District News

attendance-magazineThe Student Services Department has created a new Attendance Magazine to increase the awareness of the importance of attendance.  The first issue is geared to bring awareness to the forefront of our administrators, students, parents, and community members and showcase schools attendance activities.

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Congratulations to Lyndsey Matheny for being named as a State Finalist in the 2015 Macy's/Florida Dept of Education Teacher of the Year competition.

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Pictured L to R:  Beverly Shea, General Manager/Vice President of Macy’s Vero Beach Store; Lyndsey Matheny, State Finalist; Pam Stewart, Florida DOE Commissioner of Education; Dr. Frances J. Adams, Superintendent

2015 Teacher of the Year to be Announced on July 10th





Congratulations to Kelly Baysura, Treasure Coast Elementary School Principal, for completing the year-long Commissioner’s Leadership Academy. 

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Highlands Elementary staff attends Conscious Discipline Conference from July 6th through July 12th.



27Jun-title1-program1As part of the hands-on S.T.E.M. curriculum, 3rd graders in the Title I Summer Enrichment Program learned all about solids and liquids.  They tested the viscosity of liquids by creating "blow art" masterpieces! 27Jun-title1-program25th graders in the Title I Summer Enrichment Program became "electrical engineers" as they learned all about electric currents through the hands-on, multisensory S.T.E.M. curriculum.  The students are testing different ways circuits can be created in order to make light bulbs work. 
27Jun-title1-program3Teacher Ashley Courtney looks on as 4th grade students in the Title I Summer Enrichment Program test the vehicles they constructed.  All of the 4th graders in this program became "engineers" as they learned about motion and design, as part of the hands-on, multi-sensory S.T.E.M. curriculum. 27Jun-title1-program4Students participating in the Title I Summer Enrichment Program use the SMART Board to enhance their learning in the Kindergarten Transition Program.



Congratulations to Vero Beach High School Senior, Ryan Hiser, who was selected as a member of Team USA for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and is the only team member from Florida. Hiser and the members of Team USA will travel to Lecco to compete in The World Junior Ultimate Championships July 20-26. Forty teams and approximately 1,000 athletes will make the trip to the shores to Lake Como for this year’s WJUC. Team USA is looking to win its 6th straight gold medal in this event. >> Read More in the Press Release




Runner’s Depot presented a check to Rosewood Magnet for their Mileage Club. Runner’s Depot rewards outstanding organizations who are dedicated to helping the community lead a healthy lifestyle.

Pictured from left to right: Assistant Principal- Jennifer Norris; Principal-Debbie Dillon; Mileage Club coordinator – Amy Brown; and Runner’s Depot representatives Aurelia Yoblonoski, Linda Urban, and Jim Urban.






Runner’s Depot presented Rosewood Magnet’s Liam Keeley with a pair of running shoes for running the highest mileage the Mileage Club. Liam ran a total of 33 miles during the school year.

Pictured from left to right: Runner’s Depot owner – Linda Urban, Assistant Principal – Jennifer Norris, Jim Urban from Runner’s Depot, Liam Keeley, Amy Brown – Mileage Club coordinator, Debbie Dillon – principal, and Runner’s Depot Event Coordinator – Aurelia Yoblonoski.




STEM Grant to Honor the life of
Clint S. Malone

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce that a grant of $4,335.00 has been awarded to Kimya Louis of Vero Beach High School, Sarah Clough of the Freshman Learning Center of Vero Beach High School, and to Brian Kerekes of Sebastian River High School.

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Congratulations to Gifford Middle School students who recently competed in the National Academic Games in Knoxville, TN.  Results:  Harrison Dunlap: Elem. Equations individual tied 1st place; Max Tardif and Harrison Dunlap Division team Elem equations 1st place and Div. team Elem Ling 6th place.  Cody Lanier: Middle World Events overall team 6th place, Middle Ling Div Team 4th place, Middle Equations Div Team 6th place.




Congratulations to John Coppola Jr. from Sebastian River High School for accepting a scholarship offer from Coach Bob Godlewski to play baseball at the College of St. Joseph in Vermont.