Bridgewater Middle’s volunteer organization SPEW — Students Participating in Exceptional Work — donated more than 2,500 pounds of clothing for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Volunteers came out in the pouring rain to staff the clothing drive.
Throughout Southwest Orlando, parents, teachers and children prepared for the first day of school. From preplanning to meet-the-teacher events to the first day, it’s been a bustle of activity gearing up for the 2017-18 academic year.
Grant Christian Sicard, a Windermere Chase resident and 2016-17 Gotha Middle student, places in the top 1 percent of seventh-graders.
Grant Christian Sicard, a straight-A honors student and 2016-17 seventh-grader at Gotha Middle, was invited to take the ACT test, sponsored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. Only the top 5 percent of seventh-graders are invited.