The Iron Mountain High School varsity boys baseball team held their home opener on Monday night for the first time in 74 years. The color guard participated in the opening ceremony and it was a proud event for our school and our community.
Iron Mountain Tri-Hi-Y recently hosted a UP Regional Center Blood Drive. Fifty students, staff and community members attended the drive. Forty pints of blood were collected, which can now be used to save at least 120 lives in our community.
Iron Mountain High School's next blood drive will be held on Thursday, May 18th. Community members are encouraged to “walk-in” and donate.
Tri-H-Y is sponsoring a UP Regional Blood Drive on Thursday, March 9th from 9:00-1:00 in the Izzo-Mariucci Center. We are now accepting 16 year-old donors, with a signed parental permission form. Otherwise, you must be 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds to be eligible to donate. Please sign up with Mrs. Carey during seminar today and help save a life!
COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO “WALK-IN” AND DONATE!!!
Ala Carte milk prices have been updated! Updated price is now $.75 as of February 1st.
The price update does not pertain to the milk served as part of a school meal; only the milk purchased separate from a school meal such as: cold lunch or a second milk for a meal.
Iron Mountain Public Schools will be hosting the first ever U.P. EdCamp, an un-conference style of professional development freely available to staff. The conference will have attendees from Wisconsin and Michigan and will be a unique opportunity for educators from across the Northwoods and the U.P. to interact and share their knowledge.
The EdCamp will take place in the Iron Mountain High School building on Saturday, February 4th beginning at 8:30AM. There will be three 1-hour session blocks beginning at 9AM.
Winter is officially here! During the winter months, Iron Mountain schools sometimes needs to delay or close school. We publish closure and delay information using the following methods:
If you would like to be contacted using the mass communications method, please contact your child's office for instructions on setting up the service inside of your Powerschool parent portal.
Delay/Closure announcements are generally made by 5:30AM. In some rare cases, the announcement may come through later. If ever in doubt about the status of school, please check one of the above sources or call your child's office.
Thank you and stay warm!
Members from the Iron Mountain Environmental Club recently worked in their school forest tackling invasive species threats. The IM School Forest was designated as an affiliate of the Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition “Adopt a Spot” program last spring. Dickinson Conservation District’s Lindsay Peterson and Ann Hruska assisted in the project. They discussed different types of invasive species in the forest and how they affect the ecosystem. The students split into three groups, two groups attacked two invasive plants, Japanese Barberry and Honeysuckle, by cutting the plants then spraying the stems with herbicide. This treatment will prevent the plants from growing back next spring. The third group worked on trail maintenance. The group of students made a big difference for the future health of the forest.
Iron Mountain Girls 3rd-8th & Boys 3rd-6th Basketball Tournament
Location: Iron Mountain, MI
Address: 300 West B Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Dates: 12/03/16 - 12/04/16
Ages: U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14
Contact: Bucky Johnson
Notes: $125 entry fee. 3 games minimum. Please review the 3 forms below and fill out and return the Waiver and Sign up forms to Bucky Johnson. Contact Bucky with any questions.
Hello Mountaineer Families!
Last night the City Council voted to approve the Planned Unit Development(PUD) for Central Elementary and the attached lots that make up the site plan.
They tabled the Payment In Lieu Of Taxes(PILOT) in order to study it further.
What does that mean?
1. We still submit on time for the first grant cycle on October 3rd.
2. We enter the grant cycle at 116 points, which is higher than the 112 point average of successful grant applications. This is also 1 point higher than the 115 we had originally estimated to be the maximum number of points available with a PILOT in place, which is VERY good news.
We had several parents, business leaders, staff, students and Board members present to advocate for this comprehensive revitalization project. Special thanks go out to them for being so articulate in supporting a vision that holds the key to a new future for IMPS and the City.
While we would have liked to see the PILOT approved, it can still be approved in the coming months as Council members wrap their heads around the complex formulas used in the model and justify the results to all stakeholder groups.
We will let the process take its course, knowing that we are entering the first grant cycle in better shape than we at first thought would be possible.
Thanks to everyone for their support and Go Mountaineers!
Below are the plans for the Central School Development. We recommend that you download the plans to your computer and open them in Adobe Reader for best results. To download, right click each button and choose "Save Link As...". The Site Plan contains some overlays that may not open in your browser.
Hello Mountaineer Families!
Come show your support at City Hall this Wednesday, September 28th, at 6:30pm for the proposed site plan regarding Central Elementary and the lots that are part of the Planned Unit Development(PUD). The benefits to our community are:
This project is the right fit for our school and community. It provides the kind of housing options our senior citizens and young families are seeking, and allows us to partner with a reputable company to accomplish the first project of its kind in Dickinson County!
Help get the good word out to our City Council so that they can feel our support.
Make your wishes known this Wednesday!
Iron Mountain Public Schools