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City of Ocala announces paid internship program for high school students

The City of Ocala is offering a paid summer internship program for 11th and 12th grade students.

Vanguard High School hosting murder mystery dinner show in February

Vanguard High School's VHS Players are hosting an interactive murder mystery dinner show in February.

Marion County schools report 870 positive COVID-19 cases, over 2,000 quarantines during last week of school

During the last week of school (January 8 to January 14), Marion County Public Schools reported 870 new positive COVID-19 cases and over 2,000 quarantines.

Marion County’s Teacher of the Year announced at Golden Apple Gala

Congratulations to West Port High School's Leah Bender who was recognized as Marion County's 2022 Teacher of the Year.

MCPS combating bus driver shortage with upcoming ‘Bus Blitz’ hiring event

To help combat a bus driver shortage, MCPS is hosting a 'Bus Blitz 2' hiring event on January 25 at multiple strategic locations in Ocala and Citra.

MCPS seeking community feedback on annual survey

MCPS is requesting feedback on its effectiveness and academic efforts, and the survey will remain open for parents, families, and community members to share their feedback through February 4.

American Legion offering scholarship opportunities for Marion County high school students

The American Legion is hosting a multi-level contest for local high school students, and scholarships will be awarded from $500 to $25,000.

MCSO offers training for local certified storm spotters

MCSO is teaching the local community how to spot early signs of severe weather, and registration is open for the next training class in March.

Leadership MCPS program accepting applications for inaugural class

MCPS is accepting applications for its Leadership program which consists of eight monthly sessions that will give community members a behind-the-scenes look at how the county's classrooms operate.

MCPS seeking public feedback on new math textbooks, materials

During an event at Marion Technical Institute next week, MCPS will seek the public's input on new math textbooks and materials that are being considered for next school year.

Discovery Center’s Spring classes beginning this month, registration still open

The Discovery Center’s Spring classes are beginning on January 18, and participating children can experiment with chemistry, robotics, programming, and more.

Early Learning Coalition opening new learning trail in Ocala

The Early Learning Coalition is opening a new Born Learning Trail in Ocala, and it will include 10 signs that contain activities designed to promote interaction between parents and children.

Vanguard High School senior wins ‘Shark Tank’ style competition

Vanguard High School senior Emilio Armas won a local 'Shark Tank' style competition with his startup company Mylomusic Designs. His company invents and manufactures audio mixing hardware used in the music and entertainment industries.

Basics for Babies holiday donation drive underway in SW Ocala

Early Learning Coalition is holding a holiday donation drive in southwest Ocala to benefit local families that are in need of baby supplies.

Vanguard High School senior surprised with four-year scholarship

After initially being told that she was not selected, Vanguard High School senior Zaniyah Williams was surprised last week with the ‘Leaders for Life’ four-year scholarship.

Discovery Center’s Spring classes beginning next month, registration open

The Discovery Center’s Spring classes are right around the corner, and participating children can experiment with chemistry, robotics, programming, and more.

Marion County schools report small drop in COVID-19 cases

During the last week of school (December 4 to December 10), Marion County Public Schools saw another small drop in the number of COVID-19 cases among students and employees.

MCSO Citizens Academy registration now open

Registration is now open for the Marion County Sheriff's Office's upcoming Citizens Academy, a free course that teaches the public about the inner-workings of MCSO's various units.

Marion County’s 2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists, Rookie Teacher of the Year announced

Congratulations to the nominees for Marion County's 2022 Teacher of the Year (Beth Abel, Leah Bender, Jennifer Bourque, Joanne Houghton, and Hannah Whitston) and the 2022 Rookie Teacher of the Year (Melinda Kimball).

MCPS seeking public input on development of early childhood learning academy

Marion County Public Schools is seeking input from parents and community members to help develop the concept of a new early childhood learning academy.

Ocala Christmas Parade marching onto television sets this weekend

The 65th annual Ocala Christmas Parade hits city streets this weekend, and residents will be able to relive the festivities on television and YouTube.

Local middle school students surprise Ocala Police Department with car wash

Howard Middle School students showed their appreciation for local law enforcement by washing multiple Ocala Police Department patrol cars.

Marion County schools report small increase in COVID-19 cases

During the last week of school (November 20 to December 3), Marion County Public Schools saw a slight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among students and employees.

Marion County School Board vice-chairwoman earns certified distinction

Allison Campbell, the newly elected vice-chairwoman for the county's school board, recently earned Certified Board Member status along with an "Emerging Leaders" honor.