Okma Weekly Message January 8, 2021
Greetings IA Families,
Happy New Year!
On January 7, 2021, the Board of Education approved the recommendation to return to in-person learning in a hybrid model. The Okma Campus will return to the hybrid model on January 25, which coincides with the beginning of the second semester.
Applications for the Class of 2025 are now 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 application window for the class of 2025 closes on January 24, 2021. Only applicants who apply 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.
Interested prospective families still have one more opportunity to attend a Virtual Information Session (Q & A) on January 13 at 7:30 PM - Families are encouraged to pre-register via this link Pre-Registration
before attending the Virtual Information Session
Senior Quick Shoot - January 13, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
We have rescheduled the "Senior Quick Shoot" for January 13, from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Prestige will come in and offer 6-8 photos, we schedule appointment times every 5 minutes. The company will charge $20 for the sit fee, it does include your photo on the class of 2021 wall composite and photo in the Year Book. We mail the proofs home to the seniors so they can make their Year Book and composite photo selection. They also receive an 11x14 copy of the 2021 composite included as part of their $20 sit fee!
SignUpGenius found here: Senior Quick Shoot SignUpGenius
Picture Retake/Student ID - January 13, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
WELCOME 2020- 2021 READERS!
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.
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Same great options, just at a new and easier address!
Raise Money for Your Campus
For every purchase you make, OG Tees will donate 10% back to your campus!
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All you have to do is order online and the garments will be delivered to your campus!
New Styles Added Daily
Check back frequently so you don't miss out on the newest styles and designs!
Suggestions Always Welcome
Don't see what you're looking for? OG Tees is always looking for ideas for new items to add and would love to hear your thoughts!
Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Perry Initiative has paused all in-person programs for the foreseeable future. While we are disappointed we cannot meet new participants at Perry Outreach Programs, we are still committed to our mission of inspiring women to pursue careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. As we navigate through these extraordinary times, we will be transitioning to virtual learning.
We’re very excited to announce upcoming sessions of the Perry Virtual Experience in February 2021. The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online orthopaedic simulations and biomechanics experiments. Additional information can be found on our website: https://perryinitiative.org/pve/
Women in high school and college who have an interest in science, medicine and/or engineering are now invited to register for a session of the Perry Virtual Experience. We would appreciate it if you could pass along this information to any educators or students you may know. Students should be directed to fill out the online registration for one session that best fits their schedule. Most sessions are available to participants in any location, but some sessions are for a focused geographic area. Dates and details for each session can be found at https://perryinitiative.org/calendar/
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in spreading the word about the Perry Virtual Experience.
All the best,
Hannah Heuschneider, Program Coordinator
Are you a leader? Are you looking to make positive impacts in our community? If so, please consider joining the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition Youth Action Board! The Youth Action Board (YAB) is an inclusive, dynamic, and diverse group of teen volunteers from 11 public and private high schools in the Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills community that bring about positive change for their peers. They work hard to support the BBCC’s mission and to bring its vital prevention programs to their schools and community with a relatable teen point of view and focus. The YAB also provides a positive voice and presence in the broader community on issues important to teens with a focus on substance abuse prevention, health, and wellness. If you are interested in more information, please contact Kelly Michaud, the BBCC Youth Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop at Rite Aid to raise funds for PTIA: Hello Parents, Teachers, and Staff -- The PTIA has partnered with Rite Aid
for a new Passive Fundraising opportunity! By linking your RiteAid Wellness+ card to our PTIA we will earn funds every time you fill prescriptions or
shop at Rite Aid. Please visit http://support.
1/13/2021 Coffee w/Counselors (Road to College) 9:00 AM - 10:00
Join Zoom Meeting
Joining instructions: https://www.
1/13/2021 Enrollment Q and A Night 7:30-8:30
1/27/2021 Restorative Practice Webinar 6:00-8:00pm
2/3/2021 PTIA Meeting -Superintendent Pat Watson Dialogue 7:00pm
2/10/2021 Joint Steering Committee Meeting
Zoom Link – Meeting ID: 991 8183 5166
Tutoring Resources Looking for some tutoring support from an adult in a variety of subjects? Please see the attached Bloomfield Hills Schools Adult Tutor list for you to review.
HELP RAISE MONEY BY SHOPPING: Kroger & Smile Amazon! If you shop at either of these places, you can help raise money for the PTIA. These companies will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to us once you designate the International Academy OKMA PTIA as your charity.
KROGER: log into your account. Go to “My Account” then to “Community Rewards”. Select your charitable organization. You can find the PTIA by either entering the code VQ814 or International Academy OKMA PTIA. DONE!
SMILE AMAZON: when ordering anything with Amazon, use smile.amazon.com. Log into your account. Click on “Your Account”, then find “Change you Amazon mile Charity” under “Other Programs”. Type in International Academy OKMA PTIA. DONE!!!