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    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

         We had an exciting finish to our basketball and cheerleading season as our Scotties fought hard till the end! A big thank-you to our coaches, players and parents for their support this year.  It was an amazing season in spite of all of the challenges that COVID19 brought us.  We hope our Scotties enjoy the off-season and come back ready to challenge for the championship next year! For our 8th grade athletes, we wish you the best of luck as you pursue your athletic interests in your high school careers.

    I also want to congratulate one of our Science Research Students, Ben L., for placing third in the “Math and Computational Sciences” category at the state-wide science fair.  Ben also earned a medallion & certificate for the United States Naval Science award.  Our science research team put in a tremendous amount of work this year and we are so proud of their achievements!

    Just a reminder for our E-Learners, that you will be FSA writes testing next week.  E-Learners should report as follows:

    • Tuesday, April 13th  - 7th Grade E-Learning students should report to the front of the school @ 9:00am
    • Wednesday, April 14th8th Grade E-Learning students should report to the front of the school @ 9:00am

    E-Learners taking the FSA writes test will be sent to their testing computer-lab upon arrival to school at 9:00am on their testing day, they do NOT need to go into the front office.  E-Learners should try to arrive as close to 9am as possible as the normal “in-person” morning car traffic usually gets busy around 9:15am.  The test should last until approximately 11:30am but students will have a chance to notify their families if they finish earlier.  If you have any questions, please email our testing coordinator at Bretz.Elizabeth@Brevardschools.org.  Students should bring a mask or face-covering with them to wear for the day. 

    Lastly, don’t forget our amazing PTO is holding a “Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night” on Monday, April 12th at both the Satellite and Viera Pizza Hut locations.   Please see the flier in the attached “DeLaura Details” newsletter for details.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


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    DeLaura Details 4-9-2021

     

     

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    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Afternoon Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

         We have a busy few weeks coming up with FSA Writes testing, the final week of basketball & cheer season and April being the “Month of the Military Child”.  Just a reminder that FSA writes is next week for “In-person” learners with the following schedule:

    • Tuesday, April 6th – Seventh Grade In-Person Learners
    • Wednesday, April 7th  – Eighth Grade In-Person Learners

    E-Learners will take their FSA Writes the following week at the school on April 13th and 14th:

    • Tuesday, April 13th – 7th Grade E-Learners (arrive at 9:00am)
    • Wednesday, April 14th – 8th Grade E-Learners  (arrive at 9:00am)

    Please see the attached testing letter for additional information and also the modified bell schedule in the “DeLaura Details” newsletter for April 6th and April 7th.  The modified bell schedule will affect all students, so be sure to look at it when logging in from home if you are an E-Learner on April 6th and 7th.   

    April is also the “Month of the Military Child” where we celebrate our students whose families are in the military.  Believe it or not, we have over 120 students whose parents serve in our country’s armed forces. Growing up as a military child myself on Patrick AFB, I know the great sacrifices and honor it is to have your parents or guardians serving our country.  Throughout the month of April, we will have special activities set-up in the media center to showcase and honor our military families.  Mrs. Charitty Presnal, our on-campus military life counselor, is available to military students several days per week should they need assistance.  Please contact our guidance office if you are interested in meeting Mrs. Presnal and having her support your student. 

    Lastly, our awesome PTO is preparing for an amazing teacher appreciation week during the week of May 3rd through the 7th.  Please see the attached flyer and let them know if you or your business can assist in any way.  They have some really fun and creative activities planned for our faculty and staff that week.

      Have a great weekend and Go Scotties!  

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


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    Spring 2021 reading and writing letter

    PTO Staff is essential parent flyer

    DeLaura Details 4-2-2021

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    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      I hope everyone had a relaxing Spring Break and were able to spend some time with their loved ones.  We are in the HOMESTRETCH for the school-year and it will be May before we know it! I wanted to first congratulate our Basketball and Cheerleading teams for a great season so far.  They have showed such tremendous spirit and sportsmanship as we make it past the half-way point of the season.  Our cheerleaders have done a great job getting some excitement into the atmosphere and pumping our teams up during the games.  I am hopeful that next year we will get to have our “student section” back at the games and start playing in front of sell-out crowds again!

    Just a reminder that some students (those with semester electives) will start their new class(es) on Monday. Students can view their schedule on their FOCUS homepage to see their new classes.  To view their new classes starting on Monday, they just need to click on the tab titled “ST3” on their FOCUS Homepage by their student schedule.  Please continue to keep an eye out for information relating to testing as we head into April and May.  In the attached “DeLaura Details” newsletter, you will find the general testing windows for each FSA/EOC for your reference.  We received the data from our first round of EOC’s in the winter and our kids did AWESOME!  Once we receive individual score reports from the state, we will be able to send those home with students.  I am confident that we are well on our way to being the number 1 traditional middle school in the county again!  Our teachers, staff and parents do such an amazing job supporting our kids which makes DeLaura such a great place to teach & learn.

    I want to thank our students who participated in our school-wide “Youth Truth” student survey this past semester.  We had close to 800 students take the survey and will be using the data to make meaningful changes at DeLaura due to their feedback. I also want to thank our parents who participated in the annual BPS parent survey as well.  These forms of feedback are invaluable as we begin the school improvement process for the upcoming year.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


    File attachments: DeLaura Details 3-29-2021

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    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

       I want to wish everyone a very happy and restful upcoming Spring Break!  I encourage all of our students, teachers and families to use this break as a time to relax and enjoy their days off from school.  As many of you know, the time after spring break really tends to "fly-by" until we hit Summer! The DeLaura front office will be closed the week of Spring break and staff will begin responding to both voice messages and emails the morning of 3/22.  

    In the next few months, we will be offering several FSA “Bootcamps” in both math and reading.  These “Bootcamps” will be targeted for students who need/want extra practice in math & reading prior to FSA’s and EOC’s in May.  We will send out the specific information and there will be online options for those E-learning as well.    

    Just a reminder, Brevard Public Schools has released its annual Parent Survey this week. We appreciate any feedback, suggestions or comments relating to the school that can help us make DeLaura even better.  Additionally, if you feel that something is going really well, please do not hesitate to share that too so we can continue those practices and/or recognize those specific employees.   The feedback from this survey is reviewed by the school administration, teaching staff and district officials.  This survey can be found at the following link: https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/17966

    Also, please be on the lookout for registration packets coming home in the next few weeks to get us ready for the 2021-2022 school year.  For our E-learners, we will be scheduling a “Drive through” style event where E-learners can pick up the necessary items to register for next year. A time and date is TBA but we will be sure to contact everyone once the date is finalized.  

    I hope everyone has a great week and we will see our Scotties back in school & online on Monday, March 22nd. Go Scotties!

     

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal


    File attachments:DeLaura Details 3-12-2021

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    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

       We only have ONE week left until our students, teachers and staff get a much deserved Spring Break!  Our students have done a tremendous job this year to overcome so many challenges and I encourage everyone to really try and take a “brain break” on their week off. In Scottie sports news, we had a great start to our basketball season with both our boys and girls teams playing hard and showing their Scottie spirit in each game!   We will continue to cheer them on this season and are hoping that one of them can bring him the county championship this year!  We are still working to try and find a way to live stream the home games due to capacity limitations in the gymnasium as a result of COVID restrictions.  Also, I want to congratulate our NJHS/BETA club for the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma society.  They raised over $1200, great job Scotties!

    Just a reminder, virtual parent conference night is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm via Zoom.  Please contact each teacher directly if you want to sign-up for a ten minute timeslot to review your child’s progress in their classes.  You can always contact your child’s teacher directly at any time but these evening hours may give parents an additional opportunity to discuss academic related items.

    Lastly, Brevard Public Schools has released its annual Parent Survey this week. We appreciate any feedback, suggestions or comments relating to the school that can help us make DeLaura even better.  Additionally, if you feel that something is going really well, please do not hesitate to share that too so we can continue those practices and/or recognize those specific employees.   The feedback from this survey is reviewed by the school administration, teaching staff and district officials.  This survey can be found at the following link: https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/17966

    Have a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


    File attachments:DeLaura Details 3-5-2021