June 6, 2013
Braden River Elementary School students celebrated the end of the year with special activities June 6. Children enjoyed activities such as kick-the-can and potato sack races.
June 5, 2013
Lakewood Ranch High School seniors celebrated the end of their high-school careers June 1, during a commencement ceremony at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
June 5, 2013
B.D. Gullett Elementary held end-of-year festivities June 5. Kindergartners splashed outside for a water day while first-graders slid down waterslides and forth-graders ate barbeque food.
June 5, 2013
McNeal Elementary School held its end-of-year Field Day for second-graders June 5. The second-graders played sports and games. In addition, fourth-graders played dodgeball, celebrating their FCAT writing scores.
June 1, 2013
Fifty-two seniors walked across the stage Saturday, June 1, at the 15th Out–of-Door Academy commencement. The class of 2013 passed one of life’s milestones as friends and family took photographs and clapped.
May 31, 2013
Haile Middle School eighth-graders danced off into high school at its annual end-of-year dance. Almost 300 students came out to the masquerade-themed dance.
May 30, 2013
Braden River High School bid farewell to its senior class during a graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 29, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
May 29, 2013
More than 1,300 parents of Manatee County Schools' children have signed a petition against the district’s decision to eliminate 182 teaching positions for next year.
May 27, 2013
The Gene Witt Elementary “orff”estra and chorus performed a special concert May 23 for Lexi Brown, a classmate who was killed in January by her father. Brown, a fifth grader at Gene Witt when she died, played the steel drum and soprano xylophone in the school’s after-school musical group.
May 23, 2013
After announcing the elimination of more than 250 jobs for next year, Manatee County Schools Superintendent Rick Mills directs principals to make the district's financial recovery plan available to parents.
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.