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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 ...

Bilter: Booker film at festival inspiring  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Last week I attended the Sarasota Film Festival on an invite to see the documentary “Into the Storm,” by film students from Booker High School. These brave ...

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 School holds remembrance to remember the lives lost in Parkland one year later  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Thursday marks one year since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here on the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Booker High student moves forward after emergency brain surgery  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Isabella Smith realized life is fleeting the day she underwent emergency brain surgery. On May 22, two days before the end of her junior year as a theater ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Embracing Our Differences gives two Booker students the chance to shine  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — For two Booker High School art students, getting selected for Embracing Our Differences' upcoming exhibit means the chance to show the world ...

Booker High School teacher to be named Barnes & Noble "National Teacher of the Year"  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Searching through a stuffed purple folder, Ellen Bausback scrambled to find a scholarship application when she found something else: a notice ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Students Are Saying About: Being a Boy, Living Without Pain and Welcoming Spring  New York Times

For the past couple of weeks in Current Events Conversation, we've been challenging students to talk to each other in the comments sections of our writing ...

Booker High School hosts upbeat graduation ceremony

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Booker named to list of top high schools for the arts  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Booker High School has been named among the Top 80 best high schools for the arts in America by, a website that analyzes data ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Seidman: Sarasota, how much do you care about the air we share?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Dust from cement processing across the street from Booker High School is causing concern.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

She was killed 30 years ago. Police say DNA technology helped them solve the cold case  Bradenton Herald

DNA helped solve another decades-old homicide investigation in Sarasota, police say. On Tuesday, Sarasota police announced they served an arrest warrant in ...

DNA Credited With Solving 30-Year-Old Florida Murder  Sarasota, FL Patch

DNA Credited With Solving 1988 Florida Murder - Sarasota, FL - The body of a 23-year old woman was found in a Sarasota field by a jogger on July 31, 1988.

Booker principal earns state recognition

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

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Parents attack, defend Sarasota schools LGBT guidelines  WFLA

Newly-adopted guidelines for LGBT students in Sarasota schools created hours of debate at Tuesday's school board meeting.

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 ...

Bowden accuser will remain on staff as teacher trainer  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Booker High School assistant principal who filed a discrimination complaint against the Sarasota County School District will remain on staff next year as a ...

Sarasota Police Department set to hold news conference Tuesday regarding 1988 cold case  WWSB

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino is set to hold a news conferee on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Sarasota Police Headquarters ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Booker High film students tackle teen court in documentary  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA -- When Booker High School Film Academy students brainstormed the topic for this year's documentary, they paused on the idea of teen court, ...

Booker High School hosts timeless night

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

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 ...

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 High School Names New Girls Basketball Coach

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

‘We Are Sarasota’ celebrates Civil Rights with speeches, songs  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota County Bar Association and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe take a local look at the Civil Rights movement.

Booker High grad heads to Puerto Rico for college basketball

Diamond signed to play women's basketball with the University of Turabo, in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, on May 22.

Sarasota Police solve 30-year-old cold case  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - A 30-year-old cold case has been solved by the Sarasota Police Department. Close. Subtitle Settings. Font. Default, Mono Sans, Mono ...

Sarasota was unaware of teacher investigation safeguard  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota District leaders look for answers after a Manatee teacher under investigation for alleged misconduct was hired in Sarasota.

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-Manatee students participate in national walkouts  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A month to the day since 17 people were killed in the Parkland school shooting, students in Sarasota and Manatee counties joined a national movement ...

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.

Sarasota students honored for achievement despite difficult circumstances  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Fifty district students were awarded $2500 scholarships from the Education Foundation for overcoming adversity.

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 ...

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 ...

Sarasota school district changes story on hiring of suspect  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

HR director contradicts superintendent about circumstances that allowed hiring of teacher under investigation in Manatee. Despite telling the Herald-Tribune last ...

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 ...

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 ...

Woman who filed complaint against district will not be retained  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lyna Jimenez-Ruiz, an assistant principal at Booker High School, had filed a sexual harassment allegation against Todd Bowden. The Sarasota County School ...

Sarasota high schools host walkouts to demand change, honor Parkland victims

Inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High following the mass shooting at the school Feb. 14, Sarasota students joined a national conversation ...

Key Chorale's festival honors heroes

The Sarasota Chorale Festival focused on local first responders.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Previewing Booker High School's Spring Musical  Sarasota

The Booker Visual and Performing Arts program presents Pippin, April 14-16. Here's our Q&A with Booker VPA director Scott Keys. (You can also get a ...

Former State Champion Returns to Booker as Head Coach

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

Orioles fans elated, SRQ adds non stop flights to Baltimore  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - The route to Sarasota just got a little bit easier for baseball fans. Flights to and from Baltimore to the Sarasota-Bradenton International ...

Good Deeds: Sarasota-Manatee businesses give back  Ocala

Thanks to a leveraged grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast recently launched five Beyond School Walls ...

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.

Booker High School seniors graduate to the real world

Another class of seniors from Booker High School moved their tassels from left to right during the commencement ceremony Saturday, May 30 at Robarts Arena.

Lincoln Memorial principal Hundley broke the law, DOE says  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A letter from Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart alleged that Lincoln Memorial Academy principal Eddie Hundley broke the law when he recommended ...

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 ...

Sarasota teens share what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message means to them

SARASOTA, Fla. — Instead of a parade, Sarasota held a “Unity Walk”: It's the 38th year for the walk down Dr. Martin Luther King Way Drive, ending at a park ...

At Booker Elementary, a celebration of STEM  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota school hosts a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Science Fair night.

Sarasota schools recognize volunteers and partners at ceremony  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School District recognized outstanding individual volunteers and business partners earlier this month, during its annual awards ceremony, ...

Tragedy spurs Sarasota high schoolers to act

Students say "enough is enough," and organize walkouts, rallies to make their points heard about school safety following the mass shooting in Parkland.

Booker shelter braces for Hurricane Irma

Booker High School has never had to open its doors as a hurricane shelter before. It's now home to more than 1200 evacuees.

Fraternity creates internship program for Booker High students  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Select Booker High students will soon be equipped with professional and life skills as they enter the career field thanks to a little help from two ...

Samoset Elementary needs sponsors for fifth grade trip to Washington, D.C.  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Samoset Elementary School is taking 18 fifth-grade grade students for the very first time on an educational trip to Washington, D.C., in May.The goal is to allow ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Tigers claw to 34-8 victory over Tornadoes  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA. Kickoff Classics often don't mean much unless a coach is trying to change a culture or find a diamond in the rough. Booker High head football ...

Photos: Gulf Coast Community Foundation's Better Together 2019  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Gulf Coast Community Foundation welcomed renowned educator, innovator, and activist Freeman A. Hrabowski III as the featured speaker for our 2019 Better ...

PEL donates concert proceeds to Sarasota YMCA youth shelter  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

In mid-January, Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth Inc. hosted a private concert at the Sarasota waterfront home of John and Shelly Corey.

ALL-USA players in Super Bowl LIII: Sam Shields  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sam Shields is a Super Bowl-winning cornerback on the Los Angeles Rams, but he was an ALL-USA wide receiver at Booker High School.

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