Gaines Academy FSA Testing Schedule for April 2015

April 13th
5th Gr, Science Session 1
April 13th
8th Gr. Science
Sessions 1 and 2
April 13th
6th Gr. ELA Session 1
April 14th
5th Gr. Science Session 2
April 14th
6th Gr. ELA Session 2
April 15th
6th Gr. Math Session 1
April 16th
6th Gr. Math Sessions 2 and 3
April 17th
7th Gr. ELA Session 1
April 20th
7th Gr. ELA Session 2
April 21st
8th Gr. ELA Session 1
April 22nd
8th Gr. ELA Session 2
April 23rd
5th Gr. Math Session 1
April 24th
5th Gr. Math Session 2
April 27th
5th Gr. ELA Session 1
April 28th
5th Gr. ELA Session 2
April 29th
7th Gr. Math Session 1
April 30th
7th Gr. Math Sessions 2 and 3
May 1st
8th Gr. Math Session 1
May 4th
8th Gr. Math Session 2 and 3

Gaines Academy participates in Music in Our Schools Month

March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that schools is where all children should have access to music.  MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community, and to display the benefits that school music brings to students of all ages.


Gaines Academy’s Rising Stars

​Saturday night’s annual Night of the Stars celebration was a memorable event for our nominated talents on staff.  We were represented by:

  •  Faith Colvin – Outstanding First Year Teacher
  •  Robert Plowden – Teacher of the Year
  •  Mariel Luna – School Related Employee of the Year
  •  Monique Reed – Distinguished Minority Educator

Survey for Parents who have an IEP

The Florida Department of Education is conducting a survey for parents of students who have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP), receive Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services and are currently attending a Florida Public School.  The survey is open now through May 31, 2015. Please complete the survey at:

Gaines Academy Awards Day

Come and join us as we celebrate your child’s academics!  Awards day will be held on Friday, February 6th.  Please follow the schedule below:

10:00 – 10:45                        Grades 2, 3 and 7

12:30 – 1:15                            VPK and 1st Grade

1:00 – 1:45                             4th Grade

1:30 – 2:15                             Kindergarten

2:00 – 2:45                           Grades 5 and 8

3:00 – 3:45                           6th Grade

We look forward to seeing you there.


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


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.