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Right decision was made for OHS students

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Jay Wheeler School Board Earlier this month, the Superintendent Melba Luciano called to inform me that Osceola High School will be going to a seven-period class schedule for the 2014-15 upcoming school year. She explained that this change was being made to align with the Florida Department of Education’s End Of Course (EOC) exam schedule. My first question was, “How’s the OHS Principal with this change?” She said that this

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  • Students get chance to shine at StART Osceola showcase event Saturday

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

      By Peter Covino A&E Editor St. Cloud High School is usually a much quieter place in the summer,  but  for the past two weeks, it has been bustling with aspiring performing arts students from around Osceola County as part of stART Osceola, a performing arts camp. Some 160 students, representing 20 middle schools and high schools from throughout the county, have been involved in the intensive camp, which features

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  • Site for Poinciana Valencia campus selected

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer The Valencia College board of trustees set the groundwork for the proposed Poinciana campus on Wednesday, selecting a site donated by Osceola County. The site, located on the intersection of Pleasant Hill and Reaves Road, is 18.89 acres  and will come at no cost to the college. Osceola County Manager Don Fisher said that the site already is primed for construction, with land and utilities

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  • TECO, ALCO to host an open house Aug. 16

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

     Lisa D’Cato Poinciana Writer Technical Education Center Osceola (TECO) and Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO) will have an open house at the new Poinciana location. The date for the Poinciana Open House is Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured at the open house will be campus tours, instructors meet and greet, live music, food trucks and more. The Poinciana Campus is located at 1020 Cypress Parkway.

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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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  • Extension Services for July 10, 2014

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    • Speak with a HUD-certified counselor by appointment at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park. Having trouble paying your mortgage?  Don’t wait until it’s too late.  UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County can help.  Register to find out your options. Register at • From 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 19, Lake Appreciation Day, at 201 Lakeview Dr. Kissimmee. Lake clean up and environmental fair; plant a pond or rain garden.

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