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School News May 17-23, 2017


Teacher of the Year, Michael Miller, named FDOE Teacher of the Year Finalist

From a group of 73 teachers from across the state, Michael Miller from Kissimmee Elementary School was chosen as one of five finalists to compete for the 2018 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. Miller was notified on Tuesday, May 9, with a surprise visit from Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, along with Doug Prescott, Macy’s vice president. He was presented with a $5,000 check from the Florida Department of Education and Macy’s and a $500 Macy’s gift card. A $1,000 check, funded by Macy’s, was presented to Kissimmee Elementary School.

The winner of the 2018 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year award will be announced during a ceremony on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The event will be held at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios CityWalk.


School Board Member Tim Weisheyer and Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington To Hold District 3 Community Update

     Osceola County School Board Member Tim Weisheyer and Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington will hold a District 3 Community Update on May 22, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Liberty High School, located at 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Poinciana.  All community residents are invited and encouraged to attend to hear updates on educational and community issues.  Also scheduled to present will be Representative John Cortes, Representative Mike LaRosa, Senator Victor Torres, Osceola County Sheriff Russell Gibson, Osceola County Tax Collector Bruce Vickers, and Osceola County Property Appraiser Katrina Scarborough. Translation services in Spanish and light refreshments will be provided.

Osceola County History Fair Winners To Head To National Competition 

A group of Osceola County School for the Arts students placed first at the Florida History Fair, and they will be representing Florida/Osceola County in the National History Fair competition in Washington D.C. this June. The students who won are Justin Barber, Alondra Curet, Kathryn Froelich, and Kaitlyn Haslam with the direction of teacher Alissa Jean. Their project was in the category of “Junior Group Website” and titled “Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis- Taking a Stand to Save Lives” – and can be seen at the following URL: http://67079295.nhd.weebly.com/

Narcoossee Middle School – Upcoming Events

May 17 – Boys’ and Girls’ championship track meet at Osceola High School from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
May 17 – Chorus Variety Show in the dining hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 18 – Developing Band field trip to Harmony Community K-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
May 18 – Sixth grade field trip to EPCOT
May 18 – Seventh grade Valencia Campus Express Tours from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
May 19 – Men’s Choir Medieval Times field trip from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
May 20 – Eighth grade soiree in the dining hall from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

TECO – National Technical Honor Society Scholarship Recipient
Kiery Erazo is recognized as the first TECO student to receive the National Technical Honor Society scholarship. Kiery is a dual-enrollment student from New Dimensions High School completing her Patient Care Technician program at the Poinciana campus. Once she graduates, she plans to pursue a degree in Business Management with a specialization in Health Care administration.