News & Announcements

FAMU High Baseball Players Selected for American Legion Post 13 Team

Congratulations to Amani Hankins and Jalin Potter for trying out and being selected to play for the American Legion Post 13, 17 and under baseball team for the 2021 season.
Amani Hankins made the team as both pitcher and outfielder. Amani completed the spring season for FAMU High batting .333, with 19 stolen bases.
Jalin was selected primarily as team Designated Hitter (DH). Jalin finished he Spring 2021 baseball season for FAMU High batting .429, with 9 singles, 3 doubles and 8 runs batted in (RBI’s) Both of these players are currently juniors and are expected to have outstanding senior seasons.
The Post 13 Team is Coached by Bubba Dempsey of Wakulla Christian School.
For additional information, contact Mr. Sylvester Peck, Sr., Head Coach, FAMU DRS Baseball at

FAMU DRS Named a 2020-2021 National Beta School of Distinction

Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) has been named a 2020-2021 National Beta School of Distinction.

The National Beta School of Distinction is a prestigious honor given to Beta clubs striving towards academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership, and service to others.

With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction Award is designed to recognize schools that have increased membership for the current school year. This year, only 14% of Beta clubs across the country received the award. To be considered for membership in FAMU DRS' Beta club, students must "maintain high academic achievement and exemplify worthy character." (Click on the link above to read more about this prestigious award.)

Middle School Football is Back!

Middle school football is back! If you or your child would like to participate or receive more information, click on the link above to complete an interest form.

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 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.

This survey should be completed by May 31, 2021.

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 . For additional information, contact Sheila LaBissiere, Title I Coordinator at or Kaylor Miles, LMHC . We look forward to seeing you there.

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 or Janell Massaline at

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, Renee Jerry at, or Yolanda Foxx-Palmer at

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

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:
After registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the presentation.
For additional information, contact Briant Rutherford at or Renee Jerry at

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!
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