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October has arrived quickly! The leaves have started to change from the bright green of summer to the red, gold, and  yellow of fall. With the change in season, we begin to transition into the third month of school. Over the past nine weeks the administrative team at IES has visited classrooms daily. In most of cases teachers and students were engaged in the lessons and working to teach and learn what is required. However, moving forward, the expectations for teaching and student engagement will be higher. I am asking that you (parents) join us here at IES for one common goal which is student success in all areas. We are aiming to grow ALL students academically and socially. There is absolutely no time to waste on discipline issues. Please encourage your children to be on their best behavior at all times and focus on what is important and that is learning.

IES will be really busy this month. First, we will host grade level parent meeting to inform parents of state, district, and school mandates with regards to the expectations for students learning. Please see dates on this newsletter. Secondly, our first official fundraiser will kick off. We will honor breast cancer survivors and red ribbon week. Basketball season will begin. More importantly, the first report card will be ready for parents to pick up on October 18th. This nine-week report simply marks our first opportunity to officially communicate academic performance to students. Thanks for all of your support and I solicit your continued support.  

 Educationally Yours, Brenda Singleton 

Academic Coach’s Corner - IES is Harvesting Academia

As we enter the Fall Season, we have completed the first test of performance for the 2018-2019 school year. With the results that we will receive in the coming weeks, teachers at IES have equipped themselves to lead our students to the next dimension. Teachers have willingly accepted the challenge to conduct after school tutorials for those students who need additional instruction, ELA and Math Intervention classes have been adjusted according to the needs of the students, and teachers and students are strategically analyzing data in on data through data meetings and data talks.  IES is on the move remain proficient in all aspects of the state assessments. Go Hawks!

Mrs. Julia Harrington, Academic Coach


Counselor’s Corner

Each month we will have a different character education theme. The month of October the theme is responsibility. Being responsible is a learned behavior! It takes time to teach responsibility and it requires time to learn. With practice and clear expectations, you can teach your child to become a responsible learner. Talk to your child’s teacher to alert him or her about any changes that may impact your child at school. The teacher can also alert you to anything that may be happening with your child! Students can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. If you have any concerns regarding your child or would like me to meet with them, please contact me. I can be reached by email at or by phone at 662-265-0011.



Parent Liaison's Corner - SchoolYear Reminders

If your child/children has a chronic illness, get a chronic illness statement from their doctor. If your child/children has asthma, please get an asthma action plan from their school and have their doctor or doctors complete it. Try to schedule doctor or dentist appointments after school.  Please submit excuses for every absences.

My hours of operation are: Monday and Tuesday 7:00am to 4:00p.m.


BeverlyGilmore,Parent Community Liaison


3rd Grade Reading Assessment - 2018 → Click here for pdf.file 



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