header logo
header logo text
MISSION: To lead an educational partnership with the Community, maintaining an environment that challenges all students to reach their potential as lifelong learners and responsible members of society.

Latest News

Independence Middle School Latest News
Check out the highlights of the 2018-2019 school year!
rss feed
Soldier speaking with IMS student Students Meet Soldier They Supported This School Year
 IMS students had the opportunity to meet a soldier they supported this school year when he came to visit their school. 
Academic Excellence logo Students Recognized For Academic Excellence
Independence Middle School recognized several of its students for outstanding academic excellence. 
Mr. Muench and the Principal's Award Winners Eighth Graders Recognized At Awards Assembly
Independence Middle School recognized its eighth grade students at a special end-of-the-year assembly. 
Five students holding up the masks they made Students Learn About Homelessness In Allegheny County
Seventh Graders on Team Unity learned what it is like to be homeless this past school year. 
Two students telling jokes Poetry Cafe Showcased Student Talents
The IMS Library was packed on May 10 for this year's Poetry Cafe! 
The SOARE Students at Simmons Park Students Enjoy A Day Of Socialization At Simmons Park
IMS SOARE students enjoyed a beautiful day of socialization at Simmons Park. 
Kindness Tree Seventh Graders Fill Kindness Tree With Acts Of Kindness
IMS Seventh Graders were able to fill a Kindness Tree with leaves depicting acts of kindess! 
Three students petting a dog Students De-Stress With The Help Of Therapy Dogs
IMS students enjoyed de-stressing after the PSSA Tests with the help of some warm and fuzzy therapy dogs! 
The students in the hallway outside the art room Students Are Doing Great Things In Adaptive Art Class
Ms. Persi's Adaptive Art students are having fun being creative! 
The students working together at the Fluid Power Challenge Students Participate In Fluid Power Challenge
Eight IMS Science Club students had the opportunity to compete in the Fluid Power Challenge. 
The IMS FCCLA State Medalists Students Earn Seven Medals At FCCLA State Competition
IMS students earned seven medals at the FCCLA State Competition--including one Gold, three Silver and three Bronze! 
Five students in the cast of Orpheus and Eurydice Seventh Graders Stage Two Original Latin Plays
Seventh Grade Latin students did a fantastic job staging two plays entirely in Latin. 
Grease video still Grease Is The Word
Check out this great video that was produced to promote the IMS production of Grease! 
Six students with their tie dye t-shirts Students Have Fun With Tie-Dye!
Mrs. Fontana's Family and Consumer Science Life Skills Class had fun making their own tie-dye shirts! 
Matthew Ruffing and Mr. Muench Eighth Grader Recognized For Community Service Efforts
IMS Eighth Grader Matthew Ruffing was recognized for his support of soldiers and veterans by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. 
Three of the four IMS Junior High District Band Musicians Four Musicians Selected For Junior High District Band
Four IMS musicians were selected to play in the PMEA Junior High District Band Concert. 
All of the GOLD Night attendees in the IMS cafeteria GOLD Night Was The Biggest Ever!
Thanks to the support of so many IMS Eighth Grade Girls, the 2019 GOLD Night was the biggest to date! 
Student cutting out his fuselage Inventors Club In Its Third Year
Students in the IMS Inventors Club are building remote control airplanes this year!  
The 13 IMS students who participated in the Go Red Go STEM program IMS Girls 'Go Red Go STEM'
Independence Middle School female students who are interested in STEM-related careers had an opportunity to explore at "Go Red Go STEM." 
Six IMS Junior High District Orchestra musicians Six Musicians Selected For Junior High District Orchestra
Six IMS musicians have been selected to perform in the PMEA Junior High District Orchestra Concert. 
Veteran with his two granddaughters IMS Welcomes Veterans For A Special Thank You Breakfast
For the sixth year, IMS Student Council students and the students who participate in the Bring A Smile To The Service Group welcomed area Veterans to their school for a special Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast on Veterans Day. 
Four students dressed as characters from "The Tell Tale Heart" Eighth Graders Study Poe Classic
Eighth Grade students in Mrs. Marshall’s Language Arts class read the Edgar Allen Poe classic, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” 
Five students with their gingerbread house Students Make Gingerbread Houses For Holiday Display
IMS students in the SOARE Class have been busy working to create beautiful gingerbread houses that will be part of the Gingerbread House display at PPG Place this holiday season.   
The IMS FCCLA students at Heritage Manor Senior Living FCCLA Students Take Field Trip To Heritage Manor Senior Living
IMS FCCLA students spent some time with the residents of Heritage Manor Senior Living! 
Student showing her web page to one of the African visitors Students Welcome African Visitors
The students and staff at Independence Middle School were pleased to welcome three visitors from Africa to their school. 
Student eating the microgreens Students Grow Their Own Microgreens
IMS eighth grade students in Mrs. Campagna’s Family and Consumer Science Class learned about the hottest food trend in the culinary industry today—microgreens. 
Three students with their presentation materials Students Share French Classroom Presentations
Mrs. Aristegui's French students shared their presentations about classrooms in five French speaking countries/provinces. 
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!