Boeing donates $ 120,000 to schools

Boeing donated $ 120,000 to the Brevard Schools Foundation to expand its space exploration teaching program. The money will go to the Destination Space and Destination Mars programs.

"Boeing is committed to supporting our youth through STEM initiatives that will inspire and engage them in concrete projects related to space education," said Ingrid Piedrahita, Boeing's community investor. . "We want students to be curious, engaged and passionate about their activities and inspired to become lifelong learners, dreamers and actors."

Endeavor Elementary launches pantry

Endeavor Elementary in Cocoa has created a pantry that allows students to get the food, toiletries and other resources they need.

School leaders at Endeavor, one of the poorest and worst-performing schools in the county, hope that the pantry will help students who are struggling to get the necessary meals and to succeed better in class.

The pantry is stocked by food drives from Viera Church, Satellite High School ROTC, West Shore Junior / Senior High School, Keizer University and the Children's Hunger Project, as well as from the Central Brevard Sharing Center and the University of Central Florida.

Positive Report of the Sales Tax Oversight Committee

In its annual presentation, the Independent Citizen Oversight Committee told school council members that the 0.5% sales tax money is spent wisely and projects are completed on time.

Gary Shiffrin, president of the ICOC, said the tax had netted $ 155.2 million, about $ 37.5 million more than expected. The tax will expire in 2020 and is expected to exceed the $ 198 million target set by the district. So far, about $ 118 million has been spent: $ 96.5 million for building repairs, $ 12.8 million for technology and $ 8.7 million for safety.

If the money generated by the sales tax exceeds the target of $ 198 million, the Oversight Committee and staff recommend that 50% of the surplus be allocated to security, 15% to technology and 35% to building repairs.

Lewis Carroll Elementary turns 50

Lewis Carroll Elementary School marks its 50th birthday, as former principals and retired teachers return to Merritt Island School to remember its history.

According to a school press release, Lewis Carroll was opened to alleviate the overcrowding of elementary schools MILA and Gardendale. It started as a small installation with separators separating the different classrooms. In 1997, the current campus was built.

Imperial Estates Elementary Schools in Titusville and Pinewood in Mims are also celebrating their 50th birthday this year.

Brevard students chosen for music ensembles from all states

Out of a group of nearly 10,000 students auditioned throughout the state, 99 Brevard students were selected to play in music ensembles from all states. Students from local choirs, orchestras and bands will have the opportunity to perform at the Tampa Convention Center, Straz Center and the Marriott Waterside Hotel this month.

A total of 2,369 Florida students were selected by the Florida Music Education Association for ensembles from all states.

Business gives computers to Ocean Breeze Elementary

Ocean Breeze Elementary, in Indian Harbor Beach, received 59 free computers through the Launch Federal Credit Union in Merritt Island.

Students from Manatee Elementary School

As part of its annual Manatee Gives Back program, students at Manatee Elementary School in Viera collected donations for local non-profit organizations. Gardeners and Grade 1 students donated food, supplies, bedding and pet toys to the Brevard Humane Society; second, third and fourth year students offered gifts to foster children through the Brevard Children 's Friends; and fifth and sixth graders collected household items in "Welcome to Home" baskets for families in transition with Family Promise of Brevard.

Early Learning Coalition Seeks New Executive Director

The Brevard Early Learning Coalition, an organization that offers pre-funded K programs, is looking for a new executive director, following the resignation of Sky Beard.

Beard, who has been working at ELC for 12 years, has accepted a new position as director of No Kid Hungry Florida, a non-profit organization that advocates for breakfast opportunities in public schools, options for catering after school and summer and other anti-hunger campaigns. His last day was Monday.

Gina Sousa, ELC Administrator, has been appointed Acting Executive Director.

Those interested in the position may contact the Director of Human Resources, Tina Snyder, at tsnyder@elcbrevard.org or at 321-637-1800, ext. 2016

Latest news from the school:

  • The graduation rate in schools Brevard reaches its highest level in 5 years
  • The European Union interrupts negotiations and calls for a "laughable" district offer
  • BPS now has a "panic" app to alert the police in case of a shootout
  • Brevard Chiefs of DeSantis Transition Teams for Education
  • FDLE discovers that school officials have manipulated the process of recruiting a company

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