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End of the Year Items of Interest

May 16, 2016
By Perry R. Banse, Assistant Superintendent, Middle/High School Principal

As the 2015-16 school year comes to a close, here are a few things that you may find helpful in your planning:

Lost and Found – You may want to check the Lost and Found items out during this last week of school. Items not claimed by the end of the week will be bagged and sent to the Thrift Center.

Final Exams – Grades 6-12 will begin a final exam schedule starting on Tuesday. Tuesday morning’s classes (periods 1-5) will be as normal but instead of 6th period students will go to a 7th period final from 12:55 to 2:34. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be half days for the 6-12 grades. The exam periods on each day begin at 8:00 and 9:44. On Wednesday they will have final exams for their 6th period (8:00) and 5th period classes (9:44). Thursday will be the finals for 4th period (8:00) and 3rd period (9:44). Friday will be 2nd period (8:00) and 1st period (9:44). Students who have exempted an exam or have a study hall during a final period do not need to report for that period. Teacher’s Aides and Office Aide’s do need to report for the period they serve as it is an important part of their grade for the semester. Because students are out of school at 11:28, there will be no lunch for grade 6-12 on Wednesday through Friday. K-5 will have full days on Wednesday and Thursday but will also have a half day on Friday.

Graduations – Two of our most noteworthy events of the year happen this week in the form of our Kindergarten and High School graduations.

Thursday evening at 7:00 will be the Kindergarten graduation. This event is always full of surprises. Come see the cutest kids ever in their little caps and gowns and hear what the class of 2028 wants to be when they grow up. You won’t be disappointed.

High School graduation will take place on Friday night beginning at 7:00. This ceremony is personal for each graduate as they finish their time at Indian Rocks. You will hear from each student that is graduating. Each of the parents will be introduced as well. Both our choir and our band will be performing special numbers prepared just for this ceremony. Our graduation is an incredible picture of what our school is attempting to accomplish through our mission and vision. If you are unable to attend graduation, or if you have friends or relatives that live too far away, it will be live-streamed and can be viewed from anywhere you have computer access. The feed can be found by going to the school’s website www.ircs.org and clicking on the IRCS Live button.

2017 Trip Opportunities – If you are interested in the 8th Grade Washington DC trip or the France / Spain Summer Europe trip (open to all IRCS families) for the 2016-17 school year, there is a discount if you sign up before June 1. Both of these trips are great opportunities to see these destinations from an educational (and fun) setting. The trip itineraries and sign-up information can be found on our school website under “News and Events”. Don’t miss out on a chance to save money.

Memorial Day Service – This is actually a church event, not a school event. The Memorial Day service has grown through the years and is a great way to honor those who have fallen in battle. This service will be held in the Fellowship Center at 10:00 am on Memorial Day, May 30.