Inverness Middle School Newsletter......................................September 1, 2018

A Message from the Principal

Dear Charger Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Inverness Middle School! We are here to empower our students and lead them through academics and community to help grow skills and build dreams. We look forward to this year and being a part of your child's story as they build their future here at Inverness Middle School. The staff at Inverness Middle School are committed to helping your child learn and succeed. This is a true family of learners and as our students are learning and growing, so are we. Working together and sharing our knowledge and understanding will help us all become better.

Of course, this means that our students will be expected to take responsibility for their effort, interest, and focus. We expect our school to be a safe place to find and grow skills and acquire greater understanding. We will support your child by maintaining an environment that is fair, safe, and focused so that they will have the opportunity to take control of their own dreams and build their own futures.

We believe if you set your mind to something you can do it, and we are here to show our students how. At the same time, their voice matters, and we want them to know that there is a place for them here.

Best Wishes,

Rob Hermann


Inverness Middle School is proud that all 76 teachers and administrators who work with our students are certified by the State of Florida or other governing board. We appreciate the following teachers who have volunteered to teach a subject outside of their primary certification and are currently taking classes to obtain certification in the area they are teaching out-of-field.

Teacher and Course/Class:

Brianna Barten - ESE and Science

Apryl White - ESE

Scott Miller - ESE

Janette Coker - Science

Amanda Sellers - ESE and Math

Jennifer Hetland - School Counselor

Katherine Godman - ELA

Sarah Cunningham - Science

Nancy Weaver - Technology

Each of these teachers has both experience and coursework in the area they are teaching or providing services for. They are excellent teachers and we appreciate the extra effort they are putting forth on behalf of our students.


Any student interested in trying out for a sport needs to have the following:

1) A current physical packet with all pages signed and dated

2) A copy of birth certificate

3) A copy of insurance

4) Complete 3 required NFHS courses.

Sixth grade students may participate in golf, cross country, track, tennis, and winter guard. Seventh and Eighth grade students may participate in all sports.

At this time, football, volleyball, and golf have already held tryouts and have started their season.

The next tryouts will be for boys tennis and there is a mandatory meeting for all boys interested in trying out on Thursday, October 4th 2:30-4:00pm in the gym lobby with Coach Grant.

Cross Country will start November 1st for boys and girls if you have a child interested, please get their paperwork in ahead of time so they are ready!

Please see below for the Fall Sport Schedules.


All home game concession stand proceeds will fund field trips for the students in Ms. Fights' class.

Home Game Admission - $3.00

All home game concession stand proceeds fund the IMS Football team.

Home Game Admission - $5.00

Home games are played at the stadium located at Citrus High School.

From the PBIS Coach’s Corner

As the new school year starts we see lots of new smiling faces not only in students but in staff! This will be the BEST year yet at IMS!! Expectations, Code of Conduct, guidelines and consequences are the usual opening procedures each year but something different was added by our admin team that was refreshing. Something very simple that reminds me of that early Michael Jackson song “A,B,C”. The letters used were “E,F,G”. Each letter stands as a reminder of how to live our daily lives with dignity and respect not only for others but ourselves. The message put forth was also very simple – live by these three letters and there will not be a need for rules – how very profound!!! The letters and what they stand for are as follows with a definition from Webster’s:

“E” – Empathy – “The understanding and sharing of the emotions and experiences of another person”
“F” – Forgiveness – “To stop feeling angry at or hurt by”
“G” – Gratitude – “A feeling of appreciation or thanks”

Walking in someone else’s shoes (empathy) for a day to understand what that person is experiencing (empathy) – hummmmm this might promote _____________________

Saying “I’m sorry” and then letting it go (forgiveness) – hummm this might promote _______________

Feeling thankful and saying “thank you” (gratitude) – hummm this might promote______________________

Now you fill in the blanks with what you think this promotes….Built in guidelines (rules)? Words that we all can live by at any age? Lifelong lesson? Worldwide lesson?

“Simple as e, f, g…

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Simple as do re me

That’s how easy it can be”

Kay Harding

PBIS Coach and IMS Teacher

Positive Thinking

Has life been getting you down? Are you looking for a pick-me-up? Then September 13th is the day for you – it’s National Think Positive Day! When you think positive thoughts, you are reducing stress and lowering depression. Be free to laugh as much as you can. Be creative with your exercise routine; learn a new dance routine or invite new friends on a walk. Do something nice for yourself, your family or a friend. Doing good deeds for others bolsters your energy level and increases their optimism.

Make a difference today - be positive!


Please contact Mrs. Coolbeth for more information (352-726-1471, ext. 5553). You must be a middle or high school student to go. Fundraising is available as well as a payment plan.

*This trip is not sponsored by the Citrus County School Board.

Art at the Capital Art Contest

All work must be original in any medium and no larger than 12”x 18” with your name, grade and school on the back of the artwork. Due to Mrs. Livingston by September 21st.

Upcoming Events:

September 3 - Labor Day

September 12 - Early Dismissal at 11:20

September 24 - School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting in the Media Center starting at 5:30

September 28 - School Dance from 3:00 to 5:00 in the IMS Cafeteria

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