IMS Food Drive to 1000!

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…    Matthew 25:35

 

The IMS chapter of NHS is hosting a food drive to benefit area food pantries. We have set a goal to collect 1,000 food items for the holiday season. Please help us reach our goal. Bring your non-perishable food items to the girl’s first home basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 25 and we will deliver them to the Wellman and Kalona food pantries.

Thank you for helping your community in this very special way.

Chapel Wrap-Up {November 17-21}

Chapel CrossThis Week’s Chapel theme was “Get in the Middle” challenging students to “Get kingdom culture” and was a continuation from a few weeks ago. 

Monday: A devotion based on the verse Romans 12:2 and Ephesians 4:8, then Landry Jones’ I Am Second Video.

Tuesday: No Chapel, In-Service

Wednesday: Small Group Activity, discussing statements and choosing to either agree or disagree and then sharing why those choices were made.

Thursday: Small Groups met in the larger chapel and talked about different scenarios in which their integrity or respect has been or may be challenged and how to react in those situations.

Friday: A service of comtemplation and confession, where students were challenged by Jesus’ example during a litany of confession, then allowed time to reflect and pray, writing down things they would like to leave at the cross. Chapel ended with a new, slightly  revised version of the song, We Are Here by Alicia Keys,  sung by Kaylin Brokaw.

 

 

Classroom Cash from Hills Bank

Gloria Hochstedler, Tim Lehman, Alicia Horas

Gloria Hochstedler, Tim Lehman, Alicia Horas

Hills Bank representataives Gloria Hochstedler and Alicia Horas visited IMS on Tuesday bringing cookies for Teacher Appreciation Week and a check for $954.41 from Classroom Cash. This money is used for various needs throughout the classrooms which are above budget items. 

Classroom Cash is a program that enables any Hills Bank customer who uses a debit card to designate IMS as the recipient and the school receives a percentage of every purchase made. Since the program began, $14,387.62 has been donated to IMS. To enroll in Classroom Cash if you already have a debit card you need to fill out an application at any Hills Bank location or online at www.HillsBankClassromCash.com.

Career Project Unit in English 3 Research

The English 3 Research class is in the midst of their Career Project unit. This involves life skills such as completing job applications, learning interviewing skills, writing resumes, completing personality, skills, and interest surveys, researching two career options of their choice, and the popular job shadowing opportunity. Each student gets to spend several hours to a full day shadowing a professional in their chosen career path. The student interviews the person and hopefully gets involved in the daily job with the mentor. 

Many IMS alumni have helped with shadowing opportunities or have helped with placement of students, for which we are grateful. This year’s class of Juniors/Seniors are shadowing the following careers: software engineer, mechanical/civil engineer, interior designer, pastor, police officer, nurse, physical therapist, athletic trainer, vet assistant, Spanish instructor, court translator, financial analyst, farmer, videogame programmer, worship band leader. 
 
Rudy Rios does his career shadow with Officer Dan Snow.

Rudy Rios does his career shadow with Officer Dan Snow.

Chapel Wrap-Up {November 10-14}

Chapel theme for the week.

Chapel theme for the week.

This week’s Chapel Theme was “Hope in the Darkness”

Monday: Maya Kehr Yoder introduced the chapel theme for the week with the questions, “Could times of darkness in our lives change us?” and “Do you have to know darkness before you can truly experience light?” Then, Candi Schmieder shared about depression, mental illness, and suicide and several stories of how these topics have intersected her life. Candi shared from several passages of scripture including John 16:33, Psalm 130:1-2, Psalm 138:7, John 1:5, John 8:12, and Psalm 142:1-2. Chapel closed with the song “Go Light Your World” by Chris Rice. 

Tuesday: Small Groups

Wednesday: Adrian Gonzalez, brother of freshman Alyssa, shared about an experience of darkness in his life and how talking and sharing with others has helped him through it and has led him to Hope again. 

Thursday: A candlelight reflection and worship service stemming from Psalm 42:11 and Romans 8:28 challenging students to consider our struggles and the hope we have in Jesus during those difficult situations. Stasia Majerick also shared two examples of people she has seen as examples of hope in her life. Chapel closed with the song “Hope in Front of Me” by Danny Gokey.

Friday: Small Groups met together in the larger auditorium to discuss times when they have felt hope and how it was shown to them. Each group came up with a one line phrase of hope to share during a large group prayer, and chapel was ended with a candlelight service and student ensemble performing the song “Fix You” by Coldplay. A special thanks to the students who worked hard to make this service so meaningful!

Adrian, brother of Alyssa Gonzales, shared Wednesday.

Adrian, brother of Alyssa Gonzales, shared Wednesday.

 

Alyssa Gonzales

Alyssa Gonzales

 

Stasia Majerick

Stasia Majerick

Music Boosters Fundraiser

Pizza RanchOn Monday, November 17, the IMS Music Boosters will host a fundraiser at the Pizza Ranch in the Sycamore Mall in Iowa City from 5:00-8:00 PM.  Bring a flyer and Pizza Ranch will donate 15% of your check to the Boosters. Proceeds will go to lowering the cost of Touring Choir participation fees for the MSC  Choir Festival in April.