Thursday, February 28, 2013
Inver Grove Heights Middle School has raised $10,000 toward the school's library.
Inver Grove Heights Middle School students will have the chance to meet and learn from local authors whose books they have read. Today is the last day of the February 'Read-a-thon' program in which the school is looking to raise $20,000 toward its library. To date, $10,000 has been raised from private donations an the school is hoping an additional $10,000 will come from student pledges. Authors Geoff Herbach (Stupid Fast), Sheila O'Connor (Sparrow Road) and New York Times Best Selling Author Michael Hall (My Heart is Like a Zoo) will be giving presentations to all middle school students today. Here's more from an Inver Grove Heights Middle School press release: Spring and literacy is in the air at Inver Grove Heights Middle School. …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lisa Murphy, a 6th grade social studies teacher at Inver Grove Heights Middle School, won an online drawing conducted by Rep. Joe Atkins and will join him on the House floor this evening during Gov. Dayton's State of the State speech.
The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Joe Atkins. State Representative Joe Atkins (DFL – Inver Grove Heights) recently held a drawing for those on his email update list and on his Facebook page for an extra ticket to Governor Dayton’s State of the State speech. Lisa Murphy, a 6th grade social studies teacher at Inver Grove Heights Middle School, won the drawing and will be joining Rep. Atkins on the Minnesota House of Representatives floor to watch the address. “The point of the free drawing was to give everyone a chance to attend the State of the State, not just elected officials and political insiders,” said Rep. Atkins. “I’m excited that Ms. Murphy will get the opportunity to get an almost front row seat to the …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has links to school supply lists for District 199 elementary schools and Inver Grove Heights Middle School posted here.
Just in time for those back-to-school sales at local stores, here are links to school supply lists for Inver Grove Heights Community Schools elementary schools and for Inver Grove Heights Middle School. The links—from the District 199 website—will open as PDF files. Click on your school’s name below to access the supply lists: • Hilltop Elementary School • Pine Bend Elementary School • Salem Hills Elementary School • Inver Grove Heights Middle School The district’s website says Simley High School does not post a supply list. Students should bring a notebook, folder and something to write with on the first day of school, which is Sept. 4. Teachers will let students know what they need for class then.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The AVID program is designed to help Inver Grove Heights Middle School students get ready for college.
Editor's Note: This is the first installment in a series of three articles that will explore college prep programming in District 199. Future articles will look at college prep education being implemented at the high school level. Inver Grove Heights Middle School is halfway through the first year of AVID, a pilot program designed to begin preparing students for college as early as seventh grade. For 14-year-old Emy Dominguez, an eighth-grader enrolled in AVID, the program could be the first step toward realizing her dream of becoming a pediatrician. “They push us to success,” said Dominguez. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The program consists of a specific track of coursework designed to prepare students in the …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Inver Grove Heights schools are required to have five lockdown drills per year to prevent violent incidents.
A third student died today, after the school shooting in Chardon, OH, that shocked the nation yesterday. After a rash of similar incidents over the past years, school districts across the U.S. have put in place dedicated safety policies. Inver Grove Heights is no different. Much to Simley High School Principal Jerry Sakala’s relief, our community has never experienced anything like what happened in Ohio yesterday. “Obviously we’re concerned and our thoughts are with them,” he said, “But that’s something that we have been lucky enough to avoid. I think every school principal in the state would feel the same way.” But while hoping for the best, the school district is doing the prudent thing, and preparing for the worst. The district has a …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Community members are invited to sign up for the event through the website.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The second annual Inver Grove Heights Community Schools Student Led Technology Conference is from 8:30 a.m.–noon, Saturday, Feb. 25 at Inver Grove Heights Middle School. Community members are invited to sign up for the event through the website. Digital media has been at the forefront of many district objectives during the last few years. In these tough economic times, District 199 has focused on finding resources to provide students with technology tools and access to programs that will allow them to develop their 21st Century skills. The idea for the student-led conference came after Inver Grove teachers conducting action-research projects recognized technology not only engaged their students, but it also empowered them. This observation…
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Inver Grove Heights Middle School's newest club is looking for members.
The new Inver Grove Heights Middle School Ski and Snowboard Club is open to all middle school students. Join us for any or all of the six available trips to Afton Alps during the 2011-2012 season. WHEN/WHERE: The trips to the Afton Alps will be held from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, 10, 24 and March 2. The bus will load in the front of Inver Grove Heights Middle School at 2:45 p.m. TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT: Pick-up a Registration Form/Emergency Form and Behavior Expectations Form in the main office, or register online at www.celearn4ever.org. You can also call the Community Education Office at 651-306-3633. Registration for each trip closes at 3 p.m. on the Friday prior to the trip. Register early because space is …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The "Positive Behaviors Interventions and Support" will allow educators to take a more proactive, positive approach to student discipline, school district officials say.
Imagine a new school discipline system that allows educators to track the location and nature of student behavior problems over a period of time and use that data to more effectively police school grounds. Imagine a new school discipline system that takes a proactive, positive approach to student behavior, one that relies on a set of school-wide standards created by the school staff. Now, stop imagining—because that system is already being implemented in schools across the Inver Grove Heights school district. Called "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support" (PBIS), the system was introduced during the 2010-2011 school year at the Inver Grove Heights Middle School. After a successful inaugural year there, district officials chose to …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The middle school is taking part in Toys for Troops for Kids this winter.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Henke
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Inver Grove Heights Middle School will be collecting toys for the families of Twin Cities soldiers as part of Toys for Troops for Kids this winter. The toy drive runs through Dec. 9. Toys should be gender specific, new, unwrapped, non-violent items. Gift cards from stores such as Target, Walmart or other big box stores will also be accepted. Toy ideas include: Books, games, educational toys. There will be a drop off box in the middle school's main office.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The students used on online video chat program to speak with soldiers deployed in Kuwait last Friday.
On Friday, sixth grade students at Inver Grove Heights Middle School went straight to the source to learn about life during an overseas military deployment. Using Skype, an online voice and video chat program, the students spoke with six deployed soldiers. “It’s so applicable to what we’re talking about in the classroom,” said Michael LeMier, a sixth grade history teacher at IGHMS and a veteran himself, who served in both Afghanistan and Kosovo in the Army National Guard. The Skype sessions took place Friday morning. Each soldier was assigned a different classroom and called in during the school’s second hour class period. While the middel school has held Veterans Day events in the past, this is the first year the school has utilized …