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Gove wins third place in “Parades” contest

BELLE GLADE — It’s that time of year! The South Florida Fair has come to town. Each year a different theme is highlighted. This year the theme was “Parades.” All Palm Beach County schools were invited to participate in an art competition. A large cutout of a parade float was provided to each school to decorate.

Gove Elementary Art Club is responsible for creating the submission. The Art Club, which is made up of fifth and sixth grade students, designed a “Rose Bowl” float. The float was covered, with over 200 hand-crafted paper flowers.

No float is complete without a Homecoming Queen and her court. Students designed and created beautiful gowns for their lovely riders. The entire project took months to complete but it was worth the effort.

The Gove Elementary float was awarded third place in the Elementary division. The art department received a check in the amount of $50.

Gove Elementary Art Club is sponsored by Gove’s art teacher, Jill Schmidt. Gove Elementary is proud of her guidance with their creative young artists and grateful to the South Florida Fair and their sponsors for allowing them to highlight their talented students.

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo
“Rose Bowl” float created by Gove’s Art Club sponsored by Gove’s art teacher, Jill Schmidt.

Upcoming Events…
• Feb. 26-27: ACCESS testing for kindergarten and alternate students
• Feb. 26 – March 1: third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade tutorial
• March 3: sixth grade writing tutorial
• March 5: third and sixth grade tutorial
• March 6: third grade tutorial
• March 6: FSA Writing Assessment fourth, fifth and sixth grades
• March 6: fourth, fifth and sixth grade FSA Writing Assessment
• March 8: third grade tutorial
• March 8: Math Squad Competition
• March 9: Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off Assembly
• March 12: GDS Spanish Honor Society reads to kindergarten
• March 13: GDS Spanish Honor Society reads to first grade
• March 14: PTO/SAC – 5-6:30 p.m.
• March 14: Return Title I Surveys to school
• March 16: Spring class photos
• March 19-23: Spring Break
• March 26: Teacher Work Day/ No school for students
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• Every Monday: Student Council 2:30-3:15 p.m.; Art Club 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Chess Club 2:30-4 p.m.
• Every Wednesday: Garden Club 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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