Spartan Gazette

Indian Mound Middle School

Greetings From Aaron Tarnutzer

Our tireless effort to fight the cabin fever that is slowly overtaking our school, we have several exciting events to preview this month. In addition to curriculum that is engaging, relevant, and rigorous, here is a quick list of what is coming, followed by a longer explanation of a few of the highlighted activities:

March 2: Youth Art Month Reception, E.D. Locke Public Library, 5:30 p.m.

March 3: Student of the Month Assembly, with the Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament

March 6: Spring Sports (Track) Registration Night, 6 p.m., IMMS Cafeteria

March 9: Orchestra Concert grades 6-8, 7 p.m., MHS Auditorium

March 14: IMMS Choir Concert, 7 p.m., MHS Auditorium

March 23: IMMS Talent Show, approximately 8 to 10 a.m., IMMS Gym

March 24-April 2: Spring Break

Youth Art Month

Everyone is encouraged to come to McFarland’s E.D. Locke Public Library on March 2 to see amazing student artwork, listen to beautiful student musical performances, and snack on a few treats. We hope to pack the library and would love to see you there.

Music to Our Ears:

A highlight of March is the many musical performances that we be held, including Choir and Orchestra concerts. The evening concerts are held at the High School Auditorium, which brings better sound and parking, as well as more comfortable seats. Admission is free. In addition, music is provided at the Youth Art Month Celebration on March 2.

Talent Show:

One of the highlights of the entire school year is the IMMS Talent Show where students and staff have a chance to share their talents with the entire school. Visitors are welcome to join us during the morning of March 23 as you never know what you might see. Past events have included musical performances, dancing, joke telling, and even some juggling. You are also guaranteed to see a staff member or twelve share a hidden talent that amazes and surprises the students.

Spring Break:

The month ends with Spring Break. To be honest, we are more focused on the Spring part of Spring Break as we are ready for some lasting sunshine and heat.

We hope to see you at some of these events. We also hope that by providing you with this information you can avoid the developmentally appropriate, yet frustrating, lack of response you receive to the “How is school?” question.

Thank your for your involvement in your child’s education!

Aaron Tarnutzer

IMMS Principal


Click here to view daily assignments for students at IMMS.

P. E. Swimming Notice

All Mr. Kubicek’s P.E. classes swim unit will be February 28th through March 17th. Please remember that suits for physical education and on-campus activities must be one-piece or tankini style swimsuits that are suitable for rigorous physical activity. Any student may wear a shirt over their swimsuit. Please send a towel and goggles (if your child would like to wear them).

Feel free to contact Mr. Kubicek if you or your child has any questions about the swimming unit

News from the Orchestra Room

Please join us on Thursday, March 9 for the IMMS orchestra concert. The show starts at 7PM in the MHS Auditorium.

The Second Annual String Fling will take place on Saturday, April 8 in the High school during the afternoon. Students will be scheduling their time to participate in 2 clinics of their choice. The main performance will begin at 5:45 PM.

If you are interested in playing in orchestra, or our Friday Fiddles group, please talk to Mrs. Hershey.

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News from E.D. Locke Public Library

Spring is arriving at E.D. Locke Public Library and that means lots of fun programming.

March is Youth Art Month and the library will be hosting the art displays all month. There will also be a reception on March 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30. Join us as we celebrate the creative talents of students of all ages.

We have two fun activities planned during spring break. On Monday, March 27th, from 1:00-3:00 we will be hosting a Spring Break Crafternoon. We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. There will be crafting projects for all ages available. Then join us on Wednesday, March 29th at 2:00pm for popcorn and our Mid-Week Movie: Moana.

IMMS Lunch Menu

Please click here to see the lunch menu for March

Talent Show

"Overture, Cue the Lights, This Is It, The Night of Nights..." Who has talent? The students & staff of IMMS have talent! All are welcome to come join the fun on Thursday, March 23, 2017 as Indian Mound students perform, sing, dance…and entertain! Will there be some staff surprises again this year? Performance application forms are due Friday, February 24th and auditions are scheduled in the lunchroom after school on Tuesday, February 28th. The mandatory dress rehearsal is right after school on Tuesday, March 21st. Please direct your questions to Mr. Kramer at 838-4576

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World Read Aloud Day

IMMS students and staff participated in Word Read Aloud Day on February 17 sponsored by LitWorld. LitWorld was founded in 2007 after Executive Director, Pam Allyn, renowned literacy educator and author, visited Kibera, an area of extreme poverty in Nairobi, Kenya. There, she experienced the urgent desire children had to read, write and share their stories, the barriers that stood in their way, and the amazing power of literacy to remove those barriers. We use this day to promote independence, hope, and joy through the love of reading. For more information please go to

IMMS Track Meet Dates

Mark your calendars for the IMMS Track Meets. More information will be sent out as the dates get closer.

6th Grade - May 16th

7th Grade - May 17th

8th Grade - May 18th

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Indian Mound Middle School

The mission of Indian Mound Middle School is to develop globally engaged and resilient citizens who are critical thinkers, collaborators, and curious learners.