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Apopka High School 80s Mass Class Reunion

May 1, 2016 by Sherrie Parker (Register to contact)

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We are proud to announce our first Apopka High School 80s Mass Class Reunion for 1980-1989 graduates. The reunion will be held on Saturday June 4, 2016 @ Fran Carlton Center. Tickets are $35 per person. Search our Facebook page: AHS 80s Mass Class Reunion to purchase tickets ASAP. You may also call/text (407) 701-XXXX or ***** for details. This is an event you don't want to miss!! #AHS80sReunion

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Blue Darter football coach Rick Darlington leaving Apopka  The Apopka Voice

Rick Darlington, the head football coach at Apopka High School, is expected to be named the new head coach at Enterprise High School in Alabama, according ...

Report: Guns used in shootout were stored in cars at Apopka High School  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

According to a newly released arrest report, Apopka police say the two guns used in an after-school shootout were stored in cars on campus on Friday.

APOPKA SHOOTOUT: Apopka High School students | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates obtained video that police said shows a shootout between two Apopka High School students after they left school Friday afternoon.

3 teens arrested following gunfire near Apopka High School  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Police arrested three teenagers Friday in connection with an argument that started at Apopka High School and culminated in a shooting. No one was hit by the ...

New Apopka High School principal is familiar with school, community  Apopka Chief

As a former math teacher, Lyle Heinz, the new Apopka High School principal, said he likes to look at the numbers in determining how the students are ...

Retiring Apopka High School teacher began career to help kids learn to love to read  Apopka Chief

Even though she was in her 30s, longtime Apopka High School teacher Sue Beechum, who will direct her final Apopka High graduation on Friday, May 25, and ...

Apopka High School: Donovan Henry suspended | WFTV | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

A now-former Orange County teacher is in trouble with the state.

Apopka High School Theatre Department presents Radium Girls  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Theatre Department is pleased to present Radium Girls, November 8th–9th at 7 pm and November 10th at 2 pm.

Shots fired near Apopka High School  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Authorities are investigating after shots were fired near a high school Thursday afternoon in Apopka.

Former Apopka Principal inducted into Orange County Public School Hall of Fame  The Apopka Voice

Dr. Joe Joyner, the son of two educators, served 23 years at Orange County Public Schools as a teacher, coach and eventually principal at Apopka High School, ...

EVANS HIGH SCHOOL: Gun found on campus Orlando | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

A 15-year-old boy was arrested Friday afternoon after bringing a stolen handgun to Maynard Evans High School, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Apopka High School Beta Club needs your help  The Apopka Voice

Our school has a population of over 3,400, sometimes it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. We have a diverse culture with over 54% of our students receiving free or ...

Rumor of possible threat at Apopka High School prompts added police presence, officials say  Orlando Sentinel

Principal Matthew Arnold did not elaborate on the nature of the possible threat or say when it may have been made.

Apopka High's Zack Greinke hits pitching milestone  The Apopka Voice

Zack Greinke reached a major-league milestone Sunday when he made his 400th career start against the San Diego Padres. Greinke pitches for the Arizona ...

Thousands of Central Florida students walk out calling for end to gun violence  Orlando Weekly

Thousands of Central Florida students joined nationwide school walkouts Wednesday to call for an end to gun violence and honor the people killed in a mass...

It's peach season at Apopka High School  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Theatre Department would like to invite you to their production of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood.

APOPKA: Lovenica Elma missing teen girl FDLE | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

UPDATE: FDLE tweeted late Thursday that Elma has been found safe.

Apopka and Wekiva begin their district journeys  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs both had big wins last Friday night. The Blue Darters defeated the Boone Braves 49-13, and the Mustangs ...

BREAKING NEWS: Matt Arnold named new principal of Winter Park High School  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Former Winter Park High School teacher, athletic director Matt Arnold returns as the new principal of the high school.

Blue Darters look to bounce back against state champ Dr. Phillips  The Apopka Voice

In the past three seasons, the DP-Apopka game has often looked like a preview of the state championships. The Blue Darters defeated the Panthers in all three ...

Windermere High choir to perform at Carnegie Hall  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Windermere High School's choir students have been invited to perform at one of the most well-known concert halls in the world: Carnegie Hall. Forty-four ...

Ernest C. Swift to be inducted into the Apopka Sports Hall of Fame  The Apopka Voice

Swift is affectionately known to many as “Coach Swift” was a 1965 graduate of Phillis Wheatley Senior High School. He is the son of Ernest Sr. and Thelma Swift.

Baptiste Orthodontics is now accepting new patients in Apopka |  Apopka Chief

Great News Apopka! Baptiste Orthodontics is so excited to announce that the final touches are being put on their new office at 12 S. Park Avenue in Apopka ...

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This Monday on LET'S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will discuss the hit to the $1 million per week Mueller Investigation ...

Skeletal remains found along rural Apopka road | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Human remains were found Friday along a rural Apopka road , the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Wolf Lake Boys Basketball team in County Championship Thursday night  The Apopka Voice

The County Championship game between Wolf Lake and Carver Middle Schools is at 7:15 PM Thursday night at the Edgewater High School Gym. Tickets are ...

Fitzpatrick announces bid for Orange County Public School Board Chair  The Apopka Voice

Matthew Fitzpatrick, an Apopka resident and former candidate for the District 7 Orange County Public School Board, announced on Facebook that he was ...

Apopka Boys Soccer Team holding youth clinic this month  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Boys Soccer Team invites all children ages 6 – 12 to participate in a free youth soccer clinic this month.

PTA vigil honors Parkland school shooting victims  Orlando Sentinel

PTA vigil in Orlando honors Parkland school shooting victims, urges change to ensure "this is the last candlelight vigil we have to hold for our students."

Blue Darter's star running back out for the season  The Apopka Voice

It's been a terrific start to the 2018 season for the Apopka Blue Darters. First, they posted an impressive 47-0 win over the Ocoee Knights on opening night in ...

Biography of an Apopka icon: The life and times of Billie Dean coming in 2020  The Apopka Voice

Reggie Connell, Managing Editor and Publisher of The Apopka Voice, has been given permission by Mr. and Mrs. Dean to write his biography, which is in the ...

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arriving in Apopka Wednesday  The Apopka Voice

From the City of Apopka. Apopka is so excited to bring the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to Kit Land Nelson Park on Park Avenue this Wednesday.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arriving in Apopka today  The Apopka Voice

Apopka is so excited to bring the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to Kit Land Nelson Park on Park Avenue today.

Apopka High School Debate: High Key, Blue Key  The Apopka Voice

By Matida (Staff Writer for The Blue and White Apopka High School Newspaper). Gainesville – Cobblestone streets, a clock tower, and students in their best ...

Student walkout: Central Florida schools | WFTV | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Students in schools in Central Florida have staged walkouts Wednesday to raise awareness about school safety and gun control.

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Monday Morning Quarterback: Wekiva rallies, Apopka struggles  The Apopka Voice

The Wekiva Mustangs rallied against Winter Park, but the Apopka Blue Darters struggled against Lakeland without its leading rusher Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton.

October 25 gala will raise funds for John Land Apopka Community Trust |  Apopka Chief

The first John Land Apopka Community Trust Legacy Gala will be held Thursday, October 25, at Highland Manor, 604 E. Main St., Apopka. The fundraiser gala ...

Biggest Apopka stories of 2016: Apopka High School gains national recognition  The Apopka Voice

This is the sixth in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year.

Apopka High football schedule announced  The Apopka Voice

Two non-district road games against a perennial powerhouse and a state runner-up in 2016 highlight the Apopka Blue Darter 2017 football schedule.

Apopka High School Ranked Among Nation's Most Challenging  The Apopka Voice

Apopka High School makes it on a national list of challenging high schools.

KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Carriage Hill in Apopka  Business Wire

APOPKA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of Carriage Hill, the builder's latest community of new ...

FHP: Apopka motorcyclist killed in early-morning I-4 crash | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

A 50-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he wiped out on I-4 near the Disney Springs exit early Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

OCPS Board Confirms New Apopka High School Principal  The Apopka Voice

Matt Arnold, the principal of Southwest Middle School, has been named the new principal of Apopka High School. He replaces Doug Guthrie, who was principal ...

Coach Delgado leaves Apopka High School  The Apopka Voice

James Delgado, the Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator since 2011 at Apopka High School, is leaving to take a job as ...

Smith draws on a diverse background in service to Apopka  The Apopka Voice

Alexander Smith is a product of Apopka. In many ways, he embodies its history, its struggle, and its growth like no other. Smith was born in poverty and raised in ...

2018 Back to School Fair: New year, new backpack, new partnership  The Apopka Voice

Apopka celebrated its Back to School Fair at the John H. Bridges Community Center. With the support of partners and members of the community, over 1000 ...

Apopka High School Alumni Begin a Reunion Tradition  The Apopka Voice

Apopka High School alumni gathered for the 1st Annual 80's Mass Class Reunion for graduates and those who attended, taught or worked at Apopka High ...

Arnold brings diverse experience to AHS  The Apopka Voice

Renaissance man Matt Arnold brings a diversity of skills and experience with him to Apopka High School as the school's new principal.

Nelson names Bass and VanCamp to executive team  The Apopka Voice

Two familiar faces are returning to Apopka to fill what Mayor-Elect Bryan Nelson is describing as his executive team - City Administrator and Executive Assistant.

Mayor Kilsheimer says goodbye to Apopka City Council  The Apopka Voice

Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer closed out his final meeting on the City Council last night with this statement: “I would like to begin these closing remarks by ...

Breaking News: Vehicle Fire at Apopka High School  The Apopka Voice

Breaking News: Updated at 3:15PM. Matthew Arnold, Principal of Apopka HIgh School, sent this message to AHS parents: ” A truck caught on fire on the ...

Apopka's new 'Welcome' sign not welcome  Orlando Sentinel

Apopka City Council voted against a sign that would have welcomed visitors to Orange County's second-largest city.

Apopka Bowling Team Wins National Title  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Boys Varsity Bowling Team competed today at the inaugural US High School Nationals in South Florida.

Former Apopka Blue Darter drafted into the NFL  The Apopka Voice

Hendrickson, a former tight end and defensive end for the Apopka High School Blue Darters football team, was drafted by the New Orleans Saints.

Hundreds 'cover the field' to support praying Apopka football...  WKMG Orlando

It's a tradition of faith that parents and students at Apopka High School refuse to break. A defeated football team "covered the field" in prayer Friday night.

Norell Pollard Commits to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech picked up a commitment at an important position of need on Monday night. Florida defensive tackle Norell Pollard announced for the Hokies.

Apopka High School seniors enroll in course for national EMT certification  Apopka Chief

Ten Apopka High School seniors took the first steps Wednesday, April 19, in a progressive career education program that will make them nationally certified ...

The curious history of Forest Avenue - Part Two  The Apopka Voice

This is the second in a two-part series entitled “The curious history of Forest Avenue.” The series investigates the origin of the road's name, details the racial ...

Apopka to open first new fire station in 20 years this week  The Apopka Voice

Station No. 5 is the first additional fire station opened in Apopka in 20 years – meeting the need for an improved emergency response in Orange County's ...

Former Blue Darter hoops star signs NBA deal  The Apopka Voice

From Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has signed guard ...

Ocoee native enters race for County Commission District 2  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

Apopka nursery owner Mark Byrd will be on the primary election this August in the race for the Orange County Commission, District 2.

Bowling Team receives National Championship Rings  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Boys Varsity Bowling Team competed today at the inaugural US High School Nationals in South Florida.

Apopka teacher arrested, charged with 22 counts  The Apopka Voice

Apopka police arrested an Apopka teacher Friday in a complex case involving her relationship with a 14-year-old student. According to the Apopka Police ...

Apopka High Bowling Team Competes at Nationals  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Boys Varsity Bowling Team competes today and tomorrow at the inaugural US High School Nationals in south Florida.

Homecoming events at Apopka High rescheduled  The Apopka Voice

Matthew Arnold, Principal of Apopka High School, announces the rescheduled events that were cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew.

Apopka High School announces Drama Department Officers  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Drama Department has big plans for the 2016-2017 school year. Here are the officers that will help make it happen.

Apopka High Valedictorian announced  The Apopka Voice

Apopka High School announced its Valedictorian for the 2015-16 school year.

Apopka High School Debate Team Prepares for National Tournaments  The Apopka Voice

Apopka High School debaters are still working to find funding for national tournaments. California in May and Utah in June.

Apopka High School Senior Named OCPS Super Scholar  The Apopka Voice

Apopka High School Senior September Porras is a girl with dreams, and one of them is about to be realized soon. Porras was recently named a “Super Scholar” ...

Apopka Blue Darters Sport Highlights  The Apopka Voice

Congratulations to the Blue Darter Wrestling team who beat West Port High School as well as seven other High School teams to bring home the District title on ...

High School Students Help Clean-up Apopka  The Apopka Voice

Over 200 volunteers participated in the neighborhood clean-up including more than 150 students from Apopka and Wekiva High Schools.

School Board member draws attention for activity in Apopka races  Orlando Sentinel

An Orange County school board member who's taken sides in Apopka's council race has found herself on both ends of recent complaints related to the political ...

Orange County announces shelter openings and locations  The Apopka Voice

Orange County will open shelters for the general population, including pet-friendly shelters beginning tomorrow morning, Saturday Sept. 9 at 9 a.m..

Father: 16-year-old Apopka boy killed on turnpike was 'treasure'  Orlando Sentinel

Mohabir Nandram never thought he'd have to bury a loved one so soon. In November, his wife Latchmin "Susie" Etwaroo collapsed outside the family home.

Blue Darters ranking still unanimous  The Apopka Voice

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings.

Apopka High School 80's Mass Class Reunion  The Apopka Voice

AHS Mass 1980's Class Reunion for everyone who worked, graduated, taught at Apopka High School in the 80's is invited to reunion events June 3rd and 4th.

Apopka High Debate Team Brings Home Medals  The Apopka Voice

While the rest of Apopka was enjoying a three-day weekend and observing Memorial Day the Apopka High School Debate Team was hard at work.

Filling critical need, hundreds of area high-schoolers enroll in health-sciences programs  Orlando Sentinel

Kyarra Garrett wants a career in health care — and she's not waiting to start her education. The Jones High senior is among a growing number of Central Florida ...

Apopka teenager is one of Florida's Top Youth Volunteers Of 2018  The Apopka Voice

An Apopka teenager has been named a Distinguished Finalist in the 23rd annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for 2018.

Wild sixth inning propels Olympia baseball past West Orange in district semi | Observer Preps  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

In the third meeting of the year between the Olympia Titans and West Orange Warriors, the Titans rallied back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Warriors 4-3 in the ...

Blue Darters ranked #1 in AP Poll  The Apopka Voice

The Associated Press published its Florida Football Poll last night, and the Apopka Blue Darters were coming off a 62-7 win. Where do you think they land?

Apopka High School Debate Team Reaches Their Goals  The Apopka Voice

Three members of the Apopka High School Debate Team will be competing next week in the National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament.

Apopka High School Students Review Lake Brantley's Bye Bye Birdie  The Apopka Voice

Review. By Meagan Renard and Max Kelly. As beautiful as a “Spanish Rose”, Lake Brantley's production of Bye Bye Birdie will definitely make you “Put On A ...

Why you should vote for Theresa Mott: In her own words  The Apopka Voice

From the Theresa Mott campaign. Over 25 years of community *service*. Hello Apopka. My name is Theresa Mott and I'm running for the Apopka City Commission ...

Apopka Memorial Middle School science teacher needs your help  The Apopka Voice

As a teacher in a diverse school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom.

Apopka High Grad KJ Dillon drafted by The Houston Texans in NFL Draft  The Apopka Voice

Apopka High School football standout KJ Dillon was drafted in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft (159th overall) by the Houston Texans today. Dillon, a three-year ...

Passport Day is this weekend  The Apopka Voice

Planning a family vacation? Excited for a study abroad program or mission trip? It all starts here at the Clerk's Office. Visit us to apply for your passport and take ...

Sapp was three-sport threat in Apopka  Northwest News and Tribune

In Warren Sapp's junior season at Apopka High School, he had two touchdown receptions, twice beating Lake Brantley defensive player Jason Varitek, who ...

How to Choose a New Principal - The Process and a Student's Perspective  The Apopka Voice

The selection process for a new Apopka High School principal is moving quickly. It may be over in a few days.

Apopka High Football takes on Miramar in Helmet Challenge  The Apopka Voice

The Florida High School Football Helmet Challenge, brought to you by strategic partner HSPN Sports. It celebrates high school helmets.

Apopka High School alumnus directs fighter jets  The Apopka Voice

This week an Apopka High School Graduate directs fighter jet traffic on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower somewhere in the Arabian Sea.

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.

AHS Drama Department announces schedule  The Apopka Voice

The Apopka High School Drama Department has announced their 2016-2017 schedule and is looking for support from the community.

Domino Effect: Windermere High athletic director hiring leads to changes throughout area --...  West Orange Times & Windermere Observer

The hiring of Fred Priest as athletic director of Windermere High School, which will open next fall, has set off a chain reaction within the high school athletics ...

Former Darter takes over reins of girls basketball team |  Apopka Chief

The captain and point guard of the 2008 state final four team, Brittany Hardy has worked her way up the coaching ladder, culminating with taking over the reins ...

Let's Talk About It - Episode 10: A way to help at-risk teens  The Apopka Voice

There is a new radio program that despite airing on the Winter Garden airwaves, has a distinct "Apopka" tone. It's called "Let's Talk About It".

Man armed with assault rifle carjacks Apopka woman, police say  WESH Orlando

An Apopka woman had the scare of her life Monday morning after police say a carjacker, armed with an assault rifle, confronted her as she was returning home ...

Four-star offensive tackle William Barnes excited to follow in footsteps of prior Apopka (Fla.) stars at U.S. Army All-American Bowl  USA TODAY High School Sports

Apopka (Fla.) four-star OT William Barnes receives his Army All-American Bowl jersey at his high school.

Apopka High Bowlers Honored by City Council  The Apopka Voice

At Wednesday's City Council meeting, the Apopka High School Boy's Bowling team were honored for their third consecutive state high school championship.

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