Thanks for Another Great Year and Introducing our Year to Come!

Dear Families, We are at the end of another amazing year at IVMS! We begin our 14th year! Thank you for your continued support of our school. We look forward to seeing you again next Fall. It is always a bit lonely over the summer without all of our students. I look forward to August …

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Changes to Leadership at IVMS for Next Year

Dear Families, As we wind down the current year, we are already gearing up for the next. FCAT testing ends this week with a few end of course (EOC) exams for the high school level math courses and 7th grade civics remaining. This will be the last year for the FCAT as the State moves …

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Thanks to Everyone for Another Great Show!!

WHAT A FEELING!! DEAR FAMILIES, WHAT A FEELING IT WAS TO SEE ALMOST 500 PARENTS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS OF THE IVMS DRAMA STARS AT VENICE HIGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. IT WAS ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING YEAR! OVER 100 IVMS SARASOTA AND VENICE CAMPUS STUDENTS, AGES 4YRS – 8TH GRADE SANG, DANCED, AND PORTRAYED THEIR CHARACTERS WITH SMILES …

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From STEM to STEAM; and Welcome to Jamie Marshall

Dear Families, I would like to welcome Mr. Jamie  Marshall to Island Village, who will join IVMS next year as the coordinating director of our arts programs on both campuses. Jamie will coordinate the arts program within a broader picture of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. STEAM is a movement that recognizes the …

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Referendum Voting and IVMS Vision of Healthy Competition

  SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOLS REFERENDUM – TUESDAY, MARCH 25TH – PLEASE VOTE! Referendum dollars provide an important local effort in school funding, contribute close to $600,000 to our annual budget, and contribute $40 million dollars per year to the school district’s budget (approximately 12%). Referendum dollars help IVMS to provide a well-rounded educational experience for …

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Starry Nights Out, Spring Break, and Referendum Voting

Dear Families, I hope you had a great time at Movie Night! Thanks for braving the “cool” of these modern Florida winters!! SEA CAMPERS RETURN Welcome back Sea Campers, chaperones, and faculty! We all hope you had a great time learning about Florida marine ecosystems, barrier islands, and the importance of mangroves to keep our …

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February-March Director’s Update

Dear Families, Spring is fast approaching, and we are more than half way through the third quarter.  It is amazing to me how fast the year goes by and how much our students change from year’s beginning to end. My thanks to all of you for the continued support and faith in our school. We …

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Come to Open House, Sunday, Feb. 9th, 1 – 4 PM

Open House, Sunday, February 9th, 1 – 4 PM Sarasota and Venice campuses will both hold an open house on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM. The open house is not only for new families interested in attending our school. I  sincerely invite current families to attend this Sunday and find out more about what the …

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A Bird’s Eye View of IVMS in 2014

Dear Families: I apologize in advance for the length of this update, however, it is good practice on occasion to take stock of where we are as an institution and where we are heading into the future. I hope the following program descriptions give you a good sense of what IVMS means to your children as they move …

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IVMS – January 2014 Update of Events

PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS For the Venice campus, the first high school information meeting will be held during the monthly principal’s meeting on January 13th, Monday morning at 9 AM in LE 6 (near the music room). A second information meeting on plans for high school will be held at the Venice campus on January 14th, Tuesday evening at 6:15 …

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