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44 x June 1 - 14, 2017 x GROWING GAINS & PAINS New Schools for Southwest NO EXPERIENCE OR LICENSE REQUIRED. KIDS MINIMUM HEIGHT 60” Father’s Day Special, buy a race and Dad gets a free race We do not combine discounts. Valid for one race only, on Sunday, June 18th 2017. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Orlando Kart Center, 10724 Cosmonaut Blvd., Orlando, FL 407-480-2477 • When children in MetroWest head back to school in August, one-half of the elementary-age students will attend a new school adjacent to their old one. Orange County Public Schools is building a new elementary school next to the existing MetroWest Elementary School. Currently more than 1,600 youngsters attend MWES, twice its design capacity. “This will allow students to have a school that’s typical, rather than with 200 percent crowding,” said Lauren Roth, spokesperson for the school district. With the current crowding, some children eat lunch as early as 10:30 in the morning and as late as 1:45 in the afternoon. Each school will have its own media center and playgrounds. The schools also will each have nurses, guidance counselors, music teachers and media specialists. “If the students are in a more ideally sized school, the resources will be adequate to the number of students,” Roth said. “Students also will be able to form more personal relationships” with the principal and other staff members. Two MetroWest Schools The schools will have their own entrances and parent drop-off loops, and the district is considering staggering the start and finish times to assist with transportation needs. Although the schools will be side by side, they each will have different names. Patricia G. Smith was named principal. Voted “Best Private High School” by Orlando Magazine Beautiful Campus Environment State-of-the-art Facilities including Sports Performance Center on campus and new Fine and Performing Arts Center coming soon! • 100% college placement with acceptance including all Ivy League universities. • Individual college support for every student to find their best fit. • Multiple National Merit Finalists and Scholars yearly. • Students accepted to colleges and universities worldwide, and this year to schools in 33 states and 8 different countries. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Only School in Central Florida to Offer the Gold Standard in Education PreK3 - Grade 12 • 407-905-7737 • x June 1 - 14, 2017 x 45 Construction is progressing at the new elementary school in MetroWest. MetroWest Elementary School will transfer one-half of its students to the new school this August. Teachers will have the option of transferring to the new building, following union processes. Before construction began on the new elementary school, officials at OCPS considered eight different locations for a relief school. However, the current site proved the best, because students would be able to stay at MWES. CONTINUED ON PAGE 46 Se Habla Espanol CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! 407-857-2502 Ext 1600 OR ONLINE AT The Women’s Center Obstetrics • Gynecology • In-Office Procedures Welcome, New Patients! Dr. Wendy Vasquez is there through every step in Women’s Health. Specializing in: Obstetrics • Gynecology • Pregnancy • Infertility Contraception • Menstrual Problems • Menopause • Annual exams and 3D mammogram during same visit • Convenient in-office minimally invasive procedures • In-network with most commercial insurances and Medicaid plans • Open 6 days a week EXPECTING? Enjoy peace of mind with Sonograms at every visit! – Schedule your appointment today! 7 Locations throughout Central Florida