Parents and students FCAT season has arrived! This comming Monday, April 14, students in Grades 6, 7, 8 & 10 will begin FCAT testing with other grades to follow. Please get a good night’s sleep this Sunday, and we will see you all Monday morning ready to crush this years FCAT! More testing updates will follow as the testing schedules proceed.
Anthony Hendricks (Center) is our 2013-2014 JIEC Turnaround Student of the Year. While at JIEC Anthony says, “he has gotten his act together and has become a better student.”
Anthony’s favorite teacher is his awesome and cool reading teacher, Ms. Davis. Ms. Davis says that Anthony’s reading has improved this year, and is a much stronger reader. Anthony says history is his favorite subject and finds it very interesting. Anthony likes to play basketball when outside of school.
Parents – Does your child need help preparing for upcoming EOCs? Sign up for online support designed to meet your student’s needs. Your child will only work in their areas of need. Click here to sign up: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/cis/eoc_form. Courses will begin at the end of February.
I go to JIEC and do as much as I can for each class. When I go to different classes they are all the same to me. I do not like any other class or teacher better than the other. When I come here I have two goals. The first goal is to finish all class work in each class and the second goal is to draw nice pictures and perhaps sell them. I want to finish school and start learning how to draw better with perhaps maybe learning some new techniques. I am hoping that I will be able to make big money with drawings or anything that requires that skill.
Satellite school after school will not be offered the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. It will be opened on 11/19-11/21. Happy Turkey Day !
Mrs. Heather Schwartz graduated as a King O’Neal Scholar in 2011 from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in English Education and a B.A. in English: Professional and Technical Writing.
She has been with James Irvin Education Center since 2011 and teaches English I, English II, Drama, and News Show, along with our Leadership class. Mrs. Schwartz is on our Academic Performance Leadership Team and is a PLC Facilitator helping her colleagues to integrate the CCSS into their curriculum.
Mrs. Schwartz was born in New York, New York, but was raised here in Pasco County and attended Hudson Elementary School, Hudson Middle School, and Hudson High School. For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be an English teacher and enjoys working with our students one-on-one in our small class sizes, maintaining the rigor of the curriculum while making accommodations to fit students’ needs.
JIEC has made a big difference in Austin Warney ‘s life. Austin came to JIEC with all failing grades and now he is on the 4.0 honor roll. Austin likes all the helpful teachers. Getting SOM is important to him because it proves to his family and friends that he has matured and grown up. He thanks all the teachers for making this possible , especially Ms. Savoy.
Kiara Carrico, October student of the month, says that James Irvin has changed her life. Before she started here she was making nothing but straight F’s on her report cards.
However now.. she is getting almost all A’s! She says that it’s thanks to the wonderful learning system at Irvin. Kiara has outstanding writing skills and she is putting them to use in our school newsletter .
Kiara says she would like to take the time to say “Thank you”.
Jordan Rendules enjoys many sports outside of JIEC. He hunts, scuba dives, fishes, and plays basketball in his spare times. His goals are graduate from Land O’Lakes high school. He wants to go to college to be an underwater welder.
The October 26th JIEC yard sale was a huge success earning JIEC a profit of $700.00.
There were many families and friends at the sale on a beautiful day. Thanks to all JIEC staff who participated. The team Hercules Hicks, Mary Williams, and Lou Smith contributed many hours of their time and cooking great food and organizing the event.