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All after school activities for Tuesday March 28th at Henry Defer Intermediate have been canceled

All after school activities for Tuesday March 28th at Henry Defer Intermediate have been canceled. Thank you!!!!


Thank you to all that donated water to Henry Defer Intermedaite.  Over 500 bottles of water were delivered to the students!  On behalf of the faculty and staff at Henry Defer Intermediate, we say thank you!!!!!

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Congratulations Dominic Carone


Congratulations Dominic Carone for being named Portage County Wrestler of the Year by the Touchdown Club All-Stars!



Important Dates to remember


  • 2nd Art Night 5:30-7:30
  • 3rd Read Quest “all day reading event” Parent and guest are welcome to attend.  You will be asked to bring your favorite book and lawn chair! 
  • 3rd Choir Sing in Cafeteria for 4th Graders
  • 9th Board of Education Meeting 6:45 pm in the cafeteria
  • 9th 8:45-10:15 6th Grade Dulcimer Players to SES
  • 14th Dress Rehearsal “Music Ensemble”
  • 14th Gifted Parent Meeting 6:00-8:00
  • 15th Dress Rehearsal “Music Ensemble”
  • 15th PTA General Membership Meeting 6:45
  • 16th Music Ensemble Performance 7pm at Defer Intermediate
  • 16th Yankee Candle Sale ends today
  • 16th Read a Thon ends with a building wide assembly
  • 17th Music Ensemble performances during the day for students at Defer
  • 17th End of the 3rd Marking Period
  • 17th 9:30 Music Ensemble Show at SES
  • 20th -24th  Spring Break with classes resuming on March 27th
  • 27th School Resumes today
  • 27th/28th Drama Club Dress Rehearsal
  • 29th 5th Grade McKinley Museum
  • 29th Drama Club Dress Rehearsal
  • 30th Drama Club Performance “during school for students”
  • 30th Drama Club  Performance/Spaghetti Dinner “5:30 pm Dinner and show at 7:00 pm”


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Defer Updates
  • Every Thursday is COLLEGE THURSDAY.  We encourage all students to wear college gear.

  • Every Friday is THANK YOU FRIDAY. On Fridays our students recognize the wonderful gifts of learning, reflect on the week filled with engaging lessons, and thank the teachers for those gifts.  I also encourage the students to thank parents/guardians, and all others in their lives that have made this week meaningful.  

  • After-school detentions are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 3:15 to 4:15. Parents/guardians are asked to pick students up at the main entrance of the building at 4:15.

  • Drama Club practice is after school on Wednesday

  • Music Ensemble practice is after school on Tuesday

  • Juggling Club practice is after school on Monday

  • Technology Club for 4th graders is held on Mondays

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