Principal's Message

Dear Islander families,
We are excited to send you information about the 2014-15 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) that we have at Islander. The purpose of this committee is to facilitate conversation between the school and the parent community in order to improve the experience at Islander for all students, parents, and staff. This year, we have decided to restructure the PAC in order to include more voices and allow more parents to contribute and learn from these discussions.  read more

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  • Mercer Island School District named to AP District Honor Roll

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) was named by the College Board to its fifth annual AP District Honor Roll. According to College Board, the AP District Honor Roll includes 547 districts in the United States and Canada that "simultaneously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of three or higher on an AP Exam." Read more...
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  • Boundary committee sets public preview of new elementary boundaries

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) Boundary Committee, charged with presenting MISD Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano with a recommendation for new elementary boundaries for the four elementary schools that will determine school placements for students beginning in the 2016-17 school year, has set a public preview of their preliminary recommendation for Dec. 10, 2014. Read more... 
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  • School Board meets with 41st District state legislators to discuss K-12 education funding

    At the Nov. 18 meeting of the Mercer Island School Board, board members, District staff and PTA leaders, and community members met with Mercer Island’s three state legislators from the 41st District to discuss K-12 education funding. Read more...
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  • Schools Foundation, District give thanks for Phone-A-Thon support

    On Monday, Nov. 17, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) announced that they are more than two-thirds of the way to their fall fundraising goal of $445,300 to support exciting new, relevant classroom curriculum and materials, enrichment opportunities, programs for all students that are considered essential to enable personalized learning, and support talented and dedicated staff. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island band and orchestra students earn regional, state honors 

    The Mercer Island School District band and orchestra programs announced the names of 30 Mercer Island High School and Islander Middle School students who have earned recognition in the All-Northwest and All-State honor ensembles.

    “Selection to one of these ensembles is a tribute to years of hard work,” said David Bentley. “Congratulations to these fine musicians and the Mercer Island community that supports them.” 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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