August 23, 2019
Mandatory Heart Screenings Making a Measurable Difference
Brevard students are now required to get heart screenings for winter sports, but nearly 3,000 have already begun getting them, at the district’s urging, in time for fall sports such as football and swimming. CLICK HERE to watch WESH 2's coverage of the story.
BPS Launches New Quarterly Magazine
Brevard Public Schools is launching a new quarterly magazine titled, “Heart of Brevard" to provide more in-depth reporting on the education stories that matter most to our families, employees and the greater community.

The magazine replaces the digitally-produced "BPS News" monthly e-zine and will offer more pages of quality content to be distributed in mass to locations throughout the county. The fall issue of Heart of Brevard is due out by the end of August and will still be provided in hard copy to schools, available for download via Peachjar and from the district's web site.
BPS Recognizes Longevity Award Recipients
Brevard Public Schools recognized 3,974 employees for their years of service. The Longevity Service Award honors those individuals celebrating 10-14, 15-24 and 25+ years as a BPS employee. A list of recipient names can be found HERE. Congratulations to all and thank you for your dedication.

Showcasing the heart and soul of those who teach, inspire and support our children.
Gifted Teacher to Be Honored with National Community Service Award

Virginia Hamilton, a Gifted Student Program teacher at Quest Elementary, will receive the 2019 Community Service Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) at its annual convention in November. Hamilton is receiving this honor for her work with the Canine Commandos, teaching gifted students about empathy through hands-on experiences with shelter animals. READ MORE HERE .
Ocean Breeze Art Educator Wins $1,000 Grant from Lifestyle Homes

John Alison, art educator at Ocean Breeze Elementary, was nominated by several people from the Indian Harbour Beach community for a $1,000 grant from LifeStyle Homes to support his art program.

LifeStyle’s Education Renovation program provides funds to teachers to help with a particular item or project that is not currently within budget. The grant can be used to help pay for classroom supplies or any special projects that may be out of financial reach.

The nomination read: " Mr. Alison is an all-around fabulous guy. He’s an educator who truly cares about the students, and you can feel it when you speak to him. He also directs the car loop every morning (rain or shine) with the brightest smile, making the kids feel warm and welcome. Art supplies can be very pricey and I’m sure his classroom could benefit greatly from this."

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