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March 3, 2023 (posted 3/3/23)
Cocoa High School Monthly News
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Parents are invited to participate in the Brevard Public Schools parent survey. The survey will be available in English and Spanish to all parents from Monday, February 27th through Friday, March 10th.
Parents can access this survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DY8ZH5Y
Please complete this online survey from home on your home computer or on your smartphone. Paper copies are available for families with limited electronic access.
By completing this survey, you will help us serve each of our students with excellence.
A summary of the parent survey results will be reported and posted on the BPS website. Survey results and comments will guide school improvement efforts and be used to meet the diverse needs of Brevard students and families.
Los padres están invitados a participar en la encuesta de padres de las Escuelas Públicas de Brevard. La encuesta estará disponible en inglés y español para todos los padres del lunes 27 de febrero al viernes 10 de marzo.
Los padres pueden acceder a esta encuesta en línea en: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DY8ZH5Y
Complete esta encuesta en línea desde su casa en la computadora de su hogar o en su teléfono inteligente. Las copias impresas están disponibles para familias con acceso electrónico limitado.
Al completar esta encuesta, nos ayudará a servir a cada uno de nuestros estudiantes con excelencia.
Se informará un resumen de los resultados de la encuesta de padres y se publicará en el sitio web de BPS. Los resultados y comentarios de la encuesta guiarán los esfuerzos de mejora escolar y se utilizarán para satisfacer las diversas necesidades de los estudiantes y las familias de Brevard.
SIGN UP FOR REMIND MESSAGING
REMIND is a private mobile messaging platform that helps teachers, parents, students, and administrators communicate with everyone at once.
There are 3 ways to sign up for this FREE messaging system:
2) Text the class code @ka28af to 81010. If you are a new user, follow the prompts. You will get a confirmation text in a separate thread.
3) Download the mobile app. Create a new account or log in if you already have one.
Tap +Join a class. Enter the class code, @ka28af and then click Join.
Course Request Season is Coming up!
Beginning after spring break counselors will be coming into classrooms to have students fill out their course request forms. Students will receive an email of their responses after submitting their form, should parents have questions about what their students course choices were.
AVID Applications are open in March! Any student that has college or trade school aspirations can apply and applications are available in 34-113 or from any counselor. Please see Mrs. Browning for more information.
SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY
As part of community outreach, six students and Mrs. Defrece traveled around to Elementary feeder schools and delivered hands-on science lessons to future Tigers. Mrs. Defrece modeled how the lessons should go, and the students taught them to 11 elementary school classes at three different schools on Friday! Lessons included how magnets work, making slime, elephant toothpaste and an introduction to gravity.
BLACK HISTORY BOOK READING AT TROPICAL ELEMENTARY
MS/ Intermediate Orchestra received 2 Superiors and 1 Excellent on their stage performance and Superior rating in Sight reading.
SOCIAL STUDIES FAMILY ENGAGEMENT EVENT
BREVARD COUNTY SOUTH COLLEGE FAIR
These scholarships are open to public and private school graduating seniors and students already attending college.
PROPELLER CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS
The Propeller Club provides scholarships each year for graduating Brevard High School students who have been accepted to post-secondary education in a maritime related field including any kind of Engineering, Business, Law and Law Enforcement, Logistics, Medical related field, including Nursing, Firefighting, Emergency Management, Marine Sciences, or any maritime related field including acceptance to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or a State Maritime Academy. Scholarship can be used at any kind of trade school. Candidates must reside in Brevard County, and be a permanent Florida Resident. Applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA and must submit one letter of recommendation with the application. Students must submit a 250-500 word essay outlining education and career goals and how they might relate to the maritime industry. An interview with applicants may be requested. Public school students should use the application process at the Brevard Schools Foundation online portal at this link: Scholarships – Brevard Schools Foundation | FL. There are four scholarships being offered, Recurring Scholarship up to $10,000 ($2500 per year), Bob Bieske Scholarship $2500, Capt. Ed Lanni Scholarship $1000, Risk Management Scholarship $1000.
Scholarship applications for 2023 graduating Brevard Public School seniors opened Wednesday, January 25, 2023.The submission deadline is Monday, March 20, 2023.
Private school students should use the attached application forms. Email email@example.com with any questions or for more information. Students should talk to their high school counselors for more information or help with the application. Eligibility includes students who have already graduated from High School who are currently enrolled in or transferring to a post-secondary maritime industry related program.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Scholarship Fund please contact the club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Masoud R. Kashanian Memorial Scholarship is funded by the family of Sam Kashanian a volunteer at the Sams House at the Pine Island Conservation Area (PICA) Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program and is administered by the Pine Island Preservation Society. This $1,000 scholarship is in recognition of the contributions of Mr. Kashanian to the PICA and specifically to the Sams House Education Center.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION · Be a graduating senior from a Brevard County High School · Plan to attend a Florida College or University · Major in fields related to environmental science, land or wildlife management.
APPLICATION PROCESS · Fill out all sections on the Sam Kashanian Memorial Scholarship Application. Type or print legibly in black ink · In addition, submit the following: o Request your high school to send an official high school transcript copy to the Pine Island Preservation Society, Attention: Scholarship Committee (address below). o Three (3) letters of recommendation. These letters may be from teachers, employers, religious leaders, volunteer organizations or community representatives. Letters must be signed. (Unsigned copies will not be considered.) o Copy of acceptance letter from a college or university. · Enclose application and additional documents in an envelope and send to: Pine Island Preservation Society, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL 32953 or
documents may be scanned as .pdf files and sent to: o SamsHouseEducators@gmail.com. For more information and a link to the application: Pine Island Preservation Society Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pineislandpreservationsociety/ .
Applications will not be returned to applicants regardless of the outcome of the selection process. Applications must be received by April 30th of the applicants’ senior year in high school.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS
TIGER PRIDE DIVERSITY CLUB
MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM CLUB
Middle school STEM club is starting on Wednesday, December 7th. We will be meeting in room 806 at 3:40pm.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)
The Tiger Shack will be distributing non-perishable food in the building 6 and 7 carloop at dismissal every Friday while supplies last. Please keep in mind that no food is allowed on the bus this year.
CHILDREN'S VISION PROGRAM
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Approved on 10/25/22
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PLAN
Cocoa High School Dress Code Reminder
Parents/guardians, we could use your help in reminding your child(ren) of the dress code policy at CHS.
Pride is taken in the appearance of Cocoa High School students. School is the student's place of business where appropriate dress and hygiene are important. Students must dress in good taste out of respect for each other and their school. Students must dress in a manner that would not constitute a disruption, safety hazard, or impropriety. The responsibility for the dress and appearance of each student properly rests with the student and his/her guardian(s). The dress code is subject to the discretion of the administration.
- Garments must be of a length and fit that are suitable to the build and stature of the student and must not expose undergarments or be otherwise immodest.
- Clothing, jewelry, and accessories shall not convey messages that are crude, vulgar/profane, violent/death-oriented (Gothic), gang related, sexually suggestive, and/or promoting weapons, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco.
- Pierced jewelry shall be limited to the ear. Dog collars, tongue rings, wallet chains, large hair picks, chains that connect one part of the body to another, or other jewelry/accessories that pose a safety concern for the student or other shall be prohibited. Clear plastic spacers or retainers may be worn in facial piercings. Band-aids cannot cover a piercing.
- Hats, curlers, scarves, bandanas, and sweat bands are not to be worn in buildings or outside in hallways. Extreme hair styles or hair colors are prohibited.