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FAMU DRS Community Partners Donate to FAMU DRS Food Pantry

The FAMU DRS Food Pantry has been filled with over 1,680 pounds of food, which includes noodles, assorted lentils and beans and other non-perishable items thanks to donations from FAMU DRS Community Partners, Tim Mosley and Tallahassee’s own Radio Celebrity DJ Dapp, Program Director of WWLD Blazin 102.3. Mosley and DJ Dapp joined forces to assist FAMU DRS students and parents who are in need of a helping hand throughout the school year.

Through foundations like The Less Fortunate Matters, spearheaded by Mosley and The Loreen Mathis Foundation, operated by DJ Dapp, FAMU DRS is able to add to our FAMU DRS Food Pantry stock and provide assistance to students/families enrolled at FAMU DRS this school year.
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Future Pathways: Interactive Sessions

On January 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, the Adult & Community Education (ACE) program will host interactive sessions to learn about post secondary options, diploma options, agency involvement, public benefits, legal rights and more! Middle, high school, and post-secondary students who are receiving special education services, families, and professionals should all attend! Numerous agencies and community programs will be on hand. For questions or accommodations, contact Kristy Ward at wardk@leonschools.net or (850) 487-7323.
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PERT Assessment and Preparation Offered to FAMU DRS Students

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) may be taken to satisfy either the (1)
dual enrollment or (2) math graduation requirement (juniors and seniors ONLY). Students
MUST register for ONLY ONE of the two test dates, participate in two preparation sessions,
and complete assigned study materials prior to the first test session.
Sophomores will be provided with a separate test date.
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2ONWZ6G
Juniors and Seniors ONLY
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kay Wallace, Guidance Counselor email: Kay.Wallace@famu.edu
http://www.fldoe.org/schools/CommonPlacementTesting.asp.
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Algebra 1 EOC Retake Prep Sessions

The Algebra 1 EOC retakes will be administered Wednesday and Thursday, December 11th and 12th at 9:00 am each day. Prep sessions will be provided for all students who need to retake the Algebra 1 EOC. Sessions will be held in the FAMU DRS High School Building, Room 605. Prep sessions will be held December 4th, December 5th, and December 10th from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm each day.
For additional information, please contact Ms. Kay Wallace, Director of Guidance at 850.412.5930. All students retaking the Algebra 1 EOC are strongly encouraged to attend each session (different skills will be taught/reviewed at each session).
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Winter Holiday Concert

Join us for the annual FAMU DRS Winter Holiday Concert, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the FAMU Band Room located at 1660 Pinder Drive. Presale tickets are only $5 and tickets will also be available at the door for $7; however, all FAMU DRS students will be admitted for FREE.
For additional information, please contact Mr. Andrew Thompson, Director of Chorus and Theatre at FAMU DRS (850.412.5930) or Mr. Emmanuel Brown, Director of Bands at FAMU DRS (850.412.5930). We look forward to seeing you there!
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Family Involvement Series

Please see the attached flyers regarding these awesome online workshops.
"Positive Beginning to Positive Behavior Supports"
"Helping with Homework for the Holidays"
"Caregiver Stress & Burnout: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself"
Registration is not required but for a copy of Power point, participants can register at https://www.smore.com/4f59k
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FAMU DRS Fall Unity Harvest Luncheon

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, FAMU DRS will host its annual Fall Unity Harvest Luncheon in the FAMU DRS Cafeteria. The luncheon will be held during the elementary, middle, and high school lunches.
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole Earth."
Please contact Ms. Audrey Franklin at 850.412.5846 or audrey.franklin@famu.edu for additional information.
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PTA Meeting with Special Presenter

The Tuesday, November 19, 2019 PTA Meeting will host special guest speaker Dr. Monica Hayes, Deputy Director of Marijuana Projects for the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative. Please join the PTA for an informative presentation on FAMU's Medical Marijuana Initiative. The meeting and presentation will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the FAMU DRS Media Center. Light refreshments will be served.
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"Author's Day at FAMU DRS" Series Event

On Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, T.B. Darks, author of “THE FLUFFY ADVENTURES OF FROMO: A STICKY SITUATION” (2019) and “WASH DAY” (2018), will visit the FAMU DRS Media Center and share stories of reading, writing, and the creative process with students in Grades 2-6.
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