Inverness Middle School Newsletter................February 2019

A Message from the Principal:

Optimism is a hope and confidence about success in the future. Despite circumstances some people have a positive view of the situation. I love those people and strive to be like them.

I am 50 years old and I am a work in progress. I have known many people over the course of my life. I have listened and watched people. I have heard many trials and tribulations of courageous people’s lives. I have always been amazed at meeting people who were dealt troubles, disease, loss of life, abuse, lack of resources, major changes in the direction of their lives… and yet they are optimistic. When I hear or understand their situation and see their smiles and positive looks on the future, they inspire me. They choose to forgive and move forward.

I am not perfect, but I strive to be better. I am amazed how I have a total lack of optimism with some things like when I am having a “bad day” because I have lost something and get frustrated, but then later find it. I am often reminded to worry less and trust that things will work out for the best.

I consciously want to be more optimistic, so I googled how. I am so hip. Here are some of Google's suggestions, see if they make any sense to you.

  • Remind yourself that there is always a silver lining.
  • Do not get hung up on the past.
  • Be thankful for the things you have.
  • Surround yourself with positive people.
  • Give yourself positive affirmations (be aware of what you are putting in your mind).
  • Laugh out loud.
  • Remember everyone’s life has ups and downs.

Join with me and let us practice being optimistic in February.

Rob Hermann

Inverness Middle School Testing Dates


Parents, we need your input!!

The 2018-2019 Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey will be open from February 1 to May 31, 2019. While paper surveys were provided for parents of all children receiving special education services, an online version is also available at www.esesurvey.com.

Please take a moment to provide feedback by completing this survey. The valuable information you give us will help us make decisions on the effectiveness of our services in meeting the needs of our students.

Thank you for your time!!

Sports Schedules

Please note: A portion of money collected from athletic events and fundraising may go towards staff and/or student appreciation.

Attention 7th Grade Students!

The 7th Grade End of the Year Field Trip to Busch Gardens will be May 23rd.

The cost will be $60 for students and $70 for chaperones.

If you are interested in being a chaperone, please turn in a chaperone application ASAP.

Permission slips will be sent home March 11. Money will be collected March 12 - April 15.

Have you thought about going to Italy during the summer?

A group of 14 students and parents (including a retired teacher) are going on a teacher-led trip to Italy in June, 2019. If you are interested in finding out more about this trip, please contact Mrs. Coolbeth about the trip. The final day to sign up for this trip is February 28, 2019.

You can also find out about this trip at www.explorica.com/Epstein-3342 or by e-mailing Mrs. Coolbeth at coolbethr@citrus.k12.fl.us. I hope you will think about joining us. If you have any questions or need ideas for funding this trip, please ask!


The Department of Health will be on campus at Inverness Middle School on February 22nd for the shot clinic. They will be offering T-DAP vaccinations, as well as, the HPV and Meningococcal options. Consent forms have been sent home with students.

Is you have any questions, please contact:

Aprille Matos R.N.

School Health Nurse

726-1471 ext. 5516

Upcoming Events:

FEBRUARY 4: SAC Meeting in Media Center at 5:30

FEBRUARY 13: Early Dismissal

FEBRUARY 15: School Dance in IMS Cafe 3:00 - 5:00

FEBRUARY 18: President's Day - No School

FEBRUARY 26: Valentine's Dinner & Concert (Rescheduled from February 12) Dinner at 5:30. Concert at 6:00

FEBRUARY 28: NJHS Induction Ceremony in IMS Cafe

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