When it comes to technology in the classroom and opportunities for students, Edgewater Public stands out as one of the best. This year, all of our classes, Kindergarten through 5th grade will be Digital Blended Classrooms. Students will work online and help set the pace for instruction in the class. They will have access to IPads, laptops and desktops. Collaboration is one of the keys to our success in the classroom. In addition, our students in grades 4 and 5 will be working toward and earning their industry certification in IC3 Spark. IC3 stands for Living Online, Computer Applications, and Computer Fundamentals. This certification is giving students an early jump on middle school and helps pave the way to greater success!
We are pleased to share with you that Edgewater Public School is the first elementary school in the State of Florida to earn the accreditation as a STEM school! In the spring of 2016, Edgewater Public was recognized as a leading school with regard to STEM work. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This project based model for instruction is an amazing way for students to demonstrate their knowledge. Edgewater Public is also the only elementary school in Volusia County with an Agriscience program. This instructional setting allows for real world, hands on experiences for students. The barn will be completed in the early Fall of this year in addition to a classroom. Chickens, rabbits and goats will be raised by students as they learn.
This year, we have a new character building program that we are focusing on. "Work Hard and Be Kind! It is research-based on the KIPP Academy program with an emphasis on seven character traits that will help build success. They are:
We believe that it is critical for students to build these attributes into their lives that will help them become better students and citizens in our communities.
How can you help?! By getting involved. There are a variety of ways to participate and help. Volunteering in your student's class or on field trips. Other opportunities include serving in PTA or on our School Advisory Committee, helping to collect box tops, laminating in the media or being a mentor to a student. Whichever way you choose to help, it is important to be a part and help make a difference in your student's academic success.
I am looking forward to another exciting year serving with you!
Working Hard and Being Kind,
very excited to a part of the Bobcat family! I have been an educator in the
Volusia County school system since 2005. Before becoming an assistant principal
at Edgewater Public, I served as an assistant principal at Palm Terrace
Elementary. Prior to that, I was a Peer Assistance and Review teacher for Volusia
County Schools. My teaching experiences were varied across the grade levels at
both Forest Lake and Starke Elementary. I earned my undergraduate degree from
Stetson University in Education as well as a Master of Arts degree in Special
Education graduating magna cum laude. I am currently working on my specialist
degree in Curriculum and Instruction. As a former Deltona Wolf, being an active
part of the community is very important to me. I currently reside on the Westside
of the district with my two wonderful boys.
Assistant Principal, Michele Brown