⚖️CELEBRATING CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARS⚖️ In partnership with the Center for Constitutional Values' Scholarship Fund and the YMCA of The Treasure Coast, the Martin County School District conducted the seventh annual “Constitution Academic Competition” this week! Teams of students from Jensen Beach, Martin County and South Fork high schools debated the U.S. Supreme Court case “Miller v. Alabama” before presiding judges - the Honorable Kathleen Roberts (19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida), the Honorable William Roby (19th Judicial Circuit Court) and the Honorable Alan O. Forst (Fourth District Court of Appeal). The case addressed the constitutionality of enacting life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of capital crimes. Read more: https://www.martinschools.org/article/633088. #ALLINMartin👊
Tomorrow's AP/AICE PAC will be reschedule for February 17th. All interested AP and AICE Parents are invited to attend at 6:30pm in room 01-171 to help with Luncheon Preparations.
💪PINNING HIS OBSTACLES💪 Michael Tabor, a freshman at Martin County High School, was diagnosed with ocular albinism and congenital nystagmus at three months old. Joining a wrestling program while dealing with visual impairment may not seem like something that would be at the top of many people's wish list, but Michael is no ordinary young man. He has embraced the challenge and his role on the Martin Co Athletics Wrestling team. Read more: https://mchsathletics.com/2022/01/13/michael-tabor-tiger-wrestler-pinning-his-obsacles/?fbclid=IwAR353Hvhl2A4D7N78eMMxXdz9TWR95rLQOmctKAHMj1Ho07PPrCdT8hQGj8 #ALLINMartin👊
Martin County High School participated in the seventh annual “Constitution Academic Competition” sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Values’ Scholarship Fund, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast, and the Martin County School District. The teams—Nira Goyal and Gianni Porcelli; Laurali Firestone and Jordan LoSardo—debated the U.S. Supreme Court case “Miller v. Alabama” to ascertain if the case was wrongly decided? (The case addressed the constitutionality of enacting the death penalty for juveniles convicted of capital crimes.) Although both teams effectively articulated their positions, Laurali Firestone and Jordan LoSardo won the debate (advocating for Alabama). They each received a $250 scholarship and will advance to Round 2 in April, where they will compete for additional scholarships. A special thanks to Justice Kathleen Roberts, 19th Judicial Circuit Court, for presiding over the debate.
We are excited to share that Martin County High School has several Scholastic Art Award winners this year! What an accomplishment for our student artists. Please join us in celebrating student success in the arts. Gold Key Recipients Rebecca Cotton - “Disappearing” (photography) Sydney Launay - “Divine” (photography) Anna Tullidge - “Happy Place” (photography) Silver Key Recipients Rebecca Cotton - “Dysmorphia” (photography) Amanda Ferrier - “The Sins of Yesterday Remain” (drawing & illustration) Brianna Gibson - “Portfolio” (senior portfolio entry) Mia Gifford - “Sovereign Gaze” (photography) Mia Gifford - “After Dark” (photography) Martina Maresca - “Grief” (painting) Natalie Ricketts - “A Hint of Garlic” (photography) Vivian Thedford - “Materialistic” (photography) Vivian Thedford - “Sunrise love” (photography) Vivian Thedford - “Trapped” (photography) Vivian Thedford - “Presence” (photography) Shirley Zhu - “Away on a Lotus Leaf” (digital art) Honorable Mention Recipients Ferdousy Ahmed - “Studies of the Natural World” (senior portfolio entry) Mia Gifford - “Imperfect Perfection” (photography) Sydney Launay - “High Fashion” (photography) Martina Maresca - “Heart Shaped Trench” (painting) Martina Maresca - “Slumber” (painting) Mary Polak - “The Inside Out” (photography) Mary Polak - “Suppress It” (photography) Vivian Thedford - “Blinded” (photography) Anna Tullidge - “Low Light” (photography) Anna Tullidge - “Chiaroscuro” (photography) Brooke Vanderwarn - “Remain Standing” (photography) Brooke Vanderwarn - “Delicate Blooms” (photography) Brooke Vanderwarn - “Judgeful Stares” (photography)
Second quarter report cards will be posted today, January 18. View your child's grades and attendance records in the FOCUS Parent Portal: https://martin.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/ If you do not currently have access to the FOCUS Parent Portal, please click here to view instructions for claiming your account: https://martin.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/auth/ #ALLINMartin👊
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. The dream lives on. #MLKJrDay #ALLINMartin👊
📲STAYING CONNECTED📲 Did you receive the latest edition of Martin Moments, our e-newsletter, in your inbox this week? Click the link below to catch up on the latest news and information from around MCSD! https://conta.cc/3I6c8ZY #ALLINMartin👊
Just a reminder, families - There will be no school for students on Friday, January 14 (Teacher Work Day) and Monday, January 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). Classes will resume Tuesday, January 18. #ALLINMartin👊
SAT School Day On Wednesday, March 2, 2022 currently enrolled high school 11th graders will be provided the opportunity to take the SAT on campus during the school day. For more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a8h87kV7QVGq5trv0NS1HgW0e1jUgoPCYgjYhdKg2K8/edit
MCHS Drama Department presents 'Orange is the New Glass." This one-act play won BEST COMEDY IN THE DISTRICT at this year’s annual competition! We hope you’ll come and see the amazing talent in this group of students! January 23, 2022 at 7:30pm in the MCHS Auditorium.
🌴WORK IN PARADISE🌴 Looking to begin 2022 with a brand new career? Visit us on LinkedIn and explore current employment opportunities: https://www.linkedin.com/company/martin-county-school-district. We hire to inspire - let's connect today! #ALLINMartin👊
🎓EDUCATING ALL STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS🎓 🎉Add this to the list of things we are celebrating in the new year - the District earned its highest graduation ever in 2021! 🎉 According to data released Tuesday by the Florida Department of Education, MCSD earned a graduation rate of 94.1% in 2021, a 3.9 percentage point increase over its graduation rate of 90.2% in 2020. The graduation rate for the three traditional, District-operated high schools - Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School and South Fork High School- increased to 97.1% in 2021, an increase of 1.8 percentage points over last year's rate and 7 percentage points above the state's overall graduation rate of 90.1%. Please click here to learn more: https://www.martinschools.org/article/619022 #ALLINMartin👊
It is with great excitement that I share with you that the MCHS 2020-2021 graduation rate of 97.2 % is the highest graduation rate MCHS has ever earned since graduation rate started being calculated and incorporated into the school grade formula (2009). The 97.2 % Grad Rate represents a 2.7% increase over the 2019-2020 Grad Rate and is higher than both the state and district average! At MCHS our vision is “Every student will graduate college and career capable.” We so greatly appreciate the support of our families and community as we strive to realize our vision.
🎓CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE🎓 Fifty outstanding high school seniors from the Martin County School District have been nominated for the 2022 Pathfinder Awards! The Pathfinders of Palm Beach/Martin County Scholarship Fund Awards are presented each year to 54 of the best and brightest seniors in Martin and Palm Beach counties who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic, vocational and athletic categories. One of the largest and most comprehensive high school scholarship programs in the state, the Pathfinder Awards program grants nominees the honor of competing against their peers for more than $170,000 in college scholarships. Click to view this year's list of nominees from Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School and South Fork High School: https://www.martinschools.org/article/613017 #ALLINMartin👊
We are #ALLINMartin👊 and ready for a fantastic second semester of learning!
🎆...and 2021 is a wrap!🎆 🎇Happy New Year, Martin County!🎇 We are so excited to begin 2022 by going #ALLINMartin👊 in support of student achievement. Let's come together as a community to make this year the best yet for Martin County children!
May peace, love, and unity bring a happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate! #ALLINMartin👊
🌲Merry Christmas, Martin County! 🌲 May the spirit of the season fill your homes and hearts with warmth and love. #ALLINMartin👊
🌲SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM SUPERINTENDENT MILLAY🌲 Dr. John D. Millay wishes all students, employees and families a safe, relaxing and joyous holiday season. Watch his holiday greeting: https://youtu.be/bqBvEnqXz6U #ALLINMartin👊