IRONDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
V O L U M E
National Society Requirements
I S S U E
F E B R U A R Y
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Open House for Technical Academies
Mountie Messenger Upcoming Events: Coupon books feature four $5 coupons to Winn Dixie, numerous restaurants, car rentals and many other coupon categories. $20 per book.
Coupon Books $20
Please continue to send in Box Tops to the library, a teacher or the drop box in the front office. We accept all coupons including Campbell’s soup labels. Thank you for your help!
February 11— Valentine’s Dance, 3:30—5:00
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Tutoring
8th Grade Dance
8th Grade Dance
IB School App Deadlines
SVHS Cheerleader Tryouts & Lunch Menu
February 15—Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
$20 per book! Check Out the Great Deals! Monday, Feb 24 Books Due Back
Breakfast over Books Breakfast over Books is a free “book club”. This is the program’s 8th year! February’s book is Crush: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love by Gary Paulsen. The
meeting date is Wednesday, March 5th, at 7:25. Stay tuned for information on March’s book selection!
Reviews of Crush can be found at www.goodreads.com. Check out a copy from the library now and tell your student to join us for a book/breakfast discussion in the library. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Clubs and Tutoring... Tutoring continues in the Library:
Tutors Continue to Offer Great Services to Students!
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,
Test Studying, Organizing Notebooks. This service is just as important to our students as it is to the tutors. They get service hours for tutoring. Another great bonus is that former IMS students serve as tutors and they know how to help students succeed.
Science Olympiad Winners! Congratulations to the following students who placed in the most recent Science Olympiad: Anatomyâ€”4th place: Lorynn Saxton and Alexis Bryant
Entomology-2nd place-Aeona Bowles and Camryn MacEwen Experimental Design-2nd placeLadarius Price and Excellence Odeleye
Canâ€™t Judge a Powder5th place: Helicopters-4th Lorynn Saxton and Ex- place-Jordyn Lee cellence Odeleye and Andrea McNeil Disease Detectives-5th place-Camryn MacEwen and Andrea McNeil
Meteorology-4th placeJordyn Lee and Andrea McNeil Road Scholar-4th placeAlexis Bryant and Jordan Lee Wheeled Vehicle-4th place-Ladarius Price and Excellence Odeleye Write it/Do it-4th placeAlexis Bryant and Lorynn Saxton Thank you to the parents who helped with the tournament. We could not have done it without you!
8th Grade Dance The 8th grade dance fees are due February 29. The cost of the dance is $35 if paid on time. The late cost is $45 (paid in cash). The theme will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.
Dance fees are due February 29th
Stay tuned for more information.
FCCLA FCCLA candy grams
FCCLA is selling candy grams. This is a fundraiser for the club. Candy grams are $1 and will be sold daily at 7:30 a.m. in the gym.
School Valentine Dance Make Plans Now for the School Valentine’s Dance
The school Valentine’s Dance will be held February 11. The dance will take place 3:30—5:00. Concessions will be
sold and ticket price is $3 to attend.
Track Tryouts for 7th & 8th Grade Track tryouts for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls will be held Wednesday, February 12, and Thursday, February 13. Bring proof of a physical.
We hope to
6th Grade Field Trip to Space and Rocket Center The 6th Grade Field Trip to The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville will take place on Friday, February 21.
All money and paperwork for students and chaperones is due on Friday, January 31st. We will depart at 7:00 a.m. and arrive back to the school at 6:00 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 a.m on February 21st. for student drop off.
The cost is $40 per student and $20 per parent chaperone. Money is due to the studentâ€™s science teacher (Mrs. Gray or Mrs. Miller). No money will be accepted January 31st for any reason.
spark a love of science through this field trip!
IB Application Due Dates Due dates for supplications to the JCIB school are due by February 20 to the school counselors at IMS. If students need applications to any of the academies, please stop by the
counselorâ€™s office to get one.
take place on February 6th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the IB school.
Open house for prospective students will
Open House for Shades Valley Technical students will take place Tuesday, February 11, from 6-8:00. Location: 5191 Pines Whispers Drive.
Open House for Shades Valley Technical Academies Open House for Shades Valley Technical Academies will be held Tuesday, February 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Members from business and industry will be present.
Technical Academy Open House, February 11, 6-8 p.m.
A light dinner of hot dogs, drinks, and chips will be provided.
Pre-engineering Academy Auto Paint & Refinishing Technology
Auto Maintenance & Light Repair Technology
Electrical Wiring Technology
Visual Arts & Communications Academy
National Junior Honor Society Requirements List
Mrs. Williams, new sponsor of The National Junior
1. Residency Requirement - To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be an incoming member of the eighth grade. Candidates must have been in attendance
at Irondale Middle School for the equivalent of one semester. 2. Academic Eligibility - The student’s academic records will be reviewed to determine those individuals who are scholasti-
cally eligible for membership. Students must have at least a scholastic average of 3.75 for the 6th and 7th grade. Candidates will then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, character, and citizen-
Honor Society, and new teacher at IMS
NJHS (cont’d) ship. 3. Discipline History – The student’s discipline record will be reviewed to determine those individuals who meet this require-
ment. Students cannot have any class 2’s or class 3’s on their record. 4. Candidate Notification and Forms - Students who are eligible
scholastically will be notified and informed that they must complete the Candidate Form. This form outlines the candidate’s accomplishments in the areas of Service and Leadership. This
National Junior Honor Society Requirements (contâ€™d)
form must be completed before the candidate is further considered. 5. Faculty Evaluation Form - Faculty members will complete a faculty evaluation form for each candidate. Candidates must receive a satisfac-
tory recommendation. Faculty members will consider their evaluative input in the most professional manner and be able to substantiate claims with professional actionsâ€”particularly for low ratings. All input from faculty must be signed. This form is confidential and will not be shared with the candidates. 6. Selection - The actual selection of members will
be made by the five appointed members of the Faculty Council. All aspects of the process will be considered (GPA, Candidate Form, Teacher Evaluation, etc.) d to determine those individuals who are scholastically eligible for membership. Students must have at least a scholastic average of 3.75 for the 6th and 7th grade. Candidates will then be evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
SVHS Cheerleader Tryouts 2014-2015
A mandatory parent meeting for parents will be held on February 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the SVHS lunchroom. A parent guardian must attend if you are planning to try out. You will receive an information packet at the meeting. Tryout clinics will be held March-March 15. Tryouts will be held on March 15th. This is for 8th graders only.
Lunch Menu for February 10—14 Monday: MEATLOAF OR CHICKEN NUGGETS BLACKEYED PEAS TURNIP GREENS WW ROLL BROWNIE FRUIT
Tuesday: BREADED CHICKEN SANDWICH OR CHEESE STICKS W/DIPPING SAUCE CALIFORNIA VEGGIES SWEET POTATO MIXED GREEN SALAD FRUIT
Wednesday: TACO SOUP OR CHICKEN FAJITA
RAW CARROTS W/RANCH PARMESAN TUSCAN SALAD CHIPS FRUIT
Thursday: SPAGHETTI OR POT PIE STEAMED SQUASH GREEN PEAS MIXED GREEN SALAD WW ROLL FRUIT
Friday: CRISPITO W/CHEESE SAUCE OR CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP W/GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH RAW VEGGIE MIX W/RANCH WK CORN MIXED GREEN SALAD