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Kimberly McCasland, right does a demonstration with explosives-sniffing dog Senna about how he detects landmines at PATHS on Friday.

PATHS’ Glocal Club sponsoring dog to detect land mines

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A group of students at Kissimmee’s Professional and Technical High School are trying to deal with weapons of mass destruction in places currently serving as battlefields. They’re not thinking politically, but they are thinking globally – after all, it’s in their name. Glocal (the “Global-Local” Club) sponsored by social studies teacher Stephanie Middleton has chosen to sponsor a dog used to help detect landmines as

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  • District announces new communication team strategies

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 11:47 am

    By Jennifer DiDomenico For the News-Gazette Osceola County School District officials announced the new communication strategies that are being put into place for the 2014-15 school year at the School Board meeting Tuesday. The communications department has greatly expanded its social media outreach. It has recently created accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and it is posting on each profile multiple times a day. The department is looking to

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  • FDOE grants grade appeals for nine Osceola schools

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 11:39 am

    The Osceola County School District got a reprieve from state education officials for a data reporting error that raised at least two schools’ grades from Ds to Cs. The district underreported the number of students who were attending school in the U.S. for the first time in data it submitted to the Florida Department of Education. In this particular case, it was students who were in the U.S. less than

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  • Education Foundation – Osceola County ranks eighth in nation

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    By Jennifer DiDomenico For the News-Gazette The Education Foundation for Osceola County ranked No. 8 in a national study of K-12 education foundations by Dewey & Associates released Sept. 24. It is one of six Florida foundations in the top 25. “We are so proud to be part of such a big movement,” said Kippy Jacob, public relations director of the foundation. “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in

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  • KUA sponsoring calendar art contest

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:04 am


    Kissimmee Utility Authority invites students to use the power of art to promote electrical safety in the utility’s 21st annual calendar art contest. The annual talent hunt is open to Osceola County students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 5, including public, private and home-schooled students. Students are asked to use crayons, markers, paints or computer-generated graphics to depict an electrical safety message in their entry. A panel of local judges

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  • Hanging around with the bats, bat exhibition at the science center

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

          Just in time for the fall and Halloween, the Orlando Science Center has gone batty. The center’s “Bats: Myths and Mysteries” opens today at noon. The bat exhibit features live animals, educational simulations, interactive displays and more. This hands-on, educational exhibit will introduce visitors to the amazing world of the flying mammal people are both frightened and fascinated by. After visiting, guests will have a new appreciation

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  • Osceola County school students crush summer reading goal

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    By Jennifer DiDomenico For the News-Gazette Osceola County’s performance in the Scholastic Summer Challenge on Sept. 10, saw six district schools crack the top 100. After Osceola County School District Superintendent Melba Luciano challenged students to read a total of 12 million minutes, students more than doubled their goal with a combined total of more than 24 million minutes. The district schools will appear in the 2015 Scholastic Book of

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