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The Hawk: August 16, 2019

IACS Hawk End of Summer Edition Dear IACS Community, The Hawk returns! For new members of the IACS community, "The Hawk" is our school’s weekly newsletter which gets emailed on Friday afternoons. In assembling these weekly editions, we aim to …

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The Hawk: August 16, 2019

IACS Hawk End of Summer Edition Dear IACS Community, The Hawk returns! For new members of the IACS community, "The Hawk" is our school’s weekly newsletter which gets emailed on Friday afternoons. In assembling these weekly editions, we aim to …

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The Hawk: June 21, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 14, 2019 Dear IACS Community, On this final "official" Hawk of the 2018-2019 school year, I’d like to once again thank the entire IACS community- students, staff, and families- for an …

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The Hawk: June 7, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 7, 2019 Congratulations Class of 2019! And a big thank you to Mother Nature for providing what looks to be spectacular weather for tomorrow morning’s high school graduation. We’re super proud …

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The Hawk: May 31, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 31, 2019 Dear IACS Community, As this year draws to a close, I’m asking all families to take 15 minutes this week to complete our annual family survey. We use this …

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The Hawk: May 28, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra all night lock-in party edition Last Bash Needs YOU! We need additional volunteers and donations to make this event happen. Donate – We need your help! Hopefully you’ve already sent in your check for $20.19 to support …

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The Hawk: May 24, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 24, 2019 IACS’ Mental Health Showcase-for Students by Students Written by My My Tran Class of 2020 This school year, IACS’ Student Government organized a fundraiser, called IACS CARES. Students chose …

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The Hawk: May 22, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra End of year BBQ edition Help is needed for BBQ on 6/12 A huge thank you to the folks who have already volunteered to help or donate items, however, we do need some additional volunteers and donations …

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The Hawk: May 17, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 17, 2019 May 16. 2019 Dear IACS Families: Often, charter school leaders receive emails from the Department of Education sharing news, logistics, and vision about education statewide. Yesterday, we received one …

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The Hawk: May 9, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra BBQ and End of Year Help is Needed! The end of year BBQ is June 12th We need YOUR help to make it a successful event! To volunteer or donate – please visit the most current list …

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The Hawk: May 10, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019 Dear IACS Community – Today caps an exhausting week for students and teachers at the high school. Our annual Senior/Junior Project and Presentation of Learning week …

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The Hawk: May 3, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 3, 2019 Dear IACS Community, In all of my years teaching, the best form of appreciation I’ve received are thank you notes. Some acknowledge something simple- "thanks for the extra help …

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The Hawk: April 26, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending April 26, 2019 Seasonal Allergy Update from the Health Office Dear IACS Community, The arrival of spring is always a delight, but brings along with it, “pollen season”. The Health Office has …

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The Hawk: April 12, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending April 12, 2019 April 12, 2019 This week I would like to put the focus on the Arts at Innovation Academy. Our talented students and teachers do great work throughout the year …

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The Hawk: April 5, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending April 5, 2019 Dear IACS Community, It’s hard to believe that we’re just one week away from April vacation, yet we know that time feels like it’s going faster during the final …

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The Hawk: March 29, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 29 2019 Dear IACS Community, Tonight we’ll be celebrating our largest fundraiser of the year- Casino Night. This event is a collaboration between the school and our community association (IACA) and …

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The Hawk: March 21, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra IACA Edition Raffle tickets due in 1 week! For raffle tickets click here We are so impressed with the salesmanship of our students. They are working hard to win pizza parties for their advisories and some even …

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The Hawk: March 22, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 22, 2019 Dear IACS Community, Last spring we began the first stages of developing a disc golf course on our campus. For those who don’t know what disc golf is, it …

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The Hawk: March 15, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 15, 2019 March 15, 2019 Dear IACS Community – It’s been a full week at IACS! One of our annual school goals is for 100% of IACS advisories to participate in …

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The Hawk: March 12, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra Theatre Edition Spamalot opens on Thursday! For tickets click here Spamalot, School Edition, opens on Thursday with performances on: March 14, 7pm March 15, 7pm March 16, 2pm and 7pm Don’t Wait! – Tickets can be purchased …

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The Hawk: March 8, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 8, 2019 March 8, 2019 Dear IACS Community – We have a lot to celebrate this week at the high school! First, here is a message from Director Rhonda Hawthorne about …

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The Hawk: March 1, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 1, 2019 Dear IACS Families: Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in …

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The Hawk: February 27, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra $10,000 raffle tickets are on sale now! 5 tickets to our famous $10,000 raffle were sent to each family just before February break, if you (or your friends, family or neighbors) would like to purchase the the …

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The Hawk: February 15, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending February, 15 2019 Dear IACS Families: Within our advisory program, we’ve incorporated overarching themes from grades 5-12. The current theme is Balance: Self-Awareness and Restoration. Within this theme of balance, we’re working …

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The Hawk: February 8, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending February 8, 2019 February 8, 2019 It’s hard to believe, but we have already completed 3 weeks of the 2nd semester. New Year’s Eve has come and gone, the Patriots have won …

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The Hawk: February 5, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra Important upcoming events, please mark your calendars. Including tonight’s PFLAG Parent Presentation- 2/5 Greater Boston PFLAG is an organization that fosters LGBTQ-inclusive families, schools, and communities through support programs for parents/guardians, safe schools and communities programs, and …

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The Hawk: February 5, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra Important upcoming events, please mark your calendars. Including tonight’s PFLAG Parent Presentation- 2/5 Greater Boston PFLAG is an organization that fosters LGBTQ-inclusive families, schools, and communities through support programs for parents/guardians, safe schools and communities programs, and …

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The Hawk: February 1, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending February 1, 2019 Dear IACS Community, Part of our job as a charter school is to disseminate best practices to educators and this week exemplified how IACS is proudly fulfilling this responsibility. …

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The Hawk: January 29, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra IACA Edition – Embrace Winter Any questions or would you like to help? Contact Angela Caputo Griswold at acaputogriswold@yahoo.com or Kim Bilawchuk at kimbilawchuk@gmail.com. Thank you for your time! Innovation Academy Charter School Facebook @iacharterschool 72 Tyng …

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The Hawk: January 25, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending January 25, 2019 IACS Wellness Gets a “Check Up” Dear IACS Community, The IACS Wellness Program has a number of components, all aimed at supporting students, staff, and our extended community members …

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The Hawk: January 23, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra IACA Edition – UPDATED LINK The donate link was not working in the Hawk Extra that was sent out yesterday. It is now fixed. DONATE to our RAFFLE BASKETS! The Embrace Winter FAMILY Social is less than …

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The Hawk: January 22, 2019

IACS Hawk Extra IACA Edition – UPDATED LINK The donate link was not working in the Hawk Extra that was sent out yesterday. It is now fixed. DONATE to our RAFFLE BASKETS! The Embrace Winter FAMILY Social is less than …

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The Hawk: January 21, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending January 18, 2019 Dear IACS Families: While teachers are always reflecting on how to improve their practice, Wednesday early release time offers our faculty time designated time collaborate. Teachers work between 1:00-4:00 …

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The Hawk: January 11, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending January 11, 2019 Dear IACS Community, This week we were treated to a phenomenal winter concert that included performances by the Concert Choir, Chorale, and Instrumental Ensemble. Erin Lane directed the choirs …

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The Hawk: January 4, 2019

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending January 4, 2019 Dear IACS Community, Today in advisory I learned that I was the only one in the room who was asleep before midnight on New Year’s Eve. While my advisees …

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The Hawk: December 14, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending December 14th December 14, 2018 Dear IACS Community, The struggle is certainly real when it comes to managing screen time with teenagers. Just as you may see your child on their device …

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The Hawk: December 12, 2018

IACS Alumni Hawk #the college years and beyond December 12, 2018 Hello IACS Grads, Parents and folks who care about them! We here at IACS are hoping that you are doing well in your post High School undertakings and are …

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The Hawk: December 7, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending December 7th Dear IACS Community, December is clearly a busy month here at IACS as we celebrate the most important aspect of our school: student work. Last night our 7th and 8th …

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The Hawk: November 30, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 30th Dear IACS Community: Thanks to you, our Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign was a success, not just because your donations allowed us to soar past our goal to raise $10,000. The …

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The Hawk: November 21, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 21st Dear IACS Community, The following quote makes me think of the all of the "charming gardeners" among us- especially parents and teachers in our community. May your Thanksgiving provide everyone …

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The Hawk: November 16, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 16th Dear IACS community: Our current advisory theme is about gratitude. Yesterday in my own advisory we had a discussion about ways we can practice gratitude and make a daily habit. …

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The Hawk: November 14, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra Phantom of the Opera this Weekend We would love for you to join us for the IACS production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who …

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The Hawk: November 9, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 9th Dear IACS Community – Every parent knows that our children do not always provide a wealth of information with regards to questions like “what’s going on in school?”, or “how …

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The Hawk: November 2, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 2nd "They watch us all the time. The student, that is. The listen to us, sometimes. They learn from all that watching and listening…We insist that they become thoughtful, informed citizens. …

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The Hawk: October 26, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 26th Dear IACS Community, This past week, students engaged in activities that focused on enhancing student connection and a sense of community. It is always a pleasure to share “feel good” …

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The Hawk: October 24, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra Celebration Edition PUMPKIN RUN is Tomorrow! Run, Cheer & have Fun! Thursday Oct 25th is our second annual Pumpkin Run event and we are so excited! We have lots of runners/walkers signed up to participate and almost …

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The Hawk: October 18, 2018

IACS Alumni Hawk #the college years and beyond Hello IACS Grads, Parents and folks who care about them! We here at IACS are hoping that you are doing well in your post High School undertakings and are reaching out to …

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The Hawk: October 19, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 26th Dear Families: As I write this letter, our high school students are finishing up their Spirit Week. From my window I can see students in their class colors of white, …

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The Hawk: October 12, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 12th Dear IACS Community, 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 …

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The Hawk: October 5, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 5th Dear IACS Community, Last year our Annual Giving Campaign helped support the restoration of our historic front staircase. This summer project required painstaking attention to detail- from repointing the original …

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The Hawk: October 3, 2018

IACS HAWK EXTRA Walkathon and Pumpkin Run Dear IACS Community, This month students will be participating in a Walkathon fundraiser, the first of two fitness-based events this month. Proceeds from these events will be used to improve our campus and …

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The Hawk: September 27, 2018

IACS HAWK EXTRA IACA Meadow Farms Pie Fundraiser Extended Dear IACS Community, After hearing that some families needed a little more time with the Meadow Farms Pie Fundraiser, the great folks at IACA have extended the deadline to October 1st. …

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The Hawk: September 28, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 28th Dear IACS Community, The mornings and evenings are cooler, the sun is lower and autumn is here! Although I hate to say good-bye to summer, the start of a new …

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The Hawk: September 21, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 21st Dear IACS Community – ILP (Individual Learning Plan) conferences started this week. It is always rewarding to work in collaboration with families to help students craft meaningful goals. We will …

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The Hawk: September 14, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 7th Dear IACS Community – The students are exhausted after their first full week of school, but they still left the building with smiles on their faces:) We had our first …

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The Hawk: August 31, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS School Newsletter for the week ending August 31st Dear IACS Community, These past three days allowed us time to work the kinks out of our routines, but the extreme heat certainly made it challenging. On a week …

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The Hawk: August 24, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Back to School Newsletter Dear IACS Community, While our editions of The Hawk will normally contain a healthy dose of updates from the classroom and beyond, I’d like to send a few reminders regarding everyone’s favorite topic: …

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The Hawk: August 21, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending August 24, 2018 Dear IACS Community, I hope you all had wonderful summers filled with extra time with friends and family. On Monday our staff returned to start preparing for another exciting …

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The Hawk: July 12, 2018

IACS HAWK EXTRA Community Letter for Potential Mentors/Internship Sites 2018-19 Dear IACS Community, I hope like me, everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather! However, I am also hard at work as I prep for our 9th year of our …

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The Hawk: June 22, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 22, 2018 Dear IACS Community, Another school year has come and gone and even though only been two days since school ended, the halls already feel empty without the hustle and …

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The Hawk: June 20, 2018

IACS HAWK EXTRA Athletics Edition Innovation Academy's Aiden Felty goes to Nationals for Shot Put Aiden Felty, a Junior here at Innovation Academy, had a tremendous outdoor Track and Field season. He improved his personal bests from 51’1.25" in the …

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The Hawk: June 15, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 15, 2018 Dear IACS Community, This week our high school students and staff have been part participating in Endersession. For those of you not familiar with Endersession, it is a series …

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The Hawk: June 8, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 8, 2018 Dear IACS Families- It’s been a busy and rewarding stretch at school as we wrap up our final week of middle school jury presentations. Hearing students reflect on their …

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The Hawk: June 1, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending June 1 2018 Dear IACS Community, This past year, our middle school health education classes explored a new curriculum, Changing Perspectives. Changing Perspectives engages students in open dialogue and hands-on activities aimed …

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The Hawk: May 29, 2018

IACS HAWK EXTRA IACA Updates In this issue: • IACA Elections• 8th Grade Semi • 8th Grade Moving Up • August Ice Cream • End of Year BBQ • Last Bash • Grad Reception • Dining for a Cause IACA …

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The Hawk: May 25, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 25, 2018 Dear IACS Community, This Memorial Day Weekend, I hope you are able to spend extra time with friends and family. On Wednesday a group of high school students planted …

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The Hawk: May 18, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 18, 2018 Dear IACS Families – The leaves are out, the temperature has risen, and a case of senioritis has struck the Class of 2018 at Innovation Academy:) Despite this dreadful …

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The Hawk: May 11, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 11, 2018 Dear IACS Community, Dear IACS Families: Spring is a busy time on campus with culminating projects, performances, and celebrations. Congratulations to our HS students for successful Presentations of Learning …

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The Hawk: May 4, 2018

  IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending May 4, 2018   Dear IACS Community, Last year, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, a fictional drama series, garnered both praise and criticism in its first season. While the show attempts to …

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The Hawk: April 27, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending April 27, 2018 Dear IACS Community, It’s certainly been a busy week back from vacation as students and staff gear up for the “home stretch” of the year. These next months will …

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The Hawk: April 13, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending April 13, 2018 Dear IACS community: Thank you to the many volunteers, attendees, bakers, donors and high bidders for supporting IACA’s biggest fundraiser. It was wonderful to see so many supporters of …

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The Hawk: April 6, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending April 6, 2018 Dear IACS Community, Starting this school year, all public schools in the state of Massachusetts were mandated to conduct verbal drug use interviews, targeting students in two different grades. …

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The Hawk: March 29, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 30, 2018 Dear IACS Community, It’s time to turn in those raffle tickets, The big $10,000 drawing WILL be held on April 6th at Casino Night. If you are having a …

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The Hawk: March 23, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 23 2018 Dear IACS Community, On Thursday, March 1st IACS held its primary enrollment lottery for the 2018-2019 school year and set an all time record by collecting 540 applications, smashing …

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The Hawk: March 19, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra Important IACA Updates Mixed Bag Fundraiser Hello everyone! Just a reminder that the Mixed Bag paper order forms and payment are due tomorrow, March 20th. Forms and payments can be turned in to the Main Office. A …

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The Hawk: March 16, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018 Dear IACS Families – The weather has certainly made the past couple of weeks very interesting. You know things are off when a Friday feels like …

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The Hawk: March 12, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra Important Theatre Information Gilligan's Island is THIS WEEKEND! We are thrilled to bring the IACS production of GILLIGAN’S ISLAND, THE MUSICAL to you this weekend! March 15, 7pm March 16, 7pm March 17, 2pm and 7pm GET …

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The Hawk: March 2, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending March 2, 2018 Dear IACS Community, Last November, my letter for The Hawk provided a brief overview of the IACS 2025 conference that brought multiple stakeholder groups together to think about ways …

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The Hawk: February 16, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending February 16, 2018 Dear IACS Students & Families – Got Blizzard Bag? IACS does. Schools in Massachusetts have been piloting this alternative structured learning day model for the past few years with …

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The Hawk: February 14, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra Valentine's Day Edition Click Here for information about our $10,000 raffle tickets. Click Here for information about donating to help offset the cost of rehabilitating our front staircase. Innovation Academy Charter School Facebook @iacharterschool 72 Tyng Road, …

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The Hawk: February 10, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending February 8, 2018 Dear IACS Families: One of our annual school goals is for 100% of IACS advisories to participate in a community service project. This connects to the overarching objective of …

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The Hawk: February 9, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending February 8, 2018 Dear IACS Families: One of our annual school goals is for 100% of IACS advisories to participate in a community service project. This connects to the overarching objective of …

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The Hawk: February 2, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending February 2, 2018 Dear IACS Community, The well-known proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” has been widely quoted over the years. It speaks to the value of community support …

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The Hawk: January 30, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra Important IACA Updates The Embrace Winter Family Social is Friday Night! Please join us on Friday, February 2nd from 7pm – 9pm for a fun family event, right here at IACS, where you can: Play Bingo Take …

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The Hawk: January 26, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending January 26, 2018 Dear IACS Community, While I normally use this space to talk about our academic program, I wanted to provide you with a couple of updates related to the weather-related …

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The Hawk: January 19, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending January 19, 2018 .January 19, 2018 Dear IACS Families – The first semester has come to a close and although it was delayed due to snow, semester two classes are underway. While …

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The Hawk: January 12, 2018

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending January 12, 2018 Dear IACS Families: As we have headed back to school, students have busily been wrapping up their Semester 1 work. The high school closed Semester 1 today. At the …

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The Hawk: January 9, 2018

IACS Hawk Extra Important IACA Updates Dinner Tonight, Basket Raffle and IACA Meeting Reminder Dinner Tonight Searching for what to do for Dinner Tonight? Want to run into some of your fellow IACS families? Join us at Flatbread in Bedford …

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The Hawk: December 22, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending December 22, 2017 Dear IACS Community, On behalf of the entire IACS staff, I’d like to wish you all happy holidays as we close out the year. In lieu of a more …

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The Hawk: December 15, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending December 15, 2017 December 15, 2017 Dear IACS Families – It looks like winter has arrived and what better way to spend a cold, dark, December night than by coming to the …

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The Hawk: December 8, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending December 8, 2017 Dear IACS Families- Public presentations of learning are a hallmark of the IACS program. During the month of December, IACS will host several events for students to practice their …

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The Hawk: December 1, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending December 1, 2017 Dear Families, One of the initiatives of the health office this year is to implement a substance use screening program. In March 2016, the Massachusetts Legislature passed bill House, …

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The Hawk: November 28, 2017

IACS Hawk Giving Tuesday Edition A Day of Giving Back What is Giving Tuesday? Today, the tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a day of giving back, a chance to join people around the world and support a cause close to your …

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The Hawk: November 22, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 24, 2017 Dear IACS Community, As we enter Thanksgiving, I’d like to extend my thanks for choosing IACS. We are a community united not by a zip code, but rather a …

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The Hawk: November 17, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 17, 2017 Dear IACS Community, Last weekend we held our 2-day strategic planning conference titled: IACS 2025. The event brought together students, staff, parents, board members, alumni, and community members to …

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The Hawk: November 14, 2017

IACS Hawk Extra What's for Dinner Edition November 14, 2017 Busy day + Fundraiser = Win, Win #savethecookingfornextweek Dine in or Take out tonight at Owen and Ollie's in Dracut. Tonight TUESDAY (November 14th)we will be holding our "Dining for …

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The Hawk: November 9, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 10, 2017 Dear IACS Families: One key part of our school mission is making learning relevant for its students through practical, hands-on application. Walk into a sixth grade Social Studies classroom …

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The Hawk: November 7, 2017

IACS Hawk Extra Terrific Tuesday Edition Per Diem School Nurse Wanted The IACS Health Office is looking for an RN to join their team as a per diem school nurse. The per diem nurse would join two other RN’s in …

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The Hawk: November 3, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending November 3, 2017 It is an exciting time for the IACS Wellness Department as we continue to deepen our focus, enhance our programming and strengthen our impact. As part of our mission …

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The Hawk: October 27, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 27, 2017 Dear IACS Community, In the coming weeks you will be receiving an invitation to participate in this year’s Annual Giving Campaign (AGC). IACS has hired an architectural firm to …

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The Hawk: October 24, 2017

IACS Hawk Extra Spooky Surprises Edition PUMPKIN RUN is this Thursday! Important Info : Thursday is our first annual Pumpkin Run event and we are so excited! We have lots of runners/walkers signed up to participate, a few cornhole teams …

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The Hawk: October 20, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 20, 2017 Dear IACS Families – The weather was absolutely perfect today for our 2nd Annual Fall Fest. This is the only day of the year when you will see all …

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The Hawk: October 13, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 13, 2017 Dear IACS Families: Advisory is an important component of our school program. This year we have designated 5-12 priorities in order to provide a consistent and meaningful advisory experience …

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The Hawk: October 10, 2017

IACS Hawk Extra What's for Dinner Edition Oct 10, 2017 Hot Day + Fundraiser = Win, Win #nocooking Dine in or Take out! Tonight TUESDAY (OCT 10)at Tavern on the Square in Lowell (Crosspoint) IACA is having a Dining For …

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The Hawk: October 6, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 6, 2017 Dear IACS Community, Hardly a day goes by that we are not reminded, unfortunately, of the reality of our times and how difficult it can be as young adult …

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The Hawk: September 29, 2017

  IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 29, 2017   Dear IACS Community, It’s hard to believe that we’ve wrapped up our first full month of school and I’m grateful that our students, staff, and families have …

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The Hawk: September 22, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 22, 2017 Dear IACS Community, On Thursday, October 26th you are encouraged to participate in our first ever “Pumpkin Run” to be held here at IACS. The race will start at …

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The Hawk: September 15, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 15, 2017 Dear IACS Community, Since our doors first opened in 1996, Innovation Academy Charter School has been a leader in progressive education, serving families in the Merrimack Valley and attracting …

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The Hawk: September 8, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 8, 2017 Dear IACS Community, As we head into another weekend of fall activities, I hope we’re all taking time to think about the people directly impacted by wildfires ravaging California …

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The Hawk: October 6, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 6, 2017 Dear IACS Community, Hardly a day goes by that we are not reminded, unfortunately, of the reality of our times and how difficult it can be as young adult …

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The Hawk: October 2, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending September 29, 2017 Dear IACS Community, It’s hard to believe that we’ve wrapped up our first full month of school and I’m grateful that our students, staff, and families have brought so …

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The Hawk: October 6, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 6, 2017 Dear IACS Community, Hardly a day goes by that we are not reminded, unfortunately, of the reality of our times and how difficult it can be as young adult …

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The Hawk: October 6, 2017

IACS Hawk IACS Newsletter for the week ending October 6, 2017 Dear IACS Community, Hardly a day goes by that we are not reminded, unfortunately, of the reality of our times and how difficult it can be as young adult …

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The Hawk: August 31, 2017

IACS Hawk “What’s well begun is half done.” – Horace Dear IACS Community, Welcome back! While we only had three days with students, we… Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser Unsubscribe from emails by Greg …

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The Hawk: June 18, 2017

    June 16, 2017   Dear IACS Community,   As the final hours of this 2016-2017 school year approach, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks for the number of ways you’ve helped IACS.  The pace of the spring …

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The Hawk: June 10, 2017

  June 9, 2017   Dear IACS Community,   From May 30 – June 1, students and staff completed another successful Endersession week. This intensive weeklong experience is one of several ways that we try to build strong relationships for …

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The Hawk: June 2, 2017

      Dear IACS Community,   With this time of the year being so chock-full of school related activities, I wanted to draw your attention to a few important news and notes:   Congratulations to the Class of 2017! …

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The Hawk: May 26, 2017

“The Hawk” May 26, 2017   Dear IACS Families:   It’s hard to imagine that the end of the school year is less than a month away. Between now and then, there are many celebratory events that showcase the culmination …

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The Hawk: May 19, 2017

“The Hawk” May 19, 2017 This past year IACS was invited to participate on a national project based out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education called "Making Caring Common." As stated in their website, MCC's mission is to  “use …

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The Hawk: May 12, 2017

“The Hawk” May 12, 2017 Dear IACS Community, This week exemplified many of our school core beliefs, as 5th and 7th grade students presented at Quality Night, 6th and 8th graders continued preparations for their Jury Presentations, and our high …

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The Hawk: May 5, 2017

  “The Hawk” May 5, 2017   Our largest senior class to date celebrated National College Decision Day on May 1st by wearing clothing that represented their post-graduation plans. Students either wore college gear, red for unsure, or blue if …

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The Hawk: April 14, 2017

“The Hawk” April 14, 2017 Dear IACS Community, In my Hawk letter last year at this time, I made the analogy of the school year being a marathon and I must say that the stretch between February and April vacation …

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The Hawk: April 10, 2017

“The Hawk” April 7, 2017 Dear IACS Community- 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 …

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“The Hawk” April 7, 2017 Dear IACS Community- 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 …

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The Hawk: March 31, 2017

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, Due to the current weather predictions, we have decided to cancel school for tomorrow, Saturday April 1st.   What is NOT canceled is tonight’s Casino Night.   According to weather.gov, the snow is not going to …

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The Hawk: March 24, 2017

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Families: Over the past few years, we have worked to develop students’ community membership by involving all students in at least one advisory community service project each year. As we have grown our efforts, it has …

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The Hawk: March 3, 2017

“The Hawk” March 3, 2017   Even though it is only March, the teachers of Innovation Academy have already begun thinking about new courses for next year and ways to improve existing courses and curriculum. One recent example of this …

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The Hawk: February 17, 2017

  “The Hawk”   This month's Wellness letter is an opportunity highlight our  school lunch and breakfast program and the many ways the Food Services team and a group of parent volunteers, consistently goes above and beyond. From providing foods …

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The Hawk: February 10, 2017

Thanks to everyone in the IACS community (staff, students, and families) for getting through a choppy week of weather. Have a great weekend… “The Hawk” February 10, 2017 Through our course offerings, clubs and activities, Endersession, and Choice Block, IACS …

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The Hawk: February 3, 2017

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, Growing up in a household with parents who held different political perspectives, I often found humor in their occasional bickering and joking.  Laughter aside, when I would speak to my parents about current events it …

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The Hawk: January 27, 2017

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Families: 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 …

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The Hawk: January 20, 2017

  “The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, Greetings from the Middle School Wellness Department! This year, the health curriculum for grades 5-8 primarily focuses on empathy, communication among friendships, bullying, tobacco, and other drugs, and mindfulness. With a successful first semester, …

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The Hawk: January 13, 2017

Have a great long weekend everyone… “The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community,   As we close out the first semester, I’d like to extend congratulations to our students and staff their hard work.  To the parents, I also extend my …

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The Hawk: January 7, 2017

“The Hawk” January 6, 2017 One of the high school graduation requirements is that all students take a class called “Senior Project”. Senior Project is an opportunity for students to learn about a topic of their choosing. They begin thinking …

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The Hawk: September 23, 2016

  “The Hawk” Dear IACS Families: The year is off to a terrific start at the middle school. Fifth and sixth graders are getting settled into the routine of their new schedules and building connections with peers and classmates. Our …

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The Hawk: September 16, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, The  Innovation Academy Wellness Program is thrilled to introduce a new, interactive digital magazine: Student Health 101, to students and parents. Student Health 101 is an online magazine that targets high school students  with a …

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The Hawk: September 12, 2016

Hi All, I know that you're all avid readers of The Hawk (not to mention staff memos), but for lunch packing purposes I wanted to send a reminder about Wednesday afternoon.   Please make a prompt 1 pm arrival to …

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The Hawk: September 10, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, Being a public school of choice makes our community unique.  While each of you has a unique story that led you to attend IACS, we are all connected by the core principles of the school: …

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The Hawk: September 2, 2016

Have a great weekend everyone.  Here's the first edition of The Hawk…. “The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community,   It was wonderful to see our school filled with students this week.   Watching students and staff reconnect reminds me of how …

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The Hawk: June 12, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community,   Yesterday we celebrated the Class of 2016 with a ceremony that recognized every senior’s contribution to our school.  Not even some light rain towards the end could put a damper on the laughter and …

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The Hawk: June 3, 2016

“The Hawk” Charter Renewal:  Yesterday, IACS was one of fourteen charter schools in Massachusetts to receive its renewal certificate from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The event symbolized all of the amazing work that our students, families, …

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The Hawk: May 28, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Families: The other day I walked from my office in the corner of Landberg Hall to the main office a short way across the patio to drop off a piece of mail. What I encountered along …

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The Hawk: May 20, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community,   In this month’s letter, Donna Harrington, one of our high school Wellness teachers, shares her thoughts about the benefits of yoga practice with high school students. Her teaching philosophy highlights how IACS Wellness classes …

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The Hawk: May 6, 2016

Here is this week's edition of The Hawk. Have a great weekend. Pat   “The Hawk” May 6, 2016 One of the great events for our high school students this spring was the art exhibition that was on display this …

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The Hawk: April 30, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, Last year, our Community Association organized an all-school raffle that enabled us to purchase a 15-passenger van.  This vehicle has been used to bring advisories off campus for community service events, academic classes on field …

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The Hawk: April 19, 2016

“The Hawk” Good morning everyone, Before you read the rest of the Hawk, I wanted to take a moment to extend a huge THANK YOU to the officers of the IACA and extended IACS community who did an amazing job …

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The Hawk: April 9, 2016

“The Hawk” All School News   Dear IACS Community,   This week I participated in a webinar hosted by Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21; Kay  has vast experience interacting among schools, government organizations, and the private sector.   His most notable …

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The Hawk: April 6, 2016

Hi All, I'm just making one final call for Casino Night so I can tell the IACA organizers how many staff tables to reserve. Thanks. On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 10:04 AM, Greg Orpen <gorpen@innovationcharter.org> wrote: Hi All, As …

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The Hawk: April 1, 2016

———- Forwarded message ———-   “The Hawk”   All School News   Dear IACS Community: I would like to take the opportunity this week to congratulate two of our high school seniors for completing their Eagle Scout Projects. Lukas Harrington …

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The Hawk: March 29, 2016

Hi All, As you're probably aware from careful readings of the Hawk, the IACA will be holding Casino Night on Friday, April 15th at Lenzi's in Dracut.   The school will be reserving three tables (10 people/table) for staff who …

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The Hawk: March 24, 2016

  “The Hawk”   All School News   Dear IACS Community:   After 19 years of dedicated service to the IACS Community, Middle School Dean of Students Charlene LaRoche will be retiring this summer. Charlene’s daughter, Kristin, was a sixth …

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The Hawk: March 12, 2016

“The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community,   Yesterday I joined a team of six staff and twenty students from IACS who participated at “DynamiqueST”, a celebration of student work that uses Systems Thinking to deepen understanding of curricular topics.   We …

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The Hawk: March 5, 2016

“The Hawk” March 4, 2016 Many of you may have heard about the dual enrollment program, but I am excited to tell you about a new piece to dual enrollment that we are currently seeking approval for from Middlesex Community …

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The Hawk: February 26, 2016

“The Hawk” All School News Dear IACS Community: One of the best parts of my day consistently is time with my advisory. I don’t think I’m unique in this; I think the majority of advisors and students would say this …

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The Hawk: February 6, 2016

“The Hawk”   Just when it looked like spring had arrived in early February, winter decides to make an appearance with our first snow day. Our Community Association and school administration are exploring possible make up dates for last night's …

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The Hawk: February 4, 2016

Good Evening IACS Community, If you haven’t been tracking weather over the course of the day, forecasts indicate that we’ll have some accumulation of snow tonight and throughout much of the day.  Total snowfall and road conditions are obviously harder …

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The Hawk: January 29, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community: Making arrangements for your child on our early release Wednesdays is not an easy task for most families. We appreciate your efforts to manage these logistics as it enables our faculty to have regular, in-depth …

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The Hawk: January 22, 2016

“The Hawk”     Dear IACS Community,   Often this letter is used to provide updates regarding school events, however this week I’d like to share a broader picture about our work here at IACS.   This week, articles in the …

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The Hawk: September 25, 2015

———- Forwarded message ———-     “The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community:   It’s been a busy and exciting September. Classes are in full swing, extracurriculars have begun, and students are settling into this year’s routine. Often, at this time …

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The Hawk: September 13, 2015

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, We are proud to launch this school year by celebrating our 20th birthday!  I’m guessing this milestone might come as a surprise to you, as even members of our own staff found it hard to …

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The Hawk: September 6, 2015

gorpen@innovationcharter.org has sent a message regarding the following document: The Hawk Hi All, I hope you've had an enjoyable first three days of the weekend and have more rest/fun in store for tomorrow. This is our first weekly community newsletter …

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The Hawk: September 30, 2014

All School News IACS Communication Updates:  This year our school will be working to streamline communications and been “greener” in how we disseminate information to our families.  Every week we’ll be sending an all community email (“The Dispatch”) with current …

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The Hawk: September 30, 2014

All School News IACS Communication Updates:  This year our school will be working to streamline communications and been “greener” in how we disseminate information to our families.  Every week we’ll be sending an all community email (“The Dispatch”) with current …

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The Hawk: March 2, 2014

Hi Everyone, In addition to the March Edition of The Hawk, this week's edition of the IACS Dispatch is in this email.    All School News The Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser was canceled due to snow delay. If you have …

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The Hawk: June 2, 2013

Attached is the June Edition of The Hawk.  Please see a few additional news and notes below. All School News Music Concert:  Tomorrow (Monday, June 3rd @ 7 pm) our Middle School Chorus and Band plus High School Chorus will …

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The Hawk: May 24, 2013

All School News <div style="color:rgb(102,0,204); generosity of your community spirit and giving.  With the Expansion Initiative's events this school year — the Fall Relay, The Leadership Donor Club, the Hawk Walk bricks and the most recent 5K and Fun Walk, …

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The Hawk: May 3, 2013

Have a great weekend everyone.  Attached is the May version of The Hawk along with additional information in this email. IACS News Robotics Tournament @ UMass Lowell this weekend:  <span style="font-size:12.800000190734863px; club this Saturday, May 4th, <span style="font-size:12.800000190734863px; Fun! Email Donna …

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The Hawk: April 26, 2013

Hi All, The May Edition of The Hawk will be sent home mid-next week, but here's this week's edition of the Dispatch. IACS News Building Update:  A big thanks to the entire IACS community for all of your support and flexibility …

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The Hawk: April 5, 2013

Good Afternoon Everyone, Attached is the April Edition of The Hawk along with some additional notes shown below. Have a wonderful weekend. All School News Next week is Spirit Week.   Each day of the week has a different theme (see …

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The Hawk: March 1, 2013

Hi Everyone, We hope you have a great weekend.  Please see take some time to read the March edition of The Hawk as well as the important news listed in this email. IACS News Family Survey:  Please take part in our …

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The Hawk: February 1, 2013

Good afternoon everyone, There is a LOT of activity going on at IACS, so please take some time to digest it all.   Attached is the February edition of The Hawk.   Additionally, please read the following news and notes in …

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The Hawk: January 22, 2013

<div style="color:rgb(102,0,204);font-size:10pt; KEY DETAILS: <div style="color:rgb(102,0,204);font-size:10pt;s Peak <div style="color:rgb(102,0,204);font-size:10pt;font-size:13.63636302947998px;ll get an email confirming pickup details, which is expected to be an Innovation table in the main lodge at Pat's Peak on Sunday, 1/27 <div style="color:rgb(102,0,204);font-size:10pt;font-size:10pt;font-size:10pt;s Peak – it's just under …

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The Hawk: January 20, 2013

IACS News Quality Night for Grades 5 and 7 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 3/12 from 5:45- 7 pm. Attendance is mandatory for all 5th and 7th graders as a promotion requirement as students get important practice in formal presentation as …

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The Hawk: January 12, 2013

IACS News <span style="text-align:start;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-size:13px; an electronic version is attached to this email. Attention all skiers in the IACS Community!  Please see the attached flyer for a great IACS family event at Pat's Peek ski resort on Sunday, January 27th.  Proceeds …

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The Hawk: September 28, 2012

Good afternoon everyone, Well we couldn't have perfect weather forever, so what better activity to do inside than read up on the latest and greatest at IACS?    Please take some time to review the notes below as well as October's …

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The Hawk: September 21, 2012

Here is this week's edition of the Dispatch.  Have a great weekend… IACS News Back to School Nights:  A reminder that next week, both the High School (Monday the 24th)  and Middle School (Thursday the 27th) will be holding it's …

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The Hawk: September 10, 2012

Greetings IACS Community, We're officially full steam ahead with classes and extra curricular events and the energy level has been amazing.   For new families, this email serves as an important means of staying updated on news and events related …

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The Hawk: June 3, 2012

IACS News Thank You Innovation Families! I hope everyone has seen the Thank You sign on the front lawn. Our families have contributed over $50,000 this year toward the 100% Expansion Initiative.  What a milestone!  Keep up with the latest …

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The Hawk: June 3, 2012

Good morning everyone.  This year's final edition of The Hawk has been posted on line for your viewing and contains many important dates as well as interesting updates on what's going on at school during this busy time of year. …

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The Hawk: April 28, 2012

Good Afternoon IACS Community, This spring is packed with IACS related activities.   Please take a few minutes to review the May Edition of The Hawk (attached) as well as information about next Saturday's IACS Athletics Family Day. Enjoy the rest …

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The Hawk: March 30, 2012

Good Afternoon Everyone, Attached is the April Edition of The Hawk which was sent home today with students.   Please see the additions news and notes regarding activities in the IACS community.   Have a great weekend. Community News IACS Community Service …

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The Hawk: March 6, 2012

Good afternoon IACS Community, Here are couple of mid-week announcements, plus the March Edition of the The Hawk.  This Friday, March 9th the Student Government Association is sponsoring a High School Semi Formal Dance from 7pm – 10pm at IACS. …

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The Hawk: February 17, 2012

Good Afternoon IACS Community, Here's hoping that you have a safe and relaxing vacation.   Please note that the March edition of The Hawk will be distributed on Friday, March 2nd.   Here's this week's edition of the Dispatch.  Have a …

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The Hawk: February 3, 2012

Good Afternoon Everyone, This week's edition of the Dispatch has lots of fun and important information.   Thanks for taking a few minutes to review and have a wonderful weekend.  Go Pats! Community Announcements Our high school girls JV and Varsity …

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The Hawk: January 27, 2012

Good Afternoon Everyone, Have great weekend. Community Information Innovation Academy Middle and High School Performing Arts Program Proudly Presents The Hilarious Gilbert and Sullivan Musical Pirates of Penzance Friday, March 16 7:00pm Saturday, March 17 2:00pm and 7:00pm Tickets $12 …

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The Hawk: December 10, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Families- We’d like to bring two health related items to your attention.  First, IACS is thrilled to be participating in the “Making Caring Common” project sponsored by of Harvard University.  Part of this project includes a …

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The Hawk: December 2, 2016

“The Hawk” December 2, 2016   Dear IACS Families-   Public presentations of learning are a hallmark of the IACS program. During the month of December, IACS will host several events for students to practice their presentation skills and celebrate …

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The Hawk: November 23, 2016

“The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community,   Last Wednesday Jay W. Forrester, Professor Emeritus at MIT and founder of System Dynamics,  passed away at the age of 98.  While you might not be familiar with him by name,  Jay’s extraordinary …

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The Hawk: November 18, 2016

“The Hawk” This month’s Wellness Hawk letter comes to you from Kyle Thornton, High School Wellness Educator. Learn how he is using Student Health 101, our online wellness magazine,  in his classes.   I’m sure by now most of our …

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The Hawk: November 11, 2016

“The Hawk” Good afternoon IACS Community, Today we wrap up an election week that triggered a wave of emotions across the country.  These events provide “teachable moments” to all educators- parents and teachers. Conversations in my advisory this week ranged …

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The Hawk: November 4, 2016

Subject: November 4th Edition of The Hawk “The Hawk” November 4, 2016   Dear IACS Community   November is a great time to spend a few minutes to recognize the many activities and accomplishments of our student body. Under the …

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The Hawk: October 28, 2016

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community:   This year represents the first year of our newest 5-year “charter term” (2016-2021). With each charter renewal, we create school goals as part of our school’s accountability plan to align our academic program with …

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The Hawk: October 21, 2016

“The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community, 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 …

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The Hawk: October 15, 2016

“The Hawk” Good morning IACS Community, My back and hands are still sore from the tug-of-war and my core body temperature has returned to normal after plunging in the dunk tank.  It’s a small (and yes, fun) price to pay …

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The Hawk: October 7, 2016

  “The Hawk” October 7, 2016 Dear IACS Community, Last year I informed the IACS community of the plans to have our own teachers teach Dual Enrollment classes at IACS this year. Dual Enrollment is a state supported early college …

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The Hawk: October 1, 2016

Stay dry everyone… “The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, In my role as Head of School, one of the most exciting parts of my day involves watching students and staff applying our Outcomes inside and outside of the classroom.  On Friday …

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The Hawk: December 22, 2016

Have a great vacation all! “The Hawk” Dear IACS Community, As we look ahead to January, our enrollment office gets busy with events in preparation for our March 1st lottery. On Saturday January 7th, the middle school will host the …

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The Hawk: December 23, 2015

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community,   As we close out 2015, I hope everyone has a chance to catch up with friends and family during this vacation.  It’s often a time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and think about …

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The Hawk: December 18, 2015

  “The Hawk” All School News Dear IACS Community,   This month’s Wellness letter comes from Nancy Tripp, one of our  Clinical Social Workers. What perfect timing for her to reflect on her own recent personal accomplishment and to remind …

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The Hawk: December 14, 2015

“The Hawk” Dear IACS Community,   20 years ago,  IACS was founded as a school that served 150 students, primarily from a single town.  Housed in 20,000 square feet of rented office space, it did not yet have the capacity …

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The Hawk: November 20, 2015

“The Hawk” Dear  IACS Community, Our Wellness Program unites staff as well as our parent community in reaching a common goal: educating and empowering our students to take ownership of their health and develop lifelong wellness skills and habits. With …

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The Hawk: November 13, 2015

“The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community,   Driving to work today I was thinking about a topic that would be most fitting for my community letter.  On Beacon Hill, there is spirited debate about the charter school expansion.  In Malden, …

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The Hawk: November 6, 2015

    “The Hawk” This week IACS received some exciting news from The Boston Foundation. Innovation Academy has been nominated for the Pozen Prize which was established in 2013 to recognize charter schools that are achieving excellent academic results with …

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The Hawk: October 30, 2015

———- Forwarded message ———-   “The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community:   Thank you for your recent support of the ILP (Individual Learning Plan) conference process. At each student’s ILP conference, we consider past strengths and obstacles to create goals …

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The Hawk: October 23, 2015

“The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community,   As Innovation Academy celebrates its twentieth year, I wanted to share some personal and professional memories dating back to our earliest years.  I can remember when the charter school was only an idea …

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The Hawk: October 16, 2015

Have a great weekend everyone… “The Hawk”   Say Something              Dear IACS Community, In my first letter a few weeks ago, I encouraged  parents to reach out to me with ideas or thoughts regarding issues of …

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The Hawk: October 14, 2015

Hi All, Some of  you might have already received this through X2.  Wanted to bring attention to #2 since the test will go to staff home/cell numbers as well.   Of course, if you'd like to chaperone the 7/8 dance, …

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The Hawk: October 10, 2015

  “The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community, Last week we received 2015 MCAS reports from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) so that we can in turn mail home to all IACS families.   As you may remember, …

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The Hawk: October 5, 2015

There were a few changes to the "All School News, Dates at a Glance".  Please refer to this edition for the correct information. Thank you   “The Hawk” Dear IACS Community: The high school has had a great start to …

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The Hawk: October 2, 2015

———- Forwarded message ———-   “The Hawk”   Dear IACS Community: The high school has had a great start to the 2015-2016 school year. With a full month of school under our belts and ILP conferences set to begin next …

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The Hawk: December 9, 2012

To accompany your Sunday morning paper… IACS News CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES! <div style="font-size:12pt;s mail!  With holiday season upon us, consider giving a dual-gift.  You can help leave a special legacy AND support IACS' Expansion Initiative with Hawk Walk Commemorative Brick …

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The Hawk: November 30, 2012

Good evening everyone, Today your student should have received the December edition of The Hawk, but an electronic version is attached.  Please take some time to read and see information provided in the body of this email. The Hawk Walk …

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The Hawk: November 21, 2012

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from the entire faculty and staff at Innovation Academy! All School News The Hawk Walk is in! <span style="font-size:10pt;ve begun installing the first batch of commemorative bricks. A www.bricksrus.com/order/iacsbricks Questions? Email Annie Accettullo: candystp@yahoo.com see the attached …

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The Hawk: November 2, 2012

Hello IACS Community, Today we distributed the November edition of The Hawk and it is also attached to this email.   There are a couple of great (even historic!) IACS events that we hope you put on your calender.  Please take …

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