Principal's Message

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Timber Springs Middle School and the 2019-20 school year.  We recently learned that our students performed exceptionally well as measured through the Florida school grading system last year. TSMS received 609 points or 68% of possible points from the 2018-19 school grading formula. Compare these results to 2017-18 when we received 549 points or 61% of possible points. Improvement of 60 points and 7% is phenomenal growth. We are very proud and excited as a school and community about this fantastic improvement in our student performance. Yes, Timber Springs Middle School is now a strong “A” rated school going into our third year – Go Wolverines!

In following with the TSMS school motto, “Where We Go the Extra Mile”, our theme for the 2019-20 school year will focus on building and maintaining effective relationships, based on kindness amongst faculty/staff, teacher to student and student to student, needed for all students and teachers to realize success. We will continue to intertwine the F.I.S.H. philosophy (Fun In School Happens), with an emphasis on building teams while having some fun (look for #gametime throughout this school year).

In addition to the #gametime approach, we will again be a Character Lab Research Pilot School. Based on the work of Dr. Angela Duckworth, Founder of Character Lab, Professor of Psychology at The University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance, we know that developing strong relationships is the cornerstone for implementing a whole child approach to student success. We will continue to build the characteristics of grit and strong relationships into our school culture.

Students who participated in similar activities, as those with Character Lab, have shown improved achievement and well-being. This may look like increased academic effort, greater homework completion, better attendance, or higher GPA.

This year we will be adding Instagram and Twitter, along with Facebook, to our school social media platform. Be sure to regularly check our school webpage and social media pages for important information throughout the school year.

Continued thanks go to our parents, families, volunteers and business partners whose ongoing support creates a sense of excitement and “Wolverine Pride” about the success we have realized during our first two years. This years’ eighth grade students will enjoy being our first group of students to have the TSMS experience during all three years of middle school. We are looking forward to celebrating this special year with our eighth graders. The enthusiasm generated from such spirit and excitement will enable us to continue to make a difference for our students that will last a lifetime.

Best Regards, 

Ric Cantrell

Eric “Ric” Cantrell, Ed.D.


Dr. Eric Cantrell, Principal

16001 Timber Park Lane
Orlando, FL 32828
Phone: 321-413-2201
Fax: 407-250-6233

School Hours

 9:30 AM-3:57 PM (M, T, TH, F)
9:30 AM-2:54 PM (W)

Office Hours
7:30 AM-4:30 PM

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