+ Montverde Academy to host Open House
The Montverde Academy will host its Lower School Open House from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the campus, 17235 Seventh St., Montverde.
Interested families are encouraged to register now for the 2015-16 school year. The event includes a tour of the school and a chance to meet with teachers and administration. The event also allows for learning more about MVA’s specialized curriculum and will have fun classroom activities for children ages 1 to 11.
To RSVP, email [email protected] by Nov. 10.
+ OCPS releases 2015-16 calendar
The Orange County School Board approved the 2015-2016 school calendar at its Oct. 28 meeting.
Important dates include the first day of school (Aug. 24, 2015); Nov. 23 to 27, 2015 (Thanksgiving Break); Dec. 24, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016 (Winter Break); March 21 to 25, 2016 (Spring Break); and June 8, 2016 (last day of school).
+ UTI students earn scholarships
Four UTI-Orlando students are celebrating full housing scholarships recently provided by UTI’s housing partner, Collegiate Housing Services.
The awards will cover each student’s CHS monthly housing payment, application and service fees for one year. That totals more than $24,000.
“Collegiate Housing Services is honored to provide these scholarships as part of our continued partnership with Universal Technical Institute,” said Kerry Hanrahan, regional director of housing at CHS. “Over the past two years, we’ve had the opportunity of alleviating the financial pressures of housing expenses for more than 35 UTI students nationwide.”
Students who received the award include Kyle Brown (UTI-Orlando), Karnell Holmes (UTI-Orlando), Victor Lorusso (MMI-Marine) and Courtney Rose (MMI-Motorcycle).
According to 34-year-old Holmes, the scholarship was the ultimate blessing.
“I reached a point in my life when I needed to make some major personal and professional changes,” said Holmes, a Gainesville native. “After coming across UTI’s website and speaking with an admissions representative, I was convinced I had to make the move. Though it was difficult to leave my family, I know I’ll be in a better position once I graduate. I can’t imagine pursuing an automotive degree anywhere else.”