Parent Partners

It is imperative that parents know the variety of options available for contributing to the success of the school and their child;  this parent involvement positively impacts communication, relationships, and student learning.  Different options will be included in the office newsletter throughout the year.

Additional ideas are welcomed and can be emailed to the building principal.

Parent Partners Chair – Jenn Forret, (jforret@metlife.com ), ((515-457-4296)

  • Celebrations: Dacni Gabel
    • This committee works with the Assistant Principal in planning and organizing Teacher Appreciation Week in May.    
  • Fundraising: There are two opportunities to raise funds during the school year, 1–by purchasing spirit wear clothing and 2–helping in the concession stand.  The funds raised are used to support the students and staff of Indianola Middle School through student achievement awards, hospitality events, and student and staff recognition.

Options for Involvement

  • Signing student homework and/or the student planner
  • Reading the school newsletters
  • Regularly checking the Student Information System, PowerSchool
  • Regularly checking the school website
  • Utilizing email and phone calls
  • Attending a Team Meeting with your child’s teachers
  • Events
  • Attend Open House
  • Attend Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
  • Assist with Teacher Appreciation Week
  • School committees (School Improvement Advisory Committee-SIAC, School Counseling Advisory)
  • Volunteer in a classroom, in the lunchroom, or in the library
  • Assist with the annual Book Fair fundraiser in the library
  • Volunteer to help at a school dance
  • Read the same book your student is reading
  • Look through a textbook with your student to learn more about what they are studying
  • Participate in planning meetings for any unique needs of your child
  • Attend performances, events, and competitions
  • Assist with the Grade 8 Manners Luncheon
  • Volunteer at the beginning of the year to help 6th Grade Students with their lockers
  • Be a Music Booster and/or Athletic Booster

Community Partners

Indianola Middle School is proud to have strong relationships with a variety of community organizations.  Listed are just a few of the ways our school, students and families benefit from these community partners:

Indianola Community Youth Foundation

  • The ICYF mission is to build on Indianola’s reputation as a community committed to its youth by providing opportunities for kids to develop their personal best, make good choices, model positive behaviors, and build leadership skills.

Lawyers

  • Lawyers and judges from the community volunteer their time to coach the middle school Mock Trial Team.

Nursing Homes

  • Nursing homes welcome our students and give them opportunities to provide service through musical performances, assisting with crafts, and visiting.

Churches

  • Churches provide after-school activities at their locations, organize the Backpack for Hunger program, and sponsor speaking engagements for community members regarding topics that influence students and families.

Indianola Parks and Recreation

  • Parks and Rec sponsors The Zone twice per week after school at the middle school.  Students are supervised, receive a snack, and engage in activities and homework help.

Simpson College

  • Simpson College students volunteer to work with our students through the student tutoring and mentor program.

Indianola YMCA

  • The YMCA partners with our health and Physical Education staff to provide passes for students who need extra support in becoming and staying physically active.

Indianola HOPE Foundation

  • Building a stronger community by touching the lives of children and their families. Indianola Hope Foundation provides immediate, temporary assistance for needs relating to shelter, food, transportation, clothing and medical.  Families of students enrolled in the Indianola Community School District are eligible. If you would like to donate or are interested in these services, please contact:       Jackie: 515-250-7385   Jenna: 515-707-0423   Kris: 515-961-3203   Marie: 515-961-2951 www.indianolahope.org or IndianolaHope@gmail.com

Fareway

  • Partners with our Life Skills program to assist students in preparing them for real world opportunities using communication, math, social, and job related skills.  

Helping Hand

  • Partners with our Life Skills program to assist students in preparing them for real world opportunities using communication, math, social, and job related skills.