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West Orange High football coach arrested on domestic violence charge  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

The football coach at West Orange High School is arrested on a domestic violence charge, according to the Winter Garden Police Department.



West Orange football coach Bob Head arrested on domestic violence charge  Orlando Sentinel

West Orange High School head football coach Bob Head was arrested Monday, accused of striking his wife in the head with a decorative object during an ...



Charlie Brown is coming to town at WOHS theater  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School thespians will take the stage Feb. 14 to 17 for their production of “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”



West Orange football coach arrested on domestic violence charge  WESH 2 Orlando

The head coach of the West Orange High School football team was arrested Monday on a domestic violence charge.



West Orange High choir director wins Grammy  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Dr. Jeffery Redding received the Grammy Music Educator Award, which is given to one teacher for his or her role in shaping students' lives through music.



Grammy-winning West Orange High choir director receives warm homecoming  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High's Dr. Jeffery Redding, director of choral activities, returned home this week after receiving the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award.



Marching Warriors invited to London  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The marching band at West Orange High has received an invitation to participate in the 2020 London New Year's Day Parade.



Bob Head will not return as West Orange football coach  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Prosecutors did not find the case suitable for prosecuting Head for a domestic incident.



WOHS theater flooding poses challenge for latest production  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High theater students faced an extra challenge as they worked on their production of “Little Women” — a bathroom leak caused the school's ...



PHOTOS: West Orange High School Graduation 2018  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Both cheers and tears were shared at the West Orange High School graduation ceremony of 2018, held Tuesday, May 29, at the Amway Center in downtown ...



Dr. Redding in Grammy finals  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Jeffery Redding, director of choral activities at West Orange High School, is among the Top 10 finalists in the running for a Grammy Music Educator Award.



Popular “Ab” retires from teaching at WOHS  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Thirty-six years after taking a teaching position at West Orange High School, Peter Abatiello has decided now is the time to give up his history textbooks and ...



Garden Choir’s 11th season begins August 20  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Garden Choir's 11th season will feature four main concerts in addition to performances at various other events.



Suspicious backpacks discovered at Lakeview Middle leads to evacuation  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Winter Garden police evacuated Lakeview Middle school students after having located two suspicious backpacks this morning.



WOHS to recognize 2018 Hall of Fame  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School has selected 11 Warriors past and present to represent the 2018 Hall of Fame. Retired teacher Peter Abatiello started the program in ...



West Orange High valedictorian duo preps for next steps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The road to achieving valedictorian status isn't an easy one— and it doesn't even start in high school, according to West Orange High School's 2018 ...



WOHS theater students reflect on thespian festival  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School's theater students took their production of “Bright Star” to the International Thespian Festival in June.



Sports Spotlight - West Orange Times & Observer: Livy Correa  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School senior cheerleader Livy Correa is excited to be one of the captains for the Warriors this fall.



West Orange-area graduates earn National Merit Scholar status  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

At least eight recent high-school graduates from the West Orange-area have earned National Merit Scholar status.



West Orange High lockdown lifted, no weapon found  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Orange County Public Schools said West Orange High was placed on lockdown Friday morning after a threatening note was found in a campus bathroom.



West Orange golf coach Kevin Valentine survived, then thrived, after tragedy | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

More than 20 years removed from an accident that cost him his left leg — and nearly his life — Kevin Valentine is committed to helping others, whether as the ...



Meet Orange County School Board District 7 candidate Eric Schwalbach  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Read our exclusive Q&A with Orange County School Board District 7 candidate Eric Schwalbach.



PHOTOS: Rube Goldberg competition at West Orange High School  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Elementary school students from about 15 Orange County schools competed in a Rube Goldberg machine competition on Saturday, April 7, at West Orange ...



United Premiere Soccer League pro development team makes its home at West Orange High  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

America Soccer Club — America SC, for short — is playing its home games in the UPSL at West Orange High School after joining the league in April. The team ...



PHOTOS: West Orange High School Football Fans  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

WINTER GARDEN West Orange High's students and parents didn't hold back on their school spirit in the school's preseason debut against its newest rival, the ...



GALLERY: West Orange High School Graduation 2017  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School's more than 900 graduating seniors proudly moved their tassels to the left side of their caps after their ceremony on Tuesday, May 30, ...



Windermere High ranks in top 20 fundraising high schools list  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

In 2018, Windermere High ranked 13th in the nation for Children Miracle Network's list of top fundraising high schools.



4,300 and counting at West Orange High School  West Orange Times

It's 9 o'clock Monday morning at West Orange High School, and Bill Floyd makes his way through the courtyard on his first day of classes at the most-crowded ...



GALLERY: West Orange High School 2016 Homecoming  West Orange Times

The school crowned its 2016 Homecoming queen and king Oct. 27 before the football game against Wekiva.



Q&A with West Orange High School Theatre Willy Wonka cast members  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Grab your golden tickets: The West Orange High School Theatre Department will welcome the community to its chocolate factory for five performances of “Roald ...



West Orange High thespians honored with ring ceremony  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School thespians were honored with a ring ceremony Thursday, March 8, to recognize their achievement with their production of “Bright Star.”.



Dr. Phillips wrestling returns to form | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Dr. Phillips boys wrestling continues to grow under second-year head coach David Aubrey.



West Orange's Lexie Blair to play in softball All-American Game | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Lexie Blair, a West Orange High School graduate and University of Michigan signee, was named to the roster for the East team June 1. The Premiere Girls ...



PHOTOS: WOHS Homecoming Parade  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High students participated in a spirited hometown parade along Plant Street in Winter Garden.



West Orange Seniors walk out a final time  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Silly string, shaving cream, proud parents and many excited students in the Class of 2018 were part of the WOHS Senior Walkout Tuesday, May 15.



Sunset Park Elementary gears up to select new principal  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Former Sunset Park Elementary Principal Janet Bittick was tapped to serve as the new principal of Eccleston Elementary.



After 19 years with the West Orange High Theater Department, Ken Rush has decided to retire  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Rush plans to move to New York City after retiring at the end of the 2016-17 school year.



PHOTOS: West Orange High Homecoming King and Queen  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

WINTER GARDEN During West Orange High School's homecoming dance on Saturday night at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, the ...



West Orange students, parents say 4,200-student campus has big spirit, challenges  Orlando Sentinel

WINTER GARDEN — Ask the parents who lobbied for a relief school for West Orange High, and they'll tell you 4200 students on a campus built for 3000 is too ...



Threatening call causes lockdown at Windermere High School  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

A threatening phone call made to law enforcement caused Windermere High School to go under lockdown Friday morning.



FORECAST: How Orange County Public Schools looks to accommodate growing student population  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

When trying to accommodate West Orange's unprecedented growth, Orange County Public Schools officials are tasked with looking at more factors than you ...



Melvin Henry takes VFW helm  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Melvin Henry considers himself the right man for the position — commander of the West Orange VFW Post 4305 in Winter Garden. Members elected him last ...



West Orange High Hall of Fame to honor 15 finalists  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The West Orange High School Hall of Fame committee announced 15 finalists to be inducted this year in the areas of arts, academia and athletics.



PHOTOS: West Orange High School Theatre presents "Willy Wonka"  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Golden Tickets were cashed in over the weekend as West Orange High School Theatre students took their production of “Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka” to the stage.



BREAKING: Principal Szcinski leaving West Orange High  West Orange Times

Douglas Szcinski, the principal of West Orange High School for the last three years, has announced that he is leaving the Winter Garden school. He is taking a ...



Windermere High choir to perform at Carnegie Hall  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The choir will take the stage at the legendary venue next April.



West Orange High parking spaces get a personal touch  West Orange Times

WINTER GARDEN When the dismissal bell rings at 2:30 p.m. at West Orange High School, it only takes a few moments for the student parking lot to be filled with ...



Stetson offers college credit for high-school accounting course  The West Volusia Beacon

Stetson University is the first university in the state of Florida to sign an agreement with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to provide students an ...



Meet Orange County School Board District 7 candidate Melissa Byrd  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Read our exclusive Q&A with Orange County School Board District 7 candidate Melissa Byrd.



Central Florida's National Merit semifinalists announced  Orlando Sentinel

More than 100 Central Florida high school students are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, meaning their scores on the PSAT — a ...



Teenager shot at West Orange High files lawsuit against school district  Orlando Sentinel

A teenager shot at West Orange High school last school year has sued the Orange County school district, alleging its negligence led to his injuries. The lawsuit ...



New west Orange high school gets its name: Windermere High School  Orlando Sentinel

Windermere High School is name for Orange County's newest high school.



Magnolia High places eight students in All-State Choirs  Magnoliareporter

Magnolia High School choir students competed in Conway on Friday for placement in the 2019 Arkansas All-State Honor Choirs.



Warriors surpass goal, raise $31K for Children’s Miracle Network  West Orange Times

Students participated in dancing and contests during the Feb. 18 Warriorthon.



PHOTOS: 31st annual Light Up Winter Garden  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Visitors to downtown Winter Garden enjoyed an afternoon of festive fun as the City kicked off the holidays with the annual Light Up Winter Garden.



Community rallies around teacher injured in car crash  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Windermere High teacher Steven Norman recently was involved in a three-vehicle accident.



GALLERY: West Orange High School 2016 Graduation  West Orange Times

More than 800 Warriors crossed the stage at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.



After surviving drive-by shooting, West Orange football star ready for season  West Orange Times

WINTER GARDEN The scar running along the base of Naquan Renalds' neck is the physical reminder of the moment when the rising senior on the West Orange ...



Winter Garden exhibit examines historic homes  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The WGHF takes a look at the city of Winter Garden's earliest residential structures, some of which are still standing.



West Orange football to play game in Hall of Fame Stadium next fall | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Warriors football program finalized a deal to play a game against Ohio's McKinley High Sept. 7 at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.



Amy Stotler: Cow belle of Winter Garden  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Some of Amy Stotler's best friends have hooves, a coarse and wet tongue and a penchant for oranges. The rancher has spent her life in show rings and cow ...



West Orange student with Asperger’s syndrome arrested after incident  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

WINTER GARDEN – Ashton Gelfand, a former ninth-grade student at West Orange High School, was arrested Thursday, March 2, after an altercation in his ...



Parents balk at proposal to move Bridgewater students  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

WEST ORANGE – Although parents and Orange County public Schools officials agree overcrowding continues to be a problem at Bridgewater Middle School, ...



WOHS artist accepted into Dali Museum’s Student Surrealist Art Exhibit  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High senior Chanel Collison will be featured at the 2018 Student Surrealist Art Exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.



West Orange High green-lights girls wrestling program  West Orange Times

The Warriors' first girls wrestling squad is fielding interest from at least 20 students so far and expects to begin training for the winter 2016-17 season this fall.



Local boy battling cancer asks for cards, letters in the mail  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Carter McPherson, 4, looks forward to checking the mail every day and when he sees his name on the envelopes, his world gets a little brighter.



Principal Bill Floyd leaving Ocoee High for West Orange  West Orange Times

He is leaving Ocoee High after six years at the helm.



BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - A Journey INTO THE WOODS at West Orange High School  Broadway World

A forest has sprung up in Winter Garden, FL as West Orange High School's production of Into the Woods approaches opening night. The fairy tale musical, ...



PHOTOS: West Orange marching band performs in Philly  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The band spent Turkey Day 2017 performing in the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.



Bradshaw Strong  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Community support has been overwhelming for Gunnar Bradshaw, a former West Orange High baseball standout facing bone cancer.



Student in custody after shooting classmate outside Florida high school  New York Daily News

A suspected high school shooter in Central Florida is in custody after shooting a fellow student just as classes were getting out Wednesday afternoon, according ...



Two injured in Winter Garden drive-by shooting  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The drive-by shooting occurred at Zanders Park around 9 p.m. on Monday, June 4.



Yarn artist knits quirky décor for public spaces  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Winter Garden resident Jennifer Parrish enjoys using her self-taught crochet skills to beautify public spaces using colorful yarn and a bit of imagination.



West Orange quarterback earned scholarship offers, teammates' respect -- Observer Preps  West Orange Times

UCLA commit Austin Burton is now hoping to lead the Warriors out of a nosedive and into the state playoffs.



Homecoming king with Down syndrome dies  Orlando Sentinel

As a teen with Down syndrome, Travjuan "Bubba" Hunter of Winter Garden charmed pretty much everyone he met. He died Friday at 20.



West Orange High celebrates four decades  West Orange Times

West Orange High School invited 40 years of staff and students to recognize the anniversary.



Florida high schools, Tim Tebow rally around Foundation Academy football player paralyzed after car crash  Orlando Sentinel

Foundation Academy football player Bailey Trinder and his family have experienced a surge in support from Florida high schools and Tim Tebow following a car ...



West Orange High School student attacked, dragged, nearly...  WKMG Orlando

A West Orange High School student was hit and dragged as she was walking to her bus stop Tuesday morning, deputies say.



OSCEOLA COUNTY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: ACCUSED MOLESTER  WFTV Orlando

Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson told Channel 9 on Thursday afternoon that there are more potential victims of a fired substitute teacher accused of ...



GALLERY: West Orange High School senior walkout 2016  West Orange Times

West Orange's senior walkout was a loud and happy gathering.



Fighting cancer like a warrior  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High freshman Brandon Paulikas is staying positive after a leukemia diagnosis last week. Classmates have started a #BrandonPStrong campaign ...



Sports Spotlight - West Orange Times & Observer: Caroline Schmitt  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Caroline Schmitt has built a reputation as one of the hardest workers on the West Orange girls wrestling team.



GALLERY: West Orange High vs. Foundation Academy  West Orange Times

WINTER GARDEN The West Orange Warriors and Foundation Academy Lions kicked off the 2016 season Aug. 26 with the Battle of Winter Garden. Both teams ...



Obituary: John Keith Still  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

John Keith Still, 42, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Keith was born Jan. 30, 1976, to John Dale Still and Virginia Morris Paice. He was a graduate of West ...



Seniors lead West Orange girls soccer into home playoff game -- Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

WINTER GARDEN The West Orange girls soccer team has made the playoffs for each of the previous three years that its current senior class has been on ...



Auto shop owner creates metal art  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Scott Nemiro creates metal home décor pieces from his auto shop.



Open house at Windermere High School | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Orange County Public Schools will host an open house Wednesday to invite the public to tour the new Windermere High School.



Ahead of playoffs, West Orange softball boasts improved depth at pitcher -- Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

*Fresh* off of winning its third district championship in as many seasons, the West Orange softball team is preparing to host a regional quarterfinal playoff game ...



GALLERY: Windermere High School Football Fans  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Wolverine Nation dressed in green and blue to cheer on their team as it played its first football game.



Lifetime achievement: Stotler reaches FFA Hall of Fame  West Orange Times

The Ag teacher made many major contributions to agriscience education and FFA at West Orange High School and in Florida.



WO alum Jalen Julius climbing depth chart at Ole Miss  West Orange Times

After redshirting for the 2015 season — his first on campus in Oxford, Ms. — West Orange High alum Jalen Julius seems poised to make an impact at Ole Miss ...



Obituary: Kimberly Dyan Dodge  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Ms. Dodge, 36, formerly of Winter Garden, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.



PHOTOS: Winter Garden Police Athletic League’s Donut Dash 2018  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

WINTER GARDEN Hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts were a welcome sight at the finish line during the Donut Dash 5k race on Saturday, Oct. 13. Held at ...



PHOTOS: Dr. Phillips High School Theatre presents "Guys and Dolls"  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Audience members were taken on a trip back in time to the 1950s as Dr. Phillips High School Theatre students took their production of “Guys & Dolls” to the ...



PHOTOS: Winter Garden Christmas Parade 2017  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Winter Garden Christmas Parade held Saturday, Dec. 2, featured dozens of holiday-themed creative floats, singers and dancers who paraded down Dillard ...



A familiar ring  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

A man who lost his high school class ring more than two decades ago is getting it back thanks to the kindness of strangers.



Special Olympics team shows heart, hustle on way to hoops championship  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Renegades, a West Orange-based adult five-on-five basketball team, won first place in its division at the Special Olympics Florida State Championships in ...



Gunnar Bradshaw going strong  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The 21-year-old Winter Garden resident has completed his chemotherapy treatments and has been declared cancer-free.



PHOTOS: Continuing a painting tradition at WOHS  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The student parking lot at West Orange High School was full on Saturday, Aug. 19, but there were no vehicles in the spaces. Class of 2018 seniors — along with ...



3 students hospitalized after eating possibly laced gummy bears  WESH Orlando

Three out of five Orange County high school students were hospitalized Friday after they ate "gummy" style candy that might have been laced with an illegal ...



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