About 25 students, parents, teachers and staff gathered to pray at 7 a.m. during the "See You at The Pole" event.
On Sept. 26, Imagine School at Town Center students shared a pair of activities with family members.
About 25 students, parents, teachers and staff gathered to pray at 7 a.m. during the "See You at The Pole" event. This national observance began with a small group of teenagers in 1990. It has since become a worldwide event.
Afterward, Jessica Bowman, a sixth-grade science teacher, said, “It was a great experience, and one we look forward to continuing next year.”
Later, the school took part in the annual statewide initiative, Dads Take Your Child to School Day.
Dads and other male figures brought their children to school where they posed for selfies, signed a Dad’s Pledge, ate a doughnut, received a “Daddy Success Toolkit” and walked their children to class.
About 185 dads signed the pledge, whereby they promised to stay involved and instrumental in their children’s education.
The toolkit was comprised of resources to help fathers remain “hands-on” with the happenings at the school while at home. The kit also came with some predesigned “love” notes for fathers to personalize and give to their children.
“Overall, it was a great experience and enjoyed by all that were able to participate,” according to LaToya Taite-Headspeth, the school’s registrar.
Scholarship for bullying victims
Fundraising began Oct. 1 for the first state-supported scholarship in the U.S. aimed at helping students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have been victimized by bullying.
The Hope Scholarship gives eligible students the opportunity to transition to a different participating public or private school. More than 220 private schools have signed up to participate, and more than 1,700 parents have put their names on an interest list.
The scholarship was created by the Legislature last spring, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott and administered by Step Up For Students, a nonprofit.
According to state Rep. Byron Daniels, R-Naples, sponsor of the legislation, there were more than 46,000 reports of abuse from public school students in 2016 in Florida.
The scholarship value depends on the grade level: $6,519 for kindergarten through grade five, $6,815 for grades six through eight and $7,111 for grades nine through 12.
The transportation scholarship is worth up to $750.
For more information, go to stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/hope/how-the-scholarship-works.
Send news of activities and events involving Flagler County schools or students to Shaun Ryan at email@example.com or contact him at 386-283-5658.