Announcements week 9/25 -9/29

MONDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Bookstore (Holt; 8/14- 5/19)

The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore: Grendel $10.00; Invisible Man $12.00; Jane Eyre $4.00; Night $9.00; The Color of Water $12.00; The Great Gatsby $8.00; The Handmaid’s Tale $11.00; Fahrenheit 451 $11.00 …LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Spiritline Tryouts (Coach Rubio; 9/25)

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in trying out for the Independence Spiritline TODAY 9/25 after school in room B25. Information will be given on trying out for both the Varsity and JV teams. Tryout packets will be given so attendance at the meeting is extremely important! Any questions please see Ms. Rubio in room B25.

Lip- sync battle (Ms. Sheets; 9/25)

Attention all Independence Students

Are you ready to perform in a lip-sync battle?  Think of it, you can lip-sync with a group, challenge another team or sing your own personal anthem!  If you are interested, please see Ms. Sheets in room R6 to sign up.  Performances will be in the mini-auditorium on September 27th  at 6:00.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door and $4.00.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/25)

Everybody love Barbeque and Shane’s Rib Shack will be here every Monday to bring you their tasty barbeque. You have the option to purchase a shredded barbeque sandwich or buffalo chicken strips with chips for $5.00.

SAGAA (9/25)

L.O.L. is now SAGAA. SAGAA stands for Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Alliance. September 25th-29th is Ally( al-eye)  week. Allies are friends and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. If you would like to show your support, pick up a sticker, Tuesday through Friday during lunch, at the SAGAA table in the mall.

Media Center (Ehrick; 9/25)

Attention all you book lovers, did you know this week is Banned Book Week? Banned book week is a week celebration of all the books we love that have been censored or banned from schools and libraries across the country. Did you know books like Fault in our Stars and The Glass Castle are among the list of the commonly banned books.

So, stop by the library today to checkout some of the most infamous banned books today!

Badminton (L. Cass; 9/25)

State badminton rankings were updated this weekend, and, as of Sunday, Independence is ranked #5 in the State!So far, the Patriots are 8-2 for the season.Good job on the team ranking of #5, Badminton!

Swim and Dive (Hallum; 9/25)

The Girls Swim and Dive Team pick up their first win yesterday, beating the Moon Valley Rockets but coming up short against the St Mary Knights.  The Medley relay team and 4 by 50 teams both won again, Freshmen Madeline Smith again won both of her individual races while Sophomore Briana Gonzalez and captains Diana Lopez and Fernanda Rojas added some second-place finishes.  Great Job ladies. The boys swim and dive team added two more wins yesterday, improving their overall record to 5-0 The Medley relay team and 4 by 50 teams both won again, Senior Luis Alvarez picked up two more wins yesterday in his individual races, while Freshmen Guillermo Cazarez, Junior Danny Huynh and Senior captain Ricard Sanchez all added wins as well, and the team also managed 7 second place finishes as well. The swim team is home again next Thursday against Glendale, beginning at 4:00.  Come out and watch these incredible athletes take on the Cardinals,  hopefully, setting the tone for the homecoming game Friday night with another win. You can also support the swim and dive team by getting your car cleaned this Saturday between 8 and 2 at Ballpark Pizza on Thunderbird, just west of 75th avenue.  Get some delicious food between 10 and 2 and Ballpark will even share some of the profits with the team.

 

TUESDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Bookstore (Holt; 8/14- 5/19)

The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore: Grendel $10.00; Invisible Man $12.00; Jane Eyre $4.00; Night $9.00; The Color of Water $12.00; The Great Gatsby $8.00; The Handmaid’s Tale $11.00; Fahrenheit 451 $11.00 …LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Lip- sync battle (Ms. Sheets; 9/26)

Attention all Independence Students

Are you ready to perform in a lip-sync battle?  Think of it, you can lip-sync with a group, challenge another team or sing your own personal anthem!  If you are interested, please see Ms. Sheets in room R6 to sign up.  Performances will be in the mini-auditorium on September 27th  at 6:00.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door and $4.00.

SAGAA (9/26)

L.O.L. is now SAGAA. SAGAA stands for Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Alliance. September 25th-29th is Ally( al-eye)  week. Allies are friends and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. If you would like to show your support, pick up a sticker, Tuesday through Friday during lunch, at the SAGAA table in the mall.

ANYTOWN (E. Carreon, 9/26)

Freshmen and Sophomores: Just a reminder that if you received a blue notice this past week - then Congratulations! You have been nominated to attend this year’s Anytown Camp. Anytown is a leadership camp designed for underclassmen. If you did receive a nomination then you need to come to the information meeting TODAY, September 26 in the mini-auditorium. You can come after school at 2:40, or during your lunch hour. Again, if you received a nomination notice, please come to the mini-auditorium Today.

Driver Education (Ben St. Pierre; 9/26)

Students interested in Drivers Education for the October session need to register with the Moon Valley bookstore by October 20th. You may register by mail if need be by contacting Mrs. Martin at the Moon Valley bookstore at 623-915-8019 or kara.martin@guhsdaz.org.  Students must have a valid permit or divers license in order to take the class.  Students also need to participate in all  4 classes and then receive 6 hours behind the wheel instruction in order to pass the class.  Again, the deadline for students interested in drivers education need to be registered by Friday October 20th.  Thank you.

Thirst Project (Ms. Kates; 9/26)

There will be Thirst Project Club meeting on Thursday after school in room B19. Come vote for your club officers and get involved in ending the world water crisis!

 AP World (9/26)

All AP World, AP US History and AP Gov’t students.  There will be a brief AP Social Studies meeting Today in R6 after school.

Yearbook (Mashall; 9/26- 10/3)

Did your school yearbook picture come out less than spectacular? Or were you absent on picture day? Luckily, there will be retakes next Tuesday, October 3rd from 10am – 1pm. Come during your lunch to retake your picture.  Order forms are in the bookstore or Ms. Marshall’s room, B20.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/26- 9/29)

Come join the pregame festivities with an IHS tailgate this Friday beginning at 5pm in front of the practice gym. There will be food/drink to purchase, face painting, games to play, and giveaways…Bring a bit of leftover lunch money and join the fun before the big homecoming game kickoff.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/26- 9/28)

MR. IHS is going to be crowned on Thursday, September 28th at 6pm. Come out and cheer for your favorite contestant: (Michael Amparan/Jacob Ramirez/Roland Dylestra/ Ives belton/Raul Osorio/CJ Tewksbury/ Victor Flores)

Tickets are $3 

 

WEDNESDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Bookstore (Holt; 8/14- 5/19)

The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore: Grendel $10.00; Invisible Man $12.00; Jane Eyre $4.00; Night $9.00; The Color of Water $12.00; The Great Gatsby $8.00; The Handmaid’s Tale $11.00; Fahrenheit 451 $11.00 …LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

Lip- sync battle (Ms. Sheets; 9/27)

Attention all Independence Students

Are you ready to perform in a lip-sync battle?  Think of it, you can lip-sync with a group, challenge another team or sing your own personal anthem!  If you are interested, please see Ms. Sheets in room R6 to sign up.  Performances will be in the mini-auditorium on September 27th  at 6:00.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door and $4.00.

SAGAA (9/27)

L.O.L. is now SAGAA. SAGAA stands for Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Alliance. September 25th-29th is Ally( al-eye)  week. Allies are friends and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. If you would like to show your support, pick up a sticker, Tuesday through Friday during lunch, at the SAGAA table in the mall.

Driver Education (Ben St. Pierre; 9/27)

Students interested in Drivers Education for the October session, which starts Saturday October 21,  need to register with the Moon Valley bookstore by October 20th. You may register by mail if need be by contacting Mrs. Martin at the Moon Valley bookstore at 623-915-8019.  Students must have a valid permit or drivers license in order to take the class.  Students also need to participate in all  4 classes and then receive 6 hours behind the wheel instruction in order to pass the class.  Again, the deadline for students interested in drivers education is Friday October 20th with classes starting Saturday October 21. Thank you.

Thirst Project (Ms. Kates; 9/27)

There will be Thirst Project Club meeting on Thursday after school in room B19. Come vote for your club officers and get involved in ending the world water crisis!

Yearbook (Mashall; 9/26- 10/3)

Did your school yearbook picture come out less than spectacular? Or were you absent on picture day? Luckily, there will be retakes next Tuesday, October 3rd from 10am – 1pm. Come during your lunch to retake your picture.  Order forms are in the bookstore or Ms. Marshall’s room, B20.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/26- 9/29)

Come join the pregame festivities with an IHS tailgate this Friday beginning at 5pm in front of the practice gym. There will be food/drink to purchase, face painting, games to play, and giveaways…Bring a bit of leftover lunch money and join the fun before the big homecoming game kickoff.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/26- 9/28)

MR. IHS is going to be crowned on Thursday, September 28th at 6pm. Come out and cheer for your favorite contestant: (Michael Amparan/Jacob Ramirez/Roland Dylestra/ Ives belton/Raul Osorio/CJ Tewksbury/ Victor Flores)

Tickets are $3 

Art Club (Cramer; 9/27)

Attention Art Club members… Be sure to attend the Art Club meeting today in Ms.Cramer’s room. We are finishing the banner and discussing the tailgate. Please show up and do not be late.

Spirit Week Hashtag Contest (Kerr, 9/27- 9/29)

Happy homecoming week, patriots! Photo club here with a reminder to tag your spirit week Instagram photos for a chance to be featured. Just tag @IHS_PhotoClub along with #IHSspiritweek and we will feature some of our favorites each day. Go patriots!

Media Center (Ehrick; 9/27)

Attention all you book lovers, did you know this week is Banned Book Week? Banned book week is a week celebration of all the books we love that have been censored or banned from schools and libraries across the country. Did you know books like Fault in our Stars and The Glass Castle are among the list of the commonly banned books.

So, stop by the library today to checkout some of the most infamous banned books today!

Elevate I.H.S. (Surge on Campus) (Bolton, L. Foster, Badini; 9/27)

Elevate I.H.S. (Surge on Campus) Christian Fellowship Club will be meeting after school TODAY Wednesday the 27th at 2:45 in Room B-24, Mr. Bolton’s room.  At this special meeting, we will be preparing signs, banners, etc. to participate in the upcoming Homecoming Half-time Parade THIS Friday during the Homecoming FB Game.  ALL current Elevate I.H.S. Christian Fellowship Club members are expected to join us and bring a friend along.  See you there and as always, remember that U R Loved!

Homecoming Royalty (Marshall, 9/27- 9/28)

Come and vote for your Homecoming Royalty during both luches today and tomorrow. Freshmen – Junior winners will be announced at the assembly on Friday and the Senior winners will be announced during half-time at the game Friday night.

JV Volleyball (M. Andazola; 9/27)

Congratulations to the JV Volleyball team. They defeated Camelback last night. Keep working hard girls. We are now 8-2. Coaches are very proud. 

Freshman Volleyball (C. Morgan; 9/27)

Congratulations to the freshman volleyball team for defeating Camelback High School yesterday. You girls rocked it! Keep pushing girls coaches are proud of you all. 

 

THURSDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Bookstore (Holt; 8/14- 5/19)

The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore: Grendel $10.00; Invisible Man $12.00; Jane Eyre $4.00; Night $9.00; The Color of Water $12.00; The Great Gatsby $8.00; The Handmaid’s Tale $11.00; Fahrenheit 451 $11.00 …LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

SAGAA (9/28)

L.O.L. is now SAGAA. SAGAA stands for Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Alliance. September 25th-29th is Ally( al-eye)  week. Allies are friends and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. If you would like to show your support, pick up a sticker, Tuesday through Friday during lunch, at the SAGAA table in the mall.

Driver Education (Ben St. Pierre; 9/28)

Students interested in Drivers Education for the October session, which starts Saturday October 21,  need to register with the Moon Valley bookstore by October 20th. You may register by mail if need be by contacting Mrs. Martin at the Moon Valley bookstore at 623-915-8019.  Students must have a valid permit or drivers license in order to take the class.  Students also need to participate in all  4 classes and then receive 6 hours behind the wheel instruction in order to pass the class.  Again, the deadline for students interested in drivers education is Friday October 20th with classes starting Saturday October 21. Thank you.

Thirst Project (Ms. Kates; 9/28)

There will be Thirst Project Club meeting TODAY after school in room B19. Come vote for your club officers and get involved in ending the world water crisis!

Yearbook (Mashall; 9/26- 10/3)

Did your school yearbook picture come out less than spectacular? Or were you absent on picture day? Luckily, there will be retakes next Tuesday, October 3rd from 10am – 1pm. Come during your lunch to retake your picture.  Order forms are in the bookstore or Ms. Marshall’s room, B20.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/26- 9/29)

Come join the pregame festivities with an IHS tailgate this Friday beginning at 5pm in front of the practice gym. There will be food/drink to purchase, face painting, games to play, and giveaways…Bring a bit of leftover lunch money and join the fun before the big homecoming game kickoff.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/26- 9/28)

MR. IHS is going to be crowned on Thursday, September 28th at 6pm. Come out and cheer for your favorite contestant: (Michael Amparan/Jacob Ramirez/Roland Dylestra/ Ives belton/Raul Osorio/CJ Tewksbury/ Victor Flores)

Tickets are $3 

Spirit Week Hashtag Contest (Kerr, 9/27- 9/29)

Happy homecoming week, patriots! Photo club here with a reminder to tag your spirit week Instagram photos for a chance to be featured. Just tag @IHS_PhotoClub along with #IHSspiritweek and we will feature some of our favorites each day. Go patriots!

Media Center (Ehrick; 9/28)

Attention all you book lovers, did you know this week is Banned Book Week? Banned book week is a week celebration of all the books we love that have been censored or banned from schools and libraries across the country. Did you know books like Fault in our Stars and The Glass Castle are among the list of the commonly banned books.

So, stop by the library today to checkout some of the most infamous banned books today!

Homecoming Royalty (Marshall, 9/27- 9/28)

Come and vote for your Homecoming Royalty during both luches today and tomorrow. Freshmen – Junior winners will be announced at the assembly on Friday and the Senior winners will be announced during half-time at the game Friday night.

Cross Country (Groseta; 9/28)

Congratulations to the Cross country team in defeating Mesa, Copper Canyon and Greenway in their meet yesterday.  Both boys and girls team looked strong as they prepare for a huge meet in Casa Grande tomorrow against 300 schools from around the Southwest. Good luck Cross Country!

Book Club (Ehrick; 9/28)

 Attention Book Club,

You have an important meeting today in the mini-auditorium with a special guest from the Glendale Public Library. See you after school.

Chess Team (Bolton; 9/28)

The Independence Patriot Chess Team will be meeting TODAY, Thursday after school @ 2:45 in Coach Bolton’s room B-24.  We have business to discuss including our next week’s “Jamba Juice BOGO Cards” fundraiser.  The Patriot Chess Team had strong performances during its 2nd tournament at Central, finishing Varsity rounds with 1 win & 2 losses to bring their overall record to 2-3-1. Alternate Chess Team members Anthony Adams, Joseph Feltner, Aileen Medina, Chris Morales, Grace Pearson, Elijah Rivera, and Miguel Roman played strong matches and Kevin Romero went undefeated, including an upset of a previously undefeated Maryvale player. Coach Bolton thanks all the players that keep working hard and note that Chess is back in action to finish up their regular season NEXT Friday & Saturday at Bourgade Catholic HS so stop by B-24 after school and “check-mate” it out!

Math Club (Milesic, Pampel; 9/28- 10/3)

If you are looking to earn some tutoring hours or are in need of a tutor come to the next math club meeting on October 4th in R15 at 8:30 am. We hope to see you there!!

Volleyball (Monaghan; 9/28)

Congrats to the Lady Patriots Volleyball Program who came up with a sweep last night against the Carl Hayden Falcons. We may have looked like Nerds but we did not play that way. Great job ladies keep fighting. 

 

FRIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Bookstore (Holt; 8/14- 5/19)

The following books will be available for purchase in the bookstore: Grendel $10.00; Invisible Man $12.00; Jane Eyre $4.00; Night $9.00; The Color of Water $12.00; The Great Gatsby $8.00; The Handmaid’s Tale $11.00; Fahrenheit 451 $11.00 …LIMITED SUPPLY WHEN THERE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

SAGAA (9/29)

L.O.L. is now SAGAA. SAGAA stands for Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Alliance. September 25th-29th is Ally( al-eye)  week. Allies are friends and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. If you would like to show your support, pick up a sticker, Tuesday through Friday during lunch, at the SAGAA table in the mall.

Driver Education (Ben St. Pierre; 9/29)

Students interested in Drivers Education for the October session, which starts Saturday October 21,  need to register with the Moon Valley bookstore by October 20th. You may register by mail if need be by contacting Mrs. Martin at the Moon Valley bookstore at 623-915-8019.  Students must have a valid permit or drivers license in order to take the class.  Students also need to participate in all  4 classes and then receive 6 hours behind the wheel instruction in order to pass the class.  Again, the deadline for students interested in drivers education is Friday October 20th with classes starting Saturday October 21. Thank you.

Yearbook (Mashall; 9/26- 10/3)

Did your school yearbook picture come out less than spectacular? Or were you absent on picture day? Luckily, there will be retakes next Tuesday, October 3rd from 10am – 1pm. Come during your lunch to retake your picture.  Order forms are in the bookstore or Ms. Marshall’s room, B20.

STUCO (Marshall; 9/26- 9/29)

Come join the pregame festivities with an IHS tailgate this Friday beginning at 5pm in front of the practice gym. There will be food/drink to purchase, face painting, games to play, and giveaways…Bring a bit of leftover lunch money and join the fun before the big homecoming game kickoff.

Spirit Week Hashtag Contest (Kerr, 9/27- 9/29)

Happy homecoming week, patriots! Photo club here with a reminder to tag your spirit week Instagram photos for a chance to be featured. Just tag @IHS_PhotoClub along with #IHSspiritweek and we will feature some of our favorites each day. Go patriots!

Media Center (Ehrick; 9/29)

Attention all you book lovers, did you know this week is Banned Book Week? Banned book week is a week celebration of all the books we love that have been censored or banned from schools and libraries across the country. Did you know books like Fault in our Stars and The Glass Castle are among the list of the commonly banned books.

So, stop by the library today to checkout some of the most infamous banned books today!

Math Club (Milesic, Pampel; 9/28- 10/3)

If you are looking to earn some tutoring hours or are in need of a tutor come to the next math club meeting on October 4th in R15 at 8:30 am. We hope to see you there!!

STUCO (Marshall; 9/29)

Everybody love Barbeque and Shane’s Rib Shack will be here every Monday to bring you their tasty barbeque. You have the option to purchase a shredded barbeque sandwich or buffalo chicken strips with chips for $5.00.

Volleyball (Monaghan; 9/29)

We are on Fire. The Patriot Volleyball Program had another sweep last night against the Jaguars from South Mountain. Great job ladies. Keep pushing. One game at a time. Thanks so much to the football players that come out to support us. You guys rocked it. We love ya. Good luck tonight guys.

Swin and dive (Hallum; 9/29)

The swim and dive team kept the homecoming week wins coming yesterday by beating the Glendale Cardinals.  The girls picked up another win behind the impressive performances of sophomores Briaunna Mitts and Janeth Paez, Seniors Noellie Valdez and Christina Mai, and let's face it, the entire team.  They won all eleven races and took second in 9 of them as well. 

The boys continued their record-setting season by improving their overall record to 6 and 0.  Sophomores Kyle Gayo and Ethan Amaya and Juniors Erick Luna and Elijah Cortez, as well as all the other guys on the team, made great contributions as they also won all eleven races and second in 8 of them.  Great Job Patriot Swimmers and Divers, keep up the good work.