Wednesday, October 3, 2018


We have a lot of excitement for October!  Please refer to this page often as it will be updated as additional information about these events becomes available.  But through it all, a key thing to remember is that we want to raise $20,000 by October 31 from our Warrior Challenge! 

NEW LOCAL UNIFORM VENDOR.  Thank you to Renaissance Apparel for providing great clothing at a very good value for our students and staff!  An online store is now open AT THIS LINK with short sleeve polo shirts for our female staff, for youth, and in adult sizes and each shirt is $15 including the logo! Items ordered will be delivered to the school twice per month around the 15th and 30th.  Long sleeve polos and outerwear will be added soon.  See the Dress Code tab above for more details about our dress code and information on where to purchase them.  Our used uniform inventory and new spiritwear are now available to view and purchase online through Signupgenius AT THIS LINK.    

BOXTOPS! October is Boxtops collection month.  We will have a ziploc bag (ziploc brand has boxtops!) pinned to the bulletin board in the lobby for students to place their boxtops in them.  Deadline to collect is Monday, Oct 29 so we can count and mail them in by the Nov 1 deadline to get our payment from the boxtops people.  

SATURDAY OCT 6: Corn Maze adventure for mothers and sons at Phillips Farm in Cary, 4:00-6:00.  Please RSVP on this signup so we can know how many to expect.  We will pay with a group rate of $8 per person.  Please arrive at 4:00 with the exact cash to combine our purchases into a bundled group payment.      

WEDNESDAY OCT 10: PSAT NMSQT for 11th grade students.  Arrive at IA before 7:00 am to promptly leave to go to another school to take the test.  Bring money for lunch to be picked up on the way back to IA.  Bring two sharpened #2 pencils, PSAT approved calculator, bottle of water, snack, and a photo ID.

TUESDAY OCT 16: WARRIOR CHALLENGE! We will have our event at Laurel Hills park from 1:00-3:00.  Please see the Warrior Challenge tab above (or scroll through the tabs options on your phone) for more details about this event.  The website for making online donations is  For the donation to count toward student prizes, it must be received by October 31.

THURSDAY OCT 18: Blade Maintenance Day. See an email message that Mr. Anderson sent on October 1 for more details about this day.  Instead of their regular classes, students will spend the day doing tribe and individual activities to sharpen him as a gentleman scholar and a godly young man.  Parents are to COMPLETE THIS FORM and for discussion with your son.  Your son will also complete a similar form on himself during Blade Maintenance Day. This day is also the last day of the first quarter.   

FRIDAY OCT 19: Fall Break - No School and optional weekend camping trip.  Mr. Mack is leading an optional school camping trip to Stone Mountain State Park.  Please see email messages from Mr. Mack for more details about this trip. Mr. Mack sent a message on Friday, Oct 12 with an itinerary.  Students going on the trip should be at the school around 9:00 am on Oct 19.  They will arrive back on Oct 21 between 1:30-2:30.

MONDAY OCT 22: Accountability Day and Teacher Appreciation Day.  Students do NOT have their classes on this day but will need to come to school with their parents for their 10 minute accountability appointments.  Mr. Anderson sent an email message on Friday, Oct 12 with THIS SIGNUP LINK to schedule your 10 minute appointment. 

For all of our teacher work days this year, we want to provide lunch to them.  For this first teacher work day that the teachers will also spend long hours going to accountability conferences, we want to have a chili bar lunch for teacher appreciation.  A SIGNUP OF ITEMS TO BRING has been created.  For many of the items, you can drop them off at the school on Thursday Oct 18 to leave at the school but some more perishable items may need to be brought in the morning of the 22nd.  There is a refrigerator in the teacher's workroom.  We do ask if there could be two volunteers who can be at the school 10:00-10:30 to assemble the chili bar luncheon.   

TUESDAY OCT 23 TO WEDNESDAY OCT 24: Overnight trip to the Lapinskes farm, 4424 Wilmington Rd in Garner for the 7th to 11th graders.  See an email sent by Mr. Anderson on Oct 17.  Permission forms must be submitted by Oct 23.  

TUESDAY OCT 23 TO FRIDAY OCT 26: Intensive week activities for 6th and 9th graders. Sixth grade will have a week of orienteering. More information will be sent out soon and will be repeated here.

THURSDAY OCT 25: College planning night at IA for 9th grade families but everyone is invited. 

WEDNESDAY OCT 31: Challenge coin ceremony at 11:00Students will all wear button down shirts and their school tie on this day.  If you need to purchase an official school tie, their price is $10 and available through our school clothing signup site.  If your son will be receiving his challenge coin, Mr. Anderson will contact you around October 24.

THURSDAY NOV 1: Fall sports award ceremony at 7:00.  

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