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                                    News from FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Public Schools

                                       Celebrating 27 Years of Support for Volusia County Public Schools


Established in 1985 to increase business and community involvement in public schools and to provide programs and activities beyond the financial capabilities of the school district, the nonprofit foundation is the only organization that provides assistance to all public schools in Volusia County.


Upcoming Events

Oct. 17 - FUTURES Board Meeting

Oct. 23 - SOAA Reception

Oct. 25 - TSIC College Expo

Oct. 29 - Tomorrow's Leaders Orientation

Nov. 1 - Teacher of the Year Reception

For details, visit


FUTURES thanks our Regents Club Members


FUTURES thanks our Presidents Club Members


FUTURES thanks our Deans Club Members

A+ Tutoring




FUTURES has opportunities for your company or organization and individuals to support education. 

Contact Kelly Ferguson at or
phone 386.255.6475 ext. 50730

 for more information!



Working together for the students in
Volusia County Schools!


For information about the TSIC program, contact Sheila Rees at
or phone 386.255.6475 ext. 50724

                                                         October, 2012


Create a Partnership with
Positive Impact!

Dear FUTURES Supporter,

Investment in public education at the primary, middle and high school levels provides concrete return to economic development.

The business and civic organization that support our public schools through FUTURES know that a high performing educational system produces an educated workforce, increased productivity and high tech skills.

FUTURES is currently offering school-business partnerships that deliver a great return on your investment and provide a myriad of ways for you to make a connection with Volusia County students, teachers and staff.  Contact Kelly Ferguson, FUTURES Director for more information at (386) 255-6475 ext. 50730 or email



Run for FUTURES 8K/5K was a
Great Success!

Many thanks to our sponsors, participants, volunteers and our host Champion Elementary School! We could not have done it without you! 




For additional photos - visit our website and
select the fundraising tab


Mini-Grants 2012-2013


FUTURES awarded 164 mini-grants to Volusia County School teachers on September 21st.  A total of $66,415.00 was awarded to teachers in amounts ranging from $150 to $1,500.

Over the past 25 years of community support, FUTURES has funded over 3,115 Mini-Grants for Volusia teachers, totaling over $1.3 million.

Special awards announced were:  The Superintendent's Mini-Grant Award was given to Volusia County Regional Detention teacher Marianne Henry for "M&M's, Math Mysteries"

The following Creative Awards were awarded:

-Jennifer Samar, Champion Elementary School for ""Girls Stick it to Math"
-Lynsey Wood, Champion Elementary School for "Publishing Process for Primary Pupils"
-Rosalind Schoenwetter, Forest Lake Elementary for "Look Who's Growing and Changing, Even Me!"
-Tiffany Blushiy, Freedom Elementary for "Infusing Art and Literature to Express "Thyself"
-Joni Ringvelski, R.J. Longstreet Elementary for "TouchMath in the Real-World"
-Erin Bowen, Orange City Elementary for "We Are The Ones"
-Joanne Miller, Pride Elementary for "Reading is Fun & Games"
-Jamie Davis, Creekside Middle for "Mary Had a Little Lamb Who Lost All it's Wool"
-Becky Ling, Creekside Middle for "Garden Shed Design Project"
-Peter Dimuro, DeLand Middle School for "Reading As A Writer"
-Maria Bina, Deltona Middle School for "Oh No, I Shrank the Big Ben Clock Tower!"
-Brandon LeClerc, Heritage Middle School for "The B.U.I.L.D. Project (Building and Upholding Instruction through Learning and Design)"
-Kristin Bennett, New Smyrna Beach Middle for "Magnificent Multi Museum"

Mini-Grant News.........................
A Note from Paul and Lorraine McLaughlin, Music Teachers at Deltona Lakes Elementary

Two years ago, we received a mini-grant through FUTURES for our project "Ride the Waves A Sound Energy Experience".  With the money received we were able to purchase numerous items to be used in our classroom for the students to study the science of sound and relate it to music.  We have now been selected to share the experiments and techniques we have implemented in our classroom at the State Music Convention in Tampa in January, 2013.  We will be running a hands on workshop for music teachers and students around the state.  This would not have been possible without the generosity of FUTURES!


Teacher of the Year Nominees Announced

Candidates nominated by every school in the district for Teacher of the Year 2014 were announced this month. They will all be honored at a reception sponsored by Space Coast Credit Union on November 1st at Champion Elementary School.


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