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December 4........Early Release!!
December 18.....Early Release @ 2:40pm (Winter Break)
January 15........End of First Semester
March 19........End of 3rd grading period
March 23-27..........Spring Break
May 25.............Memorial Day Holiday
June 4..........Last Day for Students
June 8...........Last Day for Teachers
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Latest News & Events.......
Bluewater Introduces..."A Buddy Bench"
With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, we have some exciting news to share from Bluewater Elementary. Thanks to the summertime efforts of Olivia Burch, the Bluewater Elementary playground now has a “Buddy Bench”! Olivia, a second grade student, heard about the Buddy Bench Project happening at other schools around the nation and thought it would be a wonderful idea to incorporate at our school. With the help of her parents, she approached the manager at Home Depot for the donation of the bench and was also able to secure a donation from Accent Signs for the bench placard. A special thank you to these companies for supporting our school!
The Buddy Bench Project is an opportunity for a student that feels sad or lonely- or just needs a friend- to
sit down and have someone join them as a buddy.
The basic premise of the bench revolves around friendship and inclusion.
A special ribbon cutting ceremony was performed on Bluewater's playground on Friday, October 17.
Olivia's parents, classmates, Principal Connie Hall, Assistant Principal Amy Klugh and
Deputy Charles Self were in attendance.
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School Recognition Information
2015 Elementary All-State Chorus
Announces Members and Concert
(TAMPA, FL-JANUARY 15-16, 2015) Caige Baum, Marrion Lindsay, and Sarah Hancock, students of Music Specialist, Kara Bell at Bluewater Elementary School, were chosen after a strenuous audition process for the 2015 Elementary All State Chorus. The FMEA Elementary All State Chorus is a unique music education opportunity for Florida students. Elementary school students with unchanged voices in 4th and 5th grades are eligible to audition.
The mission of the Florida Music Educators Association is to promote quality, comprehensive music education for all Florida students as a part of their complete education. The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to the All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choruses. It is attended by more than 8,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, and parents of performing students. The 2015 Elementary All-State Clinician is Dr. Susan Brumfield. She is Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University, and holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. She is widely known throughout the United States and the United Kingdom as a clinician, consultant, author, composer, arranger and conductor of children's choirs, and is an internationally recognized Kodaly educator.
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TIME: Friday, January 16, 2015, 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Tampa Convention Center
CONTACT: Kara Bell, Bellkara@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us, 850-826-0940
Bluewater Earns Another A!
Bluewater Elementary has earned an A rating from the Florida Department of Education. FLDOE has graded schools on an A-F scale since 1999, offering parents, teachers, students and taxpayers a simple and effective way to see how well their schools are doing. This year's school grades were calculated using more rigorous standards and higher achievement levels. As a result, only 43% of elementary and middle schools in the state of Florida earned an A rating, compared to 58% last year. Bluewater Elementary continues to rise to the challenge of meeting more rigorous standards for educating our students.