News & Announcements

FAMU DRS Continues Free Meal Distribution

Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) is again providing free meals to the community.

As of Monday, June 7, FAMU DRS began distributing pre-packaged meals for breakfast and lunch. The meals are available Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to noon, and may be retrieved from the district's circle drive on Orange Avenue.

The school began providing meals last summer to help families during the pandemic, and FAMU DRS Superintendent Micheal Johnson said his team is fortunate to be able to provide the service again this year.

"I am pleased to announce we are continuing our free meal distribution," said Johnson. "Ms. Franklin, her cafeteria team, and our school security team have been essential in helping to provide this great service for our students and our extended community."

The meals are available on a first-come, first-served basis and they will be provided to anyone in the community. FAMU DRS will distribute breakfast and lunch until Friday, July 23.

Summer 2021 Reading Lists

The Summer 2021 Reading Lists are now available. Click on the link above or contact your child's administrtor for additional information.

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] or Kaylor Miles, LMHC [email protected] . We look forward to seeing you there.

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 [email protected]
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