School Year 2021-22 Begins for All Students - The International School of Minnesota

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School Year 2021-22 Begins for
All Students

The 2021-2022 school year has begun at ISM with Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students starting their first day on Monday, Aug. 23 and students in Grades 9-12 beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Pictured are some Kindergarten students, along with Ms. Hansen.)

In-person learning has commenced and measures are in place to ensure the safety of all in the ISM community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Students, teachers, and staff are donning masks and following other safety protocols. More information about the school's COVID-19 policies and practices is available online here.     

As the new academic year begins and some students and families are new, so are some of the ISM faculty and staff members. The following new teachers recently joined the ISM community:

  • Charles Cogan, French Teacher
  • Matthew Doyle, Middle School Teacher
  • Grant Goodman, Math Teacher
  • Kelsie Kloos, Lower School Teacher
  • James Lekatz, Drama Teacher/Head of Performing Arts
  • Steve Song, Chinese Teacher
  • Greg Willkomm, Math Teacher
  • Sara Wong, Lower School Teacher
  • Tina Zigon, English Teacher

In addition, Chris Wester is the new School Director. His welcome can be found online here. He is joined by an experienced, committed, and caring academic and administrative leadership team that supports student learning.

Also to help students achieve their full potential, ISM has improved its dining services with the addition of an executive chef.  An additional feature is the intentional expansion of school activities and offerings, including the addition of an ISM Golf Academy for the student-athlete interested in playing golf at an elite level. ISM is also now home to a golf simulation room, which will be utilized in golf training as well as for academic learning in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas of study.   

Blending the new with traditions of academic excellence and community connectedness, 2021-2022 is sure to be another stellar year at ISM.

Go Huskies!


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