ICES Teacher and Employee of the Year Named

Congratulations to Ms. Krista Hester, grade 4 teacher, who was named ICES Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Kim Wilson, Kindergarten paraprofessional, ICES Employee of the Year. Great job, ladies!

Krista Hester Kim Wilson

ICES Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Fruit and VegetablesIrwin County Elementary School has been fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FF&VP) for School Year 2018-2019! There are four main goals of the FFVP:

  1. Create healthier environments by providing healthier food choices,
  2. Expand the variety of fruits and vegetables children experience,
  3. Increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption, and
  4. Make a difference in children’s diets to impact their present and future.

The fresh fruit and vegetable program allows us to serve these foods other than at meal times and is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as a healthy snack option. Introducing children to new and different fruits and vegetables, like kiwi, star fruit, avocado, figs, pineapple, asparagus, watermelon, Asian pears, red and green peppers, etc. as well as their current favorites and locally grown fruits and vegetables, shows children that fresh fruits and vegetables are healthy and tasty alternatives to snacks that are high in fat, sugar or salt. Expanding the varieties of fruits and vegetables the students consume will broaden their exposure to many different foods.

Read more: ICES Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Reading T-Shirts for Sale

readingtICES is selling "Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader" T-shirts for $12 (all sizes). Sizes range from youth small to adult large.

Look for an order form to be sent home with students or you may purchase one at the school office during school hours.

Printable Order Form

Pre-K Students Receive Books

Behind the Red Door

On Tuesday, April 10, our Pre-K students received their free copies of Behind the Red Door from Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, and Author/Musician Coy Bowles in honor of Georgia Pre-k's 25th Birthday. Approximately 86,000 students in pre-k programs across Georgia received a book. There was even a contest for Coy to come read to two Georgia pre-k classes. Irwin Pre-K did not win, but our students had fun making the video for the contest, and thought getting books was pretty COOL!  

Read more: Pre-K Students Receive Books

Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!