The Color of our Worlds: 2/2017

Providing a High Quality Education for ALL Students

The Early Language Gap is About More Than Words

It’s Never Too Early to Help Your Child Learn — Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

NFL Safety, Justin Simmons, Visits J. D. Parker!

Justin Simmons who plays Safety for the Denver Broncos is a Martin County HS graduate. He visited students at JDP on Friday to talk about the importance of being a successful student and a person of good character in achieving his goals so far. It was a very special day for all who participated.
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JD Parker is the Overall Winner at Elementary Track Meet!

Congratulations J.D. Parker on winning the Russell Holloway Track Meet held Saturday at South Fork High School. This is five years in a row!
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Anderson Middle School Girls Track Team Places 1st and Boys Track Team Places 2nd!

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches who competed at the annual track meet. AMS was well represented as its Girls Track Team finished in first place and its Boys Track Team finished in second place. GO STALLIONS!!!

Port Salerno Stingrays Say Thanks to Martin County First Responders!

A very special thank you to all of our First Responders during First Responders Appreciation Week and all year long! Martin County Firefighters Martin County Sheriff's Office Stuart Police Department Martin County Board of County Commissioners

Here's a message from students at Port Salerno Elementary:

"For all you have done and all you will do, PSE knows we're safe because of you!"

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JD Parker and SeaWind are named Five Star Schools!

Congratulations to our recently named Five Star Schools: Bessey Creek Elementary School, Crystal Lake Elementary School, Felix A. Williams Elementary School, J. D. Parker Elementary School, Jensen Beach Elementary School, Jensen Beach High School, Murray Middle School, Palm City Elementary School, Sea Wind Elementary School and South Fork High School!

The award, created by the Florida Department of Education, is bestowed upon schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning.


The Five Star School Award was created by the Commissioner's Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show documentation that it has achieved 100 percent of the established criteria in the following categories. Schools must also earn a grade of "C" or above, or school improvement rating of "maintaining or improving" for the year of nomination.

  • Business partnerships
  • Family Involvement
  • Volunteerism
  • Student Community Service
  • School Advisory Councils

Retrieved from http://www.fldoe.org/schools/family-community/activities-programs/volunteer-community-involvement/the-five-star-school-award.stml, January 27, 2017.

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Mike Lyons of WPBF 25 News hosts Weather Class at Pinewood Elementary School!

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Warfield Celebrates Literacy Week!

Warfield Elementary celebrated Literacy Week by dressing like a storybook character and participating in a character parade. The front office staff and administration dressed up as Alice in Wonderland.

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Port Salerno Held "Word Up Wednesday" to Celebrate Literacy!

As part of their Literacy Week celebration, Port Salerno Elementary School teachers and students held "Word Up Wednesday" and dressed up as vocabulary words.

Anderson Middle School Gallops through Literacy Week

AMS had a busy Literacy Week with various activities focusing on academic vocabulary, Sunshine State Readers, teacher reading, and a poster contest. There was great participation in the poster contest with more than a hundred posters submitted. AMS is proud to announce the following winners.

  • 1st place - Abigail Flores, 7th grade
  • 2nd place - Brittney Clemons, Natalie Gomez, and Emma Graciak, 8th grade
  • 3rd place tie:
    • Quintin Arroyo, 6th grade
    • Alexis Schwab, Mardi Walters, and Aiden Shrader, 8th grade.
  • Honorable Mention - Claire Austhof, Noyana Pierre-Louis, Viraj Singh, Sofia Hernandez, Victor Ortega, Dylan Sparks, Molly O’Donnell and Angeleah Rinker.


1st through 3rd place winners received $5 gift certificates to McDonalds.

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Title I - Migrant - ELL Services Department of the MCSD

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

Anderson Middle School

Hobe Sound Elementary School

Indiantown Middle School

J. D. Parker Elementary School

Pinewood Elementary School

Port Salerno Elementary School

SeaWind Elementary School

Warfield Elementary School