🍎CROSS-CURRICULUM INNOVATION🍎 Several elementary school teachers engaged in professional development to increase student outcomes of project-based learning. The goal of this optional training was to identify numerous avenues to incorporate multiple subjects into one project, while also increasing student 'voice and choice' options! By integrating more academic subjects into one project and providing different options for how students complete that project, students can experience a multifaceted approach to learning, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of their units! Teachers from Citrus Grove Elementary, Crystal Lake Elementary and J.D. Parker Elementary attended this professional development session hosted by MCSD instructional coaches Mrs. Register and Mr. Beasley. #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud #MCSDBetterTogether💫
🧡💚Appreciation Post💚🧡 The entire CGE staff wishes to thank our amazing PTA. This week they organized volunteers to create a holiday parade float, help in the cafeteria, and run a VERY busy Holiday Shop. It's difficult to find background-checked helpers for one endeavor much less three in the same week! The Holiday Shop, and other fundraisers run by the PTA, provide fun activities for students, such as Trunk or Treat and Sailfish Splash events, but that's not all. Our generous PTA also supplements the curriculum for our school! Lexia was purchased for Kindergarten through 5th grade students to enrich our ELA materials, and 👏👏recently IXL was bought for 1st-5th math practice.👏👏 We could not provide these apps for students without the support of our PTA. While we thank our PTA for the organization, management, and creation of the programs they provide, as well as the NUMEROUS hours of time they donate to us, we know that they are indebted to all of our families. The financial support of our Diamondback community is noticed and appreciated!
📢SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK📢 In accordance with Florida's instructional materials adoption cycle, the Martin County School District is beginning the Science curriculum adoption process. Students, parents/caregivers, employees and members of the community are encouraged to review materials that have been submitted by publishers and provide their feedback as part of the process. Learn more and get involved by clicking this link: https://www.martinschools.org/.../instructional-resources... #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud
🚒LIFESAVING KNOWLEDGE🚒 Martin County School District elementary school students recently learned about community heroes and possible career paths. What better way to discover the special equipment, education, and training required to be a firefighter or paramedic than from a Martin County first responder?! Thank you to Martin County Fire Rescue for showing our students the amazing work you do for the community! We might have future firefighters and paramedics in the making after seeing these💫 real-life superheroes in action! #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud #MCSDBetterTogether
🍂GIVING THANKS🍂 We wish all of our students, families and employees a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving Break! We look forward to seeing students back on Monday, November 27. 🍂🦃🧡 #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud
🎉🍎CELEBRATING SUBSTITUTES🍎🎉 Today, we celebrate the amazing people who step into classrooms with enthusiasm and adaptability! To all the substitute teachers making a difference daily, thank you for your flexibility, resilience, and dedication to our students. The impact of our guest teachers is immeasurable, and their role in education is truly valued! 🍎📚 #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud #MCSDBetterTogether💫
Trent Wilson, with MidFlorida Bank, was a guest reader in our kindergarten classrooms today. As part of the bank’s Gift of Reading initiative, each student was given a copy of the hardcover book he read to keep! We appreciate the business partner connections our community provides. Thank you, Mr. Wilson and MidFlorida!
🦃THANKFUL FOR SHARING🦃 Yesterday was the Martin County School District's Food and Nutrition Services Department's Annual Thanksgiving Feast! The tasty comfort food prepared by our exceptional FNS team had everyone's taste buds dancing, leaving hearts (and stomachs!) full! FNS staff were grateful to serve their extended family of students delicious and healthy meals! Scroll through all the smiles from Jensen Beach Elementary School, Jensen Beach High School, Palm City Elementary School, Citrus Grove Elementary School, The Pinewood Elementary, and Crystal Lake Elementary School! #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud #MCSDBetterTogether💫
🔬SCIENCE FUN FOR EVERYONE🔬 Looking for something fun to do to kick off Thanksgiving Break? Dive into a sea of science fun at the 2023 Indian River Lagoon Science Festival this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Fort Pierce! It's FREE day of discovery that will be a blast for the whole family with dozens of hands-on, minds-on activities exploring the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival aims to show the importance of science and highlight how fun it can be! In addition to more than 70 hands-on educational STEAM exhibits, stage shows, raffles and food trucks, there will be free admission to the Smithsonian Exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium and Regional History Center! For more information, click here: https://irlsciencefest.org/ #ALLINMartin👊
🍎🎉CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION🎉🍎 ICYMI: In Martin County, our celebration of our exceptional educators is second to none! Watch a recap of the unparalleled Education Foundation of Martin County's Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration, honoring phenomenal educational contributions by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/bzbZtytn90g Thank you to the Education Foundation of Martin County and to all the sponsors who made this event unforgettable, and congratulations to each school's teacher of the year! A big round of applause for South Fork High School's Kyle Gorton (23-24 High School Teacher of the Year), Treasure Coast Classical Academy's Joy Kastanias (23-24 Middle School Teacher of the Year), Crystal Lake Elementary School's Joshua Perry (23-24 Elementary School and Overall Teacher of the Year) and Bessey Creek Elementary School, the Spirit Award winner! #ALLINMartin👊 #MCSDBetterTogether💫
🇺🇸CELEBRATING HEROES🇺🇸 Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our country! Join us in honoring the bravery of those who have fought to protect us all. We humbly thank all the heroic men and women who have served our great nation to preserve our freedoms. #ALLINMartin👊 #MCSDBetterTogether💫
🍁THANKSGIVING BREAK UPDATE🍁 The Martin County School District would like to formally announce students and teachers will have Nov. 20-24 off for Thanksgiving Break. As noted in the Instructional Calendar, Nov. 20 and 21 were designated as emergency makeup days to ensure our students would receive the instruction in the event the District had to close schools due to storms or other unforeseen emergencies. The District has had no such situation creating a need to make up instructional time; therefore, those two days are included in Thanksgiving Break for students and teachers. The Martin County School Board approved the 2023-2024 School Calendar during its meeting on Nov. 22, 2022. To view the calendar, click here: https://www.martinschools.org/page/calendars #ALLINMartin👊
🕰️ Reminder, Martin County families: Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight! 🕰️ Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, at 2 a.m. #ALLINMartin👊 #MCSDBetterTogether💫 #FallBack
During our Spirit Rally on Tuesday, our School Related Employee of the Year was announced. Congratulations to Chelsea Vieira our 23-24 winner! Mrs. Vieira, our Data Entry Clerk, maintains our Focus portal for staff and families and supports the front office. We appreciate her school spirit and dedication to CGE!
🌟CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE🌟 Martin County School District students have the opportunity to celebrate Native American Heritage Month while also having a chance to win a college scholarship! The Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida recently announced Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ 2023 Native American Heritage Month art, essay and educator contests. This year's theme is “Highlighting Native American Heroes and Their Accomplishments.” Click here for more information: https://www.martinschools.org/article/1319548 All entries must be received by 5 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, November 9, 2023. #ALLINMartin👊 #MCSDBetterTogether💫
CGE is spreading our spirit with local business partnerships! Ms. Rynca recently visited the Newfield community site, which will soon be developed by Mattamy Homes. What is Newfield? It’s a planned community north of our school on Citrus Boulevard which will eventually include 4,000 home sites. James Fitzgerald, with Mattamy Homes, and Nina Shirley, with The Dirt Academy, presented us with plants, fertilizer, soil, and 50 containers that will beautify our campus and benefit Club Go Green. MCSD Superintendent Michael Maine and Chief of Staff Jennifer DeShazo joined us to celebrate this new partnership. We look forward to continuing our connections with these local companies. #MCSDspirit MCSD Professional Learning Department #MCSDBetterTogether Martin County School District #WeareCitrus
🗓️EARLY RELEASE DAY🗓️ Just a reminder, families - tomorrow, October 31, is an early release day. Students will be dismissed two hours earlier than normal. View our complete school calendar: https://www.martinschools.org/page/calendars #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud
🗓️EARLY RELEASE DAY🗓️ Just a reminder, families - Tuesday, October 31, is an early release day. Students will be dismissed two hours earlier than normal. View our complete school calendar: https://www.martinschools.org/page/calendars #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud
📆HURRICANE MAKEUP DAYS📆 Reminder for families: Hurricane season doesn't officially end until Nov. 30. As we near the end of the season, we want to remind Martin County families of the scheduled Emergency Makeup Days built into the 2023-2024 School Calendar. We are also nearing the first set up Emergency Makeup Days on our Instructional Calendar, which precedes Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 20-21). These days may be used to make up instructional time in the event we need to close for one or more storms. IF we do NOT experience any emergency situations or storms requiring us to use one or more of these Emergency Makeup Days, those two days will be added to Thanksgiving Break, giving students the week away from school (Nov. 20-24). At this time, that appears to be the case. If we experience conditions that would necessitate making up one or more school days, we will provide notice of the appropriate date(s) to families and employees as soon as possible. The Martin County School Board approved the 2023-2024 School Calendar during its meeting on Nov. 22, 2022. To view the calendar, click here: https://www.martinschools.org/page/calendars #ALLINMartin👊 #MCSDBetterTogether💫
🍎REPORT CARDS🍎 First quarter report cards are now available in the FOCUS Parent Portal. View your child's grades and attendance info: https://martin.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/ If you don't have access to FOCUS, please click here to view instructions for claiming your account: https://martin.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/auth/ #ALLINMartin👊 #PublicSchoolProud #MCSDBetterTogether💫