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Name School Contact Description
ADMINISTRATOR ASSIGNED TO TECHNOLOGY Taravella, J.P. High KARL WEAVER
ADMIU Silver Lakes Middle Tavures Williams Boys Mentoring Club
Adopt-a-Student (School-Based Mentoring Program) Dandy, William Middle Marc Larose Our school-based mentoring program provides guidance and support to students in need. It is an innovative supplement to the traditional learning that takes place at William Dandy Middle School, providing our students with another avenue through which they might feel more confident about their schoolwork, improve their attitudes and commitment to learning, and develop more fully as a person. The program is aligned to our School Wide Positive Behavior Plan and it has been implemented and monitored for the past 5 years by Mr. Marc Larose (Intern Principal).
ASD CLuster Oakland Park Elementary Jennifer Gans Autism Cluster for K/1
ASD Cluster Cypress Elementary Heather Oken Autism Cluster for K/1
BEST BUDDIES Dandy, William Middle Shanel Kates-Brown Our "Best Buddies" promotes one-on-one friendships between students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those without a disability, within the school. This program tries to break social barriers at a difficult time in a teenager's life.The program's main purpose is to allow volunteers to be paired up with a buddy with a disability and provide them with a friend or a mentor.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Sawgrass Springs Middle School Sharon Murray Big Brother and Big Sisters (BBBS) mentoring Group is designed work with students who require leadership, social and academic skills. BBBS works closely with local universities as well as Coral Glades High School. BBBS provides mentors from the community to serve as positive role models in their pursuit of making career choices.
CEA (Community Engagement Association) Dandy, William Middle Marsha Grandison-Taylor The Community Engagement Association is an initiative that allows us to partner with certain churches and local organizations to offer mentoring services to our students.
CHAMPS (Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, Success) Central Park Elementary Susanna Deutsch This schoolwide classroom management system is to develop an instructional structure in which students are responsible, motivated, and highly engaged in the specific task at hand.
Character Education/Social Emotional Learning Discovery Elementary Valerie Harley-Gardner
Character Education/Social Emotional Learning Contact Ramblewood Middle Stephanie Lipnack Responsible for sharing monthly activities and nomination Kids of Character awards.
College Summit Peer Forward Blanche Ely High Buffie Phillips Peer mentoring program to increase College Career focus for Blanche High School Student Body.
Collegiate Academy Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy Dr. Cheryl Cendan Students have the opportunity to participate in Millenniums high school program where they will earn an Associate degree along with their high school diploma.
Digital 3, 4, and 5 Cypress Elementary Arnold Palenzuela Digital 3, 4, & 5 is used in all Grades 3, 4, and 5 classrooms. Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Students and their teachers utilize laptops, digital resources, online instructional materials and other learning tools to maximize student learning. Each student is assigned a laptop which is used in the classroom.
Digital 5 Lloyd Estates Elementary Kori Goldstein Digital 5 is used in all Grade 5 classrooms. Fifth Grade Students and their teachers utilize laptops, digital resources, online instructional materials and other learning tools to maximize student learning. Each student is assigned a laptop which is used in the classroom. They are also able to take the laptop home to continue the personalized learning at home.
Digital 5 Coconut Palm Elementary Linda Gehman
Dual Language Oakland Park Elementary Michelle Garcia Dual Language Program in Spanish
Dual Language Program Silver Palms Elementary Polett Williams Dual Language (English/Spanish) Program
Dual Language Program Cypress Elementary Claudine Dunbar-Creary Dual Language Spanish program in grades K-4
Environmental Science Magnet Program South Plantation High School JoAnn Cantlupe
ESE Pre-K Programs Park Springs Elementary Molly Abitbol We have the following Pre-K Programs at Park Springs: AM/PM Speech and Language, Specialized and Intensive Classes
F.A.S.T Croissant Park Elementary Suzan DeMeo The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be partnering with the elementary schools in the Ft. Lauderdale area to create a relationship between our schools, the communities, and law enforcement. FLPD will be working with 3rd grade students in a variety of ways in order to be positive role models, and to help change the perception that many students have of law enforcement.
Faith-Based Partnership Dandy, William Middle Marsha Grandison-Taylor Our WDMS Leadership Team and WDMS Teachers visit our Faith-Based Partners quarterly to increase parental engagement, to promote our excellent Magnet Program, mentoring and volunteering. Here is a "List of our Faith-Based Partners": Harris Chapel 2351 NW 26 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Pentecostal Temple Revival Center 2050 NW 27 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Lighthouse Worship 2201 NW 24 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Gateway Christian (2 blocks east of WDMS on 26 St) 2130 NW 26 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 Praise Tabernacle International (Northwest Corner of Sunrise Blvd & 441) 1050 NW 43rd Ave, Plantation, FL 33313
Florida Educators of America ( FEA) Dandy, William Middle Marsha Grandison-Taylor Dr. Taylor meets with the FEA students once a week to discuss what it means to be an educator and the necessary steps to take to make it a reality.
Hope Sunshine Club Dandy, William Middle Ana Gabriela Joseph Helping Overcome Problems Effectively The main goal for the Hope Sunshine Club is to provide students with a safe place in which they can develop skills to reduce feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that often lead to suicide while fostering a sense of community. The club meets weekly for 60 minutes throughout the school year.
K-5 Autism Special Program Park Springs Elementary Meghan Gavagni We have an Autism Spectrum Disorder Special Program at Park Springs for grades K-5.
L612 Uniform Bank Lauderhill 6-12 Kristian Holmes Students will be able to access donated uniform tops or bottoms on an as needed basis.
Latinos in Action Riverside Elementary Sherry Rosen
Listeners Riverside Elementary Kitti Magill
Mentoring Dania Elementary [email protected]
PASL Blanche Ely High Dr. Rocie S. Clark Personalization for academic and social learning (PASL). Blanche Ely PASL program actively encourages students to develop a sense of belonging to the school as a whole, as well as meaningful, positive connections with teachers, staff, and their peers.
Peer Counseling Advisor Ramblewood Middle Christina Zabko Develop and enhance the health, safety and well being of our youth by focusing on peer education.
PEER COUNSELOR Taravella, J.P. High JENNIFER LETEZIA
PINK Silver Lakes Middle Sophonie Gaspard Girls Mentoring Club
PREP Dandy, William Middle Jamalyn Fitzpatrick PREP stands for Pretty Responsible Educated & Proud! It is s a school-based mentoring group that teaches, expands and explores opportunities for young ladies that may not have the resources to do so.
Prevention Liaison Ramblewood Middle Christina Zabko Responsible for being the "conduit" between school and the supportive work of Diversity, Prevention & Intervention.
Principal's Book Club Dandy, William Middle Shernette Grant Our Principal, Ms. Shernette, meets with a group of students on a weekly basis to talk about an interesting book that has been selected by the students. The students visit Barnes and Nobles as well to explore tons of books that will turn them into strategic readers.
READING COACH Taravella, J.P. High CATHY GONZALEZ
REGISTRAR Taravella, J.P. High DARLENE LEON
RTI Support Service Blanche Ely High Rocie S. Clark Facilitate efffectiveness of the RTI Process.
Saturday FSA Camp Griffin Elementary Miladys Perez Academic assistance prior to standardized testing. All 3-5 grade students welcome.
School Counseling Services Park Springs Elementary Nicole Tufo Our School Guidance Counselor provides counseling services in the areas of grief, family changes, academic, self confidence, and social skills. She works with many students on a weekly basis to support their social and emotional growth.
School is Cool Silver Lakes Middle Jerri Smith School is Cool Program for at risk students identified in the school for extra support with social emotional learning, the arts and academics. Partnered with the Urban League.
Science Contact Flamingo Elementary Elisa Paniagua Science contact for school
SEL Initiative Mirror Lake Elementary Gigi McIntire District wide SEL initiative for the 2016-2017 school year.
SEL Liaison Indian Ridge Middle Shannon Rosado Social and Emotional Learning Liaison
SEL Liaison Whispering Pines Karen Kriger
Social Emotional Learning Blanche Ely High Blanche Ely Administrators and School Counselors To provide teachers with Social Emotional Learning strategies to assist students with behavior indicators.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LIAISON McNicol Middle Chandra Lee
STEM Innovative District School Lloyd Estates Elementary Josianne Gourdet The STEM Academy is designed to promote higher learning in elementary school students. We feel that it is important to expose high achieving students to a program that will further challenge their abilities and prepare them to be college and career ready for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Sun-Sentinel Character Education Central Park Elementary Gilia Martinez The District has focused instruction on the eight character traits: responsibility, citizenship, kindness, respect, honesty, self-control, tolerance and cooperation. A different character trait is highlighted each month and a nationally recognized curriculum has been developed. The teaching of character education is fundamental in preparing students for their future opportunities.
Watch D.O.G (Dad's of Great Students) Rock Island Elementary Genevieve Stephenson Watch DOG is a national initiative aimed at increasing the involvement of fathers and father figures within our school. Fathers and father figures volunteer on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis and provide support in a variety of areas.
YMCA Piper High Matt Dearen and Ken Walton The YMCA, in partnership with the Children's Service Council, provides after school services to complement school curricula, by offering additional learning opportunities for personal growth and social enrichment.