Preliminary Readiness Rate

Kudos to Gaines VPK teachers, Ms. Takahashi and Ms. Hedrick and their 2014-2015 students for obtaining 100 percent on the Preliminary Readiness Rate. The 2014-2015 Preliminary Readiness Rates were recently released by the FLDOE. The Provider Readiness Rate is a calculation of the percentage of children included in the VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate Calculation that have demonstrated…


Down by the Sea with the Power of We

Gaines Academy’s “Down by the Sea with the Power of We” professional development focused on vision building activities based on our book study of Building a Culture of Hope.  Teachers and staff loaded buses for their “mystery field trip” to the Ocean Village Inn. The day ended with personal commitments posted in a message in a…


Atlantic India Association

Gaines Academy would like to thank the Atlantic India Association for their holiday generosity. Their donation of gift baskets complete with all the necessities for a holiday feast will certainly make the season joyous for five deserving Gaines families.

December Speakers Bureau

SGA hosted a Speakers Bureau event led by Dr. Donna Mills. Dr. Danny Hooey, Director of Monitory Affairs at IRSC, inspired students through giving them insight into his life’s journey.  Students were able to ask questions and give responses through his interactive speaking style.  During the presentation, seventh and eighth-grade students were so quiet you…


Mentor Program

Gaines Academy would like to thank Donna Gibson and Laurie Cruz of the Parent Academy’s Parent Teen Community Connection for mentoring some of our young ladies. The December meeting was a time of food and fun. While eating pizza and fruit, the girls learned about self esteem and ways to boost or bust their self esteem.…


Ugly Sweater Contest

What fun…Staff dressed in their ugliest holiday sweater and students voted on which was the ugliest of all.  First place went to Ms. Bevacqua & Ms. Moise.  Second place went to Ms. Robinson & Ms. Campos.  Third place went to Ms. Armengol.  To check out all of the ugly sweater pictures go to our Facebook…


Middle School Royal Ball

The “Royal Ball” was a great success! We had close to 100 middle school students attend. Congratulate to the royal court: 8th grade King and Queen: Tajh Hemphill and Stephanie Rubio 7th grade Prince and Princess: Chance Sands and Fernanda Carrasco 6th grade Prince and Princess: Marques Trejo and Janae Barron Thank you to everyone that spent their…


Happy Holidays

Ms. Hill’s ASD class have been learning about different Winter holiday celebrations from around the world. They especially enjoyed creating their unique hand wreaths and stain “glass” star of David plates. However you celebrate this holiday season…SGA wishes you a HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Winter Showcase

On the evening of December 3rd, Gaines Academy had a Winter Showcase featuring the Elementary Choirs, the Middle School Band and a students’ artwork display.  The showcase opened with the Elementary Choir, under the direction of Ms. Fortgang, rousing the crowd into the holiday spirit with some festive carols. During intermission, the audience enjoyed the artwork of…


Yearbook Early Bird Special

Gaines Academy 2015-2016 Yearbook Full color! Hard cover! For students by students! Early bird special – only $15. (Prices go up in 2016.) Order deadline is December 18, 2015. Bring payment to Ms. Reynolds or Ms. Spooner in either library room. Order forms have gone home with students.


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…