• Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      We are nearing the home stretch of 1st semester as students only have 12 more school days until winter break! Now is a great time to sit down with them to review final assignments, confirm study guide due dates and get a game plan for what their exam preparation will look like.  Please see the Semester exam schedule in the attached DeLaura Details newsletter for which exams occur on what days. Don’t forget we also have tutoring hours available for students, times and locations are in the attached DeLaura Details newsletter as well.

    Just a reminder that we have our Chorus and Orchestra concerts coming up next week at the Satellite High Auditorium! Our Winter music performances are the events that I really look forward to this time of year as our students get to show off their hard work from the first semester.  It is truly amazing to see how much they have improved in their music skills over these last 18 weeks.  The Orchestra concert is on Monday, December 6th at 7:00pm @ the SHS auditorium.  Our Chorus concert is on Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00pm @ the SHS auditorium.  Also, our Orchestra group will have approximately 80 poinsettias available to take home for a small donation ($10) as part of their winter fundraiser.  Target in Melbourne Village graciously donated these plants to help our students raise some funds for their music course needs.  Come out and join us for a great Holiday show!

    For our 8th Grade families, you are going to start receiving information in the near future about registering your child for HIGH SCHOOL.  I know that previous sentence might be a little difficult to process for some of you because I am sure it seems like just yesterday they were in kindergarten J  Over the next month or so, various high schools will be sending out information about their program offerings, registration processes and other important information for your student’s freshmen year.  Be sure to check your zoned high school’s website regularly and we will also include any pertinent information in the DeLaura Details newsletter that high schools send us.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


    File attachments:DeLaura Details 12-3-2021

     

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    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      We had a GREAT finish to the week and everyone is ready for the Thanksgiving Break! Just a reminder that once students return from Thanksgiving break, there is only 15 SCHOOL days until semester exams.  The next few weeks is a great time to really work with your student and check-in on their progress.  Many students will be receiving study guides and other materials as they prepare for the end of the semester.  Inside the attached “DeLaura Details”, you will find the exam schedule for semester exams.  Just a reminder, students are not able to take exams early and any missed exams can be made up upon their return in January.  I would recommend starting a conversation with your student now about how they plan to structure their study time for semester exams.  For our 7th graders, this may be the first time they have taken a comprehensive exam that covers an entire semester.  One successful strategy includes dedicating a little bit of time each night to review material in small chunks in the weeks leading up to exams. Try setup a schedule now to avoid any last minute "battles" with your students over study time. 

    During this week-long break, all of our faculty and staff will be “disconnecting” from their work devices and spending time with their family and friends.  E-mails and phone calls will be returned once everyone returns to work on Monday, November 29th. Additionally, the front office will be closed next week as well.  I hope everyone has a restful break and gets to spend quality time with their family and friends.  

    Have a great Thanksgiving break and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal


    File attachments: DeLaura Details 11-19-2021

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    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

       I wanted to start off by congratulating our music department on an amazing number of students being selected for All-County and All-State!  It still astonishes me every year the number of awesome musicians we have on campus and just how talented they are while exceeding at the County and State levels.  Thank you to our music teachers Mr. Carr, Mr. Dodds, Mr. Moorman,  and Ms. Benincasa for another successful year of county/state auditions, you guys are awesome!  Our music students put in a tremendous amount of work during the school day, rehearsing at home, private lessons and just having fun practicing on their own.  I am looking forward to attending the All-County and All-State concerts and seeing our students perform! Also, I want to thank our NJHS/BETA club for a great showing at this past weekend’s Founder’s Day Parade.  They had some fun and creative floats to bring awareness to a variety of environmental issues. Founder’s Day is always a fun event and I even got to walk with the students for a little while in the parade. Great job Scotties!

    As I am sure most of you have heard, Brevard County Schools has decided to extend the Thanksgiving break and give students & staff the entire week (November 22nd – 26th) off from school.  It is no doubt a much needed break for our kids and teachers and I am hopeful that everyone enjoys the extra time with family and friends.  When we return from Thanksgiving break, there are only 15 school days until semester exams which begin on 12/17.  Be on the lookout for study guides and more information from your student’s teachers in the near future.

    We are starting our extended tutoring offerings in the various subjects that will take place after school & evenings both in-person and virtually.  Please see the attached “DeLaura Details” for the tutoring schedule that includes the subjects, dates, times and teachers conducting the extra help sessions.  For our math students, please contact their individual teacher for ways to get extra assistance. In the Spring, we will also offer a variety of “boot camps” to help students as they prepare for the FSA and/or EOC’s. 

    Lastly, DeLaura will have an open English teaching position starting in January.  Please reach out to me if you or someone you know is certified and is looking for a teaching position at an awesome school!   I hope everyone has a great weekend, Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal


    File attachments: DeLaura Details 11-12-21

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    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      We had a very rainy finish to the week but our Scotties did great!  We held club pictures this week and I want to thank all of our club sponsors for providing a wide range of activities for our students to participate in.  Due to COVID19 the previous year, a lot of our clubs were put on hold but many of them are coming back! Clubs are a great way for students to meet new friends and participate in activities that interest them.  In the attached “DeLaura Details”, there is a listing of clubs and their teacher sponsors.  Some clubs may not have started yet but feel free to reach out to the teacher listed for more information.

    Our PTO is doing an amazing job raising money for our students!  They are currently selling Holiday Wreaths and the sale ends on Saturday, November 16th.  Please see the DeLaura PTO’s Facebook page for more information or the flyer in the attached “DeLaura Details”.  These would make great holiday gifts for family and friends!  They will also have a table at this weekend’s Founder’s Day event in Satellite Beach at the Schecter center.  Founder’s Day is a fun event with parades, food trucks, vendors and many other activities.  DeLaura’s clubs will also be participating in the parade to show our school spirit!

    Believe it or not, the next Interim for grades ends on Friday, November 12th.  Now is a great time check-in with your student and see how the new nine weeks has started for them.  The interim is the “half-way” period for the nine weeks and it is a great time to make changes if your student is aiming for a certain grade.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal

    File Attachments: DeLaura Details 11-5-21

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    Good Afternoon Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

     We had a FUN week here at DeLaura during our “Spirit week” leading up to the County track meet.  We had many fun and interesting costumes as our students showed their school spirit and had a little fun leading up to Halloween. Our track athletes worked so hard this season and they put on a great showing at the championship meet!  Congratulations to our 7th grade girls team who finished as county champions and took home the trophy for DeLaura! Our 8th grade boys also finished 2nd in the county, just behind Stone middle school. I want to thank all of our athletes, coaches and parents for supporting our kids this semester.  Next up is basketball season which is scheduled to start around February.  Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to the season.

    We had some community involvement this past weekend as a DeLaura Alumni Group, “Scotties: Back for the Future”,  completed a landscape project out in front of the school sign.  This group of volunteer alumni planted several new palm trees and other native Florida plants to help beautify the front of the school.  Thank you to Ms. Rickett for applying for the Keep Brevard Beautiful Grant and organizing the entire event on a Saturday.  We heard many stories from the alumni of what DeLaura was like in the 70’s and 80’s, it was truly a great experience for everyone.

    Lastly, just a reminder that supervision in the morning at the school does not start until 9:00am.  We have been seeing students starting to arrive as early as 8:15am and several larger groups closer to 8:30am.  If your student is a walker or bike rider, please remind them they should not arrive earlier than 9:00am.  School staff are involved in a variety of meetings and other commitments prior to 9:00am and we do not have personnel available to supervise the perimeter of campus prior to 9:00am.  School does not start until 9:30am and that half-hour is enough time to eat breakfast and get ready to start their day. A new class rotation starts on Monday, so be sure to checkout the attached "DeLaura Details" for more information. 

    Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 

     File Attchements: DeLaura Details 10-29-2021

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    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      We had an exciting week at DeLaura filled with music concerts, track meets and fun classroom activities!  Our Chorus and Orchestra departments kicked of their 2021-2022 concert series with practice “mini” concerts this week.  These first performances are a great way for our new 7th graders to get a feel for how the shows go in the auditorium and help alleviate nerves leading up to the bigger Holiday and Spring concerts.  If you have never attended one of our band, chorus or orchestra concerts before, I would recommend that you check them out this year!   One of my favorite events is the Holiday concerts where they play and sing a wide range of traditional holiday songs from a variety of cultures.  It is a great event to bring the family to and see how hard our kids have been working.

    Our track team is continuing their undefeated run as they work toward the county championship on October 29th at SHS.  Our kids put in a ton of work after school and have had great performances thus far in all of the events.  DeLaura has won county championships in the past and our team is hoping to bring the trophy back home this year!  Also, our NJHS/BETA club is still fundraising for the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk on October 23rd.  Check out the attached “DeLaura Details” for more information.

    Virtual Parent conference night will be on Thursday, October 28th from 5:30 – 7:30pm via zoom.  Please reach out to your child’s individual teachers if you would like to schedule a virtual conference on that night.  Teachers are always available via E-mail and the school directory can be found at: https://fl02201431.schoolwires.net/domain/7673

    Our awesome PTO has put together some upcoming fundraisers and morale boosters for our school!   Starting on October 25th, they will be selling “Candy Grams” which is where students can send a Halloween treat to a friend.  This is always a fun way for our students to interact and get into the Halloween spirit.  For the upcoming winter holidays, they are also participating in a wreath and center-piece fundraiser.  Please see the attached “DeLaura Details” for more information. 

    Lastly, DeLaura recently won a grant from “Keep Brevard Beautiful” to redo the landscaping around our concrete sign out in front of the school.  Mrs. Rickett, one of our math teachers, has assembled a team of volunteers of past DeLaura alumni to help with the transformation.  In the near future, you may see some landscaping activity which includes removing the old grass, bushes and other items to prepare the area for the new plants.  Weather permitting, the new plants will be installed starting at 8:30am on Saturday, October 23rd.  Any volunteers or donations are welcome, please contact Mrs. Rickett at Rickett.Lisa@brevardschools.org for more information. 

    Have a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


    File attachments: DeLaura Details 10-14-21

     

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    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      We made it to the end of the 1st nine weeks!  For our 7th grade families, the first official quarter of their first year in middle school is now complete. For our 8th graders, they are one step closer to high school!   The end of the 1st nine weeks is a great time to check-in with your students and see what worked this first nine weeks and what didn’t.  Middle school is a great time to work on time management skills, assignment due date tracking and many other tasks as students navigate seven different classes and seven different teachers.  Usually the 1st nine weeks is the most difficult as students learn their routines and settle-in for the year.  If your student had some struggles, don’t be alarmed as this is a totally normal occurrence with such a big transition from Elementary to Middle School.  The change in academics and their social lives can be overwhelming at first, so stay positive with your student and work as a team as the year goes on.

    A few helpful strategies that I have seen families have much success with during middle school:

    • Have a set time each day where students can work on school work or study
    • Have a dedicated area in your home that is free of distractions for homework/studying
    • Frequent check-ins and having students explain their FOCUS reports and/or assignments to you each week
    • Positive praise for accomplishments and milestones is HUGE
    • Frequent communication with teachers if there are struggles in the classroom
    • Open-mindedness relating to their emotions or struggles no matter how small they may seem to you

    In sports news, we had our first track meet this week against Johnson and Southwest.  We had by far the most track participants out of the schools and our kids did an excellent job!  A big thank you to our track coaches Mrs. Correa, Mrs. Fromson, Mr. Butler and Mr. Bonar for putting in the extra time to coach our students.  I also wanted to recognize our teachers of the month for October, Ms. Stanley and Mr. Jenkins.  Be on the lookout for a feature on them on our Facebook page!    Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, October 11th  and our front office will be closed for the day.

    Have a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


    File attachments: DeLaura Details 10-8-2021

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    Please see attached for the DeLaura Details newsletter.  Mr. LeBrun's weekly E-mail will return next week. 

    DeLaura Details 10-1-2021