Principal's Message

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 more


Latest Islander Middle School Headlines

  • Dear IMS Families, 
    Construction activities at IMS really took shape over spring break.  Please read the following carefully regarding traffic flow in the back parking lot.  The south bay of parking in the back lot, off of 84th street, will be closed for most or all of this school year.  Parent pickup and drop off will look, for the most part, the same.  The loop drive is still in place,  however it is just slightly shorter.  Please remind kids to be aware of their surroundings and pay extra attention to the construction activities.
    In addition, the front loop remains only for bus pick up/drop off.  Thank you for your continued patience and support as we go through this construction.  
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  • Daily Bulletin

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  • IMS Drama Presentation 

    IMS Drama is proud to present their spring production "Caution! Teenager: An Evening of One Acts." The play is a series of short scenes all on the theme of growing up and being a teenager. The performances will take place in the IMS library on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 6:30 PM. The performances are free to the public.  For questions, please contact Weston Lucas at IMS. 
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  • 2015 Testing Schedule and Daily Schedule

    The testing starts on April 30th.  Please check the schedules.
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  • Islander Track and Field started Monday, April 13th

    There is still time to join Islander Track and Field.  Here are the schedule, athletic forms, and more information.  Track Schedule
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  •  2015-2016 Registration Information

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  • 8th Grade Parent

    Attention 8th grade parents: High School registration information and important date reminders are available on the High School's webpage.  Click here 
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Latest District Headlines

  • School district hosting open house to discuss potential later high school start times

    The Mercer Island School District will host an open house on later high school start times on May 7, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Islander Middle School Library. Community members are invited to discuss the possibility of later high school start-times with members of the High School Start-Time Committee. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island Schools Foundation “Breakfast of Champions” is on Tuesday

    On Tuesday, April 28, Mercer Island community members and Mercer Island School District (MISD) staff will gather at the annual Mercer Island Schools Foundation “Breakfast of Champions” at Mercer Island High School. Last year, the “Breakfast of Champions” and the Bridge campaign raised enough money to fund nearly 20 teaching position in Mercer Island public schools. 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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