February & March News
The 2019–2020 Winter Sports Season went well for the Ingraham Rams!
The Boys Basketball team worked hard in the regular season and the post season. On February 10, they beat Rainier Beach at Rainier Beach to keep their play-off hopes alive. On February 12, they lost to Garfield. After a heartbreaking loss to O’Dea (73-70), Ingraham finished 4th in the Metro League Basketball Tournament and moved on to the SeaKing District Tournament. The season came to a close on February 15. Wonderful teamwork this season!
The Girls Basketball team hustled and worked together to compete in a tough Metro Valley League. In the semi-finals, they beat Cleveland at home on February 10 and went on to play Holy Names on February 11. The season came to an end but Girls Basketball worked hard and it shows!
Girls Bowling had a winning inaugural season, including a win against higher seeded Holy Names Holy Rollers. Numerous bowlers achieved PRs over 150. The team attended the District Tournament on February 1 at West Seattle Bowl. Parent support was phenomenal. Thank you! Looking forward to an awesome season next year!
After a successful competition season, the Ingraham Cheer team qualified for the State Competition held Friday, Feb. 7, where Ingraham came in 4th in their division. Go Rams!
With new equipment at Ingraham and alumna coaches, Natalie Booth and Jessie Knapp, Gymnastics had a fantastic season, scoring their most points collectively in at least a decade. Gymnastics placed 4th (barely missed 3rd) at Metro with their best showing in decades. Congrats to Gracyn Brunette who was the Metro All-Around Champ! The District meet was held Feb. 15th. Our State qualifiers Gracyn Brunette (All-Around) and Mari Torii Karch (Beam) represented Ingraham well, including Gracyn’s 8th place finish in the All-Around and her 3rd place finish on Bars in the Individual Events. Go Rams!
The Mixed Ultimate team played well and ended the regular season with a winning record. The Varsity team finished 3rd in regular season and ended 5th after the playoffs. The JV team finished 2nd in the regular season and tied for 7th after the playoffs. It was a wonderful season. Thanks to everyone who made it happen!
Boys Swim & Dive
Boys Swim & Dive had a great season. The team had 56 Metro qualifying times and 21 District qualifying times. After a strong swim at Districts, the 400-yard Free Relay Team and Oliver Wilkins in the 100-yard Fly moved on to State.
Shout out to Head Coach Sue Schoolcraft who won Metro Coach of the Year!
So many winners! The Rams Wrestling Team went undefeated in Metro League dual meets for the second consecutive season. In the post-season, the Ingraham Wrestling team went on to become the 2020 METRO CHAMPS!
At the Regional Tournament on February 15, advanced 9 wrestlers to the State Tournament, which was held February 21 and 22. The team represented Ingraham well at State, including Tre Harstad, Senior, taking 7th Place and David Urcino, Sophomore, taking 6th Place. Congratulations Rams!
Bright Futures Updates
We had a very generous donor who purchased our entire Amazon Wish list. Our PRIDE Pantry and PRIDE Closet were stocked well because of this person. Our kids and our committee would like to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!
Thank you so much to the Ingraham Basketball program for a very successful snack drive in February! You helped restock our PRIDE Pantry with lots of great snacks!
We also would like to thank our community member who fulfilled our need within minutes. We needed a dressing room privacy screen for our PRIDE closet. We put the ask on Facebook and within a few minutes our need was met. We are always in awe of how giving our Rams community is.
As we all know, March has been a little hectic for all of us. The moment school was cancelled for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bright Futures Committee jumped into action. We were able to distribute grocery store gift cards and help our families in need with resources. We ran out of gift cards by the end of the first week. This is where our AMAZING Rams Community answered our call for help. Within 2 hours of posting we received $4,000 in cash donations to replenish our Safeway & Fred Meyer gift cards. The donations keep coming in too. These gift cards will be distributed to ANY Ingraham family that may need some extra assistance during this time. PLEASE reach out to your counselor if you need assistance.
We can't thank our community enough for your generosity. It makes our hearts swell with pride. GO RAMS!
The Annual FOI Auction moves online!
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we need to move our annual night of giving to an online event! We look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We hope our online format will allow more members of the community to participate and do so from the comfort of your own homes!
For those who bought tickets to the March 28 event we are happy to refund the purchase amount BUT we do ask that you consider turning your ticket into a donation to Friends of Ingraham. Please contact Friends of Ingraham or Lucie Campbell (auction co-chair) if you would like a refund for your March 28th ticket.
To check-out our selection of donated auction items please visit our Auction Web Site.
Notes from The Counseling Office
If you know an IHS SENIOR NOT on IG and NOT checking Schoology please have them-
1) Send their cell number ASAP to their counselor so we can do your grad plan call
2) If you get a call from a blocked number – ANSWER it’s probably your counselor calling!
Hi All- Counselors have been currently messaging with your kids via Schoology, Email, Instagram and Facebook trying to gauge questions, needs, and to keep connected as best we can during this time.
During this time we are asking students to:
a) complete registration via the Student Source Account. If you or they have any questions or are having any trouble, please send me a message!
b) work on their Naviance tasks. These tasks and to-dos are a part of their high school and beyond plan which is required for graduation and tracked by the district and OSPI. If they have any questions on how to complete these, there are step by step instructions in Schoology, and a list of all of their tasks. For those who have opted out of Naviance, if you have access to Schoology, you should have the “opt out” version of the lesson as well. If you do not have access to Schoology, message me and I will give you those lessons in another way.
c) just check in if they are having questions or concerns. We are all trying to figure this out as we go. This is a stressful time so we want to help in any way we can.
Anyone who needs resources can feel free to contact us. There are currently 26 sites throughout Seattle Public Schools that are offering to-go lunches, and potentially other food sources as well. And, starting next week they will have packets of learning experiences as well. See the list of the 26 sites Click here
Please let us know if there’s anything we can help with. Stay safe!
Leanne Hust (Last names A-Du) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Feder (Last names Dw-Ki) – email@example.com
Jensen Bonney (Last names Kk-Q) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Allemand (Last names R-Z) – email@example.com
Friends of Ingraham (FOI) Board Positions 2020-21
FOI needs to fill the following positions for the 2020-21 school year. Would you like to join us? It's a great way to be involved and know what's going on at Ingraham. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact FOI for more information.
· Volunteer Coordinator (joint position with the current coordinator to train for the following year)
· Communications Chair
· Fundraising Chair
· 9th Grade Liaison