BPS News in a Minute

February 8, 2013


COCOA, FLA. – Sixth grade students from Challenger 7 Elementary School created an Egyptian tomb adorned with hieroglyphics and artifacts.  Additionally, students fashioned costumes and gave tours. The guides escorted students through the tomb, discussed the significance of the various relics and detailed their research on the pyramids.

While waiting to be escorted through the tomb, students worked with sixth graders in writing their names in hieroglyphics. Sixth grade student Cassidy Hildebrandt exclaimed, "It was really a blast; we all enjoyed it."

For more information or photos, please contact sixth grade teacher Brent Poole at poole.brent@brevardschools.org



VIERA, FLA. – All Brevard Public Schools parents are invited to participate in the third annual parent survey. The survey will be available in English and Espańol to all parents beginning on February 11th and continuing through March 1st. This is a wonderful opportunity for all parents to provide valuable feedback to drive the continuous improvement of their child’s school.   

*Parents can access this survey online at: http://Parentsurvey.brevardschools.org.  

If parents are unable to complete this online survey from home, they may visit their school to complete it electronically. Paper copies are also available upon request from all Brevard Public Schools.

A summary of the parent survey results will be reported and posted on the Brevard Public Schools website. Individual school results will be communicated to parents and staff at each school.  Survey results and comments will guide school improvement efforts and be used to meet the diverse needs of Brevard students and families.



PALM BAY, FLA. – Bayside High School students from Peggy Dowling’s varying exceptionalities class will host “Bayside Bargains” on Sat., Mar. 9 in the cafeteria from 8 a.m. to noon. 

 Throughout the year, students accept new and quality used items to put together this large bargain sale. The event takes three to four weeks to organize and was developed to teach real-life job skills and enhance academic learning. Dowling says her long term goal is to teach students job skills today that will increase their chances of success in their community tomorrow!

The community is invited to attend and make purchases. Proceeds from the sale are used for taking the students off campus so that they can explore various job opportunities within their community thus enabling them to better find employment upon graduation. The monies are also used for cooking projects within the classroom as well as taking students to restaurants after studying menus from local eateries.

For more information, contact Dowling at 321-956-5000 or dowling.peggy@brevardschools.org.



            PALM BAY, FLA. – Members of the community in 7th grade or older are invited to attend Rachael’s Challenge on Mon., Feb. 11 from 7-8 p.m. in the Bayside High School Auditorium.  For more information, please contact Aaron Parr, (321) 956-5000 ext. 21616 or parr.aaron@brevardschools.org.



Forums to gain input from community members regarding the proposed revenue enhancements and budget cuts will be held at 6:30 – 8:00 pm for the below dates and locations:

Astronaut High School Auditorium

February 18, 2013

Bayside High School Auditorium

February 19, 2013

Hoover Middle School Media Center

February 21, 2013

Viera High School Auditorium

February 25, 2013