Thank you, Debbie Hawley

Thank you, Debbie Hawley

At the Board Meeting on December 9, 2014, Dr. Donna Mills, current Board Chair, presented Mrs. Debbie Hawley with two pictures as a “thank you” for her service as the Board Chair for the past two consecutive years. Pictured are, Debbie Hawley, and Board Chair Donna Mills.

Deborah Daly, Our STAR Recipient

Deborah Daly, Our STAR Recipient

Deborah Daly, Personnel Records Specialist, was presented the STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) Award at the December 9th School Board Meeting. It is not everyday that our staff is recognized for the kind and thoughtful things they do on a daily basis. Debbie is a quiet and caring employee who works behind the scenes in Personnel. She is not one to draw attention to herself. She is a genuine caring and compassionate individual.

Earlier in the school year, one morning before the district office opened for business, Debbie encountered a homeless man sleeping on the bench in the main entryway of the building. Prior to sending him on his way, she gathered bottled water and other food items, creating a care package for the gentleman. The majority of those items came directly from her lunch she had packed for herself that day. She has since seen him around, although he is still experiencing a hardship, he’s looking better and remembers her act of kindness.

Pictured are, Superintendent Genelle Yost, (Our STAR) Deborah Daly, and Board Chair Dr. Donna Mills.

Helping a Family to Rebuild:  A Fundraiser at Palm Pointe

Helping a Family to Rebuild: A Fundraiser at Palm Pointe

As a way to help out a Palm Pointe family who recently lost their home due to an electrical fire an eighth grade teacher,Kris Demarais volunteered to have his head shaved. A school wide fundraiser was set up to help the family. Students were asked to bring in whatever money they had to give to the Lagrandeurs’. The classes in K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 with the highest donations would receive an ice cream party and would be able to go and watch Mr. Demarais get his head shaved. One student was randomly selected from each winning class to come up and cut a pony tail from Mr. Demarais head. Great Clips hair saloon came and finished shaving it so that it looked perfect. The pony tails are being donated to Locks of Love. All the funds collected for the family will go to help them rebuild. Along with the fundraiser, household items and clothes were collected and donated for the entire family.  Pictured from left is Olivia Scott, Jessica Lee, Emily Williams, Nick Stagg, Olivia Donnelly, Kris Demarais and Osee Lagrandeur.