AVID Newsletter September 2023

Welcome to our first newsletter of the year! We are proud to announce the return of the AVID schoolwide guide for everything AVID and more. This newsletter was created, designed, and edited by our 8th grade AVID students. Please feel free to share with parents and stakeholders!


in the gym on October 10, 2023 from 5:30PM-6:30 PM. Parents Receive Meeting credit.

All Magnet Programs and Career Academics offer shadowing opportunities. Since each program organizes and schedules their shadowing differently, the best place to find more information is on the high school’s website.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your school counselor. Thanks!

- Mr. Rosenberger & Mrs. Vermillion

High School Touring and Shadowing Information

Hollins High School: Culinary, Arts and Entertainment Academy and the Cambridge AICE program Tours are from 7:30- 8:30 am on the following days: October 4, 18, 20; November 1, 15, 29; December 6, 13. Call to make an appointment: 727-547-7876 ext. 2314

Lakewood High School: Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) program Shadowing runs October 3 - December 14, 2023, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursday from 7:00 am - 1:50 pm. Tours are also available October 3 - December 13, 2023, only on Wednesdays. See buttons below to sign up for a tour or shadowing.

Boca Ciega High School Medical Magnet. Please contact Danielle Spurgeon at spurgeond@pcsb.org or at 727-893-2780 ext. 2017 for tour information

Osceola Fundamental High School Shadowing will run from October 17 - December 5, 2023 from 7:30 am - 1:40 pm. Please see button below to sign up

St. Petersburg High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program will be offering shadowing Monday - Thursday from October 2 - December 21st from 7:15 am - 11:45 am. Please click the button below to sign up for shadowing. They will also be offering a Discovery night on November 30th at 6 pm.

Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School. Tours will be held Oct. 13 & 25, Nov. 8 & 29, and Dec. 12.

Pinellas Park High School First Responders Program. Students who are interested in shadowing one of our current magnet students may call the magnet office at 538-7410 ext. 2004 and speak with Ms. Maffucci, the magnet secretary. Discovery Night is December 1st at 6 pm

Pinellas Park High School Criminal Justice Academy. Shadowing will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from November 1st until January 15th. To make a shadowing appointment, please email Program Secretary, Ms. Cruz at cruz-riverac@pcsb.org. Discovery Night is November 15 at 6:00 pm

Largo High School ExCEL program. Discovery Night is November 8th at 6 pm. ExCEL shadowing is available on Thursdays & Fridays from 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click before to sign up for shadowing.

Largo High School International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Discovery Night is December 11 at 6 pm. See below for shadowing information. Campus tours will also be offered every Friday at 8 am for one hour.

Start with Hello week this year is September 18-22. Start with Hello is designed to teach empathy and empower students to end social isolation by following three easy steps: See Someone Alone, Reach out and Help, and Start with Hello. Though we may not all get along, we are a family here at Madeira Beach. We want our students to know it is our responsibility to look out for one another. We are really excited for some new activities that your we will be doing throughout the week.

Monday, September 18th: Introduction to Start with Hello (look for us in carline!).

Tuesday, September 19th: Look for positive and inspirational messages on our sidewalks.

Wednesday, September 20st: Wear green or a Start with Hello shirt to support Sandy Hook and the Start with Hello program. Look for our promise ribbons during dismissal.

Thursday, September 21nd: Team up against Bullies by wearing your favorite team jersey/shirt to school

Friday, September 22nd: “Be” cards during lunch times.

Want to learn more about Start with Hello? Please visit here:


MADEIRA BEACH FUNDAMENTAL GUIDELINES: BE Respectful, BE Self-Motivated, BE Responsible, BE Honest


School Wide (ES/ MS) Daily Rewards

Shorts day and Hat day- 10 manta bucks –

Daily purchase opportunity wristband pass. Pay in office.

Dollars For Donuts- 20 Manta Bucks

September 22, 130P K5, and 145P Middle school. Get out of class early to enjoy donuts. 20 manta bucks. Pay in office

Middle Grade Rewards for purchase/ Dates


• Thursdays in September Lunch Bunch $5 Manta Bucks paid Mrs. Benoit.

  • September 22 Blooket Game Lunch $10 manta bucks paid to Mrs. Guzzetta


• Each Thursday in September Mrs. Benoit Lunch Bunch $5 Manta Bucks paid Mrs. Benoit to participate.


• Each Thursday in September Mr. Span Lunch Bunch $5 Manta Bucks paid Mrs. Benoit to participate.

• September 29 Volleyball $10 Manta Bucks paid to Mrs. Nash to participate.

Middle School Shorts Day

The grade level (among grades 6,7, and 8) with the least earned detentions can wear shorts to school on Friday. The winning grade level will be notified on the Thursday before each Friday. You pick the style, if the shorts do not have holes, and are no more than 3 inches from the knee.


These MBFS students have artwork currently displayed as part of the 2023-2024 Pinellas All-County K-12 Art Exhibition at the PCS Administration Building in Largo. These students will be honored during an open-house reception on Tuesday, September 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

  • Dan A. Color Me Surprised
  • Kyleigh B. Ghost
  • Lindsey G. Helios
  • Nikela M. Lindsey
  • Madeline P. Classroom
  • Isabelle Q. Secluded Bridge
  • Piper T. Portal
  • Liliana V. Untitled