I would like to welcome everyone to the new school year, 2023-2024.  I look forward to working with a great staff, great students, supportive parents and a supportive community.

Proud Traditions…Unlimited Possibilities.  I am struck by the evidence of these guiding words for the school district.  The middle school staff is a committed group of professionals who take steps to continually improve the learning experience and provide different opportunities for students. A part of our mission is to prepare students for success in high school and beyond while students explore different interests.  In order to accomplish this, we will stimulate rigorous academic growth of all students, and we will engage all students in a broad spectrum of learning.

It is essential that parents, guardians, additional family members, and community members actively participate.  There are a variety of ways to be involved in a student’s education including, but not limited to, asking specific questions about school, supporting school activities, communicating with the staff, setting goals and celebrating successes, and researching careers.  On the website, there are numerous ways to be involved with the middle school and being part of our community.  Together we can ensure that each student will have the skills and support necessary to pursue the unlimited possibilities in the global economy.

Please take the time to explore not only the middle school web information but the information of all the district’s schools and departments.  There are many different resources to help support your student’s well being including community resources and health and wellness resources.  The strength of the Indianola Community School District reflected on those pages is evidence of the ongoing community support, high expectations, and the belief that anything is possible.



Kristy Ellis

Indianola Middle School Principal