Piling on

Faced With New State Education Laws and Policies, Many Teachers Feel Distrusted

A recent survey reveals low morale among many Sarasota County teachers.

08/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Booker High School Names New Head Football Coach

Scottie Littles has previously served twice as Booker's assistant coach.

02/04/2022 By Staff

The Arts

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Collaboration With Booker High School

Hermitage @ Booker will kick off on Friday, Dec. 17, with a performance by jazz bassist and composer Luke Stewart.

10/21/2021 By Staff


Booker High School Receives Donation for College Foundation Program

Of the $25,000 donation, $15,000 will be dispersed to 15 seniors graduating this May, and $10,000 to previous scholarship recipients.

04/27/2021 By Staff


Personalized Estate Liquidation Donates $15,000 to Booker High School Foundation

The funds will be used for scholarships.

06/03/2020 By Staff


Dr. Rachel Shelley Named Florida Art Education Association Principal of the Year

Shelley, who became principal of Booker High School in 2011, is known as a champion of the arts and oversees the school’s Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) program.

09/12/2019 By Staff


Booker High Grad Charlie Barnett to Speak at VPA Fund Raiser

The star of Netflix hit Russian Doll will be guest of honor March 9 at the school's Kaleidoscope of Creativity, raising money for visual and performing arts students.

02/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Winning Works

Local Students Awarded for 2019 Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

The 2019 international art exhibit Embracing Our Differences runs Jan. 19 through March 15 in Bayfront Park.

11/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Cultural Kiddos

How to Raise Kids Who Love the Arts

Cultivating a passion for arts and culture is easy in our region.

10/27/2016 By Abby Weingarten


This Week's Good Deeds

More examples of local businesses giving back.

06/09/2016 Research by staff

Big Pippin

Previewing Booker High School's Spring Musical

Director Scott Keys tells us about the latest production and what else his students have accomplished this year.

04/12/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Curtains Up!

Behind the Scenes of a High School Musical

Get over Glee. Forget Fame. No one outshines the kids at our own Booker High VPA.

04/06/2016 By Hannah Wallace Photography by Everett Dennison


GCCF's Better Together Luncheon with Shark Tank's Daymond John

CEOs to students turned out to hear FUBU founder and Shark Tank star Daymond John talk about entrepreneurship.

03/07/2016 Photography by Lori Sax


Purses with Purpose Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking

The event takes place 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Girl Scouts Event and Conference Center.

02/22/2016 Research by staff