Welcome to Silver Spring International Middle School! We have a community of approximately 1150 students and are lucky to be one of the most diverse school communities in the county. The PTSA is an important and energetic part of the SSIMS community. We’re committed to supporting every student, teacher and staff member at our school so that all students have what they need to thrive and succeed.


We hope that you will embrace this wonderful community and that you will share your time and talents with our students, teachers, and staff. We guarantee you that your assistance will have huge rewards for the students and that you will find tremendous satisfaction in helping at SSIMS. Each of you has a unique set of skills and expertise to share and your talents can play an important part in making SSIMS the best school in the county!


We hope that you’ll join the PTSA and be part of the myriad projects, activities, and events that the PTSA supports at SSIMS. Here’s some early fall dates and events to look out for.


Wed, 9/20 -- Chipotle Fundraiser, 5-9 PM, DTSS Chipotle

Wed, 9/27 – SSIMS PTSA Panel for 8th Graders about HS Options, 630 – 830 PM, SSIMS Band Room

Tue, 10/10 -- SSIMS PTSA Mtg (digital privacy speaker for parents), 7 PM, SSIMS Media Center

10/30-11/8 – SSIMS Outdoor Ed (6th graders only)


It’s going to be a great year at SSIMS. We have a tremendous leadership team, great teachers, and amazing students and families.  We look forward to seeing you in the school and in the community this year.


In Jaguar Spirit,


Diane Kelleher and Margy O’Herron

2017-2018 SSIMS PTSA co-presidents



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2017-2018 SSIMS PTSA Officers


Diane Kelleher (diane.kelleher@gmail.com)
Margy O'Herron (moherron@msn.com)
Nancy Bonomo (nmcbonomo@gmail.com
Executive Vice President
Makiko Muortani (treasurer@ssimsptsa.org)
8th grade VPs
Kathleen Isaacson (k.isaacson88@gmail.com)
Jenel Wyatt (jenel_wyatt@yahoo.com)
7th grade VPs
Kristin Noyes (kmpnoyes@gmail.com)
6th grade VP
2017-2018 SSIMS PTSA Committee Chairs
Staff Appreciation
Mindy Kassaraba (mindykassaraba@verizon.net
Mia Smith Bynum (miabynum@gmail.com)
Deidre Starnes (2bedestar@gmail.com
Rosemary McCloskey (roeroemccloskey@gmail.com)