Grade 9 and 10

Grade 9

Dear Class of 2021!
Welcome to the next stage in your life. I hope you are as excited as we are in preparing for the upcoming school year. Freshman year is a fun one, and although there will be times of confusion and unsteadiness, rest assured that we (Ms. Gough and Mr. Berg) have your back. We are here to help you out every step of the way. Thankfully we are lucky enough to work with the amazing council that your grade voted for (Maryam, Kanishka, Diego, Martina, and Jasmine) and they will be working hard to make sure your year runs smoothly.
Freshman year will be full of surprises with your first BOB (Battle of the Bearcats), your first iCare, your second BOB (Battle of the Bands), your first set of final exams, your first freshman movie night, and a ton of service opportunities to give back to our amazing community. Plus lots of other activities, trips, and events that are sprinkled throughout the school year.
We are so excited for the 2017-2018 school year to begin and if you have any concerns, comments, or questions please do not hesitate to contact us (Ms. Gough – and Mr. Berg –
Thank you! Go class of 2021!
 Ms. Nicole Gough and Mr. Blair Berg
Grade 9 GLCs (Grade Level Coordinators)


Tips for a Successful Grade 9



Grade 10

Welcome back, Batch of 2020!  I am your new Grade Level Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Waldock.  I am excited to start the school year and together with members of your elected Council we will be working with you to make your second year of High School smooth, pleasant and a whole lot of fun. There is a lot to look forward to and I am ready to lead your through the challenges and fun opportunities that sophomore year brings.

I am sure that many of you have questions and concerns as you make this transition into grade 10 but having met many of you, I also know that you are a smart, outgoing and talented group of people. Sophomore year is a special place — you are no longer the youngest in the school but you are quickly looking ahead to IB, college applications, and beyond.  Relish this year and make time to interact and bond with your classmates.

My role as GLC is to ensure that as a grade we are able to meet the needs of the majority of our batch whilst not neglecting the opinions and requests of the minority. There will be room, time and space for everyone in our batch to make their mark on ISM. I strongly encourage all of you to think about what you would like to be involved with come August – be it a club, sport or other school based activity. You should also be thinking about how you want to be involved in our first school-wide event, Battle of the Bearcats. I, for one, am confident we could win the day with unified, collaborative, and spirited participation!

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to email me at or find me in the HS Math Hallway, room 4009. Get ready for a great year!

 Ms. Jennifer Waldock
Grade 10 GLC (Grade Level Coordinator)

Tips for a Successful Grade 10

  • Continue building on grade 9 work above
  • Participate in Bearcat Career Exploration Week (January)
  • Consider applying for the Bearcat Career Experience (June)
  • Begin writing your resume via Naviance: Family Connection
  • Use Guidance Talks to your advantage: Goal Setting, Time Management, Sleep, Test Anxiety
  • Research options and consult with teachers, counselors, and parents in preparation for course selection & advising for 11th grade
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