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Students, teachers and parents complete volunteer initiative

MacFarlane Park Elementary Magnet School completed its 100 Days of Service initiative.

The plan was launched on Feb. 1, after hearing President Barack Obama's acceptance speech that called for a new spirit of patriotism, service and responsibility.

Over the past months, students, teachers and parents engaged in volunteer activities that included: feeding the homeless more than 1,200 meals in bags colored by students with special messages; collecting and donating prom dresses for Lennard High School students; selling 760 books for $800 for Free School International, an organization that builds schools and provides supplies for students in India; planting a vegetable garden to donate vegetables to Metropolitan Ministries; collecting wire hangers to recycle for local dry cleaners; donating hair for cancer patients through Locks of Love; and delivering food to ill residents.

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Franklin teachers will get pie in face thanks to FCAT results

Franklin Middle Magnet School will host a pie-in-the-face assembly at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The event is for eighth-graders who scored a 5, 5.5 or 6 on their FCAT essays.

Kids will have the opportunity to throw a pie in the face of the faculty member of their choice. The school is located at 3915 E 21st St.

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Alumni of Hillsborough High to meet for awards, inductions

The Hillsborough High School Alumni Association will host its annual meeting, scholarship presentation and Hall of Fame induction at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The 2009 Hall of Fame inductees are: Gretchen Allen, 1925; Mamie Ferlita Suszynski, 1940; Thomas Peyton Walton, 1941; Marilyn Wolfe Crook, 1945; Katie Connatser Keene, 1947; Joseph L. Campbell, 1949; Hernie D. Vann, 1951; Robert W. Gallant, 1953; Douglas G. Hendriksen, 1953; Crockett Farnell, 1957; Denise Garcia Cantrell, 1968; Jody Espina, 1979; and Wanda Marie Guyton, 1984.

The 2009 student scholarship recipients are: Alexandra Grawe, Grace Park, Christian Bromley and Maria Liliana Carrillo.

The event is free and open to the public at the school's cafeteria, 5000 Central Ave. For more information, call the school at (813) 276-5620.

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Elementary schools to compete in Battle of the Books Thursday

The 2009 district elementary Battle of the Books is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center auditorium, 901 E Kennedy Blvd. Students will answer specific questions from a list of selected books. MacFarlane Park, Citrus Park, Clark, Lomax, Doby, Walden Lake, and Sheehy elementary schools will compete.

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Jesuit recognizes six finalists for National Merit Scholarships

The six Jesuit High School seniors recognized as National Merit Scholarship Program finalists in the nationwide competition are: Andrew Lubrano, Ben Martin, Chase Merlin, Randy Miller, Connor Rivard, and Logan Trimble. Finalists are students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance and leadership in school and community activities and have earned SAT scores among the highest in the nation. Jesuit High School is an all male private Catholic school located at 4701 N Himes Ave.

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Orientation for Roosevelt kindergarteners-to-be is May 22

Parents whose children will enter Roosevelt Elementary School kindergarten in the fall are encouraged to bring their little ones to an orientation session at 8:30 a.m. on May 22 at the school, 3205 S Ferdinand Ave. Also, Roosevelt teachers Angela Wilson and Michele Nelson will retire at the close of the current school year. The school invites former students to write a note of gratitude or a fond memory of time spent in the teachers' classrooms. Notes should be mailed by June 1 to Roosevelt Elementary School, Attn: Rachel Ellis, 3205 S Ferdinand Ave., Tampa, FL 33629.


Session will explain Rwanda's Project Akilah to help women

South Tampa native Elizabeth Davis will discuss Project Akilah from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Lime, 915 S Howard Ave. Davis established the project in Rwanda to teach young women skills to support themselves and their families. She will also talk about her partnership with the Rwandan government and private sector professionals to build the Rwanda Arts and Vocational Institute to help young people orphaned or traumatized by the genocide. Donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (813) 254-7812.

Area school events and announcements 05/14/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:31am]
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