August 9, 2010
Manatee County School District officials tonight will hold a public hearing to discuss how they will meet class-size amendment restrictions this fall.
August 6, 2010
The Florida Department of Education today released Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results. The Manatee County Schools Superintendent Tim McGonegal is questioning the accuracy of the results.
August 3, 2010
Children collected more than 300 canned and dry pet foot items for a local animal sanctuary through their Precious Pets program.
July 27, 2010
The Manatee County School Board last night approved a quarter mill property tax increase as well as a tax decrease to offset it.
July 22, 2010
Manatee County School Board members and Superintendent Tim McGonegal completed 22 hours of training.
July 21, 2010
The Manatee County School Board on July 26 is expected to vote in favor of a .25 mill increase. However, a .25 mill decrease for capital projects means no change for taxpayers.
July 17, 2010
Girls of all ages danced their hearts out at the Summer Dance Camp held at Gullett Elementary this month. The camp, which is led by dance instructor Michele Mercier, includes hip hop, ribbon dance, tumbling, jazz and Bollywood belly dancing. The last camp session is July 26-30.
July 9, 2010
Dozens of children ages 4-13 took the stage and showed off their talents during the final day of Camp ODA July 9. Students spent the past month participating in a number of different activities, including sports, arts and crafts and music and field trips, among others.
July 9, 2010
Local third-and-fourth-graders share their thoughts on Camp ODA.
July 8, 2010
Haile's Technology Student Association team took first place in the district and state TSA competitions before heading to nationals this weekend.
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.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.