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Homecoming & Alumni Family Weekend will take place on the IMS campus October 12-13. Be sure to join us on Friday night for the alumni volleyball (with the 1998 State Final Four team) and soccer games. On Saturday participate in the Joetown Classic 5K, followed by the IMS Tailgate (concessions by the PTO, music by The Old Man Band along with inflatables and games of Spikeball), and end the day with the Annual Pork Supper followed by a Community Hymn Sing in Celebration Hall.



‘Imagine the Amazing’ UnityPoint Health Contest | Help IMS win $25,000! It’s easy. From September 17-30 go to and vote. No info will be collected – all you do is vote. And you can vote as many times as you care to so vote often!

The IMS PTO Apple Fritter Booth at the Kalona Fall Festival on Friday and Saturday, September 28-29. The IMS Choirs and Praise Band will be performing under the festival tent on Friday from 2:30-3:30PM.

October 2 6th – 8th grade prospective students and their families are invited to join Candi and the National Honor Society for an ice cream social between the junior varsity and varsity volleyball games. The JV game starts at 6pm that evening.

Homecoming & Alumni Family Weekend October 12-13.

The Joetown Classic 5K | Saturday, October 13. Make sure you sign-up by October 2 to get a cool, vintage t-shirt! Register now online at HERE or find printable registrations at

The Annual Pork Supper | Saturday, October 13. Junior IMS students are selling tickets now or they can be purchased at the door. Tickets are: Adults $10, Seniors 65+ $9, Children age 4-12 $5, age 3 and under free. The meal consists of roasted pork, baked potato, salads, and dessert.


We have continued working on the initiatives that Dr. Newberry recommended to us from his study of our enrollment and marketing efforts at IMS. Dwight Gingerich, Jeremy Ours and Candi Schmieder met with congregational leadership in all eight of the area churches who are part of the congregational support plan that helps financially support IMS. These were very valuable meetings. We are grateful for all who took part in the meetings and the feedback and encouragement you gave us. Read more here.


We are excited to announce that Kalona Chocolates has joined our SCRIP program as a local vendor! When you purchase gift cards from IMS for Kalona Chocolates, IMS receives a 20% rebate. Half of that rebate will apply to your child’s tuition, if you have a student at IMS, and half will go to student aid. If you don’t have a student at IMS, the full rebate will be applied to student aid. We do keep these cards on hand in the IMS office. Other local retailers we keep on hand are Kalona Coffeehouse (10% rebate), Casey’s (3%) rebate and Fareway (3%) rebate. Read more about our SCRIP program.


This amazing video features the Bethel College (KS) choir led by former IMS Music Instructor,Bill Eash (’76-’78 & ’79-’84) and includes alumnus Emma Beachy (’18). At the beginning of the video Emma (with glasses) is standing right next to the trombone player.


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