News HeadlinesForest High Ocala, FL News

Forest High School News Submitted by Alumni

Forest High School News From Around The Web

One year after the shooting at Ocalas Forest High School  Ocala

One year ago today a shotgun blast rang out in the halls of Forest High School, pushing Marion County into the Florida spotlight. Ever since that day when the ...



Limited capital dollars concern School District  Ocala

The district will have only $8.6 million to maintain 47 schools and district offices in 2019-20. The district maintains 7 million square feet of space countywide.



Hundreds of Forest High School students recall dark day with brightness  Ocala

On the anniversary of the shooting at Forest High School, more than 200 students met privately at the church to celebrate their strength in coming together in the ...



School safety: Active shooter drills continue in Marion County  Ocala

They are mandated by the state pursuant to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act, which passed after the Parkland tragedy. The School District will continue ...



Threat against Forest High School not credible, deputies say  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A threat made by a student on social media to Forest High School is not credible, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.



Judge in Ocala gets update on Forest High shooter case  Ocala

Sky Bouche fired a shot through a door and injured a student on April 20. Case discovery includes a 300-person witness list, incident reports, surveillance and ...



Forest High School student arrested on campus  WCJB

An 11th-grade student at Forest High School has been arrested.



Forest High School: room where shooting took place transformed into 'refuge'  WCJB

A classroom at Forest High School that once served as a reflection of a tragic day when a shooting occurred, is now being seen in a different light.



Student wounded in shooting at Florida high school, authorities say  CNN

A student was wounded in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. The incident occurred shortly ...



Accused Forest High shooter Sky Bouche faces Ocala judge  Ocala

Bouche, 20, of Crystal River, made his first court appearance Wednesday since being charged in relation to the April 20 shooting at the school in Ocala.



Candy laced with marijuana discovered in restroom at Ocala high school  Ocala-News

A school resource officer at an Ocala high school was called Wednesday after a suspicious piece of candy was found in a bathroom. The resource officer at ...



Forest upset by No. 4 seed Mandarin in district semis  Ocala

Forest's girls soccer team entered the District 1-5A tournament with a lot going for it.Home field. The top seed. The understanding that it hadn't lost a game in ...



No charges to be filed against Forest High School teacher accused of drowning 'nuisance' animals  WCJB

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)- UPDATE: FRIDAY MAY 25TH. The North Central Florida teacher who was accused of drowning three animals during class won't face ...



Multiple Events In Ocala Mark Response To Forest High School Shooting  WUFT

Ocala saw a flurry of events inciting both outrage and hope on Wednesday afternoon in the wake of Friday's shooting at Forest High School. On Friday morning ...



Prep Roundup: Forest tops Mount Dora at the MLK Shootout  Ocala

At the MLK Shootout at Forest High School Monday, the hosting Forest Wildcats took on Mount Dora, defeating the Hurricanes 75-60.Zay Christie led the team ...



Ocala school shooter charged, could face life  Ocala

Sky Bouche, a former student at Forest High School in Ocala, faces five charges, including armed burglary, which is a life felony, for the April 20 incident in which ...



High school students now required to wear ID  Ocala

The School District policy will be enforced as part of increased security measures following the April 20 shooting incident at Forest High School.



MCSO: Forest High School shooter tells deputies why he did it  The Independent Florida Alligator

Forest High School students were supposed to walk out in calm protest.



2 high school students arrested in separate threat cases  Ocala

One involved a photo, the other writing on a bathroom wall.



Forest seeks new football coach  Ocala

Forest high school athletic director Donald Tucker has announced that the school is seeking applicants for its position of head football coach in place of Ray ...



Forest hires Williams as new football coach  Ocala

The Forest Wildcats will have a new face on the sideline when they take the field again next Fall.Robin Williams, 31, has been hired as the new head coach of ...



APPLAUSE: Recognizing good news and milestones  Ocala

There are plenty of good deeds and much good news in Marion County. Here are some recent entries. To view others, visit ...



Here they are: 4 Ocala-area grads never missed a day  Ocala

Through it all, from flu season to family emergencies, four Marion County seniors had perfect attendance for all 13 years of school. Three Forest High School ...



Forest High teacher, coach ran through halls yelling Code Red  Ocala

Spencer Ashley made sure his students were safe and secure then sprinted toward people calling his name. He turned a blind corner, not knowing what he was ...



Top local stories of 2018  Ocala

A 19-year-old man is accused of entering Forest High School on April 20 and firing a shotgun through the bottom of a classroom door, striking a student in the ...



OCALA: Sky Bouche Forest High School shooting video  WFTV Orlando

The Marion County Sheriff's Office on Thursday afternoon released a 20-minute compilation of footage recorded by body-worn and surveillance cameras of the ...



Clinic that evaluated accused Ocala school shooter speaks to Eyewitness News  WFTV Orlando

Students and teachers at Forest High School in Ocala are set to wear green to class Friday, a week after a gunman shot a student inside the school.



Ocala secretary named School-Related Employee of the Year  Ocala

The School District's School-Related Employee of the Year program honors employees such as bus drivers, teacher's aides, clerks and others. Teacher honors ...



Ocala school shooter has been charged and could face life in prison  Orlando Weekly

The former student at Forest High School in Ocala who carried out a shooting on April 20 that left one student injured faces five charges,...



Marion school district eyes Star-Banner building - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The Marion County School Board on Thursday directed its staff to negotiate with GateHouse Media to purchase the Ocala Star-Banner building to transform it ...



Prep roundup: Forest sweeps Belleview in boys volleyball championship  Ocala

Forest defeated host Belleview 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 in the inaugural MCIAC boys volleyball championship match on Thursday evening.The Wildcats are now 2-1 ...



The power is back on at West Port H.S. in Ocala  Ocala

Split sessions didn't work. This year, the entire campus will once again observe the hour, now called ALPHA Time, together.



Forests Eckenroth ready to lead Wildcats to the next level  Ocala

Alyssa Eckenroth said her beginnings in volleyball came at home."My parents used to play, so I grew up playing," Eckenroth said. "It was our lifestyle."The rising ...



Youth announcements - Sports - Ocala.com  Ocala

NORTH MARION COLTS DALE HALL CAMP: The North Marion High School staff will host a baseball skills camp for ages 7-14, June 24-27 from 4 to 7 p.m. at ...



Golden Apple caravan surprises top teachers in Marion County  Ocala

Shady Hill Elementary School art teacher Karla Cavalier is the Rookie Teacher of the Year. Her philosophy: "Never do for a child what a child can do for themself ...



Possible sinkholes swallow field at Marion County high school  WFTV Orlando

Several depressions have formed at a Marion County high school, a spokesperson for the school district confirmed.



Longtime Vanguard coach Jim Haley dies at 74  Ocala

The influential basketball coach won three state titles and started the nationally recognized Kingdom of the Sun tournament.



Stories from Forest: Just hoping he wasnt going to kill no one  Ocala

It was Friday morning, first period, English III. Spenser Twardoski, 17, and his classmates had just recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Then, all of a sudden, ...



Forest boys golf team wins Wildcat Invitational  Ocala

Soon after Hunter Ditty posted an even-par 72 to lead the Forest boys golf team to victory in Monday's nine-team Wildcat Invitational at Golden Ocala he was ...



Ocala scout soars with STEM drone project  Ocala

In between taking his award-winning "First Response Medical Drone" to state level competitions, Nick Ruppel found time to complete requirements to attain the ...



Ocala Student: 'I almost died' when face-to-face with Forest High accused gunman  WOGX

Leah Gladdis, a junior at Ocala's Forest High School, had shown up a little late to class last Friday.



Schools may build, not buy, new HQ - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The Marion County School Board on Thursday scrapped its plans to purchase and renovate an existing building to relocate its headquarters off the Marion ...



PETA: No more animals in Ocala schools FFA  Ocala

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to Forest High School on Thursday urging it to remove all animals from the FFA program in the ...



School Board mulls space options - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The School Board may sell the aging Marion Technical Institute campus and move vocational programs to the Marion Technical College off State Road 200.



No charges against Ocala teacher who drowned raccoons  Ocala

The State Attorney's Office announced on Friday that it will not file criminal charges against former Forest High School ag-science teacher Dewie Brewton, who ...



Brooker Mikey Kelly, veteran educator, dies at 87  Ocala

Editor's note: This story has been revised to clarify that Forest and Vanguard high schools were created as integrated schools. Brooker Mikey Kelly — a former ...



A to Z with Forest right side hitter Amanda Hall  Ocala

School: ForestClass: SeniorPosition: Right SideNumber: 1Stats to Know: Broke the school record for right-side kills with 227. A ll-time favorite athlete?



Gun, Loaded Magazine In Backpack At Ocala's West Port High School Lead To Lockdown  WUFT

Not even two full weeks of the 2018 school year have passed, and Marion County is dealing with another gun incident at a school. It led to a Code Yellow ...



Vanguard takes home district gold  Ocala

On Saturday at the District 3A-5 meet at Forest High School, the Vanguard boys and girls cross country teams did what they do best.Win district championships.



Forest Highs Jimmy Long is officer of the year  Ocala

'May his quick and selfless response be a testament to the bravery required of a school resource officer.'



A to Z with Forest basketball player Jake Charske  Ocala

Jake CharskeSCHOOL: ForestYEAR: JuniorPOSITION: Shooting guardJERSEY NUMBER: 5HEIGHT: 6-foot-3A rea basketball player I would pay to watch: My ...



Forest tops DeLand 3-1 in regional quarterfinal  Ocala

The Forest boys soccer team had a couple of reasons to want to defeat visiting DeLand on Wednesday night.There was revenge — the Bulldogs eliminated the ...



Native Ocalan is countys newest judge  Ocala

R. Gregg Jerald has been sworn in as a circuit judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit.



New principal at Madison Street Academy in Ocala  Ocala

Madison Street Academy Principal Ryan Bennett will swap places with John Kerley, a district-level director who wanted the change for undisclosed personal ...



Catching up with the Star-Banners Class of 2020  Ocala

The newspaper has been following this group since 2007.



Trespasser at Forest High punched deputy in the nose  Ocala

A Marion County Sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries on Thursday during a scuffle with one of three teenagers who traveled onto the Forest High School ...



Wildcats sweep visiting Tigers  Ocala

The Forest Wildcats volleyball team improved to 5-0 on the season with a three-set sweep of visiting Lake City Columbia.The Wildcats made easy work of the ...



Calendar of events for April 13 and beyond - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

TODAYBreakfast with Easter Bunny: 7:30-10 a.m., Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. $6; kids free. Call 854-9550. Pictures, crafts ...



Forest High's Jim Long Named Florida School Resource Officer Of The Year  WUFT

Florida's school resource officer of the year is a man who became a hero in April at Forest High School in Ocala. Resource officer Jimmy Long was given the ...



Shooting at central Florida high school  CNN

One person is injured and one is in custody after a shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, authorities say.



Deal settled for school resource officer funding  Ocala

The School Board reached a consensus Thursday on a deal with three law enforcement agencies to continue providing school resource officers, known as ...



A Florida teacher drowned wild raccoons with his students’ help. Here’s why he won’t be charged.  The Washington Post

A Florida high school teacher who, with the help of his students, killed two raccoons and a possum by drowning them in a tub of water will not face criminal ...



Marion schools want to establish security force  Ocala

"This a plan for the elementary schools only," Safe Schools Coordinator Dennis McFatten said. "We want to provide the same level, if not more, to these schools."



Inaugural MESPYs set for May 21  Ocala

It's the Marion County Excellence in Sports Performance for Youth awards event. "This was something a lot of people were excited to see happen," Ed Hall said.



Teacher Talked With Accused Shooter While Waiting For Help  Patch.com

Teacher Says Accused Shooter Was Former Student - Across Florida, FL - The former teacher of 19-year-old Forest High School accused shooter Sky Bouche ...



More personnel to help Safe Schools coordinator  Ocala

The School Board reached a consensus Thursday to add three security personnel and a clerk to the district's Safe Schools department for 2019-20 and will ...



School district will open 3 more academies in August  Ocala

In August, when the 2018-19 school year starts, the school district will launch new career academies at three high schools, allowing students to learn the art of ...



News and events in business and industry  Ocala

Ribbon cuttingSentry Molecular Coatings Florida will host a ribbon cutting ceremony 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 310 SE Third St., Ocala.The firm offers ...



Hundreds bid farewell to retiring School Board member Bobby James  Ocala

Former students, co-workers, friends and family streamed into the Silver River Museum on Wednesday to honor the man. SILVER SPRINGS — School Board ...



Murder-suicide investigation in Dunnellon  Ocala

The Sheriff's Office identified the deceased as Shawn Aldridge and Rebecca Ann Wetherell Aldridge. Family members said she had returned home to find her ...



Forest High School teacher accused of drowning 'nuisance' animals  WCJB

Marion County school officials and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating after students reported that a Forest High School ...



Charges filed, some dropped for accused Ocala school shooter  WCJB

Five charges have been filed, and two dropped for accused Forest High School shooter, Sky Bouche.



Bands from Lake, Sumter and Marion show their stuff  Ocala

Four bands from Marion County earned superiors in the FBA District 19 event.



20-year-old Ocala man dies at scene of crash after vehicle overturns  Ocala-News

A 20-year-old Ocala man who was not wearing a seatbelt died at the scene of a crash Saturday morning at U.S. Hwy. 441 and U.S. 301 in Marion County.



Arts, grants and the Greatest Show  Ocala

In a night of Jessicas and Lisas, the real star of Thursday's Applaud the Arts ceremony was Ocala's diverse cultural scene. This year dubbed The Greatest Show, ...



Two big wins for Marion County  Ocala

Marion County Public Schools and the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP), which have been working together to boost vocational ...



Peggy Brookins will speak about education on Thursday in Ocala  Ocala

The former Marion County teacher is now CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Arlington, Virginia.



Jewett Springer, longtime educator and coach, dies at 79  Ocala

Jewett Springer, who served as Vanguard High School's first head football coach during integration and later as a principal and an assistant superintendent of ...



District baseball tournament schedules  Ocala

HIGH SCHOOLS. Baseball. District tournament schedules. District 8A-3. Host School: Forest High School. Marion County participating schools: Forest.



Marion County Student Shaved His Eyebrows To Help Stop Bullying  WUFT

A Marion County teenager is taking an unusual approach toward bullying. Forest High School student Walter Hoffman recently shaved his eyebrows and ...



Ocala teacher accused of drowning raccoons abruptly retires from his position  Villages-News

The Forest High School teacher who is accused of drowning nuisance animals during the school day with the help of some students has abruptly retired.



Florida schools implementing ‘hardened corners’; some parents unhappy  The Northwest Florida Daily News

LAKELAND — A new addition is coming to every classroom in Florida, and some parents are not happy about it.Bright yellow and black security tape is being ...



Prep Roundup: Forest girls soccer tops Vanguard 5-1  Ocala

The Forest Wildcats girls soccer team claimed a home 5-1 victory Tuesday over Vanguard after a slow-starting first half.“When we came back in the second half ...



Class of 2020: Halfway through high school  Ocala

The Star-Banner has been following this group of students since they started kindergarten in 2007.



Scot Brantley award semifinalists announced  Ocala

The Ocala Quarterback Club has announced a list of eight North Central Florida area high school football players who have been selected as semifinalists for ...



High school football arrives with media day  Ocala

From a coach's standpoint, high school football media day means only one thing.Its go time.Yes, the high school football season is about to get really serious.



Park entry road named in honor of Howard Rohrbacher Sr.  Ocala

Rohrbacher was with the Ocala Recreation Department from 1946 to 1984 and was instrumental in many sports programs with a focus on youth.



School news: Changes coming at MTI  Ocala

In October 2005, 302 students attended the first day at the newly created Marion Technical Institute, a public high school that offers primarily vocational and ...



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



Education community has grown with Marion County - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

From preschool to adult education, kindergarten to college, International Baccalaureate programs to vocational study tracks, Marion County's education ...



Forest student dies days after being stricken by ruptured blood vessel  Ocala

Peyton Evans, a 15-year-old Forest High School student hospitalized last week after being stricken by a ruptured blood vessel in her brain, passed away Friday ...



District requires high-schoolers to wear ID badges in wake of shooting incident  Education Dive

After an April shooting incident at Forest High School, Florida's Marion County Public Schools will require high-schoolers to wear provided identification badges ...



George Tomyn and Karissa Niehoff: Adult behavior blamed for referee shortage  Ocala

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Florida, this message is primarily for you.When you attend an athletic event that involves your son ...



Ex-Forest baseball standout dies  Ocala

David Stromwall 'was the kind of kid that every really good team needs'



Forest downs West Port in MCIAC semis  Ocala

Usually the hunter hunts the lion, but sometimes the lion has to hunt the hunter.”Those were the words from Antonio Marriel, Forest girls soccer coach, when ...



Stirrups 'n Strides hired for programs at Hillcrest School  Ocala

Hillcrest School students will soon be back in the saddle now that the School Board has authorized a new nonprofit to take over the therapeutic horse-riding ...



Forest High teacher accused of sexual activity with student online  Ocala

On Thomas Michael Brown's Facebook page, where he has 417 friends, it list his favorite quote as “choices have consequences.”



Forest’s Mackenzie Forrest shines in the triple jump  Ocala

For the second year in a row, a strong season on the track and in the sand pit led to a state championship appearance from Forest High School's Mackenzie ...



OCALA BARBERSHOP SHOOTING: Owner shoots and kills man at salon, police say  WFTV Orlando

Ocala police say the barbershop owner who shot and killed a 44-year-old man is cooperating with investigators and has not been arrested.



Leon Rogers, former school superintendent, dies at 86  Ocala

Local school district officials ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Thursday after learning of the death of former Marion County School Superintendent Leon ...



News headlines by Google News for Forest High School Ocala FL

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Forest HS . This site has been created to offer a place for FHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Forest High Ocala, FL alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.