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Bucking State Trend, Flagler School Grades Stay Strong, But So Does Criticism

| July 11, 2012

All but one Flagler County public or charter school scored an A or a B. The exception was Palm Harbor Academy, a charter, which scored an F. The state’s teachers union cautioned against making much of the results absent a more reliable testing system.

Katelynne Parker
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2012)

| June 16, 2012

Katelynne Parker is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 8 to 11 year old category of the 2012 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.

Flagler Third Graders Rank 19th in Reading, 23rd in Math, in Latest FCAT Batch

| May 24, 2012

Out of 988 students who took the test in Flagler County, 130, or 13 percent, scored only a 1 on a scale of 5, and will be held back, absent improvements in summer reading school, which the district offers free.

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.

Amelia Earhart, Gandhi, Einstein and Betsy Ross All Rise Again in Wadsworth’s History Day

| February 14, 2012

Wadsworth Elementary’s “Who’s Who in History” day Tuesday drew on school staffers and community “celebrities” to perform dozens of historical figures, alive and dead, in a culmination of school-wide biography projects focused on the figures.

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.

Daily Wadsworth Elementary Jam On Parkview Drive Should End as No Parking Signs Go Up

| October 17, 2011

For several years, Parkview Drive along Wadsworth Elementary has turned into a hazardous, child-crossing parking lot as school lets out. Soon, No Parking signs will go up along the two-lane road, to the displeasure of some and relief of others, in hopes of ending the hazard.

Bad Boy Wrestling Club: An Ancient Sport Underhooks Flagler’s Youngest

| October 2, 2011

A video report on the fledgling Flagler Bad Boy Wrestling Club, now in its second year, with a presence in all the county’s elementary schools.

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.

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.

Haley Ritter
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Haley Ritter is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

Katelynne Parker
Little Miss Flagler County Contestant (2011)

| June 24, 2011

Katelynne Parker is a Little Miss Flagler County contestant in the 5 to 7 year old category of the 2011 Flagler County Pageant.

FCAT Scores: Wadsworth Elementary School

| June 7, 2011

FCAT Scores, passing rates and historical data for Wadsworth Elementary School, including 2011.

Widespread Declines in 3rd Grade FCAT, With 2 Exceptions–Rymfire and Imagine

| May 27, 2011

The declines in passing rates in the regular schools were slight but consistent, and more dramatic at two charter schools. Also, 107 of the 990 students tested failed, jeopardizing promotion to 4th grade pending summer school results.

Lessons Against Drowning: Tom Gillin’s Water Tutorials Before Schools Let Out for Summer

| May 26, 2011

Tom Gillen, Flagler Beach’s parks and recreation director and its life-guard-in-chief, has taken his junior-lifeguard lecture on the road to local schools to prepare children for summer break’s biggest attraction.

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.

Wadsworth’s Eco Swag Fair Thursday: Saving the Planet 900 Students at a Time

| April 20, 2011

Wadsworth Elementary school is inviting the community to its students’ first environmental community outreach Thursday, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., with music, food, games and presentations mixing awareness and kindness.

Flagler Schools’ Problem Solvers Clean Up Again: The Winners’ Complete List

| April 7, 2011

Following the Problem Solvers state competition in Cape Canaveral late last month, FPC’s Ryan McDermott filed a complete list of winners from nearly every school in the district. Many qualify for the international competition in Wisconsin in June.

Liz Astuto, 2011 Employee of the Year: Wadsworth Elementary

| January 13, 2011

Liz Astuto, 2011 Employee of the Year: Wadsworth Elementary

Beverly Thompson, 2011 Teacher of the Year: Wadsworth Elementary

| January 13, 2011

Beverly Thompson, 2011 Teacher of the Year: Wadsworth Elementary



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