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Katelyn Seay
Miss Junior Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Katelyn Seay is a Miss Junior Flagler County contestant in the 12 to 15 year old category of the 2012 Miss Flagler County Pageant.

Taylor Eddy
Miss Junior Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Taylor Eddy is a Miss Junior Flagler County contestant in the 12 to 15 year old category of the 2012 Miss Flagler County Pageant.

Flagler School District Won’t Lift Facebook Ban, But Cracks Are Beginning to Appear

| June 13, 2012

Facebook is blocked on Flagler County school district networks, though students and faculty access it anyway by bypassing the network on phones, and the district, which prides itself on technology uses, is considering lifting the ban during after-school activities.

With Few Flagler Exceptions, Reading, Math and Science FCAT Scores Drop for Most Schools

| June 5, 2012

As reading and math scores improved statewide in most grades, despite tougher standards, Flagler County students lost ground over last year’s results, and struggled to keep up with state averages.

Trey McMillin, 8th Grader at Buddy Taylor, Wins 1st Place in Statewide Essay Contest on Americanism

| May 24, 2012

Trey McMillin, a 13-year-old 8th grader at Buddy Taylor Middle School, is the first student from Flagler County to win the statewide Elks essay competition.

Flagler’s FCAT Writing Scores Collapse, a Reflection of Florida’s Tougher Standards

| May 18, 2012

As expected, Flagler County’s writing scores for 4th, 8th and 10th graders, released today, fell precipitously as the state imposed a new writing standard and a new passing grade, but itself failed to convey those standards clearly to teachers and principals ahead of time.

Dear Mrs. Nahirny: Tales From the “Don’t Quit” File on Teacher Appreciation Week

| May 6, 2012

Every year during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11), Matanzas’s Jo Ann Nahirny has her English students write thank you cards to teachers, and receives a few herself, which she’s always kept in what she calls her “don’t quit” file. She opens it up.

FCAT 2.0: Computer Snags in Flagler Schools Compound Students’ and Teachers’ Anxieties

| April 18, 2012

FCAT testing began this week, and with a dozen tests administered by computer only, to save money, teachers in several Flagler schools are reporting students being arbitrarily logged off, losing work and time and worsening already stressful conditions.

Buddy Taylor Middle’s Winnie Oden Moving To Pathways in June, Carla Taylor To FPC

| March 7, 2012

Neither administrator volunteered for the new assignments, but administrators work at the will of the district. No one has been named to the principal’s post at Buddy Taylor Middle School yet.

Flagler Schools Will Start Earlier, On Aug. 16, End June 8, As District Sets 2012-13 Calendar

| February 8, 2012

Thanksgiving will still be a full week off, but Christmas break will entail two broken weeks at either ends, so students can come back on Jan. 2 and have more time to prepare for the new FCAT: end-of-course exams. Printable calendar included.

In Quiet Coda to Controversy, School Board Unanimously Approves Uniform Policy Details

| February 7, 2012

The new uniform policy makes broad allowances for color, types of clothing and shoes, but makes the wearing of IDs compulsory in all middle and high schools. The policy goes in effect next fall.

Mediocre Results for Flagler Schools, Worse for Its Charters, in Controversial State Rankings

| January 31, 2012

School-by-school rankings follow last week’s district rankings. Belle Terre Elementary and Indian Trails Middle ranked best, but still barely in the top quartile, while Flagler’s three charter schools scraped the bottom, in contrast with several top-performing charters elsewhere in the state.

Flip-Flops OK, Tuck-In Not Required: District’s Uniform Policy Will Be Relatively Permissive

| January 25, 2012

The Flagler school board met this morning to iron out the wording of its new “uniform dress code” policy, which merely tightens existing standards rather than imposes a rigid uniform standard.

Full Text of Proposed Uniform Policy for Flagler County Schools

| January 25, 2012

The full text of the proposed “uniform dress code” policy the Flagler County School board agreed to on Jan. 25, and is scheduled to vote on adopting, at its Jan. 31 meeting.

Flagler School Board Adopts Uniforms on 3-2 Vote But Only Vaguely Defines What It Means

| January 17, 2012

The Flagler County School Board’s 3-2 decision to institute uniforms in all schools Tuesday evening was only vaguely defined beyond what may be only a somewhat more stringent dress code than the one in effect now.

Feed Flagler: Community-Wide Celebration Wraps-Up With 3,000 Meals Served

| November 23, 2011

We’re reporting live this afternoon from various Feed Flagler locations as the community-wide Thanksgiving celebration takes place from 3 to 6 p.m.

Anger, Alcohol and a Rifle Shot a Few Blocks from Wadsworth and Buddy Taylor Schools

| September 12, 2011

Patrick Kilichowski, 64, was reportedly angry that his girlfriend was chatting with neighbors, and allegedly drunk, when he walked out of his house with a Winchester rifle–and eventually fired a shot, he says by accident. He was jailed on several aggravated assault charges.

Shortened School Schedule Briefly Fumbles Buddy Taylor’s PAL Football Program

| August 11, 2011

Buddy Taylor Middle School Mike Garrett sent a resignation letter to parents Wednesday when it appeared football students could not stay at the school between the earlier dismissal time and 3 p.m. practice. Principal Winnie Oden calls the situation a misunderstanding that was resolved.

Flagler School District Maintains A for 4th Year in a Row As Elementaries Shine

| June 30, 2011

The A rating was powered by substantial improvements at Rymfire Elementary and other schools maintaining their high achievements. Charter schools didn’t do as well.

Alyssa Brianna Diaz
Miss Junior Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 25, 2011

Alyssa Diaz is a Miss Junior Flagler County contestant in the 12 to 15 year old category of the 2011 Miss Flagler County Pageant.

Katelyn Seay
Miss Junior Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 25, 2011

Katelyn Seay is a Miss Junior Flagler County contestant in the 12 to 15 year old category of the 2011 Miss Flagler County Pageant.

Morgan Ann Davis
Miss Junior Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 25, 2011

Morgan Ann Davis is a Miss Junior Flagler County contestant in the 12 to 15 year old category of the 2011 Miss Flagler County Pageant.

FCAT Scores: Buddy Taylor Middle School (BTMS)

| June 7, 2011

FCAT Scores, passing rates and historical data for Buddy Taylor Middle School, including 2011.

FCAT Writing Results Are In: Big, and In Some Cases “Abnormal” Improvements

| May 4, 2011

Almost every school’s 4th, 8th and 10th graders improved in Flagler County, some dramatically so. State improvements were also unusually steep. It’s not clear why, though the district is welcoming the results.

Middle School Day Will End at 1:40pm as District’s New Bell Schedules Toll Backlash

| May 3, 2011

Elementary start and end times change only a little, but high school students will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m., and middle school students will start at 7:40 a.m. The shorted school day is designed to save money.

Get Some: Sex Ed Survey Now Open to Flagler Parents; Student Survey March 23 and 24

| March 22, 2011

Parents with children in school and residents without children are invited to take the Flagler school district’s sex education survey to guide school board policy. Middle and high school students take the survey March 23 and 24.

Decaffeinate This: Imagine’s Ivana Moore Repeats as District Spelling Bee Champion

| February 4, 2011

Eighteen champion spellers from eight Flagler County Schools battled over 48 words at the annual spelling been competition, with Ivana Moore, Sandra Defalco and Olivia Taylor taking first, second and third place.

Roberta Kalva, 2011 Employee of the Year: Buddy Taylor Middle School

| January 13, 2011

Roberta Kalva, 2011 Employee of the Year: Buddy Taylor Middle School

Christina Miller, 2011 Teacher of the Year: Buddy Taylor Middle School

| January 13, 2011

Christina Miller, 2011 Teacher of the Year: Buddy Taylor Middle School

Feed Flagler Ingredients: 100 Turkeys, 450 lb. of Ham, 170 Pies, and 2,000 Guests Wednesday

| November 23, 2010

The kitchen at Buddy Taylor Middle School was a feast’s brew as Hammock Dunes Club’s chef and other volunteers were wrist-deep in preparation for Wednesday’s feasts for 2,000 in 10 locations around Flagler County.

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