Innovation

Middle

Where Technology and Character Come Together

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Our Principal - Ms. Nicola Labas

Welcome to Innovation Middle School!   I am proud to serve as the Principal of such a creative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) school where there is a passion for lifelong learning that fosters social and emotional acuity along with the excitement and passion for learning.  When opening this Middle School in 2008, I knew that this would be a special place for students who want the thrill of discovery and technology beyond the traditional classroom walls.  Our 1 to 1 take home technology program (Netbooks and iPads) along with our amazing teaching staff allows iMiddle to be an inspirational place where students are able to pursue their passions, develop a sense of purpose and intellectually engage in an inquiry based curriculum that will guide them to understand the world in new and inventive ways.   At Innovation Middle School, we are committed to our vision of inspiring students to be intellectually prepared and engaged in a curriculum focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics with a deliberate worldview and commitment to character development.

A key characteristic of an iMiddle student is that they want to come to school; they want to be at school.  Our students are often highly motivated, engaged and self-directed.  Our program supports the school community's variety of learning styles, and teachers work hard to differentiate curriculum to meet each student's needs.  We offer GATE, Seminar, and Special Education Programs to meet the diverse needs of our students. 

At iMiddle, we move beyond the basics and focus on the building "Super Skills" for the 21st century:

Communication- Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions
Collaboration-Working together to reach a goal- putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work
Critical Thinking-Looking at problems in a new way, linking learning across subjects & disciplines
Creativity-Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation & invention 
 
 
I look forward to another wonderful inspiring year together where the possibilities for learning and innovation are endless!
 
Nicola Labas
Principal
Innovation Middle School
nlabas@sandi.net