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Breaking News: Orange County Public Schools reopening on Tuesday

The Orange County Public School District announced that all its schools would be closed on Monday, while the Orange County Government announced it would resume trash collection on Monday.
Updating Hurricane Ian News: Orange County Public schools remaining closed on Monday; trash collection resumes
The Orange County Public School District announced that all its schools would be closed on Monday, while the Orange County Government announced it would resume trash collection on Monday.
Weather Alert: OCPS closing schools Wednesday and Thursday
Beginning on Wednesday, September 28th, all schools and facilities will be closed, and extracurricular activities will be canceled through Thursday, September 29th. 
Blue Darters, Mustangs fall in week five
Week five in high school football proved to be a struggle for both the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs.
Week Three: Blue Darters bounce back; Wekiva's rally falls short
The Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs took to the field Friday night in week three of the high school football season. Both teams were coming off losses in week two.
Tough night for Apopka football teams
It was a tough night for the Apopka Blue Darters and the Wekiva Mustangs. Both teams fell to 1-1 on the season in heartbreaking losses.
Photo of overcrowded hallway at Apopka High School triggers response from local activist
 Olsen: "We must come together with a coordinated, consistent, UNITED, and UNRELENTING effort to make the changes in Tallahassee to address our overcapacity."

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Summer Meals All Summer Long: OCPS extends its free meals program
The school year may be over, but as inflation, rising rent, and the mounting cost of gas take a financial toll on Central Florida families, the season for food insecurity is just beginning.
Wekiva High School wins multiple awards at Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association competitions
Throughout the weekend, ProStart students competed in categories including Culinary, Management, Edible Centerpiece, and Waiter’s Relay.
Wekiva Pop Warner Football and Cheer Association launches early signup campaign this Saturday in South Apopka
The Wekiva Pop Warner and Cheer season will kick off on August 1st, but practices start during spring break and summer, three days a week at Wheatley Park from 5-7 pm.
Apopka artist honored at Hollywood awards event
Apopka artist Mariah Salinas was honored at the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Event in Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future contest.
In Orange County Public Schools, over 1,400 students are absent and unaccounted for
From Staff Reports The Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the ninth-largest district in the United States and the fourth largest in Florida. It serves more than 206,000 students at 202 schools. …
Wekiva High receives Blue School Grant from Water District
Wekiva High School won their grant for a water-conserving garden with STEM learning goals From the St. John's River Water Management District Wekiva High and 12 other schools (and 14 classroom …
Week Three Summary: Apopka remains unbeaten; Wekiva routed by West Orange
High School Football From Staff Reports The Apopka Blue Darters continued their defensive dominance and winning ways with an impressive 28-14 victory over the Dr. Phillips Panthers. The Blue …
State cannot enforce its mandate against school mask mandates
Judge Cooper’s ruling follows an Aug. 24-27 trial stemming from a May lawsuit filed by parents from seven counties alleging Governor DeSantis’ order unconstitutionally bars school boards from …
High School Football: Blue Darters blank West Orange 13-0; Ocoee rallies past Wekiva 14-13
Week Two Summary From Staff Reports It seems the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs are traveling in two different directions this season. Apopka won its second straight game, while Wekiva …
Could your students use $2,000 for hands-on learning? SJRWMD’s Blue School Grant Program Sept. deadline
Grants may be awarded in three areas: freshwater resources field study, water conserving landscape projects or water conservation community/school awareness campaigns From St. Johns River Water …
Bonus Education Content
7 Ways You Can Support Your Child When They Move to University
Whether you’re preparing them to go away to university or they’ve just started, there are many ways you can support your child and make sure they feel ready to take on this exciting new chapter. 
5 Things to Know About DACA
The following is more information about this policy and its implications, which is often hotly debated in public policy. 
How Can We Support Our Children To Success?
A college degree is one type of education. But there is a lot more parents and teachers can do to help the children of today become successful tomorrow. 
Educational Options for Your Child
While once it was simply a matter of enrolling kids in the local school or perhaps choosing between public and private, the choices have expanded far beyond that.
Reasons Why Your Child Should Take the CAT4 Exam
The exam can help educators provide the best possible instruction for students who have the potential to make significant contributions to society.