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December 19, 2006
Polk Student and Administrator Recognized at National FFA Convention
A Polk County student and administrator were recognized during the 79th National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention held in Indianapolis this fall. ...continued>>

December 14, 2006
Walt Disney World Awards $245,000 to Outstanding Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole County Teachers and Schools During Annual Teacherrific Awards ...continued>>

October 27, 2006
Science Teacher a Winner at State Level
Melissa Cole, Life Science teacher at Milwee Middle School, was one of four teachers honored at the Florida Association of Science Teachers Conference. ...continued>>

October 19, 2006
Oviedo High Student Receives Points of Light Award
Danica Dickinson, a 12th-grade student at Oviedo High, has been honored with the Daily Points of Light Award from the National Points of Light Foundation. ...continued>>

August 15, 2006
Hillsborough's Turner Elementary Says, "Put a Tiger in Your Tank!"
Turner Elementary School (Hillsborough County) can officially be called America's Healthiest School according to Family Energy Magazine's recent national contest on health in education. ...continued>>

August 3, 2006
Students Achieve Perfect FCAT Scores
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) proved to be no challenge for five students in Marion County Public Schools. Each earned highest-possible scores on two sections or a new portion of the test. ...continued>>

July 25, 2006
Lincoln Avenue Academy Honored Again For Technology
Lakeland's Lincoln Avenue Academy is the recipient of a second major award in less than a year from a technology-based organization. Lincoln Avenue and school district representatives will travel to California and receive a GenYes Award for the strength of its technology program. ...continued>>

June 26, 2006
Local educators are among 400 U.S. education leaders traveling to China in an effort to build and expand Chinese Foreign Language programs in U.S. schools
Orange County Public Schools administrators Dr. Janice Pratt, deputy superintendent, instruction and curriculum services, and Diane Lovett, senior director for advanced studies, are among 400 U.S. educators who will travel to China for a one-week educational tour to learn about Chinese culture and language in an effort to build and expand Chinese language programs in U.S. schools. ...continued>>

May 24, 2006
Superintendent Blocker to Speak at National Conference
Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Ronald Blocker has been invited to speak at the Many Voices, One Song: No Child Left Behind national conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 7. ...continued>>

May 9, 2006
OCPS Teacher Recruiting Team Heads for Puerto Rico
A team of seven experienced recruiters will travel from Orlando to Puerto Rico for a special two-day mission to hire classroom instructors. ...continued>>

May 2, 2006
Student at Joan Walker Elementary Earns Space Camp Scholarship
Katie Ballantyne, a fifth grader at Joan Walker Elementary School, has been selected to receive one of the 2006 United States Space Camp scholarships from the Aerospace Education Foundation. ...continued>>

April 26, 2006
Clay County Science Students Shine at State Science and Engineering Fair
The 51st Annual State Science and Engineering Fair was a huge success for the students of Clay County. Of the 14 students that were sent by the district, 12 of them placed fourth place or higher out of the six places that were awarded. ...continued>>

April 14, 2006
Oviedo High Student Receives International Scholarship Honor
Oviedo High student Craig "Rezzy" Hitchcock has been selected for the U.S.Congress-Bundestag Exchange in Germany for the 2006-2007 school year. ...continued>>

March 8, 2006
Lake Howell High Student Recipient of the First Lady's Scholarship
Lake Howell High School student Renee Clark is a recipient of the 2006 First Arts Recognition Program Scholarship. ...continued>>

February 17, 2006
Timber Creek High School Receives $50,000 Grant
Timber Creek High School is one of only two educational institutions in the nation to receive $50,000 grant from SANAKO Premier Partners. ...continued>>

February 16, 2006
Olympia High School Students Headed to New Orleans for Katrina Recovery Project
A group of fifty Olympia High School students will spend their spring break assisting fellow students in New Orleans get back to school in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ...continued>>

January 27, 2006
Student Wins Highest Honors in This Year's WordMasters Challenge
A student representing Rock Lake Middle School recently won highest honors in this year's WordMasters Challenge, a national language arts competition entered by over 225,000 students annually. ...continued>>

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