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  • Updated AHEC Clinic Flyer and Telehealth Service Information

    AHEC has update their school AHEC clinic locations and information. Additionally they are going to begin Telehealth Services. Now patients may stay at home and have their health visit conducted via our HIPAA compliant video system. Keys AHEC Health Centers is now offering Telehealth Medical Visits right from your Home. Student and current patients may call Keys AHEC at 305 743 7111 ext 210 to schedule a visit from Home. AHEC's goal is to keep all of you safe while providing the health care you need. Telehealth visits may be done from your computer or smartphone. Call Jennifer today to schedule your appointment. All the same protocols remain in place for onsite visits where patients will be assessed for COVID 19 prior to ever entering the bldg. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please Click, “Learn more” for updated flyers and additional COVID19 onsite protocols

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  • MCSD Virtual Instruction for all Students

    In addition to the Google Classroom platform, some teachers are using the Canvas platform; students will access their canvas course through a link in the google classroom their teacher has prepared. Students will receive additional information from their school and individual classroom teacher or teachers. Click “learn more: Direcciones disponibles en español & Eksplikasyon disponib nan kreyòl ayisyen

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  • MCSD Food & Nutrition Services -Free Grab & Go Meals and Mobile Meal Service Expanded

    MCSD Food and Nutrition Services has been providing free “Grab and GO” meals for both breakfast and lunch, during the school closure. Additionally a new mobile meal program, the MCSD Mobile Meal Service began on Monday, March 30th. This program has been expanded into more areas and will provide meal access to our students that may not have the ability to come to the school distribution sites. Students no longer need to be present in-order for their parents or guardians to pick up meals Please click “learn more” for flyer with additional information.

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  • Monroe County Community Resources

    MCSD has prepared Quick Link guides with Quick Guide to Monroe County Community Resources – COVID-19. These guides have resources available throughout Monroe County aimed at supporting our County's residents. Please Click “Learn More” to access the links to the quick guides that are available in English, Kreyòl Ayisyen y Español. Additional information on School Social Work services available to our District’s Parents and Students is available as well.

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  • MCSD March 10th GEMS Recognition

    MCSD GEMS were recognized at the March 10th School board meeting at Key West City Hall. The GEMS Awards were given to: Sigsbee State Science Fair students, KWHS SRO Janeth Del Cid, the 2020 KWHS Mock Trial team, the KWHS Academic Challenge team and KWHS ninth grader Nina Bowen.

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  • Marthon Middle/High School's Chef Stanton named Prostart Teacher of the Year.

    Mr. Carl Stanton was recognized during the Salute to Excellence Awards on Sunday, March 8 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando. Carl was nominated for Teacher of the Year by 18 people including administrators and students. Congratulations!

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  • Key Largo School earns an AVID National Demonstration School designation.

    Congratulations to Key Largo School's administration, staff and students whose hard work and dedication to the AVID program, school wide, has resulted in them becoming a National Demonstration School. AVID National Demonstration Schools are exemplary models of the AVID College Readiness System. Demonstration Schools undergo a rigorous validation process and are required to be revalidated every few years to ensure high levels of implementation, with quality and fidelity to AVID strategies school wide.

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  • Poinciana Elementary Students and Staff take the Pledge for Inclusion

    Poinciana Pelican Special Olympic Partners Club met staff and students at the entry of the school to secure pledges for inclusion.  March 4th was World Inclusion Day, these students worked together to inform students and staff about inclusion and sign the pledge to support inclusion for all. 

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  • GEMS Recognized at the February 25th School Board Meeting

    GEMS recipients include: Graham Murphy and Ashley Rasmussen from Stanley Switlik, Marathon High School student, Jinn Mann, Chef Carl Stanton and his students Chase Taylor, Matt Kratzert and Jordyn Wilson, MHS Junior Katerina Nikiforova and Principals Brett Unke and Wendy McPherson of Switlik and Marathon Middle High. Click Learn more to see their individual award recognitions.

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  • Congratulations to Key West High School’s Mock Trial Team on Winning the District Championship.

    The Key West High School Mock Trial team recently won a bid to represent the 16th Judicial Circuit in the Florida High School Mock Trial Competition state finals. The competition, which began in 1991, is a multi-level academic championship in which one team from each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits uses critical thinking skills, legal reasoning, analysis, and professionalism to navigate the structure and function of the courts and legal system through a mock trial process. Pictured (Left to Right)Paula Mercer, teacher sponsor, Janelle Waite, Harrison Simmons, Mariyam Akhmetkaliyeva, Kirsten Haughey, Addy Castellanos – Co-Chair, Arturo Torres, Ciara Barrett –Co-Chair, Catarina Dubyk-Cassidy, Siddharth Singh, Steven Powell, Elizabeth Isherwood, Legal Coach.

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  • Florida's Teacher of the Year Visits Monroe County

    Monroe County School District was honored to welcome the Florida 2020 Teacher of the Year, Dr. Drakeyan Cha’ Dre’ Graham, as he visited the lower keys touring schools and visiting with teachers. Dr. Graham is the Director of Instrumental Studies at C. Leon King High School in Tampa. He is visiting all districts in the state sharing his message that as educators, we are preparing the generation of the future. Mrs. Amber Acevedo and Ms. Leslie Holmes organized Dr. Graham’s visit.

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  • HOLLY GIVEN MEMORIAL FIELD DEDICATION

    Coral Shores High School Softball field was rededicated this month to honor Holly Given, a CSHS alumni and beloved member of the Upper Keys community. Holly was a three-sport standout for four-years at Coral Shores. Following graduation she moved on to play softball at Western Carolina and then returned to the Keys where she was a very active in a number of local causes. The CSHS softball facility has been renamed as Holly Given-Memorial Field.

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  • Justin Yablon, Lead Mechanic-Controls and Utilities named the 2019-2020 MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT School Related Employees of the Year

    Mr. Yablon is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the district building control systems. He also monitors and evaluates utility usage and acts as a liaison to our local utility service providers. Justin is a competent, positive and reliable employee. He’s always willing to help and to go above and beyond with any task he’s given. Justin’s drive and positive and professional demeanor are what make him the perfect School Related Employee of the Year. Superintendent Mark Porter, Executive Director of Operation and Planning Pat Lefere, Director of Maintenance Jeff Barrows and the MCSD Maintenance Department, were on hand to congratulate Mr. Yablon.

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  • CHRISTINA MCPHERSON NAMED KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL’S NEXT PRINCIPAL

    Veteran Educator and KWHS Graduate takes the helm in 2020-2021. Christina McPherson will be the next Key West High School principal, according to Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter. McPherson, who is the current principal of Horace O’Bryant School, will take over for retiring principal, Amber Archer Acevedo beginning the 2020-2021 school year. “We are excited to have Mrs. McPherson lead KWHS,” Porter said. “Her years of experience and dedication to this school district will continue the tradition of excellence set forth by current principal Acevedo.” Porter also noted that, while the selection committee had a difficult time choosing from a pool of well-rounded candidates, it was McPherson’s “ability to create a positive school culture, focused on teaching the whole student that set her apart.”

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  • MCSD STUDENTS COMPETE IN DISTRICT STEM FAIR. Middle and High School Winners Headed to State Competition

    These Sigsbee middle school students, Hannah Atilla, William Stolze, and Edward Strunk proudly display their MCSD District STEM Fair Awards. They, along with winners from across the county will compete at the state science fair next month. Nearly 200 aspiring engineers, scientists and mathematicians gathered in the new Plantation Key School auditorium Saturday to compete in the Monroe County School District Regional Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fair. Participants in grades 4th through 12th showcased their STEM projects at the annual event for a chance to advance to the state science fair in March.

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  • MONROE COMPUTES Prizes Hit $25,000 Mark

    “Middle school students led the district in Microsoft Office Specialist industry certifications,” according to Acting Superintendent Theresa Axford. “Middle school students were responsible for 80% of 23 Microsoft certifications earned this month.” Plantation Key School led the way with eight students earning the highly coveted industry certifications, worth three college credits, plus $250 from COMPUTE$.

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  • KWFD Key West High School Fire Academy Portable Fire Extinguishers Training Class.

    KWFD KWHS Fire Academy Students pictured: Ludmila Barrios, Dakota Pepper, Christopher Gazzale, Jose Pichardo, Hunter Dematteis, Bryson Johnson, Ezekiel Phipps, Brent Bishop, Blake Arencibia, Garrett Hughes, Logan Pellicier, Aiden Garcia, and Michelangelo Nieto KWFD Instructors: Capt. Jason Barroso, FF/P Andrew Perez, Lt. Tim Anson, Commander Mark Sellers, and Capt. Jeffrey Hernandez

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  • Marathon High School Students get a "Super" opportunity

    MHS Band members and Cheerleaders participated in Super bowl LIV half-time show and their Culinary students participated in the Taste of the NFL.

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  • Mr. Jacob Poelma named Monroe County School District Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations Mr. Poelma

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