The Connection

Connecting you to the School District of Indian River County

Welcome to the Connection!

Welcome to The Connection, our new weekly newsletter connecting you to important news, events, and activities happening in the School District of Indian River County. This newsletter will highlight events throughout all grade levels and include district news. We are looking forward to your input in The Connection and hope that you will submit important news and information to be considered for publishing. Please contact Public Information Officer, Cristen McMillan, at cristen.mcmillan@indianriverschools.org to submit potential highlights.

District News

Treasure Coast Technical College close to completion

On July 25th, 2017, the School Board of Indian River County approved advancing forward with expansion of the Treasure Coast Technical College. The expansion of the Treasure Coast Technical College will include relocating to a location currently owned in the school district with a larger amount of property to accommodate the expansion. The new location for the Treasure Coast Technical College will be at 4680 28th Court, Vero Beach, Florida 32967.


The expansion of the Technical College is a tremendous opportunity to expand both secondary and post-secondary career education offerings for high school students and residents of Indian River County. By relocating the school to a larger campus, new programs for both high school students and adults will be offered and roughly 800 to 1,000 students will be served. The campus will be centrally located in the county providing ease of access to students at both high schools and all residents. This will also allow for all career programs to be offered at the same location, resulting in administration, teachers, and staff all housed on the same campus. Funding for the relocation and expansion is possible due to the fund balance of workforce education funds accrued by the Technical Center. These funds per Florida Statue 1011.80 (7)(a) & (7)(b) are specific to the operation and benefit of workforce education programs.


The Treasure Coast Technical College currently has the following programs:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coder/Biller
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy


With the expansion, the following programs will be added:

  • Commercial and Culinary Arts – Adult
  • Early Childhood Education – Dual Enrollment
  • Building Construction Technologies – Dual Enrollment
  • Phlebotomy – Dual Enrollment
  • Welding Technologies – Dual Enrollment
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Layout of new construction at Treasure Coast Technical College

SRHS FBLa club Takes 5th place at national leadership conference

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Sebastian River High School students just returned from Baltimore, Maryland where they attended the FBLA national leadership conference. These students joined over 12,000 students from all over the United States, Canada, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Hungary, and China. These Future Business Leaders of America participated in leadership seminars, networked with other students, competed in business-related events, and attended many workshops. This group also found out they raised the most funds among high schools for the March of Dimes in the State of Florida and placed 5th in the Nation by raising $6,590.00!

Students Simon Casas, Kaden Funnell, Dylan Matson, Madison Mariano, and Tyler Nagy attended the week-long event. Kaden and Dylan were recognized for earning their American Business Achievement Award. Kaden also received recognition for his community service hours by logging in over 500 hours in just one year.

SRHS Teacher Above and "BEE"yond Contest Winner.

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Photo credit: Sebastian Daily
Congratulations to Lisa Bridge, Sebastian River High School teacher, who won $500 in the Applebee's Above and "BEE"yond Contest. The contest awarded ten deserving teachers from 10 school districts throughout Florida and Georgia with a sponsorship check to use towards classroom supplies for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year and an end-of-year class party for the teacher’s current class, courtesy of Vero Beach Applebee’s.

Teachers were nominated by their students, who submitted essays to the Applebee’s restaurant in Vero Beach explaining how their teachers go above and “BEE”yond for their students.

Summertime School Supply Giveaway hosted by Treasure Coast Sotheby's International Realty

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty is hosting a “Summertime School Supply Giveaway” for Indian River County teachers. A $250 gift card will be awarded to the two teachers with the most nominations on the firm’s Facebook contest post.

To nominate a teacher, visit Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty on Facebook @treasurecoastsir and tag your nominee on the pinned post. One nomination per person, please. The contest ends on Friday, July 13th at noon.

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SRHS Marching Sharks participate in Sebastian's independence day parade

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congratulations to our schools who improved their school grades!

21st century camps are a summer of fun!

Florida's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program is a key component of the "No Child Left Behind Act" and is an opportunity for students and their families to continue to learn new skills and discover new abilities after the school day has ended, as well as throughout the summer at Pelican Island Elementary. The summer program at Pelican Island Elementary is a seven week program that also includes weekly field trips and community guest presentations.



The focus of this program is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending Title 1 or Title 1 eligible schools. The 21st CCLC grant is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

PIE 21st century camp visits andretti thrill park

Last week, 21st Century Camp students at Pelican Island Elementary visited Andretti Thrill Park. Students learned about aerodynamics and its use in our everyday life. Afterwards, the students enjoyed the park's adventures.

VBE spreading the vibe with summer literacy visits

Vero Beach Elementary Principal Cindy Emerson and staff are spending the summer visiting their school families and surprising them with books! Summer literacy visits are helping their students prevent the "summer learning slide" and come back to school prepared and motivated!

step into kindergarten parent impact academies

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SDIRC Job Fair

Wednesday, July 11th, 10am-1pm

6500 57th Street, Vero Beach, FL

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National Summer Learning Day

Thursday, July 12th, 5:30pm


The Learning Alliance will be hosting activities beginning at 5:30pm at the following locations:


  • Sebastian Boys and Girls Club: Moonshot Family Pajama Pizza Party
  • Fellsmere Elementary: Moonshot Family Pajama Pizza Party
  • The Heritage Center Moonshot Family Pajama Pizza Party



Arts and crafts will be tied to social emotional learning, with a focus on “feelings.”


INSIDE OUT - Movie begins at 6:30 pm

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