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FAMU DRS Celebrating Senior Class

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, schools are having to find new ways to celebrate their seniors.

FAMU DRS is displaying their 2020 class for all to see.

Administrators created vinyl signs with pictures of each and every senior.

The school posted the signs along the fence on Orange Avenue in one of the many ways the community is coming together to support and show love to this year's graduating class.
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FAMU DRS Thanks All Teachers and Staff During Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020.

FAMU Developmental Research School handed out lunches and thank you bags to teachers and other staff.

Micheal Johnson is finishing his first year as superintendent for FAMU DRS but has been in education for more than 25 years.

He says while it is Teacher Appreciation Week, the school also wanted to show appreciation to other staff members, like cafeteria workers.

"We are honoring not just our teachers, but we're honoring our whole staff at FAMU DRS," said Johnson. "From our ladies who have been doing a wonderful job with our breakfast and lunch every day since we've been out day one, to our security, to teachers. So we're just trying to honor everyone and just say thank you."

The school had 93 bags to show appreciation along with lunch from Moe's.
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Former Baby Rattler Drafted to the NFL

Christopher Jackson, a FAMU DRS graduate, was drafted by the Tennessee Titans. While at FAMU DRS Chris played football, played basketball, and ran track. He was the 110 meter state championship during his junior year at FAMU DRS and Marshall University took him as a defensive back in January of his senior year.
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Former Baby Rattler First Round Draft Pick in the WNBA

The former FAMU DRS Baby Lady Rattler went to the New York Liberty with the final pick of the first round, 12th overall.

In her final season at Louisville, Jones was a member of the All-ACC First team, averaging just over 14 points and five rebounds a game, and her former coach at FAMU DRS said Friday night was a big night for Tallahassee.
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FAMU DRS to Continue Distance Learning Through the End of the 2019-2020 School Year

Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran recommended that all Florida public and private K-12 schools continue distance learning and keep school campuses closed through June 3rd, the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. As such, FAMU DRS Superintendent, Mr. Michael Johnson, has announced that FAMU DRS will continue utilizing the distance learning platform which has been successfully implemented.
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