Ladies Luncheon/Silent Auction

Mark your calendar for our annual Ladies Luncheon/Silent Auction on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 11:00 am in the Abacoa Tuscany Clubhouse.

The PTO is in the process of collecting donations for our Silent Auction.  If you can donate something to our auction or would like to help solicit auction items, please contact Heather Lazarus at

Information on soliciting donations is available on the Forms page:

  • Donation Request Letter: For potential donors explaining our new online auction opportunity via Bidding For Good, which will expose auction items to many more bidders than can attend our local event.
  • Donor Agreement Form: For people/businesses who are donating an auction item; to be submitted with the item.
  • IMS PTO Tax Exemption Certificate: To be given to people/businesses who donate an item to the auction.

All proceeds benefit the Independence Middle School PTO.  The PTO raises money each year for the Independence Middle School to provide support and appreciation for staff and teachers, encouragement and incentives for students, and funds for unbudgeted supplies and materials.  Donations are tax-deductible.  Our tax ID number is 412066582.

Vote for Ali McClimond!

IMS student Ali McClimond has been nominated to win an award for The TOP 24 under 24 Drug Mythbusters.  Please VISIT THIS FACEBOOK LINK and “Like” to VOTE for her!!!!  Ali is the youngest person nominated.

Share daily to various friends on Facebook.  You can vote only once, but the more the link is shared, the more likely she will get votes!  Voting ends on Sunday, February 2.

Good luck Ali!

High School Choice Program Open Houses

If you are interested in learning more about choice programs offered at local high schools, plan on attending these open houses:

  • Jupiter HS: Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm in the Auditorium
  • Dwyer HS: Thursday, November 21st at 5:30pm in the Auditorium
  • Suncoast HS: Thursday, November 14th at 6:00pm



Fall Book Fair Help Needed

The Fall Book Fair will be held Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th in the IMS Media Center.

Two volunteers are needed for each shift each day:

  • 9:15am to 12:30pm
  • 12:30pm to 3:45pm

Volunteers will be helping students locate books and ringing up purchases.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Regina McClimond at if you can help.  Be sure to let her know which shift(s) you can work.

IMS NJHS in the News

The Independence Middle School National Junior Honor Society was mentioned in the school district’s news loop for collecting over 2,000 books and donating them to Grove Park Elementary School.

You can read the article on the school district web site here.

Straight A’s for a Straight Smile Scholarship

Dr. Christopher West and Family Orthodontics are once again offering a free braces scholarship to an IMS student who earns straight As for the 2013-2014 school year.

Register for the scholarship NOW (through November 30, 2013) on the Family Orthodontics web site at

For a registrant to be considered, you must make an appointment with our office for a FREE consult.  Please contact the office at (561) 316-9419.

At the end of the school year, if your child has earned straight A’s, bring a copy of the report card to Family Orthodontics.

Straight A's for a Straight Smile Scholarship

Straight A’s for a Straight Smile Scholarship