User Interface Design

April 29 - May 3, 2019

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Things to Remember About UID!

  • There is ONLY ONE DBA per semester - it is in Module 7. I have exempted the others.

Due This Week

  • 10A1: Meet Your Client, World Wide Virtual School (SUBMIT)
  • 10A2: Meet Your Client, World Wide Virtual School (SUBMIT)
  • 10B: Create the World Wide Virtual School Site (BEGIN)

2019-2020 Student Council Officers

Thanks for voting....results are in!!! Visit to view your Executive Council and Class Officers for next school year. Don't forget to reach out to the sponsors to find out ways you can get involved as well!

Important Date for Seniors/Graduates

Attention all seniors and graduating students. Thursday, May 16th, is the deadline for completing ALL of your courses. There are two very important reasons for this deadline.

1. Only seniors/graduates who have completed all courses by the deadline are eligible to participate in our graduation ceremony on Friday, May 24th, at UCF.

2. Only seniors/graduates who have completed all courses by the deadline are included in our Final Class Rank for the 2018-2019 school year. All seniors/graduates not completing all courses by the deadline will be considered summer graduates.

It is important that you plan approrpriately so that you are ready to have your grades issued by this date. We are allowing as much time as we can under the time constratints that we have. Keep working hard and we'll see you at the finish line. :)

Mr. Henson, Principal

2019-2020 Schedules

The FLVS Full Time School Counselors will be working to schedule returning students over the next several weeks. Tentative 2019-2020 schedules will be posted in mid-May and students will have the opportunity to request schedule changes during the last two weeks of school. We will post information on the Focus portal when schedules are ready to view and the procedure for requesting the change.

MegaNews Network Casting Call for 2019-2020

Casting Call: The Mega News Network is looking for on camera and production talent for our 2019-2010 news show. Are you ready for your close up? Fill out this application to be considered:

*You can email the MNN Club Sponsor, Mrs. Rodriguez at if you have any questions

Advanced Placement for 2019-2020 School Year

If you missed our Advanced Placement Session and are interested in learning more about AP courses for next school year you can view the session at the recording link below:

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Trip of a Lifetime - Summer of 2020!!

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians and Teachers,

I am thrilled to announce that we will be traveling to Greece in June of 2020. Learn more about this exciting opportunity for your student at an information session where we’ll discuss:

  • What we’ll see and do
  • Travel logistics
  • How to earn high school/college credit
  • Affordable payment options
  • And more
  • I look forward to seeing you there!

Ms. Bobeck


**Tell them Mrs. Gunn recommended/sent you :-)

2018-2019 School T-Shirts

Support the Senior Class Fundraiser by getting an awesome shirt designed by 2 of our very own Class of 2019 students!

General Student Body Shirt:

Class of 2019 (Seniors) Shirt:

Save the Date for our 2018-2019 Graduation Ceremony!!!

If you are graduating this school year then please make plans to join us for our live commencement on Friday, May 24th. Here are the details for the day.

Date: Friday, May 24th
Location: CFE Arena located on the campus of the University of Central Florida
Address: 12777 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando, FL 32816
Time: Students need to arrive at 10:00 am. Commencement will begin promptly at 12:00 pm.

More information will be shared as we get closer, but for now make sure you save the date!!!

Graduation Information

Grad FAQs Addressed on the Senior Site

*Date/time/location of graduation - graduates must arrive at the UCF arena (dressed and ready) by 10am

*Ceremony LIVE STREAM info

*Cords/stoles/medallions plus the honors letter - point students with GPA and honors society questions to this letter and their guidance counselor - Honors Letter (walking order for honors like cum laude, summa cum laude, magna cum laude, NHS):

*RSVP form: - ALL students need to do this, we need BOTH yes and nos

*Cap and gown ordering - $50 - by April 1st or they have to pay $60 cash only at the ceremony (video walkthrough of ordering on the senior site:

*Graduation slide show - if they'd like to participate the instructions and template are on the website

The Cornell Note-Taking System

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1. Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the
lecture using telegraphic sentences.
2. Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based on
the notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarify
meanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthen
memory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying
3. Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking
at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say
aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas
indicated by the cue-words.
4. Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example:
“What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on?
How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know?
What’s beyond them?
5. Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous
notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the
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Example of Cornell Notes in Use

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Creating a Student Portfolio for College, etc

Creating a portfolio can help you present a better, more well-rounded college application. If you are applying to an art school, most often the college you apply to will require you to submit a portfolio of your work and will provide you instructions for how to do so.

Also, many college applications allow a space for “Additional Information.” You could attach a portfolio in this case to show other dimensions of you as an applicant or to show talents you have and might pursue in college as a major or even a minor.

In fact, it might be a good idea to include a portfolio as a supplement to your application–period. A portfolio reveals you in an interesting and different way, setting you apart. If you have not been heavily involved in school and community activities, it may not be because you have few interests or lack motivation but that you have unusual interests or different priorities. A portfolio can demonstrate your time commitment to a talent and show your passion for learning about, doing, and improving that talent whether it is a talent for singing, acting, painting, playing an instrument, or speaking and writing.

What is a Student Portfolio Anyway?

A portfolio is a collection of accomplishments and work in an area of talent/interest you have pursued. The collection might include:

  • art work: drawing, painting, photography, graphic art, web design
  • musical composition: scores, song lyrics, arrangements
  • writing: novels; screen plays; poetry; history; news articles; scientific research, both published and unpublished
  • performance art: vocals – choral, solo, scat; musical – bands, orchestras, paid gigs, solos; and theatrical – theater, comedy, storytelling
  • illustrating complicated subjects like fractals and demonstrates what she knows graph theory
  • showcasing sports, clubs, volunteer work, physical activity and cultural awareness, as well as academic projects

The portfolio gives a sampling of your talent and the type of work you take an interest in doing. A portfolio will also demonstrate your strengths and growth as an artist or performer. The portfolio goes beyond a transcript, recommendation, test score, college interview, or even an essay to show what you are doing and to attest to the commitment you have to your area of interest.

Student Portfolio Examples

*Check Out These Awesome Examples Now!

Websites to Use to Setup Your Student Portfolio

  1. BulbApp - Provides digital portfolios where students and educators curate and create, share and showcase their smarts.
  2. Wix - Start from scratch or choose from over 500 designer-made templates. With the world’s most innovative drag and drop website builder, you can design any website you want.
  3. Yola - No technical experience required! Make your free website with our easy drag & drop functionality. Everything you need is at your fingertips.
  4. Weebly - a platform which helps students to create websites with the use of specific visual templates. As you can imagine, this tool can easily serve as a digital portfolio creator, helping students to navigate through its simple interface and easily update their portfolios. Students can add content with a simple drag-and-drop – this means that the tool will work for younger students. Weebly offers a look into portfolios made by other students as well, helping to inspire students and their peers in creating captivating online spaces.
  5. If you’re already using Google Apps for Education at your institution, choosing Google Sites as your go-to tool for creating engaging student portfolios will be only natural. Google Sites offers an interface enabling students to create comprehensive and varied collections of multimedia materials to craft a narrative of their work throughout the school year. The tool provides site templates, so students won’t need to work on the site structure at all. All they need to do is integrate their site with other Google apps to create their online portfolios. Since it’s a Google product, you can expect Google Sites to seamlessly integrate with other tools like YouTube, Blogger or Slides. Naturally, it will be part of a student’s Google Apps account, so teachers will have full administrative control over how sites are being used and their accessibility to the public.

bulb Digital Portfolios Demo

Fortify App

We are pleased to announce that the FortifyFL app is LIVE. Now, any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or The Florida Legislature directed this tool’s development in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear.

FLVS Family Literacy Resource

This website has been created for all FLVS students and families as a resource for literacy strategies and tools to use at home with your FLVS Student:

Sign Up for Remind

Remind is a private mobile messaging platform that enables teachers, parents, students, and administrators to communicate with everyone at once.

Schedule a DBA with Me!

*The DBA for Semester 1 is in Module 3.

*From now on, please take the time to simply click on the following link and schedule a DBA with me via Calendly:

*When it is time for your DBA, please give me a call :-)

*You can also find this link on our Announcement Page in Educator!

What is a SMART Goal?

The aim of SMART goals is to create realistic goals that produce an outcome. Often

when setting goals, people will think big and get discouraged if they don’t meet their

goals. While the College encourages our registrants to think big, we also want to

ensure registrants are creating achievable goals with practical results. The process

is not meant to be daunting or overwhelming.

Goal setting will be different for everyone, but it always provides focus and direction, no matter what you are trying to accomplish.

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Great Writing, Simplified

Compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with Grammarly’s AIl-powered writing assistant.

Beyond Grammar and Spelling

From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.

Brilliant Writing Awaits
Get started for free and find out what you can accomplish with the power of Grammarly at your fingertips.

Grammer Checker

Online Editor – Grammar Checker. Enter the text that you want to check for grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes; then click the grey button below. Click on underlined words to get a list of proper wording alternatives, suggestions, and explanations.

April Newsletter

All your news for April can be found here in the April Newsletter:

Upcoming Events

Apr 22, 2019: 3 pm - Student Council Campaign Forms Due

Want to run for office? Visit for details and a link to the form.

Apr 22, 2019: Noon Lunch and Learn Series

Session Name: Lunch Series Part 1: Forms of Organization Part 2: How to Divide Your Time Part 3: Time Management while Studying Presented by: Claire Reilley, Mrs. Poncin and Mrs. Snell Audience: 9th – 12th graders Description: Join us for lunch and learn valuable tools for organization and learn how to time manage for success in school (whether you are in high school or college). Dates: Mondays - April 8th, 15th, and 22nd Time: 12:00 pm -12:30 pm LINK:

Apr 25, 2019: Zeros Entered for Assignments 2+ weeks overdue

Teachers will enter 0s for assignments that are overdue.

Apr 25, 2019: 3 pm - Student Council Campaign Meetings

Come meet the students running for office for the 2019-2020 school year. Rising Seniors/Current Juniors - Rising Juniors/Current Sophomores - Rising Sophomores/Current Freshmen -

Apr 26, 2019: 11am Class Meetings

Friday April 26 at 11am EST Class meetings Focus posting: Attend your CLASS MEETING to celebrate another awesome month as an FLVS FT Megabyte! Important announcements, getting to know your classmates and games like Kahoot are just SOME of the things you'll get to experience during class meetings. Friday Feb 22 at 11am EST Seniors, Class of 2019, log in here: Juniors, Class of 2020, log in here: Sophomores, Class of 2021, log in here: Freshman, Class of 2022, log in here:

Apr 26, 2019: 9 am - Student Council Election Day

Vote for your class officers for next year. Ballots will be available on the FOCUS portal this day. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 29th.

Apr 26, 2019: 11am Blue Spring State Park Meet-Up

Join other FLVS-FT high school students, parents, & teachers for an afternoon of fun at Blue Spring State Park to celebrate Earth Day! Bring a picnic lunch and wear your walking shoes! Mention you are with the FLVS field trip at the gate for free admission. RSVP:

School-Wide Pacing Guide

Here is the Link

Here is a short Tutorial for parents and students!
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A Complete Guide to the College Application Process

*Find answers to common questions prospective college students have about deadlines, essays and more.

How to Apply for College Scholarships

Here are four ways to find scholarship opportunities:

  • Look at your hobbies in a new way.
    You may not think of your hobbies and interests as a way to help pay for school, but you should. There are college scholarships out there for everyone: crafters, gamers, vegans, green thumbs, Trekkies—you name it. Scholarships aren’t just for straight-A students or all-star athletes.
  • Register for Scholarship Search.
    Our free Scholarship Search tool gives you access to 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion. It helps you find scholarships that match your skills, activities, and interests. You can even set up customized alerts to notify you when a new scholarship that matches your profile becomes available.
  • Meet with your school counselor and others.
    Discuss your plan to pay for college with your school counselor and ask about scholarship opportunities that might be right for you. Also, keep your eyes and ears open in your community. You might hear of college scholarship opportunities through your church, your job, or your parents’ jobs.
  • Consider scholarships for minority students.
    If you’re a minority student, there are scholarships available that can help you pay for school.

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Scratch is a simple, fun, and engaging introduction to programming, designed specifically for 8 to 16-year-olds. Users can combine music, graphics, and photos to create interactive games, animations, and slideshows. All of their creations are shareable with others in a student’s online community. It’s important to note that Scratch will really only teach programming concepts, not so much real, authentic programming.

Adobe Spark Video

Spark Video is part of the Adobe Spark suite. The application enables students to produce short, animated, narrated explainer videos. Students can easily add photos, video clips, icons, and voice, as well as professional-quality soundtracks and cinematic motion to their video creations. Video and vlog making is a great way to engage students creatively, and an ‘out of the box’ approach to class projects or reviewing learning materials.

Khan Academy

With Khan Academy you can literally learn anything; all for free. Lessons are presented by way of videos, interactive activities, and challenges. Learners also earn badges in line with their achievements and can save their progress to their own profile. Khan Academy is a great way to supplement your teaching, provide extra work to your gifted and talented students or help those who are struggling with certain content.


SelfCAD is a free, cloud-based 3D CAD software package for students. It is incredibly easy to use, yet provides an authentic, ‘real world’ 3D design experience. Another notable feature— SelfCAD has teamed up with MyMiniFactory, to provide a database of already completed 3D printable designs, making thousands of 3D objects available for immediate 3D printing. All round, it is a very powerful and effective tool for learning in STEM, and a number of schools are getting on board.

Want to Learn How to Use a Fun Tool Called

Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and much more....

Check Out These Cool Tools for Students

Evernote, Storyboard That, MyHomework, Quizlet, and more....

Student Tools

About Mrs. G

I was born and raised in Georgia. I live with my husband Nathan, our two kids, our Golden Retriever Rescue, and two cats. In our spare time, my husband and I love to be out and about with our kids exploring new things, watching movies, and spending time with our family and friends.

I am an avid reader, and when I am not binge watching series on Hulu and Netflix, I love to work out. I am also a Georgia Tech and Auburn fan!

Crazy fact about me.....I have a weird love of snakes and bats!