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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.
Apopka rallies past Ocoee 13-12
It was a dark and stormy night in Apopka, and the Blue Darters were in peril of losing a winning streak that has stood the test of time.
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."
Blue Darters ranked in state preseason Power 25 poll
The Apopka Blue Darters football team fell just one game short of its fourth state championship last year. But their quest begins again later this month.

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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.
Merry Christmas UCF football: Blue Darter Kaven Call verbally commits to Knights
Kaven Call, a top defensive end/outside linebacker for the Apopka Blue Darters, verbally committed to the UCF Knights on Christmas day.
Apopka heading to regional finals for the second straight season
The Apopka Blue Darters continued their late-season surge with a one-sided 34-3 bludgeoning of the Bartram Trail Bears.
Blue Darters keep rolling; advance to regional semifinals
The Blue Darters took the first step in capturing their fourth state championship with a 42-0 shutout of St. John's Creekside at Roger Williams Field Friday night in the 8A-Region 1 quarterfinals.
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. …
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 …
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 …
Unmasking the 'invisible injury': Knowing concussion signs saves lives
After a fall or hit to the head, even if you're not sure a concussion happened, youth athletes should not return to their game until they've been evaluated by a medical professional From …
Apopka Blue Darters in search of a fourth state title in 2021
Kickoff Classics in Apopka: Deland Bulldogs at Apopka Blue Darters - Kickoff is 7pm at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School. Miami Norland Vikings at Wekiva Mustangs - …
Studies show an association between school backpack use and back pain among children; prevention tips
One published literature review concluded that a student's backpack should have a maximum weight of no more than 10-15% of the student's body weight From AdventHealth Our children's safety is …
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.