July 10, 2009
Children at The Goddard School in Lakewood Ranch got a first-hand look at rainforest animals during a special presentation Friday morning. Zoo Ventures instructor Ashley Hodges of the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa brought several animals to the East County preschool as the culmination of a weeklong study of Brazil.
July 2, 2009
Students at Primrose School in Lakewood Ranch celebrated the Fourth of July with an inspired Red, White and Blue Celebration this afternoon. The students made their own patriotic accessories and paraded around the campus grounds.
July 1, 2009
The three finalists for the Lakewood Ranch High School Principal position possibly met their toughest critics during a community forum June 30 at Lakewood Ranch High School.
June 30, 2009
Parents will have a chance to meet and question the three finalists for the principal position at Lakewood Ranch High School at a community forum at 6:30 p.m., tonight.
June 24, 2009
Officials expect to have a new principal at Lakewood Ranch High School as early as July 14. A community forum with the finalists will be held June 30 at the school.
June 24, 2009
All but two East County schools earned an ‘A’ grade on this year's Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
June 22, 2009
Dominique Craft, an East County resident, will attend the 2009 Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University.
June 18, 2009
The Tampa Bay Rays donated $5,000 to the school district to benefit Baseball Math, a curriculum developed by a Freedom Elementary teacher.
June 17, 2009
Lakewood Ranch High School Principal Mike Wilder has accepted a position at the district level. The search is on for his replacement.
June 15, 2009
The new committee formed after multiple requests to name district facilities or property after district employees or local citizens who have made significant contributions to education in Manatee .
Stuff the bus
A bus isn’t just for transporting people anymore.
As Freedom Elementary celebrated Veterans Day with its annual “Let Freedom Ring” courtyard ceremony Nov. 12, there was a special treat in the crowd: original Parent-Teacher Organization member Sharri Cagle and two of her three children, Lindsey and Logan.
Help for homes
Habitat for Humanity is known for building homes for families.