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  • Your pets: Newfound Buddy eases loss of their Princess

     
    Each pet we have is special in his or her own way, so when a beloved pet dies, we can't look for a “replacement.” But sometimes another loving animal comes along who helps fill the hole in the heart and ease the pain of loss. Suzette DeGaetano...
  • Lake schools will close during July Fourth week

     
    The Lake County School District district office in Tavares and school sites will close July 4-8 in order to save utility costs. The closing was just one way the school board hopes to save money to fill budget deficits. Administrators hope to save $145,000...
  • Leesburg gets new head baseball coach, two assistants

     
    Alan Hardcastle, who was an assistant coach,  has been named Leesburg's head baseball coach for this coming school year, principal Bill Miller and assistant principal Dominick Clayton said. Hardcastle, who will be in his second year at Leesburg,...
  • Six Gators named to Coaches Preseason All-SEC teams, none to first team

     
    Florida placed six on the Coaches Preseason All-SEC teams released Thursday, with no players on the first team, two on the second team and four on the third team. Arkansas led the way with 14 players named to the teams, while Alabama had 13. Running...
  • School principal-shuffle underway in Lake

     
    The school principal and assistant who headed Lake County Schools first F-rated elementary campus in 12 years will switch schools next school year. The change come as the district moves campus leaders and teachers to match school needs, said Susan Moxley,...
  • Miami-Dade, Duval schools threatened with closure, look likely to get reprieve

     
    Four schools in Duval County and two in Miami-Dade County faced closure or new management because their students this year once again did poorly on the FCAT. But Education Commissioner John Winn announced Friday that he would recommend a reprieve —...
  • Differentiated Accountability (think A-to-F grades + NCLB): The latest list

     
    I can't say “Differentiated Accountability” without making my editor sigh. It's an awkward name for a confusing system that took simple-to-understand A-to-F school grades and spit out categories like “Correct II.” So, yes, sigh....
  • Applications flowing in for school transfers in Orange, Lake

     
    Looks like more parents are interested in transferring their children out of struggling Orange County schools than last year. That's to be expected –students at two schools were eligible last year, versus 11 this year. As of Tuesday, 546 parents had...
  • Lake’s latest redistricting maps available

     
    The latest maps that show redistricting attempts for the Lake County School Board are out and linked on the district’s website. One of the key challenges for the group is to accommodate growth in South Lake County and follow high school feeder...
  • Public vs. private shootout boasts impressive field

     
    Orlando Christian Prep basketball coach Reggie Kohn has put together an impressive eight-team field for his inaugural “Public vs. Private Shootout” January 7. The four private school squads are Montverde, 2A runner-up First Academy, Lake...
  • Dogs Night Out! in Leesburg

     
    Dogs Night Out! in downtown Leesburg begins at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. Historic Downtown Leesburg puts on the fun evening for dogs and their owners the second Monday of every month. Dog owners can make the rounds of their favorite outdoor watering hole...
  • Lake releases final numbers for transfers

     
    Only 59 of the more than 2,000 students eligible for transfers under a new school-choice law actually requested to leave their assigned Lake County Schools campus. Under the new school-choice law, students can leave a school that’s rated in the D or...