compiled by Lauren Salinero
Bay Meadows Elementary
Dr. Crissy Addonizio of Orlando Equine Veterinary Care visits Bay Meadows Elementary on Teach-In Day to discuss her job as a veterinarian.
During Teach-In Day at Bay Meadows Elementary, Julie Gifford’s first-grade class listened to classroom parents talk about academics, careers and the future. Among the parents who spoke about their chosen careers were Jenny Nguyen, pharmacist at Millennium Specialty Pharmacy; Sophia Ansari, CEO of CiCi’s Pizza; and Dr. Crissy Addonizio, a veterinarian at Orlando Equine Veterinary Care Inc.
Palm Lake Elementary
Representatives of the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips and Dr. Phillips YMCA’s Swim Safety Program, pictured with Josh the Otter, visit Palm Lake Elementary on Teach-In Day.
Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski (back, fourth from left) of Sterling Pointe speaks to fourth-graders at SunRidge Elementary.
Sterling Pointe resident and state Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski visited Allisha Douglas’ fourth-grade class at SunRidge Elementary in Winter Garden. While there, he shared insights with the children about state government and how a bill becomes a law.
Parents and community members participate in Teach-In Day at Westbrooke Elementary.
Westbrooke Elementary held its largest-ever Teach-In Day this year. Parents and community members who work in a variety of industries came out to share their professions. Businesses such as Publix Supermarkets and First Watch provided food donations for the event. Guest speakers included military personnel, first responders, medical professionals, pilots, entertainment and tourism experts,
Westbrooke Elementary celebrates 10 years of educating young minds.
The 2017-18 academic year marks a decade of excellence for Westbrooke Elementary, which opened in 2008. The school celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special photo collage in the shape of the number 10, a photo op of students spelling out PR10E (pride), and more. Congratulations to Westbrooke Elementary and happy birthday!
Dr. Phillips High
(L. to r.) Riley Draper, Araya Keyes, Jaden Asuncion, Victoria Hernandez, Estefania Daza and Karina Hornberger of Dr. Phillips High’s Art with Heart Club display the finalized Windermere Christmas Mural. Not pictured: Suzie Cooper and Chloe Miller.
The Art with Heart Club is a new community service club at Dr. Phillips High. It was founded by Jaden Asuncion, an 11th-grader in the Visual Arts magnet program, and members are primarily Visual Arts magnet students in grades nine-12. It is sponsored by performing arts magnet instructor Vanessa Brown. The goal of the club is to create art to brighten the environment of individuals and communities. Projects include original greeting cards for military personnel, as well as the sick and elderly. Most recently, members completed the Windermere Christmas Mural. The mural project has become an annual tradition and is sponsored by Vintage Realty, a local business.
Holy Family Catholic School students participate in an evening of carnival games and entertainment during the annual Southwest Fall Fest.
Holy Family Catholic School students and staff participated in the church’s annual Southwest Fall Fest, an event that has been part of the community’s fall tradition for more than 20 years. The four-day carnival and entertainment extravaganza raised thousands of dollars for Holy Family Catholic Church. Youngsters and adults of all ages enjoyed carnival rides, midway games and a large food court with dozens of choices. One highlight was the annual Raising the Dough drawing for more than $75,000 in prizes. The raffle, put on by HFCS, is one of the school’s two main fundraisers. Along with $1,000, $2,500 and $7,500 winners, the Sepulveda family walked away with a check for $50,000. The money raised for the school goes toward hiring the best teachers and securing the best curriculum for the nearly 700
students who attend HFCS.
Renowned Central Florida hotelier, philanthropist and Southwest resident Harris Rosen partnered with Rollins College to offer three full college scholarships to Tangelo Park and Parramore students. He is expanding on the successful model he created to help students from Orlando’s traditionally underserved Tangelo Park and Parramore neighborhoods attain their dreams of achieving a debt-free college education. The Rollins partnership provides that three students annually combined from the two neighborhoods will receive full scholarships to attend Rollins College. The first recipients of the program will enroll at Rollins in the fall of 2018.
Hudson Raketich shops at the make-believe Publix Supermarket in the VPK classroom at Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool.
Kyle Hilgendorf makes and wraps sandwiches as a deli counter worker during Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool’s Publix Supermarket role playing.
Robert Massato of Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool portrays a pharmacist during the VPK classroom’s transformation into a Publix Supermarket.
Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool’s VPK classroom was transformed into a Publix Supermarket. Some of the children shopped on their own, buying groceries within their budgets, while others worked different Publix stations.
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