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FLAGLER COUNTY SCHOOLS High school marching bands take home honors

Daytona Beach News-Journal logo Daytona Beach News-Journal 10/27/2021 Jason Wheeler, Community Information Specialist, Flagler County Schools
Indian Trails Middle School scholars recognized for academic achievement by Gov. DeSantis are, pictured, left to right: back row: Adniel Alonso, Hannah Bellegarde, Nicki Hollis, Clara Tarala, Noemi Malinowski; front row: Stanislav Valenteychik, Tanner Lee, Tyler Peeples. © Photo provided Indian Trails Middle School scholars recognized for academic achievement by Gov. DeSantis are, pictured, left to right: back row: Adniel Alonso, Hannah Bellegarde, Nicki Hollis, Clara Tarala, Noemi Malinowski; front row: Stanislav Valenteychik, Tanner Lee, Tyler Peeples.

The marching band programs at both Flagler-Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School had a great weekend. They each marched off with straight superior rankings at District Music Performance Assessments. For the Marching Bulldogs of FPC, that’s 18 consecutive years of straight superiors! You can see and hear both bands on Nov. 5 during the annual “Potato Bowl” between FPC and MHS. The game will be at Matanzas High School.

Flagler-Palm Coast High School

The FPC band isn’t the only group on the FPC campus with a streak going. The Bunnell Senior FFA Forestry Team (based at FPC) won their 15th consecutive District Title. They are now headed for the state finals, which will be held in Perry, Florida.

Entrepreneurship student Hailey Tucker finished in the top 6 in the nation in the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Pictured, left to right: Assistant Principal David Bossardet, Principal Greg Schwartz, Assistant Principal Kiera Crawford, CTE teacher Dr. Corinne Schaefer, student Hailey Tucker, Assistant Principal Amy Ferrer. © Photo provided Entrepreneurship student Hailey Tucker finished in the top 6 in the nation in the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Pictured, left to right: Assistant Principal David Bossardet, Principal Greg Schwartz, Assistant Principal Kiera Crawford, CTE teacher Dr. Corinne Schaefer, student Hailey Tucker, Assistant Principal Amy Ferrer.

Entrepreneurship student Hailey Tucker has been working hard on her proposal for her custom-made soccer cleat business, Custom FC, since last school year. This year, Hailey has been competing her way through the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Hailey completed the challenge with a Top 6 finish in the nation!

Dr. Schaefer’s Diversified Career Technology - On the Job Training students enjoyed a special presentation by the Tulsa Welding School. The presentation focused on the need for welding and the opportunities for students who may be interested in a career in the welding field.

Flagler Technical College also recently presented to Dr. Schaefer’s OJT classes about the needs in Flagler County. FTC provided information about their programs that address the needs of the community and how students can become a part of these programs and enter a high-need career field shortly after high school graduation.

Students in the Grad 100 Acceleration Lab have been hard at work during the first quarter. Grad Coaches Dave Halliday and Anthony Campanella, Grad 100 Assistant Principal Amy Ferrer, and Principal Greg Schwartz celebrated students who received at least one credit during the first quarter. Sixteen students completed 24 one-credit courses and two half-credit courses, and 11 more students are close to finishing 14 one-credit courses. Students in the Acceleration Lab are working diligently each day to get on track and stay on track for graduation with the help of Coach Halliday and Coach Campanella.

All students who finished a course celebrated with a donut party from Dunkin’ Donuts. These students’ names were also entered into a McDonald’s gift card giveaway according to the number of credits they completed. Bernardo Jean-Gilles, Jevon Skeeter, Devon Victory and Valeria Vazquez Monrreal won the gift card giveaways.

Finally, FPC was able to celebrate our students who earned perfect scores on their spring Florida State Assessment and End of Course exams. Chloe Long aced the Biology EOC. Shawn Zhudro, Robert Miller and Genesis Epstein had perfect scores on the English Language Arts ELA, while Aidan Wise was perfect on the U.S. History EOC.

iFlagler

We want to thank everyone in the community who showed up for our fundraiser a few weeks ago. Texas Roadhouse hosted a “Dine and Donate for iFlagler” night and it was a huge success for us. We were glad to have Kaila Throne, a representative from our community partner, drop by our iFlagler Offices so we could show her around. It was great when she had a check to present to us as well! Thanks again for supporting iFlagler.

Indian Trails Middle School

Nine scholars at Indian Trails were recognized by Gov. DeSantis for their outstanding achievement on the Florida Standardized Assessment during the 2020-21 school year. Each of these scholars scored a perfect score on at least one assessment.

ITMS was just notified we are one of the top 30% of middle schools in the entire state of Florida, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. This also means we’re on the list of the publication’s U.S. News Best Middle Schools. This is a similar process U.S. News uses each year to rank high schools across the country. They just started doing this with middle schools.

The ITMS Student Council is collecting donations for Hope Kits. They’re asking fellow students to donate fuzzy socks, candles, lotions, teddy bears and other small comfort items. These kits will be handed to cancer patients undergoing therapy. Donations will be collected through the end of October.

Ron Crowley © Photo provided Ron Crowley

Buddy Taylor Middle School

We know Mr. Ron Crowley is a rock star. He’s in charge of our custodial team, but last week we learned he’s one of eight finalists for the National Rock Star Custodian Award! We are waiting for the online link so we can cast our votes. We’ll pass that information along on our social media accounts once we get it. Congratulations, 2Chains!

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