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At-a-Glance Calendar January 14—Track Meet at Birmingham Crossplex January 14-17 Basketball Tournament hosted by IMS January 20—MLK Holiday. School Closed.

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January 22-Author Chris Morphew Visits IMS, author of The Phoenix Files January 25-Jefferson County Science Olympiad Tournament—SVHS

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the Staff M PTO Meeting The next PTO meeting will focus on planning the 8th Grade Celebration Dance. Please join us on January 23 at 5:30 in the cafeteria for more information and additional PTO news.

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Breakfast over Books Breakfast over Books is a free “book club”. This is the program’s 8th year! December’s book is Paintings from the Cave by Gary Paulsen. The meeting date is January 31 at 7:25. Stay tuned for information on

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Clubs and Tutoring... Math Team News:

Tutoring in the Library:

Irondale Number Crunchers will compete at the Jefferson County Math tournament on November 2. All math team members should report to Clay Chalkville Middle School by 8:00.

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Shades Valley High School Beta Club Members come Tuesdays and Thursdays to the library for tutoring in the following subjects: Math, Science, English, Social Studies,

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Author Visit Wednesday! Author Christopher Morphew will be visiting Irondale Middle School on Wednesday, January 22. Two author talks will feature his books, life in Australia, and the writing process. His books The Phoenix Files will be avail-

able the day of the Murhpree, 7th grade, talk. or Mrs. Fason, 8th Students may purgrade. chase a book for $6.99 the day of the visit and get the book signed by the author. Please stop by the library for more information or turn money into Mr. Ray, 6th grade, Mrs.

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First Priority meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 in the sixth grade science lab. We have a youth pastor from First Baptist Church Leeds who comes each Wednesday and shares with the students. We

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started out with only 2 students and we have had 25 to 28 students the last 2 weeks. It has been a great blessing and we hope more students will join us.


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The Jefferson County Secondary Art Exhibition takes place Thursday, February 6, from 4-6 p.m. at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The following students willhave artwork on display: Batsipa Joel, 6th grade Trenton Scott, 8th grade Nikolay Vasilevich, 6th th Madison Dickinson, 8 grade grade Mark Staples, 8th grade Please join us to see their Alex Hernandez, 7th grade artwork and the work of Anna Gentry, 7th grade other students in Jefferson County Schools. Kassandra Arias- Parbul, 6th grade Caden McLean, 6th grade Summer Farley, 6th grade

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Please continue to send them in with your child or drop off in the bo front office. Thanks for your support!

Class Poetry Contest News Mrs. Fason’s English classes submitted poetry and short stories to a college-sponsored writing contest, Jacksonville State University. The topic was “Imagining the Holocaust.” Stay tuned to find

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PTO Meeting The next PTO meeting will focus on planning the 8th Grade Celebration Dance. Please plan to attend—much help is needed to make this event a success! Please join us on January 23 at 5:30 in the cafeteria for more information and additional PTO news.

Shades Valley IB School This Tuesday, January 21, The Shades Valley International Baccaleaurate School will be here to speak to students about the application process with the 8th grade students.

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Check Out a Nook Color & Read The library has a limited number of Nook Color devices that can be checked out. Students must get a parent permission form signed by a parent or

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guardian and turn it into the library. They can then read ebooks on the device available from Jefferson County Schools. See Mrs. Hester for

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6th Grade Field Trip to Space and Rocket Center

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Time to turn in money!

IMS sixth grade field trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville will take place on Friday, February 21st. All money and paperwork for students and chaperones are due on or before Friday, January 31st. We will meet at the school at 6:15 am for a 7:00 am departure and arrive back at IMS at 6:00 pm. The cost is $40 per student and $20 per adult chaperone. Money is due to the student’s science teacher (Mrs. Gray or Mrs. Miller.) No money will be accepted after January 31st for ANY reason.

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DNESDAY T DOG OR SLOPPY JO KED BEANS LESLAW XED GREEN SALAD PS UIT

THURSDAY CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE OR ROAST BEEF RICE W/GRAVY GREEN PEAS CAULIFLOWER MIXED GREEN SALAD CAKE W/ICING FRUIT

FRIDAY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI W CRACKERS & CHEESE OR PIZZA CALIFORNIA VEGGIES WK CORN MIXED GREEN SALAD FRUIT

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