Incoming 6th Grade Parent Information Night (for parents only):
This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 15 at IMS. The purpose of this night is to give parents a sense of the middle school experience overall. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm in the Islander Middle School Library and will wrap up around 8:15 pm. Throughout the evening, parents will move through a rotation of four presentations.
Presentation 1 - Focus on 6th Grade WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) program which connects 6th grade students to the Islander Community.
Presentation 2 - Panel discussion comprised of current 6th grade students who will reflect on their first year at IMS. They will share their perceptions around transition, fitting in, lunches, homework, and extra curricular activities. (This is often the most valuable session for parents)
Presentation 3 – Facilitated discussion by IMS Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Counselor and IMS Technology Specialist. Our MIYFS Counselor will share information about what to expect from your child as he/she enters the middle school years. Our Technology Specialist will discuss Schoology - our main communication platform for students and parents.
Presentation 4 – Discussion with IMS Administration. IMS Administrators will share information about the rules and expectations at Islander, as well as tips for parents about the middle school experience. If time allows, this session will be interactive. Bring questions that you have regarding the 5th grade to 6th grade transition and Islander as a whole.
Mary Jo Budzius
Islander Middle School