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IDMS Adapts and Continues Serving our Community

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IDMS has regretfully suspended on-site classes through the end of the school year in compliance with Governor Ducey’s orders and the guidance of health authorities. (To be clear, the school has experienced no exposures or infections.) For details, please read the letter we sent home to families on March 16 here. (In Spanish here.) While the building is closed, IDMS …

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Our 8th-Graders Visit St. Stephen’s in Douglas

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On Sunday, March 8, Imago Dei Social Sciences teacher Iesha Walker, Chaplain Tim True, and Principal Kitt Bret Harte took 19 8th-graders to visit the border town of Douglas. There, they attended eucharist at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, whose parishioners afterwards treated them to a lovely, home-cooked meal and an afternoon of conversation about life on the border. It was …

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IDMS Science Fair

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The school’s budding young scientists and engineers presented the culmination of months of hard work on Wednesday, February 19, to be judged by several dozen volunteers – friends of the school, parents, and grads. Congratulations and thank you to all who made this our best science fair ever. Special thanks to teachers Ms. Mattes, Mr. Lopez, and Mr. Salinas. On …

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School Christmas Party 2019

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Individually selected gifts for 72 students, warm jackets and hats, gifts for siblings and families, tons of cookies, incredible excitement, and, of course, a visit from Santa – the Imago Dei Christmas Party did not disappoint. A highlight of the event was a stellar performance by Tapestry, the school singing group directed by our amazing music teacher, Sheldon Curry, featuring …

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Bement School Visit November 2019

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Twenty-five 9th-graders from our sister institution, Bement School in Deerfield, Massachusetts, flew in and spent four days with our 8th-graders exploring Southern Arizona and getting to know the issues and one another. This year’s activities included a trip up Mount Lemmon and a visit to the Desert Museum, as well as an unforgettable visit to the border wall in Nogales. …

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We Welcome Our Beloved Founders

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The whole Imago Dei family was very excited to welcome The Rev. Anne and The Rev. Susan in October. They joined us for Chapel and met our current students, caught up with nearly 40 alumni the Graduate and Family Support Center, and attended a small evening reception for faculty and Board members at 47 Scott. It was great to have …

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Innovative Teaching at Imago Dei

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Our teachers know how to engage kids. On a recent morning at school, Ms. Emery’s 8th-grade Language Arts class recreated the plot of a novel they’d read as board games, while Ms. Taylor’s 6th- grade History class acted out encounters between paleolithic and neolithic humans – and the animals that were important to them. (Go, Cave Lion and Cave Bear!)

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Camp at Chapel Rock

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Imago Dei scholars and staff returned Thursday, August 29, from five packed, exhilarating days at Chapel Rock Summer Camp and Conference Center in Prescott. From field games to karaoke night to the high ropes adventure, there was a ton to do in the cool pines of Northern Arizona as we launched into the coming school year together. Thank you to …

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Baccalaureate & Commencement 2019

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The mighty Class of 2019 graduated on May 16 at Armory Park Senior Center. Baccalaureate service and family dinner were held the night before at the school. Hundreds of family, friends, and friends of the school were on hand to recognize our scholars’ achievement and wish them well as they scatter to high schools all across Tucson. We will miss …