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Johann Fust Foundation presents author Virginia Hume and ‘Haven Point’

January 6, 2023
On Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m., the Johann Fust Library Foundation is excited to host Author Virginia Hume, who will present her debut novel “Haven Point” in the library’s courtyard. Virginia s…

From The Island School … ’tis Bubble Day!

November 4, 2022
By Donna Catanzarite Fifth-grade students at The Island School have been busy investigating physical science. Through a variety of hands-on…

Picking the brain of Roger Lewis … no pun intended

August 26, 2022
Last week the Boca Beacon received an email blast from Marta Howell, executive director of Friends of Boca Grande, announcing a new series called “Roger’s Picks.” It’s a series of talks covering a…

From bare feet to book learnin’: School is back in session at TIS

August 12, 2022
It’s not easy for most kids on the first day back to school … or the first week … sometimes the first month. For teachers the struggle is real as well, but on Wednesday, August 10 all staf…

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Teacher Susan McKenzie eager to start her first year at TIS

August 5, 2022
There is a special place in Susan McKenzie’s heart for second-graders. She loves teaching all elementary grades, but second-graders have a “special wonderment” about them. “There is an excitement …

The Island School gets an ‘A’ on its report card

July 15, 2022
State assessments place TIS among the top schools of its kind, while governor says the entire state is performing admirably this year Last week the Florida Department of Education released thei…

2022 Island School Spring Show

June 16, 2022
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Moving up, moving on, but never forgetting where they came from … The Island School Class of 2022

June 10, 2022
The growth a child experiences between kindergarten and fifth grade is enormous … during that time one can become an entirely different person, in fact. From learning the basics of reading, writ…

It’s time to clap, cheer and wave to all the 2022 Island School graduates!

May 19, 2022
On Friday, May 27 graduates from The Island School and their families will make their annual trek around the town in a celebratory fashion, to honor their achievements and wish them well as they h…


May 13, 2022
Sharing the love on Mother’s Day! Photos by Caroline p16-1Download