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West Orange student attacked after school, administrators say  WFTV Orlando

A student was attacked on campus after the bell rang to let out classes at West Orange High School Wednesday, school administrators said.



PHOTOS: West Orange High School Class of 2019 graduation  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School seniors said “farewell” to their high school days and “hello” to the future ahead of them at a graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 25 ...



West Orange High School football coach arrested  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Bob Head, the coach of the West Orange High School football team, was arrested Monday and accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.



West Orange High deputy retires after 31-year career  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Three decades of *service* with the Orange County Sheriff's Office has left John Dickson with strong relationships he expects will last a lifetime — many with whom ...



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 ...



WOHS thespians take audiences to the fair  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

West Orange High School's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “State Fair” runs from April 25 to 28.



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.”



WOHS band raising funds for London trip  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The West Orange High School Warrior Band is holding a huge rummage sale Saturday, April 13, to raise the funds necessary to send the musicians overseas to ...



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.



West Orange coach accused of hitting wife in head with wrought iron frame  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - A West Orange High School football coach was arrested on a domestic violence charge after he hit his wife in the back of the head with ...



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.



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.



West Orange Times: High 5 — June 20, 2019  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

In a 5-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader against the Sanford River Rats (4-7) on Saturday, June 15, Bryce Jackson (Clarion) led the Winter Garden ...



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.



PHOTOS: Ocoee High School Class of 2019 graduation  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Students in Ocoee High School's Class of 2019 were both nervous and excited as they graduated Saturday, May 25 at the Addition Financial Arena at the ...



Orlando man arrested for role in Haggins case; fund set up for family  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Luis Rivera Sr., 49, has bonded out of jail after being arrested for his role in the death of 16-year-old Bruce “B.J.” Haggins Jr., whose body was discovered in a ...



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.



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 ...



Police still searching for B.J. Haggins  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Sixteen-year-old B.J. Haggins, of Winter Garden, was last seen Friday, May 31, near Zanders Park and Bouler Pool. An Amber Alert was issued on the possible ...



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 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 ...



Make plans for eggs-citing Easter fun  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Easter events are planned throughout West Orange County for the next two weekends.



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 ...



Man pleas for help after son, 16, was abducted in Winter Garden  WFTV Orlando

The family of an Orange County teenager is searching for answers after their son was abducted, and they fear he might have been shot.



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 ...



West Orange graduate to attend U.S. Military Academy  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Greyson Everidge has accepted his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy and will begin at West Point in July.



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 ...



PHOTOS: Legacy High School Class of 2019 Graduation  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Legacy High School's Class of 2019 seniors celebrated their graduation on Saturday, May 25.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Encore shows of West Orange High's 'Bright Star'  Orlando Sentinel

West Orange High School presents encore performances of "Bright Star" this weekend.



Winter Garden teenager killed: Suspected shooter’s father paid to clean car where 16-year-old Bruce Haggins wa  Orlando Sentinel

Luis Mario Rivera Sr. paid $200 to clean the car in which 16-year-old Bruce Haggins was shot to death, then helped to burn Bruce's clothes and bury him near ...



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.



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.



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 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.”.



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 2016 Homecoming  West Orange Times

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



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.



Winter Garden teenager killed: Suspected shooter of 16-year-old Bruce Haggins arrested in Connecticut  Orlando Sentinel

The man suspected of shooting a Winter Garden teenager to death last month is in the Orange County jail after he was arrested in Connecticut, according to ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



East Ridge girls win Lakes first district lacrosse title  Daily Commercial

CLERMONT — The East Ridge High School girls lacrosse team became the first in history from Lake County to win a district championship Thursday when it ...



P&Z recommends approval of new downtown hotel  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Plans are moving forward for a proposal for a 60-room hotel in downtown Winter Garden after the city's Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval for ...



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

The teenager shot last school year at West Orange High has sued the district, arguing it was negligent.



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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, ...



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

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



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 ...



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.



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.



Windermere Prep student named National Merit Scholar Finalist  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors academic achievements of high school students each year in the U.S. While not named a National Merit ...



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.



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

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



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.



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 School 2016 Graduation  West Orange Times

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



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.



West Orange High artist featured in Mennello Museum exhibition  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Shannon Song's creative mind and talented hands are a winning combination on canvas, and the West Orange High sophomore is featured at the Mennello ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



West Orange's production of "42nd Street" features elaborate costumes  West Orange Times

The costumes in West Orange High's upcoming production of “42nd Street” have a storied history behind them. And there's a lot of them.



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.



West Orange High celebrates four decades  West Orange Times

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



PHOTOS: Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation ribbon cutting ceremony  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Orlando Health recently celebrated a new option for locals in need of post-acute care in Ocoee with the opening of its new Orlando Health Center for ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Community rallies around WOHS teacher after house fire  West Orange Times

Students and teachers have supported West Orange High teacher Jamee Gilson, whose home was burned in a March 7 fire.



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Maia Slowinski finds success at national fencing tournament | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

A member if the Ocoee weightlifting team, Maia Slowinski uses her time in the weight room to hone her skills on the fencing strip.



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.



BLACK TIE: CFHLA Gives 2019 Scholarship Luncheon  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association celebrated a big day during its CFHLA Gives Scholarship Luncheon, held on Thursday, April 25, at the ...



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 ...



Relief High School in Horizon West taking shape  West Orange Times

Walls are starting to go up at the West Orange relief high school construction site, and Doug Guthrie has been named principal.



Farm-raised former Marine has a passion for monster trucks  Daily Commercial

SUMTERVILLE — He first came to Florida with his family by winning a trip to "the three worlds: Disney World, SeaWorld and Circus World," said Sumterville ...



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 ...



Mark Brown retires after 32 years with OCPS  West Orange Times

Brown has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, athletic director and principal during his 32 years with OCPS.



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.



Center Stage: West Orange theater student performs at Jimmy Awards  West Orange Times

Emma Heistand, a rising senior at West Orange High School, performed on Broadway at the end of June, as a part of the Jimmy Awards.



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 ...



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 ...



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