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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message: Friday, Feb. 3, 2022

    DeLaura Scotties are

    Respectful, Honest, Hard Working, & Kind

     

    Class Rotations - Feb. 6: Monday, Feb 6 the school day will start with 7th period, lunch is 3rd period, and we end with 6th period.  We start new rotations the 1st Monday of each month.  Here’s our Calendar Rotation for 2022-2023: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLUzwKrUryVnhAKyj4t6FlnodL4jej2R/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104507546878430386513&rtpof=true&sd=true

     

    Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: Regular Day
    • Tues: Regular Day
    • Wed: Regular Day
    • Thurs: Regular Day
    • Fri: Early Dismissal 3pm

     

    Cell Phone Concern: It has been brought to our attention that some students have used their phones (app or other program) to simulate a whipping sound toward other students.  This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at DeLaura Middle School.  Please speak to your students about respecting other people within our community and the importance of proper cell phone use.  

     

    Please help us remind students if they see something, say something.  They can report to the dean’s office or to any adult on campus.  Together, we can make DeLaura a better school for each and every student.

     

    Cell Phone Policy: Cell phones must be put away while on campus after our warning bell rings at 9:27am for our first class.  They are not to be visible, taken out, or used, at any time until the final bell of the day rings unless they are given permission by a DeLaura staff member.  No pictures or videos are to be taken with phones and students will receive a disciplinary referral and consequence if they are. In addition, there is to be no posting of images-pictures, taken during school hours, even if the picture was posted by a student other than the one who took it.  These infractions could also result in a disciplinary referral and consequence. DeLaura is not responsible if any electronic devices are lost, misplaced, etc.

     

    Positive Messages:  

    • Good luck to DeLaura students who entered the Science Fair on Friday displayed at the Merritt Island Square Mall.
    • Congrats to our All State Chorus Students and the chorus students who performed at the Solo & Ensemble Festival at Heritage HS and the Brevard All County Music Festival.  A busy time for our singers!
    • Congrats to our Math Scholars who were awesome at the Brevard County Schools Math Competition (DeLaura was in the Top 3 in All Categories).

     

    Search for BPS Superintendent: Our School Board is searching for a new Superintendent and they want to hear from you! There are two ways to give your feedback. The district has a survey you can complete. You can find the survey linked here: https://bit.ly/3kQBd4B . The district is also hosting four community forums with each forum lasting about an hour. The information gathered will be used in the recruitment and selection of our next superintendent. I encourage you to take the time to fill out the survey and/or attend one of the forums. Thank you.

     

    Dress Code Reminder:  This is a reminder to all students and families that students must wear clothes that cover all their undergarments.  Some students are wearing very short, tight “volleyball shorts.”  These are not appropriate for school attire.  Thank you.

     

    No Body Sprays used on Campus: Body sprays, like Axe, are not to be used in classrooms. Some students are allergic and these sprays can be harmful.  Please remind your students they are not to be spraying fragrances or body sprays in the enclosed areas.  Thank you!

     

    Latest Scottie Sunrise (School Newspaper) Digital Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RxOjcvzTpyfbhyFfgiQFYmODi5QdDgL6/view?usp=sharing 

     

    Track and Volleyball Updates:  

    Volleyball:

    Due to unforeseen circumstances with equipment and supplies, Intramural Volleyball has been postponed indefinitely for the 2022-2023 season. Our goal is to be able to offer Intramural Volleyball this year if we have the equipment in time.  We encourage any student who is interested in volleyball to reach out to the neighboring school recreation programs.

     

    Track Season is HERE!!    All boys and girls can participate.  Track Try-Outs will begin on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:45.  The season will run through May 1, 2023. (There will be NO track activities the week of Spring Break.) Track meets will generally be held on Thursday’s starting March 23, 2023.  A final schedule will be posted prior to tryouts.  Students are expected to attend all practices Monday through Wednesday from 7:45-8:45 am.  Thank you to Coach Fromson, Coach Bonar and Coach Rodriquez for coaching the teams.

     

    All students wishing to participate in Track must have a complete Athletic Participation Packet on file with the Athletic Department.  This MUST be turned in prior to try-outs.  Packets can be turned in to the Main Office or Guidance Office.  Please see Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org

    PSAT 8/9:  The PSAT 8/9 is a practice test designed for 8th and 9th graders to measure their knowledge and skills they are learning in school which are needed to succeed in college.   The PSAT 8/9 will test reading, writing, and math by using grade appropriate questions. 

    The PSAT test is used to:  

    • receive feedback on students ‘strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for high school course readiness, as well as college and career readiness.
    • provide feedback through AP Potential which lets you know which Honors and AP courses your child might be ready to take in high school
    • help prepare your child for the SAT. Your student can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions he/she will see on the SAT.

    Testing will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 during the school day.  

    The cost of the test is $15.00.  Spaces are limited to the first 60 students to sign up and pay. Priority will be given to 8th grade students. 7th graders may be put on a waiting list and will be notified by February 24th if space is available.    To reserve your spot (reserve a spot on the waiting list), please complete the attached form and return $15.00 cash or check.   Mrs. Terry will be available in the gym before school to sign up.  You may also turn in your registration to the Main Office or Guidance Office.  If you have any questions, you may reach Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org or Ext 31619.  

    PSAT 8/9 Sign Up Form

     

     

    FAST Test Results for PM2:  Your child recently completed the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking. The FAST test is a computer adaptive test which measures your child’s progress aligned to the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T) standards.

    For this transitional year, teachers and families must understand that this information is intended to provide baseline and interim results for PM1 and PM2, respectively. PM1 was given to all students in August 2022 while PM2 was given in January 2023.  Students were given PM2 results today in English and Math classes.  (Students enrolled in Algebra and Geometry will be given their MAPS testing results at a different time from their Math teacher.)   

    These results are for informational purposes only and should be used to identify areas that may need additional instruction and support. These results should not be considered student achievement designations.   Because the administration of PM1 and PM2 fall at the beginning of the year and middle of the year, it is designed to provide a beginning of the year and mid-year score that will help teachers track progress in learning as it relates to the B.E.S.T standards.  

    Please make sure you are reviewing the results with your students.  You may also see the results in FOCUS under test history and FAMILY Portal.  If you have any questions on the results, please reach out to your students' Math or English teacher.  If you have any problems accessing the results, please contact Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org.  

     

     

     

    Thank you for your support,

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School

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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message: Friday, January 27, 2022

    DeLaura Scotties are

    Respectful, Honest, Hard Working, & Kind

    Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: Regular Day
    • Tues: Regular Day
    • Wed: Regular Day
    • Thurs: Regular Day
    • Fri: Early Dismissal 3pm

    A Scottie Story:  This week’s Scottie Story focuses on our reading teacher, Ms. Rower  https://youtu.be/KKoHscpxwWQ 

     

    Want to be a Lunch Angel?  Each school has a Lunch Angel Fund that may be used by students who have reached their lunch account charge limit. You can be a "Lunch Angel" by making a cash or check donation to the school's Lunch Angel Fund. Please make checks payable to DeLaura Middle School, with the reference "Lunch Angel Fund" and give to the front office. If you prefer to have your gift tax-deductible, please make checks payable to the Brevard Schools Foundation. Please reference "Lunch Angel Fund" and include the school name. Checks may be mailed to: Brevard Schools Foundation 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940.  Thanks Lunch Angels!

     

    Positive Message:

    Good Luck All County Band, Chorus and Orchestra this Weekend!!!

     

    Track and Volleyball Updates:  

    Volleyball:

    Due to unforeseen circumstances with equipment and supplies, Intramural Volleyball has been postponed indefinitely for the 2022-2023 season. Our goal is to be able to offer Intramural Volleyball this year if we have the equipment in time.  We encourage any student who is interested in volleyball to reach out to the neighboring school recreation programs.

     

    Track Season is HERE!!    All boys and girls can participate.  Track Try-Outs will begin on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:45.  The season will run through May 1, 2023. (There will be NO track activities the week of Spring Break.) Track meets will generally be held on Thursday’s starting March 23, 2023.  A final schedule will be posted prior to tryouts.  Students are expected to attend all practices Monday through Wednesday from 7:45-8:45 am.  Thank you to Coach Fromson, Coach Bonar and Coach Rodriquez for coaching the teams.

     

    All students wishing to participate in Track must have a complete Athletic Participation Packet on file with the Athletic Department.  This MUST be turned in prior to try-outs.  Packets can be turned in to the Main Office or Guidance Office.  Please see Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org

     

    Thanks Brandy, Jamie and Keller Williams for the staff goodie bags.  We appreciate you!

     

    Pavers Help Needed: We are looking to add a section of brick pavers by our front flag pole.  Help is needed.  If you have access to pavers or you have the skills to create a pavers section and you want to help, please reach out to Scott Corso corso.scott@brevardschools.org or Jenny Woods woods.jennifer@brevardschools.org 

     

    8th Grade Field Trip to the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex: 

    All 8th Graders will attend a field trip to the Moore Cultural Complex in Mims, FL. 8th grade students will go with their History teachers during the following days:

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - Herosian & 8th grade students who have Krueger and Baldwin for Social Studies.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - Jenkins & 8th grade students who have Tippey for Social Studies.

    Thursday, February 2, 2023 - Skinner & Austin.

     

    Students will leave campus shortly after arriving to school, and will return after lunch. Students will either need to bring their lunch or complete a lunch pre-ordering form with our cafeteria. This form was provided with permission forms. Please contact Laura Barna at barna.laura@brevardschools.org if you are a registered volunteer and would like to attend. Families can find more information on the Moore field trip at www.HarryHarrietteMoore.org 

     

    PSAT 8/9:  The PSAT 8/9 is a practice test designed for 8th and 9th graders to measure their knowledge and skills they are learning in school which are needed to succeed in college.   The PSAT 8/9 will test reading, writing, and math by using grade appropriate questions. 

    The PSAT test is used to:  

    • receive feedback on students ‘strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for high school course readiness, as well as college and career readiness.
    • provide feedback through AP Potential which lets you know which Honors and AP courses your child might be ready to take in high school
    • help prepare your child for the SAT. Your student can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions he/she will see on the SAT.

    Testing will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 during the school day.  

    The cost of the test is $15.00.  Spaces are limited to the first 60 students to sign up and pay. Priority will be given to 8th grade students. 7th graders may be put on a waiting list and will be notified by February 24th if space is available.    To reserve your spot (reserve a spot on the waiting list), please complete the attached form and return $15.00 cash or check.   Mrs. Terry will be available in the gym before school to sign up.  You may also see her in the Guidance Office during the day.  If you have any questions, you may reach Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org or Ext 31619.  

    PSAT 8/9 Sign Up Form

    Save the Date!

    DeLaura’s Deployment Tree Dedication Ceremony

    February 10, 2023

    3:30pm

    The Garden Area next to our Outdoor Basketball Courts

    https://youtu.be/i5ZnjCHIRhQ 

     

    DeLaura Tutoring: DeLaura offers before and after school tutoring for each academic subject. Please see our tutoring flyer on our website for specific times and dates: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18zGdBOv5nmFo4ShiM7AjLuxqN7ekpLWd8yD-JErpWoY/edit?usp=sharing 

    There are also tutoring opportunities for our military families. More information can be found at www.tutor.com/military 

    Gradventure Tickets on Sale Soon: On May 5, 2023. Universal will close the park to the public and re-open from 4pm to midnight just for 8th grade students from all over the state. Gradventure students and chaperones will be able to enjoy all the attractions at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.  We will be departing school around 1pm to minimize lost class time.  The cost this year will be $155.00. This price includes the park ticket, a meal ticket (for dinner), bus transportation, and a Gradventure shirt.  All participating students will be required to wear this shirt as Gradventure dress code. No food or beverages will be allowed on the buses. A deposit of $78.00 is due the week of February 6th-10th with your permission slip, refund acknowledgement letter and a notarized (DeLaura will not be able to notarize forms) Out of County Travel form to hold your place.  The deposit is non-refundable. You may pay the entire trip at this time or pay the remaining $77 during the week of April 3rd-6th. Payments will only be accepted from 8:30-9:25 in the cafe during the designated weeks. Payments may be in cash or checks made out to DeLaura Middle School with the memo line reading “Gradventure and student’s name”.  We will not take your payment without your forms.

    Any student who receives an Out of School Suspension or two In-school suspensions during the 2nd Semester (up until May 5, 2023)  will not be eligible to participate. 

    We anticipate having enough staff to chaperone this event. However, if you are interested in chaperoning and we find ourselves in need of more, we would appreciate it if you would put your name and phone number on your child’s permission slip. All chaperones must be a registered volunteer. Upon return of all buses at approximately 1:00am, parents will pick up their children in the DeLaura parking lot. We will continue to send out information as the event gets closer and deadlines approach. 

    These THREE forms must be signed and returned:

    1. 2022-2023 DELAURA GRADVENTURE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BFQ16qNxpxKbBYDSGCUo0H08_4Z01sVo/view?usp=sharing 

    1. Medical Release Form (Must be Notarized)

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a5vdJo0HxTSSWY8u5Jcmq0e1WyysNGer/view?usp=sharing 

    1. Field Trip Form

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sLjxvaPkUTkZr45c3_rGwmc24GO4_92F/view?usp=sharing 

     

    Viera High School Cheer:

    Need Some Help?

    Thank you for your support,

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School

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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message: Friday, January 20, 2022

    DeLaura Scotties are

    Respectful, Honest, Hard Working, & Kind

     

    Thanks to many of you, DeLaura just added 4 new Palm Trees to our hallways.  They look beautiful (if you look closely, you can see how excited Mr. Carr is for the palms).  Our Media Center also received some new dynamic soft seating for our students.  We hope to add more trees and other improvements to make our campus more beautiful for our DeLaura Family.  If you want to be a part, you can still give.  Checks can be dropped off in our front office made out to DeLaura Middle School PTO or donate online:  https://bit.ly/3CH2Kwd

       

    Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: Regular Day
    • Tues: Regular Day
    • Wed: Regular Day
    • Thurs: Regular Day
    • Fri: Early Dismissal 3pm

     


     

    Positive Message: In this Positive Message, Mr. Corso shares 5 facts about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to celebrate his birthday https://youtu.be/cmCSrBArKsg

    Save the Date!

    DeLaura’s Deployment Tree Dedication Ceremony

    February 10, 2023

    3:30pm

    The Garden Area next to our Outdoor Basketball Courts

    https://youtu.be/i5ZnjCHIRhQ 

     

    Bus Riders:  Recently we have seen some kids miss the bus in the afternoon to go home. Please remind kids how important it is to be in the gym right at dismissal.  We call over our gym speaker system when buses are ready to be loaded (ie “Bus 52 is here”).  If students are not where they are supposed to be, they might not hear the buses are ready for boarding.  Buses come at different times each day so it is important that they go directly to the gym when the bell rings. 

     

    January 23-27 is Literacy Week  Kids will be discussing their favorite book and what they like to read in their ELA classes.  Maybe around the dinner table you can share books you like.

     

    Report Cards: Semester 1 report cards have been posted. Parents/Guardians and students can view their report cards on their Focus portal.

    Grade reporting calendar is located here: goo.gl/uYrybo 

    Parent directions for viewing final grades are located here: goo.gl/uehfV1

     

    DeLaura Tutoring: DeLaura offers before and after school tutoring for each academic subject. Please see our tutoring flyer on our website for specific times and dates: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18zGdBOv5nmFo4ShiM7AjLuxqN7ekpLWd8yD-JErpWoY/edit?usp=sharing 

    There are also tutoring opportunities for our military families. More information can be found at www.tutor.com/military 

     

    Media Center Update: In addition to our new soft seating, the Media Center also has a new makerspace table with lots of drawers for holding fun activities. We are looking for gently used Legos or K’nex you might have around your house. If you have some to donate, please put them in a zip lock bag and have your DeLaura student drop them off in the Media Center. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Harris harris.beth@brevardschools.org

     

    New BPS Busing Badging System: Bus riders must have their badges readily available to be scanned while boarding and exiting the bus to improve load times. Please assist in making sure your bus rider has their badge with them every day.  Please see Mr. Corso’s email from earlier this week for instructions. For more information on BPS Transportation, go to…

    https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/7285

     

    High School Curriculum Nights:

     

     

    Viera High’s Curriculum Fair will take place on Tuesday, January 24th from 6-8 PM at Viera High School in the Auditorium. This evening is for families to learn about all of the programs and classes Viera High School has to offer.  All students that intend to enroll at Viera High for the 2023-2024 school year are encouraged to attend with their parents to learn about our school and programs. Tours will also be provided.  We hope to see you there!

     

    BPS Social Care: Introducing Brevard Public School’s brand new social care website, BPS Community Connect.  BPS Community Connect is powered by Find Help and was created to help you easily find and connect with helpful programs in your area (or anywhere in the US!)  Just enter your ZIP Code, and you’ll immediately find local programs willing to help you. Best of all, IT’S FREE! Check it out here:  www.bpscommunityconnect.findhelp.com    

    Overview of FindHelp: https://auntbertha-2.wistia.com/medias/xoxjrm9qcl 

     

    PSAT 8/9:  The PSAT 8/9 is a practice test designed for 8th and 9th graders to measure their knowledge and skills they are learning in school which are needed to succeed in college.   The PSAT 8/9 will test reading, writing, and math by using grade appropriate questions. 

    The PSAT test is used to:  

    • receive feedback on students ‘strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for high school course readiness, as well as college and career readiness.
    • provide feedback through AP Potential which lets you know which Honors and AP courses your child might be ready to take in high school
    • help prepare your child for the SAT. Your student can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions he/she will see on the SAT.

    Testing will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 during the school day.  

    The cost of the test is $15.00.  Spaces are limited to the first 60 students to sign up and pay. Priority will be given to 8th grade students. 7th graders may be put on a waiting list and will be notified by February 24th if space is available.    To reserve your spot (reserve a spot on the waiting list), please complete and return $15.00 cash or check.   Mrs. Terry will be available in the gym before school to sign up.  You may also see her in the Guidance Office during the day.  If you have any questions, you may reach Mrs. Terry at terry.candacem@brevardschools.org or Ext 31619.  

     

    Lunches for ‘22-23: This year, lunch is not free for all students.  Below is information on how to sign up for paid lunches and guidelines for Free and Reduced meals.

    • My Payments Plus: Paid Lunch will be $2.50.  Sign up on https://mypaymentsplus.com/register to manage your child’s cafeteria account. Check account balances, sign up for free low-balance e-mail reminders, make payments using a credit or debit card, set up auto-pay for when your child’s account reaches a low-balance threshold.
    • Free and Reduced: Students may qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch meals based on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.  You must reapply each year.  https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/3473
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    Eau Gallie HS Cheerleading meeting:

    Thank you for your support,

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School

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    Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message: Friday, January 13, 2022

    DeLaura Scotties are

    Respectful, Honest, Hard Working, & Kind

    Mark Your Calendars: No School, Monday, Jan. 16 

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    Next Week at a Glance:

    • Mon: No School
    • Tues: Regular Day
    • Wed: Regular Day
    • Thurs: Regular Day
    • Fri: Early Dismissal 3pm

     

    All-State Orchestra, Chorus and Band: Our All-State Orchestra, Chorus and Band students and their teachers are in Tampa this week performing.  We wish luck to our #HardWorkingScotties! 

     

    DeLaura Winter Dance Jan 20: DeLaura Middle School and our PTO are proud to announce we are having a Winter Wonderland School Dance on Friday, Jan. 20 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  The theme is “Winter Wonderland” …think frost & snow...white, silver and blues...be creative! Please note that photos of attendees may be included in the school yearbook. Students must be picked up from the school no later than 7:40pm, Friday, January 20th.

    Ticket Information

    • On sale BEFORE school outside the cafeteria: 8:45-9:25am - Friday 1/13, Tuesday 1/17
    • DURING school outside the cafeteria: 12:00-1:45pm - Tuesday 1/17, Wednesday 1/18, Thursday 1/19
    • Ticket Cost: $8.00 - includes DJ and light refreshments (cash or check to DeLaura PTO)
    • IMPORTANT – permission slip must be presented at time of ticket purchase (completed by family - see link below)

    No tickets will be sold at the door–last day for ticket sales is Thursday 1/19!

     

    Requirements for Attendees

    • Current DeLaura students only, must have NO 2nd semester suspensions.
    • The student must attend (minimum) four of seven periods the day of the dance.
    • All clothing must follow the school dress code–we want the students to enjoy the dance, have a blast, all while maintaining the student code of conduct.

    Permission Slip:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zFkOUwMHXX4bgkz6wM0IKtWacKNfItCz/view?usp=sharing 

     

    1st Semester Grades:   Parents will be able to see posted grades as soon as teachers Post Final Grades. Report cards will be published to the Focus Portal by the end of the school day on Tuesday, January 17th. 

    The Focus information site is located here: tinyurl.com/BPSFocus 

    Grade reporting calendar is located here: goo.gl/uYrybo 

    arent directions for viewing final grades are located here: goo.gl/uehfV1  

     

    Save the Date! DeLaura’s Deployment Tree Dedication Ceremony

    February 10, 2023, 3:30pm

    The Garden Area next to our Outdoor Basketball Courts

    Students interested in writing a message to a family member deployed should visit our front office before or after school.

     

    Positive Message: Mr. Corso sends students a positive message before students started their Winter FAST (Florida Assessment of Student Thinking) testing. https://youtu.be/neJnrQue1YI 

     

    Lunches for ‘22-23: This year, lunch is not free for all students.  Below is information on how to sign up for paid lunches and guidelines for Free and Reduced meals.

    • My Payments Plus: Paid Lunch will be $2.50.  Sign up on https://mypaymentsplus.com/register to manage your child’s cafeteria account. Check account balances, sign up for free low-balance e-mail reminders, make payments using a credit or debit card, set up auto-pay for when your child’s account reaches a low-balance threshold.
    • Free and Reduced: Students may qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch meals based on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines.  You must reapply each year.  https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/3473

     

    DeLaura Tutoring: DeLaura offers before and after school tutoring for each academic subject. Please see our tutoring flyer on our website for specific times and dates: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18zGdBOv5nmFo4ShiM7AjLuxqN7ekpLWd8yD-JErpWoY/edit?usp=sharing 

    There are also tutoring opportunities for our military families. More information can be found at www.tutor.com/military 

     

    Accelerated Program Night: Satellite High

     

     

     

    DeLaura Media Center Update:

     

    Thank you for your support,

    Scott Corso

    Principal, DeLaura Middle School