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High School Fair

Come meet our new ICS Transition Coordinator, Jacob Valtierra (Red Lake Ojibwe)

October 18, 2018  •  4:00-7:30 PM

Parents and students are invited to a meet Mr. Jacob Valtierra, our new Transition Coordinator, who will be joined by recruiters from local high schools. This is a great time to introduce students to area High Schools and have your questions answered by school representatives!

Families who stop by to speak with recruiters are eligible for a raffle prize drawing! Hope to see you there!

Download the flyer here!

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community feast for indigenous peoples day oct 8th


Monday, October 8, 2018 l 4:30-6:30 PM

• There will be a free meal served.

Come celebrate the accomplishments of our ICS students for making Indigenous Peoples Day a reality in Milwaukee!

• Community Feast

• Students video:  The IPD Story (in their own words)

• Social Dance

• Special IPD Cake, stickers and pins!

Please register in advance so that we have enough food for everyone: 

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ics boo bash, saturday, oct. 20th


Saturday, October 20, 2018 l 5:00-8:00 PM

• There will be a free meal served.

Hot dogs, chips, and a drink beginning at 5:00 pm until the food is gone.

No carry ins please.

• Enjoy games, crafts, and other family fun!

• Costumes are encouraged.

Non-Violent costumes only.

• A BOOTASTIC time for everyone!

Hosted by FRC Parent Leaders “Parents Empowering Parents” and helpful parent volunteers.

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call for holiday crafters & vendors!

We’re looking for crafters / vendors for our annual BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CRAFT FAIR

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
8:00 am – 1:00 pm


To register or for more information, please contact  Rachael Wichgers by email at: rwichgers@ics-edu.org  or by phone at: 414-525-6121.

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taco sale oct. 18th!

Come on down to the FRC Kitchen (Room 125) to enjoy some delicious food during Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 18th.

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Good while supplies last


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ics family communication meetings

ICS Family Communication Meetings

Join our group meetings that are designed to share information and promote an open dialogue between the School and our families. We also offer childcare so that parents can more fully participate in these meetings. For more information, please download this flyer or call us at (414) 525-6100!

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indigenous peoples day compliments of ics students!

Monday, October 8, 2018
is Indigenous Peoples Day!

Last year, we celebrated our very first Indigenous Peoples Day here at our school and experienced first-hand, the outcomes of the previous year’s fourth grade students’ determination in pushing the IPD resolution through Milwaukee County. Special recognition for ICS teacher,  Ms. Allison Jornlin, who has tirelessly worked with the students from the very beginning of this effort and believes that, “children do not need to wait until they are adults to make a difference.”

Mr. Dropik, Head of School also shared that, “it’s important for our students to be part of the process and to raise awareness for others in Wisconsin.”

What’s happening statewide?

Last year, Indian Community School students joined Representative David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) and other legislators at a Press Conference, Legislators Lobby Briefing and Rally at the State Capitol in Madison to persuade lawmakers to vote “YES” in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. ICS students were joined by teachers, parents, ICS School Board members and community members (about 300 people total), in a show of support for a bill that would rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day throughout the State of Wisconsin.

The bill is said to have bipartisan support in the State Assembly — if the legislation passes, our students will have helped to make Wisconsin the 5th state that recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day – joining Minnesota, Vermont, Alaska and South Dakota!

Great work students – we are so very proud of you!

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What a Great Start to Our New School Year!

The new School year started out with teachers, board members and staff who met our students outside and at the door, with big welcoming smiles and smudges as each student came through the front door.

The entire school received a teaching about our Spirit Pole from Napos / Dave Turney and Mark Denning – both of the great Menominee Nation.  We renewed our Spirit Pole with a new tobacco tie that carries the thoughts and prayers of all of our students, teachers, staff and board members that were here with us on our first day of School. The yellow color represents the East, new beginnings of the new School year and also our youngest ones who are beginning their education.

Was a beautiful start to our new School year!

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ics canoe project

Lac du Flambeau canoe builder, Wayne Valliere, worked with ICS students and the community for months to build our beautiful birch bark canoe, which was launched in ceremony with the entire School, family and community members. Grandmother Josephine Mandamin was also on hand to speak for the water and give a blessing for the launch. Students and staff carried the canoe through the halls, danced and sung all the way to the water.

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ics students take a stand for safe driving

“Leave your phone alone until you get home,” is the message of a new public service announcement (PSA) hitting the airwaves throughout Wisconsin. As part of a 3-day tour, Indian Community School (ICS) students are debuting the commercial in 6 cities throughout Wisconsin and ending with a press conference held at Indian Community School on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 2:30 pm. ICS is located at 10405 W. St. Martins Road, Franklin, WI. The press conference is expected to attract local and statewide law enforcement agencies and media.

“Working on this project helped our students understand that when it comes to distracted driving, every accident is 100% preventable. Just one second of your attention is all it takes to change a life forever.” said Jason Dropik, Head of School at Indian Community School.

The message takes on additional importance for young people during what is called the “100 deadliest days” between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when crashes involving teenage drivers increase. Distracted driving crashes increase overall in summertime, but teenagers see a larger percentage jump (up 18 percent) compared to all other months of the year.

“It’s horrible to think about a parent, friend, older brother or sister never coming home because of a call or a text” said students at Indian Community School.

Superintendent JD Lind, Superindendent-Wisconsin State Patrol and WisDOT Secretary, David Ross, will lead the press conference along with ICS students who scripted, filmed and produced the PSA as part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Inter-Tribal Task Force One Day Media Camp.

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