Spanish students earn privilege to dine at Paz en la Tormenta

After studying a chapter which focused on food vocabulary and double object pronouns (e.g. Asking, “Would you pass those to me?”), students earned the privilege to dine and speak Spanish at the Jimenez family restaurant Paz en la Tormenta. Paz en la Tormenta, which translates “peace in the storm,” is located in Wellman. It is not just a restaurant, but a testimony that, “Regardless of our circumstances we should continue to honor God with everything” (Kalona news). You can read more about it here and see their menu here.
 
Students seemed to enjoy the opportunity to feast on Mexican food and to try out their Spanish in a real-world context.
Timothy Bender,

back: Timothy Bender, Natalie Graber, Steven Jimenez, Tobyn Bender, Jakob Schmidt, Nick Yutzy, Jacob Schmieder, Jory Conrad; front: Rosina Ropp, Olivia Marshall, restaurant owner Melitza Jimenez, Instructor Maya Yoder, Isabel Mendoza, Jenna Boller

Girls Basketball opens season with a loss

IMS opened the season Tuesday night at home with a 86-42 loss to class 3A second ranked Mediapolis.  Mediapolis scored the first seven before Hannah Miller connected from three to get IMS on the board.  The hot Mediapolis shooting continued helping the Bullettes to a 22-10 first quarter lead.  IMS hung tough through the second with baskets from Miller and Riley Schmieder to make it a 20-41 score at the half.  Mediapolis broke it wide open in the third outscoring IMS 32-17 in the period to build a 73-37 lead, helping them cruise to a 86-42 win.   

IMS was led by Riley Schmieder’s 19 points on 8-17 from the field.  Hannah Miller put in twelve including three treys to go with four rebounds.  Demi Brezina finished with five points including one three. Cassidy Bontrager had four points, all coming from the line, Rachel Miller had a basket, and Jess Bender rounded out the scoring with a free throw.
 
“Although the score doesn’t show it, I thought our girls played tough on the defensive end of the floor.  I was happy to see us compete for the entire game.  We have a group that will continue to work hard and improve throughout the season,” Coach Aaron Gingerich stated.
 
IMS is 0-1 on the year and plays at Wapello Tuesday. 
Stasia Majerick runs a play Tuesday night against Mediapolis.

Stasia Majerick runs a play Tuesday night against Mediapolis.


Demi Brezina takes a shot.

Demi Brezina takes a shot.


Hannah Miller (24) shooting the ball.

Hannah Miller (24) shooting the ball.


Rachel Miller shoots over a defender.

Rachel Miller shoots over a defender.


Riley Schmieder drives to the basket.

Riley Schmieder drives to the basket.


Jessie Bender (14) blocks a shot.

Jessie Bender (14) blocks a shot.


Cassidy Bontrager goes up for the shot.

Cassidy Bontrager goes up for the shot.

Clothing Order is here

The IMS clothing order has arrived and is ready to be picked up. Today (Wednesday) the office will be open until 2:30 pm if you would like to pick up your order. Next week the office is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 Monday through Friday. CALL US (656.2073 or 683-2586)  if you DO NOT want us to send your order home with your student. We realize that some of these may be Christmas presents.

Christianity in the World Arena Class learns about main world religions

Jacob Bruns, Kirby Shetler, Andy Fang, C. Bai, Lee Ebersole, Liza Zanozina, Michaela Gingerich, Renee Buckwalter, Ivy Lin

Posing at the Mosque are Jacob Bruns, Kirby Shetler, Andy Fang, C. Bai, Lee Ebersole, Liza Zanozina, Michaela Gingerich, Renee Buckwalter, Ivy Lin

Thursday, November 20th was the day for Lee Ebersole’s Christianity in the World Arena class to do some visiting. Part of the purpose of the class is to learn about the main world religions, and so the trip provided the opportunity for students to have some face to face interaction with persons of some of those religions. The Agudas Achim Synagogue, the Iowa City Zen Center and the Iowa City Mosque were the destinations of the day. During each visit, there was a time of input from the representative of each place and then a time for questions from the class.

“Our interaction with leaders from these three religions gave us a chance to hear directly about Judaism, Buddhism and Islam.” commented Lee Ebersole, instructor. “I want the students to learn from both what we read and also learn through direct conversation with people of those religions.”

Renee Buckwalter writes down questions.

Renee Buckwalter writes down questions.

 

Dainei, a Buddhist nun, talks to the group and answers their questions.

Dainei, a Buddhist nun, talks to the group and answers their questions.

 

 

Compassion Group donates time and money to “Kids Against Hunger” on Saturday

Kids Against Hunger

Ivy Lin, Liza Zanozina, Jory Conrad, Renee Buckwalter, Kaylin Brokaw, Anne Buckwalter, Brant Stout, Breana Stout, Olivia Marshall, Jenna Boller, sponsor Gloria Yoder, Natalie Earnest.

Saturday, Nov 22, the Yoder Auction Building in Frytown was buzzing with activity as 16 teams of 12 people from our local community packed over 27,500 meals to be distributed by “Kids Against Hunger” in Liberia for those infected with the Ebola virus. The ten Compassion Club members pictured above plus Breana’s brother, Brant, and advisor Gloria Yoder, worked a shift from 10 – 11 am. measuring, weighing, and sealing bags of rice, dried vegetables, vitamins, minerals, and chicken flavoring that results in a well balanced meal providing all nine essential amino acids required for complete nutrition.  One day each month students and staff are allowed to pay $2 to “ditch the dress code”.  The money raised from the November day went towards paying for some of these meals.      

 

Mid-Prairie Jamboree cancelled

IMS-snow-2Due to bad road conditions the Mid-Prairie Jamboree is cancelled tonight. Be sure to spread the word to fans who may have been planning on attending the 5:30 IMS vs. CCA game.