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Doctors Charter School - Florida Gold School of Excellence

February 27, 2015


Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores Doctors Note
                February 27, 2015
School News








David Leckband                               Regina Tamayo                                                                                             

Melanie Wharton

Science Fair Winners

DCS Hawks made us proud at the Science Fair. 
Bronze Medals for Honorable Mention were awarded to ten students: Conner Batchelder, Michael Michot, Kenneth Brown, Hunter Davis, Kevin Moraga, Catherine Padilla, Olivia Pizano, Victor Rafael, Valentina Scarduelli, and Madison Sweeney.

Receiving the Silver Medal for Excellence were David Leckband, Regina Tamayo, and Melanie Wharton. Melanie also won 2 Special Area Awards, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, and Intel STS Invitation. Way to go, Melanie!

Writing Testing starts Monday, March 2nd
The FSA Writing Component testing begins this Monday, March 2nd. Due to a last minute Executive Order from Governor Scott, eleventh grade students will not take the Writing or English Language Arts FSA, so the schedule has been changed.
Please view the schedule below. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that your child is in school and on time the day of their test. Please assist us in helping your child have a successful testing session by encouraging them to get a good night's sleep the day before and eat a healthy breakfast that morning. Our cafeteria provides breakfast each morning!
Monday, March 2nd Tuesday, March 3rd Wednesday, March 4th Thursday, March 5th
Grades 6 and 7 Grades 8 and 9 Grades 9 and 10 Select grade 10 students
Monday we are in an extended homeroom all morning; no periods 3, 5 or 6 Normal school schedule Normal school schedule Normal school schedule

DCS Facility Expansion Project needs your vote!

We are hoping to add two portables to our campus to enable us to increase enrollment as well as expand classroom space. For more information, and to support this effort, please use this link to VOTE.


Pizza Night is March 13

Support the DCS Hawks Booster Club and enjoy a delicious pizza dinner with bread sticks, salad, dessert, and beverages.  Tickets are $6.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Hope you will join us at 6:30 pm in the DCS cafeteria.


Attention parents of 8th graders!

Your student is invited to the annual 8th grade dance which takes place on Friday, March 6, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Miami Shores Country Club.


This year's theme is Into the Woods. Tickets are $45 but increase to $50 on March 2nd, so purchase your tickets now. NO tickets will be sold at the door.


See Ms. Yao to purchase tickets; checks should be payable to Doctors Charter School or DCS.  


Volunteers are needed to help with the danceAssistance is needed setting up from 4:00 to 6:00, chaperoning the dance from 7:00 to 10:00, and cleaning up afterward from 10:00 to 11:00.  Just click on the Volunteer Spot Link to sign up.


Learn more about upcoming testing

Find out how testing has changed this year! Changes to math testing will be presented at the March PTSA meeting (March 11, 6:30 pm) and the ELA (English, Language Arts) testing will be explained at the April meeting (April 8, 6:30 pm). 
Tennis Tournament around the corner
Support DCS athletics and participate in our Tennis Tournament on March 14, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Miami Shores Tennis Center.  For more information, or to register, click here.
Parking Meter Art
Our resident artists, under the guidance of Michele Marinello-Castro,  installed their parking meter work last weekend.  Santiago Vitini, Regina Tamayo,and Meilyn Cisnero turned ordinary gray meters into true works of art. Stop by Brockway Library at 100th Street and NE 2nd Ave to enjoy their amazing creations.
Regina             Santiago, Ms. Castro, and Meilyn


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The next PTSA/Booster Club meeting is Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 pm. Come learn about the changes to Math tests that your student will soon be taking.
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, March 19th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.
Important Dates
February 27
Black History Assembly, 6:30 pm
March 2
FSA Writing Test - Grades 6 and 7
March 3
FSA Writing Test - Grades  8 and 9
March 4
FSA Writing Test - Grades 9 and 10
March 5
FSA Writing Test - Grade 10 (Selected students)
Grade 10 FSA Reading Practice Test
March 6
8th Grade Dance, 7:00 pm at Miami Shores Country Club
March 7
Unity Day at Miami Shores Recreation Center
March 10
March Music Concert, 7:00 pm
March 11
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm in the Conference Room
PTSA/Booster Meeting, and Math Testing Presentation, 6:30 pm in the Media Center
March 12
EESAC Meeting, 3:45 pm in the Media Center
March 13
Chemistry Honors Field Trip to Barry
Pi Day
Booster Club Pizza Night, 6:30 pm
March 14
DCS Tennis Tournament, 2:00 - 6:00, Miami Shores Tennis Courts
Students of the Week
Physical Science Honors - Victor Rafael
Language Arts -Jonathan Gill
Math - Kenley Almira
PE - Erlin Ochoa
Spanish - Josibel Cordoba
Social Studies - Jennifer Sylvain
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