Windermere Elementary students and parents (l. to r.) Juliana Wilson; Gavin, Lisa and Isabella Boswell; Jennifer and Jada Wilson; and Niola Smith listen to Halloween stories during the Great Pumpkin Read-In.
During Windermere Elementary’s Great Pumpkin Read-In, kindergartners through second-graders dressed in pajamas and brought blankets and pillows to listen to their teachers’ favorite Halloween stories. Every child in attendance received a special snack and chose a book to take home.
Jodi Siegel Sward’s fourth-graders at Windy Ridge School collect teddy bears for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
As part of Hugs Across America Inc., Windy Ridge School fourth graders in Jodi Siegel Sward’s class delivered donated teddy bears to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Hugs Across America is a nondenominational, not-for-profit organization that provides teddy bears, curricular materials and messages of care to help lessen the fear and anxiety experienced by children in crisis.
Congratulations to the Chain of Lakes Middle seventh- and eighth-graders who were chosen from Chrissa Rehm’s class to perform as part of a demonstration choir at the American Choral Directors Association State Conference. The event was held at Seminole State College.
Gotha Middle seventh-grader Danielle Ibrahim (third from left) places third in the Orange County Coalition for a Drug Free Community Red Ribbon poster contest. She is congratulated by (front, l. to r.) Mike Nelson, school resource officer; Principal Cheri Godek; Angela Nealy, administrative dean; (back, l. to r.) Jeanne Santiso, art teacher; and Kevin Wiedecker, Safe coordinator.
Olympia High seniors Carson Schmidt and Natalie Rex are crowned homecoming king and queen.
Haley Thorne, a sophomore at Olympia High, raises more than $2,300 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Olympia High sophomore Haley Thorne participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Tampa Bay, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Haley, who walked 60 miles in three days, was the youngest event participant.
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