Million Father March

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The Administration and Staff at Gaines Academy would like to invite all fathers and other significant male caregivers to take their children to school for this grand event.

Studies have shown when men are involved in the educational lives of their children, children perform better in school. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 2, 2014.

The event will take place Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Representatives from various agencies will be on campus to provide attendees with information on how to support your students academically.

Coupons for Education

Hello Parents

The campaign “Coupons for Education,” kicks off September 10th.  Encourage your child to participate and get your closest friends and family members on board for opportunities to save money.  There are many prizes to win individually and school wide.  Don’t let this offer slip away purchase and save TODAY!

Open House

Join us on Thursday, August 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM for Open House.  We look forward to seeing all of our COLTS!

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Gaines Academy thanks the Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520

A HUGE thank you goes to…The Fort Pierce Elks Lodge #1520 for gathering items to support our Sam Gaines Back Pack Program.  The Fort Pierce Elkettes gave $500 toward the purchase of belts and incentives for students during FCAT.  We are so fortunate to have their continued partnership!

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Pennies for Pasta at Gaines Academy

Students at Gaines Academy generously donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pennies for Pasta campaign. We surpassed our school goal of $2,000 with a grand total of $2,700 being donated to help local blood cancer patients with their treatments and hopefully find a cure. Ms. Lenaiah Wood’s second grade class collected the most donations and were treated to a delicious luncheon by Olive Garden. Pictured enjoying their pasta are David Hernandez (L) and Pierre Jerome (R).

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Gaines Academy 5th Grade Flag Leadership

The 5th GRADE FLAG LEADERSHIP INIATIVE was started based on the administration’s vision to create a system in which a daily “ceremony” occurs of raising and lowering the American and FL State flag daily. Identifying 5th grade as the chosen grade for this initative would build leadership capacity with our older elementary age students. Students were taught the proper procedures for folding and caring for the flags.

We are very thankful to have our very own Veteran Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, teacher at SGA teach our 5th grade student leaders important facts about our American flag.  5TH grade teachers chose the 5th graders based on their positive character and willingness to be a model student leader in the classroom.

SGA bridges Girl Scouts

The Samuel S. Gaines Academy troop #40729 recently Bridged 5 girls! We had 4 girls Bridge from Brownie to Junior and one 5th grader bridge from Junior to Cadette. It was a great experience for the girls!  They were able to see many scouts from all backgrounds bridge. This year has been a great start for our new troop!

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Cinco de Mayo at Gaines Academy

Cinco de Mayo is not going unnoticed here at Samuel Gaines Academy. Students in Mr. Plowden’s 8th grade History spent some time researching different Hispanic leaders who has made significant contributions to their culture by creating Thinking Maps, taking Cornell notes, and using technology resources.  This is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage and is warmly embraced at Gaines Academy.

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Samuel Gaines Academy’s National Junior Honor Society inducts 58 middle school students

Faculty and Staff of Sam Gaines Academy are proud to announce that  58 middle school students met eligibility qualifications for the National Junior Honor Society.   These students have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, exemplary conduct, manners and behavior as well as leadership qualities.  Dr. Donna Mills challenged and encouraged the students as the guest speaker at the Induction Ceremony this past March 20th.   We are proud of our 58 colts in our middle school National Junior Honor Society, and we are excited for what the future holds for each one.