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Principal's Message

Welcome to Timber Springs Middle School and the 2021-22 school year.  We are excited to return to face-to-face school for the upcoming year.

The Florida Department of Education did not issue school grades following the 2019-20 or 2020-21 school years.  However, we will be receiving FSA and End of Course (EOC) testing results later this summer and will be communicating with families when the student achievement data is available.  Please note that we will continue to carry our school grade of “A” from the 2018-19 into the 2021-22 school year.

In following with the TSMS school motto, “Where We Go the Extra Mile”, our theme for the 2021-22 school year will focus on building and maintaining effective relationships through social/emotional learning (SEL) and building foundational attributes of Cambridge International Learners and Teachers.  We will continue to intertwine the F.I.S.H. philosophy (Fun In School Happens), with an emphasis on building higher levels of collaboration and support among students for accelerated learning this year. Look for “TSMS, Let’s Go and #whateveritTakeS throughout the year

In addition to “Let’s Go, #whateveritTakeS” we will again be a Character Lab Research School. Based on the work of Dr. Angela Duckworth, Founder of Character Lab, Professor of Psychology and researcher at The University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance, we know that developing strong relationships based on diversity, equity and inclusion is the cornerstone for implementing a whole child approach to student success.  We will continue to build the characteristics of grit, SEL and strong relationships with Cambridge Learner and Teacher foundational attributes: Responsible, Innovative, Confident, Engaged and Reflective 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. 

We will continue to incorporate Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as our school social media platforms.  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 four years. This years’ eighth grade students’ will be our third group of students to complete all three years of middle school at TSMS.  We are looking forward to celebrating this special year with all of our student Wolverines. The enthusiasm generated from such spirit and excitement will enable us to continue to make a difference in the lives of our students that will last a lifetime. 

So TSMS, “Let’s Go, #whateveritTakeS”.

Best Regards,

Ric Cantrell

Eric “Ric” Cantrell, Ed.D.

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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