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December 20, 2007
Teachers Selected To Receive ScienceMaster Grant Scholarship
Three teachers from the Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) member school districts have been selected to receive the ScienceMaster Grant Scholarship. ...continued>>

December 14, 2007
Four Students Recognized for US Senate Youth Program
Four Florida students were recently chosen for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. ...continued>>

December 13, 2007
CFEF Superintendents of the Year
Superintendent Joseph Joyner of St. Johns County and Superintendent MaryEllen Elia of Hillsborough County were recently honored as Superintendents of the Year by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) during its 62nd Annual Joint Meeting of the Florida School Boards Association. ...continued>>

December 11, 2007
Lake Gibson High’s Gilchrest Earns Principal Award
Ralph Gilchrest, principal of Lakeland's Lake Gibson High (LGHS), was awarded the Principals Advocate For Excellence Award at the Florida Association For Media In Education conference held in Orlando. ...continued>>

December 10, 2007
Alachua County Counselor Receives State Recognition
The Florida Association of School Counselors has named Monica Bayer from Buchholz High School the 2007 High School Counselor of the Year. ...continued>>

December 10, 2007
Clay County French Teacher Honored
Orange Park High School teacher Cheryl Thingvold was recently selected French Teacher of the Year by the Florida Foreign Language Association. ...continued>>

December 4, 2007
Lakeland High Teacher Is State English Teacher of The Year
Lynn Fite, English teacher at Lakeland High, was named English Teacher of The Year at the annual Florida Council of Teachers of English conference. ...continued>>

December 3, 2007
Ten Brevard Schools Named as Statewide Music Demonstration Schools for 2008-11
The Florida Department of Education has awarded 10 Brevard schools the prestigious Music Demonstration School (MDS) title for 2008-2011, listing them among the best schools in the state for music instruction. ...continued>>

November 27, 2007
Two Florida Students Named Exemplary Migrant High School Scholars of The Year
Mirna Martinez, a graduate of Glades Central Community High School in Palm Beach County, and Lucio Martinez, a graduate of Immokalee High School in Collier County were recently named as the 2007 Florida Migrant Exemplary High School Scholars of the Year. ...continued>>

November 27, 2007
Bay County Sunshine State Scholar Award Recipient
A Crawford Mosley High School senior John Hawk is a recent recipient of the 2007–2008 Sunshine State Scholar Award. ...continued>>

November 21, 2007
Alachua County Environmental Team Collects Scholarship For Their Clean Up Efforts
Five friends from Newberry High School who call themselves the Newberry Environmental Girls noticed that more than 180 plastic bottles were being thrown away on campus every day. ...continued>>

November 21, 2007
Marion County Teacher Named State Art Teacher of the Year
Marion County art teacher Ruth Dexheimer was recently awarded the 2007 “Outstanding Elementary Art Educator” by the Florida Art Education Association. ...continued>>

November 16, 2007
Bonita Springs Middle Earns National Award
Bonita Springs Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society™ (NJHS) Chapter has been awarded an Outstanding Service Project award by the National Honor Society™ and the National Junior Honor Society™ for its “Operation NICU” initiative. ...continued>>

November 16, 2007
St. Petersburg Principal Recognized for Leadership
Peggy Pearson, principal of Mount Vernon Elementary in St. Petersburg, recently won the prestigious $10,000 Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award, presented annually by the Council for Educational Change, Florida’s Educational Think Tank. ...continued>>

November 14, 2007
Niceville Senior is National Finalist in Wendy High School Heisman
Niceville High School senior Jennica Hagberg has been named one of six female finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. ...continued>>

November 14, 2007
Blountstown High School FFA Captures National Titles
Blountstown High School senior Will Leonard captured the National Championship title in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Prepared Public Speaking Competition in Indianapolis, Ind. Leonard competed against the best FFA members from 45 other states. ...continued>>

November 06, 2007
Carol McDonald Connor Receives 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Carol McDonald Connor, a faculty member of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), a Just Read, Florida! partner at Florida State University (FSU), has recently received a 2006 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent scientific research careers. ...continued>>

November 01, 2007
Baker County Team Wins At State Forestry Contest
The Baker County High School Senior Future Farmers of America (FFA) Forestry team recently won 2nd place in the Florida Division of Forestry state contest. ...continued>>

October 30, 2007
Two Osceola Schools Named As CHILD National Sites For Innovative Methods For School Improvement
The Institute for School Innovation in Tallahassee, Fla., has selected two Osceola schools as CHILD national sites for the 2007-2008 school year. ...continued>>

October 30, 2007
Florida State School Social Worker of the Year
The Florida Association of School Social Workers (FASSW) recently announced Robin G. Pitura, a social worker for Lee County Public Schools, the School Social Worker of the Year. ...continued>>

October 29, 2007
Superintendent Honored with Inaugural Award
Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard A. DiPatri was honored by the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast recently as the inaugural recipient of the Thomas E. Gamble Excellence in Education for Economic Development Award. ...continued>>

October 29, 2007
Clay County History Teacher Wins First Place in National Essay Contest
Middleburg High School history teacher Emma Humphries was recently selected as the 2007 Winner of the George Washington Prize for Teaching America’s Founding. ...continued>>

October 25, 2007
Bowling Educator of the Year
Susan Searls, physical education teacher at Davenport School of the Arts in Polk County, was recently honored at the 2007 Bowling Centers Association of Florida (BCAF) annual meeting as the association's Educator of the Year. ...continued>>

October 22, 2007
St. Johns County Teacher Wins Classroom Supplies from Office Max
Brian Francois, a seventh grade math teacher at Sebastian Middle School, was recently selected as one of the 1,000 teachers nationwide to be honored for “A Day Made Better.” ...continued>>

October 19, 2007
PRISM Recognizes Outstanding Teachers In Hillsborough, Lake, Osceola, Polk and Volusia Counties
Science teachers representing elementary, middle and high schools throughout the eight-county Central Florida region were recently honored by The PRISM Project. ...continued>>

October 15, 2007
Governor Crist Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month Contest Winners
Florida Governor Charlie Crist today announced the winners of the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award and student essay contest. ...continued>>

October 15, 2007
School Turnaround Principal of the Year
Vicki Stangle, principal of Winter Haven's Lake Shipp Elementary in Polk County, was recently named national Principal of the Year by the School Turnaround organization. ...continued>>

October 11, 2007
Orange County Public School Teachers Honored as PRISM Winners
Three Orange County Public School teachers have been honored as regional winners of the PRISM Outstanding Teacher Award, recognizing their excellence as educators. ...continued>>

October 10, 2007
Lake Mary Teacher Named Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year
Terry Porter, a Wellness and Physical Education teacher at Markham Woods Middle School in Lake Mary has been named Teacher of the Year in Florida in the 12th annual Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club State Teacher of the Year program. ...continued>>

October 04, 2007
Seminole County Public School Teachers Honored as PRISM Winners
Three Seminole County Public School teachers have been honored as regional winners of the PRISM Outstanding Teacher Award, recognizing their excellence as educators. ...continued>>

October 02, 2007
Brevard Public Schools Science Teachers Honored as PRISM Winners
Two Brevard Public Schools teachers have been honored as regional winners of the PRISM Outstanding Teacher Award, recognizing their excellence as science educators. ...continued>>

September 27, 2007
Brevard Public Schools Selected by AARP as Best Employer for Workers over 50 for the Third Straight Year
For the third straight year, Brevard Public Schools has been named by AARP as one of the Best Employers for Workers Over 50, and is the only school district in the nation to be recognized. ...continued>>

September 27, 2007
Englewood Teacher Receives Funding to Field Test Innovative Photonics Curriculum
Bill Pugh of Englewood High School in Jacksonville, Fla., was recently granted funding by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) to field test a photonics curriculum developed through PHOTON problem-based learning (PBL). ...continued>>

September 26, 2007
Bay County Student Selected As Finalist in Discovery Channel’s Young Scientist Challenge
Sarah Warkander of Jinks Middle School in Bay County was recently chosen as one of 37 students from Florida to compete in The Discovery Channel’s Young Scientist Challenge. ...continued>>

September 26, 2007
Music Grant Awarded To Schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties
Middle schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties recently received a grant to purchase musical instruments. ...continued>>

September 21, 2007
Jackson Middle Receives National Recognition For High Performance
Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Orlando has been selected as a National Demonstration Site for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). ...continued>>

September 13, 2007
Lee County Public Schools Receives National Educational Designation
The Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, has recently designated Lee County Public Schools as a Leadership Level Career Academy Innovation Community. ...continued>>

August 27, 2007
Lake Brantley Senior Wins New Car
Lake Brantley High School student Tabitha Atkinson recently won a new Ford Mustang in the Mullinax Ford “Drive For Success” program for the 2006-07 school year. ...continued>>

August 24, 2007
Lee County Teacher Selected For Review Committee In International Baccalaureate Program
Fort Myers High School AP Calculus teacher Donna Sowers was recently selected to participate in the Group 5 (mathematics) curriculum review committee for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. ...continued>>

August 15, 2007
Volusia County Names Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award Winner
The Volusia County School District and FUTURES Foundation named Alice Partlow, office manager/recertification assistant for Staff Development, as the 2007 Superintendent’s Outstanding Achievement Award winner. ...continued>>

August 10, 2007
Princeton Elementary To Receive Award For Recent Renovation
Princeton Elementary in Orange County will receive the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) prestigious Eagle Award for the outstanding renovation of the historic school. ...continued>>

August 06, 2007
Schools Named For Outstanding Community Involvement
Eight hundred twenty Florida schools will begin the 2007-2008 school year with the prestigious distinction of being named as Five Star Schools by the Florida Department of Education (DOE). ...continued>>

August 01, 2007
Broward County Teacher Wins Outstanding Young Educator Award
Scott Gurdak, a teacher from Bethune Elementary in Broward County, was recently honored for his dedication to the children and outstanding work in his community by the Florida Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). ...continued>>

July 26, 2007
Florida Student Selected for MIT Summer Science Institute
Kyla Davis Horn, a junior at Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School in Brevard County, is the only student from Florida and one of 80 students from 24 countries selected to participate in the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this summer. ...continued>>

July 26, 2007
FLVS Students Win 2007 Video World Affairs Challenge
Three Florida Virtual School students recently took on the issue of child labor and won a top award at the 2007 Video World Affairs Challenge. ...continued>>

July 25, 2007
Hillsborough Superintendent Honored by Florida Association of School Administrators
Hillsborough County schools superintendent MaryEllen Elia recently received the Lamp of Knowledge award from the Florida Association of School Administrators. ...continued>>

July 25, 2007
Alachua County Math Team Wins Top Honors
After finishing second in 2005 and 2006, the 26-member team from Buchholz High School in Alachua County recently won first place in this year’s National Mu Alpha Theta math competition ...continued>>

July 19, 2007
Youth Wellness Initiative Turns $1,000 Award Into $250,000
Students at Flagler Palm Coast High School in Bunnell, Fla., have shown commitment to projects that increase rigorous and relevant academics ...continued>>

July 18, 2007
McKitrick Elementary Principal Recognized As Florida’s National Distinguished Principal
Lisa S. Yost, principal of Yvonne T. McKitrick Elementary School in Lutz was selected as Florida’s 2007 National Distinguished Principal. ...continued>>

July 12, 2007
Winter Springs High School Graduate Wins National Debate Tournament
Winter Springs High School 2007 graduate Kenneth Colonel recently won the National Forensics League (NFL) Congress House National Championship in debate. ...continued>>

July 06, 2007
Broward Community College Associate Dean Wins State EMS Educator Award
Broward Community College (BCC) associate dean for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department Elizabeth Jordan has won the Department of Health’s EMS Educator Award for 2007. ...continued>>

July 05, 2007
Leon County Student Wins Award at International Science Fair
A Leon County student was recently honored as the sole winner of the "Taking The Pulse of the Planet" award during the International Science and Engineering Fair in Albuquerque, N.M. ...continued>>

July 03, 2007
Marion County Teacher Named "Teacher of the Year" by State Education Association
Peggy Brookins, a math teacher at Forest High School in Marion County, is this year’s recipient of the Florida Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence. ...continued>>

June 28, 2007
Organizations Honor Polk Teachers
Brett Hartley, a teacher at Winter Haven’s Denison Middle, was named Air Force Association (AFA) Teacher of the Year for 2007 by the Central Florida Chapter of the AFA. ...continued>>

June 28, 2007
Polk Student Earns Award At International Science Fair
David Futch, a rising senior at Winter Haven High, won a $700 award from the American Veterinary Association at the International Science and Engineering Fair held in Albuquerque, N.M. ...continued>>

June 27, 2007
Duval County Teacher Recognized as Educator of Distinction
Melissa Kennedy, a chemistry teacher at Stanton College Preparatory, has been named a 2007 Coca-Cola Educator of Distinction by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. ...continued>>

June 19, 2007
Broward County Public Schools Recognized for Multicultural Efforts
Broward County Public Schools Multicultural department has received the ASPIRA Leadership Through Education Award from ASPIRA of Florida, a community based organization with program operations in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. ...continued>>

June 13, 2007
Clay County Student to Compete in SkillsUSA National Championship
Victoria Waltrip, a recent graduate of the Ridgeview High School, is headed to Kansas City, MO., to participate in the SkillsUSA State Championship for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). ...continued>>

June 9, 2007
St. Johns County Junior Wins $20,000 Scholarship
Nease High School junior Nathan Georgette was recently awarded a $20,000 scholarship to the college of his choice at the International Science and Engineering Fair held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...continued>>

June 9, 2007
Pinellas County Schools Win National Schools of Character Award
The Pinellas County School district recently received the National Schools of Character award from the Character Education Partnership (CEP). ...continued>>

June 8, 2007
Tampa Teacher Named One of Nation’s Most Innovative Education Leaders
Mechelle De Craene, a special education and gifted education teacher at James Buchanan Middle School in Hillsborough County, was recently honored with the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award for creating and implementing innovative ways to educate students and for making a substantial contribution to learning. ...continued>>

June 7, 2007
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Awards Grants to Florida Schools
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries recently announced that eight school libraries will be awarded grants of up to $5,000 to expand, update and diversify their library book collections for 2007. ...continued>>

June 5, 2007
Brevard Public Schools Lauded with Governor’s Sterling Award
Governor Charlie Crist recently announced that Brevard Public Schools (BPS) earned the 2007 Governor’s Sterling Award. ...continued>>

May 30, 2007
Alachua County Middle School Student Selected for Summer Institute
Korina Coe, a 7th grade student at High Springs Community School, was chosen by the Renaissance Learning Company to participate in the Summer Institute for the Gifted at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. ...continued>>

May 17, 2007
2007 Florida School Health Association’s Nursing Supervisor of the Year
Eileen McGatlin, BSN, RN, NCSN, was chosen as the 2007 Florida School Health Association’s Nursing Supervisor of the Year. ...continued>>

Alliance Recognizes Students in Arts Achievement
The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) and former First Lady Columba Bush have recognized 24 high school students from throughout the state with a scholarship of excellence for achievement in the arts. ...continued>>

2007 Valedictorian Makes DeSoto County History
Valedictorian Denise Lam has made history in DeSoto County. Denise is the first student ever to receive her associate’s degree and high school diploma in the same year through the dual enrollment program. ...continued>>

May 14, 2007
Naples High School Junior Wins State Moot Court Championship
Russell Pierson, a junior from Naples High School, won the 3rd Annual State Moot Court Championship. ...continued>>

Florida Virtual School Latin Club Students Win at State Latin Forum
Seven Florida Virtual School (FLVS) Latin Club members who participated in the Florida State Latin Forum scored in the top 10 places in their individual challenge exercises. ...continued>>

May 7, 2007
Tamarac Students Collect and Donate Books to Help Rebuild Hurricane-Damaged Libraries in the Bahamas
Challenger Elementary School students in Tamarac, Fla., recently held a book drive to help restore hurricane-damaged libraries in the Bahamas. ...continued>>

Broward County Seniors Among Winners of National Merit Scholarships
Eight Broward County high school seniors were among 116 Florida winners of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. ...continued>>

May 1, 2007
Inlet Grove/Suncoast Robotics Championship Finalist
The robotics team from Inlet Grove High School and Suncoast High School won the 2007 FIRST Robotics Championship Finalist trophy and the Archimedes Division Champion trophy. ...continued>>

Sarasota Second Grader Wins 2007 River of Words Contest
Seven year old Jose Perez, from Fruitville Elementary School in Sarasota County, has won the poetry grand prize Category I, K-2, in the 2007 River of Words Contest. ...continued>>

April 30, 2007
Florida Teacher of The Year Meets President
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush met Conney Dahn, Florida Teacher of the Year, Thursday, April 26, 2007, in the Oval Office ... continued>>

April 25, 2007
Clay County Students Advance To International Science and Engineering Fair
Recently fourteen Clay County students participated in the State Science and Engineering Fair held at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. ...continued>>

Dessert Wins Scholarship for Alachua County Student
Gainesville Eastside High School Institute of Culinary Arts senior Merry Anthony-Deford captured fifth place in the finals of the National High School Chef of the Year Competition. ...continued>>

Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition
Brian Clement, a Lake Brantley High School senior in Altamonte Springs, is one of twelve southeast regional finalists in the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) competition. ...continued>>

April 19, 2007
Broward County School Color Guard Wins Gold Medal
The J.P. Taravella High School color guard earned the Scholastic Class A Gold Medal at the annual Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships, held recently in Dayton, Ohio. The 15-member team received the honor for their presentation of a "Soldier's Silent Night." ...continued>>

April 19, 2007
Teacher Earns National Environmental Educator Honors
South Plantation High School teacher Allan Phipps was recently recognized as the SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/Fujifilm National Environmental Educator of the Year. ...continued>>

April 17, 2007
Immokalee BETA Club Members Win First Place Honors
Eighty-two Immokalee High School (IHS) BETA Club members recently won first place honors at the 65th Annual State of Florida BETA Club Convention held in Orlando. ...continued>>

April 17, 2007
2007 Presidential Scholars Program Announces Florida Semifinalists
The United States Presidential Scholars Program recently announced the semifinalists for the 2007 award program. ...continued>>

April 16, 2007
Seminole County Students Win Awards of Excellence
Six Seminole County students recently received Awards of Excellence from the National PTA Reflections Program. ...continued>>

April 12, 2007
Broward County High School Seniors Earn National Achievement Scholarships
Eleven Broward County high school seniors are among the more than 800 recipients nationwide to receive National Achievement Scholarships, presented by the National Achievement Scholarship Program ...continued>>

April 10, 2007
FLVS Student Teams Receive Top Awards At 2007 State Science Olympiad
Students attending the Florida Virtual School recently won top awards at the 2007 State Science Olympiad held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. ...continued>>

April 10, 2007
School Forms “Parknership” For Hands-On Education
The local environment is serving as Fort White High School’s (FWHS) laboratory of sorts. ...continued>>

April 4, 2007
Hillsborough County Student Wins Chess Tournament
Logan McElvenny, a fourth-grader at FishHawk Creek Elementary School in Lithia, Fla., is the 2007 Florida State Scholastic chess champion. ...continued>>

April 4, 2007
Tampa Student Wins State Geography Bee
Farnell Middle School student Michael Aquilia recently won first place in the State Geography Bee. ...continued>>

March 28, 2007
Wilson Elementary Student Wins Grant
Wilson Elementary fifth grade student Cassandra Underwood has been awarded a $950 grant from Start Something ...continued>>

March 22, 2007
Florida High School Students Win Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest
Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning recently announced the winners of the state finals of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest ...continued>>

March 19, 2007
Alachua County Student Earns National Recognition for Business Savvy
Budding businessman Juliun Kinsey has a plan for his future, and that plan is already earning him national recognition. ...continued>>

March 14, 2007
Florida Teacher Receives Leavey Award for Excellence In Private Enterprise Education
William H. Turner Technical Arts High School teacher Cindy Thienard recently received the 2007 Leavey Award for Excellence In Private Enterprise Education for her “Ability Counts Project.” ...continued>>

March 8, 2007
Outstanding Senior Leaders In Broward County
Broward County high school seniors were recently recognized by the School Board and the Broward County Association of Student Councils ...continued>>

March 8, 2007
Area Senior Receives Leadership Scholarship
Immokalee High School senior Pierre “Alex” Jeanty has been awarded the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Leadership Scholarship from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine ...continued>>

March 8, 2007
AAA Auto Club Honors Local Fifth-Grader
Oakland Park Elementary School fifth-grade student Trevor Martin was named the AAA School Safety Patrol “Patroller of the Year” by AAA Auto Club South ...continued>>

March 5, 2007
Zoo Animals Help Promote Literacy
Third-grade students at Lake Forest Elementary School in Alachua County are taking a different approach to reading. ...continued>>

March 2, 2007
DeSoto County High School Journalism Class Earns “All-Florida” Honors
Journalism students at DeSoto County High School were recently recognized by the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) ...continued>>

March 1, 2007
Super Saturdays Increase Parent Involvement
Bethune Elementary in Hollywood, Fla., recently set-in-motion a program aimed at helping increase parental involvement in student education. ...continued>>

February 23, 2007
Volusia County Schools Recognized by the College Board
The School District of Volusia County recently received the Access to Excellence Award for Districts from the College Board. ...continued>>

Levy County Schools Foundation Raises $23,000 For Scholarships
Some students may be receiving financial scholarships from the Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF). ...continued>>

February 21, 2007
Broward County Schools Receive Best Buy Teach Awards
Four Broward County schools received $2,500 Best Buy Teach Awards in recognition of their utilization of interactive technology in the learning process. ...continued>>

February 19, 2007
Broward Community College To Receive Leadership Grant
Broward Community College (BCC) is one of 10 colleges and universities in the United States recently named as a recipient of an HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Leadership grant. The HP Award package is valued at more than $120,000. ...continued>>

Polk Community College Leader Named to Florida Women's Hall of Fame
Maryly Van Leer Peck, president emeritus of Polk Community College, was recently named to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. ...continued>>

February 9, 2007
Hillsborough County Schools Selected to Participate in National Project
The College Board recently announced that the Hillsborough County Public Schools have been selected to participate in a project to overcome the "advantage gap" among students in urban school districts. ...continued>>

February 7, 2007
Marion County Offers Computers For Kids
Despite the widespread availability of computers in classrooms, many families face the challenge of providing the same technical environment for their children at home. To address this need, Marion County created the “Computers-4-Kids” program which supplies free computers to elementary-age students. The program rescues computers once headed for the dumpster. ...continued>>

February 1, 2007
Indian River County Teacher Named Teacher On the Trail
Thompson Elementary teacher Kim Slade has been named the 2007 Wells Fargo Teacher on the Trail Each year, the TOTT selection committee chooses one teacher to come to Alaska and be part of the annual 1,150 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. ...continued>>

January 24, 2007
Osceola County School First in Florida to Earn National Honors From the Kennedy Center Alliance
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network has selected Cypress Elementary in Osceola County as one of only five schools in the nation to be named as a Creative Ticket National School of Distinction for 2005-2006 in honor of its outstanding school arts programs. ...continued>>

January 18, 2007
Southwest Elementary Adopts Marine Unit
Approximately 100 Marines stationed in Iraq have been adopted by students at Lakeland’s Southwest Elementary. ...continued>>

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