- February 21, 2020
On Feb. 23, Beachside Elementary hosted an African American Read In event in honor of Black History Month.
It had been a long-standing tradition at Osceola Elementary to host the event every February, Beachside Elementary first grade teacher Amy stoner said in a statement to the Observer. Beachside Elementary was created as a result of the merger between Osceola and Ortona Elementary, and the tradition lives on.
"We wanted to continue that tradition here at our new school Beachside Elementary and it was a success," Stoner said. "We had leaders from our community come out to read to every classroom. Our students loved welcoming them and hearing the stories they shared."