Be a part of the conversation! We will be participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of over 2.6 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.
The online survey is open to students, educators and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved. To take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013/ and click the blue parents enter here button! This survey ends on December 20th.
The Winter Formal date has been set for January 25, 7:00pm-11:00pm.
Florence High School students in Pam Smith’s sophomore World History class were visited by Yzabeau du Chesne and Ilaria de la Mere, characters from the Middle Ages of France. Portrayed by Pam Trask and Jaime Hathaway of Iron Mountain, the guests shared their knowledge of the medieval life of a noblewoman with the talent of spinning and ability to run her manor, and a nun who knew the healing powers of herbs and tinctures. Students were treated to homemade cheese and bread and had the opportunity to try their hand at the spinning wheel or the pestle and mortar for grinding herbs. In preparation for the visit, students researched medieval life and created murals depicting the architecture and structure of the Middle Ages.
A Message from the Florence County Human Services Department
The Florence County Human Services Department would like you to know that the Health Insurance Marketplace begins accepting applications starting October 1, 2013. Below is helpful information to help you in this process. Please use the website listed below or the phone number for any questions you may have.
Health Insurance Marketplace
Open Enrollment October 1, 2013-March 31, 2014
Apply online at healthcare.gov*
Apply by phone at 800.318.2596
*If eligible for Medicaid, your application will automatically transfer to the appropriate Income Maintenance Consortium for processing.
School District of Florence County
400 Olive Avenue
P.O. Box 440
Florence, WI 54121