Dear IAM Community,
Our Winter Olympics this year were a tremendous success! Grade level teams squared off on February 2 for a tournament filled with friendly competition and community spirit. My favorite part of the day is clearly the hallway decorating. The IAM is transformed into a different world as each class is assigned to a hallway that they decorate in very intricate ways. This year the theme was “villains” so each hallway was decorated accordingly. The seniors won but it was a very close competition where everyone had fun.
The enrollment period just ended with our entrance test on February 3. There are nearly 350 applicants for the class of 2022. While we would certainly like to accommodate all interested students, the reality is that our current facility simply cannot house these numbers. Our incoming classes normally number in the 150-160 range, with districts of varying sizes accommodating respective student capacities.
Last night we hosted “IB Night” to explain our IB scheduling choices to students and parents in grades 9 and 10. Teachers from a variety of subjects explained the differences between “internal and external” assessments as well as the intricacies of their curriculum so that students can make informed choices for the schedule next year. Scheduling forms will be due on February 26 when students enter their schedules on Powerschool. Check out the video from the evening here: http://www.iamacomb.org/parent-quick-links/
On March 1 we will be hosting students from L’Anse Creuse North High School as they perform a review of musical artists as well as poetry and writing in honor of Black History Month. Students from the IAM will also give readings and poetry of their own. As part of the morning event, we will also feature Video7, a local music group with traditions in soul, jazz and hip-hop. It should be a great time. Check out their music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivBuTjsF5Bw
Tenth Grade students are nearing completion of their Personal Projects. The Personal Project is the culmination of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and a marvelous opportunity for students to explore an area of personal interest through the skills that they have developed through the MYP program. On Friday, March 9, students will exhibit their work at 1:00 PM in the gym. Everyone is welcome.
The IAM will perform the Great Gatsby on the weekend of March 23. There will be various performances available at the Chippewa Valley Auditorium, so please make an effort to check it out! Our students have been working hard for the past several months under the direction of Ms. Amthor, and the show promises to be amazing! We hope to see you there.