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District News
Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program

The Monroe County School District announces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under the NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS. Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Deb Stecklein, 241 Trumbo Rd. Key West, FL 305-293-1400 x 53343.

Parents can sign up for the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program online.  Click here to access the online application.

 

Learn Here / Work Anywhere

John Padget and Jacob Dekker today pledged financial support of $100,000 for COMPUTE$, a $400,000 initiative to create a “computing platform” of courses and certificates in Monroe County. Grants are available immediately---but must be claimed before June 30, 2015---from the Kura Hulanda Foundation, a private foundation supported by Padget and Dekker.

Grants will be made directly to all Monroe County students who successfully earn credentials in computer science during the 2014-15 school year.  “We expect at least 350 middle-, high-school, and college students to qualify,” according to Padget, Vice-Chair of Florida’s State Board of Education, and former Monroe County Superintendent of Schools. “The schools and the college will benefit, with matching performance-based funding of over $300,000 from the State of Florida.”  

 “Monroe County Schools are on the move,” said Padget.  “This year they are offering courses enabling students to earn the Microsoft certificate MICRO069, and become a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).  This grant will reward each of the first 50 students to get their certificate with a check for $500.  The next 50 will receive $400 each, then 50 at $300 each, 50 at $200 each, and 50 at $100 each.  We’re looking to write checks totaling $75,000 to 250 middle- and high-school students, as soon as they pass the test.”

For further information, contact:   Melanie.Stefanowicz@KeysSchools.com
Collaborative Bargaining Scheduled
 

The Collaborative Negotiation Session scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Marathon High School has been cancelled.

The Monroe County School District and The United Teachers of Monroe, Florida will hold Collaborative Bargaining Sessions at Marathon High School, room 6209, 350 Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon on Wednesday, August 20, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Tuesday, August 26, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
School Open Houses 2014
 
School Event Date Time
Coral Shores High School Open House Tuesday, September 16 6:00 - 7:45 PM
Gerald Adams Elementary Open House Tuesday, September 16 6:00 PM
Horace O'Bryant School Elementary Open House Thursday, September 11 5:30 - 6:30
PM
Horace O'Bryant School Middle School Open House Thursday, September 11 6:30 - 8:00
PM
Key Largo School Open House/Title I Parent Night Wednesday, September 10 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Key West HS Open House/Bonfire Thursday, September 4 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Bonfire/Pep Rally in the Backyard at 7:30 PM
Marathon Middle High School Open House Monday, September 8 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Plantation Key School Open House K-5 Wednesday, September 3 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Plantation Key School Open House Grades 6-8 Tuesday, September 9 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Sugarloaf School Open House
Dinner
Tuesday, September 9 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Sugarloaf School Open House Tuesday, September 9 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Switlik Elementary Open House Tuesday, September 16 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Poinciana Teacher Selected to JogNog "Celebrity Panel"

Congratulations to Poinciana Elementary School fifth grade teacher Kimberly Dawn Albury for being selected as a member of JogNog's "Celebrity Panel."  As a member of the panel, Dawn will have the opportunity to share her opinion with the JogNog community, providing input from a classroom teacher's perspective regarding student and teacher needs for their test prep app.  

From their website:  JogNog provides digital learning apps for online formative and summative assessment that motivate students to learn in an engaging and fun way. Specifically designed to meet teachers’ needs, it delivers quizzes aligned to Common Core and state curriculum standards for grades 2 through 12. JogNog uses the latest in educational research to create competitive learning games that enhance the process. It is available on the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows phone, and the educational tablets Amplify and Kuno. For more information about JogNog, visit http://www.JogNog.com.


"Like" MCSD on Facebook!

The "official" Monroe County School District Facebook page is now available.  Information posted on the MCSD website will be available through Facebook.  Click on the image to "Like" our page!





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