+ Students march in Veterans Day parade
Students from Orlando Science Schools were honored to participate in Orlando’s Veterans Day Parade Nov. 8.
OSS was once again bestowed with the privilege of leading the parade and carrying the City of Orlando banner.
“Many OSS students marched proudly to the sound of patriotic music as their hearts swelled with joy and compassion for our veterans,” said Dr. Yalcin Akin, principal and executive director of Orlando Science Schools. “OSS honors our veterans by taking part in this beloved time-honored event year after year, letting those proud men and women know how much they mean to us and to our country.”
+ School Board considers revisions
The Orange County School Board directed the district to move forward with modifications to its Passive Distribution Policy.
The proposed changes will not allow materials of a denominational, sectarian, religious, political and partisan nature to be distributed on school campuses. The changes are modeled after similar policies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
The proposed changes will move to a Rule Development Workshop in January.
Current requests for materials to take part in a passive distribution process are on hold, pending further policy discussion and a formal vote during a School Board meeting.
+ Ocoee Middle student designs winning poster
Ocoee Middle School sixth-grader Brianna Hart recently won second place in the Middle School division of the 2014 Water Conservation Poster Contest for the Florida Water Festival.
The festival is sponsored by the Florida Water Environment Association. She also received a Target gift card.
+ OCPS to host December job fair
Orange County Public Schools administrators will be on-site conducting interviews and extending offers for employment during the district’s upcoming Teacher Job Fair.
The fair will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at Edgewater High School, 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando.
To attend the fair, applicants must:
• Visit ocps.net and click the “We Want You” tab
• Apply to the position titled Teacher Job Fair — Dec. 6
• Have a valid Florida Teaching Certificate or Statement of Eligibility (must bring with you)
• Take résumés for principals to review.
+ W.O. High students honor local veterans
A West Orange AFJROTC color guard presented the colors at the ninth annual Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11 at Health Central Park.
The color guard, below, is commanded by Cadet Technical Sgt. Kyle Stanley and includes Cadet Technical Sgt. Caleb Smith, Cadet Staff Sgt. Garrett Connor and Cadet Senior Airman Christian Gaul.