Dear Mountaineer Parents and Students,
This coming Tuesday, March 20th, will be a half day for students due to the Varsity Boys Basketball Quarterfinals in Petoskey that calls for the participation of so many of our staff and students.
Grades 5-12 on Central Campus will be dismissed at 11:00am and North Elementary will dismiss at 11:15 am.
We are proud of ALL of our Mountaineers and are excited for the Boys Varsity Basketball Team as they continue this special Tournament journey.
Iron Mountain Public Schools
Dear Iron Mountain Parents, Students and Staff,
Due to the early start time of the regional basketball game tomorrow in Marquette, there will an early release to the school day. For grades 5-12 on Central Campus, students will be released at 1:45pm and for North Elementary students, there is a 2:00pm release. Buses will run the usual routes at those early release times tomorrow.
There is a spectator bus with 60 seats available on a first come/first serve basis. The cost to ride is $7 and reservations can be made in the high school office tomorrow morning.
Our school community has been closely following this March Madness run by our Mountaineer Varsity Boys squad, and there is a groundswell of support developing as we move deeper into the State MHSAA Class C basketball tournament.
Thank you for your understanding and GO MOUNTAINEERS!
Tri-H-Y is sponsoring a UP Regional Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 28th from 9:00-1:00 in the Izzo-Mariucci Center. We are now accepting 16 year-old donors, with a signed parental permission form. You must also 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!!!
1st Annual “Holiday” Basketball Camp
Grades K-8th Boys and Girls
December 27th, 28th and 29th
Here is a snapshot of the team fundamentals that will be stressed daily in camp:
Being a great teammate first | Confidence with the basketball | Playing without the ball
Offensive Concepts | Individual defense | Team defense | Transition defense
Daily Camp Schedule:
9:00-9:15 Mass Ball Handling
9:15-9:30 Passing and Pivoting
9:30-9:40 Partner Passing
9:40-10:30 Basket Work (stations)
10:30-10:50 1 on 1 with moves
11:00-11:15 3 on 3
11:15-11:30 Daily Contests
11:30-12:00 5 on 5 Games
Ball Handling | Shooting | Passing | Cutting | On ball Defense | Rebounding
Camp Directors: Bucky Johnson (IMHS varsity boys coach) Katelynn Johnson (IMHS varsity girls coach) Richard Olds (IMHS varsity boys assistant coach/ UP Hall-of-fame coach). Our high school boys and girls varsity basketball players will be on hand to assist the kids.
Please feel free to call/text Bucky 906-221-5701 or Kate 906-221-5702 with any questions about the camp.
The Iron Mountain High School graduating Class of 2018, will be the 29th class to be awarded scholarships made possible through the General Scholarship Fund. Who knew this fund that was established in 1988 and first awarded in 1990, would grow to what it has today. To date, over $249,600 has been awarded to IMHS graduates! What is so unique about the General Scholarship Fund, is that any amount of money can be donated to it, large or small and does make a difference. These scholarship awards would never be possible without the support from individuals who have contributed on behalf of their class, parents, siblings, teachers, friends or even a life event. Donations of $100 or more are recognized on engraved display plaques, which are located on our NEW General Scholarship Wall, located on the main floor of the Iron Mountain High School.
If you are interested in making a tax deductible contribution as a graduating class, as an individual to honor or memorialize someone, or as a general donation to this fund, please contact Mel Laydon at IMHS 779-2610, ext. 4318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be mailed to:
Iron Mountain High School
300 West B Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Please visit our basketball fundraiser sale on quality Mountaineer apparel by following the link below. All orders must be placed by Monday, November 20th. Thank you for your support!
Tri-H-Y is sponsoring a UP Regional Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 21st 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!!!
Hello Mountaineer Families:
Iron Mountain is receiving a grant to start FIRST Robotics programs for our K-12 students. We are very excited to offer this amazing program to all of our students. The particulars of each program are as follows:
The First Lego League Jr. Program is available to all k-3 students. This program uses the Lego Wedo 2.0 kits to help explore real world problems. This year, the theme is Aqua Adventure. Students will investigate the many ways we use water, explore the problems associated with our water usage, and attempt to solve one of those problems using the engineering design process and teamwork. Fundraising is underway to bring some of these Lego Wedo kits into our classrooms at North Elementary. This team meets for less than an hour for eight weeks. The program culminates with a local expo where students show off their “Show Me Poster” that details their journey through this season’s tasks. There is no travel required for this team, but parents and volunteers would be appreciated. This program will kick off in December
The First Lego League is the next step in the progression of this program. This program is created for students in 4th-6th grade, but if your child is really proficient in Math/logic/or computer science, he or she is welcome to join this team in third grade. Members of this team will travel to one competition event in the UP. The theme this year is much like that of Aqua Adventure, but FLL’s HydroDynamics challenge requires students to program their Lego Mindstorms robot to complete challenges in competition.
The Middle School Robotics Program is open to sixth through eighth graders. The First Tech Challenge moves away from legos and graduates to the use of Java and Blocky to program the robot, and Tetrix and REV products are used for building components. There is one travel event for this team scheduled for December 2 in Houghton. Not all team members need to travel with the team.
The High School Robotics Program is completely under wraps until the season begins. We are attending a season kick-off party in Houghton on January 6. Here we will pick up our challenge materials, look at the playing field, ask questions of veteran teams, and make a plan for our high school season.
Additional travel for any of these teams is optional and based on the performance of the teams at the Regional Qualifier.
We are in desperate need of adults to help man practices. Mentors and volunteers need not be experts in any area of robotics, they just need to be the grown up in the room. The motto of the FIRST robotics is that the team does the work.
We hope to see you and your family involved in this amazing program. FIRST robotics schools that run the progression of K-12 programs gives students an edge in qualification for STEM-based scholarships: Iron Mountain is one of only two rookie teams in the state running all four programs, and THE ONLY TEAM in the UP. We need Mountaineers to help keep this running for our future grads.
Please send any questions to email@example.com.
FIRST Grant Coordinator IMPS