EARTH DAY 2021: WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Every year, Earth Day celebrates all things wild on this big blue planet of ours. Here in the Keys, there’s no shortage of amazing places and animals....

KEY WEST TEACHER RUTH HOLLAND NAMED OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR

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Key West High School veteran teacher Ruth Holland has been selected by the Florida Division on Career Development and Transition (FL DCDT) as the recipient of the...

SCHOOL DISTRICT PONDERS STATE GRADES

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Monroe County school officials say they are undecided about whether to seek the annual grade assigned to the district by the state, until they see what other...

UPPER KEYS WEEKLY’S STUDENT OF THE WEEK

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The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Coral Shores’ faculty and staff in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including...

Owen Pitchford, Katerina Nikiforova named top athlete scholars

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Marathon High School seniors Owen Pitchford and Katerina Nikiforova were named to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team for the 2020/21...

MHS PERFORMS ‘GREASE’ THIS WEEKEND

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“Grease” was a play before it was a blockbuster movie. In fact, at the time that it closed its run on Broadway in 1980, it had racked...

ALL MONROE COUNTY STUDENTS MAY GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL

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Monroe County officials are mulling a special summer school session that would be open to all students as a way to regroup after a historic and challenging...

THE NEED FOR SPEED: MARATHON HS STUDENT WINS SCHOLARSHIP TO FLY

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On March 29, 16-year-old Molly Prince received the first check for her EAA Chapter 1241 youth flying scholarship at Marathon Airport. For the Keys Weekly photo opp,...

LIBRARIES ECSTATIC TO REOPEN TO IN-PERSON VISITS

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The Monroe County Public Library System began reopening to in-person visits on a staggered schedule starting the week of March 22, with Key West and Big Pine...

MOST STUDENTS (OR PARENTS) OPT FOR FULL-TIME, IN PERSON SCHOOLING

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On Monday, March 29, Monroe County’s roster of in-person, full-time students swelled by about 2,200 kids in middle and high school. That’s not a perfect number. An institution,...