This is the final issue of the Doctors Note for this school year. Have a safe, restful summer. School resumes August 24, 2015.
Change of schedule - last week of school
Wednesday, June 3rd, and Thursday, June 4th will be early release days. Students will be dismissed at noon.
Members of the Class of 2015 have chosen many exciting college destinations reflecting their diverse talents and interests. They embark on this thrilling journey well-prepared to face the challenges ahead, and we wish them the very best. Here are the colleges and universities our graduates will attend:
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Miami Dade College
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)
University of Florida
Miami Recording Connection
University of North Florida
Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale
Florida International University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Nova Southeastern University
Tallahassee Community College
Le Cordon Bleu, Miami
University of West Florida
University of South Florida
Santa Fe College
All are invited to our graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Broad Auditorium at Barry University.
We applaud our Hawks
Awards assemblies for middle and high school were held last week. Students were recognized for Academic achievement (highest average, most improved) . We also distributed Model Citizen Awards to the following students:
The Principal's Award for middle school went to: Christopher Capote
Mia Amezola received the Principal's Community Service Award for middle school.
The Principal's Award for high school went to:
Samantha Dumay received the Principal's Community Service award for high school and the BJ Orfely Award recipient was Lyse Louis.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award was presented to Shelby Francois.
Hawks soar in Mathletics
Our students participated in Mathletics (an online learning platform for Math) and achieved high rankings:
Mr. Tunis' classes ranked as follows:
Period 5 - 8th in the U.S.
Period 4 - 37th in the U.S.
Period 3 - 23rd in the U.S.
The top 100 Mathletics students in the U.S. last week included 9 DCS students:
#9 Mindy St. Louis
#14 Akayla Dabney
#16 Samantha Durand
#20 Ashley Claude
#28 Eliakim Pierre
#30 Naissa Voltaire
#39 Ashanti King
#60 Mehki Harris
#69 Woodlyn Jules
Test Results for Algebra 1 and 10th Grade Reading FSA
Results for these two assessments are expected to be available some time in June, and we have been advised they will appear on the student portal.
Check the website for notification that results are in; parents may stop by the office to obtain results; we will not give scores on the phone.
DCS excels in Fairchild Challenge
Students in middle and high school participated in several areas in the Fairchild Challenge. Middle schools students received a Special Merit award for "Time Lapse Photography" for the Garden & Green Spaces:Visit Via Video Challenge, and our high school students participated in Exploring Environmental Sciences, Mayoral Speech, Million Orchid Project, and Gardens and Green Spaces, scoring enough points to be recognized as Bronze Award winners (and win $250 for the school!).
Exploring Environmental Sciences Participants, pictured, left to right:
Jonathan Everett, Manouchka Alcide, Dessorie Osse, Sadrynie Myrtil, Majesta Levy, Junelle Saint-Sauveur, Grace Benson, Melanie Wharton, Jossie Louis, Chelsey Ameda
Next Board Meeting:
Thursday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
Biology Field Trip to the Research Center at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
Finance Committee Budget Workshop, 7:30 a.m. in the DCS Conference room
Graduation, 7:00 p.m., Broad Auditorium at Barry University
Early Release, noon dismissal
Last day of school
Early Release, noon dismissal
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m. in the DCS Conference Room
Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 a.m. in the DCS conference room
Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center
Language Arts Electives - Rebecca Nouell
Precalculus - Alex Pegg
PE - Dominic Tirado
Spanish - Jonathan Gill
Science - Dadley Mercharles