Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Education

Hillsborough school news and summer camps, July 1 and looking ahead

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Perfect attendance: Nine Hillsborough County graduates were recognized for perfect attendance, having not missed a day in 13 years of school: Jacob Bingham and Samuel Nowakowski, Durant High School; Derek Birch, Alonso High; Abigail Bridges, Newsome High; Kristalyn Fernandez, Chamberlain High; Heather Koch, King High; Ryan Rosenkranz, Spoto High; Adam Skolnick and Michael Sykes, Plant City High.

The students were recognized during a school board meeting last month and each received a pen set from Hillsborough County Public Schools, $500 in a savings account from the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, and a laptop from Toyota of Tampa Bay.

Program grant: Junior Achievement Tampa Bay received a $15,000 grant from HSBC Bank to provide the JA More Than Money program to local students. The program teaches students how to plan for their futures and make smart economic choices.

Students at Bing, Clair-Mel, Palm River and Yates elementary schools participated in the program.

Junior Achievement provides programs on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, taught by corporate and community volunteers.

Summer camps: Bricks 4 Kidz and KidzArt is offering summer camps through Aug. 3. Two sessions will be held each day, from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m. Children entering kindergarten to fifth grade can register for one or both sessions. Bricks 4 Kidz explores engineering and math and science concepts with LEGO bricks. KidzArt is a drawing-based art program.

KidzArt sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and have different themes: Animal Style Art Goes Wild, July 9-13; So You Want to be a World Explorer, July 16-20; Paint and Draw Like a Famous Artist, July 23-27; and Out of the World Space Camp, July 30 to Aug. 3.

Bricks 4 Kidz sessions will be from 1 to 4 p.m., and will also have themes: Animal Grossology Camp, July 9-13; Extreme Expedition Camp, July 16-20; Model Designer, July 23-27; and Space Adventure, July 30 to Aug. 3.

The camps will be held at the KidzArt Studio in Hyde Park, 1619 W Snow Circle.

The cost is $175 per week for the half-day KidzArt sessions; $100 per week for the half-day Bricks 4 Kidz Leggo sessions. The weekly cost is $275 to attend both sessions.

To register for KidzArt only, contact Christy Clement at (813) 872-7603 or [email protected] The register for Bricks for Kidz only or for the all-day option visit bricks4kidz.com.

Photo camps: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will hold kids' photography day camps in July. The theme is Dangerous Frames, and will explore the idea of the photo's frame as a piece of art. The session for ages 11 to 15 will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-13. The session for ages 7 to 10 will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-20. Children attending the camps should bring a camera with a memory card; fully charged batteries; spare batteries, charger and connector card; lunch, beverage and a snack; and walking shoes and a sweater.

The camps are $140 per week for members and $160 per week for nonmembers. Call (813) 221-2222.

Compiled by Keely Sheehan, Times staff writer

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