On August 9th, 2008 The School Dsitrcit of Osceola County, Florida dedicated its latest masterpiece of education. The new Harmony Community School. This one of a kind technologically advanced K-8 facility is the proto type of what will come in the future regarding state of the art learning expriences for our children.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
Imagine touch screen computer enhanced "Smart Boards" replacing conventional white boards or old fashioned black boards. "Smart Boards" have been used on the University level- however, this is the first Elementary/Middle School utilizing the integrated system for youngsters.
"We are so excited about our new school, what a difference compared to the trailers we had last year!" exclaimed Deanie Powell, fourth grade teacher at the Harmony Community School.
The new school comes as a welcome replacement to the series of portable classrooms which dotted the edge of Buck Lake on Schoolhouse Drive in Harmony. The cramped old quarters did not thwart the school's dedication for the pursuit of excellence. The school performed well over the last 2-3 years since evolving from its Charter School roots. Intimate class size may have contributed to the stellar performance the school has demostrated as an entire grade consisted of just one portable.
Now occupying the new school, grade sizes have been expanded offering teaching opportunities to some of Oscela County's best and brightest educators. The students are equally excited about the state of the art facility.
Built in ceiling speakers and wireless microphones allow students to clearly hear their teachers from any given point in the classroom. Aided by the "Smart Boards" students are able to accelerate their learning experience with hands on technology.
This school is the new prototype for the next generation of schools to be built in the future in Osceola County, Florida.
The School District recently included the Community of Bay Lake Ranch in a rezoning effort to ease over- crowding in other elementary schools in the area. As a result the benefit to home owners in Harmony, Bay Lake Ranch and Bay Lake Estates opens opportunities to their children previously not provided.
Currently home values in Harmony range from $169,000-to over $1,000,000 the new school certainly will have a positive effect on the community at large.
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