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MHES would like to thank the parents and grandparents who take time out of their morning to help our children during breakfast.  They make sure that our students are safe and happy, and even help clean up after they leave,  We thank:

Ms. Ella Jackson

Ms. Helen Brewer

Mr. Bruce Taylor

Ms. Loretta Taylor

and Pastor Charley Watts

for helping to make MHES the caring place that it is!

Red Ribbon Week

Sep 25 2015

MHES joins with the Glades County Health Department to celebrates Red Ribbon Week from October the 26th through the 30th.  Dress up days for this week include:

Monday--Wear Red

Tuesday- Wear Camoflage

Wednesday- Wear Crazy Socks

Thursday- Wear a Hat

Friday- Halloween Costume Contest

Interim Reports will be going home with your student on Wednesday, September the 16th.  This report gives you a good chance to see how your child is doing half-way through the first grading period.  If, after looking it over, you have any questions or concerns, please call us to arrange a parent-teacher conference, or stop in for our Open House on September 24, from 5-7 pm.

MHES had a fantastic turnout for Grandparents' Day.  100 grandparents came to visit our lunch room to enjoy some special time with their grandchildren.  Thanks for all you do, grandparents!!

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION URGES FAMILIES TO JUST TAKE 20

~ Launches literacy campaign to help families read 20 minutes a day ~

 

Last week, the Florida Department of Education launched the Just Take 20 literacy campaign to support K-12 Florida families with practical, easy-to-implement activities to add 20 minutes of reading to their day. Research says that children who read at least 20 minutes a day outside of the classroom do better in school and in life. Just Take 20 gives families tips and activities to integrate reading easily into daily life.

 

"Parents play a critical role in their child’s literacy development," said Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. "Providing families with strategies to make the most of teachable moments and infuse reading into busy schedules can increase student literacy and help Florida students succeed now and in the future."

 

The centerpiece of the campaign is an interactive website that prompts families to practice reading at home using a customizable literacy plan tailored to their child’s grade level and needs. Each family can build its own family profile, score points and earn badges while having fun with various reading and writing activities.

You can access 'Just Take 20' from the 'resources' or 'academics' link at our website, or by visiting www.justtake20.org

The gate that leads to the high school from the baseball field is now a four-way stop.  These stop signs are easy to miss when they are first installed, so we want to warn you to look out for it when you come to visit our schools.  Thank you.

For the past two years, the The State of Florida has been working with Glades District Schools to provide students with some form of wireless device.  The school district has chosen to provide our students with Chromebooks, which are similar to laptop computers.  Teachers are trained in innovative ways to use them in their classrooms, and their students receive them as the training continues.  Our first delivery was made to first grade, Ms. Sarah Tillery's students with disabilities classroom, and Mrs. Brickel's 5th grade science and social studies classroom recently.  The students are already doing great things with them,and the next delivery is coming soon.  MHES thanks the State of Florida and Glades District Schools for this amazing opportunity for our students!
The Book Fair begins September 21 at MHES!  We offer books for all ages, as well as school supplies, posters and toys.  Proceeds are used to help our school library.  Thank you for your support.
Glades County Schools will be celebrating Labor Day on Monday, September the 7th.  There will be no school.
We will have an early release day on Wednesday, September the 9th.  Studednts will be dismissed at 12:40.  MHES will use this time to work with our staff members to increase engagement strategies in the classroom.