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Technology expands in district classrooms for 2014-15 school year

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Riding on the heels of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program last school year, the Osceola County School District plans to make campuses more connected and tech-centered for 2014-15 school year. Chief of Information and Technology Services Angela Marino, Instructional Technology Director Mel Pace and other district staff introduced a completely digital curriculum to Kissimmee Middle School as well as extended campus Wi-Fi coverage

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  • Valencia creating field of flags for 9/11

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

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This is the third year that the Kissimmee campus has staged the display of 2,977 U.S. and international flags.

    To honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Valencia College’s Osceola Campus has teamed up with the Rotary Club of Lake Nona to stage a dramatic display of flags on its expansive lawn – one flag erected for each of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that tragic day. This is the third year that the Kissimmee campus has staged the display of 2,977 U.S. and international

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  • Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Cal Thomas Tribune Media With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent recently, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn’t alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. Entertainment Weekly calls gross receipts for what should have been a blockbuster July 4-6 weekend “downright terrifying.” Writes EW, “Not only were grosses down 45 percent from last year’s holiday, according to, but it was Hollywood’s worst July

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  • STEM camp opens world of math and science for Osceola County students

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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From left, Nicole Burroughs,11, Madison Adams,13, and Ellie Ruiz,11, construct a contraption to hold water during Discovery Education STEM camp at Neptune Middle School near St. Cloud on Monday.

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Spending a week learning about the properties, functions and roles of water doesn’t sound like the typical summer camp. But for Bryana Guzman, incoming sixth grader at Denn John Middle School, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore her passion for science. “We were just having fun with our contraption,” said Guzman, referring to a water relay race she just finished. “And it’s just fun. Meeting

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  • Osceola youth wins Audubon photo prize

    Posted on August 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm


    Osceola County teenager Mason Theurer won second place in Orange Audubon Society’s (OAS) 2014 Kit and Sidney Chertok 26th Annual Florida Native Nature Photography Contest (youth category) for his image of a sand hill crane chick. The win earned Mason, 13, a red ribbon and cash from OAS plus a gift card from Colonial Photo & Hobby, the contest co-sponsor.  Mason also won two honorable mentions for his images of

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  • Proud of vaccination legislation

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Mike La Rosa State Rep. Infectious diseases know no state or national boundaries.  That is why it is crucial for both residents and travelers to be fully vaccinated against disease. The issue is of particular concern here in Florida as a national and worldwide tourist destination. Last year we had an estimated 94 million tourists from around the world according to research by VISIT FLORIDA.  While enjoying the sunshine, beaches,

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  • The best years of your life – maybe not

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Donna Sines Community Vision I was at a meeting this week and already there are discussions related to the start of school.  How fast the summer flies. There will be the typical shopping for school supplies and new uniforms ahead for local families. For young people going from middle into high school, there is the excitement coupled with apprehension.  Every school start brings me back to my early teen years

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