Happenings & Stories

Homecoming Week

Students in our HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. program participated in various activities during Homecoming Week. The students deserve so much praise for participating in Tacky Tourist, PJ Day, Favorite Sports Team, Color Wars, and Homecoming. Homecoming was attended by every...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Students Support the Local Harvest Drive

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students went to Publix to purchase items for the local Harvest Drive.  The class was split up into 4 teams.  Each team had to purchase six items from a list that was provided by the Student Council Club.  Prior to going to Publix, students...

Publix, Where Shopping is A Pleasure

As part of our HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program Community Based Instruction (CBI), students learn budgeting skills while they shop for goods and services. Part of the grant money our Foundation awards to the schools each year goes to purchasing gift cards. This week, our...

Patriot Day 2022

On this Patriot Day we remember the first responders and those who made difficult decisions to save lives. Flags are flown at half-mast on this day to honor our fallen brothers and sisters. A moment of silence is traditionally observed at 8:46 AM.

IT’S ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK!

The HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students visited the park to participate in various team-building activities over the past two weeks. Together with their teammates, they overcame various obstacles to achieve their goal with a partner. Students were blindfolded as they were...

National Non-Profit Day 2022

Over the last 24 years, giving back has been at the heart of HDS and has always been a part of our company’s mission. As we celebrate #NationalNonProfitDay, we want to take this opportunity to thank our workforce volunteer group, the HDS Contenders and our community...

HDS 24th Anniversary

HDS Companies 24th Anniversary. HDS Companies is honored to commemorate our 24th Anniversary – a pinnacle milestone as a privately held and nationally recognized Technology and Services corporation, and Minority Women Owned Business Enterprise. For 24 years, our...

Tarantella Ristorante & Pizzeria

This weekend, students in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating the end of school year at Tarantella Ristorante & Pizzeria in the Weston Town Center. The students all came dressed for a night on the town and they all looked great! Once...

Celebrating the End of School Year at Japan Inn

After a great year of a variety of Community Based Instruction (CBI) fieldtrips, our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. classes enjoyed a delicious lunch at Japan Inn for their end of year luncheon! Students were given a special cooking show, as the chefs did their best to create an...

LinkedIn Future Employment

In preparation for their post-secondary journey, the students in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. program, have spent time focusing on job skills to help prepare them for future employment. Facilitators Donna Mansolillo and Kathy Gorman-Gard provided opportunities for the students...

Pizza Party!

As the year comes to an end, we are so proud of our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students and their accomplishments this school year. HDS Foundation Board Member, Meagan Bouscher and HDS Foundation Program Manager Liz Falk, enjoyed time celebrating with the students and finding out...

Mother’s Day Gifts

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students combined an educational Community Based Instruction (CBI) with honoring their mothers for Mother’s Day.  In preparation for making a gift for Mother’s Day, facilitators Mrs. Karla Lama and Mrs. Courtney Henry, discussed the importance of...

Lunch at the Park

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students enjoyed a beautiful day at the park having a delicious lunch from Chik-Fil-A for their Community Based Instruction (CBI) fieldtrip. The day before heading to the park, students reviewed the Chik-Fil-A menu and decided what they wanted to...

Weston Diner

This week, students in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class went to the Weston Diner for their weekly Community Based Instruction (C.B.I.) fieldtrip, to enjoy a delicious lunch! Many of the students had never been to the Weston Diner and were very excited to go and experience the...