Enrollment for 2013-2014
After the enrollment period that ended on April 30th, a few openings for high school students are still available. Open slots are now filled on a first come basis. Letters will be sent by May 15 to all students that applied during the enrollment period requesting verification of intent to attend.
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-Gallery Walk & Open House
Thursday April 25, 2013
Gallery Walk 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Middle School Commons
4:00pm - 6:00pm ICRA Classroom
(upper level of Middle School)
** No School for ICRA Friday May 3, 2013**
-Louis' Brat House Fundraiser - Friday May 3, 2013 (9:30am - 7:00pm) and Saturday May 4, 2013
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Interstate Park Field Trip Rescheduled for Wednesday May 8, 2013
Lake Superior Youth Symposium
May 16 - 19, 2013 @ Michigan
Technological University, Houghton, MI
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School: 715-822-5122 Ext. 238
Students of the ICRA share their Independent Research Projects several times each year during our Gallery Walks.
Gallery Walk November 15, 2012
Gallery Walk January 31, 2013
ICRA Plants an Orchard with apple trees donated by Miller Nursery
Salsa from our Salsa Garden - Fall 2012
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Each Fall the ICRA has an apple themed bake sale to raise funds to support our program - this year we expanded our product line to include our homemade salsa from our school garden. Check out the slide show below to see some of our delicious student made treats. Thanks to all who purchased our baked and canned goods. Look for us again next fall!
Every year around the holidays we like to do something to show the middle school staff that we appreciate them. Last year was "Holiday Luncheon Around the World" - we researched a holiday tradition and created foods that represented a country of our choice. The staff stopped by to enjoy the fruits of our labors. This year our theme was "ICRA Winter Solstice Celebration". We researched the science behind the solstice and solstice celebrations from ancient cultures around the world. We then prepared authentic foods for our middle school staff to enjoy. View the slide show below to experience our "Solstice Celebration"
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School Forest Research Building
Thanks to grants, donations, and volunteers the research building is taking shape. Click here to see the latest progress and volunteer opportunities.
School Forest Projects and Activities:
Learning to use a Biltmore stick (above)
Selected Amphibians Surveyed at the School Forest (slide show below)
ICRA hosts a Field Trip for Cumberland Fourth and Eight Grade students - Fall 2012 (see slide show below)
The ICRA students are doing an extensive study of the Cumberland School Forest. We have been learning about all the plants, animals, and other features of the land. Below is a slide show featuring recently retired US Fish & Wildlife biologist Jim Riemer teaching students about surveying the land.
ICRA students are in the process of creating an interpretative nature trail at the school forest. See the slide show below of our winter trail clearing activity.
Field Trips and Excursions
ICRA believes in learning through experiences. Below are slide shows of just some of the various learning experiences this year.
ICRA Annual Raffle Fund Raiser
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all our raffle supporters. Proceeds help support the unique programming ICRA provides.
ICRA Students Hold Bake Sale
Students donate $150 to Cumberland Food Distribution
Island City Research Academy
980 Eighth Ave.
Cumberland, WI 54829
715.822.5122 Ext. 238
Cheryl Schnell - Director
Frank DeSerto - Teacher