Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

New schedule for postponed School Discovery Nights


new schedule for postponed school discovery nights

Last week's severe weather forced some Pinellas schools to cancel their Discovery Nights offering information on the district's magnet, fundamental and other special programs. The application period began Saturday and ends Feb. 20. The new Discovery Night dates are:

• Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Sanderlin IB World School, St. Petersburg: International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

• Feb. 15, 6-7 p.m., Ridgecrest Elementary, Largo: Center for Gifted Studies

• Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m., John Hopkins Middle School, St. Petersburg: Center for the Arts, Journalism and Multimedia

• Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m., Tarpon Springs High: Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy, Veterinary Science Academy, and Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program

Board to hold two-day retreat in Pinellas Park

The Pinellas School Board will meet in a two-day retreat on Tuesday and Wednesday. School officials released a draft agenda Friday listing some topics scheduled for discussion, although there were no details. Among the them: the district's strategic plan, the Race to the Top federal education reform grant, the new teacher evaluation being piloted at a several schools, partnerships, legislative issues and at the high school level, career technical program and dealing with disruptive students.

The retreat will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Kanes Furniture, 5700 70th Ave. N, in Pinellas Park.

Workshop will address starting charter schools

Want to start a charter school in one of Pinellas' black communities? If so, you can learn more at a workshop Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S, in St. Petersburg.

Sponsored by the Concerned Organizations for Quality Education for Black Students, the workshop will offer information about how to start charter schools in or near black communities in Pinellas County.

It's a spinoff from last summer's legal settlement in the Crowley case, which says the district will give "full and prompt consideration" to future charter school applications "located in and designed to serve student needs in the black community."

New schedule for postponed School Discovery Nights 01/29/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 29, 2011 3:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charge in Florida

    Public Safety

    Tiger Woods has been arrested on a drunken driving charge in Palm Beach County, various media outlets are reporting.

    Tiger Woods, shown in this Feb. 2 file photo, has been arrested in Florida on a DUI charge. Wire photo

  2. Young male hospitalized after shooting in St. Petersburg


    ST. PETERSBURG — A juvenile male was injured Monday morning in a shooting in the 2300 block of 17th Ave S, police said.

    A juvenile was injured in a shooting Monday morning in the 2300 block of 17th Ave S in St. Petersburg. (Zachary Sampson, Tampa Bay Times)
  3. Big rents and changing tastes drive dives off St. Pete's 600 block

    Music & Concerts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kendra Marolf was behind the lobby bar of the State Theatre, pouring vodka sodas for a weeknight crowd packed tight for Bishop Briggs, the latest alternative artist to sell out her club.

    Sam Picciano, 25, left, of Tampa and Molly Cord 24, Palm Harbor shop for record albums for a friend at Daddy Kool Records located on the 600 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, May 20, 2017. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  4. How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts


    LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn't look a day over 26 in the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie — at least for a few moments. There was no plastic surgeon involved, heavy makeup or archival footage used to take the actor back to his boyish "Cry Baby" face, however. It's all …

    This combination of photos released by Disney, shows the character Jack Sparrow at two stages of his life in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."  Johnny Depp, who portrays the character, is the latest mega-star to get the drastic de-aging treatment on screen
[Disney via Associated Press]
  5. Putin visits France, hopes to mend strained ties with West


    VERSAILLES, France — On a visit likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous Palace of Versailles on Monday for what the newly-elected French leader said would be "demanding" talks on Syria, the Ukrainian crisis and other …

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, France, Monday. Monday's meeting comes in the wake of the Group of Seven's summit over the weekend where relations with Russia were part of the agenda, making Macron the first Western leader to speak to Putin after the talks. [AP photo]