September 15, 2023

IN THE NEWS            

In This Issue

Superintendent's Town Hall Meetings

Boosterthon Fun Run

SCTPO Bicycle Safety Training

Superintendent's Town Hall Meetings

Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell has scheduled a series of town halls across the county to meet with parents/guardians to discuss strategies for making the experience our families have with BPS as fulfilling as possible. 

Each town hall will be a forum for parents/guardians to get their questions answered. The town halls begin at 6:00 p.m. and will last for up to 90 minutes. 

Boosterthon Fun Run

On Sept. 13, Sherwood Elementary hosted its annual Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser. This event served a dual purpose: to inspire both students and parents and to help raise funds for student programs, field trips, awards, and celebratory events.

The atmosphere was electric as excited students, dedicated staff members, and enthusiastic parents came together, each proudly donning their house's distinctive colors. This vibrant display of team spirit added an extra layer of excitement to the day's festivities.

Adding to the festivities, the Eau Gallie High School Marching Band graced the event with their musical talents. They not only provided lively tunes but also served as cheerleaders and mentors, motivating students to give their best during the Fun Run.

Overall, the Boosterthon Fun Run was a resounding success, achieving its goal of motivating and inspiring students and parents while securing vital funding for the betterment of the school. It was a day filled with unity, joy, and a deep sense of commitment to the school's educational mission.

SCTPO Bicycle Safety Training

In partnership with the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO), PE teachers received training in Bicycle Safety, as well as Pedestrian Safety, including obtaining Florida Helmet Fitting certification. Trained teachers are eligible to request the use of trailers maintained and provided free of charge by SCTPO. These trailers are equipped with bicycles, helmets, cones, and other necessary equipment, enabling our teachers to instruct students in bicycle safety, covering topics such as starting and stopping, hazard avoidance, signaling, and yielding. SCTPO works closely with BPS Transportation to facilitate this crucial educational initiative.

The schools represented at the training were:

  • Apollo Elementary School
  • MILA Elementary School
  • Meadowlane Intermediate School
  • Viera Elementary School
  • Enterprise Elementary School
  • Freedom 7 Elementary School
  • Central Middle School
  • Endeavour Elementary School
  • Challenger 7 Elementary School
  • Anderson Elementary School
  • Golfview Elementary Magnet School
  • Atlantis Elementary School
  • South Lake Elementary School

We plan to offer another training session this spring to enable more schools to utilize this valuable resource.

Heart of Brevard

Chris Bainbridge is the Heart of Brevard!

The Heart of Brevard is a person who puts their heart and soul into teaching, inspiring, and supporting our children in whatever role they play in BPS.

If you know of a BPS staff member or community partner who is the “Heart of Brevard,” nominate them HERE!

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