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 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

 

Today is the day!

 

Join us and make a difference. On NOVEMBER 28, 2017 the Rochester community will come together to ROC the Day and we need YOU to join us. It’s 24 hours of unprecedented community giving. And it’s your chance to make a real difference right here in the Greater Rochester region.

 

West Irondequoit Central PTSA believes every child deserves excellence in education and in quality of life. Our volunteers help enhance education for our children and school district in the following areas…

·         Cultural Arts

·         Parent Advocates for Students with Special Needs (PASSN)

·         Family Events and Activities

·         STEM and Arts Scholarships

·         Staff & Teacher Appreciation

·         Red Ribbon Campaign

·         Get Out the Vote  and more
Join us in supporting West Irondequoit Central PTSA

We appreciate your consideration and generosity to help support our programming and students within West Irondequoit Central School District.

 

Thank you for ROCing the Day!

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

 

7-12 report cards will be available on the portal as of 3pm today. 

 

 A recent memo from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) updated and clarified a variety of guidelines for meeting the requirement of a minimum of 180 days of session for all New York State Public Schools.  In order to comply with these regulations (and not jeopardize a loss in State Aid) the following adjustments were made to the 2017-18 School Calendar for grades 7-12.  No changes to the calendar were necessary for grades K-6.

·    Grades 9-12 (IHS).  January 26th has been changed from a local exam date to a regular day of instruction.  NYSED guidelines state that January local exam dates must correspond with January NYS Regents exam dates (January 22-25). 

·     Grades 7-8 (Dake).  The dates for local exams has been reduced to June 18th through June 20th.  June 12-15 will be regular days of instruction in order to meet NYSED guidelines pertaining to the length and format of local exam days at junior high schools.

The new calendar is available on our website, here: http://www.westirondequoit.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_228510/File/Calendars/2017-18_WICSD_School_Calendar.pdf

 

 

It’s not too late to support the PTSA!  Your support helps fund cultural arts at all ten buildings, family events, scholarships for summer learning and more. 

Click here  https://nyspta.force.com/UnitLookup to support WICPTSA online  Our unit code is 07-218. 

Visit our website for more information about our programs and services.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

 

US Naval Academy information Session will be in the College and Career Center on Monday, November 20th during 5th period.  Emma Remis is an IHS graduate and would like to share information with potential students.   

 

 It is not too late to sign your son or daughter up for the Eagles' Wrestling Club! See details in the attachment. If you have any questions call Community Education at 336-3014.

 

Now is a great time to buy a copy of last spring's  IHS literary magazine Chickenscratch. Included within its 80 pages are beautiful photographs, art pieces, poems, stories and insights by almost 80 IHS students in all grades. Chickenscratch is the brainchild of senior Tom Rand who was inspired to bring back the "Indian", the literary magazine last published in the 1970s. Work is already underway for this year's edition. You can find the 2017 Chickenscratch in the school bookstore for the sale price of $3! Great gift idea for students, parents, grandparents and teachers! 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

 

As a reminder, our Post High School Planning Workshop is being held tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15th, from 6:45 -9:00 pm at Irondequoit High School.  This event is for parents and their students in all grade levels.   We have a variety of professionals coming to present information on numerous topics ranging from College Admissions, Financial Aid, the military to STEM Careers.   We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Seniors!  Order your Class of 2018 Namedropper shirt in the main office by Tuesday, November 21!  Shirts are $15!

 

the Children's Holiday Party is fast approaching.  Student Council is looking for students  who would like to volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister for a child from the Charles Settlement House during the party.  The Party is December 7th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, and if you are interested please sign up in the main office.

 

 
OCTOBER 31

 

TODAY is​ the LAST DAY to purchase a Yearbook for $65!

I.H.S. Neodaondaquat yearbooks are on sale online at:  http://www.Balfour.com

 

Current price is $65 until Oct. 31, 2017

Starting Nov 1st the price will raise to $75 until Feb. 1, 2018 when online sales will end. 

Yearbooks sold in May at The Bookstore will be $81.

 

 

 

Come join us for a painting lesson by ROC PAINT SIP on Saturday, November 11th from 10-1pm.  

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO RSVP to Friday, November 3rd.  

To RSVP or for more information, please go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aa8a928a3fc1-rocpaint

 

This is a fundraiser for the I.H.S. PTSA.  All money raised will benefit the high school cultural arts program.  Thank you for your support!!

 

 

OCTOBER 27

 

Buy a Neo 2018 Yearbook Now!  Prices go up Oct. 31st!

 

IHS Neodaondaquat yearbooks are on sale online at: www.Balfour.com

Current price is $65 until Oct. 31, 2017

 

Starting Nov 1st the price will increase to $75 until Feb. 1, 2018 when online sales will end. 

 

Yearbooks sold in May at the bookstore will be $81.

 



October 12Spirit Wear 2017.pdf

If your student is taking the PSAT tomorrow (October 14th), please be sure they bring:
*ticket (they received when they signed up)
*school id
*calculator
*#2 pencils (NOT mechanical pencils)
They need to be in the commons at IHS by 7:30 am. 

*The PTSA is now taking orders for Fall Spirit Wear.  Please see attachment.

*Seniors!  The senior fundraiser is coming to an end!  This is your last chance to save money on your senior dues!  Turn your orders in to the main office or place them on-line by Monday, October 16.
 
*Seniors and parents,  please make sure to submit your senior photo, senior quote, and families' baby photo and/or dedication to: irondequoityearbook@gmail.com by next Friday, Oct. 20, if you want them included in the yearbook! ​

*CAREER RELATED JOB AVAILABLE!  Are you considering a career in special education, medicine, health or therapy?  Get trained to become an in-home care provider to families with a child who is developmentally disabled. Instruction in developmental disabilities, care providing, First Aid, and CPR.  You must be at least 16.  Full details in Career Center.

*ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!  Do you have a part-time job?  Did you know that your job may be eligible to receive elective credit?  Check it out with Mrs. Russ in the Career Center.​

*The following College Representatives will be in College and Career Center.  Please stop in, talk with the representatives, and find out more information on these Colleges and Universities.
 
Thursday, October 12th         American International College   4th period
Friday, October 13th               University of Dayton                    7th period
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*MCC Instant Decision day will be on Thursday, November 2.  Please see your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Bell in the College and Career Center for details.
 
*Branches on the Military will be here this week on Thursday, October 12 during the lunch periods in the commons. Please stop by and talk with the officers if you are interested.
 
 * Opportunities exist in concessions at Blue Cross Arena.  You must be 16 or older and apply through the Career Center. Owner of Candy Cotton Concessions is a local resident who has hired our students for many years.  
 
* www.Indeed.com is a great job search engine.  Key in your zip, part-time and type of job you are interested in. Follow directions on how to apply.
 
*ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!  Do you have a part-time job?  Did you know that your job might be eligible to receive elective credit?  Check it out with Mrs. Russ in the Career Center.


October 10

Attention parents of seniors who are applying to college Early Decision:

 

Many college application deadlines for Early Decision are November 1st and November 15th.  In order for application materials to be processed within the required 12 school day time frame, all completed transcript request forms, the blue sheets, need to be turned into Ms. Campbell in the Counseling Center by October 16 for the November 1st deadline, and October 27th for the November 15th deadline.


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Reminder: School Photo make-ups are Friday, Oct. 13th in the Connorton Gym.

Seniors: Your Senior Class Group Photo is also scheduled for next Friday, Oct. 13th!  Please meet at 8am sharp in the Gym.


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Reminder, purchase your 2018 Yearbook before the price increases!  Yearbooks are currently being sold at Balfour.com for $65.  The price will increase to $75 as of Nov. 1st.  ​See attachment

 

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*The following College Representatives will be in College and Career Center.  Please stop in, talk with the representatives, and find out more information on these Colleges and Universities.

 

​Wednesday, October 11th      University of New England       3rd period

                                                       Elmira College                              4th period

                                                       SUNY Brockport                           5th period 

Thursday, October 12th          American International College   4th period

Friday, October 13th                University of Dayton                    7th period

 

 

MCC Instant Decision day will be on Thursday, November 2.  Please see your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Bell in the College and Career Center for details.

 

 

 

 

 



October 4

Good morning IHS parents/guardians,
 
As we head toward the culminating events of our spirit week today and tomorrow I would like to thank our Student Council and commend the student body on showing a lot of school spirit overall!
 
I would also like to reiterate and emphasize the importance of students making positive and appropriate decisions during these fun weeks and events.   Competition between classes can be a lot of fun but needs to remain respectful and kind.   
 
In addition, we expect students to attend all their regularly scheduled classes today prior to the pep rally.  Any behavior that disrupts the learning environment, is destructive, or unsafe will not be tolerated and the students involved will be subject to discipline per our District Code of Conduct.  Our learning community is built on mutual respect and we know our students can live up to our expectations and make us proud!
 
Thank you for your support.  Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.
 
Partners in education,
 
Douglas W. Lauf
Principal - Irondequoit High School
585-336-2911​

October 3


The College Application Process Information Night is Thursday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  This night is for seniors and their families to review the step by step process to request and submit required documents for the college application process.  Please join us!!
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Junior Parents-The last day to buy a PSAT ticket is this Friday, October 6th!!  Tickets for the PSAT are on sale in the Bookstore. This year's PSAT will be held on Saturday, October 14th, at 7:30 a.m.  The cost is $27.00 and can be purchased with cash or a check made out to WICSD.  

October 2



September 29

Senior parents!

 The senior magazine fundraiser has begun!  This is your only chance to save money on your child's senior dues!  Orders can be turned in to the main office or you can order online at Gaschoolstore.com (school code is 2672616). 

 Booklets and order forms are available in the main office!

 FYI - all seniors who turn in 6 orders by 3:00 pm Tuesday, October 4 will be entered in a drawing to win $75!​  See Attachment

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Attention all IHS students: Teams are forming now for Odyssey of the Mind. If you are interested in being on a team or would like more information you can get a team roster, info about Odyssey, and contact info from the Main Office. Please turn in all rosters to the Main office or to Mrs. Lenzi directly by October 31, 2017.  See attachment

September 27, 2017

 

Open House is this Thursday, September 28th! 

 

September 20, 2017

The IHS PTSA will be holding its annual bake sale during Open House on September 28th and we could use your help!  Please see the Sign-Up Genius link below to volunteer to make baked goods and other treats.  Also, don't forget that all of these goodies will be for sale the evening of the 28th to help raise money to support our students, so bring your spare change!

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*Attention parents of Juniors:

Tickets for the PSAT are on sale in the Bookstore now through Friday, October 6th. This year's PSAT will be held on Saturday, October 14th, at 7:30 a.m.  The cost is $27.00 and can be purchased with cash or a check made out to WICSD.  Tickets will also be available at Open House on Thursday, September 28th.
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September 19, 2017

 

*Attention parents of Juniors:

Tickets for the PSAT are on sale in the Bookstore now through Friday, October 6th. This year's PSAT will be held on Saturday, October 14th, at 7:30 a.m.  The cost is $27.00 and can be purchased with cash or a check made out to WICSD.  Tickets will also be available at Open House on Thursday, September 28th.
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Please note the following date corrections to the local College Fairs:
 
Wednesday, September 27th  at Marketplace Mall  6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday, September 28th at Greece Ridge  6:30-8:30 pm

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​COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER: SEE MRS. RUSS OR MRS. BELL FOR FULL DETAILS

LOOK WHO IS HIRING!
    . Delta Sonic-all locations   http://www.deltasoniccarwash.com
    . Toys R Us - Henrietta location   http://www.ruscareers.com
    . Bill Gray's - Greece location http://www.billgrays.com
    . Food Court--Greece Ridge Mall   Apply at individual food location
    . Eastview Mall is hiring for seasonal help.  Apply on your favorite stores website or in person.  On bus line

ATTENTION SENIORS!  The College and Career Center is ready to help you with all of your post high school planning. Research colleges, visit with college reps, complete your applications, learn about the financial aid process! It's all here!

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!  You may qualify for elective credit if you have a job, internship or volunteer placement!  Check it out with Mrs. Russ!  

AMERICAN RED CROSS  is holding it's annual Youth Leadership Program.  Open to students in grades 9-12.  A 2.5 GPA is required.  This program runs from Fall 2107 - Spring 2018 and will meet Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 - 6:00 pm.
To apply contact: Alesia Sitka at 241-4261 or email her at Alesia.Sitka@redcross.org. Detailed info in the Career Center
*Upstate New York Music College Fair at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY is Thursday, September 28th, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:00.  Presentation on Music College Admissions will be 5:00 - 7:00.  For more information & list of participating college: bit.ly/MusicCollegeFair
 
This fair is designed for students who are interested in Colleges that offer music programs.  Attendees can meet admissions representatives to learn about top colleges and universities.​
 
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September 8, 2017

*Student pictures will be taken on September 13th and 14th during P.E. class.  Picture packets will be handed out in first period class or can be picked up in the main office.

*9th Grade Parent Information Night will be on September 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

*If You would like a copy of the IHS Newsletter mailed to your home, please send an email to Kim_Schrank@westiron.monroe.edu with your name, address, child's name and grade.  If you requested this option last year, you do not need to sign up again.

September 13, 2017

Picture day is Thursday, September 14th.  Pictures will be taken during P.E. classes.  Picture packets are available in the main office, or on the website. Make up picture day is October 13th.

 

9th Grade Parent Information Night is Thursday, September 14th 7:00 in the auditorium.


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COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS:  SEE MRS. RUSS FOR DETAILS


WHO IS HIRING?


. Little Caesar's Pizza

. Delta Sonic Car Wash

. Gigi's Restaurant

. Mall stores are seeking seasonal workers

. Optimax Systems, Inc. in Ontario had paid internship opportunities


Registration is now open for the ACE Mentor Program.  If you are considering a career in Architecture, Construction or Engineering, this is a great opportunity to learn from the experts.  Check out http://www.acementor.org and complete the online registration.  Print all permission forms and take with you to first meeting or bring to Mrs. Russ in the Career Center. The program will kickoff in late September.  Full details will follow soon.


ATTENTION ALL 9TH GRADE GIRLS!  Thinking about an engineering career?  Attend the annual WE@RIT Engineering Open House on Saturday, November 4th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at RIT's Gleason College of Engineering in James Gleason Hall. An RSVP is required.  Contact Kathy Ehrlich-Scheffer at 475-6321 to register.  


Rochester General Hospital is seeking volunteers for their Hospitality/Customer Service and Patient Care programs. The need is greatest from 4-7 p.m. and weekends.  Application can be found in the Volunteer link at http://www.rochestergeneral.org or see Mrs. Russ for assistance


Resume Preparation Assistance available!  Make an appointment with Mrs. Russ to learn about different formats and customize your own resume


Radiation Therapy Career Awareness Day is Sept. 28 from 6 - 7:30 pm at SUNY Upstate Medical Center.  Register on the following link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4EAAAF2DA1FC1-radiation


*On Wednesday, September 13th Student Council is having a fundraiser at Chipotle, 1495 East Ridge Road in Irondequoit between 4- 8 pm.  Please stop in and pick up dinner and also support your school!

 

*On Thursday, September 14th a College representative from Hobart William Smith will be in the College and Career Center during 7th period.  Please stop in and see what this college has to offer.

 

*On Monday, September 18th:

Seton Hill College representative will be in the College and Career Center during 3rd period. 

Ohio Northern representative will be in the College and Career Center during 4th period.

Please Stop in and see what these colleges have to offer.

 

*The Rochester Area College Tour will be here on Monday, September 18th during 5th period.  Juniors and Seniors please stop into the east end of the gym to find out information on these great colleges.

 



 
 

 

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