See what ALCO, oTech have to offer in Poinciana

Osceola School District’s Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO) and Osceola Technical College (oTech) in Poinciana will be hosting an informational night for the community on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 5 p.m. at the campus located at 1030 Cypress Parkway.

Community residents are encouraged to attend and learn what the Poinciana campus has to offer adults, as well as high school juniors and seniors and to experience the schools’ programs, which include English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), General Education Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education classes at ALCO. Classes include Computer System Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Cosmetology and Hotel and Resort Business Management.

Community organizations and companies will be participating.  Attendees will receive giveaways and prizes. Staff from both schools will be on hand to answer questions about enrollment and how adults and students can take steps to become “future ready.”

 Osceola County is proposing a one-cent surtax for transportation. The special election for Osceola County voters will be held on Tuesday, May 21, to decide the single ballet question-“Should transportation facilities and services be funded throughout Osceola County, including projects that improve roads and bridges, expand public transit options, fix potholes, enhance bus services, relieve rush hour bottlenecks, improve intersections and make walking and biking safer by levying a one-cent sales surtax for 30 years?”

The one cent for transportation information session will be Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Poinciana Branch Library, 101 N. Doverplum Ave. Presented by Osceola County representatives, this session hopes to explain what exactly voters are voting on, why it is proposed and how the money is raised and spent.

 The next day, Friday, May 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., the Poinciana Branch Library will host a four-week program, Keeping the Pressure Down. It will be presented by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Osceola County.

Reduce your high blood pressure or reduce your risk of having high blood pressure in the future by implementing simple life style changes. This program will show you effective ways to manage your personal health and improve your quality of life.

 Go to Fifteen remarkable local students from around Central Florida are the next generation of Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Stars in recognition of their strong character, inspiring actions, and willingness to help others.

One of those Dreamers and Doers is from the Poinciana Community. Congratulations to Paris Vargas, a senior at New Dimensions High School!

 If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email