Archive for the Category ‘Education’

Orange County school district plans to combat overcrowding with new school

Orange County school district plans to combat overcrowding with new school

The Orange County school district is taking steps to address student overcrowding because portables aren’t enough. The district is looking to build a $37 million relief school on 26 acres near Innovation Way South and Wewahootee Road. The new school would hold about 1,200 students and Wednesday’s meeting is to show parents the plans. Continue [...]

Spirit Farm Summer Camp Returns

Spirit Farm Summer Camp Returns

“….thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime for my children. . . “

Special Needs Conference January 28-30, 2011 in Harmony

Special Needs Conference January 28-30, 2011 in Harmony

On Friday, January 28th the Afterburners, a group of former fighter pilots well known for their engaging corporate trainings, will kick-off the Harmony Institute’s 2nd Annual Children on a Seesaw Conference and Competition. The Institute, in partnership with the Osceola County School District and the Florida Institute of Technology is presenting this weekend conference to [...]

UCF med school names Verduin associate dean for students

UCF med school names Verduin associate dean for students

Marcia Verduin, M.D., a psychiatrist who has held leadership roles at the University of Central Florida’s new medical since 2007, has been appointed associate dean for students. She previously served as assistant dean for students and replaces Randolph Manning, who has retired. In her new role, Verduin, shown at left, will continue to work on [...]

There’s a star in the making at Lake Nona High in junior QB Kevin Sousa

There’s a star in the making at Lake Nona High in junior QB Kevin Sousa

Source: Orlando Sentinel In it’s first year of existence, Lake Nona High school has a little secret. Well, OK, he’s not so little. But how about little-known. And that description won’t last long. Six-foot-four, 210-pound junior quarterback Kevin Sousa is starting to make a name for himself and the school that just opened this year. [...]

Narcoossee Community School enhances music education with strings programs

Narcoossee Community School enhances music education with strings programs

The Osceola County School District is in the beginning stages of developing a sequential and comprehensive strings program as part of the quality music education offered to students. Source: Around Osceola In the past, strings programs were offered in isolated situations at certain schools. The district is taking steps to begin to develop programs in [...]

Narcoossee Elementary Teacher Among Those Honored

Narcoossee Elementary Teacher Among Those Honored

Teachers from Orange, Seminole and Lake county school systems are among 36 math and science instructors from across the center of the state that were honored in the third annual PRISM teacher award banquet. Some teachers from Osceola, Volusia and Brevard are getting applause, too, along with some from Marion, Hillsborough and Polk counties. The [...]

The doctor is in: ‘Everybody is talking about obesity’

The doctor is in: ‘Everybody is talking about obesity’

Dr. Steven Smith is finally getting some respect. Although the director of the new Florida Hospital-Burnham Clinical Research Institute has gained a national reputation for his groundbreaking obesity and diabetes research, only in recent years has his field of study become recognized as a legitimate scientific discipline — and one of the top health concerns [...]

UCF Leaders, Graduates Named Among Orlando’s ‘Power 50′

UCF Leaders, Graduates Named Among Orlando’s ‘Power 50′

Source: UFC Newsroom By Courtney Gilmartin Four prominent members of the University of Central Florida community were named to Orlando Magazine’s list of the “50 Most Powerful People in Orlando,” released today. Among those making this year’s list are: UCF President John C. Hitt. President Hitt was ranked eighth for his leadership of the fifth-largest [...]

Two Juveniles Arrested After Trespassing at Narcoossee Community School

Two Juveniles Arrested After Trespassing at Narcoossee Community School

Source: WDBO News By Lauren Park It’s been a little over three weeks since Osceola County schools let out for the summer, and two St. Cloud juveniles have already found themselves in trouble with the law. 18-year-old Demetrius Rios, of 1406 Maryland Avenue, and 16-year-old Marcus Rex Haney, of 600 California Avenue, were arrested June [...]