Archive for May, 2012

Beacon College Tour

Beacon College

Beacon College Tour This week State Representative Jimmie T. Smith asked if I would accompany him to visit and tour Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, a college exclusively for students with learning disabilities.  BC is the only accredited college offering Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts degrees exclusively for students with, dyslexia, ADHD, gifted […]

Memorial Day

Flanders fields

Memorial Day “In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we […]

Congratulations Graduates!

Ashlyn Gibbs

Congratulations Graduates! This week, according to tradition, the School Board, Superintendent Sam Himmel, the Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Directors, school and district staff attended all of the high school graduations.  It is by far our very favorite activity of the year. Each of our high schools has their own special traditions that make each ceremony unique […]

Celebrate But Drive Safe!

Graduation Safely

Celebrate But Drive Safe! This week continues the celebrations of our students.  This week each of our high schools will hold graduation ceremonies and walk down the aisle to receive their diploma.  Before they leave Superintendent Himmel will not let them leave before asking those students to commit to driving safely and being responsible celebrating. […]

May Is Better Speech and Hearing Month


May Is Better Speech and Hearing Month For over 75 years May has been selected as Better Hearing and Speech Month.  It is a time to increase public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the various forms of communication impairments to include those of hearing, speech, language, and voice. Communication impairments affect the most defenseless in […]

How FCAT affects a Students Life…


How FCAT Can affect a Students Life… “Occupy Education” Students, parents, educators, administrators, superintendents and school board members from around the state of Florida have continued over the years to say that the use of the FCAT test and its data is not positive for students.  A coalition of parents, educators, board members and community […]