|Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida 2017
Reading Changes Our World
January 23rd through January 27th
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Literacy Week -Oral Reading Bee
What is an Oral Reading Bee and why are we having one?
An oral reading bee is a school wide contest that showcases and allows students to compete against one another using text at their specific reading levels. The bee will encourage our students to be fluent oral readers and build motivation for reading! The contest will bring attention to the importance of fluency, fosters literacy, promotes specific reading fluency skills, build comprehension and improve students’ public speaking and listening abilities.
When is the Oral Reading Bee?
Parents are welcome to attend the school wide event on Friday, January 27th. Classroom Oral Reading Bees will be held at various times, as designated by your child’ teacher. Only select students from each class will qualify for the final Oral Reading Bee. Your child's teacher will contact you if he/she has qualified for the final round. Please contact your Child's teacher or our Reading Coach, Mrs. Leyla Nedin if you have any questions.
Schoolwide Oral Reading Bee will be held in the cafeteria, the schedule is as follows:
Grades K-2- Friday January 27th - 8:15- 9:05
Grades 3-5 Friday January 27th - 9:15- 10:20
Grades 6-8 Friday January 27th - 1:15- 2:30
Congratulations on a Fantastic Finish!
Shout out to two members of our Sugarlaof Shark Family. Our School Nurse Mrs. Lisa Graft and Middle School Teacher Ms. Pamela Smith took home first place honors in the Croom Zoom 100K! (Yep, that’s 62 miles!) They started the race together in driving rain and finished it together many hours later in freezing temperatures to become the ONLY female finishers. Hard work and tenacity really does pay off! We are very proud of them and this awesome accomplishment!
New and Beginning Teacher of the Year
Ms. Rachel Quad was selected as Sugarloaf School's 2016-2017 New and Beginning Teacher of the Year by her colleagues. Ms. Quad teaches Kindergarten. We are luck to have her as a member of our Staff and our Sugarloaf Family. Congratulations Ms. Quad.
Lieutenant Test Recognized
Principal Harry Russell of Sugarloaf School presented and award to the Lt. Glenn Test in recognition of his years of service to Sugarloaf School as our School Resource Officer for the past 4 years and his retirement from the Monroe County Sharif's department after almost 24 years of service. Our Sugarloaf Family will miss Lt. Test but wish him much happiness in his retirement.
The School also recognized Sheriff Ramsay and Sgt. Mixon for their support of Safety day and their dedication to the community
2016-2017 Teacher of the Year
CONGRATULATIONS MR. JOE DALLAS
SUGARLOAF SCHOOL’S 2016-2017 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Mr. Dallas is our Elementary music teacher and our Middle School Band and Choir teacher.
We are all proud to have him represent our school!
2016-2017 Inclusion Teachers of the Year
Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Inclusion Teachers of the Year. First grade teacher Mrs. Michelle Ryan is our Elementary Inclusion Teacher of the year and Mrs. Victoria Fairbrother-Smith who teaches Language Arts, is our Middle School Inclusion Teacher of the Year. We are extremely proud of these exceptional teachers and proud to have them both represent our school.
Book Signing at Sugarlaof School
Mr. Mike Mongo visited Sugarloaf School to sign copies of his book, An Astronaut Instruction Manual. Our students and teachers enjoyed his visit. We want to thank him for the opportunity.
Information about Mr. Mongo’s book can be found through this link:
Marine Aquaculture Club
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Parent Portal in Focus Available Now
NASA Moon Rocks Come to Sugarloaf School
Mrs. Master's 5th grade Science classroom had a presentation on November 10th about moon rocks, with actual moon rocks on hand for the kids to observe. NASA has a program Mr. Mike Mongo and Mr. Rodney Richardson were able to gain clearance to get the rocks and bring them to Sugarloaf School. It is not everyday you get to see the moon from a few inches away. Mr. Mark Porter our Superintendent was also present for the presentation. Our students and teachers are thankful for this great opportunity.
SLS STUDENTS RECIEVE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
Congratulations to our students who received industry certifications through Monroe Computes in the 2015-2016 school year.
Learning can be Fun Take a LOOK
SLS Business Education Class Young Entrepreneurs
Mrs. Vazquez's Business Education Class students have started a PBIS store "SHARKY'S SUPPLIES" students can purchase supplies with the PBIS tickets they have earned! Great Idea Great Job Sharks!
Sugarloaf PBIS Walk A Thon Fundraiser-FUN!
Thank you to everyone that helped make the fundraiser a Success. We raised over $3000 to support our PBIS Program at Sugarloaf School!-GO SHARKS
SLS Kindergarten- Where learning is fun!
Sugarloaf School’s 28th Annual Craft & Book Fair!!
It’s time to get CRAFTY at Sugarloaf School’s 28th Annual Craft & Book Fair!!
Come sell YOUR hand-crafted items to those gearing up for the HOLIDAYS.
Check out the Scholastic Book Fair for the BEST gifts for your loved ones that love to read!
Space is LIMITED and you must prepay to reserve your space by November 25, 2016.
The flyer, rules, and registration form are attached to the links below.
Fins up to "A" Great School Year
Donuts for Dads at Sugarloaf School
Ms. Quad's Kindergartners are Making Learning Fun!
Thank You United Way
United Way dropped off supplies that they collected for Monroe County Schools as a part of their Stuff the Bus campaign. Thank you United Way.
College Day 2016
Community Support at it's Best
First State Bank donated to help in sponsoring the "welcome back" staff lunches for faculty and staff this week. Pictured are First State Bank AVP, Assistant Treasurer, Mrs. Jenny O'Brien and Principal Harry Russell. Mrs. O'Brien is also our SAC chairperson. We appreciate all the support.
Shark Alumni Pride!
Former Sugarloaf Shark standout, Sahara Graft, signs the "2 for 7" commitment contract at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Miss Graft plans to complete her education at the academy where she is currently on full academic scholarship. She is an amazing representative for our school! Go Sharks!
Early Drop Off Available for 2016-2017 School Year
Sugarloaf School is offering an early morning drop off program to accommodate parents who might have to report to work before 8:00 AM. We have a staff member on hand to receive students at 7:00 AM in our media center. Students are be able to work on skills in the computer lab, study for tests or read a book. At 7:45 AM they will be given the opportunity to walk over the cafeteria to eat breakfast and then get picked up by their teacher to begin their school day at 8:00 AM. The student school day is from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Marianne Nelson named FCSS Teacher of the Year for Monroe County
Monroe County School District is pleased to announce the Florida Council for the Social Studies (FCSS) Teacher of the Year for Monroe County is Marianne Nelson from Sugarloaf School. Mrs. Nelson was selected because of her ability to foster the development of democratic beliefs and values, and the skills needed to for citizenship appropriate to her students, her student teacher relationships, her professionalism, and her outstanding teaching methods.
Mrs. Nelson teaches 6th grade World History and 8th grade U.S. History at Sugarloaf School. Mrs. Nelson, "utilizes many teaching strategies; such as, integrated technology, learning centers, and cooperative learning to help engage the many different learning styles of the students," as described by her principal, Mr. Harry Russell. Mrs. Nelson participated and led two Teaching American History grants, she has coordinated school trips to Fort Zachary Taylor to celebrate Civil War Days and a lecture series put on by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. She is a member of the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council for History Education and Florida Council for the Social Studies. Mrs. Nelson is a leader, mentor, and an outstanding social studies educator.
PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS ARE DOCUMENTED IN THE SUGARLOAF CALENDAR LOCATED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS WEBPAGE.
Business Education at SLS
The students pictured below; Eileen E. , Gabby P. and Ollie B. and Linsey W. not pictured Mason H., passed their IC3 Computing Fundamentals certification test in Ms. Janet Vazquez's Business Education Class. Great Job Sharks
Away Sugarloaf ROV team went to compete with lower keys schools at FKCC swimming pool; never dreaming of such a fun victorious day. Thanks to Mrs. Alena Ellerbee who led the team and her assistant Mrs. Karen McKenzie ; this team of students built their own ROV from the SeaPerch Project and lived their theme....Teach. Build. Become. We came away with a well deserved Second place trophy. The winning ROV was piloted by Sean Kensey and Alberto Aguirre... Congratulations Team Sugarloaf😁
Sugarlaof Takes First Place
Sugarloaf Middle School's Academic Challenge team, coached by Mrs. Marianne Nelson, took first place amongst all Monroe County Middle Schools in the Academic Challenge competition help on May 12th at Marathon High School. Team members for the 2016 team are; Aaron Portal grade 8, Angelina Santos grade 8, Harrison Simmons grade 8, Sam Tuttle grade 7, and Linsey Wilkins grade 8. Congratulations team on a job well done!
A note from our Clinic-Important information Regarding Head Lice
SLS Student Council supports Sole Hope
On March 3, 2016, Middle School Student Council, Elementary Student Council and KWHS International Club worked together and cut out 70 pairs of shoes from denim jeans. Working with Sole Hope, the shoe patterns will be sent to Uganda and made into shoes for young children. Feet are the primary place simple infections start and a perfect home for parasites. By being educated on these parasites, washing their feet, and wearing a pair of Sole Hope shoes, children can avoid many of these conditions. Great job Student Council and KWHS International Club!