(L. to r.) Dr. Phillips High Interact Club members Alex Melvin and Tyler Worth operate one of The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettles with Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips member Terry Taggart.
Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips members and student members of Dr. Phillips High’s Interact Club volunteered together during the holidays to operate The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettles at Publix Super Markets locations on Maguire and Sand Lake roads. The groups collected more than $1,500 for The Salvation Army.
Olympia High’s PTSA is sponsoring the Upscale Vendor Market on Feb. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Windermere Town Hall. A variety of vendors and home-based businesses will sell products and services, including jewelry, home décor, fashion accessories, stationery, personalized items, wedding planning, flower design and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit PTSA projects. For more information, email
Olympia High National Honor Society members are coordinating a Rummage for Relay fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The event will be held March 17 from 8 a.m.-noon in OHS’s parking lot. Organizers are requesting gently used items like books, clothing, sports equipment and more. Larger items can be arranged for pickup. For more information, call 407-905-6408, or email NHS supervisors Nancy Bardoe at
Little Fishes Preschool, located at 4700 Lincoln Ave. in Orlando, will hold an open house Feb. 8 from 9:30-11 a.m. Registration for the 2012-13 school year begins Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. New families receive a $25 discount with the ad found in this issue of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin. For more information, call 407-291-3292 or visit www.pcol.org/little-fishes on the Web.
The First Academy senior Taylor McHugh received an acceptance letter to Yale University. Kennan Miller, also a TFA senior, received an official appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Congratulations also to TFA kindergarten teacher Angela Don, who was awarded a Reading Master Classroom Certification by Renaissance Learning.
While teaching her students about famous newspapermen and events, Foundation Academy eighth-grade teacher Whitney Shumaker dresses as a 19th century newsboy.
Foundation Academy eighth-graders in Whitney Shumaker’s creative writing and journalism classes learned about famous men in the newspaper industry, including Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst; as well as the New York newsboys strike of 1899.
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