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Challenger News

  •  Adult Learning Center Osceola

    Adult Learning Center Osceola

    Interested in learning English language skills or earning your high school diploma? Registration for fall classes at ALCO is open! ALCO is grant-funded, so the cost is low and affordable! Visit today!

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  •  Keep Osceola Safe

    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

    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

    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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  •  Here Comes The Bus

    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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School District News

  •  2023 Vendor Opportunity Fair

    Vendor Opportunity Fair

    Learn about opportunities to do business with local government and meet the procurement professionals of Osceola County, Osceola School District, Osceola County Tax Collector, City of Kissimmee, City of St. Cloud, Toho Water Authority and KUA.

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    Valencia College's FAFSA Frenzy

    We know filing your FAFSA can feel a little intimidating, but we’re here for you. During our Virtual FAFSA Frenzy, current students, returning students, prospective students, and parents can get expert one-on-one help from dedicated Financial Aid Specialists and our very own Financial Learning Ambassadors.

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    High School Graduations

    Graduation caps will fly on the following days and times for Osceola County's 2023 high school graduates: May 22nd - 26th.

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    Post-Hurricane Recovery

    We created a Post-Hurricane Ian Recovery webpage that lists community agencies and resources for our families.

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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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Principal's Message

  • Principal Audie Confesor and Assistant Principal Jacqueline Centeno

    Greetings Challengers!

    And Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!!

    Greetings Challenger Family,  I hope that all our families enjoyed their summer and I know that our students are ready to come back to school.  I am excited to once again lead Deerwood Elementary this year and continue to work with our families to grow our students socially and academically. It has been an honor to serve our community for the past 5 years and I continue to be grateful to be the Principal of Deerwood Elementary.  

    I am proud to announce that due to the challenging work of our students, our teachers, our staff, and our parent support, Deerwood has improved academically and gained a total of 161 points and earned a grade of a “C” from the Florida Department of Education. Deerwood was only 35 points away from earning a “B”. This is amazing, considering if school grades were official for the 2020-2021 school year, Deerwood would have earned a grade of an “F”. I am blessed to have the teachers and staff that have the dedication, perseverance, and resilience every day to meet the needs of each individual child.  

    For 2022-2023, our focus will be on closing the achievement and attitude gap. I am challenging our staff and students to reflect and challenge themselves to show why they believe in themselves and that every student can and will learn. I expect that our staff will continue to build positive relationships with our students and our families.  

    Our students will be working with our teachers to set their academic and personal goals that will be monitored and celebrated. We will be conducting student-led conferences this year where our students will share with their parents how they are meeting their goals and what support can be given at home and at school. Our theme this year is Believe: No excuses! I am ready to have another successful year together as a family.   


    Mr. Confesor and Ms. Centeno
    Principal and Assistant Principal

Welcome Challengers!

  • Mission
    It's our mission here at Deerwood Elementary School to prepare and empower our students to be life-long learners, and to be respectful to others. Our staff is committed to work collaboratively to meet the needs of each individual child in order to reach their highest academic potential. 

    Create a collaborative community that cultivates and empowers future leaders by delivering academic excellence by using Osceola School District curriculum and materials, celebrating diversity, and providing a positive, safe and caring community in which all learners are valued.

    Our philosophy is very simple: We combine a learning-focused culture with outstanding customer service, in order to create a successful and supportive school community.


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