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The Vibe

Be sure to check out the latest issue of our school newspaper, The Vibe.

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Interested in keeping up-to-date on HCIS happenings? Look no further! Here you’ll find the latest details about everything from school events to recognitions and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also find informative articles with tips and suggestions on how to make the most of the educational experience. We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back often so you don’t miss a thing!

Applications For The 2019-2020 School Year

Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year. Families who choose Harbor City International School believe that:

  • All students deserve to receive a quality education in a safe, supportive environment.
  • High academic and behavioral expectations are essential to a college-preparatory education.
  • Students thrive in an atmosphere in which teachers and staff are invested in the academic and personal growth of every student.
  • Family support and parental involvement are critical components of the education equation.
  • A strong educational community benefits students and their families.

If your educational values align with ours, we would love to talk with you about the possibility of enrolling your son or daughter at Harbor City International School. Contact Dawn Buck, enrollment coordinator, at (218) 722-7574 ext. 225 to check on enrollment opportunities for fall of 2019, and see our 2019-2020 application form for more information.

Poetry Out Loud Competition

Harbor City International School’s Olivia Johnson (junior) and Scout Weinandt (sophomore) recently competed in the state Poetry Out Loud competition at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition in which students memorize and recite classical and contemporary poems for a panel of judges. Both students competed in the semi-finals on March 6, and Olivia advanced to compete in the finals the following day. Olivia recited What I Learned from the Incredible Hulk by Aimee Nezhukumatahil and To Myself by Franz Wright. Scout recited At the City Pound by Vincent O’Sullivan and Cartoon Physics, Part I by Nick Flynn.

Left to Right Mr. Ted Anderson, language arts teacher here at Harbor City, Scout W. and Olivia J.

AP Environmental Science Class Tours MED Lab

students standing near school busThe AP Environmental Science class from Harbor City International School visited MED for a tour on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to learn about the mission of the EPA and MED's role in providing research leadership in ecotoxicology and freshwater ecology within the agency.

Students toured the culture unit, the analytical chemistry lab, a toxicology exposure lab, and an ecology lab.

The visit to MED was one of several field experiences in the course that supplement the classroom and lab work, including water testing at Chester Creek, a tour of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, and local biodiversity surveys.

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the big ideas in environmental science, including earth systems and resources, ecosystems and natural cycles, land and water use, pollution, energy resources and consumption, and global change.

For more information, we encourage you to read our Take a Minute Monday newsletter

Tuck Everlasting

What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she unexpectedly finds herself entwined with the Tuck family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. Based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting will make you think as much as feel and will sweep you away with its immense beauty. Our performance dates and times are below. Please join us!

  • Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Beat the ACT Test Prep

Are you looking to improve your score on the ACT? Please join us for an ACT Prep class at Harbor City. Class is Saturday, February 2, 2019, or Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Harbor City International School. The cost is $55. If you would like to register, please contact The Math Blackboard at (218) 310.1940 or email Ruth Kivisto. For more information, please view our flyer.

PowerSchool Parent Portal

Parents, please contact Mr. Dexter, technology coordinator, for the login information to set up the parent access to PowerSchool. For more information, check out the PowerSchool Parent Portal guide.

YMCA Membership and Forms

All HCIS students have memberships to the YMCA. To make this official, students need to fill out three forms. Two contain basic information and require a parent signature. The third form is for using the wellness center. The wellness center has treadmills, other machines, and weights. A doctor must sign this form if the student is under sixteen. Mr. Langr's physical education class uses this space. Any students who anticipate that they will take this class before they turn sixteen should get the form signed by a doctor. If your student is sixteen years old or above, he or she does not need the doctor's signature. Please see Ms. Hexum with additional questions about YMCA memberships!

Students are required to fill out the two basic forms each year. The wellness center form stays on file in the wellness center.