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An effort to get more mentors; SPC grad applies for science grant

Plan puts mentors in students' corner

A campaign by the Pinellas County school system aims to recruit, train and place at least 500 new mentors before the academic year ends in early June. "All children need and deserve at least one adult in their life who will listen to them and guide them and cheer for them," said Michelle Roberge, the district's coordinator of family and community relations. For more information or to become a mentor, contact Roberge at (727) 588-6405 or

SPC grad goes for science grant

Bryan Blackford, a recent graduate of St. Petersburg College, has submitted a $1.8 million grant proposal to the National Science Foundation to fund a "Hands-on "Sustainability Experience" at the Science and Technology Education Innovation Center (formerly the Science Center of Pinellas County), 7701 22nd Ave. N in St. Petersburg. The money would let students interact with technologies such as solar panels, all-natural gardens and a green roofing system. Blackford, who works at the center, collaborated with educators from the center, Eckerd College and James B. Sanderlin PK-8 IB World School.

Elementary menus

Monday: Max sticks with sauce, chicken popper bowl, chef salad, sweet potato stix, romaine or tossed salad.

Tuesday: Rib-b-que, tortellini alfredo, chicken Caesar salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Teriyaki beef dippers with rice, baked ziti, yogurt parfait, steamed fresh broccoli, and romaine salad.

Thursday: Calzone with marinara, cheeseburger or hamburger, chef salad, seasoned waffle fries and veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, popcorn shrimp with hush puppy, farmer's salad, green beans, romaine or mixed salad.

An effort to get more mentors; SPC grad applies for science grant 01/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:05pm]
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