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Faculty award: School social worker Pat Crosby was named the 2012 School Social Worker of the Year by the Florida Association of School Social Workers. Crosby oversees the Hillsborough County Public Schools attendance and truancy programs.

Open house: Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, 12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa, will host admissions open houses on Jan. 23 and Feb. 20 at 8:30 a.m. The school is for students in PreK3 to eighth grade. The open house will include a tour of the campus, an overview of the school from headmaster Joyce Burick Swarzman, and a light breakfast.

For more information or to place a reservation, contact admissions director Jennifer Morrow at or (813) 961-3087.

Nights on Broadway: The Tampa Preparatory School Theatre Arts Department will put on Nights on Broadway for the eighth year on Feb. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Black Box Theater, 727 W Cass St., Tampa. Broadway veterans will join Tampa Prep students and faculty for a performance. Artists set to appear include Caroline Daly, who appeared in Annie, and Eliseo Roman, who has appeared in Godspell, In The Heights and Little Miss Sunshine.

The evening includes snacks and drinks served by student performers, and an after-show reception to meet the students and Broadway performers. Tickets are $75. Proceeds benefit Tampa Prep's Visiting Artists Fund. To reserve tickets, visit

School choice applications: The deadline to submit elementary applications for Hillsborough Choice Options is Feb. 14. Students can apply for a magnet school or another public school with space available in Hillsborough County. Students who wish to remain at their current magnet or choice school or attend their attendance area school do not need to submit an application.

Students enrolled in a Hillsborough County public school should apply online. Students new to Hillsborough County Public Schools must print out the application found online and mail it to the address listed on the application. Applications are available online at For more information, call the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692.

Cook It Up contest: Five Hillsborough County students will compete in the Student Nutrition Services second annual Cook It Up school lunch cook-off on Jan. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blake High School, 1701 N Blvd., Tampa. The students competing are Kayla Sieper, Bryant Elementary School; Nalonna Graybeal, Mintz Elementary; Amber Buchanan, Rampello Downtown Partnership K-8 School; Madison Gentry, Barrington Middle; and Arianna White, Memorial Middle. They will prepare their submitted recipe for a panel of judges. The winner will receive two tickets to the Jan. 25 Justin Bieber Believe tour at the Amway Center in Orlando, an appearance at the Radio Disney studio, and a school lunch party hosted by Radio Disney.

Tampa school news 01/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:04pm]
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