Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

Brandon area school news

College Goal Sunday: Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus hosts College Goal Sunday today from 2-5 p.m. The national program assists college-bound students with the financial aid process, and students will have a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students and parents should bring information needed to complete the FAFSA application.

Parent seminars: Hillsborough County Public Schools will hold Parent University on March 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Chamberlain High School auditorium, 9401 N Blvd., Tampa. The program provides information on how parents can help their children succeed in school. Classes include the parent's role in school governance, literacy support at home, what parents need to know about common core, advocating for great public school, a general STEM overview, and how to choose the best school for your child. Free childcare will be provided for students in grades K-5. Free transportation will be available from East Tampa and Sulphur Springs area. Registration is required. To register, visit hillsboroughparentu.org.

FBLA awards: Hillsborough County middle and high school students competed in the Florida Future Business Leaders of America district competition earlier this month. Students who placed in the district competition will go on to the state contest in April for a chance to reach the nationals in California. Winners included:

Tomlin Middle School; Katelyn Yarbrough, Rylee Moorman, Alexa Ruiz, Jourdain Cole, Arie Fry, Ashlyn Yarbrough, Kyle Robinson and Kristen Northcutt.

Middleton High School; Brian Arroyo, Jordan Hart, Amanda Hernandez, Cory Kinney, Gautam Krishna, Elijah Malaby, Brian Manana, Samual Musgrove, Josh Nichols, Shivam Sharma, Ben Simon, Matthew Gaddie, James Garrett, Lee Gibson, Gabriel Grant, Danaysha Green, Jasmine Noble, Ciera Pinder, Evan Jensen, Patrick Mancuso, Kaylop Stewart, Mikhail Thomas, Awni Asab, Javiar Campbell, Aaron Francis, Brandon Jones, Alana Scott, Angela Wells, T.J. Majaura, Jameshia Montgomery, Teia Williams and Christian Yanuzelli.

Space lesson: Pre-K and kindergarten students at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS studied space as part of a monthlong unit 3-2-1 Blastoff. Students read books about space exploration, watched footage of the Apollo 11 mission and the Mars rover landing, and used math to compare the sizes of different planets and space shuttles. They participated in a "Mission to Space." Students made their own cardboard space helmets and designed and built their own rovers.

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