Let's "RAVE" about equity in our middle schools. Equity recognizes that the playing field isn't always even, and takes measures to insure that those students who are in need of more support receive it. The "4" components of equity are found in the acronym, "RAVE"...Relationships, Appreciation, Values and high Expectations. If we as educators build upon, model and practice these components, every student should receive what they need to succeed.

Come join us this year in Sarasota as we explore Educational Equity. A pre-conference session on Friday afternoon, will feature Roy Dobbs, Principal of Pike Preparatory, Indianapolis, In. He will share with us his dynamic program, Young Men of Purpose and complete mentoring guide. Our Saturday keynote speaker will feature Dr. Shannon Vincent, the Supt. of Moss Point Miss. school district. Shannon will challenge each of us to better understand equity and how to instill and provide it within our schools and classrooms.

Keeping the traditions we all love will be our Friday afternoon networking Social, Regional Meetings. Role Alike Groups, Phenomenal Baskets and Door Prizes.

We will continue to provide a leadership strand for administrators and breakout sessions from our keynote speakers and practitioners from across the state. I want to encourage you to sign up to present and share exciting programs within your classroom, school or district.

Hope to see you on June 15-16 in Sarasota at the Hyatt Regency, where we as middle level educators will come together for learning and fun as we 'RAVE" about Equity!

*Special thanks to Valarie Freeman, ACPS Equity Director for the use of the acronym "RAVE".

About FLMS

The Florida League of Middle Schools was founded in 1972 by a group of individuals who were designing, teaching, and working in a new kind of school called a "middle school". The association is designed for individuals and institutions dedicated to the cause of quality middle level education for grades 5-9.


The mission of the Florida League of Middle Schools is to improve education for middle grades students in the state of Florida.

This mission will be accomplished by:

  • Acting as an advocate for middle grade students and education in Florida
  • Facilitating curriculum improvement and in-service education.
  • Being a clearinghouse for middle level ideas, materials, and personnel.
  • Coordinating statewide efforts in the School Improvement Process in Florida.
  • Securing support for middle level education from groups and agencies.
  • Representing middle schools in public discussions of education issues.
  • Establishing and supporting regional affiliates of the Florida League of Middle Schools.

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

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May 2017 Newsletter