Parent Open House
August 26 Tuesday
BB&T Center Training
Sept. 2 or Sept. 3 or Sept. 5 at 6 p.m.
New BB&T Volunteers Only
New Magnet Coordinator
As the new school year unfolds, with it comes a new beginning for me as a high school Magnet Coordinator. I have 27 years of experience in Broward County, with 10 of those as the Environmental Science Magnet Coordinator at Sawgrass Springs Middle School.
I am passionate about preserving the environment and restoring the Everglades, but more passionate about leading America's youth. High school is a journey. The trip will have its ups and downs, bumps and curves, excitement and fears.
As your Magnet Coordinator I will be here to support you and your child along the way. I look forward to meeting you whether we are at a PTSO or FERM meeting, on a field trip as chaperones, or volunteering together at the BB&T Center. When you are on campus, please stop by the Magnet Office so we can get acquainted. Watch for more information about a Fall Magnet Breakfast.
JoAnn Cantlupe, Magnet Coordinator
1. Register to be a chaperone at www.GetInvolvedInEducation.com.
2. Apply for the free-reduced meal plan if you think you qualify at applyforlunch.com. Other benefits include scholarship eligibility and reduced fees for SAT, ACT and college admission applications.
3. Sign up for BB&T Center training by contacting Tanya Reid at email@example.com.
4. Purchase a sweatshirt or jacket under Parent Organization F.E.R.M.
5. Like the Facebook Page: Fans of the Everglades Restoration Magnet.
For his 2013 Magnet Senior Project, Nicholas McKenna worked with the Everglades Foundation, a close partner with the South Plantation magnet, to create wherEverglades, an App covering the Everglades.
The App that will be launched on April 22, 2014 for Earth Day connects the user to South Florida's rich environmental and recreational offerings.
Users can explore the restoration efforts and critical natural areas of the Everglades, as well as the fun activities they can do outdoors. They also can share their experiences with others
through social media.
Start by looking at the map. Then pick an area that looks interesting. wherEverglades provides information about each site including native flora and faun, local restoration efforts, and available recreational opportunities. Users can get directions to each place or find more information online with the help of wherEverglade's database.
Now at Brown University, Nick continued as a paid student consultant to the Everglades Foundation, working with two SPHS magnet interns to finalize the App.