Attn: Parents of 8th grade students
Take Stock in Children
One of the many contributions made to the community by the Public Education Foundation is the Take Stock In Children Scholarship. 8th grade students may apply for this scholarship, which provides money for college and also a Mentor throughout high school to help the students stay motivated and encouraged.
To qualify for a scholarship, students need:
- To be from a family with low income
- Have a good academic and behavior history
Applications will be available in Guidance between October 3rd and November 11th. The Deadline for turning the application in to Mrs. Goolsby is November 16th.
Starting in 8th grade, students are required to complete an Electronic Personal Education Plan through the FACTS.ORG website. This plan will help with guiding the classes they will take throughout high school. Throughout High School, they are able to monitor their progress as it relates to graduation, meeting the requirements for certain scholarships, and for state university admissions.
Class Size Amendment
How does the Class Size Amendment impact middle schools?
The final phase of the Class Size Amendment will take effect during the 2010-11 school year. Article IX, Section 1(a) of the Florida Constitution requires that action must be taken once a class exceeds the cap by just one student.
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"Devereux Kids, established in 1999, is a self-supporting primary prevention program of Devereux Florida. The mission is to engage community residents, strengthen families and protect children. Believing that everyone has a part and every part makes a difference, Devereux Kids offers community learning programs and facilitation services to teach positive intervention and community advocacy skills to neighborhood groups, faith communities, grassroots organizations and interested residents. People can have a positive impact on children and families just by knowing their neighbors, keeping their eyes and ears open and offering support and assistance to parents who are experiencing stressful situations."
Students learn at home, in school, and in the community. Research shows that parent involvement is the single most important indicator of school success. The staff of LMS is committed to excellence in education and encourages parents to become involved in their students' education. There are opportunities for parent and community involvement at Liberty Middle School. Every effort will be made to find every parent a way to participate actively in his/her child's education. Volunteers are needed to tutor students, shelve library books, make games, file papers, and chaperone field trips. If you are interested in helping out, contact our School Volunteer Coordinator.
Mentors and Tutors
Volunteers are needed at LMS to serve as mentors and tutors. Tutors and mentors assist students in preparation for FSA, in developing reading skills, in exploring careers, and researching topics in the Media Center. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and making a difference in a child's life at Liberty Middle School, contact Ms. Carreras, at 291-7930.
Volunteer forms are available through Marion County Public Schools Volunteers webpage. You may access their page by clicking on:FORMS
High School Credit
High School Credit in Middle School
Your child may be eligible to take high school level course work next school year due to his/her hard work and dedication to academic excellence. While taking courses for high school credit is a great way to challenge an outstanding middle school student, there are some things that you need to keep in mind as you make a decision on whether taking a high school level course is right for your child. To receive more details about this information you may click on the links below to answer many of your questions.
Potential Eligibility Letter and Warnings
In addition, you may want to investigate the Florida DOE website and reference Florida Statute 1003.428 at the following link: FLDOE Home Page