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SIC Nom. Form 2


Summer Math 3
Summer Math Log 4
Prom/Caf News 5
Yearbk/End of Year Sch. 6
Bio Med Camp 7
CATS Summer Camps 8-9
Irmo Middle School
6051 Wescott Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 476-3600
www.lexrich5.org/ims
School Hours:
8:20 a.m.-3:35 p.m.
If you have any news you
would like to see in the
Buzz, email Allison Redick
at aredick@lexrich5.org.
May 12 2014, Issue 33
Dates to Remember:
Gold Week
Mon May 12
-PASS Make Ups
Tues May 13
-Student Govt 7:45-8:15
Rm 713
-PASS Make Ups
Wed May 14
-PASS Make Ups
Fri May 16
-FCA 7:35-8:05 Rm 603
-Dance Recital: IMS Gym
8:30-9:50
-Relay for Life: Crossroads
Middle School 7 PM
The Buzz at Irmo Middle School
Creating successful students for the challenges of tomorrow
Robert S. Jackson, Ed.S., Principal
rsjackso@lexrich5.org https://twitter.com/IMS_Principal
School Improvement Council (SIC) Nominations
Parents please consider running for a seat on our SIC. You may nominate yourself
or another parent. There is little to no work involved, mainly attendance to a
monthly meeting held late evenings, giving input on various issues related to stu-
dents and academics, interacting with the principal, and just being supportive to
this great school. Please complete the attached nomination form and return it via
email to Marilyn Johnson as ASAP.
A nomination form is on page 2 of this Newsletter. Thanks for your support!!!!
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IMS Chorus places 1st and 2nd!!! Music In The Parks Festival at
Carowinds.
Both groups received the highest rating of Su-
perior!
The 7th Grade Girls 1st place and Mixed
Chorus 2nd place.
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Library Books
All library books are to be returned to the Media Center on or
before Monday, May 19
th
. Please be sure to look around
your house and in backpacks for books that need to be re-
turned. Payment for any lost or missing books may be paid in
the Media Center.
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Lake Murray-Irmo Recognizes IMS Student of the Month
On April 30, 2014 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo rec-
ognized the student of the month for April 2014. Glenn
Hutto, Assistant Principal at Irmo Middle School, presented
Donna Birdsong to the club as the April student of the
month. Donna is a student with an infectious smile who lights
up the room when she enters. She is a member of student
government and the percussion ensemble. She also partici-
pates in mission trips with her church group. The Rotary club was proud to pre-
sent Donna with an award for service above self the motto for Rotarians and a
gift certificate from the Sonic Irmo/Ballentine location. Sonic graciously rewards
students making great choices in our community. Donnas father, Layne Birdsong
attended the presentation. Congratulations Donna!
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IMS 2014 Prom
THE TIME HAS ARRIVED!
8
TH
GRADE SOCIAL!!
8
th
Grade Social is for IMS students ONLY. The theme is
Masquerade Under the Stars.
Date: Friday, May 30
,
2014 - from 7pm to 10:00pm.
Location: IMS Cafeteria
Cost: $10.00 per person (No Refunds).
Included: Hors deouvres, dessert & drink will be served with a jamming D.J.
Attire: Dress your best, NO BLUE JEANS! Dresses can be strapless or spaghetti strap, but
MUST BE FINGERTIP LENGTH.
Tickets: Will be sold during 8
th
Grade lunches, starting April, 28th

May 26th, (every Monday


& Friday).
Permission forms: Must be turned in and any outstanding debts, (Ids, library books, cafeteria), must
be paid before you can purchase a ticket!
Entry: You will not be able to enter the 8
th
Grade Social without a ticket and school ID.
Dont forget to purchase your tickets!! SEE YOU AT THE SOCIAL!!
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Important Message from Student Nutrition Services
Issue: Negative Cafeteria Account Balances
Beginning May 1, 2014, students with negative bal-
ances will not be allowed to charge a regular lunch for
the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. Students
will still be able to get a sandwich with milk if they do
not have enough money in their accounts for a regular
lunch. The student lunch account will still be charged
$2.00.
Payments: Personal checks will still be taken through the end of the school year. We are ask-
ing that all parents will negative accounts bring them current before May 1st. We will be send-
ing home account slips with students on Friday April 25th. If you don't receive yours or need
another copy, please contact our cafeteria office at 476-3608.
Interventions: After May 1st, a list of students who still owe money will be sent to the principal
and the district office each week. Report cards will be held after June 6th for those students
who have negative accounts that have not been paid in full. Additionally, in order to purchase
tickets to the 8th grade social, all cafeteria accounts must be paid in full.
If you have any questions that need answering, please contact Mrs. Keela Davis, Assistant
Manager at 803-476-3608.
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Time to Purchase an Irmo Middle School Yearbook
This has been a wonderful year of memory making for your chil-
dren. Help preserve these memories through the purchase of the
2013-14 IMS yearbook. A very limited number has been ordered,
and it is filled with individual pictures, as well as pictures for events, sports, performing arts, clubs and
other fun and academic activities. We've worked extremely hard to keep the book affordable for all
students and families. This year, the cost is only 45.00 and they are going fast. So buy your copy now.
Make checks payable to Irmo Middle School. If you need any additional information, please contact
Deborah Ware or Erin Fuseler.
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Revised End-of-Year Schedule
At Monday night's School Board Meeting, the trustees approved our dis-
trict plan for inclement weather make-up days.
We had a total of four inclement weather days (January 29 and February
12 -14). We already made-up one day (February 17). The bill passed by
the SC legislature and signed by the Governor requires that all sched-
uled make-up days be used before any days can be forgiven. June 6th is the only remaining make-up
day. Therefore, June 6, 2014 is now a school day in Lex5. The remaining two inclement weather days
were forgiven and will not be made-up.
Extending the school year by one day, requires that the half day schedule shift one day as well. June
3rd will now be a full school day. June 4th, 5th, and 6th will are the half days.
The exam schedule for the last week of school is as follows:
May 29
th
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELA (1), Science
May 30
th
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELA (2), Science
June 2
nd
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Math, Social Studies
June 3
rd
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Math, Social Studies
June 4
th
. . . . . .Half-Day for Students . . . Exploratory Classes (Special Schedule)
June 5
th
. . . . . .Half-Day for Students . . . Make-up Exams (Special Schedule)
June 6
th
. . . . . .Half-Day for Students . . . Make-up Exams (Special Schedule)
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Want to be a doctor?
Are you interested in the medical field?
Then this is the camp for you .
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Who: Rising 7
th
and 8
th
graders
When: June 16
th
- 19
th
from 8-3
Where: The Center for Advanced
Technical Studies, 916 Mount Vernon
Church Road, Chapin SC
803-476-8600
What: Four fun filled days of learning
that include:
Dissections, Solving Medical Cases,
Medical Careers, Interactive hands-on
activities, etc.
General Surgery, Cardiovascular Sur-
gery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthal-
mology, Neurosurgery, and more
Cost: $200 includes materials, snacks,
and T-shirt
Register Online: http://
www.lexrich5.org/CATS.cfm
Summer Camps Tab on the left
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http://www.lexrich5.org/CATS.cfm
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