I hope everyone took the time to relax and enjoy this past three day weekend. It was the official last day of summer and now that you are looking for something to do you should consider taking in some of the extracurricular activities taking place in the IKM-Manning School system. There is no better way to see our great kids in action. You have a lot to choose from; football, volleyball and XC on the sports scene and at all levels. Watch our cheerleaders as they support the teams and listen to our fine arts students as they play and sing the Star Spangled Banner and perform at half time.  Get out and support our kids.

This is a reminder on the IKM-Manning School Board election on September  13th and voting can be done absentee or on the day of the election in the Manilla City Hall. A person who runs for the board of education knows that the job entails long meetings, frustration, no compensation, and very little recognition. In a society in which minority groups participate fully, the concern of many groups often manifests itself in outcries, against policies, programs, and decisions proposed by board members. At these times, being a board member can be frustrating and a thankless experience. So please get out and vote to support these individuals running for a board seat.

In the very near future I will be hosting my first “Coffee with Central Office” an informal meeting that will give district patrons the opportunity to ask questions about our district and in turn update all on activities taking place. The purpose of these meetings is to better inform patrons about the workings of the IKM-Manning School District. I will keep you posted on the where and when of the first meeting.

Take the time to visit our website at www.ikm-manning.k12.ia.us to view access to extracurricular streaming of events, booster club clothing purchasing, and to register with Iowa School Alert for cell phone and e-mail notification of school closings.

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