Principal's Message

Dear Islander Families and Community,


Throughout the month of October, Islander Middle School will be holding a series of events in recognition of two very important issues facing students today. October has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month and National Disability Awareness Month. Over the course of the month, our students, staff and community will have the opportunity to “Stomp Out Bullying” by learning about read more...



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  • Lakeridge Elementary honored as a Washington State Green School Leader

    Feb. 4, 2016 – Lakeridge Elementary School has been recognized with a Washington State Green School Leader Award by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The award recognizes schools in Washington state whose practices reduce waste and protect the environment. Read more...

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  • Mentors needed to help Mercer Island students with Robotics Team Competition

    Feb. 1, 2016 – On January 9, Robotics teacher Sam Gadbury kicked off Mercer Island High School’s first entry into the FIRST Robotics competition, a leading national competition for aspiring inventors and engineers. Read more...

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  • Five high school students and one former student selected as candidates for Presidential Scholars

    Jan. 29, 2016 – The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education have selected five current MIHS students and one former MIHS student as candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District hires new Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator

    Jan. 29, 2016 – Today the Mercer Island School District (MISD) announced the hiring of a new Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator for the district. Read more...

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  • MIHS music programs win and place at 2016 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Contest

    Jan. 27, 2016 – MIHS choir, orchestra and band programs represented our district well this past Saturday at the 2016 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Bellevue College. Read more...

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  • Food services team enlists Island Park students to sample healthy foods

    Jan. 27, 2016 - MISD Food Services Director Carol Bus and MIHS kitchen manager Kecia Vineyard usually work in an office or school kitchen. But recently they spent over an hour in a classroom at Island Park Elementary. Their purpose? To teach fourth graders about the delights and benefits of eating healthy food. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District recruiting bus drivers

    The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers. Read more...

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  • Vision 2020 Spotlight: Winter 2016

    MIHS Students are using computer programming to cultivate and foster analytical and critical thinking. In this short spotlight video, the viewer will see how thinking, creativity, and problem-solving are all interconnected. The teaching of coding offers our students technology and digital literacy in ways that will help shape their thinking for future cross-discipline tasks. Watch video...

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  • School calendars for the next three years are now finalized

    Jan. 15, 2016 – The Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) and the District reached an agreement on the 2016-17 through 2018-19 calendars (three school calendars). Read more...

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  • Read the Winter Mercer Island School District News now, learn about Feb. propositions

    Jan. 8, 2016 – The most recent print edition of the Mercer Island School District News will arrive in residential mailboxes on Mercer Island soon, but it can be read online nowWinter 2016 District News

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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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