End of 1st Quarter
The 1st Quarter ends this Friday, October 24th.  Report Cards will be distributed next Friday, October 31st.
IMS Spirit Week
IMS Spirit Week is the week of October 27th.  Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday - Neon Day, Wednesday - Twins Day, Thursday - Tie Dye Day and Friday - Blue/Gold Day.
Internet Safety Presentation
There will be a city-wide parent presentation called, "Internet Safety for Parents" on Wednesday, November 5th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Independence Middle School auditorium.  This is a free event.  To register, please go to www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call (216) 447-0160.  This is for parents only.  No children will be allowed to enter the presentation.
Washington, D. C. Parent Meeting
There will be a Parent Meeting for any 8th graders going on the upcoming Washington, D.C. trip.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Middle School Auditorium.
Picture Day
Wednesday, September 24th is Picture Day at IMS.  We will begin at approximately 8:00 am.  Students received order forms last week.  There are more forms in the office if you need another one.  You can also order online at mylifetouch.com.
Guiding Star Nominations Being Accepted
Independence Local Schools, along with Tusk Financial Solutions and Tulip Tree Quilts, are looking for its next Guiding Star Winners. The recognition program is an opportunity to acknowledge a teacher and support staff member each semester for going over and beyond in their jobs. Nominations come from the community, school parents, students, or fellow teachers/staff of the district. 
School Participates in Fathers Walk 2014
Independence Primary and Middle School participated in the annual Cuyahoga County Fathers Walk on September 18, 2014. They joined 1,000’s of men from public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout Cuyahoga County and other Northeast Ohio counties. Fathers, uncles, grandparents, brothers, mentors, and other significant men in the lives of our students were encouraged to take their kids to school. 
"Living Loud: Can you hear it?"
On Thursday, September 4,  Independence Local Schools presented Justin Bachman "Living Loud: Can You Hear It?" presentation.  In the morning, more than 600 students were empowered by his message.  In the evening, more than 100 parents/residents attended Justin's presentation. 
Students Keep IMS Courtyard Looking Beautiful
Independence Middle School students, along with the help of their teacher, Alicia Hannah, work had at beautifying the courtyard each year.   Stamped sidewalks were also added this summer. 
I.M.S. School Supply Lists 2014-15
School Supply Lists 2014-15
IMS Magazine Sale
Our annual IMS Magazine sale is here!  Your student should have brought home the informational packet regarding the fundraiser.  Your help and support is greatly appreciated.  Magazines can be ordered and current magazine subscriptions can be renewed at a great price.  All of the profit from this fundraiser goes directly towards our Independence Middle School students.  This sale funds student activities (Power of the Pen, Academic Challenge, etc), and rewards like pizza parties, t-shirts, and events for our students.  Our first collection day is Wednesday, September 10th.  Thank you for your support!
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