INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL BRAGS
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Inman Middle School Brag Sheet
As of May 16, 2013
Inman Middle School was named a “Highest Performing School” by the Georgia Department of Education. A “Highest-Performing School” is a Title I school among the 5% of Title I schools in the State that has the highest absolute performance over three years for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. A Highest-Performing School must have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the “all students” group and all of its subgroups in 2011. A school may not be classified as a Highest-Performing School if there are significant achievement gaps across subgroups that are not closing in the school.
Success at the State Tech Fair! Karin Wilksa represented both Inman and Atlanta Public Schools Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at the Georgia State Technology Fair in Macon, GA. Participants had to have won their recent regional fair in order to participate. There were over 700 student participants. Karin won 2nd place in the Multimedia Division for Eighth Graders.
SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR - Congratulations to 8th grade students Audrey Burnette, Frankie Clarke, Allie Schneider, Jared Steckl, and 7th grade students Viola Fruth, Amani Watkins, Samaria Campbell, and Kamryn Boone for going on to represent Inman Middle School at the 2012-2013 State Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held at the University of Georgia, March 2013.
Georgia Student Media Festival
The Inman Eagles were winners at the recent Georgia Student Media Festival which was judged on May 10, 2013. Winning with their advertising video "Joe's Kabob Place" were Harrison Gray, Alexander Menor, Ruth Payne and Olivia Hunter. Seventh grader Avery Welty Green won for her biography web site on Vincent Van Gogh. Max Nevins, seventh grader, won for his Power Point titled "Probability". Congratulations to all!
Atlanta Partners for Education Award Congratulations to Inman Middle School and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for winning the 2012 Social Studies Impact Award. Mr. Mike Dorsey from Inman and Ms. Amanda Nicewander from the Federal Reserve received the award on behalf of our partnership at last week's Awards Banquet. We partner with the Federal Reserve to engage our 8th graders in an interactive learning experience at the Federal Reserve covering our financial social studies curriculum standards.
Georgia Tech‘s Jacket 2 Jacket Reading Program - Inman received the award for Most Pages Read by a Middle School. Inman students also received awards in the Georgia Tech Women's Basketball reading promotion "Jacket 2 Jacket". Awards were presented during
halftime at the game with Alcorn State on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the new McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech Campus. All students at Inman received two free tickets to the game. The following students won for most pages read: Sahana Parker - Sixth Grade, Genevieve Saunders Furtsch - Eighth Grade, Mrs. Wendy Baker - Sixth Grade Class, Mrs. Marquise Delaney - Eighth Grade Class.
Lacrosse The girls’ lacrosse team had a very successful season and came in second place in their division, and made the playoffs. The team has 20 players returning next season and continue to welcome new participants. The Lacrosse Program at Inman gets stronger every year. Coach of the Year! Congratulations Coach Maxwell! Craig Maxwell, Inman's Girls Lacrosse coach, was honored as Lacrosse Coach of the Year on January 27, 2013 by the Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse.
Ultimate Frisbee Inman won the 4th Annual Metro Middle School Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, held on November 4, 2012 at Paideia’s Python Park. We competed against 10 teams in the tournament, beating all 4 teams in our pool (Paideia, Henderson, Druid Hills and Elkins Pointe) to earn a berth into the Championship Finals, in which we beat Sutton. This is the second time Inman has won the tournament, and we are the only school to have won it more than once. Congrats to the 22 players on the team and our volunteer coaches Paddi White, Rich Pearlstein, and Santiago Hampton.
Softball Congratulations to Bess Moore and Alex Peterson who were named to the All-City Softball team, fall 2012.
Congratulations to our Inman Cheerleaders Inman Cheerleaders claimed FIRST PLACE title October 20, 2012 at the District Cheerleading Championships. Inman Cheerleaders are the Atlanta City Champions for the second year in a row. We are very proud of our students and coaches. Congratulations also to Coach Baker, Coach Hughes and Coach Jenny who helped make this happen!
Congratulations to Inman Teacher Jatisha Marsh. She has been selected as a 2013 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow, a competitive program designed for teacher leaders wanting to share their expertise, experience, and ideas in helping to shape education policy nationwide.
Inman Teachers Receive Georgia Master Teacher Designation
Congratulations to Sara Looman and Mark Washington named 2012 Georgia Master Teachers by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Sara Looman (sixth grade) and Mark Washington (seventh grade) were the only Atlanta Public Schools teachers to receive the master teacher certificates. The certificate recognizes teachers who demonstrate excellence in the area of student gains. Teachers must have at least three years of experience on a Georgia Clear Renewable Certificate to be eligible. We are honored to have these decorated teachers among our talented Inman Faculty.
Congratulations to the Inman Symphonic Band! The Inman Sympohonic Band traveled to Frederick Douglas High School on March 20, 2013 to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association’s (GMEA) Annual District Five Large Group Performance Evaluation for Band. They received an overall Superior rating from the performance judges and a Superior rating from the sight-reading judge. Superior is the highest rating given at LGPE.
Orchestra is Superior March 13, 2013 - The Inman Orchestra traveled to Westlake High School to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association’s (GMEA) Annual District Five Large Group Performance Evaluation for Orchestra. They received a Superior rating from the performance judges and a Superior rating from the sight-reading judge. Superior is the highest rating given at LGPE.
Congratulations to Mason Johnston - December 2012 Semi-finalist for the All-State Orchestra.
Chorus is Superior February 13, 2013 - The students who represented the Inman Middle School Singing Eagles Chorus at the Annual LGPE Choral Music Festival achieved SUPERIOR ratings from all three judges in Performance & a SUPERIOR rating in Sight-Reading!
Congratulations to the following for Single Eagle Chorus member who represented Inman Middle School November 2-3, 2012 in the District V Honors Chorus Rehearsal & Concert: Elon Walker-Walen, Lucy Ferguson, Magda Dumitrescu, Chloe Lin, Emily Ng, Tyler Johnson, Tyler Hunt, Michelle Salandy, Anne Rogan, Allissa Stanley, & Kira Lewitt. These students prepared 5 songs outside of the Inman Middle School Choral Program. After several weeks of rehearsal and independent practice, the students came together, November 2, 1012, for 8 hours of rigorous rehearsal with students from various middle schools in District V from APS, Fulton County & Metro Atlanta Charter Schools. The following day, November 3, 2012 the students rehearsed for an additional 3 hours before presenting a delightful concert of exceptional musical discipline and quality.
AUDL Tournament-Saturday, December 3, 2012 The Inman Debate Team had a good showing at McEachern High School at the AUDL tournament. There were 116 teams; 64 teams in the Novice division, 24 in the Junior Varsity Division and 28 in the Varsity Division. That's 230 students from across metropolitan Atlanta participating in forensic competition on a beautiful December Saturday!
Congratulations to all our team members who debated on Saturday! The following students medaled in their divisions:
Ben Taylor 27th Place Individual Novice Speaker Award
Rayedean Sparks & Sejin Kim 21st Place Novice TEAM Award
Ben Taylor & Reid Barry 15th Place Novice TEAM Award
Chloe Newton & Ragya Kaul* 5th Place Novice TEAM Award (*Chloe represented Inman on a hybrid team)
The AUDL continues to offer our students a competitive and challenging experience in the world of Debate!
Inman GEMS Club Receives GA Tech Educational Partnership Award - The Inman GEMS Club has received the 2013 Educational Partnership Award offered through the Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). Georgia Tech professors Carol Colatrella and Mary Lynn Realff co-direct Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) Club. The Club is a joint initiative sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) and Inman Middle School. Members of the educational partnership include several Georgia Tech students as well as Paula Herrema, Inman Middle School Principal, and Candice Price, Inman 7th grade science teacher.
Now in its fifth year of operation, GEMS attracts more than 40 girls in grades six through eight to its sessions. Club members meet after school for 1.5 hours each week to engage in hands-on experiments and leadership activities.
The Educational Partnership Award is an annual Georgia Tech award of $7,500 that recognizes genuine and substantial partnerships between the faculty and students of Georgia Tech and the K-12 community. GEMS Club will accept the award at the annual Georgia Tech staff and faculty awards luncheon in April.
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 9, 2013. Only 30 poems are chosen to be honored this way, and thousands of poems are submitted by children all over the world. Congratulations, Carrington!