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Free Homework Help for Students and Parents

Get InSync with your local school using over 1200+ academic resources and activities for homework help, test prep, and more!  Sign-up with district code: OSCEOLA to use your FREE account for all district families and educators.  Click Here

Click Here to view a video of Superintendent Melba Luciano introducing families to this exciting new program.


 

Technical Education Center Osceola And Adult Learning Center Osceola To Hold Open House At New St. Cloud Campus
New Programs, New Locations . . . New Opportunities
The Technical Educational Center Osceola (TECO) and Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO), in partnership with the City of St. Cloud, are excited to announce an Open House and ribbon cutting event at the new St. Cloud campus that is now open. The Open House will be held on September 9, and will showcase a variety of post-secondary training programs that are available to adults. There will be campus tours, meet and greets with the instructors, a ribbon cutting, music, and prizes.

September 9, 2014 - St. Cloud Campus
Open House: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 6:00 p.m.

Location: 2901 17th Street in St. Cloud
Programs Offered:
TECO: Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Cosmetology
ALCO: Adult Basic Education and GED® - Evening Classes only

Central Florida residents are invited to this free event to learn more about this important partnership between the Osceola School District and the City of St. Cloud. TECO and ALCO, adult education schools within the Osceola School District, both offer training programs to adults which incorporate the career skills that are in demand in our society. TECO and ALCO are currently accepting registrations for all programs. Various programs have open enrollment, and are still accepting students. Additional information can be found at teco.osceola.k12.fl.us and alco.osceola.k12.fl.us.


Celebration High School Recognized As One Of America's Top High Schools
Celebration High School in Osceola County, Florida, has earned a prestigious place on the list of "Top USA High Schools" compiled by The Daily Beast, formerly Newsweek magazine. Out of over 22,000 high schools in America, the school earned the #707 spot. In addition, Celebration High was also named to The Daily Beast's list of "Break-Out High Schools" as #58 in recognition of its student learning success in light of the high percentage of students on free and reduced lunch, which is at 64%.

To compile the rankings, The Daily Beast used six indicators culled from school surveys to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Other criteria included: college-level courses and exams, percentage of students on free or reduced lunch, as well as SAT and ACT scores which attest to how well a school prepares students for college.

"This is wonderful recognition for the entire Celebration High School community," said C. Mytron Lisby, Principal of Celebration High. "The success at Celebration High is built on great students working with amazing teachers in a school community where the parents and families support every student in being prepared for all the opportunities that will greet him or her when they graduate from high school. We will use this recognition to help us continue to make a great school even better!"

"This recognition is well deserved for Celebration High as the faculty, staff, and administration at the school work diligently each day to provide an academically-rigorous program for students, while best preparing them for college and careers," said Superintendent Melba Luciano.

For more information about the rankings and to see the list in its entirety, visit http://www.thedailybeast.com/features/2014/america-s-top-high-schools.html.


Free Online Homework Help For Osceola County Students And Parents Is Just A Click Away
Reality is that sometimes it is hard for parents to assist their children with homework, particularly in the higher grades. It might have been a while since a parent had to worry about adding and subtracting fractions or how to answer a chemistry question. To help, the Osceola School District is offering all parents and students the use of InSync Education, a free online academic resource. Homework help is now available online at any time. Parents and students can explore thousands of academic subjects, concepts, and activities by grade level (K-12) or by subject area, including math, science, social studies, and language arts. Information can also be found to assist with test prep, accelerated learning, and college and career readiness.

Through InSync, parents and students have free access to over 1,200 activities and resources to assist with lessons and homework from kindergarten through Grade 12. Parents and students can read or listen to the information in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. InSync Education can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or mobile device with internet connection 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

"InSync Education provides critical information about how parents can help their children learn and master particular academic skills and subjects," said Superintendent Melba Luciano. "I hope parents make use of InSync Education as they work collaboratively with teachers to support the academic success of their children."

To log on to InSync, click on the Insync logo on the left-hand side of this page. Users will be prompted to enter the district's code, which is osceola, and asked to create a username, password, and profile to begin. For difficulties logging in, parents and students can contact help@insyncedu.com.


Purchasing Training On How To Improve Proposal Submittals and Utilize VendorLink
Osceola School District’s Purchasing Department will host a training session on how to improve proposal submittals for solicitations issued by the district on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Purchasing Department, located at 817 Bill Beck Boulevard (Building 2000) in Kissimmee. This business training session will provide an informative overview of the key areas that should be addressed in submittals to the Osceola School District, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet district staff members after the presentation for further assistance. In addition, a brief overview will be given on VendorLink, the district's automated solicitation notification system.

Please call the Purchasing Department for additional information and to RSVP for this event at 407-870-4630 no later than a day before the training.


Osceola School District To Utilize New Parent Portal
Beginning September 1, 2014, the Osceola School District will be utilizing a new FOCUS Parent Portal, a tool designed to enhance the communication and involvement of parents in their child's education. The Parent Portal will be replacing the district's Parent Internet Viewer, and will allow parents to better monitor their child's progress in school by providing Internet access to grades, attendance, discipline, academic history, graduation verification, and standardized test results in a secure password-protected environment.

With the new Parent Portal, parents will also have the ability to:
• Send an email to their child's teacher;
• View the school calendar;
• Receive messages from the Osceola School District; and
• Set up alert notifications for attendance, grades, discipline, upcoming assignments, events, and messages.

The Parent Portal will open on September 1 for parents to register for an account. Information will be sent home with students outlining the parent account registration process.



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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