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News & Notes

May News & Notes

Touring Choir is finishing up their local tour with worship at West Union Mennonite Church on May 6 and Kalona Mennonite Church on May 13. Touring Choir’s theme this spring is “Give Thanks to the Lord”.

Hannah Peters is performing her senior recital on May 12 at 7:00 pm. She will be accompanied on stage by other students, faculty and family. Her senior recital is a compilation of pieces she has learned over her senior year at IMS. Hannah is the daughter of Michael and Robin Peters. There will be a reception following the recital, everyone is welcome to attend.

The IMS Spring Concert is May 20 at 3:00 pm in Celebration Hall. This concert will feature Jazz Band, Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Touring Choir directed by Alisa Kandel.

Senior, Rachael Hovde will have an art display in the Celebration Hall Lobby before and after the music concert May 20. Rachael has titled it “The Forgotten Realm”. “Take a journey through The Forgotten Realm, where the spiritual forces dwell. It is time to See.” Rachael is the daughter of Bryn & Rebecca Hovde of Wellman. There will be a reception following the concert. Also on May 20th prior to and following the concert the IMS Art Gallery will be open featuring the Playful Sculpture Exhibit by Darvin Yoder.

Fine Arts and Academic Awards Night – The annual IMS Academic and Fine Arts Awards Night will take place in Celebration Hall on Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 7:00 pm. Awards will be given to student who have excelled in academics, music, drama and art. It also recognizes students who have been of service to others. The event is hosted by the IMS’s National Honor Society members. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend this event in support of these students.

The annual FFA Banquet will be held Tues., May 15 at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria. The meal will be a potluck; please bring dishes to share. FFA awards will be presented, followed by a pie auction. All are welcome!

Baccalaureate is Saturday, May 26. Commencement is Sunday, May 27 at 6:00 pm. – Baccalaureate speaker will be Scott Roser, father of senior Cameron Roser-Peet. Scott is pastor of Spirit of Christ Church in Iowa City. Commencement speaker will be Gilberto Perez, Dean of Students at Goshen College, IN.

IMS Summer Sports Camps

Girls Basketball Camp: Kari Heusinkveld, Coach Entering grades 8th – 12th, June 11-13 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Entering grades 5th – 7th, June 11-13 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Basketball mini-camps for boys and girls: Dwight Gingerich, Coach Entering grades 3rd – 4th, June 25-27 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.Entering grades 1st- 2nd, June 25-26 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball Camp: Dwight Gingerich, CoachEntering grades 8th – 10th, July 23-26 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Entering grades 5th – 7th, July 23-26 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball Camp: Shannon Miller, Coach Entering grades 4th – 9th, July 30-Aug. 1 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Ceramics Camp by IMS Art Instructor, Bryn Hovde Entering grades 6th-8th – Ceramics, June 25 – 29,      8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Culinary Kids Camp by Ranee Brokaw Entering grades 3rd – 5th, July 9-13th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Iowa Youth Writer’s Project Writing Camps – More info about this great organization https://iywp.org/ Entering grades 6th – 8th, June 25-29th, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Entering grades 3rd – 5th, July 9-13th, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Celebration of the Arts Night – The Celebration Hall foyer to celebrate all of our camp creations. The Ceramics Camp will have their pottery displayed in the art gallery, our Cooking Camp will have refreshments they’ve prepared for us and our Writing Camps will have their work to show and read for us. We want to show you all how much fun we’ve had being creative in many ways at our camps this year!

Camp Creamery-Drama Camp Entering 1st grade and up (need to know how to read) Drama camp, July 30 – Aug 3, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Performance will be at 7:00 p.m. on August 3rd.