March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

Greetings,
I hope that this March 2019 Edition of Gallon’s Good News finds you well rested, re-energized, and revamped as we return from Spring Break. I trust and pray that your time was positively spent with your friends, family, and loved ones during this much needed respite.
As we enter into April, let’s do so with a continued focus and commitment to our schools, employees, and most important, our students. Please join me in wishing them well on their 2019 State Assessments that are underway. I trust that our students will find confidence in their preparation and meet learning and academic success.
Again, thanks for your continued efforts and I look forward to working with and supporting you during the final stretches of the 2018-2019 school year.
Let’s go!
Educationally,
Steve Gallon III
School Board Member, District 1
March 13, 2019 Board Meeting
At the March 13, 2019 School Board Meeting, Dr. Gallon was actively engaged in his role as a policy maker as he successfully proffered School Board agenda items that received unanimous approval and support from the Board.
Dr. Gallon’s items addressed the following:
B-11: Request Approval Of Resolution No. 19-017 Of The School Board Of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Recognizing Norland Middle School Thespian Troupe #88045 For 9 Straight Superiors And The State’s “Best Overall Performance” Award For “Revenge Party” From The Musical “Mean Girls”
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H-16: Discipline, Diversion, And Youth Violence Prevention Programs
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PTSA Meeting at Miami Carol City Senior
Dr. Gallon had a great time speaking with students and parents at the PTSA Meeting held at Carol City Senior High School on March 5, 2019.
He always appreciates getting students’ perspectives of the learning experience and ways to improve upon them.
Pastors & Principals Partnership Appreciation Breakfast
On March 6, 2019, Dr. Gallon had a great morning with District 1 Principals and Pastors at his annual Pastors and Principals Partnership Appreciation Breakfast.
He gave special thanks to Dr. Pandwe Gibson and the ECOTECH team for their great hospitality and support.
Dr. Gallon is truly grateful for the commitment of time, talent, and treasure provided to the schools and students in District 1 and looks forward to continued partnerships and collaborative efforts.
United Way Employee & Student Campaign Awards Ceremony
Dr. Gallon celebrated the generosity and kindness of the M-DCPS employees and students at the United Way Employee and Student Campaign Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
He congratulated all of the school winners that went above the call of duty and exceeded their fundraising goals for this very special cause.
He gave a special congratulations to the North Region administrative team on their win for raising a total of $1,405.20.
March for Education
Dr. Gallon attended and showed his support at the March for Education to advance the agenda of education and equity for students and communities.
UPPAC Meeting
On March 9, 2019, Dr. Gallon had an exciting and engaging discussion around education at the local, state, and national levels with the community and members of UPPAC.
He knows that there is much work to do and can collectively achieve more for the schools, children, and community through knowledge, information, facts, and organization.
Recognizing the Center of Performing Arts at Norland Middle School
At the March 13, 2019 School Board Meeting, Dr. Gallon was proud to honor and recognize the Center of the Performing Arts at Norland Middle School for earning countless accolades and honors for their visual and performing arts performances at the Junior Thespians State Competition.
He gave a huge congratulations to Ms. Tanisha Cidel and Principal Ronald Redmond for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the students.
P.S. 305 Advocacy Organization
Dr. Gallon had a great discussion with parents, educators, and community stakeholders from the P.S. 305 Advocacy Organization to discuss educational issues including social emotional learning, equity, parental involvement, and access.
He looks forward to working with them in efforts to support students and engage parents.
District 1 Student of the Month Recognition Ceremony
Dr. Gallon continued to celebrate the success and positive contributions of the students in District 1 at the well attended Student of the Month Recognition Ceremony held at Miami Norland Senior High School on March 19, 2019.
He gave huge congratulations to all of the March honorees.
Carol City Middle School Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Dr. Gallon happily attended Carol City Middle School with Principal Derek Negron and so many elected leaders, administrators, teachers, parents, students, and community stakeholders and supporters for the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the school’s new butterfly garden and science lab.
He gave special thanks to Councilman David Williams for his vision, support, and investment in which he knows the students will truly benefit from.
“Hear My Story” 2019 Youth Symposium
During Dr. Gallon’s spring recess, he spoke at the 2019 “Hear

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