Isanti Middle School (IMS) currently serves approximately 450 students in grades 6-8 living in the city of Isanti and surrounding area. IMS is one of two schools residing within one building. IMS follows the traditional school calendar while Minnesota Center (MNC),the district’s optional middle level program of about 100 students, follows a year-round calendar from August to June.
Isanti Middle School opened in 1976 as a 6th thru 9th grade Junior High School with an enrollment of 580 students. IMS has had six principals in its history: Dave Larson; Fred Nolan; Bill Norton; Mark Ziebarth; Tim Truebenbach; and Randy Pauly.
Welcome to Minnesota Center!
The Minnesota Center (MNC) is Cambridge-Isanti's optional year-round middle school program located at the Isanti Middle School site. MNC follows a year-round calendar and has been an option for district parents since its founding in 1995. Originally, the school calendar followed a 45 - 15 configuration where students learned for 45 days (nine weeks of school) and were on intersession break for 15 days (three weeks of vacation). That calendar has been modified over the years an currently sutudents have 6 - 8 weeks of school followed by a 1 - 2 week intersessions. The school year starts at the beginning of August and runs through the middle of June.
The IMS/MNC Book Fair is October 5-9. Online ordering will be available
The online catalog has books available that will not be at the in-school fair, including adult books, cookbooks, and more. It would be a great way to
support the school and get Christmas presents at the same time. It also has a place for teacher classroom wishlists, where teachers can post books they would like to have for their classroom, and parents/grandparents can help out by ordering one or more books for that teacher as a gift. NOTE: The online shopping is not available until September 30, and those orders (as well as the orders at the book fair) will earn Scholastic Dollars for the Isanti Middle School Media Center to order more books for students to enjoy.
Where Everybody Belongs (WEB)
Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) is a transition program for all incoming 6th grade students
to make them feel safe and welcome.WEB leaders have been trained by WEB coordinators
Ryan Kolbeck, Bret Lemm, and Officer Gau to become positive mentors for the 6th grade students.
WEB activities are planned throughout the year to continue building positive
relationships and create a culture WHERE EVERYBODY BELONGS!
At IMS/MNC we value and expect students to adhere to our Dress Code Policy ensuring a safe and effective learning environment that is free of distractions as well as one that demonstrates our district character traits.