Latest Issue: August 2016

No Cellphones in Class

No Cellphones in Class

July 26 2016

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.

Student Expectations:
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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Dusty Johns
William R. Boone High School

August 2016

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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 or email 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 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.