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Osceola School District To Host Academic Resource Fairs For Parents And Students
The Osceola School District offers many free academic resources for use at home to help students in Grades K-12 succeed. To learn about free digital resources, academic programs, tutoring assistance, and more, parents and students in all grade levels are invited to attend one of the upcoming District Academic Resource Fairs:

September 30 at Liberty High School
located at 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 9 at Kissimmee Middle School
located at 2410 Dyer Boulevard in Kissimmee
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 14 at St. Cloud High School
located at 2000 Bulldog Lane in St. Cloud
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Highlights of the events will include a welcome and overview from Superintendent Melba Luciano and School Board Chairman Tim Weisheyer, breakout sessions that parents can select from based on what best suits their student, and display booths from district departments and community youth organizations. Free child care will be provided, and light refreshments will be served.

"I continue to hear over and over again from parents, grandparents, and guardians who say that they need assistance to help their students at home with their lessons and homework," said Superintendent Melba Luciano. "These events are designed for attendees to learn what free resources are available to support the learning taking place in our Osceola classrooms. I encourage all parents and students to attend."

Osceola School District Superintendent Melba Luciano has been named Superintendent Literacy Leader of the Year by Just Read, Florida, the Florida Reading Association, and the Florida Literacy Coaches Association
For more information, please see the press release below from the Florida Department of Education.

~ Educators and teachers recognized for their commitment to literacy ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept 29, 2014 – Recognizing that literacy is the key to success in careers and in life, the Florida Department of Education is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Literacy Leader awards. Just Read, Florida! (JRF), in partnership with the Florida Reading Association (FRA) and the Florida Literacy Coaches Association (FLCA), have selected the winners based on their commitment, success and diligence in teaching students and the community about the importance of reading and improving on this essential skill. The winners will be announced at the FRA conference on October 18th.

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Guiding The College-Bound Athlete Presentations
The road to college for athletes is no longer lined with traditional mile markers. It used to be that batting averages, points per game, or yards per carry paved the way for sports stars. Nowadays, one more percentage is carrying more and more weight. It is called the grade point average. Seminars to prepare parents and athletes for the recruiting road ahead will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 14, at Celebration High School in the Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Located at: 1809 Celebration Blvd., Celebration, FL 34747

Wednesday, October 15, at St. Cloud High School in the Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Located at: 2000 Bulldog Lane, St. Cloud, FL 34769

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National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Three Osceola County Semifinalists

Three high school students in Osceola County join approximately 16,000 students nationwide as semifinalists for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program:
• Joshua Longfield - Gateway High
• Dalein Calderon - Liberty High
• Anna Bjorklund - Osceola County School for the Arts

National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials recognize high school seniors with the highest scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test who meet published program participation requirements. Semifinalists are now eligible to compete for one of 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million.

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Osceola County To Host Five State Sport Finals For Florida High School Athletic Association
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has awarded Osceola County the opportunity to host five state sport finals, bringing a welcome boost in revenue into the local economy from attendees. The state finals for the following sports are projected to draw crowds of 28,740 into Osceola County, which translates into approximately 8,660 hotel room nights and a net economic impact of over $3.9 million to the local economy:
--Competitive Cheerleading;
--Boys' Weightlifting;
--Girls' Weightlifting;
--Girls' Volleyball; and

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Chairman's Message
Osceola County School Board Chairman Tim Weisheyer invites you to learn more about the following important school district initiatives designed to enhance student success:

• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Special Board Meeting - 8:00AM

- Facilities Workshop - 4:00PM - Facilities Update/Impact
Fee Study
- Public Hearing - 5:30PM - Adopt Final Millage & Budget
- Special Board Meeting - 5:30PM - Immediately Following Public Hearing
- Executive Session - Immediately following Special Board Meeting





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