News & Announcements

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
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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 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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Visit the Superintendent's Corner

As a way to stay connected with our Baby Rattler FAMU-ly, Mr. Micheal D. Johnson, FAMU DRS Superintendent, is proud to share his "Superintendent's Corner" publication. Each month, Mr. Johnson will honor students, faculty, staff, organizations, and stakeholders while also sharing some "Great Things Happening at FAMU DRS." Please check out the publication each month as we continue to personify EXCELLENCE.
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Announcing the Launch of the FAMU DRS College Jam Series - November 12, 2019

The FAMU DRS College Jam Series is generously sponsored by the Florida Lottery. The series workshops are tailored to FAMU DRS juniors and seniors. These scholars will receive personalized ACT/SAT tutoring, information regarding scholarships such as Bright Futures, assistance with applying for financial aid, and the college or career program of their choice, and many other benefits.
The first workshop will be held for SENIORS only on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in the FAMU DRS Media Center.
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Boys Can Read, Too! Literary Initiative - November 8, 2019

The Florida Lottery proudly sponsors Superintendent Micheal Johnson's Literary Initiative "Boys Can Read, Too!" November 8, 2019.
The first book in the series, "Makes Me Wanna Holler" by Nathan McCall, depicts the story of the young McCall grappling between societal and family constraints as he journeys to discover who is is as a young Black man in America.
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Read for the Record - November 7, 2019

On November 7, 2019 FAMU Developmental Research School will host
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record which will feature the book Thank You,
Omu! This event brings together millions of adults and children around the
world each year to read the same book on the same day in order to raise
awareness about the critical importance of early literacy. This event is generously sponsored by the Florida Lottery.
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