News & Announcements

Virtual Self-Care Workshop

Self-care is a priority and necessity, not a luxury. Take the time to take care of yourself. Join workshop presenter Kaylor Miles, LMHC in the Thursday, May 13, 2021 (6 pm – 7:30 pm) Virtual Self-Care Workshop, a FAMU DRS Tile I Part A Initiative. Register for the workshop at https://bit.ly/3hb9isr . For additional information, contact Sheila LaBissiere, Title I Coordinator at sheila.labissiere@famu.edu or Kaylor Miles, LMHC kaylor1.miles@famu.edu . We look forward to seeing you there.

McKay Scholarship Notification

We would like to inform you that all Florida School districts are required to notify parents of students with disabilities that their student(s) may be eligible to participate in the John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program, commonly known as the McKay Scholarship Program. This program was created to provide educational options to parents of disabled students.

For more details, please visit https://www.leonschools.net/McKay for the full notice letter.

DOE ESE Survey - Deadline May 31, 2021

The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2020-21 school year. All information provided will remain confidential.

https://www.esesurvey.com/altlogin.php

This survey should be completed by May 31, 2021.

CDF Freedom School Program Hiring Servant Leader Interns

CDF Freedom School Program Hiring Servant Leader Interns to serve as Summer Literacy Instructors for a maximum of 10 students per class. For more information, please contact Sheila Labissiere at sheila.labissiere@famu.edu or Janell Massaline at janell.massaline@famu.edu.

First-Time HomeBuyer Course with the Tallahassee Urban League

Please join us for a two-day workshop on Zoom on April 28-29, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for the FAMU DRS First-Time HomeBuyer Course with the Tallahassee Urban League. You must attend both nights to qualify for the certificate. Please register by April 27, 2021. For more information, please contact Sheila Labissiere at sheila.labissiere@famu.edu, Renee Jerry at renee.jerry@famu.edu, or Yolanda Foxx-Palmer at yolanda.foxxpalmer@famu.edu.

FAMU DRS Scholastic Book Fair

The FAMU DRS Scholastic Book Fair will be held on April 13- April 16, 2021, in the DRS Media Center from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. For more information, please contact Ms. Artency Jean, DRS Media Technician at (850) 412-5925 or email artency.jean@famu.edu.

In Collaboration with the Florida Inclusion Network, FAMU DRS Presents the "Let's Talk Behavior" Series

Join Briant Rutherford from Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) in collaboration with FAMU DRS as we discuss tips and strategies to support positive decision making by young men and women. To register, follow this link: http://bit.ly/FAMU-Parent
After registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the presentation.
For additional information, contact Briant Rutherford at brutherford@contactfin.com or Renee Jerry at renee.jerry@famu.edu

FAMU DRS Boys Basketball Win District 2A Championship

Congratulations, to the FAMU DRS Boys Basketball Team! Under the leadership and direction of Head Coach Dione Desir and Assistant Coaches Bobby Gaines, Jase Lindsey, John Lowder, Vincent Parkey, and Darryl Ward, the FAMU DRS Varsity Boys Basketball Team defeated John Paul II and won the District 2A Championship on Friday, February 12, 2021. Congratulations to our District Champions!

FAMU DRS Girls Basketball Win District 2A Championship

Congratulations, to the FAMU DRS Girls Basketball Team! Under the leadership and direction of Head Coach Erica Cromartie, Assistant Coach James Brown, and Assistant Coach Ravonda Claitt, the FAMU DRS Varsity Girls Basketball Team won the District 2A Championship on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

COVID -19 in 2021 "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" Forum

FAMU DRS is proud to present the COVID -19 in 2021 "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" Forum brought to you by the FAMU DRS Social Work Department during Black History Month. It will be held virtually on February 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The meeting will open at 5:45 p.m., Please Sign- In before 6:00 p.m. 
 
The panelist includes Dr. Temple Robinson Chief Executive Officer for Bond Community Health Center, Dr. Shamarial Roberson Deputy Secretary for Health with the Florida Department of Health and Tanya Tatum Director for FAMU Student Health Services. Registrants are encouraged to provide questions in advance using the (Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2NETGka) also located on the flyer. Should you require additional information, please contact Mrs. Yolanda Foxx-Palmer at Foxxpalmer@famu.edu or (850) 561-2923.

FAMU DRS STEM Literacy Night

FAMU DRS is excited to announce its newest partnership with the FAMU HBCU-UP program. Together we will host two STEM Literacy Nights which will feature guest readers in the STEM field.

The first STEM Literacy Night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (6 pm), and will feature Dr. Larry Robinson, President, Florida A&M University and Dr. Doreen Kobalo from the FAMU School of Architecture and Engineering Technology.

This is going to be an exciting night filled with STEM-related activities and giveaways! Student participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite STEM professionals.

If you would like to attend this virtual STEM Literacy Night, please register by February 16th via: https://bit.ly/3qgyX4C.

Should you require additional information, please contact Ms. Labissiere (Sheila.Labissiere@famu.edu) or Ms. Alicia
Hudson (Alicia.Hudson@famu.edu).
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