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Ventura Elementary

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School News

  • Registering a student for Kindergarten for the 2022 - 2023 school year?

    Complete this Form and we will send you the Registration steps to complete! We look forward to having your child as a VNES Tiger!

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  • Keep Osceola Safe

    The Osceola School Board is committed to the safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors. The Osceola School District has detailed comprehensive safety and emergency plans for every site, and all schools regularly conduct various drills, such as fire drills, severe weather drills, and intruder drills, to prepare students for an emergency.

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  • Let's Talk with the Osceola School District

    The Osceola School District is committed to engaging all stakeholders in the education of our children. Only when we build strong relationships with our staff, students, families and community members can we best meet the needs of each and every student.

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  • Share Your Great

    Have you been inspired by someone in our schools? Is your school helping us build our legacy as we move from Good to Great? Do you have a teacher who has made a difference on your life or the life of your child? Share the good news with us!

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  • Learn More About Here Comes The Bus

    ​Here Comes the Bus is easy-to-use school bus tracking software that gives parents and students the ability to track the location of their school buses.

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District News

  • Severe Weather Update

    All Osceola Public Schools Will Also Be Closed Friday, (September 30) for Hurricane Ian. Schools To Be Closed September 27, September 28, September 29, 2022, and September 30, 2022 . Click to read more!

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  • School District Accreditation

    The School District of Osceola County will be working through a rigorous process of District Accreditation in 2022-2023 through the accreditation agency Cognia™. Cognia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits districts throughout the United States and internationally.

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  • Student Response Survey

    In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey they will be completing at school. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete. For more information and dates, click the link above.

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  • Sales Tax Renewal

    On November 8, 2022, residents of Osceola County will decide whether to renew the current one-cent infrastructure sales surtax split between the Osceola School District, the City of Kissimmee, the City of St. Cloud, and Osceola County.

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  • OHS AP Capstone Diploma

    Diploma program focuses on college-level research, collaboration, and presentation skills crucial for college and career success. Read more here!

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Our Administrators


    Cheri Knoebel (AP)  Joyce Graham (Principal)


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Principal's Message

  • Dear Ventura Families, 

    2022-23 Here we come! Our goal this year is to continue to foster a safe and positive environment so that students learn and grow academically, socially, and behaviorally. Our theme this year is:

    Imagine It. Believe in It. Build It. Where we will use Legos to demonstrate how we will "stick together" as an "awesome team" to "build a strong learning foundation."  Something new that we will be doing this year is explicitly teaching ALL students how to regulate their emotions through a program called Zones of Regulation. We will be providing information for you to review with your child so that you can encourage these practices at home.

    We will also focus on restorative practices, where our teachers will be working with students to "restore" their poor choices by reflecting, learning from their mistakes, and making a plan to make better choices in the future. Through these practices, children will be given the opportunities to learn from their mistakes and make things right with others.

    We will continue to make learning fun while maintaining high expectations. I believe that all students can learn and will work hard to assist teachers in meeting their learning needs.

    Along with our Dual Language Program, we will be offering instruction in medical sciences and technology with a focus on college and career readiness. This course will be provided to students through their essentials block rotation. Your child will learn all about fitness, wellness, nutrition, computer science, coding, robotics, and more! 

    I will be communicating with you monthly through a digital newsletter via REMIND. You will have up-to-date information on school-wide events, parent nights, and important testing dates. I look forward to meeting you all!

    Principal Graham

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  • Dear Ventura Families,

    My name is Deputy Medina, but my friends and family call me Jolly.  I started working at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a student worker.  In 1999, I became a full time civilian employee until 2002, at which time I graduated from the Valencia Criminal Justice Institute and became a Deputy Sheriff. During my time at the Sheriff’s Office, I have had the pleasure of working and assisting in multiple departments to include Records, Intake, Evidence, Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Community Services.  I was a detective in the Property Crimes Unit for 10 years, until June 2016 when I transferred to the School Safety Division.   

    As a School Resource Officer, I have worked at various schools, until 2018 when Ventura Elementary stole my heart, and I choose it as my home. GOOOO TIGERS!!!  Working in the school system has shown me a different side of law enforcement which has become my passion.   

    During my time off from work I enjoy reading, cooking, and going to the beach.  I truly live the “Salt Life” and that’s often where I am on the weekends.  I’ve been told I inadvertently tend to walk around with a serious face; but I assure you I am very approachable.  Behind the serious face, is a great smile, and amazing sense of humor. 

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