GEMS 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.
September 2015 GEM - Michelle Franck, Volunteer of the Year
Click Here to view the GEMS web page and see the latest MCSD GEMS for 2015-16!
Inaugural Dads Take Your Child to School Day
Today, K-12 Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons kicked off the first-ever statewide “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” at Springwood Elementary School in Tallahassee. Chancellor Lyons greeted fathers and father figures as they brought their children to school and participated in the morning’s activities. Here in Monroe County, dads participated as well. At Big Pine Academy, lots of dads spent a few hours on campus learing about Florida Standards and participating in classroom instruction and physical education class. Middle School parents spent time working in the garden. Over 90% of BPA dads participated in the event.
Pictured are a group of 5th grade dads and students working on a technology project.
Photo courtesy of Cathy Hoffman
District Advisory Council Meeting
The Monroe County School District’s District Advisory Council meeting date has been changed. The DAC will meet on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Marathon High School Media Center, 350 Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon.
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