Congratulations to these students with PERFECT testing scores for Spring, 2014!*
Josibel Cordoba - Algebra 1 EOC
Jonathan Gill - FCAT 2.0 Reading
Leidy Iglesias - FCAT 2.0 Mathematics
Damian Moreau - FCAT 2.0 Science
Christelle Morency - FCAT 2.0 Reading
Nasir Perera-Olivo - FCAT 2.0 Mathematics
Lynette Saleh - FCAT 2.0 Mathematics
John Stewart - FCAT 2.0 Reading
Julissa Tello - Civics EOC
*Mrs. Stewart from the PTSA has generously donated Starbucks gift cards for each of the reward recipients. Thank you!"
A Letter from Mr. Nicholas Dorn
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to Doctors Charter School! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer recharging and sharing quality time with your family and friends; however, the time has come for us to turn our attention toward another successful academic year at DCS.
Over the past several years, DCS has been extremely successful, and many people have played an important role in helping the school achieve its outstanding reputation in the community. Students, parents, faculty, staff, administration, and the entire school community have worked diligently to develop a school that fosters and cultivates student achievement. This teamwork was not developed by accident, but by careful planning and dedication.
As we enter a new academic year, please know that your thoughts and ideas are welcome and your involvement is greatly needed and appreciated. I believe so deeply in the school's mission which emphasizes individual student potential and active citizenship while nurturing each student to attain academic goals, develop a sense of community responsibility, and grow in social awareness. We should continue to embrace this mission and find ways to vitalize our community through it.
My office door is always open and you are always welcome. Go Hawks!
Forms Deadline - Important!
Completed, signed forms were due today, Friday, August 22nd. Students may not attend class on Monday unless we have received the completed Emergency Contact Card and the signed Parent/Student Acknowledgement Form from the Code of Conduct. Other forms to be submitted include:
Locker Use Agreement Form (necessary for the student to have a locker)
Media Release/Audio Visual Permission Form
Computer and Internet Usage Policy Form
The handbook containing these forms can be found at http://www.doctorscharterschool.org/students-parent-handbook .
Student Council Elections
Coming in September...Student Council Elections! Stay tuned for details.
DCS follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools calendar. Our school calendar can be accessed from our website, or by clicking the link in the right column of this newsletter.
May we introduce... Milagros Garcia
In the first few issues of the Doctors Note we will introduce our new faculty members.
Ms. Garcia received her BA in English from FIU and has taught since 2001. She has taught middle and high school in Florida, Tennessee and Massachusetts, and even taught in China one summer. She enjoys reading, listening to music and attending concerts, spending time with friends and family (including her dog), as well as traveling. Her next trip will be to Iceland! She is a big fan of documentaries, independent, and foreign films. Ms. Garcia has chosen her profession because it is a direct opportunity to make a difference and have a positive impact on her students; she thoroughly believes in and loves what she does.
Ms. Garcia teaches 11th and 12th grade English, AP Language and Composition, and ACT/SAT Preparation classes.
Tropical Weather Policy
Hurricane Season is upon us. DCS follows the Miami-Dade County Public Schools policy related to school closures. In the event a storm is approaching, please watch the news for information about M-DCPS school closure status.
No schedule changes will be made unless there is a conflict with a core class.
Student Services is providing a Bullying and Harassment Anonymous Reporting Box in which students can report, anonymously, any incidents they observe or experience.
Get to know your child's school, make a difference, and become involved; join the DCS PTSA. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm; the first meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 10. Click here
for more information about the PTSA and how to volunteer.
Next Board Meeting:
Thursday, August 28th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center
Wednesday, August 27th
Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 am
8th grade Science Baseline Benchmark Assessment (BBA)
Thursday, August 28th
Personnel Committee Meeting, 4:00 pm
Board Meeting, 5:30 pm
8th Grade Science BBA
Friday, Aug. 29th
8th grade Science BBA
Monday, Sept. 1st
Labor Day Holiday; school is closed
Friday, Sept. 5th
Booster Club Pasta Dinner, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 10th
PTSA Meeting, 6:30 pm
Friday, Sept. 12th
Middle School Dance, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15 & 16th
Wednesday, Sept. 17th
Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 am in the DCS conference room
6th Grade hearing and vision screening, am
Army Reserve Assembly 9:00 am
Interim Progress Reports go home
Thursday, Sept. 18th
Early Release; noon dismissal
Board Meeting, 5:30 pm in the Media Center
Friday, Sept. 19th
Cushman High School Fair, 9:15 am to 12:15 pm at The Cushman School
Thursday, Sept. 25th
Teacher Planning Day; no students in school
Friday, September 26th
Kaplan SAT/ACT Practice for 11th grade students
Check here next week for our very first Students of the Week of this school year!