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New Administrative Appointments (10-15-19)
10/18/2019
On October 15, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Mackenzie Bertram, Coordinator of English/Language Arts and Erica Sanders, Assistant Principal at Koa Elementary.
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Osceola County School Board and Osceola County Education Association (OCEA) Reach Tentative Agreement On Florida's Best and Brightest Teacher Program
10/11/2019
Osceola School District's Bargaining Leadership Teams for its instructional and professional support staff employee bargaining units have reached tentative agreement on Florida's Best and Brightest Teacher Program as defined by state law.
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Empowered Parents on Literacy Strategies for Grades K-5 (Kissimmee Area)
09/30/2019
Families from Flora Ridge Elementary, Kissimmee Elementary, Central Avenue Elementary, Highlands Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, and Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies are invited to attend "Empowered Parents: Literacy Strategies for Grades K-5".
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Empowered Parents on Literacy Strategies for Grades K-5 (Poinciana Area)
09/30/2019
Families from Deerwood Elementary, Koa Elementary, Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts, Reedy Creek Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, and Chestnut Elementary School are invited to attend "Empowered Parents: Literacy Strategies for Grades K-5".
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Osceola Students Named As Semifinalists In The 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program
09/27/2019
Five Celebration High and one Osceola County School for the Arts academically-talented students in Osceola County have been named as Semifinalists in the 65th annual 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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New Administrative Appointments (09-24-19)
09/25/2019
On September 24, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Yuling Liu, CPA, CFE - Director of Finance, Shawn Woodell – Director of Technology Services, Dr. Lastenia Penaloza – Coordinator for Multicultural Education, and Timothy Burdette - Assistant Principal at Adult Learning Center Osceola.
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Osceola School District To Host 2019 Choice Fair For Parents And Students
09/24/2019
The Osceola School District will host a Choice Fair on November 7, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park to showcase the high-quality options available to students and their families in kindergarten through Grade 12.
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No Make-Up Days Needed In Osceola Schools As Result Of Hurricane Dorian
09/10/2019
The School Board of Osceola County has approved a modified instructional calendar for the 2019-2020 school year declaring September 3 and September 4 as non-attendance days for students and staff.
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The Osceola School District And Junior Achievement of Central Florida Partner to Launch 3DE at Osceola High School
09/09/2019
Beginning this school year, Osceola High School will launch 3DE, an innovative high school model proven to accelerate student engagement and academic outcomes in traditional public high schools.
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Hurricane Dorian Update
09/03/2019
Osceola Schools To Reopen On Thursday, September 5.
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2020 Osceola School District Graduations
08/27/2019
Graduation caps will fly on the following days and times for Osceola County's 2020 high school graduates.
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Osceola School District’s Multicultural Department To Kick-Off New Family Leadership Institute
08/23/2019
As part of a continuing effort to empower parents, Osceola School District’s Multicultural Education Department is launching a free Family Leadership Institute for the first time for English-Language Learner (ELL) and immigrant families.
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Community Rallies To Provide Weekend Food And Snacks For Osceola County Students In Need
08/22/2019
While the Osceola School District ensures that children are well-fed during the week at school, weekends can prove particularly daunting for many Osceola County families when it comes to the lack of food for meals.
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New Administrative Appointments (08-20-19)
08/21/2019
On August 20, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Anjel Ausherman, Coordinator of Certification, Compliance, and Recruitment and Cynthia Long, Coordinator of Science.
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No Early Release Of Osceola Students On Five Wednesdays During Testing
08/20/2019
The Osceola County School District is planning ahead by allowing students in all grade levels to have a full day of school on the Wednesdays when testing will be administered.
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Osceola School District Recognized For Outstanding Financial Reporting
08/16/2019
The Osceola School District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.
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Osceola School District’s Community Relations Department Captures 11 National Communication Awards
08/15/2019
The Osceola School District’s Community Relations Department has earned 11 national communication awards from the National School Public Relations Association’s annual recognition program, which highlights the best public relations projects from public school districts across the nation.
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Salary Increase Approved By Osceola County School Board For Teamsters Local 385 Bargaining Unit
08/14/2019
The Osceola County School Board approved the salary portions of the 2019-2020 contract for employees covered under the Teamsters Local 385 Bargaining Unit on July 30, 2019.
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Osceola County Ranks Lowest In State On Administrative Expenditures Per Student
08/13/2019
The Osceola School District once again ranked 67th out of 67 Florida school districts in administrative expenditures per student in a ranking of the 2017-2018 school year by the Florida Department of Education.
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The School District of Osceola County Florida Partners With RosenCare™ To Operate District’s Center For Employee Health
08/05/2019
The School District of Osceola County Florida announced today that it has entered into a Medical Center Services agreement with RosenCare™, owned and operated by Harris Rosen, Florida’s largest independent hotelier and founder of Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando.
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Have Back-To-School Transportation Questions? We've Got Answers!
08/05/2019
The Osceola County School Board knows that in the beginning of a new school year, parents and students have plenty of questions. Luckily, the answers are just a phone call or click away!
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Back-to-School Information (Including Bus Route Info)
08/01/2019
Classes resume for all Osceola County students on August 12, 2019. Click "Read More" to see all of the latest back-to-school information!
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New Administrative Appointments (07-30-19)
07/31/2019
On July 30, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments:Valerie Martinez, Assistant Principal at Thacker Avenue Elementary School for International Studies and Sheryl Reyes-Cuevas, Assistant Principal at Osceola Technical College – St. Cloud Campus.
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Summary of 2019 School Grades
07/11/2019
On July 11, 2019, the Florida Department of Education released preliminary school grades for Osceola County schools.
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Test Score and Report Card Release Dates
07/03/2019
Individual student test scores for end-of-course exams and the FSA will be available in the Parent Portal by Monday, July 8. Report cards for middle school and high school students will be available at schools on Monday, July 15.
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Osceola Students Mark Higher Performance On State Assessments
07/01/2019
Highlights of the results for the Osceola School District on the spring 2019 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments
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Back-To-School Open Houses for Osceola County Schools
06/20/2019
All Osceola students and parents are encouraged to attend their school's Back-To-School Open House in order to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year.
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2019-2020 DIstrict-Wide School Supply Lists
06/19/2019
Parents can access the 2019-2020 Supply Lists by clicking the "Read More" button below.
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New Administrative Appointments (06-04-19)
06/05/2019
On June 4, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Ashton Terry, Principal of Koa Elementary, Randy Wheeler, Coordinator of Transportation, Dontarrious Rowls, Coordinator of Transportation, Dr. Millie Torres, Assistant Principal at Bellalago Academy, Jack Carr, Assistant Principal at Liberty High, Esther Towers, Assistant Principal at oTECH - Poinciana, Annette Kalloo, Assistant Principal at Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts , Nathan Deright, Assistant Principal at Kissimmee Middle, and Cheri Knoebel, Assistant Principal at East Lake Elementary.
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School Safety
05/22/2019
Student and staff safety remains a top priority for the Osceola County School Board. At last night’s meeting, the Osceola County School Board voted to continue having School Resource Officers in all its schools for the 2019-2020 school year to ensure safe learning environments.
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New Administrative Appointments (05-21-19)
05/22/2019
On May 21, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Misty Cruz, Principal of Liberty High, Peter Hodges, Director of Osceola Virtual School, Amanda Yontz, Assistant Principal at Harmony High, Dr. Justin Seabolt, Assistant Principal at NeoCity Academy, and Randa Nicholson, Assistant Principal at Cypress Elementary.
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No Backpacks On Last Three Days Of School
05/20/2019
Attention parents! The Osceola School District has decided to suspend the use of backpacks on Tuesday, May 28; Wednesday, May 29; and Thursday, May 30.
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Five Osceola Students Named National Merit® Scholarship Winners
05/15/2019
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced five Osceola County students as National Merit Scholarship winners.
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Update: Osceola County School Board And OCEA Reach Tentative Agreement On Salaries and Benefits For Teachers And Professional Support Staff For The 2019-2020 School Year
05/10/2019
On May 9, 2019, The Osceola Classroom Education Association tentatively approved the School Board’s new offer for salaries and benefits for both instructional and professional support staff employees for the 2019-2020 school year.
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New Administrative Appointments (05-07-19)
05/08/2019
On May 7, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Rick Hensley, Director of Risk and Benefits,Brenda Berube, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education/Adult Education, William Dwyer, Principal of Flora Ridge Elementary, Dennis Neal, Assistant Principal at Tohopekaliga High,Thomas Dunham, Assistant Principal at Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy.
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2019-2020 Approved School Start and End Times
05/07/2019
The 2019-2020 school start and end times were approved by the School Board on February 5.
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Osceola County students recognized as Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Stars
04/26/2019
Fifteen remarkable Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Stars, including three from Osceola County, were selected from more than 400 students in honor of their extraordinary achievements.
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Osceola School District Now Offers Digital Resources To Support Teen Mental Health And Wellness
04/23/2019
In order to further develop and maintain safe, heathy, and caring learning environments, the Osceola School District is now offering Cameron’s Collection, a set of eBooks from Gale, a Cengage company, to support teens who are battling with mental health issues.
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Adult Learning Center Osceola and Osceola Technical College Information Night At Poinciana Campus
04/18/2019
Osceola School District’s Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO) and Osceola Technical College (oTECH) in Poinciana will be hosting an informational night for the community on May 7, 2019.
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Osceola Technical College To Host Spring 2019 Career Fair
04/17/2019
Osceola Technical College will host its annual spring 2019 Career Fair for the general public on April 25, 2019.
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Osceola County High Schools Celebrate Decision Days 2019 Across The District
04/11/2019
High schools across Osceola County will be celebrating the post-secondary plans of their graduating seniors on school-based Decision Days.
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Osceola County School Board and Superintendent Honor District and School 2019 Business Partners of the Year
04/10/2019
The Osceola County School Board and Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace today recognized two 2019 District Business Partners of the Year and 51 School Business Partners of the Year.
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Osceola School District To Host Kindergarten Countdown Events
04/09/2019
Osceola School District’s Early Childhood Learning Center will be hosting Kindergarten Countdown events for all children entering kindergarten in the fall.
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High School Athletic Physical and ECG Nights
04/09/2019
High schools in Osceola County will hold Athletic Physical and ECG Nights for students interested in participating in any sport for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Osceola County School Board and OCEA Reach Tentative Approval On Salaries and Benefits For Teachers For The 2019-2020 School Year
04/05/2019
The Osceola Classroom Education Association (OCEA) has tentatively approved the School Board’s offer for salaries and benefits for instructional employees for the 2019-2020 school year.
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New Administrative Appointment (04-02-19)
04/03/2019
On April 2, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Ulysses Vazquez, Director of Information Services.
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Summer Enrichment Opportunities for Osceola Students
04/02/2019
Summer is the perfect time to advance every child’s learning in a fun and engaging environment! The Osceola School District will be offering a number of programs for students this summer as enrichment opportunities.
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School Board Member Terry Castillo To Hold District 1 Listening Session
04/01/2019
Osceola County School Board Member Terry Castillo will hold a District 1 Listening Session on April 24, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Celebration High School, located at 1809 Celebration Boulevard in Celebration.
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Joseph Malfara Named Osceola School District’s 2020 Teacher of the Year
03/15/2019
In recognition of his accomplishments as an outstanding educator, Joseph Malfara has been named as Osceola School District’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.
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New Administrative Appointment (03-05-19)
03/07/2019
On March 5, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: George Arscott, Assistant Principal at Harmony High School.
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No Early Release Of Osceola Students On Four Wednesdays During Testing
02/22/2019
The Osceola County School District is planning ahead by allowing students in all grade levels to have a full day of school on the Wednesdays when testing will be administered.
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New Administrative Appointment (02-19-19)
02/20/2019
On February 19, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Peter Thorne, Chief Information Officer.
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Finalists Named For Osceola School District's Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year
01/30/2019
The field of nominees for both the Osceola School District's top employee awards -- Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year -- has been narrowed down to the top ten finalists in each category.
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New Administrative Appointments (01-15-19)
01/16/2019
On January 15, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Frankie Franceschi, Assistant Principal of Kissimmee Middle School.
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Incoming Ninth Grade Student Curriculum Nights
01/08/2019
The Osceola School District will be hosting Ninth Grade Student Orientation Nights for current eighth grade students and their parents.
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Please Complete Our Climate and Inventory Surveys
01/08/2019
The School District of Osceola County is conducting several Spring Surveys and Inventories. We would like all parents, teachers, administration, staff members, and students to complete a short survey to find out your beliefs, experiences, and opinions about your school. Please click "Read More" for more information.
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Osceola's Graduation Rate Increases Three Percentage Points And Continues To Be Higher Than State Average
12/20/2018
The School District of Osceola County is proud to announce that the 2017-2018 high school graduation rate has risen to 89.3%, an increase of 3% points over last year.
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Incoming 6th Grade Student Orientation Night
12/20/2018
In 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.
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New Administrative Appointments (12-18-18)
12/19/2018
On December 18, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Eugenia Rolando, Principal of Kissimmee Middle School, Karen Combs, Principal of Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO), Yanelys Ballard, Assistant Principal of Harmony Middle, Dr. Leah Torres, Director of Research, Evaluation, and Accountability, and Lacey Galloway, Coordinator of School Nutrition Services.
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New Administrative Appointments (11-13-18)
11/15/2018
On November 13, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Dr. Carmen Balgobin, Executive Director of Charter and Educational Choices.
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Enrollment Window Now Open For Osceola Virtual School
11/13/2018
The Osceola County School District offers virtual instruction programs that provide eligible students with high-quality, full time or part time, 180-day online instruction in Grades K-12.
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Osceola School District To Host Choice Informational Meetings for Incoming High School Students
11/05/2018
The Osceola School District will host informational meetings at middle schools across the county beginning in November to highlight the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
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Florida TaxWatch Announces 2018-19 Principal Leadership Award Winners
10/29/2018
Florida TaxWatch announced this year's nine PLA winners, who have been instrumental in helping their students achieve success in Florida's high-risk schools.
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Osceola Schools To Host “Florida Crunch” Event in Celebration of National Farm to School Month
10/26/2018
Students at Osceola County elementary schools will celebrate National Farm to School Month on October 31 by participating in the annual Florida Crunch.
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Osceola School District To Host Swearing-In Ceremony For New And Returning School Board Members
10/22/2018
The Osceola School District will host a Swearing-In Ceremony and Reception for new and returning members of the Osceola County School Board on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
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New Administrator Appointment (10-16-18)
10/17/2018
On October 16, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Judith Gordon, Director of School Nutrition Services.
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Football Field At Osceola High School To Be Named After Teacher and Coach
10/08/2018
The legacy of former educator and coach Henry Ramsey will live on at Osceola High School with the naming of the school’s football field as “Coach Henry Ramsey Football Field.”
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Two Osceola School Administrators Recognized For Outstanding Leadership
10/04/2018
Each year, the Florida Department of Education recognizes exemplary principals and assistant principals across the state for their contributions to their schools and communities. Recognition is given to elite school administrators who spearhead initiatives to increase student performance, promote safe learning environments, and establish partnerships with parents and community members.
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Osceola Student Among 45 Kid Reporters To Join the 2018–19 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps
10/02/2018
The award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has announced that Celebration K-8 student Andrew Raymundo will join 44 other Kid Reporters ages 10–14 as the sole Florida reporter.
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New Procedures Regarding Backpacks At Osceola School District Athletic and Arts Events
10/01/2018
With the safety and security of all in mind, the Osceola School District will immediately begin implementing new procedures regarding backpacks at all athletic and arts events on school campuses.
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Osceola School District To Host 2018 Choice Fair For Parents And Students
10/01/2018
In order to inform parents and students of their expanded school choice options for the 2019-2020 school year, the Osceola School District will host a Choice Fair on November 8, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Osceola County High School Students Gain Access To e-Books To Enhance Learning With Leading Technology And Quality Educational Content
09/28/2018
Nearly 17,000 high school students in the Osceola School District now have access to nonfiction e-Books through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) to support their studies in all major disciplines, as well as greater access to titles that will assist with college and career readiness.
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Liberty High School Student Wins National Rocket Competition
09/27/2018
Anthony Parsotam, a student at Liberty High School in Osceola County, is a national winner in the 12th annual Reach for the Stars - National Rocket Competition.
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Osceola Students Named Semifinalists In The National Merit Scholarship Program
09/26/2018
Four Gateway High and one Celebration High academically-talented students in Osceola County have been named as Semifinalists in the 64th annual 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Osceola School District Launches Let’s Talk! To Improve Customer Service, Build Relationships, and Streamline Communication With All Stakeholders
09/25/2018
The Osceola County School District has kicked off a new year-round communications solution to help deliver on its promise to provide outstanding customer service and parent and community engagement.
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School Board Member Tim Weisheyer To Hold District 3 Community Update
09/24/2018
Osceola County School Board Member Tim Weisheyer will hold a District 3 Community Update on October 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Liberty High School, located at 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Poinciana.
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REVISED: 2019 Osceola School District Graduations
09/20/2018
Graduation caps will fly on the following days and times for Osceola County's 2019 high school graduates.
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New Administrator Appointments (09-18-18)
09/19/2018
On September 18, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Laurel Ramsey, Assistant Principal at Liberty High.
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Two Osceola Schools Recognized By The STEM Alliance of Central Florida For Gateway Automation and Robotics Program Award
09/18/2018
Both Horizon Middle School and Celebration K-8 in Osceola County have been selected to receive a Project Lead the Way Gateway Automation and Robotics program award for the 2018-2019 school year by the STEM Alliance of Central Florida in recognition of their strong commitment to STEM Engineering programs.
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Osceola Teacher Named As Recipient of the 2018 Yale Educator Award
09/17/2018
The Yale University Office of Undergraduate Admissions has announced that Laurie Smith, a teacher at the Osceola County School for the Arts (OSCA), has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Yale Educator Award.
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Osceola County School Board Approves Superintendent’s Recommendations on Salaries and Benefits For Teachers
08/29/2018
In order to recognize Osceola teachers for their time and talents in inspiring students each and every day, the Osceola County School Board has approved the following salary and benefits package for teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Osceola School District’s Maintenance Department Receives National 2018 Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Award
08/24/2018
The Maintenance Department of the Osceola School District has been selected as one of eight recipients from across the nation for the 2018 Facility Maintenance Decisions Achievement Awards.
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Horizon Middle School Earns Model PLC Acceptance For Raising Student Achievement
08/23/2018
Horizon Middle School in Osceola County has been recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement.
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New Administrator Appointment (08-21-18)
08/22/2018
On August 21, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: T. Arby Creach, Director of Transportation.
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Osceola School District Named SEMI High Tech U Certified Partner To Inspire Next Generation of Innovators
08/21/2018
In a key move to inspire the next generation of innovators, the Osceola School District has become the first school district to join the SEMI High Tech U Certified Partner Program (CPP), a curriculum that prepares high school students to pursue careers in STEM fields.
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New Administrator Appointments (07-31-18)
08/01/2018
On July 31, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Heather Miller, Assistant Principal at Westside K-8, Jackie Miglionico, Assistant Principal at Celebration High School, Tammy Dery, Coordinator of Mathematics, K-12, Thomas Rademacher, Principal of Neptune Middle School, and Amy Rousch, Assistant Principal at St. Cloud Middle School.
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Have Back-To-School Questions? We’ve Got Answers!
07/30/2018
The Osceola County School Board knows that in the beginning of a new school year, parents and students have plenty of questions. Luckily, the answers are just a phone call or click away!
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New Administrator Appointments (07-10-18)
07/11/2018
On July 10, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Lisa Lynch, Director of Finance, Jacqueline Centeno, Assistant Principal at Deerwood Elementary, and Melissa Ortiz, Assistant Principal at Partin Settlement Elementary.
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District Captures 15 State and National Communication Awards
07/03/2018
The Osceola School District’s Community Relations Department has earned top state and national communication awards that showcase the best public relations projects from public school districts across Florida and the nation.
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Summary of 2018 School Grades
06/28/2018
On June 27, 2018, the Florida Department of Education released preliminary school grades for Osceola County schools.
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Osceola School Wins State’s 2018 Family and Community Involvement Award
06/26/2018
The Florida Department of Education has named Denn John Middle School in Osceola County as one of nine schools in the state to receive the 2018 Family and Community Involvement Award.
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New Administrator Appointments (06-19-18)
06/20/2018
On June 19, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Victoria Hickey, Director of Secondary Education, Elizabeth Lane, Coordinator of Student Services, and Valerie Martinez, Coordinator of Multicultural Education.
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School Board Member Tim Weisheyer Elected As President-Elect For FSBA
06/14/2018
Osceola County School Board Member Tim Weisheyer has been elected as President-Elect for the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA), a nonprofit corporation providing a collective voice for the elected school boards in Florida.
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Osceola Schools Earn State Awards For Exemplary Volunteer Programs
06/12/2018
The Osceola School District has 56 schools that have qualified for the Golden School Award and 21 schools that have qualified for the Silver School Award, both given by the Florida Department of Education in recognition of exemplary volunteer programs which promote parent and community involvement in education.
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New Administrator Appointments (06-05-18)
06/06/2018
On June 5, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Anthony Cook, Coordinator of College and Career Counseling, Russell Gould, Coordinator of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, Andria Jurgens, Assistant Principal at Horizon Middle, Jared Stewart, Assistant Principal at Osceola High, and Elizabeth Terry, Assistant Principal at Boggy Creek Elementary.
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School District Offices To Be Closed On Fridays During Summer
05/30/2018
The Osceola School District will run on a four-day work week during the summer months. Beginning on June 4, 2018, and ending on August 2, 2018.
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2018 FAAE Arts Leadership Award Recipients
05/29/2018
Click "Read More" to view the press release from the Florida Alliance for Arts Education, which announces its Leadership Award Recipients for 2018. The Osceola School District is extremely proud to have three recipients.
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Students Graduate From The Academy Of Construction Technologies Program
05/29/2018
Nineteen students from Osceola Technical College, Poinciana High School, and St. Cloud High School in Osceola County have graduated this year from the Academy of Construction Technologies (ACT) program, which is done in partnership with Central Florida construction industry contractors and trade associations.
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Summary of Grade 3 FSA English Language Arts (ELA) Results
05/25/2018
The following summary compares Osceola County student performance between 2017 and 2018 on the Grade 3 Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts test (FSA ELA).
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Schools Named As State and Nation’s Best High Schools By U.S. News & World Report
05/25/2018
Six high schools in Osceola County have been named as “Best High Schools” in Florida and the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 ranking.
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Osceola Reads Introduces Its First Technology Station at Poinciana Medical Center
05/24/2018
The Osceola Reads literacy initiative, which offers the Footsteps2Brilliance® reading app to all Osceola County children at no cost, has installed its first-ever technology station in partnership with the Poinciana Medical Center.
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Parents Of Gifted Students Asked To Complete End-of-Year Survey
05/23/2018
We would appreciate if you could take just two minutes of your time to complete a Year-End Climate Survey for Gifted Education in Osceola County.
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District Offers Over $625,000 in Salaries and Benefits To Teamster Employees
05/17/2018
Strongly believing in the need to reward employees for their hard work despite limited budgets, the Osceola County School Board has offered an estimated value of over $625,000 in salaries and benefits to employees under the Teamsters Local 385 contract during current negotiations.
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New Administrator Appointments (05-15-18)
05/16/2018
On May 15, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Dr. David Piccolo, Principal at Liberty High and Janine Bracco, Assistant Principal at Highlands Elementary.
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Two Osceola Students Named National Merit® $2,500 Scholarship Winners
05/14/2018
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced two Osceola County students as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners.
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District Receives National Award For Innovative Technology Initiatives
05/11/2018
The Center for Digital Education has named the Osceola School District as one of sixteen national winners of the 2017-18 Digital School Districts Survey Awards in the Large Student Population District Category.
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School District Awarded AdvancED School System Reaccreditation
05/07/2018
The Osceola School District has been granted AdvancED School System Reaccreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal.
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School District Recognized Again For Excellence In Financial Reporting
05/03/2018
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Osceola School District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
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Celebration High Student Named As National Merit Scholarship Recipient
05/01/2018
Eric Dai, senior at Celebration High School, is among 34 Florida students who have been honored as National Merit Scholarship recipients.
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School Board Member Tim Weisheyer Nominated As President-Elect For FSBA
04/27/2018
Osceola County School Board Member Tim Weisheyer has been nominated as President-Elect for the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA), a nonprofit corporation providing a collective voice for the elected school boards in Florida.
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Incoming Sixth Grade Student Orientation Night- Thursday, May 10
04/26/2018
In 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 Thursday, May 10. Click "Read More" for details.
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School Board Member Tim Weisheyer To Hold District 3 Community Update
04/23/2018
Osceola County School Board Member Tim Weisheyer will hold a District 3 Community Update on April 24, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center of Liberty High School, located at 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Poinciana.
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Fact or Fiction: Increases to Employees' Salaries and Insurance Benefits
04/06/2018
Everyone has an opinion about the proposed increases to Osceola School District employees’ salaries and insurance benefits – as they should. Those opinions should be based on facts rather than misinformation or rumors.
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Moss and School District Celebrate Groundbreaking of Middle School In Harmony
03/28/2018
On March 28, Moss and the Osceola School District celebrated the groundbreaking of Harmony Middle School AA. Completion of the 170,000-square-foot facility is slated for opening in the August 2019 school year.
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Board Offers $1.65 Million In Compensation Package To Professional Support Staff
03/21/2018
On the heels of the offer for teachers, the Osceola County School Board has made an offer for the 2018-2019 school year to the district's Professional Support Staff Employees Bargaining Unit, valued at $1.65 million in salaries and supplements, in recognition of their hard work and dedication to students, teachers, and schools.
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Dr. Janet Bisogno Named Osceola School District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year
03/15/2018
In recognition of her accomplishments as an outstanding educator and for her passion and devotion which challenge students toward success, Dr. Janet Bisogno, IB Biology Teacher at Celebration High School, has been named as Osceola School District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.
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Moses Younassoghlou Named District’s 2018 School-Related Employee of the Year
03/15/2018
Moses Younassoghlou has been named as the 2018 School-Related Employee of the Year for the Osceola School District in recognition of his unwavering support to schools, his outstanding work ethic, and his dedication to customer service.
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School Board Offers $8.2 Million In Compensation Package To Teachers
03/08/2018
The Osceola County School Board recognizes the talent and hard work of educators, and values the critical role teachers play in ensuring educational excellence for every child. Therefore, the School Board has made an offer to the district's instructional personnel valued at $8.2 million in salaries and supplements.
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Students Advance To Finalist Standings In The National Merit Scholarship Program
02/27/2018
Six Celebration High School and one Gateway High School academically-talented seniors in Osceola County have been named as Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered in the spring.
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New Administrator Appointments (02-20-18)
02/22/2018
On February 20, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Edward Parker, Director of Purchasing, Karen Combs, Assistant Principal at Osceola Technical College – Poinciana, and Shannon Melvin, Assistant Principal at Osceola Technical College – St. Cloud.
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Important Safety Message from Superintendent Pace
02/20/2018
Since last week's terrible tragedy in Broward County, the school district and the community have fielded numerous calls, emails, and social media posts expressing concern over safety and security in our schools.
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No Early Release Of Students On Five Wednesdays During Testing
02/19/2018
The Osceola School District is planning ahead by allowing students to have a full day of school on the Wednesdays when statewide tests will be administered.
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2018 State of Education Address
02/19/2018
On February 7, The Osceola County School Board gave the 2018 State of Education Address, a community update regarding the progress of the Osceola School District in meeting its strategic goals.
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Join Us For Osceola School District Night With The Orlando Magic
02/16/2018
The School District of Osceola County and the Orlando Magic have teamed up to offer an exclusive night designated to our School District!
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Osceola County School for the Arts Qualifies For Essentially Ellington Festival
02/16/2018
Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced that The Osceola County School for the Arts has once again been named as a finalist of the 2018 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival for the second year in a row.
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Chief Business and Finance Officer Earns Certification For Fiscal Credibility
02/15/2018
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has announced that Sarah Graber, Osceola School District’s Chief Business and Finance Officer, has earned the Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) certification.
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School Safety Message From Superintendent Pace
02/15/2018
With the tragedy that took place in Broward County yesterday, the School Board members and I want you to know that the Osceola County School District keeps student safety at top priority.
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Osceola School District Launches Music Helps Heal Campaign
02/14/2018
The School District of Osceola County and Live Music Tutor Inc. have launched a new Music Helps Heal initiative that helps the students displaced from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by using the many benefits of music as part of the transitional therapy.
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Narcoossee Middle School Receives National Recognition For High Performance
02/13/2018
Narcoossee Middle School in Osceola County has been selected as a National Demonstration School by AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a nonprofit organization that provides educators with proven, real-world strategies to accelerate the performance of underrepresented students for success in college, career, and life.
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VPK Program Registration To Open February 12, 2018
02/12/2018
Osceola County parents with a child who will be four years old by September 1, 2018, are invited to register him or her for the Osceola School District's 2018-2019 free Voluntary Prekindergarten Program (VPK) between February 12 – March 15, 2018.
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Finalists Named For Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year
02/09/2018
The field of nominees for both the Osceola School District's top employee awards -- Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year -- has been narrowed down to the top ten finalists in each category.
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New Administrator Appointments (02-06-18)
02/07/2018
On February 6, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: James Long, Principal at Gateway High School, Brenda Berube, Assistant Principal at NeoCity Academy, Robert Dombo, Assistant Principal at St. Cloud High, and Ria Ramdath, Assistant Principal at Poinciana High.
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Schools Named 16-17 Schools of Excellence By Florida’s State Board of Education
01/23/2018
Five Osceola schools have been designated as 2016-2017 Schools of Excellence by Florida’s State Board of Education.
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Incoming Ninth Grade Student Orientation Nights
01/23/2018
In order to help students and parents become familiar with their new schools for next year, the Osceola School District will be hosting Ninth Grade Student Orientation Nights for current eighth grade students and their parents.
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New Administrator Appointments (01-16-18)
01/17/2018
On January 16, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Jeff Schwartz, Principal at Poinciana High, David Kane, Assistant Principal at Thacker Avenue Elementary for International Studies, and Jane Mabra, Assistant Principal at Kissimmee Middle.
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Osceola's Graduation Rate Increases 4.3 Percentage Points
01/10/2018
The Florida Department of Education's release of the 2017 graduation rates shows that on average many more Osceola students are staying in school and graduating compared to their peers across the state.
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Osceola County Climate/Culture Survey Results
01/09/2018
The following represents a summary of responses from elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as teachers, staff, and parents on the AdvancED Climate and Culture Survey (CCS).
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Ricky Booth Named Chairman of Osceola County School Board
12/20/2017
The Osceola County School Board has named Ricky Booth as Board Chair and Clarence Thacker as Board Vice-Chair.
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New Administrator Appointments (12-12-17)
12/13/2017
On December 12, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Michael Meechin, Planning Principal of STEM Demonstration High School, Mackenzie Bertram, Coordinator of Induction, Keila Porter, College and Career Coordinator, and Jose Vazquez, Assistant Principal at Westside K-8.
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School District Placed On The College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll
12/06/2017
Osceola School District is the only school district in Florida and one of only 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.
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School In Session Through December 22 Before Winter Break
11/28/2017
Parents and students in the Osceola School District are reminded that two additional student days were added to the academic calendar to make up for instructional time missed during Hurricane Irma. The two approved days are Friday, December 22, 2017, and Friday, May 25, 2018.
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New Administrator Appointments (11-14-17)
11/16/2017
On November 14, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Tracey Merritt, Assistant Principal at Flora Ridge Elementary and Steve Louis-Jean, Assistant Principal at Poinciana High School.
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Choice Window For 2018-19 Now Open
11/03/2017
As a result of House Bill 7029, students are now able to apply and transfer to any school in Osceola County with open seats based on current capacity.
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New Administrator Appointments (10-17-17)
10/18/2017
On October 17, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Trenisha Simmons, Coordinator of Early Childhood and Extended Day, Erica Walters, Assistant Principal for Instruction at Poinciana High, and Katie Adams, Assistant Principal at Pleasant Hill Elementary.
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New Administrator Appointment (10-3-17)
10/04/2017
On October 3, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: Johanna Santiago, Assistant Principal at Tohopekaliga High School
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Osceola School District To Host Choice Fair For Parents And Students
10/02/2017
In order to inform parents of their expanded school choice options for the 2018-2019 school year, the Osceola School District will host a Choice Fair on November 2, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall at The Osceola County School for the Arts to showcase the high-quality options available to students and their families in kindergarten through Grade 12.
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School District To Host Columbia University Night For Middle & High School Students
09/26/2017
The Osceola School District will host a Columbia University Night for middle and high school students and their families on October 5, 2017, at Gateway High School at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.
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2017-2018 Academic Calendar Revisions: Hurricane Make-Up Days
09/21/2017
The following revised calendar for the 2017-2018 school year was approved by the Osceola County School Board on October 3, 2017.
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Free Lunch From Now Through October 20
09/18/2017
Due to the impact Hurricane Irma has had on our community, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has granted the Osceola School District's waiver so that starting Monday, September 18, no student at an Osceola District school will need to pay for their lunch until October 20th.
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Osceola Schools To Reopen On Monday, September 18
09/15/2017
All Osceola public schools will reopen on Monday, September 18, after being closed for Hurricane Irma. Parents and students are reminded that debris such as tree limbs and building materials may be still littered throughout the county. Please use caution when traveling to and from school.
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Osceola Superintendent Accepted To Leadership in Education Program
08/25/2017
In recognition of her innovative ideas and passion to improve educational outcomes for all students in Florida, Osceola School District Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace has been accepted into Leadership Florida’s Leadership in Education program.
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Three St. Cloud High Students Earn Medals At FCCLA Competition
08/24/2017
Three St. Cloud High students were among over 4,200 STAR Event participants who competed at this year’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference and Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, in July 2017.
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Parents: Your opinion matters, and we'd love to hear it!
08/23/2017
The Osceola School District is inviting parents at all schools across the district to opt-in to participate in the Tripod Family Engagement Survey. Parents who do so will receive weekly survey questions via text or email (whichever you prefer). Please click "Read More" to learn more about this opportunity!
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Three High Schools To Participate In College Board’s AP Capstone® Program
08/23/2017
New for the 2017-2018 school year, Poinciana High, St. Cloud High, and The Osceola County School for the Arts in Osceola County are implementing AP Capstone®, an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication.
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2018 Osceola School District Graduations
08/22/2017
Graduation caps will fly on the following days and times for Osceola County's 2018 high school graduates.
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Osceola County School Board Approves 2018-2019 Academic Calendar
08/21/2017
The 2018-2019 Academic Calendar for all public schools in the Osceola School District has been approved. The first day of school for students will be on Monday, August 13, 2018, and the last day for students will be on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
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Total Solar Eclipse
08/15/2017
On August 21, all public schools in Osceola County will move PE and recess activities inside after 1:00 p.m. Students and staff will be told to NOT look directly at the eclipse during class changes, dismissal, or on their route home without protective eyewear.
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Osceola School District To Host College Week August 28 - September 1
08/15/2017
As the Osceola School District continues to build a college-going culture for students, all schools will celebrate College Week from August 28 – September 1, 2017.
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Transportation Department To Launch Parent Hotline To Enhance Customer Service
08/14/2017
In order to enhance parents’ customer service experiences, a new Transportation Parent Hotline has been launched at 407-483-3673. The Hotline, which will be open during business hours throughout the entire school year, will be manned by Transportation representatives who will be stationed in the district’s dispatch office so they will have immediate access to accurate information about daily bus routes and bus locations.
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Let's Be Real...Expect Delays.
08/10/2017
Parents of children who will be riding buses should be aware that for the first two weeks of school, most buses will arrive and leave from school later than their printed schedule time. This extra time is needed to ensure that all students board their correct buses.
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Important Updated Bus Route Information for the 2017-2018 School Year!
08/08/2017
The district is utilizing a new bus routing system in its Transportation Department this school year, and a few issues with a small number of routes have been identified and fixed. Parents are encouraged to check their student’s route again before school starts. Click "Read More" to learn how.
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Climate & Culture Surveys
08/08/2017
For the purpose of the Osceola County School District’s Re-Accreditation Process throughout the 2017-2018 school year, we would like all parents, teachers, staff members, and students to complete a short survey is to find out your beliefs and opinions about your school. Please click "Read More" to begin.
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Osceola School District's Back-To-School Hotline Opens August 7
08/07/2017
The Osceola County School Board knows that in the beginning of a new school year, parents and students have plenty of questions. Luckily, the answers are just a phone call away! The district's Back-To-School Hotline at 407-518-8159 will be open for calls on the following days and times.
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Schools Earn Highest State Award For Community Involvement
08/02/2017
Forty-four Osceola County schools have been designated as Five Star Schools, earning the Florida Department of Education's most prestigious award for community involvement. The award is presented each year to schools that have shown evidence of exemplary family, school, and community involvement.
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School Board Member Jay Wheeler To Hold Community Update
08/01/2017
Osceola County School Board Member Jay Wheeler will hold a Community Update on August 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of Celebration K-8, located at 510 Campus Street in Celebration.
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New Administrator Appointments (07/18/17)
07/19/2017
On July 18, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: George Arscott, Assistant Principal at Liberty High, Justin Baylor, Assistant Principal at Michigan Avenue Elementary, Marc A. Hernandez, Assistant Principal at Parkway Middle, and Ivet Lebron-Rivera, J.D., Assistant Principal at Osceola High.
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Upcoming Open Houses For Osceola County Schools
07/19/2017
All Osceola students and parents are encouraged to attend their school's upcoming Open House in order to prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.
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2017 Preliminary School Grades- District Increases School Letter Grade To B
06/28/2017
On June 28, 2017, the Florida Department of Education released preliminary school grades for Osceola County's elementary, middle, and K-8 public schools, which show significant improvement over last year.
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New Administrator Appointment (6-20-17)
06/21/2017
On June 20, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Henry Santiago, Principal of Discovery Intermediate.
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Osceola School District To Hold Job Fair
06/13/2017
The Osceola School District will be holding a Job Fair for individuals interested in becoming School Bus Drivers, Food Service Assistants, Custodians, and Maintenance personnel on Wednesday, June 28, during two sessions from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the district’s Transportation Department (Main Facility), located at 401 Simpson Road in Kissimmee.
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Osceola Students Mark Higher Performance On Spring 2017 State Assessments
06/08/2017
Highlights of the results for the Osceola School District on the spring 2017 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments can be seen by clicking "Read More" below.
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New Administrator Appointment (6-6-17)
06/07/2017
On June 6, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Lester Yeates, Director of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management.
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Osceola School District Partners with BRIDG for SEMI High Tech University’s High
06/02/2017
With the Osceola School District serving as a key driver for diverse economic development in the Central Florida region, the Osceola County School Board and Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace have greatly expanded the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum being taught in schools so that it directly aligns with workforce needs now and in the future.
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School District Offices To Be Closed On Fridays During Summer
05/31/2017
As the Osceola School District continues to look at ways to save money, the district will save on utility costs and operational costs by implementing a four-day work week during the summer months. Beginning on June 5, 2017, and ending on July 20, 2017, the school district's administrative offices and school front offices will be open to the public Mondays through Thursdays.
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Official SAT Practice With Kahn Academy
05/23/2017
Khan Academy has recently partnered with College Board to provide students with a free world class resource to help them prep for the SAT.
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SEMI High Tech U
05/22/2017
This is a three-day program for high school students who want to know more about careers in the tech industry. Students will put science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to use during hands-on workshops led by industry volunteers.
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Summary of Grade 3 FSA English Language Arts (ELA) Results
05/19/2017
The following summary compares Osceola County student performance between 2016 and 2017 on the Grade 3 Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts test (FSA ELA).
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New Administrator Appointments (5-16-17)
05/17/2017
On May 16, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointments: David Phelps, Principal at High School “FFF", Rachel Rosenbaum, Assistant Principal at Central Avenue Elementary, and Beth Telemko, Assistant Principal at Sunrise Elementary.
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School Board Member Tim Weisheyer and Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington To Hold District 3 Community Update
05/09/2017
Osceola County School Board Member Tim Weisheyer and Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington will hold a District 3 Community Update on May 22, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Liberty High School, located at 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Poinciana. All community residents are invited and encouraged to attend to hear updates on educational and community issues.
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Osceola's Teacher of Year Named As Finalist For State Teacher of Year Award
05/09/2017
From a group of 73 teachers, Michael Miller from Kissimmee Elementary School in Osceola County was chosen as one of five finalists to compete for the 2018 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year Award!
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Osceola School District Announces 2017 Summer Reading Opportunities For Students
05/08/2017
In an effort to build a consistent, year-round culture of reading throughout the community, the Osceola School District is kicking off its 2017 summer reading opportunities with a number of fun and exciting programs for students.
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New Administrative Appointment (05-02-17)
05/04/2017
On May 2, the Osceola County School Board approved the following administrative appointment: Lastenia Penaloza, Assistant Principal at Koa Elementary
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Osceola School District Recognized Once Again For Excellence In Financial Reporting
05/01/2017
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Osceola School District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.
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Osceola County Ranks Lowest In State On Administrative Expenditures Per Student
04/28/2017
The Osceola School District once again ranked 67th out of 67 Florida school districts in administrative expenditures per student in a ranking of the 2015-2016 school year by the Florida Department of Education.
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Osceola Educator Selected For 2017 National PBS Digital Innovators Program
04/27/2017
Paul Podraza, Resource Teacher for the Osceola School District’s STEM Mobile Lab, has been selected for the fifth annual national PBS Digital Innovators Program amongst educators from across the country.
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Inspirational Students in Osceola County Recognized as Disney Dreamers and Doers and Shining Stars
04/26/2017
Since 1984, Walt Disney World Resort has celebrated local students who serve as role models at home, school and in the community as Disney Dreamers and Doers as part of an annual recognition program. Of the nearly 375 students, Disney also has distinguished 15 Dreamers and Doers (three per each county) as Shining Stars, representing the exceptional character and kindness from among the group.
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Harmony High’s FFA Meat Judging Team Named State Champions
04/26/2017
Harmony High’s FFA Meat Judging team has been named State Champions for its outstanding performance at the 2017 State 4-H/FFA