Lake Whitney Elementary Holds Muffins and Moms and more news …

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Lake Whitney Elementary

Katherine Cramer and her sons, Nathan (left) and Owen, attend Muffins with Moms at Lake Whitney Elementary.

Jessi DeSalvia attends Lake Whitney Elementary’s Muffins with Moms with her daughter, Micaela.

Lake Whitney Elementary held Muffins with Moms, during which students were joined by their moms for breakfast. The school’s Parent Teacher Organization planned the event, one of the many family-oriented affairs the school hosts.

Lake Whitney Elementary sponsors a Family Fun Event at Dave & Buster’s.

Lake Whitney Elementary students and their families spent a fun time at Dave & Buster’s for the school’s Family Fun Event. The event, which was organized by LWES’s Parent Teacher Organization, is one of many family-oriented affairs the school holds each year.

MetroWest Elementary

Fathers, uncles, grandfathers and role models join MetroWest Elementary students for Daddy & Donuts.

MetroWest Elementary hosted a Daddy & Donuts event, during which fathers, grandfathers, uncles and role models joined the students for breakfast. Doughnuts were donated by Krispy Kreme at Millennia. The children and guests also played games while having refreshments.

Bridgewater Middle

Bridgewater Middle eight-graders attend the school’s annual Winter Wonderland dance.

Winter Wonderland attendees are ready for a night of dancing at Bridgewater Middle.

Bridgewater Middle’s Parent Teacher Student Organization hosted its annual Winter Wonderland dance for eighth-graders. Approximately 340 students attended. They were entertained by a disc jockey and photo booth, and had photos printed out on vinyl magnets as keepsakes. They also had an upscale candy bar designed by a group of parents, as well as a snack bar and coat check. PTSO members wish to convey their gratitude to Kristen Kushner and her leadership class for their generous donation to the event; committee chairwomen Debra Allen, Tina Butler and Christine Crenshaw; the parental volunteers who contributed ideas and worked to make those ideas happen; and the 25 West Orange High student volunteers who helped in every way.

SunRidge Middle

Kate Fennessy (left) and Emma Brockman (right) meet author Christina Farley during SunRidge Middle’s Literacy Night.

Christina Farley, author of the Gilded book series, visited SunRidge Middle for Literacy Night. She spoke with students and parents, and autographed her books for attendees. Ms. Farley was born and raised in upstate New York and taught at international schools in Asia for 10 years. She spent eight years in Seoul, Korea, which is the setting for the first two books in her trilogy.

Taylor Zellner attends Science and Math Night at SunRidge Middle.

Orlando Science Center sponsored the Science and Math Night at SunRidge Middle. This year’s theme was “Sci-Fi: Science in Films.” During the event, students enjoyed hands-on participation in a variety of scientific experiments.

Dr. Phillips High

The school board of Orange County Public Schools approved Dr. Phillips High’s renaming of its administration building in honor of former Principal Gene Trochinski. “Mr. T” served the school and local community from 2001-14.

Et Al

The First Academy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its innovative, state-of-the-art Field House Project. More than 500 donors attended the event. The project was intended to facilitate the needed practices, games and training sessions that TFA’s regional and state championship programs require. It contains an NBA regulation-sized competition court, two regulation-sized practice courts, and collegiate-style strength, conditioning and training centers. Work began one year ago and cost $10.5 million to complete.

(L. to r.) Bishop Moore Catholic High Principal Scott Brogan; senior Davis Hingtgen; Davis’ parents, Steve and Carole Hingtgen; and Bishop Moore President Tom Doyle celebrate Davis being named Rotary Club of College Park’s student of the month.

During a recent meeting, Rotary Club of College Park members honored Bay Hill resident and Bishop Moore Catholic High senior Davis Hingtgen as a student of the month. He was selected from among 293 BMCHS seniors. Bishop Moore President Tom Doyle introduced Davis and recognized him for his GPA, membership in all academic honor societies, extracurricular activities and community service through the school’s Leadership Team, Spanish Honor Society and the Lion & Hornet Society, a charitable organization that Davis helped co-found four years ago. For his efforts, he received a certificate of achievement and monetary award from Rotary President Andrea Schumann. Davis is also a four-year varsity golf letter winner, so he selected The First Tee of Central Florida, a nonprofit organization that introduces young people to the game of golf, as the recipient of his monetary award. He said he chose The First Tee because “no child is ever turned away due to cost, and this award will cover the entire fee for a nine-week session.”

Children from Windermere Union Preschool help plant trees during the annual Windermere Treebute.

Voluntary prekindergartners at Windermere Union Preschool participated in the 13th annual Windermere Treebute, a Florida Arbor Day celebration and festival in downtown Windermere. The boys and girls helped plant trees.

Erica Miller’s class of 3-year-olds at Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool meet local firefighters.

Natalia Jimenez’s class of 3-year-olds at Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool meet local firefighters.

Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool received a visit from local firefighters, who brought one of their trucks from the station. Erica Miller and Natalia Jimenez’s classes for 3-year-olds enjoyed the visit and had a chance to see a fireman in full gear.

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