Principal's Message

Dear Islander Parents/Guardians:

This year, schools across Washington State will be taking the newly developed Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). These new tests were developed to assess the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts.  State Superintendent Randy Dorn adopted these standards in 2011.  Students in grades 3-8 will take these new more


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  • School district hires new Director of Transportation

    Today the Mercer Island School District announced the hiring of David Bynum as the new Director of Transportation and Emergency Services, effective July 1, 2015. Read more...
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  • School district seeks parent input on 1:1 iPad program

    Today the Mercer Island School District released a short, online survey regarding the 1:1 iPad program for parents of Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School students. The 12-question survey is part of a program review that includes input from parents, teachers, and students. The survey will remain open until June 17. Read more...
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    Mercer Island students compete in Destination Imagination Global Finals in Tennessee

    After winning honors for creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving in local, state, and regional tournaments, two Mercer Island Destination Imagination (DI) teams traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in the DI Global Finals.  Read more...
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About IMS

Islander Middle School is the only public middle school on Mercer Island and is host to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. IMS is located on the south end of the island at 8225 SE 72nd street.
Co-principals Mary Jo Budzius and Aaron Miller, along with associate principal Tara Stone, lead approximately 75 staff members and 1,000 students. IMS utilizes district-adopted curriculum as the foundation for its core classes as well as offering a variety of engaging learning electives.
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