Hello and welcome to another school year. I am looking forward to my second year at IHS!
We have an outstanding staff in place and anticipate a great year. We have many challenges before us as we move into full implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This curriculum will be present in all English and mathematics courses. The rigor and demands on the students will increase, but the benefits should be great.
We will be administering the state assessments on computers this year so that will be another big change.
All juniors will take the ACT test at school in March of this year. It is our hope that this will enable our students to earn more scholarships and will serve as a benchmark for additional testing.
We are also excited about our extracurricular offerings. The band, football team, and slowpitch softball team will be in full practice mode as they prepare for upcoming games.
We are adding five new staff members this year: Jenna Biffle, Amy Downs, Amanda Eddington, Jason Jones, and Brandi McDaniel. I know they will each make great contrubutions to IHS.
Please continue to remember Danielle Williams Lee in your prayers.