EDU News EDU News Student Builds a Remote Control Tank Coming before and after school to realize a dream, middle school student Liam Dunigan joined the great inventors of centuries past by designing and building a remote-controlled tank using spare parts from the robotics classroom. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:27:42 EDT 386485 Warriors Win 11th State Title The Warriors Baseball team became the 3A State Champions with a 7-2 win over North Florida Christian. This is the 11th state title for the team, tying Key West High School's record for the most state titles in state history. Congratulations to the players and coaches! Thu, 21 May 2015 10:48:52 EDT 386415 NJHS Inducts New Members Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is offered to seventh and eight grade students who maintain a 3.67 grade point average and demonstrate character, service, leadership, and scholarship. This year's newly inducted members are: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:47:04 EDT 386407 Choir Ends the Year on a High Note Congratulations to members of the MS Choirs who participated in the Musicfest Orlando National Choral Festival in May. They had five entries including Treble and Mixed Concert Chorus, Men’s and Women’s Chamber Choir, and Show Choir, and earned the following ratings and prizes: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:46:10 EDT 386405 WCS Fifth Grade Girls Sweep Essay Competition An astounding seven WCS fifth grade students received awards for their submissions in the annual Coco Plum Women's Essay Contest. This is year's topic was, "Tell about the most exciting or most interesting day of your life, so far." The award recipients were invited to a special event at The Coco Plum Women's Club where they read their essay for their families and club members. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:47:23 EDT 386398 Band Has a Great Year! The WCS band program had a great year, with all grade levels performing phenomenally at the end of the year "Greatest Hits" concert. Prior to the concert, the MS Band competed in Orlando Fest, an annual national competition, and won first place! Thu, 21 May 2015 10:47:44 EDT 386369 Diaz Selected for University Science Program Junior Ashley Diaz has been selected to attend the HHMI High School Scholars program at the University of Miami. Only 10 students each from private and public schools are selected from the nearly 200 applicants. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:48:03 EDT 386364 Student Artists Receive Award of Excellence Seniors Merrett Fay and Gianna Del Rossi, and junior Sammie Forjan are three of 100 students to win an Award of Excellence with Distinction for their artwork. "Quiet Time" by Del Rossi, "The Maker" by Forjan, and "Bubliny" by Fay will be shown at the 2015 Florida Art Educator Conference in Naples, October 8-11, 2015. Tue, 19 May 2015 11:08:31 EDT 386360 MS Students Excel at Reading Challenge Congratulations to MS students who read more than 140,000 pages collectively this Spring semester! The library media center staff rewarded them with ice cream sundaes after lunch, and the top ten readers received gift certificates to Barnes & Noble. The top ten readers are: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:31:26 EDT 386353 Underclassmen Awards Highlight Student Accomplishments Congratulations to the following students who received awards in the 2015 Underclassmen Awards: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:46:46 EDT 386339 Lopez Hired as Preschool/Elementary School Principal Mr. Caleb Lopez will be joining the WCS family as the preschool/elementary school principal effective July 1, 2015. He is currently the principal at Jack D. Gordon Elementary, where he has served since 2010. He was also named the south region’s executive lead principal in 2014. He has held leadership positions as a principal or assistant principal since 1998, after having served as a classroom teacher for five years. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:48:34 EDT 386332 Congratulations to Our STAR Students! Congratulations to senior Eli Medder, fifth grader Tommy Brigham, and eighth grader Lucas Rodembusch for being selected as ISSF (Independent Schools of South Florida) STAR students. Mon, 04 May 2015 10:56:56 EDT 386240