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    Info By Class - Newest information is at the top of each section

    Seniors

    Scholarship Update: I apologize, I am figuring this out as we go along too! Please send in your scholarship applications as a PDF. To do this, either save it as a PDF or Print it to PDF. I do not know that everyone on committees will have MS Office. They can download the Adobe reader for free. If you cannot do this let me know and I can convert it for you. Remember, I need you to send me an email for each scholarship you are applying for with the name of the scholarship in the Subject Line. 

    Scholarship Update: Scholarships will NOT require supporting documentation. Meaning... No Transcripts, No ACT/SAT score reports, No Letters of Reference, No Additional essays. The Essay associated with the General Application will be required. For each scholarship you are applying for you will send me an email with the Name of the Scholarship in the subject line. You will attach the General Application and the Essay to the email. We will discuss this on Monday, so if you have any questions regarding this process, please hold them until then. Scholarship Applications will not be due until April 6.

    Scholarship Update: Right now the scholarships will likely not require any supporting documentation... no transcript, ACT/SAT score reports, references, etc. This includes additional essays. The general application essay will still be required. I have requested to all Committees that they waive their additional essay and other documentation. I understand many of you have already done these. The logistics are the issue. You will be emailing applications and the essay. I will need to organize these and get them out to the 21 different committees. So, I apologize for any unnecessary work this may have caused you. Not everyone has the same resources at home and I would like to make it as equitable as possible. We will discuss this at the attendance meeting. 

    I am posting the IC Water Conservation District Scholarship application on the Scholarship page.

    Advanced Placement (AP): The College Board is developing tools to mitigate the impact of school closures on students in the Advanced Placement Program. All AP students and teachers will be able to access and use the free online resources provided to every AP classroom in fall 2019. Additional resources will be made easily accessible to AP students and teachers through mobile phones and other devices. These resources include free online AP lessons and review sessions from some of the top AP teachers in the country. 

    Additionally, the AP Program is finalizing streamlined AP Exam options that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May.

    *From what I can tell... AP Tests will be online with no multiple choice. They will be short answer and essay. 

    Dual Credit: All Howard College Dual Credit Classes will resume Monday, March 23.   

    Local Scholarship Applications: The deadline to turn these in has been pushed back to April 1. Logistics on how this will occur will be forthcoming. At this time, do not make copies to turn in. You should, however, complete the application now and write your essays. The application is still available on the scholarship page. 

     Class of 2020

    Juniors 

    ACT: ACT has rescheduled the April 4, 2020, national test administration to June 13, 2020. ACT will send an email to registered students with instructions on how to reschedule.

    SAT: The College Board has canceled the March 28, 2020, and May 2, 2020, national test administrations. Registered students will receive a refund. The College Board has not yet canceled the national SAT test administration scheduled for June 6, 2020. The College Board is assessing future testing opportunities

    Advanced Placement (AP): The College Board is developing tools to mitigate the impact of school closures on students in the Advanced Placement Program. All AP students and teachers will be able to access and use the free online resources provided to every AP classroom in fall 2019. Additional resources will be made easily accessible to AP students and teachers through mobile phones and other devices. These resources include free online AP lessons and review sessions from some of the top AP teachers in the country.

    *From what I can tell... AP Tests will be online with no multiple choice. They will be short answer and essay. 

    Additionally, the AP Program is finalizing streamlined AP Exam options that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May.

    Dual Credit: All Howard College Dual Credit Classes will resume Monday, March 23. 

    Sophomores

    Dual Credit Registration for Junior Year: We will start working on this in the coming weeks. Please keep checking back for more information. 

    Dual Credit requirements for your junior year: As you may know, in order to take academic dual credit classes as a junior (US History) a student must score over 4000 on STAAR English II EOC or meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) benchmarks in Reading & Writing. Generally, most students have met this requirement through STAAR. Well.... We don't have STAAR this year. This could mean that TSI testing will be necessary this summer, it could mean they will take English I EOC scores, we do not know at this time. We will get it figured out. The entire state is in the same situation. 

    What are these benchmarks? TSI is a means to determine if a student is "college-ready" in ELA & Math. This is to make certain you have the skills necessary to be successful in college classes. Another way to meet TSI requirements is through meeting the benchmarks on the ACT or SAT. For more information on TSI visit the ICISD College Readiness Page at this link College Readiness Page

    Dual Credit: All Howard College Dual Credit Classes will resume Monday, March 23.   

    Freshmen

    To look at current Dual Credit offerings at ICHS visit our Howard College Dual Credit Page 

    Dual Credit for Sophomore Year: Sophomores have the opportunity to take a Howard College Course and get High School and College Credit at no charge. If this works with your schedule and you are interested we will be registering in the coming weeks. These two online classes Multimedia & Web Design (IMED 1345 & IMED 1316) will likely not transfer to University. They will, however, teach you how to take an online college class. They are not difficult classes. They do however require responsibility and self-discipline. It should also be noted that while the classes themselves may not transfer, your GPA will. Therefore, it is imperative that you take them seriously and make good grades. Making a poor grade could affect getting into programs down the road. So, make certain you will follow through and do the work. 

    Middle School

     8th Graders: Towards the end of April we will start planning for your high school. Start thinking about what you might want to do when you get out of high school. This will help us in determining your high school classes.

    Elementary

     

     

     

  • This is Different

    Posted by LeAnn Rutherford on 3/20/2020

     

    It was so good to see parents & students for assignment pick up this morning!

    Tank pickup

    If you or your student would like to visit with me, please email me: lrutherford@irion-isd.org. We can find a way we can communicate. I miss you all. 

    This is a time. It is not permanent. It will pass. It is different. We will get through this, together. 

    If you are overwhelmed and are struggling. Reach out. Connect with a Crisis Counselor by: Chat online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/, Call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, Or text HOME to 741741. 

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  • Step Outside

    Posted by Leann Rutherford on 3/20/2020

    It's Spring outside. Soak it up. You can be at home and be outside.

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