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School notes: Coleman Middle School celebrates 50 years

Coleman Middle celebrates 50 years: Coleman Middle School invites alumni, students, parents, relatives and neighbors to attend a celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event includes a memorial presentation in the gym followed by entertainment from Coleman's band and orchestra.

Several school board members and school Superintendent MaryEllen Elia will attend, along with former Coleman principals. Food from PDQ and the Dad's Club will be served.

Parent Leader Appointed to National Commission: Melissa Erickson, president of the Hillsborough County Council PTA/PTSA, has been appointed to a national commission to raise standards for teacher preparation.

The Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting develops educator preparation providers' accreditation standards to help ensure that every classroom has an effective teacher.

Donor challenges community to match $80,000 for St. Peter Claver Catholic School: Tampa's St. Peter Claver Catholic School, the oldest African-American school functioning in Florida, has been awarded $80,000 in matching funds by the Louis de la Parte family of Tampa.

School leaders and the de la Parte family are hoping the offer to match all donations made now through April 2012 will help the school raise funds.

Donations can be made directly to the school, 1401 N Governor St. For more information contact Julie Jenkins, development director, at (813) 224-0865 or visit

Who should get We Deliver award? Nominations are now being accepted through March 30 for the sixth annual We Deliver award, which is given to a school employee who has exceeded his or her job duties and expectations.

Anyone who knows a teacher, secretary, clerk, custodian, principal, aide, bus driver, maintenance worker, lunchroom worker or other staff member who fits the description is encouraged to submit a nomination.

A committee of staffers, students, parents and community members will review the nominations and recommend a list of finalists to the superintendent.

School Board members, district and Education Foundation staff and the superintendent will surprise the winner at his or her work site May 25.

The nomination form can be accessed at Paper nominations can be faxed to (813) 272-4510 or mailed to Office of Communications, Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center, 901 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602.

School notes: Coleman Middle School celebrates 50 years 03/10/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:31am]
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