Congratulations to the newest Lambs,
Juedes, APM: Amanda Greene,
Brianne Kelly, Alicia Ciringione, Ava
Russell, Chloe Fernandez, Olivia Kaplan,
Kellie Moran, Alexa Arata,
Ashley Thornton, Leslie Shelton, Ali
Payne, Liz Goldenberg
Jonna Shutowick Named Palm Beach County Social Science Teacher Of The
Jonna Shutowick, a Social Science
teacher at Boca High was named Palm Beach County Social Science teacher
of the year. "Jonna Shutowick is empathetic, energetic, inspiring,
courageous, versatile, and devoted. She has pioneered new curricula, led
learning teams, and conquered every challenge with pure excellence,"
said Dr. Geoff Mckee, Principal at Boca Raton High.
Thankfully, Ms. Shutowick accepted the invitation to lead
the Bobcat Achievement Team of World History teachers assigned to
improving writing skills. Ms. Shutowick motivated, equipped, and guided
these teachers in leading 97% of our students to proficiency. This was
the highest percent of any Palm Beach County high school, including
Dreyfoos and Suncoast, in 2010. Even more impressive, Boca High students
earned 109 perfect sixes, the highest total ever earned in Florida.
Having pioneered the curriculum for a Women's Studies
course, Ms. Shutowick was the first teacher invited to develop our
curriculum for AICE International History. This course had no text book
and had never been taught in our district. Consequently, Ms. Shutowick's
wide-ranging, well-developed skills, and vision have been immensely
valuable. This course is especially important in that it prepares
students for an exam which may determine if the students earn a
prestigious AICE diploma from England's University of Cambridge.
On a personal note, Principal Geoff McKee is especially
grateful that she accepted the challenge of teaching this course for the
sake of all of her students, including Dr. McKee's son, a Boca High
sophomore. Witnessing Ms. Shutowick's work from a father's perspective
has given him a new dimension of appreciation for her spectacular
It is fitting that Ms. Shutowick authors the "On
the Bright Side" column in the Happy Herald, as she is a gifted
writer with endless optimism. She is a natural encourager, gracefully
inspiring colleagues and students every day, and a wonderful
representative of Palm Beach County's talented Social Science teachers.
The School District of Palm Beach County recognizes all
efforts that teachers make to become more effective in educating our
student. According to research, teacher effectiveness is the key factor
that impact student achievement.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWEST
SPRING 2010 SISTERS OF PHI LAMBDA CHI!
Erika Silva, Kim Mellett, Savannah Campbell, Katie Kenny, Alyssa
Nugent, Megan Cicolello, Jamie Butcher, Emily Andrews, Melaney
Rebello, Gabby Isasi, Jackie Guthart, Netta Admoni, Erin Glayzer
Sad News: Phi Lamb sister
Judy Kinch Ferguson (Spring
died on March 13, 2010
Ferguson is survived by her loving husband Stephen; sons, Jeffrey (Tish)
& Justin Ferguson of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Makayla & Brianna
Ferguson; mother-in-law Louise Ferguson of Wellsville, NY; brother
Roger Kinch of Walton, NY.
Judy was retired
from Gates-Chili School District.
Friends may call
Tuesday, March 16th, 4-7 at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo
Rd, Rochester & are invited to her Memorial Service Wednesday, 10 am
at Gates Presbyterian Church, 1049 Wegman Rd.
Kindly consider the
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center in her memory.
Exciting News! Final Bids welcomed 14 new
Pledges. Check out the latest Newsletter from Alumni Secretary
2010 Spring Semester Newsletter
Jeri Tuzzolino Muoio
is running for Mayor of
West Palm Beach, Florida
And Vote Jeri Muoio for Mayor!