IMPORTANT DATES
ICS families are encouraged to attend!

ICS Youth Pow Wow is Saturday, June 4th
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8th Grade Graduation is Monday, June 6th
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Mini Pow Wow on the Last Day of School on Friday, June 10th
Families of the Class of 2022 are cordially invited to attend our 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony on Monday, June 6th, here at the school.

Photos will begin at 5:30 pm inside the Place of Nations (free color prints will be available for families to take home that night). The graduation ceremony will begin at 6:00 pm. At 7:00 pm, dinner will be served for graduates and their families following the program.

If families have questions about the graduation ceremony, please contact us at (414) 525-6100 for information.
June 10th Pow Wow and the Last Day of School

We're getting ready to dance out another great year and send our students off on their summer adventures, and you're welcome to join us! Please see the pow wow sessions below.

Session 1 is 11:00 am to 12:45 pm and is for FRC, K4, K5, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.

Session 2 is 12:45 pm to 2:30 pm and is for 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grades.

Please bring your own chairs, snacks and be ready to dance!
Our Youth Pow Wow will be held at ICS on Saturday, June 4th. Grounds open at 11:00 am; Grand Entries are 12:00 Noon and 6:00 pm. The Pow Wow will close at sundown (approximately 8:30 pm).

GREAT SHOPPING for Native-made crafts and beadwork, ribbon skirts and more! Dancer Payouts, Dance Specials, Graduation Specials, a 50-Year Celebration meal of corn soup and frybread during the supper break, a Youth Dance Special, and a 50-Year Honor Song and giveaway.

Invited Drums Only.
Vendor Tables spots are filled.
Please bring your own chairs.

HOST DRUM
Hay Creek

YOUTH HOST DRUM
ICS Eagle Singers

HEAD DANCERS 
Shay Crowfeather 
Reuben Crowfeather, Jr. 

2022 GRADUATE HEAD DANCERS 
Jayda
Wynonna
Daniel
Michael

YOUTH HEAD DANCERS 
Waazakone
Elijah

For additional information, please contact Audra Williams at (414) 525-6144 or auwilliams@ics-edu.org. 
A reminder to ICS families that the school building will be closed all summer due to a lighting project.

If you have questions or need help this summer, please leave a message at our main number and someone will get back to you: (414) 525-6100.
Who's Hungry?
THIS WEEK'S BREAKFAST & LUNCH
Words of the Week: "Hello"
The ICS Exclusive News Team reminds us that it's never too late to learn your languages, as they share the language words for "Hello!" in Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Ojibwe and Oneida.



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3rd Grade Beadwork Showcased in a Gallery on Madeline Island this Summer
By Ms. Valerie Clark
3rd grade Ojibwe students at ICS participated in a project with the Madeline Island Museum (MIM), on an exhibit that will be on display all summer titled "Ojibwe Youth Beadwork Exhibit."  This exhibit will give our youth the chance to control the narrative and hold that space as theirs. It will give the community a chance to celebrate their talents, and demonstrate we believe they can excel and be valued in tribal and non-tribal spaces like museums, colleges, construction sites, and whatever they choose to do.  Each student beaded either a medallion, a bracelet, or a keychain to add to the exhibit. They included a picture of themselves, their tribe, and a title for their piece. If you have a chance to make it to Ashland, Wisconsin, our students' work will be displayed until October 2022. To see their beautiful beadwork, visit Madeline Island, or click here!
Looking for a good summer reading program?
We have an exciting reading service available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. What better way to engage your student’s mind than through reading?
 
OverDrive's annual summer reading program, Sora Sweet Reads begins in May! Starting on May 4th, a new collection of free, simultaneous use titles will be added to the WSDLC collections to encourage students to keep reading all summer long! These titles will remain available through August 17th. 
 
You can find out more about this program, and view the title lists ahead of time, on the Sora Sweet Reads page!
 
Check it out on Sora and if you have any questions, contact Ms. Zembroski azembroski@ics-edu.org.
The Evolving Use of Pronouns

Advocate Aurora EAP reminds us to take a few moments to educate ourselves on the use of pronouns as they relate to people. Use these handy flyers to learn more about them.

Click on the graphic OR CLICK HERE to read a larger version.
Wa'įniginąp šąną Wāēwāēnen • Miigwech • Yawʌɂkó for reading our school's newsletter.

If you have questions, ideas or feedback for our newsletter, we'd love to hear from you! Please email smarks@ics-edu.org.
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