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Summer enrichment has its benefits
10/11/2018
Summer slide is a thing - seriously. When the bell rings on the last day of school, students and teachers alike put on their summer clothing and mindset. They are eager to relax and enjoy the thrills of summer, which often means pausing learning.
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$10,000 surprise for teachers
09/19/2018
Two OCPS schools each received a surprise $10,000 donation for teachers thanks to Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org.
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Parent Academy
Academy helps parents build their education capacity
09/13/2018
On Saturday, Sept. 15, the OCPS Parent Academy will kick off its new season with “A Balanced Beginning” at Timber Creek High School.
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Students benefit from partnerships
08/24/2018
Hannah's Closet Children's Consignment at First United Methodist Church in Winter Park donated $500 toward the purchase of underwear and uniform bottoms.
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District reviews emergency action plan
08/10/2018
Planning for the new school year includes more than getting buildings, bus routes, meals and schedules ready. Recently, the District Incident Management Team, along with 11 local agencies, tested their situational preparedness.
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CTE Scholars redefine the high school experience
08/08/2018
Gone are the days of students attending vocational school because they aren’t “college material.” Today, Orange Technical College helps prepare high school students for the workforce and college coursework.
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Summer means rest, relaxation and reading time
07/09/2018
It’s summertime. The time of year where backpacks get shoved under beds; swimsuits, shorts and flip flops become daily wear; and long afternoon naps are the norm.
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AP Human Geography camp
Incoming freshman advance their learning
07/02/2018
With their dreams set on getting into their college of choice, 500 rising freshmen spent two days learning about Advanced Placement Human Geography.
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IB camp provides clarity of programme expectations
06/28/2018
Even though school’s out for summer, 71 students from Cypress Creek, Evans, Jones, University and Winter Park high schools attended a two-day International Baccalaureate Camp to help prepare themselves for the upcoming coursework in the IB Diploma Programme.
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Students calculate successful math progression
06/26/2018
Maintaining its focus to be the top producer of successful students in the nation, the OCPS Calculus Project strives to increase the number of students who enroll in and successfully complete AP Calculus.
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Oration Contest showcases students’ written, verbal skills
06/13/2018
One might reasonably conclude that the nine students who participated in the district-level Oration Contest are among the 10 percent of people who enjoy, and actually thrive, on public speaking.
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One Mill Referendum Up for Renewal
06/06/2018
One Mill Referendum Up for Renewal
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Hurricane preparedness information
05/30/2018
New state law calls for a sales tax holiday on the purchase of disaster preparedness supplies on or between June 1 and June 7, 2018.
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District further simplifies teacher evaluation
05/30/2018
Since spring 2017, the district and union have met 9 times to collaboratively discuss the evaluation process.
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CFEED partnership to improve student outcomes
05/23/2018
Keeping its focus on being the top producer of successful students in the nation, Orange County Public Schools is enthusiastic about the inception of the Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database.
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One Mill Ballot Approved
05/22/2018
On April 10, 2018, the Orange County School Board adopted a resolution placing renewal of a one-mill special ad valorem property tax on the August 28, 2018 primary election ballot.
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Project Impact: Teachers change lives
05/21/2018
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, School Board members, Superintendent Barbara Jenkins, and district administrators made surprise visits to elementary and middle school teachers with heartfelt thank you letters from former students.
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Lockhart CASE students test their submersibles
05/18/2018
To test their craftsmanship, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in Lockhart Middle School’s Center for the Advancement of Science and Engineering program tested submersibles in DeLeon Springs.
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Princeton Teacher Hero
Teaching and Learning honors teachers
05/08/2018
In an effort to honor teachers for all that they do every day, Dr. Maria Vazquez, Chief Academic Officer, and the Teaching and Learning leadership team created the #OCPSHeroTeacher project.
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Timber Creek Programming Team
Timber Creek High School’s Novice and Advanced teams win CodeQuest 2018
04/27/2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Timber Creek High School’s Novice Computer Programming team earned a first place finish at Lockheed Martin's fourth annual CodeQuest Orlando Competition.
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"Green" Schools get big bucks for sustainability
04/27/2018
Three lucky schools are working out a plan to use the big bucks they received for their “green” efforts on campus.
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Spreading the Dream essay contest winner selected
04/20/2018
Discovery Middle School student Bouchra Benzit won the 2018 Orange County Public Schools “Spreading the Dream” essay contest.
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OCPS appreciates its partners in education
04/16/2018
Apopka High School wants to say a HUGE "Thank You" to Sonny's BBQ for supporting Saturday School with their "Random Acts of Barbecue."
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Aquaponics teaches hands-on STEM lessons
04/06/2018
Using grant funding, Wekiva High School math teacher Hai-Ahn Nguyen conducted a two-day aquaponics training for other teachers interested in starting an aquaponics system at their school sites.
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Honoring Brave lives lost
03/30/2018
In honor of National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day, Boone High School commemorated the 50th anniversary and the sacrifice of the 33 men listed on the school’s war memorial.
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Students remember and pause
03/15/2018
On the one month anniversary of the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, approximately 50 Orange County Public Schools participated in National Walkout Day to honor their memory.
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2018 College Expo
High school juniors jumpstart college application process
03/05/2018
Hundreds of OCPS high school juniors flooded the Amway Center to meet university and college representatives. In its fourth year, the University and College Expo helped students to start thinking about the post-secondary application process.
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OCPS hosts Netherland educators
02/28/2018
To learn how to efficiently implement digital curriculum at the elementary grade levels, 12 educators from Meppel Schools in the Netherlands visited Orange County Public Schools.
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Boone math teacher awarded by College Board
02/12/2018
Dr. Teresa Tachon, AP Calculus teacher at Boone High School, was awarded the Jenny Oren Krugman Service Award by the College Board.
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Orange Center ES students learn from the Pros
01/26/2018
Orange Center Elementary students attended the Pro Bowl news conference where they received advice and tips to becoming successful from our AFC and NFC Pro Bowl Team Captains.
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Assistant principal is named a state finalist
01/16/2018
Orange County Public Schools celebrates the announcement of its 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year, Jackie Ramsey, being named a finalist for Florida Department of Education Assistant Principal of the Year.
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A Mission to Mars for Keene's Crossing Students
12/20/2017
Keene’s Crossing Elementary fifth grade students have official NASA boarding passes for a Mars Mission which will launch, in May, from Vanderburgh AFB, California.
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National digital learning leader
12/15/2017
The Learning Counsel has selected Orange County Public Schools as the 2017 Digital Super Hero Award recipient.
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Colonial HS students bring home GOLD
12/15/2017
Orange County Public Schools FFA students from multiple schools bring back national awards from the 90th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, IN.
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Nearly 34,000 students trained in one day
09/29/2017
On Friday, September 29, 2017 nearly 34,000 students were trained in hands-only CPR during their student health course, HOPE, or during Physical Education.
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Exclusive student performance at DPAC
09/28/2017
Special student performance of "The Giver" in the Walt Disney Theatre at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center presented by the Orlando Repertory Theatre.
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$25,000 Grant winner
08/31/2017
Westgate Resorts Foundation announced its investment of $100,000 in four nonprofit partnerships.
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2017 Hall of Fame
08/31/2017
OCPS Hall of Fame inductees
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OCPS Mobile App
Download the NEW OCPS Mobile App Today
08/28/2017
As part of the recent launch of the new OCPS district and school websites, there’s also a new OCPS Mobile App.
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Operations Division receives the prestigious Florida Governor's Sustained Excellence Award
08/11/2017
The Operations Division at Orange County Public Schools has received the 2017 Governor's Sustained Excellence Award.
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Castle Creek ES is National Green Ribbon School
08/11/2017
The U.S. Department of Education announced that Castle Creek Elementary is among the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.
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Back to School Safety
08/11/2017
Orange County Public Schools is ready for 2017-18 school year.
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Superintendent Barbara Jenkins
Dr. Barbara Jenkins Named Career and Technical Education Superintendent of the Year
07/18/2017
Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins was named the Career and Technical Education Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of Career and Technical Education.
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2017 Hispanic-Serving School District Superintendent of the Year
04/11/2017
Superintendent Barbara Jenkins is named the 2017 Hispanic-Serving School District Superintendent of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.
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National title winner visits her elementary school
04/07/2017
Ocoee High School champion weightlifter gives back through motivational speaking as she visits the local elementary where she attended as a child, Citrus Elementary.
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Urban farming in the classroom at Orange Center
04/07/2017
Students and faculty at Orange Center Elementary are now part of the Urban Farming initiative sweeping the country.
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Students participate in wreath laying at Arlington
04/06/2017
Students from Corner Lake Middle School had the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. during spring break. While in D.C. students had an invitation to the White House, the House of Representative chamber, and participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
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China delegation visit
China delegation visits OCPS to learn
03/22/2017
A large delegation from China visited Orange County Public Schools as part of the World Affairs Council of Central Florida (WACCFL).
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Jenkins School Board Segel
Too Smart to Start
03/15/2017
In March 2015, the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council was developed to engage high school students in issues and topics that affect all high schools across our district.
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Avalon MS took 3rd place in National Orchestra Festival
03/07/2017
The Avalon Middle School Sinfonia was selected through a national application process to perform at the 2017 National Orchestra Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Students donate lettuce to feed rescued manatees
02/23/2017
SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team received a special gift from Millennia Gardens Elementary School.
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Successful Partnerships
02/23/2017
The partnership between New Destiny Christian Center (NDCC) and Wheatley Elementary School continues to flourish.
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Cap and Gown
District graduation rate at all-time high in Orange County Public Schools
02/03/2017
The Florida Department of Education released the 2015-2016 graduation rates for the state, school districts, and high schools. The graduation rate for OCPS traditional high schools increased by 2.6 percentage points to 92.2 percent.
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Grab n' Go Breakfast helps provide daily nutrition
01/13/2017
More Orange County students are getting off to a good start each school day thanks to an innovative program that makes it easier for kids to eat breakfast at school.
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Howard Middle School
Howard Middle School Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts Receives Exemplary School Designation
01/06/2017
Howard Middle School Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts has once again been designated an Exemplary School by Arts Schools Network, the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. The school first received this designation in 2014 and will now keep the designation through 2018.
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Welcome
New Website Offers Mobile Friendly Experience
01/01/2017
Orange County Public Schools is proud to launch a new district website. Among the notable new features is a responsive design that makes it easier to view the site on mobile devices.
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Princeton Hero Teacher
Teaching and Learning creates #OCPSHeroTeacher initiative
In an effort to honor teachers for all that they do every day, Dr. Maria Vasquez, Chief Academic Officer, and the Teaching and Learning leadership team created the #OCPSHeroTeacher project.
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