Principal's Message

Dear Islander Families,

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! We think this school year is going to be one of the best we have had at IMS. Our mission of ensuring a challenging, relevant and engaging experience where every student is able to advance to a greater level of understanding, ability, and performance is still the primary focus of our work with your kids. We know that students will come home both challenged and excited with their learning experiences at school. Read more...

Didn't make it to Fee and Photo Day on August 21, 2014?  Please read the attached document for more information.

Latest Islander Middle School Headlines

Latest District Headlines

  • Mercer Island School District using March 16 as make-up day

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will hold classes on Monday, March 16 to make up for the day that was missed Sept. 29. All schools, programs and transportation will operate on a normal Monday schedule. Read more...
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  • School Board supports I-594 gun-safety initiative, opposes I-591

    Today the Mercer Island School Board unanimously voted to support Initiative 594 on the Nov. 2014 election ballot. I-594, the gun-safety initiative, closes the “gun show” loophole that requires only licensed dealers of firearms to conduct criminal and public safety background checks on people purchasing or transferring guns. Read more...
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  • Cohort of Mercer Island teachers completes professional certification

    A cohort of seven Mercer Island teachers recently completed their ProTeach Portfolio certification. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island schools participating in Healthy Youth Survey

    The Mercer Island School District will participate in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey from October 13-17. Read more...
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  • Four MIHS students named National Merit semifinalists

    Today the Mercer Island School District and National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the selection of four Mercer Island High School students as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Read more...
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  • School district authorizes Boundary Committee, consultant for elementary schools

    In the fall of 2016 Mercer Island will have a new public elementary school located off SE 40th Street near Gallagher Hill Road at the site of the old North Mercer Junior High. When the new school is operational, the question of which neighborhoods will go to which of the four elementary schools will have to be answered. 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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