Careers@ILS Kicks Off!

Careers@ILS Kicks Off!
Posted on 10/09/2019
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Careers@ILS Begins
Careers@ILS programs have officially kicked off at Indian Lake Schools. The multi-faceted, after-school programs began this week at Indian Lake High School and Indian Lake Middle School and will continue the rest of the school year. 

Careers@ILS is funded by a competitive five-year, 21st Century federal grant worth $850,000 awarded to Indian Lake Schools earlier this fall.  Programs offered at ILHS will resume and supplement options that were offered under a similar grant at the high school only from the years 2015 to 2017.  

In addition, this grant allows Indian Lake Middle School to offer a variety of after school programs. They began with intramural kickball, language Arts tutoring and more early in the week. 

ILMS math teacher Kelli Strayer is serving as the site coordinator at ILMS. 

“It’s great that the grant is expanded to include 5-8 graders so that they can get exposed to some new things. Yoga and Robotics are some of our most requested classes. The Language Arts and Math tutoring are also very beneficial as students adjust to the new material at this level,” Strayer says. 

Dozens of ILMS students have participated so far, but the deadline to sign up for the first six-week session is this Friday, October 11th.  The first session will run until Thanksgiving. Permission slips are available in the ILMS office. There will be additional sign ups every six weeks throughout the year. Strayer says they will be adjusting what is offered based on student feedback and numbers from this first session. 

Meantime at ILHS, site coordinator Matt Steinbarger says more than 100 students are signed up as programs get started. ILHS Students are able to sign up for programs at any time, but they do need a signed parent permission form. Those can be picked up in the ILHS school office. 

ILMS activities include: Art Club, Book Club, Robotics Club, Math tutoring, Reading/Language Arts tutoring and Wellness Activities such as Intramural Sports and Yoga.  

ILHS include: Art Club, ACT Prep and Work Keys, Carpentry and Welding Club, Robotics Club, Math tutoring, Reading/Language Arts tutoring, Science Club and several wellness activities. Esports Club has also been added. See below for schedules. 

Careers@ILS provides snacks for students staying after school and bus transportation home, if needed. 

Careers@ILS ILMS Schedule

Careers@ILS ILHS Schedule