Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Education

Lessons from Sandy Hook: Pinellas schools show their 'human side' to prevent tragedy

Lessons from Sandy Hook: Pinellas schools show their 'human side' to prevent tragedy

LARGO — About 600 students shuffled onto the physical education field at Frontier Elementary School last week, organizing themselves to spell the word “Hello” for an aerial photo. It didn’t take long for a couple third-graders...
Published: 10/03/18
Pasco-Hernando State College dedicates Spring Hill conference center to cardiologist, trustee Musunuru

Pasco-Hernando State College dedicates Spring Hill conference center to cardiologist, trustee Musunuru

SPRING HILL — Pasco-Hernando State College last week dedicated its Spring Hill campus conference center to cardiologist and longtime college trustee Rao Musunuru.Musunuru, who has practiced cardiology in the area since 1981, has been on the bo...
Published: 10/01/18
Off state's watch list, West Zephyrhills Elementary aims to stay off

Off state's watch list, West Zephyrhills Elementary aims to stay off

ZEHPYRHILLS — Stephanie Bacot raised her voice above the din of West Zephyrhills Elementary first-graders arriving for the start of classes on a recent Wednesday."It's time for WIN!" Bacot announced, as she projected a writing prompt...
Published: 10/03/18
Hernando student representative takes school board dais

Hernando student representative takes school board dais

During the 2011-12 school year, then Springstead senior Tori Selby was elected the first student representative to the Hernando County School Board. It was an invaluable experience for Selby, and she served as a voice for Hernando County students.A f...
Published: 10/01/18
Ron DeSantis and others want to put the Constitution ‘back’ in Florida schools. It’s already there.

Ron DeSantis and others want to put the Constitution ‘back’ in Florida schools. It’s already there.

Dawn Brown cued up a Discovery video about the 1689 English Bill of Rights, and told her seventh-grade civics students to pay close attention to the details."This is where the ideas for our Bill of Rights came from," Brown said, referring to the firs...
Published: 10/01/18
Hernando schools aim to reduce use of restraints on special-needs students

Hernando schools aim to reduce use of restraints on special-needs students

BROOKSVILLE — Terri Zieschang started getting calls to pick up her son from Moton Elementary School in 2016, the year her family moved to Hernando County for a new start.A fourth-grader with autism and a slew of other behavioral and health com...
Published: 09/27/18
Updated: 09/28/18
How Hillsborough’s school air conditioning crisis got so bad

How Hillsborough’s school air conditioning crisis got so bad

Jim Dieringer took a call from a Sickles High parent whose son came home sopping wet after a day in class with no air conditioning.The school, just 21 years old, had reported dozens of cooling problems since the year began. The mom asked Dieringer, t...
Published: 09/28/18
Therapy dog Callie Calusa makes connections with Pasco students

Therapy dog Callie Calusa makes connections with Pasco students

NEW PORT RICHEY — Calusa Elementary students stream from school buses and head toward classrooms, but first there’s a quick stop to greet a Calusa favorite — a black French bulldog, Callie Calusa, the school’s therapy dog....
Published: 10/01/18

Pasco school notes for Oct. 5

CalendarOct. 12: End of first grading quarter.Oct. 15: Teacher planning day. No school for students.Oct. 23: Report cardsBriefsBelle of the Ball Project will provide free homecoming dresses and accessories to in-need high school girls from 10 a.m. to...
Published: 10/01/18
Men of Lake Magdalene UMC look to boost reading, pride at Chamberlain High

Men of Lake Magdalene UMC look to boost reading, pride at Chamberlain High

What started as a mission to improve literacy rates and decrease behavioral problems in North Tampa elementary schools has evolved into a multifaceted effort to lift grades and reinvigorate school spirit at Chamberlain High.Last year, Terry Sisco, wh...
Published: 09/27/18