Prospective Family Hayride This Sunday

6th – 8th graders and their families are invited. The online RSVP can be found here: Hayride 2014 RSVP

Hayride postcard 2014

Fun at the Freshman class party

party 1A good time was had by all at the Freshmen class hayride party on Saturday evening. The party was at the home of Dave and Lisa Yoder (Adeline Chandlee’s aunt and uncle). The group roasted hot dogs over the fire pit, played Corn-Hole, and party 4then went on a hayride around the Kalona area (maybe you heard them singing!). Upon returning from the hayride donuts, hot-spiced cider, and cocoa were offered. The group finished the night with lively conversation, more Corn-Hole, lots of laughter, and star-tipping! The freshmen students are looking forward to planning more of these types of events together.

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IMS competes in the SEISC consolation bracket

The IMS varsity volleyball team defeated Columbus in straight sets 21-15, 21-12 in the consolation bracket of the SEISC tournament on Saturday. “The team communicated and moved well in this match”, coach Shannon Miller said. ” They also served strong and worked on keeping their errors down”. Jess Bender had a match high of six kills. Natalie Graber and Demi Brezina contributed two aces each. In the following match versus a consistent Cardinal team, IMS lost in three sets 11-21, 21-13, 11-15. “We are continuing to work on execution and mental toughness so that we can convert these close matches to our favor”, coach Miller stated. In the final match of the day, IMS lost to Wapello in two sets 18-21, 13-21. IMS is 4-19 overall and 1-3 in conference play. Statistical leaders for the consolation bracket matches were Jess Bender and Riley Schmieder each contributing 11 kills, Hannah Miller with 28 assists, Riley Schmieder with four aces and Demi Brezina with 28 digs. IMS returns to Hillcrest Union on Tuesday for a match against Lone Tree and then travels to Waco on Thursday.

Demi Brezina with the hit.

Demi Brezina with the hit.


Riley Schmieder hits in a game vs. Cardinal.

Riley Schmieder hits in a game vs. Cardinal.


Jessie Bender tips the ball at the net.

Jessie Bender tips the ball at the net.


Natalie Graber

Natalie Graber


Hannah Miller sets to Natalie Graber in action on Saturday.

Hannah Miller sets to Natalie Graber in action on Saturday.


McKayla Brush helps out setting on Saturday.

McKayla Brush helps out setting on Saturday.


Natalie Graber & Hannah Miller get the block while Demi Brezina covers the line.

Natalie Graber & Hannah Miller get the block while Demi Brezina covers the line.

Field trip to the cemetery

history 1Taking advantage of the beautiful day, the American History classes taught by Marcus Miller took a short walk through the woods to the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Students looked for symbols included on the gravestones, epitaphs, and the types ofhistory 2 gravestones. Students discovered graveyards can be interesting sources of local history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IMS advances to the SEISC consolation bracket

Hannah Miller back sets to McKayla Brush in play against Harmony.

Hannah Miller back sets to McKayla Brush in play against Harmony.

The IMS volleyball team looks to meet Columbus in the first round of the SEISC Tournament consolation bracket after finishing fourth in pool play on Thursday night. The match starts at 11:00

Natalie Graber tips the ball over blockers against West Burlington.

Natalie Graber tips the ball over blockers against West Burlington.

am this Saturday at Southeast Community College in West Burlington.  IMS match scores last night were:  vs West Burlington: 9-21, 17-21; vs Wapello: 6-21, 16-21; vs Pekin: 16-21, 17-21; vs Harmony 21-5, 21-9. Statistical Leaders: Natalie Graber 10 kills, Hannah Miller 23 assists, Natalie Graber five aces, and Hannah Miller 22 digs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riley Schmieder (12) & Hannah Miller (2) get the block during play against Wapello.

Riley Schmieder (12) & Hannah Miller (2) get the block during play against Wapello.

 

Jessie Bender with a hit vs. Wapello

Jessie Bender with a hit vs. Wapello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Demi Brezina (10) & Natalie Graber (11) get a block vs Wapello.

Demi Brezina (10) & Natalie Graber (11) get a block vs Wapello.

 

Hannah Miller sets to Riley Schmieder against Pekin.

Hannah Miller sets to Riley Schmieder against Pekin.

 

 

Pajama Pants Project

Modeling their own pajama pant creations are (back)

Modeling their own pajama pant creations are (back) Alyssa Hershberger, Summer Schrock, Angela Marcelino, Enrique Mendoza; (front) Ana Hulke, McKayla Brush, Rachel Miller, Gerardo Mendoza

Clothing & Textiles class celebrated the completion of their second project, Pajama Pants. Students in this class enjoyed choosing fabric for their pants, learning to read and use a pattern, and putting their sewing machine skills to the test. Each of these students did a nice job and are enjoying their new pants as a result of their work!