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PROFILE: Terry Hoffman, new Island School art teacher

August 17, 2023
The Island School has not only found an art teacher with pizazz, they found one with a sense of humor and a sense of purpose. The new art teacher is Terry Hoffman, and she loves bringing out the a…

Mote saves thousands of endangered corals amidst extremely high water temperatures

August 10, 2023
Submitted by Mote Marine Laboratory As Florida’s coral reef experienced record-breaking heat waves starting in July, with temperatures in adjacent back reef areas reaching temperatures above 10…

The smell of fresh office supplies and school uniforms fills the air as TIS is almost back in session

August 3, 2023
The Island School is at full capacity this year, as 60 students will start school on Thursday, Aug. 10. Head of School Christine Oliver is looking forward to a “normal” school year, free of pandem…


June 8, 2023
Island School, Boca Grande Preschool hold graduation ceremonies and other festivities p10Download p11Download p12Download

Don the cap and gown, TIS Class of 2023

June 1, 2023
There are many defining moments in a parent’s life when it comes to their children. Their first steps, their first words, their first day of school and their last day of elementary school. It’s at…


May 11, 2023
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Ever chatted with a manatee? Dr. Beth Brady has, and wants to tell you about it

March 23, 2023
Mote Marine Laboratory’s March Coffee With A Scientist, held Tuesday, March 21, at the Boca Grande Community Center, brought visions of the fictitious Dr. John Doolittle to some people’s minds. Th…

Don’t forget about the chowder next Friday!

January 20, 2023
A more complete list of chefs and restaurants contributing to The Island School’s annual chowder dinner has been released, as well as information about entertainment and an auction. As of press…

TIS announces list of chefs for chowder dinner … at least, so far

January 12, 2023
We’re getting closer to the date of The Island School’s Chowder Dinner, one of Boca Grande’s most sumptuous events. Take-out or dine-in eating options are available. The event will be held on F…

Time is winding down to turn in educational scholarship applications to Woman’s Club

January 12, 2023
The Scholarship Committee of the Boca Grande Woman’s Club is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. General criteria for application include: – Candidate has applied to a …