Friday, February 23, 2018
Education

Employers from several industries to be at PTEC career fair

Industries will be at PTEC career fair on Oct. 15

Pinellas Technical Education Centers will hold a career fair from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 for PTEC graduates and current students. The fair will be held in Building 2 of PTEC's Clearwater campus, 6100 154th Ave. N. Business attire is recommended and attendees should bring their resumes. Potential employers from the following industries will be at the fair: nursing, automotive, culinary, welding, computers, marine, Web design, machining and accounting. For more information, contact Bethany Greenley at (727) 538-7167, ext. 2026, or visit myptec.org.

tb-two* explores Halloween

This week's edition of tb-two* continues to explore homecoming with a "he said/she said" chat about how the genders approach the big dance differently. Also featured: a Halloween kickoff with a look at the horror film Escape From Tomorrow, secretly filmed at Disney, and student comments about proposed legislation to start the high school day later. tb-two* is available free at high schools and select retail locations. For a list, go to tb-two.com.

Elementary menus

Monday: calzone with marinara, Philly cheesesteak sub, chef salad, seasoned waffle fries, romaine or tossed salad

Tuesday: grilled cheese, Sloppy Joe, chicken Caesar salad, tomato soup, veggie dippers

Wednesday: beef dippers with rice, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, mixed vegetables, romaine salad

Thursday: cheeseburger, sweet potato fish nuggets with roll, farmer's salad, baked beans, veggie dippers

Friday: pizza, bean burrito, chicken dipper salad, corn, romaine or mixed salad

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Special Olympians shine at county summer games

Special Olympians shine at county summer games

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Updated: 11 hours ago
Pasco foundation battling childhood hunger one school at a time

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Updated: 12 hours ago
After Parkland, another plea for rumor control: ‘This is not a joke’ (w/video)

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Published: 02/22/18
Collards, ribs and Kool-Aid: Black History Month menu at NYU stirs controversy

Collards, ribs and Kool-Aid: Black History Month menu at NYU stirs controversy

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, a dining hall at New York University advertised a special meal in honor of Black History Month. On the menu? Barbecue ribs, cornbread, collard greens, and two beverages with racist connotations: Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored...
Published: 02/22/18
Arming teachers? Some officials like the idea, but many educators don’t (w/video)

Arming teachers? Some officials like the idea, but many educators don’t (w/video)

With high school students from Parkland in the Capitol this week advocating for gun control, the bill that would have allowed superintendents and principals to designate trained employees who can carry concealed weapons at school didn’t get heard as ...
Published: 02/22/18
How will Douglas High students go back to class? There’s now a plan in place.

How will Douglas High students go back to class? There’s now a plan in place.

When students return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High for the first time next Tuesday, they will be greeted by additional counselors and law enforcement."There will be a plethora of counselors and services at the school," Broward Schools Superintende...
Published: 02/21/18
School shooter may get inheritance — and be ordered to spend it on legal bills

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Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz appears to have been in line for a sizable inheritance. He’ll never get to spend it — except perhaps on defense attorneys.The amount could be enough to compel a judge to order him to hire a private lawyer, rather ...
Published: 02/21/18
Pasco County schools, dealing with threats, warn students of consequences

Pasco County schools, dealing with threats, warn students of consequences

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Published: 02/21/18
‘Blind Side’ star delivers message to Newsome High kids

‘Blind Side’ star delivers message to Newsome High kids

LITHIA — Students, faculty and staff recently scurried inside the Newsome High School gym for a morning assembly to hear a message about bullying from a man who kids once taunted.Newsome’s principal Carla Bruning invited actor Quinton Aaron, star of ...
Published: 02/20/18
Updated: 02/23/18
Spoto High helps students un-bottle emotions with Challenge Day

Spoto High helps students un-bottle emotions with Challenge Day

RIVERVIEW — Spoto High School English Department Head Adam Sherman can’t help but wonder if a program he introduced to Spartan students could have changed the trajectory of Nickolas Cruz’s life before he gunned down and killed 17 people on Valentine’...
Published: 02/20/18
Updated: 02/23/18