Activities & Clubs
FUN NIGHT SCHEDULE
September 21, 2018
October 26, 2018
November 30, 2018
January 11, 2019
March 8, 2019 @ IMS Winter Dance
March 22, 2018 / Cancelled
April 18, 2019
May 17, 2019
(red-change of date)
All Fun Nights are held at the Ionia High School Commons area (unless pre-noted) gym, the YMCA swimming pool and cafeteria. The cost is $5.00 per student and Fun Nights are from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD "What is Science Olympiad?"
Science Olympiad is an after-school team activity in which students compete against other teams in our region. We compete in events pertaining to earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Science Olympiad is a great way for students to learn more about science and increase their interests in science-related careers. The season goes from October through March. If we qualify for the State competition then the season will continue through April. This year, practices alternate from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until 4:30 pm and the following week on Friday until 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. See the November and December Calendars for more specific practice dates and times. Starting in February, we will have our invitational competitions. All competitions take place on Saturdays from 6 am to about 7 pm. The WOSO Invitational will be Saturday, February 2nd. The Holt Invitational will be Saturday, February 23rd. The date for the Ionia Invitational is still being determined. The date in March for the regional competition is still being determined. The State Competition at M.S.U. will be Saturday, April 27th. View the "Science Olympiad Information Packet" for more information and to sign up. You may view and print the permission slip for busing to competitions. You may also view the "Rule Book" for a list of events this year.
More information to follow! Mr. Brill
WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs”, is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders to IMS and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from our 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to Ionia Middle School and help facilitate 6th grade success. WEB provides the structure for 6th graders to receive support and guidance from 8th graders who have been through the challenges that middle school poses and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming. WEB also acts as an anti-bullying program for our school by providing it with a cadre of student leaders who look for bullying behavior and help stop it. WEB gives older students permission to be aware of and report any negative behavior they see, creating a safer school for everybody. Information will be provided by Mrs. Williams in May detailing how students can go about applying to become a WEB leader for the following school year.
More information to follow! Mr. Frost
“Top Dog” Competition
Top Dog is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade Ionia Middle School student. This award is designed to recognize students’ outstanding efforts in the areas of academic achievement, physical fitness, school enhancement, community service and the arts. Students earn points for achievement, effort, or participation in each area. Students qualifying for the award also earn a reward trip to a designated location, usually taken in May. This year students completing all requirements will travel to Chicago, Mackinac Island or the Great Wolf Lodge near Traverse City. Top Dog is a personal challenge that allows you to explore opportunities in the communities to which you belong. The goal of the Top Dog program is for middle school students to take part in activities and opportunities that are common among contributing members in a community and to prepare them to continue these practices as an adult. The challenge requires a student to earn points in a variety of categories, and learn to meet strict expectations and deadlines. In addition to inherent rewards, the students that complete the challenge will also be afforded the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments through an outing in the spring.
Swim club is an introduction to competitive swimming. Students will learn the different swimming strokes and the basics of diving. At the end there will be a swim meet against other swimmers in the club and awards given. Swim club begins in March.
Running Club is an introduction to competitive running. Students will run in groups and log mileage. Great opportunity to get out, get moving, and meet new people.