Last Chance to Order Apparel

If you need Christmas presents for the Iowa Mennonite School fans in your household, please remember the deadline for ordering apparel is this Thursday night at 11:00 Central Time.  Please order through the online store found here: http://team-shop.lidsteamsports.com/

Enter the team store code: IMS2014 and place your order. There are some really nice items available.  Note from Jeremy Ours…”If you are ordering the pullover…it gets great reviews, but they all say it runs a size large so you might want to order a size smaller than you normally would.”

IMS Apparel Store 10-14-2014

Volleyball season ends

The IMS volleyball team finished out a tough season with a loss to Lone Tree in the regional quarterfinal at Lone Tree 14-25, 16-25, 22-25. “Lone Tree played well, and we were not at the top of our game,” Coach Miller said. In what was an ending to a season that started out slowly, but came on strong in the last weeks. Coach Miller stated, “The IMS volleyball players have held their heads high, and I am proud of them.”  Statistical leaders for the night were Hannah Miller with 17 assists and Natalie Graber with seven kills and 19 digs. McKayla Brush and Natalie Graber had three aces each, and Riley Schmieder contributed two blocks. IMS finishes the season with an 8-26 overall and 2-7 conference record.

McKayla Brush

McKayla Brush


Riley Schmieder hitting

Riley Schmieder hitting


Alijah Beatty setting.

Alijah Beatty setting.


Natalie Graber with the hit.

Natalie Graber with the hit.


Hannah Miller sets to Demi Brezina.

Hannah Miller sets to Demi Brezina.

Blood drive on November 3

The IMS chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive on Monday, November 3 from 7:30-11:30 am. Plan now to donate blood by scheduling a donation time through the IMS office by calling 319.656.2073 or 319.683.2586.  Please bring a photo I.D.  Walk-ins are accepted.  Sixteen year old students need a signed parental consent form from the IMS office.

Thank you for giving in this special way.

Child Development Class learns about Pregnancy & Newborns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students in Child Development class have been learning about pregnancy and newborn development and were excited to hear about these topics firsthand from a panel of women sharing their pregnancy experiences and getting to see (and hold) a newborn baby. Tanna Boshart, Annette Miller, Laurie Miller, and Sara Swartzentruber shared about their pregnancy experiences and Amy Landes came to the class to talk about life with her newborn daughter, Mona, and the class was excited to get a chance to have a turn holding her as well! Thanks to these ladies for sharing their knowledge with us!

Iowa & National Corn Husking Competition

Tobyn Bender, Olivia Marshall, Timoth Bender with their medals & first place trophy

Tobyn Bender, Olivia Marshall, Timoth Bender with their medals & first place trophy

This competition is one of historic importance. In the past farmers would move through their field at a rate of about an acre a day harvesting their corn by hand. A team of horses would follow them through collecting the corn in a wagon. Soon a competition began to see who could harvest more. This was the start of the largest spectator sport at the time. Once a hundred thousand people gathered in Davenport to watch people in this competition. At this event we replicate what it was like to harvest corn pre-mounted picker. This was hosted in Amana, Iowa at the RV Park, on October 18th & 19th and this year we also hosted the National Competition where representatives from over 12 states came to compete against each other on Sunday. One of the things the competition requires is timers and harvesters. So over 4 years ago the organizer talked with several local FFA chapters to have students volunteer to do this for the event. If we volunteer our entry fee is waved for the FFA 3 person pick contest. Each person picks for 5 minutes and the total is weighed and tallied. For three years IMS and English Valley have participated and now several schools have been added. Our biggest competition is EV who placed second every year.  Our 3 person pick team consisted of Tobyn Bender, Olivia Marshall & Timothy Bender.  They placed first! Congratuations to our FFA students and sponsor, Karen VanDeWalle!

Chapel Wrap-Up {October 20-24}

This week’s chapel theme was “Got Expression?” 

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller

Monday: Marcus Miller shared about the difference between faith, belief and actions. He began showing different images of ways people express faith…whether authentically or not, and challenged students to think about how we can live as Christians in modern times. Marcus implored students to think about what personal “brand” they are developing and what people will see when they look at their life…will it be full of substance and value or will it look cheap and be easily broken? Marcus concluded his talk with an excerpt from the poem ” Who Am I?” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Tuesday: Small Groups

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller


Alijah Beatty

Alijah Beatty

Wednesday: Sharing from student and faculty members about how they express their faith through their interests and gifts, or how they see God in these activities. Alijah Beatty: Sports (volleyball, cycling, and swimming) and Dick Yoder-Short: Science and the Universe.

Thursday: Continued sharing from Wednesday; Sydney Moreland: Art, Mary Forney: Drama, and Emma Beachy: Music. Each of these people reminded us that expressing our faith happens in our day to day activities and that God is with us and can work through us in these things.

Sydney Moreland

Sydney Moreland


Emma Beachy

Emma Beachy


Mary Forney

Mary Forney

Friday: No Chapel, Late Start