Tag: Orange County Public Schools

Let’s get moving! Walk to School Day happening 10/10

It’s that time again – International Walk to School Day (IWTSD) is right around the corner. On October 10, 2018 kids across the globe will be hitting the sidewalks for the 22nd annual IWTSD. There are so many great benefits that come with walking to school. It fosters a feeling […]

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 […]

Take note, kids are going back to school

Central Florida schools resume classes this month and that means it’s time for a refresher course on street safety for children on foot and bikes. OK, parents, please grab a pen and notepad and take notes. There will be a quiz immediately following this lecture. Before school starts, map out […]

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 […]

Orange County students win statewide ped safety poster contest

Not only are we striving to raise walk-minded children, but we are raising little artists too! Three elementary school students – from Dommerich Elementary and Lake Sybelia Elementary – were recently named the statewide winners of the 2017 WalkSafe Poster Contest. More than 70 elementary schools participated, and Orange County […]