EAGLEi/PHOTOS: Charter high school proponents host Grand Opening Fundraiser at CJ’s on the Bay

Marco Island Discovery Center opens office

Marco Island Discovery Center volunteers, left to right, are Tara Hagan, Vice President, Jane Watt, President, Renee Maille, John Ranieri, Dianne Wetjen, Cindy Anderson, Cathy Cleary, Gayle Thawley
Not pictured: Jan Temkowicz, Jay Santiago, Pat Santiago,  Mac Recker, Kim Polley, Debbie Serventes, Diane Wruk. The group is celebrating the grand opening of their new office at the Esplanade to share information on their proposed charter high school and green campus.

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Marco Island Discovery Center volunteers, left to right, are Tara Hagan, Vice President, Jane Watt, President, Renee Maille, John Ranieri, Dianne Wetjen, Cindy Anderson, Cathy Cleary, Gayle Thawley Not pictured: Jan Temkowicz, Jay Santiago, Pat Santiago, Mac Recker, Kim Polley, Debbie Serventes, Diane Wruk. The group is celebrating the grand opening of their new office at the Esplanade to share information on their proposed charter high school and green campus.

Jane Watt, left, a member of the Marco Island Discovery Center board, shares information on proposed charter high school and green campus to a visitor at the Discovery Center's new office in the Esplanade.

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Jane Watt, left, a member of the Marco Island Discovery Center board, shares information on proposed charter high school and green campus to a visitor at the Discovery Center's new office in the Esplanade.

Marco Island Discovery Center volunteers in front of the organization's new office, from left to right, Tara Hagan, Vice President, Jane Watt, President,Renee Maille, John Ranieri, Dianne Wetjen, Cindy Anderson, Cathy Cleary, Gayle Thawley Not pictured: Jan Temkowicz, Jay Santiago, Pat Santiago,  Mac Recker, Kim Polley, Debbie Serventes, Diane Wruk. Marco Island Discovery Center is proposing a charter high school located on a green campus.

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Marco Island Discovery Center volunteers in front of the organization's new office, from left to right, Tara Hagan, Vice President, Jane Watt, President,Renee Maille, John Ranieri, Dianne Wetjen, Cindy Anderson, Cathy Cleary, Gayle Thawley Not pictured: Jan Temkowicz, Jay Santiago, Pat Santiago, Mac Recker, Kim Polley, Debbie Serventes, Diane Wruk. Marco Island Discovery Center is proposing a charter high school located on a green campus.

— Marco Island Academy and Discovery Center is hosting a grand opening fundraiser scheduled 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at CJ’s on the Bay at the Esplanade.

Marco Island Academy and Discovery Center, which is proposing a charter high school centered around a larger environmentally-conscious campus open to the community, is celebrating the opening of their office located in Suite 107 at the Esplanade.

The Marco Island Charter Middle School Band will be performing at 5:30 p.m.. Dancers from Spotlight Dance Studio will also be performing at the event.

“Please join us for a night of fun, food, dance and music at CJ’s.”

Merchandise will be available for purchase.

The Marco Island Academy and Discovery Center’s office is open 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended evening hours until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

“We encourage you to stop by and learn more about the project. We are also looking for more volunteers to help in the office.”

Please contact Jan Temkiewicz at jantnyc@hotmail.com or Jane Watt at janewatt01@marcocable.com if you are interested in learning more about the proposed school.

“The focus of the Marco Island Academy is on the core curriculum with a unique hands-on learning approach.”

Organizers plan for the academy to offer various after school clubs and programs, which includes an athletics program.

“In addition, our partnership with the Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Future’s Society allows us to feature programs to emphasize the need to be better stewards of our natural resources and teach us about our local Living Laboratory.”

The Marco Island Academy and Discovery Center is planned to be a LEED certified campus featuring state-of-the-art sustainable technologies to reduce energy consumption, water consumption and waste production, while improving indoor environmental quality.

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kosherdeli writes:

Do you really think CJ’s an establishment that serves Beer, Wine and Liquor, (yes I know they also serve food) was the best place for the Marco Island Academy and Discovery Center to host its grand opening fundraiser?
Its for High School!

getreal239 writes:

This night was set aside for the grand opening of the artist's galleries. Why didn't the high school people respect that and have their grand opening (of nothing) on another night?
Saw one of them rudely get in the face of a lady who declined to make a cash donation. He just didn't know when to quit, and appeared to have been drinking. The lady just walked away from him in disgust.

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