Virtual School Meanderings

March 22, 2017

FLVS Corkboard: March Highlights

Another item from Monday’s inbox…

March Highlights

It’s March, and minus the cold snap madness, spring has sprung—and FLVS continues to sow seeds of learning!

While you may be rooted in the “here and now” of schoolwork and tasks to accomplish this semester, we understand that some of you may already be thinking of life after high school. For many, that may mean college. Or, maybe you think you’d like to go to college but aren’t sure if you “have what it takes” or if you can afford it.

Great news! If you are a student in Florida, you can learn how to prepare for college without leaving your home. (But we do recognize that leaving the home is ultimately the goal of every child—and their parents.)

Virtual College Week

You can explore the notion of college all from your living room if you make plans now to participate in Virtual College Week , April 4-6. Presented by FloridaShines, students and parents can get free expert advice on all things college-related, including the admissions process and financial aid. Gather important information, ask questions, hear from others—demystify college at no cost.

Learn more about Virtual College Week here.

As William Shakespeare would say, “It’s not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

Speaking of destiny and Shakespeare…

The English poet, playwright, and actor, William Shakespeare, is an undeniable and unforgettable literary figure. His 37 plays and 154 sonnets are considered the most important and enduring ever written. Many people think of him as a professor of flowery language. But did you know, Shakespeare is directly responsible for a great deal of the English we use today?shakespeare-fest

He liked to make up words, yet these are words we know well and use regularly. “Eyeball,” “bloodstained,” “radiance,” “assassination,” and “lackluster” are a few credited to him. Chances are you’ve also used some of his phrases such as: “in a pickle,” “seen better days,” “caught a cold,” “break the ice,” or said “good riddance.”

(I know, right!)

FLVS is hosting its 9th Annual Shakespeare Festival, April 10-14. Stay tuned for more information on opportunities to join live lessons and presentations that celebrate Shakespeare’s life, work, and continued influence.

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Wednesday, April 5, is FLVS Day at the Capitol and several FLVS staff and students will visit with legislators in Tallahassee. Sowing the seeds of learning begins at an early age, and some of our youngest sprouts (elementary students) and their parents want to share how virtual education has been the right fit for their family. We will be taking pictures and sharing on social media throughout the day.

Follow along on the FLVS Facebook page, Instagram, or Twitter or by searching for #FLVSDay as we share how FLVS makes a difference for our families.​

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In support of National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month, FLVS is hosting an educational event to increase driver safety and awareness. Teen Driving Day will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Waterford Lakes Town Center in Orlando, and will feature multiple vendors who help promote safe driving.

Parents and students are encouraged to attend as driving safety tips are offered, as well as the opportunity to learn more and sign up for the online Driver’s Ed course at FLVS.

If you’re in the area, stop by and join in the fun!

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