ARE YOU A SENIOR – THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE? JOIN US FOR FAFSA NIGHT (with scholarship info too) – October 6th
The 22-23 FAFSA form is available starting October 1st 2022!
If you intend on applying to college, and would like some help understanding the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form as well as scholarship tools that are out there, join us for our VIRTUAL FAFSA Info Night on October 6th at 6:30pm. Please use THIS ZOOM LINK to connect at 6:30pm.
This evening is targeted towards seniors applying for college starting in the 23-24 school year, but 11th graders are welcome to attend to get a head start for the following year. If you are interested in attending, please complete this form or if you would like more information, be in touch with Ms. Laura Laura.Verkaik
ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
We’ve enjoyed celebrating our K5 students this month and coming up next we have Middle and High school students spotlights 🙂 Don’t miss out, check us out on Facebook or Instagram!
And don’t forget to join us in our iCademy Parents group on Facebook!
OCTOBER LUNCH MENU
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL CLUBS ARE HERE!
Excited to meet other iCademy Students and staff? Check out our Student Initiated Club Offerings for Middle School and High School, then click on the matching link to sign up!
SIGN UP HERE if you are a middle school student interested in participating in one of the middle school clubs listed above
SIGN UP HERE if you are a high school student interested in participating in one of the high school clubs listed above
NEED HELP PAYING FOR COLLEGE?
The Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning, located within the Michigan Department of Treasury, encourages students to pursue postsecondary education by providing equality of access to student financial resources and information. Through the administration of various student financial assistance programs, students receive the guidance and funding necessary to pursue their educational goals.
The Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning strives to help students from birth to beyond college graduation. Let us help you with funding, tools, and resources on how you can afford college in Michigan!
CAREERLINE TECH CENTER OPEN HOUSE – Tues., Oct. 25th 5:30-7:30 for 10th and 11th Grade Students!
This is the first Fall Open House in several years, and there is no better way than to attend the Open House to get a feel for if CTC is a good fit for you!
Come to the Open House and:
*Discover 29 programs that lead to high-wage, high-demand jobs
*Talk to their industry-trained teachers and see why students love to learn there
*Find out how to save money on college and trade school
Be in touch with Ms. Laura if you are interested or with any questions!
BUILDING THE FUTURE TRANSITION EXPO
Wednesday October 26th 4:30-7:30 pm
OAISD Educational Services Building (next to Careerline Tech Center)
13565 Port Sheldon Street, Holland, MI 49424
Who should attend?
Students with a disability in grades 9-12 and others who are interested in helping students transition to life after high school
See the flyer for more information
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL IF YOU VISIT CAMPUS
Just a reminder that, if you are visiting campus for Re:FUEL or Blended Learning, please adhere to the “ONE WAY” traffic moving to the right immediately upon entering the East (Taco Bell =) parking lot. Need a refresher? Here’s a short VIDEO to help!
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Although this is a very sensitive and difficult topic, it is so important to talk about and be aware of.
iCademy has joined many other Ottawa County school districts in partnering with Spectrum Health’s Blue Envelope program (Blue Envelope Info). Staff have been trained and are better prepared to look for and respond to any situation of concern with a student.
iCademy’s team of counselors and social workers are always here for you. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to be connected to resources, please reach out:
Bonnie Harris (K-8 Social Worker) firstname.lastname@example.org
Haley Prins (K-8 Counselor) email@example.com
Kate Meengs (6-12 Social Worker) firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Verkaik (9-12 Counselor) email@example.com
Twelve things parents can do to prevent suicide (healthychildren.org)
Teens and suicide: What parents should know | AFSP
Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs – HealthyChildren.org
Ottawa County Parent Resource Video about Suicide Prevention – YouTube
NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK – NOVEMBER 7 – 11
iCademy is in the planning stages of scheduling a field trip to a local company during the week of Nov. 7 to 11 in conjunction with Manufacturing Week. We will be taking a tour with students interested in learning more about manufacturing processes and potential career opportunities. Parents are invited to join and kiddos will be awarded points for participation! Watch for more information!
NEED TO CONNECT WITH YOUR TEACHER/MENTOR?
Please remember that teachers and mentors are excited to help answer questions each school day. Please, please, please always use zoom to reach out to them instead of email. They do not want to miss your message!
HAND 2 HAND – SIGN-UP OPEN FOR THIS YEAR IF YOU LIVE LOCALLY AND CAN PICK UP FROM CAMPUS EACH THURSDAY
OK, Hand2Hand is firing up again for the year, and attached is the sign-up form. A few things to know:
- Hand2Hand is a weekly food bag distribution, provided by Vertical Church (yay to them for this partnership!!). Read the attachment for more info.
- There are no qualifications, other than just signing and returning the form.
- Bags are distributed on Thursday mornings and we attempt to put in lockers/cubbies during the lunch hour. The first delivery will be September 15.
- In order to receive the first delivery, forms must be returned to the front desk before the Labor Day break. However, families can continue to sign up throughout the year.