IMS 5th grade Orientation/Packet pick-up Information
This Wednesday, August 17th is 5th grade orientation from 8:00am - 12:00pm.  Students are welcome to stay after and set up their lockers if they would like to on this day.  
 
 New 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to IMS are invited to an orientation on Wednesday, August 17th starting at 10:30pm.  Students will receive their packets then.
 
Packet pick-up for 6th, 7th and 8th graders is on Thursday, August 18th from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  All students are welcome to set up their lockers during this time also. 
IMS 2016-2017 Supply Lists
5th grade supply list  20160808125351049.pdf
6th grade supply list  20160808125201007.pdf
7th grade supply list  20160808125451979.pdf 
8th grade supply list  20160808125552633.pdf 
Independence High School Ranked one of Top High Schools in America
Independence High School . . . One of America's Top High Schools in 2016! I.H.S. ranked 157 out of 500 in Newsweek's latest rankings. Congratulations to all of our students, teachers, staff, parents, community . . . when we work as a TEAM we accomplish GREATNESS! #IPRIDE #GOBLUEDEVILS
http://www.newsweek.com/high…/americas-top-high-schools-2016
 
Superintendent Spotlight Video Winter 2016
In this issue of Superintendent Ben Hegedish's "Superintendent Spotlight" video, Mr. Ben Hegedish visits Independence Middle School to talk about their amazing technology initiatives. Click here to watch. Thank you to IHS Junior Nick Bonvissuto for serving as our videographer and John Cadorini for handling sound. 
Independence Athletic Boosters First Ever "Indy Color Me Fun Run"
On Saturday, June 18, the Independence Athletic Boosters sponsored their first ever "Indy Color Me Fun Run." The 5K (3.1 mile) run or 1 mile walk took participants over a combination of paved and cross country courses which began at the Independence Kiwanis Pavilion on 6363 Selig Drive in Independence. Runners began dressed in clean white T-shirts, and passed through a color station once every kilometer. Each color station was associated with a different color, with volunteers blasting the runners with dyed cornstarch out of spray bottles. 
Independence Middle School's Power of the Pen Team Excels in Writing Competition
There are 11 Independence Middle School Power of the Pen team members whom have devoted hours of their time practicing creative writing skills in order to excel at the Power of the Pen competitions, and to answering prompts like the aforementioned.

The team meets weekly with teacher/advisor Mrs. Jill Wagner, and practices answering prompts and discussing the various writing techniques needed to win a writing competition. Sporadically, extra practice prompts are given to each member to be answered at home.

Six of the team members qualified for the district competition on February 13 at Cuyahoga Heights Middle School. They are Laura Artuso, Rachel de Haan, Carolyn Klima, Hannah Krzywkowski, Elek McDonald and Avery Strychasz.
 
Independence Middle School Drama Club Presents "Haphazardly Ever After?"
The Independence Middle School Drama Club will present “Haphazardly Ever After?” on January 22 & 23, 2016 at 7PM in the Independence Middle School auditorium. Tickets will be $5. There are nearly 50 students in the cast and another 25 in the various crews “That's about a quarter of the school population!” said Music Teacher and Director Gretchen Obrovac. 
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PROGAM
There is an educational option for students to earn college and high school credit at the same time by taking courses from community colleges or universities at minimal or no cost to parents.  Please click the following link for more information regarding this opportunity.  
Independence Middle School  |  6111 Archwood Road  |  Independence, OH 44131
P: (216) 642-5865  |  F: (216) 520-7002 | Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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