The annual IMS Hoops For Food charity event, sponsored by the Upper School Community Service Program, was a rousing success in 2010. Students and faculty collaborated to donate food for families in need during the holiday season. In an effort to raise awareness, students and faculty played basketball. The admissions fee to attend the event was one dry or canned food item.


IMS delivered the food to the local food pantry–OWL’s Kitchen in Lakeville, CT–along with money raised from the boarding students, which was used to purchase additional groceries. The boarders donated from their allowance money to support this cause and raised $180. The girls of Upper Osgood hosted a bake sale to raise additional funds and added $15. The day students, faculty, and staff also contributed a number of non-perishable food items.


Many students, faculty, and staff played on a number of teams for a fun-filled afternoon of IMS basketball. The afternoon culminated with the annual all-student co-ed team taking on the co-ed faculty team. In an intense ebb and flow, the students jumped to an early double-digit lead, with the faculty roaring back to take a lead late in the game. The students would not be denied. Led by Alassane ’10 and Auric ’10, the student team battled point for point with the faculty, determined to end the faculty’s unbeaten streak. When the buzzer signaled the students’ success, the enthusiasm from the student body erupted in cheers for their team. For the first time in eight years, the co-ed IMS student team defeated the faculty team.


During the Thanksgiving break, IMS students Joey M., Kate P., Erika K., Courtney B., Sam P., along with Mr. McGlone and Mrs. Knapp delivered 20 large boxes and bags of food to OWL’s Kitchen. Shelves that had previously been bare were fully replenished thanks to the help of all at the IMS Community.