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Latest Islander Middle School Headlines

  • 2016-2017 Back to School Information

    Find important information about Back to School activities and the start of the new school year by clicking here. This includes information about class schedules, IMS Back2School event, first day of school and much more.

    IMS Registration of new students begins. Email or phone Marcy Berejka (206-230-6160. marcy.berejka@mercerislandschools.org) to schedule an appointment. Registration materials available here

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  • Student schedule on the first day, Wednesday, August 31, 2016  

    Note: The first day of school is NOT an early release Wednesday, but will run on a special schedule for 7th and 8th grade students.

    schedule for first day of school

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Latest District Headlines

  • Share your first day of school memories! #MIFirstDay

    The Mercer Island School District begins its 75th anniversary school year on Wednesday, August 31. Share your first day photos with us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #MIFirstDay. Mercer Island schools are on Facebook and on Twitter @mercerislandsd

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  • Mercer Island Schools Foundation presents $700,000 check in support of MISD

    August 30, 2016 – The Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) presented a $700,000 check to the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors at its August 29 meeting from its Bridge 2016 campaign to support Mercer Island schools. Read more...

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  • Informational meeting for Destination Imagination program Sept. 8

    An informational Meeting for parents of 4th through 8th grade students who are interested in participating in Destination Imagination for the first time will be held on Thurs. Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in room 14 at West Mercer Elementary. One parent must attend this meeting in order for the student to participate. Please contact Mark Headlee at  di@mercerislandschools.org if you have any questions.

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  • Volunteers sought for Diversity Advisory Committee

    August 29, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District seeks volunteers to serve on the district's Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC). Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students post gains in several grade levels on 2015-16 state assessments

    August 23, 2016 – Mercer Island students achieved results significantly above the state averages at all levels on the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) administered last spring. Read more...

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  • District, city partner to employ cameras on school bus stop arms for student safety

    August 18, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District and the City of Mercer Island are working together to enhance student safety with the installation of cameras on school bus stop arms, in order to deter illegal passing by private vehicles. Read more...

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  • 2016-2017 Back to School Information

    Find important information about Back to School activities and the start of the new school year by clicking here. This includes information about class placement timelines, open houses, middle school and high school Back to School/Fees and Photos events, athletic information and much more.

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  • 2016-2017 kindergarten start dates and information

    July 18, 2016 - For the first time, all-day kindergarten is fully funded by the state, making it tuition free for families. Concurrently, the district is placing greater emphasis on child/family transition to kindergarten. To prepare kindergarten students and families for the 2016-2017 school year, parent-student-teacher conferences will occur during the first two days of school, August 31 and September 1. The first full day of school for all kindergarten students will be Friday, September 2. Read more...

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  • Arlene Azose selected as a first place winner in Ivar's Teacher of The Year Awards

    June 27, 2016 - Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year Contest. Read more...

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  • School Board urges city to fund and implement further safety improvements

    June 24, 2016 - Mercer Island School Board members have signed a letter urging the City Council to fund and implement additional safety improvements in the North Mercer complex area which includes Mercer Island High School and Northwood Elementary. 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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