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GEORGE MARKS ELEMENTARY
1000 North Garfield Ave
Deland, Florida 32724
(386) 822-6986
    Activities/Clubs

    Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA)

    FFEA or Florida Future Educators of America is an exciting and welcoming club for 4th and 5th grade students.  Club members receive information about careers in education and participate in experiences that develop the qualities and skills essential for successful teaching and leadership.  Some of these experiences include collecting food and supplies for a local pet rescue,  interviewing teachers, planting a  garden, participating in a community clean-up, and celebrating teachers during teacher appreciation week.  Members will prepare for our end-of-year conference by creating an FFEA display board, organizing a  spirit song and dance routine, composing an essay, and making a scrap book. See Ms. Schaible or Mrs. Simon, club sponsors, for more information. Club meetings are typically held on Thursday afternoons.

    Lego League Jr. Club

    Lego League Jr. is a new club at George Marks for the 2017-2018 school year. There are twelve meetings in anticipa​tion of a May expo. See the attached letter, or club sponsor Ms. Wallace for more information.

    March 1st, 2nd/22nd, 23rd/29th, 30th

    April 5th, 6th/12th, 13th/19th, 20th/26th, 27th

    ​ Lego League Jr Welcome Letter

    ​​​​​National Elementary Honors Society​​

    National Elementary Honor Society is a service club that offers the chance to our students to give back to their school and community. Hosted by monthly meetings, the club strives to make as much of an impact on those around them as it does to the current and past members. Long running traditions are collecting food for those less fortunate, and cleaning up the St. Johns River. Requirements to be in the club are tough, students need to hold at least a 3.5 GPA and also have all 1's in conduct with their teachers. Those that are NEHS members know they are setting an example for everyone at the school in order to participate and shape themselves for the future that lies ahead for all of us. ​National Elementary Honor Society

    News Team

    Before school each day, the GME Media Center runs the morning News Show. Student duties include technology skills, such as working with an iMovie or running the news show, as well as responsibilities like reporting the announcements in a timely and accurate manner. Students on the news crew report live to the entire school at 7:55am daily. News crew members are elected by teacher recommendation and are primarily fifth grade students. Interested students should visit Mrs. Adkins, the News Team sponsor.

    ​Safety Patrols

    Safety Patrol students have the duty and responsibility of serving the school and its members.  They encourage students to observe safety rules at all times. The patrols are assigned a post in the morning and in the afternoon.  On post they must politely remind students of school safety expectations and help enforce all rules and regulations fairly.  To maintain their status as a Safety Patrol member they must maintain satisfactory grades in all classes and have no discipline issues.  They serve for the entire school year and each patrol is a student role model of appropriate and safe behavior.

    EarlyAct Club

    EarlyAct Club is a school service club for students in grades 3, 4 and 5, sponsored by the Deland Rotary. The mission of the club is to provide students the opportunity to increase awareness and knowledge of their community and their world. In the 2016-2017 school year, Early Act sold paw print lanyards and ID holders, and also raised money for “Purple Pinky for Polio,” a fundraiser to buy vaccines for countries in need. Interested students should contact Mrs. Fogle or Mrs. Hall, the club sponsors.