Sheriff Ivey’s Annual “Shop With A Cop” Event
Last year’s “Shop With A Cop” event provided over 275 kids with a Christmas gift to open on Christmas Day which they may not have otherwise received. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is again partnering with Walmart Viera, located at 8500 North Wickham Road in Melbourne, on December 10th for the 2022 event. During “Shop With A Cop”, each child is paired with a Brevard County Deputy Sheriff or Corrections Deputy who will help them select various items on their Christmas wish list.
Funded by businesses, community groups, and citizen donations to the BCSO Charity, the event helps children in need to have a more memorable Christmas while also serving to build positive relationships in the community.
During the event, BCSO deputies and other agency employees volunteer their time to shop with the children, wrap gifts, and serve refreshments. Opportunities to participate in the annual “Shop With a Cop” event fills rather quickly. Please complete the application here as soon as possible.
Indian River Schools Announce College/Career Expo and Open Enrollment Period for Magnet and School Choice
College and Career Expo:
Sebastian River High School and Vero Beach High School (VBHS) Path Programs are collaboratively hosting the “Finding Your Path College and Career Expo” on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00 p.m. to p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at VBHS (1707 16th Street, Vero Beach).
Representatives will be providing information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), dual enrollment opportunities, college and vocational school applications, scholarship options, and the armed services.
With a county-wide high school graduation rate of 95%, IRC Schools have outperformed the statewide graduation rate for the last 11 consecutive years. The Path Program works with 9th thru 12th grade students to ensure on-time graduation, helping them to set realistic goals, and to maximize their future educational and career opportunities.
The Path Program Advisors are Jessica Wood, VBHS (772-564-5536) and Kim O’Keefe, SRHS (772-564-4274)
Indian River County Magnet and Choice Application:
The SDIRC Magnet and Choice application program for the 2023-2024 school year is now open and will close on January 15, 2023.
Click here for the Open Enrollment Help Flyer and here to complete the application online.
- Parents and guardians who complete application online through their Parent Portal will receive a confirmation email from the Student Enrollment Office.
- Students who have been selected to their choice school, will be notified through email.
- Parents/Guardians will have 10 school days to accept the seat through their Parent Portal.
- Parent/Guardians must contact Student Assignment to decline choice seat at 772-564-6091.
- Students who were not selected to their choice school will be notified through email.
- Students will need to attend their zoned school until they are notified that they have been selected to their choice school.
Indialantic Annual Tree Lighting Event
The annual Indialantic Tree Lighting Event will take place on Thursday, December 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Nance Park located at 201 North Miramar Avenue, in Indialantic.
Ornament decorating, entertainment by the Indialantic Elementary School choir, and an opportunity for children to take photos with Santa and send their Christmas wish lists to the North Pole will be available
Cookies, hot chocolate, and snacks will be provided by Curri Kirschner Real Estate, Bizzarro’s, and Starbucks. The Parks Recreation and Beautification Committee will be selling “Shop Local” tote bags and the Heritage Committee will be selling Christmas Eve luminary bags.
Visit here for more information.
Light Up the Night Shop Local Event to be Held in Sebastian
On Friday, December 2nd from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting Light Up the Night to encourage support of local businesses as they kick off the official start of the holiday season. All participating shop owners decorate their locations in lights and offer sales, discounts, and door prizes along with family friendly activities and refreshments.
The list of participating businesses will be released by the Chamber on Monday, November 28th. You can also call 772-589-5969 or email [email protected] for details in advance.