Turnaround stories to get recognition
The 26th Annual Turnaround Achievement Awards Breakfast will be held 7 a.m. Monday at Banquet Masters, 8100 Park Blvd. The award honors middle and high school students who have had a significant turnaround in their lives. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster will speak, along with Kevin Krauss from Sunrise Bowling Lanes, Pinellas School Board vice chairwoman Robin Wikle and superintendant Julie Janssen. More than 200 people will attend, including School Board members, administrators, teachers and businesspeople. The public cannot, but the ceremony will air on WPDS-TV Ch. 14. For viewing times, visit wpds.tv.
Prefer a school outside your zone?
Monday is the last to day for Pinellas parents to request a school other than their child's assigned school for the 2011-12 school year. Parents must log in to the Student Reservation System at pcsb.org using their portal user ID and password. Students do not lose their current seat by requesting another school. Families that need a user ID and password can visit any nearby school to get them. Incoming kindergarteners and other students new to the district in 2011-12 must be enrolled in a school (registered, not just a reservation) to participate.
Poker Run to benefit Special Olympics
Special Olympics of Pinellas County is hosting a Poker Run on Saturday starting and ending at Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St. N. Register between 9:30 and 11 a.m. For information, call (727) 669-1220, ext. 2008, or visit sopinellas.org.