Pinetta Makes “A;” Lee Makes “AYP;” Central and Greenville Get D
By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc.
The school grades released Thursday, June 30, by the Florida Department of Education contained a mixed bag of blessings for Madison County.
On the up side of the grade scale, Pinetta Elementary School received another “A” and Lee Elementary School once again met Adequate Yearly Progress.
School Superintendent Lou Miller said that a low percentage making learning gains in math at Lee Elementary School caused it to receive a “B” instead of an “A.” She said that, with the size of Lee Elementary, that a low score by only a couple of students could have prevented the school from earning a coveted “A” grade.
Madison County Central and Greenville Elementary School both received “D” grades.
Eighty-five percent of students at Pinetta Elementary School met high standards n reading on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) while 78 percent met high standards in math; 85 percent met high standards in writing; and 42 percent met high standards in science. Eighty-eight percent of the students made learning gains in reading and 62 percent made learning gains in math.
Ninety-one percent of students at Lee Elementary School met high standards n reading while 84 percent met high standards in math; 77 percent met high standards in writing; and 61 percent met high standards in science. Seventy-seven percent of the students made learning gains in reading and 46 percent made learning gains in math.
Fifty-eight percent of students at Greenville Elementary School met high standards n reading while 67 percent met high standards in math; 54 percent met high standards in writing; and 30 percent met high standards in science. Fifty percent of the students made learning gains in reading and 48 percent made learning gains in math.
Forty-five percent of combined students from different grades at the Central School met high standards in reading while 37 percent met high standards in math; 61 percent met high standards in writing; and 20 percent met high standards in science. Sixty-six percent of the students made learning gains in reading and 59 percent made learning gains in math.
The grade has yet to be released for Madison County High School.
This can be taken anyway the reader wants. I’m MAD, mad as H—-, I just got my paper in the mail, while reading the paper about using the Madison extra tax money to pay for indigent care at the hospital, my wife was reading the mail, she said my Medical Insurance deductible is going up July 1st. to a thousand dollars. Yes, a thousand dollars,
I worked thirty years in law enforcement, my wife worked 20 years in Law Enforcement, we pay $720. a month for insurance. I’m on a fixed income, and while our President gives billions to foreign countries and none to Social security folks I’m suppose to give up more money over time. Call it like it is- which most people are afraid to say, those indigents, most likely haven’t worked an honest day in their life, most are second and third generation welfare recipients, many have two or three kids from different men, I’ve been in indigent peoples homes, over the 30 years I WORKED, they got their welfare checks and I’d see lotto tickets, dog track tickets, bolita tickets, they even traded food stamps for drugs.and wore $150. Nike shoes, with designer clothes, how do you do that when indigent? It’s bad enough we have a President, and a novice Governor, one trying to destroy our country and the other our State, and now these people want to use our tax dollars for a slush fund, Someone tell us where the hospital will go, when (a date) our hospital construction will start, they should also be required to publish at the end of each month, how much public tax money was taken in, how much public tax money was spent that month-on what and to whom! Don’t snow us with it’s a private matter, not public, etc. It is our money not a private slush fund.
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Goliath and BeBe’s world has an urgent request for the community. The team at Goliath and BeBe’s uses, on average, 800 pounds of dry dog food each week. This means that they are spending hundreds of dollars each month to feed their dogs, and hundreds more to feeds the other animals that they care for. There is a serious need for dry dog food at Goliath and BeBe’s.
They can also use donations of canned dog food. This is what they use to give the dogs medication and also to feed to the older dogs who cannot chew hard food. Brands do not matter for the dog food. There are drop off points all across the city of Madison. They are Madison Veterinarian Hospital, the Country Store and Harveys.
There is also a huge need for hay. Due to the drought, Goliath and BeBe’s is feeding their horses and other grazing animals hay. These animals normally graze the 45-acre property that the shelter is located on, but since there has been minimal rain this season, there is little grass for them to eat. Donations of hay can be made to Upholds Feed.
If someone wants to purchase hay or dog food from Upholds Feed in honor of Goliath and BeBe’s, all that they need to do is call Upholds Feed, give them their credit card information and let them know that they are purchasing this in donation to Goliath and BeBe’s world. People can also go into Upholds to purchase the hay or dog food.
The team at Goliath and BeBe’s would like to thank the community for their past, present and future support of the shelter/sanctuary. For those who have not heard of Goliath and BeBe’s, they are a dedicated, true no-kill animal rescue, shelter and sanctuary located on 45 acres in Madison County. They are currently providing a safe haven for approximately 300 animals, ranging from horses to chinchillas and everything in between.
To learn more or to make a direct donation to Goliath and BeBe’s, please visit their website at http://www.goliathandbebe.com. Donations can be made via their PayPal account found on their website. Checks/cash can be mailed to their mailing address which can be found on their website.