Spring Music Program
Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)
The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!
Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18
School will be closed
In the News
IMS Book Fair is here February 11-23, 2016
Family Shopping Event is Tuesday, 2/16/16 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
All students will have an opportunity to view and purchase books during a scheduled English class visit.
OPEN Shopping is Thursday 2/18 thru Tuesday 2/23 from 11:00-2:00 only during Core Plus & Lunch. Large crowds are anticipated. Only shoppers, please. No browsers allowed. Students must have money and a signed planner to visit during OPEN periods.
Checks are to be made out to Independence Middle School. Most Credit Cards are accepted.
NO refunds or exchanges will be made.
Future Bayside HS Marlins (Rising 9th graders)
Bayside High School Rising Freshman Expo
February 16, 2016. 6:00pm-8:00pm at Bayside High School
Recyle those old phones and empty ink cartridges.
Do you have old smart phones or tablets you are no longer using?
As part of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, students are allowed but not required to have electronic devices available for their use for instructional purposes. While many students have devices, there are always those who do not. We have a variety of ways to provide technology to the students who do not have it, but our resources are limited at times.
Did you know an old smart phone or tablet, even without a service plan, can be used as a BYOD device? The smart phones and tablets can still access the wireless network, be used as a web browser, and operate various apps. If you have upgraded your phones recently and have older phones or tablets not being used, will you consider donating them to IMS? If so, we will accept them at the front desk or lab 305. If possible, please take the following steps:
1. Clear the phone of apps and usage history.
2. Remove any password protections.
3. Reset the phone to its factory settings.
4. Bag the phone and its charger (if you have it) in a Ziploc bag or similar.
5. Turn the phone in at the front desk or lab 305.
As we collect the phones, we will verify they are cleared, then create BYOD kits of 8-10 devices teachers can check out to use when their lessons call for students to have their own device. This will enable us to ensure more students have technology available to them.