13 Student Activities & Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Semester

Can you believe the school year is already in full swing? Time flies when you’re having fun! Speaking of fun, this semester’s line-up of student activities and events includes celebrating national days, competitions, and learning how to stay safe while driving. Keep reading to learn about all the exciting activities Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has planned for this fall.  

Fall Semester Student Activities

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend Activities | September 2 – 4

Rest and relax during Labor Day weekend! You can continue working on your courses as needed during the holiday, but remember that your teachers will be out of the office on Monday, September 4.

Club Rush

FLVS is home to more than 60 clubs—from yoga and American Sign Language to eSports and photography! But they fill up quickly, so be sure to check them out at Club Rush! See the dates and times below: 

Field trips and meet-ups

Think online learning means only seeing your instructors or classmates on a computer screen? That couldn’t be further from the truth! 

  • For  FLVS Full Time students, check out one of our county meetups or field trips to explore Florida. Possible field trips include the Tampa Bay Museum of Science, Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center, and St. Augustine.
  • FLVS Flex students can attend field trips to the Central Florida Zoo, beach clean-ups, and St. Augustine. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for announcements to participate!

School Store

Show your school spirit and add some flair to your wardrobe at the official Florida Virtual School Store. There’s something for everyone in the fam, including merch for the class of 2024, parents, and FLVS teacher appreciation.

Hispanic Heritage Month | September 15 – October 15

Join us in celebrating Hispanic heroes and their contributions to freedom. We’re celebrating during the week of October 9-13, with online presentations that will help you learn about different aspects of Hispanic heritage and culture. 

You can also participate in Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art and Essay contests. If you wish to enter, email Ms. Mae Martin at memartin@flvs.net with your name, school, grade level, and project description.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day | September 17

We commemorate the formation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. We also recognize and reflect on the document’s importance for all people born in the U.S. or by naturalization to become citizens.

Deaf Awareness Week | September 19 – 25

Did you know learning American Sign Language (ASL) counts towards your foreign language requirement? You can even participate in an FLVS ASL Club (elementary, middle and high school), where you’ll learn signs, songs, and study about deaf life and culture. Club members also perform a song at the annual Club Awards held in the spring. Lastly, there is an ASL Honors Society for students who have completed ASL 1 and enrolled in ASL 2. Remember to attend Club Rush if you’re interested in joining any of our ASL Clubs.

Teen Safe Driver Week | October 15-21

We’re seeking solutions to prevent teen injuries and deaths on the road. The best way to change behavior over time is through messaging that promotes positive action, which is why we focus on safe driving behaviors. Remember to obey traffic laws, always wear your seatbelt, and never drive impaired!

Want to learn more about safe driving for teens? Join our Teen Driving Club or take the free Driver’s Education course available online 24/7.

Red Ribbon Week | October 23-31

You are reminded to, “Be Kind to Your Mind this Red Ribbon Week. Live Drug Free.” Participate in themed days to raise awareness of living a drug-free life. Interested in submitting an idea for the 2024 National Red Ribbon Week theme? Click here for more information.

FLVS Flex students in grades Kindergarten-5 will focus on “Responsible Decision Making.” This will include a live lesson and an annual poster contest on Wednesday, October 25 at 2 p.m. EST. 

If you’re an FLVS Full Time student, keep an eye out because the Florida Virtual High School Student Government officers will announce the spirit days this year.


National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as “NaNoWriMo,” is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge? Draft an entire novel in just one month. Let your imagination take over and just create! This year, the FLVS Creative Writing Club has set a club goal to write 1,000,000 in November. Remember, NaNoWriMo is a great way to track your writing progress, set milestones, connect with other writers, and participate in events designed to ensure you finish your novel.

Veterans Day / Letters to Heroes

FLVS will recognize Veterans Day on November 10, honoring our military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. You can continue working on your courses as needed, but remember that your teachers will be out of the office on Friday, November 10. 

This year, the FLVS 6-12 Book Club would also like your help in saluting our heroes. Write a letter thanking a veteran for their service (artwork is appreciated, too). Letters and artwork will be distributed to Veterans via a Southeast Florida Honor Flight. 

Letters can be sent to: 

FLVS Clubs ℅ Letters to Heroes

5422 Carrier Drive, Suite 201

Orlando, FL 32819
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Waldrop at jwaldrop@flvs.net or Mae Martin at memartin@flvs.net.

Holocaust Education Week | November 12-18

Every year, we commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and reflect on the events that occurred. Stay tuned for more details!

Computer Science Education Week | December 5-11

Are you curious about computer science? It only takes an hour to learn the basics! Join us for Hour of Code December 4-8.  Stay tuned for more details!

Already know you’re interested in computer science and want to learn more? We offer a Computer Science Principles program of study where students take courses progressively and have the opportunity to earn industry certifications.

Coloring Sheets

Get creative with our coloring sheets! You can solve a word search or color a bookmark. So grab your crayons, markers, or colored pencils – it’s time to turn these pages into vibrant masterpieces that celebrate your school pride. Go Elementary Sharks and Middle School Owls!

FLVS Coloring Page
FVES Sharks Coloring Page
FVES Sharks Badge Coloring Page
FVMS Owls Coloring Page
FVMS Owls Badge Coloring Page

What a fun fall semester to look forward to! Click here to learn more about our 60+ online clubs, and remember to attend Club Rush on September 7  if you’re in 6th-12th grade and September 8 if you’re in  Kindergarten-5th grade. Comment below with what you’re most excited about!!

Katie HodginsKatie Hodgins brings her wealth of experience and passion to the FLVS team, assuming the role of Content and Public Relations Specialist. A military veteran and lifelong learner, Katie enjoys communicating unique and innovative stories about people, places, and opportunities to inspire and engage the next generation. Having traveled throughout the world, she is excited to plant roots here in Florida and with Florida Virtual School.

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