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     October is National Principals' Month. MCSD proudly recognizes the essential role that principals play through visionary leadership and a tireless pursuit of success for each student and staff member. Principals guide and support their schools in ways large and small every day. Please join us in recognizing each of  Monroe County School District's outstanding school leaders by leaving them a personalized thank you note. Click here to leave your personalized note of appreciation. Be sure to check back often as we add the notes of appreciation to the district website. 

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    MCSD & UTM Bargaining Team 

    The Monroe County School District (MCSD) and the United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) convenes annually to bargain conditions pertinent to the UTM, Teachers and SRP Contracts.  A subcommittee has been formed to work on Exceptional Student Education caseloads and will meet on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The meetings will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams.  For access to observe or any inquiries, please contact Harry Russell by email at: no later than Noon, the day before a scheduled session.  The public is welcomed and can observe at the following location:

    MCSD Administrative Building, 241 Trumbo Road Key West - Inquire at front office - 305.293.1400 (Contact: Harry Russell)

    Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

    The MCSD/UTM Bargaining Team

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The Monroe County School District School Board Received GEMS recognition from Key Largo School at the October 13th board meeting.

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  • Unity Day at Poinciana Elementary School

    Poinciana Elementary School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, celebrated Unity Day with students, faculty and staff wearing orange. Our Unified Partners Club members Sawyer, Sebastian, Hannah, Marlene, Jakob, Chase and Monea encouraged everyone to treat everyone with respect and kindness.

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    Superintendent Theresa Axford recently announced that four Monroe County School District seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Coral Shores High School’s Alison Woltanski and Emma Kost, Marathon High School’s Katerina Nikiforova, and Key West High School’s Christina Tong. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide were selected for this prestigious honor. Congratulations, Alison, Emma, Katerina and Christina on this outstanding accomplishment. Please click “Learn More” to see additional information about each honoree.

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  • GEMS Recognized at August, 25th School Board Meeting

    Rebecca Brown is a teacher at PKS and was nominated for a GEMS award by her principal Lisa Taylor. She has acted as a connection to their community through numerous ways. She single handedly got a lot of families through these tough time by personally showing them the resources available within our community and by building relationships.

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  • Theresa Axford becomes the New Monroe County Superintendent of Schools

    On Saturday, August 1st, Theresa Axford becomes Monroe County’s new Superintendent of Schools, taking over for Mark Porter who has held the post since 2012. She will make history as the first female Superintendent of Schools for the southernmost county. She takes over during a challenging time as schools nationwide plan for a safe return to education for the country’s school-aged children. “I want to thank Mark Porter for establishing a solid foundation of professionalism in our school district,” said Axford. “It is because we have this solid foundation, and a great leadership team, that we are able to move through the necessary changes and challenges that go along with planning for a safe return to school in these tumultuous times.” Read the entire article in our MCSD Blog: News and Information about Florida Keys Schools

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