FREE MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC COMING
April 6-10, 2015, BAKER AREA RECREATION CENTER
SERVICES: FILLINGS, EXTRACTIONS
*6 years or older
*Family at or below 200% poverty guideline
*No dental insurance coverage
*Must attend a screening on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Baker Area Recreation Center
(5503 Highway 4, Baker, FL) to schedule an appointment.
Services are being provided by local dentists and their dental assistants. The Mobile Dental Van is provided by the Florida Baptist Convention. The Mobile Dental Project is a joint venture of the Baker Area Ministerial Association and the Baker Lions Club.
For more information, please call:
Mary Ann Henley @ 537-3220 or Joyce Cosson @ 537-2491
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Baker competed in the IDEAS competition and the high school team won first place and the middle school team won second place. Each team took several indivual awards.
The Baker Boys Weightlifting Team represented our school very well at the Sub-Sectional Meet here at Baker! Please congratulate the following young men if you get a chance. We had 14 lifters and 11 of them will compete at the Sectional Meet in Panama City on Wednesday, April 1 against 17 other schools.
Tyler Oliver – 1st Place
Jonathan Gatewood – 1st Place
Thanks again for your continued support of Baker athletics!
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2015-2016
Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, are asked to register their children for 2015-2016 kindergarten during the period of March 2-20 and March 30–April 3. School staff may not be working March 23-27 due to Spring Break. Florida law provides that any child who will be 5 on or before September 1st is eligible for kindergarten that school year. It is extremely important that new kindergarten students be registered beginning March 2 for the fall (August) school opening. Classes will be formed, teachers assigned, and materials ordered on the basis of student enrollment.
Registration for kindergarten may be completed at any time during the regular school day at the school zoned for the child’s neighborhood. To complete the registration process, parents must present proof of the child’s age (birth certificate), a Florida certificate of immunization, a social security card, and a school physical dated no later than twelve months prior to the first day of school. Further information may be obtained by calling the schools or Curriculum and Instruction at 850-833-4208.
SUMMER VPK REGISTRATION FOR 2015
Parents who wish to register their children for the Summer VPK Program are also requested to enroll their child at this time. Florida law provides that any child who turned 5 on or before September 1, 2015 and is eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year and did not attend VPK during the current 2014-2015 school year is eligible to attend Summer VPK. For Summer VPK enrollment, parents must provide proof of Florida residency in addition to the registration items listed above. To register for Summer VPK, a certificate of eligibility must be obtained from the Early Learning Coalition at 107 Tupelo Avenue, FWB: Phone number 850-833-9330, or the Early Learning Coalition at 10 S. 4th Street, DeFuniak Springs: Phone number 850-892-8560.
Summer VPK sites will be Southside Center (Crestview area), and Edwins Elementary, in the South area, enrollment permitting. Parent transportation must be provided for Summer VPK students. Further information for Summer VPK enrollment may be obtained by calling Ms. Gloria Mayo, Early Learning Coalition Program Director, at 850-833-3627 or Ms. Debbie Haan at 850-689-7211.
Click HERE for the testing calendar.
The statewide assessment program is designed to provide parents, teachers, policy makers, and the general public with information regarding how well students are learning Florida’s academic standards. According to section 1008.22(3), Florida Statutes, “Participation in the assessment program is mandatory for all school districts and all students attending public schools, including adult students seeking a standard high school diploma under s. 1003.4282 and students in Department of Juvenile Justice education programs, except as otherwise provided by law. If a student does not participate in the assessment program, the school district must notify the student’s parent and provide the parent with information regarding the implications of such nonparticipation.” If you wish to access this legislation, please go to http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1008/Sections/1008.22.html.
For information regarding test session length for all Spring 2015 FSA assessments, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org, click on the Students and Parents tab, select Student and Parent Resources, select the Computer-Based Testing Information folder, and then select Spring 2015 Testing Times.
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
§ Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if they are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
§ Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads, “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement on their ELA Writing planning sheet, ELA Reading worksheet, and/or their Mathematics work folder.
§ Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not reveal details about the passages or items to anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites.
§ Test Invalidations—Students are responsible for working on their own during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
§ Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing a test session (for lunch, an appointment, or illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Baker Guidance Department at (850)689-7266.
For more information about the FSA assessment program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.
Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during this test administration.
Kali Havens is officially “committing” to Georgia Wesleyan to play soccer. This is Baker’s first official signing for soccer. We are very proud of her achievements. Please congratulate her when you see her! Her “signing” was on Tuesday, 2/24 in the library. Way to Go, Kali!!
Our JV Academic Team spent the day Saturday competing in a tournament at Liza Jackson Prep School. We are proud to announce they went 6 and 2 beating the following teams in one-on-one competition:
Baker 120 St. Mary 110
Baker 90 SRMS 80
Baker 100 DMS 40
Baker 110 Bruner 90
Baker 100 Meigs 50
Baker 140 LH 60
They were respectfully defeated by:
Ruckel 140 Baker 80
Rocky Bayou 130 Baker 70
Unfortunately, they tied for 3rd place with our record, but the other third place team had more points, so they received the medal. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places receive medals according to overall points scored for the day.
Our JV Academic Team represented us well. Go Gators!
Mykala Mccranie and Mary Oglesby went and participated in the state weightlifting meet Saturday, February 7,2015. They left on Friday morning and traveled to Kissimmee, Florida. They both performed very well. Mykala finished in 6th place and medaled. Mary tied for 5th with 3 other girls, but because of the tie breaker she came in 7th overall. They both improved their places from last year and Mykala was the first female weightlifter in Baker’s history to medal in a state meet. Please congratulate these young ladies when you see them.
Congratulations to the HS academic team for their victory over Laurel Hill. The match ended in Baker’s favor 180 to 40. Way to Go, Students!
2015 MISS BAKER PAGEANT
ENTRY FORM click HERE
May 2, 2015
Mail all forms to- Attn: Baker PTO· 1369 14th Street · Baker, FL 32531
Phone: 850-689-7279 · Email: BakerPTO2014@yahoo.com
Deadline for paperwork is April 3, 2015.