Welcome back, students! On September 6, students started the 2016-2017 school year at Simley High School, Inver Grove Heights Middle School, Hilltop Elementary, Pine Bend Elementary, and Salem Hills Elementary and Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program. Inver Grove Heights Community Schools has many plans in store for the new year, including a website update. For more news, please visit the "News and Events” tab.
ISD199 to Review School Start/End TimesResearch shows that high school students can benefit from additional sleep and that biological factors, especially puberty, can cause adolescents to have difficulty sleeping at night and waking up in the morning. Due to this research, the ISD199 School Board has requested a review of start/end times for the district’s K-12 schools. This review will take place throughout the fall, and the school board will consider options in November or December. If an option is approved, it will be implemented at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
Click here to read the full article and learn more about the review process, sleep research and later school start times.
Two Simley Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Every year, the National Merit Scholarship Program awards thousands of scholarships to high achieving students across the U.S. Less than one percent of high school seniors qualified as semifinalists this year. Two of the qualifiers are Simley High School seniors Moriah and Annika who earned outstanding PSAT scores.
The National Merit Scholarship Program will hold finalist and winner rounds to determine which students will receive scholarships. Students will be judged on their academic record, school and community activities, leadership skills, employment, and honors and awards. Judges will select winners based on their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in college.
Finalists will be announced in February, and scholarship winners will be announced starting in April. Congratulations and good luck to Moriah and Annika!
Inquire, Inform, Inspire Community Talks with Superintendent Bernhardson
Inver Grove Heights Community Schools is committed to its community, and we want to answer your questions.
During the 2016-2017 school year, Superintendent Dave Bernhardson will be available at locations throughout the community for informal community talks. ISD199 invites you to visit with him and ask questions about the district. No registration is required. These events are free and open to the public.
The first Community Talks event will be on Friday, October 30, 9:30AM-10:30AM at the McDonald's on the corner of 80th Street and Cahill Avenue (3075 80th Street East). Also, save the date for the October 20 talk, which will feature a tour of Simley High School’s new facilities, including the Performing Arts Center.
Click here for the complete Community Talks schedule.