Celebrate Literacy Week

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!  Literacy Changes Our World! Here are a thirty great tips for promoting literacy at home: 1. Model good reading habits by reading to or alongside your child; parents set the stage for children to become better readers. 2. Encourage your child to read new and challenging books, articles and magazines. 3.…


Lights On Poster Contest

The winners of the 21st Century Lights On Afterschool poster contest are Gaines Academy’s very own, Demetria Moody and La’Mesia Graham. District coordinator, Terrence Platt,  and School coordinator, Tina Eaker, presented the young ladies with Walmart gift cards along with some other gifts on the COLT TV morning show.  Congratulations, ladies!

Project Citizen District Showcase

Gaines is excited to announce that seventh grade students: Lopez Bourjolly, Abriyana Baboram, Witchele Duvernot and Chance Sands received Honorable Mention (4th place)  at the district-wide competition for their Project Citizen entry, Waste Is Not Our Taste. Congratulations to these Successful Scholars!

Honor Band

Congratulations to Lorena Ramirez-Garcia, Sedre Wright, Brandon Davis, and Nira Troublefield for being selected to represent SGA in IRSC’s Four County Honor Band.  The Four County Honor Band is comprised of students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties.  These students will spend roughly 15 hours over the course of 3 days in rehearsal with guest clinician Dr. Shelby Chipman, Associate…


8th Grade FIU Field Trip

Gaines Academy 8th grade students enjoyed their exploratory field trip to Florida International University campus. They especially liked that everything you need is available right on the campus: housing, gym, retail stores, restaurants, banks and more.

MLK Parade Winners

The SGA float placed 2nd for our division! Congratulations to our MLK team and all the Colt Family members supporting their efforts. We are so proud of the students, staff and families that represented SGA and portrayed The Power of We to the community.


Superintendent Learning Lunch

Seventh grader, Lopez Bourjolly was invited to represent Gaines Academy at a Superintendent’s Learning Lunch. He was escorted by Mr. Webster, our testing coordinator. Lopez eloquently shared with Mr. Gent about the SGA AVID program, and he learned about the various high school program options available in the county.

Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is partnering with Samuel S. Gaines Academy. ETS will be providing services to qualifying middle school students during Successful Scholar classes twice a month. ETS is a federally funded program housed at Indian River State College which provides 600 St. Lucie County students in grade 6-12 with academic advisement, tutoring, career exploration, financial…