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Rating: 3.16 / 5 (19 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Aug 24 - 00:05

Drivers education registration opens

Registration for the fall semester Drivers Education program began Aug. 23 at all high schools.

Registration forms can be picked up from each school's guidance department.

Students interested in earning credit in drivers education must register in the guidance office at their home high school. There is no fee for the program.

Students must have their learner's permit in hand when registering.

The after school program will begin Sept. 4. and will run through Dec. 18, from 4 until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be no classes during the week of Nov. 19-23. The program will tentatively be offered at the following seven high schools:

. Atlantic High, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange

.DeLand High, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand

. Mainland High, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach

.New Smyrna Beach High, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach

. Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd., Deltona

.Spruce Creek High, 801 Taylor Road, Port Orange

.University High, 1000 West Rhode Island Ave., Orange City

The Saturday program will begin Sept. 8 and will run through Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Students will need to bring lunch each day and wear closed-toe shoes. The program will tentatively be offered at the following seven high schools:

.DeLand High, 800 North Hill Ave., DeLland

.Deltona High, 100 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona

. Mainland High, 1255 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach

.New Smyrna Beach High, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach

.Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd., Deltona

.Seabreeze High, 2700 N. Oleander Ave., Daytona Beach

.Spruce Creek High, 801 Taylor Road, Port Orange

FUTURES installs board members

The FUTURES Board recently installed executive board members:

.President Chris Hill

.President-elect Sam Willett

.Vice president Brad Giles

.Secretary Linda Bradley

.Treasurer Paula Gregory

.Past president Bobby Thigpen

This year marks the 27th anniversary of FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Public Schools. . Since the Foundation began in 1985, FUTURES has provided numerous programs and activities for the students and staff, including more than $1.2 million in classroom grants. FUTURES members look forward to the school year ahead, and the many opportunities to support the students and staff of Volusia County schools.

For more information, call (386) 255-6475, Ext. 50730.

Stetson University recognized in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013

Stetson University has been recognized for its academic excellence and vibrant campus life as one of 319 colleges in the United States, Canada and Great Britain to be included in The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.

Stetson is one of nine Florida colleges and universities included in this year's guide, which came out in late July.

The other Florida colleges and universities included in The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 are Eckerd College, University of Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College, Florida State University, University of Miami, New College of Florida and Rollins College.

Outstanding achievement

award winners named

The School District of Volusia County and FUTURES Foundation named two winners for the 2012 Superintendent's Outstanding Achievement Award.

Marsha Hartman has been employed at Atlantic High for more than nine years. Her duties as the exceptional student education clerk include overseeing the exceptional student education compliance initiatives. She has also served in the discipline office, attendance office and as a front desk receptionist.

Bexaida Leiba has worked at Pine Ridge High School since the school opened in 1994 and is currently the school's bookkeeper. She has served in several job roles while at the school, as well as serving on the School Advisory Council and Security Team and acting as a chaperone for students. Mrs. Leiba exemplifies excellence in all that she does and is an essential part of the school's daily operations.




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