Bay District Schools will deliver a high quality education in a collaborative, safe, and respectful environment. Our commitment is to inspire students in the development of character with the acquisition and use of knowledge and skills as we prepare them for life and work in a diverse, global economy.
WJHG/John Lee Nissan Golden Apple Teacher of the Week
Rutherford High School
As the sounds of "Skyfall" descend on the Rutherford Band room, it is clear Mr. Colvin's students take their music very seriously. He demands excellence and instills a sense of pride in these young musicians. His students agree that he is just a great teacher. He expects nothing but the best from us and he gives us the best instruction. Students have a very special sense of respect for him. Mr. Colvin said, "The kids have a wonderful sense of community about them. They really want to work together and do well as a team, and we try to emphasize individual accountability within a team concept. We have made "superiors" for the last 45 years in a row. I just want to continue that legacy."
***Winner week of May 9th
A. Crawford Mosley Dolphins Baseball
The A. Crawford Mosley Dolphins baseball team beat the highly rated C.Leon King High School (Tampa) Lions 2-0.
They will play Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School (Southwest Ranches) for the state championship on
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. central time. The game will be broadcast on the CSS channel and stream live on the FSHAA website.
GO FOR THE BIG WIN DOLPHINS!!
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Doral Bank Teacher of the Week
9th Grade Science
A. Crawford Mosley High School
There are times when, without really knowing, that we provide valuable lessons for our children and those of others by sharing the trials and tribulations that life can deliver. This nomination is testimony to that fact and an illustration of how a life lesson was received and taken to heart by a student. He said thoughtfully of Mrs. Hair, "Every day Mrs. Hair inspires me to be a better student and a better person. She always takes time with all her students to make sure they understand the material she is delivering. She also makes learning fun by incorporating hands-on labs. Mrs. Hair has really been through so much this year but she has shown us all how to stand tall through challenging and difficult times. She's just one cool lady."
***Winner week of 5/2/13
Raymond James & Associates Economic Freedom Scholarship
Arnold high school senior Jamie McDonald has been named the winner of the Raymond James & Associates Economic Freedom Scholarship which will provide $1,000 for college expenses during her freshman year in college. McDonald competed in an essay contest that was open to other seniors throughout Bay County. The contest required students to discuss the relationship between developing personal economic responsibility and creating a strong, diverse national economy.
“It is important for young people to develop an understanding of economics,” says Todd Thompson, Vice-president of Investments for Raymond James. Thompson created this program to shine a spotlight on the importance of economics education for young people. “I think Jamie is well on her way to becoming the kind of individual she describes in her essay.”
McDonald’s essay stressed that a strong national economy depends on its citizens having “. . . the desire to be self-sufficient and dependent on no one.”
McDonald focused on four areas: work, saving/investing, debt management, and giving as paths to better lives for individuals and increased financial health for the nation.
Thompson hopes to continue this essay-scholarship competition in future years.
The scholarship is administered by the Bay Education Foundation.
"Odyssey of the Mind" Competition
Nine teams from Surfside Middle School competed with 54 other teams in the Emerald Coast Region "Odyssey of the Mind" competition. First and second place teams in the regional competition moved on to the state competition at University of Central Florida in early April.
The Surfside teams won the following awards:
Problem #1: “The Pet Project” (vehicle problem) ~ Team A (6th grade) 6th Place and Team B (6th grade) 7th Place
Problem #2: “The E-Mail Must Go Through” (a machine/ techno problem) ~ Team A (8th grade) 2nd Place
Problem #3 ARTitecture: the Musical ~ Team A ( 8th grade) 3rd Place and Team B (7th grade) 6th Place
Problem #4 “Tumblewood” (balsa structure) ~ Team A (7th/8th grade) 1st place and Team B (6th grade) 3rd Place
Problem #5 “How You Look at It” (performance/NASA sponsored) ~ Team A (7th grade) 1st Place and Team B (8th grade) 4th Place.
A. Crawford Mosley High School Student Government Association is selling smoked Boston butts
The A. Crawford Mosley High School Student Government Association is selling smoked Boston butts (6-8 lb.) for $25. Payment can be in cash or check (payable to MHS). Orders will be delivered to MHS on Monday, June 3rd. Anyone interested should contact SGA sponsor Rhonda Tidwell via email or call 767-4442.
Senior Recognition & Graduation Dates
*** Graduation ceremonies will be streamed live by the District ITV staff. Families and friends can use this link on the night of graduation.
Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Week
Cedar Grove Elementary School
Mrs. Richardson goes above and beyond to ensure the educational needs of her students are with keen attention also to emotional well-being. A colleague and a parent explains. "Throughout this school year, she has inspired my child to improve in all academic areas. Today, he cares about learning. He cares about READING!!! He wants to understand and to help others. No longer sullen and lax about school, my child now comes home excited to share what he learned during the school day. I have noticed a lot of her students exude confidence and happiness about being in school. Thank you Mrs. Richardson for all that you do in the classroom and for your school."
RHS Benefit Golf Tournament
Just a reminderof the upcoming 5th annual RHS Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday June the 8th at 8:00 a.m. at Nature Walk Golf Club to benefit the girls golf team. Registered are four teams from RHS and alumni. More players ar needed. Single players have the opportunity to be placed on a team. Attached is an informational flyer and the forms. Also, please let Coach Nethero know if of potential hole sponsors and businesses who would donate door prizes. Contact Coach Mike Nethero at firstname.lastname@example.org or 767-4500, x4783.
Tournament Sponsorship Form
As with the rest of the nation, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma this week. Few of us can have an appreciation for what the residents are going through. Thousands have already donated toward relief efforts through various channels. The epicenter was the Oklahoma City suburb of Mooore, OK which has the Moore Public School Foundation (MPSF) supporting its local school district. If you would care to support the school rebuilding efforts through their local foundation, they have set up a relief fund:
Donations may be sent to:
Moore Public School Foundation
Tornado Relief Fund
c/o First American Bank
P.O. Box 5629
Norman, OK 73070
Bay High Students participate in the National Latin Exam
Advanced students from Bay High School participated in the National Latin Exam with the following results: Latin 4 ~ Caleb Coleman, Gold Summa Cum Laude; Tyler Daly, Silver Maxima Cum Laude; George Hamm, Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Morgan Stevens, Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Megan Smith, Cum Laude. Latin 3 ~ Duncan Campbell, Silver Maxima Cum Laude; Kevin Gamblin, Magna Cum Laude; Allison Smith, Magna Cum Laude.
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