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Valentine's Day Deliveries

February 12, 2024

 

 

There should be NO outside Valentine’s Day deliveries at the school sites.

To be fair and equitable treatment to ALL, this is for all Valentine’s Day deliveries.

 

Local florists will be notified.

 

Please, let’s not make exceptions!!!

Today, the Florida Department of Education and Volunteer Florida launched the 2024 Black History Month student art and essay contests and educator awards with the theme of “Celebrating Florida’s African American Heroes and Their Contributions to Freedom.” These contests will run through Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Black History Month is celebrated each year in the month of February. 

“Black History Month serves as a perfect chance for students to learn about the accomplishments that African Americans heroes have contributed to Florida in the name of freedom,” said Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. “I hope students and educators use this contest to delve into Florida’s rich history and to learn about how African Americans have shaped our great state.”

"Florida goes the extra mile to recognize the immense and historical contributions of African Americans in our great state”, said Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo. "We are proud to offer this opportunity each year to recognize outstanding students and educators in Florida for their unique efforts and talents."
 
 
About the Student Art Contest 
The Black History Month Student Art Contest is open to all Kindergarten through third-grade students in Florida. Each student will submit original, two-dimensional artwork based on this year's theme. Four statewide winners will be selected for the month, and each winner will receive a $100 gift card for school supplies and a one-year pass to Florida State Parks.

About the Student Essay Contest
The Black History Month Student Essay Contest is open to all fourth through twelfth-grade students in Florida. Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Six winners will be selected: two elementary school students (grades 4–5), two middle school students (grades 6–8), and two high school students (grades 9–12). Each winner will receive a 2–Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and a $100 gift card for school supplies.

Students are encouraged to write about the African American heroes who fought for freedom across our state. The subject of the essay should be a Floridian. Examples include:

  • Secretary John Davis – Secretary John Davis is from the small town of Pahokee, Florida. His humble beginnings did not deter him from chasing his dream of playing collegiate football; he earned a spot on the Florida State University football team under Coach Bobby Bowden. Secretary Davis then spent the next 25 years of his career in the private and public sectors working tirelessly to champion freedom and support the pursuit of the American Dream. Now as Florida’s Secretary of the Lottery, he has been passionate about providing opportunities for students to achieve their goals through the Bright Futures Scholarships and is an advocate for freedom throughout our state. 

 

  • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was the founder of a school that became Bethune-Cookman University which provided educational freedom for African Americans in Florida during the 1900s. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune played a crucial role in the early civil rights movement and was a key advocate for African American women’s rights and education. Her legacy continues to be celebrated today as a trailblazer for African American rights and opportunities in the nation.

 

  • Ray Charles – Ray Charles grew up in Greenville Florida, attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine, and began his music career in Florida. Despite being blinded at a young age and facing adversities throughout his life, Ray Charles overcame these challenges with strong will and refused to allow any circumstance to take away his freedom. His determination to pursue his dreams made him one of the most iconic and respected musicians of the 20th century.

 

  • Representative Kiyan Michael – Representative Kiyan Michael was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2022 to serve District 16, which is a part of Duval County. One of her passions is to provide a voice to Angel Families, including her own, who have experienced the damaging impacts of the open border policies. Her tireless efforts and contributions to preserving freedom and protecting constitutional rights make her an essential figure in her community.

About the Excellence in Education Award 
The Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. Four winners will be selected, and a principal, teacher, parent/guardian, or student may submit nominations. Excellence in Education award winners will receive a $2,500 monetary prize from Volunteer Florida.
 
Contest Entries and Nominating Forms and Guidelines 
Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at floridablackhistory.com
 
Volunteer Florida 
Black History Month Committee 
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

All entries must be received by 5 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.
If mailing, please consider the time necessary to ensure the submission is received by Volunteer Florida’s office no later than the aforementioned deadline.
 
For more information about the contests, please visit floridablackhistory.com

Creative Writing Awards

January 30, 2024

Madison County District Creative Writing Winners

Placement

Grade

Name

School

1st Place

KG

Jordan Hutchinson

LES

1st Runner Up

KG

Kelly Leslein

PES

2nd Runner Up

KG

Steven Odiorne

MCAA

1st Place

1st

Brooks Day

LES

1st Runner Up

1st

Titan Granberg

PES

2nd Runner Up

1st

Ava Blackshear

MCAA

1st Place

2nd

Kellan Oberschlake

MCAA

1st Runner Up

2nd

Elliot Hubbard

LES

2nd Runner Up

2nd

Paris Woods

PES

1st Place

3rd

Julianna Merritt

MCAA

1st Runner Up

3rd

Jascelles Ford

MCCS

2nd Runner Up

3rd

Jase Molnar

PES

1st Place

4th

Kyler Bernard

MCAA

1st Runner Up

4th

Ava Anderson

PES

2nd Runner Up

4th

Rahjae McKnight

LES

1st Place

5th

Sebastian Serrano

LES

1st Runner Up

5th

Eddie Ferguson

GES

2nd Runner Up

5th

Ariande Perez-Esteban

PES

1st Place

6th

Cheyenne Deming

PES

1st Runner Up

6th

Jony Chirinos-Sanchez

LES

2nd Runner Up

6th

Leah Webb

MCAA

1st Place

7th

Amaya Bruton

MCCS

1st Runner Up

7th

Rigby Culpepper

MCAA

1st Place

8th

Ke’Darrion James

MCAA

1st Runner Up

8th

Nevaeh Phillips

MCCS

1st Place

9th

Josiah Blanton

JMPHS

1st Place

10th

Hailey Waldo

JMPHS

1st Place

11th

Marley Miller

JMPHS

1st Place

12th

Casey McFal

JMPHS

School Alert 1/10/2024

January 10, 2024

There are emails being sent throughout the state to school districts indicating that there are bombs placed in schools.  As a precautionary measure, all students are exiting the school building to a safe place on campus until the Madison County Sheriff's Department determines our buildings are safe.  Please do not come to the schools as we will keep everyone updated.

No School January 9, 2024

January 8, 2024

Due to weather concerns, there will be no school tomorrow January 9, 2024. There will be a make-up day in February. All after-school activities for Monday and Tuesday have also been cancelled. The community meeting in Pinetta is still scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Monday January 8, 2024.
Congratulations to Brandy Siplin for being chosen as the Madison County School District School Related Employee of the Year!

The School Board of Madison County will hold town hall workshops to discuss the state of our Madison County schools. Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Monday, November 27, 2023 – Lee Elementary School
  • Monday, December 11, 2023 – Greenville Elementary School
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 – Madison County Central School
  • Monday, January 8, 2024 - Pinetta Elementary School

All meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. at each of the schools listed above.

Submit questions for the town hall

Idalia Storm Information

August 28, 2023

Due to Hurricane Idalia weather conditions, Madison County Schools will release students at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. There will be no extra-curricular activities after 5:00 pm. Madison County Central School will open at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 as an emergency shelter.

There will be no school on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 and Thursday, August 31, 2023. Extra-curricular activities may resume Thursday afternoon depending on weather conditions.

Friday, September 1, 2023 will be a regular school day.