November 2019
Cocoa High Chorus in a New York
State of Mind

The opportunity of a lifetime some might say…the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This was a dream come true for the students of Cocoa High’s Chorus, when they learned they had been invited to to represent the state of Florida at the 2019 "Fall Sing: Remembering 9/11." 

Raising money to cover the $85,000 travel cost seemed a bit daunting, but with an opportunity of this magnitude, CHS music director Dr. Misty Martinez and Principal Rachad Wilson were determined to help these students make it to the Big Apple and show the world the level of talent and dedication. 

As word spread, so did the community’s interest and support. It took months of hard work, performances and practice, but the Cocoa High Chorus reached their fundraising goal! They departed for New York City on Saturday, October 12. 

Be sure to follow their travels by following Brevard Public Schools Facebook page @BrevardPublicSchools(official) or via our Twitter feed @BrevardSchools.
BPS Fashion Design Students Go Pink
for Superintendent
BPS Superintendent Mark Mullins is once again participating in the the Real Men Wear Pink campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness. Each school day throughout the month of October, Dr. Mullins will wear a Breast Cancer Awareness-inspired necktie handmade by BPS fashion students and teachers.

The Fashion Technology Design Services is a Career & Technical Education (CTE) program is offered at Cocoa Beach High, Merritt Island High, Palm Beach Magnet High, Rockledge High, Satellite High, Space Coast Jr./Sr. High, Titusville High and Viera High.

Last year, Dr. Mullins raised more than $14,000 for the cause that is near and dear to his heart. His mother, a 40+ year breast cancer survivor passed away last year at 86 years old, ultimately from the recurrence of cancer. Learn more about his efforts and the 'Go Pink' campaign HERE. 
Hospice of St. Francis Invites Community to Tree Lighting Events Honoring
Loved Ones on November 14
Hospice of St. Francis extends a community-wide invitation to the second annual Lights of Love, three seasonal ceremonies designed to honor loved ones in a unique, uplifting and beautiful way. The ceremonies will be held concurrently at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14 in Titusville on the Hospice of St. Francis Campus at 1250-B Grumman Place; in Rockledge at 1700 Jack Oates Blvd. on the grounds of the Resource Center; and in West Melbourne at the West Melbourne Community Center at 3000 Minton Rd.

Anyone who wishes to honor their loved ones can participate and attend one of the ceremonies as majestic oak trees adorned with hundreds of twinkling lights are illuminated for the first time. A small donation in honor or memory of a loved one will bring tribute to their life through a light on the tree. Those wishing to participate can visit the Lights of Love website:  www.LightsofLoveBrevard.com .

Lights of Love donations help fund community based bereavement programs for all ages. Donations made in memory of loved ones will support programs in our community provided by Hospice of St. Francis through our Bereavement Outreach services. Hospice of St. Francis offers free grief support through support groups and events including the NorthStar Program for Grieving Children program which helps children and teens cope with the heartache caused by the death of someone they care about. The NorthStar program is open to all children in the community who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Hospice of St. Francis holds ongoing grief support groups and sessions for all ages as well as special programs for coping with grief during the holidays. For more information visit our website: HospiceOfStFrancis.com .


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