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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. 

Start With Hello Week was a Big Success Throughout the District

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

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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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  • GEMS Recognized at August, 11th School Board Meeting

    Ms. Effie Jackson Effie is being recognized as a Monroe County School Board GEMS for coordinating the Food Service meal distribution and ensuring that healthy meals were provided to our students since the spring closures. She is an invaluable asset to the Food Service Department and our school district. Effie we thank you for your dedication to the Monroe County School District Community. Ms. Ms. Tracy Garcia and Sujaila Kirsh They are both being recognized as Monroe County School District GEMS. These two ladies have gone above and beyond their duties of both working full-time at Key Largo School in our VPK Program supporting our students and attaining their Bachelor degrees. Congratulations Tracy and Sujaila on your hard work and dedication.

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