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October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014
School News
YOU did it, walkers and bikers! More than 96 of you made it to school on time on Oct. 8th under your own power.  Do you realize 17% of all DCS students participated? You walked or biked, arrived at school ready to learn, and had some nice breakfast treats waiting for you. You were welcomed by sidewalk chalk drawings created by Green Club and greeted by Interact Club members as well.  Let's keep it up; you can do it.

Many thanks to Daina Asbury, who volunteered to take charge of the check-in. Thanks also to Ms Thomas, Green Club and Interact students, and Ms. Yao, all of whom came out early to make this such a success.

Support the Hawks Booster Club
The Booster Club will host a booth at Green Day (Saturday, Oct. 18) and is requesting donations of baked goods such as cookies, rice krispie treats, cupcakes, donuts, and brownies. Please email Silvia Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about your contribution, and bring it to the booth at NE 2 Avenue, between 96 and 97 Streets, by 3:30 on Saturday.
Halloween Jeans and Costume Day
For just $2.00, students may wear a costume or jeans with a Halloween t-shirt to school on Friday, October 31.   Wristbands MUST be pre-purchased by Wednesday, October 29. Certain restrictions apply; for details, please see the bulletin on our website.
Brockway Teens meeting
Brockway Teens will meet on Thursday, October 23, at 4:00 pm.  There will be discussion of scary books, planning  for Spooky Story Time on October 30, and creepy crafts will be made. And of course, refreshments will be served.
Interim Assessment Testing 
Interim Assessment Testing will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Thursday, Oct. 30, Monday, Nov. 3 and Wednesday, Nov. 5. All students in grades 6 - 11 will test. Attendance is very important during the testing period.
Wednesday, 10/29 Thursday,
Monday, 11/3 Wednesday, 11/5
All students grades 6 - 11
ELA (English-Language Arts)
Math grades 6, 7, and 8
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Continued testing for students with accom-modations
8:10 am to 10:49 am 8:10 am to 10:49 am 8:10 am to 10:49 am or All day
    12:37 to 3:00 pm  
Grade 7
US History  Science grade 8 in science classes Science grade 8 in science classes
12:37 to 2:15 pm 12:37 to 2:15 pm    
Sports Scoop
Girls Volleyball District Tournament Schedule:
Tuesday, 10/21 vs. Curley, 7:00 pm, at 
Hawks Logo
Dade Christian
Wednesday, 10/22 vs. Somerset Central/Sagemont, 5:00 pm, at Dade Christian
Thursday, 10/23 Championship Game, 7 pm, at Dade Christian

Soccer Tryouts:
Boys Middle School - 10/20, 3:30 - 5 pm at DCS
Girls High School - 10/20 & 10/22, 3:30 - 5 pm at DCS
Girls Middle School - 10/21 & 10/23, 3:30 - 5 pm at DCS
Help the PTSA plan Evening in the Courtyard
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The annual event is being held on February 6, 2015, but planning is already beginning. If you would like to help, please attend the meeting on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:00 pm at the Miami Shores Community Center. If you would like to help, but cannot attend the meeting, please call Daryl Gallo at (786) 553-5112.
The next regular PTSA meeting is Wednesday, November 12, at 6:30 pm.
PSAT given at DCS
All 10th graders, and some 11th grade students, took the practice SAT on Wednesday, Oct. 15.  Students will receive reports to help them prepare for the actual SAT; for juniors the PSAT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship.
Wonderful Fall Music Concert!
Mr. Vinciguerra's advanced band, orchestra, and chorus entertained an enthusiastic audience on October 7; solo performers Elmire Bien-Aime, Meilyn Cisnero, and Jonathan Gonzalez gave fabulous performances.  If you missed this entertaining evening, plan to attend the Winter Concert on December 16.
Writing Pre-test administered to students
The upcoming Spring writing test being taken on March 2, 2015, by all students in grades 6 to 11, has changed significantly from last year's test; students took a District pre-test on Friday, Oct. 17 to become acquainted with the new format and requirements. Students will also have practices of the new format tests. 
Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, November 20th, at 5:30 pm in the Media Center.
Important Dates
Friday, Oct. 17
Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 18
Green Day, 3:30 to 7:30, Downtown Miami Shores
Wednesday, Oct. 22
PTSA Evening in the Courtyard planning meeting, 7:00 pm, at Miami Shores Community Center
Thursday, Oct. 23
1st grading period ends
EESAC Meeting, 3:45 pm in the Media Center
Brockway Teens meet at 4:00 pm at Brockway Library
Middle School Movie Night, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, cafetorium
Friday, Oct. 24
Teacher Planning Day; no students in school
Monday, Oct. 27
2nd grading period begins
Wednesday, Oct. 29
Interim Assessments
Thursday, Oct. 30
Interim Assessments
High School Movie Night, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, cafetorium
Friday, Oct. 31
Halloween Jeans and Costume Day
Monday, Nov. 3
Admissions applications available for pick-up
Interim Assessments
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Teacher Planning Day, no students in school
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Interim Assessments
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
Students of the Week
Science - Julissa Tello
Language Arts - Agustin Cecchi
Geometry Honors - Christian Pelletier-Bell
PE - Zaria Starkes
Social Studies - Sachelle Durand
Music - Agustin Cecchi
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