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‘Got College?’ guides county high school students through financial aid

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Even if working two full time jobs caused Carid Torres to drop out of a semester at Valencia, she’s confident that Got College? will help her continue her criminology degree this fall. Torres, an Osceola High School graduate, was one of a few dozen parents and students that attended the Got College? financial aid seminar at Robert Guevara Community Center on April 17.  The last

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  • Parkway Middle’s international baccalaureate (IB) middle year programme for 2014-15

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Parkway Middle School has received the distinction of becoming the first middle school in Osceola County to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). The application deadline for the 2014-15 school year is May 4.  Student admission will be based on completed applications, as there are a limited number of seats for eligible students in the program.  Students currently attending Parkway Middle will not be displaced from the

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  • School Board approves policy revisions including prohibiting classroom discipline

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Osceola County School Board recently approved a series of policy revisions, with one specifically prohibiting student discipline in the classroom. The new policy 5.301 bans district employees from using any means of discipline or control to manage the behavior of any student, including Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students, which induce or result in physical or psychological pain or discomfort to a student. Those include

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  • Middle school participates in national recycling program

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Parkway Middle School is going green one step at a time, and its next move is installing recycling bins for plastics throughout its campus. Parkway, along with 29 other schools across the country, are working with Recyclebank to raise enough funds to make its school-wide project possible. Recyclebank, a company that helps communities and schools become more environmentally friendly, selected those schools’ projects to encourage

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  • Classroom learning reaching new heights due to BYOD

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Within the past year or so, the Osceola County School District has spent $6.7 million of its own money to upgrade infrastructure on its campuses and in its main Data Center to allow students to use their own technology in the classrooms through the district’s Bring Your Own Device initiative. It may turn out to be the best money the School District has ever spent.

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  • Harmony High’s French students take second in state competition

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

    French students from all over the state of Florida gathered recently to test their French linguistic skills in the 62nd Congrès de la Culture Française en Florida. Among these students were those from Harmony High, under the direction of Mme Jeannie Clark. Harmony High placed second in the state, and this marks the sixth year in a row that Harmony High has placed in the top four at state competition. 

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  • Teaching was a ‘calling’ for winning educator

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Chasity Young and Eliezer Carrasquillo do have one thing in common: passion for their work and the people that they work with. Chasity Young, a third grade reading and writing teacher at Kissimmee Elementary School, and Eliezer Carrasquillo, a work order clerk and bus driver for the Osceola County School District Transportation Department, were named the 2015 Teacher and School Employee of the Year last

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