Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

School notes

Brandon and South Shore school notes

Hillsborough students compete in Odyssey of the Mind: Students from 19 Hillsborough schools will compete in the Buccaneer Bay Odyssey of the Mind event from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry Crest High School, 4691 Gallagher Road, Dover. A worldwide creative problem solving competition, Odyssey of the Mind presents students with a set of problem scenarios that they must solve. Top teams from the competition will advance to the state finals to compete against teams from other regions of Florida. For more information, contact Laurie Filardo at (813) 681-6697.

Early release day Wednesday: Wednesday has been designated an early release day for all Hillsborough County schools. Students will be released about two hours earlier than their usual dismissal time.

Newsome music honor society hosts charity concert: Students in the Tri-M music honor society at Newsome High School will stage a concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school auditorium, 16550 Fishhawk Blvd. The theme of the concert is "Music through the Decades." The cost is $5. Proceeds benefit Everyday Blessings, a Thonotosassa nonprofit agency that helps put foster children in adoptive homes. For information, call Denise Godfrey at (813) 334-6023.

Grant enables Reddick students to see 'Shrek': A community grant will send more than 100 Reddick Elementary School students May 7 to see the Broadway production of Shrek the Musical at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The grant, which came from the Community Foundation of Sun City Center and the Hadley and Helen Hill Fund, gives students a rare opportunity to see a live Broadway musical, said Reddick's musical director, Ellen Kleinschmidt.

"The students who attend Reddick Elementary School have few or no opportunities or resources to experience the performing arts in a professional setting." Kleinschmidt said. "The results of this grant will be immeasurable as a new life experience and memory is made in each child touched by the beauty of live theater."

Brandon and South Shore school notes 02/17/11 [Last modified: Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Drones restrictions coming at Tampa Bay area airports

    Airlines

    Starting Sept. 1, Tampa International Airport officials will be enforcing new height restrictions for drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, according to a press release.

    In this February 2017 file photo, a drone flies in Hanworth Park in west London. Starting Sept. 1, Tampa International Airport officials will be enforcing new height restrictions for drones and other unmanned aircraft systems,
[John Stillwell/PA via AP, File]
  2. Hit-run driver who refused to leave van threatened to shoot, Hillsborough deputies say

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Eddie Carly Colon Soto peeked his head out the broken side window of his van as a SWAT team closed in.

    The driver of this van tried to flee the scene of a crash in north Tampa Thursday morning until he could travel no farther, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Then he refused to leave the van and threatened sheriff's deputies, they said. [TONY MARRERO   |   Times]
  3. Get the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers news delivered daily to your email inbox

    Bucs

    They narrowly missed the playoffs by thismuch.

    Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston (3) after they connected for a touchdown during a win over the Seattle Seahawks in November in Tampa. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  4. Police release name of man found dead in north Tampa vacant lot

    Crime

    TAMPA — Authorities have released the name of a man found dead in a vacant lot in north Tampa on Tuesday and have confirmed his death is a homicide.

  5. Gov. Scott backs off boycott of companies doing business in Venezuela

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will ask the Florida Cabinet next month to prohibit the state's investment managers from doing something they already do not do: invest in companies or securities owned or controlled by the Venezuelan government.

    Florida Governor Rick Scott interacts with people as he holds a Venezuelan Freedom Rally at El Arepazo 2 restaurant on July 10 in Miami. [Joe Raedle | Getty Images]