Tag: OCPS

OCPS students grab life by the handlebars on Bike to School Day

Students across Orange County showed that bicycling and walking to school is cool on National Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 9.  Best Foot Forward (BFF) coalition partners Healthy Central Florida, Orange County’s Walk-Ride-Thrive and Sheriff’s Office, City of Maitland officials and Orlando Health participated with Orange County Public School […]

International Walk to School Day

What began in 1997 as a one-day event in Chicago, International Walk to School Day has grown into a movement for year-round safety when it comes to kids and their routes to school.  This year’s Walk to School Day takes place Wednesday, October 4.  With participants in over 40 countries and […]

TV Coverage: Getting to school in downtown

Big improvements are coming to Downtown Orlando. First, Orange County Public Schools is opening one of its brand new schools in downtown, named OCPS Academic Center for Excellence (OCPS ACE). The new preschool through eight grade school is particularly remarkable. Not only does it serve students on one campus but […]

Operation BFF kicks off Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Children are the least predictable pedestrian and the most difficult to see.  Last year in Orange County, 74 children under the age of 14 collided with a car.  Motorists failing to yield are sometimes to blame. That’s why the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s […]

Evans High School students beautify Pine Hills, Silver Star roads

Last month, Evans High Community School was flooded with student volunteers cleaning up campus in honor of the Trojan Day of Service. Hundreds of students showed up to beautify projects such as repainting school signs and picking up garbage along Pine Hills and Silver Star roads. Speaking of Silver Star Road, there’s […]