News & Notes

October News and Notes

Save the date! Clergy Appreciation Day at IMS will be Tuesday, October 10th. Details will be sent to area pastors.

The Joetown Classic 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, October 14 at IMS. Go to for details and to register and get a great looking, soft, vintage style tee if you register before October 2. Homecoming & Alumni Family Weekend will take place on campus Oct 13-15. Events will include alumni volleyball and soccer games, Joetown Classic, food fundraiser by the PTO with outdoor music by The Young Ramblers, and the Annual Pork Supper. Campus will be open all weekend for tours and for classes to meet. *Note a change – we will not be having a worship service Sunday morning. Instead there will be a Hymn Sing in Celebration Hall at 7:30PM (after the Pork Supper).

The Annual Pork Supper will be on Saturday October 14 serving from 4:30-7:00PM in Hillcrest Union. The junior class is currently selling tickets, but tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $10 Adults, $9 Seniors 65+, $5 Kids 4-12, and Free Kids 0-3.

The Fall Music Concert will be at 3:00 pm on October 15, 2017 in Celebration Hall. Featured ensembles will be Chorale, Symphonic Band, and Concert Choir. The art gallery will be open prior to and following the concert.

Oct.15: 6th – 8th graders and their families are invited to a Harvest Party with our FFA following our music concert (around 4:30 pm). We will have hot dogs, fun and games. Please RSVP at
The IMS Athletic Department will be sponsoring the Cookie Dough fundraiser again this fall. The event will run from October 18 to October 30. Monies generated from the sales will go to the purchase of team uniforms. Thank you to all for your support!

College Financial Aid Night: Tuesday, October 24. Hesston College representatives Rachel Swartzendruber Miller and Dori Roth will present at 7:00 pm and are available for individual consultations before the event. Please bring a copy of your 2016 tax return to the event and Dori and Rachel will walk you through the process. Contact Dwight Gingerich at IMS if you would like to set up an appointment with Rachel and/or Dori ahead of the 7:00 pm meeting, which is open to especially senior parents and students, but parents of younger students are also very welcome.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, October 26 from 2:30-7:00 pm. Parents are encouraged to meet with their student’s teachers; no appointments are needed, but we respectfully ask that conversations be limited to 10 minutes per teacher.**Please note that PT Conferences will be moved to November 2 if the volleyball team is in tournament play.

The musical Anne of Green Gables will be presented Saturday, November 4 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm. The musical is based on the novel by LM Montgomery; adapted by Donald Harron and Norman Campbell. ‘Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, an aging brother and sister decide to adopt an orphanage boy. Instead, Anne Shirley a red-haired, freckled, over-talkative imaginative girl arrives at Green Gables.’ To reserve tickets call 656-2073 or stop by the school office. Tickets are Adults $9 and Students Kdg.-12th grade are $5.

Artist’s Reception – Anya Slabaugh, a 2013 IMS alum, currently a senior at Goshen College, will be featuring her artwork titled “Deconstruction” in the art gallery. A reception will be held for Anya November 4 following the musical.

The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 7 from 7:00-11:00 am. Call the school office 656-2073 to schedule a time to donate.