January 30, 2012
Children at the Tabernacle Christian School celebrated the winter season with sledding, snow cones and other festivities during the school's Winter Wonderland event today.
January 22, 2012
Twenty fourth-and fifth-graders at Tara Elementary School spent the afternoon making cars sparkle during the school’s Student Council Car Wash Jan. 21. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society.
January 12, 2012
Haile Middle School showed off its students' talents Jan. 10 during the school's Open House Showcase.
January 12, 2012
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities hosted its annual Private School Fair Jan. 10, at the Polo Grill and Bar's Fete Ballroom. Attendees had the chance to meet with representatives of more than 20 private schools in the Sarasota/Manatee area.
December 16, 2011
First-grade students at Gene Witt Elementary School showed off their talents during the school’s musical production of The Incredible Reindeer Dec. 15-16. The musical told the story of how the Incredible Reindeer saved Christmas after foggy weather, Rudolph’s cold and an asteroid nearly kept Santa Claus from taking flight. The Gene Witt “Orff” estra entertained students and guests before the start of the show.
December 15, 2011
Fundraising went to 11 as Lakewood Ranch High School's Key Club hosted Rock Out for a Cause Dec. 9 at Bayside Community Church. The concert benefited several non-profit organizations, including Taking Back Lives and Eliminate.
December 15, 2011
Move over Steven Tyler. More than 100 Braden River Elementary School students partied like rock stars Dec. 13, as a reward for positive behavior. Throughout the year, students in kindergarten through fifth grades earned BRE Bucks for exemplifying good citizenship. They traded that currency in to enjoy s'mores, hot chocolate, games, and holiday caroling with Principal Hayley Rio.
December 13, 2011
Fifth-graders at Gullett Elementary School welcomed the holiday season with their winter performance of Toy Storage Dec. 13. Students acted, sang and danced throughout the production, which told the story of a bunch of toys getting cleaned up and coming out of storage just in time for Christmas. Those in attendance also enjoyed a performance by the Gullett dance team prior to the start of the show.
December 11, 2011
Braden River Middle School and the community showed their support for the fight against hunger during the school’s 12th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon Dec. 8. During the event, which the school’s National Junior Honor Society hosted, enjoyed a bowl of soup, bread and dessert while listening to members of the school’s orchestra perform. Guests received a handcrafted bowl to take home and proceeds from the event will benefit Our Daily Bread.
December 9, 2011
Third-grade students at Willis Elementary shared the sounds and history of holiday season with fellow students and family members during their "Christmas Around the World" show Dec. 8-9.
Ranch rallies against cancer
East County residents will rally to fight cancer Saturday, May 18, as the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life event at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Barista pours on fun for daughters
State Road 70 Starbucks barista and East County resident Cyndee Vanderford showed her daughters the world of lattes and mochas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 25.
Troop plants Freedom's courtyard
Girls in Girl Scouts Junior Troop 181, at Freedom Elementary School, recently earned their Bronze Award by researching and planting the back of the school’s courtyard.