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For Flagler Students, Slight Declines In English and Math Mask Stronger Gains in the Details

| June 15, 2018

When broken out, the declines tend to be more isolated than systemic, and despite the declines, the district remains above the state average in both English and math.

With “Shrek The Musical,” Matanzas High School Mega-Production Aims To Make Everyone a Believer

| April 24, 2018

“Shrek the Musical” at Matanzas’s Pirate Theatre Wednesday through Saturday is a huge, roaring production involving a cast and crew of 90, with a 20-piece live orchestra.

Matanzas High School Girl Reports Being Raped By Another Juvenile at Her Home

| April 18, 2018

An investigation is ongoing into the allegation of a rape of a 16-year-old girl after the alleged perpetrator asked to meet the girl to “catch up.”

Matanzas Student Frustrated in Math Jokes of “Shooting Up” the School, and Is Arrested

| March 6, 2018

The arrest this morning of Raul Hernandez, 14, signals that school and sheriff’s officials will be taking a hard stand against any threats, however un-serious the intention.

For Sheriff and Flagler Schools, Clear Accord: No to Arming Teachers, Yes to More Deputies

| March 5, 2018

At a joint news conference later this week, Sheriff Rick Staly and Superintendent Jim Tager will outline new security measures and initiatives and a plan for additional school deputies, but no weaponizing of teachers.

“Do 17 Good Deeds”
Many Join Students Marching Across Flagler Beach Bridge For Gun Sense and Safety

| March 2, 2018

A march of about 200 people across the Flagler Beach Bridge drew students, faculty, administrators and politicians and ended in a brief stand at First Friday for safety measures in schools.

Matanzas High Students Developing Justice Academy For Aspiring Cops and Lawyers

| February 20, 2018

Matanzas High’s law and justice academy, developed by students with help from the sheriff’s office and others, mirrors the popular fire academy at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Grant Will Fund Vocational Help For More Than a Dozen Students at FPC and Matanzas

| February 1, 2018

A legislatively chartered organization granted FPC and Matanzas $22,000 for the vocational program through the Flagler Education Foundation.

Virginia-Based Hoax Threat to “MHS” Unrelated to Matanzas High School

| January 8, 2018

A Snapchat threat to a school in Virginia with the same acronym as Matanzas High School in Palm Coast drew many calls to the sheriff’s office Sunday.

A Pair of Fights At Matanzas High School Spill Over Into B Section, Implicating Several Teen Girls

| November 16, 2017

Battery charges were forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office against several Matanzas High girls following a series of fights that stretched over several days and locations.

Matanzas High Student Fabricates Gun Incident, But School’s “Security Status” Was Not Changed

| November 9, 2017

A Matanzas High School student’s fabrication of a gun sighting on campus around noon today led to a localized lockdown in the school’s parking lot, car searches and a lot of police activity on campus.

Timothy Daniel, 17-Year-Old Student, Takes His Life With a Gun

| July 25, 2017

For the Matanzas High School community, it is the fifth violent death involving a current or recently former student since January 2016: two students were killed in traffic-related crashes, three took their own lives.

Flagler Is a B-Rated School District For 5th Year In a Row, But State Ranking Keeps Rising

| June 28, 2017

Indian Trails Middle and Old Kings Elementary returned to A form, FPC climbed to a B, but Wadsworth Elementary fell to a C. Other schools maintained their grades–either B or C.

FPC’s Anna Crawford Is Wasdworth’s New Principal, Volusia’s Reeves Takes Matanzas

| June 20, 2017

Anna Crawford had been assistant principal at Flagler Palm Coast High School and Belle Terre Elementary, Jeff Reaves is a Volusia County import.

Matanzas Students Want F-Section Path, But Opponents Say City Should Build Sidewalk On Old Kings Instead

| June 7, 2017

A raucous, emotional meeting at Matanzas High pitted proponents of a foot and bike path through the heart of the F Section against opponents who say it’s misplaced and ill-advised.

1st Shake-Up of New Superintendent’s Tenure Elevates Matanzas Principal to District Leadership Job

| June 5, 2017

Matanzas High’s Earl Johnson moves to a top leadership position at the district office, Wadsworth Principal John Fanelli takes over Buddy Taylor Middle School, and Nathan Lovelette takes over the virtual academy.

J. Marie Battenhouse, 19, Is Killed in I-95 Crash; Former Matanzas Student Is 20th Death on Flagler Roads This Year

| May 28, 2017

Jirawadee Marie Battenhouse, a 19-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s C Section, died early Saturday morning (May 27) as a result of her injuries, hours after a two-vehicle crash on I-95 near Palm Coast Parkway.

Short of Stellar, FPC and Matanzas Earn Bronze and Silver in U.S. News’ High School Rankings

| April 26, 2017

Matanzas came in at 160 in the state and 2,297 in the nation, getting silver, FPC came in at 183 in the state and did not get a national ranking, though its IB program’s achievements were not calculated as in previous years’ rankings.

Matanzas Students Win Pledge for More Street Lights and Sidewalks From Palm Coast Council

| April 4, 2017

Students who formed the Matanzas School Safety Committee in the wake of recent fellow-students killed by cars on dark Palm Coast streets submitted research and suggestions to the city council Tuesday evening.

Missing: Elizabeth Higgins, 16, Also Known as Rhiannon Higgins, Has History of Running Away

| March 7, 2017

Higgins is 16, white, about 5’2”, and weighing 135 pounds. She was last seen possibly wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans. Her direction of travel is unknown.

Matanzas Physics Teacher Andrew Hutcheson and Youth Center’s Brandon Seminara Are School District’s Best of Year

| January 13, 2017

Andrew Hutcheson, an Advanced Placement Physics teacher at Matanzas High School, and Brandon Seminara, the Assistant Director of the Flagler County Youth Center, were named the Flagler School District Teacher and Employee of the Year for 2017.

Sheriff Meets With FPC and Matanzas Students On Timely Issues But Again Gives Neither Public Nor Press Notice

| December 1, 2016

It was the sixth time Sheriff Jim Manfre held “One Common Ground” meetings with community members, and the sixth time his office neglected to publicly notice the meetings or inform local media so they could be properly reported.

Matanzas Student Arrested After Becoming Aggressive Toward School Deputy at Lunch

| November 8, 2016

An 18-year-old Matanzas High School student was arrested today at school after a lunch-hour confrontation that started with a student and escalated to involve school staffers and school resource deputies.

Flagler District’s SAT Results Fall Steeply as Number of Students Taking Test Doubles

| September 28, 2016

Combined reading and math scores fell to 869 in 2016, down 25 points from last year, and down a staggering 143 points from Flagler’s average scores in 2005, the last time the reading and math totals were above 1,000.

In a First, Blind High School Student Is Matanzas-FPC Football Game’s Radio Commentator

| August 26, 2016

Trent Ferguson, 18, a student at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, will be the color commentator on WNZF Radio of the Matanzas-FPC match at 7 p.m. Friday, a unique experiment for the radio station that may not end there.

Forest Grove Drive Access to Old Kings Road North Closes Permanently

| July 25, 2016

This permanent road closure is the final step in the recent construction of the Old Kings Road extension on the west side of Forest Grove and the Palm Harbor Parkway extension on its east side.

Bogus Fund-Raising Requests for Matanzas Sports Teams

| July 12, 2016

The Flagler school district has been made aware of people going door­-to-­door in the Palm Coast area, asking for money to help the Matanzas High School girls basketball and softball teams. That’s not a sanctioned fund-raiser.

Chris Sousa, 21, Matanzas Graduate and Driven Entrepreneur, Struck and Killed by Car in Ormond Beach

| July 10, 2016

Chris Sousa, a Palm Coast resident of Island Estates and a 2013 graduate of Matanzas High School, was killed early this morning as he walked when a vehicle struck him in Ormond Beach.

Tyler Dutton Charged With DUI Manslaughter in Death of Jordan Rineer, 25, on US1 in October

| July 6, 2016

Tyler Dutton, the subject of several arrests in Flagler County over the past few years, was charged with DUI manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Jordan Marie Rineer early the morning of Oct. 27 on U.S. 1, just south of Old Dixie Highway in Flagler County.

Florida Hospital Flagler’s Medical Staff Awards $3,000 in Scholarships to 4 Students

| June 6, 2016

Meredith Wills, Amanda Hok, Summer Wilcox and Vincent Launh each got $750. The John M. Canakaris, MD award, which honors a high school student that has volunteered within the community to help the underprivileged and less fortunate, was awarded to Matanzas’s Launh.

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