Although distribution didn’t begin until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, parents of students in Charlotte County Head Start programs were lined up at the Baker Center in Punta Gorda by 9:30 a.m. to get a variety of supplies.
Leaders of Drug Free Punta Gorda had planned on showing a documentary film at its April meeting, but since it has been canceled, the film will be available online for free.
The Punta Gorda Garden Club is now accepting applications for its higher education scholarships valued up to $3,000 each. High school seniors, former recipients, and graduate students may apply.
Melissa Crowder enjoyed spending the morning with her two children at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda on Thursday. She said she’s trying to ensure they get some outdoor time every day and limit the use of technology during the extended spring break.
All Charlotte County and Sarasota County teachers are scheduled to report to their classrooms on Monday, March 23. That plan has caused a surge of panic among some parents and educators.
Charlotte County Public Schools is sponsoring a “Spring Break Read and Feed” program at area libraries this week, and the program could likely run through next week.
Florida Southwestern State College in Punta Gorda issued an alert late Tuesday afternoon stating that the Spring Commencement for 2020 has been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and large community gatherings.
PORT CHARLOTTE — In a new twist on homework, students at Charlotte Preparatory School have been working with mentors and faculty recently to create a business plan for establishing the “Phin Shop,” a new student-led school store.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — While this weekend may be the beginning of spring break, Charlotte County students and staff will be required to comply with some regulations before returning to school.
The State College of Florida has announced a person associated with the school is currently in self-isolation after coming in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
PORT CHARLOTTE — In a robust effort to combat the coronavirus, the Charlotte County School Board announced there will be a districtwide deep cleaning project planned during spring break beginning Monday.
PORT CHARLOTTE — A barbecue fundraiser is planned to be held at Papa G’s student-run dining room at Charlotte Technical Center in Port Charlotte on Thursday. There will be smoked brisket, barbecue shrimp, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and baked beans.
Third-grade elementary students from around Charlotte County had the chance to perform with members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra last week at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Port Charlotte High School produced its first “Diversity College and Cultural Activities Fair” Feb. 6 to celebrate Black History Month.
PORT CHARLOTTE — It was a family affair on Thursday evening at Murdock Middle School, as students along with their siblings and parents participated in a Family Fun Night, organized by Chell Pender, title 1 family associate at the school.
Discussing ideas ranging from withdrawing the troops overseas to gun control in America, the Port Charlotte Model United Nations Immigration Debate covered those issues and beyond at an event Saturday at Florida Southwestern College.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Although it was a car show, twin brothers Landen and Tanner Godown brought their chopper bicycles to the event at Port Charlotte High School on Saturday morning. They were shined up and on display for attendees to check out.
Ron Taylor has dedicated the last 35 years of his life as a caregiver to his son, Micah, who struggles with cerebral palsy. He understands the daily challenges are not easy. He also realizes that while there are bad days, there can be good days, too.
A House Bill that proposes merging two independent colleges in the state with the University of Florida is moving along in the Florida Legislature.
POST CHARLOTTE — Nikki French understands the challenges that children with autism face in classrooms each day. Her daughter has been in the “Purple Wing” at Lamarque Elementary School in North Port for the past three years.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Students at Peace River Elementary School learned about renewable energy and how to save electricity Tuesday at an entertaining and interactive program.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Model UN students from Port Charlotte High School will be debating U.S. Immigration Policy offering arguments from “both sides of the aisle” on Saturday Feb. 29 at Florida SouthWestern State College.
PORT CHARLOTTE — A local young woman received some help recently to pursue her career goal of installing, maintaining, and repairing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
PUNTA GORDA — Although Pi Day isn’t until March 14, students and teachers at Florida SouthWestern College celebrated the mathematical concept March 4 with activities at the school.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Port Charlotte High School Drama Troupe 0922 will present its spring musical “Once On This Island” this month, with several shows at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center auditorium.
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte County School Board recognized school resource officers from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the Punta Gorda Police Department Tuesday evening.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Port Charlotte Middle School leaders invited 35 professionals to come to the school recently and discuss career opportunities with students. The students were encouraged to speak to at least 12 and ask questions about the college courses they may have taken to get into their…
Members of the Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis Club and Sunrise Too delivered various school supplies to teachers at Peace River Elementary and Neil Armstrong Elementary on Jan. 23.
The local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its annual Reach to Teach Fashion Show, featuring fashions from Dillard’s, at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club on Jan. 26.