Achieving Excellence

  • A Message from Coach Willis and Coach Russo 

    Coach Willis-

    Boys Basketball Registration has officially started! Coach Willis and Coach Duran will be the boy's basketball coaches this year for SLS Middle School Boys. Please come by Coach Willis’ office, in the Gymnasium, to pick up a registration packet, or see Coach Parker for one. All interested players must have a copy of a current sports physical, a copy of their medical insurance card, and a signed Covid waiver form in order to participate. Payment fees will not be accepted until after tryouts are completed. Tryouts will be held Monday, November 1st from 3:45-4:45 pm, and Tuesday, November 2nd from 3:45-4:45 pm. Late busses will be provided for the following days. Once a team is formed, practices will be held every Monday and Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 pm, and Fridays 2:30-3:25 pm. On Fridays, students can take the elementary busses when dismissed.

    Go Sharks!


    Coach Russo-

    Girls Basketball Registration has begun! Girls Basketball is open to only SLS students in grades 6th-8th. Come by Ms. Russo’s classroom, Room 1102 in the middle school building, to pick up a registration packet, or see Coach Parker for one. All interested players must have a copy of a current sports physical, a copy of their medical insurance card, and a signed Covid waiver form in order to participate. Tryouts will be Monday, November 1st from 3:45-4:45 pm, Late buses are provided. Once the team is formed, practices will be held every Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:45-4:45 pm.

    Go Lady Sharks!

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    Parent/Student Focus Portal Instructions


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    MCSD Blog: News and Information about Florida Keys Schools-Check back often for latest blog

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    Masks, Hand washing and Social Distancing in English, Espanol, Kreyol 


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    Please Like our new Facebook Page 


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    MCSD Teen Crisis Help Line Flyer 

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    Peachjar Family Newsletter Information



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  • Shark Shout Out to Our Featured Sponsors

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    Murray's Market


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  • Helping Hands at Sugarloaf School

    Thank you to Mrs. Cyndi Cook-Dameron and Assistant Principal Leslie Holmes for helping our cafeteria staff serve our annual Thanksgiving meal to our school community. The extra support is always needed and nice to have in the cafeteria during our holiday meal.

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  • Walk-A-Thon Participation Awards

    Today the PBIS Team awarded some of our outstanding Walk-a-ton participants with awards! Best Dressed Taylor Thomason Most Enthusiast Luke Weinzwiwg & Samson Castellano and Most Money raised 3-way tie Khurt Julian and not pictured Claire & Mollie Petrinec. Mr. Unke Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Klessens presented the awards.

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  • Sugarloaf School Receives a Generous Donation from the Lower Keys Rotary

    Desirae with the Lower Keys Rotary presented Mr Unke and Mrs Holmes with a generous donation of Winn Dixie gift cards for our Sugarloaf School families. Thank you Lower Keys Rotary your generosity is warmly received!

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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Scholastic Book Fair  Dec 4-10th 


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  • Heiken Children's Vision Program 

    NO COST Eye Exams and Glasses for Children.   Sign up at  The Heiken bus will be on campus the first week of February.   Sign up now.  

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    Sugarloaf School is proud to announce our 2021-2022  

    Teacher of the Year, 1st-grade teacher Ms. Marymalane Mayo. Additionally, our  

    Beginning Teacher of the Year, is our ESE teacher, Ms. Lindsay Gillespie, and our

    Inclusion Teacher of the Year, is our Intervention teacher, Ms. Jessica Smith

     beginning teacher of the year  inclusion teacher of the year

    Ms. Gillespie                                             Ms. Smith 

    Teachers of the Year candidates are nominated by and selected by their teacher peers. Congratulations to this year’s Teachers of the Year.




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Middle School Inductees -2021 NJHS Pinning Ceremony

Middle School Students inducted into NJHS
Holiday Craft Fair at SLS
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    Sugarloaf School has been officially recognized by NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation as “NOAA Ocean Guardian School Year 2.” SLS is one of only three schools in Florida and one of only thirty schools nationwide to achieve this designation for the 2020-2021 school year!

    Mrs. Harris and her fellow ocean guardians have contributed positively to our local community by protecting the health of our marine life.

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