Student Activities

Pencil’d In: 5 Student Activities to Add to Your Calendar

By on January 18th, 2024

2024 is here—and so is the second semester! It’s time to embrace everything Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has to offer. From student activities and events to new digital wallpapers and graduation merch – it’s your chance to  make a fresh start. 

Here are five student activities you’ll want to pencil in this semester: 

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Code, Create, and Conquer with FLVS Hour of Code

By on December 12th, 2023

As a Florida Virtual School (FLVS) student since 6th grade, Omar has always been interested in technology. His interest and some prodding from his older brother led Omar to join the FLVS Technology Club and enroll in coding classes. Last year, after multiple trials, challenges, recommendations, and inspiration from fellow club members and sponsors, Omar created his very own online game. Fast forward to this year as a freshman in Full Time High School, he’s the reigning president of the Technology Club and was a featured presenter at the 2023 FLVS Hour of Code, an event that occurs every year at the beginning of December.

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My Path to Becoming a Published Teen Writer

By on November 7th, 2023

A National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Experience

This blog was written by Joi T., 12th grade Florida Virtual School Flex student in Miami

“You can make anything by writing.” – C.S. Lewis

As I began my journey to become a teen author, I imagined new worlds, exciting adventures, and a story my peers could relate to. I loved seeing myself in the characters I read and watching how they could overcome any conflict that arose in their lives. However, I felt like I was not always represented by those characters. So, when I was invited to participate last year in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by my Florida Virtual School (FLVS) English teacher, I was ecstatic.

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4 Ways to Engage in Your Kid’s Education

By on November 1st, 2023

As a little girl, I loved field trips. I sought out opportunities to travel and learn about the world around me. From visiting the local science center to seeing historic monuments on family road trips, there was always something new to discover. These moments with my family fostered a life-long love for learning through travel and exploration. 

Now as a parent myself, I have the opportunity to foster a love for learning in my child like my parents did with me. We often find ourselves exploring beaches, aquariums, and petting zoos where my son learns all about Florida’s wildlife. Not only are these moments we’ll cherish for a lifetime, but that will also help him build real-life connections to the world.

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

By on August 29th, 2023

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.  

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Awarding Excellence: Club Awards Day 2023

By on April 26th, 2023

The annual Club Awards Day is a highlight of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) school year because it recognizes the hard work, dedication, and achievements of more than 350 student leaders nominated by their FLVS club sponsors. The event demonstrates how camaraderie, friendships, and continued learning evolve outside the virtual classroom. With more than 60 student clubs and activities, FLVS offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and spend time with friends and classmates who share the same interests.

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5 Ways Art Activities and Clubs Can Benefit You

By on March 14th, 2023

We’re excited to celebrate “Arts in Education” month! Did you know that the arts can play a very important role in your academic success? Research studies show that the arts engage students and increase learning and achievement. For example, students who participate in drama have increased reading readiness and word fluency in elementary grades, and continue to improve reading comprehension and writing skills through middle and high school. But that’s not all! Keep reading to discover five more ways art activities and clubs can benefit you.

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Sharing a Love of Science – Virtually!

By on February 22nd, 2023

What do tootsie rolls, legos, erosion, apples, and phosphorus levels all have in common? They were elements included in the winning projects at this year’s Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Science Showcase. The event was organized, hosted, and emceed by the FLVS Science National Honor Society, giving students the chance to share their love of all things science with their families, teachers, and friends virtually.

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