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New year brings new curriculum, technology to Osceola School District

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer The 2014-15 school year is shaping up to be one of change in Osceola County, as students not only have a new curriculum and state testing, but they also are becoming more technology-friendly. This is the first year that Osceola County, as well as the rest of the state of Florida, will be teaching on the new Florida State Standards. Passed this spring, the Florida

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  • Technology expands in district classrooms for 2014-15 school year

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Riding on the heels of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program last school year, the Osceola County School District plans to make campuses more connected and tech-centered for 2014-15 school year. Chief of Information and Technology Services Angela Marino, Instructional Technology Director Mel Pace and other district staff introduced a completely digital curriculum to Kissimmee Middle School as well as extended campus Wi-Fi coverage

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  • High school report cards to be re-issued Thursday

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Osceola County School District announced that, starting Thursday, re-issued report cards can be picked up at all high schools except for Zenith and Challenger. Public Information Officer Dana Schafer said that staff at both those high schools is working closely with the district office to validate all grades and get the report cards printed. Once they are ready, a separate call will be made to parents of Zenith and Challenger

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  • OHS to hold meeting about class schedule changes

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola High School is scheduled to change its class scheduling from a four-by-four block to a seven-period schedule for the 2014-15 school year, which begins in a little over a month. But parents, students, some teachers from OHS and at least one School Board member feel the timing is wrong to make that change. Those groups debated the change for more than three hours at

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  • Osceola County schools see improvements in grades

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer When the final batch of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores were released in June, they showed that nearly every grade level in the Osceola County School District saw improvement. The Florida Department of Education recognized Osceola County as one of only five districts to improve in all seven assessment areas. That was reflected when the district revealed the school grades for its elementary, middle,

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  • School Board extends superintendent’s contract

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

    The Osceola County School Board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Melba Luciano, shown above, by two years because it was pleased with her leadership.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County School Board showed unwavering support of Superintendent Melba Luciano at its last meeting by extending her contract by two years. Board Chairman Tim Weisheyer said at the June 17 meeting that he wanted to take the step after the board extended her for one year back in 2013. “The superintendent has done a good job and worked well with our board,” he

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  • School District selling surplus property

    Posted on June 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County School District is holding its second annual auction Saturday to cash in on its surplus property. But just like the typical weekend yard sale on your block, you’ll need to arrive early to get a shot at the good stuff. The public auction will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the District Administrative Complex Warehouse on Bill Beck Boulevard. Items can be previewed

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