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Florida 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Governor Rick Scott's Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student. Winners will be notified after September 15, 2015.

Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions.

2015 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

 2015-16 Title 1 Parent Meeting

 West Gadsden High School will hold its annual Title 1 Parent Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. in the Panther Cafe. All parents and community members are encouraged to attend.

"...Each school served under Title I, Part A must convene an annual meeting, at a time convenient for parents to inform them of their school's participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of parents to be involved in those programs.  In order to keep parents informed, schools must invite to this meeting all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs and encourage them to attend.  Schools must offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening so that as many parents as possible are able to attend (Section 1118(c)(1-2)..."
The meeting will include the following:
  • A description and explanation of the school's curriculum
  • Information on the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress
  • Information on the proficiency levels students are expected to meet
Upon request of parents, schools must provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate in decisions about the education of their children (Section 1118(c)(4)
The meeting will include the above bullets and the Parental Inolvement Plan and how to spend the PIP money, teacher qualifications and parents right to know, and district/school academic achievement on state assessment with plans for improvement - which includes their input about the Title I program.
Please come out and join us as we discuss these valuable items related to your child's educational experience.
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