareness ribbons that they are selling for $2 each. The storm has left behind destroyed homes, historic flooding, homeless animals and …

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Remembering September 11, 2001

Remembering September 11, 2001

  Seth Moulton, a Congressman from the 6th District in MA, recently sent a letter to schools with the following message: On September 11th, we will come together to remember one of the most tragic days in the history of …

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Green Chemistry

Ms. Derival & Green Chemistry

Ms. Derival is a member of the green chemistry education organization, beyondbenign, and she has an article featured on their website this month…please check it out. Nice work Ms. Derival! How can I engage my high school chemistry students at …

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September Seniors of the Month

September Seniors of the Month

Nate Roy was recognized by the staff and students for his effective communication and self-direction while arranging an internship this year, as well as for his work ethic and good heart towards others. Vincent LaRosa was recognized by the staff …

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SAT Prep in Tyngsborough

SAT Prep in Tyngsborough

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Create a PSA Contest

Create a PSA Contest

A contest from the State Department of Transportation:  Lead the way in promoting safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors across Massachusetts. Write and produce a one minute public service announcement video that focuses on safe behaviors across all modes with …

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2017-2018 IACS Calendar

We will be posting events to our online calendar, however you can download a PDF of our calendar for vacations, early release dates, etc.   Also, You can access the 2017-2018 HS Academic Calendar HERE.  Changes do happen periodically so …

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Work Permits for Students

Work Permits for Students

Its almost summer vacation which means many students will be getting a summer job!!   All teenagers under 18 years of age must complete a work permit application and obtain a permit before starting a new job.  Complete information about …

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Museum of Public Health

Summer Program at the Museum of Public Health

Outbreak! 2017 – A weeklong summer program at the Museum of Public Health in Tewksbury is now accepting applications from rising Seniors and Juniors. This program offers high school students the opportunity to learn the history and impact of public …

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Internship Meeting

Internship Meeting

  A message from Tina Lindberg, Director of Community Outreach –   On Monday, we will be holding a meeting for all rising juniors and seniors in order to introduce and provide next steps for the internship program for the …

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TPL Summer Programs

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Graduation Photos

Link to graduation photos in the Lowell Sun.

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Letters to Staff from Seniors

Letters to Staff from Seniors

This year, student government members Bianca Trujillo and Jacob Barnes organized to have a letter of thanks written to each member of staff in the high school. This included teachers, coaches, office staff, and administration.  The letters were all written …

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MCC Summer Math Booster Program

MCC Summer Math Booster Program

FREE High School Math Booster 2017 (for rising HS 9th-11th grade students) This is a FREE accelerated developmental math program that provides first, second, and third year High School students the opportunity to develop math skills. Participating students are provided …

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IACS Envirothon Team

IACS Envirothon Team

The IACS Envirothon team competed at the state competition last Thursday, May 18th.  They had a fun day out of doors competing in a variety of environmental challenges and the Water Team, which was composed of Tess Gordon and Lexy …

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Senior wins Piano Competition!

Senior wins Piano Competition!

Congratulations to senior Elisa Alexander for winning first prize in the piano competition at the 3rd edition of the New York International Music Concours! Elisa can now compete for the grand prize at Weill recital hall at Carnegie Hall on July …

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Gr 10 Math MCAS Exam

Gr 10 Math MCAS Exam

The Math MCAS exam is scheduled for May 16-17 for all sophomores. Yeah! Please come to school well-rested and ready to go for this graduation requirement and important measure of student learning. Students will need calculators on the 17th. The school …

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POL/Senior Project Week

Congratulations to everyone for a great Senior Project/POL week. The feedback on presentations from parents, students, teachers and administrators has been overwhelmingly positive. People were impressed with how prepared students were and with the professional manner in which they conducted their …

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Virtual College Fair

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is holding a Virtual College Fair on May 25 from 2-10pm. It is open to all parents and students. Click HERE to REGISTER.  

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National College Decision Day

While our students were accepted to a great many different colleges, they have decided to attend the following 46 schools that are listed below. The number in the right column indicates the number of IACS students that will be attending …

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NHS Induction Ceremony

NHS Induction Ceremony

Last night, 25 new students were inducted into the IACS Chapter of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the following students on this accomplishment: Ms. Carolyn Brooks Ms. Katelynn Brown Mr. Sebastian Chavez Mr. Jonathan Doliver Ms. Kaylin Donoghue Mr. …

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Women in STEM Workshop for Students

Women in STEM Workshop for Students

Students at UMASS Lowell are offering a 1 day workshop for girls in grades 7-12 that are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This is not a school trip, but one that individual students would need to sign-up for on …

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Senior Project Applied Piece

Senior Project Applied Piece

It seems like more this year, than previous years, we have been treated to multiple presentations by our seniors for the applied piece of their senior project. Some of you may have seen examples of senior project applied pieces at …

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Senior Project Fundraiser for Rosie’s Place April 15

Josie Lopez’s Senior Project has been featured in the Lowell Sun. Make sure to purchase your ticket for the fundraiser and congratulate Josie! http://www.lowellsun.com/lifestyles/ci_30916466/innovation-student-plans-an-innovative-fundraiser-rosies-place

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IACS Students Accepted to Art All-State 2017

Congratulations to Emily Lyons and Holly Lee for being accepted to Art All-State 2017! They will participate in a weekend of art making with 143 other juniors selected from across the state. We are sure they will do a great …

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High School Art Exhibitions

High School Art Exhibitions

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High School Update

This is an exciting, busy, and sometime stressful time of the year for all us at the high school. Seniors are down to their last 30 days of classes and many are still trying to decide on their plans for …

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Senior Project: Health Professions Panel

Are you a high school student and looking to go into a medical profession but don’t know what job you want?  Well come to my panel of medical professionals, they will provide information on what they do, what they most …

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Spring Exhibition Night!

Join us for a wonderful celebration of student work from the Art, Music, Science, and English Departments on April 5th from 6-8pm. Students in Chorale & Chorus are busily preparing for Exhibition Night. The Chorale will be premiering a piece of …

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Painting Fundraiser

 

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Measuring Beach Erosion

Measuring Beach Erosion

On Thursday, Katharine Hinkle took her Dual Enrollment Geology and Astronomy students to Plum Island to conduct follow-up measurements on the amount of beach erosion from this winter. The class was fortunate to have a beautiful day to conduct the …

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IACS Student Wins Literary Award

IACS Student Wins Literary Award

Congratulations to Katie Therrien for being awarded the Regional Silver Key from the 2016-17 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Katie received the award for her flash fiction story Sylar. This is her second year being recognized by the Boston Globe …

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Transitional Resources Fair

This is a great opportunity for IEP/504 students and their families to learn about resources available to them as they prepare for life after high school. It will be held at Lowell High School on March 28th from 6-8pm.

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ELA MCAS Exam

ELA MCAS Exam

Just a reminder to all grade 10 students that they will be taking the ELA MCAS exam March 21-23.

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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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IACS Teacher Presents at Physics Conference

IACS Teacher Presents at Physics Conference

Congratulations to High school science teacher, Chris DiCarlo, who has been selected to present his paper titled, “Modeling Behavior of Solar Ovens.” Mr. DiCarlo will be presenting on March 18th at Quinsigamond Community College. Below is a description from Mr. DiCarlo …

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1st in Shot Put

1st in Shot Put

Congratulations to track athlete Aiden Felty. On the Friday before vacation he placed first in shot put at the Division 5 indoor track meet with a throw of 51’ 1 ¼”.  This not only broke our school record but also …

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March Seniors of the Month

March Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to Spencer Royston and Jeffrey Taylor for being recognized as Seniors of the Month for March. Both students were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the drama program and to Chorale. Their enthusiasm is infectious and they …

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IACA Scholarship Announcement

The Innovation Academy Community Association (IACA)  is offering two $1000 scholarships to graduating IACS seniors.  The IACA Scholarship Application (2017) has been emailed to seniors, their families, advisors and will be posted in the Hawk in the coming weeks.  All application …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Commonwealth Commitment

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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