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Decorated High School

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Bryan Fernando Hellmer doesn't know what a sick day is; the St. Cloud High School senior has never taken one. He is on course to graduate next month with a

1rst Responders Team

SAINT CLOUD- The city's Fire and Police Departments teamed with the St. Cloud High School Drama Club and Osceola Memory Gardens to create a real-life scenario featuring a prom night mock car-crash

April Named Water

SAINT CLOUD- Mayor Nathan Blackwell proclaimed April as Water Conservation Month April 13 during a regular council meeting at City Hall. The proclamation is intended to help increase awareness about

St. Cloud Delegation

SAINT CLOUD- A delegation made up of city officials and St. Cloud High School personnel traveled to China March 25-April 6 for a little culture and business. The trip was meant to establish school

Harmony High School

HARMONY- A math teacher at Harmony High School, who had previously been reprimanded and removed from coaching after allegations of inappropriate touching and texting, resigned April 4 following a

Three Local High Schools

SAINT CLOUD- The Parks and Recreation Department is working with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the School District of Osceola County to present the Harmony High School,

City-Sponsored Water

SAINT CLOUD- The Public Services Department is sponsoring a water conservation poster contest now through March 10. Public Services has participated in the Florida Section of the American

Police Release Photo of

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The St. Cloud Police Department provided a photo of  two vandals who spray-painted obscene words and symbols on windows, trashcans and sidewalks at St .

Alumni From St. Cloud &

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- For the class of 2007 from St. Cloud and Harmony High Schools, there is an extra incentive to stick with those new year resolutions- the 10th Year High

Memorial Service for

SAINT CLOUD- A Celebration of the Life of Grover "Buddy" Butler, Principal of Harmony High School, will be held on Wednesday, January 11, in the school's auditorium, 3601 Arthur J Gallagher

Funeral Services Held

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Osceola County School Superintendent Debra Pace and Harmony High School's Assistant Principal Conner Gilbert attended funeral/memorial services Tuesday and

High School Zombies

By Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Members of the St. Cloud Park and Recreation Aqua-Fit Class got a little different workout last week when the waters at the Chris Lyle Aquatic Center were

Storm Doesn't Blow Away

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Some rivalries cannot be denied.  Despite being postponed and then cancelled, the long-anticipated game between St. Cloud and Kissimmee Osceola will be

Osceola Public Schools

All Osceola district public schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, due to Hurricane Matthew. All school activities, events, and programs scheduled for Thursday and Friday are

Osceola Schools Ask

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Voters in Osceola County will approve or squash a referendum on the November 8th ballot for a half-cent sales surtax to benefit county schools. *Click

St. Cloud Firefighters

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- In a safety awareness push to remind motorists that the new school year starts for Osceola County public schools Wednesday, August 10,  St. Cloud Fire

Schools Ready to Open

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Next week marks the end of summer break as school bells will once again begin to ring for students in Osceola County. The first day of the 2016/2017 school

Florida Sales Tax

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The 2016 Florida Sales Tax Holiday has been drastically shortened this year from ten days to three.  Starting Friday, August 5 and running through Sunday,

Summer Students Learn

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Thirteen Osceola middle-school students from Community Vision's Leadership program spent the day July 18 touring the city in a crash course in public-service

School District Makes

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The Osceola County School District made its first offer to the Osceola County Educators Association last week, kickstarting annual contract

School Board Member Says

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- There will be no boys in the girls' bathrooms in Osceola County public schools if board member Ricky Booth has his way about it. *Click here to sign up

High School Graduation

Osceola County Graduation Dates 2016 Caps in the air on the following dates: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (Osceola County School for the Arts Auditorium) OCSA:  6:00 PM *Click

School Choice Deadline

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Pot a plant in the right environment and it flourishes.  Seat a student in the right school and he or she succeeds, abundantly.  This is the philosophy of

Next Year's Proposed

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The proposed bell schedule for the 2016-2017 school year in Osceola County will be discussed again at the May 17th Osceola County School Board meeting and

Lady Bulldogs

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The Saint Cloud Lady Bulldogs (17-9) put up a fight, but lost to Lake Howell's Silver Hawks (19-8) Tuesday night on the road. *Click here to sign up for

High School Students

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- From the moment the lights dimmed in the Susan E. Hill Performing Arts Center to the curtain call, the cast of St. Cloud High School Theatre Company's

Lady Bulldogs Advance to

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- In a very close, nail-biter from inning to inning, the St. Cloud Lady Bulldogs defeated  Winter Springs, ranked No. 5, 3-2 in the 8A regional quarterfinals

Regional Power Play

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Tonight St. Cloud- district champions- play at home against Winter Springs during the first rounds of 8A Regionals.  The game will pit great pitching

St. Cloud Batter

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- When senior Sara Crawford hammered her 11th homer of the year over the right centerfield fence last week, she smashed the single-season home run record for

School Superintendent to

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Her title is new, but Dr. Debra Pace, the incoming Osceola County School Superintendent, is no stranger to the communities she serves.  Pace served as

High School Football

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The St. Cloud High School varsity football team is on the hunt for shoes.  And they're not picky; the only criteria is that the shoes match.  They don't

From the Mouse House to

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- Our community's love for Mickey is not lost on the Mouse; Walt Disney World Resorts recently granted $40,000 in a "Mouser" award to the Osceola County School

Homeroom in the Living

Osceola County District Schools offer eligible students the opportunity to enroll in a full-time virtual instruction program for the 2016-2017 school year. Full-time virtual instruction students

State Testing Leads to

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- During the Florida Standards Assessment testing statewide, there will be no early release of students on the following Wednesdays: April 13,  April

School District Looking

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The Osceola County School district is looking to hire bus drivers.  For details call Transportation: (407) 518-4540. *Click here to sign up for the Free

School District Launches

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- In an effort to streamline the flow of information and reduce the volume of paper flyers from entities outside the school district, such as non-profit

Jones Steps Off Soccer

by Donna Olmstead, contributing journalist ST. CLOUD TNT - Last week she wrangled a raccoon off the school roof, but mostly she handles discipline as Dean of Students at Harmony High School. The

New School

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- When the new Osceola County School Superintendent took the reins March 21, it was not her first rodeo.  Dr. Debra Pace, a lifelong resident, student,

Spring Break Has Arrived

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Crossing Campus: Parents

by Merrell Palmer, editor On Wednesday the Florida Senate passed an education bill that would allow parents to transfer their children to any public school in the state that had room for more

Recess Bill Killed, But

by Elesha Jones, field reporter SAINT CLOUD- At the end of February, Senator Alan Hays filed an amendment to a bill – SB1166. The amendment would have mandated 20 minutes of daily recess at all

Best Buddies Celebrated

by Elesha Jones, field reporter SAINT CLOUD- For the 13th year in a row, Best Buddies participants from central Florida middle schools, high schools, and colleges danced the night away at

Lady Bulldog Run

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The Lady bulldogs' streak continues with Varsity and Junior Varsity wins against Liberty this week.  In the games played February 23, the varsity team won

Saints Collar Top Bulldog

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The Lady Bulldog will soon be a saint. St. Cloud High school outfielder Sara Crawford recently signed with Santa Fe State College in Gainesville. Santa Fe

St. Cloud Big Dogs Lead

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The Bulldogs' softball team, lead by Senior centerfielder Sara Crawford, has jumped out to a 5-1 start. The team is averaging .417 at the plate, with 11 home

St. Cloud Mom Fights for

by Elesha Jones, field reporter SAINT CLOUD- On February 16, the School District of Osceola County unanimously approved the proposed recess plan, which allows elementary school children in

St. Cloud High School on

by Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- School officials and the St. Cloud Police Department have placed St. Cloud High School on lockdown due to an online threat. No one is being allowed in or out

Schools In St. Cloud

By Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- The United States Department of Agriculture awarded three schools in St. Cloud, along with 8 other Osceola County schools, the Healthier US School Challenge

St. Cloud Middle School

By Merrell Palmer, editor SAINT CLOUD- St. Cloud Middle School was one of four Osceola County public schools named a Florida Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Model School for 2014-2015. The other
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