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The End is Near

May 17, 2017
By Perry R. Banse, Assistant Superintendent, Middle/High School Principal

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 2029 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 and clicking on the IRCS Live button.

2018 Trip Opportunities – If you are interested in the 8th Grade Washington DC trip or the Germany/Austria/Italy Summer Europe trip (open to all IRCS families) for the 2017-18 school year, there is a discount if you sign up early. Both of these trips are great opportunities to see these destinations from an educational (and fun) setting. Students that have completed 8th grade can earn credit for participation in the Summer Europe trip. The itineraries and sign-up information for both trips can be found on our school website under the “Campus Life” dropdown. 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.

Summer Camps – IRCS offers a variety of summer camp opportunities for all age groups. A brochure that details the dates, times, costs, etc. for all of our summer activities is available on the school website. Look under “News and Events” in the lower right hand corner and click on Summer Camp Schedule.

Accelerated Reader (AR) Summer Reading – As always, students will have a summer reading requirement specific to their grade level. The library will be open two days this summer for students to take tests over books they have read. Wednesday, June 14th and Wednesday, August 2nd the library will be open from 11:00 – 1:00 and 5:00 – 7:00 for your test taking enjoyment.

Next Year - Thank you for a great school year! We hope you enjoy your summer and are looking forward to the excitement of the new school year in August. School begins on Wednesday, August 9. The parent orientation night has been retooled and will be combined Pre K – 12 orientation. This will take place in the Worship Center on Monday, August 7 at 6:30 pm. The 6-12 grade New Student breakfast will be Tuesday, August 8 at 9:00 am in the choir room of the MS/HS building. This will be followed by our campus wide Open House from 11:00 – 1:00.

Have a great summer!