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Five Star School Award - Four Schools in Weston

Cypress Bay | Falcon Cove | Indian Trace | Manatee Bay

Post Date:01/28/2019 2:00 PM

Students, Principal and Mayor at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston FL

 Four Schools in Weston Presented the Five Star School Award

Indian Trace Elementary School, Manatee Bay Elementary School, Falcon Cove Middle School and Cypress Bay High School were each recognized with a Five Star School Award. Broward County, the sixth-largest school district in the country has 234 schools and 34 schools were recognized as Five Star Schools, four of those here in Weston! 

The Florida Department of Education's Five Star School Award was created by the Commissioner's Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show documentation that it has achieved 100 percent of the established criteria in the following categories. Schools must also earn a grade of "C" or above, or school improvement rating of "maintaining or improving" for the year of nomination.

  • Business partnerships
  • Family Involvement
  • Volunteerism
  • Student Community Service
  • School Advisory Councils 

Manatee Bay Elementary School Principal Heather Hedman-Devaughn stated, "Receiving the Five Star school award is the result of the amazing culture that’s here at Manatee Bay Elementary school. We thrive on the healthy partnerships, the BEST students supportive families, excellent teachers and staff and an overall united mission to provide a quality educating in a safe environment." 

When asked about his school, Principal Dr. Mark J. Kaplan, of Falcon Cove Middle School replied, "Falcon Cove is proud to be recognized by the Florida Department of Education as a 5-Star School. It is a testament to the partnership we have with our parents and the community at large. Community interest and involvement in our school is a fundamental reason that we are as successful as we are. Our future is dependent on the students we serve." 

Congratulations to students, administrators, teachers and parents -  this achievement is one that is comprehensive in nature and shows the impact and value of involvement in the community.

To learn more about the Five Star School Award visit the Florida Department of Education website

Visit the four Five Star Schools in Weston: 

Indian Trace Elementary School

Manatee Bay Elementary School 

Falcon Cove Middle School 

Cypress Bay High School 

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