June 9, 2014
As one last hurrah for Tara Elementary's fifth-grade students, the children competed against the school's faculty members and alumni in a kickball game, June 9, on a field tucked in the back of the East County school. The adults defeated the soon-to-be middle school students, 7-6.
June 4, 2014
Thirty-four Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch voluntary prekindergarten students officially moved up a grade during a graduation ceremony June 4, at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch. Teachers each chose two of their students to read a "Pete the Cat" book while the other students performed a skit for the audience.
June 4, 2014
East County second-grader student Anthony Longo, of Saint Joseph Catholic School, recently came up with an idea that would allow himself and his classmates to help the homeless.
June 3, 2014
If approved by the School Board later this month, Justin Terry will become the new LRHS principal.
May 31, 2014
Braden River High School celebrated the Class of 2014 May 31, during a commencement ceremony.
May 31, 2014
The Out-of-Door Academy celebrated the Class of 2014 during a graduation ceremony today.
May 28, 2014
The three contenders for the principal position at Lakewood Ranch High School fielded questions from students, parents and faculty members, May 27, in the school's auditorium and cafeteria.
May 27, 2014
The three finalists competing for the principal position at Lakewood Ranch High School will meet from 6 to 8 p.m., May 27, in the school's auditorium, to field questions from faculty members and students.
May 23, 2014
FCAT scores released today show learning gains by Manatee County public school students.
May 22, 2014
Bashaw Elementary School students celebrated the Far East May 22, during the school's annual Art and Music Festival.
Instructor jazzes up routine
The East County’s Sue Encke, a jazzercise instructor, recently attended the annual Jazzercise Live event in Washington, D.C., along with more than 1,500 other customers and instructors from across the world.
Tiny Hands supports students
The Tiny Hands Foundation, with the help of more than 200 volunteers, will fill 1,500 backpacks with school supplies for children in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2, at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.
Fund begins wreath sales
The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund, established in honor of former Out-of-Door Academy student Taylor Emmons, is at it again.