• 2016-17 News


News from the 2016-17 School Year

  • Monroe Computes

    Key West High School students added several new names to their I.T. Wall of Fame recently. Students in Ms. Laura Blythe's Applied Engineering and Mr. Ebenson Michelin's Applied Internet Technology classes earned new industry certifications in Microsoft Office and Autodesk Inventor. In addition to college credits, students also earned cash awards from Monroe Computes for themselves, and additional …

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  • KWHS Fire Fighting and Emergency Responder Class

    The Key West High School Fire Fighting and Emergency Responder class recently held their recognition ceremony honoring the 2017 class. Five KWHS seniors received their Fire Fighter 1, Emergency Responder and Career Ready Practices Certificates, putting them one step closer to becoming certified Fire Fighters. Underclassmen completing the course received their Career Ready Practices and Emergency …

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  • Monroe County's Sunshine State Scholar

    Congratulations to Marathon High School Junior, Benjamin Ryder who was selected as the Sunshine State Scholar from Monroe County. Ben and science teacher Carrollyn Cox represented the district at the Sunshine State Scholar conference in Orlando.

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  • Social Studies Outstanding Teachers of the Year


    Monroe County School District is pleased to announce the Florida Council for the Social Studies (FCSS) Elementary Teacher of the Year for Monroe County is Anne Osborne from Plantation Key School and the Secondary Teacher of the Year is Nora Laubenstein. Mrs. Osborne and Mrs. Laubenstein were selected because of their ability to foster the development of democratic beliefs and values, the …

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  • Enlightened Educator - Kerri Worthington, Stanley Switlik Elementary


    Recognition of Kerri Worthington, second grade teacher at Stanley Switlik Elementary, is an incredible outgrowth of two district-wide initiatives: the MCSD’s Community of Experts Catalog and Second Grade Literacy Redesign. The Experts Catalog is designed to provide teachers with contacts across the district that have had success with the resources provided by the district. Kerri is the …

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  • Middle School Academic Challenge


    Congratulations to the Sugarloaf Middle School Academic Challenge Team for their repeat 1st Place win in the Monroe County School District Championship held on Tuesday, May 16th at Marathon High School. Marathon Middle/High School received 2nd place and Plantation Key School 3rd place. Many thanks to the coaches and judges who assisted in the competition.

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  • PKS Students "Get Caught Reading"

    Get Caught Reading is a nationwide public service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. May is officially Get Caught Reading month, but the celebration lasts throughout the year. At Plantation Key School, where Readers are Leaders, the students are having a great time getting “caught” reading!

    Photo courtesy of …

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  • SeaPerch

    On Thursday, May 11th, Key Largo, Plantation Key, Treasure Village Montessori, Marathon Middle/High, Horace O’Bryant, and Sugarloaf Schools sent teams of middle school students to Founders Park in Islamorada for the 3rd Annual Monroe SeaPerch Competition. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while …

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  • Monroe Computes


    Monroe County School District Students received monetary awards from Monroe COMPUTE$ for their completion of Microsoft Office Certifications. In addition to the cash award and industry certifications, they also earned three college credits and funds for their classrooms.KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOLMr. Ebenson Michelin (IT Instructor), Max Grim, Olivia Johnson, Andrew Maguire, Mr. John Padget (Monroe …

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  • Key West Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Teachers


    The Key West Chamber of Commerce recently recognized six teachers from schools in Key West. The six educators were among a group of eight the Chamber honored for their dedication to teaching the students in their classrooms. The teachers are honored every year in April at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
    The Chamber’s Education Committee awarded the following teachers with a plaque and a gift …

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  • Thank You to Ocean Reef Community Foundation!


    Key Largo School has received $52,536 to fund programming for STEAM-related events.

    KLS Principal Laura Lietaert (left) received a check from Janie Sims (right) of the Ocean Reef Community Foundation Community Grants Program. The funds will go towards 2017 Summer Recreation program, AVID teacher training, college trips for AVID students, art supplies for the elementary art program, and an …

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  • Amanda Ban Selected to FHSAA Academic All-State Team


    Congratulations to Marathon High School senior Amanda Ban! Amanda has been selected as a member of the 2017 FHSAA Academic All-State Team. This distinguished award honors Sunshine State Athletes with bright minds as well as superb academic and athletic achievement. According to the FHSAA website, "Each Academic All-State Team member will be recognized at a commemorative banquet on Monday, June …

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  • CSHS Key Club Attends State Convention


    On March 30th through April 2nd the officers of the Coral Shores High School Key Club attended the Kiwanis – Key Club Florida State District Leadership Convention in Orlando, FL, along with 2,500 other students from across the state. Students participated in workshops to learn various aspects of leadership, caucused to select the next Florida Key Club Student Governor, and met other members of …

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  • Monroe County Students Compete in the 62nd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair

    Twelve students from Monroe travel to compete in the 62nd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland, FL. Four of the eight projects entered in the State competition obtained awards.

    Pictured left to right: Noah Ross, Chris Gaskill, Chris Anderson (MHS), Sarah Maschal, Sophie Williams (CSHS), Rachelle Magdaong (CSHS), Matthew Darrow (CSHS), Alexis Martin (PKS), Isabel Betancourt …

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  • Monroe Computes

    Monroe Computes recently presented nine Horace O'Bryant Middle School students with checks ranging from $400-$500 for successfully earning their Microsoft Office Certification tests.

    Pictured from left to right: HOB principal, Christina McPherson, Director of Career and Adult Education, Dr. Jerry Caputo, William Niles, Monroe Computes, Jacob Dekker, Ainsley Cunningham, Skylar Larmel, Bryan …

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