The Hawk: June 10, 2017

June 10, 2017 6:00 pm



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 students amongst their peers and with staff. In addition to helping to build a stronger community, Endersession courses help to expose students to a variety of learning experiences that they otherwise might not take part in. Some Endersession courses are located locally or on-campus and others are in other states or even overseas. Below is a list of the Endersession courses from this year:

  • Travel:  Service in the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Vermont, New York City, Boston, Acadia National Park, Provincetown

  • Outdoor Adventure:  Hiking the White Mountains, Whitewater Rafting, Disc Golf, Horses, Surfing MA & NH, Rocks & Rocks

  • Hobbies/Recreation:  Photography, Create a Meal Challenge, Short Film Production, American War and Films, Asian Cuisine, Seeing Art, Writer’s Retreat

  • Thank you to all of the IACS staff that planned these great experiences for students. I’ve included a few photos from the various courses this year, but if you would like to see all of the photos, click HERE to see our Google Photo Album.

    Here’s looking forward to another great Endersession next year!


    Erik Arnold, Ed.D.

    High School Principal












    Important Upcoming Dates


    Important Dates:  

  • The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 29th.  This week we finally received notification of the state testing schedule and can now begin planning events, vacations, etec.  Thank you for your patience.

  • June 10

    MS 8th Grade Semi Formal

    June 12

    HS Informational  Internship Meeting for rising Juniors & Seniors

    HS Spring Sports Award Night  6:00pm

    June 13

    Dance Recital 3:30 on the Turf or if raining in the Qhut

    June 14

    Early Release

    IACA Meeting 6:30 Potluck; 7:00 Meeting

    MS Awards Night     6:00pm

    June 15

    Dance Team, Dancing on the Lowell Blvd. 8:00 – 9:00 pm

    June 19

    MS 8th Grade Moving Up ceremony 8:15 am (Limit: 2 guests)

    Board of Trustee Meeting 6:30 pm

    June 20

    Last Day of School, Dismissal at 1:00 pm



    All School News


    End of year updates from the Health Office-return of medications

    All student medication must be picked up, from the Health Office, by a parent/guardian, by 1pm on Tuesday , June 20th.   Any medication that is not picked up will be disposed of. This includes prescription and/or over the counter medications.


    Epipens and inhalers are the exception.  Epipens and inhalers can be picked up by students. If you would like your child to  bring  their epipen and/or inhaler home on the last day of school, please tell them to stop by the Health office on Tuesday , June 20th some time  before 12:30 pm.


    Thank-you and please let us know if you have any questions.  978-649-0432 , ext. 2104.


    Gayle Nutile-Pimm, RN, MS                             Janice Reynolds, RN, BSN

    Director of Health and Wellness                       School Nurse




    Performing Arts News:  


    Performing Arts News:  





    Performing Arts Camps!


    Drama Camp, Glee Camp and Improv Camp  2017 For students completing Grades 4 through 12!

    Don’t miss your opportunity to shine on the IACS stage!  

    Contact for details!

    Drama Camp 8:30-3:30, July 10 through July 14 with a public performance of Ghostbusters on Friday night

    Glee Camp 8:30-3:30, July 17 through July 21 with a public performance of songs and scenes from School of Rock on Friday night

    Improv Camp 8:30-3:30, July 24 through July 28 with a public performance made up ON THE SPOT on Friday night


    There is room in all 3 PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS THIS SUMMER for students finishing grades 4 through 12!

    The only NYC trip (for campers entering grade 8 and up) that isn't full is for IMPROV CAMP where we will be going to see our buddy OAK ONAODOWAN (Hercules Mulligan/ James Madison in Hamilton) as the star of THE GREAT COMET OF 1812! If you would like to join us for camp and/ or for this trip, please email or see

    Because of the contributions of others, we are able to offer scholarships to those who need them in order to attend camp. Please email for details.

    Click here for registration information about camp!


    3. Keep eyes peeled for our first Summer (or any season, really) IACS Community Theater details! As soon as we have details, we will get them to you!


    Thank you all so much for a wonderful year in performing arts, with amazing staff, volunteers, alumni support, crews, and our phenomenal student writers, directors and performers!


    THANK YOU! AND MANY CONGRATULATIONS to the Performing Arts Awards Nominees, 2017! We are so proud of you!





    IACA News  


    Our LAST meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at 7pm.  Join us for Potluck at 6:30pm.  Come learn about Volunteer opportunities for next year!  We are looking for new leaders to join IACA! Contact if interested in learning more. Come to our next meeting to see what IACA is all about!


    End of Year BBQ (6/20/17)


    We've had an amazing response for the year end student and staff BBQ.  The list keeps getting shorter! At this moment; specifically:

    4 volunteers

    4 potato salads

    11 fruit salads

    1 garden salads (include 1 large dressing any flavor)


    Please visit (case sensitive) for our most current list of needs and then please e-mail if you are able to donate and/or volunteer your time.



  • 2017 Family Survey:  We’re now up to 295 respondents.  While this is getting close to our target number, we’re still not quite there.  Please help us achieve our highest response rate.  The survey should take approximately 15 minutes.   CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.



  • New Carpool Sign-Up Form:  Interested in setting up a carpool for next year? We’ve created a new Carpool Flyer for you to view.  The new process works as follows:

  • Click on the link found on the flyer to enter your contact information and street address.  Remember, data you share on this form will become shared with everyone else interested in carpooling.

  • Once you’ve submitted data you will receive an automated email that gives you access to two items:  a spreadsheet of names and an interactive map that allows you to see who lives near you and their contact information.  Both of these documents will automatically update every time someone new enters their data.  


  • Busing Update:  

  • Tyngsboro residents:, your bus information will be coming going home sometime next week.

  • The deadline for signing up for "out of town" Christianson buses is fast approaching, June 20th.  Changes to the bus route from last year may need to be made depending on the amount of people that sign up for the bus and what stops they are interested in. Remember that the buses fill on a first come first serve basis.   Please contact Marybeth Bush at  if you are interested in or have questions about the bus.



    Middle School News



    Thanks for your support of the music program at IACS!

    Middle School Yearbook


    The deadline to order a 2016-2017 Middle School Yearbook has passed. However, a few extra yearbooks have been ordered and so if you missed the deadline, you can submit an order for one of the extra ones.  Please fill out the order form with payment and books will be awarded on a "first come, first serve" basis.  The LATE Order form is attached.

    Late Yearbook Order Form 2016-2017


    Middle School Art Show

    Join us on Friday, June 9 from 7 – 9 for an exhibition of student work from semester 2. We're excited to feature drawings, paintings & prints by 5th graders, stop motion animation by 7th graders, and design projects by 8th graders. Hope to see you there!


    Save the Date- Events for 8th graders

    The 8th Grade Moving Up Assembly will be held in our school auditorium from 8:15-9:15 am on Monday, June 19th.  8th Grade Semi-Formal: Saturday, June 10th from 7:00- 10:00 PM.  Click here for more details.

    Sixth and Eighth Grade Jury Packets- Click here for more information


    Middle School Yearbook:

    It is the time to create 8th Grade Personal Pages and find 8th Grade Baby Pictures for the 2016-2017 Middle School Yearbook.  Due Friday, 4/28. See the yearbook page for more information.

    To guarantee delivery of a 2016-2017 Middle School Yearbook on the last day of school, order at the regular price of $27 by Friday, May 19, 2017.

    High School News



    The June Student Health 101 magazine is here along with the Student Advocate for Parents!

    Be sure to check out the article about internships , written by Tina Lindberg, Director of Community Outreach and Advancement.  In her article Tina gives students advice as well as highlights some changes to the internship program for next  year!


    Summer Programs at the Tyngsborough Public Library


    Informational Meeting on the Internship Program


    Thank you to our underclassmen choir members that performed at graduation last weekend!


    Link to graduation photos in the Lowell Sun


    FREE High School Math Booster 2017 (for rising HS 9th-11th grade students)



    Photo of the Week

    A massive pine tree fell this week on our new outdoor classroom benches. Thankfully, it happened at night and everything is fixable.



    Photo of the Week (Part #2)


    Note: Dr. Arnold did not authorize this posting, but it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.  Unfortunately no video is available…


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    Greg Orpen

    Head of School
    Innovation Academy Charter School
    72 Tyng Road
    Tyngsboro, MA 01879
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