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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.

Independence Middle School

Welcome to Independence Middle School

School Hours:
7:25 AM to 2:25 PM

 Main Office
412-854-8677
 
Nurse's Office
412-854-8686 

Attendance Office
412-854-8684
BELIEVE!
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The theme for Independence Middle School is the acrostic, BELIEVE.  This welcome sign near the IMS entrance depicts the winning student-drawn posters from past school years.  Have a great school year and don't forget--BELIEVE!
Latest News
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Andersons Olivia, Jacob Anderson are Finalists in WQED Writers Competition
Olivia Anderson, a fourth-grader at Lincoln Elementary, and her brother, Jacob, a first-grader, are finalists in the WQED Writers Competition. Vote for them here.  
Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony Icon IMS Celebrates 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
IMS recently virtually celebrated its Eighth Grade Awards ceremony on June 3, 2021.  More than 20 different awards were bestowed on deserving students.
Putnam 'Putnam' Spells a Lot of Fun!
The Bethel Park High School Music Department recently performed "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."  
Walsh (BPTV Video) Around Town: Getting to Know Dr. James Walsh
Andy Amrhein of BPTV recently had the opportunity to sit down with the new Bethel Park superintendent, Dr. James Walsh.  
Book Trailers Animoto Book Trailers
For the past month, students in Mrs. Katelyn Gensler’s seventh-grade reading class have been working diligently to create promotional trailers for various books they’ve read.    
PDE Logo PDE: Letter to Parents for Monitoring
The PDE's Bureau of Special Education (BSE), monitors all PA school districts and charter schools every six years to ensure that they are complying with federal and state regulations for special education.   
James Walsh Bethel Park names Walsh new superintendent
At a special meeting on Dec. 29, the Bethel Park Board of School Directors unanimously voted Dr. James Walsh as the next superintendent of schools.  
Reopening of Schools FAQ Logo Reopening Of Schools FAQs
Please click here to see some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Reopening of School for the 2020-2021 school year.  
A Day in the Life of a Bethel Park Student A Day In The Life Of An Independence Middle School Student
Please click here to see what a day in the life of an Independence Middle School student looks like.  
Viewing Your Child's Homework in HAC
This video is a short walkthrough meant to share and clarify the process for viewing your child's homework in the Home Access Center (HAC). The video discusses and shows how to login, navigate to the correct area within the site, and view your child's homework and upcoming assignments. Click here to view the video. We hope this is helpful in creating and maintaining a positive homework experience for you and your child at Independence Middle School.  
If You Drop Off/Pick Up Your Child At IMS
Parents, please click here to read important information about what you should do if you drop your child off at IMS in the morning before school starts or pick your child up at the end of the school day. 
eSchoolPlus logo Attention Parents: Set Your Home Access Center Alerts
All Bethel Park parents are encouraged to click here to learn how to receive Alerts from the eSchoolPlus Home Access Center. 
eSchool Plus Family App logo Download the eSchoolPLUS Family App
You can now access the eSchoolPlus Home Access Center from your electronic devices by downloading the eSchoolPLUS Family App! 
Visitor Admittance Procedure
If you are visiting Independence Middle School, you must follow the established procedure.  
IMPORTANT REPORT CARD INFORMATION
All report cards, K-12, will be distributed electronically via Sungard.   

Administration

 
David Muench, Principal
412-854-8677

Dr. George Spalaris, Assistant Principal
412-854-8678
Upcoming Events
School Calendar
Box Tops For Education Logo The IMS Library will gladly accept your box tops for education! The box tops will be redeemed for new furniture for the Library Commons.  Thank you for your support!