Superintendant Survey The Superintendent Search Committee has launched a survey to compile information about the qualities and characteristics you want to see in the next APS Superintendent. Follow this link to take the survey.
Message of Peace Carrington Davis’s message of peace was engraved onto a plaque and placed in the King Center’s Rose Garden of Peace on May 9th. She is in Mrs. Baker’s 6th grade ELA class. We are honored that she represents Inman so well! Only 30 poems are chosen to be honored this way, and thousands of poems are submitted by children all over the world. Congratulations, Carrington!Message of Peace
APS Community Input Meeting Schedule for Superintendant Search For more information, click here.
PTA Election Results Please join us in thanking the Nominating Committee for their work in presenting the slate for the 2013-2014 IMS PTA Executive Board: Regina Brewer, Maria Mollise, Celeste Smith, Elizabeth Rogan. Elections were held at the General Membership Meeting May 9, 2013. Please congratulate the follower officers on their election to the 2013-2014 IMS PTA Board: President: Janet Kinard, VP Parental Involvement: Regina Brewer, VP Fundraising: Stephanie Nimmer, Co-VPs Communications: Jami Fogle, Sue Hawke, VP Education: Art Gambill, VP Advocacy: Mary Jo Bryan, VP Special Events: John Earles, Secretary: Debbie Mobley, Treasurer: Alex Coffman. Please also thank the outgoing officers for their commitment to Inman and PTA: Jennifer Hubert, VP Education, Steve Gallo, VP Parental Involvement, John Petrini, VP Communications, Melissa Kriest, Treasurer, Mary Stouffer, VP Fundraising,
Important Dates Here is a listing of important dates this May.
Georgia Student Media Festival Winners Inman Eagles were winners at the recent Georgia Student Media Festival which was judged on Friday. Winning with their advertising video "Joe's Kabob Place" were Harrison Gray, Alexander Menor, Ruth Payne and Olivia Hunter. This was a project for Mrs. Baker's sixth grade ELA class. Seventh grader Avery Welty Green won for her biography web site on Vincent Van Gogh, which was a project for Ms. Hurt's ELA class. Max Nevins, seventh grader, won for his Power Point titled "Probability" which was a project produced for Mr. Pearson's math class. Congratulations to all !
PTA Accomplishments We are very proud of our accomplishments this year. Please see the list.
Hello to all Volunteers at Inman Middle School!
We would like to “THANK YOU” all of by having an Appreciation Breakfast for you on the morning of May 17th, Friday from 8am to 10am. Please come in the Auditorium and have some coffee, juice and a bite to eat. Thank you very much for ALL YOUR HELP this SCHOOL YEAR at Inman Middle School!
Back to School Supplies NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR! Once again, our PTA is offering quality Back-to-School supply kits through our partner SchoolPak. These kits can be conveniently ordered on line with FREE school delivery if ordered by JUNE 15th! The kits are based on the official Inman supply lists for each grade level and what's even better is that they will be waiting for your student at the Inman school store at Meet & Greet in August. So avoid last minute running around and instead enjoy the last days of summer. And best of all, the prices are very competitive! Take advantage of this fantastic service and order now! We had a lot of folks at meet and greet this year who wished that they had! Order Your Inman MS School-Paks here. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Galileo Password Change Please note on the website, http://www.galileo.usg.edu, the new password: "LIFEBOAT".
Photo Club As the school year nears an end, so does Photo Club! Our last class will be Wed, May 8th. That day we will go to view the Photo Club Show at the Library on Ponce from 4-5pm. Parents, Teachers, Administrators and Friends are welcome. The photos will stay up for the month of May. Then we will take them to the Virginia Highlands Summerfest to raise money for the photo club. This is my 10th year volunteering with the Photo Club. Seth, my youngest, is graduating from Inman and I would like to pass this amazing job on ....please contact Pam Wolfe (firstname.lastname@example.org 404.245.4070) if you are interested in organizing Photo Club for next year. Thank you to our parent volunteers: Beth Gault, Jennifer Cline and Karen Nagler! Thank you to our Darkroom Technician: Lindsey Van Beck - you did an amazing job this year!
Crosswalk Dads (and Moms) Expanding The Crosswalk Dads who are so helpful in keeping our kids safe in the mornings have expanded their ranks and program. They are now working an afternoon shift from 3:30 to 4:10, monitoring the busiest crosswalks. Having these volunteers in place has allowed the administration to move staff to other areas where kids congregate. The greater adult presence allows more monitoring of behavior and prevention of problems before they arise,but more Moms and Dads are needed. If you can commit to an afternoon or two a month (or more) to help with this initiative, please contact PTA VP for Parental Involvement, Steve Gallo, email@example.com.
3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Principal's List Congratulations to the following 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Xanadu Camp APS is again offering its Xanadu Camp for gifted and high-achieving students. The Xanadu Arts and Sciences Academy is for rising 6-12 graders and will be held at Carver High School of the Arts, from June 3-28. The cost is $250 for APS students and scholarships are available. Registration opens April 16. For more information, Click Here.
PTA Elections The next General Membership PTA meeting will be May 9, 2013 at 6 PM just prior to the start of the spring concert. Elections for the 2013-2014 Board of Directors will be held.
More 8th grade news - DUAL ENROLLMENT The Georgia Department of Education has charged counselors with notifying all students (grades 8 – 11) and parents of dual enrollment options. Click the links below for some helpful information regarding "Move On When Ready/Dual Enrollment":
Move On When Ready Flyer
Dual Enrollment Flyer
College Credit Now Info
Virginia-Highland Summerfest Booth - Sat. June 1 - Sun. June 2 Would you like to manage the Inman Oasis booth at Summerfest? I managed it last year and had the most wonderful volunteers! It is loads of fun and is a great partnership fundraiser with the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. Please email me if interested: Mary Stouffer, IMS-PTA, VP/Fundraising,firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.310.4586 (c)
Taste of Inman Menu For all of you that want more of the yummy foods at Taste of Inman or simply want to thank the restaurants in person for their significant contribution, the menu with location information is posted on the IMS website under PTA Information/PTA Forms - Thanks again for your support of Taste of Inman!!!
BIG winners in the Box Tops Race! Thanks to everyone who turned in an amazing 3119 box tops and earned $311.90 for Inman PTA! It was a close race until the first place winner dropped off nearly 500 box tops at the very end. The 7th graders rule the school taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! 1st Place: John Christian Martin/7th grade - Beard - 491 box tops- $20 Gift Card to Barnes and Noble 2nd Place: Jack Hudson/7th Grade - Howson - 246 box tops- $15 Gift Card to Yogli Mogli 3rd Place: Roni Winklejohn/7th Grade - Barnes - 167 box tops-$10 Gift Card to Starbucks. The total amount earned for Inman Middle this year is nearly $600 which is really wonderful for our school, and the PTA is very grateful for your support for this and all our fundraising efforts. Gift cards will be delivered to the winning students this week. The next deadline is in the fall but start saving those box tops now! Questions, contact Regina Brewer email@example.com.
Letter from Superintendant Davis to Inman Superintendent Davis has sent a letter with an update on Inman's overcrowding inviting comment from our parents/guardians on the trailer situation. Please send comments to InmanComments@atlanta.k12.ga.us. Your comments will help APS thinking for next year.
Advocacy Update Check out the PTA Advocacy Page on the Inman PTA Website for updates on proposed and pending legislation that affects our schools, and how to contact your legislators.
Safety and Transportation Committee IMS PTA is putting together a Safety and Transportation Committee. We are looking for leaders of the committee and committee members. If you are passionate about the safety of our students and/or have ideas of how we can improve transportation please join the committee. Please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want To Be Kept In The Loop? Tired of Robo Calls from APS? Worried about missing important district notifications? You can choose how and where you want to receive various types of messages from APS and Inman. You can choose to receive messages by e-mail or phone, or both, and you can designate which of your phone numbers should receive the messages. You can also make different selections based on the type of message. Go to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, log in, and select "Contact Preferences" under User Account on the left-hand bar.
Drop-Off Reminder All student drop-off activity must occur along the school-side of Virginia Avenue. Students can use the sidewalks along Virginia Avenue, Park Drive and Clemont Drive to get to the Clemont Entrance doors to enter the school. Students also can walk up the main stairs from the sidewalk and then proceed to the Clemont Entrance doors to enter the school. Students also can use the concrete sidewalk that borders the main IMS parking lot to get to the Clemont Entrance doors to enter the school. Please do not use Clemont Drive, in either direction, for student drop-off. Please do not use the IMS staff parking lot off Clemont Drive for student drop-off. Please do not use the cafeteria loading area for student drop-off. Please do not use Park Drive, in either direction, for student drop-off. Please remember that left-turns into and out of the IMS driveway are prohibited in the morning and afternoon. Full drop-off and pick-up procedures are posted on the PTA Web site and can be accessed by clicking here.
Did You Know? Inman Middle School has a before care and an after-school program. The before care program runs from 7:20 to 8:20 AM. Students are provided academic assistance during the morning program. The after-school program runs from 4:00-6:00 PM. Students are provided with academic assistance, fun activities, and snacks. If you would like more information regarding the programs please e-mail Ms. Jatisha Marsh at email@example.com or Mr. Frank Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AYP Requirements Revision The State of Georgia Department of Education is revising AYP. Please click here to see a DRAFT. Please note this is a state initiative, not an Inman initiative and it is DRAFT.
APS Homework Hotline APS Homework Hotline is available for students Monday-Thursday, 3–9pm except during semester breaks and holidays. 678-553-3029 or go online at http://www.myhomeworkhotline.org
Watch APS News 22 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHQ1rVfpfOc&feature=youtu.be
Inman Sports and Clubs – Get Involved Inman provides an extensive variety of after school sports and clubs. Please click here to link to the full list. Most of the after school clubs are free and are a great way to enrich your child's learning and make new friends.
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Inman is proud to be in the Grady cluster and support our highly ranked high school. There are a couple of ways you support and can learn more about Grady High School.
You can subscribe to the award-winning Grady Student newspaper The Southerner Online. You can read this online for free, or receive a hardcopy at your doorstep.
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Click here for the Southern and click here for the GradyGram. The Grady Gram is free, and the Southerner home delivery requires a $20 subscription fee.
Volunteer Policy In January the Atlanta Board of Education adopted a new administrative regulation that requires each school to conduct screening of volunteers, and requires all volunteers to have on file with the school a completed Volunteer Release Form, which must be submitted with a copy of a government-issued photo ID. The new regulations also require schools to identify volunteers by level of access to students. The levels are: Level 1 Volunteers: Non-district personnel who will have no direct interaction with students, for example, an individual making copies in the media center. Level 2 Volunteers: Non-district personnel who will have direct interaction with students with either an APS employee or two other adults present at all time, for example, crosswalk dads and those staffing the school store or chaperoning a dance. For level 2 volunteers, school personnel will access the Georgia and federal sex offender registry websites to run background checks. Level 3 Volunteers: These volunteers are non-district personnel who will have direct, unsupervised interaction with students, for example, chaperons for the grade level overnight trips to Rock Eagle and Jekyll Island. Level 3 volunteers must be fingerprinted by the district and have GBI/FBI criminal background checks on file prior to service, If you are currently or will be a volunteer at Inman, please complete the Volunteer Release Form (copies are available in the office as well) and return it to the front office or your child’s homeroom teacher with a copy of your government-issued photo ID. The staff of the front office can also copy your ID. Copies of these forms will also be available in the homerooms at Curriculum Night, this Thursday, Aug. 30. If you plan to be a chaperon on one of the overnight field trips, the cost of the GBI/FBI background check is $37.50 and must be paid by money order. Thanks for helping us keep our students safe!
Drop-Off and Pick-up Procedures for Inman Please read the attached procedures for Drop-off and Pick-up for Inman MS and review them with your student. It is important that these procedures are followed, to ensure the safety of the students.
Reminders From our Office Team: Due to the landslide of lunches needing delivery after drop-off, our office staff can no longer disrupt classes to deliver late lunches. Staff members cannot deliver messages to students after 3:15 regarding changes in how they will get home. Staff members cannot guarantee the student will receive the message. Finally, unless it's an absolute emergency, please avoid early dismissal after 3:15 as this is the busiest office time of the day. Thank you!