Village Academy Town Crier

Curriculum & Campus News

Reminders!!!!

  • Reports Cards will go home with Secondary Students on Nov. 9th
  • Faculty Meeting on Monday, Nov. 2nd @ 2:30 in the Media Center
  • SAC meeting - Tuesday Night, Nov 3rd @ ​6pm
  • Secondary AVID Site Visit - Nov. 4
  • Don't forget clocks roll back this weekend

Farewell Mr. Arcila!

Mr. Arcila's last day will be Friday 10/30. We are sad to see him go and want to thank him for his dedication and service to the Village Academy Family! We wish him much success in his future endeavors

Reminder: Secondary PDD and Elementary Workday is on November 16th

Congratulations to Our First Scholar Designation Recipients!

The following students will receive the scholar designation on their diplomas. This is a prestigious title for students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Please congratulate them.


Lisette Arzate

Lanard Hardy

Angie Harirte

Jimcarry Jolicoeur

Ruth Joseph

Ms. Lyons Creates Favorite Book Tree

Students were challenged to trace and cut out their hand and write about their favorite book. Students documented their answer with a reason for their selection. Miss Lyons and Mrs. Edwards combined all of the hands into a fall tree display outside the back door of the library. It has been a big hit with teachers and students alike and has offered a burst of vivid autumn color to Village Academy.

VILLAGE ACADEMY HOMECOMING

Village Academy Homecoming

Friday, Nov. 6th, 9pm

400 Southwest 12th Avenue

Delray Beach, FL

Homecoming Week Activities 11/2-11/6:

Monday 11/2: “Hollywood Premiere” (Dress to impress day. Come dressed for a Hollywood Premiere!)

Tuesday 11/3: “Who Wore it Best?” (Twin day…dress like your favorite actor/actress)

Wednesday 11/4: “Back to the Future/Blast from the Past” (Dress from a Specific Decade/Old School Day)

Thursday 11/5: “Best Animated Feature” (Cartoon/Animated Movie Character Day)

Friday 11/6: “Spirit Day” (students wear a shirt to represent their class/grade level colors)/PEP RALLY


  • Head Start: Black
  • K-2nd: Orange
  • 3rd-5th: Gray
  • 6th Grade: White
  • 7th Grade: Black
  • 8th Grade: Orange
  • 9th Grade: Gray
  • 10th Grade: White
  • 11th Grade: Black
  • 12th Grade: Orange


Saturday 11/7: Homecoming Dance in the gym - 7:00pm -10:00pm

Football Game- Monday November 2nd from 7:00-8:30 pm

Our football team will be hosting the District Play-In Game on Monday, November 2nd at 7pm. The game will be against Glades Day and Champagnat. The teams will play each team for one quarter and the games should conclude by 8:30pm. Show your support for our Tigers and help cheer them on to victory!

Publix "Tools for Schools"

The McKinney Vento Program in conjunction with Publix Supermarkets has provided Village Academy with a windfall of supplies such as: crayons, pencils, filler paper, glue, markers, color pencils, pens, pocket folders, scissors and spiral notebooks. Ms. Latour and Ms. Hildebert are working to have supplies delivered to teachers.


What is the McKinney Vento Program? The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.


Click Here for More Information!


****And special thanks to all the volunteers who came in this past

Saturday! (Latour, Hildebert, Tyler, Whittaker, T.Scott, Reid , Chaney, Vazquez, Fogel & Falzone. A Special Thank you to Mr. Dixon for driving the UHAUL!

Village Academy's Instructional Expectations or "Bottom Lines"

Let's continue our momentum toward instructional excellence by making sure we continue to have evidence of the following in place daily.


  • Learning Goal Scales
  • Up to date whiteboard configuration
  • Student Collaborative groups often
  • Student Engagement: Connected to the Learning Target
  • Evidence of WICOR Strategies (Writing, Inquiry, Cooperation, Organization and Reading) Strategies (Secondary)
  • Common Planning
  • Data Analysis ( FSQs , USAs, and other content area assessments)
  • Instruction within 2 weeks of the scope & sequence
  • Evidence of technology use (Reading Counts, iStation, Reading Plus, TenMarks, Edmodo)
  • Updating Grades bi-weekly on Edline(Secondary)

Mandatory: Reporting Child Abuse Training

The Education Code in Florida Statute Section 1012.98(12) requires teachers in grades K-12 to participate in the Department of Children and Families (DCF) provided education training to identify and report child abuse and neglects. The website for the webinar is

http://www3.fl-dcf.org/RCAAN/. The District requires all new employees, and any employees who have not yet seen this video, to view this DCF webinar by November 6, 2015. Schools and departments are to keep track to ensure that their new employees have viewed the webinar.

Children's Home Society to Present to Village Academy Students

The Children's Home Society Safe Harbor program is a short-term residential youth program that is free of cost to students in need. Coach Jiggins has arranged for The Children's Home Society to present to students through P.E. (6-12) to share their services which range from family crisis, life skills, depression, counseling etc. For more information contact April Johnson Program Manager at 561-598-4150 for Eligibility and Intake Appointment.

Field Trip Procedures

We are currently in the process of streamlining the steps to create field trips. The new field trip check list will be provided to you soon. Please note that you must notify the school nurse via email @ jmcbride@hcdpbc.org of what students you will be taking on field trips as some have daily medications and emergency meds (Epi-pens) that should go with them. Everyone should also complete the field trip training video in E-Learning prior to submitting paperwork. See the title below or sign into e-Learning and search the catalog for "field trips".
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Science Night Success!

Thanks to all who participated and supported our first Science Night. We had 51 parents and 74 children attend the event. We look forward to having events like this more often and hope to make it bigger and better every time.

Head Start News

Head Start hosted a Career Fair on Thursday 10/30/15 in the gymnasium. The focal point for the fair was to introduce parents to institutions of higher learning. Some of the representation included PBSC, Cambridge Institute, Delray Full Service Center, Community Action and Village Readers.