News & Notes

April News and Notes –

The IMS Touring Choir will be traveling to Harrisonburg, VA to participate in the Mennonite Schools Council Choir Festival at Eastern Mennonite School April 6-8. The choir under the direction of Alisa Kandel will also be presenting a program together with Bethany Christian (Goshen, IN) and Central Christian (Kidron, OH) on April 5th at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, OH. The mass choir will consist of 13 schools under the direction of Jay Hartzler.

FFA invites you to their annual Farmer’s Feed on Friday, April 13th from 7:00-8:00 am. Please come and bring your farmer friends! There will be plenty of food! Goodwill donations will be accepted.

Rehearsals are underway for the Children’s Dramas that will be performed on Saturday, April 28th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 pm. Featuring fresh tellings of the old stories of Hansel and Gretel, 3 Little Wolves (and the big bad pig) and Mushkil Gusha, students bring to life a few important life lessons. Performances will be in Celebration Hall, no admission will be charged, donations for the Drama Dept. are welcome.

SOFTBALL PARENTS -There will be a softball meeting for parents (not players) Monday, April 30th at 7 :00 pm in the IMS library. This includes parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students as well.

April 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Wellman Skating Rink. 6th – 8th graders and transfer students are invited to join our Compassion Club for a skating party. Pizza, fun, and games will be provided. Bring $1 for skates. Drinks and snacks are available at $1 each as well.

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, please turn in your application now. Financial aid applications for current and new families are due May 1st. For questions and assistance, please contact Candi Schmieder at or 319-656-2073.

Check out our summer camp offerings. We are excited to add a ceramics camp, cooking camp and two writing camps to go along with our sports camps and drama camp! Registrations are available online at starting April 2nd.

Corporate Partners are a replacement for the Yearbook Sponsors. Corporate Partners are businesses that support IMS on an annual basis at different levels. If you are a business owner, being a Corporate Partner is a great way to support IMS and the local community. The 2017-18 Corporate Partners are as follows. Maroon | Buckwalter Motors, Deli Mart Convenience Stores, Farmers Electric Coop, Federation Bank, Freeman Foods, Home Gas Inc., Kalona Veterinary Clinic, Pro Grower Solutions. Black | Beatty & Peterseim Funeral & Monument, Bontrager Tax, Accounting & Consulting, C&S Auto Body, Eldon C. Stutsman Inc., Everence Financial Advisors, Hawkeye Electric Motors, Kalona Cooperative Technology Company, Miller Electric Co, Pleasantview Home, Ramsey Creek Woodworks, Slabach Construction Co. Inc., Stutzman Studio, Yoder-Powell Funeral Home. White | Bluefield Painting, Farmer’s Supply Sales Inc., Helmuth Repair Inc., Jet Physical Therapy, Kalona Builders, Mowers Plus, Schlabaugh & Sons Woodworking. IMS is grateful that we can partner together with local businesses to make that community stronger.