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A.D. Henderson University School &
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Vol. 4, No. 5, December 2019

In this issue...

Upcoming Important Dates

Google Calendar

December 6
Noon Dismissal
December 5 - 11
FAU Exams

FAU Registrar Website
December 12
Music Club 4th & 5th Grade Showcase
Cafetorium - 6P
December 19
Middle School Winter Showcase Concert
Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium - 7P
December 20
End of 2nd Quarter
Noon Dismissal  - No Aftercare
December 23 - December 31
No School - Winter Break
January 1 - 6
No School - Winter Break
January 7
Start of 3rd Quarter

On the Journey to Continuous Improvement

December is the start of a joyous month filled with traditions. We were lucky enough to have a few comfortably “chilly” days in November. I look forward to spending the next fifteen school days learning, teaching, and celebrating with all of you.

The Thanksgiving Feast was my favorite thus far as the halls were lined with beautifully decorated tables, delicious food, and smiling faces that joined together to give thanks for our ADHUS & FAUHS family. This year the Francani sisters created a magical program joined by Ms. Gass’ cheerleaders and Dr. T’s band which left everyone with holiday cheer. A big thank you to our PTO, all of the parent volunteers, and the faculty & staff that made this event so special. Moments like this fill me with joy and pride in being part of the A. D. Henderson & FAU High School family.
Please be sure to mark your calendar and join us for two upcoming events. December 13th at 6:00 pm, PTO is hosting their Annual Movie Night. This event will feature performers from A.D. Henderson & FAU High School music programs alongside the movie, Aladdin. We cannot wait to enjoy the evening with pizza, hot cocoa, and so much more! Secondly, our Superintendent, Dr. Joel Herbst, and our good friend Mr. Dan Cane from Modernizing Medicine will be participating in a fireside chat at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus on Wednesday, January 15th at 5:30 pm. The conversation will be moderated by A.D. Henderson alumna and WPBF Channel 25 anchor & reporter Gianna Caserta. They will be discussing the importance of STEM education and examine how The Cane Institute has become a model for all K-12 schools and school districts.
As we continue to increase campus safety protocols, I'd like to remind everyone that students are required to wear their school ID on a lanyard around their neck at all times on our campus. Students receive one lanyard from the school at the beginning of the school year. Any replacement lanyards will need to be purchased starting in January. If students choose to wear a non-school issued lanyard, the lanyard must be of the breakaway variety with the clip behind their neck. In addition, please remember that you must bring your car tag when picking up your child or you will need to park and bring an ID to the front office to sign them out. I appreciate your support as our children's safety is my number ONE priority. 
I want to wish my A.D. Henderson & FAU High School community a warm and wonderful holiday season and a very happy 2020! Looking forward to another great year at A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School!

#owlsimpact #owlsignite


Mrs. Bees
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” --Steve Jobs

This year, we are excited to announce another opportunity to make a lasting impact. The K-12 Student Enrichment Annual Fund, our school’s first annual giving program, will allow us to expand upon the opportunities we currently offer our students and provide the necessary funding to fulfill the school’s most critical needs.

Gifts to the K-12 Student Enrichment Annual Fund will impact your child and enhance all areas of the school experience, including academics, athletics, arts, extra-curricular activities, technology, and student life. While there is no requirement to give, we believe that our school community will invest in this important initiative and hope that you will participate at a level that is comfortable for your family. Every gift counts! All gifts are tax-deductible and can be made by cash, check, credit card, or donated stock. Gifts can be made with recurring payments online and most gifts will qualify for corporate matching gift programs.

Make your impact felt today!

Teacher of the Year Award


Over the last two months, the faculty has been hard at work selecting the district teacher of the year. The exceptional nominees were voted on by the faculty, submitted writing prompts about their teaching, and were interviewed by a team of judges.

At the Thanksgiving Feast this year, Stephanie Anderson was named the 2021 Florida Atlantic School District Teacher of the Year. Ms. Anderson has been at ADHUS for three years and currently teaches 8th grade ELA as well as Speech and Debate. She writes, “I am inspired by the growth, perseverance, and creativity of my students and colleagues. That moment when students have the look of recognition that they have succeeded in doing something way outside of their comfort zone, that is when I know my teaching is effective.” It is clear from the authentic learning experiences she provides for her students that she truly is an outstanding professional.

As our district winner, Ms. Anderson will take part in the Florida Teacher of the Year Roundtable this summer. We are thrilled to recognize Stephanie Anderson as the 2021 Florida Atlantic School District Teacher of the Year. Congratulations!

Elementary School Updates

Kindergarten Show & Tell Writing Unit
Kindergarteners in Ms. Marin’s classroom celebrated the successes of their Show & Tell Writing Unit with a “Show & Tell Museum.” Each student created an illustration (or two) and demonstrated their writing skills by writing several labels onto their pictures. During the “Show and Tell Museum,” kindergarten writers proudly displayed their product(s) for all to see as others gave positive feedback on their illustration. Our young writers are making significant progress!
3rd Grade Writing Celebration
Mrs. Kasten’s 3rd grade had a Writing Celebration to share their growth in the process of writing! They created their own “Small Moment” story, where writers were encouraged to write about one specific event, with a focus on writing with details, including showing character’s small actions, dialogue, and internal thinking. 3rd-grade writers shared their final product with 1st graders from Mrs. Russo’s class by reading their “Small Moment” story aloud as well as providing a takeaway QR code to hear their story being read by the author on SeeSaw long after they’ve left the classroom. 

1st Grade Kindness Rocks

In honor of World Kindness Day, the first-grade students participated in a service project. Each class read the book, Kindness Rocks, by Sonica Ellis. In this story, a young girl painted rocks with special messages on them. Other characters were moved by the messages and created more kindness rocks of their own. After reading the book, our first-grade students painted their rocks with notes of encouragement for their school community, hoping to inspire love and kindness at A.D. Henderson & FAU High School. We hope that students may find a rock, and the message will put a smile on their face.

The purpose of kindness rocks is for their messages to continue to be passed along. If your child finds a rock, it is up to you to “pass it on.” We encourage them to keep it for a little while and then find a new place in a community (home or school) to set the rock so another person can enjoy it. 

Here are the expectations that were presented to the student:

  1. Take one and only one. If you take more than one, others will not have the opportunity to enjoy one.
  2. Relocate your rock. Enjoy it, then place it somewhere new for another person to enjoy.
  3. Respect the art. Do not toss or throw the rocks.

Again, everyone is encouraged to take a rock home and spread kindness throughout your community by finding a new location to place it in. We have already heard of #ADHUSkindnessrocks sightings in Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Jupiter, and as far north as Jacksonville. Thank you to all who are “spreading the love”! If you place your rock somewhere in your community, take a photo and post it on social media. Be sure to tag @ADHUS_FAUHS and use the hashtag #ADHUSkindnessrocks. 

Thanks for helping our first graders spread kindness. ALWAYS REMEMBER -- KINDNESS ROCKS!

Middle School Updates

6th Grade Field Trip to FAU
We are so thankful for our partnership with FAU, and the many experiences our students are afforded! This past week, our 6th grade students took a trip to campus for the first time. The students received an overview of the many programs at FAU, the financial aid department discussed planning for college, we took a campus tour, and most impressively, the students participated in a hands-on genetics lab with graduate students. Ask your children about their taste buds and WHY they like some things but not others. Also, you can ask them about DNA sequencing and hereditary traits. They should be able to impress you with their new knowledge! 

International Thespian Society
Our middle school theater troupe had its District Festival this weekend. Once again, they have made it to State with many Superior and Excellent awards for the 23 ensemble and individual events. We are thankful for the direction of Ms. Francani and proud of all of our actors and singers! We are excited about the Winter Showcase on December 19th! 

High School Updates


Visible ID Cards
ALL High School students must have a visible owl card to enter the A.D. Henderson campus. If students do not have their ID, they will not be admitted onto the A.D. Henderson & FAU High School campus. Lanyards have been distributed to students throughout the year. Please use one of those to wear your ID while on campus. Thank you!

All students and staff exiting the building must ensure that no visitors enter — all visitors must check-in at the front office. There is new signage around campus to assist with the enforcement of this process.

Textbook Returns and Pickup

All textbooks are purchased through the FAU Bookstore on the Boca Raton campus located on the Breezeway next to Starbucks.


  • All FALL 2019 textbooks must be returned to the FAU Bookstore on the Boca Raton campus
  • Students must present FAU Owl Card indicating FAU High School Student and Z Number to the FAU Bookstore staff when returning books
  • Fall 2019 textbooks must be returned according to the following dates and times:
    • MONDAY, DECEMBER 9TH - 8:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
    • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH - 8:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
    • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH - 8:00 AM TO 7:00 PM  
    • FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL FALL TEXTBOOKS - DECEMBER 11th - If books are not returned there will be a registration hold on your account for next semester
  • All textbooks, including consumable books must be presented for return
  • If you have a course that requires you to use the same book (for example ENC 1101 & 1102), you will need to provide the bookstore a copy of your course to verify and keep the material  


  • All fall books must be returned to receive Spring 2020 books 
  • All outstanding fees, FAU HIGH (marketplace) and FAU (MyFAU) must be cleared
  • Students must present FAU Owl Card indicating FAU High School Student and Z Number to the FAU Bookstore staff to receive books
    • Please be prepared to show copies of course syllabi to verify REQUIRED materials not listed on the FAU Bookstore lists
    • This includes required “Online Access Codes.” Students should not rely on “Free Trial Online Access Codes,” which will expire before the end of the term. Reliance on free codes may result in lapses in access to course materials needed to complete assignments during the term once they expire.
  • Spring 2020 textbooks must be picked up from the FAU Bookstore during the following times:
    • THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 - 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
    • FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
    • SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not pick up your books promptly and a late fee occurs, you may be responsible for the late fee.  


  • Please request to see the FAU Bookstore Managers and/or Team Lead Personnel for special items (e.g., required calculators, lab kits, nursing scrubs), or if you encounter any difficulties when picking-up textbooks. Contact FAU Bookstore Management in advance by email, if needed.
    • Arnoldo De Jesus, Store Manager –
    • Mike Land, Course Materials Manager –
    • Rendy Ramkeerat, Operations Manager-
    • Or Request to speak to Any Team Lead.


RETURN: If within the first two weeks of classes, you find you will not be using the book, you will return it to the bookstore for a refund.  


Please contact Mrs. Rick, or include her on correspondence with the FAU Bookstore, if you have any questions or concerns.

FAU High School SGA Field Day
Thank you to the FAU HS SGA for organizing the 9th grade field day. It was a well-deserved break for our 9th graders who are working so hard in the classroom each day. 


Boca Community Garden Volunteering
FAU High Students volunteered at the Boca Community Garden. Organized by Emily Miranda, several students used their Saturday to get outside to mulch, shovel, plant, and pull weeds all to help keep the downtown community garden in Boca Raton beautiful. Pictured here, they are enjoying a little bit of the "fruits of their labor."

Rotary Club Scholar of the Month - Ciara O'Neill

Ciara O’Neill was honored as the November 2019 Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar. The FAU HS staff selects the FAU HS Rotary Scholar of the Month in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement. Ciara is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2021.  

Ciara attributes much of her success to “the fact that I am surrounded by talented friends and classmates at FAU High School." She finds joy in math and science, and in 10th grade, at FAU HS, she learned from a friend about programming. That, combined with experiencing a presentation related to artificial intelligence and neural networks, sparked her interest in computer science as an opportunity for her to apply her talents in math and science.

Ciara also enjoys the experience of serving others by tutoring math to her fellow students and helping physically disabled students succeed academically. She also enjoys studying Mandarin to help her better understand the Chinese culture and participated in an overseas immersion experience with the US Department of State National Security Language Initiative for Youth program.

Sunset Rotary Club - Hannah Storrs
Hannah Storrs spoke at the Boca Raton Sunset Rotary Club meeting on Nov. 18. She thanked them for sponsoring the cost of her trip to the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC) from January 30 to February 3, 2020. This conference is being held in the historic city of Philadelphia, PA. She told them that she is in the 11th grade at FAU HS with a double major in Political Science and English, and she looks forward to this participation as an opportunity to learn skills for a career in Political Journalism. During the MUN event in Philadelphia, she expects to participate in the World Bank Economic and Social Council discussing the affordability of social protection programs. 

Jennifer is a very determined and personable young lady, not only excelling in her studies but also reaching out to serve others in school and her community. Jennifer volunteers at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and has accumulated more than 200 service hours, transporting patients and offering them comfort, assisting, and, occasionally, delivering flowers. She also enjoys working with friends and family at Schott Communities, where she supports disabled individuals, and helps with worship as a lector and altar server, plus serves as a class helper. During her service, Jennifer learned "that a singular conversation or even a smile can impact a person's outlook or change their mood for the better." 

Jennifer told us at her recognition ceremony, "Everything I've learned from my family, my school, and my extracurriculars has strengthened my conviction to become a physician. I am sure that my place in this world is that of a healer." This Owl is well on her way to this goal as the is currently a member of the National Honor Society, the Max Plank Data Science class, the FAU American Medical Student Association, and the FAU Asian Student Union. Along with these activities and her studies, she is currently a Teaching Assistant for Calculus 1 and tutors other math students. After her Spring 2020 graduation from FAU High, she plans to earn a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in Spring 2021, then go onto a Master's degree and to enroll in Medical School.

FIRST Lego League (FLL)

Our FLL team (Owls Force) had a practice competition at American Heritage School in Plantation, FL, on Saturday, November 23rd. They did a phenomenal job and scored an all-time personal best score on the field with 230 points! They also maxed out the rubric for their robot design and programming! Our qualifying tournament will be on December 14th at South Fork High School in Stuart, FL.

Robot Drone League

Robot Drone League had its third competition on Saturday, November 23rd, at TechRunway.  

Both the middle school and high school were well represented at the tournament and are excited to make modifications to their robots and drones for the RDL Championship that will be held on Saturday, December 14th. Come and check out the robot drone competition!

Science Olympiad

Our FAU High School Science Olympiad team competed in the Florida Invitational Science Olympiad in Orlando, FL at the Orlando Science School on Saturday, November 23rd. FAU High earned 2nd place in the Circuit Lab and 2nd place in Ornithology out of the 24 teams at the event. Their next event will be the MIT Science Olympiad Invitational in January!

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OPK12 Research Committee / Research Collaborations

We continue to support Katie Miller and Lara Costa’s project this semester, but expect more research collaborations beginning in the spring. 

  • Katie Miller from FAU’s Department of Exceptional Student Education and Lara Costa from UNC-Chapel Hill received a grant from the Institute for Educational Sciences. They are gathering writing samples from all 1st-5th-grade students to see the relationships among writing skills, writing performance, and writing quality. They gathered writing samples earlier in the year and will be gathering the next set of samples in December.

If you have any questions about any future studies or generally about research being conducted at our school, please contact us or explore our website.

FAU High School Research Program

Happy Thanksgiving, FAUHS community! We end the semester on a high note because our 9th graders successfully collected their observational research data (pictured below), and our upperclassmen will work on their OURI Symposium presentations next semester. Also, please congratulate Alexandra Lolavar, our amazing research coordinator, for successfully defending her dissertation! Her dissertation titled, “The impact of environmental factors on loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchling biology,” studied how other environmental factors (i.e., moisture from rainfall) can affect how many males and females come from a nest – and how to reduce the negative impact climate change will have on our sea turtle population.

Owls Athletics

Our High School Swim Team had five swimmers that competed in the state meet. Our boy's relay team, Pete Pokatragool, Kristian Murphey, Sheldon Win, and Bryan Bellinetti-Petz, medal in both of their events while Katelyn Cabral finished 9th overall. Overall, the High School team had a great season, going undefeated and placing 5th at Regionals.
Both our Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams qualified and completed in the FHSAA 2A State Championship.

Go Owls!

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Academic Games - Linguishtik

On November 22nd, our ADHUS and FAU High School students competed in their final round of the FAU Lab School District Academic Games Linguishtik Season for 2019. Throughout the season, students from Grades 4-12 competed in 6 rounds of competition in the game of Linguishtik. While playing Linguishtik, players learn to improve their grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills. The top 10 students were recognized for their accomplishments and will be competing in the State Competition in February.

In the Elementary Division (Grades 4-6):

  • 5th Place: Hannah Harianawala 
  • 4th Place: Maarya Harianawala
  • 3rd Place: Daniella Fermin
  • 2nd Place: Ben Liu
  • 1st Place: Tanvi Desai

In the Middle Division (Grades 6-8):

  • 4th Place: Isabella Lackner 
  • 3rd Place: Stephen Leach tied with Andres El Khaouli
  • 2nd Place: Mark Zagha
  • 1st Place: Patrick Oleary

In the High School Division (Grades 9-12):

  • 5th Place: Ayush Gowda 
  • 4th Place: Victoria Karalouz
  • 3rd Place: Seymour Haque
  • 2nd Place: Josh Rosen
  • 1st Place: Ian Dowling
Special congratulations to Tanvi, Patrick, and Ian for their incredible first place wins, and congratulations to all of our amazing students for a fantastic season! We are looking forward to our History Seasons Coming up in January. All students grades 4-12 are welcome to attend and participate.

Henderson After School Program - HASP News

Thank you for allowing the Aftercare Team to share the afternoon with your children. Last month we took our yearbook group shot. We have 300 students in the Henderson After School Program, and our group shot includes the students that were not attending a club at that time. As noted previously, we are at capacity with enrollment; therefore, any students hoping to register for aftercare will be waitlisted until there is an available spot.

HASP has several partnerships with FAU programs, including the Patterson Scholars, FAU Athletics, and our own FAU High School. There are times when individuals from these groups will push in for additional academic support during homework time.

A couple of general reminders:

  • Pick up students by 6:00 pm. Any student that is picked up after 6:00 pm, three times, will be dismissed from the HASP program.
  • December 20th is a noon dismissal, no aftercare.
  • Payment Updates:
    • Quarter 2 payments are past due. Quarter 3
    • Second Semester payments are due by December 11.
    • Late payments may result in removal from the program.
    • Please note, Q3 and Q4 payments will only be accepted by payment in full or in two installments.
    • Make all payments through the FAU Marketplace.
  • Each grade level schedule includes time for homework, outdoor/indoor play, technology, and team building. Enrichment and community programs are offered, as available.
  • The Reading Buddies Program is part of a research study on mentor reading program in partnership with Karen Slattery. As members of a research lab school, all HASP middle school students are participating. If you have a middle school student, please complete these research forms. 

The HASP Parent Manual is available on the school's website and in this article for your convenience. If your child is registered in HASP and you have questions, please contact Mrs. Sands or Mrs. Tolerton. You may also reach out to Dr. Tift for high school specific questions or Mr. Cortese for middle school or HASP tutoring questions. Additional information is available on the HASP page on the school's website. Thanks for all you do!

Happy Holidays from your 2019-20 HASP Team!

General School Reminders

FAU President's Gala

Please join President John Kelly and First Lady Carolyn Kelly on Saturday, April 4, at the President’s Gala. This will be a spectacular evening celebrating Florida Atlantic University!

Career Day

Calling all pilots, bakers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and more! Get excited for A.D. Henderson's first Career Day! The month of February is Career Education Month and on Friday, February 7, 2020 you could have the opportunity to showcase your career to our students. If you are interested in presenting your career, please "Save the Date" and use the link on the flyer below to sign-up!

Morning Arrival Supervision

As a reminder, the school opens at 7:30 am for students to enter the building. Please do not drop your child off prior to 7:30 am, as student supervision is not provided. Any student arriving prior to 7:30 am will NOT be supervised.

Testing Information

Each year the school creates a schedule of state assessments. Here you can find the 2019-20 Test Calendar with anticipated dates for grades and state assessments. The document is subject to change based on space, weather, or other events that may influence initial dates. However, you may use the document for planning.

On December 17, the 9th-grade Biology students will test the NGSSS Biology EOC and on December 18, the ADHUS 8th grade students have been selected by the state to participate in a Writing Field Test. Both assessments are computer-based and administered under standard testing conditions. Parent testing alert letters can be found here for your convenience. Direct any testing questions to Gina Sands.

MS NJHS & SGA Charitable Collection

Each month, NJHS and MS SGA host a collection in the morning circles to benefit a local charitable agency. In November, we hosted a food drive and collected seven cases of food for our partners at Boca Helping Hands. In December, the organizations will sponsor the Week of Giving. The toys benefit The Children’s Healing Institute and Boca Helping Hands. Please look for information on our monthly collections. The Week of Giving runs from December 2 - 6. 

Parent/Guardian and Student FOCUS Accounts

NEW THIS SCHOOL YEAR – Re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 School year will REQUIRE a parent/guardian account. Now is an excellent time to set up your FOCUS account! RE-ENROLLMENT WILL BEGIN MID-FEBRUARY, 2020, AND WILL CONCLUDE MARCH 15, 2020. 

Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to set up their FOCUS account now!

New parent/guardian FOCUS accounts

  1. Please go to the FOCUS link and select "Parents/Guardians:  Click here to create an account or add a child to your existing account".  
  2. Follow the instructions for creating a new parent/guardian account.  Please select the option: "I DO NOT have an Account Registered on the Parent Portal, but my child is Actively Enrolled."
  3. You must use an email associated with your student's account
  4. Once your account is verified by the school you may download the FOCUS community app – see instructions below!

Student FOCUS accounts

Students who log into FOCUS will use a FIXED user name (10 digit student ID) and a pre-set password (DOB in this format WITH slashes MM/DD/YY).   Students must come into the front office if they need a password reset.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding using or creating a FOCUS account, please do not hesitate to contact A. D. Henderson University School/FAU High front office at 561-297-3970. They are here to assist you Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm You may also email

A.D. Henderson & FAU HS FOCUS Community App

A.D. Henderson & FAU High School FOCUS now has a community app for iPhone and Android users available through your phone's application store. The app provides easy access to student grades and attendance, plus quick links for activity fee and lunch payments, PTO, Aftercare, Uniforms, Athletics, Calendars, Lunch Menu, and more. See Instructions for the app HERE.

2019-2020 School Yearbook

Optional Yearbook Customization
Each student will receive a yearbook. Optional customization is available for an additional fee. Crests, monograms, and student names with or without icons can be printed on the yearbook cover. Pricing begins at $7. Please view the flyer for directions.


PTO Update


This past Tuesday, we celebrated the grandest of ADHUS PTO traditions, The Thanksgiving Feast. The 2019 Feast marked the dawning of a new era under the musical direction of Rhea and Elisia Francani. Every detail was carefully contrived, and the production was spectacular, a worthy tribute to a longstanding tradition. Students danced, sang, cheered, and celebrated throughout this magnificent production. The PTO imagineers even crafted a beautiful backdrop to showcase the event. Then, like magic, over 1000 students, faculty, staff, and honored guests enjoyed an incredible feast served by parent volunteers and lovingly prepared by Chef Mark Esposito and the excellent staff at The Gun Club. Marc & Susie Esposito are ADHUS family alum of Ali & Anthony Esposito.


With the year-end in sight, the PTO still has a few remaining activities and events in 2019. The December PDD luncheon has been graciously sponsored by the Brinkman family and Bud’s Chicken & Seafood of South Florida. On December 13, the PTO will host the annual Movie Night and the Owls’ Showcase of the Arts featuring the talented performers of the ADHUS/FAU High music and the Disney movie, Aladdin. The production is set to begin at 6:00 pm with hot cocoa, pizza, chips, and more! More information to come. 

As the holidays creep closer, remember, you can always do a little holiday shopping while you support the PTO by purchasing school merchandise on the PTO Website. Do not miss the new spirit gear - logo socks; proceeds go to support the athletic department. 

Business Sponsorship Program
The PTO kicked off a new initiative in partnership with the school this year, the A. D. Henderson & FAU High School PTO Business Sponsorship Program. There are three levels of contributions to customize your business donation. You can see their ads online and in the circles.


Remember, you can always support the PTO throughout the year by sending in your Box Tops and when shopping at Office Depot, Target, or Amazon. These contributors help us raise capital to support the school, faculty, and staff with resources.

You might also consider purchasing the photos from school events. Professional photographer Ana Ansarov of Ana’s Creatives captures school events and offers the images for sale to benefit the PTO. Simply visit her website for purchasing pictures of school events. Finally, the PTO introduced a partnership initiative at the beginning of the year, the A.D. Henderson & FAU High School PTO Business Sponsorship Program. There are three levels of contributions to customize your business donation. 

It is never too late to join the PTO, and we encourage each family and teacher to join the ADHUS PTO and attend events and meetings. Participation helps build a sense of community and support for our school. Please volunteer and support one or even two committees; your commitment will have a significant impact on your school.

Every volunteer hour counts, so please make sure you log your hours! You can reach us via email at or by phone 561-297-0491. For more information, please visit our PTO website.

SLA Family Newsletter

SLA Management has redone the A.D. Henderson & FAU High online cafeteria portal. Please make sure to check the portal and find out about the great offerings our dining services provide.

Each month our cafeteria service, SLA Management, features a newsletter with health and nutrition information, upcoming features, and other interesting articles. This link houses the email archive from SLA Management.

A.D. Henderson & FAU High School Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

A.D. Henderson & FAU High School is a national exemplary model for school systems and teacher preparation programs improving education for diverse student populations through innovative, faculty-developed research and curriculum.

Mission Statement

The school has a three-fold mission of (1) being a demonstration site for teacher education; (2) developing curricula; (3) conducting research.
(F.S. 228.053)
A.D. Henderson University School & FAU High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Title I Targeted Assistance Program.

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