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Iles School

1700 South 15th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
About Iles School

Iles School offers a curriculum for students identified with a gifted potential in the first through eighth grades. The instructional program includes depth and acceleration to meet the academic needs of these students. This is accomplished by providing a nurturing environment that respects the individuality of each child, challenges each to achieve his or her potential, and values diversity.

We are an International Baccalaureate/PYP Authorized World School

Since August, 2011 we have been authorized to teach our 1st-5th grade students using the International Baccalaureate principles and practices of the IB organization.

Our Mission

The mission of Iles School is to recognize and nurture the talents and abilities of gifted children as they develop their awareness of themselves as internationally minded people.

Our Vision

Iles School creates a rigorous, global learning environment where students will become active, caring, life-long learners by using their skills to explore their passions.

Our Instructional Focus

At Iles School our focus is to teach conceptually using an inquiry model.

Inspiration from JFK

Not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation; but children have the equal right to develop their talent, their ability, and their motivation.
—John F. Kennedy

Suggested Food Choices for School Celebrations

Healthful Food and Beverage Options for School Functions*

At school functions (parties, celebrations, snack time, meetings, etc.) healthful food options should be made available to promote student, staff and community wellness. Examples of nutritious food and beverages that are suggested to be served are listed below.

� Raw vegetable sticks/slices with low-fat dressing or yogurt dip
� Fresh fruit wedges - cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon, pineapple, oranges, tangelos, etc.
� Sliced fruit - nectarines, peaches, kiwi, star fruit, plums, pears, mangos, apples, etc.
� Fruit salad
� Cereal and low-fat milk
� 100% fruit or vegetable juice
� Frozen fruit pops with fruit juice or fruit as the first ingredient
� Dried fruits - raisins, cranberries, apples, apricots
� Single serving applesauce or canned fruit in juice
� Peanut butter with apple wedges or celery sticks
� Fruit smoothies made with fat-free or low-fat milk
� Trail mix (dried fruits and nuts)
� Dry roasted peanuts, tree nuts and soy nuts (not coconut or palm nuts)
� Lean meats and reduced fat cheese sandwiches (use light or reduced fat mayonnaise in chicken/tuna salads)
� Party mix (variety of cereals, nuts, pretzels, etc.)
� Pretzels or reduced fat crackers
� Popcorn (popped in non transfat oil or air popped)
� Baked chips with salsa or low-fat dip (Ranch, onion, bean, etc.)
� Low-fat muffins (small or mini), granola bars and cookies (graham crackers, fig bars)
� Mini bagels with whipped light or fat-free cream cheese
� Pasta salad
� Bread sticks with marinara
� Fat-free or low-fat flavored yogurt & fruit parfaits
� Fat-free or low-fat pudding cups
� Fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products (string cheese, single-serving cottage cheese, cheese cubes)
� Flavored soy milk fortified with calcium
� Pure ice cold water

*This list is not all inclusive and is meant only to provide parents and school staff with guidance for healthier food and beverage choices.