WelcomeRemember that there is no school Friday, October 21. We hope your kids enjoy the day off.
Upcoming ICS and Related EventsWashington State PTA Legislative Assembly: Oct. 21 - 22, in Olympia
Pumpkin Donations Due for National Art Honor Society: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Focus Week Information Session: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 pm, at ICS
See all the details about Focus Week 2017 on the official ICS website Focus Week page.
Focus Week Preferences Due: Friday, Oct. 28, 12 a.m.
Students preferences must be submitted via the official SurveyMonkey form.
Ponsettia Orders Due: Friday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m., at the ICS Office
Prepare for the holidays and help ICS by ordering a beautiful poinsettia in red, white, or pink from the Senior Class Plant Sale.
Game Night - Hosted by MUN: Friday, Oct. 28, 6 - 9 p.m., at ICS
All ICS students are invited to drop by for an evening of games, food, friends, and more!
During ICS Spirit Week, students and teachers dress up based on different themes each day. The first day will be Costume Day! Stay tuned for more details.
ICS Outdoor Site Cleanup: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at ICS (postponed for Oct. 15)
Interested? Scroll down for more info and signup details.
More Key Dates for 2016-17
Read Dr. Moncada's communique from June 2016
Latest ICS News and Notes
Section updated: 10/19/2016
October PTSA Meeting RecapThe second PTSA meeting of the 2016-17 school year was held Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. in the ICS Lyceum.
with your child's name/grade and the preferred phone number to text.
The next meeting will be 7 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 8, at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center. A chat with Dr. Moncada will take place before the meeting, 6 - 7 p.m.
Focus Week Options for 2017 Now AvailableThe activities and trips for Focus Week 2017 (May 22-26) have been announced on the official ICS website. The goal of Focus Week is "to encourage students to explore concepts outsided those normally encountered in schools."
There will be an information night about Focus Week at 6 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, at ICS.
Student preferences must be submitted via an online SurveyMonkey form before 12 a.m., Friday, October 28.
ACT and SAT Prep Course InfoThe PTSA College Committee will be offering ACT and SAT prep courses from PrepNorthwest for juniors and interested sophomores, with ACT classes starting next month. Full details of the dates and costs are in the flyers linked below.
- ACT prep class details for Sophomores and Juniors taking the Feb 11, 2017, ACT
- SAT prep class details for Sophomores or Juniors taking the May 6, 2017, SAT
Keep Up with School Closure InformationAs we enter a season of rainy, windy--and eventually snowy--weather, you can stay up to date with school closure information at the LWSD flash alert website.
Give Feedback to the LWSD College and Career Readiness Task ForceThe LWSD College and Career Readiness Task Force has been working since March 2015 to research proposals regarding seven-period school days and school start times. The Task Force invites parents, students, and community members to a series of meetings to provide feedback on these issues.
- October 19, Eastlake High School Library, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- October 20, LWSD resource center, 12 - 1 pm
- October 26, Lake Washington High School, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- October 27, Juanita High School, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- November 3, Redmond High School, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Time for ReflectionsThe Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original work focused on a specific theme: "What is your Story?" The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Entry forms are due November 1.
Get Your ICS 2016-17 DirectoryAdded to the site: 10/16/2016
The 2016-17 ICS Student Directory is now available for download from tthis website (login required).
If you need to get the file again, you always can log in and get it from the Communication > 2016-17 ICS Directory menu option.
Section updated: 10/16/2016
Families are expected to complete 30 hours of volunteering each year at ICS.
- Read the volunteering requirements
- Find out about ICS PTSA committees, and contact a committee chairperson to see that committee needs any extra volunteer support
- Once you've started volunteering, submit your volunteer hours or view your submitted hours (login required to submit or view hours)
ICS Site Cleanup Day PostponedBecause of the stormy forecast for this weekend, the ICS site cleanup day has been postponed to Nov. 5. This opportunity is open to all family members (a rare chance for students to gain volunteer hours). Activities include weeding and laying mulch. We’ll be working rain or shine so make sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing. Learn more and sign up for this fun activity!
Interested in a Google CS First Club at ICS?Added to the site: 10/13/16
An ICS parent is exploring the possibility of launching a Google CS First Club at ICS. The club would be for students in grades 6-8. There are more than 4,600 schools with clubs in the program. Google CS First introduces the basics of computer science through activity-based coding projects that help kids develop their courage, confidence, perseverance, impact, and a sense of belonging while improving their understanding of and engagement with technology. To get more information, add your name and student's information to the interest sign-up form. Next steps will be communicated at the end of October, determined by the level of interest.