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    A World of Learning Awaits at MLK! 
     
    Welcome to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School of the Arts website!   I am honored to be a part of the M.L.K. family and community and look forward to collaborating with you to make our school the best ever.  We have increased our school grade from a "D" to a "C" as determined by the performance of our students on the Florida Standards Assessment.  I am immensely proud of our students, faculty, and staff.  Our theme this year is: A World of Learning Awaits at MLK!  We will continue our focus on academic achievement in reading, math and science and enriching the lives of all of our children through the study of art and music!  Each day our students will experience engaging, rigorous instruction aligned to the Florida Standards, demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways, and take ownership of their learning.  Our goal is to set all of our students on the path to college or a career which will open up a WORLD of opportunity to them!   
     
    Family and community partnerships are integral to the success of our school and I am looking forward to working with each of you.  There are many opportunities for you to volunteer and be involved in our school.  Please check our website often for updated information about events and happenings at the school.
     
    I am always open to your feedback and suggestions, so feel free to reach out to me any time by contacting the school.  Until then, I will continue working towards creating a school environment that is child-centered, engaging, and reflective of the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for whom our great school is named.
     
    With warm regards, 
     
    Cindy V. Gentry
    Principal
     
     
     
     
Gentry