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2014 Fall VPK REGISTRATION - MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE NOW If your child turns four years old on or before September 1, 2014,and you would like to have him/her attend one of our high-quality VPK Classes, visit the district’s Voluntary Prekindergarten website at http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/depts/prek/index.asp to make an appointment now for your child, as spaces are limited!
Our VPK program offers:
Loving and safe environments
Half-day FREE instructional program
Full-day available in some locations for a fee
Limited Full-Day FREE available in some locations
Qualified, experienced instructors
Research-based literacy and math programs
Computers in every classroom
VPK is offered in 26 public schools located throughout our county
School Choice STEM-ology Showcase Night at Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering
Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering is a school choice option for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program at the elementary level. Chestnut offers students the traditional curriculum combined with a unique emphasis on project-based learning, investigations, virtual labs, simulations, and field trips. In addition to the rigorous STEM concentration, students also benefit from various recreational sports and academic after-school clubs.
Training Session To Be Held On How to Do Business With The Osceola School District
Osceola School District’s Purchasing Department will host a training session on how to do business with the district on March 13, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Purchasing Department, located at 817 Bill Beck Boulevard (Building 2000) in Kissimmee. This session will provide an informative overview of VendorLink, the district's automated online solicitation notification system. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the district's solicitation process, obtain assistance with VendorLink's online registration process, and receive answers to questions about specific commodities and services that the district procures.
Please call the Purchasing Department for additional information and to RSVP for this event at 407-870-4630 no later than a day before the training.
No Early Release On Three Wednesdays During FCAT Testing - April 16, April 23, and April 30, 2014
The Osceola County School District is planning ahead for the upcoming spring administration of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) by allowing students to have a full day of school on the Wednesdays when the test will be administered. As such, parents should be advised that there will be no early release of students on the following Wednesdays:
• April 16, 2014
• April 23, 2014
• April 30, 2014
Students will be dismissed from school those days as they normally would on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The testing requires extended online assessments. "By lengthening the Wednesdays during testing, it allows more flexibility of the school-wide testing schedule. Schools will now have options to build in more opportunities for breaks between the different testing sessions to allow students to stretch, relax, and refocus," said Superintendent Melba Luciano. "We want to provide every advantage to our students."
Financial Aid Assistance Available To Help Osceola Students Reach Their Dreams Of Higher Education There is money available for college! Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Seniors in high school and their parents who are looking to get financial help to attend college need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal government's instrument for calculating need-based financial aid and the official document used by every college and university to determine eligibility for federal student aid. The form must be completed by students and parents each year to apply for all types of federal, state, or college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, some scholarships, educational loans, and work programs. The FAFSA deadline is May 1, 2014, but students are encouraged to check with the institution they will be attending for their FAFSA deadline as it may be different.
Regular Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. and Public Hearing
Education in the Park is Osceola County's largest youth-oriented event. This year’s event will showcase displays by Osceola public, private, and charter schools. Parents, students, and community residents will also be able to enjoy school and professional entertainment, displays by other youth and educational organizations/agencies in the community, and a variety of free, fun-filled activities. For this year’s event, we will again be featuring Radio Disney for exceptional entertainment and The Food Truck Bazaar for “Fabulous Eats."
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