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 A FLORIDA GOLD SEAL OF EXCELLENCE SCHOOL
NAMED ONE OF NEWSWEEK'S and U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT'S AMERICA'S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS and THE WASHINGTON POST'S HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE BEST HIGH SCHOOL

Doctors Charter School - Florida Gold School of Excellence

September 26, 2014

 
 
September 26, 2014
School News
Walk/Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 8th! Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to leave the car at home and walk or ride to school. Breakfast will be served before school to all who participate, and our Green Club, Interact Club, and Key Club members will be on hand to coordinate and assist.
Student Government Campaigning Dates
Monday, Sept. 29: Class of 2018 Speeches and Elections
Tuesday, Sept. 30: Class of 2017 Speeches and Elections
Wednesday, Oct. 1: Class of 2016 Speeches and Elections
Thursday, Oct. 2: Class of 2015 Speeches and Elections
Dear Parents,
 
We would like to clarify the attendance policy and how absences are recorded for your student in the event of an early departure for a school-related event (athletic, field trip, etc.)
  • Faculty members will mark students with an Excused Absence and supply notes in the system as to the reason for the absence.
  • Students must approach faculty members in advance with requests and reminders of their upcoming absences to collect homework assignment details or establish a make-up date for assessments missed.
  • Families who are conscientious about perfect attendance can rest assured that a student's record is based upon his/her attendance of homeroom at the start of the day, so a student is marked with an "S" in our system, if he/she is participating in an event at the beginning of the day.
We hope to work with families to ensure the integrity of the academic day and also ensure their extra-curricular activities are supported as well. Go Hawks!

Sincerely,
Mr. Dorn
 
New Testing Begins this year
The Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) will debut this year.  

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has published the yearly testing calendar on the dadeschools.net website. Click here to view the calendar.

Parents and students can learn more about the assessments, and access training tests by visiting the FSA Portal.

Sports Scoop Hawks Logo
Girls varsity volleyball is off to a great start with a record of 6-2 on the year. They are being led by senior Jessica Riley, freshman Alexandra Kretzschmar, and 7th grader Katie Dorney. They sit in 3rd place in the district.

Boys and Girls swimming have had two meets so far at Keysgate and Sagemont. They are being led by sophomore April Mullen and junior Jordan Millon. The teams will compete at the Ransom Invitational on October 10th, at Ransom.

The Boys cross-country team got their first win in school history as a team last week in a tri-meet. The boys took 5 of the first 7 spots in the meet, and were led by sophomore Jonathan Gill, who came in 1st overall!
 
PTSA Seeks Committee Members
The PTSA is looking for a middle school parent and a high school parent to serve as alternate representatives on our EESAC (Educational Excellence School Advisory Council). Meetings are quarterly, and alternates would be asked to serve if the representatives are unable to attend.
 
Also needed are chairpersons for two PTSA committees: Community Outreach Chair will plan community events and obtain speakers to present to parents on various topics and issues, such as bullying and social networking. Membership Chair will coordinate PTSA membership and promote the PTSA to increase membership.  
 
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The next PTSA / Athletic Booster Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, at 6:30 pm.
 
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, October 16th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.
Important Dates
 
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Healthy Relationship Assemblies
 
Thursday, Oct. 2
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm
 
Monday, Oct. 6
FCAT Reading Retakes, selected 11th and 12th grade students
 
Tuesday, Oct. 7
FCAT Reading Retakes, selected 11th and 12th grade students
 
Fall Concert, 7:00 pm
 
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Walk/Bike to School Day
 
PTSA/ABC Meeting, 6:30 pm
 
Thursday, Oct. 9
Early Release Day; noon dismissal
 
College Night, 6:00 pm
 
Friday, Oct. 10
Senior Dress-Down Day
 
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Picture Day
 
Wednesday, Oct. 15
PSAT, 7:45 am, sophomores
 
Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 am
 
Thursday, Oct. 16
Personnel Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm
 
Board Meeting, 5:30 pm
 
Friday, Oct. 17
Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
 
Saturday, Oct. 18
Green Day, 3:30 to 7:30, Downtown Miami Shores
Students of the Week
Physics- John Stewart
 
Language Arts - Julissa Tello
 
AP Calculus - Pablo Martinez-Garrido
 
PE - Christopher Michel
 
Social Studies -Alexa Aloisi
 
Spanish - Christy Tellez
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