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Relaying for a Reason

Madeline Kemper, Business Manager

March 31, 2014

The Oviedo and Winter Springs Relay for Life will take place April 5-6 starting at 5 p.m. and ending around 10 a.m. This year, the event is being held at Lawton Elementary. So far, the events has 42 teams and 243 participants. Over $30,000 has also been raised by teams and individuals in the Oviedo...

Bands excel at annual assessment

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

March 25, 2014

After several weeks of individual study, after school practices and in class preparation, the Wind Ensemble earned straight Superiors at the district Music Performance Assessment at Lake Mary High School on Saturday, March 6, qualifying them for the state festival. MPA is an annual event in which...

Evan’s Founders Day

Winnie Meyer, Reviews Editor

March 13, 2014

Every year, hundreds of people gather at John Evans Elementary School on East Chapman Road to enjoy Founder’s Day, a PTA sponsored fair for the current and former families of the Evans Elementary community. “Founder’s day was started to acknowledge John Evans, and bring the Evans community together...

SAT changes

Jeannie Williams, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2014

The College Board announced on Wednesday, March 5 the changes to come to the SAT beginning spring 2016. Changes will alter the SAT in areas that current students have known for as long as they’ve been preparing for it. The most basic of these changes is the scoring. Currently, the highest score...

Future Educators of America holds book drive

Lauren Lee, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2014

Students in Seminole County participated in the Future Educators of America book drive from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28. The charity was designed as a local drive to benefit Housing Outreach Prevention Education, an organization based in Oviedo, that helps homeless families. HOPE educates homeless children...

New policy impacts attendance, credits

Sarah Gibson, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2014

Teachers and administration agree that attendance last year was far from ideal, which led administration to put a new policy into place for the current year. The policy states that a student is allowed five parent notes and nine unexcused absences in a class per semester. An absence is defined as over...

Breathing life into education

Kallie Delis, Staff

February 18, 2014

Select students go out of their way for the opportunity to achieve titles such as a certified lifeguard or babysitter. Others take courses in self-defense, like martial arts and karate. CPR is another important safety skill, but with that talent, one could end up saving a person’s life. Because of...

Differences in diplomas cause confusion

Differences in diplomas cause confusion

Ryan O'Connor, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2014

The toughest part of getting a high school diploma is usually passing all your classes, but for seniors this year, the toughest part seems to be trying to get the diploma that they want. The school district has offered students four diploma options: SCPS Scholars with Distinction, State Scholars Diploma...

ICE awards postponed until 2015

Lauren Lee, Student Connection Editor

February 3, 2014

For six years, TV Production classes have joined together to put on ICE Awards which along with providing entertainment and recognition for student excellence in video production, also earned TV Production money through ticket sales. ICE Awards featured student’s videos ranging from music videos to...

Athletes asked not to drive themselves to competitions

Matilda von Kalm, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2014

For the first time in the program's history, student athletes and their parents received an email requesting that the parents of the students sign waivers in order to be eligible to be transported to and from away games by parents. Though this could be considered inconvenient for students who usually...

Annual Kiwanis Stocking Project benefits community

Jeannie Williams, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2013

Sunday, Dec. 15, Hagerty's Key Club joined efforts with Oviedo and Winter Springs' Key Clubs to stuff stockings for children in the Oviedo and Winter Springs area that would not otherwise receive presents for Christmas. Key Club is under Kiwanis International, a foundation dedicated to serving the...

Stout’s departure leaves questions for spring musical

Kallie Delis, Haley Gaeser

December 16, 2013

With the departure of theater teacher Anne Stout, everyone is asking questions. Will there still be a spring musical? Will the department change? Will the theater class itself be different? While the loss of Stout has impacted many, administration is working on finding someone new to fill the void. Victoria...

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