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All-Cotton Adjustable Masks Sewn in Tucson

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THREAD (Together for Hope, Resiliency, Empowerment And Development) mask-sewing project is an effort of Imago Dei school to keep Tucson safe, 21 very low-income refugee families afloat, and money circulating through Tucson’s economy during the pandemic. Participants sew high-quality, double-layer, adjustable masks safely at home. Order online at our Etsy store – you won’t find a better value or a …

Our Kids Rock Online!

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As everyone knows, online schooling has its downsides – the worst of which is simply missing being with one another! That said, Imago Dei teachers have done amazing work to adapt curriculum and master new skills – and our middle-schoolers are showing up for class, participating eagerly, and doing remarkable things. They’re mastering 21st-century skills at an amazing pace. Please …

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Imago Dei forms THREAD to provide masks, feed families

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Dana Smith of Clínica Amistad and IDMS art teacher (and dear friend and benefactor) Susan Gamble, plus other awesome volunteers, are using the now-empty school building as headquarters for a rapidly growing cooperative of low-income Tucsonans – mostly women, mostly refugees – who are sewing nearly 1000 cloth masks a week to donate to health workers and people who cannot …

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IDMS Adapts and Continues Serving our Community

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In early March, IDMS 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.) You can read Head of School Cameron Taylor’s March 25 report to the school’s Board of Directors on the challenges and changes …

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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. …