Color of Our Worlds October 2019
Educating ALL Students for Success!
Hispanic Heritage Booklists
Internet Safety Presentation for Parents - October 2 at 6:30pm at the Martin County Sheriff's Office
Please join Martin County Sheriff's Office Corporal Brian Broughton for an extraordinary internet safety presentation specifically for parents, grandparents and caretakers.
You’ll learn how to protect, monitor and report concerning internet activities, learn how to spot apps that have been disguised or hidden as harmless tools on your child's phone, what to do when you think your child is engaged in sexting or cyber-bullying, and how to spot social media predators. This event is for teachers, parents, grandparents and adult care-takers only. There is no cost to attend.
Martin County Sheriff's Office · Stuart
Hobe Sound Crossing Guard - Michelle Strunk
Michelle Strunk arrives at her post at 6:45 a.m., positioning herself between Hobe Sound Elementary School and Hobe Sound Learning Center. Her uniform is a pair of khaki shorts and a white Martin County Sheriff's Office shirt. But what makes her shine are the bright pink sneakers with neon shoe laces, a yellow reflector vest and a pair of orange gloves. Strunk, with both arms raised in the air, is hard to miss.
Her right hand signals the universal symbol for "stop." Her left hand motions toward a line of cars, directing them to move through the intersection. Every so often, her hands switch roles, and a new traffic pattern begins. Between commands, she waves to drivers and students, and says "good morning." It's just part of her routine, and she does it with a smile.
Strunk is a crossing guard and traffic control officer at Hobe Sound Elementary. Advanced training allows her to direct and move traffic as well as assist students crossing the street.
She's been at her current post at Southeast Bridge Road and Southeast Gomez Avenue for 26 years. Four other crossing guards work at the school, and three of them are certified traffic control officers as well.
Michelle Strunk, a Martin County Sheriff's Office traffic control officer, directs vehicles, students and their families. Strunk is in her 28th year as a crossing guard for the school and the job is part of her family's legacy. Her mother was the first crossing guard at Hobe Sound Elementary School.
Anderson Middle School is a Gold PBiS School!
Congratulations to DR. DAVID L. ANDERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL for achieving the Gold Tier 1 PBIS Model School Award for the 2018-2019 school year. Keep up the great work using data to identify and provide mentoring to at-risk students!
Mapping the Middle - Saturday, October 12 at 10am
Navigating the middle school years is tough for kids and even tougher for parents. Thankfully, Tykes & Teens is here to help.
Parents and guardians are invited to enjoy cookies and conversation at this FREE event, getting up close and personal with therapists who can answer questions about tweens and sex, drugs and alcohol, body image, and creating a bond with your child during these tricky years.
Pre-registration is required by calling Dr. Marshall at 772-220-3439 or emailing Agnieszka@tykesandteens.org
ESE Workshop: A Parent's Guide to an IEP That Works - Thursday, October 24 at Peter & Julie Cummings Library (Palm City Library) at 6PM
RSVP to Justin Browning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin County High School - Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Open to all middle and high school families, the Martin County School District's first-ever College & Career Night will feature numerous college/university representatives, military recruiters and career path representatives who will speak with families about students' high school, post-secondary and financial aid options.
Workshops will take place throughout the evening on a variety of topics: planning/saving for college, the financial aid process, career and technical education (CTE) programs (for middle school students preparing for the transition to hight school) and the college admissions process.
TruckaBowl will be on-site with delicious treats available for purchase!
Transportation is available for students to and from this event. Students who will need bus transportation must return their signed permission slip to the office no later than October 11, 2019.
United for one another are the students and staff of Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School!
2019 Dads Take Your Child to School Day
This statewide initiative highlights the significant positive impact that fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, family friends and other male role models have when playing an active role in a child's education. Studies show that when fathers or other male role models are involved in a child's education, children perform better academically, have fewer discipline problems and often become more responsible adults. Although this particular event is designed to shine the spotlight on dads, moms are welcome to join in on the fun as well!
Many schools planned events for the morning of September 25.
Mr. Umbaugh and Ms. Carroll were so excited to greet all of SeaWind Elementary's dads with donuts and a smile this morning!
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Mr. Umbaugh gets a thumbs up from smiling dad at Seawind Elementary!
Thinking Outside the Box at Spectrum Academy
When it comes to teaching reading, math and science, the faculty and staff of Spectrum Academy are always thinking outside of the box.
"We want to do our best to equip them with skills to survive in the world outside of our classrooms," said Principal Janice Mills. "Based on the students' interests and staff experience, we have created five 'survival skill' activity groups which will meet and complete a variety of activities and projects on the five District early release days."
Students participated in one of five activities with subject matter experts that educate them on a variety of life skills - automotive maintenance/care, literacy initiatives (reading with students at the Gertrude Walden Center and building their writing skills), eco-friendly practices (harvesting produce, building and maintaining a garden), basic personal finance (money management, borrowing, insurance, investing, etc.), and entrepreneurial skills (interview/application/resume assistance, talks with local business owners, etc.)
Spectrum Academy is a secondary school for students who are in need of course credit recovery solutions as well as an alternative school setting for disciplinary infractions they have received at their home school.
(Retrieved from Facebook on September 26, 2019.)
Michelle Gordon at Hobe Sound Elementary School
IMS School Counselor Dr. Smith and the Thunderbirds at the Yellow Brick Road Program
Math, Technology, and Art OH MY!!
Robot Coding Art is Happening at Anderson Middle School!
The paths Mr.Blauvelt taped on the floor were “too easy” so the students created their own paths!
AMS Girl’s Volleyball team!
What is Your Why?
Parent Workshop for Hobe Sound and Port Salerno Elementary Schools
Happy Fri-Yay Smiles from Miss Skomro’s Warfield Elementary School Family
Volunteer Breakfast at Hobe Sound Elementary School
Martin County School District Title I Schools and Program Staff
Hobe Sound Elementary
JD Parker Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary School
Port Salerno Elementary School
Seawind Elementary School
Warfield Elementary School
David Anderson Middle School
Indiantown Middle School
Willoughby Learning Center
Title I Program Staff
Shela Khanal, Director of Title I Programs
Debra George, Coordinator of Title I Programs
Deb Stull, Coordinator District Title Programs: ELL, Immigrant, and FIT
Casey Vasko, Federal Programs/ Equitable Services Liaison
Yvonne Blanco, Title I Department Secretary