Säkra varje unge - a non-profit organisation working against internet grooming and sexual abuse of children held a lecture for our grade 5 students and grades 4-6 parents last week. They talked about how various aps are used on the internet today by our youth and how unknown adults can potentially quite easliy get in contact with our children. An open dialogue between parents and children was promoted so that children always feel supported if something inappropriate happens to them on the web. A much appreciated presentation by both students and adults.
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Last Wednesday the whole school participated in Skoljoggen! The students walked down to through Ultuna and walked or ran a 5 km loop along the river. House points were handed out for wearing House colours and of course also to the fastest runners. A great afternoon! All funds collected went to Clowner utan Gränser, which is Skoljoggens sponsored charity this year.
On Wednesday 4/9 Christian Benedict held a very appreciated lecture on the importance of sleep, during our parents evening for Middle School. It tied in very well with Anders Hansen's “sommarprat” on the effects of exercise and sleep on our health. One point they both make: please make sure your mobiles are not next to your bedside when sleeping, but in another room, turned off!
As tradition dictates we have had the Clash of Houses competitions the past 2 weeks with years 4&5 and 8&9 week 34 and 6&7 last week. This has been a fun filled afternoon with brain teasers and also different game. Right now Celcius House is in the lead, but students will be able to collect points throughout the year. We will see who wins in June!
Thank you for all your nominations to Lärargalan! Uppsala län has had 81 nominees and 22 work at IES Uppsala! Nominations are now closed, we look forward to finding out who will be rewarded with prices.
A warm welcome to all new students and a warm welcome back to all returning students! It has been great seeing everyone over the past two days. I hope you have all had a fantastic summer.
Today schedules resume as normal after 2 days with your mentors. We have a busy start to the year with Clash of the Houses (competition for the students) and Parents Evenings coming up over the next two weeks.
Wednesday 28/7 Parents evening Year 4-6 18.00 - 19.00; Schoosoft workshop 19.00 - 19.45
Wednesday 28/7 Parents evening Year 7-9 17.45 - 18.30; 18:30 - 19:30, föreläsning Christian Benedict - "Sömnforskare"
Looking forward to great 2019/20
Ps Parents and students, you can now follow us on instagram if you wish: iesuppsala
For the second year in a row IES has taken first and second place in the finals. Both IES Lund and IES Uppsala had a total of 30 points but IES Lund was slightly faster in the speed test, which is why IES Uppsala received second place. Both schools did am excellent job in the task competition!
David Mörtberg, from Uppsala, won the Pythagoras Quick final!
Yet again we had fantastic weather for our Spring Fair on the 16/5. It was a successful event with many visitors and lots of tasteful items on sale! Not to mention all the interesting items at the “loppis” stands. This year saw the introduction of the Aesthetics Exhibition in the middle school gym hall. Work from the different subjects were on display - it was fantastic to see all the different projects that the students had been working on.
As part of a new initiative at local middle and high schools throughout Uppsala to prevent and discourage the use and sale of drugs, police with dogs visited our school on Thursday. The police were able to search the school quickly and let us know that no drugs were found. They spoke with students, and ended the visit by having lunch with students in the lunch hall.
Following their positive experience in our school they complimented our students on how calm and polite they were. The school works very closely with the police and we are positive to this initiative as it will contribute to keeping our school and students safe. This cooperation will, of course, be continued.
Once again the Math department of IES Uppsala bring fame to the school! IES Uppsala winns the district competition of Pythagoras Quest! IES Uppsala has won the district competition 4 times before. Next step is the country finals in Malmö in May. Congratulations to HoD Mr Hedgepeth and his students: Anton Lindholm Eriksson, Kian Esfandiari and David Mörtberg.