IVMS Peace Day Celebration

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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. On 21 September 2015, the United Nations Education Outreach Section commemorated the day with a Student …

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IVMS Bowls of HOPE


IVMS ART (VENICE) – BOWLS OF HOPE! – Another step is accomplished toward our school’s annual donation to Bowls of Hope. Student bowl sculptures have been bisque fired and are now ready for glazing. Next firing is right around the corner… Students and their families may purchase their bowls prior to pick up date! Pick …

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Music, Music, Music!

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Ms Karen was working out the violin class with Carol of the Bells, Bile Cabbage Down, andTwinkle-Twinkle. Mr. Jammie was working out our IVMS Bucket Drum Line, and we have a home for our new guitar rack that Tim Carchio (IVMS Parent) built for us … Thanks Tim! ~ Mr. Peter

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1st Day At School :)

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Getting to know you…LE 8 SRQ! 1st day at school was a great day for both campuses. There were lots of smiles and hugs. Looks like a good year to come  (Special thanks to Ms. Emmaly for the picture)

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IVMS Open Houses were a great success!

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IVMS Open Houses were a great success! Both campuses had great turn outs and the parents/students socialized, asked questions, got answers, and enjoyed being part of the IVMS family again smile emoticon … Gentlemen and Ladies… start your engines…. we start next Monday! ~ Mr. Peter (Thanks to Ms. Mendy for the picture of LE …

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Parent Volunteer Group this year at our Venice Campus!

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Hope you had a fun and restful summer. We as educators are excited and looking forward to another great year at IVMS and we hope you are too. Kristin Deree (K-5) and Rachel Cheriyan (6-10) are planning on forming and leading a Parent Volunteer Group this year at our Venice Campus. Let’s work together as …

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Back to School “OPEN HOUSES!” – Venice/Sarasota Campuses

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Check your LE with the time below:

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We Need Violins! – The violin program is growing in both of our campuses.

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We Need Violins! – The violin program is growing in both of our campuses. We went from 8 to 40 violin students (both campuses) last year. I have 20 violins. This means I can’t loan a violin to a student to use. They have to wait for the class, before they can use the violin …

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IVMS Uniform Swap!!! – Save Money

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IVMS Uniform Swap!!! – Save Money Before and during the open house on August 19th we will be having a uniform swap. Please bring all your old uniforms that no longer fit and hopefully trade them for ones that do fit! The swap will be one-for-one, meaning each uniform you donate you may get one …

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Student Government Association Achievements 2014-2015


The IVMS Student Government Association just finished its first year and the accomplishments of this small, but dedicated, group of students are extraordinary. This year the SGA funded and hosted a Halloween, Valentines, End of Year 5/6 dance, and End of year 7/8/9 dance. They held a Shamrock Fundraiser on both the Sarasota and Venice …

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LE 16 – Learns About The U.S. Judicial System

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In order to learn about the basis of our judiciary system and increase critical thinking skills, LE-16 performed a mock trial in the classroom environment. The next step was to go on a field trip to The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court in Sarasota. The students attended a real court case and met with a judge. …

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LE 7 – Embracing Our Differences

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LE 7 – Sarastoa – Took a field trip to FST and Embracing Our Differences today! – Thanks to Ms. Debbie for the picture. For more information: http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/

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Florida Elementary Science Olympiad

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IVMS Sarasota – LE8 at the Florida Elementary Science Olympiad regional competition at UCF in Orlando (Saturday, May 9). This was the first time participating for Team “IVMS Elements”, and the students now want to do even more science! Two of our students won medals! …. Way to Go! Thanks to Ms. Agnes for the …

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IVMS Students Help Each Other…. What a Great School!

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IVMS Theatre Stars Score BIG with “Somewhere”!

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Congratulations on The Theater Stars Drama Presentation of Somewhere! by Kym Elder – Director of Island Village Montessori Charter Schools. The IVMS Theatre Stars program is always an impressive show. This year was no different, and the new Venice High School Performing Arts Center helped them take it to new heights!  The production is a …

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IVMS LE 17 (Venice) Preparing for “Mother’s Day” … Love :)

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Summer Music Camp at IVMS 2015!

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The Venice Symphony Orchestra is once again having their Music Summer Camp at IVMS (Venice Campus). It’s MAGICAL! – Here is a scan of their brochure

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IVMS LE 3 (Sarasota) Celebrates “Earth Day!”

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What good is EARTH DAY unless action is taken? IVMS LE 3 Sarasota did just that! – Learning about the environment and making a change (planting a tree). Good work LE 3! Thanks to several of the parent volunteers, and to Ms. Kat for the pictures smile emoticon “Empathy is the starting point for creating …

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Movie Night At IVMS! – April 2nd

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What a great success! Lots of happy faces and a wonderful way to celebrate with the IVMS families! Thanks to parent Tanya Lankford for the pictures :)

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“A Starry Night Out” – IVMS Arts Festival

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On Thursday, April 9th Island Village Montessori Charter School Presents “A Starry Night Out” Performing & Visual Arts Festival Starts at 6:00PM – VENICE CAMPUS Featuring music and art from Grades 5-9 Venice Campus and LEs 7 & 8 from the Sarasota Campus. This event is a celebration of all the arts offered at IVMS. …

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St. Patrick’s Day :)

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Movie Night! – IVMS – Both Campuses

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Thursday, April 2nd Family Movie Night & Book Fair! BOTH CAMPUSES! – On Thursday, April 2nd we are holding our Book Fair Movie Night. This event is a fund raiser to build up our school library.  On that night the sun is not scheduled to set until 7:48 pm.  I think we will start at …

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Gardening with LE 4 (Sarasota)

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Master Gardeners came Thursday to plant for the spring. The children planted tomatoes, potatoes, cilantro, beans, corn, and many more. Stop by LE 4 to see what’s growing! A big thank you to the Lankford family for the donation of compost to get our beds ready!

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ART SMART! – Art Show on the Sarasota Campus :)

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The Sarasota Art Smarts show proudly displayed the beautiful artwork of young artists from preschool through 2nd grade in LEs 1, 2,3, 4 and 6. It was wonderful to see families come and support their child’s creativity.

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Sea Camp 2015

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5th and 6th graders from both campuses of IVMS are took off to a different approach to learning for three days! They had journeyed to the Keys for intensive studies of the marine environment. SEA CAMP!

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A Little Bit Of “Africa” At IVMS

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L.E. 8 (Venice) learned all about Africa from our very own Ms. Gail. She brought in instruments, talked about her culture and the animals that live in Africa. Thanks to Ms. Tammy for the text and pictures.

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Jog-a-thon = Big Success!

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Island Village’s annual jog-a-thon, on both campuses, was another big success. The kids had a great time celebrating a healthy lifestyle and knowing it can be fun doing it!

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IVMS Rubik’s Cube Competition 2015!

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LE22 hosted the first IVMS Rubik’s Cube Competition on Tuesday, February 17th. There were five groups, each with four participants. After a frantic seven-minute contest, a victor was declared! The winning group will receive pizza for lunch tomorrow. In addition, there were several individuals who solved all sides of the cube. They received individual prizes …

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Mix’em Up! – Science Fun ;)

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8th and 9th graders are working on identifying chemical and physical properties, matter, density, and types of mixtures. Students practiced separating homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures using filtration, evaporation, and magnetic properties. Students had a good time practicing their skills.

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IVMS Science Fair – Big Success – 2 Campuses!

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The IVMS Science Fair (Venice & Sarasota) was awesome.
Here are only a few pictures from over 100 taken!

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IVMS Scores with Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!


IVMS Had A Few Students Win The Scholastic and Arts Awards!

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Drawing – Practice, Practice, Practice

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The Monday IVMS studio with Ms. Angeline practiced observational skills with emphasis on value (light, medium, dark)in line.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/islandvillage)

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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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