The Color of our Worlds: 5/2017

Providing a High Quality Education for ALL Students

El día de los niños, El día de los libros Celebration

Día Turns 15!
Día Song

Martin County School District Offers Controlled Open Enrollment in 2017-2018 School Year

Choice School Site is Indiantown Middle School, Indiantown, Florida

Warfield Elementary Host Spring Break Reading/iReady Challenge Pep Rally

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Port Salerno Hosts PBIS Carnival!

Port Salerno Elementary hosted their 3rd annual Spring PBIS Carnival on Friday, April 28th. Fun was had by all as student enjoyed carnival games, inflatable obstacle courses, face painting, balloon animals, a DJ, and food trucks! The carnival was a free event for students and their families and cost them only SWIM tickets they've earned and collected throughout the year for demonstrating good character traits.

Kindergarten Students at SeaWind Elementary Learn Herpetology with the Help of the Loggerhead Marine Center!

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Port Salerno Elementary School Learns STEM with Legos!

Fifth graders at PSE have been busy creating with Legos! We were fortunate enough to receive Simple and Powered Machine kits through the EFMC Innovative Project Grant. Students used them to learn about simple machines and force and motion. It was tied into the Engineering Process and students worked together and learned the true meaning of perseverance. They enjoyed working together, sharing ideas, and problem-solving!
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2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Race

Pinewood Elementary School held its 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, April 1st at the Martin County High School pool. The competition was stiff once again with some 2nd time competitors improving on their mistakes from last year and bringing their best game! This STEM activity encourages thoughtful engineering utilizing only duct tape and cardboard!

Newcomers Program Students are Going to the Environmental Studies Center!

Newcomers Program Students Visit ESC on May 3, 2017

On May 3rd, Marilyn Gavitt and her team are working with us in Title III/ELL, to take the students in the Newcomers Program for the first time to the Environmental Studies Center. The students will take a tour, see the turtle and then go to the beach to look for shells and end the day with lunch. There will be bi-lingual staff there to assist them as they learn about all the new and exciting ocean life around us.

We hope to be put on the schedule for the Newcomer students next year -to take The River Scout, a 30 foot T-craft, the Center’s floating classroom that the 5th and 6th graders experience. With our students being new to our Country, what a wonderful Science experience to learn about the various marine organisms, specimens, and habitat as they participate in hands-on field investigations in the new area they are now calling home.

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2017 Festival Finalists


Let's Save the Ocean

Annabelle Caton, Izzie Phelps

The Recyclables*

Emily Lindstrom, Gracie Blackwell, Mya Barringer, Zöe Berry

Pollution Pals*

Jude King, Brylie Cuevas, Abigail McLaughlin

Algae Crisis*

Nira Goyal

Things that Affect our Local Environment

Ryle Hochstetter

Middle School

Marine Debris*

John Pedigo, Parker Olsen

High School

Think Before You Throw

Cassidy Blair, Kara Percival

Our Water and Its Bottles

Blake Wiswell, Jakob Neff, Giana Testo

Every Piece Makes a Difference

Kaylee Coviello, Shannon Hughey McNair

Take Action

Kristina Schoenthaler

It Starts With the Little Things

Olivia Siegel, Naia Mader

School of Fish

The Everglades - Through 1st Grade Eyes*

Ms. Green's 1st Grade Class

Be Green

Palm City Elementary Green Team

*Winning Entry

JDP Competes in Youth Driven Cinema Competition

“Several JDP students entered their Environmental Awareness Videos in the Youth Driven Cinema competition run through the Environmental Studies Center at the Lyric Theater. JDP students placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd last year in the elementary division. They kept the winning streak alive by also placing in this year's competition.

SeaWind Elementary team won 1st place at the Youth Driven Cinema in the elementary division.

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EFMC Elementary Book Bowl

Teams from our Title I schools are hard at work reading the amazing selection of Sunshine State Books chosen for Florida’s 3rd through 5th Graders. Many of them meet three times a week with their teammates and coaches to discuss the books, quiz each other, and read these entertaining works of fiction. They are eagerly anticipating the Bowl on May 9th at JBHS!

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SeaWind Elementary Educates at the Stuart Water Fest & H2O Expo!

SeaWind Elementary School participated in the Stuart Water Fest and H2O Expo to enhance educational awareness to the community. Our school activity showed how important water and nutrients are to plants. Children visitors traced, cut, colored, folded, and placed a paper flower in water. Then observed the opening of their paper flower and how important water and nutrients are to plants.
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Brylie Cuevas - Pillar of Responsibility

Brylie Cuevas, a fourth grade student at SeaWind Elementary School, is being recognized as a Character Counts! Student of the Week for demonstrating the Pillar of Responsibility. Brylie comes in early to class to get herself ready for the day so she can be ready to learn. She shows self-control even when those around her are having difficulty doing so. Brylie finished everything she starts and assists her classmates in many ways so everyone in the class can succeed.

Angel Garcia - Pillar of Caring

Angel Garcia, a third grade student at Port Salerno Elementary School is being recognized as a Charcter Counts! Student of the Week for demonstrating the Pillar of Caring. Angel is a good friend and helper to his classmates. He is a very responsible student that works hard and comes to school every day ready to learn!

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MCSD Open House Dates for School Year 2017-2018

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MCSD Parent Calendar for School Year 2017-2018

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Student Access for all Electronic Resources Via ClassLink

Title I - Migrant - ELL Services Department of the MCSD

The Color of Our Worlds is an Electronic Newsletter for the school communities of:

AMS: Anderson Middle School

HSE: Hobe Sound Elementary School

IMS: Indiantown Middle School

JDP: J. D. Parker Elementary School

PWE: Pinewood Elementary School

PSE: Port Salerno Elementary School

SWE: SeaWind Elementary School

WES: Warfield Elementary School