Innovation Middle School had a busy fall! During October, Principal Hector Maestre hosted a pancake breakfast for more than 240 students who had straight A’s on their report cards and/or earned citizenship awards during the first semester. PTSA hosted the Fall Ball, complete with a haunted house and scary clown! Thanks to Jerimiah’s Italian Ice for their gift cards for the winners of the costume contest. PTSA will be awarding grants to teachers and clubs in early December with some of the funds generated by the dance.
Nov. 6 was election day across the country, including at IMS. Student government hosted elections for student body president and officers for each grade. Congratulations to all of the winners! In November, we also had the fall play. The drama department took on the ambitious goal of presenting Inherit the Wind. Although written in mid-1950’s, the themes of tolerance, agreeing to disagree, and standing up for your beliefs are very relevant today for all students. Family, cast and crew enjoyed a fun wrap party at Drive Shack.
Also in November, the SGA and Builders Club did some community service and raised money for the Relay for Life, Lake Nona. Their booth, which was Harry Potter-themed, was a big hit. Additionally, members of the chorus were busy with local competitions, and the fall sports of volleyball and soccer completed their seasons.
Before the Thanksgiving break, the school celebrated “thankful week,” where everyone paused to show appreciation for teachers, staff and students.
Heading into December, the PTSA is planning a holiday gathering for parents and volunteers. Check out the PTS Facebook page for more info: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/InnovationMiddlePTSA/).
IMS is starting a chess club. They have many members but need donations of new or used chess sets. You can drop off donations at the front desk of the school.
IMS students should save the date of Dec. 14 for the winter dance. Many volunteers are needed, so, parents, please see the Facebook page to sign up and help.
Fall has indeed been busy for the Phoenix!