Principal's Message

Dear Islander Families,

It is registration time for the 2014-2015 school year.Planning for the transition to the next school year begins now and there willbe activities beginning in March involving students and parents in the classesof 2019 and 2020. Please read for more information

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  • Breakfast of Champions on Tuesday, April 29

    On Tuesday, April 29, more than 500 community members and staff who are committed to the continued success of our students will gather at the annual Mercer Island Schools Foundation Breakfast of Champions. Each year, the money raised through this breakfast and the Bridge-the-Gap campaign raises enough money to fund nearly 20 teaching positions at all of our schools. Read more...
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  • Neighborhood forums being held on middle school expansion

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will host three neighborhood forums in the coming months regarding the Islander Middle School (IMS) expansion. Each forum will last from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the IMS library. Read more...
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  • Week of April 21 -April 25 Upcoming Events/Announcement at IMS

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  • IMS Drama Presents: S.E. Hinton's  The Outsiders

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 24-26 at 7:00 PM
    Saturday, April 26th at 2:00 PM
    Tickets available at the door. Adults $7.00, Students with ID $5.00

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  • 2014 MIHS Summer School

    The 2014 MIHS Summer School catalog and online application is now available!  Entering 9th graders are eligible for summer school.  More information can be found here (and then link to
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  • Track and Field season started!

    Track and Field practice started Monday, April 14th and practice is everyday after school for an hour and 20 minutes. Activity Buses are available except Wednesday and Friday.  Please see details
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  • School District protected from Heartbleed internet threat

    The Mercer Island School District announced today that student data accessed through an application called Skyward is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL technology that manages encryption for most of the internet. Read more...
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  • 2014 2015 Curriculum Guide and Registration Information

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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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