Principal's Message

Dear Islander Families,

On December 9th, Stefanie Thomas presented to all 7th & 8th grade students about the challenges youth are facing in today’s world regarding use of technology including social networking sites, text messaging, emails, websites, and other related areas. Ms. Thomas is a victim advocate working in concert with the Seattle Police Department. The purpose behind her presentation was to challenge our students to think about their behavior on-line and the potential impacts on self and others. 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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