Your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students' class just ran a #WinAtSocial Lesson, about the theme: Find Your Influencers. Consider encouraging your child to coach up and share their ideas. Here are some questions you can post to everyone in the family: 6th Grade: Vetting videos, posts, and articles we find online to make sure they’re real. 7th Grade: Finding positive role models among 4.9 billion people on social media and 7.8 billion worldwide. 8th Grade: Recognizing how much we’re influenced by online ads and social media influencers
As we approach the end of trimester 2, I want to take a moment to address an important matter. Recently, there has been an increase in disruptive behaviors within our school. To address this issue, we will be launching a Respect Campaign throughout the month of March. I would like to remind you about the importance of completing the Course Registration Process (CRP) for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. We also have a Multi-cultural Fair on Friday March 22 at 6pm. Please remember that all rising Grade 6-Grade 8 Issaquah Middle School students need to complete the Course Registration Process by Monday, March 4 at 7am. At the end of the school year, our school will celebrate our grade 8 students with a Promotion on June 13 at 9am. This is a date change, please be aware. March 15 is a weather Make up day. There is school now on March 15. Monday, March 18 is early release day. Students will be released at 10:55 a.m. The IMS Multi-Cultural Fair will be on Friday, March 22 at 6pm. IMS students will be doing Smarter Balance state testing April 22-23 for English Language Arts in the morning and be on an adjusted schedule. Students the following week will do the state testing for Math on April 29-30.
A new partnership at IMS, Communities in Schools is working to eliminate barriers to education, such as access to basic needs, by using a lens of equity, opportunity, and collaboration. During the month of March, our Site Coordinator, Mara Schwartz, will be collecting hygienic items to be distributed to any student as needed. These items can be dropped at the main office during school hours.
It's time for the annual "Global Citizen Heritage Fair"!
Food trucks, Performances, and YOU make this event a success!
DATE: Friday March 22, 2024
TIME: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Issaquah Middle School
REGISTRATION DUE: NLT Friday March 15, 2024
Tryouts for the 2024-2025 school year will be held April 1st through 5th in the Issaquah High School Aux Gym. Tryouts are every day after school and each day is mandatory. Completion of the ONLINE Cheer Tryout Application, attendance at a parent/student information meeting on March 13 in the IHS library at 7:00 PM, and registration in Final Forms are all required to tryout. Applications are due Friday March 22nd, no exceptions. Please register, including a valid physical through Final Forms here: https://issaquah-wa.finalforms.com/
At the Bond Advisory Committee’s third meeting on Feb. 27, committee members heard an update about the results of the State Auditor’s Accountability Audit, listened to a presentation about the district’s enrollment data, learned about the implications of the Clean Buildings Act, and more.
Registration for ISD Summer School is open. In-person summer school will take place at Issaquah High School from July 8 - Aug. 2. Online summer school offers additional options and will take place from June 18-July 22.
A reminder to our families that Friday, March 15, 2024, is a regular school day for all students.This date was previously noted on the school-year calendar as a potential inclement weather make-up day, and will now be a regular school day to make up for the Jan. 17 snow day.
Applications are being accepted for kindergarten-age students for the Spanish/English Dual Language Program at Issaquah Valley Elementary. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024, to be considered for the lottery.
The Special Services Department is seeking current ISD students and family members to join our Special Services Advisory Groups. As advisory group members, students and families will use their unique and personal experiences and perspectives to serve as advisors to help shape programs and improve Special Education Programming within the Issaquah School District.