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March 19, 2018 -  Outbreak at Booker Middle School Deemed Safe 

Education Foundation implements a school-wide, immersive program to teach career readiness through real-world scenarios.

An outbreak discovered within the simulated city at Booker Middle School has been deemed safe. Scientists from the University of South Florida arrived on the scene at daybreak to evaluate suspicious mold found on one of the buildings and determined the bacteria is a strain of probiotic. Dr. Mitch Ruzek, the lead contamination response scientist, explained to staff and students that probiotics are a form of “healthy” bacteria often added into yogurts and medications to assist with digestive health. Full Release

 

January 30, 2018 -  PNC Awards $150,000 Grant to Education Foundation - Partnership with Forty Carrots Expands Parenting Education to Title One Schools

PNC has awarded $150,000 to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County in partnership with Forty Carrots Family Center designed to improve the school success of young children in Sarasota County Title One elementary schools. The three-year grant will expand the Partners In Play℠ program to Gocio Elementary School and allow Forty Carrots to offer Abriendo Puertas Bilingual Parenting Education (Parent University) at Gocio and Alta Vista Elementary Schools. Full Release



January 2018 E-newsletter - The Achiever

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January 10, 2018 -  Education Foundation Hosts Annual High School Art Exhibit

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County will host the annual createSRQ High School Juried Arts Exhibit January 13-15, 2018. Created to elevate arts education, createSRQ has become the area’s preeminent high school arts competition. The exhibit of over 200 pieces of art submitted by Sarasota County high school students will be on display at the Roskamp Exhition Hall at Ringling College of Art + Design. The free exhibit is open to the public daily from 12pm to 4pm. Full Release

 

December 2017 E-newsletter - The Achiever

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December 13, 2017 -  District's 2018 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year is Riverview High English Teacher

Es Swihart, an English teacher at Riverview High School, was named the 2018 Sarasota County Teacher of the Year at the Ignite Education event, a celebration hosted by the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. This is the second year in a row Superintendent Todd Bowden has presented this honor to a teacher from Riverview. Full Release

 

December 2017 SRQ Magazine - PROJECTHINK Feature

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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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