Iron Mountain High School Bulletin for Monday, May 20, 2019
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2020 Be sure to save your Econo Foods and Super One receipts for your all-night Graduation Party and turn them in periodically to the Guidance Office.
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VOLUNTEER HOURS: Students are encouraged to turn in their volunteer hour sheets to DICSA and pick up new ones if needed from the Guidance Office. Any questions please see Mrs. Greenleaf.
CLOTHES CLOSET: The clothes closet is available for all students. There are many items that ANY student can use. Mountaineer gear, sweatshirts, winter coats, formal dresses and more. Many items are brand name. Please see Mrs. Greenleaf in the Guidance office to schedule a time to check it out. Appointments can be made outside of school hours if needed.
TUTORING FOR STUDENTS DURING SEMINAR-- Students who would like help with their homework are encouraged to visit the library/media center during seminar where you will find student tutors who are willing to help you with your academics.
HOMEWORK HOUR: for grades 7-12 is available M-Th from 3:00 - 4:00 in the Media Center.
College Visit Pass Procedure:
Starting with the 2018-2019 school year the following procedure will be in place for passes to attend college visits at IMHS:
1. Students must sign up in advance of the visit on the sign up sheets posted on the Guidance Office door. College visits are announced in advance. Students should plan accordingly and should be signing by 2:50pm the day prior to the college visiting. No passes will be given day of the visit.
2. Only students who have signed up in advance will be given passes for college visits.
3. Passes will be available for pick up in the Guidance Office starting at 2:50pm the day before the visit. Passes will be on the counter of Mrs. Greenleaf's desk.
4. If you are at the tech center 1st block, you must have your pass with you to leave the tech center.
5. If you have tech center 2nd block, you will need a pass for when you get to the tech center.
6. Without a pass you will not be excused for late arrival or early dismissal from the tech center.
7. If you are at the tech center multiple blocks, you should see Mrs. Greenleaf or Mrs. Laydon the day before for your pass.
Bay Dual Enrollment Classes for Fall Semester 2019 Bay Dual Enrollment Classes for Fall Semester 2019--Bay College will begin accepting registration forms for fall dual enrollment now. Online classes fill up quickly so please stop and see Mrs. Truscott for the necessary paperwork to dual enroll for next fall ASAP. IMHS will pay for tuition, technology fees, and a book if necessary (always check in the Guidance Office of the HS before buying any books to make sure we don't already own it. If we do, the school will not reimburse. And, if there are online versions of the book available, the school will not reimburse you for the book. Note that the deadline to be reimbursed for books is January 31 for Term 1 and May 31 for Term 2.) Students who dual enroll and do not pass the class with a satisfactory grade of a C- or better will be required to repay the Iron Mountain School District for tuition, technology, and book fees. Please see Mrs. Truscott with any questions/concerns. To complete the admissions process you need to: 1. Complete Bay's ON-LINE APPLICATION complete with your Social Security Number. 2. Complete the DUAL ENROLLMENT CONTRACT and bring in to Mrs. Truscott. 3. Return the DUAL ENROLLMENT BILLING AND REGISTRATION FORM to Mrs. Truscott. If interested in dual enrollment, be sure to check out the Michigan Transfer Network to see if your courses will transfer to the university you plan to attend at www.MichiganTransferNetwork.org.
JUNIORS, WORK ON YOUR RÉSUMÉ THIS SUMMER! Many colleges will require you to list all of your activities, awards, employment, and volunteer experiences either in résumé format or on college applications, often with start and end dates, specific duties, and accomplishments. ALSO, BEEF UP YOUR READING LIST! Not only will this help keep up your vocabulary for the ACT/SAT, but reading the classics will prepare you for college reading expectations.
COMMON APPLICATION - Next year's seniors who are planning to apply to colleges such as the University of MI, Albion, etc., are encouraged to start the application process the beginning of August as it is a very lengthy process and one you are encouraged to get a good start on this before school starts in the fall.
JUNIORS/SENIORS, CHECK OUT THE MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM-- An easy way to save money on out-of-state tuition costs on colleges in the Midwest including Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota. Visit http://msep.mhec.org to learn more.
COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS-- This summer is a good time to visit college campuses to help find the right one for you. Remember to contact the Admissions Office to set up your campus visits. Pick up a COLLEGE COMPARISON WORKSHEET in the Guidance Center to help you keep track of your findings.
COMMENCEMENT: Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m. -- Please report to the I/M Center no later than 5:00 p.m. Mr. Hakamaki will be taking individual pictures of you starting at that time.
SENIOR CLASS PICNIC: Wed., May 22, at BEWABIC STATE PARK IN CRYSTAL FALLS -- The buses will depart IMHS at 8 a.m.; please be here no later than 7:45 a.m. We will depart the park at 2 p.m. and will arrive back in IM by 2:50 p.m. All students are required to ride the bus both to the park and back to IMHS. ABSOLUTELY no beverages will be permitted on the bus! All personal belongings will be inspected. Items to bring to your picnic include: sunscreen, swimsuits, towels, baseball gloves, tennis rackets and balls, Frisbees, footballs, cards, a change of clothing, etc. We will go rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately according to our weather forecast. Bring an extra pair of shoes and socks. ALL FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU!!!
SPECIAL SEATING: Any senior requiring special seating arrangements for a handicapped/elderly relative at commencement, should inform the Guidance Office ASAP. Tickets will be issued for ONLY those family members who require handicapped seating on the floor.
SEATING AT COMMENCEMENT: There will be seating on the floor for graduates’ parents and elderly/handicapped relatives during commencement--first-come, first-served that night. (Seniors will be given tickets only for their elderly or handicapped relatives if requested ahead of time.) All other family members (brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc.) will have ample room to sit in the bleachers.
SENIORS must have all make-up time completed and all fines paid and any other obligations taken care of by 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, prior to boarding the bus for the Senior Class Picnic.
SENIORS Enrolled in Online Courses: Your online classes should be done no later than May 22 so that your teachers can get the final grades in by May 23.
SENIOR ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY will be on Friday, May 24, at Recreation Lanes. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and will be locked at 9:00pm. The prizes will be drawn starting at 2:00 a.m. All graduates MUST be present to win. The evening will include a build your own nacho bar, veggie & fruit trays, snacks, desserts, pizza, hot chocolate, as well as a coffee bar. Activities will include prize wheels, bowling, casino games, music, and so much more! All graduates that turn in the required form with parent signature by May 17th will receive a guaranteed prize. Over 200 additional prizes will also be given out!
IMHS ATHLETIC BANQUET: will be May 29th at 6 p.m. in the IMHS Gym. Dinner will be served immediately with awards to follow. This is a semi-formal, business casual event. Coaches and athletes dinners is free. For everyone else who wants to attend tickets are $12 each. Payment is due no later than May 17th and can be turned into the IMHS Office. Ticket's will not be sold at the door.
NO SCHOOL: There will be no school on Monday May 27th due to Memorial Day.