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COLUMN: DRC still running  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Former Mustang with Redskins for 12th NFL season.

Booker football coach suspended amid allegations he falsified grades  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dumaka Atkins, a former Booker and Florida State University standout, had coached at the school since 2016. Correction: An earlier version of this story ...

Goodwill, Booker High School partner on program for exceptional students  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A recent partnership of Sarasota County Schools and Goodwill Manasota has enabled Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students from Booker High School ...

Photos: Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/43] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Veterans Robert Digison of Sarasota and former Sarasotoan James S. Finger, now of West Palm, visit at the gravesite ...

Sarasota's Booker High School Ready For Its Close-Up  WUSF News

Booker High School serves the most diverse and underprivileged student body in the Sarasota County School District. It's also recognized for its rigorous.

Booker High graduation celebrates "one school, unlimited futures"

The Booker High School Class of 2019 graduated May 16 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

After Parkland: Students at Sarasota’s Booker High School honor the victims on year later

Sarasota County Schools are ranked one of the best in the state for implementing new security changes to keep students safe. Today we take a look at some of ...

Sarasota/Manatee high school athletes honored  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Olympian Gabby Douglas tells athletes 'Be yourself' at Herald-Tribune's Best of HT Preps Awards. SARASOTA --Be yourself was the theme at the Fourth Annual ...

COMMENTARY: Memories endure for those who saw the 1966-67 Booker High basketball team  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Jetson Grimes turned around to see Jack Nicklaus seated behind him. The 1966-67 Booker High School basketball team was so dominant, everyone had to ...

Actor Charlie Barnett returns to Booker High for fundraiser  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Star of 'Chicago Fire' and Netflix series 'Russian Doll' will attend a benefit for Booker's VPA program. In the 13 years since he graduated from Booker High ...

COMMENTARY: Into the Storm looks back at 1966-67 Booker dream team and its times  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A suitcase gets put inside the trunk of the Plymouth Barracuda. The lid won't close, so a rope is used to hold it down. A man and a woman climb into the car and ...

Booker High School fundraiser showcases student talent

Actor Charlie Barnett, of Russian Doll and Chicago Fire, also attended the event.

Booker High Grad Charlie Barnett to Speak at VPA Fund Raiser  Sarasota

The Booker High School Visual & Performing Arts Program (VPA) just got a nice boost to help ticket sales for its first-ever fund-raising event, Kaleidoscope of ...

Sarasota School Board talks money  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the position held by board members Goodwin, Zucker and Brown on how the district calculates its reserves.

PREP FOOTBALL: Booker tabs Baraka Atkins as interim coach  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

He replaces his brother Dumaka, who was suspended amid allegations that he awarded credit to students who had not completed work in a remedial math ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Williams, Clark give Booker a 1,000-point duo  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Tornado seniors have been working hard at their games since they were freshmen ... and it's paying off. SARASOTA. When Johnnie Williams and Jordan Clark ...

Photos: Photos: Booker High Football Practice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Booker High School Tornadoes practice on Tuesday afternoon. July 31, 2018; Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Buy Photo. [2/27]. Booker High School ...

PREP FOOTBALL: After slow start, Booker headed in right direction  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. Jeremiah Davis was upset. The Booker High football team opened the season with just one win in its first four games, heading into its off week.

Sarasota County principals receive their accolades  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Teachers are generally the first faces children see when they enter the classroom. But principals and assistant principals are the administrators ...

Booker Middle, Riverview High administrators collect district awards

Booker Middle School's principal and Riverview High's assistant principal were named tops in their fields by Sarasota County Schools at surprise ceremonies ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day performance sells out at Booker High School

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe performed a medley to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy to a sold-out crowd at Booker High School on Jan. 21.

Man sentenced to 8 years in prison after selling drugs near Sarasota County schools  WWSB

One man was sentenced to eight years in prison after selling drugs near Sarasota County Schools in 2017.

New LGBT student guidelines in place at Sarasota County schools  WFLA

Sarasota County schools now have new policies in place for gay and transgender students. The sudden announcement was met with controversy.

This high school senior wants to make change through writing  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Seth Morano won Embracing Our Differences' Best in Show award for his quote.

Higher concentrations of lead found in three Sarasota Co. schools  WWSB

Although there is no mandate that requires schools to test for lead, Sarasota County schools will be conduction voluntary water testing in the area.

Testing reveals traces of lead at three Sarasota schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

McIntosh Middle School, Venice Middle School and Englewood Elementary School all had lead in the drinking water that went beyond the EPA's recommended ...

Sarasota County schools strive toward success

Education Foundation of Sarasota County presented the Strive Awards on April 23.

Local Students Awarded for 2019 Embracing Our Differences Exhibit  Sarasota

The 2019 international art exhibit Embracing Our Differences runs Jan. 19 through March 15 in Bayfront Park.

2 More Teens Arrested In Bullying Attack On Police Officer  Sarasota, FL Patch

2 More Arrested In Bullying Attack On Sarasota Cop - Sarasota, FL - 2 more teenagers have been arrested in a group attack on an off-duty Sarasota police officer ...

Teachers of the year take home Sarasota schools top honor  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — People often say that the best part of a wedding is the look on the groom's face as the bride walks down the aisle. The same could be said about ...

Sarasota County Schools receives international award from University of Cambridge

Formally recognized for accessibility, sustainability and equity in its Cambridge International education program, Sarasota County Schools has been formally ...

Photos: PHOTOS: Football / Booker vs Palmetto  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Palmetto's Reese Lyons keeps Booker's #2 Jermiah Davis at bay during first half of Friday nights game. August 17, 2018; Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco.

Sarasota County Schools Receives 'District of the Year' Award from Cambridge International  Sarasota

Sarasota County Schools has received the District of the Year Award for 2017-18 in the mid-sized district category from Cambridge International, the world's ...

Sarasota School District honors volunteers  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Volunteers, businesses and community partners that donate their time helping students in the Sarasota County School District were recognized for their efforts ...

Booker High a cappella group showcases students talents  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — The Booker High School Music Department unveiled its community outreach vocal ensemble, Jet Streams, at the beginning of the 2017-18 ...

Hundley could face maximum punishment for recommendation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lincoln Memorial Academy principal could have educator's certificate revoked for five years, if state follows recommendation issued by judge on Friday.

Neighbors voice concerns after seeing a train cross Sarasota road with no warning signals  WWSB

The railroad in question passes through Myrtle Avenue, right behind Booker High School. The main portion of the railroad track is inactive, but there's a branch ...

Sarasota County Schools names ‘Honoring Our Own’ recipients  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

In honor of Black History Month, Sarasota County Schools recently recognized three talented African-American educators for their impact and contributions to the ...

Thirty years later, arrest made in 1988 Sarasota murder case  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Sarasota police announced Monday the arrest in a cold case from 1988.

Booker students stage benefit show for injured classmate  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Booker High School VPA's theater department students are doing what they do best to support a classmate who sustained a brain injury during a freak accident ...

School grades: Sarasota stays A and Manatee keeps B for 2018  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota ranks fourth in Florida based on number of total points. Sarasota County Schools maintained an overall A grade, and the Manatee County district ...

Booker principal earns state recognition

Booker High School Principal Rachel Shelley was named Florida's 2017 Principal of the Year.

Lead found in Sarasota schools: Should you be worried?  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Newly released test results show levels of lead above federal recommendations at McIntosh and Venice middle schools, and Englewood ...

Suspect named in 1988 killing of Sarasota woman  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

David L. Stephens, 62, is accused of homicide and sexual battery in the death of Judith Elaine Doherty, 23, who was found near Booker High School.

Photos: STRIVE Awards Luncheon - Education Foundation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Hundreds of students, parents and teachers attended the STRIVE Awards Luncheon at Micheal's On East on Tuesday. The STRIVE Awards Program recognizes ...

Young Booker grad works his way through Sarasota theater scene as dancer, actor and choreographer  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

From the eighth row of a final rehearsal for “All Shook Up,” a musical at The Players Centre, choreographer Brian Finnerty pops the top on a Diet Coke, takes a ...

Booker High School hosts upbeat graduation ceremony

The Booker High School Class of 2018 graduated May 17 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

Tickets for Kids gives away tickets to "The Lion King"

The group will give away 25 tickets to Booker High School students.

Booker High Limits Tickets For Graduation For 1st Time

Booker High Limits Tickets For Graduation - Sarasota, FL - Sarasota County Schools also announced the 2017 graduation schedule for its other traditional high ...

Sarasota Schools want to hear your feedback  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

School district is soliciting opinions in a climate survey.

Remembering Coach Larry Richardson  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Longtime Booker High football and track and field coach impacted hundreds of young men and women during his career.

PREP BASKETBALL: Rams edge Tornadoes  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. Determined to snap its losing streak against its city rival, the Riverview High boys basketball team got a number of players involved early.

Bowden accuser sues school district for discrimination  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The lawsuit, filed earlier this month, alleges that Lyna Jimenez-Ruiz was discriminated against and retaliated against for issuing a sexual harassment complaint.

New allegations from Sarasota students against teacher who was arrested  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

After the arrest last week of a Booker High School math teacher who was allegedly involved with a 16-year-old student in Manatee County, Sarasota County ...

6A STATE BOYS BASKETBALL: Prime time for Booker  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Grueling conditioning program prepares Tornadoes for 6A State Final 4.

Behind the Scenes of a Booker High School Musical  Sarasota

Get over 'Glee.' Forget 'Fame.' No one outshines the kids at our own Booker High VPA.

Booker HS Teacher Aide Named School-Related Employee of the Year

BHS Aide Named School-Related Employee of Year - Sarasota, FL - Anthony Chioccarelli Jr. was this year's top honoree. He was among 50 nominees selected ...

Sarasota school security: How did we get here?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What's the district's current plan for school security? Next year, the Sarasota County School District will have two separate types of school security: traditional ...

We are Sarasota celebrates inclusion, diversity  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

We Are Sarasota was an inspirational evening - a collaborative event hosted by the Sarasota Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Booker High ...

Prepped: Booker Highs little band that could  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Seven years ago, Booker High School had no marching band. Now the Whirlwind Brigade is hitting its stride with creative halftime shows that do more with less.

Pen Women present arts awards to high school seniors  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) – Sarasota Branch presented awards to high school seniors from Manatee and Sarasota schools in ...

Three good men showed him the possibilities  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It took three good men to get my attention so I could see possibilities for my education and future.My dad, my older brother and my mentor all stepped in when I ...

Student languishing after years in special needs program  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota School District is being accused of stunting the academic growth of a special needs student by placing him in an alternative program without his ...

Booker High School touts county Teacher of the Year

Language Arts teacher Khea Davis is awarded the Sarasota County Schools Teacher of the Year award.

Why Hire Teacher Under Investigation For Sex With Minor?  Sarasota, FL Patch

Parents Want To Know How Math Teacher Was Hired - Sarasota, FL - Following the arrest of a Booker High School math teacher for possessing child ...

Booker High School hosts timeless night

Students attended prom on May 20 on Michael's on East.

Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading kicks off 2019 summer mission  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

93 summer camps and day programs in Sarasota, Manatee DeSoto and Charlotte will participate this year.

Hundley defends himself in testy administrative showdown  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lincoln Memorial Academy principal Eddie Hundley asserted his innocence Wednesday, despite recommending Sarasota hire a teacher he knew was under ...

COMMENTARY: Book these new uniforms for Tornadoes  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Back in 2012, Dick Vitale came to the rescue of the Booker High School football team. The program's public plea for help in securing new uniforms was ...

Who knew what when? A timeline of the Quentin Peterson case  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lincoln Memorial Academy's board says questions over Principal Eddie Hundley's reference for a teacher under investigation for sexual misconduct are rooted ...

Booker High graduate James McGinn returns to perform a new dance program at RIAF  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

As the son of Deborah Vinton, a ballet teacher at Booker High School, and Peter McGinn, a painter and visual arts instructor at the Ringling College of Art and ...

State revokes Manatee principals teaching certificate  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

He receives a five-year revocation for endorsing a teacher suspected of sexual misconduct.

Lincoln Principal Eddie Hundley fires back  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Eddie Hundley, principal of Lincoln Memorial Academy in Palmetto, sought to clear his name against allegations that he knowingly wrote a job reference for a ...

Booker staff, students team up to clean Emma E. Bookers gravesite  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

When Booker High School Principal Rachel Shelley visited local education icon Emma E. Booker's Gulfport gravesite recently, she found Booker's tombstone ...

Booker High School graduates inspire spectators

The Booker High School class of 2017 and their loved ones recently proved that it's possible to be brought to tears at a graduation celebration where you don't ...

Superintendent wants to fire Booker High teacher - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Doug O'Connell could lose his job after students complain that he talked inappropriately about his sex life and shared "very vulgar" images of sexually ...

This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Jan. 31

A calendar look at our favorite arts and entertainment events taking place this week in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Venice and on Longboat Key.

New transgender rules in Sarasota County spark controversy  WWSB

On Tuesday evening, Sarasota County School Superintendent Todd Bowden released the transgender guidelines that allow students to use restroom and locker ...

State wants to revoke license of charter school principal in Manatee County  Bradenton Herald

The Florida Department of Education recommended probation and a revoked license for Principal Eddie Hundley, of Lincoln Memorial Academy, for the job ...

How Sarasota County hired a teacher under investigation in Manatee  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The teacher left Manatee County amid an investigation into alleged misconduct with a minor. Four months later, Sarasota hired him.

Manatee principal could lose license after recommending teacher accused of sexual misconduct  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A Manatee County principal who wrote job recommendations for a teacher suspected of sexual misconduct and later hired by the Sarasota County School ...

Sarasota County Schools pushes on with internal police force  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Board members approved more than $600000 worth of equipment and investment at Tuesday's meeting.

What to do in Sarasota on Memorial Day Weekend

Here are a few events to attend Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died in military *service*.

Photos: Community Video Archives - Hall of Fame Luncheon  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Community Video Archives celebrated their annual Hall of Fame luncheon at Micheal's on East on Monday. Four more inductees were entered into the Hall of ...

Charlie Barnett, Star of Netflix's Russian Doll, Launched His Career in Sarasota  Sarasota

Charlie Barnett, the star of the new hit Netflix series Russian Doll, came back to his hometown for a March fund raiser for his alma mater, Booker High School, ...

Palmetto charter principal maintains he didn’t know former teacher was facing charges  Bradenton Herald

Lincoln Memorial Academy Principal Eddie Hundley defended himself during a contentious six-hour long administrative hearing to determine whether he gave ...

The Suffragist Project Launch Party Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote  Sarasota

The bi-county project will celebrate the milestone in a variety of ways.

Booker High School Names New Girls Basketball Coach

Sarasota, FL - Loy Moore will lead the team and teach physical education classes at the school.

Thousands seek shelter during Hurricane Irma

Booker High School had never had to open its doors as a shelter before. As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, the school became a home to more than 1300 ...

Former State Champion Returns to Booker as Head Coach

Sarasota, FL - Markus Black, a 2006 graduate, will replace Phil Helmuth as boys basketball coach.

Choreographer creates ‘girlwoman’ during Ringling residency  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

When Leah Verier-Dunn launched Moving Ethos back in 2007, she found success as a young choreographer, but started feeling trapped by deadlines and ...

Manatee principal to fight claim that he covered for alleged sexual predator  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lincoln Memorial Academy principal Eddie Hundley will represent himself against allegations that he lied to help a suspected sex offender get a job in Sarasota.

Guns could be in the classroom as soon as next year. Here’s what some Florida teachers have to say  Tampa Bay Times

When state legislators passed a controversial school safety bill last year that required every public school to have an armed guard, they did not allow classroom ...

Top 5 Things To Do This Week in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, April 1-5  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

1. Sarasota Film Festival. The 21st annual Sarasota Film Festival will screen more than 200 movies including features, documentaries, shorts and child-friendly ...

Syesha Mercado on local upbringing, ‘Idol’ and ‘Mormon’  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Booker High School graduate working on a new album speaks about her time in Sarasota-Manatee and accomplishments outside of it. GBM Idol Talent ...

SRQ Daily Apr 13, 2019 - Saturday Perspectives Edition  SRQ Magazine

"Today's students will be the ones who will most urgently encounter the consequences of the heedlessness with which we have treated the planet that sustains ...

COMMENTARY: Keavany in a race to fight cancer  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice resident will run Monday's Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. One friend, Mike, died after a 22-month battle with ...

Booker takes interim tag off Atkins  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. Booker High School took the interim tag off football coach Dumaka Atkins, according to director of athletics Phil Helmuth. Helmuth said the search ...

County identifies several funding priorities at budget workshop

The workshop primarily involved budget updates and reports from various Sarasota County departmental leaders.

Manatee principal recommended teacher he knew was under investigation to Sarasota  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lincoln Memorial Middle School teacher Eddie Hundley was aware there was enough evidence for authorities to seize former Lincoln teacher Quentin ...

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