National School Choice Week!


National School Choice Week “provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. Independently planned by a diverse and growing coalition of individuals, schools, and organizations, National School Choice Week features thousands of unique events and activities across the country. The Week allows …

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Open Registration & Open House at IVMS

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History Day at IVMS Venice!

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History Day (Venice campus) was a real success in the Secondary school program! The day focused on themes of leadership in world history with student-created video presentations, a play about the early life of Maria Montessori, papers, and posters of influential artistic, political, and business leaders throughout history. Thanks to Matt and Kim M. for …

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2015 – IVMS Shakespeare Venice & Sarasota Combined!

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Both performances – Sarasota and Venice – were really wonderful. A great tribute to our talented staff and students!! Thanks to Debbie, Donna, Agnes, Michelle, Kim M., Jill, and all others involved!! ~ Ms. Kym

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LE #11 Takes A Trip To The Old Venice Railroad Depot!

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Dec 18th Winter Performance – Upper & Secondary School!


The final set of IVMS Winter Performances finished last night at the Church of the Nazarene in Venice. It was another fabulous night. Ms. Whitney did a great job taking pictures for us :)

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IVMS Sarasota Winter Performance 2014!

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IVMS Sarasota Winter Performance 2014
Here are pictures from the IVMS Sarasota show at the Sarasota Baptist Church ….
Thanks to all the educators, parents and staff for helping it be “Magical!”

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It’s IVMS Winter Performance Time!

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Using Those Creative Skills!

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IVMS Secondary Helps out with “Care and Share”

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LE 7 Sarasota and All Faiths Food Bank – Helping Out!

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Shakespeare’s “Funny Bone!”

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Celebrating Thanksgiving At IVMS – Venice & Sarasota

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Here are several pictures and captions from our  2014
Thanksgiving festivities on both campuses. Enjoy! ~ Mr. Peter
(clips from our facebook page:

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Express Yourself!

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Big History and the IVMS 8th Grade

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As a part of the Big History Project in 8th grade humanities,
our students showed mastery of the formation and conditions of early earth using media of their choice.
Look at these examples of what we received! – Ms. Nancy

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Floating Desires, Wishes, Dreams….

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IVMS Bottle Cap Mural 2014-2015

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IVMS Participates in the Venice Chalk Festival!

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Butterflies are Free at IVMS!

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One day the children celebrated nature in the garden – they released over a thousand ladybugs! See if you can also spot the growing monarch caterpillars. Sarasota IVMS LE 6

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IVMS Students Participate In Venice’s Chalk Festival!

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Get down to the Chalk Festival today! I was there this morning. Ms. Angeline and several IVMS students were working hard… It’s going to be great! ~ Mr. Peter

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“A Comedy Of Errors” – IVMS Shakespeare!


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IVMS Science …. The Elements!

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Big History!


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LE 16 – Butterly Project :)

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Here are LE 16 pictures of the butterfly project.
We took them to the butterfly garden and sent them free.
Amazing phenomenon!

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LE 8 & 9 (Venice) traveled to Instride Horse Therapy

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IVMS Sarasota – The Violin Program is GROWING!


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October 31st – Mystery History!

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Fireman John Visits IVMS Sarasota :)

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The students learned about fire safety today. Fireman John visited many of our LEs for a 30 minute presentation, and he will return sometime this winter with the fire safety house for Part 2!

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What Makes A Pumpkin? – LE 8 Knows :)

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LE 8 Venice (Ms. Tammy /Ms. Lisa) had pumpkin investigation day. We measured pumpkins, learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, explored the inside of a pumpkin and made pumpkin slime!!

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LE 6 Sarasota Garden Project!… Enjoy :) ..


LE 6 – October – Sarasota Garden Project 2014!… Enjoy :) ..

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IVMS Sarasota Has Violins!


IVMS Sarasota has violins! Thanks to the donation of one of our parents, we have 4 violins! I still bring 4 from the Venice campus … we have a small violin ensemble and plan to play for you this coming Winter Performance! ~ Thank You! … Sincerely ~ Mr. Peter – Here’s a picture from last Friday.

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Get Your “Boo Pops!” Here :)


Our marketing team has produced a commercial advertising our IVMS Sarasota LE 7 Boo Pops. It is posted to our website.  Thank you for all your support! Ms. Donna and Ms. Debbie V.

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Spanish Point Annual Scarecrow Contest!

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Pictures are from Spanish Point Annual Scarecrow Contest! We will know on Monday where we rank. LE 15, 17 and 18. Participated in the contest. Each scarecrow had a different theme: LE 15 was Merlin the Sea Serpent from “Magic School Bus” story of the same title. LE 17 was “The Old Lady Who Swallowed …

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Meatless Mondays! – Sarasota School District Lunches

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Meatless Mondays! – Beginning October 6th, the Sarasota County Schools will begin serving only meat-free dishes in school cafeterias on Mondays. Students will be able to fill their trays with such dishes as hummus and vegetable subs, veggie pasta bakes, spaghetti marinara and fiesta taco salads. Meatless Mondays are planned for the remainder of the …

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Science! …… LE 16 Venice

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We are having so much fun this year with different projects! Last week, LE 16’s (Venice Campus) caterpillars entered their chrysalis stage. Fortunately, the metamorphosis was witnessed by the students who watched with awe the transformation that took place as the caterpillars changed within hours from one stage to another. The students ended their week …

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Comedy Improvisational Theater – Fun with the Upper School?

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Comedy Improvisational Theater – Fun with the Upper School? … Improvisation looks like fun, but actually it is TERRIFYING! You have no idea what you will say or do or with whom and where. So to be sure you don’t freeze up or put your audience to sleep – come learn the secrets of Ms. …

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The Bowls of Hope Creation day was a success!

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The Bowls of Hope Creation day was a success!
Seventy parents and children created over 140 bowls for All Faiths Food Bank’s annual fundraiser in November. We also will be donating $165 to All Faiths Food Bank. What a wonderful IVMS community we have! ~ Ms. Angeline – IVMS Art

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Tool Time! … Making Tool Boxes :)


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Take Off To Space “and” Celebrate Johnny Appleseed in One Day!

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Let’s Make Applesauce! …..

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Peace Day At IVMS – Venice & Sarasota!


Here are slideshows of the great peace day events on our two campuses! They were both incredible. Music, Singing, Speeches, Activities ….. Enjoy the show!   Thursday – September 18, 2014   Friday – September 19, 2014 …

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8:00AM – Music & Art for Venice Upper School & Secondary School


Starting Next Monday – Venice Campus = IVMS Music & Art LEs are open to “Upper School” & “Secondary School” Students only at 8:00AM (Mon-Fri) …. Free! – Students must be working on an Art or Music project to attend. “Is this a Great School or What?” ~ Mr. Peter

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“Cultural Lesson from the first week of school”

“Cultural Lesson from the first week of school” – LE 11 – Venice Campus – Grades 1-2-3 On the third day of school this year, one of my students, an African American male who is in the third grade, gathered his courage to ask me a question. He caught me when no one else was …

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Donate Plastic Bottle Caps To The Art Rooms!

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Open House! …. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon! ~ Mr. Peter

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Just a heads-up ….
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon! ~ Mr. Peter

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Sign-Up for the IVMS Parent Email


Remember to sign up for the “IVMS Parent Email” and receive our IVMS Director’s Update and Community News emails. The link can found under the slide show on the front page of our Website Class placement letters will be mailed home during the last week of July. Check out our Website for updated information …

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IVMS Student and Family Handbook – 2014-2015


Student and Family Handbook – 2014-2015 – We want to make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. – Pete Simms. Here’s the link: School Hours – both campuses After School Programs General Policies Ground Rules and Descipline Bus Transportation Car Pools – Authorized Pick-Ups Dress Code Standardized Testing Medical Care …

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Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp at IVMS!

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Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp at IVMS!
IT’S HAPPENING NOW! I took some pictures yesterday. The camp runs for two weeks (July 21-Aug 1). Ton-O-Fun! ~ Peter Simms (IVMS)

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IVMS Uniform Vendors and Dress Code

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Click here to find IVMS Shirt Vendors 
IVMS Dress Code has changed for 2014-2015

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IVMS is recognized as an “A” School by the Florida Department of Education for 2014


The school grading system is what the State of Florida uses to indicate compliance with over 30 measures relating to performance on state testing, attendance, lowering achievement gaps between various sub-groups, graduation rates, etc. Visit the Florida Department of Education’s Website at for more information regarding school

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