As we look forward to summer, I wanted to make you aware of a number of summer opportunities that have come across my desk for students. Shooter’s Gold is a week long basketball camp that is held right at Inter-Lakes Elementary School. Shooter’s Gold will be held in the Inter-Lakes Elementary School Gymnasium July 9th-12h. The session for students entering grades 5-8 will be held in the from 8:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. Brochures about the camp are available at school or for more information go to www.hogancamps.com.
The Huot Technical Center is hosting several opportunities for students this summer. The HTC Summer Arts & Technology Camp is one of the opportunities open to students in grades 7-8 during the week of July 9th- 13th. It provides a week long, hands-on opportunity for students interested in learning about a variety of career options including engineering, media arts, culinary arts, bio-technology, and computer programming. Huot will also be sponsoring a Girl Technology Camp. This three day camp will be held June 27h to June 29th providing an immersive experience in all things “tech”. More information about these two camps can be found at http://htclaconia.weebly.com/summer-programs.html

Annual Art Show will be held from May 15th through the 24th in the lobby of the community auditorium and will be featuring the visual art work of our talented 7th through 12th grade students. A reception will be held prior to the JH Spring Concert on May 23rd from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Please stop by and vote for your favorite work of art in our popular People's Choice Awards.

NaturesClassroomOn April 17, 2018, we packed the gear of sixty-three seventh grade students onto two coach buses destined for Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
For the past sixteen years our seventh grade students have journeyed to Cape Cod for a four day/three night field experience with Nature’s Classroom. Our trip this year was shortened to a three day/two night field experience because of a snow day on Monday, April 16th. The essential question they investigate while visiting various marine environments is “What is our shared responsibility in using and protecting global and local resources?” Over the course of the trip students spent time at Bay View Beach, which is a tidal beach, and the National Seashore. One of the goals of the trip is to allow our students to form a connection with natural environments that reinforce the need to value and protect our natural resources.

Congratulations to Alexander Maurier

geographyBeeEvery year students in grades 4-8 at Inter-Lakes compete in the National Geographic Geography Bee.  Students test their knowledge on a wide range of questions related to geography. In December, nine finalists competed to be the Inter-Lakes School winner.  After a spirited competition, eighth grader Alexander Maurier distinguished himself as the school champion.
Alexander went on to take a written test in an attempt to qualify for the National Geographic State Geography Bee.  I am pleased to announce that Alexander was successful and will represent Inter-Lakes at the state level at Keene State College on April 6th for the second consecutive year.  Congratulations and good luck to Alexander when he competes at the State Bee.

springsportsSign-ups are taking place for spring sports for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Seventh and eighth grade students can sign-up in Student Support Services. Sixth grade students can sign up with their sixth grade homeroom teacher to participate in track. Track is open to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Only students in seventh and eighth grade can sign up for baseball or softball. To be eligible to participate on the first day of practice, students must be registered online to the athletic director by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd. The first practice date is set for Monday, March 26th. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on March 20, 2018 with Athletic Director Jeff Cloos for all parents and student athletes who have not attended the parent meeting this year. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the I-L Community Auditorium.

roboticsThis year Inter-Lakes Middle Tier received a grant to create a VEX robotics team for fifth and sixth graders. There was so much interest that four teams were actually created. The groups are preparing to compete in this years VEX IQ challenge called Ringmaster.  Ringmaster is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. There are multiple stages to the competition. For the first stage, two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, where students will need to program the robot to drive through the course on its own. The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Scoring colored Rings on the Floor Goal and on Posts, by having Uniform Posts, by Emptying Starting Pegs, and by Releasing the Bonus Tray.

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