16 x August 2 — 15, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com n Bay Meadows Elementary Bay Meadows Elementary will host a Meet the Teacher on Aug. 10 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Class lists will be posted the afternoon of Aug. 7. Kindergarten and first-grade class lists will be posted on the front doors of the school office. Second- and third-grade class lists will be posted on the front door of the 500 building, which is closest to the bus loop. Fourth- and fifth-grade class lists will be posted on the front door of the 700 building, which is the building closest to the P.E. fields. Parents can come to view the lists at any time. Additional lists will be posted the day of Meet the Teacher on the cafeteria windows. n Gotha Middle Gotha Middle acquired two 3-D printers to use in its media center. It has the XYZPrinting DaVinci Jr. and Dremel 3D40. Students will be able to use the printers to create objects. Teachers are exploring 3-D printing websites and thinking up unique things to print. n Dr. Phillips High Dr. Phillips High’s theater magnet program opened Avenue Q School Edition last month. Performers traveled to Scotland and are presenting the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through Aug. 10. Once they return, two additional shows will be performed at DPHS on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. Please note, although the show is the “school edition,” it is still rated PG-13. For tickets to the DPHS showings, visit tinyurl.com/dphs4276. SCHOOL NEWS compiled by Lauren Salinero Representatives of The National Merit Scholarship Corp. released the final group of National Merit Scholarship winners. Cassidy Nordmann of Dr. Phillips High was awarded the National Merit University of Florida Scholarship. She intends to pursue a career in biomedical engineering. n West Orange High Sterling Pointe resident Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski presented a tribute from the Florida House of Representatives to West Orange High’s Theater Troupe 1983. He gave the honor to the thespians during their opening night of Big Fish for being the only high school in the nation to win the main stage for their Bright Star production at the International Thespian Festival. West Orange High’s theater program director, Tara Whitman, accepted the tribute alongside some of the troupe members. n Windermere High Windermere High will hold an Open Campus on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., during which students will have an opportunity to walk the campus before the 2018-19 school year begins. Schedules can be viewed on Progressbook, so students can get an early look at their class layouts. WELCOME BACK! MEET THE TEACHER AUGUST 6 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AUGUST 8 Schedule Your Tour Today! 407-206-8602 www.theÞrstacademy.org Voted Best Private School Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski (center) of Sterling Pointe presents a tribute from the House of Representatives to West Orange High’s Theater Troupe 1983.
n Et Al Continuing Orange County Public Schools’ national recognition for its arts programs, the NAMM Foundation awarded OCPS with its designation as one of the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education. The award recognizes the commitment and dedication of OCPS to provide innovative music and arts learning opportunities to all students, as part of a well-rounded education. Holy Family Catholic School officials introduced the newest member of their communications team, Suzie Marrotte, who will serve as the school’s digital media and communications coordinator. Suzie’s three children attend HFCS: Dylan, fourth grade; Valerie, second grade; and Juliette, kindergarten. She has a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and is experienced in communications, marketing, public relations, advertising and digital media management. Orange County Public Schools officials released a comprehensive report on every school in the district, beyond a single grade that is based on test scores. The district created school report cards for all traditional elementary, middle, K-8 and high schools. These report cards provide a more accurate description of the entire school. The information displayed includes student demographics, climate survey results, attendance, participation in visual and performing arts courses, student performance on statewide assessments, extracurricular activities, magnet programs and more. “I have said time and again that a single test score should not define CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x August 2 — 15, 2018 x 17 SATURDAYS