Principal Lisa Taylor and students

New building, exciting programs at PKS

Students, teachers and administrators at Plantation Key School entered through the doors to a new state-of-the-art facility at MM 90, bayside, in Tavernier last January. With it...
During her summer in Mongolia with the Experiment in International Living, Key West High School student Maryama Akhmetkaliyeva rode a camel in the Gobi Desert and did a home stay in a traditional yurt, or tent-like structure. Contributed photo

Keys kids conquer 16 countries

In the summer of 2019, three dozen students from the Florida Keys participated in the Experiment in International Living — international cross-cultural programs that spanned 16 different countries...
About a dozen students from Marathon High School start their mornings at the Marathon Fire Station. The new program seeks to recruit more locals (long-term) employees for the department. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

Fire school seeks to keep locals

Monday through Friday, about a dozen Marathon High School students are at their desks at Fire Station No. 14 by 7:30 a.m. On some days, it’s classroom...
Coral Shores culinary teacher secures $50,000 grant for kitchen remodel

Coral Shores culinary teacher secures $50,000 grant for kitchen remodel

At Coral Shores, students in the culinary classroom are hard at work learning the skills and techniques of food preparation and cooking. Under the direction of culinary...
Homecoming Coral Shores

Floats parade down Old Highway

Floats from the Coral Shores’ high school classes, as well as neighboring elementary and middle schools, paraded down Old Highway during the homecoming festivities on Sept. 20....
Athlete of the Week

Upper Keys Weekly’s Male and Female Athlete of the Week — Sept. 19

The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with the Coral Shores Athletic Department in choosing “The Male and Female Athlete of the Week.” Recipients are chosen...
BOCC votes to circumvent CareerSource and bring federal training funds directly to Keys

No more ‘lost opportunities’

At the September BOCC meeting, Monroe County Commissioners voted to approve three separate agenda items to improve workforce training in Monroe County. Kicked off by Commissioner Michelle...
Work underway at college’s new Upper Keys Center - A road with palm trees and a building

Work underway at college’s new Upper Keys Center

The College of the Florida Keys President Jonathan Gueverra remembers speaking to Rotary clubs and chambers of commerce in the Upper Keys roughly seven years ago. Entering...
Brother, sister excited for first year at Key Largo - A man and a woman posing for a picture - Florida Keys

Brother, sister excited for first year at Key Largo

It’s that time of year when students hit the alarm clock, mosey on down to the kitchen for breakfast and hop out the door with backpacks on....
Modern Love - A close up of a book - Drawing

Modern Love

We’ve all been there: struggling in a romantic relationship and hearing a timeworn adage from a well-intentioned friend, or coworker, or maybe mom. “You reap what you...