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Memorial Day Observance


Monroe County School District schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.
 

Summer School Schedule

SUMMER SCHOOL & EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR DATES | June 12th – July 11th 
3rd GRADE DATES | June 12th – July 18th 
VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN(VPK) | June 12th – July 26th 
21st CENTURY LEARNING | June 12th – July 20th 
 
SUMMER SCHOOL SITES
UPPER KEYS
Coral Shores High School | Grades 9 -- 12
Key Largo School  | For Key Largo and Plantation Key School Students VPK – Grade 8
MIDDLE KEYS
Marathon High School | Grades 6 – 12
Stanley Switlik Elementary | VPK – Grade 8
LOWER KEYS
Key West High School | Grades 9 – 12
Horace O’Bryant School | For Gerald Adams, Horace O’Bryant & Poinciana Students VPK – Grade 8
Sugarloaf School | VPK – Grade 8

 
Florida Department of Education Parent Survey - Exceptional Student Education
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What?
Florida’s 2016-17 ESE Parent Survey: Make Your Voice Heard!
Who? All Parents of Students with an IEP (PK-22)
When? Ends May 31st , 2017
 
Let the Florida Department of Education know about how your school partners with you, the parent, to promote parent involvement in your child’s education.  A paper survey will be sent home to parents of children with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) within the next two weeks. If you prefer to complete the survey electronically, click here. Please take the time to complete this brief survey to help us continue to meet your family’s needs.

Middle School Academic Challenge

Congratulations to the Sugarloaf Middle School Academic Challenge Team for their repeat 1st Place win in the Monroe County School District Championship held on Tuesday, May 16th at Marathon High School. Marathon Middle/High School received 2nd place and Plantation Key School 3rd place.  Many thanks to the coaches and judges who assisted in the competition.

PKS Students "Get Caught Reading"
Plantation Key Students
Get Caught Reading is a nationwide public service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. May is officially Get Caught Reading month, but the celebration lasts throughout the year. At Plantation Key School, where Readers are Leaders, the students are having a  great time getting “caught” reading!

Photo courtesy of Kelli Brower, PKS/CSHS Literacy Coach
SeaPerch
On Thursday, May 11th, Key Largo, Plantation Key, Treasure Village Montessori, Marathon Middle/High, Horace O’Bryant, and Sugarloaf Schools sent teams of middle school students to Founders Park in Islamorada for the 3rd Annual Monroe SeaPerch Competition. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students learned engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
SeaPerch
GEMS
 
GEMS logoGEMS stands for Great Educational Moments for Monroe County Students. It is an effort to shine a light on the great things happening in the District Schools.  This is an initiative from the Curriculum Department led by Mrs. Theresa Axford, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, which recognizes the GEMS in Monroe County. 
 
In order to create a GEM, it takes the leadership of a great principal, the expertise of wonderful teachers and the commitment of outstanding students.

May 2017
May 2017 GEMS
 
 
Click Here to view the GEMS web page and see the latest MCSD GEMS for 2016-17!  

 
Monroe Computes

Monroe County School District Students received monetary awards from Monroe COMPUTE$ for their completion of Microsoft Office Certifications. In addition to the cash award and industry certifications, they also earned three college credits and funds for their classrooms.
Key West HS students receive awards from Monroe Computes
KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. Ebenson Michelin (IT Instructor), Max Grim, Olivia Johnson, Andrew Maguire, Mr. John Padget (Monroe Computes), Dr. Jerry Caputo (MCSD Director of Career & Adult Education), Brian Maguire, Wilcox Hallahan, Nathan Miranda, Matthew Roy, Ms. Laura Blythe (Engineering Instructor) proudly stand under the IT Wall of Fame.  The Wall of Fame, which boasts an ongoing list of students earning MOS certifications, is being expanded monthly.
 

HORACE O'BRYANT SCHOOL
Patricia Katz, Mr. John Padget (Monroe Computes), Gregory Barnes, Dr. Jerry Caputo (MCSD Director of Career & Adult Education), Ariadna Ruiz, Phillip Baucom (Instructor)
Key West Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Teachers

The Key West Chamber of Commerce recently recognized six teachers from schools in Key West. The six educators were among a group of eight the Chamber honored for their dedication to teaching the students in their classrooms. The teachers are honored every year in April at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

The Chamber’s Education Committee awarded the following teachers with a plaque and a gift bag filled with cash donations, gift cards, and merchandise from businesses and organizations who are a part of the Key West Chamber of Commerce:

 
Andrew Lewis | Key West Collegiate
Vicki Sawyer | Horace O’Bryant School
Allison Bacon | Sigsbee Charter School
Natalie Liz | Gerald Adams Elementary School
Brooke McMahon | Poinciana Elementary School
Michael Truhan | Key West High School
Eileen Dolan-Heitlinger | The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea


Pictured left to right: Michael Truhan, Education Committee Co-chair Suzanne Moore, Eileen Dolan-Heitlinger and Brooke McMahon, Key West Chamber of Commerce President Greg Sullivan,  Kaitlyn Haas, Andrew Louis, Natalie Liz, Vicki Sawyer, Allison Bacon and Education Committee Co-chair Billy Spottswood

Photo provided by Key West Chamber of Commerce

 
Thank You to Ocean Reef Community Foundation!

Key Largo School has received $52,536 to fund programming for STEAM-related events.

KLS Principal Laura Lietaert (left) received a check from Janie Sims (right) of the Ocean Reef Community Foundation Community Grants Program. The funds will go towards 2017 Summer Recreation program, AVID teacher training, college trips for AVID students, art supplies for the elementary art program, and an opportunity for the 5th grade class to travel to ‘Learning Through the Arts’.

Thank you for your support in the Monroe County School District!
Miss Coral Shores

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Miss Coral Shores Contest. All of the ladies involved worked extremely hard to compete and showcased their talents to an audience at the end of April. The winner received a scholarship towards her college education. Congratulations!
 
 
Pictured above, from left to right: Sofia Gonzalez, Aelish Young, Tori Aucamp, Kailey Seiler, Julianne Jankowski, Alexis Romero, Nicole Dotschay, Sofia Garcia, Paige Joyce, Emma Marsden


 
Pictured to the right are the title winners:
Miss Congeniality - Tori Aucamp
Second Runner-up - Kailey Seiler
Queen - Julianne Jankowski
First Runner Up - Alexis Romero
Judy Hoke Award - Emma Marsden



 
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FOCUS Parent Portal Registration
FOCUS logo

The FOCUS Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement for you in your child's education.  This portal will allow you to monitor your child's progress in school by providing timely access to both assignments and grades that are entered by the teacher throughout the grading period. This communication tool will improve your ability to assist your child and to communicate with the teacher if necessary.
 
In order to create a Parent Portal Account, you will need these three things:
1.  Your child's 10-digit ID number - this information is available from your child, from their portal page, or on their report card.
2.  The last 4 digits of your child's Social Security Number.  The SSN must be on file with the school in order for online registration to be completed.
3.  Your child's date of birth.
 

Once you create your FOCUS Parent account, you will need to contact the school to complete the verification process.  If you do not have the information listed above, or your child's SSN and/or date of birth are not in the FOCUS system, you will need to register in person at your child's school.

Once you have created your FOCUS Parent Portal account, you will be able to view your child's grades and attendance information by visiting the FOCUS login page (also linked under the Parents drop-down menu above).


 
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