The plant science class has been busy harvesting tomatoes and pumpkins from the greenhouse and campus gardens, and sweet potatoes from the Wellman Community Gardens. Plant Science students who helped with the harvest were Julia Boller, Leah Bontrager, Isabel Canchola, Sarann Durflinger, Abby Fritz, Esther Hughes and Kaylee Shafer.
This fall math instructor, Gloria Yoder, took a group of female students to Iowa State University for their Women in Science and Engineering Conference. Leah Bontrager, Esther Hughes, Sarann Durflinger, Kennedy Roth, Malia Sedlacek, and Katelyn Swantz attended the event for girls in 9th and 10th grades. It was a fun day of workshops with hands-on activities, […]
Our Plant Science class was busy putting the finishing touches on the inside of the greenhouse this school year, including getting some things planted. The plants weren’t aware that winter was coming inside the cozy confines of the greenhouse and we were able to serve some lettuce and radishes during lunch this fall. Thanks to […]
The tradition of high quality science instructors continues at IMS as Mark Miller joins our science department, following Dick Yoder-Short’s retirement. He grew up in Kalona and attended IMS (’05). Since then, he’s graduated from Goshen College (B.A.), Stockholm University (M.S.), and most recently from the University of Iowa (Ph.D.). For fun, he enjoys being […]
Our Plant Science class has been working hard using and maintaining our newly completed greenhouse. They have talked with our school cook, Maria, and planted short season crops with the hope of producing food for the school. It’s been a few weeks after planting and our seeds have germinated well! Students are involved in all […]