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Teacher’s pet takes a literal meaning at Sarasota School of the Arts and Sciences. From dogs to rats, this public charter middle school is embracing its third school year of having animals in the classroom.
The Sarasota chapter of the National League of American Pen Women recently honored 13 high school seniors at its annual 'Launching Leaders in the Arts' awards program at Bird Key Yacht Club.
Although the point probably didn't need to be made, owing to the smiles, cheers and generally happy times, Ping Faulhaber made clear that Saturday's Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab 7th Annual Remote Control Custom Car Open was supposed to be fun.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has awarded $104,942 in grants as part of the Splash! grant program, which provides up to $3,000 to individual schools to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources in grades K-12.
When he was six, Desmen Lee fell in love with basketball, and though he’s tried others, none have felt as natural as the sport that he first found at the Sarasota YMCA. A reserved young man, Desmen has always felt freer in a gym, alone knocking down free throws or running the court with his teammates. The Sarasota native began his high school basketball journey at Booker High School, but in 2019, before his junior year, he transferred to Sarasota High School to play for the Sailors.
Seven middle school students at the Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences (SSA+S) have come together alongside teacher David A. Carr and the Rosemary Art & Design District (RADD) to create an exhibit celebrating John Chamberlain, one of Sarasota’s great artists, who’s 1980s studio was located on the edge of the Rosemary District.
The Sarasota County School District maintained its A rating this past school year, extending a streak that goes back to 2004, when the state first assigned districts a grade.
Six female students throughout Sarasota County will get the chance to join other girls throughout Florida at a summer camp designed to foster interest in a career in STEM.
During a visit to School of the Arts & Sciences, Gov. Ron DeSantis boasted about keeping in-person classes running all year in Florida. Several teachers sharing the stage with him stressed the challenges of teaching both in-person and online.
DeSantis visited the Sarasota School of the Arts & Sciences and announced a proposal he made in March will be coming to fruition sometime next week when he signs the new statewide budget.
Gov. Ron DeSamtis swung through Sarasota to promote $1,000 bonus checks issued to educators across the state in recognition of working in the pandemic. While speaking at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, a charter school, he stressed the money would go to those working at traditional public schools and public charter schools.
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Four students from the Sarasota School of Arts and Science were chosen to have their artwork featured in the 2021 NASA calendar.
We wish to congratulate six of our art students and their teacher, Brian Hubbard, for their accomplishments this year.
Three middle school students from Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences had their artwork chosen for the 2021 NASA Calendar. Congratulations to Brian Hubbard, their art teacher, and to Sofia Della Vedova, Cristal Saavedra-Rivera, and Gabrielle Helmer. NASA Commercial Crew 2021 . https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/ccp_artwork_planner_2021_508_sm.pdf
Charlotte Taylor won first place in the Radon Poster Contest with her sinister portrayal of this silent killer, in honor of the Governor's Proclamation of Radon Prevention Month. http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/radon/Outreach/poster-contest.html
And two of our students, Emilia Marr and Olivia Carr were honored by having their quotes chosen for the Embracing Our Differences display at City Park.
For the past 10 years, Sarasota-based CARES Outreach Services has recognized World AIDS Day, held every year on Dec. 1, through a special exhibit or event.
Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences teacher Sarah Sheppard wanted her sixth graders to tackle information they couldn’t copy from a book. A grant of just $130 made that possible for her group of 100 students, including 35 special needs and 25 low-performing students.
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We are so proud of Lucy Louis, SSA+S graduate, and her accomplishments! As a first generation Haitian American, this makes this accomplishment even more impressive. Thank you to the Sarasota Bar Association for rewarding her.
Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences has kept lines of communication open between families and faculty through the school’s YouTube channel and frequent video updates. Principal Tara Tahmosh-Newell says that despite the plans in place, her teachers are still hesitant to return.
More than 250 eighth graders in science teacher Sara Kuhar’s class at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences learned about the importance of conducting water quality monitoring research at local beaches.
Sarasota Art Education Association is excited and proud to showcase the incredible talent of our Sarasota County students. Our students continually inspire us with their creativity and imagination. We would like to honor their talent through a collaborative virtual art show for grades k-12. Furthermore, we would also like to thank our remarkable art educators who nurture artists daily with passion and commitment. Enjoy the art by clicking Student Galleries.
Apocalyptic cars and cyber truck lookalikes zoomed around the Suncoast Science Center parking lot during the organization’s annual remote control car competition March 7. Over 150 students and 300 family and community members gathered at the premier community event to see which teams’ hard work would pay off.
So proud of our advanced digital arts class, represented here by Mr. Carr, Emma, and Favian- on World AIDS day! Thank you to Michael Kehoe, from @CARES for donating his time to keeping our kids safe and healthy.
A water quality project by the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences students found abundant tiny plastics and nitrates in Sarasota waters.
We have been designated as a school of excellence by the Florida Department of Education, again! We are one of four middle schools to earn this designation in Sarasota and we are so proud!
Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences students head out on Sarasota Bay with members of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on Friday. Six volunteers from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron offered to instruct the students in the sport of sailing, taking two to three students in each vessel, called Hobie Waves.
Banners created by students at the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences and various birds welcomed attendees to the cocktail hour where they could peruse the pop-up shop full of Save Our Seabirds apparel and check out the silent auction items.
In a little more than a month, Suncoast students will pack up their book bags and head back to class. Sarasota and Manatee County School Districts have their school security plans in place, but the question still stands about what charter schools plan to do.
Sarasota County charter schools are finalizing their school security plans for next year after struggling to comply with a new state law requiring an officer in every school and receiving little guidance from the school district.
Sarasota County Schools is an A-rated district for the 15th year in a row, the district announced Wednesday afternoon.
Sarasota's charter schools increased by 725 students. ... school,” explained Tara Tahmosh-Newell, principal of Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the outdoor exhibit, this year’s display will include 15 works of art from previous years. There are also 30 pieces chosen from thousands of entries in 2018.
There are fewer every year now and those who remain — pre-teen children when the Holocaust wrenched them from their homes and, often, their families — are now nearing the final chapter of their lives.
Students from the Sarasota Military Academy and the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences present gifts to Sarasota police officers and firefighters in honor for First Responder Appreciation Month.
Niche.com has again ranked SSA+S as the top middle school in Sarasota County! Thank you SSA+S families for being our partners in education.