A CONCERT OF “ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL” TONIGHT

tiniCome enjoy an evening with IMS music faculty, Josh Tyson; IMS resident piano instructor, Susan See; and IMS resident voice instructor, Karenza Yoder as they share their love for music in a program titled, “All Things Bright and Beautiful.”  The concert will include vocals by Karenza Yoder, piano solos performed by Josh Tyson, and a special appearance by the Southeast Iowa Piano Trio.  Piano trio members include concertmaster violinist Charlene King, principal cellist, Donna Nelson of the Southeast Iowa Symphony, and pianist, Susan See. 
 
The second half of the program is titled, “All Creatures Great and Small” and will feature Josh and Susan in a four hand reprisal of several movements of Camille Saint Saens’ Carnival of The Animals, as performed in chapel and at Children’s Drama last spring.  The pieces, which describe various members of the animal kingdom, will be enhanced by humorous poems by Ogden Nash and IMS English and drama instructor, Mary Forney.  Additionally, the audience will be treated to many visuals and special effects during the performance.  
 
This event will be held on Friday, September 19 at 7:00 pm and is a fundraiser for the IMS general fund and admission is by donation.  We hope to see all of you there!

First Prospective Student Event This Year

Ice Cream Social 2014

New Look for Student Section

We had a generous donor help revive an old standard in a new way at Iowa Mennonite School. Funds and a design idea were donated to highlight the community spirit our student section shows in cheering for our sports teams.  Our gym, also known as Hillcrest Union, is highlighted on the shirt as it had been in the past. “Stand Together, The Union, Iowa Mennonite Student Section.” The students showed their appreciation in chapel as they received their shirts and then again at Tuesday night’s volleyball game as they cheered with extra team spirit for our volleyball team in a close five game match.  Coach Miller even called the student section the “seventh player” on the team.  Thanks to our friends of IMS for the shirts and the vision. It is truly appreciated.

New design for student section shirts.

New design for student section shirts.

 

Shirts being handed out Tuesday.

Shirts being handed out Tuesday.

 

Shirts being handed out Tuesday.

Shirts being handed out Tuesday.

 

Students posing in their new shirts.

Students posing in their new shirts.

 

The students love their new shirts and the banner in the student section.

 

The student section brought an extra amount of enthusiasm in their new shirts Tuesday night.

Volleyball is defeated by Winfield-Mt. Union in intense match

McKayla Brush

McKayla Brush

 

Hannah Miller setting the ball while Demi Brezina & Natalie Graber are ready to hit.

Hannah Miller setting the ball while Demi Brezina & Natalie Graber are ready to hit.

 

Natalie Graber blocking at the net.

Natalie Graber blocking at the net.

 

Riley Schmieder goes up for the hit while teammates, Jessie Bender, Hannah Miller & McKayla Brush provide back up coverage.

Riley Schmieder goes up for the hit while teammates, Jessie Bender, Hannah Miller & McKayla Brush provide back up coverage.

 

Alijah Beatty passes the ball.

Alijah Beatty passes the ball.

 

Demi Brezina

Demi Brezina

 

Jessie Bender

Jessie Bender

The IMS volleyball team lost an intense match to Winfield-Mt. Union (W-MU) in their first home competition of the season. Set scores were: 25-14, 21-25, 25-23, 12-25, 10-15.

In the first set, W-MU had the “visitor jitters” as well as adjusting to the lower ceiling in Hillcrest Union. That combined with three of McKayla Brush’s five aces for the evening sealed the first set for IMS.  In the second set, W-MU came back with strong serving and despite fighting back, IMS loses the set. In the third set, IMS staged a comeback and was able to overcome the Wolves. IMS held strong with strong hitting including four kills from Jess Bender and nine digs from Alijah Beatty.

“This is the best and most mentally-tough the team has played this season. The players off the bench also performed the roles as designed which gave the team an extra boost”, said Coach Shannon Miller. In the fourth set, IMS experienced what Coach Miller termed the “emotional let-down” that teams are susceptible to after winning a grueling set. The coin flip for the fifth set put IMS on the side with their fans, whom coach Miller deemed the “seventh player” and the team took an early lead. However, W-MU fought back. Behind some timely W-MU kills and IMS passing and serving mistakes, W-MU won the deciding set 10-15.  

“I am very proud of the team tonight. They played the best and most together they have all season. They were able to take what we work on in practice and incorporate it into their game,”stated Coach Miller.  

Statistical leaders for the night were: McKayla Brush with five aces, Jess Bender with eleven kills, Hannah Miller with 31 assists and Alijah Beatty with 17 digs. Today the team will have a mental and physical “reset” day as they prepare for their Thursday home match against the Panthers of Pekin.

Cross Country at English Valley

Tuesday was a beautiful evening for the twenty-eighth running of the English Valleys cross country invitational.  The meet has grown over the years and now includes runners from eighteen schools.  The Iowa Mennonite men placed ninth out of the twelve schools fielding full teams.  Kirby Shetler was again the team’s lead runner placing eighth in 18:03 on the hilly 5k course.  His dive at the line put him in front of the runner from Louisa-Muscatine.  Levi Geyer passed eleven runners in the final mile of the race to finish twenty-third in 19:13.  Noah Bruns and Kobi Russom both took two and a half minutes off their times on this course last year to finish in 20:26 and 21:52 respectively.  Jim Wang had a rough race yet took a minute and a half off his time here last year.  Roman Slabach was right behind Wang finishing in 25:31 for eighty-fifth place.  Eric Lenz of Tipton convincingly took the lead at the beginning of the race going through the mile in 4:50 only to drop out later due to a knee injury.  Evan Mahler of Highland was the individual titlist finishing in 17:03.          

Boys

                Individual Placings

                                Kirby Shetler                                           8th                            18:03

                                Levi Geyer                                              23rd                          19:13

                                Noah Bruns                                             45th                          20:26

                                Kobi Russom                                          67th                          21:52

                                Jim Wang                                                84th                          25:15

                                Roman Slabach                                       85th                          25:31

 

                Team Scores

Mid-Prairie                                                                              42

Clear Creek-Amana                                                                75

Louisa-Muscatine                                                                  104

Wapello                                                                                   149

Highland                                                                                 156

BGM                                                                                        160

Tipton                                                                                     210

Wilton                                                                                     210

Iowa Mennonite                                                                   227

Sigourney                                                                              235

Montezuma                                                                           268

Keota                                                                                      345

               

Girls

               Individual Placings

                                Riley Schmieder                                      3rd                            17:16

                                Renee Buckwalter                                   4th                            17:21

                                Liza Zanozina                                          75th                          25:31

 

           Team Scores

                Mid-Prairie                                                              37

                Tipton                                                                        85

                Wilton                                                                       123

                Wapello                                                                     172

                Clear Creek-Amana                                                 177

                Louisa-Muscatine                                                    212

                North Mahaska                                                         225

                Montezuma                                                                234

                Sigourney                                                                    279

               

Seniors Riley Schmieder and Renee Buckwalter both had great races in the girls race placing third and fourth respectively.  The teammates helped push each other against their competition moving up through the field as the race progressed.  Schmieder lost a close battle for second place at the line with Abby Tornow of Mid-Prairie.  Riley’s time of 17:16 was over two minutes faster than her time on the course two years ago.  Renee’s time of 17:21 was a minute faster than her last years time on the course and also two minutes faster than two years ago when the pair finished the race together.  Anna Hostetler of Mid-Prairie won the race in 16:44.  Liza Zanozina ran a good race representing Iowa Mennonite finishing in seventy-fifth place with a time of 27:10. 

The cross country team competes next at the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk Invitational at the golf course in Wellman September 23. 

Renee Buckwalter

Renee Buckwalter


Riley Schimeder

Riley Schimeder


Liza Zanozina

Liza Zanozina

 

 

   

 

FFA members tour Syngenta in Washington

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This group of FFAers gave up their “late start morning” to go on a field trip to the Washington Syngenta.

It was a beautiful morning for 12 of our FFA members to attend a field trip to Syngenta. Allen Brush of Syngenta led a tour of the Washington facilities for our FFA during a two hour late start on Tuesday. After a brief presentation about the company we were able to see the steps of production from bagging to combining.

Breana Stout said, “Learning about the test plots and how they are harvested was something new to me!” Michael Hershberger commented, “I appreciate that I was able to go on the trip. Yes, I do mean get up early and go on a field trip. It was really worth it!”

Overall we were able to see that the agricultural careers within this one company were diversified. Some had a Bachelor’s degree in soil science while others had degrees in plant breeding. Iowa State was represented along with several other agricultural colleges from our neighboring states.

We thank the people of Syngenta who allowed us to see into a day at their job. We really learned a lot and loved seeing the opportunities in the ag career field.