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Custodians receive certifications from management association

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:21 pm

The Osceola School District requires its entire custodial staff to work towards certification through the Florida School Plant Management Association and to go through continuous training on an on-going basis to provide the highest service to schools. The program for Certified Master Custodian involves 104 hours of training and tests in eight courses.  The following 32 employees have recently qualified as “Certified Master Custodians”: Desis Araque, Joey Arscott, Annette Bell,

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  • Students set to meet reading challenge

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer In a digital world, there’s still hope for the written word. Osceola County school students proved that last summer, and they’re out to do it again this year. In order to ward off the “summer slide” — a loss of academic skills some students see while out on break — Osceola County School District Superintendent Melba Luciano is challenging the county’s students to read 26

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  • Fifth Third Bank helps raise money for homeless student program

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    By Charlie Reed Staff Writer About 5,000 Osceola County students take home bags of food every Friday for the weekend. Most of them are homeless, living in hotels and motels on U.S. Highway 192. But when school lets out this summer, the needs of these underprivileged students will go unmet. That’s why Fifth Third Bank created Summer of Dreams, a free, 10-week program that provides homeless students with meals, academic

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  • Superintendent kicks off Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge for students

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    In an effort to build a consistent, year-round culture of reading throughout Osceola’s school community, Superintendent Melba Luciano is challenging students to read 26 million minutes over the summer as part of Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge, which started  starting May 7. “When school lets out in June each year, our students battle the ‘Summer Slide’ – the loss of academic skills when students are not in school,” said Luciano.  “Research

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  • Osceola County Extension Services

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    • Saturdays, until 30, Florida Friendly Landscaping Principles Series, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., at UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. Training is for homeowners who have the desire to have a beautiful landscape, protect their environment and to reduce their monthly water bill. May 16: Attract wildlife to your landscape / manage your yard pests responsibly / recycle your yard waste: save money and enrich

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  • Valencia training center to spur careers in advanced manufacturing

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Osceola County already has seen one transition in its consumer power base from agriculture to tourism. The next seismic shift could be to becoming a manufacturing base. The proposed Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center under construction just east of Kissimmee will lead much of the new push in the technology-manufacturing field. But many other Central Florida firms have products to be built, and they need

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  • College enrollees honored with special events

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm

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    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The exploits of Osceola County’s top athletes have been well chronicled in the past as they have signed hundreds of scholarships to play their sports at the next level. But for many other students who go on to attend college, military service or technical certifications – where’s their signing ceremony? At Osceola and Poinciana high schools, it was Friday, the day first lady Michelle Obama

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