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OCPS Make Up Days

Gradi Mbuyi, News Brief Editor

October 9, 2019

After the cancellation of school on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, and Wednesday, Sept. 4th, students will have to make up the 2 lost days Thursday, October 17, and Monday, November 25th. Friday, October 18th is a teacher workday. This means that students will not be attending class that day.

SAT/PSAT Day

Gradi Mbuyi, News Brief Editor

October 9, 2019

Students will take the PSAT or SAT Wednesday, October 16th. Early release is canceled for that Wednesday.

Homecoming Week Schedule

Gradi Mbuyi, News Brief Editor

October 9, 2019

Homecoming Spirit week starts this Thursday, October 10th. Multiple events will be hosted each day prior to the main event. - Thursday 10/10: Throw Back day, Volleyball game at 3:30 pm - Friday 10/11: Clique Day, SGA BBQ, Football game vs Boone at 7:00 pm - Monday 10/14: Character Day, Movie Night...

Chorus Fall Invitational

Gradi Mbuyi, News Brief Editor

October 9, 2019

Mrs. Lee's Chorus Department is hosting a concert on October 10th. The student will have the opportunity to support and attend the concert, which will at 7 pm and be held in the auditorium at no cost.

School to Host Meeting on School Start Times Thursday

School to Host Meeting on School Start Times Thursday

October 7, 2019

Orange County Public Schools board member Kathleen "Kat" Gordon will host a community meeting on proposed school start time changes Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center. The meeting will provide families with an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding proposed start time changes. The ...

Homecoming: Pioneering in the Wilderness

September 19, 2019

The student government association selected the theme "Pioneering in the Wilderness" for this year's dance and game. The dance is Friday, Oct. 18. Tickets go on sale in the cafeteria Sept. 23 during lunch. You also can buy a ticket at the door on the night of the dance. A ticket is $20. If you buy two,...

Class of 2019 Receives Diplomas

May 24, 2019

Nearly 600 students received their high school diplomas Friday in a ceremony held at Amway Arena. Led by valedictorian Maggie Berte and salutatorian Alana Torres, the Class of 2019, which had a 98 percent graduation rate, crossed the stage one by one before dancing their way toward the exits. ...

Empowered Youth Hosts Day of Silence

Empowered Youth Hosts Day of Silence

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

April 19, 2019

Student organization Empowered Youth hosted a school-wide Day of Silence yesterday. The awareness project was inspired by GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Day of Silence, a “national youth movement highlighting the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ+ people at school,” according ...

Journalism Students Attend Convention

Journalism Students Attend Convention

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

April 19, 2019

Journalism students attend an overnight field trip to participate in the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) convention in Orlando last week. The journalism organization, primarily made up of yearbook students, were accepted for a SAC (Student Advisory Committee) grant that allowed nine of...

Pioneers Win Regional Semifinal

Pioneers Win Regional Semifinal

February 27, 2019

The boys basketball team surged into a double-digit lead in the second half to defeat Tampa Alonso 72-58 in the Class 9A, Region 2 semifinal. The win sends the team into the regional finals to be played Friday. The Pioneers will travel to Osceola High School to play the Kowboys in the regional finals...

Pioneer Boys Rally for Regional Quarterfinal Win

Pioneer Boys Rally for Regional Quarterfinal Win

February 22, 2019

The state final four might be considered the promised land, but the basketball team quickly learned that nothing is promised in the sports world. Despite the team's deep talent, it took a big second-half rally and some fundamentally sound late-game play to hold off visiting Sarasota Riverview 64-59 Thursday. The...

Girls Basketball One Win Away From State

February 20, 2019

The Lady Pioneers held off Dr. Phillips 46-35 Tuesday in the Class 9A, Region 2 semifinals to march on toward what it hopes will be a second trip to the state tournament in Lakeland in as many seasons. Senior center Anijah Grant scored 13 points, and sharp-shooting senior Jasmine Quarterman dropped...

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