Our students and staff took advantage of the Thanksgiving vacation last week, but that didn’t mean we didn’t have a lot of activities before this holiday season. All of us with Flagler Schools hope you had a fantastic vacation.
Flagler Schools hosted a Fall Career Fair on Saturday, November 20 at the Government Services Building. Representatives from all of our departments as well as all of our schools were on hand to conduct interviews, answer questions and even make job offers. More than 50 people took part in this unprecedented event and more than ten people came out with job offers in hand! We plan to assess the success of this event and see if we should have another one in the spring. Stay tuned for more information!
Also, before the break, Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt surprised some school administrators. Cara Cronk of Buddy Taylor Middle School was named Flagler School Principal of the Year. Amy Neuenfeldt of Indian Trails Middle School has been named Flagler Schools’ Assistant Principal of the Year. We congratulate the two educators and will honor them at the District Teacher and Employee of the Year Gala in January.
Belle Terre Primary School
We want to salute our BTES Ambassador Program. Students love the Ambassador Brae’don Lockhart help students get to class from the bus loop. Our ambassadors are always there to lend a hand!
The BTES also celebrates Asher Ajayi. Asher passed her industry certification test, joining 216 other students at Belle Terre Elementary School who achieved their industry certification through our school’s technology course.
Buddy Taylor College
With the holidays just around the corner, who doesn’t love those stop-motion vacation movies like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” or “Frosty the Snowman”? Well, at BTMS students learn the art behind entertainment and they gain a new appreciation for the work that goes into these vacation favorites. Researchers in Ms. Pitrone’s digital animation class create stop-motion videos of sea creatures. Maybe in a few years we will have a new holiday movie made by one of these animators!
BTMS fellows also participated in a great project ahead of our Thanksgiving breakup. We unveiled our Eagle Gratitude Hallway. Students wrote what they are grateful for on sheets of paper and then posted them on the wall. You can’t help but be encouraged by these BTMS students when you stop and read the grades!
If you’re visiting the Palm Coast Fantasy of Lights in the downtown core during the holiday season, take a moment to admire the work done by Ms. Brooks’ art class. They completed the BTMS mural that honors our healthcare professionals.
And finally, BTMS thanks Flagler County Sheriff’s Assistant School Resources Champion and K9 Jax for visiting our campus. Over 120 students learned about Jax’s role within FCSO. The students were able to watch a demonstration of Jax’s skills. After the presentation, Jax and the Assistant Champion were able to visit the school store to find a little BTMS loot.
Bunnell Primary School
If you need help getting you in the holiday mood, BES can help! Our winter choral concert will be presented by the choral department of BES on Thursday December 16th. It will be held from 5:50 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Old Kings Elementary School
Our first year students had the chance to learn off campus a few weeks ago. They visited Linear Park in Palm Coast. During their stay, they learned about butterflies, moths, invasive and native trees, vegetal wetlands and how animal control helps our community. It was a beautiful day outdoors.
Ms. Patton’s sixth grade students didn’t go to the museum, but they took the museum to OKES. They did an incredible job with their “Night at the Museum” projects. Friends and family were really impressed.
Matanzas High School
Once again, our National Honor Society sponsored a food drive to help local families in need during the holidays. This year, the winning class of the traveling trophy is the junior class! MHS Juniors handed out 296 cans during the trip. All donations went to veterans of foreign wars. VFW officials tell us food donations would help 35 local military families.