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FCAT Schedule

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in 4th, Grades 3,4,5, Middle - 7th/8th, News

Hello Manatee Families!

It is that time of year again that we get to show everyone how hard our teachers and students have been working all year. FCAT testing begins next week. Below you will find a schedule for when our students will be tested. Students will be bringing home letters this week with important information to help them prepare for their tests. Daily attendance is critical to ensure all students are tested with their classes. We appreciate all you do at home to help support all of our efforts.

CBT=Computer Based Test         PBT=Paper Based Test

Grade 3: Reading PBT 4/14-4/15    Math PBT 4/16-4/17

Grade 4: Reading PBT 4/14-4/15    Math PBT 4/16-4/17

Grade 5: Reading PBT 4/14-4/15     Science PBT 4/16-4/17     Math CBT  4/22-4/23 or 4/28-4/29 (Depending on class)

Grade 6: Reading CBT 4/14-4/15    Math CBT 4/22-4/23

Grade 7: Reading CBT  4/15-4/17    Math PBT  4/14

Grade 8: Math PBT 4/14    Science PBT 4/15     Reading CBT  4/21 & 4/24

This is only a test! Our students are well-prepared!

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Manatee Chorus Students Shine

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in News

Music in our Schools Manatee Academy Middle School Chorus students get ready for an intensive day of rehearsal at the Fenn Center. Front Chorus2014Yaritza Perez, Natalie McCleese, Back row  Raquel Cielo, Alexis Couto, Yulitza Perez, Charyline Rivera and Bryanna Meister.

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Relay for Life

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in News

Click on the following link to read how you can get involved and support a great cause!

Miss Relay 2014

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First Grade April News

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in 1st, Mr. Bihari, News

On April 2nd and 3rd, first grade students took a field trip to the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast in Jensen Beach.  They visited 5 exhibits and had a lot of fun exploring and interacting all throughout the museum!

The 5 exhibits first graders experienced were educational and gave students an idea of different jobs around town.  The trip correlated with our Next Generation Sunshine State 4th quarter economics standard (beginning economics).

At the ‘Our Town Market,’ students were able to role play shopping for produce, dairy, meats and dry-goods, complete with shopping carts and checkout station. They also had the opportunity to work in the market as a clerk or cashier.

Lots of shopping to do!

Lots of shopping to do!

Paper or plastic?

Paper or plastic?

Did I get everything on my list?

Did I get everything on my list?

 

At the ‘Vet Clinic,’ students were able able to play the role of veterinarian.  Just like a real veterinarian, students got to wear a lab coat while examining (stuffed) animals.  Students also got to view x-rays and apply bandages.

Aspiring young doctors hard at work.

Aspiring young animal doctors hard at work.

 

At the ‘Car Care Center,’ students got to see what life is like for a mechanic.

First graders change tires and work under the chassis at the car care center.

First graders change tires and work under the chassis at the car care center.

 

At the ‘Fire Truck,’ students were able to “drive” an authentic 1923 fire truck, turn on the lights, and try on real firefighter gear!

Going to put out a fire.

Going to put out a fire.

Real firefighter gear!

Real firefighter gear!

 

At the ‘Florida Cracker House’ exhibit students got the opportunity to compare houses in Florida to those around the world in the “Guess Which House is Mine” interactive.  Students also got a chance to design their own dream homes using the steps a real architect would.  First, students drew their blueprints, then they built a small-scale model of their home with blocks, and finally students donned hard hats and yellow construction vests as they used large planks made from recycled plastic to construct a kid-sized home.

The 2nd step of the design process at the Florida Cracker House exhibit.

The 2nd step of the design process at the Florida Cracker House exhibit.

 

Thank you to the chaperones who helped supervise this field trip.  The students had a lot of fun learning about jobs around their town!

 

 

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FCAT & EOC’s

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in News

Get ready! FCAT & EOC’s begin on APRIL 14 and will end on MAY 16.  Please refer to the parent newsletter and/or district website for details.

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