County ARTS SUPERVISOR now in music hall of fame
Jeanne Reynolds, the long-time performing arts supervisor for the Pinellas County School District, was inducted Friday into the Florida Music Educators Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center. The hall honors individuals for outstanding contributions to music and education in Florida and throughout the nation. Reynolds holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Florida State University, a master's degree from the University of South Florida and an Educational Leadership Certificate. She has received other accolades, including the FMEA's Leadership Award, the National Society of Arts and Letters Annual Community Award, the Ruth Eckerd Hall Shining Star Award and a distinguished alumni award from the USF School of the Arts.
A week left to apply for programs
Pinellas students have a few more days to apply for a seat in a magnet program, fundamental school or high school career program for the 2014-15 academic year. Applications are made online, and the deadline to apply is Friday. To learn more about the programs and how to apply, visit www.pcsb.org/DAP. The district is offering Application Assistance Nights to help parents navigate the process. They will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg, and Thursday at the district's Student Assignment Office, 301 4th St. SW, Largo.
New academy helps parents
A program to encourage family engagement in Pinellas schools begins this month with two Parent Academy workshops. On Monday, the topic is "Building Literacy for Students" in a session that offers reading strategies to use at home. This workshop is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Citizen Alliance of Progress Center, 401 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Tarpon Springs. On Jan. 21, parents will hear about resources they can use to assist their students with middle and high school math from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg. For information or to register, call (727) 588-6405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
tb-two* is back
This week's issue of the Times' high school weekly showcases top student athletes from around the Tampa Bay area. If you're not in high school, check out tb-two.com for a list of places to pick up a copy.
Elementary school lunch menus
A variety of fruits and juice are available daily. Students may choose as many different fruits and vegetables as they'd like with their meal.
Monday: Orange chipotle chicken bites with rice, lasagna roll up with garlic bread, chicken Caesar salad, green beans, romaine or tossed salad.
Tuesday: Student Involvement Day.
Wednesday: Fish taco, spaghetti with meatballs, yogurt parfait, seasoned black beans, romaine salad.
Thursday: Chicken sandwich, breakfast for lunch, farmer's salad, deli roasted potatoes, veggie dippers.
Friday: No School: Professional Development Day.