09-24-2013 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #9


Title
Annual Recognition of District PRISM Scholar Winners and District PRISM Math and Science Teachers

Discussion

PRISM (Promoting Regional Improvement in Science and Math), is a partnership between public schools and the private sector working together to celebrate the success of science and mathematics in our schools.  The PRISM Project recognizes student scholars and exemplary math and science teachers.  The PRISM Scholars program is designed to serve as an incentive for 7th grade students to participate in challenging science and math classes, clubs and competitions throughout their middle and high school years and involves the identification and selection of the Most Improved and Outstanding science and math students annually from participating school districts throughout Central Florida.

The eight 2012-2013 district winners (the first group in the attachment) were selected from among the school winners.  The selection was based on a blind application review process and supporting evidence provided by each student or school.  These students will receive an award tonight, presented by a PRISM Board representative. 

The other students are the 2007-2012 district winners who have continued to meet the criteria and maintain their status as PRISM scholars. They will also receive an award tonight.

Two exemplary math teachers and two exemplary science teachers have been selected to receive PRISM awards this evening.



Recommendation

To acknowledge the new and continuing district PRISM scholar winners and the PRISM math and science teachers. 



Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 9/24/2013

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Kim Bragg, Middle School Math and Science Resource Teacher, ext. 332

Barbara Rodrigues, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300




Attachment:  2014 Exemplary Teacher winners agenda attachment.pdf
Attachment:  2014 Annual PRISM Scholars Board Agenda attachment.pdf