All Day Closure
Due to the threat of Coronavirus, the Bethel Park School District is CLOSED through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
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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.

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Check out the highlights of the 2019-2020 school year!
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Mrs. Shannon and Mrs. Girman Farewell Send Off Parade
Cars were winding around both sides of Black Hawk Drive for the IMS Farewell Send Off Parade! 
Four masks Check Out Some Of These Art Projects!
IMS students in Mrs. Whitaker's classes created some interesting art during the closure of school. 
student with ALEKS on his computer Math Department Partners With ALEKS
IMS students got some great assistance with their math skills, thanks to a partnership between the IMS Math Department and the ALEKS Corporation. 
Academic Recognition Program logo IMS Students Recognized For Academic Excellence
Independence Middle School students were recognized for their academic excellence. 
Mrs. Fontana Congratulations, Mrs. Fontana!
IMS Family Consumer Science Teacher Heather Fontana was elected to the PA FCCLA Board of Directors. 
Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony Logo Eighth Grade Awards Assembly
This year's Eighth Grade Awards Assembly can be viewed on You Tube! 
Student holding her bag Sewing Projects Finished And Delivered By Mrs. Fontana
Mrs. Fontana took it upon herself to finish and deliver her students' sewing projects! 
The students with Tracy and Diane Ford STAND Group Celebrates Black History Month
The IMS STAND Group welcomed Diane and Tracy Ford to help them celebrate Black History Month. 
Middle School Science Bowl logo IMS Students Finish In Second In Science Bowl
A team of IMS students finished in Second Place in their Division at the Southwestern PA Science Bowl. 
The Design Lives Here Second Place Team IMS Students Take Second Place In Design Challenge
Three Independence Middle School students earned Second Place at the WQED Design Lives Here Competition. 
Vanya Fuller Congratulations, Vanya Fuller!
Eighth Grader Vanya Fuller was one of two recipients to receive a merit scholarship to attend Luminari's I Want to be an Ambassador Camp in June. 
Tyler Kramer Congratulations, Tyler Kramer!
Eighth Grader Tyler Kramer earned a Second Place award at the local PJAS competition! 
Washington students and an IMS Reader IMS Readers Visit BPSD Elementary Schools
The Independence Middle School Readers visited all BPSD elementary schools.  Please click here to see photos from their visit to Washington. 
The four students in the Math Contest Four Students Advance To Second Round Of Hardest Math Contest
Four IMS students have advanced to the second round of Scholastic Inc.'s Hardest Math Problem Contest. 
Valentines hanging in the Hall of Heroes Students Thanked By Soldiers For Valentines
IMS students on Team 7C were thanked by the soldiers who were cheered by their homemade Valentines. 
The Teen Leadership Corp GOLD Night Was A Success!
Thanks to everybody who made GOLD 2020 a success! 
The team at South Side Classic Wrestlers Win South Side Tournament
Congratulations to the IMS Wrestling Team, Champions of the South Side Classic! 
The three Junior High District Orchestra musicians Three Students Selected For Junior High District Orchestra
Three IMS musicians have been selected to perform in the PMEA Junior High District Orchestra Concert. 
Five students wearing brain hats Students Learn How To Read Complex Informational Text
Seventh grade Team Valor students in Mrs. Gensler’s room were busy reading a complex informational text called Magic and the Brain. 
10 members of the STAND Club Students Making Connections Via STAND Club
IMS students are making positive connections with one another through the newly-formed STAND Club. 
Students letters on display in the Hall of Heroes Students Receive Thank You From Servicemen For Their Thoughtfulness
IMS Seventh Graders on Team Conquerors were thanked for their thoughtfulness by Army Sgt. Brian Steifel. 
The IMS Wrestling Team at Ambridge Congratulations, Wrestling Team!
The Junior High Wrestling Team are the Ambridge Tournament Champions!  The team also finished in 10th Place at the South Fayette Tournament! 
Students putting pancakes on a plate Thank You, Veterans!
Independence Middle School was pleased to welcome veterans and active service members to school for a special pancakes and sausage breakfast. 
Students gathered around a Dia De Los Muertos altar Students Learn About Dia De Los Muertos
IMS Spanish students had fun learning about Dia De Los Muertos. 
The Inventors Club students holding planes and wings Inventors Club Continues Its Study Of Flight
The IMS Inventors Club is continuing to learn about flight this school year. 
Students holding their positivity rocks FCCLA Students Make Positivity Rocks
Students in the IMS FCCLA Club made positivity rocks! 
IMS Girls Volleyball Team Congratulations, Girls Volleyball Team!
Congratulations to the IMS Girls Volleyball Team, who are the 2019 Canon McMillan Tournament Champions!