Saturday, January 20, 2018
Education

Pasco County newsmakers for Feb. 6

Bishop Larkin Catholic School in Port Richey celebrated National Catholic Schools' Week the week of Jan. 28 with a variety of activities, including a waffle breakfast, lunch with a loved one, Spirit Day, a Cougar Mind Quest and special Mass and field day celebrated with other Catholic schools at Bishop McLaughlin High School.

Students of the Month

Bayonet Point Middle: Taylor Rockhold, Jace Harrop, Christian Starling, Chloe Sampson, Brandon Cosh, Sarina Shiftlett, Brandon Cook, Aimee Ziong, Ricardo Colon, Mariana Juliano, Jacob Evans, Savanah Greiman, Monica Bartolo, Josh DeJesus, Dakota Allen, Marlee Natale, Matheu Warren, Tara Zimmerman, Steven McCarthy, Jasmine Hazlegrove, Brandon Long, Alex Curtain, Jordan Nix and Hazel Wilbur.

Gulfside Elementary: Steven D'Angelo, Thomas Margarana, Yaniel Vazquez-Morales, Jazmine Quiver, Joseph Schorden, Destiny Scussel, Cindelle Alfonso, Kayla Rumer, Khizar Saiyed, Jacob Rezny, Valerie Ruiz, Darrion Rhone, Isabella Robinson, Sean Chapman, Anthony Incerra, Nathan Becker, Gianna Wootten, Trina Bosel, Laryn Homer, Caleb Webb, Kani Hooker, Lily Barajas, Thomas Crawford, Lily Ross, Christo Skuntsos, Alex Papasarantopoulos, Glenn Hilditch, Brody Becker, Courtney Delaney, Kayla Trent, Tyler McCambridge, Brooklynn Murgatroyd, Caden Kasper, Kapri Winthrop, Jordie Homer, Maria Zervas, Samacha Nernginn, Shannon Gaines.

• Hudson Elementary: Kinsey Harvey, Ivy Shellem, Justyce Cardarello, Anthony Nigro, Tristan Ganez, Azalea Scotland, Cameron Joyner, Liam Nicastro, Chloe Fritz, Felix Penalver, Zoe Graham, Logan Hamell, Victor Reyes, Timmielee Merwin, Jessica Deskins, John Bean, Bryce Bodiford, Kaylee Lowe, Kyra Clark, Amanda Wade, Cohen Harvey, Zachary Hewitt, Ian Bertram, Chloe Weinhauer, Jaden Edwards, Emma Hudgins, Amanda Dorow, Damian Parker, Sofia Febus, Ariana Kallio, Valerie Walters, Nichlas Hurtado, India Gall, Logan Burns and Noah Plantz.

Hudson Middle: November: Megan Calder, Morgan Calder, Carl Dahn, Connor Davis, Julian French, Hannah Harris, Danielle Heidkamp, Tabatha Ison, Laurin Nieber, Jordan Nowak, Jordan Sharp, C. J. (Charles) Stefa, Hunter Wolowicz and Jessie Yelapi. December: James Kelly, Erin Heffron, Victoria Gaskin, Lance Hewitt, Amber Ford, Zachary DaSilva, Brandon Bingman, Serena Lopes, Lindsey Tyndall, Chase Adkins, Cody Britts, Murphy Goin and Austin Miller.

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USF leaders move to calm fears over consolidation plan

USF leaders move to calm fears over consolidation plan

ST. PETERSBURG — Holding a piece of computer paper and a microphone, the leader of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg began a Friday afternoon forum by repeating the USF administration’s new mantra.He reassured the crowd before him that t...
Published: 01/19/18

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Published: 01/19/18
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Published: 01/19/18
Tampa Bay schools warn parents about flu activity, dangers

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Published: 01/19/18

More than 400 apply to Pasco technical high school

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Published: 01/18/18
Read the report on the fatal FSU frat party: ‘The most intoxicated’ they had ever been

Read the report on the fatal FSU frat party: ‘The most intoxicated’ they had ever been

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Published: 01/18/18
In St. Petersburg, skeptics sneer at plan to concentrate USF power in Tampa

In St. Petersburg, skeptics sneer at plan to concentrate USF power in Tampa

In the state capitol on Wednesday, lawmakers breezed through the bullet points of a higher education bill. They skimmed past a hot-button proposal to consolidate the University of South Florida System into a single university without a peep of pushba...
Published: 01/18/18
Five things to know about teacher pay negotiations in Hillsborough

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Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18
Young Pasco teacher faces cancer with support of students

Young Pasco teacher faces cancer with support of students

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Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18
In Pinellas and beyond, deadlines for school choice are closing in

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Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18