WSPTA Essay Contest
Students: Who Inspires You? This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their ... read full article
Author:
Catharine Holtan 
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2/9/2021-3/1/2021

ParentWiser Events
Parent Wiser  Presents: Powerful Study Techniques That Make the Grade Research reveals: most students aren’t taught how to study, and the strategies they devise by themselves don’t work. Also, brain science points to some very clear, easy-to-implement (and even motivating!) strategies that are proven to work, if only students knew them. Ready to upgrade your, or your students', study skills? Gretchen Wegner’s presentation condenses the complex neuroscience of learning into a simple 3-steps. Participants will learn the science behind effective study strategies, and walk away with an easy checklist for what to do before each test to rock your learning... and ... read full article
Author:
Catharine Holtan 
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7/12/2020-3/3/2021
PTSA Angel Program Clothing Distribution EventCatharine Holtan11/10/20202/9/2021
PTSA Angel Program Clothing Distribution Event
The IMPTSA Angel Student Assistance Program is holding another clothing distribution on  Tuesday, February 9th from 4-6PM in front of IMS . The focus will be sweats, leggings, hooded sweatshirts, and sneakers. We also have a few leftover winter clothing items (jackets, hats, gloves) from our previous distribution if that is still a need. Questions? Email us here . ... read full article
Dining for DollarsCatharine Holtan9/28/20201/25/2021
Dining for Dollars
No school, no problem! Please support our PTSA Dining for Dollars event - MOD Pizza Issaquah Highlands - on Monday, January 25th from 10:30AM - 10PM !! MOD Pizza in the Issaquah Highlands will generously donate 20% of every meal purchased during this time frame back to the Issaquah Middle PTSA. You can participate in this fundraiser by visiting  MOD Pizza's online ordering website and use the promo code “GR174589I". Sorry, but the offer is only available for in-store and pickup orders (not delivery). Questions? Contact Kelly Finkbeiner . ... read full article
ReflectionsCatharine Holtan6/20/20202/8/2021
Reflections
Reflections Art Contest Finalists A big thank you to all the talented IMS students who submitted your works of art to this year’s Reflections Art Program. Ten students represented IMS at the district level: Sooahn Y., Sophia B., Yeonu K., Sally D., Jumi L., Grace S., Keira P., Jiya J., Peter C., and Yujin C.  We commend you all on a job well done! Sooahn Y. received an Honorable Mention in the Literature category. CONGRATULATIONS to Sally D. who is a State Reflections Finalist for her Literature entry. Way to go Sally! Good luck at State! ... read full article
New Family & Ambassadors ProgramTim Morris11/4/201910/5/2020
New Family & Ambassadors Program
Recently Relocated? New to the Area? New to Issaquah School District? We have a program designed just for you! The New Family & Ambassadors Program is intended to assist new families make a smoother transition as we welcome you to the community.   Meet new & established families, attend social events throughout the year (safely and with social distancing or virtual meetings if scheduled), and learn more about Issaquah resources. Please sign up for the New Family Program to get started.   Returning families, we need you as a New Family Ambassador!  Please consider volunteering for this important role. YOU ... read full article
Logowear is Back for the Holidays!Catharine Holtan8/19/201912/1/2020
Logowear is Back for the Holidays!
Please  click here  to order IMS logowear sweatshirts, t-shirts and more! Orders will be taken through Tuesday, December 1st - perfect timing for holiday shopping! Items will be delivered to your home by the holidays. Contact  Julia Thacker   with any questions! ... read full article
8th Grade Transition NightCatharine Holtan1/15/20211/27/2021
8th Grade Transition Night
8th Grade Transition Night (for Families new to U.S. High Schools) If your child will be in 9th grade next year (2021-22 school year) and you did not attend high school in the U.S. , consider attending this informative Zoom event on Thursday, January 28th at 6:30PM ! Issaquah High School will also have a presentation for all families, so this event will fill in the gaps for families who are not familiar with the U.S. High School system. Sessions offered in multiple languages. Register for the Zoom link. ... read full article
New Family Q&A SessionCatharine Holtan11/9/202011/17/2020
New Family Q&A Session
New to the Issaquah School District? Please join Academic Advisors and Teachers for a Question and Answer Session just for New Families! November 17th at 6:15PM . Sponsored by the IMPTSA New Family & Ambassador Program. To RSVP, please  click here . ... read full article
Angel Program4/12/201911/9/2020
Angel Program
The Angel Program provides funds for IMS students to ensure their basic needs are met. It is a confidential, behind-the-scenes PTSA program made possible by monetary and supply donations from IMS families. If you would like to be contacted during the school year when supplies such as furniture, bedding, and toiletries are needed, please  sign-up  to be added to the Angel Student Assistance program list on the volunteer interest page. If you are in need of help this year, please  click here for more information. The Angel Program would love to support your child. If you have any questions about this program, please ... read full article
WSPTA Essay ContestCatharine Holtan2/9/20213/1/2021
WSPTA Essay Contest
Students: Who Inspires You? This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their ... read full article
After School ClubsCatharine Holtan1/4/20211/17/2021
After School Clubs
After School Clubs are Coming Back!   Hey IMS Students! It's a new year. The IMS ASB is interested in helping YOU create your very own club at IMS. Interested in meeting with friends and creating a club? Please  email Mr. Cottom to get started! ... read full article
ParentWiser EventsCatharine Holtan7/12/20203/3/2021
ParentWiser Events
Parent Wiser  Presents: Powerful Study Techniques That Make the Grade Research reveals: most students aren’t taught how to study, and the strategies they devise by themselves don’t work. Also, brain science points to some very clear, easy-to-implement (and even motivating!) strategies that are proven to work, if only students knew them. Ready to upgrade your, or your students', study skills? Gretchen Wegner’s presentation condenses the complex neuroscience of learning into a simple 3-steps. Participants will learn the science behind effective study strategies, and walk away with an easy checklist for what to do before each test to rock your learning... and ... read full article