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Events of interest that are happening in the Martin County School District

Ten schools in the Martin County School District have earned the “Five Star School Award” from the Florida Department of Education for the 2013-14 school year.
Ten schools in the Martin County School District have earned the “Five Star School Award” from the Florida Department of Education for the 2013-14 school year.

Martin County is a small county on the Treasure Coast and in comparison to the total 67 counties of Florida, it ranks as #42. For history buffs, Martin County was created in 1925. It was named for John W. Martin, Governor of Florida from 1925 to 1929. Martin County is a picturesque area endowed with beautiful beaches and wonderful fishing (on the east side of Martin County there is the Atlantic Ocean, on the west side, it is near Lake Okeechobee with the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers in between) where tourists flock from all over the world.

An enticing feature of Martin County for prospective businesses and residents is its progressive, outstanding, award achieving school district which has a track record of success that is not just brag, but proven facts. Martin County School District services grades Pre-K to 12 in 29 schools with a total of 18,641 students. Recently, the Martin County School District (MCSD) was granted AdvancED Education Service Agency (ESA) Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement accreditation seal. This means that the district and all the schools it operates are accredited, and that the Martin County School District is recognized across the nation as a quality system.

Here are some upcoming events/activities for parents and community to get involved:

  • Keeping in pace with the New Florida Standards, The Florida Department of Education will host a family engagement workshop on Monday, Sept. 15 at Martin County High School starting at 6 p.m. entitled "The Perfect Brainstorm in 3-D." This interactive workshop will inspire students, parents, and community members to get excited about and involved with The Florida Standards. The 3-D workshop will explain why the standards are beneficial to all Floridians, and teach families specific age-appropriate activities to support learning at home. Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to attend.
  • With the concept of educating the whole child and encouraging parent involvement in the educational process, the Martin county School District has embraced “Family Day - Eating with Family Matters” - Sept. 22 spotlighting the fact that eating meals as a family makes a huge difference in the lives of children! Celebrate Family Day and spread the word to everyone you know! Learn more.
  • There will be much fun and great pride (and maybe a few pranks attempted to be made) during “Take Your Dad to School Week”, Sept. 15-19 when all types of Dads will be on board: Creative Dads, Athletic Dads, Brainy Dads, Handy Dads, Chef Dads, Funny Dads, Serious Dads, Wise guy Dads-----all Dads are important and special; when they show up for their kids, then they become exceptionally outstanding well respected men of their communities and much needed leaders in our country.

The School District will acknowledge “Constitution Week: Sept. 17-23”, a time we should all reflect and remember the bridge that brought us to where we are today. While our Constitution is not completely flawless, it is geared with the tools to help mend and build our country greater and better together by first just having goodwill and remembering what was created by the founding fathers of America, “for the people, of the people and by the people”.

REF: Martin County School District e-Newsletter: August 2014

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