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Valentine's Day Deliveries

February 7, 2023

To avoid interruption of instructional time, Madison County Schools will not accept delivery of ANY Valentine’s Day deliveries on February 14, 2023. Deliveries should be made to home address.

District Spelling Bee

February 7, 2023

Madison County School Spelling Bee Winners

 

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Cortez Weatherspoon

Aliyah Murphy

Kain Williams

Dasia Glass

Ty’Teuna Jackson

Tizlaya Gadson**

Gregory Taylor**

Gracelyn Phillips**

Kiera Wilson**

Brody Adlam**

Ava Roberts

Jeremiah Akins

Aniya Ray

Evie Smith

Tyson Davis

Hadlee Vida**

Areiel Bellamy**

Sophia Montovo**

Emery Ratliff*

Tegan Hovland**

Amela Lowe

Farrah Leslein

Elijah Lang

 

 

Bailegih Curry**

Aleigha Starling**

Hartley Westerman**

 

 

Ramsey Webb

Eddie Ferguson

Lilly Lowe

 

 

Brooke Montgomery**

Mekhi Robinson**

Imani Powell**

 

 

 

Avery Webb

Skyler Blanton

 

 

 

Mason Hovland**

Fraleigh Hardee**

 

 

**Runner Up

Grade                          Name                            School

KG              Jesiah Arnold 1st Place                          PES       

KG               Colton King Runner Up                         MCAA

1st                Jasmine Sardina 1st Place                       LES

1st                Liv James  Runner Up                             MCAA

2nd               Brentley Vida 1st Place                             PES

2nd               Kensi Webb Runner Up                          MCAA

3rd               Jonathan Churchwell 1st Place              MCAA

3rd               Molly Law Runner Up                             PES

4th               Julio Ortega 1st Place                               MCAA

4th               Ja’Hailian Mitchellt Runner Up            LES

5th              Emily Webb 1st Place                                PES

5th              Cora Wilson Runner Up                           MCAA

6th               Selah Peacock    1st Place                        LES

6th               Kase Walker Runner Up                          PES                            

7th              Riley Sheffield 1st Place                            MCAA

7th              Zaccuria Tillman Runner Up                  MCCS

8th             Sadie Curtis 1st Place                                 MCAA

9th             Cheyanne Brooks 1st Place                      MCHS

9th           Daisy Henderson Runner Up                   MCHS

12th          Chakeria N. McCrary 1st PL                    MCHS

12th                 Des’Tanee Smiley Runner Up                       JMPHS

Congratulations!

 

 

 

Today, the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida officially launched the 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians.” These contests will run through Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Black History Month is celebrated each year in the month of February.

“African Americans have a long and proud history in our great state of Florida, and Black History Month is the perfect occasion to celebrate their many achievements,” said Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. “Learning about African American achievements is central to learning about Florida and America itself. I have no doubt that this year’s art and essay contest submissions will be outstanding.”

"Florida goes the extra mile to recognize the immense and historical contributions of African Americans in our great state," said Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo. "We are proud to offer this opportunity each year to recognize outstanding students and educators in Florida for their unique efforts and talents.”

First Lady DeSantis invites students to participate in academic and creative contests throughout the month. Students in grades K-3 can participate in an art contest, and students in grades 4-12 can participate in an essay contest. Additionally, students, parents, teachers, and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators of all student grades for the Black History Month Excellence in Education Award.
 
About the Student Art Contest 
Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Art Contest is open to all kindergarten through third-grade students in Florida. Each student will submit original, two-dimensional artwork based on this year's theme. Four statewide winners will be selected, and each winner will receive a $100 art supplies gift card and a 1-year pass to Florida state parks.

 

About the Student Essay Contest
Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all fourth through twelfth-grade students in Florida. Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Six winners will be selected: two elementary school students (grades 4–5), two middle school students (grades 6–8), and two high school students (grades 9–12). Each winner will receive a 2–year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and a $100 gift card for school supplies.

 

In the contest, students are encouraged to write about an African American who has had a notable effect on their community. The subject of the essay should be an African American Floridian. Some examples are:

 

  • Secretary Shevaun Harris Secretary at the Department of Children and Families since February 2021 after a nearly two-decade career at the Agency for Health Care Administration. An innovator, spearheading the development of the State’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation program. Served as an adjunct professor at the FSU College of Social Work and as a case manager at Big Bend Cares serving vulnerable Floridians.
  • State Senator Corey Simon Before being elected to the Florida State Senate in 2022, Simon served as the CEO of Volunteer Florida, coordinating volunteer efforts across state agencies. Simon played football at Florida State University under the legendary Coach Bobby Bowden before moving on to play in the NFL.
  • Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs II  Born: September 28, 1821, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: August 14, 1874, Tallahassee, Florida. Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs II was a Presbyterian minister who served as Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction of Florida. He was the first black Secretary of State.
  • Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. Born: February 11, 1920, Pensacola, Florida. Died: February 25, 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Air Force fighter pilot and first African American to reach the rank of Four-Star General in the U.S. military. Flew combat missions in Korea and Vietnam and instructed African American pilots during WW2.
  • Alwyn Cashe – Born: July 13, 1970, Sanford, Florida. Died: November 8, 2005, San Antonio, Texas. U.S. Army non-commissioned officer and posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Saved the lives of six of his fellow soldiers after the Bradley fighting vehicle they were riding in struck an improvised explosive device despite suffering second and third-degree burns over 72% of his body.
  • James Weldon Johnson Born: June 17, 1871, Jacksonville, Florida.  Died: June 26, 1938, Wiscasset, Maine. Writer, civil rights activist, and a leader of the NAACP. He wrote “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is known as the black national anthem.
  • John G. Riley Born into slavery in 1857 and died a millionaire in 1954. 49-year educator career at a school in Wakulla County and as principal of the Lincoln Academy. One of the few African Americans to own property at the turn of the century.
  • The Florida Highwaymen – A group of 26 African American landscape artists who painted from the 1950s to the 1980s. They became some of Florida’s most well-known painters and focused on images of the state’s natural treasures. Today, their work is displayed in prominent buildings throughout Florida, including the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion.

 

About the Excellence in Education Award 
Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. Four winners will be selected, and a principal, teacher, parent/guardian, or student may submit nominations. Excellence in Education award winners will receive $2,500 from Volunteer Florida.
 
Contest Entries and Nominating Forms and Guidelines 
Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at http://floridablackhistory.com/
 
Volunteer Florida 
Black History Month Committee 
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
 
All entries must be received by 5 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
If mailing, please consider the time necessary to ensure the submission is received by Volunteer Florida’s office no later than the aforementioned deadline.
 
For more information about the contests, please visit http://floridablackhistory.com/

Surplus Bus Bids

December 9, 2022

NOTICE

The District School Board of Madison County, Florida seeks bids for the following surplus items. Please bid on each individual item separately.

Item #

Bus #

Year

Make

Item 1

Bus 89R

1999

International

Item 2

Bus 101S

2002

Thomas

Item 3

Bus 10R

2007

Thomas

Item 4

Bus 13S

2009

International

Item 5

Bus 17R

2010

International

Item 6

Bus 19R

2011

International

Item 7

Bus 20R

2011

International

Item 8

Bus 2S

2004

Blue Bird

 

Interested bidders may view the above-mentioned items between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Transportation Department located at 210 NE Duval Ave Madison, FL 32340. Items 1 - 8 have a minimum bid of $900.

 

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Surplus Bid” and are to be delivered by 2:00 pm, December 16, 2022, to the Madison County School Board Office at 210 NE Duval Ave Madison, FL 32340.

 

The bids will be opened on December 19, 2022, at the above-mentioned school board address. Please contact Mr. Travis Jones at 850.973.1546 or Ms. Montrell Hawkins at 850.973.1545 with any additional questions and/or concerns.

 

Congratulations to Sandy Fletcher of the District Office - The Madison County School Related Employee of the Year for 2022-2023!

Due to Tropical Storm Nicole, school is CANCELED for all students tomorrow November 10, 2022. District employees should still report to work.

HOMECOMING 2022!

October 3, 2022

MCHS HOMECOMING 

Friday, October 7, 2022

7:30 p.m.

Boot Hill

Let's Go Cowboys!

Student Safety Information-Hurricane Ian

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

  Below are decisions which have been made regarding Hurricane Ian:

  • Schools will remain open on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
  • All afterschool activities are cancelled for Thursday (9/29) and Friday (9/30) - Academic & Athletic.
  • District Schools are cancelled for ALL for Friday (9/30). There should be no activities on campuses.
  • MCHS Homecoming activities are postponed until next week. The homecoming game and parade will be Friday, October 7, 2022.
  • Friday, October 7th will be a Student day off.  Staff will be expected to work.

Please monitor your district and school communications, as well as Facebook, for any further development.  Student and employee safety are our number one priority. Please take timein the days before the storm's arrival to make sure that your hurricane plans are in place and that you have the needed supplies to weather the storm.

Stay Safe.............