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Doctors Charter School - Florida Gold School of Excellence

October 23, 2014

 
 
October 23, 2014
School News
Baseball has arrived at DCS!
Get the peanuts and Cracker Jacks ready...Hawks inaugural baseball season is taking flight! Beginning in January, 2015, DCS will field a middle school boys baseball team. 
  • Tryouts will be held starting January 19, 2015
  • Practices and home games will be held at the Miami Shores Recreation Department field
  • Hawks will play a 14-game schedule, with the season ending April 18th
  • Games have been scheduled against Miami Country Day, and we are hoping to schedule games against St. Rose of Lima, Ransom Everglades, Cushman, The Sagemont School, Florida Christian, and The Posnack School
  • Mark your calendars for the opening game against Gulliver Academy, at home, on Saturday, February 7th, at 10:30 am
  • Stay tuned for more details, including transportation, as the season approaches
                               
 Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Calli for bringing baseball to  DCS!

  
 
Interim Assessment Testing  Update
The District has changed the testing calendar. We will not be administering Interim Assessments next week. Mid-year Assessments will take place beginning the third week of November; a schedule will be posted in future issues.
Help our music students
Our music students will be traveling to Orlando to perform at the Florida Charter School Conference on November 18. We are excited to be so well-represented, but need some financial assistance to make the trip possible for the students: we are seeking sponsorship for the t-shirts (about $480) and also donations to help needy students pay for lunch and dinner. If you can help, please contact Mr. Sal Vinciguerra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Halloween Jeans and Costume Day
For just $2.00, students may wear a costume or jeans with a Halloween t-shirt to school on Friday, October 31.   Wristbands MUST be pre-purchased by Wednesday, October 29. Certain restrictions apply; for details, please see the bulletin on our website.
 
National Honor Society offers tutoring
The National Honor Society, under the sponsorship of Ms. Francis, is offering tutoring every Monday from 3:20 to 4:00 pm in room 1118. Students needing help in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Spanish must sign up in advance in room 1118.
 
Guest Speaker at DCS
Our GSA is sponsoring a guest speaker, open to all interested students and parents, at DCS on Friday, November 7, at 3:30 pm in the Media Center. Daniel Tilley is a staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida; he will speak about several cases regarding LGBT advocacy. 
 
Sports Scoop
Girls volleyball defeated Curley 3-1, to advance to the District Semifinal vs. Sagemont on Oct. 22
Hawks Logo
at Dade Christian.  The cross country district meet will be held on October 30th at Greynolds Park at 1:30 pm.
  
PTSA
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The next regular PTSA meeting is Wednesday, November 12, at 6:30 pm.
 
Hispanic Heritage celebrated
On Friday, October 17, our cafeteria became a festival of Hispanic culture, with music, costumes, dancing, skits, and of course, delicious food from many diverse cultures. Thanks to Ms. Borg and all the students who made this annual event a night to remember.
 
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, November 20th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.
 
 
Important Dates
 
Thursday, Oct. 23
1st grading period ends
 
EESAC Meeting, 3:45 pm in the Media Center
 
Brockway Teens meet at 4:00 pm at Brockway Library
 
Middle School Movie Night, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, cafetorium
 
Friday, Oct. 24
Teacher Planning Day; no students in school
 
Monday, Oct. 27
2nd grading period begins
 
Thursday, Oct. 30
Senior Field Trip to College and Career Expo
 
High School Movie Night, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, cafetorium
 
Friday, Oct. 31
 
 
Halloween Jeans and Costume Day
 
Monday, Nov. 3
Admissions applications available for pick-up
 
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Teacher Planning Day, no students in school
 
Thursday, Nov. 6
DCS Science Fair, 3:15 to 4:00 pm
 
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm in the DCS conference room
 
Friday, Nov. 7
Honor Roll Recognition, 2:00 pm
 
Senior Picnic to Greynolds Park
 
Guest Speaker Daniel Tilley, ACLU attorney, 3:30 pm in the Media Center
 
Monday, Nov. 10
Veteran's Day Assembly, 8:15 am
 
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Veteran's Day Holiday, school is closed
 
 
Students of the Week
Physics - David Litter
 
Language Arts - Stanley Morisseau
 
Geometry  - Laura Denavar
 
PE - Ryan Indorf
 
Social Studies - Sasha Rodriguez
 
Music - Sheryl Voltaire
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