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School News 10/07/10

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By The Staff

St. John Elementary
St. John Elementary School takes on a new initiative called the Spokes of Hope program created by Mr. John Govans. Mr. Govans is a retired Recreational Superintendent from Tallahassee Parks and Recreation in Tallahassee, Florida. He heard great things about the potentials of St. John Elementary School and the community and chose to be one of our mentors. Through his mentorship, he brings forth an array of ideas, resources, funding, and business partners interacting with the school and families to help produce productive learners for today’s global society. It will take hard work and determination of all stakeholders to make this possible. Kindergarten teachers will pilot the Spokes of Hope program, which will be forth coming for other grade levels.

Ms. Cynthia Hagins, the Guidance Counselor for St. John Elementary School will be the coordinator for the school’s Spokes of Hope initiative. As an incentive to kindergarten teachers and other staff for their leadership roles and taking on additional responsibilities and duties with the Spokes of Hope Model she rewarded individuals with complimentary tickets to see the play Madea’s Big Happy Family at the Leon County Civic Center.
The tickets were donated to the school on behave of Tyler Perry Production and the Leon County Civic Center from an inspiring letter written by Ms. Cynthia Hagins on behalf of the school. We would also like to thanks to Mr. Govans for his resourcefulness and public relations that helped made the teacher’s reward possible.

East Gadsden High School
East Gadsden High School will hold it’s first FCAT Preparation Saturday School on October 9th, in preparation for the upcoming FCAT retake scheduled for October 11, 2010. Students and teachers will review FCAT related Reading and Mathematics strategies during the session; “Wild About Reading” and “Navigating Math”.   Transportation will be provided by the Gadsden County school district.  Buses will pick up students from the following locations; Havana Library; Midway City Hall, Quincy - IGA Shopping Center between 7:15 to 7:45 AM.  Breakfast will be served prior to the first study session. For more information about the FCAT Preparation Saturday School call  East Gadsden High School at (850) 539-2126 or visit our website at EGHS@mail.gcps.k12.fl.us.
Parent Town Hall Meeting
Parents, legal guardians, educators, and community leaders are invited to:
•    Come and learn about the Title I Parent Involvement Program
•    Learn about your rights and roles as a Parent
•    Find out what is available through Title I for parent involvement
•    Also, other valuable information and resources (health services, TCC Talent Search, and Workforce Plus) will be available to you.

 Knowing that parental involvement is the key to student success, there is great urgency to make sure that we are providing the proper tools to our parents. 

There will be an opportunity to win door prizes and refreshments will be served.

You will get a chance to meet with school district representatives, Parent Services staff and your Local School Choice Parent Advisory Members for individual assistance and questions.

The Parent Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday. Oct. 7 at 5:45 p.m. in the Carter-Parramore Cafeteria.