The Hawk: March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012 7:00 am
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. The dance is $15 and includes food and drink. Tickets are on sale
    during this week and also at the door. (It would be appreciated if purchased
    ahead of time so we know the headcount for food.)

    I am looking for parent volunteers
    to help with this event, including Dads!
    Please contact me at
    if you are able to help. We have some great decorations and food planned
    for the students and the theme is Nighttime in Paris. Please make this
    a night to remember for the students.

    Thank you!

    Janet Morris
    (978) 439-5140
  • MCAS Reminder:  A reminder to all families that on March 20-22nd (Grades 7, 8, and 10) and 26-27th (Grades 5,6) our school will be holding MCAS testing.  Please make sure that your student arrives on time for testing on those days.   Also, for test security reasons no visitors (including parents) are allowed in the building on those days.   If you have any questions/concerns, please email Melissa Kapeckas or Greg Orpen.
  • Correction in The Hawk:  This week's Book Fair is sponsored by Book Ends, not Scholastic Books.
  • <span style="color:rgb(0,102,0);milk and juice only" box has been added to Lunch Works.  Only select this box if you want either an extra milk or juice with your meal or if you would like to purchase milk or juice only. 

    <span style="m excited to introduce "VMS" options for all of our vegetarians. VMS stands for Vegetarian Meat
    Substitute.  It is a quality, high in protein substitute which mimics beef and
    can be used in all recipes in replacement of beef. This lends us many
    more opportunities to give the vegetarian population a larger variety of meals. Y<span style="margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:10pt;text-align:left;t educate people that are not healthy. But you
    certainly can't keep them healthy if they're not educated.”  Dr. Jocelyn Elders


  • An Ultimate Hiking Gear & Skills Clinic presented by ANDREW SKURKA.

  • A Fundraising Presentation sponsored by BOY SCOUT TROOP 77  and INNOVATION ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

  • When: Wednesday, April 4th
      7:00 – 9:00 PM.
    Doors open at 6:30pm
    Where: Innovation Academy Charter
    72 Tyng Rd., Tyngsboro, MA
    Who: Andrew Skurka has hiked over
    30,000 miles through Alaska, Canada, the Rockies and Appalachians, the American
    Southwest, Iceland and South Africa. 
    Come hear him discuss the gear and techniques used on these amazing adventures.
    He  is an accomplished adventure athlete,
    speaker, guide, and writer. The 30-year-old is best known for his solo
    long-distance trips, the most recent being his 4,700-mile 6-month
    Alaska-Yukon Expedition.

    "Adventurer of the Year" by Outside in 2010

    "Adventurer of the Year" by National Geographic
    Society in 2007

    "Person of the Year" by Backpacker in 2005

    Andrew has been featured by The New
    York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and National Public Radio.  Check out his website at .

    Tickets are
    $10 per person in advance or at the door.

    Advanced sales
    ticket holders will be seated in the VIP section.

    For tickets, please contact Phil at
    978-251-3713 or

    " Nobody had ever done it before…, and then along came Andrew



    Thank you! Job Well

    Thanks to everyone who helped make our Middle School Info Sessions a great success!!!

    A special thanks to our tour guide ambassadors: Catherine
    Roller, Jacob Roller, Cece Whitlock, Aria Zegdoon, Justin Granata, Nathaniel
    George, Abby Lyna, Patty, Lyna, Katharine Keenan, Paul Accettullo, Alissa
    George, Thea Fennell, and all the other students that helped  out in classrooms.

    Thanks to those who helped with the yummy bake goods, and
    the refreshment table too.

    The event was a great success.   

    Mrs Feeney and Mrs Bush

  • Greg Orpen
    High School Principal
    Innovation Academy Charter School

    72 Tyng Road
    Tyngsboro, MA 01879
    Phone: (978) 649-0432 x3141

    Fax: 978-649-6337

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