As part of World Read Aloud Day, second-grade enrichment students at Bay Meadows Elementary participated in a video chat with fourth-graders in Heber City, Utah. The Utah students read A is for Arches, and BMES students read S is for Sunshine. The children also held a question-and-answer session to learn the differences between the two states.
Lake Whitney Elementary fifth-graders attend the school’s annual father/daughter dance at Tanner Hall in Winter Garden.
Students from Lake Whitney Elementary attended the school’s annual father/daughter dance, which was held at Tanner Hall in Winter Garden. This year, the evening’s theme was “rock ‘n’ roll.”
Rotary Club of Windermere President Brad Busbin (front, far left) and member Kobie Pieterse (front, far right) congratulate the Thornebrooke Elementary winners of the Rotary’s 4-Way Test essay contest — (front, l. to r.) Zackary Kubik, Lathaniel Perez, Jakob Fortmueller, Chace Ogden, Maggie Magill, Sarah Tse, (back, l. to r.) Sydney Regenstreif, Claire Elleman, Emily James, Megan LeGros, Sean Dougherty and Brenden Berrios.
Thornebrooke Elementary students participated in Rotary Club of Windermere’s 4-Way Test essay contest. The annual competition addresses the following four questions: Is it the truth; Is it fair to all concerned; Will it build goodwill and better friendships; and Will it be beneficial to all concerned. President Brad Busbin and 4-Way Test coordinator Kobie Pieterse visited TES to congratulate this year’s winners.
As part of Whispering Oak Elementary’s study unit about Colonial times, Orange County Public Schools social studies specialist Mark Daniels (back) portrays his ancestor, Ben Hewes. Assisting with the presentation are fifth-graders (l. to r.) Marvena Windom, Daniel Infantini, Tiara Anderson, Jeremy Gomez, Chad Chamberland, Madison Lewis, Kaelen Slack and Michael Lowe.
Orange County Public Schools social studies specialist Mark Daniels visited Whispering Oak Elementary to assist with a lesson about Colonial life. Mr. Daniels portrayed his ancestor, Ben Hewes, who was alive during the time period; and select fifth-graders also wore Colonial-style hats.
Windermere Elementary first-grader Nicole Phillips (far left) and fourth-grader Ella Pearce (far right) co-present a $1,385 donation to Judy Sarullo, founder of Pet Rescue by Judy.
Windermere Elementary’s PTA holiday shop raised $1,385 for Pet Rescue by Judy, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the rescue of cats and dogs. Students Ella Pearce and Nicole Phillips co-presented the check to Judy Sarullo, founder of Pet Rescue by Judy.
Twelve Southwest Middle seventh-graders in Allesa Ciambriello’s second-period advanced math class were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Congratulations to (front, l. to r.) Zoe Sherman, Alexis Caban, Valeria Herrera, Norris Jenkins, Christian Rogers, (back, l. to r.) Jaqara Baker, Shen-Jou “Grace” Tsai, Lauren Crocker, Tamara Yousef, Sarah Moulton, Sierra White and Gabrielle Sabin.
On behalf of the Cherney family of Hidden Beach, Robin Cherney (second from right) presents a $5,000 check to Dr. Phillips High’s Visual & Performing Arts theater magnet program. Accepting the donation are (l. to r.) Principal Eugene Trochinski; Ronald Blocker, a Southwest resident and Orange County Public Schools superintendent; and Karen Rugerio, theater program director.
Arts theater magnet program. On hand to accept the check were Ronald Blocker, a Southwest resident and Orange County Public Schools superintendent; Karen Rugerio, theater program director; and Principal Eugene Trochinski.
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