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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 assessments...read more

 

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  • Mercer Island community supports schools with $950,000 donation through Bridge 2015 campaign

    The Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) has raised $950,000 to support Mercer Island public schools through the Bridge 2015 campaign and hopes to reach $1,000,000 by June 30. “More than 55 percent of the Mercer Island School District parent community contributed to Bridge 2015,” said MISF Executive Director Penny Yantis. “These funds are critical to supporting our educational model that is focused on personalization and supplying the necessary coaching, supervision, and professional training, as well as having enough quality teachers to maintain lower class sizes than is funded by the state.” Read more...
     
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  • Three more Mercer Island public schools earn King County Green Schools recognition

    Three more Mercer Island public schools are adding green to their colors this spring. Mercer Island High School, Islander Middle School, and West Mercer Elementary have earned King County Green Schools Level Three recognition. Now all Mercer Island public schools have achieved this recognition as Lakeridge Elementary and Island Park Elementary earned the status in 2013. Read more...
     
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  • Fred Rundle promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services

    Mercer Island School District Director of Learning Services Fred Rundle has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services, effective July 1, 2015. In his new role, Rundle will retain many of his current duties, but will also lead the learning services team and supervise the four elementary principals. Read more...
     
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  • School district bond sales yield $9 million savings for taxpayers

    Mercer Island taxpayers will save nearly $9 million thanks to premiums from the sale of bonds for Mercer Island School District (MISD) facilities projects. 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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