In the new year, East County students pledge to play outside, read more, help the elderly, be nicer to their siblings and maybe even buy a pet goat.
Students from East County schools share their holiday wishes.
Two East County high schools received "A" grades and had high graduation rates in the 2013-2014 school year, a Florida Department of Education report shows.
Students in the Bashaw Elementary School Chorus showcased the holiday spirit with a special Christmas music show for parents Dec. 11. The children joined students from Miller Elementary Dec. 14, to sing in the Manatee Village Historical Park during its special Christmas open house event.
Braden River Elementary Schoolâ€™s Parent Teacher Organization welcomed more than 600 people to the school's annual Supper with Santa event Dec. 11.
Imagine School at Lakewood Ranch families enjoyed arts and crafts and other festivities Dec. 6 at the school's Winter Wonderland fundraiser.
Third-grade students at Braden River Elementary School personified the characters they've been reading about during a special character parade Nov. 21, at the school.