BPS News in a Minute

November 16, 2012

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY AWARD 

COCOA BEACH, FLA. - Dr. Scott McCord, chemistry teacher at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School, has been selected by the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society to receive the Outstanding High School Teacher Award for 2012. The award, including a monetary prize and plaque, will be presented at a banquet in Dr. McCord’s honor on December 1, 2012.

For more information please contact Ms. Cyndi Van Meter, associate superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at 321-633-1000 ext. 300 or vanmeter.cyndi@brevardschools.org

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCHOLAR AWARDS 2012  

VIERA, FLA. - Each September, the College Board recognizes the many high school students who have distinguished themselves academically by announcing Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award recipients. There are several types of awards, granted for various levels of achievement. Although these are not monetary awards, the students receive a certificate and their achievement is acknowledged on any subsequent AP Grade Reports sent to colleges. Award recipients not only gain recognition from colleges, but also win the admiration of their peers, families, and communities.

Award Levels

There are four award levels based upon the test scores (5-point scale) and the number of exams taken:

·         National AP Scholar Award – The highest award, National AP Scholar Award, indicates an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. 

·         AP Scholar with Distinction Award – The AP Scholar with Distinction Award recognizes students who earned an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. 

·         AP Scholar with Honor Award – The AP Scholar with Honor Award acknowledges an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams with scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. 

·         AP Scholar Award – The AP Scholar Award is granted to students who earned scores of 3 or higher on three or more of these exams.

For 2012, there were 37 National AP Scholar Awards, 240 AP Scholar with Distinction Awards, 187 AP Scholar with Honor Awards, and 419 AP Scholar Awards for a total of 883 awards compared to 761 total awards for 2011.

Please see  chart below for detailed information regarding awards by school. 

If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact Ms. Cyndi Van Meter, associate superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at 321-633-1000 ext. 300 or vanmeter.cyndi@brevardschools.org

 

2011-2012 AP Scholars Data

High Schools Offering AP Courses

AP Scholars

AP Scholars With Honors

AP Scholar with Distinction

National AP Scholar

Total

Astronaut*

14

6

3

0

23

Bayside*

32

10

16

1

59

Cocoa*

1

0

0

0

1

Cocoa Beach * ~

50

32

15

2

99

Eau Gallie+

7

0

0

0

7

Edgewood*

49

15

25

8

97

Melbourne* ~

35

17

18

2

72

Merritt Island*

27

10

20

4

61

Palm Bay*

30

7

17

3

57

Rockledge +

0

0

0

0

0

Satellite*

30

13

14

4

61

Space Coast*

10

3

4

0

17

Titusville*+

17

16

13

1

47

Viera*

62

30

34

4

130

West Shore*

55

28

61

8

152

Total

419

187

240

37

883

     *Denotes AP Diploma School

       

     ~Denotes IB  Diploma School

       

     +Denotes AICE Diploma School

       

 

BIDS FOR KIDS "HOLIDAY EDITION" ONLINE AUCTION OPEN!

Make Your Bid to Support Brevard Schools Foundation!

http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/AuctionHome.action?vhost=brevardschools  

VIERA, FLA. - The Bids for Kids "Holiday Edition" online auction is now open. The auction will run from November 13, 2012 to November 26, 2012, with proceeds going to Brevard Schools Foundation in order to support Brevard Public School students, teachers and schools with grants, scholarships, school supplies and much more. Auction items range from one-of-a-kind items like an exclusive private tour of the Orion space vehicle Factory of the Future at Kennedy Space Center to gift baskets guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, and community. Let the bidding begin!

Now is your chance to not only getting all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support our organization and mission.

For more information about the auction or the Foundation, please contact Foundation Executive Director, Janice Kershaw at 321-633-1000 ext. 756 or kershaw.janice@brevardschools.org.

 

School Happenings

Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School
 

The McNair Magnet School Junior Beta Club is reaching out to help soldiers in Afghanistan as well as victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Students are currently working on two different service learning projects.  The first is collecting donations for the East Bagram USO, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  Students are collecting personal toiletries, individually wrapped snacks, and chocolate to try to make the soldiers’ lives a little more comfortable.  One student put her trick-or-treating skills to good use and donated a huge sack full of candy.

          The McNair Junior Beta Club is also working to send monetary donations to the Red Cross to help with the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Last month, by selling refreshments at a school dance, the club earned and is donating $150.  Beta Club members are planning to repeat that donation, after the next selling opportunity.  Faculty and staff have also been asked to participate. 

            For more information, please contact Principal Rosette Brown at 321-633-3630 or brown.rosette@brevardschools.org.

 

Astronaut & Titusville High  

Below is a picture of the receipt of $1,000 from Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) by the ComBBAT Robotics Team.  This team is the joint F.I.R.S.T robotics team for both Astronaut and Titusville High Schools.

For more information, please contact Jeffery White, Career and Technical Education instructor at 321-264-3000 or white.jeffery@brevardschools.org

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