Teacher awards: Christil Perez, seventh grade language arts teacher at the Academy of the Holy Names, has been selected as the Stallings Memorial Grant recipient by the Florida Council of Teachers of English, given to an FCTE member who presents an innovative idea at the annual institute.
Academy of the Holy Names high school chemistry teacher Rebeca Zambrano was selected to attend the Excellence in Teaching Conference in late October at the University of Notre Dame by the Notre Dame Alumni Association. The conference will include workshops on effective learning and how to engage students in learning.
Fundraiser: Plant High School will hold its Plant Athletic Foundation Panther Bowl fundraiser on Oct. 19 at Splitsville, 615 Channelside Drive, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, which includes food, an open bar, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Plant athletic teams. Tickets are available for purchase online at plantpantherbowl.com.
Parent event: Rampello Downtown Partnership K-8 School and the PTSA will host five more iMOM mornings and All Pro Dads events for the school's students and parents.
The iMOM events will be held Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. The All Pro Dads events will be held Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19.
On these days students will receive a "grab and go" breakfast and meet their parent in the media center at 6:45 a.m. for interactive activities and discussions. Breakfast will also be provided for parents. Call principal Liz Uppercue or lead teacher Sandra Cooper at (813) 233-2333.
Open house: Erwin Technical Center will host its annual open house on Oct. 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 2010 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. The open house will highlight the school's accredited career-focused programs including automotive technology, computer repair and networking, culinary arts, dental assisting, massage therapy and medical laboratory technician. Call principal James Rich at (813) 231-1800.
American Heart fundraiser: Robinson High School will hold a Red Out during its Oct. 18 football game against Spoto High School. Spectators are encouraged to wear red to support heart disease awareness. American Heart Association "Rock the Beat" T-shirts will be on sale at Robinson during all lunches and in the main office until Oct. 18. The shirts will also be sold after school in the carpool line Oct. 15-17 and during the Oct. 18 game. The cost is $12 per shirt. Robinson Knightmare Club members can purchase one discounted shirt for $7. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.