Florida State Assessment

Come join us on Wednesday, January 28th in one of our Computer Labs for an informational session about what to expect when our children take the new Florida State Assessment.

Come to get questions answered about the FSA by district staff members, to see examples of the test and to learn about new computer based testing.

Limited seating is available so please RSVP your seat by January 27th.  Fliers are going home with students by tomorrow afternoon.  Please return the bottom portion of the form and select the session you will be attending.

Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our Lady COLTS!

Our Lady Colts Volleyball Team 6th/7th Grade made history on Saturday, December 13th.  Samuel Gaines Academy won their first District Championship Game.  Not only are they talented but they all have great academic standing.  They were led to victory by their coaches Mr. Robert Plowden, Head Coach and Mrs. Donella Crenshaw, Assistant Coach.  Way to go COLTS!  We Believe in Gains at Gaines in all areas.

Parent and Student Climate Surveys

The on-line parent and student surveys are now accessible through a link posted on the front page of the district website.

Please visit http://slcsbweb2.stlucie.k12.fl.us/promos/climate-surveys/


Happy New Year to all!!!

In Samuel Gaines Academy we hope that everyone enjoyed their Winter Break.

In this New Year 2015, we continue with our journey toward success for every student in our school.  It is important to remember that as a parent you are part of this journey.  The teachers and staff at SGA have the best interest of every student.  Teachers work every day to help students master their grade level standards.  However, once students leave our school at the end of the day, the learning continues with their homework and their goal of reading for 30 minutes daily.

As parents and students of Samuel Gaines Academy we value your opinion.  That is why the on-line parent and student surveys are now accessible through a link posted on the front page of the district website or through this direct link:


Please take some time to answer this survey.

Awards Ceremony/Colt of the Month


Please join us on Tuesday, November 25th for our Awards Ceremony and Colt of the Month!

We look forward to seeing you all there.  Below are the times for the designated grade level.

10:00 – 11:00          2nd and 3rd Grades

12:30 – 1:30            Kindergarten and VPK

1:00 – 2:00             4th and 6th Grades

1:30 – 2:30             1st Grade

2:15 – 3:15              7th Grade Teams A and B

2:00 – 3:00           5th and 8th Grades

2:45 – 3:45            Colt of the Month

A Day in the Life of a Super Scholar

Join us for our Day in the Life of a Super Scholar night Wednesday, October 29th from 5:30-7:00. Come to the auditeria at 5:30 for a student presentation of Successful Scholar Skills, some snacks for sale, and an improv performance by our drama class–and vote for the best dressed Super Teacher on our campus! The winning teacher’s class gets a pizza party. Then go out on campus with your student and see their classrooms and meet their teachers. Hope to see you there.


Puerto Rico in Samuel Gaines Academy

Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 10 we had a visit from Puerto Rico. Mrs. García is from Puerto Rico and she share with 5th grade her heritage.  She brougth her family from Puerto Rico and the students experienced a little bit of their culture.  Also the pop opera signer Ruthmarie visited us.  She talked to our 5th grade class and sang to them.  It was an cultural and great experience that the students are never going to forget.


¡Yo soy boricua, pa’ que tu lo sepas!


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Gaines Academy Volleyball Games

Come show some school spirit and join us as we cheer for our COLTS!

November 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM             SGA vs. SOMS           Gaines Academy Gym

November 5th, 2014 at 5:00 PM             SGA vs. APF              Gaines Academy Gym

November 12th, 2014 at 5:00 PM          SGA vs. SOMS           Southern Oaks Middle School

November 17th, 2014  at 5:00 PM        SGA vs. APF               Allapattah Flats K-8


3rd Graders Learn Fractions

Ms. LaChance’s third graders use multiple  materials to learn fractions.  Manipulatives, graphic organizers, math journals, academic vocabulary notebooks and scales are on this Successful Scholar’s desk!


Let’s Read Books Online

You are probably asking yourself how do I read books online.

Is easy and is free!!

American Reading Company has given SGA the opportunity to read eBooks online.

This is what your need to do:

  • First go to your teacher ans ask her for your username and password for Bookshelf.
  • After that, go online to www.schoolpace.com/bookshelf or download the app from the App Store called “American Reading Bookshelf”
  • Login with your username and password.
  • Now you can start reading.  Is that simple!

We hope you can start using this amazing feature and read, read, read.