Oscar Scherer – Nature is so close to us!

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LE 10 Venice – Great field trip to Oscar Scherer – TO explore and understand nature! … Thanks to Ms. Joanna for the picture 

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Pathfinders!

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Ms. Nancy and Mr. Tony took several of the IVMS secondary students for a “Pathfinders” adventure. Thanks to Ms. Nancy and Mr. Tony for the pictures

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What Does Your “Peace Tree” look like?

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IVMS Upper School Artists! …. Thanks to Ms. Rachael for the picture

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IVMS ART!

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IVMS Sarasota campus was decorated with lots of wonder works of art last week. Thanks to Ms. Angeline for organizing such a great event!

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Sky Zone!!!!

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IVMS Secondary Field Trip to Sky Zone! Ms. Nicole organized a “let’s just have some fun!” end of the year field trip to Sky Zone. Thank you Ms. Nicole! …. Pictures from Ms. Nicole & Ms. Skylar  

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IVMS Theatre Stars …. Shine Again!

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Congrats to the IVMS Theatre Stars on two fantastic shows on Saturday at the Venice Performing Arts Center! Last week the 6 groups from the Venice campus and the 2 groups from the Sarasota campus took turns on field trips to the VPAC to practice their show. The 8 groups finally came together to practice …

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A Midsummer Nights Dream – IVMS Sarasota Campus

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A Midsummer Nights Dream – IVMS Sarasota Campus Production: Performance was on March 31 – Venice Campus – Performing Arts Building. Great Show! …. Go Shakespeare!

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IVMS Venice & Sarasota at the SRQ Airport

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IVMS Venice & Sarasota went to the SRQ Airport and entertained the passengers + employees. Special thanks to Mr. Jamie, Ms. Angeline, Ms. Nancy, and Ms Tasha for taking the choir and harp students. Also, thanks to the students and parents of the harp students. Without you, this fun experience would not have happened ….. …

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Venice IVMS Winter Performance 2016

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Venice IVMS Winter Performance 2016 A great night with lots of talented performers!    

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Sarasota IVMS Winter Performance 2016

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Sarasota IVMS Winter Performance – It was a wonderful night!

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Fall Festival! – Sarasota Campus

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Le 14, 18 and 16 (Venice) visited the Planetarium and the AquaDome of Riverview High School

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Le 14, 18 and 16 (Venice) visited the Planetarium and the AquaDome of Riverview High School. It was part of their program: “Star to Starfish”. Here are some snapshots of this awesome field trip. Thanks to Ms. Myrna for the pictures and text

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LE 16 Venice – Workin’, workin’, learning!

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LE 16 Venice – Workin’, workin’, learning! Thanks to Ms. Myrna for the pictures

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Park Ranger visit to IVMS Sarasota

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Park Ranger visit to IVMS Sarasota – In the woods clearing non native plants with park rangers and Americorp. Thanks to Ms. Debbie for the pictures

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LE 1 Sarasota cruising along while doing it the Montessori way :)

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LE 1 Sarasota cruising along while doing it the Montessori way. Thanks to Ms. Marcia for the pictures

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LE 13 Venice made homemade apple sauce!

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LE 13 Venice made homemade apple sauce!! Each child used the apple peeler corer slicer for their apple… we then put it in the crock put with cinnamon and sugar.. we cooked it all day and then ate it in the afternoon. Special thanks to Ms. Cathy Baer for the text and pictures!

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LE 14 Venice is building factor trees

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LE 14 Venice is building factor trees with 4in sticks and acorns! Thanks to Ms. Krista for the pictures

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IVMS Venice Campus Superhero Day

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IVMS Venice Campus Superhero Day was a huge success…. Fun-Fun-Fun! Special thanks to Mr. Jason, Ms. Lynda, Ms. Joanna, Ms. Myrna, Mr. Matt, and Ms. Tammy for the pictures

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IVMS Harp Concert!

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Open House Schedule for Sarasota Campus 2016-17

Sarasota Campus Open House – Thursday, August 18th, 2016   We invite all families to attend our Open House to greet your child’s educators and see the learning environments. You will also receive a folder with important Back-to-School information and essential paperwork and forms at this time. Cindy Hoffman will also present information for families …

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Open House Schedule for Venice Campus – 2016-17

Open House Schedule for Venice Campus 2016-17 Wednesday, August 17th: Open House (LE 8, 9, 10, and 23) 1:00PM – Kindergarten and New family orientation at the Urfer Building on our campus. 1:00PM- 4:00PM Learning Environments open to families. Students and siblings need to be supervised by a family member. Thursday, August 18th:  Open House(LE …

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IVMS Venice showed their work at the Venice Art Center in downtown Venice

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IVMS Venice showed their work at the Venice Art Center in downtown Venice. Thanks to Ms. Jill and Ms. Glenna for going the extra mile for our students!

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IVMS students raised an AMAZING $1,250.00 to aid pediatric heart patients

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Thank you IVMS Sarasota students and families for supporting our annual American Heart Association Jumprope For Heart fundraiser! The students raised an AMAZING $1,250.00 to aid pediatric heart patients. The top fundraiser was Bennett Eckert, closely followed by Tyler Hickey. The students enjoyed receiving their “thank you” gifts and a good time was had by …

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IVMS Visits the Venice Symphony Orchestra!

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LEs 11, 13, 17 took a bus ride on Friday (May 6) to the Venice Performing Arts Center. They dressed up for a concert from the Venice Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra played a wonderful rendition of Peter and the Wolf (w/narration of the story), and a medley from Star Wars. It was a “Magical” experience! …

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IVMS Secondary (Venice) “End of the Year Celebration Dance”

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IVMS Secondary (Venice) “End of the Year Celebration Dance”. Thanks to Mr. Jamie for the pictures.

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Mother’s Day Needlepoint – LE 8 Sarasota

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Needlepoint – LE8 Sarasota – Students created designs to be incorporated into a Mother’s Day project. Their focus and precision were amazing! – Ms. Emmaly

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IVMS Sarasota & USF Gardeners!

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On Thursday the Master Gardeners from USF came to help harvest some delicious vegetables from our garden to make a “sunset” salsa. The students enjoyed a snack and had a lesson on cantaloupes. It is such a pleasure working with these amazing women and we can’t wait for next year! – Ms. Emmaly  

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Circus IVMS?

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LE 9 (Venice) – learned about the circus and Miss Rosalie read a book about a circus dog – Thanks to Ms Joanna for the picture.  

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IVMS Playground Push!

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Our Spring Festival was an incredible example of the amazing things we can accomplish together. We were blown away by the creativity and commitment of our families. It took so much work to put all of that fun together and we are so thankful for our hard–working PEO and volunteers! We loved the book fair, …

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On April 7, LE 14 (Venice) toured the Embracing Our Differences

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On April 7, LE 14 toured the Embracing Our Differences posters in downtown Sarasota. They had a great time discussing the quotes and relating the words to the pictures and their own lives. It was a great community experience for the students. Thanks to Ms. Mendy for the picture and text. For more information about …

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IVMS LE 3 (Sarasota)- Jungle Gardens Field Trip!

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IVMS LE 3 (Sarasota)- Jungle Gardens Field Trip! – It was loads of fun, and there were several amazing animals to see. Thanks to Ms. Kat and Ms. Lisa for the pictures

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IVMS SPRING FEST 2016 – Sarasota Campus

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IVMS SPRING FEST 2016 – Sarasota Campus. Amazing fun at the IVMS Spring Festival on the Sarasota campus. Special thanks to Ms. Kat for the pictures!  

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IVMS Sarasota Campus

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Just a regular old morning on the IVMS Sarasota campus. Special thanks to IVMS parent and professional photographer Daniel Perales for the pictures:)

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LE 18 (Venice) celebrated April Fool’s Day with a tea party!

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LE 18 (Venice) celebrated April Fool’s Day with a tea party to complete their year-long manners unit. Suited up, and toe nails painted pink- we dressed in our best and showed our most civilized selves! Thanks to all our parents who shared tea sandwiches and cookies!

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Movie Night Moved to April 1st

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Due to rain, we’ve moved Movie Night to April 1, 2016. If you would like to order a pizza, download a pdf: Click Here

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IVMS MOVIE NIGHT!

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IVMS Art Smart in Sarasota!

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What an amazing display the Sarasota campus had for their ART SMART event. Kudos to the Kids and Ms. Angeline – (who also provided the pictures… Thanks!)

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Sarasota Clothing Swap!

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Hello families, Have you noticed that your little ball of energy had a midyear growth-spurt, and now it’s like all their uniform shirts don’t fit? We have thought of a solution, a clothing swap! Come on down to the Art Smart Art Show (Thursday, 3/3 2:30-4:30 p.m.), and bring any and all Island Village embroidered …

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Harp Concert & Math Visitor

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Amaya and Ms. Tasha performed for LE #11 this morning. We also had an invited math lecturer today. Mr. Michael came in to talk to us about probability. What a great day! ~ Ms. Elaine  

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IVMS Science Week! …

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Secondary Science & Team Building!

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Ms. Monica’s life science class dissecting eggs and chicken legs, and class team building activity = The class scrabble challenge! Thanks to Ms. Monica for the pictures!  

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Open Enrollment! Jan. 29th – Feb. 29th

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IVMS Open Enrollment Starts today! Here is a direct link to the “Leter of Interest Form: http://www.jotform.com/islandvillage/letterofintent For more information, contact Jan Pearman janpearman@islandvillage.com

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IVMS 2015 Winter Performances

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It was a great year for both campuses. Here are some clips from the Secondary show:    

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Thanksgiving Festivities Venice Campus

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Thanksgiving Festivities Venice Campus

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Thanksgiving Festivities at IVMS Sarasota!

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Thanksgiving Festivities at IVMS Sarasota! Thanks to professional photographer and IVMS parent Daniel Perales

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Sarasota Opera & Education came to visit IVMS

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Sarasota Opera & Education came to visit IVMS on Wednesday (18th) and introduced/demonstrated what Opera is. We heard great music and started to understand this art form. There was also a field trip for the Drama students to “Twelfth Night”. Thanks to Ms. Michelle M.

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Veterans Day!

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We invited Ms. Nocole’s husband Dan in to talk to us about the life and times of being a Marine to celebrate Veterans Day! He gave LE 11 some great information! ~ Ms. Elaine

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LES 8 & 9 (Venice) Visiting “Instride Therapy”

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LES 8 & 9 (Venice) Visiting “Instride Therapy”. Instride Therapy – Mission Statement: “Partnering with horses, we challenge individuals with special needs to reach their fullest potential”. Thanks to Ms. Joanna for the pictures

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What does it mean to achieve a level of “Mastery”? Why is “Character” such an important element in our lives?

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What does it mean to achieve a level of “Mastery”? Why is “Character” such an important element in our lives? This is the IVMS primary goal for our students. Dr. Kym Elder presented updates to the THRIVES program to our new secondary students, and reviewed it for returning students. T = Time Management, H = …

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The Upper School’s “Out of the Box”

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The Upper School’s “Out of the Box” …an engineering and recycling event. The students could only use cardboard and items found from their homes to create a costume. The students also shared information about their products, i.e… when and where the product was created, who was the inventor, what is the purpose of the product, …

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