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Check out the highlights of the 2017-2018 school year!
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The three National FCCLA Award Winners Students Win Three Medals At FCCLA National Competition
Congratulations to the three students who earned medals at the FCCLA National Competition in Atlanta! 
student releasing trout into creek Students Release Trout In Mingo Creek Park
IMS Science and Technology Awareness students released trout into Mingo Creek as part of the Trout in the Classroom Project, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. 
Violinist playing while students look on PSO Musicians Visit IMS Strings Students
IMS strings students were treated to a class led by two Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians! 
Elijah Sperring, Matthew Ruffing, Brock Doman and Mrs. Rerko Matthew Ruffing Receives 7C Conquerors' Award
Congratulations to Matthew Ruffing, who received the Team 7C Conquerors' Award! 
Team 7C Logo Team 7C Had A Great Year!
 Team 7C had a great year!  Click here to see what they accomplished! 
Three students flying their airplanes Students Modify Paper Airplanes To Learn About Flight
Eighth Grade students in Mr. Schaum's Science classes learned how airplanes fly. 
Academic Excellence Recognition Program logo Students Honored At Academic Excellence Recognition Program
Independence Middle School students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement at the annual Academic Excellence Recognition Program. 
Mr. Muench and the two Principals Award winners Students Recognized At Eighth Grade Awards Program
Independence MIddle School Eighth Grade students were recognized for various achievements at the annual Eighth Grade Awards Program. 
IMS Student Council Students Thank You, Student Council Students!
The IMS Student Council Students did an excellent job of helping with the Bethel Park Gold Card Club Luncheon! 
Students petting a dog Students Learn About Therapy Dogs
IMS students enjoyed visiting with a friendly group of therapy dogs of all shapes and sizes! 
Matthew and the military box Student Makes Military Box For Letters To Soldiers Stationed In South Korea
Thank you, Matthew Ruffing, for creating the Military Box for soldiers stationed in South Korea!  
Students with the rainforest biome Science Students Create Life-Like Environmental Biomes
Mrs. Schaum's students did a marvelous job of creating life-like environmental biomes! 
IMS Art Club students working on the mural Art Club Continues The Tradition Of Mural Painting
The Independence Middle School Art Club is continuing the tradition of painting a mural for the IMS auditorium. 
students with their pinatas Eighth Graders Create Beautiful Pinatas
 IMS eighth grade Spanish students in Mrs. Foster's room did a great job creating beautiful pinatas. 
FCCLA State Medalists Students Earn Four Medals At FCCLA State Competition
Seven Independence Middle School students earned four medals at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America‚Äôs State Competition. 
Students performing the play Latin Students Write And Perform Play, 'Orpheus And Eurydice'
IMS Latin students in Mrs. Aristegui's room did a great job of presenting an original production of "Orpheus and Eurydice." 
Design Lives Here Competition Participants Students Participate In Design Lives Here Competition
Four Independence Middle School students participated in the Design Lives Here Competition. 
The IMS Science Olympiad Team IMS Science News
Independence Middle School students turned in good showings at two interscholastic science competitions. 
Students participating in a fishbowl discussion Students Participate In 'Fishbowl' Discussion'
Seventh grade students in Mrs. Marshall's Language Arts classroom participated in a "Fishbowl Discussion" about the poem, "The Highwayman." 
The Beast Beauty And The Beast Wowed IMS Audiences
Congratulations to the cast and crew for fantastic performances of Beauty and the Beast! 
Students wearing their Text Twist t-shirts Students Love Text Twist!
Students in the Academy of Reading Class love Text Twist so much, they made t-shirts to show their love! 
The students who are working on this project Students Use Technology Skills To Benefit Bethel Park Historical Society
Three Independence Middle School students are using their technology skills to help the Bethel Park Historical Society. 
Team 7C Students with Robert Dittrich Team 7C Hosts Welcome Home Party For Navy ITSN Robert Dittrich
The students on Team 7C were honored to host a Welcome Home Party for Navy ITSN Robert Dittrich. 
IMS Junior High District Orchestra Musicians Two Musicians To Play In Junior High District Orchestra
Two IMS musicians were selected to play in the PMEA Junior High District Orchestra Concert. 
Mr. Muench brainstorms with a group of students Innovators Club Building A Wind Turbine
This year the IMS Innovators Club is working together to build a wind turbine. 
Students filling their plates at the Friendsgiving Feast Students Come Together To Celebrate Friendsgiving
IMS FCCLA students celebrated their friendship with a delicious Friendsgiving Feast! 
The gingerbread creations Students Make Gingerbread Houses For PPG Place Holiday Exhibit
 The students in the SOAR Class did a great job of making gingerbread houses for the PPG Place Wintergarten Holiday exhibit! 
Making pancakes Team 7B Focused On Helping Genre's Kids With Cancer Fund
For their 2017-2018 Service Learning Project, the students on Team 7B are focused on helping Genre's Kids With Cancer Fund. 
IMS students serve breakfast to the Veterans Students Honor Veterans With Pancakes And Sausage Breakfast
 Over 50 veterans attended this year's Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast at IMS! 
Students work together to decorate their door for Red Ribbon Week Students Decorate Doors For Red Ribbon Week
IMS students had a great time working together to decorate their homeroom doors for Red Ribbon Week. 
Students record their "This I Believe" essays Students Record 'This I Believe' Essays
Students in Mrs. Marshall's class recorded "This I Believe" essays. 
Students search for clues in the IMS Library Team 7C Students Work Their Way Out Of Egyptian Escape Rooms
Students on Team 7C worked together to get out of Egyptian Escape Rooms. 
IMS students at the STEAM Showcase Students Participate In AIU STEAM Showcase
Independence Middle School was one of 26 schools that participated in the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's 2017 STEAM Showcase. 
IMS students sample books at a Book Tasting Event Students Sample Books Through Book Tasting
IMS students know they can't judge a book by its cover after participating in a Book Tasting event in the school's library. 
IMS students and their pizza Students Enjoy Lunchtime Pizza Deliveries
IMS students are enjoying the hot pizzas that are delivered to their tables during lunch periods! 
IMS Boys Cross Country Team Congratulations, Cross Country Teams!
The IMS Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams had a great run at the Uniontown Invitational and the Harrison Invitational! 
Team 7C on their first team day Team 7C First Team Day
The students on IMS Team 7C Conquerors had a great time getting to know one another on their first Team Day. 
IMS students work to clean up the area around the Administration Building Team 8A Helps To Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
For the fourth consecutive year, the students on Team 8A are working to keep Pennsylvania beautiful, with a focus on their school and the surrounding grounds.