The Color of our Worlds: 6/2017

Providing a High Quality Education for ALL Students

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Martin County School District Supports Student Use of iReady to Make the Summer Leap!

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The Florida Department of Education released standardized test results from the Grade 3 English Language Arts (ELA) Spring testing administration. Results show that the Martin County School District is above the state average in Grade 3 ELA with 60 percent of students showing proficiency in reading, an increase of seven percentage points from last year. The Grade 3 Reading assessment is essential for students to show satisfactory reading proficiency to progress to the fourth grade.

“We are very pleased with the increased proficiency rates for our schools, particularly the Title 1 schools that demonstrated double digit growth,” says Laurie J. Gaylord, Superintendent, Martin County School District. Our schools have worked very hard to improve academic achievement for students. They have certainly demonstrated their commitment to our mission of educating all students for success.”

Overall, the Martin County School District increased seven percentage points over last year’s scores, almost twice the average increase for the state. Nearly all the elementary schools demonstrated growth from last year with four schools displaying a double digit increase (including two Title 1 schools): Jensen Beach Elementary showed 21 percentage points growth; Crystal Lake showed 14 percentage points growth; Warfield Elementary showed 12 percentage points growth; and JD Parker showed 11 percentage points growth. In addition, 75 percent of Martin County elementary schools exceeded the state average in proficiency.

Grade 3 ELA Proficiency Percentage: Year to Year Comparison

School 2017 2016

Hobe Sound Elementary 58 59

J.D. Parker Elementary 54 43

Pinewood Elementary 51 49

Port Salerno Elementary 28 19

Seawind Elementary 60 54

Warfield Elementary 47 35

District 60 53

State 58 54

The Martin County School District (MCSD) is an Academically High-Performing School District in Florida and is fully accredited by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. More information about MCSD can be found online at

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Advocacy for ELLs: Recommended Resources

Colorin Colorado's first Facebook Live event featured Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner and Colorín Colorado Manager Lydia Breiseth discussing advocacy ideas for English language learners (ELLs).
Advocacy for ELLs: Facebook Live Event Archive
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Pinewood Happenings

American Legion Recognizes 2 Students at Pinewood!

Chloe Daniel and Rodolfo Gonzalez Lucia Jr. were awarded the American Legion School Award for Pinewood.
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Warfield Elementary Student Council Visits Judge Steele!

Warfield Elementary student council visited the courthouse to visit Judge Steel and explore the inner workings of the outhouse. The students learned about the legislative branch and met various personnel at the courthouse. The students enjoyed their experience.

Warfield Instructional Coaches Lead Professional Development Series!

The Instructional coaches led a Professional Development series for the entire Warfield Elementary School staff on Vocabulary strategies for the classroom. The coaches took the knowledge they gained from their district vocabulary training and provide useful strategies that teachers could easily implement in their classroom.

Warfield Awarded $10,000 Pew Grant!

Warfield Elementary School was awarded the PEW grant for 10,000 dollars to assist in preventing Summer Reading Loss. Students received books to take home and read over the summer. Students will have the opportunity to participate in ‘book swaps’ at Warfield to trade out their books. A mobile book swap is available for students in locations around Indiantown where parents may not have transportation. The school has teamed up with Parks & Rec, YMCA, and Boys and Girls Club to support independent reading and i-Ready lessons throughout the summer Each of the camp sites will participate in book swaps for the Warfield students.

Warfield Chorus Sings Volunteers' Praises!

Fourth and fifth grade students in the "sing-ray" chorus performed a few songs for our volunteer meet and greet luncheon to celebrate all of the accomplishments of their supports.
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2017-2018 HSE Supply Lists for All Grade Levels

Hobe Sound Elementary School Hosts Cinco de Mayo Dance!

Hobe Sound Elementary School Hosts Multicultural Fair!

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PSE Hosts Math Night at Home Depot!

Port Salerno Elementary School hosted a family math night at Home Depot with real life application problem solving opportunities.

Port Salerno Elementary Wins First Place for Green School Award!

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Assistant Principal Dodie Hale Retires after Illustrious Career!

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Supply Lists for 2016-2017 School Year

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AMS Happenings

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IMS Happenings

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EFMC Elementary Book Bowl

In an effort to promote the literacy and the life-long love of reading, the Education Foundation of Martin County challenged all upper level Martin County elementary students to read all 15 titles listed on the annually selected Sunshine State Reader book list. Those who do are eligible to participate on their school's Book Bowl team.

Teams of students in grades 3 through 5 from all elementary schools then prepared to compete in the annual Education Foundation of Martin County Elementary Book Bowl on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Jensen Beach High School. The Book Bowl competition is based upon the 15 books selected by the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program, a statewide reading motivation program. Questions will be posed, with each team having 45 seconds to decide on an answer, write it down, and submit it to the style.

There was three rounds of 15 questions each. Students of the winning team, as well as their school, will received trophies. All team members received medals.

The Education Foundation of Martin County also purchases a library bound set of each year's Sunshine State Readers for each school's media center.

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Martin County School District Appreciates its Volunteers!

Volunteer Registration Opens 8/1/2017 for 2017-2018 school year.

NOTE: 2016-2017 school year registrations will expire on 7/31/2017. You must register every school year.

Volunteer Levels

Level 1: Service on campus during school hours under direct supervision of staff at all times.
  • Complete e270 form every year.
  • No additional background check is necessary.
Level 2: Any service on campus during non-school hours and all off campus service.
  • Complete e270 every year.
  • Level 2 requires a background check every two years.

Volunteer Registration

Fast and easy process.
For Level 2: Pay background check online!

  • Request Level 2 volunteer registration on your e270 form.
  • District office verifies all background check expiration dates.
  • You will receive an email with a link to pay for the background check if you need a background screening.
  • Pay with secure online payment system.

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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:

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