Okma Weekly Message March 26, 2021

Greetings IA Community!

We are off for Spring Break!  We hope you stay home and stay safe this break - but if you do venture out, be careful and if your family travels internationally, your child must quarantine (attend classes virtually) for 7 days which begins the day that they return home from travel.

This school year sure has flown by and we suppose that is a good thing given the challenges we have faced.  The sad part is that soon our seniors will be gone.  This has been such an outstanding class of students and we are feeling a little cheated this year.  No doubt they have much greater things on the horizon, but we hope they carry a little bit of our love and admiration along with them.  April 23 is their last day of classes as they will be spending the following weeks prepping for their IB exams.

The online calendar dates have been filled in for next year and the graphic calendar is posted below for your planning purposes.

Have a safe, healthy and relaxing break - see you April 5!


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Today is the last day to support buildOn by donating via this link.  Check out the items staff have donated. 


Vivian Yee place in the top 10 of the Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition

Okma senior, Vivian Yee, 17, of Beverly Hills, Michigan received a $50,000 award for research on inequalities in COVID-19 incidence and outcomes in the counties of New York City. By modelling rates of transmission, recovery and death alongside housing, education and employment status, she found higher rates of transmission and death in more socially vulnerable communities. Her findings, which are included in a Consensus Memorandum accepted by the Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, may help guide future policies and initiatives for public health.

You can read more about the winners and their incredible projects here.

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Jonah Liss and Soenke Pietsch from IA Okma have been named Coca-Cola Scholars!

From 99,403 applicants from across the country to 1,609 Semifinalists to 251 Regional Finalists, Jonah and Soenke were selected to be one of 150 new Coca-Cola Scholars.

What does it mean to be a Coca-Cola Scholar?

It's one of the top honors in the country.

A Coca-Cola Scholar not only exemplifies superior leadership, service, and academics - they are change agents, positively affecting others in their community.

Less than 1/6 of 1% of applicants are selected for this extremely competitive award.

As Coca-Cola Scholars, they will each receive:

  • a $20,000 college scholarship
  • a new family of 6,450+ Coca-Cola Scholar alumni to encourage, challenge, and support them in a shared goal to make the world a better place.
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Congratulations to 

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2020-2021 Calendar

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2021-2022 Graphic Calendar

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Third Annual District-Wide Multicultural Celebration

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Upcoming Events:

04/07/2021 Pathway To College Seminar:  Wednesday April 7th at 7PM. Pathways to College presentation by Alicja Jahnke on April 7th, Wednesday from 7-8pm.  Both parents and students are welcome to attend. Please make sure to register to receive the zoom link for the event at REGISTRATION


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Hello Music Families!

Please join the IA Central Campus Music Boosters for our monthly meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Upcoming dates include April 7 and May 5. We will get together via Zoom at the link below. All parents of Music students are welcome. Boosters meetings are a great way to find out more about your student’s experience and ways to help out the school. Hear from Mr. LaNoue and Mr. Lewis-Ziegler how the music classes and ensembles are working this year.

See you the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.

Questions? Contact Carol Hart at carolswebmail@yahoo.com.

Topic: IACCMB Meeting
Time: This is a recurring meeting

Join Zoom Meeting
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Meeting ID: 825 7601 7210
Passcode: 8362ac


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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