Okma Weekly Message February 5, 2021

Greetings IA Community!

If you are confused about Snow Days in hybrid mode, we would like to clarify. If Bloomfield Hills Schools calls a snow day, all classes are cancelled and students should not come to school and do not need to report on line.  If a participating district calls a Snow Day, the student can report if Bloomfield is open, but can also choose to stay home and is encouraged to participate online.

Applications for the Class of 2025 are still being accepted.  If you have an 8th grader or know off any that are interested in attending our world class school, please direct them to our Prospective Students page to fill out an application.

The lottery application window for the class of 2025 closed on January 24, 2021. Only applicants who applied before January 24th will be considered for the respective district lotteries. Late applications will be added to the bottom of the district waitlist in the order they are received.



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BAttle of the books


Join Troy Athens, Troy High, the International Academy and the Troy Public Library in the book battle of the year!

Books are selected by a student committee with final librarian approval. These students read potential books over the summer. The books must have been published in 2020. They are typically young adult books, with a few adult books. The various reading levels are designed to capture the attention of reluctant readers all the way to AP/IB advanced readers.

Counseling Newsletter

EXCITING NEWS!! Phoenix Theater Company is sponsoring a fundraiser to welcome students and staff back from Mid-Winter Break!  This is a great opportunity to show some love to all who having been working so hard. Use the link below to purchase a candy gram (chocolate), which will be delivered to a student/teacher of your choice.

Step #1: Pick a delivery option (in-school or mail).

Step #2: Fill out the corresponding order form. You will need to login using your email address that you use for Community Pass (it should be the same one used to register for enrichments).

Step #3: Write a personalized message to the recipient. Tell your student how proud you are of him/her!

The candygrams will be delivered during the week of February 22, 2021!

To register in Community Pass:

To complete the message form:

The Society of Women Engineers at U of M present: GREAT DAY

First page of the PDF file: GREATDAY2021Flyer


2020-2021 Calendar

First page of the PDF file: 2020-2021IACalendar

updated 1.6 2021

Our Amazing Students!

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Jonah Liss and Soenke Pietsch are Coca Cola 2021 Regional Finalists!

This is a huge accomplishment - these students have progressed to the second stage of selection after the review of 1,609 Semifinalists who were chosen from among more than 99,000 applicants hoping to be named.



Regeneron Science Talent Search

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Vivian Yee has been recognized as a scholar in the Regeneron Science Talent Search.   This 80 year-old science research competition highlights the importance of science and engineering and the spirit of inquiry that is so critical to our nation’s future. Vivian has placed in the top 40 high school seniors in the nation and academics and science research.  Vivian’s project title: A Novel Epidemiological Approach to Exploring the Implications of Social Determinants of Health on COVID-19 Spread:  A Call to Action for Health Equity


view the press release


Third Annual District-Wide Multicultural Celebration

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The PTIA's meeting this week was a huge success.  Superintendent Pat Watson from Bloomfield Hills Schools was our guest speaker, as well as, our new Bloomfield Hills School Board of Education members, Siva Kumar and John VanGemert.  We learned so much from them, and we appreciate their dedication to our students.  Over 50 people attended.  Check our website for meeting notes.  Thank you for being a part of our IA community.  You are all part of what makes our school community a success.  

Upcoming Events:

PATHWAY TO COLLEGE SEMINAR:  Based on parent feedback, the PTIA has scheduled a Pathway to College Virtual Seminar for the community on Wednesday April 7th at 7PM.  

To help our college consultant, Alicjia Jahnke, customize her presentation for the IA audience, we are looking for feedback from you about what you'd like to learn more about in the areas of collection selection and application process. Please click this link to submit your questions that we will forward to the presenter.


2/10/2021 IA GOVERNANCE BODY MEETING (Joint Steering Committee)

Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 991 8183 5166 

PTIA Meeting Minutes 2.3.21

First page of the PDF file: PTIAMeetingMinutes020321
First page of the PDF file: MindfulnessforParentsandCaregivers03-04-21
First page of the PDF file: RestorativePracticesforParentsandCaregiversWinter20211




Items will be available starting 2/1 at the office

Short and long sleeve shirts, hoodies, pants, and tote bags! 

Everything must go, $5-15!

  • T-shirts $5
  • Long sleeve shirts $10
  • Hoodies $15
  • Flannel PJ-style pants $15
  • Tote bags $5

Payment is exact cash amount (we cannot make change) or check made out to IACCMB 

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