Dozens of families gathered July 30 at Kiddie Academy in Lakewood Ranch for the preschool's Storytime LIVE! event. Children enjoyed an appearance by the Pancake Pig, as well as snow cones, popcorn and arts and crafts.
Pint-sized dancers took the stage for the Summer Dance Camp Recital July 15 at Gullett Elementary School in Lakewood Ranch. The dancers performed a variety of routines they perfected throughout the summer camp.
Primrose School of Lakewood Ranch students donned patriotic colors and took to the parade route for the school's annual Red, White and Blue Celebration July 1. The parade featured children from several classrooms marching in costumes they created â€” much to the delight of parents and family members.
In Manatee, 31% of elementary and middle schools saw improvement in their FCAT grades compared to last year.
The Manatee County School Board on Monday extended Superintendent Tim McGonegal's contract through 2013.
A group of concerned citizens have asked for the removal of both the district's attorney and Tim McGonegal and raised concerns over other issues. District officials say many of the accusations are unfounded.
Manatee County School Board members asked Superintendent Tim McGonegal to revise his budget recommendations.