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Welcome to Islander Middle School

Our Mission

At IMS, we believe in upholding the humanity and dignity of all our students, staff, and community members.

We strive to ensure a challenging, relevant, and engaging experience where every student is able to advance to a greater level of understanding, ability, and performance.

At Islander Middle School:

  1. We seek to meet the unique needs of students in the middle grades.
  2. We work to be a caring community where all members feel safe to take the necessary risks to grow.
  3. We strive for high quality in all we do.
  4. We value diversity.
  5. We believe that respect, cooperation, and kindness provide the foundation for our Islander community.

A Message From IMS Leadership

IMS News

MISD completes refinancing of bonds saving island taxpayers $1.5 million

On, March 26, 2024, Mercer Island School District successfully refinanced the remaining $40,495,000 outstanding from the 2014 Bonds. This proactive and voluntary action will not affect the District’s budget, however, it will save Mercer Island taxpayers over $1.5 million during the remaining five (5) years of bond payments.

Superintendent Rundle Message On MISD Updated Emergency & Reunification Preparation Guide

We appreciate our community’s flexibility this week as we dealt with a two-hour delay for schools on Wednesday. Hopefully the worst of the winter weather is behind us, but if it is not we are prepared. And speaking of emergency preparation and communication, I thought it would be a great opportunity to revisit some of the tools, resources, and things families can access and do to help keep our schools safe and supportive for everyone.

Superintendent Fred Rundle

I struggled with this month’s message- starting, stopping, and deleting many drafts. Toiling with what to say seems odd given the many student, staff, and district accomplishments in 2023. I’m proud of what we accomplished in November alone. However, I am also keenly aware of that which continues to challenge us near and far.

This Is Not About Me Film Screening and Forum

In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, WASA is partnering with the Mercer Island School District to present a showing of the film This is Not About Me followed by a forum with the film’s star Jordyn Zimmerman and Mercer Island High School graduate, Grant Blasko.

MISD Asking For Your Feedback On Long Range Facilities Planning

This past week, the Mercer Island School District held three community engagement sessions to present proposals and ideas from the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee. While nothing has been decided, the presentations and feedback from the community will help the District complete the final Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP).

Welcome Back To School Message From Superintendent Rundle

Wonder, worry, accomplishment, apprehension…joy. I flew home on Sunday night after dropping my oldest child off at college. I had many emotions to keep me occupied. Those of you who have already watched children move out, you know the feelings all too well.

Destination Imagination Teams Shine at Global Finals

Eleven Mercer Island Destination Imagination teams recently participated in the Global Finals tournament in Kansas City, Missouri and performed phenomenally well. We represented less than 2% of the 589 teams at the tournament, and yet the teams took home 16% of all the first-place awards!

June Celebrations and Recognitions Message From Superintendent Rundle

Well, we made it to June! However, this is a bit like our hopes and dreams for each graduating class. Our dream for our graduates is to not just get into college or on a career trajectory, but instead to thrive wherever life takes them. Thus, we need to all remember that getting to June is not the objective- it is now time to excel all the way through June 23rd!

Lakeridge students dressed as animals for their story based on The Lion King.

The Mercer Island Destination Imagination (DI) teams had a fantastic showing at both the Regional and State DI competitions. At the regional tournament 21 of the 24 teams earned awards and recognition for their work. This included several special awards recognizing exceptional technical designs, integration of music into their solutions, and the inclusion of superior engineering elements. 

April Recognitions and Celebrations Message From Superintendent Rundle

Upcoming in April, we have more religious and cultural celebrations to recognize. Though some of these spiritual or days of significance fall either on a weekend or when the schools are closed for spring break, we will continue to recognize and make space for our students and staff who participate in the many traditions. 

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