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November 14, 2017 -  Sarasota County Teacher of the Year finalists surprised at 3 schools

Teachers at three schools in Sarasota County were surprised Tuesday, Nov. 13, when they were revealed as the district’s elementary, middle and high school Teachers of the Year and the 2018 Teacher of the Year finalists. The annual Teacher Tribute Tour team traveled to each school together on a bus. This year’s team included Superintendent of Schools Todd Bowden, School Board members, Education Foundation President Jennifer Vigne and other representatives of the foundation and the school district, past winners and special guests. They congratulated the teachers as their students and school staff helped celebrate the event. One of the three finalists will be named the district’s overall Teacher of the Year at the Ignite Education event at the Westin Sarasota on Dec. 13. Full Release

 

November 2017 E-newsletter - The Achiever

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October 17, 2017 -  #SRQHacks "Hack Your Education" - Education Foundation of Sarasota County hosts 2nd Annual Hackathon

Powered by the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, the region’s second annual student hackathon was held October 13-15, 2017, at Ringling College of Art + Design. The intense, three-day immersive experience paired nearly 100 students age 13-18 years old with over 40 mentors, forming 10 teams that worked to “hack their education” by creating technological applications designed to advance student learning. The event was made possible thanks to lead event sponsor Gulf Coast Community Foundation with support from Catalina Charitable Foundation, Sarasota Underground, Informa, WUSF Public Media, LogicJunction and United Data Technologies. Full Release


October 10, 2017 - MEDIA ALERT - Education Foundation of Sarasota County hosts 2nd Annual Hackathon

Powered by the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, the region’s second annual student hackathon will be held October 13-15, 2017. The intense, three-day immersive experience will pair 100 students with over 60 mentors, forming teams that will work to “hack their education” by creating technological applications designed to advance student learning. Full Media Alert


October 2017 E-newsletter - The Achiever

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August 31, 2017 - Education Foundation Receives Grant to Expand Conflict Resolution Program

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County received a $12,500 grant from the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (JFSM) to expand the Restorative Strategies Initiative in Sarasota County Schools.  The program is designed to promote positive behavior through problem-solving, conflict resolution and the careful establishment of expectations. Full Release


August 30, 2017 - MEDIA ALERT - Sarasota County Schools Hosts Fall College Night September 7

Local high school students and parents can meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from across the U.S. Schools scheduled to send representatives include post-secondary institutions in the State University System of Florida as well as public and private colleges and universities from across the nation. Representatives of various military academies and military recruiters will also attend. Full Media Alert
 

July 24, 2017 - Local Students Take on Cybersecurity in Summer Camp

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County was one of the distinguished organizations across the United States selected to participate in the 2017 season of the Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberCamp Program. During the week of July 17-21, 2017, 45 Sarasota County middle and high school students participated in the inaugural CyberCamp, hosted in partnership with Riverview High School and the Sylint Group. The international cybersecurity firm donated over 20 hours to teach the sold-out camp and connect the AFA curriculum to the real-world field applications. Riverview High JROTC cadets and the Sarasota-Manatee AFA chapter also provided volunteer assistance. Full Release

 

 

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