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Rushe Middle School seventh-grader Juliette Pachecho, 13, shares the book she wrote and illustrated with Oakstead Elementary School kindergarten students Ryan Spires and Ella Trakas, both 5. “Our kids look up to the older kids,” said Oakstead assistant principal C.J. Huffman. MICHELE MILLER | Times

Rushe Middle students create books, share them with kindergarteners in Land O'Lakes

LAND O'LAKES — A field trip back to her old school had Sara Fukutani feeling eager, nervous and somewhat nostalgic. The Rushe Middle School eighth-grader was happy to see some of her former teachers, but at the same time, she was nervous about reading a book called Animals in the Park to kindergarten students at Oa …

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  1. HCC, USF join forces to help nursing students earn their degrees

    College

    TAMPA — Nearly three years ago, Jamie Kaleo's father had a heart attack. Her healthy-living, clean-eating, marathon-running dad suddenly needed a triple bypass operation. It was terrifying. But something monumental happened as she sat with him in the cardiac intensive care unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. Kaleo, a …

  2. New tech track at Weeki Wachee High is a gamers' magnet

    K12

    WEEKI WACHEE

    Pull up a mental picture of a typical classroom. Add PCs or Macs to each tabletop. Turn down the glaring overhead lights and add bluish gooseneck lamps. Turn on some popular music softly. Oh, and place a popcorn machine against one of the walls.

    Evan Chapman, 17, a senior, works at his computer in Chris Clifford’s class. Students can earn Microsoft specialist certification in Word, PowerPoint and Outlook during the first year of this new technology series.
  3. Pine View Elementary second-graders read for endurance

    K12

    LAND O'LAKES

    Mickey Fitzpatrick crawled under the classroom table, novel in hand, reading in mind.

    Pine View Elementary School second-grader Ryan Wells, 7, reads Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan in Jackie Smith’s class during an increased reading stamina exercise. The goal was to be able to read for 30 minutes in one spot without interruption.
  4. Pasco class notes

    K12

    Calendar

    Oct. 17: End of the first grading quarter.

  5. State clears St. Petersburg magnet school of FCAT cheating

    Testing

    ST. PETERSBURG — So many children at Bay Point Elementary gave the same wrong answers to the same Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test questions last school year that the results were flagged as statistically improbable.

  6. Rushe Middle students create books, share them with kindergarteners in Land O'Lakes

    K12

    LAND O'LAKES — A field trip back to her old school had Sara Fukutani feeling eager, nervous and somewhat nostalgic. The Rushe Middle School eighth-grader was happy to see some of her former teachers, but at the same time, she was nervous about reading a book called Animals in the Park to kindergarten …

    Rushe Middle School seventh-grader Juliette Pachecho, 13, shares the book she wrote and illustrated with Oakstead Elementary School kindergarten students Ryan Spires and Ella Trakas, both 5. “Our kids look up to the older kids,” said Oakstead assistant principal C.J. Huffman. 
  7. East Bay High recognizes inaugural Wall of Legends members

    K12

    GIBSONTON — Some served the students at East Bay High School for decades. Others gave their money and time. And, some are simply perfect examples of people who shined after graduation.

    At East Bay, they call them legends.

  8. School notes: Lakewood High CAT program wins design award

    K12

    Lakewood CAT students win award

    The Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School was the overall winner in the 2014 Intranet Innovation Awards, beating out about 50 entries from around the world, including teams from Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte and the University of Liverpool. An intranet is a computer …