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Welcome to the Connection!
Welcome to The Connection, our new weekly newsletter connecting you to important news, events, and activities happening in the School District of Indian River County. This newsletter will highlight events throughout all grade levels and include district news. We are looking forward to your input in The Connection and hope that you will submit important news and information to be considered for publishing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit potential highlights.
The SDIRC Celebrates our Veterans!
Veteran of the Month: Telly Antona
Telly has two sons in the school system, Christian, senior at VBHS, and Caiden, 7th grade student at Oslo Middle School. Telly is a founding member and Executive Officer for the Next Generation Veterans (a young veterans organization in IRC). She started and ran a PTSD support group for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. She is the co-host of the “Veterans Helping Veterans” radio show. She also is an active volunteer with Vietnam Veterans of Indian River County serving as a VA Benefit advocate and counselor. If you have been to our recent Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies, Telly sings the National Anthem accompanied by the VBHS Band. Telly represents our young veteran community exceptionally well, as both an active volunteer and leader.
November's Casual for a Cause
This month’s recipient of our Casual for a Cause fundraising efforts is the Veterans Council of Indian River County.
Please check with your schools for their Casual for a Cause participation date, and feel free to dress casually for a suggested donation of $2.00 or more.
“The Veterans Council of Indian River County, Inc. was incorporated on February 6, 1987 to support all Indian River County veterans through the collective effort of veterans' organizations, civic associations, and the local community, thereby raising awareness of veterans' needs and of their contributions to society. The VCIRC is a non-government 501(C)(3) dedicated to supporting veterans and their families. Our Mission is to support all county veterans through the collective efforts of veterans' organizations, civic associations, and the local community, thereby raising awareness of veterans' needs and of their contributions to society.”
congratulations to our district's outstanding principal and assistant principal of the year!
Cindy Emerson, Outstanding Principal of the Year
Hilary Poole, Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year
Glendale Elementary School Gator Express
STUDENt spotlight: Young Author's Club, Glendale Elementary School
Six students, Emma Cahill, Areanna Neil, Hayden Webster, Kendra Cogar, Carly Hamilton, and Katherine Wunner, in grades four and five at Glendale Elementary, are pioneering a new curriculum thanks to our Executive Director of Elementary Education, Kelly Baysura, Principal Adam Faust, Assistant Principal Michelle Banack, and Mr. Tom. Students are learning about different types of media, how to research a subject, and what it means to be a reporter and journalist.
School Spotlight: Storm Grove Middle School, Kindness Challenge
Classroom Spotlight: Ms. Schwager’s class, Oslo Middle School
Ms. Schwager’s Intensive Reading class at Oslo Middle School works in rotations.
The "Teacher Led Group" is working out of their iReady books on figurative language, and "Digital group" is working on their iReady minutes. Eight students received 100% passing rate last week and were celebrated today!
fortifyFL security app
We are pleased to announce that the FortifyFL app is LIVE. Now, any student, educator, parent, or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or www.getfortifyfl.com. The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear. We hope that you will become familiar with this tool and help us spread the word about it with our students and their families. Please note that the official app’s logo will look exactly as it does in the graphic above.
Support local schools, students, and teachers
The scholarships are worth $500 each and can be used for reimbursement for the following:
*Tuition and fees for part-time tutoring provided by a person who holds a valid Florida educator’s certificate, a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the subject, an adjunct teaching certificate, or has demonstrated mastery of the subject area knowledge.
*Fees for summer education programs designed to improve reading or literacy skills.
*Fees for after-school education programs designed to improve reading or literacy skills.
*Instructional materials and curriculum related to reading or literacy.
Click to apply: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/reading-scholarship/how-the-scholarship-works/
IRCSO Tips Hotline and School Tips Email
In an effort to save resources and time required by school staff to sort and handle flyers, approved flyers will be posted on this page. Posting of flyers does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the School District of Indian River County.
School District of Indian River County's Strategic Plan
Click below to see our District's Strategic Plan