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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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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

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 FACTS!

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

makerspace open house

Parents, perhaps you have heard your child(ren) talk about Makerspace? Come try your own hands-on experience during parent-teacher conferences. Find out how to turn play-doh into a keyboard, or play music using a banana. Old books? Let’s see what we can do to make them new! 

ICS Makerspaces is NEW and provides students with the opportunity to authentically collaborate, communicate, think critically and create. We would love to have families join in! Hands-on learning will take place with two activities including circuit boards and repurposing old materials. Makerspace is located upstairs in Room 212 (the old K-1 Artroom), during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 24th (closing at 7:30 for clean-up).

ICS Makerspace Open House
October 24, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm

makerspace open house 2019-10-21T12:01:40+00:00

manoomin camp returns!

This is our second year of holding Manoomin Camp and we are really looking forward to it! Our students and staff will have the opportunity to learn about wild rice harvesting from Dylan Jennings and Jason Schlender of the Bizhiiki Culture & Dance Company. Students will have hands-on experience with all of the steps, including roasting, dancing and winnowing our precious food that grows on the water. Howah!   CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Students will enjoy Manoomin Camp September 12th & 13th
Manoomin Cook-off for the Community is on September 12 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

manoomin camp returns! 2019-09-02T21:05:44+00:00