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Principal's Message

Dear Islander families,

 

As we celebrate Black History month in February, we thought it would be a good time to share with our families the work that the site-based Islander Diversity team has been completing during the school year.  The team is comprised of both Islander staff and parents deeply interested in the topics of diversity and inclusion.

To date, the team has had four productive meetings.  The results of these meetings has been to create four different groups to address diversity efforts at Islander: 

·      Daily Diversity Announcements

·      Student Focus Group

·      Staff Engagement Group

·      Parent Involvement Group

Each of these groups has developed a plan for implementation during the Spring of 2016.  We are very excited about these plans for the rest of the current school year as well as future years. 

 

 


 

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    Regular hours will begin on the first day of school, August 31, 2016.

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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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