January 20, 2011
Manatee County Public Schools Superintendent Tim McGonegal is a finalist for eSchool News' national Tech-Savvy Superintendent award.
January 14, 2011
The district and the MEA have continued in the collective bargaining process for the 2010-2011 school year from June 28, 2010, to Jan. 5, 2011. By declaring an impasse, the district is stating it does not desire to mediate and has requested the appointment of a special magistrate.
January 14, 2011
The sights and sounds of the Manatee County Fair filled the air as the fair opened Jan. 13. Festivities, including concerts, demonstrations and shows, continue nightly through Jan. 23.
January 13, 2011
The Out-of-Door Academy and St. Stephen's Episcopal School welcomed families to the Polo Grill and Bar’s Fete Ballroom Jan. 11 for the seventh annual Private School Fair event. More than 20 area schools were on hand to answer questions about their programs.
January 11, 2011
Braden River Elementary fourth-graders learned just how cool science could be during the school's recent Science Extravaganza. Topics included optical illusions, gravity, buoyancy, matter and more. Teacher Sue Curry also demonstrated how hot and cold energy could crush a soda can.
January 8, 2011
The Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. is holding its second round of auditions at Lakewood Ranch High School this weekend. About 150 drum and brass players from around the country competed for spots on the competitive team.
January 7, 2011
With the holiday break behind them, fifth-grade students at Gullett Elementary School already are busy focusing on their schoolwork. The East County Observer caught up with a few students in Melissa Raynor's class to find out about their academic goals for the upcoming semester.
January 6, 2011
The Manatee County School District on Monday became one of 11 districts statewide to receive additional state funding through the 'Race to the Top' grant program.
December 20, 2010
Kindergarten students at Primrose School recently warmed up their voices in celebration of the holidays.
December 17, 2010
Second-grade children at Gene Witt Elementary School shared a story of giving and sharing with their holiday production of “Melton, the Warm Hearted Snowman” Dec. 16. Fourth and fifth grade students in Witt’s "Orff"estra also performed as part of the evening.
He's a swinging sensation
When Gus Andreone, 103, teed it up at the Lakes Course of Sarasota’s Palm-Aire Country Club, he expected to shoot under his age — he usually does.
'Excellent' mentors recognized
One East County teacher may officially be coined “excellent.”
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.