Latest Issue: August 2016
No Cellphones in Class
Orange County high school students will not be permitted to use cell phones in class this fall. The new rule was recommended by a system wide student advisory group. School superintendent, Barbra Jenkins, explained
that since students will be issued laptop computers there will be no need to use their own phones for educational purposes. Students may posess phones at school but the must be off and concealed once the opening bell rings until the end of the school day.
Boone high school principal, Dusty Johns, has published a full list of the new proceedure on the school’s facebook page. The rules are also published below:
Our top priority is to minimize interruptions to our academic environment and support 21st Century learning. The newly implemented one to
one initiative has equipped all of our students with a device that meets all of their academic needs. Asa result, students are only permitted to use their personal electronic devices (cell phones, mp3, etc) during lunch as well as before and after school.
1. Cell phones should be turned off or set on silent mode and hidden from sight while in class and during class change. Phones should not be seen or
heard, including vibration mode.
Students who use cell phones during class or between class change, may be asked to surrender their cell phone or electronic device to staff members.
Phones and other electronics are allowed to be used in the courtyard in the morning, before the first bell. Once the first bell rings, all electronics must be silenced and put away.
Cell phones and other electronics are not allowed between classes. This includes ear buds for any reason other than being plugged into student laptops for instructional use.
If a student needs to contact a parent or guardian he or she needs to utilize the phone in the main office, upon staff approval. Failure of Compliance:
• Students using electronic devices (cell phones, mp3, etc) during or between classes may be asked to surrender their phone to a staff member.
• Failure to surrender an electronic device could result in 1-10 days of out of school suspension, depending on the degree of insubordination. We are currently creating a discipline response matrix for non-compliance that will be available for the beginning of school.
William R. Boone High School
Story Time at Leu Gardens
Aug 03 2016
Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. Story Time provided by the Orange County Library System 10:00 am - 10:15 am Infant Time (up to 18 months) 10:20 am - 10:35 am Toddler Time (18 mos to 2 years) 10:40 am - 11:00 am Preschool Time (3 to 5 year olds) Visit www.leugardens.org/category/events/ for more events and information.
Date Nights at Leu Gardens
Aug 05 2016
8:30 pm Come enjoy a unique and beautiful setting to a see a classic or current feature film outdoors in the gardens. Come early and stroll the 50- acre gardens before the movie. Leu Gardens opens at 6:00 p.m. and movie begins at 8:30 pm Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Garden admission: $6 adult, $3 child (K-12th grade) For more information please contact 407.246.2620 or visit leugardens.org for movie selections.
End of Summer Teen Party
Aug 06 2016
It’s time for prizes! Be at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, August 6 at 3 p.m. for the End of Summer Party and your chance to win fantastic prizes like Amazon and iTunes gift cards, Bicycles, tickets to Blue Man Group, Shake Shack Frozen Custard Party for 10, iPad Mini, Beats by Dre Solo2 Headphones and MORE! Receive one entry for each event or TechKrew session you attend, for writing a book review and for each photo you enter in the Teen Photo Contest. Must be present and between ages 11-18 to win. Orange County Library System regular, property owner, or fee card in good standing is required to win. For official rules visit ocls.info/srpteens.
Butterflies, Pollinators and Other Beneficials in the Garden
Aug 13 2016
Tues. Aug 9th 6-7:30 pm Sat. Aug 13th 10-11:30 am This class will teach you how to attract and keep butterflies in your garden year round along with other pollinators and beneficial insects important to a healthy garden. We will talk about key nectar and host plants for Central Florida. Everyone will receive a butterfly id card so you can learn to id the butterflies in your yard. $5.00 per household.
The Top 25 Insect Pests in the Home Vegetable Garden
Aug 18 2016
6:30-8:00 pm Less than one percent of all insects in Florida are harmful. And most of them may be found in and around the home vegetable garden. Who are they, what damage do they cause and how to rid yourself of them will all be presented in this program. $5.00 per household. Register at www.gardenflorida. eventbrite.com
Kids Movie Matinee
Aug 20 2016
Herndon Branch - Wednesday, August 10, 3:30 p.m. Orlando Public Library - Saturday, August 20, 3 p.m. View the blockbuster movie, Zootopia, and create movieinspired crafts. This movie is rated PG. Ages 6-12.
Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
Aug 25 2016
6-7:30 pm The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program will help you make better decisions in your landscaping practices with tips to guide you in plant choice, irrigation practices, fertilizer applications and pest control. Includes a Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM book and rain gauge. $5.00 per household. Register at www.gardenflorida. eventbrite.com Pre-Registration is required along with the nonrefundable class FEE (if applicable). 407-254-9200
Boone Crew for Breakfast
Aug 27 2016
8-11am Bill Frederick Park @ Turkey Lake 3401 Hiawassee Rd. Orlando Have you ever wondered what Crew is all about? Now is your chance to find out! Come out to the lake, talk to the team, have some breakfast, get in a boat, and see first hand what it’s all about! Go to www.boonerowing.com or email email@example.com for more information.
Counsel for Caregivers
Sep 15 2016
12:10 pm At the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando FL 32801. Presentation held on “Rear of Forgetting” given by Dr. Richard Tucker, Professor Emeritus, UCF. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.836.7446
Annual Basket Social
Sep 17 2016
Join us for our 6th Annual Basket Social for an opportunity to win beautiful gift baskets and prizes! Refreshments too!! Tickets: 20 for a $10 donation. View baskets and submit tickets between 4:00 and 5:00pm. Drawings begin at 5:00pm. Funds raised will be used for continued refurbishment of our facilities and enhancing our ministries to the community. Location: Azalea Park United Methodist Church, 50 Willow Dr, Orlando 32807 (two blocks East of South Semoran/436 at Dahlia, right on Willow). For more information contact our church office at 407-277-3472.