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Doctors Charter School - Florida Gold School of Excellence

October 31, 2014

 
 
October 31, 2014
School News

DCS Student a big winner!
Junior Moesha Naissance's essay "A Day in the Life," in which she compared the life of a teenager in 1939 to a modern-day teenager, won first prize in the essay contest sponsored by the Dade County Federal Credit Union in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Library System.  Under Ms. Jadallah's guidance, students in AP US History and Dual Enrollment competed with other high school students between the ages of 14 and 18. Moesha's recognition comes with a $1075 cash prize!


  
 
Middle School Student Government is Elected
The newly elected Student Government officers are
Student Body President:  Otniel Delgado (gr. 8)
Student Body Vice President: Ashanti Kinchen (gr. 7)
Student Body General Secretary: Taisa Strouse (gr. 7)
Grade 8 representatives:  Samantha Gallo and Amanda Long
Grade 7 representatives: Roselaure Vermeil and Naissa Voltaire
Grade 6 representatives: Nathaniel Birdson and Zoe Martir
Congratulations to these students!
Support our music students
Our music students will be traveling to Orlando to perform at the Florida Charter School Conference on November 18. We are excited to be so well represented, but need some financial assistance to make the trip possible for the students: we are seeking sponsorship for the t-shirts (about $480) and also donations to help needy students pay for lunch and dinner. If you can help, please contact Mr. Sal Vinciguerra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Purchase Dolphin tickets and help our NJHS
The National Junior Honor Society is selling tickets to the game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 21 for $35.00; the club receives $10.00 of each ticket sold. See Ms. Mosher in room 1120 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
DCS and Barry partner in Science
 
Chelsey Ameda & Jossie Louis, Andres Trigo-Caro & Junelle Saint-Sauveur, Grace Benson & Melanie Wharton, and Christopher Sanchez & Kris Choudhury use a spectrophotometer to measure absorbance while doing an Atomic Emission Spectra Lab at Barry University. The labs are being conducted by Dr. Wallner at Barry, with help from a Barry research assistant and our very own chemistry teacher Sharon Thomas.
 
Sports Scoop
The boys cross country team qualified for regionals, finishing in 4th place as a team at the District meet on Thursday, Oct. 30 at Greynolds Park.  They will compete on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Westminster Christian, in the Regional Championship. The individual results are as follows: 
 
Boys
Jonathan Gill-6th place
Darwin Abreu-13th place
Tristan Cravello-16th place            
Alex Pegg-23rd place
Torrian Wallace-28th place
Hashbelli Neus-34th placeHawks Logo
Kevin Moraga-36th place                
 
Girls
Taisa Strouse-17th place
Faith Shelton-40th place
Hazel Sarmiento-42nd place
Hannah Moraga-56th place
 
Guest Speaker at DCS
Our GSA is sponsoring a guest speaker, open to all interested students and parents, at DCS on Friday, November 7, at 3:30 pm in the Media Center. Daniel Tilley is a staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida; he will speak about several cases regarding LGBT advocacy. 
 
Veteran's Day Assembly
On Monday, November 10, at 8:15 am, our music department will have an assembly in our courtyard to honor our nation's veterans.  Names of students' and faculty members' relatives who have served our country in the armed forces will be read.
 
Pasta Night!
The Hawks Booster Club is hosting another delicious Pasta Night on Friday, November 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $6.00 and $8.00 at the door. Enjoy a tasty meal and good company while benefiting our Booster Club.
  
PTSA
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The next regular PTSA/Booster Club meeting is Wednesday, November 12, at 6:30 pm.
 
Save the date! Our annual Evening in the Courtyard, which will be sponsored by the PTSA this year, takes place on Friday, February 6th. You don't want to miss this beautiful evening.
 
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, November 20th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.
 
 
Important Dates
 
Monday, Nov. 3
Admissions applications available for pick-up
 
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Teacher Planning Day; no students in school
 
Thursday, Nov. 6
DCS Science Fair, 3:15 to 4:00 pm
 
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm in the DCS conference room
 
Friday, Nov. 7
Honor Roll Recognition, 2:00 pm
 
Senior Picnic to Greynolds Park
 
Guest Speaker Daniel Tilley, ACLU attorney, 3:30 pm in the Media Center
 
Monday, Nov. 10
Veteran's Day Assembly, 8:15 am
 
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Veteran's Day Holiday, school is closed
 
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Finance Committee Meeting, 7:30 am in the DCS conference room

PTSA/Booster Club Meeting, 6:30 pm
 
Thursday, Nov. 13
Picture Retakes
 
Prospective Students Open House, 6:00 pm
 
Friday, Nov. 14
Senior Dress-down Day
 
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Chorus performs at Florida Charter School Conference
 
Thursday, Nov. 20
Interim Assessments, middle school math
 
Personnel Committee Meeting, 4:00 pm in the DCS conference room
 
Board Meeting, 5:30 pm in the Media Center
 
Friday, Nov. 21
Interim Assessments, middle school math
 
Booster Pasta Dinner, 6:30 pm
Students of the Week
Science - Kathryn Dorney
 
Reading - Jennifer Sylvain
 
Math  - Jonathan Gonzalez
 
PE - Ashley Dossous
 
Social Studies - Mildencie Abel
 
Music - Sheryl Voltaire
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