Achieving Excellence

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    MCSD & UTM Bargaining Team 

    The Monroe County School District (MCSD) and the United Teachers of Monroe (UTM) convenes annually to bargain conditions pertinent to the UTM, Teachers and SRP Contracts.  A subcommittee has been formed to work on Exceptional Student Education caseloads and will meet on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The meetings will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams.  For access to observe or any inquiries, please contact Harry Russell by email at: Harry.Russell@keysschools.com no later than Noon, the day before a scheduled session.  The public is welcomed and can observe at the following location:

    MCSD Administrative Building, 241 Trumbo Road Key West - Inquire at front office - 305.293.1400 (Contact: Harry Russell)

    Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

    The MCSD/UTM Bargaining Team

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District Headlines

  • Congratulations MCSD 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Ms. Monica Horsley

    Plantation Key School (PKS) 4th grade teacher, Monica Horsley, is Monroe County School District’s (MCSD) Teacher of the Year (TOY). Superintendent Theresa Axford made the announcement in person today with a surprise presentation in front of Horsley’s class of jubilant students. Horsley, a veteran teacher who has been teaching at PKS since 2016, responded with tears of joy, stating that she was “honored to represent all of the outstanding teachers at PKS and throughout the Monroe County School district.” All PKS teachers were able to watch the good news being delivered virtually via TEAMS. Horsley was chosen from a talented pool of MCSD school level Teachers of the Year by a committee comprised of administrators, curriculum team members and former school level teachers of the year, for her outstanding contributions in the classroom, school, and community. Candidates are judged on instruction, data, school/community involvement, recommendation letters, as well as rigorous critique of a video of a lesson.

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  • Keys Energy Services recently donated backpacks to the Monroe County School District.

    Pictured in the photo: Left to right, Poinciana School Cafeteria Manager Marlyn Anne Brown Menite, Poinciana School Principal Dr. Larry C. Schmiegel and cafeteria worker Priscilla Sullivan. Keys Energy Services recently donated backpacks to the Monroe County School District. The 2,400 backpacks will be used county-wide to help tackle the issue of food insecurity with students and their families. "These are bags we would normally have given out at community events," said Keys Energy spokesperson Julio Torrado. "Since many of these events were canceled due to the pandemic, we thought this was a great way to use them. Food insecurity in our community should be something we are all concerned about," he said.

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  • Marathon High School Student's Photo Accepted into National Competition

    Last week was Red Ribbon Week and while it looked different this year, Marathon High School still celebrated! There were two socially distanced proclamation events (for A-Day and B-Day students). One of the group photos taken by Maggie Coleman-Sayer was accepted into the National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. The school with the most votes wins! Please vote for MHS! People can vote once every 24 hours. Please use this link to vote - http://wshe.es/ZT3pLHaN

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  • Unity Day at Poinciana Elementary School

    Poinciana Elementary School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, celebrated Unity Day with students, faculty and staff wearing orange. Our Unified Partners Club members Sawyer, Sebastian, Hannah, Marlene, Jakob, Chase and Monea encouraged everyone to treat everyone with respect and kindness.

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