Irwin County Mini Cheer Camp Summer 2023
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Mini Cheer Camp
Irwin County Schools would like to welcome Officer Wesley Scarbary to the team! Officer Scarbary is now the School Resource Officer at ICHS and ICMS. We are proud to have you as part of the Indian Tribe!
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Officer Scarbary and Superintendent, Kerry Billingsley
ICMS & ICHS Yearbooks Yearbooks can be purchased online at the link below or can be purchased in person. https://www.yearbookordercenter.com
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
ICHS/ICMS Yearbooks
Irwin County Schools is celebrating National School Breakfast Week, this week. In appreciation of our local law enforcement, the school system would like to invite the local law enforcement, the Ocilla Police officers, the Irwin County Sheriff deputies, along with any Georgia State Patrol officers that are in the area to come and have breakfast tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 8th, between 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at either ICES or ICHS/ICMS. Law enforcement will either need to be in uniform or have their badge with them. #NSBW23 #DigIn2SchoolBreakfast
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
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Join us in celebrating #NSBW23 March 6-10 to highlight the importance of #schoolbreakfast and the critical role school nutrition professionals play in helping children succeed in and out of the classroom. Learn more: https://schoolnutrition.org/nsbw #BreakfastBuilders #DigIn2SchoolBreakfast
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
NSBW23
Irwin County Cheer Tryouts
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Irwin County Cheer Tryouts
Irwin Schools will be closed Monday, February 21st, in observance of Presidents Day.
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Presidents Day
Thomas Edison’s name has become synonymous with the light bulb. However, did you know that an African American perfected this invention? Born in 1848, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, to escaped slaves, this individual went on to fight against slavery during the Civil War. Thereafter, he became a self-taught mechanical and electrical engineer in a patent office where his expertise helped to improve toilet systems in railroad cars. In 1876, he was also instrumental in assisting Alexander Graham Bell with his telephone patent. However, probably his greatest accomplishment came in 1881 when working with Joseph Nichols. This duo designed a method of improving the carbon filament in the lightbulb that allowed the bulb to last much longer. With a new patent in hand, this gentleman, in 1884, was asked to work for Thomas Edison’s company, the Edison Electric Light Company in New York. Thanks to this man, lightbulbs became more useful and more economical for the average American household. However, he was not done yet. During his tenure with Edison’s company, he worked on other projects that included air conditioning and improvements in elevators. In 1918, Lewis Latimer, the only African American at the time, became a founding member of the Edison Pioneers, a group organized to preserve the legacy of Thomas Edison. Today, ICMS honors Mr. Latimer and the contributions he has made to improve our lives.
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Lewis Latimer
Happy School Resource Officer Day!
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
SRO Day
ICMS had an exciting day of celebrating Valentine's Day by playing Valentine BINGO with the teachers all day. Students and teachers both cheered up and down the halls as teachers got 5 in a row. Mr. Tucker started the day with a Valentine all call and called the first numbers of the day, and he greeted all winners with a choice of treats from the Valentine Snack Cart. It was a great day for everyone at ICMS! 
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
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ICMS had an exciting day of celebrating Valentine's Day by playing Valentine BINGO with the teachers all day. Students and teachers both cheered up and down the halls as teachers got 5 in a row. Mr. Tucker started the day with a Valentine all call and called the first numbers of the day, and he greeted all winners with a choice of treats from the Valentine Snack Cart. It was a great day for everyone at ICMS! 
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
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ICMS had an exciting day of celebrating Valentine's Day by playing Valentine BINGO with the teachers all day. Students and teachers both cheered up and down the halls as teachers got 5 in a row. Mr. Tucker started the day with a Valentine all call and called the first numbers of the day, and he greeted all winners with a choice of treats from the Valentine Snack Cart. It was a great day for everyone at ICMS! 
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
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This tragic story began in 1951, when an African American woman was referred to John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, due to a mass in her abdomen and uncontrolled bleeding. Just eight months later, this individual would be dead of cancer. However, this woman’s contribution to medicine transformed and continues to transform the healthcare profession and the world of science. After a biopsy of her abdominal mass, this 31-year-old mother of five was told she had cervical cancer. Doctors, during her stay and without her knowledge, retrieved two samples from her body, healthy cells and cancerous cells. Dr. George Gey, a cancer researcher at John Hopkins, took these samples and found something amazing. Unlike most cells that died quickly, these cells retrieved from this patient would double within 24 hours. Because of this phenomenon, these cells could be shared in a lab setting and numerous experiments could be conducted. These “immortal cells” allowed advances in medicine because now doctors could test experimental drugs on the cells themselves without risking the lives of human beings. Thanks to Henrietta Lacks and her unique cells, she has been able to help with advancements in tens of thousands of experimental treatments, ranging from polio to HIV/AIDS. Even today, doctors have used these HeLa cells to conduct research on COVID-19. Though Henrietta Lacks’ life ended on October 4, 1951, her immortality will forever be found in the cells she left behind.
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Henrietta Lacks
Happy Valentine's Day!
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Happy Valentine's Day!
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Young Georgia Authors. Seated left to right: 6th-grade: 1st place: Keaton Nixon; 2nd place: Shelby Cook; 3rd place: A'Rihanna Wynn. 7th-grade: 1st place: Jalyiah Scott; 2nd place: Silas Glenn; 3rd place: Bristol Barrs. Standing left to right: 8th grade: 1st place: Rhiana Escobar; 2nd place: Andrew Wright; 3rd place: Rhett Griffin
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
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Today, ICMS celebrates an individual from Georgia who made it her purpose to help orphaned and abandoned children by founding the first and the oldest black orphanage in America. Born as a slave in 1829, and soon orphaned herself, this individual knew all too well what it felt like to be without the love and affection of a family. These feelings would resonate as an adult when she began working as a maid at Union Station in Atlanta. She often found babies and children that others had abandoned at the train station. Refusing to leave them, she would put these children in a boxcar during the day and take them to her two-bedroom house to care for them at night. Soon, her expanding family outgrew her home, and she realized she would need to find monetary resources to help her locate a bigger place to house these orphaned children. From giving speeches to selling her autobiography and other creative fundraisings in between, this woman, in 1892, was able to open the Carrie Steele Orphans’ Home in Atlanta, Georgia. Committed to its proprietor’s vision, this facility was designed to prepare its children for a better future by providing education and opportunities that would prevent them from succumbing to a life of crime. Over the years, this orphanage, now Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, has been a refuge for over 20,000 children. Thank you, Carrie Steele Logan, for not only your selfless compassion but also your tenacious spirit that continues to make a difference in the lives of young people.
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Carrie Steele Logan
ICMS held the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) meeting this past Tuesday. Mrs, Cornelia Billingsley, the ICMS MTSS Coordinator, along with interventionists, Mrs. Dianne Cleghorn and Mrs. Sherry Wilmot, met with parents to provide information on the purpose of MTSS and how the system supports students. MTSS is a process for making informed decisions about instructional needs, the effectiveness of instruction, and level of intensity necessary to support students in need of interventions. Irwin County Middle School and the Irwin County School District appreciate the commitment and dedication that our interventionists display towards our students! Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Mrs. Billingsley
Mrs. Billingsley, Mrs. Cleghorn and Mrs. Wilmot
Mrs. Billingsley meeting with a parent
Born in Ocilla, Georgia, in 1937, the talented individual we celebrate would go on to impact not only R&B but also the entire music industry in a most profound way. Heavily influenced by his gospel roots, this gentleman moved to Miami where he met another talented singer who brought his own gospel flare with him. These two combined their sounds and skills together to become “Double Dynamite.” Of the seven top 10 songs the duet had, “Soul Man” has been accredited as being one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years. Moreover, Rolling Stone magazine chose this pair as the most successful duo in all of soul music history. To add to these accolades, these two were dubbed one of the most entertaining live performances of the 1960s. These men would later influence artists such as Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, and Bruce Springsteen. The duo, Sam and Dave, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. However, Irwin County’s own Dave Prater of Sam and Dave would not live to see this honor due to a tragic car accident in 1988. Today, ICMS is proud to recognize our own Dave Prater and his contributions to the music industry.
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
Dave Prater
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Dave Prater
Even after the court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, in 1954, African American students were still prohibited from attending white schools. However, in Little Rock, Arkansas, one courageous black woman was determined to use her voice and tenacity to end segregation. As the president of the Arkansas chapter of NAACP and the owner of a newspaper that chronicled the Civil Rights movement, this individual began publishing information regarding those schools that refused to allow black students access to white schools. She would eventually take her fight further when, in 1957, she selected nine students to become the first African Americans to attend Central High School in Little Rock. Known as the Little Rock Nine, these students were supported by this woman who put her own life in danger by driving them to school each day amongst violent protesters and angry crowds. Furthermore, she also opened her home as a meeting place to combat segregation at Central High School. Even though it would cost her and her husband their newspaper business, this unyielding woman continued to publicly support these nine students as they faced backlash and retaliation for attending Central High School. She would continue the fight for equality throughout her life, thus being awarded the Medal of Freedom just after her death in 1999. Daisy Bates, today ICMS, salutes you for your work to end segregation in our public school system.
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
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Happy National School Counseling Week 2023! Join Irwin County Schools in celebrating our school counselors this week. ICES counselors are Paige Graham and Anna Youghn. Wendy Soles is the school counselor at ICMS. Dr. Katrina Billingsley and Andrea Mullis are the counselors at ICHS. Thank you for all you do for the students in Irwin County! ❤ #nscw2023 #weareirwin
over 1 year ago, Irwin County Schools
NSCW 2023