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Students At Neptune Middle School Get Champion Connection America’s winter athletes inspired the nation during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Luckily for some Osceola County students, the excitement didn't end with the closing ceremonies. Classroom Champions and a group of dedicated Olympian and Paralympian Athlete Mentors have taken an active role in education, allowing students to now experience the Olympics throughout the school year in a whole new way. Students at Neptune Middle School in Osceola County are getting in on the experience by being matched for the year with Olympic Triple Jump Gold Medalist Christian Taylor. The school is one of only 45 across the country selected for this experience. Students at Neptune Middle have already begun to interact with Taylor via the internet as they discuss goal setting, fair play, and random acts of kindness, and will be participating in a live chat with him in December. Read more
Technical Education Center Osceola (TECO) Hosts Open House/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Criminal Justice Academy Training Facility The Osceola School District's Technical Education Center Osceola (TECO) is excited to announce the opening of its new training facility that will house the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola (CJAO). The training center conducts basic recruit training for individuals wishing to become sworn officers, as well as advanced and specialized training for certified law enforcement, correctional probation, and correctional officers throughout Central Florida. As an extension to the main TECO campus on Simpson Road in Kissimmee, the new facility will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for recruits to complete their training and incumbent officers to enhance existing job skills.
To celebrate the opening, the CJAO will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House on the following day and time:
Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola Ribbon Cutting and Open House Thursday, October 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 501 Simpson Road in Kissimmee (on TECO's main campus)
The public is invited to attend the Open House to learn more about the CJAO, tour the facility, and view defensive tactics demonstrations by instructors, alumni, and recruits.
The CJAO has been a member of the Osceola School District since 1992. The CJAO is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to deliver all Commission-approved curricula to law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officers in Florida. Individuals wanting information about available courses or schedules, please contact the CJAO at 407-518-5445 or visit the Academy's website at www.teco.osceola.k12.fl.us/SitePages/CriminalJustice.aspx.
Two Principals In Osceola County Selected For Commissioner's Leadership Academy Nadia Winston, Principal of Westside K-8, and Nate Fancher, Principal of St. Cloud High School, have been selected for the Commissioner's Leadership Academy, a year-long job-embedded professional learning opportunity from the Florida Department of Education and the Council for Educational Change. Both Osceola principals will be part of the 100-plus cadre of Florida's best principals to attend the Academy, which is designed to deepen their skills for improving instruction.
The objective of the Academy is to enhance participants' strengths and leadership, continue their professional growth, and enable them to build capacity to support their colleagues at the district and/or state levels. Through the Academy, participants deepen their knowledge and skills in identifying high-quality instruction, along with the professional development necessary to support teachers' own learning. The school leaders will also enhance their skills in providing targeted feedback for teacher growth.
“I am extremely proud that these two outstanding principals have been selected for positions in which they can share their experience and expertise with their peers in the district and across the state,” said Melba Luciano, Superintendent of the Osceola School District. "This selection speaks to their commitment to creating school cultures where teaching excellence is thriving and where students are achieving."
All costs associated with the Commissioner's Leadership Academy are covered under a legislative appropriation for principal professional development.
Technical Education Center Osceola And Adult Learning Center Osceola To Hold Open House At New Poinciana Campus New Programs, New Locations . . . New Opportunities The Technical Educational Center Osceola (TECO) and Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO), in partnership with Osceola County government, are excited to announce an Open House and ribbon cutting event at the new Poinciana campus that is now open. The Open House will be held on October 23, and will showcase a variety of post-secondary training programs that are available to adults. There will be campus tours, meet and greets with the instructors, a ribbon cutting, music, and prizes.
October 23, 2014 - Poinciana Campus
Open House: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 6:00 p.m.
Location:1030 Cypress Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 34759 in Poinciana
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