IMPORTANT EVENT DATES
During our 10 year
February 13 – Interim Reports
February 14 - Early Release
February 16 - Alumni Brunch @ 11:30am
February 17 - Lauderdale Lakes Black History Parade
February 19 - No School
February 20 - Ice Hockey trip Florida Panthers Game @ 7pm
February 22 - K-5th Grade Field Trip to
February 24 - Sistrunk Parade @ 9am
February 27 - Ice Hockey Game @ Florida Panthers
February 28 - PGA Black History Brain Bowl @ 12pm
10 years at the Grove
It has truly been a blessing to see the school 10 years later. We started with 33 boys K-6 grade and now we have more than 100 boys and girls in grades VPK - 12th grade. During the past 10 years we have gone from an all boys school to a school that has girls in grades VPK - 8th grade. We were one of the first schools to use MAP testing and now all schools use it. As for some of the things you might not know about us, we have sent 2 rockets into space with NASA, allowed students in 6 - 11th grade to fly Cessna planes over South Beach, started a drone racing team, won championships in Brain Bowl Competitions, won 2 elementary and 1 middle school basketball championship, 1 flag championship, district bowling champs, competitive golf teams, recognized for doing a great job by the FBI in Washington DC, and recognized for having the 3rd largest academic gains by the governor. Through the years we have seen a lot of students grow into who they were meant to be and some are still growing. This was made possible through our FBI (Fathers Being Involved) mentoring program. We expose kids not only to cutting edge curriculum, but also life skills that they need such as financial literacy, home and apartment buying, how to do basic car and home maintenance, and more. My goal when I started this school was to leave my mark on someone's life in hopes they live a better life than I did and ultimately leave their mark on someone else's life by making it better. These 10 years have been great and we want the next 10 to be even better.
We Raise our Girls but Love our Boys!
It's tough to be what you don't see
Does your son get in his feelings often? Does he suck his teeth? Does he hold a grudge for days? Are you often upset at how he cleans or forgets things? The answer is simple. He needs to be around what you want him to be. If you want him to be a man he has to be around one. Often parents bless kids with the term MAN, and the boy has no idea what it takes to be a man because he is never around one. This is not a jab at moms because moms deal with the hand they are dealt and men get a pass. What I need is for moms to find a real man for their son and daughter to see and converse with so when life hits them hard they have a reference from a man and woman's point of view. We want our boys to be men with no guidance. When you ride through a neighborhood or go into a corner store if you see a girl between 3 and 10 she is with an adult or teenage sibling. If you see a boy aged 3 to 10 you only see another boy. And we wonder why girls are more mature. We are not setting a good example for the boys to become men. How do we fix this. We have to get back to being the village. Every race helps each other except the black race. WE HAVE TO STAND UP NOW!
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, at https://www. ascr.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint- Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
4699 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
Tel: (954) 735-1470
K - 12th Grade - Monday - Friday
School Day 7:45am - 3:00pm