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 of the amazing work you’ve done inside and outside of the classroom. Thank you for always being our best ambassadors for the work we do here at IACS.
From everyone on the IACS staff!
Urgent call for volunteers!
Wondering what this involves? It’s easy, just hang out and keep an eye on these seniors as they watch the Hypnotist show, have a nerf gun battle or play soccer. This is a great opportunity to help our community and keep our kids safe as they celebrate the end of High School. Please call Charlotte to let her know you can help: Charlotte at 978-996-6443
All School News
Calling all Volunteers! On Monday, June 10th we are inviting all community volunteers to kick off your morning with breakfast so IACS can say THANK YOU! It doesn’t matter if you supported an IACA event, helped a teacher with a classroom project, chaperoned a field trip, assisted with an extracurricular program like athletics, drama, after-school club, etc.
The breakfast will begin at around 8:15 and will be informal by design to encourage conversation, reflections about the year, and maybe some exchange for new ideas. While the event typically lasts an hour, guests can certainly leave early if you have commitments. For planning purposes, it would be helpful to know if you are able to attend. You can RSVP by sending a quick email to Karen Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Does your teen seem easily overwhelmed by life? Do they have difficulty motivating or following through on tasks? Is their primary way of coping distraction (i.e. cell phone, Netflix, YouTube)? Do they seem lost or aimless? Are you worried about their transition to high school, college, or beyond?
This summer, IACS is offering the I.AM program to further support the social emotional well-being of our students. This program seeks to empower youth to take ownership in developing their own self-care practice, in really starting to understand who they are and what matters, and doing so in a way that embraces their authenticity and increases their motivation.
If you have additional questions or want more information about I.AM, please email Debi at email@example.com.
Click the link below for additional details.
IACS Summer Reading book sale
We will have a limited number of copies of each summer reading book for sale at the BBQ on Wednesday. All books will be $10 ea. Books can also be borrowed from your local library or purchased from your favorite bookstore.
Tyngsboro Public Library Summer Programs
The Tyngsborough Public has several summer programs available plus all your students need to get their summer reading requirements done.
Even if your students (or teachers) do not live in Tyngsborough,
they can still get a local-use only Tyngsborough Library card which
allows them to still check out TPL books and use our online resources.
Any students in Grades 1-12 qualify and need to come into the library
with a parent to fill out an application. They also need to show a
school ID with graduation year.
Because the Library belongs to the MVLC, students can use their own library card from
their town/city library to check out materials.
Please clink on the pictures below for complete details.
Join us for Performing Arts Camps this summer, for students finishing grades 4 through 12! Camp has a free, public performance on Friday night. Don’t miss your chance to shine on stage! Sign up here.
The first 12 students finishing grades 8 and up who sign up for Glee Camp to have the option of traveling into New York City to see the musical “DEAR EVAN HANSEN”!
The first 12 students finishing grades 8 and up who sign up for Improv Camp to have the option of traveling into New York City to work with Broadway stars!
Any students who sign up for Drama Camp to have the option of traveling into New York City to perform on Thursday, July 25!
Find information here.
Scholarships are available and are based on need. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Middle School News
Juries- Congratulations and Thank you!
Student jury presentations wrapped up today. Congratulations to all of the sixth and eighth graders for their hard work to prepare presentations to highlight their growth. Thank you to all of the volunteers that sat in on juries to help make this experience even more rich for students.
7th/8th grade field day is Monday, 6/10 and 5th/6th grade field day is Tuesday, 6/11. Students should bring sunblock and a water bottle.
Eighth Grade Families: Moving Up Ceremony
The 8th Grade Moving Up Assembly will be held in our school auditorium from 8:15-9:15 am on Tuesday, June 11th. Eighth grade students have a ceremony including a retrospective account of middle school written by students and recognition of students’ completion of middle school. This will be followed by a continental breakfast for students and their guests. Due to space constraints in the auditorium, students are limited to no more than 2 guests at the assembly. Please respect this rule to ensure all that attend can be seated.
We’re excited to be offering 2 week-long sessions of Visual Arts Camp for IACS students entering grades 5 – 8!
There will be morning and afternoon programs available, each with a different focus.
Visual Arts Camp will run the weeks of 7/8 – 7/12 & 7/15 – 7/19.
More information, including how to register, can be found here.
Middle School Yearbook – Extra Copies Available
The deadline to order a 2018-2019 Middle School Yearbook for guaranteed delivery on the last day of school 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. Order online or with the attached form.
Order and Pay Onlinebit.ly/MS-Yearbook
Please note that at this late date, there is no guarantee of receipt of a yearbook. We will send confirmation emails to those who order first and will receive one of the extra copies.
High School News
June 8, 2019
Graduation Ceremony at 10:00 am
Seniors need to be at school by 8:00 am
MCAS is Over!
Congratulations to all of our sophomores for completing the series of three MCAS exams this year. We finished strong with the Biology exam by having perfect attendance on both days!
All students entering 9th through 12th grade are asked to read The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, by Brooke Hauser. A book discussion and activities will be held in student advisories during the first few days of school.
Books can be borrowed from your local library, or IACS has some copies that are available for purchase. Please contact Ms. Landis, School Librarian, at email@example.com
for more information on purchasing a copy, or for information on getting an audio version of the book.
Dual Enrollment for 2019-2020
Just recently, Middlesex Community College has decided to stop using the Accuplacer Exam to determine a students eligibility to take a Dual Enrollment class. Instead, they will now use a students PSAT score along with the recommendation of their English teacher. Students must earn a 480 or higher on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing section of the PSAT. Most of our students should qualify for Dual Enrollment classes based on this new criteria. For students that have not taken the PSAT, but would like to, we will be offering the exam in school next year on Wednesday, October 16th. For students that have not taken the PSAT yet, but would like to take a Dual Enrollment English class during the first semester of next year, they will be able to as long as their current teacher recommends them and they sign-up to take the PSAT exam in October.
Another Volunteer Opportunity
Dracut Rec Fun Run is a kids track program that runs July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 5:30-6:30 at the Dracut HS track. We are looking for volunteers to help lead groups around to the different activities. No track knowledge is needed! Please contact Shannon Talbot if you are interested!
Are you starting a job this Summer? Chances are you will need a work permit.
Please submit a completed work permit application with promise of employment to Ms. Kelly 48 hours priors to your start date. During the Summer please email her in advance.
HS Photo of the Week
Last Bash – We need your help!
Hopefully you’ve already sent in your check for $20.19 to support the Last Bash, a drug/alcohol-free, safe, lock-in night for the senior class to celebrate one last time with their classmates! If not, we’d love if if you’d click here to donate now.