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The Indian Community School cultivates an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking by weaving indigenous teachings with a distinguished learning environment.

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october is national bullying prevention month

The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying prevention is important to each student, adult and our school community because it offers a reminder that how we interact and treat someone else can have a lasting impact on them. We want our students memories of ICS to be positive, we also want them to remember how safe they felt while attending our school.
While the month of October may be the nationally recognized time for bringing about awareness, at ICS we work on bullying prevention throughout the year. In Second Step classes we learn about empathy, compassion and self-advocacy. We also have curriculum lessons specifically designed to talk with students about bullying prevention.
If you have questions about bullying prevention at Indian Community School, please contact one of our school administrators or our social work staff. We want your child(ren) to feel welcomed and cared about each and every day.  By Shelly Cornelius Roman, ICS Social Worker
Please click on the posters to view them, download or print.


october is national bullying prevention month 2020-10-18T14:11:34+00:00

new faces at ics!

Welcome to the new members of our staff!


Laurie Penn – School Nurse
Christopher Piper – Middle School Math


Brian Leibl – CFO

Communications & Marketing 

Katie Smith – Communication & Marketing Assistant
Joyce Williams- Scanning Assistant

Human Resources 

LaVetta Buckley-Hunter – HR Director

Our Ways, Language & Culture 

Yuntlekalau McLester – Oneida Language & Culture Apprentice
Lori Faber – Oneida Language & Culture Teacher
Tyson Webster – Menominee Language & Culture Apprentice
Valerie Clark – Ojibwe Language & Culture Teacher
Cheyenne Reel – Our Ways Assistant

Remote Learning Teachers

Jacob Iodence – 6-8th Grade Math/Science
Jessica Jordan – 2-3rd Grade
Stephanie Muyres – K5-1st Grade
Amy Stenzel – 6-8th Grade Literacy/Social Studies
Raven Wilson – 4-5th Grade
new faces at ics! 2020-09-04T17:48:02+00:00

letter to the community about racism, violence and injustice

June 19, 2020

Posoh, Boozhoo, Shekoli, Hinikaragi  – Greetings to All.

This message comes from the ICS Board of Directors in solidarity, unity and peace during a time of great unrest. We are sharing this message against racism, violence and injustice as a show of support for people of color and for marginalized groups.  READ MORE HERE

letter to the community about racism, violence and injustice 2020-06-20T20:56:42+00:00

how to talk to children about covid-19

Article from the National Association of School Psychologists
We urge parents to take a few moments to read this helpful information from the National Association of School Psychologists (www.nasponline.org), to learn what you can do to help your child(ren) understand and cope during the current COVID-19 health emergency.

You can access the article by using the camera function on your smartphone to scan the QR code in the graphic above (instructions to use QR codes are here). Or, you can use this LINK to access the article.

If there is anything the school can do to help families, please call 414-525-6100 or email jdropik@ics-edu.org.
how to talk to children about covid-19 2020-03-27T18:50:10+00:00

our ways events february & march

Our Ways ensures that culture is the heart of our school in many ways, including cultural programming for families and our community!  From field trips, to drumming, special crafting for Alumni, to traditional song and dance, Indigenous games, cultural movies and so much more!  See our flyer for more information and stay tuned for updates!  (Dates and events subject to change / weather permitting.)

our ways events february & march 2020-01-31T01:03:34+00:00

stem fair 2020: ics 7th grade presentations

ICS 7th grade students, who are budding STEM geniuses, are passionate about learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics that’s infused with culture!  Here at ICS, we encourage creative and exciting hands-on project based learning everyday, but especially for STEM Fair!

stem fair 2020: ics 7th grade presentations 2020-01-30T17:36:49+00:00

1st annual winter round dance

Our 1st Winter Round Dance was a huge success! We had over 150 people bravely face severe winter conditions to be with us. Founding Mother, Marj Stevens, along with Ernie Stevens Jr., who is a former ICS student and currently the President of NIGA, were there too. We began the night with a Winter Feast, followed by group tours of the school, pipe ceremony, opening words and songs for the Round Dance. Beautiful night, all in all!

1st annual winter round dance 2020-01-22T19:34:51+00:00


Flu season is here and we want everyone to stay healthy and to be informed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has information that can help. To read more, CLICK HERE.

FLU FACTS! 2020-03-03T13:23:08+00:00

check out our new wall!

New graphics were installed over winter break that carry our school’s Mission, Vision, the Seven Sacred Gifts and our new Land and Water Acknowledgment. We see this as a wonderful way to celebrate what makes ICS special and to educate our students, staff, teachers and community members. You’ll find this new art installation on the wall between Community Main and Place of Nations.

check out our new wall! 2020-01-06T15:12:47+00:00