May 8, 2015
Latest School News
Incoming Sixth Grade Student Orientation
order to help incoming middle school students and parents become familiar with
their new schools for next year, Osceola County middle and K-8 schools will
host a Sixth Grade Student Orientation Night on the following date:
Sixth Grade Student Orientation Night
May 12, 2015
p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All middle and K-8 schools in the Osceola School District
who will move on next year to sixth grade, along with their parents, are
invited to attend the Orientation Night at their new school to meet their
principal, to get an idea of what classes will be offered, to make their way
around the campus, to learn about the extracurricular sports and club
offerings, and more. This Orientation
Night will be a great opportunity for parents to get involved in the next step
of their child’s education.
with Orientation Night questions are encouraged to contact the middle school
their child will attend.
Phillips Performing Arts Center Applause Awards Showcase
Dr. Phillips Center will present a Tony Awards® inspired showcase in the Walt
Disney Theater on Sunday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m. to honor schools and students
for artistic excellence in musical theater. This event will be a tribute to the
enthusiasm, dedication, and accomplishments of Central Florida’s high school
musical theater programs. Participants have
the opportunity to win awards and perform on a touring Broadway stage as a part
of the program.
to the following schools, their shows were adjudicated and have been awarded as
High School - Osceola County School for the Arts
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A LEADING ROLE
Mack - Gateway High School
MALE PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Eustace - Osceola County School for the Arts
Small - Osceola County School for the Arts
FEMALE PERFORMER IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Shore – Osceola County School for the Arts
Czajkowski - Gateway High School
Aponte - Gateway High School
Aponte - Gateway High School
Ariza - Poinciana High School
Davis - Osceola School for the Arts
Marie Bailey - Gateway High School
Hauser - Osceola County School for the Arts
MENTION IN DESIGN
Thompson - Poinciana High School
2015 Florida Junior
The 2015 Florida Junior Duck Stamp designed by Mason Theurer at Celebration
K-8 won first place and Florida Best of Show by the refuge and the 'Ding'
Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. Mason's
winning Blue-winged Teal now advances to compete against the other
51 Best of Shows from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin
Islands. The ultimate winner of the national Junior Duck Stamp Contest will see
his or her artwork become the Federal Junior Duck Stamp for the upcoming year.
Boggy Creek Elementary
- First Grade Swim Program
All first grade students at Boggy Creek Elementary will
participate in the annual swim program beginning the week of May 11 running
through the week of May 22.
Elementary - iMoms
Boggy Creek Elementary’s chapter of iMoms will meet on May 13 at
7:15 a.m. This program is designed to
welcome the female figure in a child's life. This could be a mom, grandmother,
step-mom, aunt, etc. Meetings include a
light breakfast, guest speakers, motivational activities, and fun projects for
the moms and students.
Boggy Creek Elementary - ESOL Meeting
Boggy Creek Elementary parents are invited to an ESOL Parent
Leadership meeting/awards ceremony on May 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in
the media center.
Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering – Upcoming Events
8 – Swap-A-Top fundraiser for STEM
12 - PTO meeting from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the media center
12 - Chorus performance from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
16 - Spring Fling from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Flora Ridge Elementary – Teacher Appreciation Week
Ridge would like to thank Five Guys for providing lunch to the school’s faculty
and staff during Teacher Appreciation week. Kudos also to Publix for donating delicious decadent desserts for the faculty/staff
during Teacher Appreciation week.
Flora Ridge Elementary – Upcoming Events
12 - "Get the Scoop on Reading" Family Night in the cafeteria from 5:00
p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11-14 – Book Fair in the media center
15 - Mother/Son Luau in the cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hickory Tree Elementary – Upcoming Events
12 - SAC/PAC meeting 3:50 p.m.
22 - Field Day
25 - Memorial Day (student/teacher holiday)
26 - Spring Concert at 5:30 p.m.
28 - Talent Show at 6:00 p.m.
4 - Last day of school for students
Highlands Elementary – Upcoming Events
-May 8 - Field Day (third - fifth grade)
-May 11-22 - Kindergarten swimming
-May 12 - Bookmark Buddies - End-of-Year Celebration
-May 12 - 13 - SAT 10 testing
-May 14 - "Evening with the Arts" from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30
-May 20 - SAC followed by Title I Review at 7:45 a.m. in the media
-May 21 - Dress Down Fundraiser ($1)
-May 21 and 22 - Principal's UNO's Luncheon Trip for Accelerated
-May 27 – Horace Mann "Crystal Apple Award"
-June 4 - Last day for students
Kissimmee Elementary – Upcoming Events
11 and 15 - Third Grade Celebration Health field trip
12 - Literacy Night
14 - Orisirisi arts performance (fourth grade)
15 – Sea World field trip (fifth grade)
19 - St. Augustine field trip (fourth grade), Navigator TECO field trip (select
fifth grade students)
25 - Memorial Day (no school)
29 - Navigator Valencia field trip
4 - Last day of school
Creek Elementary - Bookmark Buddies End-of-Year Celebration
Elementary’s Bookmark Buddies End-of-Year Celebration will be held on Monday,
May 11, at 10:30 a.m. The Bookmark
Buddies Mentoring Program is a program of The Education Foundation - Osceola that
invites members of the community to mentor selected third grade students in
reading once per week for 30 minutes. The goal of the program is to provide additional support in reading. Students
are pre-selected based on their second grade final assessment scores. All materials are provided for the mentor.
Creek Elementary - Fifth Grade Activities
Elementary’s fifth grade dance will be held on Wednesday, May 13, from 2:00
p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. The Academy Awards will be held on May
26 at 5:00 p.m., and the Promotional Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 4,
at 8:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Creek Elementary - BOGO Book Fair
Elementary will have a BOGO (buy-one, get-one free) Book Fair in the media center
from June 11 - 15 from 7:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. On Friday, May 13, the Book Fair will be open
until 5:00 p.m.
Creek Elementary - Seussical Musical Performance
Elementary’s Seussical Performance will be held on Friday, May 15, in the
cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Students are very excited to perform for their parents. Community members are also welcome to attend
this free event.
Creek Elementary - Sun Shine Young Readers Celebration
Elementary students who have read 10-plus books are invited to a celebration at
Skate Reflections on May 15 from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Admission, skate rental, and a pizza lunch are
Pleasant Hill Elementary – Upcoming Events
12- PTO meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the media center to discuss the end-of-year
13 - Fifth grade field trip to Islands of Adventure
14 - I.N.D. students will visit the Lakefront
14 - Fifth grade Talent Show in the cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
15 – First grade field trip to Gatorland
18 - 29 - Kindergarten swim at the YMCA
20 – 21 - Math/Science Day
21 - I.N.D. students will go bowling from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
21 - SAC meeting in the media center from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
22 - Festival of the Arts
28 - Math/Science Olympiad
28 - Fourth grade Math/Science Day
Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts – Upcoming Events
-May 21- "Alice in Wonderland" at 6:00 p.m. in the
-May 28- Last SAC meeting of the year at 4:30 p.m. in the media center
Reedy Creek Elementary School – Upcoming Events
19 - Primary Family Reading Night at 5:30 p.m.
28 - PTO/SAC meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. in the media center
John Middle School – Upcoming Events
12 - Incoming Sixth Grade Orientation Night from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
19 - Athletic Banquet from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
21 - Pirate's Dinner Adventure In-School Field Trip
26 - Title I Literacy Night from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
30 - Free Community Health & Wellness Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Horizon Middle School – School/Parent Events
12 - Sixth Grade Orientation from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Horizon Middle School – Sports/Clubs
8 - Eighth grade Gradventure to Universal Studios
11 - TSA Nationals Team
11 – Softball game at Bellalago from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12 – Softball game at Celebration from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
13 – Boys’ track finals at Osceola High
Narcoossee Middle – Immunization Records
All students entering seventh grade for the 2015/2016 school year
must provide the school with an updated immunization record (Florida form
680-now a white form). All seventh grade students must have (1) Tetanus,
Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and all other required vaccines must
Families can follow up with local healthcare providers or the Osceola
County Health Department, located on 1875 Fortune Road in Kissimmee. The Health
Department provides free vaccines to students 18 years old and under. The
Immunizations Department is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Current sixth graders should already have received the
immunizations listed below:
-MMR (2 doses)
-Polio (4 doses)
-DTP (5 doses)
-Hepatitis B Series
-Varicella vaccine (2 doses) or signed proof of the disease
Narcoossee Middle – Upcoming Events
-May 8 at 3:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Eighth grade field trip to
Islands of Adventure
-May 8 at 4:00 p.m. - S.P.I.R.I.T.
-May 12 – Narcoossee Middle Student Celebration Day
-May 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Sixth Grade Orientation
-May 30 – Eighth Grade Banquet
St. Cloud Middle - Mustang Athletics
-May 11 at St. Cloud Middle School vs Narcoossee Middle School at
5:30 p.m. -May
14 at St. Cloud High School vs Parkway Middle School at 5:30 p.m.
-May 13 - Track Championship Meet at Gateway High
-May 20 - Track Championship Meet at Gateway High
St. Cloud Middle - Band, Chorus, and Orchestra
-May 27 - Band Spring Concert entitled
"Heroes" in the St. Cloud High School Auditorium
Pre-Show at 630 p.m. - show starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
-May 28 - Orchestra Spring
Concert in the St. Cloud High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
-June 2 - Chorus Spring
Concert in the St. Cloud High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Admission
County School for the Arts (OCSA) – Calendar of Events
-May 7-9 - OCSA Drama Main Stage: The Girls Next Door at
11 - SAC meeting at 4:15 p.m. in the media center
-May 12 - OCSA Incoming Sixth Grade Student
Orientation at 6:00 p.m.
Celebration High School – Upcoming Events
8 - Spring Athletic Awards
8 - AVID potluck dinner and Senior Recognition Ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
8 - Annual Powderpuff football game at 6:00 p.m.
8 - Band Banquet at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney
11 - Off-Book Productions auditions at 2:30 p.m. in the school’s theatre
12 - Theatre Awards and Thespian Induction at 7:00 p.m.
13 - SAC meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the media center
13 - PTSA General Assembly from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the media center
Liberty High School – Skills USA Team News
congratulate the following students who placed at the Skills USA State Competition:
Place in Web Design: Dakota Cookenmaster and Jose Maldonado
Place in Principals of Engineering and Technology: Janeris Gonzalez
Place in Web Design: Tatiana Dickson and
Place in Employment Application Process: Aszurri Yarde
Cookenmaster, Jose Maldonado, and Janeris Gonzalez will be advancing on to the
Skills USA National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, this June.
High School - Advanced Calculus Team News
congratulate the 2015 Liberty High School Advanced Calculus Team on
successfully competing in the local, regional, and state competitions. Team members are: Keenan Card, David Castro,
Mihir Gandhi, Venus Hernandez and Isaiah Rivera.
Liberty High School - School Events
14 - Athletic Training Banquet at 7:00 p.m.
15 - Multicultural Unity Bash hosted by Dynasty Dance and Step Team from 5:00 -
18 - Senior Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
19 - SAC meeting at 6:00 p.m.
19 - Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.
20 - Title 1 math event at 6:00 p.m.
21 - Chorus Concert at 7:00 p.m.
23 - Prom at The Rosen Plaza at 6:00 p.m.
26 - Senior Top Twenty Banquet at Solivita
26 - Drama Awards Night at 7:00 p.m.
29 - Chorus Banquet at 6:00 p.m.
27 - Sports Physical Night from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
28 - Senior Graduation at 6:00 p.m.
High School - Drama Department Spring Musical
High School’s Drama Department will present “Beauty and the Beast” as its
spring musical starting May 8. Show
times are as follows: May 8 at 7:30 p.m.,
May 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., May 10 at 2:00 p.m., May 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
and May 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Poinciana High School – Skills USA
Twenty students from Poinciana High School received medals at the
Skills USA State Competitions held in Lakeland, Florida, April 27 - 29.
Competition ranged from Carpentry, Building Maintenance, Teamwork, Community
Service and Nursing. Four students from Mr. Inwood’s Eagle Construction class
will be going to national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in June to
compete in Building Maintenance and Community Service.
Cloud High – Soccer Scholarships
Binns and Juliette Andiarena of St. Cloud High School received soccer
scholarships to attend Point University in West Point, Georgia.
TECO – Job Fair
will be holding its third annual Job Fair on Wednesday,
May 20, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 501 Simpson Road in Kissimmee. This free
event, offered to the community by TECO, is open to all job seekers.
Employers interested in participating are
asked to please RSVP with Christine Ramirez, Placement and Follow-up, at
407-344-5080 ext. 15220.
TECO – CNA/HHA Programs
TECO’s CNA/HHA programs can give you the skills you need to
prepare for employment opportunities at the following locations:
-Skilled Nursing Facilities
-Ambulatory Surgery Centers
-Assisted Living Centers
-Home Health Agencies
-Adult Day Care Centers Hospice Agencies
-Granny Nanny Agencies
TECO - Florida Career Development Program
The Florida Career Development Program is serving farm workers
and their family members in Osceola, Orange, and Lake Counties. Approved
candidates may be eligible for tuition, exams, books, and uniforms to attend
either TECO or ALCO. The program can provide the following services:
Employability Skills Training, Career Training, Support Services, and Job
TECO - D.I.Y. Electrical
Through TECO’s D.I.Y. Electrical Program, learn about: outlets/GFI
outlets, switches, installing fans, and much more. Classes are three nights only: April 30, May 7, and May 14 from 5:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. Cost is $50.00/class, $125.00
for all three classes, or $200.00 for all three classes if you bring a buddy.
For more information, please contact Ben
Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-344-5080 ext. 15618.
TECO – Summer Cooking Camp for Kids - “We teach your kids to cook!”
Kids love to touch, create, learn, and let's face it - make a
mess! TECO’s Chef School provides an
environment where they can do it all. Check out the Young Chef Summer Camp where your children can take part
in learning more about the art and fun of cooking. Camp will run for four days, Mondays through
Thursdays. You can register for morning
or afternoon sessions. Morning sessions
are from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., and afternoon sessions are from 12:30 p.m. -
-Ages 6-9: June 8 - 11 or
July 6 - 9
-Ages 10-13: June 15 - 18
or July 13 -16
-Ages 14-17: June 22 - 25
or July 20 - 23
Registration is $100.00 for the week (includes food).
TECO – SkillsUSA Challenge
TECO students did exceptionally well in this year's SkillsUSA
Challenge. The winners are as follows:
Ingrid Wong - Medical Terminology (Post-Secondary)
Tim Kersey - Industrial Motor Control (Secondary)
Angel Santaigo, Kevin Cruz, Andres Gordillo, David Guzman - Entrepreneurship
Brandon Dupois - HVAC (Secondary)
Sarah Itacy - Basic Health Care (Secondary)