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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 …
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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 …
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 …
Kickoff Classic: Apopka blasts DeLand 38-6; Mustangs fall to Vikings 20-6
High School Football 2021 From Staff Reports The Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs got their seasons started tonight by hosting pre-season Kickoff Classic games. The Blue Darters opened …
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 …
A new day: Mustangs are set to usher in a new era
High School Football 2021 By Nathaniel Marrero, Interning Correspondent with The Apopka Voice A race against time is a tough battle. And that's exactly what the Wekiva Mustangs football team finds …
How parents can help kids deal with back-to-school anxiety
Back to School 2021 By Elizabeth Englander, Bridgewater State University As a child, I had a great deal of anxiety. If you’ve ever seen me speak in public, that might surprise you. But …
I Know Nothing
Faith & Inspiration By Rodney McFadden, Senior Religion Teacher at Forest Lake Academy The rain beat against the window in the dark hospital room. My wife, hours before, had just delivered little …
Orange Co. reports COVID positivity rate tripled past 3 weeks; Mayor Demings strongly recommends mask wearing indoors
Emergency rental assistance is still available to residents who are behind in rent due to the pandemic. Eligible residents may receive help to pay 12 months of past due rent and 1 month of future …
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