FLVS Corkboard: Spring Edition

Hey Florida Virtual School students and families! We hope this message finds you healthy and well. As COVID-19 continues to evolve and create a new reality for everyone, we understand the unpredictability can be unsettling.

We hope that receiving the Spring Corkboard edition provides you with some sense of normalcy and brings a smile to your face as FLVS offers many ways to get involved.

Here are a few highlights from our Student Clubs and Activities.

Student Leads “Game Jam”

A special thank you to FLVS student Steve Berdy and the FLVS Coding Club for creating “Game Jam” to celebrate National Digital Learning Day.

Set to the theme, “Everyday Heroes,” 60 students joined in the day-long game-building competition extravaganza and formed 15 teams.

Awards were given to teams for best overall game, funniest game, most artistic game, most realistic art, most unusual game, and best use of theme.

Game Jam rocked!

Do you have a passion for science, coding, business, or technology?

Learn more about courses and clubs related to career & technical fields.


FLVS Geo Bee Winner Goes to State

A special congratulations to FLVS Flex student Augustin Speisman! The National Geographic Society named the 7th grade student as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. Geo Bee Club Sponsors David Fellows and Elise Harris and FLVS are very proud of August and wsh him luck in the next competition level. 

Want to know how to get involved in one or more of the many student activities offered at FLVS? Learn more about our clubs.


FLVS Book Battle Teams to Compete

Come cheer on the FLVS Flex and FLVS Full Time Book Battle teams as they take center stage to battle it out! Mark your calendars, everyone is invited to attend.

Elementary

Join on Tues., March 24 (via Zoom)

  • Grades K-2 @ 2 p.m. 
  • Grades 3-5 @ 3 p.m.

Middle & High

Join on Wed., March 25 (via Zoom)

  • Grades 6-8 @ 6 p.m.
  • Grades 9-12 @ 7 p.m.

Join “Latin Lives” Event

FLVS Latin Club and club sponsors Dara Taylor and Craig Bebergalare proud to present “Latin Lives!” It lives in our government, art, architecture, language, and in so many other ways.

Join us on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. (via Zoom)


Virtual Science Fair Students Celebrated

Science National Honor Society Club sponsors Marti Dayton and Dr. Joshua Strate held a special presentation showcasing the FLVS Virtual Science Fair winners in early March. Ten students presented their Science fair projects. From trains, simple machines, and mold, to egg drops, recycling, and wildlife, these students shined. 


American Sign Language (ASL) Spirit Week

The FLVS American Sign Language Team held an ASL Spirit Week, March 16-20. Students participated in a full week of themed activities and live sessions that introduced FLVS students and families to this unique World Language. Visit our ASL Spirit Week website for details!


FLVS Full Time Yearbook Sales & Portraits

Information on FLVS Full Time yearbook sales, student portrait information, and contest can be found at http://bit.ly/FTYrbook.


FLVS Full Time Enrollment for 2020-21  

With FLVS Full Time, students follow a fixed, 180-day school year schedule from August to June and take a standard public school course load of six courses per semester. Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year is now open. Learn more at flvs.net/fulltime.


School Counselor Webinars Offer Support

Join the FLVS School Counseling team for an 8-part webinar series Mind Matters: FLVS Flex Mental Health Series focusing on mental health, wellness, and you. Learn about signs and symptoms of mental illness, prevention, and healthy strategies to help yourself and those you care about.

Attend one, all, or as many sessions as you’d like.

Mind Matters: FLVS Flex Mental Health Series

Tuesday, March 24
“Recognizing Signs & Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders and Reducing Stigma”
Thursday, April 2
“Prevention of Mental Health Disorders and Mental Health Awareness and Assistance”
Tuesday, April 7
“Substance Abuse Prevention”
Monday, April 13
“Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm”
Thursday, April 23
“Teen Sex Trafficking and Substance Abuse”
Thursday, April 30
“Strategies for Healthy Coping”
Monday, May 4
“Strategies to Support a Peer”
Tuesday, May 12
“Awareness of Local Resources”

All webinars begin at 7 p.m. (EST).

Link to join: https://flvs.zoom.us/j/826682088

*These sessions are created for students in grades 6-12. Sessions may discuss sensitive topics that are not suitable for every student. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend with their student.


As always, we are here if you need us! Drop a note in the comments below or send us a message via our Facebook page for support.

You can also follow the FLVS Advisement team for helpful academic tips and resources from our school counselors.



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