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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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  • Ms. Pratts goes to Washington

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Photo/Gabriela Henriquez
Poinciana High School junior Alexis Pratts speaks in front of a class. She will travel to Washington D.C. to bring awareness to career and technical education in the state of Florida.

    By Aiyana Ruiz For the News-Gazette A Poinciana High School student will travel to Washington D.C., later this month to meet with several officials and Senate representatives to bring awareness to career and technical education in the state of Florida. Alexis Pratts, a junior, will not only represent Osceola County and the state of Florida when she meets with a representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, but also SkillsUSA, which

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  • The courage to disarm

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Robert Koehler Tribune Media The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow – involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police or anyone else – stirs up questions the social status quo doesn’t dare face. A friend put it this way: “I find myself also nauseated that another issue never seems to enter the discussion: the issue that a highly

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  • School District opens new TECO site

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Marc Clery
There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday for the new St. Cloud TECO campus. From left are: St. Cloud City Manager Tom Hurt, St. Cloud Deputy Mayor Donald Shroyer, St. Cloud Council member Mickey Hopper, St. Cloud/Greater Osceola  Chamber of Commerce Director Keith Ronan, TECO Principal Jeannette Eddy,  Alternative Program Director Beth Rattie, School Board Member Barbara Horn and Osceola School District Superintendent Melba Luciano.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer In the span of about a week, the Osceola County School District will have gone from having one site for its Technical Education Center Osceola and Adult Learning Center Osceola programs to three. On Tuesday, district members along with their partners from the city of St. Cloud cut the ribbon on the new TECO campus in St. Cloud. The two-story, post-secondary training facility welcomed the

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  • Celebration High School earns top national ranking

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Despite coming back from the long Labor Day holiday weekend, it wasn’t hard for Celebration High School students and faculty to have some extra pep in their step. First, the Storm football team defeated Lake Placid, 18-12, to snap a 30-game on-field winless streak. Then on Sept. 2, school district officials learned that the high school had been named to the list of “Top USA

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  • Partnership benefits A Gift For Teaching

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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Pictured at A Gift For Teaching Orange County are from left: Dixon Ticonderoga Company CEO Timothy M. Gomez, A Gift For Teaching President Jane Thompson, SunTrust Bank FVP/Community Development Manager Deana Lewis, SunTrust Bank Florida Division President David Fuller, Foundation for Seminole County Schools Program Manager Susan Roberts Zettler, and Foundation for Osceola County Schools and AGFT Kids Closet Director Kathy Ejnioui.

    A timely donation will provide school supplies to the most needy students in Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties. SunTrust Foundation and Dixon Ticonderoga Company, maker of the iconic No. 2 pencil, have teamed up to support A Gift For Teaching, Central Florida’s primary provider of free school supplies to teachers with underserved students.  SunTrust presented a $6,000 check to the organization, which will be used to provide free backpacks full

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