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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 7447 84th Ave. SE.
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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Latest Islander Middle School Headlines

  • IMS Administration letter to Parents regarding the recent threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center

    The staff at Islander Middle School fully supports Dr. Plano’s condemnation of the actions against the Jewish community that have happened both locally and across the country, including expressions of hate directed towards IMS students. (Read full letter.)

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  • Registration Information

    Information (including videos) about student registration for the 2017-2018 school year can be found here.

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  • Digital Citizenship

    IMS students will be reminded of the importance of good digital citizenship in the month of March.  They will notice reminders of "DO's and DO NOT's" on the background screens of the iPads, rotating each day of the month.  View a list of some of the best practices the students will see grouped by the ISTE standards by clicking here.
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  • Save the Date-5th to 6th Grade Transition

    Believe it or not, 2017 is the year your 5th grader goes to middle school!  The transition process for students and parents begins this March and runs through the first day of school next year on August 30th, 2017. In anticipation of how quickly spring will be upon us, we want to ask you to please SAVE the DATE for all the following important 5th to 6th transition activities. We have clearly indicated which events are for families, for parents and for students. FULL LETTER

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  •  Daily Bulletin

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Latest District Headlines

  • MIHS Jazz Band earns top award at Spokane festival 

    March 29, 2017 - Mercer Island High School received the sweepstakes award at the Mead Jazz Northwest festival held in Spokane. Read more...

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  • KMIH receives general excellence award as the top high school radio station in the state

    March 29, 2017 – KMIH 88.9 The Bridge received the general excellence award as the top high school radio station in the state at the recent awards ceremony in Gig Harbor. Read more...

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  • MIHS to send 19 students to international DECA conference

    March 29, 2017 – The Mercer Island High School DECA team has qualified 19 students to advance to the International Career Development Conference next month in Anaheim, Calif. Read more...

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  • Intra-district transfer requests accepted April 1 to 30 

    March 28, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District’s intra-district transfer process is designed to provide families with an opportunity to apply for their child to attend a school in a different home school boundary area based on a unique set of circumstances. Read more...

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  • Resources offer information on immigrant student rights

    March 28, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is committed to fostering and embracing diversity, inclusiveness, and equity with a focus on respect and acceptance of every student. Given current events, some students and families may wonder how the district will remain committed to this pledge given the recent immigration debates taking place in our nation. Thus, we would like to take an opportunity to reassure all of our families that protecting all of our students’ rights and opportunity to receive a public school education are fundamental to our district regardless of immigration status. Read more...

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  • MISD closed to new non-resident enrollment for 2017-18

    March 28, 2017 – Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced that the district is closed to new non-resident student applicants, due to inadequate space, facilities and staff. This includes students who were granted non-resident enrollment for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year after becoming nonresidents during this year. Read more...

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  • Annual water testing results in replacement of two fixtures

    March 15, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District conducted annual water testing earlier this month, a precaution to ensure the highest water quality throughout its facilities. Read more...

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  • Superintendent Plano's statement on the recent threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center

    On February 27, our Mercer Island community was shaken and experienced a threat of violence, or in other words an act of domestic terrorism, against the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Our District condemns this threat of violence in the strongest terms possible, whether this reprehensible act was intended as an act of hate, anti-Semitism or otherwise intended as anti-immigrant. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration now open for the 2017-18 school year

    March 6, 2017 - Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school. Read more...

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  • Three MIHS graduates to be honored with Pathfinder Awards at Breakfast of Champions April 25

    February 24, 2017 –The Mercer Island School District will present its second annual Pathfinder Awards to three graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth to make significant contributions to humankind. Read more...

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7447 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

PHONE: 206-236-3413
FAX: 206-236-3408
ABSENCES: 206-236-3400 

MaryJo Budzius Co-Principal
Aaron Miller Co-Principal
Tara Stone Associate Principal