An Invitation to Talk with the Principal

Dear Middle School Parents-

We are considering some changes to the Middle School schedule and program offerings for next year (2019-2020).  These proposals involve

  • More elective classes for 7th and 8th grade, specifically courses in Design, Technology, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts.
  • Adding flexible time to allow all students to get extra help or extra challenge in courses where that is needed.
  • Combining 7th and 8th grade Physical Education classes.
  • Changing from trimesters to quarters/semesters.

These changes would provide more choice to students and families while creating new opportunities for student support, service learning, integrated-subject learning, and special projects.

The proposals were discussed earlier this week at the Middle School Parent Coffee.  If you would like to learn more about the proposals, then you may join an additional session from 11am to noon on November 28.  We will likely meet in a classroom within the MS/HS Library, but if we have a lot of interest, then we could move to a larger space.  Please RSVP if you would like to attend.


Dr. Jon Hill
ISB Middle School Principal