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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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  • Leave class size amendment alone, teacher’s union says

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A Tallahassee economic research group believes the state of Florida should revisit its public school class size reduction law, but local education leaders said there are good reasons for it. Research presented last week by Florida TaxWatch, a nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute, said investing elsewhere in education could yield higher student achievement than allocating money to reducing class size. The independent analysis in “Taking

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  • Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts information night

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Does your elementary child love the fine arts?   Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts, an Osceola County parental school of choice, features a curriculum including visual, dance, drama, strings, vocal, and instrumental arts, along with quality grades K-5 instruction. With the opportunity to experience an enhanced Fine Arts curriculum, elementary students who attend this school will be prepared to apply for acceptance into The Osceola County School for the Arts.  Poinciana

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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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