A dozen IDEAS Academy writers attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater High School Creative Writing Festival November 20 to either share their writing or participate in workshops. One of them, Taylor Gebert, earned a third place award for her piece, “Untitled“, in the category of Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
IDEAS and Mosaic artists were featured alongside other literary professionals in a local 100 Thousand Poets for Change event at Mead Library on September 28.
Congratuations Jacob Olmedo! Jacob was awarded the Kohler Foundation Scholarship at Exhibitions of Learning on Thursday, May 30.
Thirty students spent a warm May 1 in Milwaukee as part of the IDEAS Academy’s college readiness program.
Sophomores Davina Boykin, and Isaiah Wilder have taken the responsibility to put together IDEAS Academy's MORP 2013. Morp has been traditionally "prom", but more schools have transitioned from regular prom, to the new theme based or non-traditional prom. Morp will be held on either May 18th or 25th. The location and time have not yet been determined. The Morp committee put together a survey so students can vote on the Morp theme. This year’s theme will be announced at Town Hall this Wednesday. Ticket prices are tentatively set at $4 each, but that could change. The students are excited to have a school dance, because it’s always fun. Morp doesn't have the same things as a regular prom would. At Morp any person can run for Morp king or queen, and music is selected by the students. The dance is planned by IDEAS students, and other friends that may want to go to MORP. Staff makes sure that MORP is safe for the students, and some chaperone. MORP 2013 is going to be fun for all who attend!
Congratulations Jacob, IDEAS Academy Senior
Lots of the students from the IDEAS academy enjoy taking the movement classes. The dance classes are not judgmental, and you don’t need a dance background to take the classes. Students often take dance classes year after year. The dance classes range from ballet, to modern, African, and dance composition. Ballet is usually offered first trimester, while African and Modern are second trimester, and dance composition is third trimester.