November COLT of the Month

Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition and concern for others. November COLTS of the month were chosen for exhibiting these kindness traits in their classroom.  After a collaborative activity with their guest, student enjoyed hearing why they had been chosen to represent their class. Then, certificates were awarded while all enjoyed some light refreshments.


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Speaker’s Bureau at SGA

Dr. Mills began a monthly Speaker’s Bureau for our 7th and 8th grade students.  This is an opportunity for members from the community to share their own personal journey toward being a leader.  In this first experience, Dr. Perry shared his road to meeting his personal, academic and life goals.  The students at Sam Gaines were a rapt audience throughout the presentation as they reflected on the opportunity they have to grow and spread their wings in order to someday give back to the community.

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Student Council Food Drive

Student Council is  happy to announce that SGA collected……1232 items for the food drive.  We are so proud of our students for impacting their community this holiday season. The homeroom winning the ice cream party with the most food items collected is Mrs. LaChance’s third grade class with 192 item. Great job, everyone!


Curious George Visits SGA

Special guest readers stopped by the Gaines Academy kindergarten classes on Friday afternoon. Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat mesmerized the students as they read their story, Curious George by H.A. Rey.  After the reading, Curious George led both students and teachers in an energetic game of ‘George Says’. What an engaging, fun time for all! Thank you, Ms. Barenborg, for helping to arrange this event.


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Winter Concert

The Gaines Academy Winter Concert will be on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 7PM. Treat yourself to an evening of majestic melodies. Come out and enjoy the holiday music of the SGA Middle School Concert Band and elementary music students.


Picture Makeup Day

SMILE! There will be a photographer on campus for picture makeups on Tuesday, December 1st. Students & staff that were absent on Fall Picture day or are new to the school since Fall Picture day will be photographed. Also, parents that were not happy with a purchased packet can return their packet and have their student’s picture retaken.


Turkey Bowl Success

Awesome! Fantastic! Fun! Just some of the adjectives used to describe the Gaines Academy First Annual Turkey Bowl. Thursday evening’s night of family fun featured games, arts & crafts, face painting, cake walks, relay races, cheerleading instruction and a Scholastic Book Fair. All of this while being serenaded by the impressive SGA Band.

The featured event of the evening was a chance to win a turkey. Thanks to the generous donations of the following individuals there were NINE turkeys to give away:  Superintendent Gent donated 2 turkeys, Mrs. Ena Stewart donated 1 turkey, Ms. Yanet Garcia and family donated 1 turkey, Mr. Mike Mackenzie and family donated 1 turkey, Mrs. Robin Marmitt donated 1 turkey, Ms. Anna Maria Gomez donated 1 turkey, Mr. Zahid Stewart and family donated 1 turkey and Lakewood Park Winn Dixie donated 1 turkey. THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Turkey Bowl such a huge success!

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National Education Support Professionals Day

As part of American Educational Week-Wednesday, November 18, 2015 has been designated as National Education Support Professional’s Day to honor the contributions of school support employees.  National Education Support Professional’s Day honors all secretaries, classroom aides, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and the others who help and do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can be safe, learn, grow and achieve.

Support professionals provide valuable services each and every day to the students at Gaines Academy and they are an integral part of the educational process. Please join us in acknowledging the wonderful work of these unsung super heroes who play such a vital role in the education of our students. Pictures are just a few of our support staff with their – You are “Souper” bowls.


Lady COLTS Volleyball

Congratulations to our girls volleyball team. They won 2nd Place in the district-wide Southern Oaks Volleyball Tournament. Way to go, Lady COLTS!

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Ste@m Rap Battle

SGA’s Geeks with Beats will be performing at the Ste@m Rap Battle this Friday evening at 7PM at the Sunrise Theater in downtown Fort Pierce. Don’t miss this sell out show.