Category: School News

WOHS Choirs Are on Key for a Busy Year


by Shannon M. Ursem

West Orange High School’s choir performs its 2015-16 Winter Concert with the Garden Community Choir and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

West Orange High School Choir Department has embarked on an exciting, action-packed year. The department consists of nine different choirs with approximately 275 students, all of whom are under the direction of Jeffrey Redding, Ph.D., director of choral activities; and Daryl Yasay, associate choral director.

SW Orlando School News – Aug. 4, 2016


Dr. Phillips High

Dr. Phillips High graduate Ryan Williams (third from left) accepts a $1,000 scholarship from the Matt Davies Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.

Each spring, the Matt Davies Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc. awards one young adult with a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs of his or her ongoing education after high school. This year’s …

SW Orlando School News


Stilt walker Mike Weakley (back, center)entertains first-graders in Bay Meadows Elementary teacher Julie Gifford’s (not pictured) 2016 class during their end-of-the-year party.

Bay Meadows Elementary

Angela Blum, Bay Meadows Elementary PTA member and homeroom mother for teacher Julie Gifford, coordinated an end-of-the-year party for Ms. Gifford’s 2015-16 first-graders. During the carnival-themed event, stilt walker Mike Weakley made the children balloon hats and displayed his …

SW Orlando School News


compiled by Lauren Salinero

Dr. Phillips Elementary’s 2015-16 team wins the trophy for the K-2 grades chess tournament sponsored by Orange County Public Schools.

Orange County Public Schools officials sponsored a chess tournament at Dr. Phillips Elementary, and Dr. Phillips Rotary Club members purchased awards for the event. The DPES team, coached by Denise Hartman, won the K-2 grades division. Out of 83 kids who entered the K-2 grades competition …

SW Orlando School News – June 2, 2016


Windermere Elementary

Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins pays a special visit to Windermere Elementary to personally thank fourth-grader Brady OMalley for his letter of appreciation.

Windermere Elementary fourth-grader Brady OMalley emailed Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins to thank her for all she does each and every day to help the schools in Orange County succeed. As Ms. Jenkins does not often receive such correspondence, she made a surprise visit to …

Bay Meadows, Lake Whitney and more news


Bay Meadows Elementary

Runners take off at the start of Bay Meadow Elementary’s annual 5K Koala Krawl.

The Bay Meadows Elementary PTA hosted its annual Festival and 5K Koala Krawl to celebrate the school’s 25th anniversary. Proceeds from the fundraising drive were donated for school programs. The day began with the Koala Krawl, a 5K that started and ended at the school and went through …

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Lake Whitney Elementary

(Front, l. to r.) Jacob Tudge, Julie Reeth, (middle, l. to r.) Luke Swanson, Benjamin Cramer, John Ghanem, (back, l. to r.) Nathan Tudge and Lake Whitney Elementary teacher Stephen Wisdom of the LWES Math Club compete in the contest. Not pictured: Andrew Brown and Nick Lucas.
finished a strong fourth out of 15 schools in the contest held at Seminole Science Charter School. Fifth-graders Benjamin Cramer and Luke Swanson earned …

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Miss Beverly

compiled by Lauren Salinero –  Bay Meadows Elementary Miss Beverly, a Bay Meadows Elementary volunteer and coach for Girls on the Run Orlando, celebrates her 90th birthday.   Bay Meadows Elementary volunteer Miss Beverly was honored by Girls on the Run Orlando on her 90th birthday. She was shown as an inspiring example of someone…