<![CDATA[IKM-Manning District Announcements - Home]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:39:54 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Boys' State Basketball Information´╗┐]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:43:28 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/boys-state-basketball-informationBoys’ State Basketball Tournament Info as of Monday, February 29, 2016
 
Sendoff on Sunday, March 6
The IKM-Manning Booster club will be having a sendoff event at the high school in Manning on Sunday, March 6 beginning at 5 p.m. A meal will be served in the school cafeteria followed by a pep rally in the gym at 6 p.m.
 
1st Game on Monday, March 7
IKM-Manning vs. West Hancock, 10:30 a.m., Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 7. IKM-Manning will be the visiting team and will sit across from the team benches on Monday.
 
Possible 2nd Game on Thursday, March 10
If IKM-Manning wins their game on Monday their next game would be at 10:30 a.m. onThursday, March 10. We would again be the visiting team.  If we win Monday there will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, March 10If IKM-Manning loses their game on Mondaythey are done in the tournament and school will held as usual on Thursday, March 10.
 
Possible 3rd Game on Friday, March 11
If IKM-Manning wins Monday and Thursday, they would play in the 1A championship game at 6:05 p.m. on Friday, March 11. School would dismiss early at 1:30 p.m.
If IKM-Manning wins Monday but loses Thursday they would play in the 1A Consolation game at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11 and there would be NO SCHOOL on Friday.
If we are playing on Friday in either game we would be the home team.
 
Ticket Sales
Tickets for all state basketball games are general admission and cost is $10. Tickets for all games may be purchased at the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office. The school will also have advanced sale tickets available in the Irwin and Manning offices forMonday’s game as soon as they arrive from the IHSAA. Tickets will also be sold at the sendoff on Sunday night, March 6. The school does get $.25 back for each ticket they sell so fans are encouraged to buy their tickets from the school in advance.
 
If IKM-Manning advances, tickets for Thursday’s semifinal game will be sold in the Irwin and Manning school offices until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. Championship/Consolation game tickets for Friday, March 11 will only be sold on-site at Wells Fargo Arena.
 
Pep Bus on Monday, March 7
A pep bus (school bus) will be offered to the game on Monday if there is sufficient interest. The bus will leave from the high school parking lot in Manning at 8:00 a.m.Cost to ride is $5 (game ticket NOT included). Community members and students may sign up in the school offices in Irwin and Manning and must pay when they sign up. Students in 6th grade and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If at least 20 people are not signed up and paid by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4 then a pep bus may not be offered.
 
If we win on Monday a pep bus would be offered again on Thursday and Friday if there is sufficient interest. Same costs and stipulations as above. Sign up deadlines and departure times as follows:
For Thursday, March 10: Sign up and pay by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. Bus departs from high school parking lot in Manning at 8:00 a.m.
For Friday, March 11: A sign up will be available on Wednesday for the two possible game times on Friday. Pep bus riders will pay when they board the bus on Friday.

If playing in 10:00 a.m. Consolation game, bus departs from high school parking lot in Manning at 7:30 a.m. If playing in 6:05 p.m. Championship game, bus departs from high school parking lot in Manning at 
3:30 p.m.
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<![CDATA[Teacher Leadership and Compensation System (TLC)]]>Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:02:30 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/teacher-leadership-and-compensation-system-tlcTeacher Leadership and Compensation System (TLC)

IKM-Manning CSD is pursuing TLC funding for the 2016-17 school year.  Three years ago, Iowa legislators created a four-year funding process to develop the statewide Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, with the goal of all school districts voluntarily participating by the 2016-17 school year.

A committee made up of teachers and administrators has been exploring the TLC expectations and is currently writing a proposal for the funds. Through the TLC system, teacher leaders take on extra responsibilities, including helping colleagues analyze data and fine tune instructional strategies, as well as coaching and co-teaching.  By providing career pathways for increasing leadership responsibilities, and being compensated for those duties, student achievement increases because of stronger teaching practices.

The TLC proposal is due October 16, 2015 with notification of acceptance coming in early December, 2015.  Applications for TLC funding is not available to school districts after the October, 2015 deadline.

If you have any questions or comments about the IKM-Manning TLC proposal, please contact:
Dr. Tom Ward, Superintendent tward@ikm-manning.k12.ia.us
Brian Wall, HS Principal bwall@ikm-manning.k12.ia.us
Sharon Whitson, PS-4, Middle School Principal swhitson@ikm-manning.k12.ia.us
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<![CDATA[Pep Bus]]>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:09:20 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/pep-busA pep bus (school bus) will be offered to the game on Monday if there is sufficient interest.  The bus will leave from the high school parking lot in Manning at 4:15 p.m.  Cost to ride is $5 (game ticket NOT included).  Community members and students may sign up in the school offices in Irwin and Manning and must pay when they sign up. Students in 6th grade and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  If at least 20 people are not signed up and paid by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27 then a pep bus may not be offered.]]><![CDATA[15 Girls' State Basketball]]>Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:34:28 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/15-girls-state-basketballGirls’ State Basketball Tournament Info as of Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The IKM-Manning Booster club will be having a sendoff event at the high school in Manning on Sunday, March 1 beginning at 6 p.m. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria followed by a pep rally in the gym.1st Game on Monday, March 2

IKM-Manning vs. South Central Calhoun, 6:45 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines

School will dismiss early at 2:30 p.m.

Possible 2nd Game on Thursday, March 5

If IKM-Manning wins their game on Monday their next game would be at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 5If we win Monday there will be NO SCHOOL onThursday, March 5If IKM-Manning loses their game on Monday school will held as usual on Thursday, March 5.

 

Friday, March 6

If IKM-Manning wins Monday and Thursday, they would play in the 2A championship game at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6. School would dismiss at normal time.

If IKM-Manning wins Monday but loses Thursday they are done in the tournament. The girls’ basketball state tournament does not have a consolation game. We would have a normal school day on Friday, March 6.


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<![CDATA[Go Wolves]]>Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:26:09 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/go-wolves<![CDATA[Early out on Friday 11/7/14]]>Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:52:57 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/early-out-on-friday-11714The Wolves play West Lyon at Inwood on Friday, Nov 7 in the quarterfinal round of the football playoffs. Inwood is at least a 3 hour drive by car and anywhere from 160 to 180 miles from here depending on what route you prefer. 

Due to the long trip and the need to have enough buses and drivers available, school will dismiss 2 hours early on Friday, Nov 7. 

Tickets to the game are on sale in the high school office. Cost is $6. You do not have to purchase tickets in advance but the tickets are offered here for your convenience.

A pep bus will be offered for fans, students or adults, to ride to the game. Cost to ride is $5. Deadline to sign up and pay is noon on Friday. You must pay to secure your spot on the bus. If at least 20 people are not signed up and paid by 4 p.m. on Thursday then the pep bus may not be offered. Students in 6th grade and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the bus. The pep bus will board and depart from the high school parking lot in Manning at 
3:00 p.m.
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<![CDATA[Stakeholders Meeting]]>Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:03:29 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/stakeholders-meeting1February 13th in HS Auditorium @7 p.m.
The IKM-Manning Board of Education has hired the firm of Iowa Schoolhouse Construction and Planning Services to evaluate and plan for the future of all buildings in the district. The activities the firm will provide include and not limited to:

• Evaluate all attendance centers for their minimum and maximum student capacities and present use.

• Evaluate enrollment trends and projections for future enrollment.

• Review current school locations, potential building sites, and school district growth areas.

• Provide the district with recommendations, all relevant information and an Action Plan for future building use and possible new buildings.
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<![CDATA[IKM-Manning Preschool Registration]]>Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:01:17 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/ikm-manning-preschool-registration]]><![CDATA[Supt. News 1-28-13]]>Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:58:47 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/supt-news-1-28-131Our legislatures just finished week two of the 2013 legislative session. This week was spent in committee and subcommittee meetings. The House began work on education reform while the Senate turned its attention to four percent allowable growth. What is really distressing to this educator is that the content of education reform is far from being settled, as it appears many legislators have concerns about the tiered teacher leadership system and the cost that could be associated with the system. As I write this update the fact that there is no agreement on allowable growth agreement for FY 14 and FY 15 is distressing, especially when the Central Office is preparing the FY 14 Budget.

Legislators are telling superintendents they need help in working through the technical issues of the Governor’s proposals, as well as setting an allowable growth. Along with this goes how increased allowable growth minimizes property taxes as fewer districts become dependent upon the budget adjustment. The budget adjustment is an adjustment to the regular program district cost of a school district for districts in which the regular program district cost for a year would be less than the regular program cost for the previous year. For IKM-Manning would be a dramatic loss in budget adjustment.

I would like to recognize Mr. Struve and the IKM-Manning Jazz Band for a One Rating over this past weekend. This group of performers is one other reason to attend a home basketball game. They do an outstanding job of entertaining during the games. Also, a high five to Coach Rasmussen and Coach Wagner for both of the basketball teams advancing on to the semi-finals of the WVC Tournament this week at the IKM-Manning Gym. The state tourney is right around the corner.

Questions, concerns or if you just like to discuss any issues give me a call or e-mail tward@ikm-manning.k12.ia.us. Have a great week!

Yours in education,
Dr. Ward
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<![CDATA[Lunch Prices to Increase]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:29:23 GMThttp://ikm-mdistrictannouncements.weebly.com/home/lunch-prices-to-increaseLunch Price Increase Effective January 6, 2014

As of January 6, 2014 the cost of school lunches will increase ten cents from $2.25 to $2.35 grades K – 4 and from $2.50 to $2.60 grades 5 – 12. This is due to the “School Food Service Account Revenues Amendments Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”requiring school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program to ensure sufficient funds are provided to the nonprofit school food service account for meals served to students not eligible for free and reduced price meals.

School food authorities must annually review their paid lunch revenue to assure compliance with the paid lunch equity requirement. When the average paid lunch price is less than the difference between the free and paid Federal reimbursement rates, the district must determine how they will meet the requirement. IKM-Manning CSD has elected to increase the average paid lunch price by a factor of two percent plus the annual inflation rate.

These calculations are figured by the Paid Lunch Revenue (PLE) tool provided by the Food and Nutrition Service which figures the reimbursement and inflation rates and account for, as applicable, any shortfall in meeting the PLE requirement and make the needed adjustments. In our case the needed adjustment is to raise the cost of our meals by ten cents. Again, starting January 6, 2014 the price for grades  K – 4 lunches will be $2.35 and $2.60 grades 5 – 12.

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