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May 22, 2015

Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores Doctors Note
               May 22, 2015
The final issue of the Doctors Note for this school year will be published on May 29th.
School News
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.
Our Athletes are Celebrated
On May 14th we honored our student-athletes at our annual Athletic Awards Banquet at the Miami Shores Country Club. The Outstanding Service Award recipients were Alexandra Amaya and Santiago Zurita. Brittany Magloire and Counte Coverson received $500 each for the Outstanding Scholar Award, given to student-athletes who have the highest GPA. Many thanks to Robert Bourne for his generous underwriting of this award.
Pictured below are Taisa Strouse, Middle School Athlete of the Year, and Jonathan Gill, High School Athlete of the Year.
Honor Society Ceremony
The Induction Ceremony for the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will be held on Thursday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium. Invitations have been sent home with students.

New PTSA Board
Meet your new PTSA Board for the 2015-2016 school year, elected at the May 13th meeting:

President  - Melida Matos
Vice President - Paige Davis
Secretary - Laura Myers-Heine
Treasurer - Pat Duboff
MS Board Representative - Terri Rose (continuing term)
HS Board Representative - Daryl Gallo

Teen Volunteers needed at Brockway
Students ages 12 and above are needed at Brockway to assist with the Summer Library Program for kids. This is a great way to get some community service hours!  Attend one of the these two meetings for more information: Wednesday, May 27th at 4:00 p.m., or Thursday, May 28th, at 4:00 p.m. at Brockway Library.

Eighth Grade Medallion Ceremony
Our eighth grade students will mark their transition from middle to high school at the annual Medallion Ceremony on Friday, May 29th, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the cafetorium. Family members are encouraged to attend this DCS tradition.
EOC Update
Due to the unavailability of independently verified statewide results in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry, EOC scores for these three assessments will not count as 30% of the final grade for the school year.
Passing the FSA Algebra 1 remains a graduation requirement. Students will be notified of their preliminary pass/fail status on this assessment via the Student Portal as soon as the information is provided by the FLDOE.


The scores for Biology, History, and Civics will still count as 30% of the final grade for this school year; those scores are expected to be available in June.
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

Important Dates

May 25
Memorial Day Holiday; school is closed

May 26
11th Grade Field Trip

May 28
National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6:00 p.m.

Anatomy/Biology Field Trip to Miami Science Museum

May 29
8th Grade Medallion Ceremony, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., cafetoriuim

June 1
Biology Field Trip to the Research Center at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

June 3
Graduation, 7:00 p.m., Broad Auditorium at Barry University

Early Release, noon dismissal

June 4
Last day of school

Early Release, noon dismissal

Tentative Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m. in the DCS Conference Room

June 17
Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 a.m. in the DCS conference room
Students of the Week
Reading - Sophia Villegas
Math - Ashley Abreu
PE -  Jennifer Sylvain
Music - Rodney Talabert
Science - Alancea Gonzalez