Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Students Win Polk County Poetry Anthology Contest

Written by Rodney Bellamy, Principal

Congratulations to our students for having their respective poems chosen for publication in the Polk County Poetry Anthology!!  These students along with others will be celebrated in a ceremony at Florida Southern College next month.  Thanks to the Polk County Council of Teachers of English for recognizing these wonderful Don Woods’ students.


The first poem has not yet been titled, and it goes:

I met this unusual heart
With lion eyes and a lion heart
With a nervous tongue
I didn’t know where to start
Talking wasn’t easy
Her attraction was quite pleasing
I thought to myself
Was this the wrath of love
Step by step
Day by day
Watching her disappear
As she walked away
Holding hands talking and laughing
I asked the question
She was scared to ask
“Will you go out with me?”



The second poem is titled Decieved, and it goes:

To break my heart
Day by day
And live our life in the same old way
I believed you were something true
But I was blind,
I’m such a fool.
Your sparkling smiles
And loving embrace,
Coveting that your heart was in another place
I never knew
And you would never tell
You left me in the dark
Thinking all was well
Your double life
Of living lies
Feeding me your poison
While I thought you were kind
I couldn’t believe
You’d had me in love
You were different
You understand true love
But know
The truth is a shining light
What’s done in the dark will always come to light!


Once again, congratulations to our students for having their respective poems chosen for publication in the Polk County Poetry Anthology.


Important Dates

Fri, Apr. 27:
Interim Report Distribution

Wed, May 16:
Full Instructional Day
(No Student Early Dismissal)

Thu, May 24:
Last Day for Students and Paraeducators
End of 4th Grading Period

Fri, May 25:
Teacher Work Day

Student of the Month
March 2018

High School 
Angel Carrasco

Middle School 
Noemily Paoli-Figueroa
and Yaribel Silverio

Thank You

We thank the Anonymous Family and the City of Dundee for the ARK (Act of Random Kindness). It was greatly appreciated!

School Administration

Rodney Bellamy, Principal

Jamie S. Overstreet, Asst. Principal

School Hours: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

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Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
213 Lake Avenue
Dundee, Florida 33838

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