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34 x November 16 — December 6, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com n Westbrooke Elementary During Westbrooke Elementary’s Touch a Truck event for its kindergarten classes, children explored a firetruck, black-and-white police car, motorcycle, pink breast cancer awareness car, cement truck and front-end loader. The school community extends its thanks to the Ocoee Police Department, Station 39, City of Ocoee Public Works, Cemex and Kennedy Concrete for making the event possible. SCHOOL NEWS compiled by Lauren Salinero Westbrooke Elementary’s Parent Teacher Organization moms showed support to families at Ronald McDonald House by making a delicious dinner through the RMH Share-A-Meal Westbrooke Elementary kindergartners explore a firetruck, among other vehicles, during the school’s Touch a Truck event. (L. to r.) Tameka Smith, Jaime McClung, Brooke Axtell, Jasmine Stephens, Kristen Jones, Nicole Leon and Kelly Wolfe represent Westbrooke Elementary while serving Ronald McDonald House families. Program. The families served have children being cared for at Florida Hospital for Children. PTO moms send special thank-yous to Texas Roadhouse and Tijuana Flats for their contributions to the meal. Changing lives one smile at a time! Call 321-558-7635 FREE Mini Whitening Kit - when you mention this ad while booking an appointment. $100 OFF ZOOM Whitening Get Your Teeth Shiny and Bright for the Holidays! *Offers in ad cannot be combined with insurance. 1601 Park Center Dr., #1, Orlando, FL 32835 simmondsdentalcenter.com

n SunRidge Middle SunRidge Middle Principal Patricia Bowen- Painter is the Orange County Public Schools 2017-18 Principal of the Year. www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x November 16 — December 6, 2017 x 35 She also has been the OCPS Middle Schools Principals Association president since 2013. “Whether it has been as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, assistant principal or principal, I have believed that education is a lifechanging experience, and it is my responsibility to ensure that all students have the opportunity to transform their lives,” Ms. Bowen-Painter said. During a ceremony held at Madame Tussauds Orlando, SunRidge Middle’s principal, Patricia Bowen-Painter, was named Orange County Public Schools’ 2017-18 principal of the year. The announcement capped off October’s celebration of National Principals Month. Ms. Bowen-Painter has led SunRidge Middle since it opened in February 2012 and previously served nearly seven years as principal at Odyssey Middle. During her tenure, SunRidge Middle was the top-scoring middle school in the district for FSA accountability in 2016-17 and FCAT accountability in 2013-14. n West Orange High Band Director Kenneth Boyd was in the running for Orange County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. He made it to the top five, out of 192 teachers. His outstanding qualities highlight his excellence. As a new tradition, Mr. Boyd was presented with the school coat of arms, which he signed and will display in his classroom throughout the year. Next school year, he will pass the coat of arms to the next WOHS teacher of the year. West Orange High’s Kenneth Boyd (front) is a top-5 finalist for Orange County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. n Windermere High For the first time in nearly a decade, Orange County Public Schools dedicated a new high school. Windermere High, which CONTINUED ON PAGE 36 Ready to thrive on dialysis? We’re ready for you Fresenius Kidney Care treats the whole you, offering quality dialysis care as well as education, support and inspiration to help you live a full life. Now offering nocturnal (nighttime) dialysis. Fresenius Medical Care Clermont East 17319 Pagonia Road, Clermont, FL 34711 407-877-0454 Fresenius Medical Care Clermont 312 Mohawk Road, Minneola, FL 34715 352-243-1200 Make an appointment today. Learn more about your treatment options and how you can thrive on dialysis. FreseniusKidneyCare.com © 2017, Fresenius Medical Care, All Rights Reserved.