The PTO is looking for volunteers to fill several positions for the 2015-2016 school year.  The following positions are available:  President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Hospitality, Book Fair or Volunteer Coordinator.  If you are interested or would like more information on any of the positions, please contact Dawn Corrigan at (216) 524-1776 or send her an email at  We hope you will please consider helping out the IMS PTO.
IMS Pennies for Patients
IMS Builder's Club is running a Pennies for Patients fundraiser to benefit people in Independence, and the surrounding communities, who are fighting blood cancer.  This fundraiser will take place from March 16th through the 20th.  One way you can help is by sending change (or bills) with your child to donate during his/her lunch.  Another way is to donate online at  Help us make change, one penny at a time!
College Credit Plus Program
Interested in learning more about the College Credit Plus+ Program?  Your 7th and/or 8th grade student may be eligible.  Click on the following link for more information. credit plus program.pdf
IMS Girls Basketball Tournament
Please come and support the Girls Basketball Teams as they compete in a Tournament held at the middle school this week.  The 8th grade team will be competing against West Geauga on Wednesday, March 4th at 4:00 pm.  The 7th grade team will be competing on Thursday, March 5th at 4:00 pm against the winner of the Beachwood/Wickliffe game.  The tournament will continue on Friday and Saturday.  The cost is $2.00 for students and seniors and $4.00 for adults.  Good luck to both teams!
IMS PARCC and ODE Assessments
Our first round of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Next Generation Assessments is right around the corner. All IMS students are scheduled to participate in the English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessments. These Performance-Based Assessments (PBAs) will be administered during the weeks of February 23rd (5th and 7th grade) and March 2nd (6th and 8th grade). The ELA assessments will consist of 3 sessions; the Math assessments will consist of 2 sessions. The ODE assessments for Science (5th ad 8th grade) and Social Studies (6th grade) will consist of 1 session each and will take place the week of March 9th. Each session runs from 60-90 minutes. 
IMS Yearbooks
Online orders are still be taken until March 9th for the 2014-2015 yearbook.  The website link is: and the ID Code is 11626515.
Eighth Grade Power of the Pen Team Takes Second Place
Congratulations to the Independence Middle School Eighth Grade Power of the Pen team for taking second place at the Kent State University regional tournament on Saturday, February 21. 
Independence Middle School Named a FOX8 "Cool School"
Independence Middle School was selected as this week's FOX8 "Cool School."  What an exciting week the students and staff had with a two-hour visit from FOX8 on Wednesday, November 12, then a visit to the studios to appear on "FOX8 in the Morning."  So glad all of Northeast Ohio can see the amazing learning and growth taking place with our students here in the City of Independence! 
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. 
Grandparents Day at IMS
On Tuesday, November 25, grandparents of Independence Middle School students were treated to a musical performance by the IMS band and choir, followed by refreshments and a tour of the school. Thank you to all who attended.  Click here for video highlights. 
Independence Middle School Featured in Washington Post
Several Independence Middle School students were quoted about their experiences visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier last month on their field trip in a recent Washington Post article, titled "A Day with the Sentinels-the Elite Guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier."  
I.M.S. School Supply Lists 2014-15
School Supply Lists 2014-15
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