ISD 199 at IGH Days

Staff and Students Represent ISD 199 at IGH Days
Posted on 09/13/2018
A Simley High School Soccer player collects donations from the crowd for the team's food drive and gives candy to spectators. Inver Grove Heights hosts a weekend of fun and information for all of its residents each year. IGH Days features organizations from across the community, including Inver Grove Heights Schools students and staff in a number of roles. ISD 199 was heavily present in this year’s festivities, September 7-9.

IGH Days Button Artist
Even before the weekend began, Hilltop Elementary School student, Chloe Gee, started off the IGH Days celebration with artwork for the 2018 IGH Days button. Of all the entries in this year’s button art contest, Chloe’s work was chosen and she was featured in the Saturday, September 8, parade.

Simley Marching Band
Simley High School’s Marching helped start the parade, which they participate in every year. Once the marching band finished their route at IGH Days, they headed to the Osseo Lions Roar Parade. They also participated in the Defeat of Jesse James Day Parade in Northfield, where they were named the Grand Champion in the parade’s marching band contest. Simley placed first out of seven bands.

ISD 199 Students Giving Back and Helping Out
The parade also featured ISD 199 staff and students in school organizations as well as community programs. Student athletes marched and handed out candy and shirts. Some students helped local organizations like the Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation, which raises funds to provide post-secondary scholarships for Simley students, and Neighbors, Inc., which frequently works with ISD 199 schools to gather donations to help provide social services for northern Dakota County community members in need. Simley Soccer athletes also collected donations for a food drive before and during the parade to help their neighbors in need.

Local Organizations and School Sports
ISD 199 staff welcomed students back to school as some walked with their families and others handed out spirit gear. Students of all ages represented their sports and activities, from bowling, wrestling, and football at the schools to hockey, baseball, and pageants hosted by community groups.

Click here to see photos from the IGH Days Parade on Facebook. 

Explore IGH Expo
Both ISD 199 and its programs provided information and resources during the Sunday, September 9, Explore IGH Business Expo. ISD 199’s school-age care program, Spartan Kids’ Care, hosted an information booth with an opportunity for kids to spell their names in game board pieces and take a picture.

Click here to see pictures of kids at the Explore IGH Business Expo Spartan Kids' Care booth.

Thank you to everyone who attended IGH Days, represented ISD 199 and the community in the weekend’s event, and cheered on students and staff!