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James “Chief” Wilson was hired at all-black Jones High School in 1950 to teach history, but he was a talented musician and longed to share that love with his ...
Winter Garden teacher named Grammy educator of year Orlando Sentinel
Jeffery Redding of West Orange High School in Winter Garden has been named winner of the Grammy Music Educator Award this year.
Jones High School Carnegie Hall Pt.2 Orlando Times
Jones High Student Musicians Are Invited To Perform At Carnegie Hall JonesCarn1 JonesCarn2. BY JALESSA CASTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER. ORLANDO ...
Giving thanks for gifts of legendary educator Orlando Sentinel
Sixty-eight years ago, in November 1950, Z.I. Riley of the Orlando Negro Chamber of Commerce announced that for the first time black residents would be ...
Jones High students have a date at Carnegie Hall Orlando Sentinel
Student musicians at Jones High have their sights set on the bright lights of New York — not as tourists but as stars. Members of the Orlando school's concert ...
Ellen DeGeneres surprises Jones High with help to Carnegie Hall Orlando Sentinel
The dream of performing at Carnegie Hall just became reality for students at Jones High School: On national television Thursday afternoon, Ellen DeGeneres ...
Former Jones High principal altered grades for 15 students, investigation finds Orlando Sentinel
The former principal of Jones High School changed the grades of 15 students, looking to secure their eligibility to play sports, boost their chances of athletic ...
Jones High football assistant fined $5,000 for recruiting violation Orlando Sentinel
Jones High School assistant football coach Andrew Anderson plans to appeal a hefty fine levied by the Florida High School Athletic Association for violation of ...
Jones High School concert choir, wind ensemble set to perform at Carnegie Hall WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Jones High School cherishes many prestigious honors, including participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but now, two of its music groups are New ...
Jones High football transfers are under FHSAA scrutiny Orlando Sentinel
An FHSAA investigator visited Jones High to check on the eligibility of 20 to 30 football transfers.
9 Investigates: Former Jones High School teacher previously under investigation WFTV Orlando
A former principal at Jones High School who resigned amid allegations he changed school grades for some student's was involved in a previous investigation, ...
Jones High- Carnegie Hall Orlando Times
ORLANDO - Members of the Jones High School (JHS) Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble have spent months preparing for what is sure to be a life-changing ...
Orlando Jones DB Daquan Evans Verbally Commits to USF Football The Daily Stampede
Orlando Jones defensive back Daquan Evans officially made himself the 14th prospect to verbally commit to USF's 2019 recruiting class last Wednesday.
Elijah Williams has made Jones High Orlando’s latest attraction Orlando Sentinel
Elijah Williams is building the Jones High football program to new levels.
Jones High students can't take physics Orlando Sentinel
Jones High has no students enrolled in physics, making it the only traditional high school in Central Florida that doesn't offer the class.
Jones High School teachers surprised by Ellen, given money to perform at Carnegie Hall WESH Orlando
Ellen surprised Orlando's Jones High School band and choir after finding out that although they were invited to perform at the famed Carnegie Hall, they had ...
New athletic director for Jones High Orlando Sentinel
New Jones athletic director DeAna'e De Sadier is embarking on her 30th year in high school athletics but it's a new job, a new campus, and a new city this time.
FHSAA football playoff power rankings entering Week 8 Orlando Sentinel
West Orange is among the big winners this week in the FHSAA playoff power rankings despite losing to Jones 41-31 at home on Friday. The Warriors moved ...
Family, friends grieve death of 16-year-old after deadly Parramore shooting WESH 2 Orlando
Police are investigating Orlando's first homicide of the year after a 16-year-old was found shot to death in Parramore. Orlando police said the shooting was ...
2018 high school football district and region predictions Orlando Sentinel
Here's a look at Sentinel Varsity's district and region football predictions for the 2018 high school football season.
2018 high school football preseason Kickoff Classic results, schedule Orlando Sentinel
High school football practices begin July 30 for area teams followed by preseason Kickoff Classic games from Aug. 16-18.
Jerry Howard out, Willie Anderson in as Jones basketball coach Orlando Sentinel
Longtime Orange County basketball fixture Jerry Howard stepped down after 16 years at Jones this offseason. He's been replaced by another local hoops icon, ...
2018 high school football spring game schedule Orlando Sentinel
Spring football games involving high school programs in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Sumter, Volusia and Brevard counties will be played May 10-25.
Jones High School principal resigns, cites personal reasons, district says WFTV Orlando
The principal of Jones High School in Orange County, has resigned effective immediately, an Orange County school district spokesperson confirmed. A district ...
15-year-old slain at Orlando apartments identified WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - A 15-year-old boy was found shot to death Sunday at an Orlando apartment complex, police said. Orlando police said Wilvens Idoris was shot ...
Jones High School teacher accused of sex with student found not guilty WESH Orlando
A Jones High School teacher and former "Teacher of the Year" has been found not guilty after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Varsity Football Week 11 Rewind: Seminole ends season by honoring fallen coach Orlando Sentinel
An overcast sky and the death of an assistant coach early in the day made for a somber start to senior night at Seminole High School. Raymond Caraballo, 29 ...
Antwann Jones scores 30 as Oak Ridge beats West Orange in 9A semifinal Orlando Sentinel
Oak Ridge comes out on top in the 9A semifinal game against West Orange.
Football teams left stranded after Faith Christian abruptly folds program Orlando Sentinel
Area high school football teams are scrambling to fill voids in their schedules on the eve of preseason practices next week after receiving word that Faith ...
FHSAA football playoff pairings Orlando Sentinel
The Florida High School Athletic Association announced football playoff pairings on Sunday.
FHSAA to rule Wednesday on Winter Park football players who transferred from Timber Creek Orlando Sentinel
The FHSAA will hear appeals Wednesday from four senior football players who were ruled ineligible after transferring from Timber Creek to Winter Park.
New faces on football sidelines this fall for area high school teams Orlando Sentinel
*Fresh* faces will be on the sideline this fall for 16 high school football programs throughout Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Sumter and Volusia counties.
Seminole turns back Bishop Moore to cap regular season Orlando Sentinel
Seminole stuffed a run on a 2-point conversion try with less than two minutes to play Friday to hold off visiting Bishop Moore 31-30. The win keeps the slim ...
New Parramore school seeks to overcome early struggles Orlando Sentinel
The new school in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood was designed to be unique, a campus that promised college scholarships, an on-site pediatrician and, ...
Bakari Burns Orlando Times
ORLANDO - Health Care for the Homeless Inc. has a rich history of giving back and supporting those in need in the Central Florida community. At the helm is its ...
Bey ready for Jay-Z, Beyoncé concert at Camping World Stadium WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - The power couple of a generation, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, will be in Orlando Wednesday playing at the Camping World Stadium. To make sure ...
Osceola County's Tohopekaliga High to play football as independent in 2018 Orlando Sentinel
Osceola County's newest high school football team will have nothing to lose when it makes its debut this fall. The Tohopekaliga Tigers are slated to play the ...
FHSAA football rankings show playoffs still within reach for Bishop Moore, Lake Nona Orlando Sentinel
Class 5A's Bishop Moore and 7A's Lake Nona still have plenty to play in their quests to make a postseason push over the final three weeks of the high school ...
Winter Park baseball makes coaching change following chaotic season finale Orlando Sentinel
Winter Park took a big step toward turning the page on a chaotic finish to its baseball season last month by landing a new head coach with local ties.
Florida school grades: 5 takeaways from 2018 report card Orlando Sentinel
Key takeaways from Florida's 2018 school grade release.
Florida's high school graduation rate rises for class of 2016 Orlando Sentinel
Florida's high school graduation rate moved up again in 2016, hitting a record 80.7 percent and continuing a decades-long climb, state officials said Friday.
Track and field coach arrested on sex charges WKMG Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - A man who unofficially volunteered with the Jones High School track and field team is accused of having sex with a teenage girl multiple times ...
Lakeland caps unbeaten season with state title win over St. Thomas Aquinas Orlando Sentinel
Lakeland forced two turnovers, recorded four sacks and rushed for 277 yards for its seventh state title.
High school classes team up to learn life lessons Orlando Sentinel
Teacher David Irvin remembers a tense moment in his Advanced Placement Human Geography class this past fall. His students at Jones High periodically.
National Signing Day 2018: Where Central Florida athletes are headed WESH Orlando
Wednesday is National Signing Day, a huge day for Central Florida high school athletes, as they announce where they plan to play in college.
Filling critical need, hundreds of area high-schoolers enroll in health-sciences programs Orlando Sentinel
Kyarra Garrett wants a career in health care — and she's not waiting to start her education. The Jones High senior is among a growing number of Central Florida ...
Recap: National Signing Day Wednesday WESH Orlando
National signing day is Wednesday and elite high school athletes from all over Central Florida are signing their national letters of intent to play their sport at the ...
Texas Football Recruiting: What does 3-star 2019 OLB Marcus Tillman Jr. bring for the Longhorns Hook 'Em Headlines
An underrated 2019 prospect was added to the Texas football recruiting class in three-star outside linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr.
'My best wasn't good enough,' father of 15-year-old shooting victim says WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - The father of a 15-year-old boy found shot to death Sunday at an Orlando apartment complex says he was trying to get help for his son who ...
Orange County schools debut 6 new campuses Orlando Sentinel
The Orange County school district will open six new schools on Aug. 14, including two built after protracted fights and one that is the first in Parramore in ...
Paying It Forward - Metropoly - March 2018 - Orlando, FL Orlando Magazine
Harris Rosen's compassion for the stricken people of Haiti is an ongoing mission of hope.
Freedom football among area programs with new head coaches Orlando Sentinel
A former Brevard County football assistant is among a number of new faces filling area head coaching vacancies. Phil Vogt replaced Carl Holden at Freedom on ...
Orlando hotel tycoon Harris Rosen receives 2018 Diversity in Business Lifetime Achievement Award (Video) - Orlando Business Orlando Business Journal
"The wealthiest of us can most afford to be philanthropic," said Orlando hotel mogul Harris Rosen. VIDEO.
Eustis football coach will step to plate for David Lee this baseball season Orlando Sentinel
Eustis football coach Mike Hay will fill in for David Lee this spring while the long-time coach seeks a heart transplant.
Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school Orlando Sentinel
The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new ...
Crooms family opened doors wide to learning Orlando Sentinel
Today, the Crooms Academy of Information Technology in Sanford is a public magnet high school, immersed in up-to-the-minute technology. But the academy's ...
Teen entrepreneurs find sweet success in honey business Orlando Sentinel
At the first Parramore Farmer's Market, Christopher Thornton,17, couldn't believe how many customers were buying up jars of honey sold under a business he ...
OPD program steers teens toward 'positive direction' News 13 Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Taking Central Florida's young adults and keeping them on a positive direction toward success -- that's the goal of a mentoring program that ...
Support rolls in for Eustis baseball coach in need of heart transplant Orlando Sentinel
A day after undergoing surgery due to heart failure, Eustis baseball coach David Lee could hardly bear to hear his wife speak of the well-wishers and outpouring ...
John Wilkinson leaves Cocoa to become new football coach at New Smyrna Beach Orlando Sentinel
One of the most successful high school football coaches in the state has landed a job in his own backyard. John Wilkinson is leaving Cocoa to take over the ...
Hagerty, Lake Mary top Sentinel Super Six baseball rankings Orlando Sentinel
Hagerty and Lake Mary sit atop the first Sentinel Super Six baseball rankings of the season.
Officials unveil plans for new $41.3M school in Parramore neighborhood Orlando Sentinel
Details of a new $41.3 million school in Parramore were unveiled Saturday during groundbreaking in downtown Orlando.
Baseball district tournament preview: Oviedo playing with heavy hearts Orlando Sentinel
The baseball district tournament preview includes notes on Oviedo, Hagerty, Olympia, Cypress Creek and more.
New Windermere High football coach Greg Miller knows Orlando Orlando Sentinel
Greg Miller, who spent most of his formative football years in Maryland and Pennsylvania but bits and pieces of his youth in Central Florida, is the head foo.
Spotlight: Susie Forehand Orlando Times
ORLANDO - With a historical career, Susie Forehand has been an advocate for quality nursing education. In addition to educating thousands of students, she ...
Baseball district tournament schedules and results Orlando Sentinel
Baseball district tournaments take place Monday through Friday across the state. The top two teams from each district advance to region quarterfinals (Class ...
Q&A: Viera High football's Derek Smith Florida Today
Q&A with new Viera High head football coach Derek Smith.
Alachua County seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies Gainesville Sun
Nearly 2000 high school students in Alachua County are preparing to walk across the stage for graduation.Public high schools in Gainesville and the nearby ...
West Orange baseball undergoes coaching change on eve of preseason Orlando Sentinel
The storied West Orange baseball program is undergoing a major change just two weeks before the start of preseason practices following the abrupt resignation ...
Softball district tournament schedules and results Orlando Sentinel
Softball district tournaments take place Monday through Friday across the state. The top two teams from each district advance to region quarterfinals (Class ...
Dr. Phillips finishes season with first football state title Orlando Sentinel
Dr. Phillips finished the 2017 season with a win over Delray Beach Atlantic on Saturday for its first football state title.
City of Life wins girls basketball title, Wildwood wins second straight Orlando Sentinel
Kissimmee City of Life and Wildwood each won girls basketball state championships on Tuesday in Lakeland.
Freedom Patriots Orlando Sentinel
Last season: 1-7 (0-3 home). Home: Freedom Stadium (3,000), opened 2003. Man of the House: Coach Carl Holden (2nd year, 1-7). Household Name: RB ...
Streets will close for Citrus Parade, New Year's Eve, bowl game Orlando Sentinel
And traffic brought to thine? The Citrus Parade, New Year's Eve celebrations and the Citrus Bowl will bring crowds, traffic and road closures to Orlando this ...
Black History Month: ACY Contractors' Michael Young shares how he lives out his dreams - Orlando Business Journal Orlando Business Journal
Orlando Business Journal is doing a special online series of stories in celebration of Black History Month in which we asked business leaders in the Central ...
Florida players represented well in NCAA men's basketball tournament Orlando Sentinel
We've got the full list of former varsity and prep basketball players from Florida taking part in the 2018 men's college tournament.
Orlando Little League reunion offers perfect pitch of colorblind history Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Kiwanis and Pensacola Jaycees Little League teams played the first integrated Little League game in the South at Lake Lorna Doone Park in ...
Winter Springs middle school changes tune after cutting chorus WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
When Carol Waters' 11-year-old daughter, entrenched in the arts at Indian Trails Middle School in Winter Springs, came home sobbing last week, she was ...
Library reveals chapters from Orlando's varied past Orlando Sentinel
Desserts were absent from many Orlando restaurant menus, national columnist Drew Pearson reported 70 years ago during a radio broadcast, but the trend had ...
Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway discusses new recruits and a potential assistant The Commercial Appeal
Memphis coach Penny Hardaway held his first press conference since being introduced by the university last month and addressed a wide range of topics.
Winter Garden's first black police officer recalls his time serving the community West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
Charles King was the first black man to be hired as a police officer by the Winter Garden Police Department.
Local baseball coach Dave Wheeler passes away following fight with cancer Orlando Sentinel
Freedom baseball coach Dave Wheeler died early Thursday morning following a brief battle with cancer.
FHSAA boys basketball state tournament schedule and scores Orlando Sentinel
Here are the matchups for this week's FHSAA state tournament pairings at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland: Tuesday. Class 1A semifinals. West Gadsden ...
Schools with an 'incomplete' on Florida's report card now get grades Orlando Sentinel
Ten Central Florida schools issued an I, or incomplete, when Florida released its 2016 grades in July now have their official marks, according to the Florida ...
UCA adds 19 football players on Signing Day KATV
Coach Nathan Brown's University of Central Arkansas football coaching staff added 19 newcomers to the UCA family on National Signing Day on Wednesday.
Florida All-State Class 3A Football Team Orlando Sentinel
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE. QB — Tate Whatley, Lakeland Christian - Junior. RB — Devan Barrett, Tampa Catholic - Senior. RB — Shaun Shivers, Hollywood ...
The First Academy's Parker Mara excels in football and ice hockey Orlando Sentinel
The First Academy senior Parker Mara pulls double duty in the fall as a standout football and hockey player.
Neighborhood gets results for family of slain Orlando mother WKMG Orlando
Neighbors of 24-year-old Breanna Walker are coming together to get results for her family after the mother was fatally shot in her Orlando neighborhood ...
Wildwood wins its first girls basketball state title Orlando Sentinel
It didn't happen overnight for Wildwood. But when it did happen, eyes watered and hugs were shared following the first state championship win in program ...
Florida Fast 100 No. 8: ACY Contractors LLC Orlando Business Journal
Orlando-based ACY Contractors LLC has been on an upward trajectory of growth that saw company revenue grow an impressive 572.3 percent increase during ...
Windermere Elementary reaches golden milestone West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
Fifty years ago, the community's elementary school opened in a new and larger facility. It previously operated in downtown Windermere in what is now the ...
Candidates Face Off Orlando Times
As the 2018 primary approaches, Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidates have made the Trump administration their collective centerpiece opponent.
Rep. Val Demings honors Commissioner Billie Dean in US Congress The Apopka Voice
On April 12th Representative Val Demings of the 10th District of Florida honored Commissioner Billie Dean in the US Congress by reading a statement into the ...
Wekiva Mustangs football schedule announced The Apopka Voice
Last season the Wekiva High School Mustangs enjoyed their best season in its 10-year history with a 7-4 record and a trip to the state playoffs.
'Big Brother': Orlando teacher will compete Orlando Sentinel
The 16 hopefuls competing for $500000 on 'Big Brother' include Faysal Shafaat, 26, a substitute teacher from Orlando. CBS said his name is pronounced ...
Campus groundbreaking signals new day for community, downtown Orlando Florida Trend
Children from the Parramore community helped Central Florida leaders sink shovels into the dirt today at a groundbreaking ceremony ushering in a ...
Three-star Defensive End Stacy Kirby Signs LOI with USF, Spurns C. The Daily Stampede
To everyone's surprise, USF football landed three-star defensive end Stacy Kirby Tuesday afternoon during the first day of the new early signing period.
Mental Health Awareness Month Orlando Times
Photo Cutline: (left to right) Dr. Francisco Cruz, May Nunez, Dennis Diaz, Dr. Raul Cruz, and Jillian Barsimantov. 1 in 5 Americans is affected by mental health ...
Christian Chamber announces December speaker The Apopka Voice
From the cabbage fields of Flagler County to a senior director for Orange County schools, she was a trailblazer for women and African Americans.
50 Most Powerful: Tourism & Transportation Orlando Magazine
Harris Rosen Hotelier, Philanthropist. Orlando magazine's inaugural Most Powerful People list appeared in 2001 (at that time there were just 20 listed).
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