Past News

March 2017

March 7, 2017 - MEDIA ALERT - 2017 STEM Awards Ceremony Set for Thursday, March 9

The awards ceremony for the 2017 STEM Fair and STEM Summit will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Suncoast Technical College. The STEM Fair (grades 3-5) encompassed 441 projects summited from 478 students. The STEM Summit (grades 6-12) highlighted 152 middle school projects from 198 students and 106 high school projects from 176 students. All participants were from Sarasota County public and private schools, as well as home-schooled students. Full Media Alert

March 3, 2017 - Sarasota County Student Art Helps Raise over $200,000 for Education

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County hosted the createSRQ Gala Celebration Friday, February 26 at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Botanical Gardens. The signature fundraising event for the organization was known as Evening of Excellence for 21 years but was re-branded in 2017 as CreateSRQ to highlight the exciting changes made to the student art competition, auction format and event location. Full Release

March 2017 E-newsletter

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February 2017

February 2017 E-newsletter

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February 2, 2017 - Sarasota County Teacher of the Year Finalists Surprised at Three Schools

Teachers at three public schools in Sarasota were surprised Thursday, Feb. 2, when they were revealed as the district’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year finalists. The annual Teacher Tribute Tour team included Superintendent of Schools Lori White, School Board Chairwoman Caroline Zucker, Education Foundation President Jennifer Vigne and other representatives of the Foundation and the school district, past winners and special guests, who congratulated the teachers as their students and peers helped celebrate the event. One of the three finalists will be named the district’s overall Teacher of the Year on April 5. Full Release

January 2017

January 27, 2017 - Local Foundation Pilots College Seminar at Sarasota High School

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County partnered with My College Resource and Sarasota County Schools to host the first area College Admissions Planning Seminar (CAPS) at Sarasota High School Monday, January 23, 2017. The CAPS event was a pilot program designed to assist students and parents understand the college admissions process.  Representatives from 20 colleges (see below) shared valuable information with over 250 Sarasota High School students and their parents during the event which included a keynote address, small group sessions and an intimate college fair. Full Release

January 10, 2017 - Education Foundation Hosts Screening of Sundance-Selected Documentary

Sarasota, FL (January 2017) – The Education Foundation of Sarasota County will host a free community screening of the Sundance-Selected documentary Most Likely To Succeed at USF Sarasota-Manatee Selby Auditorium on Thursday, February 26th at 5:30pm. Based on the book of the same name by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith, the film Most Likely to Succeed offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of—if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI DOCS. Full Release

January 5, 2017 - Local Foundation Gala Celebrates Arts Education | The Evening of Excellence Evolves and is Re-branded as CreateSRQ

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County announces the evolution of Evening of Excellence. Re-branded as CreateSRQ, this multi-faceted initiative created to elevate arts education has become the area’s preeminent high school arts competition and exhibit. The arts exhibit has been enhanced to also include a traveling art show in which the TOP 25 pieces will be displayed at 20 high profile locations across Sarasota County including The Met Fashion House, Sarasota Yacht Club, the Sarasota Opera, Selby Gardens, University Park Country Club, Venetian River & Golf Club and the North Port Arts Center. Full Release

January 2017 E-newsletter

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